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KBB celebrates with a Gift Recommendation Session as well as highlighting amazing local talent throughout the day.
11:00 AM- Dee Leone with her children's book Bizz and Buzz Make Honey Buns
NOON- Gift Recommendations & Cookie Exchange – Bring a dozen cookies, take a dozen home. KBB employees present their favorite holiday gift ideas, a fast an easy way to find something for everyone on your list. Grab a gift set, and a KBB gift bag, and you're done!
1:00 PM- Christy Esmahan with The Laptev Virus. Anna says "It's the best medical thriller I've read in years!"
2:00 PM- D. Scozzari with her middle reader series The Ninth Region.
3:00 PM- Kay Clinton and Dwayne Bohac with their picture book, Merry Christmas, Y’all!.
4:00 PM- Kathryn Wheat with her book, Networking: Naked and Unafraid, which demystifies networking to make it fun and effective.
5:00 PM- Hank Moore with Houston Legends: History and Heritage of Dynamic Global Capitol, the first Houston history book to be written from the business perspective, where the stories behind the successes are told.
Bizz and Buzz are two bees who want to make honey buns. So, they ask their friend Bear for his recipe. Although the directions seem simple, Bizz and Buzz make mistake after mistake, like finding a little "flower "instead of adding a little "flour." What will "bee"-come of the honey buns?
"Bizz and Buzz Make Honey Buns" covers the concepts Friendship and Problem Solving.
KBB Price: $9.99
Scientists have recently discovered the existence of "megaviruses"-- viruses that are a thousand times larger than the ordinary viruses. What if one of these huge viruses turned out to be a human pathogen? Christy Esmahan's fourth novel, THE LAPTEV VIRUS, begins with the accidental discovery of just such a virus in the Arctic by an unsuspecting company drilling for oil. Lead researcher Sarah Spallanzani and her team must race against the ticking clock of the short Arctic summer to discover a way to protect workers from the virus before competitors drain the basin of its rich resources...and before anyone else dies from the hemorrhagic fever. Esmahan weaves great characters, excellent timing and an incredibly intriguing plot in this medical thriller.
Gloria and Nathan are twin Kermode bears on a quest to rescue their big brother Nettle from the heartless Ice Lady. Leaving home in the dead of winter when the twins should be sleeping with their parents, they attempt to rescues their brother and the others that have been taken. Soon they learn that the world outside their hamlet is not a safe place and more than a match for them. During this quest, Nathan and Gloria meet a strange and quirky creature that befriends them, joining them on their quest. There are no other bears left to help them, but the twins learn that there are others that they can trust. While risking capture or worse, the twin Kermode bears learn that some legends can be real.
It is a great time for celebration now that the Ice Lady, Polar Spirit, and Fire Prince have disappeared. Mom and Dad Sco, bear twins Gloria and Nathan, their brother, Nettle, and their newest family member, Vincent the overgrown frog, are journeying to the capital so King Otto can honor them for freeing the Ice Lady's captives. Once they arrive, Nettle is given the opportunity to earn knighthood by performing a task for King Otto: to bring him an old goat's magical horn that, with its powers, will make the kingdom stronger.
With Vincent, Nettle travels outside the Ninth Region to a different reality. But what Nettle does not know is that the forces of the Fire Prince and the Polar Spirit are preparing wicked plans for Nettle, Vincent, and their new friends. Can Nettle overcome great obstacles in order to get the magical horn back to his King?
In this suspenseful adventure, a young bear and a frog embark on a journey full of unknown paths, dangers, and risks as they attempt to take on evil forces in order to fulfill an important mission for a king.
Merry Christmas, Y'all is a fun, witty little Christmas book that blends pop culture, politics, and, of course, Christmas...Texas-style! In this book, you'll be treated to exactly what Santa sees and does as he visits the Great State of Texas---we hear it's his favorite! This book highlights sixteen stops along the way. Not your traditional Christmas book, it doesn't take itself too seriously and, in fact, has enough innuendo and nuance that you will find yourself looking for the hidden meanings or references throughout the book. You'll find little known-and big known-historical references, as well other surprises and subjects including Johnny Football, HEB, Pappasito's, Southwest Airlines, "green" gifts, soccer balls, The University, Aggieland, other colleges, and the like...and did we mention George Strait? It is pure Texas! This little treasure of "things Texas" incorporates enough conversational nuggets that I am sure you will be telling your friends about it! Politics, pop culture, and Christmas put to poetic verse with a touch of Texas swing! Merry Christmas, Y'all is bound to be a favorite of yours this---and every---Christmas season.
KBB Price: $20.00
Does the thought of networking cause you to break out in a cold sweat? Do you ever feel like you are the only one in the room who doesn't know the secret handshake? Even if you've been able to overcome those issues, have you been able to actually make networking work for you? There is a certain etiquette, or protocol, that is expected when it comes to business networking and few have any idea what that entails. Many business people go about networking making lots of errors that sabotage their efforts. People will forgive you for being an unschooled newbie for a while but if you never attempt to become educated, then you will most assuredly lose respect and potential business opportunities will vanish. This book reveals the real secret to networking that is actually fun and gets results. Kathryn uses her personal experience and time tested techniques to demystify networking and allow you to leverage this powerful resource to expand your business.
About the Author: Kathryn is a professional motivational speaker, networking instructor, blogger and author. In 2010, she launched her own website, Woman's InSite followed a few years later by her establishment of the Kathryn C. Wheat School of Real Estate. Kathryn enthusiastically teaches her proven networking methods to all who are looking for answers on what makes networking work.
Houston Legends contains extrapolations into business culture innovators. Each chapter features historical perspectives in several key industries in the areas dynamic growth. Each topic is reviewed on the economic impact, the business contributions and the people involved and creative activities will be chronicled.
Recurring themes include entrepreneurial spirit, business survival, strategies, growth and vision. The names, dates and events are intertwined with anecdotes, applicable to modern business. Common themes include giving back generously to the community, stages in the evolution of a business, creativity and mentoring the next generation of leaders. This is a methodical way of reviewing Houston history in terms of the pioneers and their legacies for free enterprise.