THE DAY THE UNIVERSE EXPLODED MY HEAD, by Allan Wolf, Illustrated by Anna Raff, Candlewick Press

Hang on tight for a raucous bounce through the solar system and back -- propelled by funny, fanciful, factually sound poems and exuberant illustrations. The universe poured into me. My brain was overloaded. It smoked and glowed red-hot. And then it actually exploded. Ever wonder what the sun has to say about being the closest … Continue reading THE DAY THE UNIVERSE EXPLODED MY HEAD, by Allan Wolf, Illustrated by Anna Raff, Candlewick Press

A GREEN PLACE TO BE: THE CREATION OF CENTRAL PARK, by Ashley Benham Yazdani, Candlewick Press

How did Central Park become a vibrant gem in the heart of New York City? Follow the visionaries behind the plan as it springs to green life. In 1858, New York City was growing so fast that new roads and tall buildings threatened to swallow up the remaining open space. The people needed a green … Continue reading A GREEN PLACE TO BE: THE CREATION OF CENTRAL PARK, by Ashley Benham Yazdani, Candlewick Press

THE LONDON UNDERWORLD, IN THE VICTORIAN PERIOD, AUTHENTIC FIRS-PERSON ACCOUNTS BY BEGGARS, THIEVES AND PROSTITUTES, by Henry Mayhew (and others), Dover Publications

The first and possibly the greatest sociological study of poverty in 19th-century London, this survey by a journalist invented the genre of oral history a century before the term was coined. Henry Mayhew vowed "to publish the history of a people, from the lips of the people themselves — giving a literal description of their … Continue reading THE LONDON UNDERWORLD, IN THE VICTORIAN PERIOD, AUTHENTIC FIRS-PERSON ACCOUNTS BY BEGGARS, THIEVES AND PROSTITUTES, by Henry Mayhew (and others), Dover Publications

THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF WEAPONS: ARMS AND ARMOUR FROM PREHISTORY TO THE AGE OF CHIVALRY, by R. Ewart Oakeshott, Dover Publications

Premodern weapons of war receive a tremendously detailed and thorough accounting in this volume — the work of a noted authority on medieval arms in Europe. Covering a period of 30 centuries, the study, like a richly woven tapestry, vividly describes the development of arms and armor — beginning with the weapons of the prehistoric … Continue reading THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF WEAPONS: ARMS AND ARMOUR FROM PREHISTORY TO THE AGE OF CHIVALRY, by R. Ewart Oakeshott, Dover Publications

LOST ISLANDS, THE STORY OF ISLANDS THAT HAVE VANISHED FROM NAUTICAL CHARTS, by Henry Stommel, Dover Publications

Hundreds of islands that once appeared on nautical charts and general atlases are now known to have vanished — or never even existed. How were they detected in the first place? Henry Stommel, an oceanographer and senior scientist at Massachusetts' Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, chronicles his fascinating research in documenting the false discoveries of these … Continue reading LOST ISLANDS, THE STORY OF ISLANDS THAT HAVE VANISHED FROM NAUTICAL CHARTS, by Henry Stommel, Dover Publications

Crash Course: How To Edit Your Novel

This is from: Go Here For the complete book: I read it and found it full of interesting and helpful ideas/concepts.  If you enjoyed reading it, consider following the site by adding your email to the newsletter and tell the owner your thoughts! ‘How To Edit Your Novel’ is a guide designed for writers who … Continue reading Crash Course: How To Edit Your Novel

THE SUPERPOWER FIELD GUIDE: BEAVERS, by Rachel Poliquin & Nicholas John Frith (illus), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company/HMH Books for Young Readers

Beavers, the first book in the new middle-grade nonfiction Superhero Field Guide series by Rachel Poliquin and award-winning illustrator Nicholas John Frith, is a delightfully informative, laugh-out-loud full-color look at the most unsuspecting of animal heroes, perfect for readers who like their facts served with a large dose of humor. Meet Elmer, an ordinary beaver. … Continue reading THE SUPERPOWER FIELD GUIDE: BEAVERS, by Rachel Poliquin & Nicholas John Frith (illus), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company/HMH Books for Young Readers

THE ANCIENT CELTS, by Barry Cunliffe, Oxford University Press

The archetypal `barbarians from the north', the Celts were feared for their ferocity in battle and admired as skilled craftsmen. For two and half thousand years the Celts have continued to fascinate all who have come into contact with them. THE ANCIENT CELTS presents an absorbing account of the tribes whose origins and identity still … Continue reading THE ANCIENT CELTS, by Barry Cunliffe, Oxford University Press

THE DARK DAYS CLUB, BOOK ONE; THE DARK DAYS PACT, BOOK TWO, OF THE LADY HELEN SERIES, by Alison Goodman, Viking & Razor Bill/Penguin Random House

  Books One & Two Book One: London, April 1812. On the eve of eighteen-year-old Lady Helen Wrexhall’s presentation to the queen, one of her family’s housemaids disappears-and Helen is drawn into the shadows of Regency London. There, she meets Lord Carlston, one of the few who can stop the perpetrators: a cabal of demons … Continue reading THE DARK DAYS CLUB, BOOK ONE; THE DARK DAYS PACT, BOOK TWO, OF THE LADY HELEN SERIES, by Alison Goodman, Viking & Razor Bill/Penguin Random House