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I Wish You More
The #1 New York Times bestselling children’s book Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld have combined their extraordinary talents to create an inspirational book that’s full of endless good wishes. Wishes for curiosity and wonder, for friendship and strength, laughter and peace. Whether celebrating life’s joyous milestones, sharing words of encouragement, or observing the wonder of everyday moments, this sweet book is for wishers of all ages! I Wish You More is the perfect graduation gift as well as a must-have, uplifting read sure to bring positivity to all who read it.
More books by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
1. Uni the Unicorn: How to Say Thank You
New York Times bestseller Uni the Unicorn is ready to learn all the ways we say thank you — in a kid-friendly paperback, complete with a punch-out thank you card! Celebrate the magic of believing with Uni the Unicorn! It’s a beautiful Autumn day in the Land of Unicorns. But when Uni finds a tree in the orchard drooping, Uni’s friend Silkie uses her magic to help the tree spring to life. Uni wants to say thank you, but isn’t sure how. Sunshine? A song? A little bit of Uni magic? Luckily, Uni knows just who to ask to learn how to say thank you! UNI 8×8’s are storybooks with a strong magical theme and a hopeful message (plus a punch-out thank you card, too!) In Uni’s beautiful world, we see Uni experiencing real world feelings that kids can identify with and familes want to read about.
2. Uni the Unicorn: Reindeer Helper
New York Times bestseller Uni the Unicorn is back in this original story! Celebrate the holiday season with the perfect gift, and ride along with Uni on a magical adventure to help Santa’s reindeer! Celebrate the magic of believing with Uni the Unicorn! When one of Santa’s reindeer gets lost on the busiest night of the year, it’s up to Uni to use a little unicorn magic and help out. Can Uni find the reindeer in time to save Christmas? Based on the New York Times bestselling Uni the Unicorn, everyone’s favorite unicorn is back in time for the holidays!
3. Uni the Unicorn: The Haunted Pumpkin Patch
Uni the Unicorn is ready for Halloween — and kids will find a special treat of sparkly stickers inside, too! Celebrate the magic of believing with Uni the Unicorn! This new line of UNI THE UNICORN paperback storybooks begins with a spooky twist! Uni is planting a pumpkin patch. But, uh oh! Uni’s very first pumpkin gets squished! Uni’s friend Goldie thinks she saw something spooky in the pumpkin patch… What could it be? Uni isn’t scared — Uni knows just how to be brave and solve the mystery! UNI 8×8’s are storybooks with a strong magical theme and a hopeful message (plus a sticker sheet, too!). We see Uni experiencing real world feelings that familes want to read about and kids can identify with. Look for Uni the Unicorn: How to Say Thank You! coming soon.
4. Uni and the Butterfly (Uni the Unicorn)
Uni cares for a chrysalis and wants to keep it as a pet, but when the butterfly emerges, she learns some animals are meant to be wild.
5. Uni’s Wish for Wings ( Uni the Unicorn)
“Watching birds soar through the sky makes Uni want to fly!”–
6. My Uni the Unicorn Diary
7. Uni and the Perfect Present (Uni the Unicorn)
Uni the Unicorn for early readers! Another exciting Uni adventure that children will love in the Step into Reading series! Uni is generous, and wants to give Silkie a special present for his birthday. But Uni doesn’t have anything! So Uni asks different animals what they think the perfect present is. Uni gives Silkie many gifts on their special day together but there is one that is the most special. Uni the unicorn is a charming and relatable character! Fans of the picture books, as well as new Uni fans, will be excited to join this bighearted unicorn and friends on a new adventure of learning about disappointment and gratitude. Look for all the Uni readers: Uni the Unicorn Bakes a Cake Uni the Unicorn Goes to School Uni’s First Sleepover Step 2 readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. They are perfect for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.
8. Uni the Unicorn in the Real World
Uni the Unicorn visits her best friend in the real world, but when the little girl introduces Uni to her friends and family they discover no one else can see Uni unless they believe in magic.
9. Uni Brings Spring (Uni the Unicorn)
“When a cold snap hits, Uni must use her special powers to help bring spring back to the Land of Unicorns, and keep all the animals from freezing”–
10. Uni Paints a Rainbow (Uni the Unicorn)
“Uni’s magical horn taps the prettiest flowers in the Land of the Unicorns, and turns a drab world into a brilliant burst of color.”–
11. Uni the Unicorn Book and Toy Set
The magical story of friendship, unicorns, and the power of believing is now available as a book and toy set! In this clever twist on the age-old belief that there’s no such thing as unicorns, Uni the unicorn is told there’s no such thing as little girls! No matter what the grown-up unicorns say, Uni believes that little girls are real. Somewhere there must be a smart, strong, wonderful, magical little girl waiting to be best friends. In fact, far away (but not too far), a real little girl believes there is a unicorn waiting for her. This refreshing and sweet story of friendship reminds believers and nonbelievers alike that sometimes wishes really can come true. This special edition includes a smaller Paper-over-Board edition of Uni the Unicorn along with a Uni plush toy!
12. Moo-Moo, I Love You!
A moo-ving ode to the love between parent and child, from a bestselling team In this sweet picture book, New York Times–bestselling pair Tom Lichtenheld and Amy Krouse Rosenthal present udderly perfect expressions of affection to share between any cow and calf: I love you no matter your moo-d. I love giving you a big s-moo-ch. My love for you is as big as . . . a MOO-SE! With a universal message and warm, funny text that families will read and reread together, this is an exuberant book from two picture book superstars at their best.
13. Choo-Choo School
No racing in the haul-ways! From the late, beloved author Amy Krouse Rosenthal, a look at seven adorable train cars on their first day of school. All aboard the train-car pool! A new lineup of students is off and rolling to Choo-Choo School. After reciting their classroom rules — Work hard, play fair, be kind — it’s time for some math to get the wheels turning. Then everyone’s ready to climb a hill in gym (it’s good to blow off steam), sing songs in music (Flat Car is a bit off-key), and learn the whole alphabet, especially the letter R. In one of Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s last books, lighthearted verse portrays a world where train stations are classrooms, the conductor doubles as the teacher, and Boxcar is happy to hand out tissues to anyone who ah-choo-choos. Bright, energetic illustrations by animation artist Mike Yamada bring the whole clickety crew to rollicking life.
14. Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal
The bestselling author of Encyclopedia an Ordinary Life returns with a literary experience that is unprecedented, unforgettable, and explosively human. Ten years after her beloved, groundbreaking Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, #1 New York Times bestselling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal delivers a book full of her distinct blend of nonlinear narrative, wistful reflections, and insightful wit. It is a mighty, life-affirming work that sheds light on all the ordinary and extraordinary ways we are connected. Like she did with Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, Amy Krouse Rosenthal ingeniously adapts a standard format—a textbook, this time—to explore life’s lessons and experiences into a funny, wise, and poignant work of art. Not exactly a memoir, not just a collection of observations, Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a beautiful exploration into the many ways we are connected on this planet and speaks to the awe, bewilderment, and poignancy of being alive. “…a groundbreaking new twist on the traditional literary experience… Textbook is a delightful collection of interesting scenarios that directly point to life lessons. Rosenthal manages to spotlight grand moments and everyday moments with equal curiosity, proving that it can be both a privilege — and petrifying — to peek into one’s humanity.”—Associated Press “Rosenthal is a marvel… a talented storyteller with an experimental flair for formatting… This engaging, playful, and clever glimpse into one woman’s life offers lots of photographs, graphic illustrations, and diagrams, resulting in a book that will make readers smile as their notions of story delivery expand.” —Booklist
15. Little Miss, Big Sis Board Book
From the beloved New York Times bestselling team Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Peter H. Reynolds, this is the perfect book for children expecting a new sibling. Now available in board book! The big news is this: Little Miss becomes a big sis! Little Miss learns the wonders of becoming a big sister as she and her family celebrate the momentous arrival of a new baby. From Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Peter H. Reynolds, the creators of Plant a Kiss, comes a charming story about Little Miss, who is about to become a big sis. A perfect gift for any child becoming a big brother or sister and any expecting families!
16. Plant A Kiss
From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of Dear Girl, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, a simple and timeless celebration of the power of love. Little Miss planted a kiss… One small act of love blooms into something bigger and more dazzling than Little Miss could have ever imagined in this epic journey about life, kindness, and giving. Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Peter H. Reynolds team together to share a message of hope and to remind us all of the joys to be gained from being open and unselfish. Plant a Kiss works to spark the imagination of the youngest readers, but it will also resonate with anyone, such as a new graduate, who responds to the power of planting a kiss.
Meet Straw! He’s always rushed straight to the finish. But when his speedy streak gets the best of him, it takes a friend to show Straw how to drink in the amazing world around him. A companion to Spoon and Chopsticks, this delightful story celebrates the joys of taking it slow.
18. Don’t Blink!
“A page turns every time you blink, bringing you closer to the end of the book–and bedtime”–
19. Uni Goes to School (Uni the Unicorn)
Uni is eager to learn how to use her horn to fix things, but her teacher, Mr. Wise, says she must practice her magic and also use her heart.
20. The Wonder Book
Hello, You! So . . . this book is full of stuff I’ve always wondered about . . . Like: Did Miss Mary Mack have friends who liked other colors? Could everything important about the world be summarized in a poem that rhymes? How do Moms always know when you’re about to sneak a cookie? Who hid something under the Tooth Fairy’s pillow when she was a little girl? Inside you will find stories, short poems, lists, palindromes, visual treats, and random observations. Some parts are happy, some sad-ish, some silly, some serious, some crunchy, some with a soft center. You can open the book up anywhere and read. So the beginning could be the end, and the end could be the beginning. But I guess the middle is always the middle. . . . P.S. aren’t Paul’s drawings the best?!
21. Uni Bakes a Cake (Uni the Unicorn)
Uni the Unicorn helps her friend to bake and frost a cake they hope will win a contest
22. A Valentine for Uni the Unicorn
Return to the world of the magical bestsellers Uni the Unicorn and Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True with the first original Uni board book! A perfect Valentine’s Day gift for any unicorn lover! In this all-new board book based on the New York Times bestselling Uni the Unicorn, everyone’s favorite unicorn is hoping to receive a valentine from someone very special…YOU! Uni fans will be delighted to return to the magical land of unicorns for this special Valentine’s Day treat.
23. Uni the Unicorn Dream & Draw Activity Book
Uni the unicorn’s first coloring-and-activity book includes a punch-out unicorn, stickers, a poster, and plenty of sparkly, colorful games and puzzles! Connect the dots, color, and more with everyone’s favorite unicorn–Uni! This deluxe activity book for ages 3 to 7 is based on the New York Times bestselling picture books Uni the Unicorn and Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True. Activities include mazes, wordplay, doodle prompts, puzzles, stickers, and more! Best of all, there’s a sturdy punch-out Uni the unicorn for fans to play with, plus a poster (11″ x 14″), perfect for bedroom walls. Special notepad binding allows pages to tear out easily so they can be displayed and collected.
24. Uni’s Land of Unicorns (Board Book Boxed Set)
Beautiful board book editions of Uni the Unicorn and Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True are now available in a gifty boxed set! Unicorn lovers, rejoice! Both of these New York Times bestselling modern classics are available in scrumptious board book editions, packaged beautifully in this boxed set that’s perfect for baby showers, birthday gifts, and unicorn parties!
25. Uni The Unicorn And The Dream Come True
In this sparkly, magical sequel to the “New York Times” bestseller “Uni the Unicorn, ” Uni, who believes that little girls are real, and the little girl who believes in unicorns finally meet and work together to save a magical land. Full color.
26. Querida Nina
This picture book shows young girls how to love and accept themselves because they are special, wonderful, intelligent, and precious.
27. Uni’s First Sleepover
“Written by Candice Ransom; interior illustrations by Lissy Marlin”–Copyright page.
28. That’s Me Loving You
“New York Times”-bestselling author Rosenthal captures parents’ desire to be ever-present in this simple and touching poem offering reassurance of their love, now available in a board book. Full color.
29. Dear Girl
The #1 New York Times bestseller that Today show co-anchor Hoda Kotb calls “a beautiful, beautiful book.” The bestselling author of I Wish You More, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and her daughter Paris Rosenthal collaborate to bring you the heartwarming and inspiring Dear Girl, Dear Girl, is a love letter written for the special girl in your life; a gentle reminder that she’s powerful, strong, and holds a valuable place in the world. Through Amy and Paris’s charming text and Holly Hatam’s stunning illustrations, any girl reading this book will feel that she’s great just the way she is—whether she enjoys jumping in a muddy puddle, has a face full of freckles, or dances on table tops. Dear Girl, encourages girls to always be themselves and to love who they are—inside and out. Dear Girl, This book is for you. Wonderful, smart, beautiful you. If you ever need a reminder, just turn to any page in this book and know that you are special and you are loved. —Amy and Paris Celebrate graduations, birthdays, and other special moments with the dear girls in your life with the lasting gift of this remarkable book.
30. On the Spot
Readers are asked to provide objects, which are then inserted in blank spaces in the rhyming story about a child’s active day.
31. Exclamation Mark
From the bestselling creators of Duck! Rabbit!, an exciting tale of self-discovery! He stood out here. He stood out there. He tried everything to be more like them. It’s not easy being seen. Especially when you’re NOT like everyone else. Especially when what sets you apart is YOU. Sometimes we squish ourselves to fit in. We shrink. Twist. Bend. Until — ! — a friend shows the way to endless possibilities. In this bold and highly visual book, an emphatic but misplaced exclamation point learns that being different can be very exciting! Period.
32. Holy Cow, I Sure Do Love You!
“New York Times” bestselling authors, Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld return with an illustrated love note for your nearest and dearest, filled with moo-ving declarations uttered by one adorable cow. Like their New York Times bestseller “I Wish You More,” this humorous book is both an uplifting gift book for adults and a heartfelt picture bookfor children. Moo-ooh baby, I sure do love you is the opening line, narrated by a spotted cow drawn in simple emotive brushstrokes that are a Lichtenheld signature. I love you every which way . . . good moo-d, bad moo-d, weepy moo-d, weird moo-d, the cow continues in a string of bovine puns: I also love pizza, but that s a moo-t point. Drawn primarily in black and white on brown craft paper, the illustrations are simple, sophisticated, and appealing to all types of readers and all kinds of relationships the gender- and race-neutral cow is the perfect proxy for all of us. A wonderful valentine for a sweetheart, a loving gift for a grandparent, or a read-aloud message to a child, “Holy Cow” conveys deep feelings of affection and appreciation with the lighthearted humor for which the children s book bestselling duo Rosenthal and Lichtenheld are known.”
33. Awake Beautiful Child
From bestselling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal and award-winning artist Gracia Lam, a “delightful” read-aloud book about a child’s day, told solely through words beginning with the first three letters of the alphabet. (The New York Times) New York Times best-selling picture-book author Amy Krouse Rosenthal teams with award-winning artist Gracia Lam to tell the sweet, simple story of a young child’s typical day—from morning to bedtime. Like the title, each scene is described in three-word “ABC” phrases, such as “All Begins Cheerily” and “Always Be Curious.” Secret “ABC” scenes hidden throughout the artwork—as a secondary “seek and find” game of sorts—encourage multiple readings and reward close-looking. An ideal read-aloud book to read just after waking or just before bed.
Friends shape who we are. They make us laugh. They fill us with fun. They stand by us during life’s up and downs. And even when we disagree with our friends, if they’re tried-and-true, they don’t stay bent out of shape for long. That’s the beauty of a good buddy. This joyous book rejoices in the simple beauties of friendship, and reminds readers of all ages that it’s good to have a group of pals.
35. Une Amie Pour la Licorne
Licorne s’est toujours fait dire que les petites filles n’existaient pas. Malgré tout ce qu’on lui raconte, Licorne est certaine qu’elles sont vraies. Elle est persuadée qu’il y a quelque part une petite fille intelligente, forte et féerique qui aimerait devenir sa meilleure amie. Et comme de fait, non loin d’elle, une petite fille croit qu’il y a quelque part une licorne qui l’attend… Tous ceux et celles qui aiment s’abandonner à la rêverie tomberont sous le charme de ce conte à l’image des licornes : unique et magique. In this clever twist on the age-old belief that there’s no such thing as unicorns, Licorne the unicorn is told there’s no such thing as little girls! No matter what the grown-up unicorns say, Licorne believes that little girls are real. Somewhere there must be a smart, strong, wonderful, magical little girl waiting to be best friends. In fact, far away (but not too far), a real little girl believes there is a unicorn waiting for her. This refreshing and sweet story of friendship reminds believers and nonbelievers alike that sometimes wishes really can come true. Original title: Uni the Unicorn
Meet Spoon. He’s always been a happy little utensil. But lately, he feels like life as a spoon just isn’t cutting it. He thinks Fork, Knife, and The Chopsticks all have it so much better than him. But do they? And what do they think about Spoon? A book for all ages, Spoon serves as a gentle reminder to celebrate what makes us each special.
37. Uni the Unicorn: Read & Listen Edition
An original picture book about a unicorn from bestselling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal (Plant a Kiss). In this clever twist on the age-old belief that there’s no such thing as unicorns, Uni the unicorn is told there’s no such thing as little girls! No matter what the grown-up unicorns say, Uni believes that little girls are real. Somewhere there must be a smart, strong, wonderful, magical little girl waiting to be best friends. In fact, far away (but not too far), a real little girl believes there is a unicorn waiting for her. This refreshing and sweet story of friendship reminds believers and nonbelievers alike that sometimes wishes really can come true. This Read & Listen edition contains audio narration.
38. Duck! Rabbit!
From the award-winning author of Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink comes a clever take on the age-old optical illusion: is it a duck or a rabbit? Depends on how you look at it! Readers will find more than just Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s signature humor herethere’s also a subtle lesson for kids who don’t know when to let go of an argument. A smart, simple story that will make readers of all ages eager to take a side, Duck! Rabbit! makes it easy to agree on one thing—reading it again! Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally for devices that support audio, this ebook includes a read-along setting.
39. Point D’exclamation
“Nous avons tous un point d’exclamation au fond de nous, il s’agit simplement de le trouver …”–P of cover.
40. Bedtime for Mommy
When it’s Mommy’s bedtime, she begs her little girl — Five more minutes? Ok, but then brush your teeth! But then Mommy wants another glass of water…another story…luckily this little girl is very patient! A hilarious reversal of the classic bedtime routine in which a little girl puts Mommy (and then Daddy) to bed.
41. I Scream! Ice Cream!
Uses colorful illustrations to demonstrate examples of “wordles,” or wordplay phrases that sound alike but have different meanings, including “I see” and “icy,” and “I scream” and “ice cream.”
Shares illustrated clues and alphanumeric combinations that substitute numbers for letters with the same sound.
43. Bride-to-Be Book
A journal of memories from the proposal to I Do! by Amy K. Rosenthal.
44. Al Pha’s Bet
Wonderful things are being invented every day in Al Pha’s world-fire, the wheel, even shadows! His big chance to be part of history comes when the King announces that the twenty-six recently invented letters need to be put in order. Al makes a bet with himself that he’s the man for the job. Through a series of funny events, he eventually finds the perfect order for the letters, and the king rewards him by naming his creation the “Alphabet.” Sure to entertain and engage young readers, this book turns the ABC’s inside out. Kids will laugh at the quirky illustrations and clever wordplay, while wondering where the alphabet really did get its order.
45. This Plus That
What comes after 1 + 1? Just about anything! In this fanciful collection, Amy Krouse Rosenthal puts together unexpected combinations that always add up to something special. Whether it’s “wishes + frosting = birthday” or “birds + buds = spring,” each equation is a small delight. This Plus That shows again and again that life’s total experience is always greater than the sum of its parts.
46. The Ok Book
From the team that created the bestselling I Wish You More, this is a motivational picture book for exceptionally OK children! In this clever and visual play on words, OK is turned sideways, upside down, and right side up to show that being OK can really be quite great. With spare yet comforting illustrations and text, bestselling duo Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld celebrate the real skills and talents children possess, encouraging and empowering them to discover their own individual strengths and personalities. Whether OK personifies an OK skipper, an OK climber, an OK lightning bug catcher, or an OK whatever there is to experience, OK is an OK place to be. And being OK just may lead to the discovery of what makes one great.
47. Little Hoot
It’s not fair! All Little Owl wants is to go to bed at a reasonable hour, like his friends do. But no . . . Mama and Papa say little owls have to stay up late and play. So Little Owl spends all night jumping on his bed, playing on the jungle gym, and doing tricks on his skateboard but he’s hooting mad about it! Children who have a hard time going to bed will love this fun twist on the universal dilemma.
48. Little Pea
If Little Pea doesn’t eat all of his sweets, there will be no vegetables for dessert! What’s a young pea to do? Children who have trouble swallowing their veggies will love the way this pea-size picture book serves up a playful story they can relate to.
49. One Smart Cookie
Presents vocabulary words and life lessons, with cookie-baking as the theme of the book.
50. Sugar Cookies
This delectable follow-up to the bestselling Cookies and Christmas Cookies defines words that are associated with love. From letting your friend have the last cookie (selfless) to waiting to lick the bowl together (considerate), here is a book for anyone who wants to say I love you. Meanings are illuminated in this different kind of dictionary, which is every bit as heartwarming as the experience of baking cookies with someone you love. Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s sweet little lessons, mixed with warm and inviting illustrations by mother-daughter duo Jane Dyer and Brooke Dyer, make for a book that will hit the spot!
51. The Grandparent Book
This unique keepsake makes it easy and fun for grandparents to share their stories with their grandchildren. The Grandparent Book is organized into sections, each devoted to a stage of life: childhood, teenhood, adulthood, and (best of all) GRANDHOOD! With prompts for collecting grand memories and pages for grandparents and grandkids to fill out together, this journal is a great fuss-free way to bring generations together.
52. The Mother’s Guide to the Meaning of Life
“Mother” may be the most underappreciated job title of all time, as any woman who has raised children can confirm. Amy Krouse Rosenthal, proud mother of three, can certainly attest to that fact, which is why she has chosen to compile a “scrapbook” of the kinds of things any disheartened or overwhelmed mother needs to hear. She provides encouragement for women who want to start families but are afraid to, and support for women who already have families and sometimes wish they’d never started. The handy format makes this book perfect for picking up between warming bottle fluid, doing laundry, and putting away toys. Her advice will ring true to mothers (and mothers-to-be) of all ages.
53. Little Oink
Little Oink is a neat little pig, but his parents will not allow him to play until he is messy, as pigs should be.
54. Christmas Cookies: Bite-Size Holiday Lessons
This scrumptious follow-up to the bestselling Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons captures the spirit of the holiday season. From making the same kind of cookies at the same time each year (tradition) to decorating them with lots of sprinkles (celebrate), youngsters will gobble up vocabulary words and holiday lessons in this charming dictionary of sorts. Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s timeless morsels of wisdom paired with Jane Dyer’s cozy illustrations are as irresistible as the aroma of cookies fresh from the oven. Go ahead, take another bite!
55. It’s Not Fair!
Why’d I get the smaller half? Why don’t you yell at her? Why does my team always lose? Why can’t we have a pet giraffe? Because that’s life. And life can’t always go the way we want it to. But with this delightful and witty book, Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld reassure us that everyone, including pigs, planets, and square pegs, sometimes thinks: It’s not fair!
56. Words to Remember
With a delightfully edited collection of children’s quotes paired with exquisite, fanciful collage artwork, this lovely keepsake journal serves as a lasting keepsake of children’s observations that are brilliant, hilarious, and wonderful.
57. Encyclopaedia of an Ordinary Life
Encyclopaedia of an ordinary Life is a portrait of a life from A to Z, in which ‘A’ is for (amongst other things) the book’s author and subject, Amy. It gathers together an informal, apparently random collection of the thoughts, memories, quirks, niggles, people, pets and places that together get straight to the heart of how it feels to live an everyday life. How else could you go from BUTTERSCOTCH, to DISHWASHER, to LACY UNDERSHIRTS, via a diagram illustrating the possible consequences of INTRODUCING A FRIEND TO A FRIEND? Amy’s voice is witty, generous and rings absolutely true. Her delightful meanderings will make you laugh out loud and want to tell your friends. In a world saturated with stories of the extraordinary lives we aren’t living, Encyclopaedia is a celebration of the just plain ordinary, in all its glory.
58. Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life
A memoir in bite-size chunks from the author of the viral Modern Love column “You May Want to Marry My Husband.” “[Rosenthal] shines her generous light of humanity on the seemingly humdrum moments of life and shows how delightfully precious they actually are.” —The Chicago Sun-Times How do you conjure a life? Give the truest account of what you saw, felt, learned, loved, strived for? For Amy Krouse Rosenthal, the surprising answer came in the form of an encyclopedia. In Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life she has ingeniously adapted this centuries-old format for conveying knowledge into a poignant, wise, often funny, fully realized memoir. Using mostly short entries organized from A to Z, many of which are cross-referenced, Rosenthal captures in wonderful and episodic detail the moments, observations, and emotions that comprise a contemporary life. Start anywhere—preferably at the beginning—and see how one young woman’s alphabetized existence can open up and define the world in new and unexpected ways. An ordinary life, perhaps, but an extraordinary book.
59. States of Mind
Welcome to Absent-Minded. State Bird: Loon. State Flower: Forget-Me-Not. States of Mind inspires writers to chronicle their journey from one mental or emotional “state” to the next. With full-color artwork inspired by Route 66 travel imagery, this road trip-themed journal is sprinkled throughout with illustrated highway signs that invite the writer to imagine his or her state of mind as a physical place to visit or pass through. Featuring a lightweight, flexible cover and an elastic band closure, this portable journal is ideal for documenting all travels–real and imaginary! 160 pages (guided), 5 x 7 inches, with an elastic band closure
60. Karma Checks
Contained in the familiar pleather checkbook holder, Karma Checks consists of two separate booklets–one for Good Karma and one for Bad Karma. The checks are preprinted with messages that apply to common daily scenarios. Good Karma Checks are intended for acknowledging positive moments (receiving an unsolicited favor, being served by a waiter who doesn’t rush the table, having an excellent conversation with a stranger), while Bad Karma Checks are for admonishing bad behavior (talking loudly on a cell phone in a public place, chatting during a movie, stealing a parking spot). Fun to fill out and eminently practical, the Good Karma Checks are perfect for leaving on a recipient’s desk or tucking into a thank-you note. If you aren’t feeling bold enough to actually issue a Bad Karma Check, at least you’ll have the satisfaction of glaring at the perpetrator as you privately write one out! 60 pages, 6 3/8 x 3 5/8 inches
61. The Belly Book
A 9-month journal by Amy K. 96 two-color pages w/concealed wire-o binding.
62. One of Those Days
Children show that even when you have an unpleasant Sad for no Reason Day, an Itchy Sweater Day, or an Annoying Sibling Day, you can expect a better day tomorrow.
63. Spoken Gems
A journal for recording the funny, odd, and poignant things your child says.
64. The Same Phrase Describes My Marriage and My Breasts
Muses on the joys and realities of raising children in the 1990s
65. The Book of Eleven
Presents random thoughts on different subjects, including movies, restaurants, death, olives, sex, and answering machines
66. Legislative Performance in the States
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