Faerie Awakening

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Enter the Enchanted Faerie Realm

If you liked Moon Spell Magic by Cerridwen Greenleaf, Moonology by Yasmin Boland, or The Green Witch by Arin Murphy-Hiscock, you’ll love Faerie Awakening.

You are cordially invited to step through the Faerie Portal. Here you will meet many magical and elemental beings, and explore a path of enchantment, healing, remembering, deep wisdom, and of course, more than a little dose of humour and mischief!

A walk through the Wheel of the Faerie Year: This book is a charmed guide to simple activities, creative projects, meditations, and practical magic rituals to help you integrate into the Faerie Realm and learn the sacred wisdom within.

Meet the Faerie Queens and Kings, Pixies, Elves, Nature Spirits, and many more: Even if you are not yet a fully-fledged “Faerie Believer,” a walk in the park will never be the same once you have been touched by the wild wisdom of Faerie Awakening.

Faerie Awakening is a guide for Pagans and Wiccan practitioners, those familiar with ritual use of items such as candles and crystals and those who are not. In this book, you will:

  • Learn about the Faeries who dwell at the bottom of your garden, your very own tribe of Faerie Guides
  • Nurture a heartfelt connection with the wild and natural world
  • Awaken the deep magic and real wonder of the Faerie Realm

Author Laura Daligan is an internationally renowned Artist, Mystic, Musician, Witchy Teacher, Fire Dancer, Animal Lover, and Advocate. Her spiritual background is rooted in Paganism, Tarot, Wicca, and Shamanic training. She has created innovative and empowering courses offered both online and in person. Now, you can learn from her wisdom in Faerie Awakening.

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Let Me Count the Ways

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Whether you’re in the middle of a lasting romance, starting something new, or even recovering from your last tangle with Cupid’s arrows, there’s women’s wisdom in Let Me Count the Ways that will speak to you. A compilation of the best things ever said by women on the subject of love with over 200 bon mots from sheros like Mother Teresa, Madonna, Billie Holiday, and Bette Davis. Filled with gorgeous illustrations, this collection of touching quotes, inspired ideas, and upbeat witticisms is guaranteed to make readers feel good. 

Some quotes include:

  • If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life. ―Cher
  • Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place. ―Zora Neale Hurston
  • If someone had told me years ago that sharing a sense of humor was so vital to partnerships, I could have avoided a lot of sex! ―Kate Beckinsale
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Behind the Kingdom's Veil

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#1 New Release in Saudi Arabia History – Witness the Mysterious World of Saudi Arabia

Take a deep dive behind the veils and walls of one of the world’s most secretive countries. Learn how religious extremism and oppression of women over the past forty years support a single goal–preserving the power of the House of Saud.

Saudi Arabia plays a key world role yet few have first-hand knowledge of who lives, suffers, and wields power there. Now, Susanne Koelbl, award-winning military and foreign correspondent for the German news magazine Der Spiegel, unveils many secrets of this mysterious kingdom. As a journalist, for years Koelbl has traveled throughout the Middle East, and specifically Saudi Arabia, and recently lived in Riyadh during the most dramatic changes since the country’s founding. She has long cultivated relationships on every level of Saudi society and is equally at ease with ultra-conservative Wahhabi preachers, oppositionists, and women from all walks of life.

In Behind the Kingdom’s Veil :

  • Have breakfast with Royal Highnesses, meet Osama bin Laden’s bomb-making trainer, enter palaces of secret service chiefs and diplomatic legends.
  • Listen to intimate conversations with women who feel like prisoners in their homes, contrasted with their newly offered freedoms.
  • Get to know journalist Jamal Khashoggi, murdered and brutally dismembered by order of the current regime.
  • View an in-depth portrait of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), contrasting liberalization of Saudi society with ruthless oppression of dissenters.

Chapter-by-chapter the black box that is Saudi Arabia opens. Become an eyewitness to the inner workings of the new as well as the traditional Saudi Arabia. Learn about the not-so-obvious facts of Saudi Arabia’s history, politics and customs. Understand the intricate and often hidden power relations within the kingdom.

If you have read books such as Karen Elliott House’s On Saudi Arabia or Robert Lacey’s Inside the Kingdom, Behind the Kingdom’s Veil should be your next read.

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I Am Not a Juvenile Delinquent

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After the death of her child, a grief-stricken psychotherapist volunteers as a poetry teacher at a residential treatment facility for delinquent girls. Here, their mutual support is nourishing and enriching to them all, though not without large quantities of drama and recalcitrance. For fans of the acclaimed movies Stand and Deliver and The Freedom Writers Diary comes I Am Not a Juvenile Delinquent . Selling Points: • Healing from grief can come in surprising ways, as it did for both the girls and me. It can come through the acts of writing and sharing our writing with each other, across generations and social classes. • There is not only a need but a curiosity and interest to know the “secret lives” of those behind bars or in detention centers; the great success of a program like “Orange Is The New Black” certainly emphasizes this point. Much of “I Am Not a Juvenile Delinquent” details the daily experiences of girls in detention, which are compelling, appealing, poignant and often hilarious. • The importance to the world of knowing the potential this population and breaking stereotypes, especially at this time of political tumult, the rising tides of racism and prejudice. Much of the world too easily slaps labels (“juvenile delinquent”) on these kids with little understanding or concern about how they arrived in these circumstances, and therefore incarcerates them with little regard to their emotional needs and rehabilitation.
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America's First Female Serial Killer

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• Our culture is in a current obsession with true crime, and we crave to understand how such atrocities could be committed. America’s First takes readers behind the mind of a killer, showing her personal development, traumas, and murders—without rationalizing any of her crimes. • Readers get the facts, but in the form of gripping storytelling. There are many books our there accounting the facts of her life and crimes, but none that take readers behind the scenes as if they witnessed it themselves. It gives you the true history, but lets you experience the dramatic events yourself, and make your own judgments. • It is the rarely told story. Our criminal is an unprivileged woman, and although female serial killers are few and far between, statistics show that fatal and violent crimes committed by women are far more severely punished, even in instances of self-defense, and their stories are rarely told. This book is for listeners of true crime podcasts and readers of both fiction and true crime nonfiction. This book is for watchers of television shows like Deadly Women and Mindhunter, who are fascinated more by how killers are made than intrigued by the crimes themselves. It’s for self-conscious feminists, Americans trying to bootstrap themselves into success, and anyone who loves a vigilante beatdown, especially one gone off the rails.
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Dino Dana

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#1 New Release in Children's Books, Science & Nature and Prehistoric ─ A Dino Dana Field Guide for Kids

Fun facts about dinosaurs for kids. Did you know that the brachiosaurus was the tallest dinosaur that we know of today? That the kosmoceratops had fifteen horns and hooks on its head? That the spinosaurus is the only known dinosaur to spend most of its time swimming? Discover this and much more in Dino Dana: Dino Field Guide.

Dino Dana's field guide for your child. Fans of the Amazon Prime TV show Dino Dana will be so excited to have a Dino Field Guide of their own, put together by the incredible show's creator and executive producer, J. J. Johnson. Full of colorful illustrations and fascinating science facts, this dinosaur book is sure to amaze any young dino enthusiast.

A great science book for kids. This book for children is perfect for any kid who likes history and science. In the Dino Dana field guide, your kids will learn:

  • Which time period each dinosaur lived in
  • How big the dinosaurs were
  • What kinds of things dinosaurs ate and did each day
  • And so much more

Kids who like dinosaur books like DinosaursNational Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of DinosaursThe Big Book of Dinosaurs, and The Dinosaur Book will love Dino Dana: Dino Field Guide.

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Back From the Future

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#1 New Release in movie guides and reviews and movie history and criticism ─ A Fan’s Look at the Back to the Future Franchise

There’s a host of information out there on the Back to the Future trilogy, but never before has there been a book like this.

The history of the films, cartoons, toys, and more. The Back to the Future series is a timeless collection that is greatly revered by all audiences. The beauty of this book by Brad Gilmore is that it doesn’t present the history of the film as textbook information. Gilmore discusses these films from a place of passion and so effectively reveals how the history behind the movies is just as engaging as the films themselves.

From a fan for fans. Gilmore, a radio and television host, also happens to be a die-hard fan of the movies. As a fan speaking to fellow fans, Gilmore dives into fan theories and provides the answers to all the questions readers could possibly have—because they are the very questions he himself has asked.

Unheard details and trivia. Not only is Gilmore a diehard fan, but he is also an expert on all things Back to the Future, a fact made evident by the podcast he hosts, Back to the Future: The Podcast. Pairing his knowledge with his passion for the films, Gilmore uses this book to discuss details and movie trivia that reveal just why these movies have stood the test of time.

Check out this must-have book and learn things you never knew about Back to the Future. You’ll find…

  • Completed timelines of all the main characters from the franchise
  • In-depth studies of various Back to the Future fan theories that will surprise and intrigue you
  • A detailed comparison of the films’ predictions of the future to our world today

Fans of books like Back to the Future: The Classic Illustrated StorybookBack to the Future: The Ultimate Visual HistoryBack to the Future: Untold Tales and Alternate Timelines, and We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy will love Brad Gilmore’s Back From the Future.

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The Invisible Toolbox

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An Essential Tool for Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten and Beyond

Reading aloud to your children is essential. Longtime elementary school teacher Kim Jocelyn Dickson believes every child begins kindergarten with a lunchbox in one hand and an “invisible toolbox” in the other. In The Invisible Toolbox, Kim shares with parents the single most important thing they can do to foster their child’s future learning potential and nurture the parent-child bond that is the foundation for a child’s motivation to learn. She is convinced that the simple act of reading aloud has a far-reaching impact that few of us fully understand and that our recent, nearly universal saturation in technology has further clouded its importance.

In The Invisible Toolbox, parents, educators, and early literacy advocates will discover:

  • Ten priceless tools that will fill their child’s toolbox when they read aloud to their child
  • Tools parents can give themselves to foster these gifts in their children
  • Practical tips for how and what to read aloud to children through their developmental stages
  • Dos and don’ts and recommended resources that round out all the practical tools a parent will need to prepare their child for kindergarten and beyond

Essential book for parents. In The Invisible Toolbox, Kim weaves her practical anecdotal experience as an educator and parent into the hard research of recent findings in neuroscience. She reminds us that the first years of life are critical in the formation and receptivity of the primary predictor of success in school—language skills—and that infants begin learning immediately at birth. She also teaches and inspires us to build our own toolboxes so that we can help our children build theirs.

If you enjoyed books like Honey for a Child's HeartThe Read-Aloud HandbookScreenwise, or The Enchanted Hour; you will love The Invisible Toolbox—from a 21st century Charlotte Mason.

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Animal Kind

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#1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Animals, Zoology, and Special Needs Issues ─ The Beauty of Animal Companionship

For hundreds of years, humans and animals have had special bonds with each other. We’ve lived side-by-side through thick and thin—these relationships are not just about raising pets and farm animals. Our animal companions offer inspiration, friendship, health, and real-life opportunities for recovery that we can’t achieve alone.

True stories of animal therapy: In Animal Kind, Emma Lock of YouTube fame shares stories of the incredible ways that animals keep us healthy and happy, physically and mentally. You’ll be inspired by the tales of remarkable recovery, from vision-impaired individuals who have gained independence with the help of seeing-eye dogs, to the woman who found new life as an equestrian champion after an arm amputation.

Friendship in surprising places: The stories in Animal Kind feature an array of relationships that may surprise you. Even wild animals like snakes and racoons have been known to offer life-changing companionship. With each story, you’ll learn fun facts about the featured species and hear from the people who love them. You’ll also hear the never-before-told story of how animals changed Emma’s life for good.

In Animal Kind, the YouTube star Emma Lock shares true stories of animal friendship that show us:

  • The healing power of connection with other species
  • The truths that animal lovers know about life
  • How pets and wild animals alike can make us better people

Animal Kind: Lessons on Love, Fear, and Friendship from Wild Animals offers true stories that prove that sometimes the best friends in life have fur, feathers, or even scales. Readers who enjoyed DevotedHow to Be a Good Creature, and A Street Cat Named Bob will love the heartwarming food for the soul in this book.

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Book of Awesome Women Writers

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This one-of-a-kind tome takes a tour with Sylvia Beach and other booksellers as well as librarians, editors, writers, bibliophiles, and celebrated book clubs. Join women’s studies scholar Anders as she takes you on a ribald ride through the pages of history. Chapter titles include "Prolific Pens" (including Joyce Carol Oates, author of over 100 books), "Mystics, Memoirists and Madwomen", "Salons and Neosalons", "Ink in Their Veins" (literary dynasties), and the titillating "Banned, Blacklisted, and Arrested."
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Fabulous Female Firsts

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The audience for this book will will include:

  • Women ages 12 to 102: The volume would be an apropos gift for fodder in the modern day water coolers: emails, texts, and Twitter
  • Popular History Readers of both genders.
  • Viewers of The Biography Channel.  Each chapter offers a biography of a riveting personality whose name, if not story, lives on.
  • Trivia Lovers: The stories behind the names would be welcome fodder
  • Gift for teenage girls

Selling points for this book will include:

  • Good non-fiction choice for book clubs.
  • Subject lends itself to good social media promotions.
  • As the chapters are concise, and independent from one another, it is a good volume for coffee shops, hair salons, and waiting-rooms.
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For All Humankind

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#1 New Release in History of Astronomy ─ July 20, 1969. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin left humanity’s first footprints on the Moon.

The plaque they left behind reads, “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon, July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.” But was the Apollo 11 moon landing mission really a global endeavor? How did people outside the United States view these “rocket men”?

Against the political backdrop of the Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union, was it, indeed, “For all mankind”? Dr. Tanya Harrison and Dr. Danny Bednar has talked to individuals from a variety of locations outside the United States, to see how this event touched the lives of people across the world.

Enthusiasts of space travel, the Apollo missions, and the moon landings will love this book. These previously untold stories reveal the impact of the moon landings around the globe, and what having a “man on the moon” meant to the international community.

In this exciting new book, For All Humankind, readers will:

  • Get to read interviews with eight non-Americans to get their perspectives
  • Be inspired by their memories of the event as they saw it
  • Have a unique opportunity to learn more about one of the most historic events in human history

If you liked A Man on the MoonRocket Men and First Man, you will love this insightful book.

Over the past decade, author Dr. Tanya Harrison has worked in mission operations for NASA’s Curiosity and Opportunity rovers and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and has done research focusing on the planet’s surface geology. She holds a PhD in Geology with a Specialization in Planetary Science and Exploration from Western University, Canada.

One of the few Geographers of Space, Dr. Danny Bednar works at the Canadian Space Agency, with an interest in using satellites to help in the fight against climate change. He holds a PhD in Geography with a focus on climate change adaptation from Western University, Canada, where he has also been teaching about Space Exploration since 2012.

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Mindfulness For Warriors

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#1 New Release in Military Families ─ Coping with the Stress of First Responder Life

A traumatic way of life: First responders have the incredibly difficult job of running toward danger while the rest of us run away. No training can prepare them for what they will see and endure. Kim Colegrove understands what it’s like to watch someone go through that. After 30 years in law enforcement, her husband took his own life. This agonizing experience opened Kim’s eyes to the desperate need for an effective form of stress-relief and support for first responders.

The power of meditation: No matter our profession, taking care of our mental health needs to be a priority. For first responders like cops and EMTs, ensuring that their heads are in a healthy place is crucial because each day can bring them face-to-face with another trauma. With 40 years of experience, Kim Colegrove is here to share with readers that there is a viable and practical resource for first responders found in meditation.

A source of hope: In 2017, Kim founded The PauseFirst Project, Mindfulness for First Responders. Kim offers the PauseFirst block of training to organizations across the country. She teaches techniques that help reduce stress, regulate emotion, and improve overall health and well-being. Colegrove’s work to bring awareness is a tribute to both her husband and the countless other first responders who struggle with the realities of their jobs.

Readers of Kim Colegrove’s Mindfulness for Warriors will find…

  • Evidence-based practices to help first responders and their families deal with stress
  • Interviews with first responders who share their stories of overcoming, surviving, and thriving
  • Colegrove’s own raw and intimate story of her husband’s troubles and how she continues each day fighting in his memory

Readers who have looked for encouragement messages and aid in books like Bulletproof Spirit, Bullets in the Washing Machine, and I Love a Cop (Third Edition) will find a further source of healing in Mindfulness for Warriors.

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Mystical Crystals

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With information on stones for each area of life, including love, work, home, and stress-busting, The Crystal Companion is a beautifully illustrated guide to using crystals and gemstones to channel positive energy into all areas of your life that need special attention. With chapters like "Birthstone Secrets: Discovering Your 4 Soul Stones," "Tranquility Touchstones: Stress-Reducing Rocks," and "Crystal Charms: How to Choose and Make Change-Your-Life Jewelry," there something for both the beginner and the more knowledgeable in Greenleaf's latest book.
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Prayers for Calm

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Prayers for Calm is a collection of quotes, meditations, prayers, and affirmations from a variety of sources to provide a sense of calm in tough times. In today’s world, anxiety and its causes are all around us. According to Medical News Today (2018), over 6.8 million people in the United States suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, or GAD. They also note that anxiety disorders are now the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting roughly 1 in 4 people. Whether anxiety disorders are on the rise or if we are just more aware of what they are is up for debate, but the undeniable truth is that many people either suffer from or closely know someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder. So what do we do? In the face of something so overwhelming and frightening that lives within our own minds, how do we fight to regain our calm and control? There are a variety of ways in which people cope with anxiety, but no one cure that works the same way for everyone. A well-proven and helpful course of action is drawing information and tranquility from the wisdom of others, be it from prayers, meditations, affirmations, music, or otherwise. As humans, we like to know that we are supported, and what better way to do this than to reassure ourselves that others have been where we stand and have survived? Prayers for Calm is a collection of small quips to help the reader feel a sense of reassurance and support from all around the world within the comfort of their own home. Ideally, readers can open the book anywhere, flip to a page, and find some words that speak to their situation. This book will help carry readers through a time where chaos reigns, and give them the clarity they need to find their way back to calm.
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Victory for the Vote

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Women’s Rights and the Continuing Fight for Equality

An inspirational gift for women. In her book Victory for the Vote, Women’s history expert Doris Weatherford offers an engaging and detailed narrative history of women’s seven-decade fight for the vote, and the continuing current-day struggle for human rights and equality.

Foreword by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Victory for the Vote puts the fight for suffrage into contemporary context by discussing key challenges for women in the decades that followed 1920, such as reproductive rights, the Equal Rights Amendment, and political power.

Celebrate the Centennial of women’s right to vote in the U.S. Victory for the Vote is an expansion and update of Doris Weatherford’s A History of the American Suffragist Movement, published in 1998 in honor of the 150th anniversary of the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, considered to be the beginning of the women’s rights movement in the United States.

Read Doris Weatherford’s Victory for the Vote and:

  • Take pride in the struggles and accomplishments of strong women
  • Understand and appreciate the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the Nineteenth Amendment
  • Celebrate feminism and recognize the challenges that still remain on the road to human rights for all

If you enjoyed books such as Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird SingsThe Woman’s HourRad Women WorldwideWarriors Don’t Cry, or The Book of Awesome Women; you will want to read and be inspired by Victory for the Vote.

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Write to Restore

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OUR WORDS RESTORE US is a companion text to Writing Ourselves Whole #metoo has raised awareness around issues of sexual trauma, which has impacted our collective conversations about how survivors live in the aftermath of this trauma. Writing is one of the healing and transformative practices nearly everyone has easy access to. While #metoo has had a profound (and primarily positive) impact on our society, many survivors describe walking around in a constant state of being “triggered;” we need a place to explore the nuances of our stories, outside of a twitter feed or instagram post This journal can be be used by those writing alone or along with a writing group, support group, or other healing community. Publicity events will give the author the opportunity to discuss #metoo, healing from sexual trauma, and creativity as a tool for individual and social change
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