Updated with a new introduction and amazing photography, the bestselling cookbook by Lucy Buffett (chef sister of Jimmy Buffett) includes authentic family recipes from her Alabama and Florida destination restaurants, Lulu's. Lulu's Kitchen is Lucy Buffett's culinary guide to classic Southern coastal cuisine and is packed with more than 120 signature recipes from her famous Gulf Coast restaurant, LuLu's, and Lulu's Kitchen is the next best thing to being there. Tucked inside are humorous stories and plenty of wit and wisdom from Lucy's own kitchen. The book features party menus, Buffett family favorites, and lots of telling it like it is. Recipes include soul-satisfying delights like West Indies Salad, Heavenly Fried Crab Claws, Garlic Cheese Grits, and Silver Queen Succotash-not to mention a whole chapter of specialty cocktails that will have you daydreaming of cold margaritas and warm sand between your toes.
The monster in Lulu's head (the tale of two spoons) is a semi autobigraphical tale loosely based on a young girl and her struggle to fight depression which takes on the form of a dark creature in her mind, occupying her every thought. She finds comfort in her best friend Juliet, who seems to be the only other person in her life who somehow, understands her. Juliet doesn't realize however that she is dealing with a very powerful monster of her own. Two little girls, confused, frightened and saddly missunderstood. Fighting something neither of them can see or explain. They help each other the only way they know how. They find light in the darkness as they develop courage and strength through knowledge, friendship, and a powerful unbreakable bond.
Who wants to practice the piano? Certainly not Lulu. She'd rather listen to her swing squeak, the bell on her bike ring, or the apples thump as she climbs a tree. Even her shoes play a tip-tap tune as she runs on the sidewalk. Before she knows it, it's Friday afternoon and time for her piano lesson. Lulu's heart sinks. She hasn't practiced all week. Luckily, Lulu's teacher knows how to inspire his small student. A musician herself, Arlene Alda played the clarinet in the Houston Symphony. She understands how one little girl's imagination and a wise teacher can help us all discover the music around us and the fun of expressing that music on the piano. Perfectly complemented by Lisa Desimini's delightful cut-paper collage and digital illustrations, Lulu's Piano Lesson is truly a memorable one.
‘Lulu’s Library’ is a collection of over thirty children’s short stories, originally told to Alcott’s niece as bedtime stories. Throughout the collection, the sweet and loving abound, each tale is lovingly wrapped in intelligent anecdotes and beautiful description to create fantastical stories that amaze but also teach. Some of the most notable stories are; "Recollections of My Childhood", "The Silver Party", and "The Little Red Purse". This collection is great reading for children of any age, and perfect for some bedtime reading from Mum and Dad. Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an author, abolitionist and proud feminist. Her family suffered financially while she was growing up and so she was forced to take on multiple jobs in her youth to help provide for her family. Her writing became her outlet, forming her ideas and beliefs in the empowerment of women and people in to literature that reverberates to this day. Her most notable works include "Little Women", which is now a movie starring Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet, its sequel ‘Little Men’ and ‘An Old Fashioned Girl’.
For newly independent reader fans of ELEPHANT & PIGGIE, here’s a book featuring two best friends who love to have fun at the playground. Bruno likes straight-forward adventure while Lulu uses her over-the-top imagination to play. In two short, funny episodes, readers discover why Bruno and Lulu's different personalities help them become even better friends. With simple vocabulary and sentence structure, and told solely through speech bubbles, these adventures are just right for new readers.