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AGUINALDOS
Christmas Customs, Music and Foods of the Spanish-speaking Countries of the Americas
By Virginia Nylander Ebinger

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Aguinaldos y villancicos, recetas, tradiciones de Navidad—songs, recipes, and traditions of Christmas from the nineteen Spanish-speaking countries of Middle and South America, as well as from the one state that is officially bi-lingual, are included in this well-researched book. There is a wealth of Christmas music, much of it unknown to North Americans, with tunes and guitar chords, words and translations. And there are recipes from each country for holiday foods, ranging from simple beverages to complex tamales and desserts—from gingebre to hallaca and tres leches. Also included are customs and traditions from each of the countries, some common to all, others specific to place, all reflecting the joys of Christmas. An index, glossary, and extensive bibliography make this a valuable resource for readers of all interests.

Virginia Nylander Ebinger is a retired music teacher and a teacher trainer, researcher, and author, with special interest in the Hispanic folklore of New Mexico. Among her other publications are Niñez: Spanish Songs, Games and Stories of Childhood and De Colores. She and her husband live in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=nJsmPnF60W4C

Softcover:
8 1/4 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-689-5
280 pp.,$29.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-135-0
280 pp.,$23.99


ALONG THE HIGH ROAD
A Guide to the Scenic Route Between Espanola and Taos
By Margaret M. Nava

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The road between Espanola and Taos, New Mexico, commonly referred to as the “High Road to Taos,” covers a distance of about fifty miles and passes through many northern frontier settlement towns. Because of the speed limit and road conditions, a trip along this road usually takes three hours although some drivers do it in less. They drive serpentine roads, look at quaint houses and magnificent scenery, and depart content that they have driven through a fascinating area. But the High Road is more than just a scenic road trip; it is a journey through the lives of the people, past and present, who--tied to the earth, fiercely independent, and staunchly Catholic--settled a hostile land, created a new life for themselves, and became the moral fiber of New Mexico.

This book gives readers a brief glimpse into the lives, beliefs, and arts of these people and offers suggestions about sights and accommodations for travelers willing to take enough time to discover the beauty and mysteries hidden in the small towns "Along the High Road."

MARGARET NAVA, a native of Illinois, spent twenty years traveling throughout the American Southwest researching and writing hundreds of local and national magazine articles about natural science, anthropology, spirituality, and Hispanic and Native American traditions. However, the lure of the Land of Enchantment, as New Mexico is call, was strong and several years ago she left the Midwest behind. These days Margaret, and her dog Sauza, can be found traveling around the state looking for little-known or unusual travel destinations.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=fcd4XC66UHAC

Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-413-6
120 pp.,$16.95


THE AMERICAN PUEBLO INDIAN ACTIVITY BOOK
Fun Projects for Children and Parents
By Walter D. Yoder, PhD

Games, cut-outs, stories, puzzles, pictures to color.

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Sharing the art and culture of Native Americans of the Southwest is a very important activity. For centuries these inventive people, the original inhabitants of the arid southwestern part of the United States, have survived a beautiful but demanding environment. They have produced unique buildings and wonderful arts and crafts. This book offers over 40 pages of comprehensive activities centered around the contributions of these resourceful people.

Children learn about the “Land of the Pueblos” through an exciting variety of games, puzzles, identification activities, vocabulary recognition, word searches, time lines, art activities, and more. Parents and teachers will find a wealth of ideas on ways of sharing the exciting facets of Southwestern pueblo history.

Walter Yoder has illustrated this one-of-a-kind book with dozens of informative black and white pictures. Field tested and educator approved, the book provides a wonderful introduction into the romance and excitement of Western U.S. history. He received a PhD in curriculum development and the arts from Michigan State University and has held teaching and administrative posts at Michigan State University, Arizona State University, and the University of New Mexico.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=FhCOQJGwBHIC

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-219-4
48 pp.,$14.95


ARTS AND CRAFTS PROJECTS OF THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST
By Nancy Krenz and Patricia Byrnes

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This book has a threefold purpose: to build cultural appreciation, to present workable art projects and to utilize inexpensive and indigenous materials of the American Southwest. This illustrated guide shows how to make interesting, educational and fun projects with and for children at the elementary level, ages 5 to 12. The authors know their business and have carefully calculated each lesson—making sure that the procedures are directed toward a satisfactory goal. Their methods have been put to the test and the results are self-evident as one reads the basic and well-planned instructions. Projects include a corn husk doll, sand painting, candle holders, tin craft, a musical instrument, paper flowers, and basket weaving as well as recipes, Mexican songs and dances and Indian games. Index.

Nancy Krenz has a Masters Degree in art education from the University of New Mexico and was an elementary school teacher for seven years. Her interest in art and culture was enhanced by teaching “art in the bush” to teachers for two summers in Sierra Leone, West Africa, with the International Teach Corps.

Patricia Byrnes is a native New Mexican and has a BS Degree from the University of New Mexico. Her interest in arts and crafts stems from a need to provide an outlet for her children and she also found it good therapy for her one handicapped child.


Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-1-63293-119-3
160 pp.,$24.95


THE BIG AMERICAN SOUTHWEST ACTIVITY BOOK
Fun Projects for Children and Parents
By Walter D. Yoder, Ph.D.

Illustrations, cut-outs, stories, games, puzzles, pictures to color.

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This comprehensive activity book for children offers over 50 pages of action-packed fun highlighting the contributions of Native American, Hispanic and Anglo peoples to our multi-cultural environment. It includes nine sections:

The Land
Desert Wonders
Natural Things
Pioneers
Hispanic Heritage
Native Crafts
Kachina Art
Sand Painting
Mud, Clay and Stone

Projects are presented in a variety of formats such as word searches, puzzles, matching objects, picture construction and mystery puzzles that offer fascinating facts about the American Southwest and natural history that entertain and stretch the mind.

Walter D. Yoder received a Ph.D. in curriculum development and the arts from Michigan State University. He has held teaching and administration posts at Michigan State University, Arizona State University, and the University of New Mexico. He is also the author of The American Pueblo Indian Activity Book, The Old Santa Fe Trail Activity Book, The Camino Real Activity Book, The Big New Mexico Activity Book, and The Big Spanish Heritage Activity Book, all from Sunstone Press.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=d8DlndwtgGsC

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-265-1
64 pp.,$14.95


THE BIG NEW MEXICO ACTIVITY BOOK
Fun Projects for Children and Parents
By Walter D. Yoder, Ph.D.

Games, cut-outs, puzzles, stories and pictures to color.

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Here is a comprehensive activity book for children which entertains and stretches the mind. The Big New Mexico Activity Book offers over 90 pages of action-packed fun highlighting the contributions of Native American, Hispanic and Anglo peoples to our multi-cultural environment.

There are nine sections on Hispanic Folk Art Kachinas, Spanish Missions, Sand Painting, Rock Art Designs, Pottery Designs, and Native American Art. Projects are presented with a variety of formats such as word searches, puzzles, matching objects, picture construction and more. The author has richly illustrated this one-of-a-kind book with over 250 black and white pictures. Field-tested and educator approved, the book provides a wonderful introduction into the romance and excitement of New Mexico’s heritage.

Walter D. Yoder received a PhD in Curriculum Development and the Arts from Michigan State University. He has held teaching and administrative posts at Michigan State University, Arizona State University, and the University of New Mexico.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=W_ewrfnMilQC

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-209-5
96 pp.,$16.95


THE BIG SPANISH HERITAGE ACTIVITY BOOK
Hispanic Settlers in the Southwest
By Walter D. Yoder, Ph.D.

Games, cut-outs, puzzles, stories and pictures to color.

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This comprehensive activity book for children offers action-packed fun highlighting the contributions of the Hispanic Colonial settlers in the multi-cultural environment of the American Southwest.

There are eight sections: The Age of Discovery, The New World, Colonial Life, The Camino Real, The Native Americans, Hispanic Art, Hispanic Architecture, and Hispanic Crafts. Projects are presented in a variety of formats such as illustrations to complete, word searches, matching names and ideas, picture construction, puzzles, and more.

This entertaining activity book, richly illustrated by the author, provides a wonderful introduction into the romance and excitement of the Hispanic settlement of America.

Walter D. Yoder received a PhD in Curriculum Development and the Arts from Michigan State University and has held teaching and administrative posts at Michigan State University, Arizona State University, and the University of New Mexico.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=VtqF9io-cCEC

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-239-2
64 pp.,$14.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-932-5
64 pp.,$7.99


BREAKFAST SANTA FE STYLE
A Dining Guide to Fancy, Funky, and Family Friendly Restaurants
By Kathy Barco and Valerie Nye

"...very highly recommended for visitors and residents of the Santa Fe area for its extensive and acute knowledge of the best local dining facilities that will enhance any personal or family outing." MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

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Where can you eat breakfast with a view of the Jemez Mountains? Where can you spy Elvis while drinking your morning cup of Joe? What breakfast restaurant could accommodate three kids, one dog, and two parents? Who serves a Grilled Chocolate Sandwich? Where is it possible to surf the Internet while enjoying Piñon Pancakes? Who do you call when you want to pick up twenty Breakfast Burritos for your coworkers?

We've got the answers to all of these questions! Think of us as your personal librarians, and come along to over fifty Santa Fe breakfast eateries. Take advantage of our extensive (and delicious) research. And, in honor of our profession, we've included recommendations for some great American Southwest books that perfectly match each restaurant.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and when you're in Santa Fe it's the best meal of the day. From quickie drive thru-breakfast burrito stands to leisurely weekend brunches, let this book be your guide to the wide array of breakfast--Santa Fe Style!

KATHY BARCO grew up in Los Alamos. She left the Land of Enchantment for college and life as a military wife, mom, and freelance writer in various locations, including Guam. A craving for green chile and mountains drew her home to New Mexico. She has worked as a children's librarian with the Albuquerque Public Library system and more recently as Youth Services Coordinator at the New Mexico State Library.

VALERIE NYE is a native of New Mexico. Educational opportunities and careers pulled her away from her native state for over ten years, but being far from home made her fully appreciate Santa Fe’s delightfully unique breakfasts all the more. Nye is currently an assistant professor and Serials Librarian at the College of Santa Fe.

Sample Chapter
Website: http://www.breakfastsantafestyle.com
Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=oJ6XGVhA5vwC

Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-501-0
132 pp.,$19.95


THE CAMINO REAL (THE KING'S ROAD) ACTIVITY BOOK
Projects for Children That Educate About Spanish Settlers in the American Southwest
By Walter D. Yoder, Ph.D.

Illustrations, games, puzzles, pictures to color.

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The Camino Real was important in the early development and settlement of the American Southwest. This book offers over 40 pages of comprehensive activities detailing the long and scenic trade route between the Western Territories and old Mexico. Children learn about the Camino Real through an exciting variety of games, puzzles, identification activities, vocabulary recognition, word searches, time lines, art activities, and more. Parents and teachers will find a wealth of ideas on ways of sharing the exciting history of our multi-cultural Southwestern environment. The author has illustrated this one-of-a-kind book with dozens of informative black and white pictures. Field tested and educator approved, the book provides a wonderful introduction into the romance and excitement of Western U.S. history.

Walter D. Yoder received a PhD in curriculum development and the arts from Michigan State University. He has held teaching and administrative posts at Michigan State University, Arizona State University, and the University of New Mexico.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=MmprNc8215UC

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-218-7
48 pp.,$16.95


CHILDREN'S GUIDE TO SANTA FE
New Edition, Illustrated with photographs
By Anne Hillerman

The newly updated and revised Sunstone Press classic!

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Santa Fe offers plenty of fun for children. Although best known for its arts and culture, the city has museum, parks, hikes and special attractions and seasonal events sure to charm children of any age. This newly updated Sunstone classic presents an enticing menu of places to go, things to see and activities to entertain and amuse children visiting Santa Fe as well as those lucky enough to live here, all in an easy-to-read format. The book includes addresses, phone numbers and websites to make the information more accessible.

The guide opens with a child-friendly chapter on Santa Fe’s history, designed to help parents and children get the most out of their exploration of this unusual and fascinating place known for its three cultures. The book also offers a family-focused calendar of events designed to help visitors and residents plan their time to enjoy the area’s annual events that have special appeal to children. The book includes information about recommended day trips, including child-friendly places and events in nearby Albuquerque.

Author ANNE HILLERMAN grew up in Santa Fe and raised her children here. A professional journalist for more than 20 years, Anne is the author of other books including The Insiders’ Guide to Santa Fe (Globe Pequot) and Sunstone Press’s Done in the Sun, a children’s book of solar energy experiments. She is the daughter of Southwest mystery writer Tony Hillerman and lives in Santa Fe with her photographer husband.

Sample Chapter
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Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=eGZPfWmX-gYC
Email: wordharvest@wordharvest.com

Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-448-8
211 pp.,$20.95


CLASSIC OUTDOOR COLOR PORTRAITS
A Guide for Photographers
By Nancy Hopkins Reily

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"It's your turn to make a photograph," states the author on the cover of this detailed handbook destined to become a classic instruction manual on portrait photography. And she shows the reader how by going through the basics of this photographic artform step by step in easy-to-follow instructions that will appeal to all levels of experience.

For beginners, a working knowledge of the camera is not even necessary; and for professionals there is more than enough to challenge them to exceed their own present excellence. It has taken the author years of working in the portrait profession to focus and collect her approach to color portraiture and she presents her ideas in a way that will inspire even those who are not photographers. The book is designed for any artist working in any medium. All they have to have is an interest in the human subject.

The book covers such wide-ranging subjects as a perspective on the history of the medium, composition, lighting, posing techniques, the portraitist's "eye," hints at how to enrich one's self as a result of exploring the art of portraiture, and much more. CLASSIC OUTDOOR COLOR PORTRAITS is a vital text for photography schools and workshops, continuing education classes, artist schools and workshops, colleges, amateurs, and professionals in all regions and settings.

Sample Chapter
Website: http://www.nancyhopkinsreily.com
Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=txS_2vIgsEwC

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-302-3
160 pp.,$22.95


COLORING CALENDAR COOKBOOK FOR KIDS
A "Perpetual" Write-In Calendar with Recipes
By Aileen Paul with drawings by Gary Chew

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This “perpetual” write-in calendar has a recipe for each month that can be easily prepared by kids using common kitchen ingredients. Kids can also fill in the dates for each month, color the illustrations and have fun preparing each month’s simple-to-prepare recipe. Have fun with it!

Aileen Paul is the author of successful how-to books for children on cooking, gardening and camping. Throughout her career she has been a radio and television performer, speaker, teacher, writer and owner of a small business. She is also the author of Kids Cooking Without a Stove from Sunstone Press.

Gary Chew is renowned for his bronze sculptures as well as his cartoons that have appeared in The Santa Fe New Mexican.

For children ages 10 and over.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=RNj_PAAACAAJ&dq=0913270903&hl=en&sa=X&ei=NgPIT6bYHOfm2AW_ysnlDQ&ved

Softcover:
8 x 10
ISBN: 978-0-91327-090-5
28 pp.,$12.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-926-4
24 pp.,$3.99


CREATE A YOGA PRACTICE FOR KIDS
Fun, Flexibility, and Focus
By Yael Calhoun and Matthew R. Calhoun

“A creative and charming yoga book that will inspire kids and parents. Lovingly crafted and clearly written ways to share the ageless benefits of yoga.” --Lilias Folan, author of "Lilias! Yoga Gets Better With Age"

“Making the practice of yoga simple is not easy. But the authors have done just that, providing an inspiring and upbeat book that will not only charm children but also educate and support their teachers.”.--Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., PT, yoga teacher since 1971, and the author of six books, including "30 Essental Yoga Poses"

“This informative book utilizes many YogaKid® concepts and offers useful suggestions for creating class sequences, scripts to help you teach and other fun techniques to enjoy with the children in your life.” --Marsha Wenig, author of "YogaKids: Educating the Whole Child Through Yoga"

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What allows kids to use a lot of energy, make funny noises, relax, and learn to focus all at the same time? Yoga! While many yoga books present individual poses, this book explains how to create a flowing yoga practice that will hold kids’ interest while providing the benefits of yoga.

Here is a handbook for anyone--including parents, teachers, and kids--who wants to develop a fun yoga practice. In addition, the book provides ideas for yoga games, yoga at a wall, more relaxation games, and five-minute classroom yoga.

YAEL CALHOUN, M.Ed., M.S., is an author and educator who has been studying yoga for 15 years. Yael lives in Utah with her husband and three sons, who have shared their yoga practices with her from the start.

MATTHEW R. CALHOUN is a certified children’s yoga teacher and holds three certifications in hypnotherapy. He created yoga programs for children at the Chicago Yoga Institute and at Onward Neighborhood House. Matthew lives in New York City.

Website: http://greentreeyoga.org
Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=3k6BmczBg4AC
Email: yael3@comcast.net

Softcover:
8 1/4 X 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-490-7
129 pp.,$22.95


DONE IN THE SUN
Solar Projects For Children
By Anne Hillerman

A children’s guide to solar energy including 11 easy projects.

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In easy-to-read style, simple experiments with common household objects teach young readers first-hand about solar power. The book makes learning fun and appeals to children who want to try things out for themselves. Step-by-step directions are given for each experiment along with a complete list of the items needed. In each project, the sun is the hero and (in story form) the book uses three children as characters to ask questions and the perform the experiments which are “done in the sun.” Parents and teachers will welcome this book as an aid to explaining how the sun works for all of us. Fully illustrated, black and white line drawings, bibliography.

Anne Hillerman is a professional journalist and writer and is the author of many books including Children’s Guide to Santa Fe, also from Sunstone Press. She is the daughter of Southwest mystery writer Tony Hillerman and lives in Santa Fe with her photographer husband.

BOOKS OF THE SOUTHWEST reported: "...an interesting introduction to solar power."

Website: http://www.wordharvest.com
Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=1EsLJedf_icC
Email: wordharvest@wordharvest.com

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-018-3
32 pp.,$9.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-870-0
32 pp.,$5.99


THE FAMILY JOKE BOOK
Stories and Jokes for All Ages
By Brad Taylor with illustrations by Hank Blaustein

"GREAT GOOD FUN" says the WISCONSIN BOOKWATCH

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This thoughtful collection of humorous and wholesome stories and jokes comes from the author’s family experiences, including stories told by and to grandparents and grandchildren. Loosely divided into four broad age groups, the book is one way to get the family talking and provides a vehicle for easy conversation and respectful interchange between children and other children; parents and children; and grandparents and their grandchildren. The stories also provide instructive challenges to the maturity of any young person’s understanding of humor. Much of this humor is based on stories told and heard from young people visiting the home of the author’s own children.

Brad Taylor, a retired banker and storyteller, was born in Wisconsin and has lived in New York, Latin America, San Francisco and Asia. With his wife, he divides his time between homes in Connecticut and New Mexico. Illustrator Hank Blaustein, a retired New York City school teacher, has been a freelance artist much of his life. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Baron’s, The National Review, The Village Voice and many others.

Sample Chapter
Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=gOcCAAAACAAJ&dq=0865342946&hl=en&sa=X&ei=xgPIT8iwM8rO2AXPvdzpDQ&ved

Softcover:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-294-1
64 pp.,$14.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-928-8
64 pp.,$4.99


FIONA THE FROG AND FRIENDS
One of a Series Devoted to Correcting Speech Delays in Children
By Erin Ondersma

A book for children with speech delay issues where they read about characters that fall while learning to pronounce the letter “f.”

Does your child struggle with a speech delay? If so, and if your child has trouble pronouncing certain letters or blends, then you have picked the right book. Speech delay, or language delay, is when language follows the right sequence but at a slower range. This condition is not uncommon and some five to ten percent of preschoolers have this difficulty. The focus of this book in the series is to help with the pronunciation of the “f” sound. With colorful illustrations and fun dialogue, this book will help your child master making the ‘f’ sound in a fun way. Other books in the series focus on the “L” sound and the “R” sound.

Includes Readers Guide and Tips for Parents.

Erin Ondersma graduated from Calvin College with majors in English and Spanish and later returned for child development. She is owner and director of Little Smiles Daycare in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she serves sixty families. She also sings in Opera Grand Rapids, where she has been a chorus member since 2002. www.erinondersma.com

Illustrator Amanda S. R. Salazar was born and raised in Colorado and received her BFA in Graphic Design from the Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Denver. Amanda creates her illustrations using a combination of traditional and digital media. Her artwork often reflects her love of animals and nature. www.amsalacreative.com

Website: http://www.erinondersma.com
Email: Erin.ondersma@mac.com

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 8 1/2 Illustrated, Color
ISBN: 978-1-63293-244-0
38 pp.,$16.95


GOATS
By Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson, Author and Illustrator

A practical and comprehensive account of goats, their merits and characteristics of the major breeds and why they are valuable to us.

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Here, in a comprehensive, practical, and extremely readable volume, an author-artist whose many nature books are favorites with children gives an absorbing account of goats—the countries from which they came originally, the merits and characteristics of the major breeds, the reasons why they are especially valuable to us, and the methods of raising them for pets or for profit. He describes the most scientific way to house, feed, and care for either a herd of goats or for a single goat.

In addition to practical information on raising goats, Mr. Bronson gives fascinating background material about them and their place in history. The reader discovers, for instance, that traces of some of the early legends and superstitions about goats are still to be found in our language today. From Pan, the half-goat god of the ancient Greeks who had the mischievous habit of startling travelers in lonely places, comes our word “panic.” Then we learn that in pagan times communities would confess their sins annually to a goat, which was later allowed to escape to the wilderness, supposedly taking the sins with it; hence our word “scapegoat.”

In his simple, inimitable style, known to many readers through such books as Cats, Starlings, Coyotes, The Wonder World of Ants, The Grasshopper Book, Horns and Antlers, The Chisel-Tooth Tribe, and Turtles, Mr. Bronson provides a humorous and informative text, enhanced by detailed drawings on nearly every page.

Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson wrote his first book at the age of eight. Called Animal People, it started like this: “This book is for children who are interested in animals and birds. It has verey good pictures in it and children can understand it verey easily.” He later learned to spell, and wrote and illustrated over twenty books for children with “verey good pictures” that they could understand. Young readers everywhere are glad he did.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=1QuweR4mv30C&printsec=frontcover&dq=9780865347748&hl=en&ei=dyHQTs_Y

Softcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-0-86534-774-8
64 pp.,$16.95


THE GRASSHOPPER BOOK
By Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson, Author and Illustrator

A detailed description and explanation of grasshoppers and their relations for young readers.

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The author introduces his fascinating book about grasshoppers and their relations by pointing out the error of Aesop’s fable which compares the grasshopper unfavorably to the ant. “Actually,” he says, “the grasshopper is no more a ner’er-do-well than the ant; it simply does the things it has to for a happy and successful life.” He then shows how grasshoppers and the other related insects—crickets, katydids, etc.—are equipped for life and how they act from birth to death. Particularly interesting are in the incidents and examples that were drawn from the author’s observation of his own collection of grasshoppers, crickets and katydids that he kept in cages. As in Sunstone’s other books by Wilfrid Bronson, the text in this book for young readers is in large, clear type, and there are many illustrations on each page.

Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson wrote his first book at the age of eight. Called Animal People, it started like this: “This book is for children who are interested in animals and birds. It has verey good pictures in it and children can understand it verey easily.” He later learned to spell, and wrote and illustrated over twenty books for children with “verey good pictures” that they could understand. Young readers everywhere are glad he did.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=h1mLlVVFPUsC

Softcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-0-86534-690-1
136 pp.,$22.95


GROWING FOOD IN THE HIGH DESERT COUNTRY
Gardening at High Elevations
By Julie Behrend Weinberg

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Growing Food in the High Desert Country is a comprehensive gardening book with emphasis on growing vegetables. The author seeks to help the high desert dweller cope with the problems of raising plants in a dry land. From practical experience, she learned that her familiar East coast gardening techniques were not suitable to the high country so she developed the special methods given in this book. In addition to vegetables, Ms. Weinberg discusses various aspects of fruit tree culture in the high desert and drought-tolerant perennials, shrubs and trees. A special chapter on common garden pests tells how to control them without the use of commercial pesticides.

JULIE BEHREND WEINBERG studied organic horticulture and agriculture at Goddard College. She has written weekly garden columns for both the SANTA FE REPORTER and THE NEW MEXICAN.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=xiazsgs7zwQC

Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-066-4
108 pp.,$10.95


GROWING WITH THE SEASONS
A Sharing of Insights into the Creative Aspects of Organic Gardening
By Frank and Vicky Giannangelo

GARDENING, PERSONAL GROWTH, COMMUNITY, AND SUSTAINABLE LIVING

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The basic elements of any garden are always the same: seeds, soil, sun, and water. It is in the search for that perfect combination that leads the gardener into the broader aspects of each element. The transitions made during the growing season tell many stories about not only seed, soil, sun, and water, but also about one’s self.

Each season brings its own discoveries, whether using new methods to overcome old problems, celebrating an innovative success, or dealing with the failures and setbacks that befall any gardener. Growing With The Seasons gives many tools and plans for the garden, but lets the reader assemble them as they want and need, traveling the roads of personal discovery, reaching a fruition that is productive, satisfying, and universal.

This book is also the evolving story of the authors’ endeavors to provide ideas, concepts, and encouragements for the practical application of a personal and joined effort of beneficial direction to make the world a better place bringing about a planned harmony within ourselves and the people around us.

Those who have attended the Giannangelos' workshops, bought produce at the Ramah Farmers Market in New Mexico, and met with the authors at community gatherings inspired Growing With The Seasons.

Frank and Vicky Giannangelo both lived in Denver, Colorado, when they were children. Vicky’s family moved to Washington State where she went to high school and graduated from the University of Washington with a double major degree in philosophy and economics. Frank’s family moved to Prescott, Arizona where he went to high school, and upon returning from Viet Nam, graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in literature. They met on San Juan Island, Washington, and were married in 1986 where they first began creating organic gardens. In 1993, they moved to Sedona, Arizona and spent three years creating formal gardens for a local community. They moved to New Mexico in 1997 and began gardening and helped start the Ramah Farmer’s Market. Vicky created and is the webmaster of their website, www.avant-gardening.com. Frank teaches at a small school on the Ramah Navajo Reservation. They give spring workshops on organic gardening, basic rockwork, labyrinths, and strawbale wall construction, and established the annual Ramah Area Garden Tour.

Sample Chapter
Website: http://www.avant-gardening.com
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Softcover:
8 1/4 X 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-626-0
208 pp.,$28.95


HARVEST THE RAIN
How to Enrich Your Life by Seeing Every Storm as a Resource
By Nate Downey

“'Harvest the Rain' is the book I have been waiting for: a detailed ‘how to’ for people and communities wanting to take a major step in saving the world's water written by a passionate water-conservation advocate. Let this practical, entertaining, and challenging book be your guide to your own--and the world's--water-secure future.” —Maude Barlow, author of "Blue Covenant" and Senior Adviser on Water to the president of the United Nations General Assembly

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Our planet’s water shortage is a reality for one in five people worldwide, but enough precipitation falls annually to provide ample water for everybody. We simply have to collect, store, distribute, and reuse a small percentage of that which falls from the sky. Fortunately, this way of saving the world comes with perks such as increasing your property’s value, lowering your utility bills, or simply creating a comfortable oasis for conversation just outside the kitchen door. Harvest the Rain presents a wealth of opportunities for enriching your life. Now that you've found this book, you can reap the benefits and ensure that future generations inherit a better world.

A frequent guest on public radio, a perennial presenter at green events, Nate Downey is a seasoned teacher, speaker, writer, and businessman. Soon after he started Santa Fe Permaculture in 1992, Nate’s wife, Melissa McDonald, joined his forward-thinking landscape-design firm. Since then, their beautiful, functional, and ecological projects have appeared regularly in prominent publications from Su Casa to Sunset. Nate Downey also writes a popular monthly column called "Permaculture in Practice" for The Santa Fe New Mexican’s award-winning Real Estate Guide.

Sample Chapter
Website: http://www.harvesttherain.com
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Email: nate@sfpermaculture.com

Softcover:
8 1/4 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-495-2
228 pp.,$28.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-114-5
228 pp.,$13.90


HIKING NORTH AMERICA'S GREAT WESTERN VOLCANOES
A Guidebook
By Tom Prisciantelli

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Here is an excellent opportunity to learn about the volcanic events and landforms of the American West while hiking ten trails through its most scenic mountains. Hikes in New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, California, Oregon and Washington reveal the fury of past events and demonstrate the power of volcanic activity today.

In hiking these trails, one can learn about the processes that form volcanoes and the contradictions scientists are still struggling to explain regarding certain volcanic upheavals. Interestingly, the energy released during the Mount St. Helens eruption can be compared to the atomic bomb that ended World War II--not just one but 20,000 of them. Yet Mount St. Helens was just a firecracker compared to others. And, Yellowstone Park sits within the remains of what was once a huge volcano. The rim surrounding the park is 50 miles across. Yellowstone is one of those contradictions, having been formed by the same process that brought the Hawaiian Islands out of the ocean. Both areas are still active and the hikes explore their disposition and prognosis.

In this book and on the trails, geology and archaeology intersect to tell a tale of landforms rising from the earth and the ancient people's struggle to persist and adapt. Geologists have died studying volcanic eruptions. Native Americans wrote gods into their history while watching fire burst from the ground. Hiking these mountains turns exercise into awe and respect for the energy still building under these massive ranges. The author explores the most interesting landforms, with some trails to summit craters and others through the innards of decapitated volcanoes still standing as high mountains.

For more than thirty years Tom Prisciantelli has driven the roads and hiked the trails of the American West. In his first book, Spirit of the American Southwest also published by Sunstone Press, he explored along hiking trails the geology of the Southwest and the arrival of the Native American's ancestors. From that exercise he was fascinated by a particular chapter in the geology lesson he learned on the road: that dealing with volcanoes. His research for this book took him along that path. The author and his wife live in a solar-powered adobe home in northern New Mexico, in full view and respect for one of the volcanoes about which this book was written.

Website: http://www.HikingNewRealities.com
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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-432-7
224 pp.,$20.95


HITS WITH HIS FIST GIVES A HELPING HAND
Mimbres Children Learn About Caring
By Carilyn Rae Alarid and Marilyn Fae Markel

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This exciting story introduces the use of the Native This touching story describes the use of the Native American “talking stick” to facilitate communication through the unique black and white painted pottery images created by the Mimbres Indians of southwest New Mexico. Centered on the theme of caring, it is the third in a series to help children learn how to develop good character traits.

In this story the Mimbres children discover the enduring power of caring for each other and the members of their pueblo. Innovative ideas along with daring and compassionate actions help them earn the respect of their elders. The children’s continuing adventures are brought to life through the illustrated scenes of every day activity as depicted on the pottery bowls by Mimbres artists of a thousand years ago. Teachers, librarians, parents and children of all ages will enjoy this pictorial narrative.

Twin sisters Carilyn Alarid and Marilyn Markel are dedicated to helping children learn how to have respect for individual and cultural differences of all people. Carilyn is a Behavior Consultant and synthesizes classroom instruction with behavioral techniques to emphasize the importance of character development in students. Marilyn teaches about the increasing need to preserve and protect southwest New Mexico’s cultural heritage. Born and raised in New Mexico, these sisters have the utmost respect for native cultures both past and present. Their previous books in the “Mimbres Children” series, Old Grandfather Teaches A Lesson and Talks All Day Has The Courage To Speak, were also published by Sunstone Press.

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-508-9
114 pp.,$16.95


HOW TO PAINT AND SELL YOUR ART
By Marcia Muth

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In How to Paint and Sell Your Art, Marcia Muth has written a book for both the beginning and the more experienced artist. A practical and useful guide, it is based on actual working experiences in art. For the beginner there is information on supplies, equipment, studio space and how to start that first painting. Chapters on pricing, exhibitions, galleries and agents answer questions for the more advanced artist.

Marcia Muth, a successful self-taught artist, has exhibited throughout the county. Her paintings are in private and corporate collections and in the collection of the Museum of New Mexico. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=i9pS2XPKw00C

Softcover:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-019-0
76 pp.,$14.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-941-7
76 pp.,$7.99


JOURNALING FOR WOMEN
Write, Doodle, Scribble! and Meet Yourself Up Close
By Cindy Bellinger

"Cindy Bellinger is a gift to those who've always meant to journal and haven't; and to those who have journaled and stopped. There are lots of goodies here. Dive in." --Mary Sojourner, author of "Bonelight"

Winner: Best Self-Help Book, 2007 New Mexico Book Awards

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Think your life is dull? Think only eccentric, wild ladies qualify as journal keepers? Don't believe it. Use this lively workbook to plunge under the surface of routines and roam inner terrains. "You'll always have an interesting journal if you learn the art of listening to rocks," says the author, who's journaled for 47 years.

Ms. Bellinger encourages women of all ages to use writing, doodling and downright scribbling for getting to know themselves. Her "lean in close" techniques brim with layers of self-discovery. "There's nothing better than finding a piece of your own truth," she says.

This one-of-a kind guidebook views the personal journey from many angles, making every choice, every bend in the road, significant. In an age of fast-paced electronics, Journaling for Women offers a refreshing, handheld thoughtfulness.

CINDY BELLINGER started writing the moment she could hold a pencil, and began keeping a diary when she was ten. A professional journalist for 30 years, Ms. Bellinger holds a BA in Creative Writing from California State University at Long Beach and a MA in Reading Education from the University of New Mexico. Loving diversity, she has taught ballet, waitressed in a truck stop, modeled nude for artists and tamed a wild horse. She lives in the mountains of Northern New Mexico.

Sample Chapter
Website: http://www.cindybellinger.com
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Email: cindy46@cybermesa.com

Softcover:
8 1/4 X 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-497-6
128 pp.,$19.95


KIDS COOKING WITHOUT A STOVE
A Cookbook for Young Children
By Aileen Paul

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These child tested recipes have proved successful with four to six-year olds in the author’s cooking classes for children. This very special “how to” manual for the young child also teaches good eating habits and the no-stove-needed qualification will be a boon to teachers wanting to experiment with using food in the classroom. The majority of the recipes need only simple equipment--a table knife, a spoon, or measuring cup--and are fun to prepare.

"(The author) encourages good nutrition through her recipes."

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Softcover:
8 1/2 X 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-060-2
64 pp.,$12.95


LEARNING TO COLOR WITH RHYMES
For Children with Color on Their Minds
By Burdys D. Page

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This book will help teach a child the meaning of color by involving the child in coloring pictures that are described in short verses, or rhymes. Parents, other family members, and friends can help instill imagination by pointing to various objects in the drawings and have the child suggest a color. Animals, trees, flowers, and birds will also become part of their “familiar” experience.

Burdys D. Page has written stories for children all her life. She specializes in poems and stories about animals because she feels this gets the attention of all age groups.


Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11, Illustrated
ISBN: 978-0-86534-146-3
32 pp.,$14.95


MA FRUMP'S CULTURAL GUIDE TO PLASTIC GARDENING
A Humorous Approach to All-Season Gardening
By Marcia Muth

Colorful, All-Season Gardening With Plastic Plants And Flowers

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• Do you want to spend less time gardening?
• Are you looking for ways to save water?
• Have you been disappointed in the way your garden turned out?
• Do you dread the dull winter months?
• Do you understand the true meaning of “garden loveliness”?
• Do you want people to stop by your garden and exclaim in surprise and wonder at what they see?

Ma Frump has colorful answers to these questions and many helpful suggestions that will make you a happy gardener wherever you live and in all seasons of the year.

Marcia Muth is an American folk artist. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1919 and grew up in Indiana and western New York State. She received degrees from the University of Michigan and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her work is in private and public collections including The Jewish Museum (New York), The Albuquerque Museum, Museum of Fine Arts (Santa Fe) and the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (Beaumont). She is the author of thirteen books including A World Set Apart, Memory Paintings, also from Sunstone Press.

Sample Chapter
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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-611-6
64 pp.,$16.95


THE MILLER FITNESS PLAN
Physical Training for Men and Women that Can Be Done at Home or any Gym
By Carl Miller

"Carl Miller, my lifelong friend, is the best there is at teaching athletic weight training to fitness-minded people in all walks of life. The Miller Fitness Plan works." --Clarence Bass, author of the Ripped series, "Lean for Life and Challenge Yourself."

"Anyone interested in learning or instructing physical exercise should read Carl Miller's book. The step-by-step explanations in the pages here make clear the philosophy and principles that make the training program, as taught at Carl and Sandra's Conditioning Center, so productive and superior. I highly recommend The Miller Fitness Plan to all who wish to improve their physical condition for life." --Tommy Kono, two-time Olympic champion, former Olympic coach and member, International Weightlifting Federation Hall of Fame

"I was very fortunate in my coaching career to have met Carl Miller. He was very willing to share his knowledge and ideas with me. I've used many of his concepts throughout my coaching career. In this book, Carl expresses his unique approach that will benefit anyone who truly wants to physically improve himself." --Al Vermeil, strength and conditioning coach for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox and San Francisco 49'ers and president, Vermeil Sports and Fitness, Inc.

"Few people know Olympic-style weightlifting better than Carl Miller. Fewer yet incorporate these exercises in the average person's fitness program. Get stronger, have fun and enjoy a new challenge. Follow The Miller Fitness Plan." --Harvey Newton, former national and Olympic coach and author, "Explosive Lifting for Sports"

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This readable, easy-to-follow guide to physical fitness incorporates Olympic coach Carl Miller’s lifetime of experience. The book discusses the benefits of the motions used in Olympic-style weight lifting that contribute to strength, endurance and flexibility and Miller has fine-tuned his approach with decades of hands-on work with clients, both men and women, from age 9 to 90. The Miller Fitness Plan works for everyone, from athletes training for competition to reformed couch potatoes and people with physical challenges. Athletic weight training movements serve as a core for sound physical fitness, enabling people of all ages and abilities to see long term benefit, and have fun while exercising. Complete with photo illustrations, testimonials for those who have used the Miller Plan and advice on motivation, this book is a unique, user-friendly manual for getting and staying in shape that can be done at any gym or at home.

CARL MILLER is the founder and co-owner, along with his wife, Sandra Thomas, of Carl and Sandra's Physical Conditioning Center which has been serving Santa Fe, New Mexico for more than 30 years. He has a master's degree in health, physical education and recreation with a specialty in exercise physiology, biomechanics and nutrition. He is a former United States Olympic Coach and the author of more than 50 articles and three books on Olympic-style weightlifting and athletic training. He has served as a consultant to many strength coaches in many sports, the most well-known of whom is Al Vermiel, former long-time strength coach for the Chicago Bulls basketball team, the San Francisco 49er's football team and the Chicago White Sox baseball team.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=kzIRe4KZWS8C

Softcover:
8 1/2 X 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-481-5
120 pp.,$28.95


NIÑEZ: GAMES, STORIES AND VERSES OF SPANISH CHILDHOOD
Activities for Children
By Virginia Ebinger

See "PRAISE FOR THIS BOOK" below.

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More than forty verses, games and stories of Spanish childhood folklore have been collected by the author from research based largely on archival materials gathered by WPA writers in the 1930s and in current interviews. A number of the pieces can be traced directly to Spain and were brought to America by early explorers and settlers. They serve as a link between the old and new worlds—a way to retain cultural and historical memory and transmit it to succeeding generations. Many interesting variations have occurred over the centuries, always the way with true folklore, as children have played the games and the stories have been told and retold. Literal translations, rules for playing the games and music for some of them are included.

“…a delightful little manual for persons who want to keep a culture alive with joyous song and gentle mystery.” —Books of the Southwest

The author, a native of New Mexico, was raised by homesteader grandparents who came to the territory soon after 1900. She early developed an appreciation for the history and folklore of the American Southwest and her collection of legends and lore began with the “cowboy/frontiersman” culture of Quay County where she grew up. She is also the author of Aguinaldos, Christmas Customs, Music and Foods of the Spanish-speaking Countries of the Americas from Sunstone Press.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=asxCR48hVyAC

Softcover:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-175-3
80 pp.,$16.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-875-5
64 pp.,$7.99


OLD GRANDFATHER TEACHES A LESSON
Mimbres Children Learn Respect
By Carilyn Alarid and Marilyn Markel

"...a book to treasure for readers of all ages. It is best shared initially in the traditional read-aloud fashion, but also serves as a simple reference book on the Mimnbres people and other American Indians and their ways. Older children will want to reread it and refer to its instructions on creating a Talking Stick." --SUNDAY, THE NEW MEXICAN MAGAZINE

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This fascinating story brings together two Native American traditions: the age old practice of using a “talking stick” to encourage communication and avoid conflict; and the unique black and white painted pottery images used by the Mimbres Indians of southwest New Mexico. The story centers around four Mimbres children and a wise old Grandfather who helps them learn active listening skills, the value of sharing their individual talents, and the importance of respecting each other. The children are brought to life through the illustrated scenes of everyday activity as depicted on the pottery bowls by Mimbres artists of a thousand years ago.

This book, focusing on the theme of respect, is the first in a series to help children learn how to develop good character traits. Teachers, librarians and children of all ages will enjoy its pictorial narrative.

Twin sisters Carilyn Alarid and Marilyn Markel are dedicated to helping children learn how to have respect for the individual and cultural differences of all people. With a Master's degree in Special Education and pursuing a Master's degree in History respectively, Carilyn is a behavior consultant who designs and implements behavior interventions for students and Marilyn teaches about the increasing need to preserve our archaeological treasures through outreach programs. Born and raised in New Mexico, these sisters have the utmost respect for native cultures both past and present.

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-418-1
116 pp.,$16.95


OLYMPIC LIFTING
A Training Manual
By Carl Miller

The information in this manual is primarily intended for Olympic-type lifters and coaches so they can improve performance in this sport. But since the hip and leg action of most other sports is similar to that of Olympic Lifting, other sports participants and coaches will also find this manual useful.

Carl Miller is a former United States Olympic and World Coach and the author of more than fifty articles on Olympic-style weightlifting and athletic training. He has a master’s degree in health, physical education and recreation specializing in exercise physiology, biomechanics and nutrition. He was the founder and co-owner, along with his wife, Sandra Thomas, of Carl and Sandra’s Physical Conditioning Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico for more than twenty years and has dedicated himself to analyzing and tweaking the techniques of Olympic lifting. He is the author of The Sport of Olympic Style Weightlifting, The Miller Fitness Plan, and Stories of a Life, all from Sunstone Press.


Softcover:
8 1/2 X 11, Illustrated
ISBN: 978-1-63293-218-1
140 pp.,$22.95


OPERANTICS WITH WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Projects, Games, and Puzzles for Children
By Mary Neidorf

Illustrated with things to color, word games, puzzles, and cut-outs.

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This introduction to Mozart and his operas is ideal for children of all ages. The book includes musical games and puzzles as well as pages to color. Readers will learn about opera, music, the orchestra, opera singers, and especially about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. There are pages devoted to each of Mozart’s operas, a diagram showing the instruments in an orchestra, and a page with the notes to his “Minuet in G” that he composed in 1761 at the age of five. Ideal for teachers and all readers.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=I5U9AuPTMkcC

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-092-3
30 pp.,$12.95


PASTECRAFT
The Simple Art of Decorating Surfaces and Objects with a Section on Calligraphy
By Mary Lou Cook

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Here is a truly unique and exciting folk art that makes people want to call Aunt Mary in Des Moines and tell her how easy it is. You can almost learn it over the phone. Created and named by Mary Lou Cook, pastecraft is simple and fun for the "veriest" beginner, as the author says. Using paste, fabric and shellac to cover solid objects, PASTECRAFT is practical, creative and absolutely no-fail. It can transform throw-aways into something of beauty for gifts and home decorating. One can cover old trunks, suitcases, books, the refrigerator, frames, coffee tables, trays, file cabinets, and on and on and on. This book is a "must" for every home, classroom and therapist's office. It brings ideas, inspiration, self-esteem, and joy to the maker, and it even convinces the so-called "non-creative" person that he or she can truly do wonders with simple ingredients. And, included in this book is almost forty pages devoted to calligraphy, including instructions, ideas, quotes, and broadsides that can be reproduced for framing.

MARY LOU COOK, a.k.a. MLC, is a true Renaissance woman, a master teacher, author, calligrapher, nuclear waste activist, inspirational speaker, Bishop of the Cloth, peace advocate, philosopher, bookbinder, needlewoman, counselor, and designer. And, to top it off, she has been named a Santa Fe Living Treasure. MLC has received many national and international honors and awards, and is often featured in book and the media. She calls herself an octogeranium. A rare flower indeed!

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=MrUAlcbUoqgC

Softcover:
8 1/2 X 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-342-9
112 pp.,$18.95


THE POTTER'S ODYSSEY
How To Create Your Own Pottery
By Willard Spence

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Many books about ceramics provide technique upon technique, tool upon tool, recipe upon recipe. Mastery of gadgets and quick, tricky how-to-do-it techniques may seem the way to go. But this leaves no place for adventure. This book has good recipes, of course, but it is really for those who will ultimately create their own new recipes and forms. The motivation is in the mind. Guideposts are necessary and they must be visualized. This book is written in the belief that the motivation will find the method.

Willard Spence pioneered the development of special glazes, mixing over two hundred samples. He perfected medium-range zinc crystal glazes and developed a remarkable low temperature iron crystal aventurine glaze. Spence studied design at the University of Denver and the University of Chicago. Later, living in Taos, New Mexico, he operated the gallery Casa de Artes and was instrumental in the founding of the New Mexico Potters’ Association. He has also taught ceramics in Continuing Education programs at the Denver Center of the University of Colorado and the Taos Center of the University of New Mexico. He has advised his many students to work firsthand with many materials and to “unravel their secrets for the added dimension of creative discovery.”

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=VdplrhS_DXEC&q=086534003X&dq=086534003X&hl=en&sa=X&ei=N_DPT-7eIeqs2

Softcover:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-003-9
192 pp.,$22.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-946-2
192 pp.,$7.99


PRINCIPLES OF TRADITIONAL ARCHERY
By Thomas Grissom

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A completely new way of thinking about traditional archery takes shape in the pages of this book. The emphasis throughout is on the basic principles that govern the design, performance, and use of all forms of traditional bows and arrows. Here are discussed both the practical as well as the technical considerations behind the choices faced by every archer in selecting and using the tools of the sport.

The design of the bow—and the arrow—are analyzed in terms of the underlying principles that determine their performance and use. The concept of an ideal bow and an ideal arrow are introduced as useful ways of thinking about the limitations of real bows and arrows. The important parameters of the bow are identified and a straightforward way of measuring them is described. The effect of draw weight on performance is examined with a view to injecting some realism into the perennial question of how much draw weight is enough.

A separate chapter is devoted to the problem of distance shooting and another to clearing up the confusion surrounding the topic of arrow penetration. The effects of variations in arrow straightness, spine, and weight are analyzed to answer the question of when better arrows finally become good enough. The techniques of shooting and an in-depth discussion of the causes, and cures, of target panic are presented. And finally a separate chapter is devoted to a primer on the analytical design of bow limbs.

This is a book for all serious archers—and bowyers alike—whether their interest is bow hunting, field and target archery, or bow design, and whether they are newcomers to the sport or experienced archers. The chapters on shooting are among the best ever written and alone make the book invaluable. There is something here to enhance the understanding and practice of archery for all who love and shoot traditional bows and arrows.

Thomas Grissom has been a lifelong archer. A writer and a physicist, he is the author of several works of fiction and non-fiction, including four collections of poems also published by Sunstone Press.


Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-948-3
236 pp.,$


READiscover NEW MEXICO
A Tri-Lingual Adventure in Literacy
By Kathy Barco with design and Illustrations by Mike Jaynes

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Tag along with Rosita the Roadrunner on her journey to learn about the Land of Enchantment. On the trail, meet Roja & Verde (the Chile Twins), Biscochita (a Smart Cookie), Piñon Jay, Dusty the Tumbleweed, and a town full of prairie dogs who love to read.

READiscover New Mexico, a recent theme for the Statewide Summer Reading Program sponsored by the New Mexico State Library, encourages the discovery of the vast cultural, natural, historical, and literary treasures found in our beautiful state. Children, adults and families experience some of these for the very first time by visiting Rosita's ultimate source for information: the library. Featured is a literal example of "poetic license," with an introduction by "Tag" the license plate.

Join the fun! Children will love coloring the cast of characters and sharing the adventure with their families. Among many classroom uses, teachers can present the fun story as a bi- or tri-lingual playlet. Enrichment material includes a compilation of the programs, activities, crafts, song parodies, celebrations, and bibliographies devised by the children’s librarians who brought READiscover New Mexico to life in public libraries throughout the state. Also featured are riddles, New Mexico trivia, relevant websites, an extensive booklist, several recipes for Biscochitos, instructions for making Star-O-Litos, and a large collection of reproducible artwork.

Rosita's Ramble is presented in English, Spanish, and Navajo.

Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Yá'át'ééh!

Author KATHY BARCO was Youth Services Coordinator at the New Mexico State Library from 2001-2006. Currently a children’s librarian with the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Public Library, she received the 2006 Leadership Award from the New Mexico Library Association. She is co-author (with Valerie Nye) of Breakfast Santa Fe Style – A Dining Guide to Fancy, Funky and Family Friendly Restaurants. Designer/Illustrator MIKE JAYNES, a Seattle-based graphic artist, has designed and illustrated six summer reading programs for the New Mexico State Library. Both Kathy and Mike grew up in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Royalties from the sale of this publication will go to the New Mexico State Library Fund at the New Mexico Community Foundation.

Website: http://www.kathybarco.com
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Softcover:
8 1/4 X 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-544-7
188 pp.,$24.95


SANTA FE AFTER DARK
An Illustrated Guide
By Bob Eggers

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Where’s the theater located? Where can I find a decent meal after the theater? Where can I dance the salsa, play a game of pool, order a great martini, find a sports bar, a singles bar, a flamenco dancer, a ballet, a symphony, a rock band, a stripper? And so it goes when the sun sets in the city different. There’s plenty to do but where and when do you do it?

This illustrated guide to Santa Fe After Dark attempts to answer these questions by covering over 40 bars, clubs and lounges with additional chapters on after hours dining, theater, dance, music, cinema and a few other odds and ends.

For Bob Eggers, drawing has been his first love, but a great deal of his life has been spent in the world of film and advertising. After ten years as a TV commercial art director with Young and Rubicam ad agency in New York, Bob established Eggers Films, a TV production company in Los Angeles where he directed commercial spots for close to 20 years. He, his wife Patricia and two daughters now life in Santa Fe. Bob is getting old and shouldn’t be out after dark!

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=i5TFI-KzeQMC

Softcover:
8 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-429-7
160 pp.,$19.95


THE SANTA FE TRAIL ACTIVITY BOOK
Projects for Children and Parents
By Walter D. Yoder, Ph.D

Illustrated, games, puzzles, cut-outs, pictures to color.

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The Santa Fe Trail was important in the early development and settlement of the American Southwest. This book offers over 40 pages of comprehensive activities detailing the long and scenic trade route between the Western Territories and the American Mid-west. Through an exciting variety of games, puzzles, identification activities, vocabulary recognition, word searches, time lines, art activities, and more, children learn about the overland trail that crossed the vast prairies between Santa Fe, New Mexico and Independence, Missouri. Parents and teachers will find a wealth of ideas on ways of sharing the exciting history of the Old Santa Fe Trail. The author has illustrated this one-of-a-kind book with dozens of informative black and white pictures. Field tested and educator approved, the book provides a wonderful introduction into the romance and excitement of Western U.S. history.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=ZDaCAWZTF6QC

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-217-0
48 pp.,$16.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-980-6
48 pp.,$6.99


SANTA FE WITH KIDS FROM A TO Z
An Illustrated Guide
By Mary Catherine Mathews and Kelsy Daly

Illustrated by Bob Eggers

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A trip to Santa Fe can be fun for kids and adults alike. You can find family-friendly things to do at every turn if you know where to look. Do you like outdoor activities? You’re in luck. There is hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, snow skiing, rock climbing, and more. Looking for a little art and culture? Check out a world-class children’s museum, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the Museum of International Folk Art, the country’s oldest house, a miracle at Loretto Chapel, art galleries galore, summer storytelling and the list goes on. Feel like sampling a little of the local flavor? You won’t go hungry in this city of fabulous food. There is a section on kid-friendly restaurants where everyone will be satisfied. (And there’s not a fast-food joint in sight!) Santa Fe is called the City Different for good reason. It’s a trip your family won’t soon forget. Come and explore the winding roads of this beautiful, unique Southwestern US city where the sun shines 300 days a year.

“Santa Fe With Kids From A to Z” is an illustrated, alphabetical guide to family-friendly things to do and see in and around Santa Fe. Don’t leave the kids at home when visiting this New Mexico treasure. There’s something here for everyone!

MARY CATHERINE MATHEWS is a broadcast journalist. She worked as a television news reporter/anchor in Midland, Texas and later was a news writer/producer in New York City. She now enjoys the great New Mexican lifestyle with her husband, Bill and two young daughters, Anna and Sophie. Their search for fun, cultural, affordable and child-friendly things to do in Santa Fe inspired this book.

KELSEY DALY is a native of Santa Fe and the mother of three adventurous, fun-loving children, Griffin, Liam and Aidan. She worked as an environmental engineer for 10 years before starting her family with her husband Michael. Since then, she has co-authored a children’s picture book. Her love of Santa Fe and all it has to offer children and families inspired this book.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=LOxVLZ3tU_sC

Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-457-0
116 pp.,$16.95


SANTOS
Stories About the Saints of New Mexico with Pictures to Color
By Marie Romero Cash

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This series of line drawings by legendary Santera (saint-maker) Marie Romero Cash, depict many of the popular saints painted by the santeros of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Northern New Mexico. “The saints have always been an integral part of the culture,” Marie says, “so much so that in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in New Mexico the art of the religious folk art of the santero became a part of its history. In creating this coloring book, my goal was to not only impart knowledge about the santero culture, but to provide images that could be colored in by children or adults, and could also be used for many other purposes, including embroidery or various decorative arts.”

Each full-page image is suitable for coloring by children at playtime or in a classroom setting. Easy to read information on many popular patron saints is included, as is the feast day of each saint. Teachers will find this coloring book a valuable teaching tool.

There is also an author preface and an article about Marie Romero Cash by well-known journalist, Kay Lockridge.

Born in Santa Fe, Marie Romero Cash has been a Santera (saint-maker) for over thirty years. Her award-winning works are in major museums and private collections throughout the United States, Mexico, Africa and The Vatican. She has written several books and magazine articles on the culture and religion of Northern New Mexico and has lectured widely on the subject for the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities.

Sample Chapter
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Softcover:
8 1/4 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-701-4
80 pp.,$10.95


SANTOS OF SPANISH NEW MEXICO
A Coloring Book
By Al Chapman, Compiler and Illustrator

Illustrated, English/Spanish

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The mystery. The rich heritage. The haunting sorrow and mesmerizing beauty captured in the solemn eyes of the saints. Explore the world of the Northern New Mexican Santo in this coloring book unlike any other. Santos of Spanish New Mexico is a perfect introduction for both young and old into the art of carving and painting images of saints that represent the care and love of the community that the Santero (maker of saint images) comes from. The Santero is a self-taught craftsman who utilizes handmade tools, pine, aspen, cedar or cottonwood root to fashion representations, figurines, and objects in honor of the patron deities brought to the New World by their ancestors during the late 16th century. Learn a little about the saints and the various depictions you can recognize anywhere throughout Northern New Mexico. A tradition handed down from generation to generation, the art of making Santos is still very much alive and thriving in this special region of the world. Care has been taken to be faithful to the artistic details of the original works. Like the folk art he has endeavored to reproduce, Al Chapman’s drawings in this book are simple and sincere.

This book is a good companion to What is a New Mexico Santo? by Eluid Levi Martinez and Santos, A Coloring Book of New Mexico Saints by Marie Romero Cash, both from Sunstone Press.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=9_FweoIvZMcC

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-238-5
32 pp.,$14.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-911-0
32 pp.,$6.99


SOUTHWESTERN ARTS & CRAFTS PROJECTS
Educational and Fun Projects for Children and Adults
By Nancy Krenz & Patricia Byrnes

See "PRAISE FOR THIS BOOK" below.

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This book has a threefold purpose: to build cultural appreciation, to present workable art projects and to utilize inexpensive and indigenous materials of the American Southwest. This is an instructor’s guide and in all ways should assist in making interesting, educational and fun projects for students of the elementary level. The authors know their business and have carefully calculated each lesson--making sure that the procedures are directed toward a satisfactory goal. Their methods have been put to the test and the results are self-evident as one reads the basic and well-planned instructions.

Nancy Krenz has a Masters Degree in art education from the University of New Mexico and was an elementary school teacher for seven years. Her interest in Art and culture was enhanced by teaching “art in the bush” to teachers for two summers in Sierra Leone, West Africa, with the International Teach Corps in 1965 and 1966.

Patricia Byrnes is a native New Mexican and has a B.S. Degree from the University of New Mexico. As the mother of five children she finds herself active in scouting, church and youth activities. Her interest in arts and crafts stems from a need to provide an outlet for her children and she also found it good therapy for her one handicapped child.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=PEBFkbXUB40C

Softcover:
8 1.2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-91327-062-2
145 pp.,$16.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-862-5
145 pp.,$9.99


SOUTHWESTERN DESIGNS
Patterns of All Kinds to Stimulate Your Imagination
By Jeanette Cross

Patterns and Detailed Instructions, Bibliography

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Needle workers of the world unite! Southwestern Designs is the ultimate pattern book showcasing images and ready-to-use designs unique to the American Southwest. From ancient Indian representations to modern Mexican and New Mexican iconography, this book is a welcomed companion to the novice as well as the expert needle pincher. Want to add a Kachina doll to that rhinestone jacket you purchased in the bland arid territory of Texas? Care to superimpose an authentic buffalo dancer to that plain blue denim shirt? Then Southwestern Designs is what you’re looking for. Here is your chance to adopt Navajo Indian petroglyph renderings and paste them on your family’s clothes or your own personal wardrobe. Be creative, be inventive, become artistic and let your imagination run wild and free with this user-friendly guide. Whether you are doing appliqué, embroidery, painting or woodworking, these designs will give you the inspiration and help that results in a happy ending for your endless hours of work!

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=6kGLPQAACAAJ&dq=9780865340473

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-047-3
32 pp.,$14.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-912-7
32 pp.,$4.99


SPANISH AMERICAN MUSIC IN NEW MEXICO, THE WPA ERA
Folk Songs, Dance Tunes, Singing Games, and Guitar Arrangements
By James Clois Smith, Jr., Editor

“An absolutely fascinating and very special ‘time-lost’ treasure, this is a unique and unreservedly recommended addition to personal, professional, community, and academic library American Music History collections in general, and Hispanic/American music supplemental studies reading lists in particular.” —The Midwest Book Review

In 1933, newly elected President Franklin Delano Roosevelt summoned ideas that might allay the financial calamity that characterized the Great Depression of the 1930s. Among the myriad programs Roosevelt initiated was the WPA, the Works Progress Administration (later re-named the Work Projects Administration) that was created to provide meaningful work to the unemployed millions throughout America. Thanks to New Mexico Governor Clyde Tingley, a masterful politician who wended his way into Roosevelt’s good graces, New Mexico became the recipient of a significant proportion of federal WPA funding that supported thousands of otherwise unemployed men and women. One of the great programs to emerge was in support of the arts, and many painters, writers and musicians were employed to pursue their respective art forms.

Helen Chandler Ryan was appointed director of the Federal Music Project (FMP) in New Mexico that lasted from 1936 to 1943. In 1939, it was re-named the New Mexico Music Project, and by 1942, the name was changed yet again to War Services Program—Music Phase. The focus of this project was “music education, performance, and preserving of local musical heritage, especially Hispanic [Hispano] folk music.” Under Ryan’s direction and that of her co-administrators, musicians and folklorists collected songs and other material that otherwise might have been lost.

The transcribed folk songs were mimeographed and distributed to teachers who taught both singers and instrumentalists who then presented the music in public performances. This music project not only funded fieldworkers, it also brought music to the people of the villages of New Mexico in a time when little else was available to lift the hearts of la gente.

In this book, materials collected between 1936 and 1941 are assembled in five separate units. Units 1, 2, and 3 are comprised of a series of Hispano folk songs with transcribed melodies and English translations of lyrics. Unit 4 is a collection of thirty Hispano dance songs, some of which remain popular even now. Unit 5 is entitled “Guitar Arrangements of Spanish American Folk Songs.”

We are fortunate to have this taste of Hispano music of New Mexico from the early twentieth century now available to all. It is integral and vital to the repertoire of musical lore that greatly enhances New Mexico’s heritage.

On the Cover: “Leisure Hour” by Joseph Fleck from A More Abundant Life, New Deal Artists and Public Art in New Mexico by Jacqueline Hoefer, published by Sunstone Press.


Softcover:
8 1/2 X 11 Illustrated
ISBN: 978-1-63293-180-1
222 pp.,$24.95


SPANISH RIDDLES AND COLCHA DESIGNS
(Adivinanzas Españolas y Diseños de Colcha)
By Members of La Sociedad Folklórica, compilers

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Riddles ("Dichos") with the flavor of daily life in New Mexico and the American Southwest combined with patterns representative of early colcha embroidery designs make this book a positive force in the preservation of Hispanic traditions.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=Oc4TrwjO2boC

Softcover:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-226-2
128 pp.,$16.95


SPIRIT OF THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST
Geology/Ancient Eras and Prehistoric People/Hiking Through Time
By Tom Prisciantelli

SPIRIT OF THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST is filled from cover to cover with a descriptive text which is enhanced with black-and-white photographs, forming a superb basis for an adventurous hiker's journey through the eras. From ancient sites once inhabited by Paleo-Indians millennia ago, to geological treasure troves that bespeak the history of the Earth itself, SPIRIT OF THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST is an impressive and confidently recommended guide for armchair travelers and on-site visitors, as well as an unusual and invaluable contribution to Native American Studies reference collections and supplemental reading lists." (THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW)

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Tom Prisciantelli spent many years driving and researching the American Southwest and documenting those geologic and archaeological facts he found most interesting and accessible via hiking trails. His first exposure to geology was in the mid-1960s while attending college in New Mexico where he graduated. After a two-year stint in the Army, he moved back and forth between the East Coast and Southwest. Having spent most of his working life in the computer field, he started his own contracting business, eventually leaving it in order to actualize his dream—to travel and learn about the land. This book is a result of that dream and the desire to share it.

Website: http://www.HikingNewRealities.com
Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=GkDj3eyHcEoC

Softcover:
8 1/2 X 11, Illustrated
ISBN: 978-0-86534-354-2
220 pp.,$22.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-903-5
224 pp.,$18.99


THE SPORT OF OLYMPIC-STYLE WEIGHTLIFTING
Training for the Connoisseur
By Carl Miller

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This book consolidates Carl Miller’s extensive knowledge gained while pursuing his life’s work in Olympic-style weightlifting. There are scientific principles behind Olympic-style weightlifting, and Miller’s 50 years of lifting, researching and coaching provide valuable insight into the process of Olympic lifting. Whether you are an advanced lifter or a novice, Miller equips you with the tools to become a champion, even if it’s in your own mind. For those lifters with the desire to compete, Carl’s book will inspire you to immerse your body and mind in the intricacies required to be a winner.

Miller’s success as a young weightlifter led him to a long and unique career coaching weightlifting, fitness and nutrition to elite athletes in the 1960s and 1970s, and later he spread his message about the benefits of weight training to a wider audience. As Coaching Coordinator for the U.S. Olympic weightlifting team, Miller put into practice many methods and techniques he gleaned from studying successful international lifting programs. The U.S. Olympic weightlifting team under head coach Tommy Kono won a record number of Olympic medals using assistant Olympic coach Carl Miller’s coaching system. He gathered the best lifters in the country, had the best coaches in the sport, and introduced new lifting techniques to elevate the U.S. lifters to contenders. Carl Miller has dedicated himself to analyzing and tweaking the techniques of Olympic lifting. During the 1970s, in addition to his duties with the Olympic team, he was a National coach, World coach, elementary school teacher and vice principal. As a teacher and vice principal Miller developed physical conditioning programs for the kids in his school. During his 30 years, and still counting, as founder and co-owner of Carl & Sandra’s Physical Conditioning Center, lifters seek out Carl, his son Shane and staff for Olympic-style training. Carl & Sandra’s Conditioning Center stands apart from other gyms because Carl Miller’s philosophy revolved around the benefits of weight training long before it became popular. He weaves the hundreds of tiny components of Olympic-style weightlifting into beneficial fitness programs for gym members with a wide variety of profiles, and at the same time, his Conditioning Center trains a team of nationally competitive masters Olympic weightlifters.

The Sport of Olympic-Style Weightlifting provides the athlete with a comprehensive review of the critical elements that mold a champion. Winning isn’t simply about lifting technique, eating the right food or visualizing lifts. You will discover the importance of body levers and the nuances of adjusting for your own unique body measurements, you will learn the finer points of planning the different phases of your training, you will be enthralled with the diverse programs available to incorporate in your routines, and you will grasp how your mind contributes to your accomplishments at critical points along your trajectory.

Sample Chapter
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Softcover:
8 1/4 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-811-0
118 pp.,$28.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-084-1
118 pp.,$17.99


TALKS ALL DAY HAS THE COURAGE TO SPEAK
Mimbres Children Learn Citizenship
By Carilyn Rae Alarid and Marilyn Fae Markel

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This exciting story introduces the use of the Native American "talking stick" and the "lightening stick" through the unique, black and white painted pottery images used by the Mimbres Indians of southwest New Mexico.

The story centers on five Mimbres children who empower themselves to become active, contributing citizens of their village. Their life experiences teach them courage, empathy, tolerance and determination on their journey toward adulthood. The children are brought to life through the illustrated scenes of everyday activity as depicted on the pottery bowls by Mimbres artists of a thousand years ago.

This book, focusing on the theme of citizenship, is the second in a series to help children learn how to develop good character traits. Teachers, librarians and children of all ages will enjoy this pictorial narrative.

Twin sisters CARILYN ALARID and MARILYN MARKEL are dedicated to helping children learn how to have respect for the individual and cultural differences of all people. With a Master’s degree in Special Education and pursuing a Master’s degree in History respectively, Carilyn synthesizes classroom instruction to emphasize the importance of character development and Marilyn teaches about the increasing need to preserve our archaeological treasures. Born and raised in New Mexico, these sisters have the utmost respect for native cultures both past and present. Their first book in the “talking stick” series, Old Grandfather Teaches a Lesson, was also published by Sunstone Press.

Secure Movie & TV Rights
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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-470-9
116 pp.,$16.95


TIN CRAFT
Making Beautiful Objects From Tin and Tin Cans
By Fern-Rae Abraham

"Many craft-minded individuals have been intrigued by the use of tin as practiced in an earlier day in the Southwest but they haven't known how to go about using it themselves. Now...a workbook that tells and shows all." --New Mexican.

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Learn how to create beautiful art from scrap metal!

The colorful tin decorations seen throughout the American southwest and in Mexico are the inspiration for exciting these tin craft projects you can make yourself. In TIN CRAFT, author Fern-Rae Abraham introduces the marvels of this economical and satisfying pastime. Taking advantage of the wonderful colors and shiny surfaces of easily available commercial tin cans, the author gives detailed instructions for projects with patterns for you to trace, cut out, and solder into delicate sprays of daisies, exotic lilies, birds to hold up festive swags, and sparkling holiday angels. This informative craft book is fully illustrated by the author and complete with lists of necessary tools and materials for each project. So venture off to your local grocery store, purchase a six-pack of soda pop, return home, empty the soda pop in the kitchen sink and begin your lifelong obsession with TIN CRAFT! Have fun and be sure not to cut yourself.

Fern-Rae Abraham trained in fine art and crafts at the Kansas City Art Institute and later became known as a book illustrator and interior decorator in New York City.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=Tq3X0vp689kC

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-098-5
34 pp.,$16.95


THE TIRE HOUSE BOOK
Building Houses From Old Tires
By Ed Paschich and Paula Hendricks

What are tire houses? Who builds them? How do they do it? Will I see the tires when the house is finished? How weird are they? Can I do it myself? Illustrated, photographs.

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You’ll find the answers to these questions and more in this book that “Earth Quarterly” called “...an excellent addition to the library of any potential tire house builder, offering a wealth of unique ideas that can jump-start you to getting up, getting out, and building that sucker!” And the “Albuquerque Journal” said: “Better keep this one on the night table; you’ll probably want to refer to it as you build a home or an addition to one.”

Using “landfill” tires and a revolutionary process, houses are being built that are both revolutionary and evolutionary--Michael Reynolds builds self-sufficient Earthships™, and Ed Paschich builds traditional homes using tires for the exterior walls. This book will tell you how you can be more responsible when you build a home, improve a home, or add a garden. You’ll learn about constructed wetlands, solar air conditioning, and xeriscape landscaping. It’s all here with many illustrations and photographs.

Ed Paschich, artisan and master custom builder, is the owner of Passage Construction Company, Inc., in Corrales, New Mexico. Ed and his father, Jack, formed the company in 1976 and Ed has been building passive solar adobe homes in the high desert of the American Southwest ever since.

Paula Hendricks is a well-known writer and photographer. Her own line of museum quality notecards featuring her photographic images are sold internationally.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=ygqSiuzHYmEC

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-215-6
96 pp.,$18.95


TRAVELING NEW MEXICO
A Guide to the Historical and State Park Markers
By Phil T. Archuletta and Sharyl S. Holden

"TRAVELING NEW MEXICO covers both the highway historical markers and state park markers, more than 500 in number, and is easier to use than the other book [from another publisher] focusing on the 350 highway historic markers. The savvy traveler will probably want to have both guides. But if you're trying to save money, go with TRAVELING NEW MEXICO, which has everything the other does, with a bonus of 150 state park markers." (NEW MEXICO MAGAZINE)

"Whether resident or visitor, this is a valuable guide for exploring this remarkable state, with more than 500 scenic markers to assist you. Who cares if the journey takes a while?" (SILVER CITY DAILY PRESS)

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Scattered across New Mexico are over 500 scenic historic markers that give brief historical facts about the area and provide interesting clues to New Mexico’s vividness. This first-ever comprehensive guide gives locations of the markers, the information as it appears on each marker, and names and addresses for further information.

Reading one marker, you can imagine how it would feel to ride shotgun with Sheriff Pat Garrett as he chases the elusive Billy the Kid. Another marker helps you explore the area where Pat was later murdered in a still unsolvable crime. You can even discover tracks left by a dinosaur, and find proof of early man long before the rise and fall of the mysterious Anasazi. There are places where early farming puebloeans left their ghosts and ruins , and you can follow in the footsteps of early explorers such as Vasquez de Coronado, Antonio de Espejo, and others as they search for gold and claim this land for Spain. There are places where settlers created the Santa Fe Trail and the Butterfield and Cooke’s stage routes. You’ll marvel at how three cultures have met to create the unique land called New Mexico.

Whether you are a resident or a visitor, you will find this to be a valuable guide while exploring the remarkable state of New Mexico.

PHIL T. ARCHULETTA’s experience with the historical markers as well as his love of New Mexico and its history have been life long. Owner and CEO of P&M Signs, Inc., he has been in the sign manufacturing business for over thirty years and has traveled the state, logging each marker, in order to preserve this aspect of New Mexico’s colorful history.

SHARYL S. HOLDEN, a professional photographer and writer, has been enchanted by the wide open spaces of New Mexico all her life. She and Phil have work diligently to prepare this enjoyable guide for both tourists and residents.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=VR4vU_bkWj8C

Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-400-6
420 pp.,$26.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-117-6
420 pp.,$21.56


WARM HEARTS AND COLD NOSES
A Common Sense Guide to Understanding the Family Dog
By Ernie Smith

Illustrated, index

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Making the family dog your family's best friend is the premise of Ernie Smith's Warm Hearts and Cold Noses. He feels your dog should be well-trained but lovable since obedience and enjoyment go hand in hand. With his methods, owners and their dogs share mutual respect and good times. Practical solutions are given for the many problems dogs and their owners face: feeding, housebreaking and leash training are some of the subjects covered in detail. There are also chapters on health, temperament, heredity and environment.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=QGLdoKEGIHMC

Softcover:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-109-8
96 pp.,$14.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-996-7
96 pp.,$4.99


THE WONDER WORLD OF ANTS
By Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson, Author and Illustrator

A detailed description and explanation of ants and their many habits for young readers.

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In many surprising ways ants are like people: both are the only animals who have nations, governments, working people and armies. Reading about the habits and customs of ants is like following the adventures of an explorer in a new and fascinating land. In this book the author, who is well known for his interesting stories of science, takes us into this wonder world of ants and describes the different kinds of ants from the familiar kinds which can be found in any field to the devastating army ants of Africa. There are the hunter ants that grow their own vegetables, the thief ants and the slave-making ants who kidnap the children of other tribes. As in Sunstone’s other books by Wilfrid Bronson, the text in this book for young readers is in large, clear type, and there are many illustrations on each page.

Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson wrote his first book at the age of eight. Called Animal People, it started like this: “This book is for children who are interested in animals and birds. It has verey good pictures in it and children can understand it verey easily.” He later learned to spell, and wrote and illustrated over twenty books for children with “verey good pictures” that they could understand. Young readers everywhere are glad he did.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=tXtX_vyqoeAC

Softcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-0-86534-691-8
96 pp.,$19.95


WRITING AND SELLING POETRY, FICTION, ARTICLES, PLAYS & LOCAL HISTORY
Anyone Can Do It With This Definitive Guide
By Marcia Muth

"...a thoroughly 'user friendly' guide written especially for novice writers trying to cope with the necessities of marketing, as well as writer's block, handling the soul-crusing rejections, scrutinizing one's contract, and more. WRITING AND SELLING is recommended as a brief, simply presented instructional reference offering meticulous step-by-step directions, and as an effective starting primer for aspiring writers seeking remunerative publication of their work." (WISCONSIN BOOKWATCH)

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This book is designed to help both the beginning writer and the published writer who wants additional guidance in the marketing aspects of the trade. All the creative aspects of writing are covered: from how to get and develop ideas to the ways and means of researching them. There are sections on copyright, contracts and computers as well as how to solve the "writer's block" and how to handle the writer's horror: rejections. An extensive bibliography serves as a guide for further reading.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=X2zL_a7kUucC

Softcover:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-048-0
96 pp.,$14.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-940-0
96 pp.,$7.99


YOGA FOR KIDS TO TEENS
Themes, Relaxation Techniques, Games, and an Introduction to SOLA Stikk Yoga
By Yael Calhoun, Matthew R. Calhoun, and Nicole M. Hamory

“Yoga for Kids and Teens is a friendly, creative, smiling invitation to take more steps into the journey of yoga. Experience an easy, inspiring, ‘five minute yoga break for classrooms’ and Sola Stikk Yoga, useful for all ages, sizes, shapes and abilities. Charming illustrations with an excellent chapter on healing relaxations to poetically 'melt-the-mind.'" (Lilias Folan, Author of "Lilias! Yoga Gets Better With Age" and "The Inner Smile.")

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Are you looking for a way to have fun with young people while giving them a life-long tool for self-expression, physical and mental health, relaxation techniques, and improved focus? Yoga for Kids to Teens is another fun and easy-to-use handbook for you, as a parent, teacher, or young person, to enjoy. The authors of Create a Yoga Practice for Kids (Sunstone Press, 2006) introduce Nicole M. Hamory's SOLA Stikk Yoga, a lively approach to yoga for all ages. Find creative games, interactive themes, mind-melting relaxation, five-minute classroom yoga breaks and more.

Yael Calhoun, M.A., M.S., is the Executive Director of GreenTREE Yoga. She is an author and educator, living at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Utah with her family. She is a co-author of Create a Yoga Practice for Kids. Matthew R. Calhoun, C.E.Ht, is a certified children's yoga teacher and holds three certifications in hypnotherapy. He is a co-author of Create a Yoga Practice for Kids and lives in New York. Nicole M. Hamory is the Program Director for GreenTREE Yoga and is the creator of the SOLA Yoga Stikk program. She teaches yoga to diverse groups of people and lives in Salt Lake City.

Sample Chapter
Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=ZSs4faadO6wC

Softcover:
8 1/4 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-686-4
172 pp.,$26.95


 
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