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iGen:  Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy- And Completely Unprepared for Adulthood* and What That Means for the Rest of Us by Jean Twenge

“Born in the mid-1990s up to the mid-2000s, iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person—perhaps contributing to their unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness. But technology is not the only thing that makes iGen distinct from every generation before them; they are also different in how they spend their time, how they behave, and in their attitudes toward religion, sexuality, and politics. They socialize in completely new ways, reject once sacred social taboos, and want different things from their lives and careers. More than previous generations, they are obsessed with safety, focused on tolerance, and have no patience for inequality.” (Simon and Schuster)

Birds of Maine , Field Guide by Stan Tekiela

“Make bird watching in Maine even more enjoyable! With Stan Tekiela’s famous field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There’s no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don’t live in Maine. This book features 119 species of Maine birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don’t know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.”

Pigsticks and Harold, Lost in Time by Alex Milway

“Time travel runs amok as Pigsticks and his loyal sidekick commandeer a faulty time machine, catching comical glimpses of history along the way.” Brilliant illustrations and bright colors. (Amazon)

The Spider by Elise Gravel

“Part of a series of hilarious nonfiction about disgusting creatures, this book looks at the spider. It covers such topics as the spider’s habitats (pretty much everywhere but outer space), the silk it spins (it can trap prey and makes a nifty bowtie), and its parenting practice (female spiders carry around their eggs in a silk purse). Although silly and off-the-wall, The Spider contains real information that will both amuse and teach.” (Amazon)

World’s Greatest Family Card Games, The #1 Fun Book For Family Cards

“Remember those great card games you enjoyed as a kid or watched your parents play every Saturday night – the kind where no batteries were required? All you needed was a bit of brains, lots of luck and a hankering for a good time. Now you can share those fond memories with your own family. All the games in this book have been specifically chosen with families in mind – games the young and not-as-young can enjoy together. So, shuffle the deck, deal out the cards and have some family fun. It’s time to play cards!” (Amazon)