Max and Marla

Max and Marla

Two fearless Olympians sled to victory in this delightful new picture book Max and Marla are best friends. And aspiring Olympians! With their eyes on the prize, they know exactly what it’ll take to reach sledding success: preparation, practice and perseverance. So when rusty blades, strong winds and difficult slopes get in their way, Max and Marla realize true joy lies not in winning but in friendship. Obstacles turn into victories! With delightful illustrations and charming text, Alexandra Boiger brings to life the story of two unstoppable pals—true Olympians who never give up!

Max and Marla Are Going on a Trip

Max and Marla Are Going on a Trip

From the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of She Persisted comes a Max and Marla story about being present and appreciating the world around us. School is out for the summer, and Max and Marla are off to Australia! Max has always wanted to see koalas, after all. He makes sure to pack his camera for the trip, so that he can capture every moment and remember this vacation. Off they head by air and by sea, with Max looking for just the perfect shot along the way. But when he keeps missing the amazing sights while focusing his lens, Marla knows that she needs to step in. In this final story in the Max and Marla quartet, the two friends learn that being together and enjoying their trip makes for the best memories after all! Praise for Max and Marla Are Going on a Trip: "A delightful lesson in the joy of living in the moment." --Kirkus "Tender and humorous . . . The underlying message to adjust some of our screen-centric habits in order to appreciate the natural world with open eyes and reverence is a plain truth with value for readers of all ages." --SLJ

Max and Marla Are Having a Picnic

Max and Marla Are Having a Picnic

Best friends Max and Marla are back in this charming spring tale of friendship and forgiveness Max and Marla know how to enjoy the simple pleasures in life. So when the first sunny day of spring comes along, they've got the perfect plan--a picnic! They pack up their favorite dishes and their comfiest blanket and then they're off to the lake. Once they settle in, Max realizes the picnic needs one more thing to be just right: a bouquet for Marla. But while he's gone, Marla falls asleep, leaving their picnic prey to some thieving squirrels. Max returns to find their spread ruined and says it's all Marla's fault. But best friends can't stay mad for long . . . Max and Marla Are Having a Picnic is another adorable ode to friendship from fan favorite Alexandra Boiger.

Max and Marla Are Flying Together

Max and Marla Are Flying Together

From the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of She Persisted comes a book about friendship, flying, and facing your fears together. Max and Marla do everything together. So when Max makes a kite and wants to go fly it, he can't understand why Marla doesn't want to join! And when an autumn wind makes a mess in their yard, Marla finds a perfect pile of leaves to hide away in. Little does she know that she can't avoid the kite forever! All she needs is the courage to believe in herself. In this heartwarming tale of flying and fun, Max and Marla learn that the best way to face your fears is to have a best friend at your side. Praise for Max and Marla Are Flying Together: "An uplifting tale about overcoming fear." --Kirkus Reviews

Marla Frazee

Marla Frazee

This biography introduces readers to Marla Frazee, illustrator of the beautiful, award-winning All the World picture book. Readers will learn about FrazeeÍs childhood and current family life in California, her early interest in drawing, as well as the real-life inspiration for some of her picture book stories such as A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever and Roller Coaster. Easy-to-read text and full-color photos highlight FrazeeÍs childhood, family, education, life as an illustrator, and her beloved works, including the popular Clementine books. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Slow Cooker Magic

A Seasonal Selection of Family Favorite Recipes

Slow Cooker Magic

Over 100 inventive recipes for year-round family meals-including side dishes and desserts--from the authors of the top-selling Bread Machine Magic SLOW COOKER MAGIC will give you fresh ideas for a familiar appliance—every page is packed with tips, tricks and over 100 inventive recipes for meals everyone will love to eat and you will love to make. The recipes in SLOW COOKER MAGIC can be made in every brand of slow cooker on the market—you'll learn to prepare not just the soups and stews of winter, but also chilis and casseroles for summer picnics and potlucks all year round. SLOW COOKER MAGIC includes not just hearty main dishes, such as Chicken with Gravy, but ethnic appetizers, such as Spicy Tortilla Soup, and elegant side dishes, such as Balsamic Glazed Carrots, as well. This cookbook will inspire you to try new items in your slow cooker, too—from sandwiches to vegetarian meals to desserts and breakfast treats. SLOW COOKER MAGIC's recipes are foolproof—they really work every time. This book is a handy and valuable kitchen companion that will have you turning to your favorite appliance again and again.

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The newest title in our Campus Guide series takes readers on an architectural tour of University of Massachusetts Amherst. As one of the nation's oldest public universities, and the largest in the Northeast, the University has a rich and storied history. Initially chartered as the Massachusetts Agricultural College, the school has grown from fifty farmers to close to 24,000 students of diverse backgrounds and academic interests. The University's campus has also expectedly experienced parallel growth. From a few barns on the Berkshire foothills, the University now sits atop nearly 1,500 acres. Five carefully considered tours put the architectural history of the campus into context.

She Persisted Around the World

13 Women Who Changed History

She Persisted Around the World

The companion to Chelsea Clinton & Alexandra Boiger's #1 New York Times bestseller, She Persisted. Perfect for tiny activists, mini feminists and little kids who are ready to take on the world. Women around the world have long dreamed big, even when they've been told their dreams didn't matter. They've spoken out, risen up and fought for what's right, even when they've been told to be quiet. Whether in science, the arts, sports or activism, women and girls throughout history have been determined to break barriers and change the status quo. They haven't let anyone get in their way and have helped us better understand our world and what's possible. In this companion book to She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World, Chelsea Clinton introduces readers to a group of thirteen incredible women who have shaped history all across the globe. She Persisted Around the World is a book for everyone who has ever aimed high and been told to step down, for everyone who has ever raised their voice and been told to quiet down, and for everyone who has ever felt small, unimportant or unworthy. Alexandra Boiger's vibrant artwork accompanies this inspiring text that shows readers of all ages that, no matter what obstacles come their way, they have the power to persist and succeed. This book features: Marie Curie, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Viola Desmond, Sissi Lima do Amor, Leymah Gbowee, Caroline Herschel, Wangari Maathai, Aisha Rateb, J.K. Rowling, Kate Sheppard, Yuan Yuan Tan, Mary Verghese and Malala Yousafzai. Praise for She Persisted: * "[A] lovely, moving work of children's literature [and a] polished introduction to a diverse and accomplished group of women." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Exemplary . . . This well-curated list will show children that women's voices have made themselves emphatically heard." --Booklist "[She Persisted] will remind little girls that they can achieve their goals if they don't let obstacles get in the way." --Family Circle "We can't wait to grab a copy for some of the awesome kids in our lives . . . and maybe some of the grown-ups, too." --Bustle "A message we all need to hear." --Scary Mommy "This will be a great read for kids (especially young girls)." --Romper "We cannot wait for the launch of Smart Girl Chelsea Clinton's new book to help remind kids everywhere that the fearlessness that characterizes the thirteen women in the book is what has emboldened us to constantly strive for progress and justice." --Amy Poehler's Smart Girls

Max Beckmann Prints from the Museum of Modern Art

Max Beckmann Prints from the Museum of Modern Art

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