Books, Books & More Books in this week’s Roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners! children’s Books, Adults Books & even an Anti-Cookbook! Be sure to scroll through the entire list so you don’t miss any of our new award-winners! All the items you see below won a Mom’s Choice Award during May 26, 2019 to June 1, 2019.
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The Anti-Cookbook: Easy, Thrifty Recipes for Food-Smart Living
Written by Shelley Onderdonk, Rebecca Bloom; Illustrated by Olivia Bloom; Edited by Shelley Onderdonk, Rebecca Bloom
The Anti-Cookbook inverts the idea that cooking is simply about following a recipe. A “cookbook” method of completing a task implies a mundane, thoughtless process. This book seeks to do the opposite — to inspire readers to think creatively about making meals and independently about the deeper issues surrounding food and nourishment. We want readers to see the sweetness of committing to themselves, to locally sourced ingredients and wholesome recipes, to sitting down to a homemade meal instead of dialing one up or paying someone else to cut the broccoli. If you have found yourself too often eating out of a bag or ordering up take-out, indulge yourself with our food-positive philosophy. Cook better, eat right, be well.
Cooking, Food & Wine
Sticks and Stones, Life Lessons From a Lawyer
Written by Theresa A. Lyons Esq.
LAWYERS ARE PEOPLE TOO! Brief, easy to read stories remind us that things are not always what we think. Crisply written, some tongue in cheek, the stories make you laugh, cry, think, and feel. You will never look at the law, or life for that matter, the same way again. You’ll be left with a sense that among the joys and triumphs and trials and sorrows, there is much we can learn from the law, and there is much the law can learn from us
Bello the Cello
Written by Dennis Mathew; Illustrated by Samantha Kickingbird, Justin Stier; Edited by Nick Courtright
A young cello overcomes the hurdles of his first day at school to discover his own song.
Children’s Picture Books:
Inspirational / Motivational
Absolutely No Dogs Allowed!
Written by Asher Carleton Kranowitz, with Carol Stock Kranowitz; Illustrated by Annette Abrams; Edited by Jennifer Gilpin Yacio
“Absolutely No Dogs Allowed!” tells the story of a boy, his dog, and his A to Z menagerie of animals attempting to enjoy a walk in the park. This delightfully illustrated alphabet book with alliteration highlights our senses and sensory issues, as well as our emotions. Guidelines by Carol Kranowitz (the author’s grandmother) are included to help parents and teachers explore the senses and emotions with their young children. Asher Kranowitz, currently 16, dictated this book to his grandmother when he was in second grade. The book was inspired by a sign he noticed when visiting a park near the beach.
Children’s Picture Books:
Domestic Animals & Pets