Mascot books announces new releases for November 2016.
by Geneva Lindner, M.A., M.Ed. On 22 April 1861, thirty-five-year-old Elijah F. Hutchison answered the political call of duty and volunteered as a Confederate soldier in Company K of Loudoun’s 6th Virginia Cavalry. A century and a half later, his great-great-granddaughter Geneva Lindner and her husband follow his Civil War trail through Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Geneva sets out to trace his life from birth through the Civil War and, finally, to his death, and the grave marker that was meant for someone else. In a book that intertwines family history and the history of the United States, Geneva’s comprehensive research collects together missing pieces and lost records to form the story of a forgotten life.
by Colleen Kachmann Colleen Kachmann kept a close eye on calories, was active with her four energetic children, and exercised regularly. But her best efforts were futile against midlife reality. Dieting led to weight gain. Her emotions were unstable. Her body hurt. Various medications proved ineffective. She wasn’t sick, exactly, but she wasn’t healthy, either. Sound familiar? Life Off the Label details Colleen’s dedicated efforts to live and be well, only to discover she wasn’t. She’s not alone. Seventy percent of Americans are overweight and take at least one medication. Colleen did not want to be a statistic, so she deconstructed the habits and beliefs that limited her potential. What she discovered will change your life. The usual roles of consumer and business have reversed. Consumers now produce the product Big Business demands: enormous profit. Large corporations dispense processed foods, pharmaceuticals, and beauty products that spawn, then feed our addictions. They have us running to the store to buy products full of chemicals and artificial ingredients. As a result, addiction fuels the economy. Colleen had an epiphany: being “normal” and “healthy” at the same time is not possible. Normal isn’t healthy; it’s exhausting and expensive. Armed with a wry sense of humor and eye-opening research, Colleen Kachmann offers real solutions for busy families. You can reclaim your life. Life off the Label is the path to freedom – freedom from ignorance, brainwashing and misleading marketing. Living off the label does not demand more of your time, money or energy. In fact, it returns them. You, my friend, are about the get a refund!
by Staci Duvall How Do I Help My Child follows a mother’s mission to find a solution to her son’s health crises. In a world full of unhealthy food and environmental toxins, she finds healing and overall wellness by putting her child at the center of his treatment. Staci Duvall brings relief to many parents asking what they can do for their children.
by Craig Bowman Bowman integrates six bodies of channeled literature and shows that a valid philosophy exists to separates the grand stages of collective experience on Earth and beyond. A major shift caused by a new experience of space-time will result in a maturer and integrated human populace. Bowman’s contemporary spiritual insight will help inform humans at a time of immense change and importance.
by John L. Dudley Jr. Who comes out on top? Football’s Foremost Fives answers this question by spotlighting a wide array of rare NFL accomplishments—whether occurring on a play, in a game, during a season, or over an entire career. Covering virtually every aspect of the sport, each category and its top five members are told in clever prose cracking with pop culture references and hard statistics. This definitive NFL retrospective has been exhaustively researched and is teeming with little-known details about the players and coaches who have left indelible impressions on the game.
by Michael J. Sullivan When the last member of the oldest noble family in Avryn is targeted for assassination, Riyria’s Royce and Hadrian are hired to foil the plot. Three years have passed since Hadrian, the war-weary mercenary, and Royce, the cynical ex-assassin, joined forces to become rogues-for-hire. All has gone well until they’re asked to help prevent a murder. Now they must venture into an ancient corner of the world to save a mysterious woman who knows more about Royce than is safe and cares less about herself than is sane. From the best-selling author of The Riyria novels comes the third installment of The Riyria Chronicles. Although part of a series, it’s designed to thrill both new readers looking for fun, fast-paced fantasy and Riyria veterans wishing to reunite with old friends. For those who do wish to experience the entire Riyria saga, two reading options exist: chronological (starts with The Crown Tower) or order of publication (starts with Theft of Swords).
by A.J. Mayers Patrick Baldwin never expected missing his flight on Phoenix Airlines 619 to be one of the best things that ever happened to him. But when the plane mysteriously disappears without a trace over the Pacific Ocean with three of his colleagues on board, Patrick is stunned. The whole world has its eyes on the mystery, and Patrick suspects something might be amiss. As his investigation continues, he can’t help but wonder if Flight 619’s disappearance wasn’t really a disappearance at all.
by Barbara Thumann-Calderaro
What would animals tell us if they could talk? Would they encourage us to continue on as we are or would they plead for us to understand the benefits of becoming a vegetarian? Innocent Beings: Be Their Voiceasks just these questions by following a newly converted vegetarian after she falls, hits her head, and discovers she is voiceless. Welcomed a magical farm, she meets a group of talking animals who tell her their tales and of the horrible treatment of animals by the meat production industry.
Designed to be a new perspective on the animal rights movement, Innocent Beings: Be Their Voice will help readers understand the values of vegetarianism.
by Patrick Burke The Year Winter Skipped Buffalo is a travel children’s book that takes children all throughout the city of Buffalo, New York. When Buffalo experiences a warmer winter than usual, everyone begins to celebrate outside, but they soon find out they might miss winter after all.
by Tyron Bussanich Can average kids living average lives do extraordinary things? Travel through Samuel’s unusual backyard and find out how endless the world’s possibilities really are.
by Gary Meyers Come along with Pete as he tells his story of being an extraordinary pigeon in Baltimore and gives tribute to his person, Muriel.
THE ADVENTURES OF CONNOR THE COURAGEOUS CUTTER: CAUTION AT CALAMITY CANAL
by Scott McBride & Rodger Thompson
The Adventures of Connor the Courageous Cutter: Caution at Calamity Canal is the exciting new sequel to the first book in the series, Saving Sarah. Follow Connor the Cutter as he and Faith the Fireboat set out to explore the wonders of Beacon Island.When Connor and Faith lose track of time, they must choose between the long, safer route or taking a dangerous shortcut through Calamity Canal. Will they abide by the Harbor Master’s warning or will their decision lead them into peril?
Continue to follow Connor and his fun-loving friends as they learn lessons in courage, teamwork, and friendship with each new adventure.
by Jamie Eckert Goodnight Hawk Hill takes families on an evening tour of landmarks and specialties of Saint Joseph’s University. This story will invoke fond memories for alumni and create new little Hawk fans.
by Maria Cordova Find out all about the largest branch in the United States Armed Forces with The ABCs of the Army. You’ll learn what it takes to be in the Army, while learning your ABCs too! From basic combat training to the Old Guard, this book offers fun for young readers and members of the Army alike.
by Seth Waltman They’re heroes to a lot of people, but they’re superheroes to us! Join families from all walks of life as they celebrate the great things military parents do for their country.
by Alysson Foti Bourque Alycat looks forward to dessert day at school all week long—it’s all she can think about! But one day, she spends too much time daydreaming about the perfect orange Popsicle with an ice cream center, and she misses out on her favorite week altogether. Alycat and the Thursday Dessert Day will teach readers that trying new things might not be so bad after all, especially with a little help from your friends.
by Justin White Puffin gets more than he bargains for when he takes an unexpected trip to the Big City. Follow along as Puffin meets some Big City characters and even tries some Big City food. Could Puffin ever be a city bird?
by Kimberley McGowan Sarah’s Soccer Ball tells the story of a little girl who loves her soccer ball! Follow along with them as they head to a soccer player’s favorite time of year: season playoffs! Can they work together to win?
by Samantha Williams When Jewels embarks on a treasure hunt, she soon finds out it’s a lot trickier than she thought! Through her many challenges during the search, she discovers more than she could have ever imagined. Read along with this charming story that will uplift and empower girls and boys of all ages.
by Adam Thompson It’s finally the day Evan has been waiting for all summer—the camping trip with all of his friends. They’re off to the peaceful, tranquil Egg Harbor, which happens to be one of Evan’s favorite places. But the fun times Evan thought he would have with his friends soon turns into a chaotic adventure when almost everyone disappears without a trace. Designed to be an early chapter book, Escape from Egg Harbor will keep young readers on the edge of their seats.
by The Red Letter Set Little Red is going back into the woods to deliver her grandmother a basket of candles. But when she trips and loses her new glasses, everything gets a little fuzzy. Before she knows what has happened, Little Red is face to face with a surprise—and her name is Lucille. With the help the Red Letter Set and a twist on the popular classic, this book will provide tools to encourage and improve reading with even the youngest of readers and keep them laughing along the way.
by Bridgid Coleman Go pumpkin picking with Sawyer as she takes a trip to the pumpkin patch with her family! Enjoying a tractor ride, kettle corn, doughnuts, and pumpkins galore, she searches high and low for the perfect pumpkin to make her fall just right. From its musical rhyme and beautiful illustrations, this book offers fun for young readers for the fall!
by Claire Lawrence Follow the story of the unique marine mammal, Henry the Manatee, as he navigates life in the waters of Southwest Florida.
CODY’S WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL GAME
by Adam Westgate Cody is one of West Virginia University’s biggest fans, and he can’t wait to share the school with his friends, Daisy and Lily. From the Mountainlair to the Coliseum, fans both young and old will enjoy touring the campus and cheering for WVU’s basketball team with Cody and his friends.
by Barbara Thumann-Calderaro Rudy is a pig, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t loving, intelligent, or clean. In fact, he’s all of those things and more! But despite his impressive qualities, he and his best friend Carole are forced to go to a fattening farm and leave their families behind. Intended to teach children the importance of being kind to animals, Rudy: Pigs Don’t Want to Be Bacon gently shares the reality of meat production along with interesting facts about pigs.
by Johnny Rutledge Johnny Rutledge, former NFL athlete, scholar, and coach tells a unique story where fatherhood, football, and math all meet. Grant learns a valuable lesson about education and how math coincides with football. Math and Football is a fun page-turning tale that will not only educate, but leave readers wanting more.
by Joshua Margolis Melvin is known for being a sad…(ish) robot. But, as he finds new friends and experiences, he may just find out how to be happy…(ish).
by Watt Hamlett
Go on a tour of Reston, Virginia, with Reston A to Z! From art to zucchini, you’ll learn what makes Reston a one-of-a-kind community for adults and kids of all ages, while learning your ABCs too.
From its interesting facts, musical rhymes, and beautiful photographs and illustrations, this book offers fun for young readers.