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Ballerina Magic Shoes
Ballerina Magic Shoes
Author: Nick Ellsworth, Veronica Vasylenko
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/10/2009


Hazard: Solder on the charm of the necklace may contain high levels of lead, which if ingested by young children can cause adverse health effects.

Description: The recalled necklace has a silver-colored chain with a silver-colored charm consisting of a pair of ballet shoes and a bow. The necklace was provided with the purchase of a childrens book entitled, The Magical Ballet Slippers (alternatively titled Ballerinas Magical Shoes), ISBN 1405411449, published by Parragon Books, Ltd. UPC 9781405411448 is printed on the back of the book. Spanish version, Las zapatillas magicas de la bailarina ISBN 1405448385; UPC 9781405448383. French version, Les petits chaussons magiques ISBN 1405449527; UPC 9781405449526.

Sold at: Retail chains and independent bookstores nationwide from January 2003 through June 2008 for about $7.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled necklaces away from children and contact Parragon for instructions on how to return the necklace and receive a free childrens book.

Link to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for more info:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08326.html


Bride of the Beast (MacKenzie, Bk 2)
Bride of the Beast (MacKenzie, Bk 2)
Author: Sue-Ellen Welfonder
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/25/2005


Winner of The Historical Romance Club's Historical Romance of the Year for 2003.


Choices for a Healthy Heart (Comb Binding)
Choices for a Healthy Heart (Comb Binding)
Author: Joseph C. Piscatella, Bernie Piscatella
Book Type: Plastic Comb
  • Currently 1.8/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 1/8/2006


From the author of Don't Eat Your Heart Out and other bestselling books on diet and healthy living that together have over 1.8 million copies in print, here is a "how-to" book providing information and motivation for readers to take control of their cardiac health. In CHOICES FOR A HEALTHY HEART, Piscatella broadens his focus to the major lifestyle factors-diet, exercise, stress, and smoking-which affect cardiac fitness, whether as rehabilitation for heart patients or preventive action for people at risk. Bernie Piscatella's 200 new easy-to-follow recipes have been calculated for calorie counts and fat content and include such zesty dishes as Fettucini with Scallops and Pesto, Veal Chops with Lemon and Pepper, and Banana Cream Pudding.


Cooking With Cranberries (Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin , a-281)
Review Date: 5/12/2008
Helpful Score: 1


If you're accustomed to seeing cranberries only in juice bottles or in cans of jellied sauce at Thanksgiving dinner, you have a delightful surprise awaiting. Here are thirty-one fresh and delicious recipes that will inspire you to enliven your cooking with cranberries.
Recipes include:

⢠Cranberry-Lemon Pound Cake
⢠Cranberry-Ginger Pinwheels
⢠The Very Best Stuffing
⢠Cranberry Pork Chops
⢠Cranberry Salsa
⢠Country Inn Granola
⢠Cranberry-Blueberry Pie
⢠Cranberry-Apple Pancakes

Plus, drinks, sauces, sides and more!


Coral Reef Hideaway: The Story of a Clown Anemonefish (Smithsonian Oceanic Collection)
Review Date: 3/28/2007


A clown anemonefish, that lives in the delicate tentacles of a sea anemone, finds a mate; lays her eggs; and protects them from other coral reef animals until they hatch. A beautiful book.


The Dead Horse Paint Company
The Dead Horse Paint Company
Author: Earl Emerson
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 12/11/2005


A Mac Fontana Mystery written by a Northwest author


Dinosaur Board Books: Tyrannosaurus Rex (Dinosaur Board Books)
Dinosaur Board Books: Tyrannosaurus Rex (Dinosaur Board Books)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 1/10/2009


Name of product: Childrens Board Books with Sound Maker

Units: About 214,000

Manufacturer: DK Publishing Inc., of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The sound maker mounted inside a plastic covering on the last page of the books poses a choking hazard to young children if removed.

Incidents/Injuries: DK Publishing has received one report of a 22-month- old child detaching the sound maker of one of the books and putting it in his mouth. The child was not injured.

Description: The heavy cardboard books were sold under eight different titles that feature photos or illustrations of the title theme: Dinosaurs, Emergency! (with a fire truck on the cover), Kittys Adventure, On The Road (with a yellow Volkswagon Beetle on the cover), Puppys Busy Day, Tractors, Trains and Trucks. All the books have a raised sound button in the lower right corner, which features a sound relevant to the title. The DK logo is in the lower left corner of the books.

Sold at: Bookstores, gift stores, news stands, discount department stores and warehouse clubs nationwide, and directly to consumers by phone order from March 2001 through April 2004 for about $8.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these books away from young children immediately and contact DK Publishing to receive a replacement book of equal value or a refund.


Empress of Victoria
Empress of Victoria
Author: Godfrey Holloway
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 2/28/2006


1980 revised updated printing. 103 pages. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs.


The Female Eunuch
The Female Eunuch
Author: Germaine Greer
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 3/5/2006


"In this classic text, Germaine Greer establishes herself as the bastard brainchild of Simone deBeauvoir and Valerie Solanis; a free-loving feminist freak and angry intellectual blazing the trail for modern day thinkers like Camille Paglia and Elizabeth Wurtzel; a pro-sex feminist before the term was invented. At times funny, at times ferocious, and at times frustrating, "The Female Eunuch" remains an important historical document, one which makes palpable both the passion and the venom that brought Feminism's second wave to life." - Debbie Stoller, co-founder of "Bust" magazine and co-editor of "The Bust Guide to the New Girl Order"


Fire and Ice (Harlequin Salutes, No 8)
Fire and Ice (Harlequin Salutes, No 8)
Author: Janet Dailey
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 1/8/2006


Harlequin Presents title. Third printing 1981. Story set in California.


Five Years to Freedom : The True Story of a Vietnam POW
Five Years to Freedom : The True Story of a Vietnam POW
Author: James N. Rowe
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/14/2006


When Green Beret Lieutenant James N. Rowe was captured in 1963 in Vietnam, his life became more than a matter of staying alive.

In a Vietcong POW camp, Rowe endured beri-beri, dysentery, and tropical fungus diseases. He suffered grueling psychological and physical torment. He experienced the loneliness and frustration of watching his friends die. And he struggled every day to maintain faith in himself as a soldier and in his country as it appeared to be turning against him.

His survival is testimony to the disciplined human spirit.


Flo Motion: Personal Fitness: Connect to Your Inner Strength and Stamina Through Personal Fitness
Review Date: 1/31/2006


Flowmotion is a breakthrough technique, the newest, greatest way of teaching a sport, fitness routine, dance, or any kind of physical activity! Unless you've got a private teacher standing right with you, it just doesn't get any better than these revolutionary guides. Picture this: strobe-like, wide-format photographs-created by cutting-edge digital technology-that fluidly capture entire movement sequences with key stages highlighted. It's as if you were watching a video. Underneath the pictures, captions provide even more directions. There's nothing else like it anywhere!

Create a personalized training program to complement your lifestyle and fitness level.

Hardcover, 2004 edition.


Garden Way's Zucchini Cookbook
Garden Way's Zucchini Cookbook
Author: Nancy C. Ralston
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/28/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Nancy C. Ralston and Marynor Jordan are the authors of the Country Sampler column in the Bloomington Herald Times. They live on a 104-acre farm in southern Indiana, where they grow their own food, including lots of zucchini, of course.


'Gipsy Moth' circles the world,
'Gipsy Moth' circles the world,
Author: Francis Chichester
Book Type: Unknown Binding
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 2/15/2006


January 1969 Pocket Book paperback edition is illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs and drawings.


Grow a Butterfly Garden: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-114 (Storey/Garden Way Publishing Bulletin)
Review Date: 4/10/2008


Few sights are more delightful than that of a butterfly dancing on the breeze. But sadly enough, butterflies have become all too rare in our rapidly expanding world. The sheer beauty of butterflies has, in the past, prompted the collection and sale of these insects. Twenty years ago this could have been blamed for their disappearance, but it is unusual in this day and age for a collector to capture and kill a butterfly. Most modern day collectors capture their beautiful specimens on film.

Contents include chapters on: Why A Butterfly Garden - How a Butterfly Garden Works - Attracting Specific Butterflies - List of Host Plants for Caterpillars - Choosing Butterfly Flowers for Your Garden - Getting Started - Window Box Gardening - Seeds - Hardening Off Seedlings - Keeping a Weather Diary - Keeping a Photo Record - Cuttings - Butterfly Trees and Shrubs - Garden Pests


Growing Miniature Roses: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-116 (Storey/Garden Way Publishing Bulletin, a-116)
Review Date: 5/12/2008


Contents include:

Fairy Roses
History
What is a Miniature Rose?
Care and Feeding
Propagation
Pots and Indoor Culture
Bugs and Blights
Glossary of terms


The Hard Way (Jack Reacher,  Bk 10)
The Hard Way (Jack Reacher, Bk 10)
Author: Lee Child
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/15/2012


Great - really enjoy the Jack Reacher series.


Healing Herbal Wines, Vinegars & Syrups (Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-228)
Review Date: 5/12/2008
Helpful Score: 1


CONTENTS:

Introduction
Basic Equipment: As Close as Your Kitchen
Base Ingredients and Carriers
Which Herb to Use?
The Spirit of Medicinal Herbalism
The Traditional Apothecary
Homespun Alchemy: Making Medicinal Wine
My Favorite Medicinal Wine Recipes
Medicinal Vinegars
Bittersweets: Making Syrups
Making Sugar-Free Syrups

Herbal educator and speaker Joyce A. Wardwell has been studying herbal medicine and wild edibles for over 20 years. Editor and publisher of Herbal Voices, Joyce has also written for Country Journal magazine and has authored the Storey book, The Herbal Home Remedy Book. She is a member of the American Herbalists Guild and Northeast Herb Association. Additionally, Joyce is the director of 7th Direction, a non-profit, sustainable lifestyle organization.


The Hoiho New Zealand's Yellow-Eyed Penguin
The Hoiho New Zealand's Yellow-Eyed Penguin
Author: Adele Vernon
Book Type: School Library Binding
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 3/28/2007


Discusses New Zealand's forest-dwelling penguin, rarest of the world's penguins and edging closer to extinction every year.


Housebound Dogs: How to Keep Yur Stay-At-Home Dog Happy  Healthy (Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin, a-270)
Review Date: 5/12/2008


Who's Watching the Dog?

The question that most plagues dog owners is what to do with the dog when they must go to work or be away from home for several hours. There rarely seems to be a satisfying answer. Should the dog be contained in a crate or small area, or should he have the run of the house? Or should he be left outside? The answer is...it depends.

Accommodating a Housebound Dog
Understanding Your Dog's Unique Needs
Protecting Your Furniture
Pet-Proofing Your Home
Home Alone Outdoors
Dealing with Separation Anxiety
Making Exercise a Relationship-Building Activity
Make Your Dog Your Little Helper
Adopting a Friend For Your Dog
Illustrations throughout.


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