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Books for National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

From November 5th to 11th, is National Animal Shelter Appreciation week. We thought the best way for us to celebrate is with book recommendations featuring: animal shelters, volunteering at animal shelters, searching for pet friends, and finding new friends and a sense of purpose helping those in shelters. Hope you enjoy these great reads! Volunteering for Animal Welfare by Walt K Moon From helping homeless pets to assisting injured wildlife, there are many ways to volunteer with animals. Some people help scientists track wild animal populations, while others help zoos teach people about the importance of conservation.…

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Brownie’s Galore!

Celebrate National Brownie Day (12/8) by baking a homemade batch for yourself or to share! From double fudge to smores, peanut butter to cheesecake, you can find the brownie recipe of your dreams in these cookbooks. The ultimate brownie book by Bruce Weinstein Weinstein's brownie recipe book has innovative ideas for Baked Alaska, Black Forest Cake, and even S'mores. With thousands of variations for each basic recipe, there's a lifetime of brownie recipes offered in this ultimate collection. B is for Brownie and ABC baking book by Caroline Wright Want to cook something up…

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Cool Cryptids for Kids

Loch Ness monster, Bigfoot and Yetis, what do they all have in common? They are all part of a mysterious group called cryptids. Never fear though, where there’s cryptids, there’s always an adventure! This list of books shows the not so scary side of these wondrous creatures as the kids in the stories will find out. Grab your magnifying glass, it's time for  cryptid hunting! The Loch Ness Monster by Jacqueline Laks Gorman A long neck and flippers disappear under the water…read The Loch Ness Monster to learn about sightings and the many searches to…

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Cookbooks ‘CHOC’ Full of Fun

Get in a lot of Truffle and Melt your way through these chocolate-based cookbooks! Maida Heatter's Book of great chocolate desserts by Maida Heatter A classic New York Times best-seller with tried and true chocolatey concoctions! Chocolate every day: 85+ plant-based recipes for cacao treats that support your health and well-being by Bennett Coffey A sweet, mostly vegan collection of chocolate treats from the founders of Not Your Sugar Mamas. Taste of Home's Chocolate : more than 100 cakes, candies & decadent delights Turn to this all-new collection…

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Books to Help Your Small Business

Do you own a small business or are looking to start one? Try out some of these books for where to start, doing your taxes, and how to grow your business. Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months: A month-by-month guide to a business that works today by Melinda F. Emerson Whether you're newly unemployed, looking for a side hustle, or want to turn your dream business idea into reality, you can follow your passion and become a successful business owner! Melinda Emerson is here to help with this practical month-by-month guide to getting your business…

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Exam Study and Preparation Books

If you’re looking to study for the GED, college entrance exams, nursing/medical exams, civil service exams, or police, military, and firefighter exams, this list has you covered. GED Test for Dummies with Online Practice Prepare to do your best on the GED Test! Get the review and practice materials you need to take - and slay - the exam with confidence. GED Test 2022/2023 For Dummies with Online Practice provides an in-depth overview and deep content review for all test sections. 2021/2022 ASVAB for Dummies by Angie Papple Johnston Students find in-depth reviews of all nine…

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Poetry for All Ages

Poetry has the power to open up our emotions and is a beautiful outlet to express ourselves. It can lighten us, renew us, and encourage us. The following list is filled with books to inspire you. The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta In this uplifting coming-of-age novel told in accessible verse, Atta chronicles the growth and glory of Michael Angeli, a mixed-race kid from London, as he navigates his cultural identity as Cypriot and Jamaican as well as his emerging sexuality. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson In vivid poems that reflect the joy…

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Down with Love, bring on YOU!

What would happen if we extended the love we have for others for ourselves? While some of the books on this list are about being single in today’s world, they still ask us the question: What do you love about you and can you become the person you’d love to be? While you may not currently have the stereotypical fairy-tale ending, you can still be the hero of your own story. Loving Bravely: 20 Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want by Alexandra H Solomon Taking time to stop and…

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