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- Black & Decker: The Complete Photo Guide to Home Improvement
by Creative Publishing international
If you're one of the 50 million plus homeowners who will perform some type of home improvement project this year-here's your chance to save some serious money. Armed with The Complete Photo Guide to Home Improvement, readers can improve the value of their home while saving hundreds or even thousands of dollars each year by doing some or all of the work themselves.
- Good as New
by Jeff Campbell
Ever had that nagging feeling that there's something you're supposed to be doing to keep your floor finish, fireplace, or VCR looking great or running smoothly, but you just can't remember what it is? In Good As New, Jeff Campbell, cleaning guru extraordinaire, masterfully simplifies the instructions you probably tossed long ago and tells you more than they ever probably revealed. Far from a fix-it manual, this is the book that tells you how to keep your precious possessions from breaking in the first place. Packed with information that will help you protect your investments and save money in the long run, Good As New will tackle schedules for maintenance chores (for example, how often should a piece of leather furniture be conditioned? how do you know when it's time to move your bed?); how to reduce maintenance by modifying habitual behavior (Tired of cleaning encrusted hairspray off the bathroom mirror? Train the culprit to stand elsewhere.); preventive products such as floor mats, air purifiers, caulk; and how to select building products for longevity (which material is best for a kitchen counter that has to last 10 or 15 years). All this and much more--including the "rules" of maintenance and an alphabetical listing of everything in your house (like this sampling from "C": CD players, coffee makers, cabinets, camcorders, ceramic tiles, coffee/spice grinder, countertops and more!)--Good As New is a book no cleaning fanatic or savvy consumer will want to be without.
- Larry Burkett's How Our House Works
by Ed Strauss, Ed Letwenko (Illustrator), Larry Burkett
Kids Know their own home—from that third step that squeaks to the speed the water drains out of the bathtub. Give them How Our House Works, and your kids will be delighted to discover a fun book that helps them delve even deeper into what is already so familiar. Take your children on a tour into the various dimensions of building, maintaining, and running a home. They will have so much fun with the jaunty poem and busy pictures that they’ll forget they are even learning. Meanwhile, you will be pleased to watch them grow into careful stewards of the part of God’s world that is most important to them—their homes.
- Life Skills for Kids: Equipping Your Child for the Real World
by Christine M. Field
Does your child know how to use a check book? Boil an egg? Do the laundry? Read a map? Homeschooler Christine Field helps parents systematically teach kids - from preschool to the teen years - what they need to know to thrive as adults.