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Reading List - The Homeopathic & Organic

Interested in alternative medicine, organic gardening, organic beauty alternatives or the vegan lifestyle? We have some titles for you! 

Molly's Organic Farm by Carol Malnor

Inquisitive and mischievous, a homeless little cat scampers through - and suddenly finds herself in the wondrous world of an organic farm! Affectionately named "Molly" by the farmers who discover her, she romps, naps, and hunts among the vegetables. Seen through Molly's eyes, the reader discovers the interplay of nature that grows wholesome food. But what will happen to Molly when winter comes? Based on a true story, Molly will touch children's hearts while introducing them to plants and the key elements of growing food organically.

Organic Gardening for Kids by Elizabeth J. Scholl

Introduces organic gardening, covering sun, water, soil, plants, and composters. No chemicals for us!

Going Vegan: A Healthy Guide to Making the Switch by Dana Meachen Rau

Vegan food is good for you and for the planet. But if you're thinking of revolutionizing your diet, you need to get the facts first. Learn about the benefits and challenges of a diet that does not include meat or animal products such as eggs and dairy. Helpful tips, delicious vegan recipes, and how tos will make the switch so much easier. Want to change the world? Now you can, one plate at a time.

Vegan with a Vengence by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

In Vegan with a Vengeance, Isa Chandra Moskowitz, host of the community access vegan cooking show The Post Punk Kitchen, brings the do-it-yourself, community-driven ethos of punk rock into the kitchen. Her cooking philosophy embraces being kind to animals (all recipes are completely animal-product free) and your wallet-while being creative and having fun in the process. She emphasizes staying clear of corporate brand-name foods, and says that cooking should be an innovative, experimental, and completely real experience.

PETA's Vegan College Cookbook

Who needs the cafeteria? Make your own easy, delicious, animal-free meals! Let PETA turn your dorm room or apartment into the campus destination for amazing vegan food! Inside are the 250 simplest, most scrumptious recipes for college vegans on a budget - and the best part is, the most complicated kitchenware you'll ever need is a microwave. With vegan recipes collected from PETA's nearly 2 million members, we've got all the best insider info. But wait, this is not only for college students! Teenagers can also use this to learn how to cook while they move towards adulthood.

Organic Gardening by Geoff Hamilton

Fully revised and updated to reflect eco-friendly thinking and techniques, "Organic Gardening" is a classic guide to growing flowers, fruits, and vegetables the natural, chemical-free way.

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Hero Name: Fable Fox
Secret Identity: Leona Bond
Powers & Abilities: Serves the community while hiding in the shadows. Able to reclaim stolen items and return them to their owners. Has strong athletic abilities and razor-sharp claws which are built into her super suit.

Special Notes:
Was taken by the city’s most powerful mafia as payment for her parents’ debt. She chose to leave her new family’s unjust business. Now, she focuses on restoring the happiness of others who have had precious items stolen from them.


Hero Name: Super Levant
Secret Identity: Oliver Davidson
Powers & Abilities: Operates as an officer for a secret mutant organization. Has the ability to beam destructive light forces from his eyes and tactical skills.

Special Notes:
Was a test pilot for the U.S. Air Force. When he was flying his wife and children home after a vacation to the Galapagos Islands, they were shot out of the sky by unknown agents, and he suffered an injury that brought about his power.

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Featured Reviews from our SRP Heroes

My little sister hugged an ape book coverTitle: My Little Sister Hugged an Ape
Author: Bill Grossman
Notes: Child Audience

Review: it was a crazy book with lots animals. they ran away cause a lil girl kept hugging them. my favorite animal was a zebra


Title: Annabelle the Drawing Fairy
Author: Daisy Meadows
Series: Magical Crafts Fairies
Notes: Child Audience

Review: I liked this one because they always outsmart the goblins! And I was so happy when they got they got the magic pencil sharpener!


Book Jacket CoverTitle: Dragon's Blood
Author: Jane Yolen
Series: Pit Dragon Chronicles
Notes: Teen Audience

Review: I like this book and would recommend it. It had a lot of action, which I thought was great. It also has some kissing, which I didn't like.


Book Jacket CoverTitle: Shadows on the Moon
Author: Zoe Marriott
Notes: Teen Audience

Review: A really good rewrite of the classical fairytale Cinderella with an Ancient Japanese twist. Awesome.


Book Jacket CoverTitle: A Toast to Bargain Wines: How Innovators, Iconoclasts, and Winemaking Revolutionaries Are Changing the Way the World Drinks
Author: George Tabor
Notes: Adult Audience

Review: Nice history on the industry and yes, $10-$15 bottles of wine can be just as good as the $100 bottles. Nice reference guide in the back.


Book Jacket CoverTitle: Severed Souls
Author: Terry Goodkind
Series: Richard and Kahlan
Notes: Adult Audience

Review: I had to give this book the highest marks possible due to the extreme outburst of emotions that it brought out. Any book that moves a reader this much deserves high praise. This is possibly the darkest book that I've ever read. There were two spots in the story where I seriously considered to not finish the book just because I don't think that I could take any more bad happening to my favorite characters. Severed Souls is Terry Goodkind at his absolute very best! November can't get here fast enough for the final book in the Richard & Kahlan series.