Happy New Year, book-loving friends! Now that the holiday season has come to a close, and the winter chill is settling in, here are a few great books available to keep you company:

Fans of Mickey Mouse will LOVE The Art of Walt Disney (ISBN 9780810998148), from Abrams Books. This updated edition of the book has new content in every chapter, and new chapters on Pixar and Walt Disney Animation studio. Fun for adults and great to share with the kids too!

Those who may have eaten too much over the holidays and don't know what to do about it can turn to Paul McKenna and his new-in-paperback book I Can Make You Thin (available from Sterling Publishing, ISBN 9781402775543). This book comes with a CD and the program guarantees to help you lose weight... or your money back!

James Patterson readers must pick up Kill Alex Cross (available from Hachette Book Group, ISBN 9780316198738). This book is described by the publisher as "faster, more exciting, and more tightly wound than any Alex Cross thriller James Patterson has ever written!"