New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

April 24, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Charts of the Illinois Waterway.

April 23, 2014
Chicago, Ill. : U.S. Army Engineer District, Corps of Engineers,
v. : chiefly col. maps ; 27 x 40 cm.
Title from cover.
"From Mississippi River at Grafton, Illinois to Lake Michigan at Chicago and Calumet Harbors."

First Methodist Church, Monmouth : Warren Co., Il.

April 23, 2014
Monmouth, IL : Warren County Illinois Genealogical Society, 1988.
4 v. : chiefly facsims. ; 29 cm.
Title from label on cover (now lost).
v. 1. 1859-1871, brief history & membership -- v. 2. 1875-1886, membership -- v. 3. 1886-1904, membership -- v. 4. 1903-1915, 1932-1948, membership, marriages, baptisms, deaths.

Gerlaw Christian Church, Gerlaw, Warren Co., Il., 1859-1986

April 23, 2014
[Monmouth, Illinois] : Warren County, Illinois Genealogical Society, 1987.
31, 28 [i.e. 15] leaves : ill., ports. ; 28 cm.
Photocopy of original manuscript.
Includes photocopy of small, 1984 book written for the 125th anniversary of the church. The book includes photographs of early members and historical information.
The manuscript is a membership list that includes church event dates. Names are in alphabetical order by letter of surname.

Greenbush Methodist Episcopal Church : Warren Co., IL

April 23, 2014
[Monmouth, Ill.] : Warren County Genealogical Society, 1988.
22, 3 p. : chiefly facsims. ; 30 cm.
Title from label on cover.
Includes index.
Transcription of historical sketch with lists of members; original given in facsimile.

Little York Methodist Church, Warren Co., Ill., Sunday school rolls, 1914 to 1924.

April 23, 2014
[Monmouth, Ill.?] : Warren Co. Gen. Soc., [2000?]
A-G, 52 p. : ill., facsims. ; 29 cm.
Title from label on cover.

United Presbyterian Church, Little York, Illinois, 1863-1941.

April 23, 2014
[Monmouth, Ill.] : Warren County Illinois Genealogical Society, 2003.
74, 17 p. : chiefly facsims. ; 29 cm.
Includes index.

Records of Meredian Christian Church, Berwick Township, Warren County, Ill.

April 23, 2014
[Monmouth, Ill.] : Warren County IL Genealogical Society, 1987.
262, 7 p. : ill., facsims. ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Cover title from label.

Smith Creek United Presbyterian Church, Henderson County, Illinois : 1865-1900

April 23, 2014
Parsons, Mary Lou.
[Illinois] : Warren County Illinois Genealogical Society, 1996.
126 p. : chiefly facsims. ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Consists of session minutes.

Membership records of the Swedish Baptist Church, Monmouth, IL., 1890-1904

April 23, 2014
Monmouth, Ill. : Warren Co., IL. Genealogical Society, 1987.
1c, 113, 4 p. : ill., chiefly facsims. ; 36 cm.
Includes records for 1927-1973 of the Immanuel Baptist Church, formerly the Swedish Baptist Church.
"Original records are kept at the Immanuel Baptist Church."

How to start a home-based graphic design business

April 23, 2014
Smith, Jim (Jim G.), 1952- author.
Guilford, Connecticut : GPP, [2013]
xiv, 153 pages : illustrations, charts ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Edition statement from book spine.
"Everything you need to know to run a profitable and satisfying graphic design business from your home. From estimating start-up costs and finding customers to setting prices and taking your business online, this comprehensive guide provides down-to-earth advice on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based graphic design business."--Back cover.

I used to be in pictures : an untold story of Hollywood

April 23, 2014
Mutti-Mewse, Austin, 1972- author.
Woodbridge : ACC Editions, [2014].
303 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 31 cm.
Palm Springs : the (movie) stars and (zebra) stripes -- Hollywood at home -- I used to be in pictures -- Hollywood on set -- I'm still big : it's the rooms that got small -- Hollywood on the town -- Vampira : a Hollywood horror story -- Hollywood after dark -- Cocks and cocktails.

Werewolves : myths and legends

April 23, 2014
Cook, Joedy.
©2012
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 23 cm
A collection of various sightings and incidents with werewolves and other similiar mysterious creatures, with a special interest in sightings from Ohio.

Zombies : the survival guide

April 23, 2014
Cook, Joedy.
©2012
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Information about zombies with tips and tricks for surviving a zombie apocalypse.

Zombies : what you need to know or you'll die

April 23, 2014
Cook, Joedy.
©2012
59 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Information about zombies, from the weapons and supplies needed for surviving a zombie attack, to which zombie movies are the best to watch.

Pollution patterns in the Ohio River, 1950. Water-quality conditions and changes revealed by a simultaneous sampling of the 963-mile stretch from Pittsburgh to Cairo.

April 23, 2014
Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission.
Cincinnati : Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, 1951.
30 p., 49 p. of tables : charts ; 28 cm.
Cover title.

The Year-book of facts in science and art.

April 23, 2014
London : David Bogue, 1839-1880.
v. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Editor: <1852-1854> John Timbs.
"Exhibiting the most important discoveries and improvements of the past year in mechanics and the useful arts; natural philosophy; electricity; chemistry; zoology and botany; geology and geography; meteorology and astronomy."(varies slightly).

Philadelphia

December 21, 2014
Harris, Bill, 1933-
New York : Mayflower Books, 1980.
95 p. : col. ill. ; 33 cm.

Burma road

December 20, 2014
Smith, Nicol.
Garden City, N.Y., Garden City publishing co., inc. [1942]
333 p., 30 unnumbered pages of plates : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Maps on lining-papers.

Security owner's stock guide.

April 22, 2014
New York : Standard and Poor's Corp.
v. ; 14 x 22 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: Standard & Poor's.

Vienna.

April 22, 2014
London : New York : DK Publishing, Inc.,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 22 cm.

Turkey.

April 22, 2014
London ; New York, N.Y. : DK Publishing,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 22 cm.

North Carolina.

April 22, 2014
Emeryville, CA : Avalon Travel Publishing,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 19 cm.

Membership records of the Roseville Methodist Church, Roseville, IL : also contains records of Asbury and Point Pleasant

April 22, 2014
Monmouth, Ill. : Warren County, Illinois Genealogical Society, 1991-
v. <1-4> ; 28 cm.
Includes indexes.
Handwritten photocopies.
v. 1. 1869-1876 -- v. 2. 1876-1911 -- v. 3. 1902-1917 -- v. 4. 1917-1945.

Sciota Methodist Church, McDonough County, Illinois

April 22, 2014
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[Monmouth, Illinois] : Warren County, Illinois Genealogical Society, 1999.
3 v. in 1 : ill. ; 30 cm.
Title from cover.
v. 1. 1883-1938 -- v. 2. 1923-1999 -- v. 3. 1953-1999.

Hemp bound : dispatches from the front lines of the next agricultural revolution

April 22, 2014
Fine, Doug.
©2014
xxxi, 152 pages ; 20 cm
Introduction: After-school snacks before Doritos -- Hemp gets out ring around the collar -- Turning a profit even with Medieval harvesting techniques -- Want to make it in the hemp game? Two words: dual cropping -- Grow your next house (or factory or office or high-rise or school) -- Heck, grow your whole tractor out of hemp -- Fill 'er up with hemp -- A new utility paradigm; the distributed, sustainable community -- Energy grid -- Don't just legalize it; subsidize it -- Patriots ponder planting -- Hempucation immersion course -- Teach your regulators well -- Conclusion: Support your local heartland hemp homesteaders -- Epilogue, part one: Watching cannabis displace corn in the first digital age American hemp fields -- Epilogue, part two: A dust bowl antidote; it's about a cash crop in today's soil.

Lost & found : finding hope in the detours of life

April 22, 2014
Jakes, Sarah.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House Publishers, [2014]
234 pages ; 24 cm
"An inspiring personal account of overcoming past mistakes and finding faith and purpose again from a young woman who was pregnant at fourteen, then married and divorced in her twenties"-- Provided by publisher.

Up, up, & away : the Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the crazy business of baseball, & the ill-fated but unforgettable Montreal Expos

April 22, 2014
Keri, Jonah, author.
©2014
408 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm

Court confidential : inside the world of tennis

April 22, 2014
Harman, Neil.
©2014
xxviii, 351 pages ; 23 cm
Tennis has never before been blessed with such an array of talented stars doing battle for the sport's most coveted titles. Games featuring Murray, Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, the Williams sisters and Maria Sharapova are among the most thrilling matches in the history of the game. Now, Harman shares with readers tennis's most intimate secrets in a book replete with personality, excitement, drama, and intrigue. Featuring frank, in-depth interviews with all the leading players, their coaching staffs, and their agents and managers, Harman presents the game from an insider's perspective and offers the fresh insights and strong personal views for which he is celebrated.

Curves : flowers, foliates & flourishes in the formal decorative arts

April 22, 2014
DeLong, Lisa.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.
58 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
"Wooden books"--Title page.

Lorca : living in the theatre

April 22, 2014
Edwards, Gwynne, author.
©2003
240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages plates : illustrations ; 22 cm

Lived through this : listening to the stories of sexual violence survivors

April 22, 2014
Ream, Anne K., 1965- author.
Boston : Beacon Press, [2014]
xiv, 202 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

The fight for the four freedoms : what made FDR and the greatest generation truly great

April 22, 2014
Kaye, Harvey J., author.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
292 pages ; 24 cm
"We have not yet fully explored the democratic way of life" -- "Never were we more aware of America" -- "The people were ready, really, to take action" -- "Our allegiance to American institutions requires the overthrow of this kind of power" -- "We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms" -- "How can Hitler win against men such as these!" -- "We want to share the promises and fruits of American life" -- "And after this war is won we must be prepared to move forward" -- "Why should we have to fall back?" -- "What has it been asked to do that it has not done?" -- "It is time for the country to become fairly radical for a generation."

The McSweeney's book of politics and musicals /edited by Christopher Monks of McSweeney's Internet Tendency.

April 22, 2014
New York : Vintage Books, c2012.
xix, 347 p. ; 21 cm.
"Ever since John Hancock broke into song after signing the Declaration of Independence, American politics and musicals have been inextricably linked. From Alexander Hamilton's jazz hands, to Chester A. Arthur's oboe operas, to Newt Gingrich's off-Broadway sexscapade, You, Me, and My Moon Colony Mistress Makes Three, government and musical theater have joined forces to document our nation's long history of freedom, partisanship, and dancers on roller skates pretending to be choo choo trains. To celebrate this grand union of entrenched bureaucracy and song, the patriots at McSweeney's Internet Tendency ("The Iowa Caucus of humor websites") offer this riotous collection (peacefully assembled!) of monologues, charts, scripts, lists, diatribes, AND musicals written by the noted fake-musical lyricist, Ben Greenman. On the agenda are. Fragments from PALIN! THE MUSICAL Barack Obama's Undersold 2012 Campaign Slogans Atlas Shrugged Updated for the Financial Crisis Your Attempts to Legislate Hunting Man for Sport Reek of Class Warfare A 1980s Teen Sex Comedy Becomes Politically Uncomfortable Donald Rumsfeld Memoir Chapter Title Or German Heavy Metal Song? Noises Political Pundits Would Make If They Were Wild Animals and Not Political Pundits Ron Paul Gives a Guided Tour of His Navajo Art Collection Classic Nursery Rhymes, Updated and Revamped for the Recession, As Told to Me By My Father And much more!"-- Provided by publisher.

User experience (UX) design for libraries

April 22, 2014
Schmidt, Aaron, 1978-
Chicago : ALA TechSource, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2012.
xii, 112 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Introduction -- Types of solutions available -- Planning -- Social mechanics -- Implementation -- Marketing -- Best practices -- Metrics -- Developing trends.

One-woman farm : my life shared with sheep, pigs, chickens, goats and a fine fiddle

April 22, 2014
Woginrich, Jenna.
North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2013.
207 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Days of grace -- In the beginning -- Autumn: need fires -- Winter: light -- Spring: I do too much -- Summer: commitment -- Autumn: winter prep -- Holy October.
Jenna Woginrich's inspiring journey from city cubicle to rural homestead has captivated readers of her blog and previous books. Now, in One-Woman Farm, Woginrich shares the joys, sorrows, trials, epiphanies, and blessings she discovers during a year spent farming on her own land, finding deep fulfillment in the practical tasks and timeless rituals of the agricultural life.

STEM lesson essentials, grades 3-8 : integrating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

April 22, 2014
Vasquez, Jo Anne, 1943-
Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, [2013]
xi, 178 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
You may alrady be a STEM teacher -- STEM literacy -- Guiding principles -- An approach that came naturally -- What are the STEM practices? -- Gearing up to teach STEM practices -- Why technology and engineering?

The Sardinian cookbook : the cooking and culture of a unique Mediterranean island

April 22, 2014
Todorovska, Viktorija, 1971-
Chicago : Surrey, [2013]
271 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Recipes from the Italian island of Sardinia, with information about Sardinian culture, history, geography, and cuisine. Includes photographs"--Provided by publisher.

Great cake decorating : sweet designs for cakes & cupcakes

April 22, 2014
Gardner, Erin.
Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, 2014.
217 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Make cake -- It's all in the details -- Nature inspired -- Graphic designs -- Floral creations -- Fabric, bows, & buttons -- Special occasions -- Bake it!
"Whether you are a bride on a budget, a mom baking for a birthday, a cook who needs to control added ingredients, or just want to celebrate a special event with a fresh, delicious cake, this book has something for you. Author and pastry chef Erin Gardner is famous for her unique designs and cake decorating skill. In these pages, she demonstrates professional techniques for creating beautiful, custom-made cakes that are also completely delicious. From how to make mouthwatering, homemade buttercream to molding gorgeous fondant flowers and bows, Erin's detailed, step-by-step instructions offer home cooks all the decorating know-how they need. She also presents a host of secrets and shortcuts for dressing up plain cakes in absolutely no time--try her fruit Rollup trick for pretty cake flowers that can be made in a flash. Throughout the book, Erin shows time-pressed cooks how to improve upon well-known cake decorating techniques"-- Provided by publisher.

Never too late to go vegan : the over-50 guide to adopting and thriving on a plant-based diet

April 22, 2014
Adams, Carol J.
New York : Experiment, [2014]
xvi, 351 pages ; 22 cm
It really is never too late to go vegan. Why now? Positive aging the vegan way ; How to go vegan: your next major life decision ; Why vegan? Veganism is a simple and effective response to a series of complex contemporary issues -- Nutrition for the 50+ body. Why and how we age ; A healthy diet for 50+ vegans ; Vegan diets for lifelong health -- Eats well with others. Relationship dynamics: family and friends and veganism ; Vegan in the world ; Veganism and caregiving -- Let's eat! How to veganize ; Recipes for everyday and festive eating.
Offers information to the over fifty crowd on how to switch to a vegan lifestyle, including citing the nutritional needs that change with aging, how to veganize favorite recipes, and how to discuss going vegan with friends and family.

Locally brewed : portraits of craft breweries from America's heartland

April 22, 2014
Blessing, Anna H., author.
Chicago : Midway, an Agate imprint, [2014]
191 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
August Schell Brewing Company (New Ulm, Minnesota) -- Bell's Brewery, Inc. (Kalamazoo and Comstock, Michigan) -- Lakefront Brewery, Inc. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) -- Great Lakes Brewing Company (Cleveland, Ohio) -- New Glarus Brewing Company (New Glarus, Wisconsin) -- Three Floyds Brewing Company (Munster, Indiana) -- Two Brothers Brewing Company (Warrenville, Illinois) -- Founders Brewing Company (Grand Rapids, Michigan) -- Central Waters Brewing Company (Amherst, Wisconsin) -- Dark Horse Brewing Company (Marshall, Michigan) -- Piece Brewery and Pizzeria (Chicago, Illinois) -- Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales (Dexter, Michigan) -- Short's Brewing Company (Bellaire and Elk Rapids, Michigan) -- Surly Brewing Company (Brooklyn Center and Minneapolis, Minnesota) -- Metropolitan Brewing (Chicago, Illinois) -- 5 Rabbit Cerveceria, Inc. (Bedford Park, Illinois) -- Greenbush Brewing Company (Sawyer, Michigan) -- Steel Toe Brewing (St. Louis Park, Minnesota) -- Virtue Cider (Fennville, Michigan) -- Moody Tongue Brewing Company (Chicago, Illinois)
A guide to 20 small, Midwestern craft breweries, told through full-color photography, interviews with the brewmasters, and descriptions of their products"--Provided by publisher.

Sew smarter, better & faster : 894 sewing tips, fitting fixes, and handy techniques

April 22, 2014
Newtown, CT : The Taunton Press, [2014]
330 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
At head of title: Threads.
Materials & more. Fabric ; Thread -- Sewing secrets. Techniques & methods ; Shortcuts ; Tricks -- Mastering the mechanisms. Sewing machines ; Tools & aids -- Maximizing & maintaining your workspace. Setup ; Storage & organization ; Cleanup -- Working with patterns & templates. Marking ; Cutting ; Patterns ; Templates -- Fitting & hems. Fitting ; Hems -- Care & repair. Care ; Repair -- Go green! Reduce, reuse, repurpose. Recycling clothing ; Repurposing fabric ; Reusing materials -- Fun with flair. Lining & embroidery ; Buttons, snaps & zippers ; Shoulder pads & straps ; Trims -- Just for quilters. Quilting workspace ; Quilting materials & tools ; Quilting techniques & methods ; Quilting care, prevention & repair.

Cracking the common core : choosing and using texts in grades 6-12

April 22, 2014
Lewis, William E.
©2014
xvii, 234 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Embracing the Common Core -- 2. Understanding adolescent readers -- Understanding challenging texts -- Designing challenging text sets -- Building background knowledge -- Supporting students during reading -- Implementing high-quality discussions after reading -- Text-based writing to support understanding -- Research in the content areas -- Leading for change.
"This book guides teachers in grades 6-12 to strategically combine a variety of texts--including literature, informational texts, and digital sources--to meet their content-area goals and the demands of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). It presents clear-cut ways to analyze text complexity, design challenging text sets, and help students get the most out of what they read. Provided are practical instructional ideas for building background knowledge, promoting engagement, incorporating discussion and text-based writing, and teaching research skills. Appendices offer sample unit plans for English language arts, history/social studies, and science classrooms. More than 20 reproducible coaching templates and other tools can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size"-- Provided by publisher.

Market-fresh mixology : cocktails for every season

April 22, 2014
Albert, Bridget.
Chicago : Surrey Books, 2014
128 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.

The know maintenance perennial garden

April 22, 2014
Diblik, Roy.
©2014
216 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Portions of this book are based on Roy Diblik's Small perennial gardens: the know maintenance approach, published in 2008 by American Nurseryman."--verso.
"Knowing your plants means less work. A fresh and innovative approach to an easy-care garden. 62 plans., 74 plants, and garden-tested techniques"--Cover.
Understanding your garden -- Understanding plants -- Site preparation and planting -- Care and maintenance -- Key plants for Know Maintenance gardens -- The garden plans -- Creating your own plant communities -- Been there, done that : portraits of outstanding gardeners.
We've all seen gorgeous perennial gardens packed with color, texture, and multi-season interest. Designed by a professional and maintained by a crew, they are aspirational bits of beauty too difficult to attempt at home. Or are they? The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden makes a design-magazine-worthy garden achievable at home. The new, simplified approach is made up of hardy, beautiful plants grown on a 10x14 foot grid. Each of the 62 garden plans combines complementary plants that thrive together and grow as a community. They are designed to make maintenance a snap. In fact, the entire garden is mowed down at the end of the season! The garden plans can be followed explicitly or adjusted to meet individual needs; size can be altered by treating the grid-like design as a modular building block that can be halved, doubled, or tripled as needed. This complete garden system makes a gorgeous perennial garden available to everyone, no matter their skill or the size of their space.

Five-plant gardens : 52 ways to grow a perennial garden with just five plants

April 22, 2014
Ondra, Nancy J., author.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2014]
183 pages : color illustrations, map ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Why five plants? -- 5-plant gardens from the ground up -- 5-plant gardens for full sun to partial shade -- 5-plant gardens for partial to full shade.

Vintage beer : a taster's guide to brews that improve over time

April 22, 2014
Dawson, Patrick, 1982-
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2014]
ix, 149 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Like good wine, certain beers can be aged under the right conditions, a process that enhances and changes their flavors in interesting and delicious ways. Good candidates for aging are high-alcohol brews, bottle-conditioned beers with yeast in the bottle, barleywines, lambics, and winter ales. Patrick Dawson explains how to identify a cellar-worthy beer, how to plan and set up a beer cellar, what to look for when tasting vintage beers, and the fascinating science behind the aging process. He also includes a comprehensive buying guide to help you select already-aged beers (from the readily available to the tantalizingly rare) to enjoy as your own collection is aging.

Provence food and wine : the art of living

April 22, 2014
Millo, François (Photographer)
Chicago : Surrey Books, [2014]
159 pages : color illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"A collection of simple, healthful, and easy-to-prepare recipes from the Provence Region of France, including wine pairings, photographs, and travel tips"-- Provided by publisher.

Eat like a woman (...and never diet again) : a 3-week, 3-step program to finally drop the pounds and feel better than ever

April 22, 2014
Jonekos, Staness.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin, [2014]
xv, 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Based on the latest science showing that men and women lose weight differently, this 3-step diet [aims to show] women how to drop the pounds, look younger, and feel better than ever"-- Provided by publisher.

Plant conservation : why it matters and how it works

April 22, 2014
Walker, Timothy, 1958-
Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2013.
303 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
A world flora: how on earth do we do it? -- Which is better, home or away? -- Conserving genes: plants for the future -- Moving away from home: mobile plants, natural or unnatural? -- Meeting the needs of today and all our tomorrows -- Pay as you go: sustainable resource use -- Gardeners getting involved.
Plants' ability to turn sunlight into energy makes them the basis for all life; without them there is no life. And they are more than just a food source--they provide us with fuel, fibers, and pharmaceuticals. Global warming and the destruction of natural habitats are a serious threat to many plants, and there are worldwide efforts to mitigate the disaster. Plant Conservation tackles this essential topic head on. Timothy Walker, as the director of the Oxford Botanical Garden, a leader in the field of plant conservation, plays a key role in this effort. He highlights what is happening now, from cataloging the world's flora to conservation efforts like protecting plants from overcollecting. He also shows home gardeners how they can become involved, whether by growing their own food to decrease reliance on large agriculture or by making smart plant choices by growing natives and avoiding invasives. Plant Conservation treats a critical topic in an accessible and optimistic way. It is required reading for students, professionals, and anyone with a keen interest in the importance of plants.

An early start for your child with autism : using everyday activities to help kids connect, communicate, and learn

April 22, 2014
Rogers, Sally J.
New York : Guilford Press, c2012.
x, 342 p. ; 26 cm.
Setting up your child's early intervention program -- Taking care of yourself and your family -- How your early efforts can help your child engage with others and boost your child's learning -- Step into the spotlight: capturing your child's attention -- Find the smile!: having fun with sensory social routines -- It takes two to tango: building back-and-forth interactions -- Talking bodies: the importance of nonverbal communication -- "Do what I do!": helping your child learn by imitating -- Let's get technical: how children learn -- The joint attention triangle: sharing interests with others -- It's playtime! -- Let's pretend! -- Moving into speech -- Putting it all together.
Cutting-edge research reveals that parents can play a huge role in helping toddlers and preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) connect with others and live up to their potential. This encouraging guide from the developers of a groundbreaking early intervention program provides doable, practical strategies you can use every day. Nearly all young kids--including those with ASD--have an amazing capacity to learn. Drs. Sally Rogers, Geraldine Dawson, and Laurie Vismara make it surprisingly simple to turn daily routines like breakfast or bath time into fun and rewarding learning experiences that target crucial developmental skills. Vivid examples illustrate proven techniques for promoting play, language, and engagement. Get an early start and give your child the tools to explore and enjoy the world.

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