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Lessons cover smallLessons from the Toilet School: A Family-Centered Approach to Toilet Training
by Ann Coleman Stadtler, DNP, RN, CPN P
and Claudia Quigg, MEd

Edited by Emily Chudzik and Tyler Porter
Designed by Sarah Suits and Shelby Truax.

ISBN 978-0-9909921-9-6
paperback © 2017 • 168 pages (6" X 9”)

$16.00 plus $2.50 postage
Illinois residents add 9% sales tax ($1.44 per book)

Bronze Man Booksis pleased to offer a new book for parents and care providers, Lessons from Toilet School: a Family Centered Approach to Toilet Training. While many toilet training books are narrowly prescriptive, this book provides support to families seeking to better understand the developmental processes of toilet training. Each family's experience is unique and each child's experience is unique. As professionals collaborating with young families, Ann and Claudia have walked with thousands of parents on the journey of toilet training their children. They have listened to a variety of methods, celebrated a myriad of success stories, and marveled over how each family makes this transition in a way that is uniquely their own.

Every parent raising a young child eventually asks this question: is my child ready for toilet training? Lessons from Toilet School: A Family-Centered Approach to Toilet Training helps families address this question by looking for signs of readiness in the child. This book recognizes those signs of readiness, but it also explores the bigger picture of your family's experience. How will toilet training your child fit into the life of your busy family? How might it impact relationships? What special considerations will you need to make for your own unique child? Overall, how can you create a plan that makes sense for your child and your family?

Iannelli CoverEveryday Modern: The Industrial Design of Alfonso Iannelli by David Jameson (Author), Eric M. O'Malley (Designer, Illustrator), Lauren Taylor (Editor). (Decatur, IL: Bronze Man Books, 2015). 172 pages (9.25” X 11”), paperback. ISBN 978-0990992134

$45.00 plus $3.00 postage
Illinois residents add 9% sales tax ($4.05 per book)

Alfonso Iannelli was like an Italian Renaissance artist marooned in the twentieth century. Instead of creating altarpieces and carving saints, he put his creative energies in the 1930s 1950s into the design of electric knife sharpeners, coffee makers and drink mixers. With new research and over 200 photographs, drawings and plans, EVERYDAY MODERN: THE INDUSTRIAL DESIGN OF ALFONSO IANNELLI tells the stories of those objects.

Alfonso Iannelli's remarkable career, in Chicago from 1914 to 1965, spanned the Arts & Crafts and Prairie School movements to the MAD MEN mid-century modern era and connected architecture, graphics, industrial design, and education. Working in the field then known as "commercial art" or "applied art," Iannelli aimed to infuse buildings, products, and advertising with a unified visual integrity in order to surround, inspire, and enlighten everyday life.
~Foreword by Victoria Matranga

$45.00 plus $3.00 postage from the publisher at <http://www.bronzemanbooks.com> or by mail from: Bronze Man Books, Millikin University, 1184 W. Main, Decatur, IL 62522. Or purchase online with your credit card by clicking on the "Add to Cart" button below. (Contact rbrooks@millikin.edu for special orders or quantity discounts.)

Let's Talk Kids Becoming a Family coverLet's Talk Kids: Celebrating Your Family!
by Claudia Quigg

ISBN 978-0-990992-12-7
paperback © 2015 • 256 pages (6" X 9”)
$16.00 plus $2.50 postage
Illinois residents add 9% sales tax ($1.44 per book)

Edited by Caitlin Husted and Laruen Taylor. Designed by Eric Weatherford, cover design by Emily Cardot, with photopgraphy by Emily Cardot.

Celebrating Your Family, the final installment in the Let's Talk Kids series, celebrates the variety of ways to cherish time with your family, both kith and kin.

After focusing on the building of a family in her last two books, Let's Talk Kids: Celebrating Your Family encourages parents to take a step back and enjoy the family they have lovingly built.

The chapters within are beneficial to anyone with children in their lives. Claudia highlights the wonderful, indispensable connections between family and community.

Order by sending a check for $16.00 plus $2.50 for shipping and handling. Illinois residents add $1.44 sales tax per book. Make your check out to Bronze Man Books. Or purchase online with your credit card by clicking on the "Add to Cart" button below. (Contact rbrooks@millikin.edu for special orders or quantity discounts.)

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If you purchase alll three of Claudia Quigg's "Let's Talk Kids" books, you receive a special bundle discount .
Purchase all three books for $40.00 plus $4.00 postage.

(1) Let's Talk Kids: Celebrating Your Family! by Claudia Quigg

ISBN 978-0-990992-12-7
paperback © 2015 • 256 pages (6" X 9”)

(2) Let's Talk Kids: Facing Family Challenges by Claudia Quigg

ISBN 978-0-9819591-8-4
paperback © 2014 • 248 pages (6" X 9”)

(3) Let's Talk Kids: Becoming a Family by Claudia Quigg

ISBN 978-0-9819591-6-0
paperback © 2013 • 178 pages (6" X 9”)

Order by sending a check for $40.00 plus $4.00 for shipping and handling. Illinois residents add $3.66 sales tax per bundle. Make your check out to Bronze Man Books. Or purchase online with your credit card by clicking on the "Add to Cart" button below. (Contact rbrooks@millikin.edu for special orders or quantity discounts.)

 

moon's edge thumbnailSuper Sassy Spectacles - $12
by Katie Florczyk
illustrated by Emily Cardot
ISBN 978-0-990992-15-8
40 pages (8" X 10”) paperback © 2015

Anna doesn't just wear glasses, Anna wears Super Sassy Spectacles.

She never goes anywhere without them and they help her have adventures all day long.

From painting masterpieces to fighting dragons, follow Anna as she turns her ordinary activities into EXTRAORDINARY activities with the help of her Super Sassy Spectacles!

The 40-page book is available for $12 plus $2.50 postage. (Contact rbrooks@millikin.edu for special orders or quantity discounts.)

 

PeacePeace, Love & Posters: Vintage Rock Music Memorabilia
by Ed Walker, Sydney Doherty & Francisco Gamma
ISBN 978-0-9909921-8-9
saddlestiched © 2016
24 pages (5" X 8.25”)
$5.00 plus $2.50 postage

Peace, Love & Posters: Vintage Rock Music Memorabilia was designed to enhance the classic Rock & Roll enthusiast experience while attending the exhibition of posters and memoralbilia at Millikin University during January-February, 2017.

The chapbook was designed as a keepsake for exhibit visitors, with copies included in a "stash box" of memoriabilia for sale. It was also available as a separate chapbook for $5. The designers hope that viewers of the exhibition and this chapbook savor the memory and feed passions for the days when "feeling groovy" was a way of life.

DustWeCherish-coverThe Dust We Cherish
by Amanda L. Hamilton
ISBN 978-0-9909921-0-3
hand-sewn saddlestiched © 2015
44 pages (6.5" X 8”)
$12.00 plus $2.50 postage

The 4-page chapbook of poetry is available for $12 plus $2.50 postage. (Contact rbrooks@millikin.edu for special orders or quantity discounts.)

The Dust We Cherish is a collection of poems about transition, isolation and almost communicating. Hamilton writes of her home in central Illinois, recalling rural landscapes alongside dream-like images.

Former Millikin professor Katie Schmid Henson notes in the book’s introduction that, “the speaker of these poems is mistrustful of language; aware that words are often a site of confusion or even worse, betrayal.” Hamilton takes the reader on a journey through transitions and resulting tumultuous emotions. Schmid Henson goes on to say that, “The impulse to both revel in a thing and question its pull runs throughout the chapbook….wrestling with an idea leads to understanding and celebration, and this wrestling is the great power of this collection.”

Student editor for The Dust We Cherish, Brittany Mytnik, states: “Bronze Man Books has paired beautiful photographs, edited to resemble pencil drawings, with the poetry. The result is a stunning and engaging reading experience.”

Let's Talk Kids Becoming a Family coverLet's Talk Kids: Facing Family Challenges
by Claudia Quigg

ISBN 978-0-9819591-8-4
paperback © 2014 • 248 pages (6" X 9”)
$16.00 plus $2.50 postage
Illinois residents add 9% sales tax ($1.44 per book) Designed by Emily Cardot, with photopgraphy by Emily Cardot, Toni Graves & Taylor Chaney.

The second book in the Let's Talk Kids series, Facing Family Challenges, brings up family challenges from toddlerhood to seeing children off as young adults. Quigg's light-hearted writing style tackles these difficulties in a way that reassures parents and empowers them to value their own innate knowledge about their own children.

Let's Talk Kids: Facing Family Challenges is not an advice book, but rather a collection of stories that prompt reflection and invite parents to thoughtfully consider their own approach to bringing up their little ones.

Order by sending a check for $16.00 plus $2.50 for shipping and handling. Illinois residents add $1.44 sales tax per book. Make your check out to Bronze Man Books. Or purchase online with your credit card by clicking on the "Add to Cart" button below. (Contact rbrooks@millikin.edu for special orders or quantity discounts.)

MPW2013

Millikin's Premier Writers 2013
by Millikin University First Year Writing Students: Amanda Lee, Morgan Oliver, Tyler Ross, Brock Hayden, and Katie Hobbs. Edited by Brittany Mytnik, Sophia Maria Andricopulos, Caitlin Husted, Morgan Ewald, and Kara Anderson. Book design by Brooke Paddock. Faculty editor, Dr. Carmella Braniger.

ISBN 978-0-9819591-9-1
paperback © 2014 • 80 pages(6" X 9”)
$12.00 plus $2.50 postage

This anthology of first-year student essays is the beginning of a Millikin University tradition. Consisting of the five winning essays of the 2013 Millikin's Premier Writers Contest, these interdisciplinary writing samples “represent the very best research-driven critical inquiries of the 2012-2013 incoming class,” says Dr. Carmella Braniger, Millikin associate professor of English and director of First-Year Writing.

PantheonPantheon
by Bryson David Hoff

edited by Emma R. Wilson
graphic design by Drew Scholl
illustrated by Mehalet KesateBirhan

ISBN 978-0-9819591-5-3
© 2014

hand-sewn saddle-stictch binding
52 pages (5" X 11”)

$12.00 plus $2.50 postage

Bronze Man Books is pleased to publish Pantheon by Bryson David Hoff.

These are poems about real people with lives garbed in excitement, lust, and behind it all, emptiness. In this world, no one hurls thunderbolts from the clouds or pulls the sun across the sky in a mighty chariot. In the world, kings are angry children with daddy issues while givers of light are only second best with nothing but a harp to show for it. Yet these luminous being are in this earthly realm. Somehow, there is nowhere else they would rather be. —Jackson Lewis

Bryson David Hoff was born in Port Jefferson, New York and raised in Bolingbrook, Illinois. He is currently a senior at Millikin University with a double major in Theatre and Creative Writing. His poetry has appeared in Collage: Literary & Fine Arts Magazine.

coverLet's Talk Kids: Becoming a Family
by Claudia Quigg

ISBN 978-0-9819591-6-0
paperback © 2013 • 178 pages (6" X 9”)
$16.00 plus $2.50 postage
Illinois residents add 9% sales tax ($1.44 per book)

In Let’s Talk Kids: Becoming a Family Claudia Quigg invites parents, expectant and otherwise, to share with her the experiences of bringing up children in our families. By compiling well-loved articles from her weekly news column "Let's Talk Kids," Quigg hopes to inspire parents to reflect and find their own best answers about how to raise their own unique children.
 
Let’s Talk Kids: Becoming a Family is not an advice book, but rather a collection of stories that prompt reflection and invite parents to thoughtfully consider their own approach to bringing up their little ones. her.

The 178-page book is available for $16 plus $2.50 postage. (Contact rbrooks@millikin.edu for special orders or quantity discounts.)

thumbMap to the Multiverse
by Emma R. Wilson graphic design by Charlie Huth & Kt Krekel illustrattions by Jess Black ISBN 978-0-9819591-7-7
© 2013 hand-sewn saddle-stictch binding
52 pages (5" X 6.5”) $12.00 plus $2.50 postage

Bronze Man Books is pleased to announce the publication of Map to the Multiverse by Emma R. Wilson. This collection of poery is a hand-sewn chapbook featuring works that celebrate the movement and creativity of the imagination.

"You sense in reading Emma R. Wilson's poems that almost anything can happen in them and be completely believable. They introduce a new kind of space-age, pop-culture carnivalesque." ~
Stpehen Frech, introduction.

journalingAm I Like My Daddy? - $12
by Marcy Blesy
illustrated by Amy Kuhl Cox
ISBN 978-0-9819591-3-9
48 pages (8" X 10”)
paperback © 2012

Am I Like My Daddy? is an important book in the children's grief genre. Many books in this genre deal with the time immediately after a loved one dies.

This book focuses on years after the death, when a maturing child is reprocessing his or her grief. New questions arise in the child's need to fill in those memory gaps.

Grace is a little girl who wonders if she is anything like her daddy. She uses the process of journaling to discover more about her deceased father.

coverWinter Hearts (tanka poetry) - $12
by Jackson Lewis
graphic design by Chelsea Arnold, edited by Taylor Chaney, illustrattions by Monica Smith
ISBN 978-0-9819591-4-6
hand-sewn saddle-stitch binding
© 2012

40 pages, 4x6 • $12.00 and $2.50 postage Bronze Man Books is pleased to announce the publication of Winter Hearts by Jackson Lewis.

This collection of tankau is a hand-sewn chapbook featuring tanka written and published during the author's first three years at Millikin University.

"The collection of tanka is rich, contemplative, full of powerful imagery and haunting, unspoken questions. It is an exciting reminder of the ways in which a tradition hailing from Japan's earliest poetic roots can live on through the pens and lives of some of today's most skillful writers."
Joseph Bein, introduction.

tea's aftertaste (haiku poetry) - $12
by Aubrie Cox
graphic design and illustrattions by Katie Baird
ISBN 978-0-9819591-2-2 • hand-sewn Japanese binding • © 2011
48 pages, 5.5 x 5.5 • out of print

Bronze Man Books is pleased to announce the publication of tea's aaftertaste by Aubrie Cox. This collection of haiku and senryu is a hand-sewn chapbook featuring 40 poems written and published during the author's four years at Millikin University.

Dr. Randy Brooks, Profesor of English, writes:
"In this collection of haiku, tea's aftertaste, Aubrie Cox gathers the best of her work that has been published in peer-reviewed journals and anthologies. Aubrie's haiku are not in a hurry. Her haiku take time to breathe and to fully contemplate the things being observed or remembered. Her haiku understand that they come from the human heart. Her haiku are authentic. She knows how to wear a narrative mask and how to take it off. Her haiku are not afraid of the dark, nor the spiritual depths of churchyard shadows. "

monsterMonsters Don't Read (children's book)
by Heather Champion
illustrations & book design by Chris Knudson
ISBN 978-0-9819591-1-5 • paperback • © 2010
40 pages (6" X 8”) • $12.00 plus $2.50 postage

Bronze Man Books is pleased to announce the publication of Monsters Don't Read by Heather Champion, illustrated by Chris Knudson.

"Monsters don't read, we don't know how.
I will not read, not later, not now."

Monster resists learning to read with the rest of his class. He will not learn his ABC's, he will not spell C-A-T. But as the rest of his class enjoys the world of books, Monster begins to feel left out.

Monsters Don't Read
was created by Heather Champion, a second grade teacher in Argenta-Oreana, Illinois. With vivid illustrations, this book promotes literacy and the courage to try new things.The 40-page book is available for $12 plus $2.50 postage. (Contact rbrooks@millikin.edu for special orders or quantity discounts.

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Moon's EdgeMoon's Edge (tanka poetry) - $12
by Natalie Perfetti
graphic design by Sarah Wika & Katie Baird with original drawings by Laramie Hutchens
ISBN 978-0978744106 • hand-sewn Japanese binding • © 2010
38 pages (6" X 9”) • $12.00 plus $2.50 postage

Moon's Edge is a collection of short Japanese verse is a hand-sewn tanka chapbook that resonates with the confessional works of Anne Sexton, and the voice of the modern Japanese poet, Akiko Yosano. Natalie Perfetti drew inspiration from themes such as love, sexuality, and womanhood throughout her life. She grew up in Lowell, Indiana, before studying literature and writing at Millikin University. She graduated with honors in spring 2009 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in literature at Florida State University.

coverSkull Kids: Poetry to Read Alone in the Woods
by Dylan Sanders

illustrations by Sarah Suits, Clayton Jannusch, Levi Baird

graphic design by Sarah Suits
edited by Owen Kosik

ISBN 978-09-9099-2172
© 2016

hand-sewn saddle-stictch binding
36 pages (6.5" X 9”)

"Sanders' poetry is a dark and beautiful take on nostalgic themes reminiscent of stories and videogames that shaped my adolescence. Fantastical yet easily relatable, Skull Kids: Poetry to Read Alone in the Woods topped my list of graphic novells to be excited about."

~ Robert Edens, Native Construct.

Millikin University Haiku Anthology - $25 
Edited by Dr. Brooks, Emily Evans, Rick Bearce & Melanie McLay
ISBN 978-0-9787441-6-8 • paperback • © 2008
192 pages (5.5” X 8.5”) • $25.00 plus $2.50 postage

The art of reading and writing haiku has been taught at Millikin University for over a decade, resulting in student publications in various literary journals. Their haiku are fresh, contemporary, and based on the feelings, insights and daily experiences of being a college student. This anthology includes 264 of the best haiku written by Millikin students and alumni. Each has been carefully selected to represent this haiku community, and to share the wonderful gift of haiku.
 
OOPS! Did I Say That - $12 
by Sarah Johnson
ISBN 978-0-9819591-0-8 • flipbook • © 2009
32 pages (6"X6") • out of print

OOPS! Did I Say That is a guide to positive support for cancer patients. It is a picture book intended for all ages. Parents, family, friends, and visitors of cancer patients always struggle with what to say to be supportive or encouraging. This book helps all visitors and caregivers to be sensitive to the emotional and psychological challenges. Inspired by her own experience with cancer at the age of 14, Sarah K. Johnson created this book in the hopes of helping the caregivers to relay their genuine concern for a patient.

Ants in the Band Room - $18 (includes audiobook CD)
written and illustrated by Laura Podeschi


ISBN 978-097874413 • paperback & audio CD • © 2006
32 pages (9.75" X 6.75") • $18.00 plus $2.50 postage

Ants in the Band Room is the story of a troop of ants who explore various musical instruments in search of a suitable home. Both parents and music educators alike have found Ants in the Band Room educational and inspirational for youngsters, motivating them to ask questions about music and musical instruments, while showing that everyone can find a place where they belong.
 
Ray George: Life of a Master Printmaker - $40
by Edwin G. Walker
ISBN 978-0978744199 • paperback • © 2008
76 pages (8.5” X 12”) • $40.00 plus $2.50 postage

MillikinUniversity and Bronze Man Books are honored to present this catalogue and accompanying exhibition as a tribute to the artist-educator Ray George (1933-2005). It is our hope that this very important project will become a valuable resource for additional scholarship on the life and work of the incredibly versatile and talented artist, Ray George
 
Simple Universal (poetry & fiction) - $10
poetry & fiction by Jeff Allen
ISBN 978-0978744182 • saddle-stitch • © 2008
32 pages (5.5"”X 9”) • out of print

Jeff Allen's expressive collection is a compilation of poetry and fiction that is uniquely attributable to Jeff's own personal voice. Exploring themes such as escapism and the fleeting nature of life, Jeff's book is a wonderful debut piece for a young artist and the third in Bronze Man Books' chapbook series.

Every copy of Simple Universal features a protective removeable cover featuring high quality letter press. In addition, Special Edition copies are available with original color prints by artist Lauren Wika.
 
Robert Marshall Root: Something More Than Praise - $30
by Edwin G. Walker
ISBN 978-0-9787441-1-3 • paperback • © 2006
68 pages (8.5” X 11”) • $30.00 plus $2.50 postage

In the Spring of 2006, Millikin University organized the largest retrospective exhibition of art by the talented, yet lesser-known, regional artist from Shelbyville, Illinois, Robert Marshall Root (1863-1937). The exhibition and text were formulated to provide a broader perspective of his talent, while revealing his sense of intellectual honesty, his non-conforming belief system and his valiant quest to rise above mediocrity in his artistic expression. Based on new research, Professor Walker includes a bold proclamation in the text that Root was indeed and American Tonalist, unrecognized by the art establishment.
 

Commas & Ampersands (short dramas) - $10
by Steve Moore
ISBN 978-0978744151 • saddle-stitch • © 2007
22 pages (4.5" X 11") • out of print

Commas & Ampersands is a collection of original short drama written by Stephen Moore. While postmodern and seemingly solemn in nature, the pieces also include elements of playfulness and whimsy, captured in a way that only Moore can. In the preface, Steve discusses his methods towards developing these and other plays written over a period of time. After hearing about Suzan-Lori Parks's 365 Days/365 Plays, he decided to embark on a similar project—write and produce a finished project a day. Although this lofty goal quickly fell by the wayside, Steve still managed to produce a total of 63 plays over a relatively short period, each of them revealing something about himself and his writing.
 
Eugene Carriere: Shadow and Substance - $45
by Dr. Shelley Cordulack
Edited & designed with a preface by Ed Walker
ISBN 978-0978744120 • clothbound • © 2006
88 pages (8" X 10") • $45.00 plus $2.50 postage

Eugene Carriere: Shadow and Substance is the exhibition catalogue from the Dr. Nick Vlachos art collection, which featured over 50 paintings by the French Symobolist painter (1849-1906). The exhibition and catalog were a collaborative effort between the Millikin University Art Department and the Decatur Area Arts Council. The book features an introduction by Dr. Shelley Cordulack, including the themes of the human condition as Carriere may have seen them.  
Mathematics of Fire (poetry) - $10
by Josh Wild
ISBN 978-0-9787441-4-4 • hand-sewn chapbook • © 2007
36 pages (5.5"”X 8”) • $10.00 plus $2.50 postage

Mathematics of Fire is a collection of 16 poems focusing on the struggle of 21st century Midwestern life. It blends the traditional with the contemporary, as well as religion, politics, and the social climate of Middle America.
 

Frederick Oakes Sylvester - $20
by Edwin G. Walker
ISBN 978-0-9787441-0-6 • paperback • © 2004
26 pages (8.5” X 11”) • $20.00 plus $2.50 postage

Living in a world of beauty and lifting the receptive to a better comprehension of its treasures was the life work of Frederick Oakes Sylvester (1869-1915). This exhibition catalog represents premium examples of the art he created throughout his life. The pieces for the catalog and exhibit were loaned to Millikin University for the 2004 Moore Lecture Series by three members of the Morrissey family.
 

 

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