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Welcome to our blog! Here you'll find our weekly dog and cat contest winners along with the inside scoop on some of our favorite calendars and more. 

Meet Piper: Our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Piper - This week's Page-A-Day Cat Photo Contest Winner

Piper was adopted at the age of 10 weeks old from our local animal shelter in Orlando. She is now almost 8 years old but still acts like a kitten. She is the queen of the house and follows us into every room... Her favorite pastime is helping wrap gifts!!

Congratulations to Piper, our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Which Page-A-Day® Cat Calendar is right for you?

 

Enter for a Chance to Win the Quirky Pet Sweepstakes!

Scroll down to enter for a chance to win the Quirky Pet Sweepstakes, featuring five whimsical pet books!

Enter for a Chance to Win The Positivity Bundle Sweepstakes

One (1) winner will receive the Quirky Pet Sweepstakes prize featuring five fun and whimsical pet books!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to US residents of the 50 states, age 18 years as of 05/23/15. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 05/08/15 and ends at 12:00 a.m. ET on 05/23/15. Click here for full rules. Void where prohibited. 

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About Menswear Dog

Bodhi, the Shiba Inu behind the beloved blog Menswear Dog, is here to show you how to dress like a man. Organized seasonally, The New Classics highlights the timeless, can’t-go-wrong items every man needs in his wardrobe—from a chambray shirt to a perfectly fitted peacoat (all modeled by Bodhi, of course)—and shows how to mix and match them all year long.

About Bad Cat®

All 244 photographed in terrifying full color in their most unflattering moments, with a quote plus vital stats: name, breed, age, and hobby. Get to know them. Then see if you can ever forget them.

About Bad Dog®

Bad habits, bad attitudes, bad breath. With a weakness for bad outfits and having bad hair days. Dogs are no less bad than cats, so it was only a matter of time before, emboldened by the runaway success of Bad Cat, the #1 New York Times bestseller with 487,000 copies in print, dogs would be begging for the chance to speak out. 

About Knit Your Own Cat

The cats are surprisingly easy to make: With a few evenings of work, you can have a covetable companion for life. Each cat includes clear, step-by-step instructions for both knitting and assembling the parts. The cats can be knit into various positions such as standing, sitting, crouching, and curled up for a nap.

About Knit Your Own Dog

The knitted dog is an ideal pet—there's no feeding, barking, walking, or vet bills, and he'll live forever! Since the publication of Knit Your Own Dog, dog lovers have been howling for even more breeds to knit. This second volume includes easy-to-follow patterns for 25 all-new breeds, including a Beagle, Golden Retriever, Shih Tzu, Yorkshire Terrier and 21 others.

View all our Animal and Pets books and calendars.

Celebrate Nurses From Head to Toe

To celebrate National Nurses Week we’re giving ten lucky winners a copy of The Nurses and a pair of Dansko shoes. Enter below for a chance to win!

Celebrate Nurses from Head to Toe

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to US residents of the 50 states, age 18 years as of May 13, 2015. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 a.m. Easter Time (ET) on 5/5/2015 and ends at 12:00 a.m. ET on 5/13/2015. Click here for official rules. Void where prohibited.

May Original Sudoku Challenge and Solution

Spoiler Alert! This is the May 12th puzzle from Original Sudoku Color Page-A-Day Calendar, and the solution is below. Because each puzzle is created by hand, not computer, every puzzle is like matching wits with an expert who knows how to keep you engaged and entertained, every step of the way. It's the original Sudoku—and still the best Sudoku.

If you want to print this puzzle, use your browser's print function to print this blog post.

May Original Sudoku Puzzle

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Meet Delilah: Our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Delilah - This week's Page-A-Day Cat Photo Contest Winner

Delilah was adopted from Lost Dog and Cat Rescue by my dog Harry (also adopted from Lost Dog and Cat Rescue). Harry was lonely after his cat brother Gus passed away so I took Harry to the adoption event and he chose Delilah as his new sibling and they've been best friends since.

Congratulations to Delilah, our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Which Page-A-Day® Cat Calendar is right for you?

 

Meet Mila: Our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

Mila, Our Page-A-Day Dog of the Week

Mila is a spoiled rescue puppy. She enjoys bossing her much bigger brother around and going on adventures. She hopes to one day be a certified therapy dog so she can go to work with her mom at the hospital.

Congratulations to Mila, our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

Which Page-A-Day® dog calendar is right for you?

 

Meet Mia: Our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Mia - This week's Page-A-Day Cat Photo Contest Winner

Mia is a rescue kitty! I found her as a tiny stray kitten, meowing loudly from the engine compartment of my car, trying to stay warm. She is a beautiful Snowshoe Siamese with the softest fur. She's affectionate, playful, purrs constantly, and always greets me at the door. And she is a true Siamese--very vocal and expressive! Meowing saved her life as a kitten, and it continues to be one of her many charming traits 6 years later.

Congratulations to Mia, our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Which Page-A-Day® Cat Calendar is right for you?

 

Caturday: Cutest Cats of the Week

Happy Caturday! Relax with your furry feline and these gorgeous kitties from this week's 365 Cats and Bad Cat Page-A-Day Calendars. 

What a purrrfect way to spend the best day of the week!

From 365 Cats Page-A-Day and Digital Calendar (Cats rule. And celebrating 30 years— 365 Cats still rules as the #1 bestselling Page-A-Day calendar):

Caturday - 365 Cats - April 25, 2015

From Bad Cat Page-A-Day and Digital Calendar (Me-yeowza! Ten years of off-the-wall behavior, poor grooming, and nasty attitudes!):

Caturday - Bad Cat - April 25, 2015

Books and Gifts to Honor Veterans

Books and Gifts for Veterans

How do you say "thank you," to someone who risked his or her life for your freedom? It's an overwhelming sacrifice, and deserves a thunderous chorus of thanks. Browse our gifts for veterans, and our acts of thanks, along with the books in our store that honor veterans. Enjoy your Memorial Day celebrations this May 25th, and remember to thank a veteran.

Gifts for Veterans

  • A watch is a beautiful way to commemorate the time donated to the nation.
  • Movie marathon — whether you use Netflix, Amazon, Redbox, or another movie rental service, find your veteran's favorite flicks and create a personalized movie marathon.  
  • Gift basket from your local farmer's market filled with gorgeous seasonal fruits and vegetables. 
  • Gourmet international coffee or chocolate to put a little pep in their step.
  • Greeting card — browse your local gift shop or Etsy to find just the right sentiment for the veteran in your life.
  • By veterans, for veterans: search local veterans' businesses in order to support the veterans in your area when finding the right gift.

Acts of Thanks

  • Cook and deliver a favorite meal
  • Send flowers, or better yet, drop them off them in person
  • Plant a tree in the name of a veteran
  • Donate money or time to a veterans' organization
  • Volunteer at the VFW or another veterans' group

Books to honor veterans from pageaday.com

Medal of Honor - Gifts for Veterans - Memorial DayMedal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty:

The book includes 144 contemporary portraits of recipients by award-winning photographer Nick Del Calzo and profiles by National Book Award nominee Peter Collier. There are also letters from Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter; and a multimedia DVD with historic footage and recipients' first-person reflections. The Medal of Honor recipients in the book fought in conflicts from World War II to Afghanistan, serving in every branch of the armed services.

The Vietnam War - Gifts for Veterans - Memorial Day

NPR American Chronicles: The Vietnam War Broadcast CD:

NPR reports on the Vietnam War, from its origins to the major battles, through the Fall of Saigon, to repercussions of the conflict still felt today.

This unabridged, original radio broadcast is narrated by Audie Cornish and runs 3.75 hours.

The New York Times Complete World War II - Gifts for Veterans - Memorial Day

The New York Times Complete World War II:

Experience the history, politics, and tragedy of World War II as never before seen through the original, often firsthand daily reportage of The New York Times, our country's newspaper of record.

Beautifully designed and illustrated with hundreds of maps and historical photographs, it's the perfect gift for any war, politics, or history buff. 

A respected World War II historian and writer, editor Richard Overy guides readers through the articles, putting the events into historical context. The enclosed DVD-ROM gives access to more day-by-day coverage of World War II in The New York Times—from the invasion of Poland to V-J day with access to over 98,000 articles.

The Great War in 3D - Gifts for Veterans - Memorial DayThe Great War in 3D:

See The Great War in 3D and experience first hand stories as told from the soldiers' perspectives.

Detailed descriptions of the scenes depicted in each stereographic photograph are included on the back of each card, so the viewer will understand exactly what he or she is seeing.

Choosing Courage - Gifts for Veterans - Memorial Day

Choosing Courage: Inspiring Stories of What It Means to Be a Hero:

For ages 10+!  What turns an ordinary person into a hero? What happens in the blink of an eye on a battlefield (or in any dangerous situation) to bring out true courage? The men and women who have been recognized by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation know the answers to these questions deep in their hearts. 

Adding depth and context are illuminating sidebars throughout and essays on the combat experience and its aftermath: topics such as overcoming fear; a mother mourning her son; and “surviving hell” as a prisoner of war. Back matter includes a glossary and an index.

"The stories in this book . . . convey the human side of heroism."
-Baltimore Sun

Caturday: Cutest Cats of the Week

Happy Caturday! Relax with your furry feline and these gorgeous kitties from this week's 365 Cats and Bad Cat Page-A-Day Calendars. 

What a purrrfect way to spend the best day of the week!

From 365 Cats Page-A-Day and Digital Calendar (Cats rule. And celebrating 30 years— 365 Cats still rules as the #1 bestselling Page-A-Day calendar):

Caturday - 365 Cats - April 18, 2015

From Bad Cat Page-A-Day and Digital Calendar (Me-yeowza! Ten years of off-the-wall behavior, poor grooming, and nasty attitudes!):

Caturday - Bad Cat - April 18, 2015

National Nurses Week is Coming! Enter for A Chance to Win The Nurses Sweepstakes

National Nurses Week begins on Wednesday, May 6, 2015! Show the nurses in your life how much you appreciate their long hours, tireless work, and healing spirit.

We've teamed up with author Alexandra Robbins to offer three personalized, signed gift editions of The Nurses. Enter for a chance to win this one-of-a-kind gift — we'll mail it to be delivered to your favorite nurse during National Nurses Week. Scroll down to enter now.

National Nurses Week - The Nurses by Alexandra Robbins

Three (3) winners will receive The Nurses Sweepstakes prize: a personally dedicated, autographed copy of The Nurses by Alexandra Robbins!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to US residents of the 50 states, age 18 years as of 04/29/15. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 04/08/15 and ends at 12:00 a.m. ET on 04/29/15. Click here for full rules. Void where prohibited. 

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"Nurses are the unseen warriors of the hospital system, part of a 'secret club' of heroes with its own rules and codes. They're also strong-willed, flawed human beings made of flesh and (unafraid of) blood, rendered here in stunning detail. This fascinating and compulsively readable book even has a few tricks that could save your life. First tip: Don't get sick in July." — Mickey Rapkin, author of Pitch Perfect.

  

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Make your mom's special day memorable with a gift from the heart.

Browse our favorite books and find the perfect match for your mom.


For the mom who loves to read.

That Should Be A WordWhat My Mother Gave MeThe Year My Mother Came Back

For the mom who loves to cuddle.

Mother to DaughterMy mom's the best momMother to Son Realy Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me

For the mom who loves to cook

The Mom 100Sheet Pan SuppersBack in the Day Made with Love - Mother's Day Gift Guide

For the mom who does it all.

You Are Doing a Freaking Great Job  The Book of Nice - Mother's Day Gift Guide  Think Happy, Be Happy

For the mom who loves style and design.

Shoes Book Mother's Day Gift Guide dishesHandbags - Mother's Day Gift Guide

The Flower Recipe Book Design Mom The Jewelry Recipe Book

Meet Sadie: Our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

Sadie, Our Page-A-Day Dog of the Week

Sadie will be 13 years old April, 2015. She was adopted as a puppy from the Lifeline Puppy Rescue in Brighton, Colorado. She loves snowballs in the winter and pool time in the summer. With squirrels and bunnies to chase in the neighborhood - life is good.

Congratulations to Sadie, our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

Which Page-A-Day® dog calendar is right for you?