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The Art of Tinkering

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$32.50
ISBN: 9781616286095
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Published: Weldon Owen - February 4th, 2014

If you're looking for a gift for a curious, creative, out-of-the-box thinker, this may very well be the perfect one.  From the Tinkering Studio at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, it’s chock-full of jumping-off points for tinkering adventures, suggestions for tools and materials, and wonderful stories of tinkering adventures. Complete with a hackable cover with conductive ink, this book is sure  to amaze, delight and inspire.


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Before After

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$19.99
ISBN: 9780763676216
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Published: Candlewick - October 14th, 2014

This clever, wordless book is filled with beautiful before and after illustrations. Some are simple: wheat turns to bread, a flock of sheep is then a ball of yarn. Others are more complex: a cow in a pasture becomes a bottle of milk, but pull away and that same cow becomes a painting.  Some of the scenarios will make you smile, some will make you wonder, all will delight.  Read this with your children (4 and up) and be prepared to discuss and to answer questions. This is one that adults will enjoy as much as kids.

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Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship and Marriage

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$16.95
ISBN: 9780375727436
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Published: Vintage - October 8th, 2002

I'm a big fan of short stories, so for my pick of the decade I went with the master, Alice Munro.  These nine tender, honest stories capture the inner lives of ordinary people that are made to seem extraordinary.  With beautiful details, Munro is brilliant at describing the deepest of human emotions, while the plots twist in unexpected directions.  Read it and you'll understand why she won the Nobel Prize.


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We Are Called to Rise

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$25.00
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ISBN: 9781476738963
Published: Simon & Schuster - June 3rd, 2014

A wounded soldier dealing with PTSD, the 5th grade son of an immigrant family struggling to get by and a broken-hearted mother are connected to each other only after an unthinkable incident.   Set in "real" Las Vegas (not the Vegas of casinos and nightlife), McBride’s skillful narrative turns a tragic story into a hopeful and uplifting one.   This penetrating psychological portrayal will linger with you long after you finish reading.

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