If You Give Your Kid A Smart Phone

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If you give a kid a smart phone, you’ll have a lot of headaches to fix. Bringing the question of whether or not children are mature enough to have their own smart devices, this downward spiral of a spoiled kid gone rotten will show the consequences of giving a child gifts they’re not ready for. From accidentally flushing the phone down the toilet to crying for the next gadget update, parents will learn that if you give a kid a smart phone, you’ll only cause trouble.

 

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Dog Hacks Handbook

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Oh, boy . . . you got a dog. Now what? They’re cute and cuddly, but do you really know what you just got yourself into? Walking, feeding, and cleaning are only the beginning. Your new best friend will provide you unconditional love with never-ending demands. So where do you go from here? Dog Hacks Handbook has all the help you need for the newest member of your family. From keeping your playful pup from jumping on every guest to making sure he doesn't get sick, every hack will help you expect the unexpected. Overflowing with how-to illustrations, infographics and heavily researched insight on everything pet-friendly, Dog Hacks Handbook will make it so you love every second you spend with your pup.

 

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Holly, Drop That Friggin' Marker!

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One evening, over-indulged Holly decided to demonstrate her artistic talents on the newly-decorated walls of her parents dream home. In this made-for-parents satirical tale, our 21st Century-imaginative child Holly creates a messy masterpiece only an unemployed painter could love. Will her new age parents finally give in and punish her? Will they take away the marker for a day? Or will they go the route of Harold and the Purple Crayon, and simply let her imagination ruin their walls? Holly, Drop that Friggin' Marker is the perfect blend of comedy and truth that any parent with an artistic child can enjoy and learn from.

 

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52 Simple Ways To Be Vegetarian and Cruelty-Free

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Level up your Veggie life with 52 Simple Ways to reduce your footprint, eat organics, and maintain an animal-friendly lifestyle. As you progress through each of the five levels, you'll find tips for great recipes, shopping and cooking techniques for every mealtime. Learn surprising facts about the impact of meat and animal products on the environment and how even small do-it-yourself ideas lead to real impact. Begin with small changes, and transition all meat out of your diet. You can be meat-free every day of the year with 52 Simple Ways To Go Vegetarian.

 

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Money Hacks Handbook

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How to get your money life under control

Life is expensive. Rent. School. Gas. Dates. Breakfast. Alcohol. It just seems like all the best parts of life come with a price tag. Well, not anymore! Sort of. While things will always cost money, there is a way to make it work for you. Money Hacks Handbook will solve all your worries about budgeting, investing, and all things invovling money management. This is the definitive book when it comes to our fiscal needs. Overflowing with how-to illustrations, infographics and heavily researched insight on everything that requires a credit card, Money Hacks Handbook will make it so you never have to worry about being evicted again.

 

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The Very Hungry Honey Badger

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Honey Badger is angry because Honey Badger is hungry. In The Very Hungry Honey Badger, you’ll witness the angriest mammal in the animal kingdom get into several fights as he searches for food. From scaring off buffalo to battling cobras, Honey Badger will show you he does not mess around when his stomach’s grumbling. Someone get him food, pronto! From Kumquat comes the retelling of a classic story through the voracious appetite of the Honey Badger.
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Weird Crime

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Every day, new and strange cases of violence and crime spring up throughout the world. In this collection of strange stories, the Associated Press has examined the furthest edge of society’s criminal element—obsessive, egomaniacal cult leaders. Many of these stories unfold under normal circumstances. People looking to believe in something greater and find somewhere to belong. From the “friendly” sci-fi cult led by Marshall Applewhite the supposedly progressive, Beatles-loving Charles Manson, the faces of cult crime often offer its followers the acceptance they’re looking for—at a price. What drives people to the edge? Observe the evil within from the world’s most famous cases of doomsday cults through the renowned reporting and analysis of The Associated Press.
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52 Simple Ways to Be Vegan

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Level up your animal-kind life with 52 Simple Ways to reduce your food budget, eat organics, and keep your diet super vegan-friendly. As you progress through each of the five levels, you'll find tips for ditching animal-based products at every mealtime. Learn surprising facts about the impact of meat and animal products on the environment and change your habits with do-it-yourself ideas. Start with small changes, like reducing your meat intake, and work your way up to replacing eggs, dairy, and even leather clothing. You can be cruelty-free every day of the year with 52 Simple Ways To Go Vegan.

 

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Deadly Force

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Ferguson became the impetus for a national movement. Soon, other fatal officer-involved encounters with black suspects drew similar scrutiny. In South Carolina, officer Michael Slager was charged with murder in the death of 50-year-old Walter Scott after cellphone video appeared to show the North Charleston officer shooting the man in the back. The death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray in Baltimore led to charges against six police officers and massive protests that in-cluded looting and violence. But it was Ferguson that changed everything, including how journalists respond to police shootings and address issues of eco-nomic disparity, especially between the races. With the well publicized tension between police and minorities, calls for more effective and humane policing are increasing. The Associated Press deals with this highly controversial topic through its reporting and cameras.
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52 Simple Ways To Start A Garden

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Level up your garden-knowledge with 52 Simple Ways to reduce your food budget, eat organic, and keep your home friendly. As you progress through each of the five levels, you'll find tips for greening up all areas of your garden. Learn surprising facts about your impact on the environment and change your habits with these do-it-yourself ideas. Start with small changes, like growing basic herbs, and work your way up to raising bees and composting your leftover food. Whether you want to be a green rookie or an eco-master, you can grow your own meals and help the planet every week of the year with these 52 Simple Ways To Start A Garden.

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Everybody Craps

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Sometimes a kid can be afraid to go potty, and that’s okay. It’s weird. It’s gross. But eventually the kid has to crap. For parents who are trying to persuade their little bundle of joy to do the deed on the toilet, here’s a book that understands the struggle. From roosters crapping in the morning to owls crapping in the evening, everyone hits the john at some point and it’s just a matter of convincing the little one it’s not so bad. Really. It isn’t. With this parody of potty-training books, parents can share in the common frustration over a little one who won’t go near the toilet, while enjoying the serene nature of origami animals taking a crap.

 

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Putin's Opponents

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Over the past decade and a half, a growing list of Russian journalists, human rights activists, political figures, and oligarchs have ended up on the wrong side of the law, in exile, or worse. Although much remains unsolved, these Russians all seem to have one thing in common – opposition to President Vladimir Putin. In this book, we trace the thread of circumstances and events affecting Putin’s opponents through the cameras and reporting of the Associated Press.
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The Boston Marathon Bombing

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New from AP Editions: The Boston Marathon Bombing. Be sure to check out the full line of breaking news books by the AP. http://www.ap.org/books/ The Boston Marathon isn’t just an athletic event – it’s a citywide celebration and a rite of spring. Begun in 1897, it is the world's oldest annual marathon, run every Patriots’ Day. The course winds its way through eight cities and towns, 26.2 miles that lead from suburban Hopkinton to the Boston's Back Bay. For Bostonians, the race marks the end of winter, a time to pull out lawn chairs, sit at the side of the course and cheer a global contingent of runners. In 2013, the event changed irrevocably when two bombs exploded near the finish line, killing three people and injuring more than 260 others. A manhunt ensued that paralyzed the city. At its end, Tamerlan Tsarnaev lay dead and his brother, Dzhokhar, critically wounded, was in law enforcement hands. Convicted and sentenced, Dzhokhar now faces the consequences of American justice. AP Editions takes a behind-the-scenes look at the case and the journalists who covered it, from the start of the race through the death penalty hearing.
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Baby Hacks Handbook

Parenting is hard. Your newborn is up all night and sleeps all day, it keeps vomiting all over their adorable onesie and it only wants to eat while Game of Thrones is on. What do you do when you have a new problem to solve every day? Baby Hacks Handbook has simple, innovative solutions for all your basic baby dilemmas. If it’s pregnancy, adoption or infant jitters you have, this book will help you out. With helpful statistics, infographics, and the latest research on all things "baby," it's the comprehensive guide to becoming the best parent ever.

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Gay America

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The United States has become a more colorful nation. The push to legalize gay marriage has grown out of a drastic shift in the country’s acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. From Stonewall to the Supreme Court, the struggle for equality has had many hurdles to overcome and many heroes to lead the way. Discover how far the gay community has come in its fight.
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The Horrible Life Lessons Tree

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Once there was a tree, and she loved a boy—and already, this story is getting weird. This tree did everything for the little boy, spoiled the heck out of him, only to raise a monster, proving to everyone that trees make terrible parents. But whoever thought trees would make good parents? In this satirical, cautionary tale about the consequences of over-coddling your kids, watch the downward spiral of bratty child turned evil lunatic against a tree who was just trying to live her tree life. Enjoy this dark parody of indulgent parenting gone horribly wrong.

 

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Beyonce

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Her fans call her Queen Bey and they roar when she sweeps onto the stage with a hand on her hip and looks out into the crowd. What began with the highly successful, all-girl group, Destiny’s Child culminated with Beyoncé Knowles becoming one of the most influential solo female musicians today. A feminist in her own right, Beyoncé’s fans see her as a shining example of a strong, independent woman. Even her personal life is of great interest around the world as she holds onto power couple status with her husband, rapper, Jay Z, and recently added another title to her impressive repertoire: mother. Queen Bey’ jaw-dropping performances, her creativity and personality are revealed through the stories and images of AP journalists.
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Michael Jordan

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There will never be anyone like Michael Jordan, an icon beyond the hardwood. From his famous shrug through the flu game, His Airness has provided some of the most memorable moments in sports history. Arguably one of the greatest competitors and basketball players of all time, Jordan transformed what it meant to be a global athlete. A marketing pot of gold, an ambassador for basketball, and a business savvy professional, Michael experienced all the highs that basketball had to offer. And all the lows. Passed up in the draft and bullied by the bad boy Pistons, he prevailed in his sport. Follow Associated Press reports and photographers as they tell the whole story.
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