What Day Again Tori Tori Tori Genre: Productivity Price: $0.99 Release Date: June 22, 2012 ? © Tori George
Being George Washington The Indispensable Man, As You’ve Never Seen Him Glenn Beck Genre: Politics & Current Events Price: $12.99 Expected Publish Date: November 22, 2011 Publisher: Threshold Editions Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc. IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW GEORGE WASHINGTON, THINK AGAIN. This is the amazing true story of a real-life superhero who wore no cape and possessed no special powers — yet changed the world forever. It’s a story about a man whose life reads as if it were torn from the pages of an action novel: Bullet holes through his clothing. Horses shot out from under him. Unimaginable hardship. Disease. Heroism. Spies and double-agents. And, of course, the unmistakable hand of Divine Providence that guided it all. Being George Washington is a whole new way to look at history. You won’t simply read about the awful winter spent at Valley Forge — you’ll live it right alongside Washington. You’ll be on the boat with him crossing the Delaware, in the trenches with him at Yorktown, and standing next to him at the Constitutional Convention as a new republic is finally born. Through these stories you’ll not only learn our real history (and how it applies to today), you’ll also see how the media and others have distorted our view of it. It’s ironic that the best-known fact about George Washington — that he chopped down a cherry tree — is a complete lie. It’s even more ironic when you consider that a lie was thought necessary to prove he could not tell one. For all of his heroism and triumphs, Washington’s single greatest accomplishment was the man he created in the process: courageous and principled, fair and just, respectful to all. But he was also something else: flawed. It’s those flaws that should give us hope for today. After all, if Washington had been perfect, then there would be no way to build another one. That’s why this book is not just about being George Washington in 1776, it’s about the struggle to be him every single day of our lives. Understanding the way he turned himself from an uneducated farmer into the Indispensable (yet imperfect) Man, is the only way to build a new generation of George Washingtons that can take on the extraordinary challenges that America is once again facing.
Curious George Goes Camping H.A. Rey & Maria Sidmore Genre: Children’s Fiction Price: $5.99 Publish Date: October 25, 1999 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Seller: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company When the man with the yellow hat takes George camping, George is very excited. There is so much to do at the campsite—pitching a tent, gathering water, meeting fellow campers—that George hardly knows where to begin (he only hopes the day will end with a roasted marshmallow!). When George’s knack for unintentional mischief gets him lost deep in the woods, George is scared . . . and being sprayed by a skunk only adds to the trouble. But George puts on a brave face, and he ends up saving the day when he puts out a small fire that could have endangered the forest. With this Read-Along Fun with Curious George edition you can listen, read along, and learn with Curious George. Great for car trips, perfect for classroom storytelling, and even right for quiet time. The book is narrated by Maria Sidmore.
Life Is So Good George Dawson & Richard Glaubman Genre: Biographies & Memoirs Price: $11.99 Publish Date: February 01, 2000 Publisher: Random House Group Seller: Random House Digital, Inc. (Books) What makes a happy person, a happy life? In this remarkable book, George Dawson, a 101-year-old man who learned to read when he was 98, reflects on the philosophy he learned from his father — a belief that "life is so good" — as he offers valuable lessons in living and a fresh, firsthand view of America during the twentieth century. Born in 1898 in Marshall, Texas, the grandson of slaves, George Dawson tells how his father, despite hardships, always believed in seeing the richness in life and trained his children to do the same. As a boy, George had to go to work to help support the family, and so he did not attend school or learn to read; yet he describes how he learned to read the world and survive in it. "We make our own way," he says. "Trouble is out there, but a person can leave it alone and just do the right thing. Then, if trouble still finds you, you’ve done the best you can." At ninety-eight, George decided to learn to read and enrolled in a literacy program, becoming a celebrated student. "Every morning I get up and I wonder what I might learn that day. You just never know." In Life Is So Good , he shares wisdom on everything from parenting ("With children, you got to raise them. Some parents these days are growing children, not raising them") to attitude ("People worry too much. Life is good, just the way it is"). Richard Glaubman captures George Dawson’s irresistible voice and view of the world, offering insights into humanity, history, and America — eyewitness impressions of segregation, changes in human relations, the wars and the presidents, inventions such as the car and the airplane, and much, much more. And throughout his story, George Dawson inspires the reader with the message that sustained him happily for more than a century: "Life is so good. I do believe it’s getting better."
Curious George at the Aquarium H.A. Rey Genre: Children’s Fiction Price: $3.99 Publish Date: September 03, 2007 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Seller: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company Splash! The aquarium is a big place for a little monkey, and there is so much to see. George’s curiosity soon helps him to make lots of penguin friends . . . and lots of trouble! The paperback edition includes educational fun facts about aquariums and sea life, provided by the director of the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut. Bonus activities in the paperback edition include a maze and a word jumble. For more fun with George, check out www.curiousgeorge.com and get all the latest news and information about Curious George, books, promotions, games, activities, and more!