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The Friday Night Knitting Club (Friday Night Knitting Club Series) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425219096
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 2nd, 2008

Friday Night Knitting Club
By: Kate Jacobs

A Uplifting and Heartwarming book about an Unlikely Group of Friends that were brought together by their favorite Yarn Shop. They support and encourage one another as they each face life's obstacles.

Geisha: A Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743444293
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Published: Washington Square Press - September 1st, 2003

One of the first books I bought after getting the job here at Winterriver was Geisha of Gion (The UK version of Geisha: A Life). Growing up, I loved watching the movie, Memiors of a Geisha, which isloosely based off of Mineko Iwasaki's life.

In her autobiography, Mineko Iwasaki goes into depth and detail to describe her life as a geisha, or Geiko, and what it meant for her. She talks about the isolation she felt, and how she used that feeling to strive to be the best. That is what she acheived. Mineko Iwasaki is known as Japan's Greatest Geisha. Her book details her life in such a fascinating and interesting turn of events, and how each of those events shaped her future and career.

Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach (My First I Can Read) Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062110725
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Published: HarperCollins - May 21st, 2013

First off, let me just say how cute Pete the Cat is. My son adores Pete and says that this is his all time favorite book. He is five, and these little "I Can Read!" books that we have, have been helping him immensely.

This cute little story book tells the story of Pete's family outing to the beach, and how his older brother helps him learn to surf. Even though pete doesn't get it the first time, he tries again and overcomes his fear, and ends up having a lot of fun!

Pete the Cat: Pete's Big Lunch (My First I Can Read) Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062110695
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Published: HarperCollins - February 26th, 2013

Oh no! Pete the cat has made too much for lunch! In this adorable children's book, Pete decides rather than be wasteful, he would like to share with his friends.