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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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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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Stuff Every Mom Should Know

This pocket-sized parenting guide for moms and moms-to-be is perfect for a baby shower or Mother's Day gift.
 
This little handbook is filled with all the secrets and strategies a smart mother needs to know. Featuring tips for mastering quick and easy meals, suggestions for baby-proofing like an expert, advice on stocking your medicine cabinet, tricks to making a long wait fun, and much, much more, such as:
 
     •  How to Swaddle a Baby
     •  Fifteen Birthday-Party Survival Tips
     •  The Truth about Potty Training
     •  The Miracle of White Noise
     •  Comebacks for Unsolicited Parenting Advice

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The Grandparents Handbook

No longer content to sit on rockers and bake cookies, today’s grandparents are involved in the lives of their grandchildren more than ever before. The Grandparents Handbook features dozens of activities that will guarantee hours of fun, educational quality time-from building dollhouses and catching fish to flying kites, baking bread, making your own mini golf course, creating a family newspaper, and much more. These illustrated instructions will lead grandparents down surprising paths of discovery as they teach the youngest generation about family, friendship, and the world around them. It’s the perfect gift for any grandparent and grandparent-to-be!

ELIZABETH LABAN is a Philadelphia-based writer, editor, and mother of two. BARBARA TROSTLER is Elizabeth’s mother and the grandmother of two. She lives in Philadelphia, about four blocks from grandchildren Alice and Arthur. DR. MYRON LABAN is Elizabeth’s father-in-law and the grandfather of five. He hops on airplanes whenever he can to visit grandchildren Eli, Dahlia, Alice, Arthur, and Logan.

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Mama Knows Breast

Breastfeeding may be natural, but it certainly isn’t easy. That’s why Andi Silverman wrote Mama Knows Breast, a beginner’s guide that’s full of friendly, frank, and reassuring advice. Readers will discover essential information on breastfeeding techniques, baby holds, and medical conditions–but they’ll also learn the straight scoop on gnawing infants, unexpected leaks, ill-fitting clothes, and bewildered spouses. Other topics include:

    * The pros–and cons–of breastfeeding
    * When, where, and how to breastfeed in public
    * Feeling sexy in a nursing bra
    * Breastfeeding at the office

Written by a mom who has been there–and packed with anecdotes by women from a variety of backgrounds–Mama Knows Breast is a beautifully illustrated gift for new mothers everywhere.

ANDI SILVERMAN is a mom, journalist, and lawyer who spent nearly ten years as an on-air television reporter. She writes the blog www.mamaknowsbreast.com and lives with her family in New York City.

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Mama Knows Breast

Breastfeeding may be natural, but it certainly isn’t easy. That’s why Andi Silverman wrote Mama Knows Breast, a beginner’s guide that’s full of friendly, frank, and reassuring advice. Readers will discover essential information on breastfeeding techniques, baby holds, and medical conditions–but they’ll also learn the straight scoop on gnawing infants, unexpected leaks, ill-fitting clothes, and bewildered spouses. Other topics include:

    * The pros–and cons–of breastfeeding
    * When, where, and how to breastfeed in public
    * Feeling sexy in a nursing bra
    * Breastfeeding at the office

Written by a mom who has been there–and packed with anecdotes by women from a variety of backgrounds–Mama Knows Breast is a beautifully illustrated gift for new mothers everywhere.

ANDI SILVERMAN is a mom, journalist, and lawyer who spent nearly ten years as an on-air television reporter. She writes the blog www.mamaknowsbreast.com and lives with her family in New York City.

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