Free non-fiction Kindle books for 03 Nov 18

GROW: A Children’s Book

by Dave Swenson

G R O W is a children’s book that parents and kids will love â?? teaching a true life principle encapsulated within the idea of not wishing for an easy life, but for the strength to endure your own. Life is not about where you are planted but how you grow.

With every book sold, a tree is planted. – Partnered with Arbor Day Foundation

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This isn’t just a children’s book; It’s a story about us.

We have lived through the principles illustrated in this book, tested their merits, and have found them to be true.

In 2017, our family suffered the traumatic and tragic death of a brother and friend. Twelve hours after the funeral, we delivered our baby into the world with no time for meds or a doctor; We were fired then lost all of our money; Our new baby was hospitalized with pneumonia; We started a business then watched it burn; We faced buried psychological pain from childhood trauma. After all of that, what proved to be one of the hardest trials was the anger, mental anguish, and denial born out of an inability to accept that so many things could go wrong in such a short time.

Sometimes we are planted in unbelievably difficult situations. But rather than run from them â??rather than dream that they don’t exist â??we should face our own personal storms and find a way to grow because of them. When we started this project we were at rock bottom, so we decided to make our message.

Everyone goes through hard times. It is our hope that this principle of growing can help you and your children as much as it has helped us and ours.

It’s not about where you are planted but how you grow. If you are going through something difficult you can’t change the trial, but you can change what you do about it. Life challenges your resolve; it pushes your limits and it tests your strength. With every action there is an equal and opposite reaction: If you are trying to improve it will hurt â?? That is literally the most natural thing that could happen. But you can take it. If you just keep growing, we promise you will come out on top.

Our message is one we learned at the start of our family’s crazy season of storms. After facing the death of someone’s bright, beautiful light â?? the sun set. As the sun rose again, we saw the beginning of life while we welcomed our baby girl into the world whose nickname brought this message all the way home for us: “LIV.” With life comes pain; with pain comes growth; With growth comes grit; with grit comes results.

Thank you for taking the time to read about our story. We hope you and your little ones find it to be something special.

Love,
Us

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The Mango Seed Doll

by Karlene J Froling

Meet Salon the mango seed doll. “Who would name a doll Salon? Well, Salon is no usual doll. And her creator KayLynne is no usual girl.” KayLynne is a very creative girl who used her imagination and created a mango seed doll and named it Salon. She loved it and thought it was perfect. “Ew! It does not look like our doll,” they said. They would not let KayLynne join in any of their games. What will she do?

The Mango Seed Doll is a colorful illustrated children’s book about creativity, fun, love, friendship and problem solving. Featured in the book are activity sheets and a step by step process of how you too can make your own colorful seed dolls.

Targeted for ages 4-8, this beautiful short story creatively captures the love of the tree spoken of in The Given Tree written by Shel Silverstein and in Sophie’s Squash. And it rings clear in the words of Dr. Seuss when he wrote, “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.”

Help make Salon of The Mango Seed Doll the next best seller in children’s book.

New release perfect for ages: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.



Canning and Preserving: Simple Guide to Having Fresh and Delicious Food All Year Round

by Emily Dryke

Canning and Preserving

Simple Guide to Having Fresh and Delicious Food All Year Round

Preserving sustenance to last through the cool months or bundling or packaging it to movement long separations has for some time been a worry. Napoleon expressed, “An armed force goes on its stomach.” He was alluding to the issues required with transporting adequate sustenance to keep his men bolstered. The Napoleonic officers were frequently eager, because of the trouble of transporting crisp nourishment. Just to demonstrate that he was not kidding about tackling this issue, he offered a reward of 12,000 francs to any individual who could think of an answer.

The honor was given to Nicholas Appert in 1810. In the wake of attempting an assortment of techniques – including endeavoring to expel air from his glass jugs – he formulated a strategy that worked. The nourishment was put in a glass bottle, at that point plugged and fixed with wax. The glass bottles were then enveloped by canvas, and bubbled in water. The outcome was packaged foodstuffs that could be transported, despite the fact that the jugs were weak. Appert distributed a book titled, The Specialty of Preserving Creature and Vegetable Substances.

With current innovation, individuals canning and preserving their own sustenance to a great extent fell by the wayside. Once utilized as a way to preserve nourishment that you could later appreciate consistently, present day transportation has made it conceivable to stroll into a supermarket pretty much anyplace in the nation and get pretty much any kind of create amidst January! This was basically incredible decades back.

Some of the topics that this book will discuss are the following:

  • What to Can and Preserve
  • Things You Should Know for Home Canning and
  • Understanding The Role of Acidity
  • Necessary Equipment
  • Storing Your Jars
  • Methods for Canning and Preserving
  • Preserving Meats
  • The Basics of Preserving Jams and Jellies
  • Preserving Cans of Fruits, Veggies, and Berries
  • And A WHOLE LOT RECIPES that are easy and fun to make!!

So get going and enjoy! Cheers!



VINCENT VAN GOGH: A Tortured Artist. The Entire Life Story (GREAT BIOGRAPHIES Book 1)

by The History Hour

Vincent van Gogh

A Tortured Artist

An influential figure in the history of Western art

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Unlike most artists, Van Gogh developed very slowly, beginning with work as an art dealer that exposed him to many great works. He undertook this work for several years, after which he spent time as a missionary for the Dutch Reformed Church. Thereafter, he drifted for several years before re-turning home to his parents’ house, where he took up painting, largely self-taught with books on anatomy and painting. His great works all date from the later years of his life.

Inside you’ll read about

  • Early Life
  • The First Four Years of Creativity
  • Stylistic Developments and Influences
  • Paris
  • Arles
  • Van Gogh and Gauguin
  • Hospitalization
  • Life in an Asylum
  • Van Gogh’s Death

And much more!
Totally neglected in his life, he suffered from psychosis for much of his life, and was treated for depression, unsuccessfully. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on July 29th, 1890. Only after his death, thanks to the efforts of his brother, Theo, he achieved recognition as a great artist.



When Their World Stops: The Essential Guide to Truly Helping Anyone in Grief

by Anne-Marie Lockmyer

Have a grieving friend and don’t know what to say or do? No more fear, embarrassment or walking on eggshells. This 8-time award-winning book increases your understanding of what the grieving one is experiencing and feeling. It equips you to say the right things and avoid saying the wrong things, be supportive with appropriate actions and gifts, offer encouragement during the holidays, write a lovely message in a sympathy card and so much more. Included is an exclusive reminder list for the first year of grief as well as a cheat-sheet. This easy to read practical guidebook is packed with all you need to increase your confidence and take the awkwardness out of responding to someone devastated by grief.



Agile Project Management: Learn the Most Important Concepts and Tools of Agile Project Management

by Jeff Branson

Learn the Most Important Concepts and Tools of Agile Project Management

Things You Will Learn

  • Learn the fundamentals of Agile Project Management
  • Learn how to use agile for the right projects.
  • You will learn the key concepts of Agile Development, Agile Project Delivery and Agile Project Management
  • You will understand the differences between Agile and traditional project delivery (other methodologies)
  • Understand the impact that Agile and Lean are having on the project management profession
  • Understand common problems that can cause an enterprise-level Agile transformation to fail and how to avoid them

This book aims to help people who are looking for successful project management strategies that they can implement with their own team.
Contrary to popular belief, Agile is not a methodology but a philosophy that anyone can subscribe to if he wants his project to succeed. Many project managers use it and swear of its effectiveness in ensuring that the whole project is a success. Although commonly used in IT projects, the agile project management is applicable to all projects.

Why take this book?

  1. You will be prepared to apply Agile to your projects
  2. You will be able to speak about Agile with confidence.
  3. You will understand the difference between Agile and other methodologies
  4. You will learn why Agile isn’t only for IT or Tech projects but it’s actually applied across many industries worldwide
  5. You will get tools and tips
  6. You ill learn how to apply project management practices in an Agile environment!

Agile project management has at its heart an aim to bring improvements in the project continuously as it proceeds, while being flexible, having complete team input and delivering high quality products or results. It has a scrum framework approach which is to build quality first and eliminate maximum wastage. Organisations can utilise the different tools and techniques available to the team to build agile management as this proves to be more effective.

This Book covers

  • What Is Agile Project Management?
  • The Scope of Agile project management Life-cycles
  • Principles of Agile Project Management
  • Difference Between Agile Project Management and Traditional Project Management?
  • How to Create an Agile project Team
  • Planning an Agile Project
  • Scrum Meetings and Procedures
  • Teamwork in Agile Project Management
  • Agile Project Management in Today’s Market
  • Benefits of Agile project in an Organisation
  • How to Lead an Agile Project Team
  • and much more

This book is for

  • People who want to learn about Agile
  • Beginners, people without any Agile experience or knowledge
  • Developers, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Solution Architects, Enterprise Architects, Data Base Administrators and basically anyone interested in learning Agile
  • People who want to learn about an exciting methodology
  • People who want to get an Agile Project Management Certification


  • The Secrets Of Forgiveness: How to Forgive the Unforgivable

    by Charanjit Singh Mannu

    Note from the author: I genuinely think this book will help you forgive, we all go through traumas that are unique to ourselves, from child abuse, to being cheating on or being heartbroken from the loss of a loved one, the pain is still real, everyone has different coping mechanisms so your pain might seem trivial to the ones around you, but you are the only one that knows how much it really hurts, no one should judge you or compare the pain, as the pain is unique as you are.  

    This book will simply blow your mind, no ifs or buts, we put our money where our mouth is. So who is this book actually for?

    Anyone that wants to forgive.

    Anyone that wants to understand their lives.

    Anyone that wants to improve their lives.

    But more importantly it will help you understand any one that needs the above, the unique approach allows a modern understanding of the secrets of forgiveness and why they are so important. 

    Wrote from a first point of view, it tracks the conversation the writer has with a greater power to understand why he got abused as a child and why it is so important to forgive. His personal struggle demonstrates the difficulty of forgiveness.

    Here is some of the important parts of the book. Normal font for the writer and the bold for the greater power.

    On the topic of sin

    Sin is doing all the things we dream of doing, but we are too scared of doing because we don’t want to go to hell.

    Yes, if you “sin” you will end up in hell, so I give you the option of free will to do what you want to do, and then slap you for doing it.

    Was that sarcasm?

    Yes it was. I am the creator of light and the bringer of love. Does punishing you for free will sound loving to you? Let’s just rearrange how you think about sin. At the time of the sin you enjoy the sin, then you feel guilty about the sin

    On the topic of cheating

    Once the baby is born the mother starts to give more love to the child than her partner/husband/father of the child. The father, due to lack of love, will start looking elsewhere to find it.

    I have seen partners that have cheated whilst their partners were pregnant.

    The above still applies, but the process has speeded up. The husband/boyfriend stops feeling the love from his wife/girlfriend. As she starts giving the unborn baby more love, he feels neglected.

    On the topic of self-worth

    No, son, there is a difference between your self-worth being nothing and being worthless.

    How?

    Once you grasp how not to judge or be judged, you realise everything around you no longer matters. The pressure to be more than what you are stops. You learn to be happy with what you have. After all that you actually work out that you are worthless, as the contribution you make in one lifetime is so small compared to the bigger picture.

    So, why are you making me write this book if the contribution it is going to make is so small?

    Because a 10,000-billion-mile journey can only happen if you make one step in the right direction.

    A portion of this book’s proceeds will be donated to two charities: Womens Health and RAINN.



    Sad! Donald ‘Biff’ Trump is President: The striking similarities between Donald Trump and bully Biff Tannen from Back to the Future II

    by Paul Orwell

    “An unsettling comparison between the American President and the beefy bully from one of our country’s most beloved film franchises.” ~Washington Insider

    It’s no secret that Back to the Future II bully Biff Tannen was inspired by none other than Donald Trump, but few could have predicted just how similar the lives and careers of these two men, one fictional, one scary and real, would be.

    Sad! Donald ‘Biff’ Trump is President compares the two men and catalogs the similarities between them. From the superficial details of height and hair, to the number of wives and treatment of women and to their questionable business practices and political aspirations, this book suggests that America might just have elected Donald ‘Biff Tannen’ Trump, with no way of going back in time.

    “Paul Orwell’s short book is more than just a well-written and entertaining attack: it also provides prescriptions for curing our present Trump sickness.” ~Luke Rhinehart, author of The Dice Man



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