Life Skills

How to Be a Person: 65 Hugely Useful, Super-Important Skills to Learn before You're Grown Up Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781635861822
Availability: NONE IN-STORE but we can probably order it for you
Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - May 26th, 2020

For the kid who leaves a wet towel wadded up on the floor or forgets to put a new roll on the toilet-paper thingy, witty parenting writer and etiquette columnist Catherine Newman has created the ultimate guidebook of essential life skills for kids. Jam-packed with tips, tricks, and advice — all illustrated in an irresistible graphic novel–style —


Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverted Kids Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780147509925
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rocky Pond Books - May 2nd, 2017

The monumental bestseller Quiet has been recast in a new edition that empowers introverted kids and teens 

Susan Cain sparked a worldwide conversation when she published Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. With her inspiring book, she permanently changed the way we see introverts and the way introverts see themselves.


Think for Yourself: The Ultimate Guide to Critical Thinking in an Age of Information Overload Cover Image
By Andrea Debbink, Aaron Meshon (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781950500048
Availability: NONE IN-STORE but we can probably order it for you
Published: duopress - March 18th, 2020

Middle school is a time of change, when things begin to look different and assumptions start to be questioned, and today more than ever it's tough to know what to believe.


You Are Awesome: Find Your Confidence and Dare to Be Brilliant at (Almost) Anything Cover Image
By Matthew Syed, Toby Triumph (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781492687535
Availability: NONE IN-STORE but we can probably order it for you
Published: Sourcebooks Explore - July 9th, 2019

A must-have for anyone looking for graduation gifts You Are Awesome is a wonderful middle school graduation gift for him or her It will remind the grad in your life to embrace their mistakes and continue to be awesome


Make It Last: Sustainably and Affordably Preserving What We Love (DIY) Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781934620984
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Microcosm Publishing - November 1st, 2012

Make It Last: Prolonging and Preserving What We Love bridges the gap between life in a disposable culture and the basic skills needed to save money and live more sustainably. This book teaches you how to extend the lives of the things you love by repairing clothing, preserving home-grown food, and even repairing your kitchen sink.


Fix Your Clothes: The Sustainable Magic of Mending, Patching, and Darning Cover Image
By Raleigh Briggs (Illustrator)
$6.95
ISBN: 9781621069065
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Microcosm Publishing - April 11th, 2017

Learn to repair your clothes from this cheerful, handwritten, and hand-illustrated guide. Ever had to say goodbye to a favorite item of clothing because of a busted zipper, fallen hem, or gaping hole? Want to save money and the world by not buying new clothes all the time? Concerned about the labor practices of fast fashion?


Sewing for Kids: 30 Fun Projects to Hand and Machine Sew Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781641526647
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rockridge Press - December 24th, 2019

Get crafty with super fun sewing projects for kids ages 6 to 9


Sewing School ® Quilts: 15 Projects Kids Will Love to Make; Stitch Up a Patchwork Pet, Scrappy Journal, T-Shirt Quilt, and More Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781612128597
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - April 3rd, 2018

The best-selling authors of the Sewing School ® series are back, introducing kids to the creativity of stitching patchwork, appliqué, and quilts. Using dynamic how-to photos and step-by-step instructions written for ages 8 to 12, Amie Petronis Plumley and Andria Lisle teach a variety of techniques using both hand and machine sewing.


Sewing School ®: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781603425780
Availability: NONE IN-STORE but we can probably order it for you
Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - November 27th, 2010

Kids can sew too! This inspiring guide includes 21 fun sewing projects for children ages 5 and up. With easy-to-follow illustrated instructions and cut-out patterns, young crafters will quickly be sewing up colorful pillows, potholders, dolls, blankets, and more.


Sewing School ® Fashion Design: Make Your Own Wardrobe with Mix-and-Match Projects Including Tops, Skirts & Shorts Cover Image
$22.95
Email or call for availability
ISBN: 9781612128603
Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - March 5th, 2019

Crafty kids love to show off what they make, and what better way to do that than to wear their own one-of-a-kind handmade clothes!


The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs: 100+ Recipes that You'll Love to Cook and Eat Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781492670025
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Explore - October 16th, 2018

The #1 New York Times Best Seller and IACP Award Winner!

Want to bake the most-awesome-ever cupcakes? Or surprise your family with breakfast tacos on Sunday morning? Looking for a quick snack after school? Or maybe something special for a sleepover? It's all here. Learn to cook like a pro—it's easier than you think.


Kid Chef Bakes: The Kids Cookbook for Aspiring Bakers Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781623159429
Availability: NONE IN-STORE but we can probably order it for you
Published: Rockridge Press - October 31st, 2017

Simple recipes that teach kids ages 8 to 13 the core skills they need to bake

Introduce young chefs to the amazing world of baking with this cookbook for kids. Filled with all kinds of sweet and savory treats, this kids cookbook offers a complete culinary crash course that will teach chefs-in-training the skills they need to bake each treat from start to finish.


Kid Chef Every Day: The Easy Cookbook for Foodie Kids Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781641522229
Availability: NONE IN-STORE but we can probably order it for you
Published: Rockridge Press - December 18th, 2018

Empower budding chefs ages 8 to 12 to be confident in the kitchen


Kid Chef: The Foodie Kids Cookbook: Healthy Recipes and Culinary Skills for the New Cook in the Kitchen Cover Image
By Melina Hammer, Bryant Terry (Foreword by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781943451203
Availability: NONE IN-STORE but we can probably order it for you
Published: Sonoma Press - April 5th, 2016

Fun and healthy recipes that kids ages 8 to 12 can cook by themselves


Recipes Every College Student Should Know (Stuff You Should Know #20) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781594749544
Availability: NONE IN-STORE but we can probably order it for you
Published: Quirk Books - March 28th, 2017

A perfect gift for hungry dorm-dwellers, this must-have pocket guide will help students make and eat healthy snacks, meals, and other tasty bites.


Wood Shop: Handy Skills and Creative Building Projects for Kids Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781612129426
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - November 13th, 2018

Come on, kids: grab a hammer, step up to the workbench, and get ready to measure, saw, drill, and make cool things!


Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780761110569
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Workman Publishing Company - May 1st, 1999

Pizza Patches & Bean Tunnels: Kids' Garden Projects to Cultivate Wonder

Here are 12 spirited, easy-to-implement ideas for theme gardens that parents and kids can grow together, connecting children to nature through gardening. Each project includes a plan and the planting recipe--as well as a "Discovery Walk," activities and crafts to make with what you grow.


Backyard Farming: Growing Vegetables & Herbs: From Planting to Harvesting and More Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781578264599
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hatherleigh Press - May 28th, 2013

Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here!


Backyard Farming: Canning & Preserving: Over 75 Recipes for the Homestead Kitchen Cover Image
$9.30
ISBN: 9781578265343
Availability: NONE IN-STORE but we can probably order it for you
Published: Hatherleigh Press - October 28th, 2014

Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here!

Make the most of your harvest with over 75 delicious canning recipes!


Backyard Farming: Growing Herbs for Food and Medicine Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781578267996
Availability: NONE IN-STORE but we can probably order it for you
Published: Hatherleigh Press - August 27th, 2019

Comprehensive backyard farming guide to growing herbs for its many different uses in food and medicine.


Backyard Farming: Keeping Honey Bees: From Hive Management to Honey Harvesting and More Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781578264520
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hatherleigh Press - August 27th, 2013

Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here!

Make beekeeping a part of your backyard farming experience: enjoy honey, beeswax and a more fruitful garden, as your bees will work as hard as you do to make your backyard farm a success!


Backyard Farming: Composting: How to Plan, Build, and Maintain Your Own Compost System for a Healthy and Vibrant Garden Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781578265862
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hatherleigh Press - December 29th, 2015

Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here!

Give Back to Your Garden by Composting!


Backyard Farming: Homesteading: The Complete Guide to Self-Sufficiency Cover Image
$9.30
Email or call for availability
ISBN: 9781578265985
Published: Hatherleigh Press - September 29th, 2015

Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here!

Join the Backyard Farming Movement and Turn Your Home into a Homestead!


Backyard Farming: Raising Chickens: From Building Coops to Collecting Eggs and More Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781578264445
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hatherleigh Press - May 28th, 2013

Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here!

Whether for eggs, meat, fun, or profit, chickens are the perfect addition to any new backyard grower’s farm.


Backyard Farming: Raising Goats: For Dairy and Meat Cover Image
$9.30
ISBN: 9781578264735
Availability: NONE IN-STORE but we can probably order it for you
Published: Hatherleigh Press - November 26th, 2013

A comprehensive guide for preparing and caring for the addition of goats to your backyard farm—the ideal resource for the beginner farmer


Maker Comics: Bake Like a Pro! Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250150066
Availability: NONE IN-STORE but we can probably order it for you
Published: First Second - February 5th, 2019

Maker Comics is the ultimate DIY guide. Inside this graphic novel you will find illustrated instructions for eight tasty treats!


Maker Comics: Create a Costume! Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250152084
Availability: NONE IN-STORE but we can probably order it for you
Published: First Second - August 6th, 2019

The comic convention is just a few short weeks away. All Bea and Parker need now are great costumes . . . but won’t the supplies and materials cost a fortune? Not if Bea and Parker follow a few simple instructions from Costume Critter, the world’s cutest cosplayer!


Maker Comics: Grow a Garden! Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250152145
Availability: NONE IN-STORE but we can probably order it for you
Published: First Second - February 25th, 2020

Maker Comics is the ultimate DIY guide. Inside Grow a Garden, you'll find illustrated instructions for six gardening projects!


Maker Comics: Fix a Car! Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250150042
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - February 5th, 2019

Maker Comics is the ultimate DIY guide. Inside this graphic novel you'll find illustrated instructions for ten car repair activities!


Food Network Magazine The Big, Fun Kids Cookbook - NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER: 150+ Recipes for Young Chefs (Food Network Magazine's Kids Cookbooks #1) Cover Image
By Food Network Magazine (Editor), Maile Carpenter (Foreword by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781950785049
Availability: NONE IN-STORE but we can probably order it for you
Published: Hearst Home Kids - April 7th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

It’s the ultimate kids cookbook from America’s #1 food magazine: 150+ fun, easy recipes for young cooks, plus bonus games and food trivia!


The Big Book of Maker Skills: Tools & Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781681884325
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Weldon Owen - September 18th, 2018

Makers, get ready. This is your ultimate, must-have, tip-packed guide for taking your DIY projects to the next level—from basic wood and metalworking skills to plugged-in fun with power tools, and from cutting-edge electronics play to 3-D printing wizardry.


Girls Garage: How to Use Any Tool, Tackle Any Project, and Build the World You Want to See (Teenage Trailblazers, STEM Building Projects for Girls) Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781452166278
Availability: NONE IN-STORE but we can probably order it for you
Published: Chronicle Books - June 2nd, 2020

Girls Garage is the only book you'll ever need for a lifetime of building and repair. Packed with over 175 illustrated tool guides, 11 how-to projects, 21 essential skills, and 15 inspiring stories from real-world builder girls and women, Girls Garage will inspire you to fill up your toolbox and get building!


Show-How Guides: Knots: The 20 Essential Knots Everyone Should Know! Cover Image
By Keith Zoo, Keith Zoo (Illustrator), Odd Dot
$5.99
ISBN: 9781250249951
Availability: NONE IN-STORE but we can probably order it for you
Published: Odd Dot - August 25th, 2020

SHOW-HOW GUIDES: KNOTS is a primer for curious minds with a clear, fun graphic style that invites any kid to get started tying knots.

This pocket-sized 101 includes a curated collection of 20 essential knots. Every step is illustrated, allowing kids to easily master the basics, regardless of how they learn.


Girls Who Build: Inspiring Curiosity and Confidence to Make Anything Possible Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762467204
Availability: NONE IN-STORE but we can probably order it for you
Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 13th, 2020

Celebrate the can-do attitude of fierce girls who know how to wield a hammer, fire up a saw, and build everything from a bookshelf to a playhouse. Featuring project photographs, this guide will inspire you to pick up your power tools and make something great.


Keeping Chickens: A Kid's Guide to Everything You Need to Know about Breeds, Coops, Behavior, Eggs, and More! Cover Image
$21.05
Email or call for availability
ISBN: 9781510745834
Published: Sky Pony - September 17th, 2019

The best homesteading tips to raise happy, healthy chickens!

Whether you have chickens already or are just thinking of starting your own flock, this book is packed full of valuable information that will help you raise and maintain a happy, healthy flock.


The Woodland Homestead: How to Make Your Land More Productive and Live More Self-Sufficiently in the Woods Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781612123493
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - June 30th, 2015

Put your wooded land to work! This comprehensive manual shows you how to use your woodlands to produce everything from wine and mushrooms to firewood and livestock feed.


The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre! Cover Image
By Carleen Madigan (Editor)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781603421386
Availability: NONE IN-STORE but we can probably order it for you
Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - February 11th, 2009

This comprehensive guide to homesteading provides all the information you need to grow and preserve a sustainable harvest of grains and vegetables; raise animals for meat, eggs, and dairy; and keep honey bees for your sweeter days.


Gardeners, small farmers, and outdoor living enthusiasts will love this compilation of 76 rustic DIY projects. From plant supports and clotheslines to a chicken coop, a greenhouse, and a root cellar with storage bins, most of the projects are suitable for complete novices, and all use just basic tools and easy-to-find materials.


Home Ec for Everyone: Practical Life Skills in 118 Projects: Cooking · Sewing · Laundry & Clothing · Domestic Arts · Life Skills Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781523512379
Availability: NONE IN-STORE but we can probably order it for you
Published: Workman Publishing Company - April 27th, 2021

Did you remember your scissors?

Discover the tremendous pleasure of learning how to do it yourself how to cook, sew, clean, and more, the way it used to be taught in Home Ec class.


Shop Class for Everyone: Practical Life Skills in 83 Projects: Plumbing · Wood & Metalwork · Electrical · Mechanical · Domestic Repair Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781523512386
Availability: NONE IN-STORE but we can probably order it for you
Published: Workman Publishing Company - April 27th, 2021

Did you remember your goggles?

There used to be a time when pretty much every high school offered Shop class, where students learned to use a circular saw or rewire a busted lamp- all while discovering the satisfaction of being self-reliant and doing it yourself.


How to Drive: Real World Instruction and Advice from Hollywood's Top Driver Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781452145297
Availability: BACKORDERED - Availability will be delayed
Published: Chronicle Books - May 3rd, 2016

Here's the ultimate guide to being the best—and safest—driver possible. And an absolute must for everyone with a learner's permit.