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