Top 10 Best Books to Read in Reference - August 2021



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1. The Last Anniversary: A Novel


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Reference - August 2021

From Liane Moriarty, author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Big Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty , comes an unforgettable novel defined by her signature sharp wit, page-turning storyline, and lovable and eccentric characters. Sophie Honeywell always wondered if Thomas Gordon was the one who got away. He was the perfect boyfriend, but on the day he was going to propose, she broke his heart. A year later he married his travel agent, while Sophie has been mortifyingly single ever since. Now Thomas is back in her life because Sophie has unexpectedly inherited his aunt Connie's house on Scribbly Gum Island—home of the famously unsolved Munro Baby mystery. Sophie moves onto the island and begins a new life as part of an unconventional family, where it seems everyone has a secret. Grace, a beautiful young mother, is feverishly planning a shocking escape from her perfect life. Margie, a frumpy housewife, has made a pact with a stranger, while dreamy Aunt Rose wonders if maybe it's about time she started making her own decisions. As Sophie's life becomes increasingly complicated, she discovers that sometimes you have to stop waiting around—and come up with your own fairy-tale ending.

  • Author: Liane Moriarty
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial; 1st edition (April 2, 2010)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

2. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Reference - August 2021

#1 New York Times bestseller “Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.” —Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing in this  New York Times  bestseller   Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In  The Body Keeps the Score , he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists,  The Body Keeps the Score  exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.

  • Author: Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (September 8, 2015)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-0143127741
  • Dimensions: 1.1 x 5.4 x 8.4 inches

                 

3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Reference - August 2021

THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! A sturdy and beautiful book to give as a gift for new babies, baby showers, birthdays, and other new beginnings! Featuring interactive die-cut pages, this board book edition is the perfect size for little hands and great for teaching counting and days of the week. "The very hungry caterpillar literally eats his way through the pages of the book—and right into your child's heart..." — Mother's Manual "Gorgeously illustrated, brilliantly innovative..." — The New York Times Book Review

  • Author: Eric Carle
  • Publisher: World of Eric Carle; 1st edition (March 23, 1994)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Early Learning
  • ISBN: 978-0399226908
  • Dimensions: 7.19 x 0.62 x 5.06 inches

                 

4. My First Learn to Write Workbook: Practice for Kids with Pen Control, Line Tracing, Letters, and More!


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Reference - August 2021

Build communication skills with the ultimate writing workbook for kids ages 3 to 5 Set kids up to succeed in school with a learn to write for kids guide that teaches them letters, shapes, and numbers―and makes it fun. My First Learn-to-Write Workbook introduces early writers to proper pen control, line tracing, and more with dozens of handwriting exercises that engage their minds and boost their reading and writing comprehension. This handwriting activity book includes: 75+ Practice pages ―Tons of engaging pencil-on-paper activities like connect-the-dots and fill-in-the-blanks offer enough repetition for real learning but enough variety to keep kids interested. Comprehensive skill-building ―As they explore these exercises, kids will build a strong foundation of reading comprehension, penmanship, and fine motor skills. Colorful fun ―This workbook is full of helpful (and silly) pictures and illustrations that will spark kids’ imaginations and get them excited to keep practicing. Get your little one on the path to success with an interactive book that helps them master early learning skills.

  • Author: Crystal Radke
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press; Workbook edition (August 27, 2019)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Education & Reference
  • ISBN: 978-1641526272
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.3 x 10.8 inches

                 

5. The Invisible String


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Reference - August 2021

With over half a million copies sold, this accessible, bestselling picture book phenomenon about the unbreakable connections between loved ones has healed a generation of readers--children and adults alike--and has been updated with new illustrations and an afterword from the author. Also available: Spanish edition ( El hilo invisible) and a companion workbook ( The Invisible String Workbook ). Parents, educators, therapists, and social workers alike have declared The Invisible String the perfect tool for coping with all kinds of separation anxiety, loss, and grief. In this relatable and reassuring contemporary classic, a mother tells her two children that they're all connected by an invisible string. "That's impossible!" the children insist, but still they want to know more: "What kind of string?" The answer is the simple truth that binds us all: An Invisible String made of love. Even though you can't see it with your eyes, you can feel it deep in your heart, and know that you are always connected to the ones you love. Does everybody have an Invisible String? How far does it reach? Does it ever go away? This heartwarming picture book for all ages explores questions about the intangible yet unbreakable connections between us, and opens up deeper conversations about love. Recommended and adopted by parenting blogs, bereavement support groups, hospice centers, foster care and social service agencies, military library services, church groups, and educators, The Invisible String offers a very simple approach to overcoming loneliness, separation, or loss with an imaginative twist that children easily understand and embrace, and delivers a particularly compelling message in today's uncertain times. This special paperback edition includes vibrant new illustrations and an introduction from the author. "This book is a beautiful way to begin to try, as parents, to instill in children the impenetrable power of the heart, the energy of love, and the flow that can be felt from the grace in every moment." --Tony Robbins

  • Author: Patrice Karst
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (October 30, 2018)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-0316486231
  • Dimensions: 10 x 0.13 x 10 inches

                 



6. There and Back: Photographs from the Edge


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Reference - August 2021

The Academy Award – winning director of Free Solo and National Geographic photographer presents the first collection of his iconic adventure photography, featuring some of the greatest moments of the most accomplished climbers and outdoor athletes in the world, and including more than 200 extraordinary photographs. Filmmaker, photographer, and world-class mountaineer Jimmy Chin goes where few can follow to capture stunning images in death-defying situations. There and Back draws from his breathtaking portfolio of photographs, captured over twenty years during cutting-edge expeditions on all seven continents—from skiing Mount Everest, to an unsupported traverse of Tibet's Chang Tang Plateau on foot, to first ascents in Chad’s Ennedi Desert and Antarctica’s Queen Maud Land. Along the way, Chin shares behind-the-scenes details about how he captured such astounding images in impossible conditions, and tells the stories of the legendary adventurers and remarkable athletes he has photographed, including Alex Honnold, the star of his Academy Award–winning documentary film Free Solo ; ski mountaineer Kit DesLauriers; snowboarder Travis Rice; and mountaineers Conrad Anker and Yvon Chouinard.  These larger-than-life images, coupled with stories of outsized drive and passion, of impossible goals with life or death stakes, of partnerships forged through incredible hardship, are sure to inspire wonder and awe.

  • Author: Jimmy Chin
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (November 16, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1984859501
  • Dimensions: 9.5 x 12 inches

                 

7. Rand McNally 2022 Large Scale Road Atlas


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Reference - August 2021

Give road-weary eyes a break with this spiral-bound Large Scale edition featuring all the accuracy you've come to expect from Rand McNally, only bigger. This updated atlas contains maps of every U.S. state that are 35% larger than the standard atlas version plus over 350 detailed city inset and national park maps and a comprehensive, unabridged index. Road construction and conditions contact information for every state conveniently located on map pages. Contains mileage chart showing distances between 77 North American cities and national parks with driving times map. Tough spiral binding allows the book to lay open easily. Other Features: Rand McNally presents The National Parks by Decade, a review of park history that begins more than a century ago, with the first wild and wonderful place to achieve park status---Yellowstone. Tourism websites and phone numbers for every U.S. state and Canadian province on map pages. Spiral Binding. Dimensions: 10.375 x 15.375

  • Author: Rand McNally
  • Publisher: Rand McNally (April 19, 2021)
  • Genre: Reference, Atlases & Maps
  • ISBN: 978-0528023781
  • Dimensions: 10.9 x 0.8 x 15.3 inches

                 

8. How to Disappear: Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, and Vanish without a Trace


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Reference - August 2021

How to Disappear is the authoritative and comprehensive guide for people who seek to protect their privacy as well as for anyone who’s ever entertained the fantasy of disappearing—whether actually dropping out of sight or by eliminating the traceable evidence of their existence.   Written by the world’s leading experts on finding people and helping people avoid being found, How to Disappear covers everything from tools for disappearing to discovering and eliminating the nearly invisible tracks and clues we tend to leave wherever we go. Learn the three keys to disappearing, all about your electronic footprints, the dangers and opportunities of social networking sites, and how to disappear from a stalker.   Frank Ahearn and Eileen Horan provide field-tested methods for maintaining privacy, as well as tactics and strategies for protecting personal information and preventing identity theft. They explain and illustrate key tactics such as misinformation (destroying all the data known about you); disinformation (creating fake trails); and, finally, reformation —the act of getting you from point A to point B without leaving clues.   Ahearn illustrates every step with real-life stories of his fascinating career, from undercover work to nab thieving department store employees to a stint as a private investigator; and, later, as a career “skip tracer” who finds people who don’t want to be found. In 1997, when news broke of President Bill Clinton’s dalliance with a White House intern, Ahearn was hired to find her. When Oscar statuettes were stolen in Beverly Hills, Ahearn pinpointed a principal in the caper to help solve the case. When Russell Crowe threw a telephone at a hotel clerk in 2005, Ahearn located the victim and hid him from the media.   An indispensable resource not just for those determined to become utterly anonymous, but also for just about anyone in the brave new world of on-line information, How to Disappear sums up Ahearn’s dual philosophy: Don’t break the law, but know how to protect yourself.

  • Author: Frank Ahearn
  • Publisher: Lyons Press; 1st edition (September 1, 2010)
  • Genre: Reference, Survival & Emergency Preparedness

                 

9. How to Win Friends & Influence People


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Reference - August 2021

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you! Simon & Schuster Audio is proud to present one of the best-selling books of all time, Dale Carnegie's perennial classic How to Win Friends and Influence People , presented here in its entirety. For over 60 years the rock-solid, time-tested advice in this audiobook has carried thousands of now-famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. With this truly phenomenal audiobook, learn: The six ways to make people like you The twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking The nine ways to change people without arousing resentment And much, much more! There is room at the top, when you know... How to Win Friends and Influence People .

  • Author: Dale Carnegie
  • Genre: Self-Help, Relationships, Friendship

                 

10. The Alchemist, 25th Anniversary: A Fable About Following Your Dream


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Reference - August 2021

Note : Item has rough Cut edges(Edges are cut improperly intentionally by the manufacturer) A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho. Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations. Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

  • Author: Paulo Coelho
  • Publisher: HarperOne; 25th ed. edition (April 15, 2014)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches