Gifts & Calendars

Gifts & Calendars

“A book is a gift you can open again and again.” G. Keillor

From holidays to birthdays, or any occasion that calls for a gift, finding that perfect item can become a difficult task. To help you find something practical and unique, the Government Printing Office suggests the following gift ideas covering many subjects of interest, including current events, history, art, health, and education. These publications will make great gift ideas for your kids, family, friends, teachers, clients, colleagues, military or veterans.

Calendars and event planners are beautiful, useful and visible way to plan out the month and year. Shop our assortment from Federal agencies.

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Ponzimonium: How Scam Artists Are Ripping Off America (ePub eBook)

By: U.s. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

GPO Stock # 666-080-00001-1 ISBN: 9780160890802

Fortunately, more than ever before, con artists are being apprehended and prosecuted.  Federal, state and local law enforcement officials have reported enormous increases in tips and criminal activity since the economic calamity began in 2008.  Cash redemptions are dangerous for Ponzi schemes, because when the money runs out, folks start talking.  For example, at any one time, enforcement staff at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) are investigating anywhere between 750 and 1,000 individuals or entities for various violations of the law.  Increases in tips and fraud cases have also occurred at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in the states, and various localities around the world.

The stories in this book are actual CFTC cases stemming from investigations that began with the economic downturn. These are real cases, real fraudsters, with unfortunately . . . very real victims.  While, the fundamental nature of the writing in such files is, as you would imagine, very bureaucratic:  this script is anything but bureaucratic.

Commissioner Chilton has worked in public service for over a quarter of a century and has found that one of the most important things that can be done is to make government less puzzling and perplexing, less mysterious, and yes, less bureaucratic.  While Commissioner Chilton can’t say there has been any monumental change in how folks see their government, over the years, Commissioner Chilton continues to try and do his part by communicating in a way that lets folks “in” on what is going on.  This writing is an effort to continue that work.  Commissioner Chilton hopes it will be a satisfying read, but more importantly, maybe some folks will avoid the tremendous tragedy that so many of our fellow citizens have endured.

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Deliciously Healthy Family Meals Cookbook

Deliciously Healthy Family Meals

By: Health and Human Services Dept., National Institutes of Health, National Heart and Lung Institute

GPO Stock # 017-001-00572-0 ISBN: 9780160912689

Designed to help busy parents who want to make healthy meal preparation a family affair, Keep the Beat™ Recipes: Deliciously Healthy Family Meals features delicious, heart healthy kid-friendly recipes and also provides tips for involving children in meal preparation. The appendix is loaded with information on meal planning, cooking, and nutrition for families and children.

Another great healthy cookbook in the Keep the Beat ™ series, this cookbook showcases new dishes that were created especially for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) by a Culinary Institute of America-trained chef/ instructor and father of two. All the recipes were taste-tested with parents and school-aged children, and feature easy-to-follow instructions in numbered steps and detailed health information, such as calories, fat, cholesterol, total fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins and more.

Price: $29.40
How to Prune Trees (Revised 2012)

How to Prune Trees (Revised 2012)

By: Agriculture Dept.

GPO Stock # 001-000-04755-8 ISBN:

Revised 2012. Teaches how to prune trees to produce strong, healthy, attractive plants. Describes how, when and why to prune.

Price: $5.60
English pocket edition of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence

Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of Independence (Pocket Edition)

By: House

GPO Stock # 052-071-01545-1 ISBN: 9780160891847

A pocket-size booklet containing the complete text of these two core documents of American democracy, the Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of Independence.

Price: $4.20

Civil War in the Southeast

By: Interior Dept., National Park Service

GPO Stock # 024-005-01302-4 ISBN: 9780160910319

Colorful folder provides a map of Civil War battlefilds in the Southeast United States. On the reverse side of the map are sections about: America at War With Herself; The Coming of the Civil War; The Hallowed Ground of Epic Battles; From Civil War to Civil Rights; and Why Does the Civil War Matter Today?. The map includes information about Atlanta; Shiloh; Charleston; General Scott's Great Snake; as well as locations of many Civil War hallowed ground sites. Contains reproductions of copyrighted images. Sold in packages of 100 copies only under this stock number.

Price: $91.00
Council of War: A History of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 1942-1991

Council of War: A History of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 1942-1991

By: Defense Dept., National Defense University, Joint History Office, Office of the Director

GPO Stock # 008-020-01622-5 ISBN: 9780160912238

Adopting a broad view, it surveys the JCS role and contributions from the early days of World War II through the end of the Cold War. Written from a combination of primary and secondary sources, it is a fresh work of scholarship, looking at the problems of this era and their military implications. The main prism is that of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but in laying out the JCS perspective, it deals also with the wider impact of key decisions and the ensuing policies.

Price: $98.00

Understanding Marine Debris: Games & Activities for Kids of All Ages: Marine Debris 101 (2012)

By: Commerce Dept., NOAA, Marine Debris Program, Office of Response and Restoration

GPO Stock # 003-017-00564-0 ISBN: 9780160913624

Educates children and adults about the problem of marine debris. Includes a word find page, a crossword, word scrambles, a maze, a connect the dots picture, and other activities about marine pollution and beach clean up.

Price: $9.80
Owlie Skywarn children's book about dangerous weather

Owlie Skywarn's Weather Book

By: Commerce Dept., National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

GPO Stock # 003-017-00563-1 ISBN:

Provides an easy to read pamphlet about storms: hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, lightning, emergency preparation kits, safety at school, and more. Although this is for children ages 8 to 12, adults could learn from it also. At head of title on cover: Watch Out Storms Ahead.

Price: $14.00
Book Cover Image for The Civil War Begins: Opening Clashes, 1861

The Civil War Begins: Opening Clashes, 1861

By: Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History

GPO Stock # 008-029-00552-2 ISBN: 9780160911453

U.S. Army Campaigns of the Civil War. CMH Pub 75-2. The Civil War Begins: Opening Clashes, 1861 is the first in a series of campaign brochures commemorating our national sacrifices during the American Civil War. Author Jennifer Murray examines the successes and challenges of both the Union and the Confederate forces during the early days of the Civil War. Notable battles discussed include: Fort Sumter, South Carolina; Bull Run, Virginia; Wilson's Creek, Missouri; Cape Hatteras, North Carolina; and Port Royal, South Carolina. This brochure includes six maps and three tables.

Price: $11.20
Junior Explorer Geology and Fossils Activity Book

Junior Explorer Geology and Fossils Activity Book

By: Interior Dept., Bureau of Land Management, Division of Education, Interpretation, and Partnerships

GPO Stock # 024-003-00213-5 ISBN: 9780160913631

Includes fun facts, a crossword puzzle, and activities about rocks and fossils for explorers ages 8 to 12, along with a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Junior Explorer Certificate.

Introduces basic kid-friendly concepts about geology, types of rocks and formations, and a glossary of terms. Focuses on Earth features-- rock formations, canyons, caves, craters and more-- that formed over long periods of time and that cannot be replaced as humans remove and make use of them, and the role of geologists to manage these nonrenewable natural resources.

Lists great public lands managed by the BLM that tourists can visit and explore these "rock stars."

On cover: Join the Adventure. Illustrated in color.

Price: $9.80
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