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All books are purchased through Texas Star Trading Company's website.

Good Night Little Texan

Children from the Lone Star State will know that they are safe and loved as they lay their head down to sleep ... whether at home on the range or in the big city. The lullaby-style text is accompanied by sweet images from Texas -- wildlife, pump jacks, twinkling stars and more. Illustrated by Barbra Clack. Hardcover, 7 ¼ by 8 ¼, 24 pages, full color, 24 pages. $15.95.

Abilene Stories, from Then to Now

Edited by Glenn Dromgoole, Jay Moore and Joe W. Specht. A collection of more than 100 stories about Abilene, Texas, from before its beginnings to contemporary life. 6x9 hardback, 352 pages, dust jacket. $27.99. Autographed copies available.

100 things 100 Great Things About Texas

This little book celebrates Texas style with 100 serious and not-so-serious nuggets about what makes Texas the special place that it is. A few facts, a few laughs, possibly a stretched truth or two, and a little history and culture thrown in for good measure.
$5.95

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aggie Aggie Savvy
Practical Wisdom from Texas A&M

Texas A&M University has changed dramatically through the years, but it has never lost its distinctive cultural heritage and rich Aggie traditions. In words and color photographs, Aggie Savvy celebrates the spirit of Aggieland. A perfect gift for a future, former or present Aggie.
Hardcover, 5 ¾ x 5 ¾, 111 pages, color. $14.95

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diagnosed I Have Been Diagnosed with a Fatal Disease and Other Poems

Sixty-four short poems cover a range of subjects, styles and moods. Divided into four categories, the verses focus on observing and reflecting; working and writing; laughing and savoring; and living and dying. Some of the poems are humorous, others are serious, all are easy to read and understand.
Paperback. $8.95

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cowboy Good Night Cowboy

Tuck in your 2 to 5 year old cowboy with a tender, soothing lullaby rhythm offering western images of ponies, tractors, windmills, jackrabbits, soft clouds and bright stars. Gently illustrated by Barbra Clack. Hardcover, 7 ¼ x 8 ¼, 24 pages, full color. $15.95

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cowgirl Good Night Cowgirl

A companion to Good Night Cowboy, this book is for your favorite little cowgirl. Tuck in your 2 to 5 year old cowgirl with a tender, soothing lullaby rhythm offering western images of ponies, tractors, windmills, jackrabbits, soft clouds and bright stars. Gently illustrated by Barbra Clack.
Hardcover, 7 ¼ x 8 ¼, 24 pages, full color. $15.95

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fish I’d Rather Be Fishing

Fishing is a great way to spend time, and is also filled with significant lessons that apply to all of life. We cast about for opportunities, we fish for compliments, we agonize over the prize that got away and we get hooked on all kinds of things. A clever book filled with color photography and tidbits about how fishing applies to our daily lives. A great gift for anyone who loves fishing – no matter what age!
Hardcover, 5 ½ x 5 ¾, 92 pages, color. $9.95

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longhorns Learning from Longhorns
Lester Galbreath and Glenn Dromgoole.
Illustrations by Charles Shaw, Photography by Watt M.
Casey Jr.

An icon of the American West, the Texas Longhorn has long been associated with the romance of life on the open range. Lester Galbreath, former manager of the official State of Texas Longhorn Herd, has spent most of his life living with and learning from these magnificent and stoic animals. Galbreath and Dromgoole share with readers the insight gleaned from observing the Texas Longhorn. Beautiful watercolor illustrations by Charles Shaw enrich the text.

Hardcover, 7 x 9, 96 pages, color. $19.95

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parables Parables from the Diamond
Phil Christopher and Glenn Dromgoole

Practical without being preachy ... This small paperback has a definite gospel message, but also has something to say to all people who love baseball and need encouragement in facing the challenges of life. Fifty short essays offer applications for personal integrity, family life, leadership opportunities and other common issues with which men struggle.
$9.95

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penny The Power of a Penny
Little Ways Our Lives Can Count for Something Big

There are times when we all feel powerless, when everything seems just that much further outside of our control. But we do not lack for power, we just need to recognize what we do have and make the best use of it. Each person has the power to make the world a little better place.
Now in paperback. $13.95

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town A Small Town in Texasbr />
Reflections on Growing Up in the ‘50s and ‘60s

The thirty-three stories in this collection touch on changes that affected not only residents of small towns but virtually all Americans in the 1950s and ‘60s. The essays engage memories of simpler times and deal with such varied topics as blue jeans, communism, the Kennedy assassination, the influence of a one-armed coach, and why so many people in small towns are called by their first and middle names.
154 pages, hardcover, $18.95

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grangchild What Grandchildren Do
 
Grandchildren … make us laugh … revive our souls … bring us comfort … touch our hearts. This heartfelt book takes a look at the simple gifts given to grandparents from their grandchildren. Delightful color photographs of children of all ages. A beautiful gift for any grandparent … or grandparent-to-be.
7 ¼ x 7 1/4 . $15.95

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dogs What Dogs Teach Us
Life’s Lessons Learned from Our Best Friends
Dogs are our best friends for a reason – they have an innate understanding of the joys and simplicities of life that mere humans rarely achieve. In this best-selling gift book, dogs of all breeds offer their wisdom on a variety of vital human issues such as health, self esteem, self improvement and daily life, with charming text accompanied by compelling photography. Hardcover, 6x6, 112 pages, color photography. $14.95

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dogs2 What Dogs Teach Us II
More Life’s Lessons Learned from Our Best Friends

Dogs continue to teach us important lessons about getting along with others, about self-respect, about health and fitness, and about a better life. Hardcover, 6x6, 96 pages, full color. $14.95

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horses What Horses Teach Us
Life’s Lessons Learned from Our Equine Friends

Horse lovers everywhere know there is much to be learned by watching and caring for horses. Whether blazing new trails, pulling a load, hurdling obstacles, or savoring a day in the meadow, horses of all sizes and colors have lessons to teach. Insightful and humorous text accompanies beautiful photography to make this an excellent choice for a horse lover.
Hardcover, 6x6, 96 pages, color photography. $14.95

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cats What Cats Teach Us
Life’s Lessons Learned from our Feline Friends

We can learn a lot from our feline friends – from keeping fastidious grooming habits, eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of rest, to nurturing your independent spirit and embracing your curiosity. This book reminds us of what in life is important. Adorable photographs accompany clever text to make this a perfect gift for a cat lover. Hardcover, 6x6, 112 pages, color photography. $14.95

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