Lakeside Library: Stock Your Bookshelf for Fall and Winter

We’re moving through fall pretty fast. Sooner than we’d like, it’ll be winter, and that means it’s going to start getting more and more difficult to enjoy the outdoors. Most of us will be spending the colder months indoors, but that’s not a bad thing at all. For starters, it gives us a chance to finally catch up on some reading. There’s a wide selection of books lining the shelves of our Lakeside library. From books filled with awesome facts to novels from authors who’ve appeared time and time again on The New York Times Best Seller lists, activity books for adults and much more, you’re bound to find a few good reads to help you through fall and winter.

Discover Fun Facts

2017 Guinness World Records® Book
The new 2017 Guinness World Records Book is bursting with all-new records on topics as diverse as black holes, domes, owls and killer plants. New this year–check out the infographics exploring fascinating details.

America’s Forgotten History Book
Get to know what happened behind the scenes over the last 300 years with the America’s Forgotten History Book. It presents fascinating stories about outrageous characters, scandals, celebrities and so much more.

Bestselling Novels

Harry Potter 7-Book Box Set
Experience the entire magical world of Harry Potter in this collectible 7-book box set. Perfect for longtime fans of the series or new readers, the set gives you all seven best-selling novels, and comes in a slipcase.

Famous Author 3-Book Sets
Get to know the work of a few noteworthy #1 New York Times bestselling authors in this Famous Author 3-Book Set. Enjoy the work of Danielle Steel, Debbie Macomber, or Nora Roberts, or kick back with all three!

Laugh Out Loud

1,004 Facts Bathroom Reader
The 1,004 Facts Bathroom Reader is filled with frighteningly true facts that’ll scare the poop out of you. The hilarious author, Cary McNeal, is back with even more absolutely true and amazing facts you won’t believe.

6,000+ Hilarious Jokes Book
This joke book is filled with punchlines that will keep everyone laughing. With hundreds of funny topics from accountants to zebras, this book offers you a huge collection of over-the-top jokes that everyone will enjoy.

Sci-Fi Fanatics

Ultimate Star Wars™ Book
The Ultimate Star Wars Book is an great guide for fans of this massive franchise. The must-have, beautifully illustrated book features information about characters and storylines that span from Episode I to Episode VI.

Marvel Encyclopedia
Marvel Encyclopedia is essential for die-hard fans of well-known superheroes. Created in full collaboration with Marvel Comics, this edition features entries on the latest comic book characters, teams and storylines.

Travel Time

Destinations of a Lifetime Book
Find inspiration for your next vacation with the Destinations of a Lifetime Book. National Geographic takes you on a tour of 225 of the world’s most amazing places with images taken by world-class photographers.

250 Amazing Hunting or Fishing Trips
Brush up on your skills or learn new tools and techniques with 250 Amazing Hunting or Fishing Tips as your guide. It focuses on the latest tools and techniques to help you catch more and make the most of your time.

Coloring Books

Inspired Coloring Books for Adults
The Inspired Coloring Book for Adults provides a creative outlet after a long day. The book features designs to color, offering you a tranquil escape, helping you improve your coordination and hone your artistic skills.

Intricate Designs Coloring Books
The plain, complex outlines in the Intricate Designs Coloring Book gives you the freedom to creatively add color and bring the images to life. It features 31 intricate designs on acid-free, perforated, art-grade paper.

Christmas Cookbooks

Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook
Enjoy a traditional holiday celebration with the foods in the Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook. It has more than 100 recipes for breads, main dishes, sweets and more from Amish and Mennonite kitchens in America.

Taste of Home® Christmas Cookbook
Celebrate the festive flavors of the season with the Taste of Home Christmas Cookbook. It has 465 seasonal recipes, from dinner menus, savory appetizers, cookies and treats to homemade gifts, crafts and much more.

Lakeside Selections: Summer Grilling Supplies

The warmer it gets, the more we start moving our cooking activities onto the patio and into the backyard. Summer is grilling season. With Memorial Day this weekend, Fourth of July not too far away, and all the warm summer days on the horizon, it’s time to roll out the grill, clean it up and get ready for the barbecue season. Brainstorm recipes, scour grill grates and get cooking with these great summer grilling supplies.


Easy Grill Upkeep
Before you can get cooking you need to make sure your grill is in tip-top shape. Set of 2 Magic-Stone Grill Cleaners removes food residue and encrusted grease with ease. Made of a long-lasting, odorless, nontoxic material, Magic-Stone is easy on the hands and doesn’t have brush bristles or spikes that can break off and get into your food. They can also be used to clean hard stones, iron, porcelain and enameled surfaces.


Medium Rare Recipes
Once you’ve got the grill clean you’re ready to start planning your recipes. The Foil Packs for the Grill & Campfire Cookbook gives you plenty of ideas for mouthwatering meals with minimal mess. Each recipe offers directions for using foil packs on the grill or over the campfire. Grill mouth-watering entrees for the entire family. When the meal is finished, eat right out of the aluminum. Spiral-bound softcover, 64 pages.


Gear for the Grill Master
You’ve got your menu planned out. It’s time to execute. The 4-Pc. BBQ Grilling Station keeps you organized throughout your cookout. It has two plastic containers—one for raw meat and one for cooked meat—to avoid cross-contamination. Each container has a ridged bottom that lets marinades flow freely. The condiment tray attaches to either container to keep sauces and spices handy. Top rack dishwasher and freezer safe.


Flip with a Fine Touch
If you like to grill a variety of different foods during the summer, you need a grilling tool that allows you to easily handle whatever you got cooking. No matter what’s on the menu, Better Tongs will turn you into a barbecue guru. This innovative kitchen tool flips food like a spatula and lifts like a pair of tongs. Nonstick nylon spatula has a beveled edge and a stainless steel wire head for effortless turning. Dishwasher safe.


Covered and Clean
It’s important to keep your grill in pristine condition between your grilling sessions, especially if it’s exposed to the elements. NFL Grill Cover puts a protective barrier between your grill and the unpredictable summer weather. Its durable vinyl design offers protection against wear and tear. Withstands temperatures between -20°F and 140°F. Straps and tie downs keep the cover secure. Includes a snap-close bag for storage.

Books We Can’t Live Without

love-booksWhether you’re an avid reader or just an occasional one, diving into a good book is a great way to spend an afternoon. Fiction’s fine, but we also love books that teach us something new. Think about all the books you’d want with you if you were shipwrecked on a deserted island. You could get more use from a good cookbook or how-to carpentry manual than you would from a copy of “Moby Dick.” Great novels are important too, but here are some of the books we consider absolutely indispensable.

Kitchen Magic

Every cookbook tells you how to make something delightful, but what happens when your attempt at following the recipe fills your family with more dread than delight? If you have a copy of Oops! Over 200 Cooking Solutions” from Cooking Light magazine, you can fix just about any kitchen concern. From repairing a broken Hollandaise sauce to undressing an over-dressed salad without wilting the lettuce, this must-have kitchen fixer is a fascinating read even if you’re an accomplished cook.

The book also offers recommendations to stop common kitchen blunders before they start. By tasting as you cook, adding salt a little at a time and reading the whole recipe before you crack the first egg, you can get better results from every recipe you try. Gain confidence in your kitchen skills when you have this handy safety net on your bookshelf!

In the Office

Your computer has a spell checker, but as anyone who has ever confused a “there” with a “their” can tell you, automated checking systems don’t catch everything. Learn new memory devices to help you recall spelling rules, grammar, geography, science, history and more from Miss Pell Never Misspells,” a spelling book dedicated to more mnemonics than you would have ever thought possible. You’ll find easy ways to recall how to spell Mississippi, how to tell a stalactite from a stalagmite and how to solve algebraic equations in the right order.

More than just memory tricks for recalling the names of the Great Lakes or other specialized knowledge, this book can also teach you how to improve your memory in general. If you regularly forget people’s names after meeting them or have to write grocery lists for every trip to the store, this book is for you.

For the Smallest Room

It may be indelicate to discuss, but we’ll say it anyway: A bathroom without reading material is an unfriendly place indeed. That’s why we believe every household should be acquainted with Uncle John. A compilation of quick and fascinating facts just long enough for a brief stay, Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader is designed to entertain you when you’re otherwise occupied. If you like to read in the tub, you’ll appreciate the laminated soft cover of this bathroom book that can hold up to a few drops of bathwater. Instead of risking your e-reader or smartphone in the bathroom, leave a copy of Uncle John’s latest reader within easy reach.

You don’t have to be on a deserted island to appreciate great nonfiction. Make these books part of your library, and you’ll always have answers to life’s most important questions.


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