Non-Fiction New Releases

Non-Fiction New Releases

On Animals

by Susan Orlean


“Magnificent.” —The New York Times * “Beguiling, observant, and howlingly funny.” —San Francisco Chronicle * “Spectacular.” —Star Tribune (Minneapolis)* “Full of astonishments.” —The Boston Globe

Susan Orlean—the beloved New Yorker staff writer hailed as “a national treasure” by The Washington Post and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Library Book—gathers a lifetime of musings, meditations, and in-depth profiles about animals.

“How we interact with animals has preoccupied philosophers, poets, and naturalists for ages,” writes Susan Orlean. Since the age of six, when Orlean wrote and illustrated a book called 
Herbert the Near-Sighted Pigeon, she’s been drawn to stories about how we live with animals, and how they abide by us. Now, in On Animals, she examines animal-human relationships through the compelling tales she has written over the course of her celebrated career.

These stories consider a range of creatures—the household pets we dote on, the animals we raise to end up as meat on our plates, the creatures who could eat us for dinner, the various tamed and untamed animals we share our planet with who are central to human life. In her own backyard, Orlean discovers the delights of keeping chickens. In a different backyard, in New Jersey, she meets a woman who has twenty-three pet tigers—something none of her neighbors knew about until one of the tigers escapes. In Iceland, the world’s most famous whale resists the efforts to set him free; in Morocco, the world’s hardest-working donkeys find respite at a special clinic. We meet a show dog and a lost dog and a pigeon who knows exactly how to get home.

Equal parts delightful and profound, enriched by Orlean’s stylish prose and precise research, these stories celebrate the meaningful cross-species connections that grace our collective existence.


Do You Believe in Me: A Memoir of Addiction, Hope, and Family Bonds

by Colleen Schaeffel

In Do You Believe in Me witness a family torn apart by addiction through the eyes of a determined daughter. As her parents' lives shatter she becomes the pillar of strength, rallying her siblings to stand together in the face of adversity.

This poignant tale portrays the unbreakable bonds of family, forged through love and shared hardship. With a mix of heartrending honesty and moments of levity, the author paints a vivid picture of their journey. Can their collective love and resilience lead to redemption, or will they be forever defined by their fractured past?

Join this family on a transformative path from loss to healing in a narrative that explores the power of human connection, making Do You Believe in Me a compelling and inspiring read.



Against All Odds: A True Story of Ultimate Courage and Survival in World War II

by Alex Kershaw

*The instant 
New York Times bestseller*

The untold story of four of the most decorated soldiers of World War II—all Medal of Honor recipients—from the beaches of French Morocco to Hitler’s own mountaintop fortress, by the national bestselling author of 
The First Wave

“Pitch-perfect.”—The Wall Street Journal • “Riveting.”—World War II magazine • “Alex Kershaw is the master of putting the reader in the heat of the action.”—Martin Dugard

As the Allies raced to defeat Hitler, four men, all in the same unit, earned medal after medal for battlefield heroism. Maurice “Footsie” Britt, a former professional football player, became the very first American to receive every award for valor in a single war. Michael Daly was a West Point dropout who risked his neck over and over to keep his men alive. Keith Ware would one day become the first and only draftee in history to attain the rank of general before serving in Vietnam. In WWII, Ware owed his life to the finest soldier he ever commanded, a baby-faced Texan named Audie Murphy. In the campaign to liberate Europe, each would gain the ultimate accolade, the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Tapping into personal interviews and a wealth of primary source material, Alex Kershaw has delivered his most gripping account yet of American courage, spanning more than six hundred days of increasingly merciless combat, from the deserts of North Africa to the dark heart of Nazi Germany. Once the guns fell silent, these four exceptional warriors would discover just how heavy the Medal of Honor could be—and how great the expectations associated with it. Having survived against all odds, who among them would finally find peace?


Managing for Meteors: Preparing Local Government Leaders Before the Impact

by Shane Silsby

Managing for Meteors
 provides a conduit for passing on direct experiences, raising questions, and providing tools for new leaders to consider for enhancing the functions of local governments and getting prepared in advance of major disruptors.

The American workplace, and especially local governments, faces increasingly numerous metaphoric meteors in these ever-changing times. These meteors can appear in the form of cyber-attacks, international military conflicts, continental supply chain disruption, a global pandemic, or things we have yet to imagine...

Under these scenarios, inevitably the attention of leaders will be diverted from daily operational activities on which community constituents rely. 
Managing for Meteors is aimed at priming organizations to be as efficient and effective as possible, so when that major disruption hits - the agency will be more likely to pass the preparedness test.


Foot Soldier in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: A Memoir

by Jeffrey Cooper

An intricate, heartfelt memoir … a brilliant read. 
Readers Favorite
The author reveals the human side of the latest industrial revolution. 
Readers’ Favorite 5 Stars Awards
US Review of Books

This is the inspiring story of Jeffrey Cooper's lifelong journey through the fast-paced and ever-changing world of technology, from computer operator to chip developer, and his search for meaning.


Wisest Learners (Parent Edition): Unlock the Secrets to Your Child's Academic Success

by Artyom Zinchenko

Unlock the secrets to raising brilliant minds! Lay the foundation for your child's academic success with "Wisest Learners (Parent Edition): Unlock the Secrets to Your Child’s Academic Success." Dr. Wallace Panlilio and Dr. Artyom Zinchenko, educators with PhDs in Educational Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, have crafted a modern and practical guidebook for both new and seasoned parents, providing invaluable insights and strategies to nurture inquisitive, motivated, and triumphant lifelong learners.

Discover the transformative power of intentional parenting and witness its profound impact on your child's educational journey. Inside this book, you'll discover a wealth of helpful guides encompassing parental strategies, learning foundations, and learning strategy management. These proven techniques have been meticulously developed through the authors' years of practical application, drawing inspiration from the lives of prominent figures like Thomas Edison, Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Curry, and more.

This book is a treasure trove of wisdom where you will learn:

  • The profound connection between parents and their young learners and how to foster a passion for acquiring new information.
  • A comprehensive approach that merges proven principles and research-based strategies, empowering you to nurture lifelong learners.
  • Tools and resources to guide your children on a journey of self-discovery, unleashing their potential and exploring the world around them.
  • An enlightening and transformative experience for parents, empowering you to equip your children with the tools they need to excel academically and in life.

Invest in your child's academic success now! This book provides invaluable insights and inspiration to nurture your child's pursuit of knowledge. Learn how to create an environment that fosters curiosity, motivation, and a genuine love for learning. With the right tools and strategies, you can empower your child to become a lifelong learner, ready for success in any endeavor they choose.

Grab this empowering guidebook to equip your child with effective strategies and principles to thrive academically and in life!



YOU ARE THE ISSUE: Speak to the Strength--Choose the Response

by Randall Booher

Are you going through a period of struggle or searching for a more profound sense of purpose in life?

You Are The Issue follows a remarkable one-on-one journey as you explore the facets of a human being. Within the pages of this book, you will uncover the obstacles, barriers, and untapped factors that may have shaped your life and a refreshing perspective so unique you will change the view of yourself forever.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” Take charge of your destiny and let this powerful tool help you in personal growth and development! Speak to the inner strength and choose the response.

In this book, you will learn:

  • Forming the habit to Speak to your Strengths.
  • Speak to the Strengths of others.
  • Choose your Responses.
  • Take the following steps in your journey with Boldness.
  • Your Life is of Great Value.

Get ready for a transformational journey unlike any other. Discover the immense power within you and embrace the path of self-discovery. Become the person you have always wanted to be. Get a copy now!



No One Is Coming To Save You: Wake Up To Your Worth

by Leah Roling

What do you do when your entire life feels empty? When you feel as if you meant for more?


In "No One is Coming to Save You", it urges readers to embark on an introspective journey amid the backdrop of seemingly ordinary lives plagued by a sense of emptiness.


The book challenges the notion of an ordinary life, pointing out the dissatisfaction that often lurks beneath its surface. The narrative unfolds as a guide to personal development, rooted in levels of consciousness, starting with the "gift of choice" in self-awareness. It empowers readers to understand the choices shaping their lives and emphasizes the power to make different choices.

The journey progresses to self-acceptance, the "gift of love," offering tools to embrace imperfections and enhance self-worth. Finally, it culminates in self-awakening, the "gift of freedom," prompting individuals to break free from societal constructs and discover their passion and purpose.


The book challenges the status quo, emphasizing that the keys to an extraordinary life lie within, advocating for self-awareness, acceptance, and awakening to transcend the ordinary and celebrate life. Grab your copy today!



Raising Badass Kids: The Savvy Parents’ Guide to Predator-Proofing Tweens & Teens

by CJ Scarlet

Do you love your kids and loathe bad people who want to harm them?

If you’ve ever lost sleep worrying about your kid’s safety, you’re not alone. You may want to wrap your tween/teen in a protective bubble and defend them from every harm but doing so could emotionally cripple them and make them more, not less, vulnerable to bullies and other predators.

In Raising Badass Kids, danger expert CJ Scarlet teaches you how to empower your kid from 10 to 18 to avoid predators and handle themselves in scary situations ranging from bullying/cyberbullying and online dangers to sexual abuse and sex trafficking.

Here’s some of what the book covers:

  • Who the predators are and the sneaky but effective lures they use to groom kids.
  • How you can teach your kid to spot and avoid predators so he doesn’t become their next victim.
  • Easy and effective ways to “bully-proof” your child.
  • The types of dangers your kid might encounter online and how to flag and block inappropriate activity that could endanger her.
  • Sexual molestation and assault—signs, symptoms, and what to do if your kid is a victim.
  • How to empower kids with disabilities to keep them safe. (An entire chapter!)

Why You Need to Read This Book NOW

This super informative, unputdownable book (with TONS of downloadable bonus content!) is the new bible for parents looking to raise safe, savvy, confident kids.

Not teaching your child how to protect themself makes them less safe and puts them at risk! You (and your kid) have more power to protect them than you think. Raising Badass Kids is a genuine lifesaver, so read it now and be the parent your child deserves!


The Pilgrimage: A Contemporary Quest for Ancient Wisdom (Plus)

by Paulo Coelho

A Journey for the Ages

The Pilgrimage paved the way to Paulo Coelho’s international bestselling novel The Alchemist. In many ways, these two volumes are companions—to truly comprehend one, you must read the other.

Step inside this captivating account of Coelho’s pilgrimage along the road to Santiago. This fascinating parable explores the need to find one’s own path. In the end, we discover that the extraordinary is always found in the ordinary and simple ways of everyday people. Part adventure story, part guide to self-discovery, this compelling tale delivers the perfect combination of enchantment and insight.


10-Minute Balance Exercises for Seniors

by PrimeLife Wellness

Enhance your balance and eliminate your fear of falling with this fully illustrated 10-minute home workout handbook for seniors!

Did you know that 3 million older people are treated for fall injuries in emergency rooms each year? Fortunately, a British Journal of Sports Medicine study found that you could potentially reduce your risk of falls by up to 24% by doing balance exercises regularly.

This guide invites you to join PrimeLife Wellness and licensed physiotherapist, Mathieu Sonier, as they reveal how you can revitalize your body, strengthen your core, and eliminate your risk of falls

With 58 fully illustrated exercises and easy-to-follow video demonstrations, it is simple to check your form and perform each move safely, while two 30-day workout plans allow you to tailor this book to your specific goals and ability level.

In this comprehensive guide you’ll find:

  • 58 fully-illustrated exercises carefully crafted to target your stability, balance, posture, flexibility, & core
  • Video demonstrations of every exercise to guide you through each move & eliminate guesswork or confusion
  • Exercises for standing, sitting, & walking, plus floor-based routines & core-strengthening workouts
  • Proven techniques by a clinical physiotherapist for warm-ups, cool downs, & expert tips to avoid injury
  • Simple balance tests to track your progress & build your confidence back over time
  • 2x 30-day workout plans for beginner & advanced readers who want to kickstart their fitness

Whether you’re 50, 60, 70 or older, 10-Minute Balance Exercises for Seniors is a must-read book if you want to reclaim your independence, start living with confidence, and avoid letting age hold you back.

Are you ready to embrace your golden years and enjoy a stronger body? Then scroll up and grab your copy today!



Choosing My Tomorrow: Surviving Murder, Navigating Mental Health, and Harnessing the Power of Choice

by Jodie Baulkham

What do you do when all your plans for tomorrow come crumbling down?

When Jodie Baulkham's world shatters at 29 with the loss of her husband in the line of duty, she finds herself the sole parent of their 8-month-old daughter. In the aftermath of this tragedy, she undergoes a crash course in grief and despair.

Yet, as she picks up the broken pieces of her life, she uncovers something unexpected. While she grapples with profound sorrow, she also discovers the seeds of hope and joy. This memoir traces Jodie’s progression from anguish to coping, to managing, and to ultimately thriving. Through her experience, Jodie extends a roadmap for those navigating grief and demonstrating how to carve out a resilient and joyful future.

The same principles that guided her through grief become her compass in addressing challenges later in life. Her new marriage confronts the hurdles of her husband’s battle with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depressive disorder, while her daughter contends with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

Navigating adversity isn't about dismissing pain or difficulty. It's about harnessing the power of choice. Applicable to every facet of our lives, it enables us to unveil joy in unexpected places.

Jodie’s story illustrates how we can all cultivate and nurture resilience. We each possess the strength to engage with adversity and emerge stronger with the right approach.

Choosing a better tomorrow is possible for each of us. Grab your copy today!



Improving Writing Test Scores: A Teacher Friendly Step-by-Step Approach

by Susan Van Zant

Are you a teacher looking for a practical source to improve the writing test scores of your students?

Improving Writing Test Scores is a program designed to help students become capable writers and score higher on assignments and assessments. This program provides a research-based format for teaching writing vocabulary and offers multiple opportunities for students to both deeply process the meaning of the words and to practice using them by writing constructed responses. The lessons are appropriate for general, special education and English as Second Language (ESL) students in fifth through ninth grade as well as for high school students in intervention classes.

Through this book, Susan van Zant shares which includes a teacher guide and a corresponding student workbook. Improving Writing Test Scores materials can be implemented as the Introductory language arts unit, with a focus on generalizing the use of academic words commonly found in writing assignments across the content area including English, history, science and other courses in which written responses are expected. As well as the part of a language arts intervention program, summer school, or after school tutoring program and introductory language arts unit for students in grades five through ninth with a focus on generalizing the use of academic words commonly found in writing assignments across the content area including English, History, Science and other courses in which written responses are expected. This book also features Daily “warm-up” activities to increase student understanding and use of academic words.

In this book, you will learn to:

  • Teach an explicit writing program with a focus on academic words.
  • Teach students how to write a constructed response that will score at or above proficient.
  • Integrate academic vocabulary words into content area writing assignments.
  • Use active student engagement strategies.
  • Integrate question stems commonly found on Sate Test into their instructional practice.

This is a perfect guide for teachers who are looking for a practical resource in the hopes of improving writing test scores. This book is packed with tips that can be used as a part of language intervention programs and improve their overall teaching skills. To learn more, get a copy now!



Just Say It... Even If It Hurts

by Kelsey Brand

Break Free from the Politeness Trap and Rediscover Authentic Connection

In a world where politeness and "not rocking the boat" are often valued more than honesty, "Just Say It... Even If It Hurts" is your passport to incredible relationships.

We're conditioned from childhood and throughout our adult relationships to fear saying the truth, to withhold speaking our true feelings and desires, believing that genuine, honest and frank communication might be taken the wrong way. Or worse yet, cause an argument or bring the end of a cherished relationship. But at what cost?


Plant-Based Weight Loss

by Shawn Sales R.D.

Discover the secret to permanent weight loss and transform your life

If you have struggled to lose weight and have been unable to solve this problem, you have come to the right place. Have you thought about starting a plant-based diet for weight loss but didn't know where to begin? In the book Plant-Based Weight Loss, author and Registered Dietitian Shawn Sales dives deep into formulating a plan for you as you start your journey to plant-based eating. Shawn shares the story that led him to a plant-based lifestyle and a weight loss of over 30 pounds that he has kept off long-term.

Topics covered in Plant-Based Weight Loss include:
Chapter 4: Why a plant-based diet is best for long-term weight loss.
Chapter 5: How much does diet affect our life expectancy?
Chapter 8: What is the role of intermittent fasting for weight loss?
Chapter 10: Why eating whole foods promotes sustained weight loss.
Chapter 11: Can I meet all my nutritional needs on a plant-based diet?
Chapter 21: How to succeed with the 10-step plan for weight loss success.

This book discusses how following a plant-based lifestyle will change your life forever. The reader will learn the most effective way of losing weight and why plant-based eating will ultimately give you a better quality of life and a longer lifespan. Most importantly, it will provide you with complete guidance and all the motivation you need to stay on your journey. This book's mind-blowing suggestions will help you lose weight and keep it off for good.

This eye-opening book is expertly written by 
'Shawn A. Sales M.S. R.D. It wouldn't be wrong to call this book the essence of his life experiences. Mainly, it focuses on the best and proper way to lose weight through a plant-based lifestyle. It also answers your questions like 'why diets don't work and essential changes you can easily make to stay healthy while losing weight.

Once you go deeper into the book, you will notice specific changes in your beliefs about weight loss. Shawn perfectly encapsulates the process of adding more plants to your plate to create the life and health you desire, along with the tips and tricks for making a lifestyle change for better health, wellness, and longevity. By following the author's recommendations, you will eventually see a better you in the mirror. However, that's not all. It holds much more. Are you ready to jump in?


Wall Pilates Workouts: Unlock the Secrets to a Sculpted, Strong, and Flexible Body

by Sophie Steiner

Embrace a full-body exercise routine and revitalize your health with this fully illustrated guide to the wonders of Wall Pilates!

Do you want to tone your muscles, improve your balance, and feel the joys of a sculpted body? Have you heard of Pilates before, but you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on classes or instructors? Or are you searching for a safe and gentle exercise that you can effortlessly practice in your own home? Then keep reading.

Expertly designed with an incredible 60+ exercises to target your whole body, this ultimate Wall Pilates workout guide reveals how you can transform your body and feel better than ever with straightforward, low-impact exercises that you can try from the comfort of your own home.

Featuring step-by-step instructions to suit absolute beginners, plus handy illustrations and a bonus progress tracker, Wall Pilates Workouts provides you with a concise and fully customizable blueprint for a stronger, fitter, and more flexible body.

With easy stretches that target your back, hips, shoulders, legs, and more, this handbook provides readers with a 28-day workout challenge that empowers you to begin your Pilates journey.

Here’s just a little of what you’ll discover inside:

  • Pilates Fundamentals: Learn The 6 Key Principles of Pilates & Uncover Over 60 Unique Exercises!
  • Transform Your Body: Boost Your Balance, Flexibility, Mobility, Joint Strength, & Muscle Tone
  • Exercises For Every Muscle Group: Follow a Straightforward & Comprehensive Workout Plan With Planks, Squats, Leg Raises, Lunges, Crunches, & More!
  • Handy Illustrations: Step-By-Step Instructions & 122 Clear Images Help You Easily Follow Each Exercise
  • Bonus 7-Day Workouts For Fast Results: Target Your Core & Posture With Specially Designed Routines
  • A 28-Day Workout Challenge: Tone Your Body & Strengthen Your Muscles With a Beginner-Friendly Routine That Anyone Can Try!
  • And So Much More!

As an essential companion guide for beginners, seniors, people recovering from injuries, and anyone who wants to feel the immense benefits of a sculpted body, Wall Pilates Workouts offers you a holistic exercise routine that you can effortlessly adapt to your goals and skill level.

Are you ready to discover the world of Wall Pilates? Then scroll up and grab your copy today!


The Making of a Manager: What to Do When Everyone Looks to You

by Julie Zhuo

Congratulations, you're a manager! After you pop the champagne, accept the shiny new title, and step into this thrilling next chapter of your career, the truth descends like a fog: 
you don't really know what you're doing.

That's exactly how Julie Zhuo felt when she became a rookie manager at the age of 25. She stared at a long list of logistics--from hiring to firing, from meeting to messaging, from planning to pitching--and faced a thousand questions and uncertainties. How was she supposed to spin teamwork into value? How could she be a good steward of her reports' careers? What was the secret to leading with confidence in new and unexpected situations?

Now, having managed teams spanning tens to hundreds of people, Julie knows the most important lesson of all: 
great managers are made, not born. If you're reading this book, you're already on your way to becoming a great manager. 

The Making of a Manager is a modern field guide packed with everyday examples and transformative insights, including:

  • How to tell a great manager from an average manager (illustrations included)
  • When you should look past an awkward interview and hire someone anyway
  • How to build trust with your reports through not being a boss
  • Where to look when you lose faith and lack the answers

Whether you're new to the job, a veteran leader, or looking to be promoted, this is the handbook you need to be the kind of manager you wish you had.


You're Making This Way Too Hard: Find Your EASY Way to NJOYLFE

by Angelo Valenti


What if I told you that the answers to finding your easy way to NJOYLFE already exist inside of you? Stop fighting the systems designed for you to fail! It’s time to realize that every problem in your life has a solution that you can take advantage of to make your life more vibrant, more successful, and most importantly, more enjoyable.

Forget about keeping up with the Jones, winning the rat race, or getting those ever-so-important likes on social media. It’s time to start living for yourself. Join Dr. Angelo Valenti on an eye-opening journey that tears off the blindfold and points the way toward a life of fulfillment, purpose, and joy.

If you liked 
The One Thing and The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, you’ll love You’re Making This Way Too Hard: Find Your EASY Way to NJOYLFE.


Bryce Canyon National Park Photo Hiking

by Anthony Wessel

Join Debbie & Anthony on their Photo Hiking trek through Bryce Canyon National Park.
 This chronological photographic recap of their trek across this beautiful National Park.

Debbie is the photographer. Anthony is the outdoors lover. He also enjoys his responsibility as an aspiring Photo Assistant. They compromised on a mixture of hiking and Debbie’s passion for photography. In essence, Photo Hiking tours of the U.S. National Parks.

Follow Debbie & Anthony on their Photo Hiking trek

This Photo Hiking book is a visual tour and recap listed in chronological order of their visit to Bryce Canyon National Park in March of 2021 as a mid-50’s couple. Debbie and Anthony, beginning in their early 50’s, started in earnest to visiting many of the 63 National Parks. They provide tips, tricks, and lessons learned from their 40+ National Parks visited during their middle-aged years with the hope it will make your National Park experience more enjoyable.


Mount Rainier National Park Photo Hiking

by Anthony Wessel

Join Debbie & Anthony on their Photo Hiking trek through Mount Rainier National Park.
 This less than 30-minute short read is a chronological photographic recap of their trek across this beautiful National Park as a mid-50’s couple. They provide tips, tricks, and lessons learned from their 44+ National Parks visited during their middle-aged years with the hope it will make your National Park experience more enjoyable.

Debbie and Anthony, beginning in their early 50’s, started in earnest to visiting many of the 63 National Parks.

Debbie is the photography hobbyist and outdoor lover. Anthony is the outdoors enthusiast and an aspiring Photo Assistant. They compromised on a mixture of hiking, outdoors, and Debbie’s passion for photography. In essence, Photo Hiking treks of the U.S. National Parks.

Author note: Please remember this is a recap not a guidebook. We hope readers will find this quick visual recap of our Photo Hiking trek through Mount Rainier National Park helpful as they begin planning their next park visit.

What reviewers are saying about this series:

  • Fast, easy and most importantly informative read on hiking and photography.
  • In addition to wonderful professional pictures, I received a lot of information.
  • So lovely and inspiring awesome information. I recommend this book for everyone.
  • Great pictures of far away places and variations of vast grounds.
  • I very much enjoyed the photos and the brief overview of our National Parks!
  • Travelers looking for somewhere to go and things to do can find many options here.




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