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Nuns Having Fun 2009 Wall Calendar

Nuns Having Fun Wall Calendar: Glory hallelujah—the nuns are back! Who can resist these sweet, nostalgic images depicting the lighter side of convent life? In black-and-white and sepia, the photographs are from the 1950s and ’60s. Here are nuns frolicking through the waves (yes, in full habits). Nuns at the bowling alley. Nuns on a roller coaster, nuns singing, nuns in a chorus line, nuns playing jump rope, nuns on a road trip, nuns in bumper cars.

Oh, and what fun they’re having! From Maureen Kelly and Jeffrey Stone, co-authors of the New York Times bestseller Growing Up Catholic, it’s a wonderfully fresh, entertaining look at the stern-looking sisters many of us remember from our childhoods.

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Greenpeace 2009 Deluxe Wall Calendar

Greenpeace Wall Calendar: Greenpeace is the calendar with a conscience, bringing to us in its evocative, oversized format images from the still pristine wilderness—and instilling in us an enduring sense of awe. These are the faces of nature, captured in full color and extraordinary detail by the world’s foremost nature and wildlife photographers. It’s the drama and beauty of Planet Earth, up close. All royalties from the sale of the Greenpeace calendar go to support the work of Greenpeace.

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Mom's Family 2009 Softcover Engagement Calendar

Mom's Family Calendar: For moms on the go, this is an indispensable little book. Each week-at-a-glance spread features a “Remember” column with room to organize Mom’s schedule separately from family stuff. There are roomy storage pockets on the inside front and back covers to hold receipts and more, plus full-color stickers to flag special events.

The tabbed “Family Organizer” back section leaves room to record essential information. Plus perforated grocery and “To Do” lists. And the look? Pure Boynton, with joyful hippos, chicks, pigs, and cows in ample supply.

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Mom's Family 2009 Wall Calendar

Mom's Family Calendar: Abounding with Boynton’s lovably goofy cows and hippos, chicks, pigs, and aardvarks, it’s family organization with a great big smile. Mom’s covers sixteen months, starting in September. Each month’s ingenious, oversized grid is laid out on a vertical, with five columns across the top (one for each family member) and the days of the month reading down the left side. One glance is all it takes to see exactly who is doing what, and when. It’s the ultimate marriage of practicality and, well, cute. Includes a magnetic phone list for the fridge and 500 stickers!

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Bad Dog 2009 Wall Calendar

Bad Dog Wall Calendar: Adorable? Uh-uh. Charming? Not even close. Lovable? Well, maybe to a mother—or maybe not. Adapted from Bad Dog, the New York Times bestseller with over 437,000 copies in print, the Bad Dog wall calendar is an impossible-to resist, full-color year of bad habits, bad attitudes, and bad breath. With tons of new material, it’s a disturbing look at the dark side of canine life.

Here are dogs dressed in bad outfits. Dogs licking unmentionable places—their own and others’. Dogs scowling, dogs drooling, dogs clearly tired of rolling out the “cute” act again. Full-color photographs of over 300 outspoken, indecent, and overdressed dogs. Includes 12 full-color dog-gone-bad postcards and a full-of-attitude centerfold poster!

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Bad Cat 2009 Wall Calendar

Bad Cat Wall Calendar: Introducing the evil twin of 365 Kittens-A-Year. Adapted from the edgy #1 New York Times bestseller Bad Cat now with over 739,000 copies in print—the Bad Cat wall calendar is a hilarious, full-color year of cats gone over the edge. Featuring tons of new, awesomely demented material, it’s the antithesis of cute—yet you will love it just the same.

Here are cats with bad attitudes, cats with bad hair, cats with no hair, cats caught in compromising positions with dolls. Possessed cats, wet cats, cats under the influence. Full-color photographs of over 300 not-so-pretty kitties and cats gone bad. Includes 12 full-color, cat-gone-bad postcards!

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365 Kittens a Year 2009 Wall Calendar

365 Kittens a Year Wall Calendar: It’s total immersion in kittens. Featuring the distinguished winners of the 14th Annual Kittens of Distinction Contest, 365 Kittens-A-Year presents an irresistible year of kittens, kittens, and more kittens. Here are kittens in flowerpots. Kittens in baskets. Kittens in drawers. Kittens under blankets, in bowls; kittens in Christmas trees. Kittens in party hats. Kittens in piles of kittens. For your own kitten, the calendar includes health tips and other essential kitten-care tips.

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365 Sports Facts Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

365 Sports Facts Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: Relive the suspense, the heartache, the rush of adrenaline as the clock ticks down. Celebrate the heroes, the rivalries, and the defining moments that become legend. 365 Sports Facts-A-Year, the calendar for true-blue sports fans, is packed with milestones, stats, quotes, and day after day of pure obsession.

“Manassa Mauler” Jack Dempsey defends his heavyweight title with a 12th-round knockout of Bill Brennan. Seattle Slew runs, runs, and runs into Triple Crown glory. Plus Sharapova explodes onto the scene, Lance makes it seven, and the Soviet Union’s national hockey team trounces Team USA—just two weeks before their now-famous reversal of fortune at Lake Placid.

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Origami Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

Origami Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: “Origami Swami” Margaret Van Sicklen is on a mission to spread the joys of her craft. Each page of the Origami calendar features a vibrant design on the back and doubles as folding paper (pages are perfectly square for accurate folding). The models begin easy and grow more complex as folders’ skills improve, and a 16-page “Origami Key” supplements the easy-to-follow instructions.

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Wacky Web Sites Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

Wacky Web Sites Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: When your boss turns her back, discover a new online escape with just a click of the mouse. Featuring the kookiest, funniest, oddest, geekiest, and most amusing sites out there, Wacky Websites offers a year of utterly addictive (if often pointless) entertainment. Flash back to the elementary school lunchroom with an online museum of lunch boxes (with matching thermoses, of course!). Learn the exciting sport of squirrel fishing. Plus a recipe for real southern moonshine, an Elvis-sighting bulletin board, a dictionary of British teen slang, and TGIF Time Wasters, including Rate My Bunny, a site where you rate the cuteness quotient of bunny rabbits. Okay, maybe you should get back to that spreadsheet now.

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For Women Who Do Too Much Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

For Women Who Do Too Much Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: It’s the bestselling calendar that’s a trusted friend and perennial source of support. The one that women turn to every year for its empathy, perspective, rock-solid advice, and uplifting humor. Remember: You’re never too busy to cultivate your creativity. Take a five-minute vacation. Notice the small moments of beauty. Plus debunking the illusion of perfection, letting go of guilt, and inspiring quotes.

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Book Lover's Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

Book Lover's Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: Packed with hundreds of great reads, Book Lover's is the calendar that keeps you reading. So many books to choose from: In a Dry Season, Peter Robinson's beautifully crafted mystery set in the Yorkshire Dales. From Diane Ackerman, a fascinating probe into the secrets of the brain. Pat Conroy recalls his time as a point guard at the Citadel. Plus an A. J. Liebling reader, a ghostwriter's efforts to find her own voice, classic Thornton Wilder, and Luc Sante's lively portrait of old New York.

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Trout of North America 2009 Deluxe Wall Calendar

Trout of North America Wall Calendar: Exquisite portraits. The perfect gift for the avid angler. A sublime marriage of natural history and fine art that captures the pleasure and passion of the trout-fishing experience, the Trout of North America calendar presents a dozen stunning portraits by acclaimed nature artist Joseph R. Tomelleri.

Rendered in astonishing, lifelike detail, here are trout ranging from the brown trout to the stunningly colored redband trout of the Columbia River Basin to the silvery yellowfin cutthroat trout. Accompanying the artwork is detailed information about each fish, including a natural history, color range map, and hatch charts of mayflies and caddis flies.

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The Secret Garden 2009 Wall Calendar

The Secret Garden Wall Calendar: First the encounter, at the end of a little-used path, or perhaps through a gate overgrown and forgotten. Then, the reward: an enchanted sanctuary. The Secret Garden calendar from Smith & Hawken features a year of lush retreats, every one of which casts an alluring spell. Weaving together greenery and bursts of color, ever-shifting sunlight, the trickle of water and the lilt of birdsong, a secret garden is a place that encourages quiet contemplation and renews the spirit with every passing moment. Accompanying the transporting photographs are gardening quotations and appreciations.

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Shoes 2009 Gallery Desk Calendar

Shoes Gallery Desk Calendar: It’s a most covetable calendar indeed— a year-long fantasy in footwear inspired by Shoes, Linda O’Keeffe’s international bestseller, with over 814,000 copies in print. The chic, the antique, the playful, the out-there. The gilded, the bejeweled, the beribboned, the embroidered, the faux-fur. In lovely full color, here is day after day of glorious shoes: Alexandra Neels, Bruno Frisonis, Alberta Ferrettis, Todd Oldhams. And oh, those Moschinos!

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365 Golf Holes Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

365 Golf Holes Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: Tee off at St. Andrews—without leaving your desk. Then hit Cabo del Sol, The Legends, Quaker Ridge, Bethpage, and Spyglass Hill, all in a week. The calendar that captures golfers’ fantasies, Golf Digest 365 Golf Holes features a dreamy full-color photograph every day. Includes tips, lore, history, quotes, and information on the courses featured.

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365 Days in Italy 2009 Wall Calendar

365 Days in Italy Wall Calendar: Narrow, lively Roman streets (best seen from the seat of a Vespa). The sun-soaked farmlands of Umbria. Ripe pomodori, painted chapel ceilings, Venice’s floating markets, the plunging cliffs and glittering waters off Capri. Italy inspires such a passion in its visitors that it is the most returned-to destination in the world.

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365 Days in France 2009 Wall Calendar

365 Days in France Wall Calendar: The world’s #1 tourist destination, France enamors visitors with its divine tapestry of romance, bold flavors, and deep-rooted beauty. Charming stone churches perched on vine-covered hills. The sunlit Mediterranean waters glittering like jewels. Golden croissants, medieval châteaux, creamy rounds of goat cheese, an afternoon rendezvous at a tucked-away Parisian café.

Featuring hundreds of full-color photographs by award-winning photographer Steven Rothfeld, the 365 Days in France calendar ensures that Francophiles are never far from their favorite place.

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Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell's Fantasy 2009 Wall Calendar

Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell's Fantasy Wall Calendar: A soaring voyage of the imagination from the husband-and-wife team of Boris Vallejo, America’s premier fantasy artist, and Julie Bell, designer of the popular Dragons of Destiny sculpture series. Here are thirteen all-new paintings set in a dazzling alternate world inhabited by lithe goddesses, sensual maidens, and fierce warrior women rendered in meticulous anatomical detail.

Fighting sinister serpents, soaring through the air astride magical steeds, or reigning from a throne of tangled boughs, their luxurious hair flows, muscles ripple, and eyes shine with valor and intensity.

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365 Jokes, Puns & Riddles Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

365 Jokes, Puns & Riddles Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: The perennially bestselling jokes calendar is back with a hilarious (and knee-slapping) year of knockknocks, riddles, silly definitions, and—did we mention?—puns. Who did the wolf man take to the dance? His ghoulfriend. You’ll groan, you’ll laugh, you’ll groan again. Because some jokes are so bad, you just can’t resist them. Why did the five and ten dollar bills decide not to go to the pub? It was a singles bar. Da dum!

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Brainteasers & More Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

Brainteasers & More Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: Let your brain out to play! Packed with hundreds of intriguing ambigrams, inversions, spatial games, logic and numeric puzzles, word searches, mazes, physical puzzles (using fingers or other props), and more, all in full color, this interactive calendar tests, entertains, and stretches your mind, all year long.

There’s no smarter gift—for yourself or any friend who loves a challenge. Scott Kim, a contributor to Games magazine and puzzle columnist for Discover magazine, is a master puzzle maker whose ingenuity and passion come through on every page. It’s a mental treat, every day.

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365 Days in Great Britain 2009 Wall Calendar

365 Days in Great Britain Wall Calendar: For the millions of American Anglophiles, Britain holds a singular and eternal appeal. Storied old castles with impeccably manicured gardens. Royal watching as a pastime. Towns with names like “Stow-on-the-Wold.” The Indian food of Brick Lane, gloriously overgrown cottages, Scotland’s hardy terriers, swans bobbing along the Thames.

The 365 Days in Great Britain calendar features a year of glorious photographs showcasing the culture and spirit of England, Scotland, and Wales—the land described by Shakespeare as a “precious stone set in the silver sea.” From the ivy walls of Cambridge to the dramatic coast of Cornwall to London’s changing of the guard, it’s all that we love about Britain.

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365 Days in Spain 2009 Wall Calendar

365 Days in Spain Wall Calendar: ¡Estupendo! The masterpieces of El Prado and Gaudí’s La Sagrada Família. Tiled fountains in sunny, flower-filled courtyards. The lions of La Alhambra, pearls from Mallorca, heaping pans of paella and nutty manchego with quince.

Featuring text by Penelope Casas, America’s foremost writer on Spanish culture, the 365 Days in Spain calendar is an exuberant celebration of vibrant, alluring, bella España: its ancient ruins, avant-garde architecture, bold flavors, sparkling coastlines, and wonderful collage of cultures. From Andalucía to Madrid to Galicia to Catalunya, it’s an evocative tribute in words and pictures.

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365 Amazing Trivia Facts Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

365 Amazing Trivia Facts Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: Staggering science; Surprising sports; Entertaining entertainment. For trivia hounds, factoid fanatics, and that relative who delights in knowing it all, it's a year of feeding the brain with tricky questions and unexpected answers.

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Victoriana 2009 Wall Calendar

Victoriana Wall Calendar: Beloved for twenty years—and still going strong—Cynthia Hart’s Victoriana calendar dazzles the imagination with its intricately layered collages evoking love, family, and fondly remembered tradition. Possessing an extraordinary eye for beauty and detail, Cynthia Hart creates one-of-a-kind compositions that are nostalgic yet new, combining delicate paper ephemera, lovely antique jewelry, ribbons and lace, rich fabrics, and fresh, dew-kissed flowers.

Turn your cherished memories into keepsakes. Included with this special 20th Anniversary Edition is a scrapbooking kit with four sheets of decorative paper and lots of self-adhesive embellishments and stickers—all featuring Cynthia Hart's luxuriant designs.

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The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: Celebrating 15 years of mind-blowing success—and supreme stupidity! The #1 top-selling black-and-white Page-A-Day is back with a whole new batch of shocking ignorance, malapropisms, foot-in-mouth moments, celebrity airheadedness, and government spin: "Rat complaints have gone up, but we see that as a positive thing, because more people know how to contact us now."—New York City complaints hotline bureaucrat. Plus hopelessly mixed metaphors, odd menu items, dumb tourist questions, and supermodel Naomi Campbell: "I love England, especially the food. There's nothing I like more than a lovely bowl of pasta."

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