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2021 Book, Calendar and Activity Books Gift Guide
Whether you live in a country farmhouse or a city apartment, find inspiration for every room in your home in A Blissful Nest. Along with her design guidance, Rebekah gives her professional tips and tricks to help you create that special connection that flows from a warm, well-arranged living space. Enjoy the restorative feeling that comes with having quiet spaces for reading, creating, and contemplating. With chapters divided by area of the home, Rebekah’s approach to bathrooms, bedrooms, children’s spaces, living rooms, dining rooms, entryways, kitchens, offices, and outdoor spaces will have all your spaces perfectly decorated in no time at all, without breaking the bank.Learn More
The Indian practice of Ayurveda is the original self-care movement going back 5,000 years. This holistic healing system acknowledges that we are all unique, and in Ayurveda for Life, Ayurvedic lifestyle counselor Monica Bloom shows you how to easily apply it to your unique life—every day, from morning until bedtime. When your body, mind, and spirit are aligned, you will prevent health problems, gain clarity, reach your goals, and feel your best. Ayurveda for Life also includes a thorough overview of Ayurveda and advanced Ayurvedic practices, along with the easy-to-follow daily step-by-step guidance, all conveyed through Monica’s approachable, practical, and entertaining instruction.Learn More
The great detective Banana Fox is called back to duty to find a missing turtle. In Banana Fox and the Secret Sour Society, the deeper he digs, the more he discovers, and it’s worse than he thought! The Secret Sour Society is back, and they’re mixing up a bunch of trouble. Can Banana Fox and his sidekick, Flashlight, put an end to the Secret Sour Society once and for all?Learn More
Settle in for a stay at Schrute Farms Bed & Breakfast with this hilarious unofficial cookbook featuring rustic, beet-heavy recipes that everyone’s number one Assistant to the Regional Manager would approve of. You’re already a superfan of The Office. You’ve rewatched the show multiple times, you know every prank Jim ever pulled on Dwight, and you have a favorite Michael Scott quote. But with this cookbook, you can take your love of all things Dunder Mifflin to the next level. Make your next meal in true Schrute-Farms style with this cookbook that is equal parts rustic and ridiculous (just like our favorite Assistant to the Regional Manager).Learn More
Through stunning recipes and hosting tips from Sandy Coughlin, founder of the recipe and hospitality blog, Reluctant Entertainer, Big Boards for Families shows you how to artfully craft and serve food boards to your close friends and family. Piece together these bountiful spreads with a variety of ingredients and options that allow you and your guests to customize every dish. Whether it’s for a morning brunch or movie-night get-together, you and your family will find over 50 splendid food boards to create and enjoy together.Learn More
In 1946, Eva leaves behind the rubble of Berlin for the streets of New York City, stepping from the fiery aftermath of one war into another, far colder one, where power is more important than principles, and lies are more plentiful than the truth. Eva holds the key to a deadly secret: Project Bluebird — a horrific experiment of the concentration camps, capable of tipping the balance of world power. Both the Americans and the Soviets want Bluebird, and it is something that neither should ever be allowed to possess.Learn More
Follow the charming children’s story of Buckley, an orphaned cow, and his best friend Ralphy, as they learn to overcome barnyard bullying and loneliness and discover the power of resilience, diverse friendships, and loving who you are! When a baby highland cow named Buckley suddenly finds himself all alone at a brand-new farm with no other cows, surrounded by unfamiliar, unfriendly faces, he isn’t sure what to do. However, friends come from unlikely places! Ralphy, a rambunctious goat, decides to take Buckley under his hoof. Ralphy and Buckley are different in every way, but despite this they become fast friends. Buckley soon learns that a loving, supportive farmyard family can come in all shapes and sizes.Learn More
From #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Cassandra Clare comes the first novel in a brand-new trilogy where evil hides in plain sight and love cuts deeper than any blade. Chain of Gold is a Shadowhunters novel. Cordelia Carstairs is a Shadowhunter, a warrior trained since childhood to battle demons. When her father is accused of a terrible crime, she and her brother travel to London in hopes of preventing the family’s ruin. Cordelia’s mother wants to marry her off, but Cordelia is determined to be a hero rather than a bride. Soon Cordelia encounters childhood friends James and Lucie Herondale and is drawn into their world of glittering ballrooms, secret assignations, and supernatural salons, where vampires and warlocks mingle with mermaids and magicians. All the while, she must hide her secret love for James, who is sworn to marry someone else.Learn More
The more than 50 easy-to-make Dessert Boards are kid- and family-friendly, which has not always been true of traditional charcuterie boards, with their focus on cheeses, salamis, olives, hummus, tapas, and other “grownup” foods.. But the grownups surely will love these dessert and sweets boards, too, whether the boards are served for a holiday party, a weekend visit from family or friends, or simply as a dessert for an everyday dinner. The boards feature a stunning variety of sweet treats, from baked things like bars, cookies, shortbreads, bundt cakes, and mini pies, to fresh and colorful fruits of all kinds, to truffles, candies, s’mores, and more.Learn More
Survive alongside Katharine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, and the rest of King Henry VIII’s ill-fated wives with this witty book of essential life advice, history, and trivia—the perfect handbook for fans of the hit musical Six. Get the inside scoop from some of the toughest women in English history, as ex-wives, mothers, and daughters of King Henry VIII dish out all their survival secrets in this humorous guide to life. With a bit of sarcasm and friendly charm, each of these legendary ladies explains how their 16th-century hard-earned lessons (from living with unstable men to stifling Tudor traditions) apply to 21st-century dating, marriage, and feminism.Learn More
Did you know that the surface of the sun is hot enough to make diamonds boil? Or that one year on Neptune is 165 Earth years? Or that space is thought to smell like… burnt steak?? Find out all this and more, in this comprehensive, hilarious outer space adventure from Mike Lowery!
Perfect for fans of Dog Man who love nonfiction, this is the definitive, go-to book about everything AWESOME you EVER wanted to know about all things outer space Uncover a wealth of weird, wacky, and wild facts about our universe, from planets to supernovas to space travel and everything in-between, told in Mike Lowery’s signature, acclaimed comic style with bright and energetic artwork, fresh framing devices, and hilarious jokes. This is the go-to book for space enthusiasts that kids will put in their backpacks and obsess over, bridging the gap between encyclopedic nonfiction content and lighter picture book fare, filling the need with a one-stop shop for the legions of 7-10 year olds who want to know absolutely everything there is to know about space.Learn More
Fairy Tale Land opens the gates to the magical land where all the fairy tale characters live. Get lost in this visually stunning, oversized gift book that features all the well-loved stories, and immerse yourself in their enchanting world! The tales are expertly retold, perfect for bedtime, and each story is followed with an exquisitely illustrated, detailed map of its neighbourhood. You can drop into Hansel and Gretel’s cottage, explore the palace from Beauty and the Beast, and dive deep under the sea with the Little Mermaid. What wonderful things can you find in your favourites’ homes?
Beautiful, stylish and vibrant illustrations adorn each page, as the magical text transports readers to faraway lands of mystery, fantasy and magic. Stunning full-page artworks and the detailed maps of the lands in which these stories take place mean this title will be lovingly pored over time and time again.Learn More
It’s Christmas Eve, and Santa is busy making his deliveries. But when he needs to dash back to the North Pole for some forgotten presents, an unlikely hero — a cow! — has to step into the red suit. She dashes down the chimney with a “Moo-moo-moo, Merry Christmas!” and is met by a little boy waiting up for Santa. Will this cow be able to keep Christmas on track? Or will this little boy realize… “Hey! You’re Not Santa!”Learn More
What if you lived in a different time and place? What would you wear? What would you eat? How would your daily life be different? Scholastic’s If You Lived… series answers all of kid’s most important questions about events in American history. With a question and answer format, kid-friendly artwork, and engaging information, this series is the perfect partner for the classroom and for history-loving readers.
What if you lived when the English colonists and the Wampanoag people shared a feast at Plimoth? What would you have worn? What would you have eaten? What was the true story of the feast that we now know as the first Thanksgiving and how did it become a national holiday?Learn More
Chris Noodlz answers all these questions and more in this comprehensive dive into the feast at Plimoth and the history leading up to it. Carefully crafted to explore both sides of this historical event, this book is a great choice for Thanksgiving units, and for teaching children about the true history of this popular holiday.
Link, Michael, and Dana live in a quiet town. But it’s woken up very quickly when someone sneaks into school and vandalizes it with a swastika. Nobody can believe it. How could such a symbol of hate end up in the middle of their school? Who would do such a thing? Because Michael was the first person to see it, he’s the first suspect. Because Link is one of the most popular guys in school, everyone’s looking to him to figure it out. And because Dana’s the only Jewish girl in the whole town, everyone’s treating her more like an outsider than ever.Learn More
An original middle-grade graphic novel from Graphix starring Brooklyn’s Spider-Man, Miles Morales, by bestselling author Justin A. Reynolds and Eisner nominee Pablo Leon! Miles Morales is a normal kid who happens to juggle school at Brooklyn Visions Academy while swinging through the streets of Brooklyn as Spider-Man. After a disastrous earthquake strikes his mother’s birthplace of Puerto Rico, Miles springs into action to help set up a fundraiser for the devastated island. But when a new student’s father goes missing, Miles begins to make connections between the disappearance and a giant corporation sponsoring Miles’ fundraiser. Who is behind the disappearance, and how does that relate to Spider-Man?”Learn More
Do the dreamers need the ley lines to save the world… or will their actions end up dooming the world? As Ronan, Hennessy, and Bryde try to make dreamers more powerful, the Moderators are closing in, sure that this power will bring about disaster. In the remarkable second book of The Dreamer Trilogy, Maggie Stiefvater pushes her characters to their limits — and shows what happens to them and others when they start to break.Learn More
Pour yourself a drink and discover your latest true crime obsession with this guidebook that pairs 75 deliciously chilling cocktails with the infamous true crime stories that inspired them. From terrifying serial killers to baffling cold cases and secretive cults, murderinos can’t get enough of true crime. Now, you can have yet another way to dive into these horrifyingly true stories with a first-of-its-kind cocktail book that gives a new meaning to the phrase “bad and boozy.”
Inside Mixology and Murder, you’ll find 75 step-by-step drink recipes alongside the terrifying stories that inspired them, from must-know cases like JonBenét Ramsey and Ted Bundy to lesser-known stories like the Ant Hill Kids cult and the Circleville Letter Writer. This cocktail book is your go-to resource for true crime info and delightfully boozy drinks.Learn More
Seventeen-year-old Denver’s whole life is music. And she hopes it’s her future, too: along with her bffs Dali and Shak, Denver is determined to write and sing her way to a better life. So when the girls find their way into the sights of R&B legend Sean “Mercury” Jones, a man with the power to make that dream come true — and then some — Denver doesn’t think twice, or look back.
Merc offers them everything, but everything comes with a price. Parties, perks, wild nights — they’re going to live and look like stars. And it’s all worth it, even the pain and the lies. It’s all part of the game. Until it’s not. Based on the author’s own experiences…Learn More
“You think you’re better than everyone else? Listen to me, I’m going to kill you.”
Hector has always minded his own business, working hard to make his way to a better life someday. He’s the chess team champion, helps the family with his job at the grocery, and teaches his little sister to shoot hoops overhand.
Until Joey singles him out. Joey, whose older brother, Chavo, is head of the Discípulos gang, tells Hector that he’s going to kill him: maybe not today, or tomorrow, but someday. And Hector, frozen with fear, does nothing. From that day forward, Hector’s death is hanging over his head.Learn More
Shanghai is under siege in this captivating and searingly romantic sequel to These Violent Delights, which New York Times bestselling author Natasha Ngan calls “deliciously dark.” The year is 1927, and Shanghai teeters on the edge of revolution. After sacrificing her relationship with Roma to protect him from the blood feud, Juliette has been a girl on a mission. One wrong move, and her cousin will step in to usurp her place as the Scarlet Gang’s heir. The only way to save the boy she loves from the wrath of the Scarlets is to have him want her dead for murdering his best friend in cold blood. If Juliette were actually guilty of the crime Roma believes she committed, his rejection might sting less.Learn More
Patient Zero: A Curious History of the World’s Worst Diseases explores the fascinating history of disease outbreaks—how they start, how they spread, and the science that lets us understand and ultimately overcome them. Written in the authors’ lively and accessible style, chapters include page-turning medical stories about a particular disease or virus—smallpox, Bubonic plague, polio—that combine “Patient Zero” narratives, or the human stories behind outbreaks, with historical examinations of missteps, milestones, scientific theories, and more. Perfect for anyone interested in history, science, and innovation.Learn More
Let pie baker extraordinaire Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin take you by the oven mitt and spirit you away to a delicious, magical, new world of pie-sibilities in this first of its kind pie art book, Pies Are Awesome! Whether you are a master baker, a little pie-curious, or just want to drool over the pictures while you lounge in your fuzzy socks, Jessica will show you just how easy it is for you to become your own pie-oneering pie artist! With the forward provided by Duff Goldman, television personality and pasty chef extraordinaire, the pie art projects in this book are centered around some of our most popular and cherished celebrations in the hopes that they will encourage you to develop your own tasty new traditions with friends and family. The ample step-by-step photos take you through Jessica’s easy-to-follow, groundbreaking pie art techniques, while the friendly and funny (and a bit geeky) writing style encourages experimentation and creative discovery.Learn More
Santa was coming! ‘Twas bigger than big! No one loves Christmas more than Pig. And the world’s greediest pug will stay up all night to get his presents! When Pig yips at Santa and finds himself joining in on the flying sleigh ride, things quickly get out of hand in a way that is pure Pig pandemonium.Learn More
Mia Tang is going for her dreams! After years of hard work, Mia Tang finally gets to go on vacation with her family — to China! A total dream come true! Mia can’t wait to see all her cousins and grandparents again, especially her cousin Shen. As she roams around Beijing, witnessing some of the big changes China’s going through, Mia thinks about the changes in her own life.Learn More
Using three simple ingredients: water, flour and salt, Sourdough Baking with Kids teaches young bakers and their families about the science behind caring for active sourdough starter: how to create it, keep it alive, feed it when it’s hungry, and prepare it for baking. Each recipe in this book includes different ingredients, colors, and techniques for parents and kids to craft their own bread loaves together. Along the way, families can pick up breadcrumbs such as changes to observe in the dough, fun facts about bread around the world, and little lessons on the patience and discipline behind the process.Learn More
You are about to embark on a dangerous adventure. With this game in a book, use the pop-out Survival Spinner to learn your fate as you face peril after peril in a wild, rugged landscape. You become lost in the mountains after an emergency landing. Among the snowy peaks, you are at risk from dangers including falling victim to hypothermia, being buried by an avalanche or stumbling into a deep crevasse. In your backpack, you have a sleeping bag, a thermal roll-mat, a bottle of water, a bag of nuts, waterproof matches, a pair of binoculars, a camera, a first aid kit and an old survival journal belonging to your grandfather.
As you confront each life-threatening challenge in this adventure-filled game book, place the Survival Spinner found inside the cover of the book on one of the circles on your current page, and spin. The place where the spinner points when it stops tells you if you have survived, are still living but injured or that you have perished, with a corresponding page number to turn to for each fate.Learn More
Take the Mediterranean diet to the next level of health with these 200 plant-based, whole food recipes to get you feeling your healthiest.Learn More
The Mediterranean diet centers around fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains, olive oil, seafood and lean meats, and nuts and has been the most popular diet for reducing harmful inflammation, avoiding diseases, and losing weight. Already one of the best diets on the planet, there is a way to increase the benefits—by simply removing most or all meat and animal products. With these 200 vibrant and healthy recipes, The Everything Green Mediterranean Cookbook will guide you as you move towards a healthier lifestyle—one delicious meal at a time.
On the night Liam Lawson’s twin brother is killed in a hit-and-run accident, his entire world crumbles around him. But before he has a chance to process, Liam is faced with a barrage of people he hardly knows offering empty condolences and assorted casseroles. Despite being close to his mother — and best friends, Joel and Vanessa — he feels lost, isolated by grief, and completely out of control.
Through group therapy, Liam learns how to be more open with his mother, about the night of the accident and the repressed emotions that have been causing his panic attacks and anxiety to get worse, and to have the courage to come out to Joel and Vanessa even as he’s still in the process of figuring things out for himself.
This book is about grief. But it’s also about why we live. Why we have to keep moving on, and why we should.Learn More
Fifteen-year-old Morgan has a secret: she can’t wait to escape the perfect little island where she lives. She’s desperate to finish high school and escape her sad divorced mom, her volatile little brother, and worst of all, her great group of friends … who don’t understand Morgan at all. Because really, Morgan’s biggest secret is that she has a lot of secrets, including the one about wanting to kiss another girl. Then one night, Morgan is saved from drowning by a mysterious girl named Keltie. The two become friends and suddenly life on the island doesn’t seem so stifling anymore.Learn More
Using examples of the greatest cultural institutions to shape the narrative, The Museum outlines the history of the museum movement, tracking the evolution from princely collections in Europe and the Enlightenment’s classically inspired temples of curiosities, via the public museums of the late nineteenth century, on to today’s global era of iconic buildings designed by the world’s leading architects. Also outlined are the motivations of the architects, curators and patrons who have shaped how we experience the modern museum a cast that includes names such as King George II, Napoleon, Henry Clay Frick, Peggy Guggenheim, Andrew Carnegie, Alfred Barr, Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Frank Gehry, Richard Rogers, Nicholas Serota and Zaha Hadid.Learn More
Get stitching with this adorable collection of cross-stitch patterns inspired by the greatest TV show of all time: FRIENDS! The One with All the Cross-Stitch brings your favorite TV sitcom to the craft space in a first-of-its-kind cross-stitch book! Crafty fans of FRIENDS will love this adorable book and its 25 clever cross-stitch patterns that pay homage to one of the most binged shows ever.
With this book, you’ll be able to relive the very best moments of FRIENDS as you stitch together iconic images like the Central Perk sign, the chick and the duck, and unforgettable quotes like “PIVOT!” Whether you’re making fabulous wall art to proudly display your FRIENDS superfandom or one-of-a-kind handmade gifts for your friends and family, this cross-stitch book is a must-have for any die-hard lover of FRIENDS.Learn More
Join the Sanderson sisters just in time for Halloween with this spooky and fun unofficial cookbook sure to put a spell on you! Since its debut in 1993, the movie Hocus Pocus has achieved cult-classic fame, with both children and adults as a loyal fanbase. Fans fall in love with the delightful, demonic and diva-esque Sanderson Sisters and the sleepy New England town they torment. Now you can conjure up your own spooky treats and bewitching drinks to celebrate Halloween, whether you’re attending a surprise rave in town, or just spending “a quiet evening at home.”
The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook is filled with fare inspired by everyone’s favorite witches and their spells, potions, and schemes. It is the ultimate must-have for fans of all ages—but don’t worry, no children were harmed in the test of these recipes.Learn More
Make magic in the kitchen with easy, friendly recipes designed for kid chefs and inspired by the Harry Potter series! Calling all Potterheads! It’s time to whip up something spellbinding in the kitchen. With 50 easy-to-follow, low-mess recipes, you and your kids will learn to cook all of the best wizarding world favorites. From breakfast all the way to dessert, this book makes any meal or snack extra special.Learn More
There’s always been a hole in Gio’s life. Not because he’s into both guys and girls. Not because his father has some drinking issues. Not because his friends are always bringing him their drama. No, the hole in Gio’s life takes the shape of his birth mom, who left Gio, his brother, and his father when Gio was nine years old. For eight years, he never heard a word from her… and now, just as he’s started to get his life together, she’s back.
It’s hard for Gio to know what to do. Can he forgive her like she wants to be forgiven? Or should he tell her she lost her chance to be in his life? Complicating things further, Gio’s started to hang out with David, a new guy on the basketball team. Are they friends? More than friends? At first, Gio’s not sure… especially because he’s not sure what he wants from anyone right now.Learn More
Wishes tells the powerful, honest story about one Vietnamese family’s search for a new home on the other side of the world, and the long-lasting and powerful impact that makes on the littlest member of the family. Inspired by actual events in the author’s life, this is a narrative that is both timely and timeless. Told through the eyes of a young girl, the story chronicles a family’s difficult and powerful journey to pack up what they can carry and to leave their world behind, traveling to a new and unknown place in a crowded boat. With sparse, poetic, and lyrical text from acclaimed author Muon Van, thoughtful backmatter about the author’s connection to the story, and luminous, stunning illustrations from Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree Victo Ngai, Wishes tells a powerful and timely story in a gentle and approachable way for young children.Learn More
As a young girl living in a motel with her mother and her five siblings, Misty Copeland didn’t have a lot of exposure to ballet or prominent dancers. She was sixteen when she saw a black ballerina on a magazine cover for the first time. The experience emboldened Misty and told her that she wasn’t alone—and her dream wasn’t impossible. In the years since, Misty has only learned more about the trailblazing women who made her own success possible by pushing back against repression and racism with their talent and tenacity. Misty brings these women’s stories to a new generation of readers and gives them the recognition they deserve. With an introduction from Misty about the legacy these women have had on dance and on her career itself, this book delves into the lives and careers of women of color who fundamentally changed the landscape of American ballet from the early 20th century to today.Learn More
In this heartwarming tale inspired by her childhood, superstar chef and TV host Carla Hall shares the story of young Carla, who eats a sugar cookie meant for Santa on the night before Christmas and tries to make things right. Christmas is Carla’s favorite holiday of the year. She goes to her grandparents’ house and eats grandma’s special recipe—a perfectly delicious cornbread. She listens to her grandpa Doc’s marvelous stories about traveling the world. And, best of all, she spends lots of time with her family.Learn More
Celebrate Christmas with a collection of funny and festive poems from the author of the hugely popular Kindergarten, Here I Come!
My sweater’s just ridiculous
with pictures of Saint Nicholas.
The right sleeve sports a massive hole.
It smells like green bean casserole.
It’s so big, it’s preposterous.
It might fit a rhinoceros.
But my sweater’s still the snuggliest—
who cares if it’s the ugliest?!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit! From writing letters to Santa to picking the perfect tree, these heartwarming poems — plus a page of stickers! — from author D. J. Steinberg are sure to delight even the most sullen Scrooge.Learn More
Filled with heart and humor, this middle-grade novel about traversing two cultures is sure to delight fans of Front Desk and Merci Suárez Changes Gears.
Eleven–year–old Danny’s life is turned upside down when his Chinese grandmother comes to live with his family in England. Things get worse when Danny finds out he’ll have to share his room with her, and she took the top bunk! At first, Danny is frustrated that he can’t communicate with her because she doesn’t speak English—and because he’s on the verge of failing math and Nai Nai was actually a math champion back in the day. It just feels like he and his grandmother have nothing in common. His parents insist that Danny help out, so when he’s left to look after Nai Nai, he leaves her at the bingo hall for the day to get her off his back. But he soon discovers that not everyone there is as welcoming as he expected . . . Through the universal languages of math and art, Danny realizes he has more in common with his Nai Nai than he first thought.Learn More
Kids can roll into a fun playdate with the Disney Junior Roller-Skating Party Minnie Mouse! These Minnie Mouse friends make a bow-tastic skating team! Featuring matching glittery helmets, this adorable duo can skate side-by-side, spin together, or skate in a conga line! Press the button on Minnie Mouse’s left foot to start her skating party! Kids will love watching Minnie Mouse and Panda hold hands and skate to the upbeat song “Minnie’s Roller-Skating Dreams”. They can even spice up their routine with 360 turns! Kids can place the skating duo in front or behind each other and skate in a conga formation! Lights and sounds Roller-Skating Party Minnie Mouse plush comes dressed in a colorful rainbow outfit and features a twinkling bow helmet.
Friendship is hard for Fluffy, a kitten so precious that anyone who looks at her explodes! Meet Fluffy—an adorable kitten. So adorable, in fact, that anyone who sees her will spontaneously explode into balls of sparkles and fireworks. KABOOM! Poof.
Poor Fluffy doesn’t want anyone to get hurt, but everything she tries, even a bad haircut, just makes her cuter! So Fluffy runs away someplace no one can find her. Find out if there’s any hope for Fluffy in this funny and subversive story about self-acceptance and finding friendship in unlikely places.Learn More
In the debut middle grade novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Gayle Forman comes a poignant and powerful coming-of-age story that follows a young girl and her new friend as they learn about family, friendship, allyship, and finding your way in a complicated world.
It’s the summer of 1987, and all ten-year-old Bug wants to do is go to the beach with her older brother and hang out with the locals on the boardwalk. But Danny wants to be with his own friends, and Bug’s mom is too busy, so Bug is stuck with their neighbor Philip’s nephew, Frankie. Bug’s not too excited about hanging out with a kid she’s never met, but they soon find some common ground. And as the summer unfolds, they find themselves learning some important lessons about each other, and the world.Learn More
Maestro of bedtime Sandra Boynton expands her bestselling The Going to Bed Book in this deluxe collectible picture book that will help a new generation of children get ready for bed. The sun has set not long ago.So begins one of the most widely loved children’s books ever made. The Going to Bed Book was first published in 1982 and has been a cherished part of many millions of bedtimes ever since. Good Night, Good Night is the larger and longer version, now redrawn by the author for a fabulous new generation. Every copy comes with a free pair of imaginary singing rabbits.Learn More
Green Kids Cook: Simple, Delicious Recipes & Top Tips: Good For You, Good For the Planet by Jenny Chandler is a fun cookbook aimed at children’ aged 7-14 that teaches young people to engage with healthy food and sustainability. This sequel to Cool Kids Cook emphasizes how to teach children to cook in the most environmentally sound and sustainable way. With over 50 easy and adaptable recipes and special feature spreads on the environment, simple ways to be more eco-friendly, and a few fun crafting projects, this will be a book to really engage the next generation of foodies in a positive way. Including recipes for Breakfasts, Snacks, Soups & Salads, Mains and Sweets, this is an inspirational and empowering cookbook for kids.Learn More
Once used only by professional chefs, sous vide—a technique in which food is sealed in a bag and then cooked in a bath of warm, circulating water—is now taking off with home cooks. The reason is simple—you can pick up a top-rated circulator (the device needed to cook sous vide) for about a hundred bucks, and in no time start enjoying perfectly cooked steaks, custardy eggs, vegetables at the peak of flavor and bite, and more.
But you will need help, which is where Daniel Shumski comes in. Just as he tamed the once intimidating pressure-cooker-on-steroids in his bestselling How to Instant Pot, Shumski now offers How to Sous Vide, a friendly, rigorously tested guide that demystifies cooking sous vide at home. First, Shumski gives readers all the knowledge they need to start—how to use the circulator, set up a water bath, seal food inside the bag, and dial in precise cooking times and temperatures for every ingredient. Following are delicious, inventive recipes, plus amazing hacks (how to sous vide cold-brew coffee!), that take full advantage of this revolutionary technique: Carnitas-Style Pork Shoulder, Miso-Butter Carrots, Chili-Garlic Shrimp—even incredible desserts cooked in a jar, like Berry-Chocolate Cheesecake and Salted Dulce de Leche. And suddenly you’re cooking at a whole new levelLearn More
It is the summer of 1939 in Warsaw, Poland and Michal is an eight- year-old boy just finishing his school year. In order to improve his handwriting, Michal’s teacher gives him a simple assignment: keep a journal, writing one sentence a day. Eighty years later, Michal’s diary has been gorgeously illustrated with beautifully atmospheric paintings. Eloquent in its simplicity, the journal is a remarkable artifact that captures the innocence of childhood and the trauma of war. Photographs of pages from Michal’s diary enhance the poignancy of this simple record—an ordinary holiday interrupted by war; a life changed forever by an extraordinary moment in history.
MICHA? SKIBI?SKI was 8 years old and a schoolboy at Warsaw Primary school when he wrote this diary in the summer 1939. Today he lives in a retirement house for elderly priests. ALA BANKROFT is a painter, photographer and film animator living in Warsaw, Poland.Learn More
Melody, the huge-hearted heroine of Out of My Mind, is a year older, and a year braver. And now with her Medi-talker, she feels nothing’s out of her reach, not even summer camp. There have to be camps for differently-abled kids like her, and she’s going to sleuth one out. A place where she can trek through a forest, fly on a zip line, and even ride on a horse! A place where maybe she really can finally make a real friend, make her own decisions, and even do things on her own—the dream! By the light of flickering campfires and the power of thunderstorms, through the terror of unexpected creatures in cabins and the first sparkle of a crush, Melody’s about to discover how brave and strong she really is.Learn More
A timely book on the history of peaceful protest, from the Egyptian pyramid workers’ strike of 1170 BCE all the way up to the present day.Learn More
Protest has changed our planet—from Roman times to today, ordinary people have stood up for what they believe in and made the world a better place. The global history of protest is brought to life in this engagingly illustrated book, which includes the Boston Tea Party, the Storming of the Bastille, the Abolitionist Movement, the Women’s Suffrage Movement, anti-Vietnam War, the Stonewall riots, the Monday Demonstrations, the Arab Spring, Black Lives Matter, Extinction Rebellion, and much more. It looks at creative ways of protesting: student strikes, singing protests, guerrilla gardening, noisy protests, and surreal happenings, and ends with a practical section on how children can organize a protest for themselves.
Thirteen-year-old twins Aiden and Ava and their good friend Daniel, all avid soccer players, have just learned their county league soccer trophy mysteriously disappeared forty years ago from the town library. It was never recovered. So between games and practices for the town’s soccerchampionships, the three friends try to solve the case. But will these amateur detectives be able to unravel the mystery and find someone who had both motive and opportunity to commit the crime? And will their teams make it all the way to the championships?
As with the rest of the acclaimed series, which is celebrating 25 years of publication this year and receiving new cover treatments, Fred Bowen weaves exciting play-by-play sports action with real sports history, including a chapter in the back of the book of “The Real Story” behind the disappearance of the original World Cup trophy that was never recovered. Featuring a new mystery storyline, as well as focusing on girls in sports, Soccer Trophy Mystery is also a great book for character education both on and off the field. Now with 24 books and close to a million copies sold, the bestselling series has received national and critical acclaim.Learn More
In the ninth and latest addition to the New York Times bestselling Spy School series, Ben Ripley faces his nemesis, Murray Hill, on the high seas. Thanks to the evidence Ben uncovered in his investigation of the Croatoan, the CIA has tracked his nemesis, Murray Hill, to Central America, where they believe he is boarding the world’s biggest cruise ship, The Emperor of the Seas, on its maiden voyage around the world.
His mission: Pose as part of a family, with Alexander and Catherine Hale as his parents, Erica as his sister, and his best friend Mike as his brother, to find out what Murray is plotting. At first, it sounds exciting to have a mission on the most glamorous ocean liner on earth, but as usual, nothing goes according to plan. There is action, danger, and plenty of surprises as Ben and his team quickly find themselves in hot water.Learn More
This brilliant book on mazes and labyrinths in history and the modern world encourages young readers to really think about why these puzzles are so appealing. Filled with photographs, drawings, artwork, illustrations, and puzzles, it takes a thematic approach to these enigmatic works. Why are we sometimes afraid to get lost—and why does the idea excite us? How do mazes and labyrinths figure in history and mythology? What can nature tell us about humankind’s obsession with lines, spirals, and patterns? Along the way children will learn about the labyrinth designed by Daedalus for King Minos in the ancient city of Crete; the mystery of the Hemet Maze Stone in southern California; and the magnificent labyrinth at the Cathedral of Chartres. They are encouraged to trace their fingers along a labyrinth to experience its soothing effect, to solve maze-related number puzzles, and to create their own mazes and labyrinths.Learn More
One afternoon in Italy, a little girl is about to take a bite of her delicious popsicle when time . . . stops. At that very moment, across the planet, people and animals are frozen in action— captured by this book’s warm, quirky illustrations and clever, time-stamped captions. A penguin hatches in South Georgia; a little girl gets a haircut in Brazil; a family sits down to breakfast in California; a tiger falls asleep in Bangladesh; a boy’s football ball gets stuck in a tree in Cape Verde. The sheer enormity of planet Earth can be impossible for young kids to grasp. Here, in this playful introduction to time zones, hemispheres, and life in different climates, kids will identify with all the ordinary things going on at the same time in our extraordinary world.Learn More
One Christmas, a tiny owl stuck in the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree stole the hearts of the nation. Discover the true story in this heartwarming picture book from celebrated mother-son team Jonah and Jeanette Winter. There once was an owl who lived in a tree. Until one day her home was uprooted and she was taken far away from what she knew. Follow Rockefeller (“Rocky”) the owl as she journeys to the bustling center of New York City and she’s discovered among the branches of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. With human kindness and a dash of holiday spirit, can this brave little owl find a new home?Learn More
Talking about racism can be hard, but… Most kids of color grow up talking about racism. They have “The Talk” with their families—the honest talk about survival in a racist world. But white kids don’t. They’re barely spoken to about race at all—and that needs to change. Because not talking about racism doesn’t make it go away. Not talking about white privilege doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.
The Other Talk begins this much-needed conversation for white kids. In an instantly relatable and deeply honest account of his own life, Brendan Kiely offers young readers a way to understand one’s own white privilege and why allyship is so vital, so that we can all start doing our part—today.Learn More
An evocative retelling of a classic Grimms’ tale, told in verse, about a girl who will stop at nothing to reverse a curse that turned her seven brothers into ravens.
And these are the sons
Of good Jack and good Jane
The eldest is Jack
And the next one is Jack
And the third one’s called Jack
And the fourth’s known as Jack
And the fifth says he’s Jack
And they call the sixth Jack
But the seventh’s not Jack
The seventh is Robyn
And this is his story
When Robyn and his brothers are turned into ravens through the work of an unlucky curse, a sister is their only hope to become human again. Though she’s never met her brothers, April will stop at nothing to restore their humanity. But what about Robyn, who always felt a greater affinity to the air than to the earth-bound lives of his family?Learn More
Add some color to your life and put your creative touch on this collection of more than 45 Bridgerton-inspired coloring scenes from every corner of Grosvenor Square. From lavish wedding spreads to bright afternoon promenades, The Unofficial Bridgerton Coloring Book features 45 scenes and quotes from the most-watched series in Netflix history—Bridgerton. Transport yourself to Grosvenor Square just like Daphne, Eloise, the Duke with these dazzling scenes of lazy afternoons in the park, decadent banquets, embellished gowns, luxurious weddings, and beautiful architecture. Finally, you can live the life of a Bridgerton with a flick of your colored pencil!Learn More
Dine like the lords and ladies and bring the high society meals and treats home with these 100 delicious recipes inspired by Netflix’s most-watched series of all time—Bridgerton. Blue satin ball gowns, chocolates and high tea, five course meals with family, scandal, and romance. Welcome to the dashing world of Bridgerton. Grosvenor Square is buzzing with ladies and lords dressed to the nines, promenading in the park, and sharing lemonade at the evening’s ball. And while you might not be able to score the jewels and frocks of the Bridgertons and the Featheringtons, you can still eat like them with The Unofficial Bridgerton Cookbook.
From dazzling canapes, savory meat pies, sparkling wine, gooseberry pie, delicious finger sandwiches, and more, you’ll be eating like a Bridgerton in no time. Nevermind what Lady Whistledown says, it’s time to eat! These 100 recipes inspired by the delectable foods from Regency England will have you dining Duke and Duchess style with recipes like:Learn More
-The Duke’s Gooseberry Pie
-Penelope’s Cucumber Sandwiches
-Queen Charlotte’s Cakes
-And many more!
A hilarious, spooky tale by a celebrated author and illustrator.
This book is NOT a bedtime story.
It’s scary, strange, and rather gory.
Bedtime stories make you sleepy.
This book won’t.
It’s much too CREEPY.
Except it isn’t… This book is told by a group of monsters who think they’re very scary, but in fact they’re not—they’re cute and cuddly. They try their hardest to frighten—in a haunted house, creepy wood, ghostly ship, and darkest dark, but each time they fail! The problem is, these monsters aren’t at all scary, they’re a bit silly and a bit cuddly. They share the insecurities and worries of us humans and all they want is a good night’s sleep.Learn More
From the New York Times bestselling author of Sorcery of Thorns and An Enchantment of Ravens comes a thrilling new YA fantasy about a teen girl with mythic abilities who must defend her world against restless spirits of the dead.
The dead of Loraille do not rest. Artemisia is training to be a Gray Sister, a nun who cleanses the bodies of the deceased so that their souls can pass on; otherwise, they will rise as spirits with a ravenous hunger for the living. She would rather deal with the dead than the living, who trade whispers about her scarred hands and troubled past. When her convent is attacked by possessed soldiers, Artemisia defends it by awakening an ancient spirit bound to a saint’s relic. It is a revenant, a malevolent being that threatens to possess her the moment she drops her guard. Wielding its extraordinary power almost consumes her—but death has come to Loraille, and only a vespertine, a priestess trained to wield a high relic, has any chance of stopping it. With all knowledge of vespertines lost to time, Artemisia turns to the last remaining expert for help: the revenant itself.Learn More
The heroine of this beautifully illustrated story feels her anger like a storm in a dark forest. It sweeps her away, and she thunders and howls. She pours down her emotions like sheets of rain; rage surges like a wind whipping angry waves. Her anger takes her on a wild ride.Learn More
Appropriate for a wide variety of ages, this book illustrates many aspects of anger that are often hard to articulate— how overwhelming it is, how isolating, even scary. But it also shows anger to be a source of power and an agent for change. Teckentrup’s impactful, boldly colored paintings skillfully evoke the way intense anger can take us on an emotional journey, one that can be both exhausting and affirming. This beautiful tribute to one girl’s experience of anger offers readers the opportunity to make sense of, and talk about their own feelings of rage in a time when that kind of understanding is more important than ever.
The inimitable word calendar from the insuperable language experts at Merriam-Webster. 365 New Words-A-Year belongs on the desktops of students, writers, crossword lovers, Scrabble buffs, and anyone with a gust for language. (Yes, gust—look it up!) The paradigm of word calendars, with hundreds of good-to-know terms selected by the editors at Merriam-Webster, it adds panache to your vocabulary with fun words (lollapalooza: one that is extraordinarily impressive), scientific words (bioturbation: the restructuring of sedimentary deposits by moving organisms), mythological words (dragon’s teeth: seeds of strife), and more. In addition to a definition, each entry includes a pronunciation guide, sample sentence, and fascinating word history. Now 100% recyclable and printed on FSC-certified paper.Learn More
Short but powerful prayers that encourage mediation, every day of the year. Prayers of inspiration, prayers of hope, prayers of compassion, prayers of healing and strength. And: “Thou art He that beareth the burdens of the universe; help me to bear the little burden of this life.”—Swami Vivekananda. Adapted from the comforting bestseller The Little Book of Prayers, this calendar harnesses the power of prayer to deliver a daily moment of contemplation and spiritual affirmation. The prayers are culled from diverse faiths and cultural traditions, but all are rich in wisdom and unwavering faith.Learn More
Bad Cat is the bestselling calendar—based on the New York Times bestselling book—that celebrates the misfits and bad boys of the feline world. And the list of transgressions just goes on: cats extorting their owners out of cash, cats guzzling margaritas before 5 p.m., cats in inappropriate relationships with squirrels, cats wearing bad hairpieces. Plus rude cats, maniacal cats, controlling cats, Who’s Who in Bad Cats, Bad Cat Bucket List, Bad Cat Couplets, and Bad Cat Early Warning Signs: Cat demonstrates desire to return to animal shelter ASAP.Learn More
The Big Red Dog is hitting the big screen! It’s a race through NYC in this graphic novel based on the new live-action Clifford movie.Learn More
Emily Elizabeth is struggling to fit in at home and in school when she meets Clifford, a tiny red puppy who is destined to become her best friend. But when Clifford undergoes a magical growth spurt overnight, he attracts the attention of a genetics company looking for a way to supersize animals. With the help of her Uncle Casey, the people in her neighborhood, and some new friends made along the way, Emily Elizabeth and Clifford have to go on the run across New York City!
From the talented artists behind the art and lifestyle brand The Oliver Gal Artist Co. comes this gorgeous creativity workbook with 35 chic projects to create and color. In Create Beautiful, Oliver Gal’s unique, modern aesthetic is made accessible to everyone with simple tutorials incorporating their favorite art techniques—painting, dripping, pouring, and embellishing—and coloring pages showcasing their favorite themes—fashion, florals, travel, and design.
Complete with templates printed with Oliver Gal’s signature artworks that can be torn out and embellished, this is the perfect book to encourage your inner artist. Add a pop of color, a dash of sparkle, and lots of inspiration to your home and life with Create Beautiful.Learn More
If you want to learn to create out-of-this-world photos that capture the heart and soul of a dog, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re a professional looking to up your dog photography game, or an amateur striving to take better pictures of your four-legged best friend, Dogtography is your guide to crafting jaw-dropping photographs that are exploding with personality. And there is no better teacher than Kaylee Greer, one of the world’s most in-demand dog photographers. Kaylee travels the globe photographing dogs for some of the biggest pet brands on Earth, teaches industry-renowned workshops, and stars in Nat Geo Wild’s original television mini-series Pupparazzi, chronicling her colorful adventures photographing dogs across America.
Dogtography is jam-packed with tips and tricks and—just like Kaylee and her award-winning photographs—an infectious personality. In this book, you’ll learn Kaylee’s best-kept secrets, including camera settings, lens choices, and post-processing techniques. You’ll explore tried and true methods for working with dogs of all shapes and sizes, unlock the power of positive reinforcement, and discover the gift of giving back to dogs in need through the magic of photography.Learn More
The door to magic is closed, but it’s not locked. And now Joshua Jay, one of the world’s most accomplished magicians, not only opens that door but brings us inside to reveal the artistry and obsessiveness, esoteric history, and long-whispered-about traditions of a subject shrouded in mystery. And he goes one step further: Joshua Jay brings us right into the mind of a magician—how they develop their other worldly skills, conjure up illusions, and leave the rest of us slack jawed with delight time after time. Along the way, Jay reveals another kind of secret, one all readers will find meaningful even if they never aspire to perform sleight of hand: What does it take to follow your heart and achieve excellence?
In 52 short, compulsively readable essays, Jay describes how he does it, whether it’s through the making of illusions, the psychology behind them, or the way technology influences the world of magic. He considers the aesthetics of performance, discusses contemporary masters, including David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, and David Blaine, and details how magicians hone their craft. And answers questions like: Can a magic trick be too good? How do you saw a person in half? Is there real magic in the universe? The answers, like so much in magic and life, depend on you.Learn More
A year of unplugged fun (plus 300 stickers!) for kids 8 and up. The perennially bestselling calendar that keeps kids engaged, sparks their imaginations, and promotes hours of zany, unplugged fun. Each month, The Kid’s Awesome Activity calendar features a colorful, hand-drawn spread with seasonally themed illustrations and creativity-inspiring prompts: “Help design some snow monsters!” “These kids found the leprechaun’s treasure. Draw it!” And: “Help the pirate sail to Pirate Island by giving his boat a sail!” Plus word searches, mazes, and other lively activities and games. The calendar includes 300 stickers to place on the calendar or anywhere a kid wants. No screens, no batteries, just pure entertainment.Learn More
For when it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year . . . I’ll be there for you! Rediscover many of the amazing and heart-warming moments that Ross, Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Chandler, and Joey experienced in the hit TV show Friends. You’ll get to see Central Perk, Rachel and Monica’s apartment, Marcel the monkey, and a whole lot more. With an adorable art style and a focus on key moments, this is the picture book you’ve been waiting for!Learn More
An undated perpetual calendar to record birthdays, anniversaries, and more. Never forget another important occasion. Undated and reusable, Mom’s Birthday Calendar couldn’t be cuter, filled with Sandra Boynton’s energetic, full-color illustrations, including her goofy rhinos, cows, pigs, hippos, and other animal characters. But don’t be fooled: This calendar is as practical as it is perky. And its heavy stock and spiral binding ensure that it lasts, year after year.Learn More
Keep track of the whole family’s comings and goings with the 25-year bestselling organizing wall calendar from Sandra Boynton!
Mom’s Family Calendar is perennially indispensable to moms, dads, and kids, too, with its rock-solid organizational prowess and captivating illustrations. Its unique grids are key to its power: arranged vertically, with five columns across the top (one for each family member) and the days of the month running down the left-hand side, there’s ample room to write down everyone’s comings and goings—and it’s all visible at a glance. The bright, appealing pages feature Sandra Boynton’s distinctive and widely loved characters: the perplexed cats, the intrepid hippos, the enthusiastic pigs. Perfect. Plus, the calendar includes a drop-down storage pocket, two sheets of stickers, and nine fun magnets. And it’s printed on FSC-certified paper.
•Spans 17 months, from August 2021 through December 2022Learn More
•Includes drop-down storage pocket, 2 sheets of stickers, and 9 terrific magnets
Kamala Khan (a.k.a Ms. Marvel) is stretched too thin — literally. She’s having a hard time balancing schoolwork with being a good friend, being there for her family, becoming the best fanfic writer…and, you know, becoming a superhero. She’s tired and just barely keeping control BUT she’s handling it. But when a mysterious robot tries to infiltrate Avengers Tower, it’ll be up to Ms. Marvel to (literally) pull herself together, learn to ask for help, and fix the mess she’s made before anyone gets hurt!Learn More
There is sudoku—and then there’s Sudoku from Nikoli, the Japanese masters who invented the game. Every puzzle in the Original Sudoku Page-a-Day Calendar is crafted by a human—not spit out by a computer—so putting pencil to paper is like going one-on-one against a Sudoku master for a challenge that balances toughness with an elegant solvability, giving you a real sense of satisfaction when you find the solution. The calendar features easier puzzles on the weekends and increases the difficulty level over the course of the week. Answers are printed on the back of each page. Printed on FSC-certified paper and 100% recyclable.Learn More
Violet longs for the time when her family was connected: before life, distractions, and technology pulled them all away from each other. They used to gather at the table, with food and love, to make memories, share their lives, and revel in time spent together. But now her family has been drifting apart, and with nobody to gather around it, the table grows smaller and smaller. Can Violet remind her family of the warmth of time spent together, and gather around the table once more? A mystical fable that feels at once timeless and utterly of the present moment, Our Table is renowned, bestselling creator Peter H. Reynolds at his best.Learn More
Paint a magical world with stickers (including glitter stickers)! Paint by Sticker Kids: Mermaids & Magic includes everything kids need to create ten bright and magical images, including mermaids, unicorns, crystal balls, Pegasus, and more!
Step 1: Find the sticker.
Step 2: Peel the sticker.
Step 3: Place the sticker.
Add the next, and the next, and watch your paintings come to life!
All the pages are perforated, making it easy to tear out each finished work to frame and share! Includes glitter stickers.Learn More
Four days. Two girls. One life-changing music festival. Toni is grieving the loss of her roadie father and needing to figure out where her life will go from here — and she’s desperate to get back to loving music. Olivia is a hopeless romantic whose heart has just taken a beating (again) and is beginning to feel like she’ll always be a square peg in a round hole — but the Farmerland music festival is a chance to find a place where she fits.
The two collide and it feels like something like kismet when a bond begins to form. But when a gun misfires and the festival is sent into a panic, Olivia and Toni will find that they need each other (and music) more than they ever imagined.Learn More
Life is better with stickers. Not to mention more fun! Based on the popular So. Many. Stickers. book series, this 17-month calendar combines organization with crafty inspiration and 400+ colorful stickers. Each month features a spacious grid, lined lists for notes, and a Creative Challenge (Make confetti and keep it nearby for impromptu celebrations!). The cheerful patterned pages make delightful sticker backdrops. Use the stickers as reminders, to mark important occasions, or to just make each month a little bit brighter!Learn More
Experience a laugh-out-loud day in the life of Spider-Ham in this adventure for young readers! After long being derided by the citizens of New York, Spider-Ham has finally been recognized for his outsized contribution to the city’s safety, and receives the key to the city from none other the mayor (and, being a cartoon universe, the key actually unlocks New Yolk City’s political and financial institutions). Sure, it’s just a publicity stunt for the beleaguered mayor — and yeah, maybe every single other super hero was busy that day — but an award is an award!Learn More
A whole new generation of fans will be meeting Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacy, Dawn, and the rest of the gang in Summer 2020 when the new Baby-Sitter’s Club show drops on Netflix. This fill-in journal is full of quotes, activities, and in-world content including doodles and notes from the girls in the BSC and full-color photos from the show. Plus, lined pages leave plenty of room for notes from your own baby-sitting adventures!Learn More
At the Alfea International School, students come from all over the Otherworld to train. To learn magic. To discover how to control their powers. Inside the school’s castle, five students — complete strangers — are assigned as roommates. These five teenagers want what every teenager wants+AO136 to figure out who they are. To make friends. To fit in at their new school. But when an ancient, long-vanquished evil suddenly resurfaces outside the castle walls, these five teenagers be forced to put their powers to the test. And they’ll discover a secret so powerful, it will challenge everything they know about the Otherworld… and themselves.Learn More
If something is capable of bringing the children of the world together, that is the ability to dream and imagine a better world. Every single one of us has with them a kite of dreams, a flying kite sheltering our hopes and dreams. Through this kite trip, we will meet Mohesiwä, a boy who lives in the jungle, Amunet, who can’t stop but smiling when imagining a better future, Anja and his brother Tuvo, who rummage through the garbage to find something of value…
The Kite of Dreams is an invitation to discover the different cultures of the world and to dream of a better world. A world with unpolluted air, where every child has access to education, a world with clean and uncontaminated waters, where biodiversity is preserved and forests are conserved. And more importantly, a world in which each child can be happy and reach out to those who need it.Learn More
The Magic Ball of Wool is a charming tale of friendship, generosity and kindness that will bring out the best in young readers by encouraging them to help others.Learn More
Unicorn SPiT is a paint, gel stain, and glaze concentrate all in one bottle! It creates a multifaceted, 3-dimensional effect on wood, glass, metal, fabric, pottery, wicker, concrete, laminate, and more. Fans love that it’s nontoxic and comes in a variety of outrageous colors. Now, for the first time, Unicorn SPiT inventor Michelle Nicole spills the secrets about the best tips and tricks for using this magical substance to create all-new works of art. The Official Unicorn Spit Users Handbook details everything you need to know, including:
• How to use Unicorn SPiT as a paint, alcohol ink, glaze, stain, dye, antiquing agent, watercolor, resin tint, and beyond
• Over 50 projects for transforming any object, including: furniture, clothing, glassware, decorative wood, metal, and more
• Handy instructions for mixing colors to create unique new shades
• Detailed charts showcasing how Unicorn SPiT can be used on a variety of wood types and surfaces
And much, much more!Learn More
The book has the colors, you draw the lines: the creative possibilities are endless! Reverse coloring is a totally new idea in creativity and mindfulness: so simple, and so profoundly satisfying. Artist Kendra Norton created these beautiful and whimsical unfinished watercolors to provide a gentle visual guide for your own creativity and exploration.
Trace the shapes, draw in figures, doodle, shade, cover an area with dots. Each page is an invitation to slow down, let your mind drift, and be surprised by your own creativity. And because reverse coloring requires no “staying inside the lines,” it empowers your artistic self-confidence while it calms the mind.Learn More
Fans of the hit Netflix series Bridgerton will love this lush coloring book with 30 original coloring pages inspired by the show. With The Unofficial Bridgerton Coloring Book, you can color your own outrageous gowns for the Featherington sisters, hunky heroes, or a calming English garden. Relive the high society glamour and drama as you color these elegant images to life.
30 original illustrations to color and enjoy
One-side printing so colors don’t bleed through
Large, easily frameable pages
Perforated pages for easy framing
Fans of the hit television series The Crown will love this regal coloring book with 30 original coloring pages inspired by the show. People from all over the world have become hooked on The Crown, which dramatically recreates the world of the British Royal Family during the life of Queen Elizabeth II. With the Unofficial The Crown Coloring Book, you can color lavish royal wedding scenes or a calming English garden.
- 30 original illustrations to color and enjoy
- One-side printing so colors don’t bleed through
- Large, easily frameable pages
- Perforated pages for easy framing
Anyone who loves the show and is fascinated by the English Royal Family will love sitting down with a nice cup of tea and coloring the beautiful designs in this book!Learn More
Relax and dive into the ultimate guide to creating watercolor paintings of your favorite flowers! From bright red roses to deep green cacti, this gorgeous, easy-to-follow book will show how anyone can paint luminous watercolor flowers and botanicals. Noted artist and instructor Rachel Eskandari details how anyone can paint a garden of bold, creative watercolor images. Featuring colorful step-by-step images, this book shows how to master the basics of watercolors and then expand your color palette to create boldly unconventional floral artwork. Watercolor Botanical Garden features everything you need to know, including:
*Color theory and mixing for unique shadesLearn More
*Utilizing the skills of blending, gradients, and shading
*Lesson for creating 25+ different plants and flowers including roses, cacti, peonies, nigella, agave, anemones, queen of the night, leaves, and more
*How to incorporate multiple botanical images for a gorgeous landscape painting
It’s watercolor-with a surprise twist! As you paint, reveal hidden designs in our invisible, paint-resistant “ink.” Uncover patterns in scenes with adorable animals, a star-studded galaxy, whimsical fairies, and more! Follow step-by-step instructions to learn the basics of watercolor and work up to more intermediate techniques like ombré and tie-dye with 20 pieces of adorable, ready-to-paint artworks. With premium paints and magical designs, this is the perfect starter kit for budding artists.Learn More
With more than one hundred women restaurateurs, activists, food writers, professional chefs, and home cooks—all of whom are changing the world of food. Why We Cook: Women on Food, Identity, and Connection features essays, profiles, recipes, and more, Why We Cook is curated and illustrated by author and artist Lindsay Gardner, whose visual storytelling gifts bring nuance and insight into their words and their work, revealing the power of food to nourish, uplift, inspire curiosity, and effect change.Learn More
The moose plays the cello. The deer, violin. And it’s ONE-two-three, ONE-two-three, time to begin! Destined to be a read-aloud favorite, Woodland Dance is a mystical, waltzing story from beloved author and illustrator Sandra Boynton, and a magical book to share with a magical child. Woodland animals heed the call of the fox’s bugle to join the woodland dance in a moonlit glade, dancing all night to the music of the Woodland Dance Trio. As the animals wander off to bed, the Trio plays one last piece to welcome the sun. A lovely, lyrical way to end, or start, the day.Learn More