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A revised third edition of author Heidi Murkoff's "What to Expect the First Year" is a prized guide to the first 12 months of having a new baby. Using the book's trademark month to month format, the 704-page softcover is not only educational, but also entertaining. From sleeping, feeding and…
Clarion Books, $17.99, Ages 4 to 8"Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla" by Katherine Applegate
How difficult is it for a meat-eater to date a vegan or vegetarian? Authors and food gurus Ayinde Howell and Zoe Eisenberg have it covered in a new fun and helpful 256-page paperback cookbook called "The Lusty Vegan." It's available this week, filled with great advice, a dose of humor and re…
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has released a new "Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen & Bath Renovation Guide" to help inspire new ideas and decorating and design dos and don'ts. The 192-page paperback includes full-color photos with floor plans, storage strategies, makeover magic and a shoppin…
Ann Scamerhorn, of Valparaiso, meets Joan Rivers in 2011 at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel and Spa to have the funnylady legend autograph a copy of Rivers' 1985 comedy book.
Joan Rivers, wearing the same pearls and dress she wore for her first "Tonight" show appearance in 1965, was back in the guest seat opposite mentor Johnny Carson in 1986 to promote her autobiography "Enter Talking," which she dedicated to Carson.
Amer Girl Publishing, $7.99, Ages 8 to 10"American Girl: Isabelle" by Laurence Yep
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99, Ages 4 to 8"Nana in the City" by Lauren Castillo
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99, Ages 9 to 12"The Adventures of South Pole Pig" by Chris Kurtz
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99, Ages 4 to 8"Very Little Red Riding Hood" by Teresa Heapy
"Ultimate Dining Hall Hacks" by Priya Krishna is a 128-page paperback offering 75 easy-to-follow, easy-to-remember, and easy-to-customize recipes so that students everywhere can turn plain food into extraordinary meals. By working with à la carte options available in most dining halls, the b…
"Q is for Quinoa: A Modern Parent's ABC" is by Joel Rickett and Spencer Wilson. Packing a lot of laughs on every page, this true-to-life alphabet is complimented by illustrator Spencer Wilson's drawings.
Author Louis Anthony Agnello aka Cousin Vinny and his new book "The Devil's Glove" (2013 Tate Publishing $26.99).
Comedienne Joan Rivers greets fan Mary Ivanovich of Chicago, originally from East Chicago, at a book signing reception July 22 at The Standard Club in Chicago.
Comedienne Joan Rivers greets fan Mary Ivanovich, of Chicago and formerly of East Chicago, at a book-signing reception recently at The Standard Club in Chicago.
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