Looking for tasty, fresh ingredients? A smaller grocery bill? A smaller carbon footprint? A smaller waistline?
Knitted wild animals : 15 adorable, easy-to-knit toys by Sarah Keen — If you're looking for a cuddly, cute gift for a child, it's hard to beat a handknit toy. Included here are patterns for animals including the tiger you see on the cover as well as for an elephant, zebra, panda, crocodile, snake, warthog, koala, moose, penguin and more. Also included are basic knitting instructions, tips for construction, and other helpful hints.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report feature notable authors constantly. If you're looking for a list of all the books from all the guests on either of those programs (going back to 2006), the Daily Show Book List and Colbert Report Book List might be for you. Please note that these are Amazon affiliate marketing pages not associated with the shows in any way [via reddit]. Here are some selections from 2011:
Through my eyes by Tim Tebow with Nathan Whitaker
The savage city: race, murder, and a generation on the edge by T. J. English
Modern vintage style by Emily Chalmers ; words by Ali Hanan ; photography by Debi Treloar — Do you have an appreciation for items that have been around for awhile? For furniture that was carefully designed to fit a certain era or aesthetic? This book can help you pull it all together, including furniture, lighting, textiles, decorating, and collections, and displays. Even better, the second half of the book is dedicated to making a beautifully curated home actually livable for day-to-day use.
Great house [Large print] by Nicole Krauss
Full dark, no stars [Large print] by Stephen King
Twelve steps to a compassionate life [Large print] by By Karen Armstrong
The scent of jasmine [Large print] by Jude Deveraux
Lee Krasner [large print] : a biography by Gail Levin
The knitting diaries : [Large print] by Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery, Christina Skye
Aunt Dimity and the family tree [Large print] by Nancy Atherton
The greater journey [Large print]: Americans in Paris by David McCullough
My father at 100 [Large print] by Ron Reagan
Love me if you dare [Large print] by Carly Phillips
Dead zero [Large print]: a Bob Lee Swagger novel by Stephen Hunter
Salad as a meal : healthy main-dish salads for every season by Patricia Wells ; photography by Jeff Kauck — If, like me, you planted too much lettuce in your garden this year, you'll find this book useful. It includes a wide variety of salad meals to suit a variety of tastes. I think the first one I'll try is Provence on a Plate: Eggplant, tomatoes, goat cheese, and tapenade.
The fatal touch: a Commissario Alec Blume novel by Conor Fitzgerald
The last stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn by Nathaniel Philbrick
Knuckler: my life with baseball's most confounding pitch by Tim Wakefield with Tony Massarotti ; foreword by Phil Niekro
The quantum thief by Hannu Rajaniemi
Dating Mr. December by Phillipa Ashley
Landscaping for your home by Catriona Tudor Erler — Curb appeal is extremely important to many homeowners. Buyers look for good landscaping when scoping out a possible purchase, and attractive exteriors help raise property values even if you're not planning to sell anytime soon. This book is a how-to DIY guide for many projects, as well as offering inspiration and ideas that can be as easy as adding a sundial or a container garden. Whatever the scope of your landscaping project, you will likely find this book helpful.
Summer is the perfect time for entertaining. Local produce is plentiful and the sunny skies let us enjoy outside entertaining. Have a party in your backyard and use these books to impress your guests with your amazing culinary skills. And you can earn your Connect Your Summer Foodie Badge while you enjoy!
Icebox cakes: simply irresistible no-bake desserts by Lauren Chattman; photography by Duane Winfield
BBQ 25 by Adam Perry Lang
The very easy guide to lace knitting : step-by-step techniques, easy-to-follow stitch patterns, and projects to get you started by Lynne Watterson — Lace knitting can be intimidating. It looks intricate and time-consuming and that tiny little yarn can seem difficult to work with. All of these things can be true, but they don't have to be! This book is a great place to start (or continue, if you're already familiar) and includes instructions, tips, basic stitch patterns, and project patterns for easy lace knitting.
Small green roofs : low-tech options for greener living by Nigel Dunnett ... [et al.] Just flipping through this book will excite those considering green roofs. You will find tons of pictures of green roofs on small sheds and structures making this daunting idea seem doable. There are over 40 small-scale examples of green roofs that help demystify the process of planning, designing, installing, and maintaining green roofs. The book provides you with the basics of design as well as practical considerations - with the bulk of the pages devoted to real-life examples.
Check out Canton Public Library’s Book Club in a Bag selections:
The help [kit] by Kathryn Stockett
Little Bee [kit] by Chris Cleave
The postmistress [kit] by Sarah Blake
Great fruit & vegetable guide by writers, Ann Baggaley ... [et al.] — This book is fairly small, but it packs a ton of information into its pages. Many varieties of many categories of edibles are included: tree fruits, soft fruits, root vegetables, brassicas, leafy vegetables, stem vegetables, salad vegetables, fruiting vegetables, and more. Also throughout are tips and hints for growing particular types of fruit and veg.
Book discussions will resume on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. The Old Wine Shades by Martha Grimes is the September reading selection. Copies of this book will be available after Tuesday, August 23, 2011. Ask at the Adult Reference Desk for a copy.
The group's 2011-2012 book discussion titles and dates will be available here in August.