Books for Cooks and Apple Lovers, Kids, Families, Teachers, and Communication Professionals
New additions for home and school. Scroll down and see all our books. There are award-winning cookbooks, books on character development, apple books, children’s books, and books for the whole family. Order now!
Healthy to the Core!
All Natural Low Sugar/No Sugar Apple Recipes for Kids
by Lee Jackson
Get kids cooking one of their favorite foods – apples, without the extra sugars often found in apple baked dishes. Let them experience the natural goodness and flavors of the apple. Over 70 tasty apple-filled recipes from Apple Crisp to Appaloosa Fizz. Introduces top ten healthy eating tips for kids and their families. No artificial sweeteners are used. $14.95, softcover, plastic coil for ease of use.
Cooking Around the Country with Kids -
USA Regional Recipes and Fun Activities
by Amy Houts
This American heritage cookbook is filled with over 250 pages of recipes, activities, and food history. Exploring the various regions of our country through food introduces children to new tastes and different cultures. From the East Coast to the West, this cookbook encourages children to engage with the history of the United States through the preparation and cooking of traditional regional foods. $19.95 Softcover
Cooking Around the Calendar with Kids -
Holiday and Seasonal Food and Fun
by Amy Houts
Cooking with children is fun and helps them learn so much more than how to prepare food. Help your child learn basic skills, prepare food they will enjoy, and celebrate the changing seasons with these food and fun activities. Missouri Writers’ Guild MAJOR BOOK AWARD WINNER. $16.00 softcover
for home and school
Listening to the Mukies and Their Character Building Adventures
Resource for character building programs and for family-time reading. The Mukies help children gain insight into character building and enhance reading and listening skills. Their encounters help bring out traits such as respect, trustworthiness, responsibility, fairness, caring, citizenship, and peaceful co-existence. Eight read-aloud stories with lots of interaction for grades 2-5. MOM’S CHOICE AWARD WINNER. Softcover, $10.95.
Read more here: Listening to the Mukies and Their Character Building Adventures
The Littlest Christmas Kitten
By Leona Novy Jackson
Illustrated by Kelly Dupre
Makes the Christmas story more alive and meaningful for children. In this re-telling of the birth of Christ, a mother cat searches frantically for her little lost kitten when two strangers enter the stable. The events of the Holy Night leave a lasting effect on all the animals, especially the cats. Colorful, bold wood cut illustrations reflect the importance of the event. FIRST PLACE AWARD winner from Midwest Independent Publishers Association (MIPA) Children’s Picture Book category. Hardcover. $16.00.
Read more here: The Littlest Christmas Kitten
by Bob Bohlken
Illustrated by Ann Hogue
The Grand Wiseman of the far away land of Oohs and Ahs relates how the rabbit and colored eggs became a part of the Easter celebration. The people were worried about not having a way to celebrate Easter, Christ’s Resurrection, or His rising from the dead to enter Heaven, and the rebirth of spring. The citizens requested that the Grand Wiseman seek and find a type of celebration or festival that would be most appropriate for this extra special event. He decided to seek the ideas and help of the animals of Oohs and Ahs. $10.95, softcover, 8.5 x 11″.
Read more here: How the Rabbit Became the Easter Bunny
Our Apple Tree
by Gorel Kristina Naslund
Follow the changes each season brings to an apple tree. Children will enjoy learning about the life of the tree and see the animals that visit – from the bugs and bees to deer and other animals that eat the fallen fruit. Illustrations are lovely and delicate. Even includes an apple crisp recipe. Schools and orchards love this little book as it tells the apple story and adds helpful material for field trips. $8.99, softcover.
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Ciderella and the Little Glass Sipper
by Aaron Burakoff
This wonderful adaption of the well-known fairy tale takes children on a magical adventure through the land of royal apple orchards and farm country. Ciderella, the chief cider maker, needs help from the fairy godmother to make her dreams come true. Her fateful evening at the fall harvest festival reminds everyone of the power of kindness, love, and hope. 26 pages, softcover full color. $7.99
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by Aaron Burakoff
Beauty’s simple wish for a pretty flower leads to a budding relationship with the beekeeper. She learns about the role bees play in carrying pollen from plant to plant and in producing honey. In addition, her visit to the beekeeper is touched with magical gifts and broken spells. 26 pages, soft cover, full color $7.99
Read more here: Beauty and the Bees
From the Apple Orchard – Recipes for Apple Lovers
This is the answer to the question “What will I do with all these apples“? You will find an abundance of recipes for autumn apple cakes, chunky apple bars, and 17 different apple pies. There are mouth watering salads, appetizers, and treats—even jams and jellies. Includes guide for knowing how many and what kind of apples to buy.
Cookbook collectors and gift buyers include this cookbook on their buying list for birthdays, showers, and other special events. It makes a wonderful addition to a fruit basket for the holidays. You can even add an apple design towel or potholder and voila! the perfect gift for any apple lover! First Place Winner, MIPA Cookbook Awards. Has been heralded as “good to the core“. $14.95, softcover.
Read more here: From the Apple Orchard – Recipes for Apple Lovers
Apples, Apples Everywhere – Favorite Recipes From America’s Orchards
Take a tour through beautiful apple country and “taste” their delectable apple dishes. Go on location to some of America’s finest regional orchards, cider mills, and apple houses.
Here is everything you would expect of a regional apple cookbook. It highlights the lives and work of hundreds of the country’s largest apple orchards, as well as small family entrepreneurs —many of the orchard traditions go back 4 and 5 generations. You will read about the struggles and triumphs of some of the great pioneers in the apple industry and the apple varieties that made them great. You can sample their choice recipes, some being written down here for the first time. $14.95, softcover with lay-flat binding feature. Mid America Publishers Association Award Winner.
Cooking in the Midwest – A Collection of Favorite Recipes from the Heartland
by Nancy Lantz
From this treasured community collection of recipes you will find some of Midwest’s all-time favorites. There are recipes that have been handed down through generations, along with current favorites begged and borrowed from friends, relatives, and co-workers.
You’ll find recipes using apples, pumpkins, zucchini, and a wide assortment of other fruits and vegetables plus tasty main dish foods and desserts popular in the Heartland. Here are recipes using real food at its peak of goodness.
$14.95 plastic spiral binding.
Read more here:Cooking in the Midwest – A Collection of Favorite Recipes from the Heartland
Listening to Rural Midwestern Idioms/Folk Sayings
Entertaining guide to sayings and expressions from an almost lost early rural culture. You will laugh and have fun learning about the meaning and uses of more than 600 different popular Midwestern phrases, sayings, and expressions that bring color to our way of speaking. It helps explain some strange phraseology found in this part of the country. $10.95 softcover.
Read more here: Listening to Rural Midwestern Idioms, Folk Sayings
Introducing a new book to our list in the area of
Business Communication and Personal Relationships
Author Bob Bohlken, Ph.D. is addressing an age-old problem: ARE YOU REALLY LISTENING TO ME? Come see what this listening expert has to say about using effective listening information to help build a foundation for healthy listening habits with significant others(s) both personally and professionally. Especially for school and church counselors, marriage preparation directors, businesses and their employees, and as an addition to online courses in listening and communication.
Learning to Listen with Significant Others – A Conversational Approach
by Bob Bohlken, Ph.D.
Listening to significant others can enhance or break down relationships. Using this conversational approach to interpersonal communication as found in Learning to Listen will strengthen your listening skills. It will also give you a better understanding of your own listening behavior and preferences and the listening behavior and preferences of your significant other(s).
In addition to person-to-person communication, this book is especially recommended for school and church counselors, marriage preparation directors, businesses and corporations for employee readiness in strengthening listening behaviors. $14.95, softcover