Pig the Monster

Pig, the world’s greediest pug, is on the rampage for TREATS! TREATS! TREATS! But don’t even think about being stingy with the goodies, because this candy-fueled glutton has some terrible tricks up his sleeve

Rich with author-illustrator Aaron Blabey’s signature rhyming text and unforgettable illustrations, Pig the Monster is a laugh-out-loud story that follows the eight previous books in the series (Pig the Pug, Pig the Winner, Pig the Elf, Pig the Star, Pig the Fibber, Pig the Stinker, Pig the Tourist, and Pig the Slob).

Scholastic Press – more info…

Ordinary Heroes: A Memoir of 9/11

From the first FDNY chief to respond to the 9/11 attacks, an intimate memoir and a tribute to those who died that others might live

When Chief Joe Pfeifer led his firefighters to investigate an odor of gas in downtown Manhattan on the morning of 9/11, he had no idea that his life was about to change forever. A few moments later, he watched as the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center. Pfeifer, the closest FDNY chief to the scene, spearheaded rescue efforts on one of the darkest days in American history.

Penguin Randomhouse – more info…

 

Invention: A Life (James Dyson)

 

Dyson has become a byword for high-performing products, technology, design, and invention. Now, James Dyson, the inventor and entrepreneur who made it all happen, tells his remarkable and inspirational story in Invention: A Life.

Famously, over a four-year period, James Dyson made 5,127 prototypes of the cyclonic vacuum cleaner that would transform the way houses are cleaned around the world. In devoting all his resources to iteratively developing the technology, he risked it all, but out of many failures and setbacks came hard-fought success. His products—including vacuum cleaners, hair dryers and hair stylers, and fans and purifiers—are not only revolutionary technologies, but design classics. This was a legacy of his time studying at the Royal College of Art in the 1960s, when he was inspired by some of the most famous artists, designers, and inventors of the era, as well as his engineering heroes such as Frank Whittle and Alex Issigonis.

In Invention: A Life, Dyson reveals how he came to set up his own company and led it to become one of the most inventive technology companies in the world. It is a compelling and dramatic tale, with many obstacles overcome. Dyson has always looked to the future, even setting up his own university to help provide the next generation of engineers and designers. For, as he says, “everything changes all the time, so experience is of little use.”

Whether you are someone who has an idea for a better product, an aspiring entrepreneur, whether you appreciate great design or a page-turning read, Invention: A Life offers you inspiration, hope, and much more.

Simon & Schuster – more info...

Swan Dive: The Making of a Rogue Ballerina Hardcover

“Don’t expect just tulle and toe shoes. In this fascinating insider’s tale, NYCB dancer Pazcoguin reveals her world. . . . A striking debut.” People

Award-winning New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin, aka the Rogue Ballerina, gives readers a backstage tour of the real world of elite ballet—the gritty, hilarious, sometimes shocking truth you don’t see from the orchestra circle.

In this love letter to the art of dance and the sport that has been her livelihood, NYCB’s first Asian American female soloist Georgina Pazcoguin lays bare her unfiltered story of leaving small-town Pennsylvania for New York City and training amid the unique demands of being a hybrid professional athlete/artist, all before finishing high school. She pitches us into the fascinating, whirling shoes of dancers in one of the most revered ballet companies in the world with an unapologetic sense of humor about the cutthroat, survival-of-the-fittest mentality at NYCB. Some swan dives are literal: even in the ballet, there are plenty of face-plants, backstage fights, late-night parties, and raucous company bonding sessions.

Henry Holt – More info…

iRobot® Roomba® 960

Wi-Fi® Connected Robot Vacuum

More power, better clean.
Power-Lifting Suction delivers 5X the air power* for improved pick-up performance.
*Compared to Roomba® 600.
Visual navigation and entire level cleaning.
Intelligently maps and cleans an entire level of your home. Patented iAdapt® 2.0 technology with vSLAM® navigation actively captures thousands of precise measurements each millisecond to optimize coverage.
Ideal for homes with pets.
Premium 3-stage Cleaning System cleans the dirt and pet hair you see and the allergens and dust you don’t. High-Efficiency Filter traps 99% of cat and dog allergens.
Rubber brushes that know a thing or two about cleaning.
Dual Multi-Surface Rubber Brushes adjust and flex to stay in constant contact with carpets and hard floors.
iRobot – more info…

Lionel Polar Express Train

This year, showcase the magic of Christmas with The Polar Express™ train set. Witness the children’s shadows as they sit in the passenger cars drinking steaming mugs of hot chocolate and chattering excitedly about Santa. This train is sure to make your home glow with Christmas spirit this season.

With this Ready-to-Play set comes an exclusive track system which allows you to create; a circle, a rectangle or an oval layout. As this track system is exclusive to Ready-to-Play set, it is not compatible with Lionel G Gauge or other G Gauge track systems.

SET INCLUDES:

  • Battery-powered steam locomotive and tender
  • Passenger coach
  • Observation car
  • 24 curved and eight straight plastic track pieces
  • RC remote control

LOCOMOTIVES FEATURES:

  • Battery-powered Berkshire-style locomotive
  • Authentic train sounds, including bell and whistle
  • Working headlight
  • Requires six C cell batteries (not included)

ROLLING STOCK FEATURES

  • Handsomely detailed passenger coach
  • Fixed knuckle couplers

REMOTE CONTROL FEATURES:

  • Designed for easy use
  • Clearly marked buttons allow train to go forward and reverse, sound the whistle, ring the bell and play “All aboard the Polar Express”
  • Requires three AAA batteries (not included)

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

  • Gauge: Ready-to-Play
  • Power: Battery Powered
  • Engine Type: Steam
  • Dimensions: 50″ x 73″ oval of Ready-to-Play track
  • Most Recent Catalog: 2016 Lionel Ready-to-Run Catalog

Lionel – more info…

Occre Pacific 231 Locomotive – Model Train Kit

The Pacific 231 was built by the Société Alsacienne de Constructions Mécaniques, in Mulhouse, France.

The success of these fast and powerful locomotives meant that they were ideal for pulling large, fast express passenger trains, both in Spain and France. In fact, Pacific 231 trains continued in active service in France right up until the sixties.

This locomotive, which was also known as La Princesa, represents one of the most glorious pages in the history of French railway transport. Pacific type locomotives, during their many years of service, pulled some of France’s most emblematic trains, such as the famous Fléche d’Or.

You will find out, step by step, how to put together a model featuring all the details of the original carriage. We invite you to let yourself get carried away and set up spaces for creative leisure in which you can enjoy this marvellous railway model.

OcCre – more info…

Radar® EV Path® Shohei Ohtani Collection

Designed in collaboration with the starting pitcher and designated hitter, this signature collection honors Shohei Ohtani’s heritage with discoverable traditional Japanese patterns printed on the frames. With a signature microbag and “Ohtani” printed on the inside of the frame and etched on the lens, these sunglasses celebrate one of the best on the field.

Our original Radar® eyewear combined everything we learned from decades of research with the world’s best athletes, and with the taller lens of Radar EV and its extended range of view in the upper peripheral region, the heritage of performance has a new milestone.

Oakley – more info…