The best ways to a
healthy body and brain
The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, The
Healthiest Meals on Earth and The Most
Effective Natural Cures on Earth, by Jonny
Bowden. Why get your nutrients from expensive supplements when you can enjoy delicious, nourishing foods instead? Find out
what they are and learn a holistic approach to
health encompassing the mind-body connection and natural treatments. Also, learn about
the healthiest meals on earth and how to prepare them.
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, by
Daniel G. Amen. Clinical neuroscientist and
psychiatrist Amen uses nuclear brain imaging
to diagnose and treat behavioral problems such
as anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness and
worry. He explains how the brain works, what
happens when things go wrong and which
natural remedies will help, including deep
breathing, meditation and biofeedback.
The Infinity Affair, by Robert Ludlum and
James Cobb. The murder of two fellow microbiologists and a bizarre act of ecological sabotage draws Lieutenant Colonel Jon Smith and
the Covert-One Agency into a strange global
quest. At stake is the Common Universal
Ancestor, the origin point of all life on Earth
and a potential gold mine for medical science.
change his wimpy ways. How can he get that
across to his father, who wants him to toughen
up and get involved in sports and other
“manly” endeavors? Greg manages to sidestep
most of his father’s efforts—until he threatens
Greg with military school!
3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows, by Ann
Brashares. Summer is a time to grow—and
Polly, Jo and Ama are each growing in their
own unique way. Polly wants to change some
things about herself; Jo is surprised by a brief
fling and her attitude toward her middle
school friends; and Ama, the scholar, finds
herself in a wilderness camp swatting bugs,
hiking and nursing her blisters. All of these
experiences help the girls grow in new ways as
the Sisterhood continues.
Spot 7 Assortment: Toys, Animals and
School, from KidsLabel. These seek-and-find
books are perfect for kindergarten through
second-grade children. The busy, colorful
scenes invite kids to solve the riddles shown.
There are two facing pages that look identical
—except for seven subtle differences. The colorful pictures and the challenge of finding
differences and particular items make this
book constructive for pre-reading practice.
Eyewitness Books Series, from DK
Publishing. These books are truly the ultimate visual-information encyclopedias for
the 21st century. Carrying on the tradition of
integrating words and pictures, each DK book
explains to young readers all the mysteries of
each subject covered, in an easily understood
format. Titles include Earth, Ocean, Universe,
Flight, Human Body and Animal Kingdom.
The Devil’s Punchbowl, by Greg Iles. The
Devil’s Punchbowl is a pit near the river in
Natchez, Mississippi. Not only have outlaws
dumped numerous murder victims there, but
there is also a long-standing rumor that it is
where Jean Lafitte buried his treasure. This is a
dangerous place, a kudzu-strangled, snake-,
rat- and armadillo-infested hole so deep that
the bottom can’t be seen. Against this backdrop, Iles plunges the reader into a mix of
murder, racial tension and double-crosses.
Agincourt, by Bernard Cornwell. The battle
of Agincourt—immortalized by Shakespeare
in Henry V—pitted undermanned and overwhelmed English forces against a French
army determined to keep their crown out of
Henry V’s hands. Here Cornwell resurrects
the legend of the battle and those who fought
it on October 25, 1415. An epic of redemption, Agincourt follows a commoner, a king
and a nation’s entire army on an improbable
mission to test the will of God and reclaim
what is rightfully theirs.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3: The Last Straw, by
Jeff Kinney. Readers just have to own up to
the fact that Greg Heffley is not likely to