Girls on Film

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Girls on Film: Witty Life Lessons from Alicia Malone

#1 Best Seller in Photography Criticism & Essays, Movie Guides & Reviews, Movie Reference

With humor and honesty, Girls on Film looks at the good, the bad, and the unfairly written women in film. This collection celebrates the power of cinema, media, culture and the faces of girls on film.

Insiders from a Nerdy Film Lover. Weaving together life lessons with movie history, film reporter Alicia Malone celebrates the power of cinema and the women who shone brightly on the big screen, while also critiquing hidden messages in films. Alicia connects film analysis with her own journey of self-discovery—from growing up as a nerdy film lover in Australia to finding her voice as a woman on television.

Each Movie has a Hidden Message. What messages and life lessons have been taken from these movies of the past—positive, negative or sometimes, both? Alicia Malone highlights many films, some with life changing moments and others with a tribute to feminist authors and messages.

In this modern approach to film reviews and women, you’ll find essays on:

  • Hidden messaging and life lessons in films
  • The journey of women's history in film
  • Breakdowns on movie stereotypes like the the femme fatale

Women nonfiction lovers who enjoyed Where the Girls Are, or feminism books like Extraordinary Women In History, When Women Invented Television, or Renegade Women in Film and TV, will love Girls on Film.

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Bond, James Bond

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Breaking Down Six Decades of James Bond Movies

#1 New Release in Action & Adventure Movies & Video, and Movie Reference

Hosts Mike Kalinowski and Brad Gilmore team up in this comprehensive examination of the longest running film series in the history of cinema. In Bond, James Bond, they explore the cinematic history of the James Bond collection to celebrate everything it got right and reflect on everything it got wrong.

The complete cinematic biographies of James Bond. Since his initial portrayal by Sean Connery, James Bond has become a timeless icon worldwide. Now, comes the first-ever era-by-era breakdown of the much loved international spy—on and off the silver screen. Following the men who portrayed James Bond—Daniel Craig, Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Dalton, Roger Moore, and Sean Connery—readers will discover the characteristics that made him resonate, as well as the less glamorous relics that made him evolve.

For fans of the Ian Fleming James Bond novels and movies. Cinephiles and fans can finally unscramble some of the best action movies of all time. Covering everything from cars to court cases, Bond, James Bond looks at the evolution of the 007 movies from all angles.

Featuring bonus chapters on Bond women and musical scores, inside, you’ll also find:

  • The origins of 007 in the early James Bond books
  • Off-screen politics, drama, and movements that shifted the series trajectory
  • The “other” James Bond, comic books, and animated series

If you’re looking for Father’s Day gifts, gifts for men, or James Bond gifts—and enjoyed books like Some Kind of Hero, Nobody Does it Better, or Shaken—then you’ll love Bond, James Bond.

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Back From the Future

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A Fan’s Look at the Back to the Future Franchise

“Brad Gilmore's book not only offers new perspectives and a deeper understanding of Back to the Future, it reminds us why we fell in love with it in the first place." ─Mark Ellis, Comedian & Movie Critic

#1 Bestseller in Movies, Guides & Reviews

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 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. He 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.

Unheard details and trivia.  Gilmore, a radio and television host and host of Back to the Future: The Podcast, is an expert on all things Back to the Future. Pairing his knowledge with his passion for the films, Gilmore uses this book to discuss details and movie trivia that reveal just why the trilogy has stood the test of time. As a fan speaking to fellow fans, he dives into fan theories and provides answers to many questions readers have—because they are the very questions he himself has asked.

Check out this must-have book and learn things you never knew:

  • 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, or We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy, will love Back From the Future.

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Let Us Give Thanks

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Becca's Prayers

A Thankfulness Daily Devotional for Women

Saying grace before a meal is one of our loveliest time-honored traditions. Let Us Give Thanks is your essential prayerbook for giving thanks, offering 365 beautiful blessings for every day of the year.

Devotional prayers for every supper. From eighteenth-century Thanksgiving prayers to sincere expressions of thankfulness by Anne Lamott, Mark Nepo, Thich Nhat Hahn, Alice Walker, and more, blogger and bestselling author Becca Anderson’s gathering of graces shows us how to begin each meal with an open heart. Coming from a long line of religious teachers, Becca brings a deep understanding of practiced gratitude to this daily devotional for women, men, families, friends, or anyone wanting to give thanks a try.

Inspirational meditations year-round. Whether you're accustomed to giving a blessing or new to this sacred art, this bounty of blessings brings spirituality to your meals and special gatherings, helping you to give thanks each day. The graces compiled here are universal, with special attention paid to how easily the words can be spoken by the whole family—kids included.

Let Us Give Thanks offers:

  • 365 thankful thoughts—a new grace for every family meal
  • Spiritual meditations from the Bible, Native American texts, and Buddhism
  • A daily devotional for women, men, or anyone dedicated to gratefulness, with inspiration from a variety of sources

If you enjoyed Good Days Start With Gratitude; Worry Less, Pray More; or A Year of Positive Thinking, you’ll love Let Us Give Thanks.

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So You Think You Know Baseball

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Baseball Facts and MLB Trivia for the Ultimate Baseball Fan

#1 New Release in Statistics and Baseball History

In this third title published by National Baseball Hall of Fame Books, test your knowledge of baseball trivia against the experts—the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

The history of baseball is etched in its trivia. No American sport is chronicled through its trivia and statistics more than baseball. Now, the National Baseball Hall of Fame presents the ultimate baseball trivia book, So You Think You Know Baseball

Hit it out of the park at your MLB trivia night or in an after-dinner baseball quiz with your family. Selected by the historians and curators at the Baseball Hall of Fame, over 100 years of rich baseball history is packed into this virtual reference guide of facts, figures, and fascinating tidbits about our national pastime. 

In So You Think You Know Baseball, find 450 challenging baseball trivia questions organized into nine themed chapters covering a wide range of baseball history:

  • Baseball Firsts – famous firsts for almost every aspect of baseball history
  • First Year Phenoms – rookie sensations and first year wonders
  • Legendary Sluggers – Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Babe Ruth & more
  • Historic Hurlers – celebrated pitchers and their remarkable accomplishments on the mound
  • Record Breakers – notable players and teams who left their mark in the record books
  • Hall of Famers – baseball’s all-time greats enshrined in Cooperstown
  • Baseball in Pop Culture – discover the many ways baseball has influenced American culture
  • The Postseason – highlighting the celebrated moments in World Series history
  • Baseball Potpourri – unique facts about America’s Pastime

Also don’t miss other titles published by National Baseball Hall of Fame Books, Picturing America’s Pastime, Memories from the Microphone, and Baseball Memories and Dreams.

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The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between

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Origin of Names

Dive Into the Fun Facts Behind Names and Word Origins

"This is the BEsT Useless Knowledge I’ve come across!! Patrick is a great story teller in all things words and their origins!!" —Amazon review

#1 Bestseller in Words, Language & Grammar, Etymology

The best-selling book is back in it’s second volume with more names, more words, and even more in-between than before!

What’s in a name?  The answer is far more complex and interesting than you may think. From the person behind the popular Youtube channel, NameExplain, comes the second volume of his best-selling book The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between. This new book is a fun, interesting and educational journey through the world of etymology. It covers a huge array of names from a variety of topic areas, and includes a bunch of  random facts behind the names. From first names, to bodies of water―there’s no name big or small, important or obscure that won’t be explained.

Find fun facts. Presented in a light and entertaining manner, The Origin of Names compels you to learn a ton of things you didn’t know you wanted to know. Unlike a dictionary, everything in this book is easy to understand and can be read from start to finish, or in short bursts. It’s also a lot more fun to read―Patrick explains each name with jokes and quips you’re bound to enjoy, and it’s full of pictures too! Be the know-it-all you always wanted to be.

In The Origin of Names you’ll:

  • Learn fascinating word origins and bizarre name meanings
  • Be able to entertain yourself and friends with random facts
  • Gain honor and renown for your unrivaled knowledge of etymology

If you enjoyed books like Interesting Stories For Curious People, Stuff You Should Know, or The Great Book of American Idioms, then you’ll love The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between: Volume II.

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The Simpsons Secret

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Have You Ever Wondered How “The Simpsons” Predict the Future?

“Did The Simpsons really, truly predict anything? I predict you’ll have to purchase this book to get the true story.” ―Bill Oakley, Simpsons writer and producer

#1 New Release in Animated Movies, Comedy Movies, and Comedy Television

Then, The Simpsons Secret is the book for you. Delve into some of the biggest predictions that came true on the show, and just how the Simpsons predict the future.

Simpson predictions from three-eyed fish to presidential elections. "The Simpsons" has been predicting major events with scary accuracy for over three decades. From Donald Trump's presidency to Disney buying 20th Century Fox (...years before it happened!). People just can't seem to get enough and are eager to know what they are going to predict next. This book goes behind the scenes of this adored cartoon series, and the family we’ve grown to love. Between Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and the rest of the Simpsons family, the show has stolen our hearts, and also left us amazed at how often the Simpsons predict the future!

So how do they do it? Is it a crystal ball? A fountain of knowledge? Have the writers gained the ability to travel through time? As shocking as it may seem, the answer is actually a little simpler than that. The cartoon crew is not in a secret society that can see the future, nor have they mastered the art of time travel.

In The Simpsons Secret, learn more about:

  • How The Simpsons are able to predict so many major events
  • How the show writers and producers come up with these ideas
  • And so much more about your favorite old-school cartoon family

If you enjoyed books like Springfield ConfidentialThe Simpsons Family HistoryFriends Forever, or The Office, you’ll love The Simpsons Secret.

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A Little Book of Thank Yous

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Say “Thank You” With a Happy Heart

“With this book, you’ll find yourself moving towards a happier and more fulfilling life. Gratitude is easy to embrace and very powerful.” ―Nina Lesowitz, bestselling author of Living Life as a Thank You

#1 New Release in Etiquette Guides & Advice

To say “Thank You” and to mean it benefits everybody. Kindness makes us strong, so write your thanks, message it, shout it from the rooftops—it's good for the one who hears it and better for the one who says it.

Discover why gratitude is important and the wonder of expressing gratitude daily. Gratitude brings abundance to you and to those around you—we all like to be acknowledged for our efforts. Author Addie Johnson shows us just how easy it is to improve your friendships and other relationships by expressing words of thanks. She offers us gratitude practices to grab on the run or to sit with and ponder, describes gratitude affirmations, and sets out to teach herself—and her readers—how to say “Thank You.”

This “Thank You” book is a small book with a great big heart. We all have things to be grateful for. Feeling gratitude is something that we can all relate to, and this theme runs throughout A Little Book of Thank Yous. From Winston Churchill to Barack Obama, from Shakespeare to Virginia Woolf to Meister Eckhart, Addie Johnson pulls the best gratitude quotes from people from all walks of life. 

Inside A Little Book of Thank Yous, learn about:

  • Gratitude affirmations and practices to help keep a thankful mindset
  • How to say thank you in a meaningful way, for almost any occasion
  • Words of radiance from historical figures and everyday people

If you liked books such as Words to the Rescue, The 5 Languages of Appreciation, or Thanks for the Feedback, you’ll love A Little Book of Thank Yous.

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The High School Survival Guide

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The Ultimate Guide for High School Success

"The High School Survival Guide teaches you how to survive both school and life!" –Lenoria Addison, Partner Manager, AwesomenessTV

Teacher's Pick
#1 Best Seller in Test Preparation, SSAT & COOP, and Mindfulness & Meditation

Transition from middle school to high school with ease, armed with The High School Survival Guide. It's the perfect graduation gift.

Navigate high school with confidence. This handy guide steers you through the exciting and nerve-wrecking experience of entering high school, offering invaluable advice on time management, studying techniques, and personal growth. Learn balancing strategies and confidence-boosting tips to ensure high school grades never drop, whether you're a high school freshman or prepping for upper level courses.

Turn stress into success effortlessly. Packed with tools to manage anxiety and promote self-esteem, this book is the perfect companion to help you thrive in high school. It’s the ultimate survival guide, preparing you for the challenging yet rewarding journey ahead.

Inside you’ll find:

  • Effective techniques to enhance studying skills and boost high school grades
  • Strategies to balance academic commitments with the fun of teenage life
  • Confidence-building exercises for a successful freshman year in high school
  • Practical advice for managing stress and thriving in your high school journey

If you found value in books like The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, How to Be a High School Superstar, The Teen's Guide to World Domination, or The Secrets of Top Students, you're going to love The High School Survival Guide.

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Memories from the Microphone

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Voices of the Game

Curt Smith is “…the voice of authority on baseball broadcasting.” —USA Today

#1 New Release in Photography, Baseball Statistics, Photo Essays, and Photojournalism

In this second in a series of Baseball Hall of Fame books, celebrate the larger-than-life role played by radio and TV baseball announcers in enhancing the pleasure of our national pastime.

Commemorate the 100th anniversary of baseball broadcasting. The first baseball game ever broadcast on radio was on August 5, 1921 by Harold Wampler Arlin, a part-time baseball announcer on Pittsburgh’s KDKA, America’s first commercially licensed radio station. The Pirates defeated the Phillies 8-5.

An insider’s view of baseball. Now you can own Memories from the Microphone and experience baseball from author Curt Smith. He has spent much of his life covering baseball radio and TV, and previously authored baseball books including the classic Voices of The Game.

Relive baseball’s storied past through the eyes of famed baseball announcers. Organized chronologically, Memories from the Microphone charts the history of baseball broadcasting. Enjoy celebrated stories and personalities that have shaped the game—from Mel Allen to Harry Caray, Vin Scully to Joe Morgan, Ernie Harwell to Red Barber.

Also discover:

  • Images from the Baseball Hall of Fame’s matchless archive
  • Anecdotes and quotes from Curt Smith’s original research
  • Interviews with broadcast greats
  • Little-known stories, such as Ronald Reagan calling games for WHO Des Moines in the 1930s
  • Accounts of diversity in baseball broadcasting, including the TV coverage of Joe Morgan and earlier Hispanic pioneers Buck Canel and Rafael (Felo) Ramirez
  • A special section devoted to the Ford C. Frick Award and inductees since its inception in 1978

Also take a nostalgic trip down baseball's memory lane with other Baseball Hall of Fame books:  Picturing America’s Pastime, So You Think You Know Baseball, and Baseball Memories and Dreams.

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Each Day a Renewed Beginning

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Daily Inspirational Quotes to Help You Find True Peace

“An important reminder of the simple truths which can bring us to a peaceful mind and heart.”—Becca Anderson, author of Prayers For Calm

#1 New Release in Eastern Philosophy, Taoism

Everyone deserves a peaceful journey, regardless of age or gender, religious affiliation, or political preference. With more than 3.5 million copies sold, this beautifully curated collection of daily motivational quotes about life seeks to influence the way you live the next 24 hours. The result of more peaceful days? A more peaceful planet.

Peace is always possible, even in the midst of a storm. By sharing a meditation for each day of the year, author Karen Casey speaks to the common experience, shared struggles, and unique strengths of those who seek support and spiritual growth in recovery. Featuring daily inspirational quotes about finding peace and honoring love, this positive thinking book offers the perfect touchstone at this crucial time in history—a time when millions are seeking quiet moments and mindful meditation.

Today can open the door to a new way of living. Love can be a powerful influence in our lives. It’s the total absence of judgment. It’s pure acceptance. It is the inner voice reminding us that all is well and God is present, right here and right now. The overwhelming peace we feel is all the evidence we need of God’s constancy. The expression of love quiets our minds and we are flooded with inner peace. How much gentler our lives would be if we dispensed with all expressions but love. But we don’t live in a world that truly values peace. What if we can turn away from constant judgment and offer love instead, in every situation?

If you’re looking for inspirational books, mindful gifts, quotes about thinking positive, or mindfulness books for adults—or enjoyed books like A Year of Positive Thinking and 5-Minute Daily Meditations—then you’ll love Each Day a Renewed Beginning.

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Women of Interest

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Funny and Feminist Trivia

Women of Interest is a humorous compendium of little known facts about the history, fame, fortunes, fashions, and fictions of the female species–enough to impress your mother and your boss, win arguments with your boyfriends and husbands, and generally know more about your fabulous female self.

One of the most fascinating trivia books for women. Did you know that women outnumber men by five to one in shoplifting convictions? Or that researchers at Northwestern University found that men change their minds two to three times more than women? Women of Interest spans history, crosses cultures, ranges from the silly to the salacious to the truly useful and back again. Designed to delight the feminist in you, this outrageously funny book is organized into ten trivia-filled chapters covering all sorts of humorous histories and fun facts. Ideal for trivia games for adults or feminist gifts, now women really can know everything.

Feminist, funny gifts for women. It’s time to challenge that know-it-all girlfriend, or grab the ultimate bathroom reader for your feminist BFF. Whether you’re searching for feminist books or trivia books, Women of Interest makes a wonderful addition to trivia games and bookshelves alike. Inside, you’ll learn that:

  • Diamonds didn’t become a girl’s best friend until the thirteenth century. Before that, they were for men only.
  • Zazel, a woman, was the first human cannonball. She launched into the air through a giant spring inside a cannon.
  • Marilyn Monroe was the very first Artichoke Queen in the artichoke capital of the world.

If you enjoy comedy books, trivia books for adults, or funny gifts for her─and enjoyed titles such as What If399 Games Puzzles & Trivia ChallengesUncle John's Truth Trivia and the Pursuit of FactinessThe Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, or Thank You for Being a Friend: A Golden Girls Trivia Book─then you’ll love Women of Interest.

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Stop Fear From Stopping You

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What's Stopping You?

How to Overcome Fear

“Join the thousands of others her words have helped and decide to take control. Start today. Start now.” ―Dr. John Duffy, author of Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety 

Dr. Helen Odessky describes what she has learned in fifteen years of helping people face their fears.  Learn to face and overcome fears and attain greater opportunities in your relationships, career, and life.

Value good fear. Sometimes fear can be helpful. A few years ago, Dr. Helen Odessky, licensed clinical psychologist, anxiety expert, speaker, and author of the best-selling motivational book Stop Anxiety from Stopping You, found herself part of a minor fender-bender on a major interstate. Looking back at her daughter, she feared that if another car hit them, her daughter's life would be in danger. A few minutes after retreating to another car in a safer location, an 18-wheeler barreled into her car and demolished it. Her fear saved both her daughter's life and her own.

Fight bad fear. This book is about a different type of fear―the fear that is so prevalent that it often lies dormant―destroying dreams, career paths and relationships. Bad fear creates stories that cushion us from potential pain and failure―at the cost of our self-esteem, success, and personal happiness.

Become fear-wise. Because fear is complex, we cannot afford merely to be fearless. Just "letting go" is not the answer. The real solution lies in learning to become fear-wise. In this inspirational book, Dr. Helen shows you how to harness the wisdom behind your fears and break through the barriers that block your success.

  • Identify the fears that stand between you and your goals
  • Develop tools to overcome fears
  • Develop a value-based plan to pursue your goals
  • Change your relationship with fear and learn to become fear-wise

If self-help books for women and men like Feeling Good: The New Mood TherapyDaring Greatly, or Fearless inspired you, then Stop Fear from Stopping You is a must-read.

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I Believe in Me

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Learn about Self-Love and Self-Care With Soolooka

“I Believe in Me is an honest and encouraging companion for anyone seeking inspiration on the journey to self-love.” ―Tori Press, author of I Am Definitely, Probably Enough (I Think)

A collection of illustrations and comics to cheer you up when life has you down.

A little world of positive mental attitude. No one is all darkness or all light. But sometimes it can feel like we’re walking with a dark cloud over our heads. So, how can we find a spark of joy? Follow author Soolooka through 150 hopeful illustrations to help you overcome bad days and negative thoughts.

Cool cartoons that cheer you on. Featuring old and new comics from Reiki master and Instagram illustrator Cheng Chi Sing (a.k.a Soolooka), this short and sweet guidebook is here to help you find joy when you are feeling lonely or anxious. Self-help manuals are often overwhelming and intimidating for someone who just needs a boost during stress. This friendly companion helps you cheer up with quick tips and easy exercises that encourage positive thinking. Beloved Soolooka characters help you:

  • Recognize the spectrum of your emotions, because it’s okay to not be okay
  • See a different perspective of the same situation, along with new solutions
  • Take that small, first step into a healthier frame of mind

If you enjoyed cute and funny cartoon characters in books like How to Be Happy (Or at Least Less Sad)You Can Do All Things, or Hyperbole and a Half, then I Believe In Me is the next comic you will love reading.

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Thera-pets

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TheLatestKate

An Art Therapy Card Deck of Emotional Support Animals to Make Every Day Easier

"These cards are truly wonderful. I bought them for my child clients but the adults love them just as much. Amazing how much joy these cards continue to generate. Good quality, beautiful art and useful content." —Amazon Review

#1 Best Seller in Mental Health, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Phobias, and Card Games

Oracle card lovers and fans of Kate Allan and her colorful, inspirational illustrations will treasure this deck of self-love and daily affirmations cards. Kate draws from her own struggles with anxiety and depression to create soothing art therapy.

Art therapy to brighten your day.  Think of it as an inspirational card deck of emotional support animals to take with you anywhere (even places you might not be able to take a therapy dog)—an airplane, a trip to the dentist, first day at a new job or anytime you need a little boost of cheer and encouragement.

Give the gift of uplifting quotes. This card deck of 50 cute doodles comes from the author of the bestselling You Can Do All Things. Each card of positive affirmations offers you a daily moment of joy to escape from the problems so many of us face in this hectic, modern world.

Inside, you’ll find:

  • Cute animal drawings to calm your mind
  • Uplifting quotes to help you through bad days
  • Words of wisdom and ways to find mindfulness

Thera-pets: 64 Emotional Support Animal Cards is a great gift for anyone who loves How to Love Yourself Cards: A Deck of 64 Affirmations; Affirmators! 50 Affirmation Cards to Help You Help Yourself – without the Self-Helpy-Ness;You're Strong, Smart, and You Got This; or You Can Do All Things.

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You're Strong, Smart, and You Got This

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TheLatestKate

Whimsical Illustrations with a Powerful Message

#1 Bestseller in Women Artists

Broaching the subject of mental health. It’s not easy to discuss mental health, even though it affects everyone. We want to believe we can handle anything that comes at us, but the reality is we all have good days and bad days. Because of this, it is important to check in with our mental health. Through guided illustrations, author Kate Allan opens the door to discussion about mental health in an approachable and unassuming manner.

Pep talks for any occasion. Whether you deal with social anxiety, depression, or are simply going through a rough patch, Allan is here with her friendly animals to help. Negative thoughts can keep us from reaching our full potential, not to mention hold us back from attaining happiness. This book is a source of validation and encouragement for those moments when we need a reminder of our worth.

A journey to wellness. The focus of this book is personal growth, both the reader’s and the author’s. With her beautiful illustrations, Allan guides us through how she went from rock bottom to managing her mental health quite well. By zooming in on mindfulness and prioritizing self-care, Allan expresses how we can get through the hardships we face and come out stronger.

Read Kate Allan’s new book, You’re Strong, Smart, and You Got This, and find…

  • Tips for when you’re feeling inadequate, overwhelmed, or down on yourself
  • An emotional first-aid kit in the form of whimsical colors and friendly, smiling animals that heal invisible wounds and make heavy subjects easier to face
  • Messages of hope for all ages, coming from a place of understanding and empathy

If you’ve enjoyed reading titles such as The Happiness Trap, Mind Over Mood, and You Can Do All Things, then you’ll love the expressions of encouragement found in You’re Strong, Smart, and You Got This.

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Your Brain on Facts

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Fun Trivia Questions and Answers for Brainiacs

“A fun collection of facts that will leave you full of information you never knew you needed to know!” ―Sophie Stirling, author of We Did That?

#1 Bestseller in Reference, Puzzles, Trivia, Curiosities & Wonders, Popular Culture

The world is full of things you didn’t know, things you thought you knew, and things you never knew you never knew. From the eponymous podcast comes Your Brain on Facts.

Train your brain. So what if you picked up some historical inaccuracies (and flat-out myths) in history class. Your Brain on Facts is here to teach and reteach readers relevant trivia. It explains surprising science in simple language, gives the unexpected origins of pop culture classics, and reveals important titbits related to current issues.

A brain food boost. Get ready for trivia night done right. Inside, find true facts, strange facts, and just plain weird facts. Your Brain on Facts features fun trivia questions and answers, offering science, art, technology, medicine, music, and history trivia to brainiacs everywhere.

Inside discover weird facts and just plain useless fun facts like:

  • What’s the language of the stateless nation in the Pyrenees mountains
  • Where the world-changing birth control pill was tested
  • Who wrote lyrics for the Star Trek theme song that were never used

If you enjoyed Interesting Stories for Curious People, Stuff You Should Know, The Book of General IgnoranceThe Best Bar Trivia Book EverThe World's Greatest Book of Useless Information, or The Book of Unusual Knowledge, you’ll have a blast with Your Brain on Facts.

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You Should Be Writing

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Write Like an Expert

“This journal is a must-have for writers everywhere. With quotes from a diverse group of historical and modern authors to use as creative prompts on every page, you’ll be able to bring your writing inspiration with you wherever you go.” —Sassy Townhouse Living

#1 New Release in Quotation References

From famous all-time-great poets like T.S. Eliot to modern creatives like Roxane Gay, the selected writing quotes in this journal aim to instruct and inspire you to become a better writer.

Writing Inspiration from Incredible Authors. Gathered by Brenda Knight and writing coach Nita Sweeney, author of Depression Hates a Moving TargetYou Should Be Writing provides you with writing wisdom from a variety of accomplished authors.

Creative Writing Practice for Every Genre. This writing journal with prompts helps you practice a wide variety of writing skills. The excerpts and prompts include:

  • General advice: “Protect the time and space in which you write. Keep everybody away from it, even the people who are most important to you.” - Zadie Smith
  • Helpful instructions: “If you scribble your thoughts any which way, your reader will surely feel that you care nothing about them.” - Kurt Vonnegut
  • Genre-specific writing ideas and tips for particular areas of writing, such as poetry or storytelling: “For those whose bucket-list entails seeing their name on the spine of a book, it boils down to the power of persistence.” - Marlene Wagman-Geller

If you were inspired by the creative writing prompts and advice in 642 Things to Write AboutComplete the Story Journal, or Piccadilly 300 Writing Prompts, you’ll love Brenda's and Nita's You Should Be Writing: A Journal of Inspiration & Instruction to Keep Your Pen Moving.

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