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Cat’s First Baby Board Book

I am a cat.
Are you a cat?

Cat is curious. There’s a new addition to the family, but who exactly is this small being? This new arrival doesn’t meow like a cat, or smell like a cat, or even have a tail like a cat. As Cat investigates, he might just come to appreciate this loud, silly family member. After all, they both enjoy a good catnap.

In Cat’s First Baby, the feline companion to Dog’s First Baby, Natalie Nelson captures the wonder and humor of a new family member through a cat’s eyes. Sure to delight kids and cat parents alike, this board book promises to be a repeat read-aloud.

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Around the World in 80 Purees

Introduce your baby to a world of flavors with easy-to-make recipes for homemade baby food, featuring healthy ingredients, baby-friendly spices, and cuisines from India, China, France, Mexico, Morocco, and the rest of the globe.

 

Baby food is a terrific way to share the flavors you love, nurture development through wholesome ingredients, and encourage lifelong adventurous eating. So why limit your options to just bland mush? It’s time to think outside the jar! With Around the World in 80 Purees, you can create baby food inspired by the cuisines of India, China, France, Mexico, Morocco, and the rest of the globe. The recipes are quick and easy, with imaginative variations featuring your favorite spices and flavors. Continue the culinary adventure as your little one becomes a toddler by offering a range of internationally inspired simple solids. Broaden your baby’s palate by the spoonful!

 

Selections from the Table of Contents:

  1. Baby-Friendly Spices
  2. First Foods around the World
  3. Equipment

 

A Whole Wide World of Purees – For Babies 6 Months and Up:

  1. Indian Saag Masala
  2. Nigerian Isu
  3. Moroccan Figs and Apricots with Aniseed
  4. Chinese Congee
  5. English Peas with a Hint of Mint

 

A Spoonful of Flavor – For Babies 7-9 Months and Up

  1. Iranian Rosewater Vanilla Smoothie
  2. Ethiopian Niter Kibbeh
  3. Egyptian Fava Beans
  4. Japanese Carrot Soba
  5. Turkish Seasoned Lamb Kebabs

 

The Well-Seasoned High Chair – For Babies 10 Months and Up

  1. Mexican Atole
  2. Italian Pastina with Parmesan and Nutmeg
  3. Spanish Pasta Romesco
  4. Lebanese Muhallabia
  5. Taiwanese Lou Rou Fan 

 

Leena Saini is a lifelong foodie who has written about global baby food for Baby Center and on the food blog Eat, Drink, Better. She’s also a regular contributor to masalamommas.com and Sally’s Place. She lives in New Jersey. Find her online at masalababyfood.com.

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Geek Parenting

All the life lessons, values, and advice from pop culture that parents need to raise geeky children.

It takes a starship to raise a child. Or a time machine. Or a tribe of elves. Fortunately, Geek Parenting offers all that and more, with thoughtful mini-essays that reveal profound child-rearing advice (and mistakes) from the most beloved tales of geek culture. Nerds and norms alike can take counsel from some of the most iconic parent–child pairings found in pop culture: Aunt May and Peter Parker, Benjamin and Jake Sisko, Elrond and Arwen, even Cersei and Joffrey. Whether you’re raising an Amazon princess, a Jedi Padawan, a brooding vampire, or a standard-issue human child, Geek Parenting helps you navigate the ion storms, alternate realities, and endless fetch quests that come with being a parent.

Includes parenting experts from across time and space, such as:

Luke and Vader
Korra and Tenzin
Wednesday and Morticia Addams
Frodo and Bilbo
Rose and Jackie Tyler
Carl and Michonne
Thor, Loki, and Odin
Starbuck, Apollo and Adama
Stewie and Lois
Sarah Manning and Mrs. S.
T'Challa and T'Chaka
Spock, Sarek, and Amanda
Claudia and Lestat
San and Moro
Perseus and Zeus
Dorothy and Auntie Em
Bruce Wayne and Alfred
Buffy and Giles
Meg Murry and Aunt Beast
Orpheus and Morpheus
Paul Atreides and Lady Jessica
Kal-El and Jor-El
Chakotay and Kolopak
Scott and Dr. Evil
Diana and Hippolyta
Alexander and Worf

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How to Make Your Baby an Internet Celebrity

Quirk’s How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity showed cat lovers everywhere how to become global multimedia entrepreneurs. Now new parents can share the wealth thanks to this delightful companion volume. Armed with this handy, tongue-in-cheek guide, you’ll learn how to spot your baby’s potential and document each potentially adorable move—from wobbly first steps to refusals to eat “bwoccoli.”

Plus, you’ll get advice for dealing with tantrums (yours or theirs) and sticky tax situations (“it’s for her college fund, I swear!”). Filled with hilarious advice and adorable photography, it’s the perfect gift for new parents with an eye for talent.

RICK CHILLOT is a former baby and current writer and editor at Quirk Books. He has contributed to magazines such as Psychology Today, Parenting, Mental Floss, and Prevention. In his twenty-plus years in publishing he’s interviewed about a jillion scientists and doctors and therefore had no need to consult any of them for this book. DUSTIN FENSTERMACHER is a photographer whose work has appeared in the New York TimesVice, the Village Voice, Washington Post Magazine, and a litany of other publications.

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Quirk Books Entertains Your Kids

Quirk Books Entertains Your Kids

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This summer, Raising Quirk’s mission is to keep your kids from ever having to say “I’m bored.” So we’ve rounded up our favorite crafts, recipes, games, and activities from Quirk Books titles and jam-packed them into our funnest, awesomest, and kid-friendliest e-sampler yet. Whether you’re taking your family on the road or stuck indoors on a rainy day, we’ve got you covered.

Projects include:

COOKING:

How to Teach a Kid to Cook
Robot Bites
Banana Split Pops
Little-Bitty Fudge Puppies

CRAFTING:

Bottle-Cap Frames
Starburst Straws
Turtle Magnet
Get Your Kid to Clean Up

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE:

Get Your Kid to Put On Sunscreen
Plan a Scavenger Hunt
Yakima! Choreograph a Fight Scene
Nick and Tesla’s Low-Tech (Practically No-Tech) Bottle Rocket and Launcher

RAINY DAY ANTICS:

Get Your Kid to Play Alone
Futaleufú Mattress Rafting
Put on a Comedy Show
Learn a Magic Trick

FUN ON THE GO:

How to Keep a Family Happy During Car Trips
Make Trail Mix and Hit the Trails!
How to Build a Sand Castle
Games to Play in the Car

Children don’t come with an owner’s manual, so Raising Quirk brings together advice, activities, entertainment, and, most important, other parents who still feel kinda like kids themselves. Our motto: We help cool parents raise cool kids. After all, parenting is a lifelong adventure, and we’re all in it together. Consider us your virtual playgroup and join us at Raising Quirk online.

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Stuff Every Dad Should Know

On the heels of the successful Stuff Every Man Should Know and Stuff Every Husband Should Know comes the most important volume yet in Quirk’s handy guides to practical manhood: Stuff Every Dad Should Know. It’s full of the indispensible hands-on wisdom that all fathers need in order to instill that comforting sense of “dad awe” in their children, including:

• How to Fix a Boo-Boo
• How to Stop a Temper Tantrum
• Five Great Books to Read with Your Child
• How to Rid a Room of Monsters
• The Birds and the Bees for All Ages
• How to Photograph Your Child
• And many more!

Blending humor, practicality, and wholesome family values, Stuff Every Dad Should Know is a Father’s Day slam dunk and a must-have pocket reference for any dad or dad-to-be.

BRETT COHEN is the author of the 110,000-copy-selling Stuff Every Man Should Know and the coauthor of the follow-up hit Recipes Every Man Should Know. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and children.

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