Following are a selection of titles collected for graduates of all ages.
Oh, The Places You'll Go
By: Dr. Suess
In this joyous ode to life, Dr. Seuss addresses graduates of all ages – from nursery school to medical school – and gives them the get-up-and-go to move mountains with the unrivaled exuberance and charm that have made Dr. Seuss books favorites for years.
Chuck Norris Cannot Be Stopped: 400 All-new Facts About the Man Who Knows Neither Fear or Mercy
By: Ian Spectar
The legend of Chuck Norris lives on. After the deadly duo of The Truth About Chuck Norris and Chuck Norris vs. Mr. T roundhouse-kicked bestseller lists, Ian Spector returns to complete the thrillogy that has become just as unstoppable, herculean, and legendary as Chuck Norris himself. Chuck Norris Cannot Be Stopped reveals 400 all-new facts about the roughest, toughest, and buffest man to ever stalk the face of the Earth. This third testament about the master of macho manliness uncovers such unknown facts as:
*Jesus follows Chuck Norris on Twitter.
*The reason we haven't found Osama Bin Laden is because Chuck Norris found him first.
*When Chuck Norris tells time, time obeys.
*A solar eclipse is the sun's attempt to hide from Chuck Norris.
*Someone once put Chuck Norris on hold. That's where the term choke-hold comes from.
*A man once broke every bone in his body to avoid Chuck Norris doing it for him.
Brimming with brawn and full of fortitude, Chuck Norris Cannot Be Stopped contains everything you ever wanted to know about Chuck Norris but were too terrified to ask.
How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum
By: Keri Smith
Artists and scientists analyze the world around them in surprisingly similar ways, by observing, collecting, documenting, analyzing, and comparing. In this captivating guided journal, readers are encouraged to explore their world as both artists and scientists.
The mission Smith proposes? "To document and observe the world around you. As if you've never seen it before. Take notes. Collect things you find on your travels. Document findings. Notice patterns. Copy. Trace. Focus on one thing at a time. Record what you are drawn to." With a series of interactive prompts and a beautifully hand-illustrated two-color package, readers will enjoy exploring and discovering the world through this gorgeous book.
Elements of Style Illustrated
By: William Strunk Jr, E.B. White, and Maira Kalman
The only style manual ever to appear on bestseller lists has explained to millions of readers the basic principles of plain English. The books mantra "make every word tell" is still on point. Whether seventeen or seventy, this much-loved classic, now in its fourth edition, will forever be the go-to guide when in need of a hint on how to make a turn of phrase clearer, or a reminder on how to enliven prose with the active voice. Kalman's exquisite illustrations give the revered work a jolt of new energy, making the learning experience more colorful and clear.
The Intellectual Devotional: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Roam Confidentally with the Cultured Class
By: David Kidder and Noah Oppenheim
This daily digest of intellectual challenge and learning will arouse curiosity, refresh knowledge, expand horizons, and keep the mind sharp. Millions of Americans keep bedside books of prayer and meditative reflection — collections of daily passages to stimulate spiritual thought and advancement. This book is a secular version of the same — a collection of 365 short lessons that will inspire and invigorate the reader every day of the year. Each daily digest of wisdom is drawn from one of seven fields of knowledge: history, literature, philosophy, mathematics and science, religion, fine arts, and music. Impress your friends by explaining Plato's Cave Allegory, pepper your cocktail party conversation with opera terms, and unlock the mystery of how batteries work. Daily readings range from important passages in literature to basic principles of physics, from pivotal events in history to images of famous paintings with accompanying analysis. The book's goal is to refresh knowledge we've forgotten, make new discoveries, and exercise modes of thinking that are ordinarily neglected once our school days are behind us. Offering an escape from the daily grind to contemplate higher things, this devotional is a great way to awaken in the morning or to revitalize one's mind before retiring in the evening.
This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women
By: Jay Allison
This collection of This I Believe essays gathers seventy-five essayists--ranging from famous to previously unknown--completing the thought that begins the book's title. With contributors who run the gamut from cellist Yo-Yo Ma, to professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, to ordinary folks like a diner waitress, an Iraq War veteran, a farmer, a new husband, and many others.
The Art of War
By: Sun Tuz and Thomas Cleary