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Farm Tractor (Board Book)

Farm Tractor

This fantastic shaped board book featuring 3-D revolving wheels is guaranteed to appeal to little tots with an enthusiasm for transport and moving objects.

Busy Tractor shows you how the trailer collects the grain, how bales of straw are made and how seeds are planted. Plus, don't forget the fun you can have by rolling the book along on its wheels!

  • Includes basic words and information on vehicles
  • Real action photos
  • Suitable for children aged 0-5 or for adults who are crazy about cars!

Toy Safety

WARNING! Not suitable for children under the age of 36 months due to small parts. Choking hazard.

Farm Tractor (Board Books)

$6.99
ISBN-13: 9780789497130
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Published: DK Preschool, 5/2003
Little farmers can drive this tractor around the barnyard in this fun shaped board book featuring four movable wheels. (Baby/Preschool)

You're Not Lost If You Can Still See the Truck

You're Not Lost

You're Not Lost if You Can Still See the Truck: The Further Adventures of America's Everyman Outdoorsman

By Bill Heavey

Writing for magazines and newspapers for more than thirty years, including over a decade at Field & Stream, Bill Heavey has become famous as America’s everyman outdoorsman, unafraid to draw attention to his many and varied failures—from sporting French lavender deodorant to scaring a UPS man half to death while bowhunting in his front yard.

Heavey’s 2007 collection If You Didn’t Bring Jerky, What Did I Just Eat?, copublished with Field & Stream, the leading American outdoors magazine, was a resounding success that went into multiple hardcover printings. You’re Not Lost if You Can Still See the Truck, again copublished with Field & Stream, collects more of Heavey’s top pieces from the magazine as well as the best of his writing from the Washington Post, Outside, and elsewhere. In this far-ranging read, Heavey’s adventures include nearly freezing to death in Eastern Alaska, hunting ants in the urban jungles of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, and reconnecting to cherished memories of his grandfather through an inherited gun collection.

With Heavey’s trademark wit and candor, the collection traces a life lived outdoors through the good, the bad, and the downright hilarious.

 

$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780802123022
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Atlantic Monthly Press, 12/2014
Writing for magazines and newspapers for more than twenty years, including two decades at "Field & Stream," Bill Heavey has become famous as America's everyman outdoorsman, unafraid to draw attention to his many and varied failures--from sporting French lavender deodorant to scaring a UPS man half to death while bowhunting in his front yard.

50th Anniversary Edition

Rudolph

The Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer television special first aired on NBC December 6, 1964. Fifty years later, it has become a beloved Christmas classic—capturing the heart and wonder of generations of fans.

Here is the complete story from the classic TV show, gloriously illustrated in full color and in an elegant gift book edition. Perfect for reading aloud!

$12.99
ISBN-13: 9781250047601
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Published: Square Fish, 9/2014
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" first aired on NBC on December 6, 1964. Fifty years later, this stop-motion animated special produced by Rankin-Bass is a beloved Christmas classic, capturing the heart and wonder of generations of fans. Here is the complete story from the classic TV show, gloriously illustrated in full color and in an elegant gift book edition.

Dickens on the Square

Curse of the Buttons

Curse of the Buttons

 The New Youth Novel Set in Keokuk, Iowa

The Curse of the Buttons by Anne Ylvisaker  

“Eleven is not too young for war,” Ike said to Barfoot, who swished his tail agreeably, then lumbered to the yard table and stuck his nose in an unattended pie. 

When a steamboat arrives heralding the news that Iowa has been called up to represent the Union of the United States of America, Ike is beside himself with excitement. For months, the promise of war has enveloped small-town Keokuk like a grand game that everyone’s in on — everyone but Ike, his swaybacked pony, and his best friend and checkers partner, Albirdie. Left behind with Mother and the aunts and girl cousins while the Button men march forth toward glory, Ike’s fate is sealed. Unless he can call on the ingenuity of his fabled (some say cursed) ancestor — the adventuresome Uncle Palmer — seek passage to Missouri disguised as a drummer boy, and meet up with the Iowa First. But some opportunities are meant to be missed. And some arrive when you least expect them.

Fans of the hapless Button family will thrill to this Civil War prequel, featuring the inimitable “Granddaddy Ike” as a boy.

 

$15.99
ISBN-13: 9780763661380
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Published: Candlewick, 11/2014
When a steamboat arrives heralding the news that Iowa has been called up to represent the Union of the United States of America, Ike is beside himself with excitement. For months, the promise of war has enveloped small-town Keokuk like a grand game that everyone's in on - everyone but Ike, his swaybacked pony, and his best friend and checkers partner, Albirdie. Left behind with Mother and the aunts and girl cousins while the Button men march forth toward glory, Ike's fate is sealed.

Thanks to Our Local Authors!

Local Authors Celebrate Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

New Copperfield’s Book Service is pleased to announce that it will be hosting local authors John Hallwas, Richard Moreno and Kevin Mellor as guest booksellers on Small Business Saturday, November 29.  John Hallwas, a Macomb resident will be in the store from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.  chatting with customers and recommending his favorite books, including his latest, Here to Stay. John Hallwas has authored many books on Macomb, McDonough County and the history of the region. He may be best known as the author of The Bootlegger: A Story of Small-Town America. He is also the author of Remembering McDonough County, McDonough County Historic Sites, Keokuk and the Great Dam and editor of Edgar Lee Master’s Spoon River Anthology: An Annotated Edition.

 

Richard Moreno is the author of many nationally distributed books, including his most recent, Myths and Mysteries of Illinois: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained, as well as It Happened in Illinois: Remarkable Events That Shaped History and Illinois Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff. He lives in Macomb. Mr. Moreno will be at the store between 11:00 A.M. and noon.

 

Kevin Mellor, a newly published author from Rushville, IL. will be in the store from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. talking with customers and discussing his latest, a book for older middle school and high school students and their parents dealing with the issue of bullying: Bully Rules.

 

Hundreds of independent bookstores across the country will be hosting local authors this November 29, Small Business Saturday, thanks to a movement called Indies First. Launched by noted author Sherman Alexie, Indies First encourages authors to volunteer at their local store, to give back some of the support that independent bookstores have traditionally given to authors.

 

Indies First also encourages authors—and anybody who wants to sell a book through a website—to make the indie “Buy” button the FIRST among all e-retailer choices on their websites.

 

Other participating Indies First stores and authors may be found on IndieBound.org.

 

Small Business Saturday, founded by American Express in 2010, is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It is a day dedicated to helping support the local businesses that help to create jobs, boost the economy, and preserve neighborhoods.  Last year, U.S. consumers who were aware of Small Business Saturday reported spending $5.7 billion with independently-owned businesses on the day, based on the Small Business Saturday Insights Survey, making a big impact on local communities.

 

 

Here to Stay: Reflections on the Dead in a Small-Town Cemetery
$17.95
Model: 9781467527552

Here to Stay is a broad and compelling look into the lives of past residents in a downstate Illinois community—presenting the most varied array of small-town folks since Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology appeared a century ago. But it is much more. The introduction on “Living with the Dead” is an engaging account of both the impact of death in a nineteenth-century town and the social purposes of cemeteries like Macomb’s beautiful Oakwood. The biographical sketches of the buried “Permanent Residents” reflect every generation in that corner of America since the first settlers came, in 1830, emphasizing such universal themes as self-realization, social commitment, and the struggle to belong. The four insightful essays in the  “Theatre of Memory” section probe into and defend cemeteries as complex cultural sites, which deserve our reflective engagement, historical appreciation, and vigilant preservation. The many arresting photographs by Kathy Nichols demonstrate the aesthetic appeal—and suggest the hidden mysteries—of such an historic cemetery as well. But uniting all the components of Here to Stay are the spiritual insights of well-known Illinois author John Hallwas, who explicitly crusades “to allow the local dead to inhabit our conscious-ness”—and who readily convinces us that “to realize the temporal dimensions of our place is to let it shape, and connect, and deepen us.”


$36.49
ISBN-13: 9780252068447
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Published: University of Illinois Press, 5/1999

This extraordinary account of a struggling midwestern coal town profiles small-time bootlegger Kelly Wagle, whose mysterious career--and suspected involvement with two unsolved murder cases--had a profound and lasting impact on his community. In unraveling the process by which Colchester, Illinois, lost its grip on the American promise, John Hallwas reveals this remote corner of the Midwest as a true reflection of the quintessential American experience.


$19.99
ISBN-13: 9781596298385
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Published: History Press (SC), 11/2009
Established in 1826, McDonough County has experienced fascinating changes since pioneer days, including the gradual disappearance of some small communities and rural neighborhoods. Remembering McDonough County focuses on the local tradition of notable storytellers and historians as it reflects the county's strange and colorful, poignant and meaningful earlier days-- in Macomb, outlying communities, ghost towns, and wild areas. Award-winning author John Hallwas sketches memorable figures like pioneer storyteller Quintus Walker, Macomb newspaper editor W.H. Hainline, and Bushnell poet Marian Stearns Curry, and he depicts beloved, legendary, and sometimes mysterious places like Vishnu Springs, Gin Ridge, Ragtown, and Scott's neighborhood. Along the way, he portrays the racehorse and Civil War hero Chickamauga, the frightening Gooseneck Ghost, and the long-forgotten Crooked Creek Terror.

$21.99
ISBN-13: 9780738520445
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC), 1/2003
McDonough County Historic Sites depicts a remarkable agricultural region steeped in 19th-century tradition and community spirit. Originally set aside by Congress for veterans of the War of 1812 as part of the Illinois Military Tract, the land that is now McDonough County was settled by a diverse and ambitious population starting in the 1820s. From the trials of settlement to the coming of railroads and the establishment of small-town culture, McDonough County history reflects developments that have shaped America. The region's cemeteries, businesses, and homes that have endured-or vanished-offer stories of human endeavor that unite the people of the county to this day. The maps accompanying the chapters locate the county's many historic sites, such as the hotel in Macomb where Lincoln stayed during his 1858 campaign, the Prairie City Drugstore that launched a national poetry publishing company, and the remote village of Vishnu Springs that is now a ghost town. The historic images illustrate McDonough County's progress and controversy, small-town life and rural development, as well as religious diversity and cultural achievement.


$21.99
ISBN-13: 9780738507354
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC), 4/2001
This remarkable pictorial history tells the story of an engineering marvel: the first dam built across the
Mississippi River (from 1910-1913), and the historic Midwestern community that fostered the world-famous hydroelectric project. Keokuk and the Great Dam is the story of a colorful and historic river town with a dream of economic development and cultural progress; a self-taught engineer who took on a challenge that no one else wanted to attempt; and a massive construction effort that pitted men and machines against the awesome power of America's greatest river. Completed shortly before WWI, the Keokuk dam (now known as Lock and Dam No. 19) was the culmination of a long struggle to employ the Mississippi River for hydroelectric power and to improve navigation on the great waterway. In frontier days the Des Moines Rapids, stretching north from Keokuk, prevented loaded steamboats from moving upriver. They also created a business opportunity for local residents. A rapidly growing town by the 1850s, Keokuk went into decline for many years when it failed to secure adequate railroad connections. But the coming of hydroelectric power fostered a new dream, and local leaders set out to harness the great river. What followed was a dramatic effort that drew international attention, produced the world's second largest dam (at the time), and forever changed both the community and the fabled American waterway

$15.95
ISBN-13: 9780252063633
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Published: University of Illinois Press, 8/1993

One of the most striking and original achievements in American poetry is now available in a remarkable edition that comprehends the poet and his book in an entirely new way. This edition of Spoon River Anthology probes the social background of the smalltown world that Edgar Lee Masters loved and hated--and finally transmuted into powerful literary art. Extensive annotations identify the people whose lives inspired the 243 poetic accounts of frustration, violence, struggle, and triumph that once shocked American readers. The most extraordinary feature of this edition is the extensive introduction that provides the key to this misunderstood American classic. The book's relationship to Whitman is clearly established, and the important influences of Browning, Goethe, Spinoza, and others are revealed for the first time.

John Hallwas's approach combines cultural, biographical, philosophical, psychoanalytic, mythic, and symbolic insights--and concludes with a stunning reassessment of "Our New Poet." The annotated Spoon River Anthology supersedes 75 years of largely misdirected critical commentary. It will send a new generation of readers back to this surprisingly complex book that probes so deeply into the American consciousness--and will send Masters back into our national anthologies.


$16.95
ISBN-13: 9780762778270
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Published: Globe Pequot, 8/2013
Myths and Mysteries of Illinois explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in the Land of Lincoln's history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in Illinois history.

$14.95
ISBN-13: 9780762761289
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Published: Globe Pequot, 8/2011
This book offers an inside look at over 25 interesting and unusual episodes that shaped the history of the Prairie State. From the 1908 race riots in Springfield to Ron Blagojevich's impeachment in 2009, this book will cover a wide range of Illinois history.

$16.95
ISBN-13: 9780762758616
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Globe Pequot, 2/2011
Whether you're a born-and-raised Illinoisan, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Illinois Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Richard Moreno takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Prairie State. Take a date to the World's Largest Laundromat, a 13,500-square-foot facility in Berwyn with 153 washers and 148 dryers in nearly constant use.Enter Chicago's "sub" culture with a museum visit to the U-505, the only German submarine in the United States.Visit the site in Carthage where Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith was murdered on June 27, 1844. Learn about the strange case of H. H. Holmes' notorious Murder Castle and the sad tale of Burr Oak Cemetery.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Long Haul

A family road trip is supposed to be a lot of fun . . . unless, of course, you’re the Heffleys. The journey starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns. Gas station bathrooms, crazed seagulls, a fender bender, and a runaway pig—not exactly Greg Heffley’s idea of a good time. But even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure—and this is one the Heffleys won’t soon forget.

 

The Long Haul (Hardcover)

$13.95
ISBN-13: 9781419711893
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Published: Amulet Books, 11/2014
The Heffley family road trip starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns--with everything from a fender bender to crazed seagulls--but even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure, and this is one the Heffleys won't soon forget.

Kingfisher Illustrated Horse & Pony Encyclopedia

Horse & Pony Encyclopedia 
The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse & Pony Encyclopedia by Sandy Ransford is a fantastic gift for children who dream of having a horse or pony of their own. There is a clear introduction to the horse followed by chapters explaining horse and pony care, riding lessons, and breeds. The encyclopedia is packed full of gorgeous photographs of horses and ponies -- showing how they look, what they do, and where in the world they are found. And of course every horse lover wants to ride, and The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse & Pony Encyclopedia takes the novice rider from first mount to cantering and galloping.
$24.99
ISBN-13: 9780753464854
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Published: Kingfisher, 10/2010
This encyclopedia is a comprehensive introduction to the horse that covers all aspects of horsemanship including the anatomy of the horse, the fine points of horse and pony care, riding, and a detailed guide to breeds. Full color.

Smokin' in the Boys' Room: Southern Recipes from the Winingest Woman in Barbecue

Smokin in the Boys Room
Top pitmaster and restaurateur Melissa Cookston, 2014 Memphis in May Whole Hog World Champion, two-time overall world champion and the winningest woman in barbecue, presents Southern Delta and barbecue recipes full of smoke and spice, as well as stories filled with the trademark fire and vinegar that make her a TV favorite, too.

One of the world's top pitmasters and the 2014 Memphis in May Whole Hog World Champion, Melissa regularly smokes the competition on the barbecue contest circuit. Now, you can enjoy some of her best recipes for not only the barbecue that has made her famous, but also for baked and fried favorites, oh-so-good sides, and decadent desserts that will stick to your ribs.

In Smokin' in the Boys' Room, Melissa shares the inspiring story of how she got into barbecue and worked her way to the top with grit and determination, even becoming known for smoking a whole hog like no one else--an uncommon feat in the barbecue world. She also shares tips and tricks for turning out great meals from the grill, from Slow-Smoked Competition Brisket, to Fire-Grilled Pork T-Bones with Hoe Cakes and Mississippi Caviar, and even Grilled Pineapple Upside Down Cake. And no true Southern cook would be without her Buttermilk Fried Chicken, BBQ Shrimp and Grits, and Red Beans and Rice.

The recipes cover the gamut, from sauces and seasoning blends, to pork and bacon, beef, poultry, and seafood, as well as a few sides and desserts to round out the meal. Some are traditional favorites wherever you may live, and others are true to Melissa's Delta roots. Many have won contests, and all are top-notch, having been honed to perfection in competitions or in the kitchens of Melissa's restaurants, Memphis Barbecue Company.

Whether you're a contest veteran or just getting started, there's something for everyone in Smokin' in the Boys' Room. As Melissa can tell you, anyone can learn to man the grill. To be really good at it, it just takes a little work and a little attitude.
$22.99
ISBN-13: 9781449441982
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing, 4/2014
The author shares her inspiring story of how she got into barbecue and worked her way to the top with grit and determination. She also picks her best recipes from her winning grilling cookoffs.

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