I am a Cat

By Galia Bernstein. Encountering a sequence of bigger cats, including a lion, panther and cheetah, Simon the housecat disagrees with their assessment that he does not measure up and endeavors to prove that he is just as much of a cat as they are, only smaller. A first picture book

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Better Together

By Kallie George. Running a bustling Heartwood Hotel when spring comes to Fernwood Forest, Mona, Gilles and the rest of the staff work diligently to compete with a rival hotel by organizing a seasonally themed festival that is sabotaged by some decidedly uninvited guests. By the author of the Magical Animal Adoption Agency.

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The Dogist Puppies

By Elias Weiss Friedman. Endearingly expressive portraits of puppies ranging from newborns to one-year-olds are presented as a collective documentary that traces the stories and distinctive characters of each subject.

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Cat Tales: True Stories of Kindness and Companionship With Kitties

By Aline Alexander Newman. Profiles cats that have unique characteristics and loving relationships with their owners, including a cat that knows sign language, a rock-climbing cat, and a surfer cat.

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Purrs of Wisdom: Enlightenment, Feline Styl

By Ingrid King. Ingrid King explores our relationships with cats by combining her professional expertise with compassionate insights into how cats can inspire, soothe and even help heal us. In Purrs of Wisdom, King artfully delivers pearls of wisdom celebrating all our relationships, feline, human or otherwise. You’ll want to savor each chapter and purr-haps revisit those that strike a personal chord.

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Random Acts of Kindness by Animals

By Stephanie Laland. The French poet, Theophile Gautier once asked, “Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes?” And it’s true – if you have ever loved an animal, you know that there is something special about them. Random Acts of Kindness by Animals proves it, through amazing and heartwarming true tales of animal compassion, devotion, and bravery. In the pages of this book readers will meet remarkable dogs and cats, as well as gorillas, dolphins, bears, seagulls, rats, birds, and one heroic pig! Even ants are caught practicing compassion, as they’re observed pulling a thorn from an injured comrade.

Included are wellpublicized stories, such as the gorilla that carried an injured child to safety, as well as the more obscure, like the German Shepherd that visited the grave of his deceased owner every day at the same hour. This sweet book also reflects human acts of kindness to animals. Edward Lear, author of The Owl and the Pussycat, built his new house as an exact replica of his old one to keep from traumatizing his beloved cat.

Random Acts of Kindness by Animals proves that these are thinking creatures with real emotions – hardly news to animal lovers – and provides a window into the lives of some amazing critters!

Beastly Babies

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By Ellen Jackson, illustrated by Brendan Wenzel

From wriggling chicks to jumpy kangaroos, this hilarious rhyming picture book showcases different kinds of babies, all of which are perfectly, adorably beastly!

“Making mischief, having fun,”

“each is precious, every one.”

“In a knoll, a hole, or nest,”

“Mamas love their babies best.”

In this delightful rhyming read-aloud, author Ellen Jackson and illustrator Brendan Wenzel introduce readers to all sorts of mischievous baby animals and the grown-ups who love them no matter what. Featuring puppies that slobber, kittens who spill, and young gorillas who won’t sit still, this book is sure to resonate with beastly babies of all ages and their exasperated moms and dads, too!

The Book of the Dog

By Angus Hyland and Kendra Wilson. Created by artists from around the world, a collection of dog illustrations features canines of all shapes and sizes, at play and at rest, as well as brief texts about the artists and the different breeds they portrayed.

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Marina Marchese of Red Bee Honey comes back to Byrd’s Books for honey tasting on Wednesday July 15th at 7:00 p.m.

IMG_0382Byrd’s Books welcomed Marina Marchese back to the store for a honey tasting on Wednesday July 15th at 7:00p.m. What a treat!

A leading authority in the world of honey tasting, Marina Marchese has dedicated her life to honeybees and to educating chefs, foodies and beekeepers across the country about the culinary delights of single-origin honey. Marina has shared her inspirational journey as a beekeeper in her international best selling book “HONEYBEE Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper” and now the groundbreaking concept of terroir and tasting and pairing honey in her recent book “The Honey Connoisseur”.

We carry Red Bee honey and lip balm in the store for sale alongside her marvelous books!

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Animal Stories: Heartwarming True Tales from the Animal Kingdom

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By Jane Yolen, illustrated by Jui Ishida

Amazing animal stories that span the centuries come to life in this beautifully written and illustrated book. Some are sweet, some funny, some surprising, but all are emotionally powerful – the Capitolene geese who saved the Roman empire, Balto the Alaskan sled dog, Smoky the Bear, the passenger pigeon of WWI Cher Ami, and the latest internet sensation Christian the lion. A collection such as this comes along only once in a generation, full of heartwarming tales that families will read, re-read, and remember.

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