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This book traces the history of dance in Ireland and reveals how Irish dance has survived centuries of emigration, invasion, and persecution. It is more than the history of dance, however, with chapters on music, dance costumes, competitions, and the phenomenal revival. The book also defines the social and cultural significance of dance in Ireland and among the Irish Diaspora. For the smitten fan of Irish dance, there are instructions and illustrated steps to two elementary dances. Hardcover.
’Round Christmastime, things are a little different on the Emerald Isle. Father Christmas with his Irish eyes twinkling ushers in his seven elves, to enjoy the poteen and plum pudding and unpack his large sack. And thus begins the wondrous Irish Night Before Christmas. Hardcover.
For years, visitors to Chicagoland farmers’ markets have counted on Jamlady’s impressive selection of jams and jellies to add excitement to meals. This cookbook puts a dazzling array of foods often thought of as mere condiments front and center, within reach of even those home cooks with basic skills, limited time, and access to simple ingredients.
The first complete source for collectors and researchers of Gruelle memorabilia. This illustrated biography of an American illustrator, children’s author, and doll and toy designer chronicles Gruelle’s life, exploring how Raggedy Ann and Andy evolved over the years. Includes rare and previously unpublished photographs. Hardcover.
Who could add to the merriment of St. Patrick’s Day more than leprechauns? When they make up their minds, they are determined to make mischief . . . and that is just what they do in A Leprechaun’s St. Patrick’s Day. Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will never be the same!
Older siblings are notorious for reluctantly welcoming home a new bundle of joy, and many parents know the difficulty of teaching the firstborn to “love the baby.” In this new picture book by the award-winning team of Steven Layne and Ard Hoyt, the refrain of “looooove the baby” is repeated often enough for it to eventually come true for the once insecure and spiteful older brother.
This delightfully entertaining story introduces the reader to Meghan and Sean O’Sullivan, their three grandaunties, and Lucky O’Leprechaun, who has pestered the O’Sullivans since the time of the Vikings. Hardcover.
Legend has it that most leprechauns are content spending their days counting their gold and playing tricks on unsuspecting mortals in Ireland, the land of their birth. A few have managed, intentionally or not, to find their way to America. This delightful follow-up story to Lucky O’Leprechaun introduces young readers to the O’Sullivan family and the leprechaun who has pestered them since the time of the Vikings. Hardcover.
The adventure never ends when Lucky O’Leprechaun is around. Returning for a third adventure, Jana Dillon’s lively trickster inadvertently helps a little boy adjust to a new school. Hardcover.
In the farm home of America’s past, the hearth of the home—the kitchen—represented the warmth and well-being of the family that met daily to enjoy hearty, homemade food and converse with pleasure. Award-winning artist Bob Artley evokes this ideal in this beautiful homage to the traditional Midwestern farm kitchen. Filled with heirloom family recipes and cozy memories and accompanied by Artley’s signature pen-and-ink drawings and full-color illustrations, this memoir provides a nostalgic and affectionate look at rural life, family, and food from a simpler time.
In this cautionary tale, the themes of loyalty, leadership, and identity are all called into question as Dirk and his friends struggle to conquer The Merger. When they take a dangerous journey into the past with the hope of restoring the world’s natural timeline, each of them must struggle with their own inadequacies and deal with all-too-human failings, despite their special powers. Mergers’ riveting plot and supernatural characters will keep teens engaged while reminding them of each individual’s potential to change the world.
Joey has everything going for him: he’s smart, he’s finally eight (and a half), and his parents at last understand he’s old enough to be left at home alone until his older brother, Dan, comes home. But maybe things aren’t as good as they seem. Joey is also everything monsters that enjoy pan-fried boys look for. To a monster, Joey is just a delicious, defenseless morsel. Hardcover.
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From the butchering of the pigs in springtime to the plowing of the corn in the summer, Bob Artley describes the sometimes tedious, sometimes enjoyable, aspects of growing up on an American farm. Artley’s farm is neither ideal nor outmoded, but simply his world as it was in a particular time and place. Hardcover.
If you ask a group of five-year-olds what they want to be when they grow up, one of the first responses you get is “a policeman.” This alphabetical police primer kicks off with A is for academy and ends with Z is for zoom lens. In between, children learn the basics of police work including when the first force began, the equipment used on the job, and some of the different careers in law enforcement.
More than just a cookbook, this encyclopedic guide seeks to teach methods of applying the many concepts of cooking to our everyday lives. From pickles and relishes to chutneys and sauces, the process of food preservation is thoroughly demonstrated.
In the fourth book of Steven L. Layne’s Growing with Family Series, he captures a child’s longing for a pet and introduces the realities of owning one.
Though everybody else has settled down for a long winter’s nap, poor Principal Swell has his hands full. With state-mandated paperwork, computers to fix, bus routes to unknot, not to mention discipline and field trips and all the concerned parents, it seems he’ll never get back home to his own family! Hardcover.
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