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We are a family that loves to read. Every day I read to both of my kiddos and now that my son is in first grade, he has been reading daily too! My daughter is in preschool and even she is beginning to read. Our 2019 Book & Activity Book Gift Guide is filled with activity book, children’s books, books for adults and even calendar gift ideas.
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2019 Book & Activity Book Gift Ideas
A brave young girl, a whimsical house, and a ticklish dragon help young readers see the world through Gaudí’s eyes. Set in Casa Batlló, one of Antoni Gaudí’s most renowned buildings, this joyful story introduces young readers to the architect’s work, inciting their curiosity and imagination along the way. While her nanny is sleeping, young Paloma hears a noise. She climbs the stairs of her house until she reaches the roof, where a dragon is perched. Unafraid, Paloma reaches out to pet the dragon–but he is ticklish, and as he laughs, he spews a myriad of sea animals that he had unwittingly swallowed. The house is transformed into a dreamy aquarium and the dragon settles into a deep sleep on the roof. Cécile Alix’s playful story and Fred Sochard’s boldly graphic illustrations are the perfect accompaniment to Gaudí’s exuberant vision. As readers make their way through Paloma’s home, they are introduced to its fabulous elements–columns shaped like elephant legs; marine-inspired tiles, glass, and ironwork; and of course the spectacularly undulating, iridescent roof, which resembles a sleeping dragon. The end of the book includes a brief history of Gaudí’s career and provides helpful background to Paloma’s story. Kids will want to linger over the pictures and imagine what their own house would be like if a dragon were living on their roof.Learn More
The wonderful graphic illustrator Simon Tyler is back with a book all about the extremes of our planet – and the people who venture there. Adventures on Earth is bursting with information and illustrated in bold and colorful graphics, this book will grab the attention of all avid explorers – big and small. Follow in the footsteps of the world’s most famous explorers and travel to the extremes of our environment on Earth–learn about the highest and deepest, hottest and coldest places on Earth. Discover the world’s most wild terrain–deserts, mountains, volcanoes, rivers, jungles, oceans, the polar regions and more and learn about how they were discovered and explored by human adventurers. Find out how these regions are under threat from global warming and other issues, and learn what we can do to conserve them.Learn More
Alabaster Co has created the most visually inspiring Bibles I have ever seen. Alabaster Co integrates visual imagery and thoughtful design into different texts of the Bible. Alabaster Co is interested in how imagery and art changes the way you experience the text. These Bibles are lithographically printed on a 15 pt cover with soft-touch aqueous coating and 80# uncoated text. Choose from the complete collection (The Book of Genesis, Proverbs, Psalms, Romans, Matthew, Mark Luke and John), purchase each book individually, purchase The Gospels Collection or purchase the set of Psalms & Proverbs. These Bibles are more of a coffee table, display Bible and they will definitely encourage conversation and inspiration.Learn More
Meet the funny, fierce, and fearless Amy Wu, who is determined to make a perfect bao bun today. Can she rise to the occasion? Amy loves to make bao with her family. But it takes skill to make the bao taste and look delicious. And her bao keep coming out all wrong. Then she has an idea that may give her a second chance…Will Amy ever make the perfect bao?Learn More
Now an Emmy-nominated film streaming on Netflix! Pulitzer Prize recipient Frank McCourt shares the story of his mother’s childhood Christmas in this tender and heartwarming picture book, previously published as Angela and the Baby Jesus. Angela is six-years-old and worries for the baby Jesus on the altar of St. Joseph’s church in Limerick. December nights are damp and cold, and the church is dark at night. How can the baby Jesus’ mother leave him in the manger without even a blanket to cover him? The baby Jesus surely needs Angela’s help, even if she is not allowed to go on the altar, especially by herself. Filled with the characters, incident, and detail that have made Frank McCourt internationally renowned and beloved, Angela’s Christmas is a timeless story of real life—in all of its joy, innocence, and incongruity. A story for all generations to enjoy and cherish.Learn More
Big Cat by Emma Lazell has Lazell’s bright colors and brilliant characterization gives the book the look of a classic from the 1970s or earlier, but with a very modern sense of humor and sensibility. Isobel’s grandma has lost her glasses and she can’t see a thing without them. While Isobel and Gran are in the garden searching for the specs, they come across a cat. A very big cat. A very big and stripy cat! The big cat moves in with them, much to the disgust of all gran’s other cats. He might be good fun, but he takes up lots of space and eats every scrap of food. Eventually the new cat’s mom and dad turn up, looking for their missing son. And they just happen to have found gran’s glasses too. The tiger family are delighted to be reunited—and gran now sees that she’s been sharing her house with… a tiger! A heartwarming and surreal romp, packed with jokes and funny details and with an underlying message of acceptance.Learn More
Brain Candy: 500 Sweet Facts to Satisfy Your Curiosity is an offbeat, “stocking-sized” book that will satisfy any reader’s fun fact cravings. Cranium “cavities” will be filled to the brim with 500 fascinating knowledge nuggets about numbers, fun facts, and cool trivia on all kinds of topics. With features that dive into why potatoes and tomatoes are a dynamic duo, amazing animal tongues and how they are used to ”lick” their competition and dental care through the ages, Brain Candy is a tasty approach to feeding kids tantalizing tidbits about the world.Learn More
My daughter LOVES workbooks. She’s in VPK and is loving this Brain Quest Workbook. The ultimate kindergarten workbook, with hundreds of curriculum-based activities, exercises, and games in every subject! From Brain Quest, America’s #1 educational bestseller with over 45 million books sold. It’s fun to be smart! Loved by kids, teacher approved, and parent trusted, Brain Quest Kindergarten Workbook reviews and reinforces what kids are learning in the classroom in an instantly engaging, entertaining way. Each page is jam packed with hands-on activities and games covering ABCs, phonics, spelling and vocabulary, time and money, science, and much, much more—with friendly illustrations throughout.Learn More
Caterpillar 2020 Wall Calendar features large-format photographs of earthmoving and construction marvels from across the Caterpillar lineup of dozers, loaders, excavators, trucks and more. Image details provide a look inside vehicle cabs and scale illustrations detail each vehicle’s spec. Personalization is easy with different colors for appointments and trips, add stickers or stickie notes for a quick reference, or create your own system of symbols and abbreviations. Includes detailed callouts of the alarm and station apparatus assigned. Makes a great gift for any fire family with ample space to record kelly dates and important milestones.Learn More
Celebrate the Christmas season with Snoopy and the Peanuts gang in this special Level 2 Ready-to-Read! Christmas is finally here! This year, Snoopy just wants to spend a peaceful and quiet day with his best friend Woodstock, but people keep interrupting them. Find out how Snoopy gets into the Christmas spirit in this festive Ready-to-Read story! This paperback edition comes with two pages of stickers!Learn More
Snowflake is looking for a place to call home this Christmas – but only you and your loved ones can help her! A charming, personalized book all about the importance of being with the people you love. When you customize this book you can add up to 9 different family members that can help Snowflake on her journey. Their names will magically appear on Snowflake’s crystals, festive Christmas stockings, and even floating majestically on the wind… On her journey, eventually little Snowflake finds her perfect place – your family’s home. As the final page is turned, you’ll discover a unique, one-of-a-kind snowflake, with your names built into her icicles. The Christmas Snowflake book is a visual and lyrical treat – illuminated with heartwarming characters, gorgeous illustrations and playful verse on every page.Learn More
What a big idea! And what big fun: Colossal Paper Machines Make 10 Giant Models That Move! is a whopping oversize book of interactive paper models to appeal to every kid who loves big machines—which pretty much covers all of them. These are the coolest big machines that kids love—each re-created in an oversize paper model that, once built, really moves. The book has everything the reader needs to pop out, fold, and create a full-color model of ten big machines: a dump truck, space shuttle, excavator, ladder truck, front loader, concrete mixer, steam locomotive, steamboat, dirigible, Chinook helicopter. The models are printed on sturdy card stock; perforated to pop out and fold; require only gluing (no tape or pins); and come with complete, easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. And, worth repeating, each one moves: Wheels roll and the mixer turns, helicopter blades spin, and the excavator’s boom and bucket raises and lowers.Learn More
Spend Christmas in the country with this festive coloring book and its 31 drawings of holiday scenes in rustic settings. Illustrations include snug snowbound cottages surrounded by evergreens and snowmen, shoppers browsing the streets of a quaint village, and other images of winter landscapes and seasonal cheer. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Country Christmas and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.Learn More
Thirty complex puzzles prove that dot-to-dot challenges aren’t just for kids! Each page features hundreds of dots that reveal surprising pictures of common and exotic creatures. Double the fun by adding color to the finished images. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Wild Animals Dot-to-Dot and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.Learn More
Need help figuring out what you can and can’t eat on your keto diet? “Low-Carb Queen” Dana Carpender takes the guesswork out of knowing which foods are on or off the table with this handy little guide. This book includes a comprehensive directory of total fat, carbs, protein, fiber, and calorie amounts for countless types of food—from meat, fruits, and vegetables to popular packaged and restaurant foods. Also included are the best keto/low-carb tips from the Low-Carb Queen herself. This is a perfect quick reference to help you balance your macronutrients for a successful keto/low-carb/intermittent fasting lifestyle. Grab this little book and carry it in your purse, pocket, or briefcase and you’ll never struggle to stay keto.Learn More
DK’s updated Disney Princess: The Essential Guide is the ultimate companion to Disney’s much-loved Princess movies, now featuring Merida from Brave, and the latest princess to be officially inaugurated: Moana. Enter the magical worlds of Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, and Moana and find out everything you ever wanted to know about the lives, loyal friends, and fiercest enemies of your favorite Disney Princesses. Featuring stunning illustrations, readers will be transported to enchanted royal kingdoms with this irresistible book.Learn More
Epic Vegan offers a step-by-step guide to creating timeless comfort foods that are over-the-top delicious, and always plant based. Think classic and nostalgic, yet messy, juicy, and Instagram-worthy at the same time. Are you into playing with your food? Epic Vegan does just that, encouraging home cooks to think outside of the box. Author Dustin Harder, host and creator of the original vegan travel culinary series, The Vegan Roadie, is your culinary coordinator for the adventure ahead, sharing recipes that everyone from beginner cooks to experienced chefs can create at home.Learn More
Meet famous explorers and adventurers in this exciting non-fiction storybook for children. Venture into steaming jungles in search of lost temples, fight off frostbite in the Arctic, and blast off into space! Great explorers have one thing in common: a desire to leap into the unknown, no matter how dangerous that might be. From Ferdinand Magellan’s first circumnavigation of the world 500 years ago to Barbara Hillary’s treks to the North and South poles while in her seventies, Explorers documents the trials and hardships of the men and women who rewrote our understanding of the world, and showed us what humans are capable of. Packed with jaw-dropping facts and written in language that will get the heart racing, Explorers is the perfect book for any budding young adventurer, combining both beautiful illustrations by Jessamy Hawke and fantastic photography.Learn More
They’re reusable! The sticker book series that kids love has a new addition: EyeLike Stickers: Baby Animals. Each book contains 400 full-color stickers that are amazingly detailed and lifelike in quality and are designed to be stuck on, peeled off, and stuck on again without tearing or losing their “stick.” The books’ inside covers are glossy illustrated backgrounds on which kids can create lively and original sticker scenes—and then change them whenever they like.Learn More
Drawing from the thrilling lives of more than 30 adorable cats throughout history, Kimberlie Hamilton retells the fascinating tales of cats through the centuries. Meet Mrs. Chippy, a cat who joined a daring ocean journey to Antarctica, or Simon, the only cat to receive a medal for wartime bravery, and dozens more. Filled with colorful depictions of each cat and feline facts throughout, this is the perfect gift for cat and history lovers alike.Learn More
Ford Mustang 2020 pays tribute, in calendar form, to the original pony car with 26 eye-popping portraits ranging from the classics up to today’s all-new models. With over 50 years of production and some 10 million cars built, the Mustang is recognized and admired worldwide. Ford Mustang 2020 is a 16-month calendar featuring a wide range of Mustangs, from the classics to the latest models.Learn More
Frankie Sparks uses her inventing skills to build the best sled ever in this third chapter book in the STEM inspired Frankie Sparks, Third-Grade Inventor series. Frankie Sparks can’t wait to enter the town-wide sled design contest. With the help of a team, she must design and build a sled using only cardboard and duct tape. And there are PRIZES! Even though Frankie might know a lot about building a sled, it turns out she still has a lot to learn about building a team. With lots of twists, turns, and big bumps along the way, can Frankie and her fellow super-sled designers create a dream machine—and a dream team?Learn More
Frog’s Rainy-Day Story and Other Fables is a delightfully entertaining and attractively illustrated book of eight fables that whimsically compare and contrast some of the predominant themes of our culture with a Christian world view. The entire family will want to read this enjoyable book together again and again. Children will love the entertaining stories and colorful illustrations. Adults will chuckle as they see many of their own behaviors mirrored in the insightful tales.
A complementary “Burrowing Deeper” study guide with thought-provoking questions about each fable is available as a free download. This makes Frog’s Rainy-Day Story and Other Fables an ideal learning resource for family devotions, home school studies, Christian school and church Sunday school classes, and small group discussions.Learn More
Bursting with brightly colored illustrations, this fun-filled book is packed with more than 100 playful puzzles for children ages 8 to 12. Hours and hours of activities include mazes, matching and word games, secret codes, logic challenges, and so much more. All kids need is a pencil — no batteries required! Solutions are included.Learn More
Covering a broad array of landscape plants, including edibles, flowering and fruiting trees and shrubs, evergreens, and perennials, horticulturist Jessica Walliser takes a deep dive into the emerging category of compact plants in the book Gardener’s Guide to Compact Plants. Whether short, narrow, columnar, or dwarf, this new and exciting group of plants provides the same decorative function as full-sized ornamental plants, but in a fraction of the space. Plus, edible compact plants offer comparable productivity, without having to add more square footage to the garden.Learn More
In this comprehensive guide, Jessica uses her numerous contacts in the seed and plant production world to give space-challenged gardeners a heads up on what’s new, as well as re-introducing a few traditional small-footprint favorites.
Today our kids consume at least three times the recommended daily allowance of sugar. And it’s not just because they are drinking too many sodas. Added sugar lurks everywhere in our food—in yogurts and bottled salad dressings, in jarred tomato sauce and oatmeal packets, and on and on. And it’s a real problem—excess sugar can lead to a variety of health issues, including cavities, of course, but also type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and fatty liver disease. Here to help concerned parents is a family cookbook that addresses the problem with reduced-sugar versions of kids’ favorite foods, including dessert. Half the Sugar, All the Love is an eye-opening education, an action plan, and a cookbook all in one.Learn More
Adorable Hedgehogs is a 16-month calendar showcasing delightful hedgehogs as they party, chill, and have just the quilliest time! This calendar is perfect as décor in your home, kitchen, or office and easily helps to keep track of important dates, contacts, and other events at a glance. Each calendar month is easy to glance at and see what responsibilities you have coming up, so make sure you stay organized through the year! Personalization is easy with different colors for appointments and trips, add stickers or stickie notes for a quick reference, or create your own system of symbols and abbreviations.Learn More
Hemi Muscle 70 Years is the complete illustrated story of the legendary engine and the cars it powered. Author Darwin Holmstrom explores how Chrysler’s Hemi engine became the number one choice for drag racers and stock car racers across the country, campaigned to great success by drivers like Richard Petty, Don Garlits, David Pearson, Sox and Martin, and more.
In 1950, Chrysler debuted a potent high-performance overhead-valve V-8 engine. Originally called the FirePower, it would soon be better known by the name “Hemi.” Intended to power Chrysler’s luxury cars, the Hemi found a higher calling: humiliating its competitorson the street and at the race track.
On top of learning how the Hemi engine came to be, you’ll also see how the Hemi remained the engine to beat on the street, stuffed into some of the most desirable performance cars in automotive history: the ‘Cuda, Road Runner, Charger, GTX, and Challenger, to name a few. The Hemi made such a lasting impact that Chrysler revived it as the top engine for the twenty-first century Challenger and Charger.
Today, Hemi is a household name, known to enthusiasts and consumers alike, often imitated, never duplicated. Having found its way into both sports cars and luxury cars, you’ll often hear: “Hey, has that thing got a Hemi in it?” This book answers “yes”…and offers the full exciting story!Learn More
Puzzle fans who love finding hidden objects in pictures will be delighted with this book. Twenty-four visual bafflers challenge keen-eyed observers to locate cowboy hats blown away on a windy day; identify summery items such as an ice cream cone, straw hat, and sunglasses lost in a snowbound landscape; find a teddy bear, book, robot, and other toys left by Santa; and pinpoint other objects positioned in out-of-the-ordinary places. Captions beneath each illustration contain clues indicating the number and kinds of articles hidden in the drawings — all cleverly designed and rendered to test the skills of older children as well as adults. Solutions are provided at the end of the book.Learn More
Word puzzles are challenging and fun as well as educational! This Highlights Jumbo Pad of Word Puzzles contains puzzles that vary in complexity, so kids can challenge themselves and discover new strengths and interests. Each puzzle page easily tears out–with answers on the back of every page–making this pad perfect for entertaining at home or on the go, sharing with friends on play dates or rainy days, or making a perfect activity for family game night.Learn More
Hot WheelsTM: From 0 to 50 at 1:64 Scale shares the inspiring journey of the die-cast vehicles that started out as a new twist on toy cars and became a worldwide phenomenon. Officially licensed with Mattel, this in-depth retrospective reveals what makes these cars unique, how the models are designed, and all the work that goes into the play to ensure Hot WheelsTM maintain their position as the greatest toy cars ever made. This special commemorative book is lavishly illustrated with rare design drawings and prototypes from Mattel’s archives, fantastic photos of all of the great Hot WheelsTM vehicles from across their 50-plus year history, and a feature gatefold illustrated with rare Hot Wheels catalog art. It’s the perfect vehicle for Hot WheelsTM fans of all ages!Learn More
Ford designer and LEGO master builder Peter Blackert provides step-by-step instruction for 15 fun builds for a range of levels featuring the most most famous rides from the big and small screens. LEGO is the world’s #1 toy company for good reason: Its ubiquitous sets are as fun for the young at heart as they are for kids. If you grew up building LEGO City and Spacesports and are still building, or have passed your old bricks on to your children, these car builds offer exciting new possibilities. The book How to Build Brick TV and Movie Cars: Detailed LEGO Designs uses Peter Blackert’s unique “common-chassis” platforms for scale-model cars to recreate 15 famous TV and movie vehicles from beginner to advanced buildsLearn More
When a mouse named Winston finds a lost letter addressed to Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, he sets off an unforgettable journey to personally deliver the letter to Santa! How Winston Delivered Christmas is a heart-warming story, organized in twenty-four and a half chapters, to share during the countdown to Christmas. Starting on December 1st, children can read a chapter a day, and each chapter is followed with a fun and festive holiday activity to complete. This illustrated advent story tells of the adventures of an adorable mouse and how a good deed can lead to a very happy ending, in a beautiful hardcover that can be treasured year after year.Learn More
A photographic puzzle book features rhyming riddles that invite young readers to locate hidden objects–clocks, nickels, pickles, frogs, and others–among double-page spreads filled with holiday delights. I SPY Christmas: A Book of Picture Riddles is the perfect fit for a STEAM curriculum.Learn More
From celebrated author and illustrator Ashley Bryan comes a deeply moving picture book memoir about serving in the segregated army during World War II, and how love and the pursuit of art sustained him. In May of 1942, at the age of eighteen, Ashley Bryan was drafted to fight in World War II. For the next three years, he would face the horrors of war as a black soldier in a segregated army. He endured the terrible lies white officers told about the black soldiers to isolate them from anyone who showed kindness—including each other. He received worse treatment than even Nazi POWs. He was assigned the grimmest, most horrific tasks, like burying fallen soldiers…but was told to remove the black soldiers first because the media didn’t want them in their newsreels. And he waited and wanted so desperately to go home, watching every white soldier get safe passage back to the United States before black soldiers were even a thought. For the next forty years, Ashley would keep his time in the war a secret. But now, he tells his story.Learn More
Kumon Workbooks are based on the same learning method used to help over 4.4 million children succeed at Kumon Centers worldwide. Kumon Workbooks and Educational Products introduce basic learning skills to children ages 2 and up. Subjects covered include early learning and fine motor control skills, verbal skills, and math skills. The KUMON Method is a proven learning system developed to help each child reach his or her full potential. Concepts are introduced in a step-by-step manner that allows the child to master each in turn without getting frustrated. Before long, children gain confidence in their abilities and are motivated to learn on their own. Our daughter (she’s in VPK) has been using Kumon Workbooks for a year and a half now and they have taught her so much. She has learned everything from fine motor skills, numbers up to 150, reading and writing words and cutting with scissors. We’ve watched the Kumon method work with her and love working on workbooks with her. Purchase workbooks for children as young as 2 years old and as old as 6th grade.Learn More
In this beloved classic picture book, Tomie dePaola retells and illustrates an Italian Christmas folk tale, breathing warmth and humanity into the character of the lonely Old Befana and her endless search for the Christ Child. Every morning and every afternoon, Old Befana sweeps with her broom. “Cranky old lady,” the children say. “She is always sweeping!” Sweep, sweep, sweep. But when a brilliant star glows in the eastern sky one night, and Old Befana encounters the glorious procession of three kings on their way to Bethlehem, her world will never be the same.Learn More
Pure interactive fun all year long—12 activity packed-scenes featuring llamas, unicorns, narwhals and mermaids. Plus stickers! A year of enchanting fun for all ages! Every month of the Magical Activity Calendar is packed with playful prompts (Draw yourself dancing to your own magical beat), celebrations (dragon appreciation day, bubble bath day—featuring an adorable mermaid illustration), games, jokes, and more. It’s as delightful for kids as it is for teens and adults who are feeling a little magical, with illustrations of colorful unicorns, friendly dragons, groovy llamas, and cheerful gnomes throughout—plus 300 stickers, including sparkly ones, a bonus 12” x 24” poster (perfect for decorating a bedroom wall or cubicle), and a neon-hued drop-down storage pocket. From Eunice and Sabrina Moyle, the author-illustrator team behind the beloved Hello Lucky greeting cards. Printed in five colors—including eye-popping neon orange.Learn More
Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening is your “201” level course in cultivating produce. Expand your knowledge base and discover options that go beyond the ordinary! Prepare to encounter new varieties of common plant species, learn their history and benefits, and, most of all, identify fascinating new edibles to grow in your own gardens. Written by gardening expert Matt Mattus, Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening offers a wealth of new and exciting opportunities, alongside beautiful photography, lore, insight, and humor that can only come from someone who has grown each vegetable himself and truly loves gardening.Learn More
Prepare for the cutest world tour ever with this miniature, portable, and even cuter version of Kawaii Doodle Cuties! YouTube celebrity artist Pic Candle shows you how to draw kawaii characters from every stop on the map! The Japanese word kawaii translates to “cute,” and this how-to book is chock-full of super-adorable images from your favorite spots around the globe. With doodles of food, nature, animals, architecture, fashion, and more, you will learn to draw cute artwork from countries all over the world! Learn how to draw a darling Eiffel Tower, macaron, and beret from France. Or master how to draw precious natural wonders like Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and enchanting architecture like India’s Taj Mahal. Or sketch fashion fun like a K-pop skirt from South Korea and charming transportation like a tuk tuk from Vietnam. Mini Kawaii Doodle Cutiesfeatures over 100 lovable, huggable characters and includes simple step-by-step illustrations and instructions, search-and-find puzzle patterns that you can color, and inspiration pages. Thanks to this adorable crash course in doodling all things kawaii, you’ll soon be enhancing your notebooks, stationery, artwork, and everything with unbelievably adorable illustrations!Learn More
This Mixit Bound Journal from JCPenney is a great gift to anyone who has been wanting to start journaling! It is a great journal for preteens, teens and adults of all ages.Learn More
Bringing together over 100 mouth-watering recipes inspired by Michelle’s heritage, Modern Sourdough expands our understanding of this ancient baking technique. Featuring a step-by-step guide to making a sourdough starter, as well as methods for folding, shaping, scoring and baking, it demonstrates how you too can make Margot signature loaves, as well as naturally-leavened pizzas, challah, focaccia, French pastries, brioche and babka. Covering bread, cakes, buns, savory bakes and store cupboard wonders, plus a selection of non-sourdough favorites from the bakery, these are recipes you’ll want to make again and again.Learn More
Revolutionize the way you plan, create, and record your day-to-day experiences with My Life in Lists: An Illustrated Journal to Record Your Loves + Goals + Dreams!. Here, talented artist Nicole Barlettano has created beautifully illustrated collection pages for you to start filling in your thoughts, dreams, and lists of favorites as you push past planning into the wilder possibilities of a free-form journal. Catalog the rodeo of ideas and distractions constantly rattling around in your brain as you fill in these pages, with collections that include exercises in self-discovery and gratitude, but also a place to record important information and track your progress on ongoing projects. Combining mindfulness with productivity, these thoughtfully designed collections will take you beyond basic journaling to help you manage your life in this crazy world.Learn More
Whether you’re silly or serious, this delightfully illustrated holiday journal is for you! Chock full of more than 90 drawing and writing activities, this book is the perfect place to record your Christmas likes, dislikes, hopes, and dreams. Fun fill-in-the-blanks and activities include designing a candy cane and ornament, making a list of your favorite holiday songs, telling how you feel when you wake up on Christmas morning, and more! All you need is a pencil to get started on making your memories last.Learn More
National Geographic’s Nerd A to Z: Your Reference to Literally Figuratively Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know is a superstuffed alphabetical compendium of must-know facts from science, pop culture, history, and more. This book is perfect for kids who already know the names of every single dinosaur or want to understand exactly how the Millennium Falcon works. It’s a book for grammar gurus, science snobs, music geeks, and history buffs. In short, it’s a book for nerds. Inside, you’ll find browsable, info-packed blurbs that’ll give you the lowdown on everything from augmented reality to zydeco, with larger features that dive deep into fascinating topics like UFOs, pirates, artificial intelligence, and daring circus acts. And you’ll hear from the world’s most notable (and quotable) Nerds of Note from history and today.Learn More
How do they do all those amazing flips and tricks? What kind of gear do they use? What’s it like to be a BMX pro? Find out as we take you inside the basics and around the world of Nitro Circus to show you the best of BMX in the book Nitro Circus Best of BMX! From techniques and tips to records and events, you’ll get an insider’s look at all this and more.Learn More
Ever wanted to know how to do tailwhips? Or what it takes to be a pro freestyler? Find out as we take you inside the basics and around the world of Nitro Circus to show you the best of Scooter in the book of Nitro Circus Best of Scooter! From techniques and tips to records and events, you’ll get an insider’s look at all this and more!Learn More
Go behind the scenes of one of the premiere action sports companies in the world–Nitro Circus! From bios of top athletes, like the legendary Travis Pastrana, to amazing feats to how it all started, this book is a must-have for every action sports fan! It’s the book you’ve been waiting for–an insider’s guide to everything Nitro Circus! With stunning photography and behind-the-scenes info, you’ll find out how it all started, see bios of top athletes and get stories straight from the legends themselves. Featuring Nitro Circus founder and ringleader Travis Pastrana, this is the ultimate compilation of the worldwide phenomenon that is Nitro Circus. So sit back, relax, and immerse yourself in the world of action sports like never before!Learn More
Meet the amazing athletes of Nitro Circus and find out just what inspires them to be the best! Appropriate for grades 2-4, this Level 3 Reader introduces Nitro Circus paraplegic athlete Bruce Cook. Featuring his inspiring story, favorite achievements, and more, kids will love learning how Bruce lives his “Never say can’t!” motto every day!Learn More
Meet the amazing athletes of Nitro Circus and find out just what inspires them to be the best! Appropriate for grades 2-4, this Level 3 Reader introduces Nitro Circus founder and award-winning athlete Travis Pastrana. Featuring his life-long love of motocross, favorite achievements, and more, kids will love learning how Travis lives his “You got this!” motto every day!Learn More
It’s hours of jolly holiday fun—including glitter stickers! New in this bestselling activity series, Paint by Sticker Kids: Christmas includes everything kids need to create ten vibrant images, including Santa, a snowman, stockings filled with presents, and a dazzling Christmas tree—with glitter stickers that make the images shine.
Step 1: Pick an image. Step 2: Find the stickers. Step 3: Match the numbers. And watch your Halloween painting come to life! This book includes everything you need to create ten sticker paintings on sturdy card stock. Plus, all the pages are perforated—making it easy to tear out each finished work to frame and share!Learn More
Find the sticker, peel the sticker, place the sticker. And sticker by sticker, a koala appears! Or an elephant, frog, red panda, puffin, peacock, snake, giraffe, tiger, or gorilla. (And no mess to clean up!) Designed for children ages 5 and up, Paint by Sticker Kids: Zoo Animals uses low-poly art—a computer style that renders 3-D images out of polygon shapes—and removable color stickers so that kids can create 10 vibrant works of art. The stickers are larger, as befits the younger audience, and the card stock pages are perforated for easy removal, making them suitable for displaying.Learn More
PAPP International is dedicated to creating original educational and activity books, reading books, bilingual books, as well as licensed and novelty titles for children from six months to ten years old. Papp International’s book imprints have grown to include puzzle books and activity books for adults, as well as stationery, calendars, and much more. Their titles enable kids and adults alike to stay curious, engaged and creative. We think fun, educational, and entertaining material should be accessible to everyone!Learn More
A visit to Washington, DC’s National Portrait Gallery forever alters Parker Curry’s young life when she views First Lady Michelle Obama’s portrait. When Parker Curry came face-to-face with Amy Sherald’s transcendent portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama at the National Portrait Gallery, she didn’t just see the First Lady of the United States. She saw a queen—one with dynamic self-assurance, regality, beauty, and truth who captured this young girl’s imagination. When a nearby museum-goer snapped a photo of a mesmerized Parker, it became an internet sensation. Inspired by this visit, Parker, and her mother, Jessica Curry, tell the story of a young girl and her family, whose trip to a museum becomes an extraordinary moment, in a moving picture book.Learn More
Pick up a pencil and sharpen your deductive reasoning skills with these challenging logic puzzles. Each Perplexor puzzle categorizes information and lists clues below. By using the “cross-out-and-circle” technique, you will practice logical thinking in order to find the correct answer. Perplexors: Level A (Ages 9 to 10) includes 48 full-page puzzles with solutions. This book is reproducible for single-classroom use.Learn More
This maze book is HARD! And fun! The next big—and challenging!—idea for the adult activity market is the pictomaze. So what is a pictomaze? Created by master puzzle maker Kazuyuki Yuzawa, each pictomaze is an intricate maze that, when solved, reveals an image of an animal. It’s a mental workout, requiring a brain-stretching amount of focus and concentration while testing one’s problem-solving ability and short-term memory. As the line of your pencil twists and turns, a picture of an animal is slowly revealed. There’s a chimpanzee. A tiger chameleon. A great horned owl. A red panda—and more. Once the animal is complete, the puzzle is solved. Now, color in the path to bring the creature to life, and try the next mystery maze. Problem-solving. Surprise. Mindfulness. This entertaining and engaging activity exercises different parts of the brain at once—allowing players to keep their minds sharp, imaginative, and ever curious.Learn More
From E.B. White Read Aloud honor artist Matthew Forsythe comes a picture book about a magical drum, an emerald forest, and the little frog who dares to make her own music. The biggest mistake Pokko’s parents ever made was giving her the drum. When Pokko takes the drum deep into the forest it is so quiet, so very quiet that Pokko decides to play. And before she knows it she is joined by a band of animals —first the raccoon, then the rabbit, then the wolf—and soon the entire forest is following her. Will Pokko hear her father’s voice when he calls her home?Learn More
The second book in a sweet and funny Branches series about a pug and his human, told from the pug’s POV! It’s a snow day, and Bella is thrilled. There’s no school, so she andLearn More
Bub can play outside all day. Trouble is, Bub does not like the snow – it’s slippery, freezing cold, and wet! What’s even worse, there’s a new kid next door, and he has a scary,
monster-sized pet. Can Bub get past his fear of the snow and make a new friend at the same time?
Get an intimate look at the cult filmmaker of our generation. Packaged in a handsome slipcase and loaded with stunning pictures from the Kobal archives, this biography explores the genesis of Tarantino’s unique directorial style and provides insight into his inspirations and his frequent collaborations with favoured actors. An 8-page foldout timeline presents Tarantino’s entire filmography in the heart of the book.
Through in-depth and informative text written by renowned film journalist Ian Nathan, this book examines the entirety of Tarantino’s work, including his early writing on screenplays such as True Romance and Natural Born Killers, his break-out directorial debut Reservoir Dogs and the career-defining Pulp Fiction, as well as his later iconic films, such as Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained. You’ll also go behind the scenes of Tarantino’s latest epic, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. As you make your way through Tarantino’s incredible career, discover what inspired him, his working methods and the breadth of his talent. With a visually arresting design that mimics Tarantino’s approach to film-making and chapters organized by film, the pages are brimming with images taken on set and behind the scenes.Learn More
The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11. As a young girl, Katherine Johnson showed an exceptional aptitude for math. In school she quickly skipped ahead several grades and was soon studying complex equations with the support of a professor who saw great promise in her. But ability and opportunity did not always go hand in hand. As an African American and a girl growing up in an era of brutal racism and sexism, Katherine faced daily challenges. Still, she lived her life with her father’s words in mind: “You are no better than anyone else, and nobody else is better than you.” In the early 1950s, Katherine was thrilled to join the organization that would become NASA. She worked on many of NASA’s biggest projects including the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first men on the moon.Learn More
Knock your child’s socks off with this memorable keepsake gift—their very own personalized Christmas book, Night Before Christmas from Read Your Story! We had this book made with our daughter’s picture and our family’s info and it is high quality and absolutely adorable! This is a fresh retelling of the classic Christmas poem, starring your child. Your child will be wow’ed by their book, made just for them: in addition to seeing themselves, they’ll love seeing two family photos, a sibling cameo, their family members’ names on stockings, a personal dedication and more.Learn More
In this almost wordless picture book, a host of woodland creatures take a child’s sled for a nighttime joy ride. Their whimsical ride is gorgeously depicted in bold watercolor, complemented by humorous expressions and pitch-perfect sound effects. With a timeless tone and classic characters, RED SLED will become a wintertime favorite.Learn More
Beyond the Bizarre!, the 16th book in the bestselling series from Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, is filled with all the unbelievable stories and images you’ve been waiting for. You’ll be blown away by this all-true, all-new collection featuing incredible facts, unexpected stories, and stunning photography. Beyond the Bizarre! is sure to amaze and astound children and adults alike.Learn More
A breathtaking adventure as a traveler and her canoe begin their trek down the Hudson River. In a mountain lake, the canoe gently enters the water’s edge, paddling toward the river. The nautical journey begins.Learn More
The Royal Horticultural Society Wild in the Garden Diary 2020 is a celebration of British wildlife. Illustrated with photographs of birds, mammals, amphibians, insects, flora and fauna, it also includes ideas and tips on how to manage your garden to enhance wildlife potential, and add interest and enjoyment.Learn More
A kindhearted mouse becomes Santa’s littlest helper in this heartfelt, joyful story that’s a true Christmas classic. Sometimes giving is the best gift of all. In this charming holiday story, meet a tiny mouse with no name who is blessed with a large imagination and a generous spirit. He lives a very lonely life in a very big house. Yet he dearly loves Christmas and one Christmas Eve he surprises Santa Claus with a most unusual present. How does this small mouse with a big heart become Santa’s special helper?Learn More
I can’t wait to give this book to my son for Christmas. He loves trucks (pretty much every type of truck) and Mustangs. He will love this book. Shelby Mustang details the entire story of the Mustang, from the early prototypes built in Shelby’s Los Angeles shop to today’s Ford-engineered high-tech performers. When Ford wanted to toughen up its super-successful new Mustang, they approached Carroll Shelby to give it the performance image it so sorely lacked. Beginning with a 1965 “K-Code” 289-cubic-inch-powered Mustang fastback, Shelby applied the same formula that had made his Cobra sports cars such devastating performers both on and off the track: more horsepower, less weight, balanced handling.
The GT350 quickly established itself as a bonafide force in SCCA B-Production racing, twisting back roads, and boulevards alike—setting the course for future Shelby Mustangs, like the big-block GT500. Though those original Shelby Mustangs were done by 1970, Ford dusted off its Shelby relationship in 2006 and has been producing high-performance Ford Mustang Shelbys ever since. This is a must-have read for any fan of American performance cars, whether you’re a muscle-era original or a 21st-century stormer.Learn More
So. Many. Stickers. 2,500 Little Stickers for Your Big Life has 50 pages x 50 stickers per page = 2,500 bright, beautiful stickers for any occasion! There’s no such thing as too many stickers, and this GIANT collection ticks alllllll the boxes. Add them to your stash, use them in your planner, decorate snail mail, or share with your besties!Learn More
The Force is strong with this series! Introducing a line of workbooks that marries the iconic popularity of Star Wars with the unique mix of editorial quality, fun presentation, and rigorous educational standards that Workman applied to the BRAIN QUEST Workbooks. Twelve titles launch the series—three each for Pre-K through 2nd Grade—and dig deep into core subjects, including numbers, ABCs, phonics, and reading readiness for younger grades, and math, reading, and writing for the older ones. The material, which aligns with national Common Core State Standards, is designed to reinforce essential concepts and lessons taught in schools.Learn More
From Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within. Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe just wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything.Learn More
Snacks are essential for getting the proper amount of nutrients and keeping us energized during busy days at work, school, and the gym. While most snacks are made of carb-laden, allergy-provoking ingredients, these low-carb snack recipes are filled with healthy, nourishing ingredients that you can feel good about including in your diet. You’ll find plenty of superfoods, like coconuts, sweet potatoes, and almonds. Many of the recipes in the book Super Low-Carb Snacks are quick and easy to make, and most take under 15 minutes to prepare!Learn More
In this stunning follow-up to the bestselling The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty, the New York City Ballet presents another timeless tale for a modern ballet lover with Swan Lake. This lavishly illustrated book follows the storyline, choreography, costumes, and sets of the New York City Ballet’s production of Swan Lake. With beautiful art illustrated by Valeria Docampo, this magnificent retelling is a perfect gift for an aspiring ballerina or any family who wants to add this enchanting and classic tale to their library.Learn More
Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura is a phenomenon of a travel book that shot to the top of bestseller lists when it was first published and changed the way we think about the world, expanding our sense of how strange and marvelous it really is. Every page gets to the very core of why humans want to travel in the first place: to be delighted and disoriented, uprooted from the familiar and amazed by the new. With its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, and new city guides, it is a book you can open anywhere and be transported. But proceed with caution: It’s almost impossible not to turn to the next entry, and the next, and the next.Learn More
The Autoimmune Protocol Comfort Food Cookbook revisits all of the fun comfort foods you love with a healing twist. Every recipe is autoimmune protocol compliant—free of gluten, grains, eggs, dairy, nightshades, legumes, seeds, and refined sugars—but still tastes like the foods you crave. Enjoy these amazing dishes with nostalgic family members, picky kids, or oblivious party guests that will be none the wiser! Including classics you know and love, like cupcakes, lasagna, waffles, and more, this cookbook features over 100 recipes that are anything but boring.Learn More
This cuddly collection features six dolls—Mother and Father Bear and two dolls each for Brother and Sister Bear—along with a playful wardrobe of clothes and accessories. Send the family off to the beach, to a baseball game, and on a scouting trip. Outfit them for wintertime escapades, get them ready for bed, and set them up for a bear’s favorite pastimes, beekeeping and honey gathering. A play scene of the family clothes closet provides a cozy backdrop.Learn More
The Big Book of Bling: Ritzy rocks, extravagant animals, sparkling science, and more! from National Geographic is filled with upscale splurges to flashy fun in nature. This treasure trove is filled with wonders that will dazzle and delight. Read about how nature struts its stuff with tantalizing tidbits about animals, including a few that literally glitter with iridesence to confuse predators. Or maybe you’ll strike it rich after reading about Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas, U.S.A., where anyone can go hunt for sparkling gems. Dig into info about the world’s mysterious minerals, gorgeous geodes, and ritzy rocks. Discover extravagant expenditures like Canada’s million-dollar solid gold coin. Learn all about the splendid science of diamonds that rain from the sky in space. Get the secret behind glowing bioluminescence. And go back in time to uncover palatial palaces, the riches of royalty, and other ancient treasures. To show off the lush content in proper fashion, readers will be dazzled by hundreds of fun flashy photos throughout.Learn More
I have so much fun doing these challenging brain challenges! Inside The Big Book of Brain Games, you will find an obsessive collection of 1,000 challenges, puzzles, riddles, illusions—originals as well as must-do classics—it’s like salted peanuts for the brain. With jampacked pages and a full-color illustration for each entry, the book, opened anywhere, is a call to action. (And it’s guaranteed to make you smarter.) Twelve basic categories include Geometry, Patterns, Numbers, Logic and Probability, and Perception. An easy-to-read key at the top of each game ranks its difficulty on a scale of 1 to 10, while indices in the back cross-reference the puzzles. (You’ll find the answers back there, too.)Learn More
From New York Times Best Illustrated Book artist Stacy Innerst and author Sue Macy comes a story of one man’s heroic effort to save the world’s Yiddish books. Over the last forty years, Aaron Lansky has jumped into dumpsters, rummaged around musty basements, and crawled through cramped attics. He did all of this in pursuit of a particular kind of treasure, and he’s found plenty. Lansky’s treasure was any book written Yiddish, the language of generations of European Jews. When he started looking for Yiddish books, experts estimated there might be about 70,000 still in existence. Since then, the MacArthur Genius Grant recipient has collected close to 1.5 million books, and he’s finding more every day.Learn More
In the 1920s and 30s, French artist Robert Lambry (1902–1934) created a series of charming step-by-step lessons for drawing animals for a weekly children’s paper. They were later compiled into a book Les Animaux Tels Qu’ils Sont (Animals as They Are) and now, almost 100 years later, these beautiful lineworks will guide you to drawing perfection.Learn More
Lambry breaks down the process of drawing realistic animals into a series of simple shapes and lines, enabling you to recreate even the most complex creatures in just a few steps. Use the no-slip, wood-free pages to copy 100 wonderful animals.
The Family-Friendly Keto Instant Pot Cookbook helps you feed your family enjoyable low-carb meals quickly and effortlessly. With the Instant Pot’s ability to cook food in a fraction of the time, you’ll have your family sitting down at the table to eat in no time. (And with only one pot to clean too!) Anna shows you how to unlock the versatility of your Instant Pot with over 100 flavorsome dishes like Enchilada Casserole, Coffee Rubbed Pulled Pork, Shrimp Étoufée, and Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake. All of the recipes are created with the author’s trademark budget-friendly ingredients and kid-approved tastes.Learn More
A delightfully devious Christmas story from beloved librarian Betsy Bird and Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat. Freddy Melcher is Santa’s #1 Fan. He has Santa posters, Santa action figures, and even Santa underwear. But there is one prize Freddy desperately wants: A photograph taken with Santa, fresh out of the chimney. Oh, is it risky! It’s awfully hard to sneak anything by someone who can see you when you’re sleeping and knows when you’re awake. That’s why Freddy has been extra good this year . . . at hiding his plans. Will Freddy get away with his delightfully devious scheme to outwit Santa Claus himself and capture the ultimate selfie?Learn More
The Joy of Origami brings a delightfully fresh twist to the ancient art of paper folding. Traditional in spirit—she reaches back to origami’s original aim, as a way to share unique gifts with friends and family—yet contemporary in look and feel, with 100 sheets of paper featuring bold, often whimsical patterns specially designed to complement the models, it’s a jazzy, essential book for every origami hobbyist, whether an old hand at folding or new to the craft.Learn More
Brimming from cover to cover with projects and other paper surprises, The Kids’ Book of Paper Love, from the bestselling editors of Flow magazine and books, is a bounty of a book that begs to be folded, cut up, collaged, doodled on, and shared. Loop paper strips into a paper chain. Snip out bookmarks. Fold a paper house. Make photo booth props—a silly mustache, a crown—to pose with friends. Bind up a DIY storybook and use it to sketch out adventures and dreams. Plus there are Flow’s signature paper goodies, including a foldout paper banner, postcards, glitter stickers, a paper doll, a two-sided poster, and so much more. It’s a pure hands-on treat.Learn More
Christmas Eve is a dazzling, special time…especially when your family’s favorite Christmas tree ornament has magic powers! On one enchanted Christmas Eve, Victoria, Joseph, and John gather around the fireplace to hear their father’s story about this favorite Christmas ornament. After their parents go to bed, the children discover the true magic of the ornament as it sweeps them from their home and directly into Santa’s workshop! On this adventure, they are instantly surrounded by toys, reindeer, and even see Santa himself. Amidst the magic and wonder of this night, the children meet a very special elf named JJ who, as it turns out, is more connected to their family’s history than they could ever have imagined…. Accompanying The Magic Christmas Ornament is the same beloved ornament from the book (for ages 5 and up) to fill your home with the magic of Christmas. This modern Christmas classic will inspire new traditions and help you escape into a world of holiday magic!Learn More
Treasury of Bible Stories from National Geographic has stories of Noah’s Ark, Moses, David and Goliath, the ten plagues, Daniel and the lions’ den, Jonah and the giant fish, and many more. It is filled with the Bible’s most powerful stories — 27 in all — compellingly retold in this beautifully illustrated treasury. Readers will be fascinated by the ancient people and events they encounter, surprised by some of the lesser known accounts revealed, and inspired by the lessons these tales impart. Stories cover important ground beyond religion, such as culture, history, and geography, and they touch on issues that remain relevant today–faith, loyalty, kindness, violence, generosity, greed, jealousy, and more. These accessible, readible stories give kids a rich picture of biblical times, which encourages them to think about our role in the world and to learn more.Learn More
Solve the puzzles to discover fun facts about the U. S. Constitution in this U.S.A. Constitution Activity Book! These mazes, secret codes, crosswords, and other puzzles offer an entertaining way to learn about the Constitution, the foundation of the supreme law of the United States. Thirty-four challenges reveal significant facts, such as who signed the Constitution, where and when the delegates gathered, how the document made the United States into a nation, and other fascinating historical details. Includes solutions.Learn More
Meet magical best friends Unicorn and Yeti, in this series perfect for beginning readers! Unicorn has a horn and can do magic. Yeti is big and furry and cannot do magic. But Unicorn and Yeti both love sparkly things, magic rainbows, and — most of all — being best friends! These laugh-out-loud stories with full-color artwork and easy-to-read textLearn More
throughout are perfect for new readers!
A new generation of children love Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, inspired by the classic series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood! Daniel celebrates the holidays in this super chubby board book based on Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood! Join Daniel Tiger for a winter celebration in the neighborhood as he and his family, friends, and neighbors come together for a festive potluck, gift-giving, and more! This sweet board book is filled with tons of holiday spirit and is a perfect stocking stuffer!Learn More
An inquisitive polar bear named Duane befriends an array of animals as he discovers where he belongs in this charming classic-in-the making that’s reminiscent of Winnie the Pooh. In the Very, Very Far North, past the Cold, Cold Ocean and just below the hill that looks like a baby whale, you’ll find Duane and his friends. Duane is a sweet and curious young bear who makes friends with everyone he meets—whether they’re bossy, like Major Puff the puffin, or a bit vain, like Handsome the musk ox, or very, very shy, like Boo the caribou. For these arctic friends, every day is a new adventure!Learn More
Are you ready to swing? Discover the wonders of jazz in Welcome to Jazz. In this book your child will learn how to get in the groove, what it means to play a solo, and the joy of singing along in a call-and-response. In this interactive swing-along picture book with 12 sound chips, you’ll hear the instruments of jazz—the rhythm section with its banjo, drums, and tuba, and the leads, like the clarinet, trumpet, and trombone. And you’ll hear singers scat, improvising melodies with nonsense syllables like be-bop and doo-we-ah! Along the way, you’ll learn how this unique African American art form started in New Orleans, and how jazz changed over time as innovative musicians like King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday added their own ideas to it.Learn More
This is the ultimate holiday planner, showcasing the most amazing places in the world and the best time of year to see them. It combines an inspiring narrative with sumptuous photography to bring to life over 100 destinations across the globe – discover when and where to explore Costa Rica’s rainforests, journey into the clouds in Nepal, sail between Croatia’s cypress-clad islands, or gaze at the saw-toothed crags of Canada’s Rocky Mountains. To help you choose your destination, the clear layout features an array of exciting places and experiences for every month, and suggests an alternative time to visit if you’re unable to make that month. So whether you’re looking for festivals and culture, an unforgettable journey, natural wonders, rest and relaxation or active adventures – you’re sure to find something to fire your imagination. Where To Go When: Unforgettable Trips for Every Month makes finding that journey of a lifetime easier than ever. Search by time of year, or simply flick through the pages and be inspired!Learn More
This self-belief journal teaches children how to build confidence and self-esteem, shrink worries and dream big. But that’s not all — it’s the world’s first personalized self-belief journal for children! With numerous growth mindset activities and the power of personalization, this journal sets out to help children understand that – no matter who they are – they are truly extraordinary. There’s SO much to see and do in this journal. Kids will love reading, scribbling, drawing, reflecting, imagining (and giggling!) on every page. Every activity has a powerful message: you ARE extraordinary. And if you don’t believe it yet, you will by the end. Page by page, your child will learn how to shrink worries, build confidence and self-esteem, and dream big. Kids will learn that mistakes help you grow, and that with a bit of effort they can do anything. And they’ll learn they are already unique, brave and amazing – even when they don’t feel it.Learn More