Featured Books in Support of National Recreation Day - August 15

Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia

By Vin T. Sparano

  The ultimate do-it-yourself guide for the outdoors enthusiast, completely updated for today's outdoorsman and now in full color. This latest (fifth) edition of the award-winning  Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia  will again prove to be the most effective outdoor skills instruction book ever published. This monumental guide to the outdoors is produced for the first time in full color, featuring more than 1,300 photographs and 1,000 diagrams and illustrations. 

The ultimate do-it-yourself guide for the outdoors enthusiast, completely updated for today's outdoorsman and now in full color. This latest (fifth) edition of the award-winning Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia will again prove to be the most effective outdoor skills instruction book ever published. This monumental guide to the outdoors is produced for the first time in full color, featuring more than 1,300 photographs and 1,000 diagrams and illustrations. 

Black Faces, White Spaces

Reimagining the Relationships of African Americans to the Great Outdoors

By Carolyn Finney

  Why are African Americans so underrepresented when it comes to interest in nature, outdoor recreation, and environmentalism? In this thought-provoking study, Carolyn Finney looks beyond the discourse of the environmental justice movement to examine how the natural environment has been understood, commodified, and represented by both white and black Americans. Bridging the fields of environmental history, cultural studies, critical race studies, and geography, Finney argues that the legacies of slavery, Jim Crow, and racial violence have shaped cultural understandings of the "great outdoors" and determined who should and can have access to natural spaces. 

Why are African Americans so underrepresented when it comes to interest in nature, outdoor recreation, and environmentalism? In this thought-provoking study, Carolyn Finney looks beyond the discourse of the environmental justice movement to examine how the natural environment has been understood, commodified, and represented by both white and black Americans. Bridging the fields of environmental history, cultural studies, critical race studies, and geography, Finney argues that the legacies of slavery, Jim Crow, and racial violence have shaped cultural understandings of the "great outdoors" and determined who should and can have access to natural spaces. 

Hello Bicycle

An Inspired Guide to the Two-Wheeled Life

By Anna Brones

  Believe or not, anyone can be great at cycling. Let  Hello, Bicycle  empower you. Riding a bike is one of life’s simple joys—it’s fun, freeing, and good for the planet and our health.  Hello, Bicycle  is a practical guide to the bike life with real-world advice, covering everything you need to know to up your bicycling game and ride with confidence and style. 

Believe or not, anyone can be great at cycling. Let Hello, Bicycle empower you. Riding a bike is one of life’s simple joys—it’s fun, freeing, and good for the planet and our health. Hello, Bicycle is a practical guide to the bike life with real-world advice, covering everything you need to know to up your bicycling game and ride with confidence and style. 

Featured Books on Mindfulness

How to Meditate

A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind

By Pema Chödrön  

  When we look for a meditation teacher, we want someone who has an intimate knowledge of the path. That's why so many have turned to Pema Chödrön, whose gentle yet straightforward guidance has been a lifesaver for both first-time and experienced meditators. With  How to Meditate , the American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun presents her first book that explores in-depth what she considers the essentials for an evolving practice that helps you live in a wholehearted way.

When we look for a meditation teacher, we want someone who has an intimate knowledge of the path. That's why so many have turned to Pema Chödrön, whose gentle yet straightforward guidance has been a lifesaver for both first-time and experienced meditators. With How to Meditate, the American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun presents her first book that explores in-depth what she considers the essentials for an evolving practice that helps you live in a wholehearted way.

Blissology

The Art & Science of Happiness

By Andy Baggott

  This is a real, hands-on approach―you don’t need to take great leaps of faith or radically change your beliefs in order to achieve a better life. Dare to dream, keep a joy journal, learn how to set your day. With these tools and techniques, you can immediately begin to use the art and science of blissology to create a life that is truly fulfilling and successful.

This is a real, hands-on approach―you don’t need to take great leaps of faith or radically change your beliefs in order to achieve a better life. Dare to dream, keep a joy journal, learn how to set your day. With these tools and techniques, you can immediately begin to use the art and science of blissology to create a life that is truly fulfilling and successful.

The Five Side Effects of Kindness

Caution! This Book Will Make You Feel Better, Be Happier & Live Longer

By David Hamilton, PhD

  Despite what you might have been told, we’re not inherently selfish. The truth is we’re inherently kind. Scientific evidence has proven that kindness changes the brain, impacts the heart and immune system, is an antidote to depression and even slows the aging process. We’re actually genetically wired to be kind. In The  Five Side Effects of Kindness , David Hamilton shows that the effects of kindness are felt daily throughout our nervous system. When we’re kind we feel happier and our bodies are healthiest.

Despite what you might have been told, we’re not inherently selfish. The truth is we’re inherently kind. Scientific evidence has proven that kindness changes the brain, impacts the heart and immune system, is an antidote to depression and even slows the aging process. We’re actually genetically wired to be kind. In The Five Side Effects of Kindness, David Hamilton shows that the effects of kindness are felt daily throughout our nervous system. When we’re kind we feel happier and our bodies are healthiest.


More August Featured Books

Morning Cardio Workouts

Energize a.m. routines with exercises for every schedule and lifestyle

By June E. Kahn and Lawrence J.M. Biscontini

  A cardio workout to fit every morning schedule! You know that exercising in the morning is the best way to exercise regularly, manage weight, and energize your day.  Morning Cardio Workouts  explains how to maximize the benefits of your morning exercise routine.

A cardio workout to fit every morning schedule! You know that exercising in the morning is the best way to exercise regularly, manage weight, and energize your day. Morning Cardio Workouts explains how to maximize the benefits of your morning exercise routine.

The New Rules of Posture

How to Sit, Stand, and Move in the Modern World

By Mary Bond

  In  The New Rules of Posture , Mary Bond approaches postural changes from the inside out. She explains that healthy posture comes from a new sense we can learn to feel, not by training our muscles into an ideal shape. Drawing from 35 years of helping people improve their bodies, she shows how habitual movement patterns and emotional factors lead to unhealthy posture. She contends that posture is the physical action we take to orient ourselves in relation to situations, emotions, and people; in order to improve our posture, we need to examine both our physical postural traits and the self-expression that underlies the way we sit, stand, and move. The way we walk, she says, is our body’s signature. 

In The New Rules of Posture, Mary Bond approaches postural changes from the inside out. She explains that healthy posture comes from a new sense we can learn to feel, not by training our muscles into an ideal shape. Drawing from 35 years of helping people improve their bodies, she shows how habitual movement patterns and emotional factors lead to unhealthy posture. She contends that posture is the physical action we take to orient ourselves in relation to situations, emotions, and people; in order to improve our posture, we need to examine both our physical postural traits and the self-expression that underlies the way we sit, stand, and move. The way we walk, she says, is our body’s signature. 

Tai Chi Illustrated

For greater balance, relaxation, and health

By Master Pixiang Qui, and Weimo Zhu

   Tai Chi Illustrated  is a step-by-step guide complete with detailed instructions and full-color photo sequences for the basic movements and popular forms, such as Grasp Sparrow’s Tail and Part the Wild Horse’s Mane. You will connect the forms to follow the yang-style sample routines, or create your own to address your health and fitness needs.

Tai Chi Illustrated is a step-by-step guide complete with detailed instructions and full-color photo sequences for the basic movements and popular forms, such as Grasp Sparrow’s Tail and Part the Wild Horse’s Mane. You will connect the forms to follow the yang-style sample routines, or create your own to address your health and fitness needs.

The secret Life of Fat

The Science Behind the Body’s Least-Understood Organ and What it Means for You

By Sylvia Tara, PhD

  Fat is not just excess weight, but actually a dynamic, smart, and self-sustaining organ that influences everything from aging and immunity to mood and fertility. With cutting-edge research and riveting case studies―including the story of a girl who had no fat, and that of a young woman who couldn’t stop eating―Dr. Sylvia Tara reveals the surprising science behind our most misunderstood body part and its incredible ability to defend itself. Exploring the unexpected ways viruses, hormones, sleep, and genetics impact fat, Tara uncovers the true secret to losing weight: working with your fat, not against it.

Fat is not just excess weight, but actually a dynamic, smart, and self-sustaining organ that influences everything from aging and immunity to mood and fertility. With cutting-edge research and riveting case studies―including the story of a girl who had no fat, and that of a young woman who couldn’t stop eating―Dr. Sylvia Tara reveals the surprising science behind our most misunderstood body part and its incredible ability to defend itself. Exploring the unexpected ways viruses, hormones, sleep, and genetics impact fat, Tara uncovers the true secret to losing weight: working with your fat, not against it.

Food for Health & Healing

Remedies & Recipes Based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, PhD

  This unique book contains a wealth of knowledge on food and health. Yogi Bhajan combines ancient Indian medical teachings with his own practical experience as a master of the healing arts and a master chef. 

This unique book contains a wealth of knowledge on food and health. Yogi Bhajan combines ancient Indian medical teachings with his own practical experience as a master of the healing arts and a master chef. 


Featured Books for Young Readers!

In Support of National Recreation Day - 8/15

Let’s Go Outside

Outdoor Activities and Projects to Get You and Your Kids Close to Nature

By Jennifer Ward

  Engage your child in outdoor play, nature outings, and environmental explorations. Chase and be chased in a game of capture the flag. Use the power of the sun to craft your own shadow prints. Explore the stars on a late night walk. Create a field guide to your neighborhood.  Through 52 ideas—some classic and some new— Let's Go Outside!  offers a range of activities perfect for children ages 8 to 12. Whether you're in the country, the city, or anywhere in between, this book is sure to help you get outside—and run, dance, hike, or camp—with your preteen. 

Engage your child in outdoor play, nature outings, and environmental explorations. Chase and be chased in a game of capture the flag. Use the power of the sun to craft your own shadow prints. Explore the stars on a late night walk. Create a field guide to your neighborhood.  Through 52 ideas—some classic and some new—Let's Go Outside! offers a range of activities perfect for children ages 8 to 12. Whether you're in the country, the city, or anywhere in between, this book is sure to help you get outside—and run, dance, hike, or camp—with your preteen. 

Featured Books on Mindfulness for Youth

Breathe and Be

A Book of Mindfulness Poems

By Kate Coombs

  Hear thunder crash, feel your toes touch sand, and watch leaves drift softly away on a quiet stream. The simple poems in  Breathe and Be  help children learn mindfulness as they connect to the beauty of the natural world. Mindfulness teaches us how to stay calm, soothe our emotions, and appreciate the world around us. Whether we’re watching tiny colored fish darting in the water or exploring the leaves, branches, and roots of a towering tree, the thoughtful words and the lovely art of  Breathe and Be  remind us how much joy we can find by simply living with awareness and inner peace.

Hear thunder crash, feel your toes touch sand, and watch leaves drift softly away on a quiet stream. The simple poems in Breathe and Be help children learn mindfulness as they connect to the beauty of the natural world. Mindfulness teaches us how to stay calm, soothe our emotions, and appreciate the world around us. Whether we’re watching tiny colored fish darting in the water or exploring the leaves, branches, and roots of a towering tree, the thoughtful words and the lovely art of Breathe and Be remind us how much joy we can find by simply living with awareness and inner peace.

Mindful Kids!

50 Mindfulness Activities for Kindness, Focus, and Calm

By Whitney Stewart, and Mina Brown

  This boxed card deck includes 50 creative mindfulness games, visualizations and exercises divided into 5 categories to help children feel grounded, find calm, improve focus, practice loving-kindness and relax. Whimsical full-color illustrations on both sides of the cards break down each practice into easy-to-follow steps. Tips on individual cards plus an 8-page instructional booklet show modifications that make these activities inclusive for children of all abilities.

This boxed card deck includes 50 creative mindfulness games, visualizations and exercises divided into 5 categories to help children feel grounded, find calm, improve focus, practice loving-kindness and relax. Whimsical full-color illustrations on both sides of the cards break down each practice into easy-to-follow steps. Tips on individual cards plus an 8-page instructional booklet show modifications that make these activities inclusive for children of all abilities.

Yoga Bug

Simple Poses for Little Ones

  This delightfully illustrated board book brings the fun and benefits of authentic yoga practice to infants and toddlers.  Yoga Bug  guides children through ten authentic yoga poses named after insects that unfold in an irresistibly whimsical flow of play, imagination, and movement. Kids will want to return to them again and again.

This delightfully illustrated board book brings the fun and benefits of authentic yoga practice to infants and toddlers. Yoga Bug guides children through ten authentic yoga poses named after insects that unfold in an irresistibly whimsical flow of play, imagination, and movement. Kids will want to return to them again and again.

Locomotive

Rhymes

By Julian Tuwim, Drawings by Lewis and Him

   In the late 1930s renowned Polish poet Julian Tuwim, was asked to write three poems for children. The publisher Przeworski connected the three poems into one book, Locomotive, and commissioned illustrations from celebrated Polish illustration duo Lewitt and Him. Locomotive was the beginning of a creative partnership that lasted many years. Featuring the original three poems, Locomotive, The Turnip, and The Bird’s Broadcast, children learn what’s inside each train carriage as it chugs along, how many people, animals, and friends it takes to pull a turnip from the ground, and what happens when birds of all kinds gather for a meeting in the woods.

In the late 1930s renowned Polish poet Julian Tuwim, was asked to write three poems for children. The publisher Przeworski connected the three poems into one book, Locomotive, and commissioned illustrations from celebrated Polish illustration duo Lewitt and Him. Locomotive was the beginning of a creative partnership that lasted many years. Featuring the original three poems, Locomotive, The Turnip, and The Bird’s Broadcast, children learn what’s inside each train carriage as it chugs along, how many people, animals, and friends it takes to pull a turnip from the ground, and what happens when birds of all kinds gather for a meeting in the woods.

 

Classic Little Golden Book Library

A Collection to Treasure

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Counting on Katherine

How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo

By Helaine Becker

  The bold story of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA during the space race and was depicted in the film Hidden Figures.    As a child, Katherine Johnson loved to count. She counted the steps on the road, the number of dishes and spoons she washed in the kitchen sink, everything! Boundless, curious, and excited by calculations, young Katherine longed to know as much as she could about math, about the universe. From Katherine's early beginnings as a gifted student to her heroic accomplishments as a prominent mathematician at NASA, this is the story of a groundbreaking American woman who not only calculated the course of moon landings but, in turn, saved lives and made enormous contributions to history.

The bold story of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA during the space race and was depicted in the film Hidden Figures.

As a child, Katherine Johnson loved to count. She counted the steps on the road, the number of dishes and spoons she washed in the kitchen sink, everything! Boundless, curious, and excited by calculations, young Katherine longed to know as much as she could about math, about the universe. From Katherine's early beginnings as a gifted student to her heroic accomplishments as a prominent mathematician at NASA, this is the story of a groundbreaking American woman who not only calculated the course of moon landings but, in turn, saved lives and made enormous contributions to history.

The Kid’s Guide to Birds of Michigan

  Stan Tekiela’s famous Birds of Michigan Field Guide has been delighting bird watchers for decades. Now, the award-winning author has written the perfect bird identification guide for children! The Kids’ Guide to Birds of Michigan features 86 of the most common and important birds to know, with species organized by color for ease of use. 

Stan Tekiela’s famous Birds of Michigan Field Guide has been delighting bird watchers for decades. Now, the award-winning author has written the perfect bird identification guide for children! The Kids’ Guide to Birds of Michigan features 86 of the most common and important birds to know, with species organized by color for ease of use. 

Fun Facts, Activities and 86 Birds

By Stan Tekiela

Evolution of Babies

By Chris Ferrie and Cara Florence

  Written by an expert, Evolution for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to evolutionary biology. Babies (and grownups!) will learn how organisms mutate, evolve, and survive. Co-written by Cara Florance, who has a PhD in Biochemistry and a BS in Chemistry with work experience in astrobiololgy and radiation decontamination. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become a scientist!

Written by an expert, Evolution for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to evolutionary biology. Babies (and grownups!) will learn how organisms mutate, evolve, and survive. Co-written by Cara Florance, who has a PhD in Biochemistry and a BS in Chemistry with work experience in astrobiololgy and radiation decontamination. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become a scientist!

What is Light?

By Markette Sheppard, Illustrated by Cathy Ann Johnson

  Lyrical text and crisp, cheerful illustrations illuminate What Is Light?, each page revealing the sparkle found in a child’s simple but extraordinary world. Young readers will enjoy discovering the special glow in everything from nature to the smiles of loved ones. The light revealed on the final page makes a fitting finale for this sweet, bright tale. This board book edition is the perfect size for little hands.

Lyrical text and crisp, cheerful illustrations illuminate What Is Light?, each page revealing the sparkle found in a child’s simple but extraordinary world. Young readers will enjoy discovering the special glow in everything from nature to the smiles of loved ones. The light revealed on the final page makes a fitting finale for this sweet, bright tale. This board book edition is the perfect size for little hands.



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   Detroit Resurgent  by Howard Bossen, John P. Beck, Gilles Perrin and Nicole Ewenczyk     Detroit Resurgent  explores the city through the voices of those working in a multitude of ways to reshape it into a twenty-first century urban space through the auto industry, urban agriculture and food production, entrepreneurial action and small business, visual and performing arts, activism, and visionary leadership.

Detroit Resurgent by Howard Bossen, John P. Beck, Gilles Perrin and Nicole Ewenczyk

Detroit Resurgent explores the city through the voices of those working in a multitude of ways to reshape it into a twenty-first century urban space through the auto industry, urban agriculture and food production, entrepreneurial action and small business, visual and performing arts, activism, and visionary leadership.

   A Detroit Anthology    Edited by Anna Clark

A Detroit Anthology Edited by Anna Clark