Top 10 Books 2016

2016 was a great year for publishing and a big year for the Santa Ana Public Library in the advancement of technology and eResources. At the library we are thrilled to see that books are as popular as ever! Here is a look at the TOP 10 most checked out items per popular section in the library collection. We hope you will check them out and keep making the library a leading hub for reading and literacy in the community.

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Top 10 Book Sections

 

E-Books

Glass Sword

Glass Sword: Red Queen Series

by Aveyard, Victoria

Summary

The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they've always known-and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul. Mare Barrow's blood is red-the color of common folk-but her silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.


Old School: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, Book 10

Old School: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, Book 10

by Kinney, Jeff

Summary

Life was better in the old days. Or was it? That's the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg isn't cut out for an old-fashioned world. With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive? Or is going "old school" just too hard for a kid like Greg?


After You: A Novel

After You: A Novel

by Moyes, Jojo

Summary

How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living?

Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can't help but feel she's right back where she started.


Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies

by Liane Moriarty

Summary

Sometimes it's the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal...A murder...a tragic accident...or just parents behaving badly? What's indisputable is that someone is dead. But who did what?Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads: Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She's funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one


Library of Souls

Library of Souls

by Ransom Riggs

Summary

The adventure that began with Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and continued in Hollow City comes to a thrilling conclusion with Library of Souls. As the story opens, sixteen-year-old Jacob discovers a powerful new ability, and soon he's diving through history to rescue his peculiar companions from a heavily guarded fortress.


Morning Star

Morning Star

by Pierce Brown

Summary

Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society's mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within.


Six of Crows

Six of Crows

by Leigh Bardugo

Summary

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...


The Glittering Court

The Glittering Court

by Richelle Mead

Summary

For a select group of girls, the Glittering Court offers a shot at a life they've only ever dreamed of, one of luxury, glamour, and leisure. To high-born Adelaide, whose wealthy family is forcing her into a loveless marriage, the Glittering Court represents something else: the chance to chart her own destiny, and adventure in an unspoiled, prosperous new land across the sea.


The Martian

The Martian

by Andy Weir

Summary

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive--and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.


The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

by Stephen King

Summary

Since Nightshift, published thirty-five years ago, Stephen King has dazzled an entire generation of readers with his genius as a prominent writer of short fiction. Now in his latest collection, he once again assembles a generous array of unforgettable, tantalizing tales—including those that, until recently, have never been published in a book (such as the story “Cookie Jar,” which is exclusive to this edition).

 

Adult Biographies

A Child Called

A Child Called "It": One Child's Courage to Survive

by David J. Pelzer

Summary

This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it."

Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive--dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son.


The Lost Boy

The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family

by David J. Pelzer

Summary

Imagine a young boy who has never had a loving home. His only possessions are the old, torn clothes he carries in a paper bag. The only world he knows is one of isolation and fear. Although others had rescued this boy from his abusive alcoholic mother, his real hurt is just beginning -- he has no place to call home.

This is Dave Pelzer's long-awaited sequel to A Child Called "It". In The Lost Boy, he answers questions and reveals new adventures through the compelling story of his life as an adolescent. Now considered an F-Child (Foster Child), Dave is moved in and out of five different homes. He suffers shame and experiences resentment from those who feel that all foster kids are trouble and unworthy of being loved just because they are not part of a "real" family.

Tears, laughter, devastation and hope create the journey of this little lost boy who searches desperately for just one thing -- the love of a family.


The diary of a young girl : the definitive edition

The diary of a young girl : the definitive edition

by Frank, Anne

Summary

Journal of a Jewish teenager describes the joys and torments of daily life and typical adolescent thoughts throughout two years spent in hiding with her family during the Nazi occupation of Holland.


Two badges : the lives of Mona Ruiz

Two badges : the lives of Mona Ruiz

by Ruiz, Mona

Summary

Two Badges: The Lives of Mona Ruiz spins a gripping tale of one woman's private war to find her own identity and escape the pull of the street gangs that have carved her barrio into turfs where one misstep can lead to violence.


Always running : la vida loca, gang days in L.A.

Always running : la vida loca, gang days in L.A.

by Rodriguez, Luis J.

Summary

Award winning and bestselling classic, the store takes the stand point of young Chicano gang member that tries to survive in the dangerous streets of East Los Angeles.


Rain of gold

Rain of gold

by Villasenor, Victor

Summary

In Rain of Gold, Victor Villasenor weaves the parallel stories of two families and two countries…bringing us the timeless romance between the volatile bootlegger who would become his father and the beautiful Lupe, his mother–men and women in whose lives the real and the fantastical exist side by side…and in whose hearts the spirit to survive is fueled by a family’s unconditional love.


The glass castle : a memoir

The glass castle : a memoir

by Walls, Jeannette

Summary

Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains.


Unbreakable : my story, my way : a memoir

Unbreakable : my story, my way : a memoir

by Rivera, Jenni

Summary

Jenni Rivera was a talented and beloved Mexican American singer in the male-dominated banda and norteño music scene who died in a tragic plane crash in December 2012. She had been working on her memoir, Unbreakable, for several years.


The Privilege of Youth

The Privilege of Youth: A Teenager's Story

by David J. Pelzer

Summary

From A Child Called “It” to The Lost Boy, from A Man Named Dave to Help Yourself, Dave Pelzer’s inspirational books have helped countless others triumph over hardship and misfortune. In The Privilege of Youth, he shares the missing chapter of his life: as a boy on the threshold of adulthood. With sensitivity and insight, he recounts the relentless taunting he endured from bullies; but he also describes the thrill of making his first real friends—some of whom he still shares close relationships with today. He writes about the simple pleasures of exploring his neighborhood, while trying to forget the hell waiting for him at home.

From high school to a world beyond the four walls that were his prison for so many years, The Privilege of Youth bravely and compassionately charts this crucial turning point in Dave Pelzer’s life and will inspire a whole new generation of readers.


Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

by Isaacson, Walter.

Summary

Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues. Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

 

Adult Fiction

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

by Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Summary

The exemplary novel of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgeralds' third book, The Great Gatsby (1925), stands as the supreme achievement of his career. H. L. Mencken praised "the charm and beauty of the writing," as well as Fitzgerald's sharp social sense; and Thomas Wolfe hailed it as Fitzgerald's "best work" thus far. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when, The New York Times remarked, "gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession," it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s that resonates with the power of myth. A novel of lyrical beauty yet brutal realism, of magic, romance, and mysticism, The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature.


The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye

by Salinger, Jerome David

Summary

Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he's been expelled from prep school.


The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street

by Cisneros, Sandra

Summary

Acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero. Told in a series of vignettes – sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous – it is the story of a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.


Insurgent

Insurgent

by Veronica Roth

Summary

As war surges in the dystopian society around her, sixteen-year-old Divergent Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves--and herself--while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.


Catching Fire

Catching Fire

by Collins, Suzanne

Summary

By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta  Mellark have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion.


The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars

by John Green

Summary

Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life. Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.


Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

by Steinbeck, John

Summary

"They are an unlikely pair: George is "small and quick and dark of face"; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a "family," clinging together in the face of loneliness and alienation. Laborers in California's dusty vegetable fields, they hustle work when they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence. For George and Lennie have a plan: to own an acre of land and a shack they can call their own. When they land jobs on a ranch in the Salinas Valley, the fulfillment of their dream seems to be within their grasp. But even George cannot guard Lennie from the provocations of a flirtatious woman, nor predict the consequences of Lennie's unswerving obedience to the things George taught him"-- Provided by publisher.


All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel

by Anthony Doerr

Summary

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Lauree’s agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall. In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal military academy and, ultimately, makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure. Doerre’s gorgeous combination of soaring imagination with observation is electric. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is his most ambitious and dazzling work.


Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha

by Golden, Arthur

Summary

In this literary tour de force, novelist Arthur Golden enters a remote and shimmeringly exotic world. For the protagonist of this peerlessly observant first novel is Sayuri, one of Japan's most celebrated geisha, a woman who is both performer and courtesan, slave and goddess.


To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

by Lee, Harper

Summary

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic. Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior - to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.

 

Adult Nonfiction

The Secret

The Secret

by Byrne, Rhonda

Summary

Fragments of a Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life-transforming for all who experience it.


The Way They Play

The Way They Play

by Applebaum, Samuel

Summary

This book contains illustrated discussions with famous artists & teachers. Applebaum discusses fingering, phrasing, technics & musical philosophy with the following great artists.


Blink : The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Blink : The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

by Gladwell, Malcolm

Summary

How do we think without thinking, seem to make choices in an instant--in the blink of an eye--that actually aren't as simple as they seem? Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?


501 English Verbs

501 English Verbs

by Beyer, Thomas R.

Summary

501 English Verbs gives the conjugations or conjugated forms of the irregular and regular verbs most frequently used in speech and writing. Each verb is presented alphabetically, one verb per page, with the page head showing the verb in its infinitive form. The verb's principal parts are then given in active and passive voices above a table format in which the verb is listed in its first-, second-, and third-person singular and plural forms in all tenses.


The Four Agreements : A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

The Four Agreements : A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

by Ruiz, Miguel

Summary

In The Four Agreements shamanic teacher and healer Don Miguel Ruiz exposes self-limiting beliefs and presents a simple yet effective code of personal conduct learned from his Toltec ancestors. Full of grace and simple truth, this handsomely designed book makes a lovely gift for anyone making an elementary change in life, and it reads in a voice that you would expect from an indigenous shaman.


The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

by Duhigg, Charles

Summary

Cue, routine, reward: that's how habits are formed. Duhigg, a George Polk Award-winning business reporter for the New York Times, relies on scientific research, classroom experiences, and business case studies to explain how habits are acquired, how they can be changed, and how changing just one can radically remake your life. Lots of media interest from places like the Today show, plus rights to 15 countries; it may sound like just another self-help title, but this one is looking big.


The Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating

The Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating

by Carpenter, Autumn

Summary

""Reference for cake decorating methods, including basic cake preparation and materials, piping techniques, fondant and gum paste accents, and miscellaneous techniques"--Provided by publisher"—


The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need

The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need

by Woolfolk, Joanna Martine

Summary

This New Edition of The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need is chock-full of updated information. A link to the book's website allows you to cast your chart in minutes just by entering the date, time, and place of your birth.


The World Book Encyclopedia

The World Book Encyclopedia

by World Book, Inc.

Summary

"A 22-volume, highly illustrated, A-Z general encyclopedia for all ages, featuring sections on how to use World Book, other research aids, pronunciation key, a student guide to better writing, speaking, and research skills, and comprehensive index"--Provided by publisher.


The New Bohemians: Cool & Collected Homes

The New Bohemians: Cool & Collected Homes

by Blakeney, Justina

Summary

In "The New Bohemians," LA-based designer Justina Blakeney defines the New Bohemians as creative individuals who are boutique owners and bloggers, entrepreneurs and ex-pats, artists and urban farmers. They embrace free-spirited, no-rules lifestyles and apply that attitude to all areas of their existence, including their homes. With little distinction between work and play, the new boho home often includes an office, art gallery, showroom, photography studio, restaurant, or even a pop-up shop.

 

Young Adult Fiction

Lucy in the Sky

Lucy in the sky

by Anonymous

Summary

The author of this diary began journaling on her sixteenth birthday. She lived in an upper middle class neighborhood in Santa Monica with her mom, dad, and Berkeley-bound older brother. She was a good girl, living a good life...but one party changed everything. One party, where she took one taste—and liked it. Really liked it.

Social drinking and drugging lead to more, faster, harder... She convinced herself that she was no different from anyone else who liked to party. But the evidence indicates otherwise: Soon she was she hanging out with an edgy crowd, blowing off school and everything she used to care about, all to find her next high.

But what goes up must come down, and everything—from her first swig, to her last breath—is chronicled in the diary she left behind.


Mockingjay

Mockingjay

by Collins, Suzanne

Summary

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has twice survived the Hunger Games. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge . . . Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss Everdeen.


Gone

Gone

by Grant, Michael

Summary

In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE. Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help.


City of Glass

City of Glass

by Clare, Cassandra

Summary

Still pursuing a cure for her mother's enchantment, Clary uses all her powers and ingenuity to get into Idris, the forbidden country of the secretive Shadowhunters, and to its capital, the City of Glass, where with the help of a newfound friend, Sebastian, she uncovers important truths about her family's past that will not only help save her mother but all those that she holds most dear.


Prom Anonymous

Prom Anonymous

by Nelson, Blake

Summary

Chloe Thomas is going to the prom. Of course, she doesn't have a date, she needs a dress, and she's the last person anyone expects to see there. But her two oldest friends asked her to go, and she said yes. Right away things start to fall apart.


City of Bones

City of Bones

by Clare, Cassandra

Summary

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air.


City of Lost Souls

City of Lost Souls

by Clare, Cassandra

Summary

What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil.


Catching Fire

Catching Fire

by Collins, Suzanne

Summary

By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion.


Every Day

Every Day

by Levithan, David

Summary

A has no friends. No parents. No family. No possessions. No home, even. Because every day, A wakes up in the body of a different person. A is able to access each person's memory, enough to be able to get through the day without parents, friends, and teachers realizing this is not their child, not their friend, not their student.


Hollow City

Hollow City

by Riggs, Ransom

Summary

"Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends, who possess supernatural abilities, must journey to London (circa 1940), the 'peculiar' capital of the world. There they hope to find a cure for their beloved headmistress, Miss Peregrine. But in this war-torn city, hideous surprises lurk around every corner"-- Provided by publisher.

 

Young Adult Biographies

Malcolm X

Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary

by Walter Dean Myers

Summary

As a kid he was in a street gang. As a young man he was in jail. But Malcolm X changed his life & became a powerful civil rights leader.


Thomas Jefferson, The Revolutionary Aristocrat

Thomas Jefferson, The Revolutionary Aristocrat

by Meltzer, Milton

Summary

A biography of the third president who was also the author of the Declaration of Independence.


Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

by Tagliaferro, Linda

Summary

A biography of the well-known actor and martial arts master, Bruce Lee, from his childhood in Hong Kong to his untimely death at the age of thirty-two.


Malcolm

Malcolm: A Life of the Man Who Changed Black America

by Bruce Perry

Summary

This fascinating psychological portrait, strikingly different from the one given in the Autobiography, is of a man who was abused by both his parents, who never shook off the conflicts of his troubled youth, and whose internalized messages of racial ambivalence continued to plague him throughout his brilliant career. As no other book has done, Malcolm traces the entire life of this heroic figure, from his birth in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1925, his youthful struggles with deprivation and drug addiction, his life-threatening prison experience and conversion to Islam, through his emergence as a Muslim leader and spokesman for a restless America, and finally to his death by assassination.


Sigmund Freud : Explorer of the Unconscious

Sigmund Freud : Explorer of the Unconscious

by Muckenhoupt, Margaret

Summary

Sigmund Freud's influence on modern psychology and scholarly thought is incalculable. Yet the greatest exposure most students have to Freud's work comes from parodies, caricatures, and misrepresentations. Sigmund Freud fills this gap, tracing Freud's methods, goals, and the development of his theories, from his early studies of neural structures to his work as a philosopher of human civilization.


Simon Bolivar : South American Liberator

Simon Bolivar : South American Liberator

by Goodnough, David

Summary

A biography of the South American general and revolutionary who helped liberate Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela from the domination of Spain in the early nineteenth century.


Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee: The Tao of the Dragon Warrior

by Louis Chunovic

Summary

Although he's been dead for more than 20 years, Bruce Lee remains a source of fascination for fans the world over. Known to the world as the master fighter in countless kung-fu movies, Lee was more than just an actor going through the motions; he lived the disciplined, fierce life he depicted on the screen. This compact, detailed volume includes over 600 photos from the Bruce Lee estate, plus diary entries, martial arts techniques, and more.


Frederick Douglass : For the Great Family of Man

Frederick Douglass : For the Great Family of Man

by Burchard, Peter

Summary

A biography of the runaway slave who became an abolitionist, a crusader for women's rights, and an advisor to Abraham Lincoln.


Mother Teresa : Caring for the World's Poor

Mother Teresa : Caring for the World's Poor

by Slavicek, Louise Chipley

Summary

Provides an overview of the life and charitable mission of Mother Teresa, from her upbringing in Macedonia and her vows as a Sister of Loreto to the opening of her school in Calcutta and the Nobel Peace Prize she was awarded in 1979.


Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe: A Biography

by Milton Meltzer

Summary

Millions of students have read, recited, and often memorized the opening line from Edgar Allan Poe's dark poem, The Raven. But Poe is remembered not only for his poetry. He also wrote about seventy short stories and was the creator of two literary forms that readers everywhere enjoy -- the detective story and the horror thriller. Poe's life was short, and painful. He struggled with alcohol, poverty, personal tragedy, and professional failure, yet is remembered as one of America's literary giants. Milton Meltzer explores that conundrum as he examines who Poe was, what he sprang from, why and how he wrote, the troubled life he led as one of the first American writers to try to make a living solely by their pen, and why his appeal is so enduring. Book jacket.

 

Children's Biographies

Who was Dr. Seuss?

Who was Dr. Seuss?

by Janet B. Pascal

Summary

Ted Geisel loved to doodle from the time he was a kid. He had an offbeat, fun-loving personality. He often threw dinner parties where guests wore outrageous hats! And he donned quirky hats when thinking up ideas for books-?like his classic The Cat in the Hat. This biography, with black-and-white illustrations throughout, brings an amazingly gifted author/illustrator to life.


Anne Frank : The Diary of a Young Girl

Anne Frank : The Diary of a Young Girl

by Frank, Ann

Summary

Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl is among the most enduring documents of the twentieth century. Since its publication in 1947, it has been read by tens of millions of people all over the world. It remains a beloved and deeply admired testament to the indestructible nature of the human spirit.


Who is Barack Obama?

Who is Barack Obama?

by Edwards, Roberta

Summary

As the world now knows, Barack Obama has made history as our first African-American president. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this biography is perfect for primary graders looking for a longer, fuller life story than is found in the author's bestselling beginning reader Barack Obama: United States President.


Who is Bill Gates?

Who is Bill Gates?

by Demuth, Patricia

Summary

Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington, in 1955, is an American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author. In this Who Was...' biography, children will learn of Gates' childhood passion for computer technology, which led him to revolution.


Who was Milton Hershey?

Who was Milton Hershey?

by James Buckley, Jr.

Summary

Discover the man behind the chocolate bar! Milton Hershey’s life was filled with invention and innovation. As a young man, he was not afraid to dream big and work hard. Eventually, he learned the secret to mass-producing milk chocolate and the recipe that gave it a longer, more stable shelf life. He founded a school for those who didn’t have access to a good education and an entire town for his employees. Both his chocolate empire and his great personal legacy live on today.


Who Was Harriet Tubman?

Who Was Harriet Tubman?

by McDonough, Yona Zeldis

Summary

A biography of the 19th-century woman who escaped slavery and helped many other slaves get to freedom on the Underground Railroad.


Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

by Bader, Bonnie

Summary

Profiles the civil rights leader, discussing his career as a pastor, his fight for African American rights, and his legacy.


Who was Frida Kahlo?

Who was Frida Kahlo?

by Fabiny, Sarah

Summary

You can always recognize a painting by Kahlo because she is in nearly all--with her black braided hair and colorful Mexican outfits. A brave woman who was an invalid most of her life, she transformed herself into a living work of art. As famous for her self-portraits and haunting imagery as she was for her marriage to another famous artist, Diego Rivera, this strong and courageous painter was inspired by the ancient culture and history of her beloved homeland, Mexico. Her paintings continue to inform and inspire popular culture around the world.


Who was Abraham Lincoln?

Who was Abraham Lincoln?

by Janet B. Pascal

Summary

As the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln guided the nation through the Civil War and saw the abolition of slavery. But Lincoln was tragically the first President to be assassinated.


Who Was Queen Elizabeth?

Who Was Queen Elizabeth?

by Eding, June

Summary

Our bestselling series is fit for a queen!

The life of Queen Elizabeth I was dramatic and dangerous: cast out of her father's court at the age of three and imprisoned at nineteen, Elizabeth was crowned queen in 1558, when she was only twenty-five. A tough, intelligent woman who spoke five languages, Elizabeth ruled for over forty years and led England through one of its most prosperous periods in history. Over 80 illustrations bring Gloriana and her court to life.

 

Children's Nonfiction

Minecraft

Minecraft: Essential Handbook

by Stephanie Milton

Summary

Learn how to find resources, make a shelter, craft tools, armor and weapons, and protect yourself from monsters in the world of Minecraft

You're alone in a mysterious new world, full of hidden dangers. You have only minutes to find food and shelter before darkness falls and the monsters come looking for you. What do you do?

The official Minecraft Beginner's Handbook might just save your life. Learn how to find resources, make a shelter, craft tools, armor and weapons, and protect yourself from monsters. With tips from Minecraft experts, inclduing developer Jeb and creator Notch himself, this is the definitive guide to surviving your first few days.


Minecraft

Minecraft: Redstone Handbook

by Nick Farwell

Summary

Power up with this OFFICIAL Redstone handbook--it's electrifying

It's time to wire up and get connected to one of the most complex areas of Minecraft--Redstone. Redstone experts guide you through all aspects of working with Redstone including mining, smelting, using repeaters, circuit components and circuit designs. This handbook also includes exclusive tips from game creator Notch himself and some of the most extraordinary Redstone creations ever made. So power up and get switched on to Redstone--it's electrifying


Once Upon a Mastadon

Once Upon a Mastadon

by Bonnie Worth

Summary

The Cat in the Hat visits with Ice Age mammals on a whirlwind tour of the Pleistocene! From ground sloths as big as elephants to bears as heavy as Volkswagens, the Cat introduces young readers to mastodons, mammoths, woolly rhinos, saber-toothed cats, giant horses, and lots more--including humans! In addition, young readers will learn basic facts about the Great Ice Age and early human life, the characteristics of mammals, and the study of fossils. Ideal for supporting the Common Core State Standards and a natural for fans of the hit PBS Kids show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, this is a great way to introduce beginning readers to science!


Disney's World of English

Disney's World of English

Summary

Characters from Disney films help Spanish speakers learn and practice speaking and reading English using books, videodiscs and compact discs.


Star Wars: Mysteries of the Jedi

Star Wars: Mysteries of the Jedi

by Dowsett, Elizabeth

Summary

Discover everything you need to know about the Mysteries of the Jedi.

Don't just read about the Star Wars universe, become a part of the action yourself with this new Star Wars series! Mysteries of the Jedi will show you what it takes to become a Jedi, like how to wield a lightsaber or how to avoid the lure of the Dark side.


The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary

The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: How Greg Heffley Went Hollywood

by Jeff Kinney

Summary

Go behind the scenes with Jeff Kinney and the making of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie! If you've ever wondered how a movie gets made, you're not alone. Author and illustrator Jeff Kinney didn't know either, but when his bestselling series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, was turned into a live-action movie by 20th Century Fox, he learned how a book gets adapted into a major motion picture. Complete with photographs, script pages, storyboard sketches, costume designs, and original art by Jeff Kinney, The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary is the perfect companion to the bestselling series.


Minecraft Construction Handbook

Minecraft Construction Handbook

by Needler, Matthew

Summary

If you can dream it, you can build it in Minecraft! This OFFICIAL guide will give you tips and tricks on how to be a creative genius!


Minecraft Combat Handbook

Minecraft Combat Handbook

by Milton, Stephanie

Summary

The OFFICIAL Combat Handbook will teach you everything you need to know to defend yourself from hostile monsters and enemy players.


Minecraft Hacks

Minecraft Hacks

by Miller, Megan

Summary

Suggests ways for players of the popular video game to take advantage of little-known details and special techniques to gain experiences, craft their worlds as they like, and succeed in quests and in the battle against the Ender Dragon.


The Bull Shark

The Bull Shark

by Sara Green

Summary

Many experts call the bull shark the most dangerous shark around. This ill-tempered aggressor swims the same shallow waters as humans. It can even travel up rivers for hundreds of miles. Discover the head-butting rage of the bull shark in this informative title.

 

Adult Biographies (Spanish)

Inquebrantable

Inquebrantable: Mi Historia, A Mi Manera

by Jenni Rivera

Summary

Jenni Rivera fue madre de cinco hijos, abuela de dos nietos, cantante, compositora, actriz, productora de televisión, protagonista del show de televisión I Love Jenny y empresaria. Su vida estuvo llena de tragedias, problemas personales, perseverancia y éxito. Se convirtió en la cantante de música en español de mayor éxito en Estados Unidos con ventas récord de más de 15 millones de CDs. La vida personal de Jenni siempre estuvo en el centro de muchas historias en los medios de comunicación que expusieron su vida no tan perfecta. A Jenni la caracterizó la franqueza con la que hablaba de sus problemas personales y que la ayudó a formar un vínculo inquebrantable de confianza con sus fans. Como consecuencia, Jenni se convirtió en una figura de fortaleza y una fuente de inspiración para todas las mujeres.

Inquebrantable es la única autobiografía autorizada por la familia de la cantante. En ella Jenni revive los momentos más cruciales de su vida y dificultades que nunca discutió públicamente. Jenni habla sobre sus experiencia de violencia doméstica, abuso sexual, sus divorcios, problemas de imagen personal por su peso, sus triunfos en una industria dominada por los hombres y cómo crió a sus cinco hijos como una madre soltera. En su libro, Jenni nos demuestra que nunca dejó de ser la Rivera rebelde de Long Beach, la joven que nunca perdía su sentido del humor, su positivismo y su espíritu luchador. “Son cosas muy fuertes las que han pasado en mi vida. No puedo enfocarme en lo negativo; eso te derrota, te destruye. Soy una mujer como cualquier otra. Las veces que me he caído me he levantado”. --Jenni Rivera


Perdón

Perdón

by Chiquis Rivera

Summary

Chiquis Rivera es la cantante y celebridad de television que salto a la fama de la mano de su madre, la popular Diva de la Banda, Jenni Rivera. En Perdon, su primer libro autobiografico, narra con detalle estremecedor el abuso al que fue sometida por su propio padre durante su infancia, y explica como logran sobrevivir las victimas a tan corta edad. A la vez nos revela su tortuosa vida sexual, al crecer marcada por las heridas del abuso, y comparte como logro vencer sus miedos al amor y a la intimidad. La joven cantante tambien se atreve por primera vez a confesar otro gran secreto que llego incluso a ocultarle a su madre en vida.

Estas paginas tambien plasman la conversacion que quedo pendiente entre Jenni y Chiquis, despues de que se distanciaran. En Perdon salen a la luz verdades desgarradoras entre madre e hija que ya nunca podran contarse frente a frente.

A dos anos de la muerte de su madre, Chiquis contesta las preguntas mas dificiles: Pudieron madre e hija hacer las paces? Quien ha perdonado a quien en esta historia de grandes exitos y de grandes tropiezos?


El Niño Sin Nombre

El Niño Sin Nombre: La Lucha de Un Niño por Sobrevivir

by David J. Pelzer

Summary

El niño sin nombre: La lucha de un niño por sobrevivir, nos habla sobre una madre amorosa que quiere a sus tres hijos y a su esposo, una hermosa familia, un día, de pronto la madre cambia por completo; se vuelve una alcohólica, violenta con el hijo mayor, lo obliga a hacer todas las tareas domesticas de la casa, cuando termine, tendrá derecho a la comida.


Jenni Rivera: La Increible Vida de Una Mariposa Guerrera

Jenni Rivera: La Increible Vida de Una Mariposa Guerrera

by Cobo, Leila

Summary

Como una estrella resplandeciente y fugaz, Jenni Rivera iluminó la vida de millones de personas, pero el cielo se la llevó antes de tiempo.


Para Selena, Con Amor

Para Selena, Con Amor

by Perez, Chris

Summary

Una de las superestrellas más impresionantes y adoradas en la historia de la música latina, Selena fue un fenómemeno del espectáculo quien compartió todo lo que era con sus millones de fans. Su trágica muerte a la temprana edad de veintitrés años privó al mundo de su talento y su potencial ilimitado; a su familia la dejó sin su querido ángel; y a su esposo, Chris Perez, sin el amor de su vida.


El Niño Perdido

El Niño Perdido: Un Pequeño en Búsqueda del Amor de una Familia

by David J. Pelzer

Summary

Imagínese un muchacho que nunca ha tenido un hogar. Sus únicas posesiones son las viejas y gastadas prendas de vestir que lleva en una bolsa de papel. Su único mundo es el aislamiento y el miedo. Aunque este muchacho ha sido rescatado de su madre alcohólica, el verdadero calvario acaba de comenzar para él: no tiene un lugar al que pueda llamar hogar.

Esta es la muy esperada continuación de El niño sin nombre de Dave Pelzer. Sus nuevas aventuras, y las respuestas que encontró, son reveladas en esta conmovedora historia de su vida como adolescente. Discriminado ahora como “niño acogido”, el joven David experimenta la inestabilidad de pasar por cinco hogares de acogida diferentes. Aquellos que consideran que todos los niños acogidos son buscapleitos -y que no merecen ser amados sólo por no ser parte de una familia real- resienten su presencia y le hacen sufrir vergüenza. Lágrimas y risas, devastación y esperanza van forjando la vida de este niño perdido que busca desesperadamente el amor de una familia.

Aunque muchos en nuestra sociedad ridiculizan el sistema de hogares de acogida y el campo de los servicios sociales, Dave Pelzer es un ejemplo vivo de la necesidad de su existencia. Sea usted un admirador del autor o un lector que toma un libro suyo por primera vez, El niño perdido es una historia que le conmoverá y que sobresale como brillante inspiración para todos.

Dave Pelzer viaja por todo el país dando charlas sobre inspiración y fuerza moral interior. Sus logros únicos le gan ganado alabanzas de los presidentes Reagan, Bush padre y Clinton. En 1994 fue el único estadounidense premiado entre los Jóvenes Más Destacados del Mundo. Dave también fue portador de la Antorcha Olímpica del Centenario.


El Secreto de Selena

El Secreto de Selena: La Reveladora Historia Detras de su Trágica Muerte

by Maria Celeste Arraras

Summary

Un retrato intimo e investigativo del asesinato de la querida reina de la musica Tejana Selena Quintanilla Perez, escrito por la galardonada periodista Maria Celeste Arraras. Ahora, con un nuevo prologo y epilogo por la vigesima edicion de aniversario.

No hay duda de que Yolanda Saldivar disparo la bala que mato a Selena el 31 de Marzo de 1995, pero alguien sabe lo que realmente sucedio en la habitacion 158 del hotel Days Inn, momentos antes de que el crimen se llevara a cabo? Maria Celeste Arraras tiene muchas respuestas. Su cobertura de la muerte, el juicio, y el drama detras de la tragedia la convirtio en la experta indiscutible del caso de Selena. Arraras comparte detalles de primera mano sobre el crimen y las personas involucradas. Incluyendo la polemica entrevista en la carcel con Yolanda, que en repetidas ocasiones hablo sobre " el secreto de Selena," una insolita información que Saldivar mantuvo oculta durante y despues del juicio pero que si le revelo a Arraras. Muchas preguntas quedaron sin respuesta hasta la publicacion de la citada entrevista. Por que hubo una maleta llena de ropa de Selena en la escena del crimen? Cual fue el significado del anillo de piedras preciosas, adornado con la "S" inicial que cayo del puno ensangrentado de Selena? Quien era el medico de Monterrey que se hacia llamar asesor de Selena? Maria Celeste le ha seguido la pista al caso durante dos decadas y logro encajar las piezas de este rompecabezas. El Secreto de Selena revela lo que realmente sucedio aquel lluvioso dia de marzo.


Viviendo

Viviendo

by Lopez, Adamari

Summary

"Antes de recibir mi diagnóstico, andaba por la vida sin propósito, sin una razón de ser. Lo que me ha tocado vivir me hacía falta, necesitaba vivirlo. Tenía que pasar por esas experiencias dolorosas para poder ser la mujer que soy hoy día, una versión mejorada de mí misma.”


Jenni Rivera: La Diva de la Banda

Jenni Rivera: La Diva de la Banda

by Puente, Michael

Summary

Para algunos, Jenni fue vista no sólo como intérprete en lengua  española, sino com una fuente  de inspiración para no dares por vencido cuando las cosas  se ponen difíciles-Michael Puente.


Yo Soy Malala

Yo Soy Malala: La Joven que Defendió el Derecho a la Educación y fue Tiroteada Por Los Talibanes

by Malala Yousafzai

Summary

Cuando los talibanes tomaron el control del valle de Swat en Pakistán, una niña alzó su voz. Malala Yousafzai se negó a ser silenciada y luchó por su derecho a la educación. El martes 9 de octubre de 2012, con quince años de edad, estuvo a punto de pagar el gesto con su vida. Le dispararon en la cabeza a quemarropa mientras volvía a casa de la escuela en autobús, y pocos pensaron que fuera a sobrevivir. Sin embargo, la milagrosa recuperación de Malala la ha llevado en un extraordinario periplo desde un remoto valle en el norte de Pakistán hasta las Naciones Unidas en Nueva York. A los dieciséis años se ha convertido en un símbolo global de la protesta pacífica, y es la nominada más joven de la historia para el Premio Nobel de la Paz. " Yo soy Malala " es el excepcional relato de una familia desterrada por el terrorismo global, de la lucha por la educación de las niñas, de un padre que, él mismo propietario de una escuela, apoyó a su hija y la alentó a escribir y a ir al colegio, y de unos padres valientes que quieren a su hija por encima de todo en una sociedad que privilegia a los hijos varones. " Yo soy Malala " nos hace creer en el poder de la voz de una persona para cambiar el mundo.

 

Adult Fiction (Spanish)

Un grito desesperado : novela de superacion personal para padres e hijos

Un grito desesperado : novela de superacion personal para padres e hijos

by Sanchez, Carlos Cuauhtemoc

Summary

Si le es posible detectar en su casa uno solo de los siguientes puntos: -Rebeld a y falta de respeto de los hijos. -Hostilidad y burlas entre hermanos. -Discusiones hirientes. -Prolongados periodos de indiferencia. -Poca confianza para compartir sentimientos. -Frialdad de alguno de los padres. -Vicios.


Juventud en extasis : novela de valores sobre noviazgo y sexualidad

Juventud en extasis : novela de valores sobre noviazgo y sexualidad

by Sanchez, Carlos Cuauhtemoc

Summary

Esta es la historia de un joven llamado Efrén Alvear, estudiante de odontología. Se encontraba en la fiesta de despedida de semestre con sus amigos, entre sus amigos se encontraba un profesor que era bastante amigable con los estudiantes.


El Feo

El Feo: Una Novela Sobre Personalidad e Imagen

by Carlos Cuauhtemoc Sánchez

Summary

Durante un campamento universitario en medio de la selva, se reúnen para compartir la misma cabaña cinco personas vinculadas con un reciente asesinato. Todos están profundamente lastimados y esconden secretos que los llevarán a vivir aventuras espeluznantes.

Para escribir el Feo me transformé en él. Por semanas enteras estuve encerrado, escatimando el baño, el rastrillo de afeitar y los cuidados elementales que todo ser social debería darse. Pero no sólo me transfiguré físicamente, también me zambullí en la psicología de mis personajes, sufrí con ellos cada una de sus trágicas experiencias y viví la metamorfosis de su personalidad “de adentro hacia fuera”. Eso afectó mi vida de manera radical. Soy una persona diferente, antes y después de El feo.


La ultima oportunidad : novela de superacion personal y conyugal

La ultima oportunidad : novela de superacion personal y conyugal

by Sanchez, Carlos Cuauhtemoc

Summary

Si alguna vez ha cruzado por su mente la idea de disolver su matrimonio, si siente que no vale la pena seguir luchando en ese lugar donde ha sido despreciado; haga un alto y dese la última oportunidad. Esta novela que debe ser leída antes de tomar una decisión de divorcio, renunciar a sus más altos anhelos o resignarse a vivir desalentado.


Volar sobre el pantano

Volar sobre el pantano

by Sanchez, Carlos Cuauhtemoc

Summary

Zahid pide a su esposa Lisbeth que le cuente su historia sobre un embarazo no deseado, la que acepta. El motivo es que Zahid recibe una carta de su hermana Alma la que dice que tiene un problema.


Adulterio

Adulterio

by Paulo Coelho

Summary

"Adulterio," la provocativa nueva novela de Paulo Coelho, explora el verdadero significado de como llevar una vida plena y feliz. Como podemos equilibrar lo cotidiano con el deseo de algo nuevo?

Para todos los que la conocen, Linda lleva una vida sacada de un cuento de hadas: un marido que la ama, unos hijos adorables, una exitosa carrera como periodista y una hermosa casa. Viste la mejor ropa, y cada ano viaja con su familia a los lugares mas exoticos. Su vida privilegiada es la envidia de muchos.

Pero un dia, una entrevista con un famoso escritor lo cambia todo. "No tengo el menor interes en ser feliz. Prefiero vivir enamorado, lo cual es un peligro, pues nunca sabes que vas a encontrar mas adelante."

Impresionada por los comentarios del autor, Linda empieza a reevaluar su vida y se sorprende al descubrir una profunda tristeza detras de su impecable fachada. A pesar de todo lo que tiene, a Linda la atormentan los riesgos. Anestesiada por la rutina, al orden de sus dias y a su matrimonio de diez anos les falta pasion. Cuando la depresion la consume, nada la ayuda - ni el yoga, ni libros de autoayuda, ni los viajes de fin de semana. Nada hasta que un encuentro casual con un ex novio enciende la llama que le da un nuevo sentido a su vida.

Jacob Konig es un hombre con una prometedora carrera politica, pero quien tambien lucha en secreto contra la infelicidad. Mientras Linda y Jacob reinician su pasion, Linda se vuelve adicta a lo prohibido, a la emocion de vivir sus fantasias en una relacion ilicita. Pero cuando esa adiccion amenaza con consumir toda su vida, Linda tendra que enfrentarse a sus mas profundas emociones y tomar una decision final.


Los ojos de mi princesa

Los ojos de mi princesa

by Sanchez, Carlos Cuauhtemoc

Summary

Es así que la historia comienza cuando José Carlos, un adolescente tímido, retraído y estudioso, iba caminando por la calle cuando un extraño automóvil rojo se le acerco preguntando por una escuela.


Once minutos : una novela

Once minutos : una novela

by Coelho, Paulo

Summary

Una novela cautivadora y audaz del autor de El Alquimista, bestseller con m&aaucute;s de un millón de ejemplares vendidos. En este nuevo relato, el novelista explora con gran sensibilidad la naturaleza sagrada del sexo y del amor y nos invita a enfrentar nuestros propios prejuicios y demonios.


Cien anos de soledad

Cien anos de soledad

by Garcia Marquez, Gabriel

Summary

"Muchos años después, frente al pelotón de fusilamiento, el coronel Aureliano Buendía había de recordar aquella tarde remota en que su padre lo llevó a conocer el hielo." Con estas palabras empieza una novela ya legendaria en los anales de la literatura universal, una de las aventuras literarias más fascinantes del siglo veinte. Millones de ejemplares de Cien años de soledad leídos en todas las lenguas y el Premio Nobel de Literatura coronando una obra que se había abierto paso a "boca a boca"--como gusta decir el escritor--son la más palpable demostración de que la aventura fabulosa de la familia Buendía-Iguarán, con sus milagros, fantasías, obsesiones, tragedias, incestos, adulterios, rebeldías, descubrimientos, y condenas, representaba al mismo tiempo el mito y la historia, la tragedia y el amor del mundo entero.


El alquimista : una fabula para seguir tus  suenos

El alquimista : una fabula para seguir tus  suenos

by Coelho, Paulo

Summary

La mágica historia de Paulo Coelho, que trata sobre Santiago, un niño pastor andaluz que viaja en busca de un tesoro material, nos enseña la importancia que tiene el saber eschuchar lo que nos dice el corazón, a aprender a leer los presagios dispersados por el camino de nuestras vidas y, sobre todo, a seguir nuestros sueños.

 

Adult Nonfiction (Spanish)

Leyes eternas : principios universales de superacion y valores

Leyes eternas : principios universales de superacion y valores

by Sanchez, Carlos Cuauhtemoc

Summary

Una coleccion de grandes pensamientos para grandes pensadores. Las verdades universales existen desde siempre. Si se exponen mal, parecen intrascendentes; si se exponen bien, nos hacen despertar. Este libro es una nueva forma de analisis; una nueva forma de despertar.


El secreto

El secreto

by Byrne, Rhonda

Summary

El Secreto siempre ha estado parcialmente presente en las tradiciones orales, en la literatura, en las religiones y en las distintas filosofías de todos los tiempos. Por primera vez, todos estos fragmentos han sido reunidos en una increíble revelación que transformará la vida de todo aquel que lo experimente.


Ser feliz es la meta : 25 divertidas historias sobre como disfrutar mas la vida

Ser feliz es la meta : 25 divertidas historias sobre como disfrutar mas la vida

by Sanchez, Carlos Cuauhtemoc

Summary

"Este libro contiene 25 lecciones de vida, surgidas de emotivas anécdotas personales que llevaron al autor a reflexionar sombre cómo alcanzar la felicidad diaria"--Cover.


Destellos

Destellos: reflexiones que darán más luz a tu vida

by Cesar Lozano

Summary

Un libro que proporciona herramientas y técnicas prácticas y útiles para mejorar tus relaciones con los demás y para sobrellevar las adversidades que se presentan a diario; un libro lleno de destellos de luz para elevar tu autoestima y el amor por la vida y destellos de esperanza para darle sentido a tus acciones y decisiones.


Las herramientas del cuerpo : cuerpo sano con nutricion

Las herramientas del cuerpo : cuerpo sano con nutricion

by Briseno, Luz Maria

Summary

En este libro encontraras las herramientas que necesitas para que tu propio cuerpo sane. Las herramientas del cuerpo: agua, ejercicio, vitaminas y minerales, proteína de calidad, carbohidratos complejos densos (arroz integral, panes y cereales integrales) carbohidratos complejos (vegetales y frutas), grasas buenas (ácidos grasos), descanso y técnicas para reducir el estrés.


Cuerpazo a cualquier edad

Cuerpazo a cualquier edad: descúbrelo

by Luz María Briseño

Summary

Es tiempo de reemplazar... las grasas saturadas por aceites saludables... lo refinado por lo entero... lo sintético por lo natural y las porciones gigantes por porciones apropiadas. Y ese es el propósito de mi libro. El que aprendas a comer sano en lugar de dejar de comer. Pon a prueba tu cuerpo y descubre ESE CUERPAZO. El cuerpo perfecto, para tu tipo de cuerpo... a cualquier edad. Luz María Briseño, CNC


Las frases matonas

Las frases matonas

by Cesar Lozano

Summary

“Es bueno recordar que el físico atrae, pero la personalidad enamora”

“Cuidado con tus silencios prolongados porque pueden silenciar el amor de quien hoy te ama”.


El lado fácil de la gente difícil

El lado fácil de la gente difícil: que la gente conflictive no te amargue la vida

by Cesar Lozano

Summary

El lado fácil de la gente difícil, del destacado motivador César Lozano, es la mejor guía para alejarnos de la amargura y ser maravillosamente felices.


Despierta!: que la vida sigue : reflexiones para disfrutar plenamente la vida

Despierta!: que la vida sigue : reflexiones para disfrutar plenamente la vida

by Lozano, Cesar

Summary

Esta es una obra en la que el Dr. Cesar Lozano nos exhorta a valorar lo que tenemos; es un reconocimiento de que nuestra vida es breve y pasajera pero que, para aquellos que tenemos esperanza, siempre nos lleva al verdadero despertar.


Por el placer de vivir

Por el placer de vivir

by Cesar Lozano

Summary

En este libro ameno de principio a fin, descubrirás la importancia de vivir intensamente cada momento y de eliminar la rutina como estilo de vida; conocerás las mejores opciones para controlar -y evitar- la ira, las razones más contundentes para hacer del perdón un principio fundamental de la vida y sabrás de las técnicas más puntuales para dejar de preocuparte por lo que no depende de ti.