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25,000+ Baby Names

by Bruce Lansky

Select the perfect name for your new baby!Not sure what to name your child? Torn between a traditional family name and an up-and-coming name? Or maybe you don't even know where to start? Let 25,000+ Baby Names be your guide to finding the right name! This book lets you easily scan boys' and girls' names and includes features like: guidelines for naming your baby, popular names from around the world, origins, meanings, famous namesakes, and interesting name trivia.Sample Girl's Name (including: name, origin, meaning, cross-referencing, and variations/nicknames): "Katherine * (Greek) pure. See also Carey, Catherine, Ekaterina, Kara, Karen, Kari, Kasia, Katerina, Yekaterina. Ekatrinna, Kasienka, Kasin, Kat, Katchen, Kathann, Kathanne, Kathereen, Katheren, Katheren, Katherenne, Katherin, Katherina, Katheryn, Katheryne, Kathyrine, Katina, Katlaina, Katoka, Katreeka." Sample Boy's Name (including: name, origin, meaning, famous namesake, and variations/nicknames): "Noah * (Hebrew) peaceful, restful. Bible: the patriarch who built the ark to survive the Flood. Noak, Noi."

5-Star Baby Name Advisor

by Bruce Lansky

Name Your Baby The Smart Way! You use star ratings to select restaurants, hotels, movies, and mutual funds. Now Bruce Lansky's 5-Star Baby Name Advisor gives you an objective way to select thousands of baby names. In this unique book, Lansky rates 1,800 popular and unique names and provides more helpful information and advice about each name than you'll find in any other book. In addition to meaning, origin, and common variations, each name's profile includes: STAR RATING (What is the name's overall appeal?), GENDER CLARITY (Is the name for a boy or girl? Will it be confusing?), EASE OF SPELLING (will the name be misspelled?), VERSATILITY (Will the name work for a variety of formal and informal occasions?), FIRST IMPRESSION (What will people think of when they hear the name?), POPULARITY AND TREND (How popular is the name? Is it too popular?), EASE OF PRONUNCIATION (Will the name be mispronounced?), and CONCISE ADVICE (What should you consider before selecting the name?). This book can help you pick a name that will give your child a head start in life! 5-Star Baby Name Advisor is a Mom's Choice Award Silver Award Winner! SAMPLE: Mia (4 Stars): (Italian) mine. First Impression: Mia is pictured as a fascinating original. Gender Association: Used for girls. Popularity and Trend: #13 (#94 in 2000). Risk of Misspelling: Fairly Low. Risk of Mispronunciation: Average. Famous Namesakes: Actress Mia Farrow, soccer player Mia Hamm, model Mia Taylor. Common Nicknames: None. Common Variations: Miah. Consider This: This name is pronounced "MEE-ah," but some may mistake it for "MY-ah."

60,000+ Baby Names

by Bruce Lansky

Discover a name you and your baby will love! This book has everything you need to select a great name for your baby! -- A list of 60,000 popular and unusual names from around the world--complete with origins, meanings, and the latest variations -- 200 fascinating lists of names-to-consider--to help you discover names with special meaning for you -- The most recently available lists of the top 100 girls' and boys' names -- Lists of popular names over the last one hundred years -- Bruce Lansky's trend analysis to learn what's hot and what's not -- Over 7,000 American names, many of which African-American familes choose for their children -- Over 5,000 names that Hispanic families commonly use -- Over 4,000 French names; 9,000 English names; 6,000 Latin names; 4,000 Irish names; and 6,000 Greek names -- Nearly 6,000 Hebrew names; 2,500 Arabic names; and 4,000 German names -- Thousands of Scottish, Welsh, Italian, Russian, Scandinavian, Chinese, Japanese, Polish, Native American, Hawaiian, African, and Hindi names

Age Happens

by Bruce Lansky

A gift of laughter for your aging friends and relatives (or comic relief for yourself). Here are the funniest quotes and cartoons about growing older by Ellen DeGeneres, Bill Cosby, Chris Rock, Woody Allen, George Burns, Billy Crystal, Garrison Keillor, Erma Bombeck, Phyllis Diller, Betty White, Jerry Seinfeld, Joan Rivers, and other humorists.A gift of laughter for your aging friends and relatives (or comic relief for yourself). Here are the funniest quotes and cartoons about growing older by Ellen DeGeneres, Bill Cosby, Chris Rock, Woody Allen, George Burns, Billy Crystal, Garrison Keillor, Erma Bombeck, Phyllis Diller, Betty White, Jerry Seinfeld, Joan Rivers, and other humorists.

Baby Name Trend Report

by Bruce Lansky

When you're pregnant, picking the right name for your baby is a major concern. The purpose of this trend report is to give you a closer and more analytical look at the popular names that come to your attention as you consider which to choose for your baby. Including: What's Hot, What's Not: The Latest Popularity Trends; The Top 100 Girls' and 100 Boys' Names with meanings and variations; Changes to The Top 100; The Most Popular Names for Twins; The most recent Social Security dataWhen you're pregnant, picking the right name for your baby is a major concern. The purpose of this trend report is to give you a closer and more analytical look at the popular names that come to your attention as you consider which to choose for your baby. This report will show you: -- Which names are hot and which are not -- Which types of names (biblical names, place names, nature names, trade names, and so on) are currently in favor -- Which sets of names for twins are currently in -- Which sounds (such as Aiden/Jaden/Braden; Haley/Kaylee/Bailey) are increasing or decreasing in popularity -- Which variant spellings of popular names (such as Caitlin/Caitlyn/Katelyn; Aiden/Aidan) are rising or falling in popularity This introduction to current naming trends will improve your critical thinking and judgment about the names you're currently considering--so you can do a better job picking the right name for you and your baby. This trend report is excerpted from 100,000+ Baby Names. If you find it helpful, you'll find even more of Bruce Lansky's advice and information in his best-selling baby-name book.

The Case of the Chocolate Snatcher

by Bruce Lansky M Masters

Twelve-year-old amateur sleuths, and best friends, Hawkeye Collins and Amy Adams love to solve cases. They invite readers to follow the clues and sketches to solve crimes in their hometown of Lakewood Hills. All of the books in the "Can You Solve the Mystery" series contain 9-10 short mysteries. Readers are given written clues as well as visual clues to help them solve the crime. The answers and a brief wrap-up are given in the back of the book.The Case of the Crashing Candelabrum; The Case of the Chocolate Snatcher; The Mystery of Lucy's Revenge; The Secret of the Almost Accident; The Case of Double Trouble; The Mystery of the Crook Convention; The Mystery of the Disk Swiper; The Case of the Stolen Samovar; The Secret of the Ancient Treasure. Part 2: The Secret Room

The Case of the Chocolate Snatcher—Free Sample Story

by Bruce Lansky

Twelve-year-old amateur sleuths, and best friends, Hawkeye Collins and Amy Adams love to solve cases. They invite readers to follow the clues and sketches to solve crimes in their hometown of Lakewood Hills. All of the books in the "Can You Solve the Mystery" series contain 9-10 short mysteries. Readers are given written clues as well as visual clues to help them solve the crime. The answers and a brief wrap-up are given in the back of the book.

The Case of the Mysterious Dognapper

by M Masters Bruce Lansky

Twelve-year-old amateur sleuths, and best friends, Hawkeye Collins and Amy Adams love to solve cases. They invite readers to follow the clues and sketches to solve crimes in their hometown of Lakewood Hills. All of the books in the "Can You Solve the Mystery" series contain 9-10 short mysteries. Readers are given written clues as well as visual clues to help them solve the crime. The answers and a brief wrap-up are given in the back of the book.The Case of the Imperfect Crime; The Case of the Mysterious Dognapper; The Mystery of the Moody Medallion; The Case of the Stashed Cash; The Mystery of the Double-Crossed Inheritance; The Secret in the Stands; The Case of the Reptile Rip-Off; The Mystery of the Musical Phone Call; The Secret of the Smuggler's Car; The Secret of the Ancient Treasure. Part 4: The Treasure Trove

The Case of the Video Game Smugglers

by Bruce Lansky M Masters

Twelve-year-old amateur sleuths, and best friends, Hawkeye Collins and Amy Adams love to solve cases. They invite readers to follow the clues and sketches to solve crimes in their hometown of Lakewood Hills. All of the books in the "Can You Solve the Mystery" series contain 9-10 short mysteries. Readers are given written clues as well as visual clues to help them solve the crime. The answers and a brief wrap-up are given in the back of the book.The Case of the Computer Camp Kidnap; The Secret of the Tomato Pincher; The Mystery of the Unknown Rescuer; The Case of the Video Game Smugglers; The Mystery at Mill Creek Bridge; The Secret of the Author's Autograph; The Mystery of the Rainy Night Robbery; The Mystery of Amy's Disappearance; The Case of the Sloppy Vandals; The Secret of the Ancient Treasure. Part 3: The Mysterious Message

Free Story "The Girl Who Wanted to be a Princess" from Newfangled Fairy Tales

by Bruce Lansky

Michelle Koszlowski desparately wantes to be a princess until her wish comes true and she discovers what a pain royal life can be.The full collection of ten contemporary fairy tales is the second in the critically acclaimed series--puts a delightful new spin on classic stories and themes. Michelle Koszlowski desparately wantes to be a princess until her wish comes true and she discovers what a pain royal life can be. The Little Tailor brags to everyone about his bravery until a giant comes along and teaches him a lesson. Rapunzel is held captive in a high-rise apartment by an urban witch who owns a pizza parlor. A postmodern wolf refuses to eat the bratty Little Red Riding Hood and her sickly grandmother. Hansel is so obsessed with candy that he steals Gretel's piggy bank and runs off to the Old Witch's Candy Factory.

Girls to the Rescue Book #7

by Bruce Lansky

In most heroic tales, a helpless young lady waits around for a prince to rescue her. But the spunky girls in this entertaining series are much too busy saving the day to await Prince Charming. These stories from around the world inspire readers to become a new kind of heroine. If you enjoy the stories in this book, look for more fun adventures in the other books in the series.This seventh book in the series contains the following short stories: "On the Way to Broken Bow," "Reni and the Tiger," "Abbie's Light," "Troop 13 to the Rescue," "The Treasure beneath the Hay," "Firedance," "Taneya's Best Shot," and "Ayasha's Arrow."

Girls to the Rescue Bundle: Books #1-7

by Bruce Lansky

In most heroic tales, a helpless young lady waits around for a prince to rescue her. But the spunky girls in this entertaining series are much too busy saving the day to await Prince Charming. These adaptations and original stories from around the world inspire readers to become a new kind of heroine. This bundle includes Girls to the Rescue Books #1-7. The books included in the bundle contain a total of 65 short stories.

Girls to the Rescue (free sample story) The Royal Joust

by Bruce Lansky

On the last day of the Royal Joust, Reggie is in too much pain to get out of bed. He asks his sister Lindsey to tell the judges he has to drop out of the tournament. Lindsey borrows Reggie's horse. Unbeknownst to Reggie, she also borrows his armor. She's Reggie's training partner; if nobody finds out she's not he, maybe "Reggie" won't have to drop out of the tournament... In most fairy tales, a helpless young lady waits around for a prince to rescue her. But the spunky girls in the entertaining Girls to the Rescue series are much too busy saving the day to wait for Prince Charming. "The Royal Joust" is one of ten stories from Girls to the Rescue Book #1. If you enjoy this exciting story, more adventures await you in Girls to the Rescue Books #1 through #7.

Girls to the Rescue: Tales of Clever, Courageous Girls from Around the World (Book 2)

by Bruce Lansky

Girls save the day in these ten entertaining and inspiring folk tales from around the world. Visit Africa, Mexico, Britain, Russia, Vietnam, China and Ireland.

Girls to the Rescue: Tales of Clever, Courageous Girls from Around The World (Book 1)

by Bruce Lansky

A collection of ten stories featuring admirable girls in both familiar and exotic settings.

Golf, It's Just a Game

by Bruce Lansky

This book contains some of the funniest comments ever made about golf by Lee Trevino, Arnold Palmer, Harvey Penick, Bob Hope, Buddy Hackett, Lewis Grizzard, Gerald Ford, and others. You'll also find wonderfully clever cartoons. There's a smile on every page.Sample Quotes: "I know I'm getting better at golf because I'm hitting fewer spectators." --Gerald Ford"It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course." --Hank Aaron

If I Ran The School

by Bruce Lansky

Homework Would Be Fun... If Your Teacher Assigned This Book as Required Reading! If you've ever considered playing sick, had a hard time getting started on your homework, thought your teacher was on your case, or wondered how many days were left until summer vacation, this collection of funny school poems is for you. Bruce Lansky has written five new poems for this book and selected nineteen others from some of his favorite poets, including Jack Prelutsky, Kenn Nesbitt, Ted Scheu, and Robert Pottle.

Mary Had a Little Jam

by Stephen Carpenter Bruce Lansky

These all-new, delightfully silly nursey rhymes recount the latest adventures of Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, Old King Cole, Old Mother Hubbard, Little Boy Blue, Little Bo-Beep, and other best-loved Mother Goose characters. Children have been waiting for this sequel for over 200 years. Sample verse: "Mary had a little jam; she spread it on a waffle. And if she hadn't eaten ten, she wouldn't feel so awful."This book is an iParenting Media Awards Back to School 2004 Winner: Poetry.

My Teacher's In Detention

by Bruce Lansky Stephen Carpenter

My Teacher's In Detention contains 50 hilarious poems about school that cover everything from homework and tests to detention and gross-out school lunches. The book contains poems by well-known poets, including Bruce Lansky, Jack Prelutsky, Kenn Nesbitt, and more great "giggle poets." eEditor and contributor Bruce Lansky is one of North America's three bestselling authors of children's poetry books. His kid-tested, giggle-filled children's poetry books have sold over 2.5 million copies. This book follows on the success of Lansky's other school poetry anthologies, No More Homework! No More Tests!, and If Kids Ruled the School, which have sold over 500,000 copies in all editions and are among the best selling children's poetry books at retail.

New Fangled Fairy Tales Book #2

by Bruce Lansky

This collection of ten contemporary fairy tales--the second in the critically acclaimed series--puts a delightful new spin on classic stories and themes. Michelle Koszlowski desparately wantes to be a princess until her wish comes true and she discovers what a pain royal life can be. The Little Tailor brags to everyone about his bravery until a giant comes along and teaches him a lesson. Rapunzel is held captive in a high-rise apartment by an urban witch who owns a pizza parlor. A postmodern wolf refuses to eat the bratty Little Red Riding Hood and her sickly grandmother. Hansel is so obsessed with candy that he steals Gretel's piggy bank and runs off to the Old Witch's Candy Factory.

Newfangled Fairy Tales (Book One)

by Bruce Lansky

With titles such as "Jill and the Beanstalk" Editor Bruce Lansky has taken the best of modern fairy tales for children and put them into one volume.

Newfangled Fairy Tales (Book Two)

by Bruce Lansky

Nothing has to stay the same forever--especially if it doesn't make sense. Take fairy tales, for example. I think you'll agree with me that a princess shouldn't have to marry a knight she doesn't love (even if the knight does defeat a dragon), that no one can weave straw into gold, that no prince in his right mind would marry a princess who complains about a pea under twenty mattresses, and that the brave little tailor was actually a vain braggart. If you agree that these things don't make sense, then you'll love this collection of fairy tales.

No More Homework! No More Tests!

by Bruce Lansky Stephen Carpenter

No More Homework! No More Tests! includes the funniest poems about school ever collected in one book. These hilarious poems were written by a number of poets, including Shel Silverstein, Jack Prelutsky, David L. Harrison, Colin McNaughton, Carol Diggory Shields, Kalli Dakos, and Bruce Lansky. Sillier than a teacher with hiccups, funnier than toilet paper stuck to the bottom of the principal's shoe, it is certain to have readers laughing by the first page. This book puts the cool back in school and makes students WANT to write and read poetry. Appropriate for Grades 1-6, and Ages 5-12.

No More Homework! No More Tests! Kids' Favorite Funny School Poems

by Bruce Lansky

[from the back cover:] "Wackier than a monster in the school lunch line! Sillier than a teacher with hiccups! Funnier than toilet paper stuck to the bottom of the principal's shoe! Here are the funniest poems about school ever collected in one book, selected by Bruce Lansky, the "King of Giggle Poetry," with the help of thousands of elementary-school children. Read about why there are no more flies in the school kitchen, what can be found in a student's desk, how to eat a bag lunch, creatures in the classroom, and many more hilarious topics. These poems were written by popular children's poets, including Shel Silverstein, Bruce Lansky, Jack Prelutsky, Colin McNaughton, David L. Harrison, Kalli Dakos, and more than a dozen others who know how to find humor in any school subject. This book puts the cool back in school!" Some pictures are described.

Rolling in the Aisles

by Stephen Carpenter Bruce Lansky

Gobs of giggles, ladles of laughter! This revised collection of funny poems by beloved poets such as Bruce Lansky, Kenn Nesbitt, Robert Pottle, Eric Ode, Ted Scheu, and Dave Crawley will have both kid-size and grownup-size readers rolling in the aisles with laughter!

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