Dear Santa

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Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 145214642X
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This first-ever collection of children's letters to Santa—written between 1870 and 1920—presents more than 100 charming missives, each one yet more endearing. Along with its vintage charm, timeless sentiments, and non-denominational perspective, this heartwarming book is filled with historical discoveries that will delight everyone who loves this holiday ritual. Dear Santa is a celebration of one of Christmas's most enduring traditions, and a tribute to the millions of households that keep it alive.

Santa Claus The Book of Secrets

Author: Russell Ince
Publisher: Russell Ince
ISBN: 1545743010
Format: PDF, Mobi
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After centuries of closely guarding ancient secrets, Santa Claus has decided that the time has come to share the magical mysteries behind Christmas. All of the miraculous happenings that contribute towards making Christmas the most remarkable time of the year are finally to be revealed to the world.

Pork Chop

Author: Ray Lampe
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452129800
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Pork chops are in! And no one knows more about them than Ray Lampe. They are lean, easy to cook, and the perfect protein choice for everyday meals. These 60 mouthwatering recipes celebrate this beloved cut in all its glory, capturing the splendor and range of chops with all their porky goodness in new and inspiring dishes, from Balsamic and Vanilla-Glazed Pork Chops to Spicy Pork Chop Lettuce Wraps. With as many recipe choices as there are cooking styles—batter and fry, marinate and grill, simmer and braise—this cookbook is a vital addition to any kitchen where meat's what's for dinner.

Letters to Santa Claus

Author: The Elves
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ISBN: 9780253017932
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Who are the people called Hoosiers? What are their stories? Two centuries ago, on the Indiana frontier, they were settlers who created a way of life they passed to later generations. They came to value individual freedom and distrusted government, even as they demanded that government remove Indians, sell them land, and bring democracy. Down to the present, Hoosiers have remained wary of government power and have taken care to guard their tax dollars and their personal independence. Yet the people of Indiana have always accommodated change, exchanging log cabins and spinning wheels for railroa.

Little Cat Finger Puppet Book

Author: ImageBooks
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452129167
Format: PDF
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In this adorable new addition to the bestselling finger puppet series, watch Little Cat get spooked by a friend's silly disguise, then curl up at home with her Halloween treats. Featuring a plush finger puppet permanently attached to the book and peek-a-boo holes in every page, Little Cat gives parents and children a fun, interactive way to play and read together.

Dark Bayou

Author: Alan G. Gauthreaux
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476662959
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This collection chronicles the most mysterious, bizarre and often overlooked homicides in Louisiana history. Drawing on contemporary records and, where available, the recollections of those who provide a coherent version of the facts, these mesmerizing tales detail some of the more gruesome episodes: the rise of the first Mafia godfather in the United States; the murder of two New Orleans police chiefs; the brutal murder of a famous New Orleans madam; the story of a respectable young woman who "accidentally" poisoned her younger sister and is a suspect in other family deaths; the ritual killing of blacks in southwestern Louisiana and eastern Texas; the mysterious death of a young housewife which still generates debate; and the demise of a local celebrity who believed in his own invincibility.

Everything Is Going to Be OK

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Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811878775
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A little inspiration goes a long way. It's the end of the naughties, and things are starting to look up: cropping up everywhere are messages of sincerity, optimism, and hope, and the good cheer has spread to the world of art and design. This pocket-sized volume is filled with artwork bearing mottos of encouragement and affirmation. Featuring work from a diverse roster of indie artists, designers, and crafters—including beloved figures such as Mike Perry, Marian Bantjes, Marc Johns, Enormous Champion, and Yee-Haw Industries, as well as a host of emerging new talents—this hip take on the classic cheer-you-up gift book is the perfect visual treat for anyone whose spirits need a little lift from time to time.

One Good Deed a Day

Author: Chronicle Books
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452114218
Format: PDF, Mobi
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If kindness is indeed contagious, it's about to go absolutely viral. This uplifting book suggests 365 seemingly simple actions that have the power to ignite a chain reaction of compassion. Each brightly illustrated page features an inspiring prompt ("tell a friend why she means the world to you," "pay for the car behind you at the toll booth," "say a blessing for one thing you're grateful for today") encouraging people to make meaningful connections with loved ones, build community, spread cheer to strangers, or prioritize their own happiness. This chunky gift book also offers space to journal so that, upon reflection, readers will be motivated to complete another good deed the next day, and the next, for a year's worth of extraordinary impact.

Why Boys Need Parents

Author: Alex Beckerman
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452148074
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Boys will be boys. Unfortunately, they will also be arsonists, wrecking balls, flooders, and eight-limbed ninjas of destruction. It is their nature. With photos pulled from the 1950s on, this book celebrates the wacky, illogical, dangerous, and ridiculous things boys do. Parents everywhere will laugh in recognition at each bit of mischief and misadventure—all proof that boys really do need parents.