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Knitting for Dogs Irresistible Patterns for Your Favorite Pup—and You! By Kristi Porter Photography by Bill Milne 81⁄2 x 81⁄2, 96 pages, 4C, paperback with flaps

Who loves you, baby? Your dog does, that’s who, and there’s no creature more deserving of a hand-knit expression of that love. He’ll look darn cute in any number of the more than 20 easy-to-follow patterns in Knitting for Dogs. You’ll find designs here for every kind of dog, from sequined sweaters for your toy dog princess to a sport coat with racing stripes for your L or XL big boy. Stylish accessories include a cat-shaped

Whether you’re a beginner or expert knitter, on the

squeaky toy and lightweight doggie saddlebag. But why

cutting edge of fashion or all about what’s practical,

stop there? Knit a hat with Fair Isle trim or fingerless

you’ll find something here to please both you and your

Aran gloves to match your pet’s jaunty sweater.

canine companion. Foolproof instructions on how to properly measure your dog ensure that each project comes out just right for your pooch. Kristi Porter is a knitwear designer, technical editor, teacher, and author of Knitting Patterns for Dummies.

Published in the US by Simon & Schuster/Fireside Territory: World Rights sold: AU/NZ, NA, UK For rights and coeditions, please contact: Sharyn Rosart,

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Boho Baby Knits Groovy Patterns for Cool Tots By Kat Coyle Photography by Frank Heckers 7 7⁄16 x 10, 144 pages, 4C, hardcover with jacket

Does the barista at your coffee bar serve your kid a steamed milk with a dash of cinnamon—just the way he likes it? Is your baby already a regular at the neighborhood indie bookstore? If so, your budding bohemian deserves a wardrobe that suits his or her creative lifestyle. For children’s knits with style and attitude, look no further. Boho Baby Knits contains more than 30 designs for clothes, toys, and accessories that are so cool, you’ll wish they came in your size. Knitters will love the fun literary references, punk rock allusions, and beatnik musings that inspire these patterns for newborns to four-year-olds, and kids won’t be able to get enough of these bold, colorful, and

leg warmers and a folk festival frock to a bohemian

unique projects. Clear, step-by-step instructions,

striped boatneck and a Western-style jacket, Boho Baby

easy-to-read charts and diagrams, and dozens of four-

Knits keeps kids dressed like the free spirits they are.

color photographs ensure happy results. From graphic Kat Coyle is a knitwear designer whose work has been published in the books Knit Wit, Lace Style, and Greetings from Knit Café. She lives in L.A. with her son, Felix.

Published in North America by Random House/Potter Craft Territory: World Rights sold: NA For rights and coeditions, please contact: Sharyn Rosart,

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Big Girl Knits 30 Big, Bold Projects Shaped for Real Women with Real Curves By Jillian Moreno and Amy R. Singer Photographs by Bill Milne

bestseller!

81⁄2 x 11, 160 pages, 4C, hardcover with jacket

It’s time to welcome big girls to the knitting lifestyle party! Amy R. Singer and Jillian Moreno (big girls themselves) have worked with the best designers to create a selection of patterns that suit real women with curves perfectly. No butt-cuppers or boob-huggers in the bunch. Big Girl Knits is packed with patterns—sweaters, coats, skirts, and even accessories—from classics to current designs for real women. Try knitting one of these and look and feel gorgeous in it: • Whichway Funnelneck

This book goes further than a simple book of knit-

• Lift and Separate Wrap

ting patterns; it educates knitters on how to create

• Curvilicious Cardigan

knitwear that fits well and looks beautiful. Knitters

• Boobilicious Tank

will learn to correctly measure their bodies for a

• Mosaic Skirt and Sweater Set

perfect fit; alter existing patterns; recognize sweater designs that work with their shape, not against it— and rock the knitting house with their big, bad selves. Jillian Moreno and Amy R. Singer are living the knitting lifestyle. Or la vida loca, depending on the day. Jillian is a knitwear designer who lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with her husband and two kids. Amy is editor of Knitty, an online knitting magazine based in Toronto, where she lives with her husband.

Published in North America by Random House/Potter Craft Territory: World Rights sold: NA, GER For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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HANDS-FREE CRAFTS GUIDES At last a series that features craft projects definitely NOT for your grandma—hip, groovy, occasionally tongue-incheek items that are easy and fun to make. Employing bold colors, simple shapes, and lots of style, these projects bring crafts into the modern era. A hands-free, stand-up format makes them uniquely easy to follow. 7 x 9, 128 pages, 4C, paperback, semi-concealed wire-o easel format with fold-over cover

Knit Wit 30 Easy and Hip Projects By Amy R. Singer, Founder of Knitty.com

Bold, fresh, creative designs make Knit Wit a stand-out addition to any knitter’s library. Written by Amy R. Singer, founder of the trendsetting Knitty.com, Knit Wit is a collection of head-turning projects, from a rockstar scarf to a dreadlock hat to a surf-and-turf skirt. With a basics course to start off, clear illustrations, full-color photos, and easy-to-follow directions and tips, it has everything a knitter (from beginner to experienced) needs to create the coolest stuff.

Quirky Quilting 20 Easy and Fun Projects By Tomme J. Fent

Unexpected, offbeat, and definitely quirky, this book presents 20 fabulous quilting projects—from traditionalwith-a-twist quilts to quilted bags, wall-hangings, and accessories. A must-have for the modern quilter, Quirky Quilting presents each project in bright, full-color photo-

Published in North America by Collins Territory: World Knit Wit rights sold: NA, SC Quirky Quilting rights sold: NA

graphs accompanied by clear instructions, diagrams,

For rights and coeditions, please contact: Sharyn Rosart,

and expert advice.

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Sew Darn Cute 3o Sweet & Simple Projects to Sew & Embellish By Jenny Ryan Photography by Bill Milne

bestseller!

7 7⁄8 x 10, 144 pages, 4C, paperback with flaps

Simple sewing techniques and quick, yet stylish projects are combined in this appealing book that teaches readers basic sewing skills while they create super-cute items to keep or give. Use surface embellishment techniques including appliqué and embroidery to transform plain tees or bags into pretty and unique signature items; create lovable critters or special accessories from scraps; or clean up the clutter and beautify your nest with easy-to-sew organizers and containers. Colorful photographs show off the vintage fabrics and reveal

“The brilliant fabric combinations Jenny Ryan creates are

the projects up close; step-by-step instructions,

the icing on the cake of her projects. I just want to make

plus Jenny’s tricks and tips, make it easy for home

and wear the whole book!”

sewers to recreate the items for themselves.

—Jenny Hart, founder of Sublime Stitching Jenny Ryan is the creator of SewDarnCute.com, where she sells one-of-a-kind tote bags, playful accessories, home décor items and more. Jenny writes and blogs for CRAFT magazine, and is the organizer of a monthly craft fair, Felt Club, in Los Angeles (www.feltclub.com). Jenny lives in Silver Lake, CA.

Published in North America by St. Martin’s Press Territory: World Rights sold: WE For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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33 Designs for Your Surly Side By Julie Jackson 7 x 7, 96 pages, 4C, hardcover

Sugar and spice and everything #&%@! That’s what Subversive Cross Stitch is made of. In this wicked little book, Julie Jackson, the creator of subversivecrossstitch.com, reinvents the age-old craft of cross stitch. Inside you’ll find her most popular patterns along with all-new equally snarky designs. Stitch up “Bitch in Kitchen” for a sassy housewarming gift. Spread cheer with the ever-festive “Bite Me.” Or whip up “This Place Sucks” for a cherished co-worker.

Julie Jackson was not cut out for the rat race. Stuck

Jackson outlines the simple tools and techniques

in a stifling workplace with an idiot boss, she dis-

you’ll need to get started, and gives modern stitchers

covered the sassy side of traditional needlework and

the chance to say what’s really on their minds.

began selling cross stitch kits online. Within a year, her kits began selling in retail outlets such as Urban Outfitters and Target.com’s Red Hot Shop. She lives in Dallas, Texas, with her charming husband. Visit her online at www.subversivecrossstitch.com.

Published in North America by Chronicle Books Territory: World Rights sold: AU/NZ, DU, NA, UK For rights and coeditions, please contact: Sharyn Rosart, sharyn@

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Design Your Own Tees Techniques & Inspiration to Stitch, Stamp, Stencil, and Silk-Screen Your Very Own T-Shirts By Jennifer Cooke of raeburnink.com 7 7/8 x 10, 144 pages, 4C, paperback with flaps

From professional t-shirt designer Jennifer Cooke comes this do-it-yourself book for turning your classic tees into colorful, bold, graphic, personal statements. Many techniques, from sewing to printing to bleaching, are covered, and include: • screen printing • stamping • block printing • stenciling • airbrushing • embroidery • appliqué • iron-on transfer Each of the 20 projects—many can be completed in

Published in North America by St. Martins Press Territory: World Rights sold: WE For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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under an hour—includes step-by-step instructions with easy-to-follow diagrams and beautiful color photos of the finished tees. Whether you create the looks shown or borrow techniques and add your own flair, Design Your Own Tees gives you the tools you need to express your unique artistic vision. Jennifer Cooke has been designing t-shirts for over a decade as Raeburn Ink (www.raeburnink.com). Her designs have been sold in prominent stores, including Barney’s New York, and have been featured in Lucky and Nylon magazines. Jennifer currently lives in western Massachusetts with two cats and a wildlife biologist.

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Wallpaper Projects 50 Craft and Design Ideas for Your Home, from Accents to Art By Derek Fagerstrom and Lauren Smith Photography by Erin Kunkel 7 7⁄8 x 9, 144 pages, 4C, hardcover with special wallpaper-patterned 2-sided jacket

Wallpaper is awesome—and can do so much more than simply cover walls! In this new book by stylish DIY mavens Lauren Smith and Derek Fagerstrom, wallpaper gets an exciting makeover. Inspired by the many gorgeous papers available, both vintage and new, Lauren and Derek have come up with dozens of cool projects that use wallpaper in a variety of fun and creative ways: • gift tags

Derek Fagerstrom is a San Francisco–based editor/

• placemats • lampshades • magazine holders • appliqués

curator/designer, and former Project Editor at ReadyMade magazine. Lauren Smith worked for the designer Todd Oldham in his New York studio, where she managed his PR department and helped

Walls get covered, too—in fresh and interesting ways. Each project is presented in a full-color photograph

produce photo shoots, television segments, magazine articles, and events. Lauren and Derek are the

accompanied by step-by-step instructions and how-to

co-founders of The Curiosity Guild, an arts-and-crafts

photographs. Also included are ideas for creating your

collective that offers workshops, field trips, appre-

own wallpaper designs; tips and techniques for fool-

ciation nights, and special events. Check out their

proof application; and resources for finding cool papers.

website and store, www.curiosityshoppeonline.com.

Published in North America by Chronicle Books Territory: World Rights sold: NA For rights and coeditions, please contact: Sharyn Rosart,

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TearPlanes Paper Squadron By Jeffrey Rutzky 12 x 8 1⁄2 landscape, 128 pages, 4C, paperback with concealed wire-o and micro-perforated sheets

Get ready for takeoff! This high-flying guide provides step-by-step instructions—and all the necessary paper—for an entire squadron of paper airplanes. Inside you’ll find Darts, designed to achieve maximum speed; Gliders, for long flight times; and Stunts, for loop-theloops and other aerial acrobatics. TearPlanes provides folding instructions and enough custom-designed, tear-away paper for 38 sensational paper airplanes—all in one innovative package! Once you remove all the micro-perforated paper and trim the back and front covers with a pair of scissors, you’ll have a pocket-sized TearPlanes book, packed with instructions for all your future paper airplane missions.

Detailed color photos of the finished planes, plus clear folding diagrams and helpful hints for adjusting the flight characteristics of each plane, guarantee hours of airborne fun for novice and experienced pilots alike! Jeffrey Rutzky is a well-known paper folder and the author of two books in the Tear-i-gami series, Jewelgami and Bugagami, and Kirigami, a kit.

Published in the US by Barnes & Noble Territory: World Rights sold: JP, RU, US, GER For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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tear - i - ga m i 10 x 6 landscape, 128 pages, 4C, paperback with concealed wire-o and perforated sheets

This innovative series of origami books provides the instructions and paper necessary to fold dozens of delightful paper creations—all in one convenient book! Simply tear off each micro-perforated sheet of duo-colored origami paper and fold your way through each book. After you have torn out every piece of origami paper, convert the book into a take-anywhere reference by trimming the front and back covers with a pair of scissors. Each book contains basic folding instructions plus diagrams and directions for dozens of projects.

Bugagami

Jewelgami

An Origami Infestation of Insects and Other Creepy Crawlies at Your Fingertips

An Origami Assortment of Baubles, Bangles, and Beads at Your Fingertips

By Jeffrey Rutzky

By Jeffrey Rutzky

Fold insects and other creepy crawlies and make

Bedeck your neck, wrists, ears, and fingers with

your friends shiver. Critters include Moth,

whimsical origami jewelry, including Memory Box

Grasshopper, Butterfly, Bee, Praying Mantis,

and Picture Frame Necklaces; Chainlink, Charm, and

Dragonfly, Crawling Beetle, Lizard, Diamondback

$weet $ixteen Bracelets; Heart and Butterfly Rings;

Rattlesnake, and then some!

Kimono, Crane, and Purse Pins; and more!

Jeffrey Rutzky’s report card in kindergarten stated that he “works well with paper and scissors.” Papercrafts have been a passion throughout his life. He is also the author of TearPlanes.

Published in the US by Barnes & Noble Territory: World Bugagami rights sold: US Jewelgami rights sold: RU, US For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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tear - i - ga m i 10 x 6 landscape, 128 pages, 4C, paperback with concealed wire-o and perforated sheets Also available in large format: 12 x 8 landscape

This innovative series of origami books provides the instructions and paper necessary to fold dozens of delightful paper creations—all in one convenient book! Simply tear off each micro-perforated sheet of duocolored origami paper and fold your way through each book. After you have torn out every piece of origami paper, convert the book into a take-anywhere reference by trimming the front and back covers with a pair of scissors. Each book contains basic folding instructions plus diagrams and directions for dozens of projects.

Ornagami An Origami Christmas at Your Fingertips By Gay Merrill Gross Deck the halls, the table, the windows, and the tree

Gay Merrill Gross is an accomplished origami

with these festive folds that also make great gifts!

instructor known for her creative use of storytelling

Proving paper isn’t just for wrapping presents, you

to teach origami. Gay’s original origami designs have

can fold Angel, Holiday Wreath, Santa, Reindeer,

appeared in numerous international publications,

Quickie and Fancy Trees, Stocking, Dove, Candy

and she is also the author of Origami:

Cane, 8-Point Star, and more!

The Art of Paperfolding, Minigami, and The Art of Napkin Folding. Gay is an

Zoogami An Origami Menagerie at Your Fingertips

active member of OrigamiUSA in New York City.

By Gay Merrill Gross Create your own origami zoo that includes Grasshopper, Fox, Dog, Cat, Flapping Bird, Bat, Pig, Owl, Penguin, Peacock, Swan, Swan & Cygnet, Swimming Fish, Tropical Bird, Bear Cub, Koala, Lion, Turtle, Sit

Published in the US by Barnes & Noble Territory: World Ornagami rights sold: US Zoogami rights sold: RU, US

& Stand Bunny, Monkey, Leaping Frog, Elephant,

For rights and coeditions, please contact:

Giraffe, T. Rex, and more!

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Flirt Skirts Learn How to Sew, Customize, and Style Your Very Own Skirts By Patti Gilstrap and Seryn Potter Photography by Barbara Sullivan 7 x 9, 128 pages, 4C, paperback

Owners of the fabulous Brooklyn boutique Flirt, Patti Gilstrap and Seryn Potter have designed hundreds of unique skirts through the store’s immensely popular Custom Skirt program—they have also taught many Brooklynites to sew in their Home Ec Sewing Studio. Now it all comes together with this must-have collection of skirts to sew! Patti and Seryn’s philosophy: All you need are 3 basic skirt patterns—A-line, Pencil, and Flare. Add unique details to each skirt to create your own,

Patti Gilstrap and Seryn Potter are the team behind

one-of-a-kind designs.

Flirt Brooklyn, boutiques that feature emerging

Flirt Skirts offers how-tos for 20 fabulous projects.

designers, and Home Ec, a workshop space where

Gorgeous photographs of finished projects, step-by-

fashion and creativity meet in hands-on, project-

step instructions, easy-to-follow diagrams, and pattern

focused classes teaching sewing, knitting, and more.

templates make every skirt in this indispensable book utterly sewable and totally wearable—you will want to make them all!

Published in North America by Potter Craft Territory: World Rights sold: NA, UK For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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From Grandma with Love Memories and Treasures for My Grandchild By Cinnamon Kennedy 11 x 8 1⁄2 landscape, 72 pages, 2C, hardcover with die cut and keepsake pocket

This timeless keepsake book is the perfect place to jot down all those stories and memories you’ve always wanted to share with your grandkids (and stash away some mementos for them, too!) From amusing childhood reminiscences to the ups and downs of family life, fascinating family history and favorite holiday

Cinnamon Kennedy is a writer who loves biographies

traditions, lessons learned, and your dreams for your

and genealogy. She lives in Asheville, NC.

grandchildren, this book helps you chronicle every stage of your life so you can share it all with love, from grandma. A die cut on the front cover allows you to

Published in the US by Sterling Publishing

present a favorite photo, while whimsical artwork

Territory: World Rights sold: US

enlivens every page. A memory pocket in the back of the book provides safekeeping for special treasures.

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The Jewelgami Kit An Origami Assortment of Baubles, Bangles, and Beads at Your Fingertips By Jeffrey Rutzky 7 x 9 x 1 box with acetate window contains a 128-page 4C paperback book, 1 completed brooch, 30 sheets of origami paper, and assorted jewelry components and beads

Jewelgami, or the art of folding paper to make jewelry, is an easy craft that yields beautiful results. This lovely box contains everything necessary to create a

The instructional book presents more than 20

wealth of gorgeous pieces, including rings, bracelets,

stunning projects, each with a color photograph

brooches, hairpins, necklaces, pendants, earrings, and

of the completed piece, step-by-step instructions

more. Inside this kit, you’ll find:

accompanied by clear, easy-to-follow diagrams,

• A ready-to-wear Kimono Pin

and ideas for variations.

• A full-color instructional book • Jewelry components and beads to complete 5 of the more complicated projects • 30 sheets of origami paper—enough to fold every piece of jewelry in the book!

Jeffrey Rutzky is a well-known paper folder and the author of two books in the Tear-i-gami series, Jewelgami and Bugagami; Kirigami, a kit; and TearPlanes.

Published in the US by Sterling Publishing Territory: World Rights sold: US For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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Kirigami Exquisite Projects to Fold and Cut By Jeffrey Rutzky 10 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 box with acetate window contains a 112-page 4C paperback book plus 30 sheets of glossy paper

The ancient Japanese art form known as kirigami uses simple cuts and folds to create exquisite decorative objects from paper. Practiced in one form or another in countless different cultures, kirigami is one of the most beautiful and ubiquitous paper crafts in the world. This beautiful kit contains everything you

Once you master such basic projects as snowflakes

need to create more than 40 paper masterpieces.

and garlands, you can move onto more intricate

This wonderful introduction to the timeless art of folding and cutting paper includes: • A 112-page, full-color book featuring more than 40 unique kirigami projects and precise step-by-step diagrams that clearly illustrate each fold and cut • 30 sheets of richly colored kirigami paper

3-D projects like pop-ups, cutaways, and origamic architecture. A pair of scissors and an X-Acto knife are all you need to get started. Jeffrey Rutzky is a well-known paper folder and the author of two books in the Tear-i-gami series, Jewelgami and Bugagami; The Jewelgami Kit; and TearPlanes.

Published in the US by Sterling Publishing Territory: World Rights sold: US, CAN For rights and coeditions, please contact:

Sharyn Rosart, sharyn@powerhousepackaging.com

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Noteworthy Handcrafted Cards to Make in Minutes By Richela Fabian Morgan 8 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2 box with acetate window and bellyband contains a 64-page 4C paperback book, 12 sheets of cardstock, ribbons, brads, and stickers

In this impersonal age of e-mails and text messages, what could be more rewarding (not to mention eco-conscious) than making and sending stylish homemade cards for friends and family? This userfriendly card kit makes it easy to do just that. Inside this box, you’ll find everything you need to create 12 fresh, modern greeting cards, including: • A full-color instructional book • 12 sheets of cardstock in a variety of prints and solids • 16 multi-colored brads to help you achieve decorative effects • A selection of stickers in a variety of shapes • 2 ribbons (one plain, one striped) for final decorative flourishes The handy book contains step-by-step instructions and full-color photos of finished cards representing a wide range of card-making techniques—from pinwheel, origami, and pop-up cards to gift enclosures and picture frame cards. The variety of papers and trimmings ensures that there are materials here to create personalized greetings to suit every taste and occasion. Richela Fabian Morgan lives with her family in Westchester County, New York, where she makes all sorts of beautiful things out of paper.

Published in the US by Sterling Publishing Territory: World Rights sold: US For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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Paper Chains and Garlands Easy-to-Make Decorations for Parties, Holidays, and Home Decor By June Gilbank 9 1⁄4 x 8 1⁄4 x 1 3⁄4 1-piece box contains a 48-page 4C paperback book , 4 rolls of 4 x 40 4C paper, and 10 sheets of 8 x 8 4C paper

Paper chains and garlands make everything more festive! Decorate for the season or turn your next celebration into a special occasion with garlands and chains on themes that range from the seasonal (snowflakes, autumn leaves, cherry blossoms) to the whimsical (pleated flowers, pinwheels, elephants). The illustrated instruction book by paper pro June Gilbank shows you how to fold, cut, unfurl, and string chains and garlands. With tips on how to cut simple paper dolls as well as elegant Chinese lanterns, Paper Chains and Garlands is the perfect craft kit for expert crafters as well as beginners. The kit includes:

June Gilbank is a paper crafter and crochet pattern designer. She is co-founder of the popular paper craft website, Folding Trees (www.foldingtrees.com), and runs her craft blog and crochet pattern store from PlanetJune (www.planetjune.com). Originally from the UK, she now lives with her husband and cat in Waterloo, Ontario.

• 14 appealing patterns with simple instructions • 4 rolls of paper for making chains • 10 sheets of paper for making garlands

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The Baby Record Keeper A Milestones and Memories Kit By Sarah Scheffel Original Art by Nancy Leonard 10 x 8 x 1 3⁄4 box with acetate window contains a 64-page 2C hardcover book with die cut and keepsake pocket, a 4C 60-inch fold-out growth chart with hanging loop, a baby-safe colored ink stamp pad, and 2 blank hand- and footprint cards

An all-in-one kit for capturing baby’s milestones, this adorable package features a baby hand- and footprint stamp set with keepsake cards for displaying;

Sarah Scheffel is a Brookyn-

a charming growth chart to hang on the wall; and

based writer and editor.

a beautiful book to help keep track of thoughts, events, and photos. Keeping Up with Baby is a guided

Nancy Leonard is an illustrator

journal that makes it easy for parents to record baby’s

whose work has appeared in many

big moments. Carefully organized to capture all the

books and magazines.

major milestones, from baby’s first smile to her first party, this book encourages parents to write down meaningful memories and keep treasured photos. There is also plenty of space for noting those special, unique, and spontaneous moments that family memories are made of.

Published in the US by Sterling Publishing Territory: World Rights sold: US, FR For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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Miss Woolly’s Mini Cross-Stitch Kit Cute Cross-Stitch in a Snap By Eliza Edwards, aka Miss Woolly 8 3⁄4 x 8 3⁄4 x 1 3⁄8 box with acetate window and bellyband contains a 64-page, 4C paperback book, 6 pieces of 14-count Aida fabric, each 4 x 3 inches, 2 size 24 embroidery needles, and 6 skeins of 6-strand cotton embroidery floss

As Miss Woolly can attest, cross-stitch is the perfect hobby for today’s no-spare-time crafter. Learn just one master stitch and you can make all the designs in this book—and create your own unique designs, too. Miss Woolly’s Mini Cross-Stitch Kit provides you with enough fabric, floss, and needles to complete 6 mini cross-stitch projects, plus a full-color instructional book that covers basic technique and troubleshooting tips and provides instructions for more than a dozen different projects, from Cheeky Caterpillar to Burger Time to Hoot! the Owl. The book also invites you to create your own cute cross-stitch designs (a basic alphabet and handy grid make it easy) and shares

lots of fun ideas for presenting your creations—in a picture frame, on a button or magnet, or as part of a cushion or sampler, to name a few! With Miss Woolly as your teacher, you’ll stitch up absurdly cute crossstitch designs in no time and present them with flair! Eliza Edwards is Miss Woolly, a Melbourne, Australia–based crafter and blogger. Visit her shop at etsy.com and her blog at misswoolly.blogspot.com.

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Miss Woolly’s Haunted Mini Cross-Stitch Spooky Cross-Stitch in a Snap By Eliza Edwards, aka Miss Woolly 8 3⁄4 x 8 3⁄4 x 1 3⁄8 box with acetate window and bellyband contains a 64-page, 4C paperback book, 6 pieces of 14-count Aida fabric, each 4 x 3 inches, 2 size 24 embroidery needles, and 6 skeins of 6-strand cotton embroidery floss

Whether you’re throwing a Halloween party or just want to make your home spookily festive for the holiday, the twelve adorably scary designs in Miss Woolly’s Haunted Mini Cross-Stitch will get you in the spirit (especially when stitched on the special black

Eliza Edwards is Miss Woolly, a Melbourne,

Aida provided). Including Miss Woolly’s cutest creepy

Australia–based crafter and blogger. Visit her shop at

designs, from bats and evil trees to the Stitch Witch

etsy.com and her blog at misswoolly.blogspot.com.

and the Count, the book also includes instructions for making coasters, jar toppers, and trick-or-treat bags, among other creations.

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Brain Workout 100 Days to a Sharper Mind By Ben Tausig 8 1⁄4 x 10 1⁄2 box contains a 224-page 6 x 8 paperback book, 20 4 x 5 2C flash cards, and an egg timer

Get smarter with this daily training regimen designed to keep your mind in tip-top shape. Studies have proven that regularly challenging the brain prevents aging-related decline—solving these daily memory, math, logic, and visual puzzles against the clock keeps your brain young. Each daily dose takes less than 10 minutes to complete and includes a memory test, basic mathskill refresher, a visual game, and a logic puzzle. The hundreds of puzzles and games are fun to solve, with a suggested time limit and scoring system. Interspersed throughout are puzzles that are broader in scope with

Brain Workout provides all the tools you’ll need for you to exercise your mind and see measurable results—like improved recall, faster calculation, quicker perception, and better problem-solving skills—in 100 days, and includes: • workbook packed with intelligence-sharpening challenges

longer time limits (think crossword, Sudoku, and

• memory-improving flash cards

word-find puzzles). Every 25 days the puzzles become

• three-minute egg timer

more difficult, but as you execute the program, your training will continually prepare and motivate you

Ben Tausig writes freelance puzzles for syndicated

until your brain is performing at peak level.

alternative weeklies and daily newspapers across the country, including the Chicago Reader, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Onion. He splits his time between New York City, Philadelphia, and Bangkok, Thailand. Visit him online at www. inkwellxwords.com!

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Sizzling Sex Play Steamy Games to Spice Up Your Sex Life By Marianne Hunter 6 x 8 x 1 1⁄2 2-pc box contains a 64-page 5 x 7 2C paperback book, 16 3 x 6-inch 2/2C coupons in paper bellyband, 2 glow-in-the-dark dice in velvet bag

Transform any evening from ho-hum to ultra-hot with Sizzling Sex Play! Packed into this sleek, glossy, pink-and-black box that not only looks stylish sitting upon your nightstand but also serves as a stimulating reminder every

Experiment with the pair of naughty glow-in-the-dark

time you see it, you’ll find everything you need to set

dice printed with actions (nibble, lick, stroke, kiss,

the stage for a steamy evening of sensual thrills.

suck, and rub) and erogenous zones (neck, thighs,

• A pair of glow-in-the-dark dice • 16 “sizzling sex” coupons • A book of playful ideas and advice

lips, toes, breasts, and butt)—roll the action die first, then roll the body part die to determine what will happen (nibble your partner’s neck, perhaps?)—you’ll want to gamble with these dice again and again. Use one of 16 all-inclusive “sizzling sex” coupons, each promising an evening-long thrill ride (including a risqué dinner-and-movie night and a sexy striptease). And to keep things exciting, peruse the book full of playful ideas and advice for creating many more satisfying experiences. Use Sizzling Sex Play to tantalize, tempt, and tease your partner while discovering new heights of passion and playfulness. It’s playtime! Marianne Hunter is a writer/editor who specializes in pop culture. Her previous book is Sex: A Book of Quotations. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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Awesome Paper Planes By Jeffrey Rutzky 61⁄2 x 8 1⁄2 x 2 acetate box contains a 128-page 4C paperback book and 44 sheets of 61⁄2 x 8 1⁄2 4C paper

Prepare for takeoff! Perfect for armchair barnstormers, this high-flying kit provides all the materials you need to fold your own squadron of paper airplanes, including: • An instruction book for creating 38 sensational paper planes • 44 sheets of custom-designed paper • A handy “cheat sheet” of basic folding techniques

The easy-to-follow instructions feature detailed color photos of the finished airplanes, plus clear folding diagrams and helpful hints for adjusting the flight characteristics of each plane: Darts, designed to achieve maximum speed; Gliders, for long flight times; and Stunts, for loop-the-loops and other aerial acrobatics. Whether you’re an enthusiastic novice or an experienced paper airplane pilot, Awesome Paper Airplanes will have you logging hours of airborne adventure in no time. Jeffrey Rutzky is a well-known paper folder and the author of two books in the Tear-i-gami series, Jewelgami and Bugagami, and Kirigami, a kit.

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Flower and Leaf Press Includes deluxe wooden press and instruction book to make 12 projects By Gabriela Delworth 91⁄2 x 71⁄2 box contains a 9 x 7 48-page, 4C paperback book, plus wooden flower press, 2 Velcro straps, 2 pieces corrugate, 2 sheets cardstock, and 12 sheets Kraft blotter paper

Preserve the delicate beauty of flowers and leaves by pressing them—picked at their peak and pressed using this simple kit, they become gorgeous and

Gabriela Delworth is a designer of products and

lasting embellishments for home decorating and

tutorials for leading arts-and-crafts manufacturers.

craft projects of all kinds.

She also writes and photographs articles for national

With this simple wooden flower press, complete

and international publications in print and online,

with corrugated ventilators and blotter paper, all

and her projects are often featured on national

readers need to do is choose the flowers and leaves

television segments in Canada. Gabriela teaches

to be preserved, place them between the cardboard

a variety of classes and workshops in Canada and

and blotter paper, tighten the Velcro straps, and

abroad. She lives in Toronto, Ontario. Visit her

wait a couple weeks—the result will be spectacularly

website at www.gabrieladelworth.com.

preserved botanicals. Included in the kit are two pieces of cardstock that can be used to make note or greeting cards, and a beautifully photographed instructional book walks readers through the simple process step-by-step—and provides instructions for a dozen delightful projects, including: • vintage-style flower ring • autumn leaf place mat • summer garden journal • spring blooms notecard

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Fun Bandz Activity Kit 61⁄2 x 61⁄2 x 1 1⁄2 2-piece box with acetate window contains a 61⁄4 x 61⁄4 48-page, 4C paperback, plus 24 animal-shaped, stretchy rubber bands made of medical-grade silicone

The most popular trend of the year, these brightly colored, shaped rubber bands have captured the imaginations of kids from age 4 to 14! This bright and eye-catching kit shows off all the fun shapes and colors, combining a lively activity book with a collection of 24 bandz. Perfect for kids 6 to 9, the activity book offers tons of fun with diverting puzzles, from mazes and connect-the-dots to crosswords and jumbles—guaranteed to keep kids busy. And to top it off: 24 awesome bandz for them to play with, collect, and trade. A terrific gift, a fun diversion, and a great impulse buy!

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Extreme Pancakes By Michael Goudeau 8 1⁄4 x 8 1⁄4 x 21⁄2 box contains an 80-page, 4C paperback book, 1 recipe/alphabet template card, and 1 plastic squeeze bottle

Open Extreme Pancakes and discover this amazing collection of you-won’t-believe-it’s-a-pancake creations from writer, juggler, and pancake artist Michael Goudeau. Start with a simple, adorable inchworm, then move on to a 3-D pig (complete with breakfast sausage), or a colorful taco platter (made of pancakes!). Everything you need to make your own delicious, eye-popping pancake masterpieces is here, including: • Full-color book, featuring more than 20 easyto-follow designs

Michael Goudeau is an Emmy Award-winning writer and professional juggler. He lives in Las Vegas with his family.

• Handy laminated recipe card • Alphabet template to write in pancake batter • Pancake batter squeeze bottle (the secret to designing with batter!)

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Foldable Fashion Origami By Lindsay Herman 7 1⁄2 x 7 1⁄2 2-piece box with acetate window contains a 4 x 6 -inch, 2-color, 64-page paperback instruction book plus 50 sheets of colored origami paper, and one finished project

Welcome to the world of paper couture—with Foldable Fashion Origami, you can create an entire fashion collection, each piece made from paper. This handy kit contains an illustrated instruction book with a dozen fabulous projects, plus 50 sheets of colorful origami paper with which to fold your creations. Try the Cocktail Dress and make a pair of Haute High Heels and a Cute Clutch to go with it.

Lindsay Herman is a writer, editor, and origami

Basic folding instructions teach readers how to do

enthusiast who lives in Boston, MA.

crisp, accurate folds. Each project is photographed as a finished fold, accompanied by step-by-step written instructions and origami diagrams, making this book

Published in the US by Sterling Publishing

easy to use for folders of at all levels of experience.

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The Best Napkin Folding Book Ever Add Easy Style to Any Meal By John + Stephanie Stislow 6 x 7, 112 pages, 4C, hardcover with concealed wire-o

Napkin folding is NOT just for geeks and grandmas— these days, it’s hip to be square, particularly when you’re throwing a party. And in case you didn’t already know, just watching any foodie television show will make it clear that stylish presentation adds a lot to any meal, especially a festive one. Napkin folding is the perfect way to enliven a table in almost no time and at no cost. With just a little effort (and coordination) you can create an elegant, charming, whimsical, or dramatic fold. You can

John and Stephanie Stislow are the owners of Stislow

choose to have your napkin work overtime by holding

Design+Illustration, a Brooklyn-based design firm

a place card, silverware, flower, or gift. An added plus:

founded by this husband and wife team. When they’re

your table will be environmentally sound as well as

not designing identities, brochures, books, or websites

super stylish.

for clients, they’re creating projects to please them-

With step-by-step instructions for more than 20

selves. Combining their unique messages and creative

different napkin folds, plus suggestions for party

talents into greeting cards, posters, wrapping paper,

themes to pair them with, The Best Napkin Folding

and found-paper journals, their products offer a fresh

Book Ever is the only book on the subject you’ll ever

perspective on life.

actually want.

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A Homemade Christmas Creative Ideas for an Earth-Friendly, Frugal, Festive Holiday By Tina Barseghian Illustrations by Alison Kendall 6 x 8, 128 pages, 2/c, paperback

Making something with your own hands—whether it’s a plate of homemade cookies, a handcrafted stocking, or a hand-folded origami ornament—is a great way to reconnect with the meaning of Christmas. With five chapters: Greeting, Trimming, Cooking, Giving, and Celebrating, A Homemade Christmas is chock-full of projects, recipes, tips and helpful hints that are guaranteed to add a homemade touch to the holiday season: • Re-embrace the spirit of the season while escaping the consumer frenzy. • Open this book to any page and find something anyone can do, from making holiday cards and tree

Tina Barseghian was the Editor-In-Chief of Craft

ornaments to giving back.

magazine. She has written for the San Francisco

• Involve the whole family.

Chronicle, Design for Living, and Condé Nast Traveler

• Opt for easy, green alternatives.

and was a contributing editor at ReadyMade. She is

• Spend much less!

also the author of Get a Hobby! 101 Diversions for

• Choose the right activities for your schedule,

Every Lifestyle, published by Harper Collins in 2007.

budget, and handiness. Published worldwide by Harlequin Enterprises Territory: World Rights sold: W For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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Halloween Parties How to Throw Spook-tacular Soirees and Frighteningly Festive Entertainments By Lori Hellander Photography by Bill Milne 8 x 8, 80 pages, 4/c, paperback with flaps

Aspiring to throw a fabulous Halloween party? This beautifully photographed guide is the ultimate Halloween party planner, packed with ideas sure to send delightful shivers through your Halloween guests. Inside you’ll find six stylishly scary party ideas, from the elegant to the rollicking to the retro. Each party plan contains:

LORI HELLANDER works as a photo stylist which

• suggestions for invitations, décor, and costumes

takes her to many places on the map. She is a regular

• menus and recipes for food and drink

contributor to Country Living and Bon Appétit, among

• ideas for party favors

other publications.

• games and activities With simple-to-execute ideas, easy-on-the-budget

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tips, and tricks and treats for partygoers of all ages,

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this fun-filled guide will ensure an unforgettable Halloween event.

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Shots The Diminutive Guide to a Little Big Drink By Erikka Haa 5 x 6, 160 pages, 4C, hardcover with concealed wire-o

The shot is the character actor of the drinking world: its appearances are brief but memorable. Surely a drink that is so versatile, from the classic tonic of old films to the decadent “body shot” of the modern bar scene, deserves a book of its own? Shots is an illustrated guide to this small but powerful drink. Author Erikka Haa provides a capsule history for each shot, plus pouring instructions, drinking tips, variations, and a smattering of lore and legend. Color photos throughout showcase both the drinks and the barware they’ve immortalized. Erikka Haa is a writer and editor whose books include Electric Blues, Soul, and Boogie Nights: The Disco Age.

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Discover Chocolate The Ultimate Guide to Buying, Tasting, and Enjoying Fine Chocolate By Clay Gordon 7 x8, 160 pages, 4C, hardcover with jacket

There’s a difference between a chocoholic and a chocophile, and Clay Gordon is decidedly in the latter category. It’s not enough for him to simply love this rich indulgence; he is equally addicted to the finer points of choosing it, just as a wine aficionado enjoys researching different varietals and developing a taste for particularly fine ones. In Discover Chocolate, Gordon provides a handy rating system, a field guide for distinguishing different types and styles of chocolates, an overview of how cacao becomes chocolate (including maps of where cacao is grown), advice for pairing chocolate and

news flash!

2008 IACP Cookbook of the Year finalist

wine, and tips on how and where to shop for the best chocolate in the world. This is the book every true

Clay Gordon is the editor and publisher

chocolate enthusiast has been craving.

of Chocophile.com and the founder of the New World Chocolate Society. A leading independent authority on chocolate, he conducts chocolate tastings and classes across the country. His insights about chocolate are frequently published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Business Week.

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HANDS-FREE KITCHEN GUIDES Presented in a hands-free, stand-up format that makes it simple to consult the instructions while preparing drinks or food, the Hands-Free Kitchen Guides make modern life a little easier. Fresh ideas, lively writing, easy-to-follow directions, and bold visuals come together in these practical and beautiful books. 7 x 9, 128 pages, 4C, paperback, semi-concealed wire-o easel format with fold-over cover

Bake Me a Cake Fun and Easy Treats for Kids By Megan Brenn-White

In this playful but practical guide, children’s cooking teacher Megan Brenn-White offers basic decorating techniques and step-by-step instructions for easy-to-make, kid-pleasing cakes and treats. With this, busy parents can success-

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fully prepare cakes for every special occasion in their child’s life, from Valentine’s Day to Halloween, graduations, and of course the allimportant birthday. Kids will dig the construction site cake and other “things that go,” and adore the critter cakes, including a pink pony cake, a giant caterpillar cake, and silly rabbit cupcakes. Megan Brenn-White is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet School of Cookery. A frequent contributor to the kid’s section at Food Network Online and a children’s cooking class teacher, she is committed to helping parents get in the kitchen with their kids.

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HANDS-FREE KITCHEN GUIDES Presented in a hands-free, stand-up format that makes it simple to consult the instructions while preparing drinks or food, the Hands-Free Kitchen Guides make modern life a little easier. Fresh ideas, lively writing, easy-to-follow directions, and bold visuals come together in these practical and beautiful books. 7 x 9, 128 pages, 4C, paperback, semi-concealed wire-o easel format with fold-over cover

Killer Cocktails An Intoxicating Guide to Sophisticated Drinking By David Wondrich

In this exceptionally clear and succinct guide to the art of making cocktails, author and master mixologist David Wondrich shares his secrets for turning

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out perfect versions of classic cocktails, a slew of old

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drinks that should be classics, and a liberal salting of

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new drinks. Directions for mixing 10 timeless master drinks, including the Brandy Smash, Gin Fizz, and of course the essential Martini, are followed by recipes for related drinks (think Mint Julep, Gin Daisy, and Negroni), old and new. Killer Cocktails is a must-have for every aspiring mixologist. Dave Wondrich contributes regularly to Esquire, Saveur, Wine and Spirits, and other publications. An authority on the history of the cocktail, he is co-author of Imbibe! a biography of pioneering mixologist Jerry Thomas, and Esquire Drinks, a collection of cocktail recipes.

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Who Would Win? A Guide to Great Imaginary Showdowns By Justin Heimberg 5 x7, 144 pages, 2C, hardcover with PLC

This book starts with a simple but irresistible premise: In a fictional showdown between A and B, who would kick whose ass? • James Bond v. Jason Bourne • U2 v. Beatles • Salt v. Pepper • Dr. Seuss v. Shakespeare • Samurai v. Ninja • Gandhi v. Mother Teresa • Fat Elvis v. Skinny Elvis • Beer v. Wine Read Who Would Win? to find out who would be the victor in each dramatic match, based on a litany of arguments you’ll enjoy debating. More than 75 pairs

Cultural commentator Justin Heimberg argues both

of competitors are pitted against each other in every

sides with conviction and humor—point by point

possible arena, high and low: from politics to paparazzi,

and play by play—providing delightfully opinionated,

authors to action heroes, science to science fiction.

entertaining commentary and trivia along the way. Justin Heimberg is the author of numerous books, including the Would You Rather. . . series, The Yo Momma Vocabulary Builder, and The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: EXTREME Junior Edition Justin also writes for television.

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Doofus and Darling’s Manners for the Modern Man A Handy Guide for Today’s Ambiguous Etiquette Situations By David Hoffman Illustrations by Marc Zingarelli 6 x 8, 96 pages, 2C, hardcover with PLC

Do you ever long for the simple moral rules of childhood? When your favorite children’s magazine laid out the principles of good and bad behavior so clearly? In any situation, you could learn from the responsible, considerate boy, while disdaining that other, more reprehensible fellow, whose selfish behavior, though occasionally tempting, obviously would not earn anyone’s approval. What a relief it was knowing right from wrong! But now, faced with the decidedly more complicated ethical situations of modern adult life, how do you know what to do? Turn to Doofus and Darling’s Manners for the Modern Man for the answers. Here, simply laid out and clearly illustrated, are the kinds of choices you have to make every day—only Doofus and Darling have made them already, and the consequences of their behavior are here for you to learn from.

David Hoffman is the author of Kid Stuff: Great Toys From Our Childhood and The Breakfast Cereal Gourmet. He minds his manners in Los Angeles. Marc Zingarelli is an illustrator whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, Details, Entertainment Weekly, Parenting, Men’s Fitness, and many other books and publications. * THIS BOOK IS A PARODY and has not been prepared, approved, or authorized by the creators or producers of the Highlights for Children magazine.

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What’s the Difference? How to Tell Things Apart That Are Confusingly Close By Marc Tyler Nobleman 5 x 7, 176 pages, 2C, hardcover with PLC

Alligator and crocodile; partly cloudy and partly sunny; Daniel Boone and Davey Crockett: could you explain the differences between each of these things? Haven’t you ever wondered? In the tradition of Schott’s Original Miscellany comes What’s the Difference?, a treasure trove for trivia lovers packed with facts, explanations, and specifics that illustrate the differences between things that are confusingly close. Now when confronted by a confusing choice, you can find out which is what and why by consulting this fact-crammed compendium, which cleverly organizes puzzling terms in separate columns for easy, pointby-point comparison. Author Marc Tyler Nobleman has sniffed out the details that differentiate one thing

Marc Tyler Nobleman is a writer and cartoonist

from another, and explains them in a concise, clear,

whose work has appeared in more than 100

and entertaining style.

publications including the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Forbes, Good Housekeeping, and the New York Daily News. He is the author of more than 50 books, including How to Do a Belly Flop, and co-author of Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman. Marc is also a dedicated fact compiler.

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What’s the Connection? Amazing Links Among Seemingly Unrelated Things By Jake Oliver 5 x 7, 176 pages, 2C, hardcover with PLC

Affenpinscher, malamute, schipperke, and puli? They’re all dog breeds, specifically rat terriers. Anglerfish, Brolga cranes, wolves, and termites? They all mate for life. Pinatubo, Pelée, Etna, Kilauea? Active volcanoes. Blanco, resposado, anejo, mixto? Grades of tequila. From science and literature to pop culture, politics, and the arts, this book illuminates the connections—sometimes trivial but always enjoyable—among at first seemingly unrelated things. Along the way, you’ll pick up conversational tidbits and fun factamazoids sure to inform and amuse. Jake Oliver is a playwright, performer, and freelance writer. Originally from Boston, Jake lives with his wife and children in Leonardo, NJ.

Published in the US by Sterling Publishing Territory: World Rights sold: FR, US For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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Extreme Pumpkins Diabolical Do-It-Yourself Designs to Amuse Your Friends and Scare Your Neighbors By Tom Nardone 8 x 8, 96 pages, 4C, paperback

bestseller!

For those of you disappointed by the taming of Halloween’s goriest traditions, here’s a full-color guide to pumpkin carving that’s truly scary. Based on the popular website ExtremePumpkins.com, it features 20 outrageous jack-o’-lanterns, from the creator’s signature Puking Pumpkin to the cover image, Cannibal Pumpkin. Other gruesome pumpkins include: • Brain-Surgery Pumpkin • Worm-Infested Pumpkin • Satanic Pumpkin

news f lash!

Featured on: Good Morning America Weekend, Live with Regis & Kelly, and MTV’s TRL

• Roadkill-Eating Pumpkin • Burger Pumpkin • Electrocuted Pumpkin

Tom Nardone is the founder of ExtremePumpkins. com, an alternative pumpkin-carving website with

Each project is accompanied by a gag-inducing

a large and largely deranged following. His first

photograph, plus helpful step-by-step instructions for

book, Extreme Pumpkins, was a national bestseller

carving the pumpkin of your dreams—or nightmares.

that landed him on Live with Regis & Kelly, Good

Get ready to be the coolest (and creepiest) pumpkin-

Morning America Weekend, and MTV’s TRL (they are

carver on the block.

still removing the pumpkin pulp from their studios). He lives in the suburbs of Detroit with his wife and three kids where he runs an Internet company.

Published in North America by Penguin/Perigee Territory: World Rights sold: NA, GR For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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Extreme Pumpkins II Take Back Halloween and Freak Out a Few More Neighbors By Tom Nardone 8 x 8, 96 pages, 4C, paperback

After grossing out his many fans with Extreme Pumpkins, best-selling author and renegade pumpkincarver Tom Nardone is back—with a vengeance. In this diabolical follow-up to his phenomenally successful debut, he presents 20 all-new designs guaranteed to thrill trick-or-treaters and horrify respectable neighbors everywhere. Get ready for: • Booger-Eating Pumpkin • Angry Mob Pumpkin • Foul Play Pumpkin • Snot-Shooter Pumpkin • Franken-Pumpkin • Suburban Nightmare Pumpkin …and more.

A disgusting photo is provided for each project, plus full instructions for creating these and other freakish designs. Also included are suggestions for Tom’s signature pranks and practical jokes. With Extreme Pumpkins II, you too can become a neighborhood legend. Tom Nardone is the founder of ExtremePumpkins. com, an alternative pumpkin-carving website with a large and largely deranged following. His first book, Extreme Pumpkins, was a national bestseller that landed him on Live with Regis & Kelly, Good Morning America Weekend, and MTV’s TRL (they are still removing the pumpkin pulp from their studios). He lives in the suburbs of Detroit with his wife and three kids where he runs an internet company.

Published in North America by Penguin/Perigee Territory: World Rights sold: NA, GR For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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The Latest Craze Mass Hysterias, Bubbles, Delusions, and Fads By Jeff Fleischer 5 x7, 160 pages, 2C, hardcover with PLC

Greed, whimsy, fear, and madness—human history is full of examples of irrational mass behavior. From 1600’s Tulip Mania to the Tickle Me Elmo rush of the 1990s, we have lost our minds over railroads, dances, satellites, and electric fans. With more than sixty entries, The Latest Craze showcases the varieties of ways (past and present) in which we find ourselves following the crowd, including: • financial panics, bubbles, and crashes (Black Friday) • mass hysterias (the War of the Worlds broadcast) • moral panics (Salem Witch Trials) • fashion fads (parachute pants) • cultural manias (Beatlemania) • technological trends and fears (the Y2K bug)

Each entry offers a description of the conditions that

• beyond-our-control panics

caused the situation, examples of extreme behavior,

(12/12/12, aka the end of the world)

the peak of the hysteria, and the consequences (immediate and ultimate). Will we ever learn? Probably not, but it’s as entertaining as it is enlightening to see how the parade of absurdity continues to play out. Jeff Fleischer is a journalist who has written for numerous publications, including Mother Jones, University Wire, and the Sydney Morning Herald. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Published in the US by Sterling Publishing Territory: World Rights sold: US For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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DIS-missals 36 Fill-in-the-Blank Rejection Letters for Every Occasion By Melissa Heckscher 7 1⁄2 x 51⁄2 landscape, 36 tear-out postcards, 2C, paperback

The love of your life turned out to be the bane of your existence, but you can’t figure out how to pull the plug? It’s time to give your intolerable job (and the boss who makes it intolerable) the old heave-ho, but you’re at a loss for words? Or maybe your neighbor’s yapping dog has kept you awake one night too many? This handy postcard book contains ingenious fillin-the-blank DIS-missals that make it as easy as 1-2-3 to express your true feelings to all the people in your life who truly deserve it. Just fill in the respective name and sign after “yours truly,” pull out the card,

Bottom line: When you want to reject someone, don’t waste your valuable energy. Just DIS-miss them. Melissa Heckscher is the author of five books that are both practical and fun, including Date Him or Dump Him? The No-Nonsense Relationship Quiz and Be Safe! Simple Strategies for Death-Free Living. She works as a dating columnist for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group.

and send. Rejection couldn’t be simpler. For every nincompoop who crosses your path, here is the perfect postcard to dis them, including:

Published in North America by Random House/Potter Style

• Lovers (or would-be lovers)

Territory: World Rights sold: NA, FR

• Friends • Family members • Bosses and coworkers

For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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Be Happy That ... This Book Isn’t Coated in Poison, Plus 100 Other Reasons to Cheer Up by Melissa Heckscher, Jordan Burchette, and Pat Mellon Illustrations by Del Thorpe 5 x 7, 112 pages, 1/c, hardcover

No matter how bad it gets, you know one thing is true…it can always be worse. Be Happy That shares 101 upbeat, offbeat reasons (along with 101 upbeat, offbeat illustrations) to be happy that… • All beaches aren’t made of quicksand. • You respond to gravity. • You haven’t been hollowed out for use as a canoe. • Drinking hot cocoa doesn’t make you invisible. • People can’t see thought bubbles over your head. • You no longer have to bathe with your siblings. • Falling in love doesn’t make you spontaneously combust. • You don’t age in photos. • Your pet can’t talk back to you.

Melissa Heckscher is the author of six books, including Be Safe: Simple Strategies for Death-Free Living and DIS-missals: 36 Fill-in-the-Blank Rejection Letters for Every Occasion. She lives in Los Angeles, where she is happy that earthquakes don’t trigger PMS.

Published in North America by Clarkson Potter Territory: World Rights sold: WE, DU For rights and coeditions, please contact: Sharyn Rosart,

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The Modern Neurosis Handbook A Guide to Coping By Andrea Sarvady Illustrated by Robin Zingone 7 x 9, 144 pages, 2C, paperback

The Modern Neurosis Handbook is a field guide, so to speak, to the minor but annoying psychological problems that could only happen in today’s fastpaced, self-absorbed society. In terms that even a layperson can understand, a trained therapist reveals a compendium of common afflictions, from Uncontrollable Channel-Surfing Disorder (untreated, can lead to psychosis) to New Baby Narcolepsy, complete with a checklist of symptoms, examples of behavior, and easy-to-follow treatment plans recommended by mental health professional Andrea Sarvady.

Ignoring her own theory that “the unexamined life

Why simply hope for relief while these maladies

is probably pretty darn pleasant,” Andrea Sarvady

languish on the waiting list of the Diagnostic Statistics

is a licensed therapist who has been in therapy and

Manual? Help is now available for those seemingly

practiced therapy on others. She is the author of

minor afflictions which, left unchecked, can lead

The Ultimate Girls’ Movie Survival Guide, a guide

to even more serious dysfunction. Without costly

to changing your mood (and your life) through

psychiatric bills or medication, you can diagnose

the movies. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with

yourself and others, and employ simple techniques to

her husband and daughters.

move yourself (and everyone you know) back onto the highway of mental health.

Published in North America by Laurel Glen Territory: World Rights sold: NA For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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The Art of Friendship 70 Simple Rules for Making Meaningful Connections By Roger Horchow and Sally Horchow Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell 5 x 7, 144 pages, 2C, hardcover

The frantic pace and casual attitude of modern life have made real friendship a rare experience. This stylish, elegant primer is the antidote. Thoughtfully composed by Roger Horchow, legendary retail magnate and the “connector” of Malcolm Gladwell’s best-selling book The Tipping Point, and Sally Horchow, Roger’s daughter and a connector of the next generation, this little volume shows how making true connections can greatly enhance one’s life. The Art of Friendship presents seventy brief essays that reveal simple but effective “rules of connecting.” Recognizing that valuable friendships come in many forms, the authors offer practical, proven advice for

Action points help readers put each rule into practice

today’s connectors, including:

in daily life. Woven throughout are personal anec-

• how to create rapport, even in a crowd • how to transform an acquaintance into a friend • when to e-mail, pick up the phone, send a note, or meet in person • how to maintain long-term friendships—and when it’s time to quit

dotes from the Horchows, sharing their own experiences of friendship. Whether the goal is to start a new relationship, cement a developing alliance, or reinvest in a longstanding friendship, The Art of Friendship will help to make the connection. Roger Horchow is a legendary retail mogul and awardwinning Broadway producer. Sally Horchow is a Los Angeles–based journalist and TV personality.

Published in North America by St. Martin’s Press Territory: World Rights sold: BP, DU, FR, JP, KR, NA, TH For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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A Girl’s Guide to Retail Therapy Unleash the Healing Power of Shopping By Amy Elliott Illustrations by Robin Zingone 5 x 7, 160 pages, 2C, paperback

Every girl knows that shopping is one of life’s greatest pleasures. But did you know that it can actually improve your quality of life? In this practical, instructive guide, journalist Amy Elliott delves into the most common impulses to shop (are you bored? blue? envious? fat?) and offers the perfect retail therapy solution for each. First, find your shopping profile—a little selfknowledge goes a long way toward preventing buyer’s remorse. Next, discover when, how, and where to shop depending on your mood. For example, there are times when browsing without actually purchasing may do more to boost your mood than burning up your credit card with actual purchases. On the other hand, a bagful of goodies from the cosmetics emporium may significantly perk up your self-esteem.

Here are tips on how to budget for optimum retail therapy benefit; how to avoid the perils of bad dressing rooms and mirrors; how to cut short a shopping trip gone bad; and much more. Hands-on, useful advice and pro shopping tips make this guide a must-have for any girl who knows the immediate life improvement that can be achieved by getting a new pair of shoes. Amy Elliott’s passion for shopping is made possible by Condé Nast, where she serves as senior editor of Brides New York and 15 other editions of the company’s regional wedding magazines.

Published in the US by Sterling Publishing Territory: World Rights sold: KR, RU, US For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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Personality Workbook 40 Character-Revealing Quizzes By Ben Tausig 5 1⁄2 x 7 1⁄2, 128 pages, 2C, paperback

The playful combination of diagnostic quizzes and pop psychology in Personality Workbook provides lots of interesting information about everyone’s favorite subject—themselves! Self-knowledge is not only valuable, but it is also fun to acquire. We are always looking for insight about ourselves, whether it’s from a magazine article, a book, the Internet, friends, family, or coworkers. With 40 revealing quizzes, from the introspective (Are You Judgmental? How Fulfilling Is Your Current Relationship?) to the lighthearted (What Puzzle Type Suits You Best? If You Lived During the Renaissance, What Would Your Ideal Job Be?), you’ll acquire wisdom on the four most important areas of your life:

Incisive answers and explanations offer perceptive looks inside. Play with this book and find out just who

• you • your relationships • your lifestyle • your career

you are—share with friends and family for a better understanding of those around you. Ben Tausig is the author of Brain Workout: 100 Days of Brain Games to Get Your Mind in Tip-top Shape. He writes freelance crossword puzzles for syndicated alternative weeklies and daily newspapers across the country, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Onion. He splits his time between New York City, Philadelphia, and Bangkok, Thailand.

Published in the US by Sterling Publishing Territory: World Rights sold: US, FR For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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Creativity Workbook 100 Exercises to Stimulate Creative Thinking By Brendan Emmett Quigley 5 1⁄2 x 7 1⁄2, 128 pages, 2C, paperback

Creative thinking makes life richer. Generating original ideas, solving problems, experiencing insight, creating change, and enjoying artistic expression— all these are products of the creative mind. The Creativity Workbook is a collection of 100 hands-on exercises and practical techniques designed to encourage your innate creativity. Activities include: • Lateral thinking puzzles • Doodling exercises • Imaginative games • Visual practices Simple and fun, these activities will stimulate your

Brendan Emmett Quigley is a professional puzzlemaker

inner creative impulses, making you more productive,

whose work has been published by The New York Times,

resourceful, and imaginative in all areas of your life.

The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. He is also a member of The Boston Typewriter Orchestra.

Published in the US by Sterling Publishing Territory: World Rights sold: US For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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Spot the Differences Brain-Teasing Picture Puzzles By Steven Rosen 8 x 10, 48 pages, 4/c, paperback

These two photos may appear the same at first glance—but look more closely and you’ll be able to spot the differences! This collection of 24 full-color, totally addictive, spot-the-difference puzzles is guaranteed to get your brain working. Organized by season and rated by difficulty level, each puzzle has an ideal time limit and a specified number of changes to find. Answers are in the back—but no

Steven Rosen is a Brooklyn-based photographer whose work

peeking! Puzzles are set in easy-to-use grids to help

has appeared in numerous publications. Steve is also the

keep track of changes. Ideal for kids, but challenging

author of Double Vision II.

for grown-up puzzlers, too!

Published by Scholastic Territory: World Rights sold: World For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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Double Take More Addictive Picture Puzzles By Steven Rosen 8 x 10, 176 pages, 4C, paperback

Challenge your brain with this addictive collection of clever spot-the-difference photo puzzles. Each pair of 100 color photos in this book is seemingly identical— but upon closer inspection, you’ll begin to see the differences. The ingenious creator of these puzzles has made 6 to 12 changes in each image—can you find them all? Objects may be missing from or added to a photo; colors may change from one photo to the next: you’ll have to look closely to discover each alteration. With four levels of difficulty, these compelling picture puzzles offer a fun workout for eye and brain. Once you get started, you may not be able to stop! Steven Rosen is a Brooklyn-based photographer whose work has appeared in numerous publications. Steve is also the author of Spot the Differences.

Published in the US by Sterling Publishing Territory: World Rights sold: US For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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Picture This Spot-the-Difference Movie Puzzles 9 1⁄2 x 7 1⁄2, 128 pages, 4C, paperback

Movie lovers and puzzle fanatics, are you ready for a wickedly addictive set of spot-the-difference movie puzzles? This collection of more than 70 puzzles is sure to provide a mental workout as you examine two seemingly identical images, searching for the differences between them. Drawn from films classic and recent, these cinematic scenes will challenge the eye and brain. Features include: • Three levels of difficulty • Movie trivia for each scene • Popcorn meter for keeping track of changes found • Visual and written answer key Look closely—each puzzle has at least seven and up to a dozen alterations, some quite diabolically difficult to find—so prepare for hours of fun with this clever collection of film puzzles.

Published in the US by Sterling Publishing Territory: World Rights sold: US For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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Baby by the Numbers A Parent’s Quick Reference for Essential Baby Facts and Figures By Richela Fabian Morgan Foreword by Dr. Philippa Gordon 6 x 9, 128 pages, 2C, concealed wire-o paperback with tabbed chapter dividers

Baby by the Numbers dispenses with the usual pages of theory, anecdotes, and blah-blah-blah in favor of the basic facts and figures every new parent needs to know, presented in a series of charts, lists, and record sheets. Accurate, pediatrician-approved data—easy for sleepdeprived brains to process! The lay-flat format presents essentials at a glance, while tabbed chapter dividers make it easy to find the section you need: • Growing Baby: Height, Weight, Skin, Hair, Teeth • Basic Baby: Eating and Sleeping • Active Baby: Physical Development • Interactive Baby: Social, Emotional, and Intellectual Development

Published in North America by Chronicle Books Territory: World Rights sold: NA, DU For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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• Healthy Baby: Prevention and Common Ailments • Booboo Baby: First Aid Removable fill-in-pages allow parents to create customized fact sheets containing their baby’s personal data and emergency info; also included are instructions for performing infant/toddler CPR. Richela Fabian Morgan is an obsessive compiler of facts and figures about her two kids. Dr. Philippa Gordon is a long-time Brooklyn pediatrician with three children of her own.

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S ta n d - u p G u i d e s These handy stand-up guides offer clear instructions and playful visuals.

Baby Signing How to Talk with Your Baby in Sign Language By Andrea Fixell and Ted Stafford Photographs by Bill Milne 6 x 7, 72 pages, 2C, paperback, semi-concealed wire-o easel format with fold-over cover

If your baby can wave bye-bye or blow a kiss, she can learn sign language. Andrea Fixell and Ted Stafford, founders of the Sign-a-Song workshops, know that babies as young as 9-months-old are eager to communicate; their book shows parents how to

learners than those who don’t. The stand-up format

teach baby simple signs such as milk, more, eat, and

and brightly colored illustrations make it easy (and

happy. Photographs of real children signing, plus

fun!) to learn and practice the simple hand gestures

songs, games, and stories, make learning easy and fun.

with your baby.

Learning sign language also helps babies to acquire the mental building blocks for speaking—and studies

Andrea Fixell and Ted Stafford are the founders of

prove that babies who sign are better language

Sign-a-Song in Brooklyn, New York.

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S ta n d - u p G u i d e s These handy stand-up guides offer clear instructions and playful visuals.

Baby Massage Soothing Strokes for Healthy Growth By Suzanne Reese, International Infant Massage Instructor-Trainer Photographs by Bill Milne 6 x 7, 72 pages, 2C, paperback, semi-concealed wire-o easel format with fold-over cover

As studies show and parents can attest, babies respond to loving touch in thoroughly positive ways. The benefits of baby massage are by now well-known—the real question for most parents is: how exactly do I do it? Written by an experienced baby massage therapist

tummy troubles, and relax baby after a bath. Sidebars show how to adapt techniques as babies grow into

and trainer, this guide shows parents precisely how to

toddlers, and offer special tips for making the massage

massage their babies with love, tenderness, and joy.

fun. The convenient stand-up format keeps your hands

Photographs demonstrate the correct placement of

on your baby, not turning pages.

the hands and the proper strokes to give both baby and parent a delightful experience. Special massages

Suzanne P. Reese holds a BA in Child Development and

calm your baby to sleep, comfort fussing, relieve

is an International Infant Massage Instructor-Trainer.

Published in North America by Penguin/Viking Studio Territory: World Rights sold: FR, KR, NA, RU, SC For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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Doggy Days Dozens and Dozens of Indoor and Outdoor Activities for You and Your Best Friend— Tricks and Games, Arts and Crafts, Stories and Songs, and Much More! By Joe and Melanie Borgenicht

Kitty Kapers Dozens and Dozens of Indoor and Outdoor Activities for You and Your Feline Friend— Tricks and Games, Arts and Crafts, Stories and Songs, and Much More! By Martha Bayless 6 1⁄4 x 7, 128 pages, 4C, paperback

If your kitty is tired of chasing the same old ball of yarn—or if your puppy can’t take another minute of Animal Planet—then Kitty Kapers and Doggy Days are guaranteed to put some spark back in their lives. Each of these books features more than one-hundred activities—everything from cooking to crafts, exercise to games, telling stories to singing lullabies, and health to well-being. Every activity includes a “what you need” section, instructions, and tips for more projects. With whimsical illustrations by Alexander Stadler, these books are great gifts and resources for animal lovers, veterinarians, and trainers everywhere.

Published in North America by Ten Speed Press Territory: World Rights sold: AU/NZ, NA For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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Shaggy Chic Fetching Makeovers for Any Dog By Janet Prusa and Coco Photography by Frank Heckers 81⁄2 x 81⁄2, 96 pages, 4C, paperback with flaps

Meet twenty formerly un-fabulous pooches who have been transformed from mangy to marvelous! The makeover culture has expanded to include our best friends, who (just like you) want to look their best. Here is an inspiring collection of mutt makeovers shepherded by doggy fashion stylist Coco (with a little help from her human, fashion stylist Janet Prusa). Shaggy Chic is the ultimate fashion guide for dogs, complete with: • before-and-after shots • personality profiles • poignant backstories

Janet Prusa is a photo and fashion stylist based in New York City. The word “makeover” is part of her daily vocabulary; however, it’s not every day that she works with canine models.

• step-by-step explanations of how the new look was achieved With tips on grooming, dressing, and accessorizing, Shaggy Chic offers dogs of every sort the opportunity to look fabulous. After all, the makeover party is in full swing—isn’t it time for our pups to join in the fun?

Published in North America by Adams Media Territory: World Rights sold: NA For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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The Ultimate Girls’ Movie Survival Guide What to Rent, Who to Watch, How to Deal By Andrea Sarvady Illustrated by Jamie Bennett 7 x 9, 256 pages, 2C, paperback

Therapy is expensive and friends can only listen to you so much—so where can you turn when life is getting you down? To the movies, of course. The Ultimate Girls’ Movie Survival Guide is a guide to changing your life through the movies. Programmed by therapist and movie buff Andrea Sarvady, this handbook includes reviews of the best movies to help you deal with life, love, and everything else—from family strife to love life, best friends to worst enemies, school days and life beyond. Whether you want to laugh or need a good cry, enjoy a great kiss or a satisfying revenge scene, this book suggests all the right flicks. So pop in one of these 100-plus movies, press “Play,” and prepare to feel better.

Published in North America by Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books Territory: World Rights sold: NA

Andrea Sarvady is the author of several books, including The Modern Neurosis Handbook and

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Baby-gami. She has extensive experience as a family counselor.

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Manga Claus

The Blade of Kringle Honor • Loyalty • Tinsel By Nathaniel Marunas Artwork by Erik Craddock

Ag e s 9 a n d u p

6 x 8, 80 pages, 2C, hardcover with PLC

’Twas several nights before Christmas, when all through Santa’s Workshop, a gang of deranged ninja teddy bears was stirring—stirring up trouble, that is… In Manga Claus: The Blade of Kringle, a disgruntled employee, dark elven magic, and a horde of cursed toys threaten to put an end to Christmas. The only things standing between the destruction of the workshop and the happiness of millions of kids around the world are Santa and his ancient samurai swords, im-

Nathaniel Marunas grew up in New York

bued with the spirit of the season. His blades are keen

City when the subways were covered in

and his bujitsu unmatched, but will they be enough?

art and video-game culture was on the rise. Today, Nathaniel is grateful to be employed as a book editor in Gotham. Erik Craddock grew up in Babylon, NY, and graduated from New York’s School of Visual Arts. He is an illustrator, animator, and storyboard artist; this is his first book.

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Summer Activities 200 Fun, Fast-Paced Things to Do to Keep Your Brain From Turning to Mush on Your Summer Vacation By Marc Tyler Nobleman

grades 6 –7

81⁄2 x 41⁄2 landscape, 240 pages, 1C, paperback

Sound good so far? Check out Summer Activities for a Kids: Beware! Your parents might try to make you…

whole summer of fun. (Don’t worry—you can still tell

learn over the summer. And that’s not fair! Didn’t you

your parents you are bored.)

just spend the entire year learning in school? Don’t sweat it. Summer Activities is the type of book that

Marc Tyler Nobleman is a writer and cartoonist. He

will make your parents THINK you’re brushing up on

is a regular contributor to Nickelodeon Magazine. His

your studies. But really, you’ll be having a ton of fun

books include What’s the Difference? and How to Do a

instead!

Belly Flop.

This on-the-go guide includes 200 writing, reading, social studies, science, and math activities, including: • Design a movie poster. • Form a mysterious reading society. • Host a backyard Olympics. • Create a portable cooling device. • Take a public opinion poll on pets.

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Trains Go By Steve Light

PRES C H O O L

12 x 6 landscape board book, 16 pages, 4C, hardcover

From their engines to their cabooses, trains rattle, whoosh, and chugga chugga down the tracks. Featuring eight trains—of the day-to-day, historical,

Steve Light is the author and illustrator of The

and specialty varieties—Trains Go introduces kids

Shoemaker Extraordinaire, I Am Happy, and several

to the sounds of everything from the Streamliner to

other books. A teacher and professional storyteller,

the mountain train.

he performs at schools, libraries, museums, and events.Steve Light is the author and illustrator of The Shoemaker Extraordinaire, I Am Happy, and several

Published in North America by Chronicle Books

other books. A teacher and professional storyteller, he

Territory: World Rights sold: NA

performs at schools, libraries, museums, and events.

For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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Trucks Go By Steve Light

PRES C H O O L

12 x 6 landscape board book, 16 pages, 4C, hardcover

Everyone knows that trucks are noisy—but each truck is noisy in its own way. In this brightly illustrated board book by popular storyteller Steve Light, each

Steve Light is the author and illustrator of The

truck makes a uniquely funny noise. What does a

Shoemaker Extraordinaire, I Am Happy, and several

cement truck sound like? How about a garbage truck

other books. A teacher and professional storyteller, he

or a tanker truck? In this simple yet delightful board

performs at schools, libraries, museums, and events.

book, fun sounds and charming illustrations encourage children to identify the truck and imitate its noise. It’s great fun for parents to read aloud while

Published in North America by Chronicle Books

encouraging little ones to practice making sounds.

Territory: World Rights sold: NA For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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Wrapagami The Art of Fabric Gift Wraps By Jennifer Playford, founder of Furochic™ 7 x 8, 128 pages, 4C, paperback with flaps

Wrapagami is an ingenious and beautiful method of wrapping gifts in fabric that anyone can do. Traditional paper gift wrap is not at all earth-friendly. Wrapagami is a gorgeous, green alternative, requiring nothing more than a square of fabric. Wrapagami derives from an ancient Japanese tradition called tsutsumi, and can be applied to objects of any shape or size. These simple wraps make for a unique and lovely way to present gifts, with the truly thoughtful bonus of being re-usable by the giftee. Award-winning designer Jennifer Playford presents more than 20 wraps, each one explained with clear instructions accompanied by easy-to-follow diagrams, with a lovely color photograph showing the finished product.

Jennifer Playford is an illustrator, the creator of online retailer Jenny Wren Paperie, and the inventor of the award-winning Furochic™ line of wraps (a finalist at the Best New Product Awards at the National Stationery Show in May 2007). Jennifer lives by the beach in Victoria, BC, with her husband and two children. To learn more, visit her website: http://www.jennywrenpaperie.com.

Published in North America by St. Martin’s Press Territory: World Rights sold: WE, FR For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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Baby-gami Baby Wrapping for Beginners

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By Andrea Sarvady Foreword by Fern Drillings, R.N. Photography by Bill Milne Illustrations by John Stislow 6 x 7, 96 pages, 4C, hardcover with jacket

As every new parent learns, a timeless method of comforting an infant is to wrap him or her snugly in a blanket—a technique known as swaddling. Baby-gami is a welcome new approach to the swaddling tradition that uses the folding techniques of origami combined with creative ideas from real parents to produce no-fail swaddles—with style! Swaddles include the newborn Snug Wrap and the classic Burrito Wrap, plus plenty of special occasion

hands-free! Slings include the Office Sling, Glamour

and emergency wraps. Baby-gami also instructs parents

Sling, and Housework Sling. Each swaddle and sling

in the art of tying a sling so baby can be carried—

is presented with step-by-step instructions, easy-tofollow illustrations, and a beautiful photograph of the finished product. Writer and counselor Andrea Sarvady lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and an alarming number of young daughters.

Published in North America by Chronicle Books Territory: World Rights sold: AU/NZ, DU, FI, FR, GR, HE, IT, NA, RU, SC, UK For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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bestseller!

By Jennifer Brilliant and William Berloni, with Buster, Bennie, Harlem, Cricket, Pi, and Kessie 8 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2, 96 pages, 4C, paperback with flaps

Dogs have always been natural yogis. In fact, many of the movements and positions that dogs do can inspire and assist humans in their own yoga practice. Now, six master dogis reveal the secrets of doga. Doga presents the major asanas of the practice, from the relaxing Happy Puppy to the restorative Pup’s Pose. Each pose is shown by one of the dogis, with accompanying text that explains how people can adapt these positions to their own practice. Also included are breathing techniques such as the Breath of Fire, or Pant, and tips

Jennifer Brilliant teaches yoga at

on practicing with your own dogi.

New York City’s famed OM Yoga. She regularly studies with dogis to enhance her own practice. William Berloni is an animal consultant whose canine clients work regularly in Broadway shows.

Published in North America by Chronicle Books Territory: World Rights sold: AU/NZ, FI, FR, GR, JP, NA, UK For rights and coeditions, please contact:

Sharyn Rosart, sharyn@ powerhousepackaging.com

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Sex Toys 101 A Playfully Uninhibited Guide By Claire Cavanah and Rachel Venning, Founders of Toys in Babeland 8 x 8, 176 pages, 4C, paperback

Sex Toys 101 offers a lively introduction to the world of sex toys, from orgasm-enhancing vibrators to pleasure-and-pain inducing floggers. Fun, frank, and uninhibited, Sex Toys 101 provides detailed information on adding toys to your sexual repertoire. Full-color photos offer further enlightenment. This is sex education as it should be—and you’ll look forward to the homework.

Claire Cavanah and Rachel Venning are well-known sex educators whose unintimidating style has won accolades for their work and their Toys in Babeland stores.

Published in North America by Simon & Schuster/Fireside Territory: World Rights sold: CC, JP, NA For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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Get a Hobby! 101 All-Consuming Diversions for Any Lifestyle By Tina Barseghian Foreword by Miguel Figueroa, MD Cover photography by Bill Milne 8 x 10, 224 pages, 2C, paperback

It’s a well-documented medical fact that indulging in a hobby decreases anxiety, increases concentration, and boosts all-round mental and physical health. So what are you waiting for? Budding hobbyists now have the perfect resource: Get a Hobby!, a rollicking A-to-Z guide to more than one-hundred hobbies— from the sublime to the silly. The book opens with a handy quiz designed to help you choose the right kind of hobby based on your aptitudes, personality, schedule, and budget. Descriptions of 101 hobbies follow, with full explanations of what each one involves and how to do it—plus a beginner-level project for each. Try your hand at: • beer brewing

• ikebana

• basketry

• photography

• collecting

• and many more!

A hobby lover who has delved into each of these and more, author Tina Barseghian serves up a playful mix of information and resources to help you get your hobby on and experience a whole new world of fun and relaxation. Tina Barseghian was the Editor-in-Chief of Craft

• historical re-enactment

magazine. She has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Design for Living, and Condé Nast Traveler and was a contributing editor at ReadyMade magazine. Tina is also the author of A Homemade Christmas.

entering contests HOBBY PERSONALITY: adventurous • animal-loving • artistic • crafty • dexterous • epicurean • extroverted • history-loving • independent • meditative • meticulous • musical • nature-loving • nurturing • outdoorsy • patient • social • sporty • technical

WE’VE ALL WONDERED WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE TO WIN A HUGE STASH OF CASH. What would we do with all that money? Buy gold-flecked toilet paper and a house and y acht for ourselves and every member of our extended family, pay off loans, quit our jobs, travel the world, and, most importantly, never worry about money again. Simply indulging the fantasy is motive enough to start entering contests. You know what they say: You can’t win if you don’t play!

what you’ll need

Internet access or access to magazines that offer sweepstakes

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Stamps Pen Envelopes and index cards in the sizes specified by the sweepstakes instructions

resources How to Win Lotteries, Sweepstakes, and Contests in the 21st Century, 2nd ed., by Steve Ledoux (Santa Monica Press, 2004). The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less, by Terry Ryan and Suze Orman (Simon & Schuster, 2002). Contest Queen, by Carol Shaffer, et al. (Truman Publishing, 2002). Best Publications PO Box 421163 Plymouth, MN 55442 www.bestsweepstakes.com: A contests and sweepstakes newsletter published weekly by Best Publications. www.contestalley.com: Enter to win everything from iPods to trips to Disneyland. http://contests.about.com/library/blprize. htm: A list of online sweepstakes. www.recipecontests.com: Cooking contests central.

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overview Companies sponsor contests as a way to promote their goods and services. Some sweepstakes require nothing more from entrants than sending in your name and address, while others solicit creative entries like recipes, poems, or slogans, or require you to write essays, answer trivia, or submit photos. For “sweepers” (those who enter sweepstakes as a hobby), the internet has opened up a whole new world of resources to mine, though many still use “snail-mail” (the U.S. Postal Service) as well. Without having to spend a dime, sweepers are enticed to participate in contests that sometimes offer unfathomably large sums of money or other expensive prizes. Some of the best-known ones are American Family Publishers Sweepstakes, Publishers Clearing House, and Reader’s Digest Sweepstakes, all of which hawk magazine subscriptions on the same form as the sweepstakes entries. Fast-food companies, food retailers, travel agencies, radio stations, newspapers, magazines, and any other entity that has a chance of nabbing a customer by offering prizes also sponsor sweepstakes.

getting started

FIRST, DO SOME RESEARCH to figure out what types of sweepstakes you’re interested in. Thousands of companies offer ways to win their goods or services, so it’s up to you to narrow down the vast array of choices. If you’ve got a knack for creating recipes, taking photos, or writing poetry, look for contests soliciting those types of entries. (See resources for websites and newsletters that publish sweepstakes details.)

WINNING SWEEPSTAKES TAKES PERSISTENCE, which requires time and energy. But there are shortcuts. If an automated form is available, for example, use it to save time. But if they ask for 3-by-5-inch index cards, be sure to stick to the rules—some companies immediately toss entries that don’t arrive in the proper form. And remember, the more difficult the entry process, the better your chances are of winning. Even a simple thing like requiring that you print your name in all capital letters or that you use an odd-size envelope or card deters some potential contestants from entering, so don’t be one of them.

IT’S EASY TO GET BURNED OUT if you’re entering too many contests at once. Pace yourself by entering a few every month throughout the year, rather than going through sweepstakes spurts. Don’t wait till the last minute to send in your forms—it would be a shame to be disqualified because your entry was late. If there is no maximum number of entries, it’s better to spread yours over the course of the sweepstakes timeline rather than send them in a huge group at the end. When there are a large number of entries and one is going to be picked from the heap, it’s better to have your cards distributed throughout the whole pile rather than be clumped together in one spot.

ONCE YOU’VE ENTERED, it’s just a matter of waiting for the news. Obviously, the more contests you enter, the higher your chance of winning. The most popular contests will have far smaller odds of winning. In fact, the odds of winning a sweepstakes, contest, or legal lottery are 400 million to 1 against winning a grand prize of $500,000. Read the fine print carefully if you want to calculate your odds.

history In Roman times, emperors commonly gave parting gifts to their guests as doorprize drawings, but Augustus Caesar was the first to conduct a public lottery as a means to raise money to make repairs to the public infrastructure in Rome. There’s also mention of a lottery in the Bible—a way for Moses to award land west of the Jordan River to the tribes of Israel. In modern times, the Irish Hospitals’ Sweepstakes in 1930 was the biggest of its kind; it was promoted internationally, reaching eager participants in the U.S. and Canada, which had abolished lotteries at the time. But by 1964, New Hampshire had created a state lottery, the first of its kind that was legal in the 20th century.

project: homemade envelopes and index cards for contest entries Using store-bought envelopes and index cards for entering contests can be expensive, especially since you aren’t guaranteed a win. Instead of buying new ones, try making your own; sweepstakes companies don’t care how your entries arrive, as long as they do. Old calendar pages make great envelopes because of the weight and broad size of the pages. Before you start cutting them up, first undo a standard envelope to use as a template. Cut the pages to match the size and shape of the standard envelope, then fold and fix the edges together with a glue stick. Shopping bags, construction paper, or heavyweight, glossy magazine pages make good envelopes, too. When it comes to the index cards, the main thing is to make sure the dimensions are right. Instead of wasting new index cards for contest entries, reuse your resources: Write on the backs of old, blurry photos that you were going to toss anyway and send them in. You can also cut birthday and holiday cards you’ve received down to the right size.

Published in North America by Collins Territory: World Rights sold: NA For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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Salt, Lemons, Vinegar, and Baking Soda Hundreds of Earth-Friendly Household Projects, Solutions, and Formulas By Shea Zukowski 5 1⁄2 x 7, 208 pages, 2/c, paperback

bestseller!

The Fab Four: Salt, lemons, vinegar and baking soda are the all-you-need all-stars of the home. From personal hygiene and grooming to household cleaning and gardening, this powerful quartet has a long and storied history of usefulness that is also utterly modern and of-the-moment—green, cheap, and effective. This comprehensive book of household hints for better living includes: • brief histories and descriptions of all four ingredients • hundreds of kitchen-, laundry-, personal-, household-, outdoor-, and pet-use solutions

Shea Zukowski is an editor and writer specializing in earth-friendly information and natural living. She

• a handy housekeeping calendar

lives in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, with her husband

• quotations and fun facts

and two sons.

• educational activities for kids One part science, one part practicality, and a dash of

Published in the US by Barnes & Noble

fun, this is the indispensable earth-friendly reference

Territory: World Rights sold: CA, US, FR

to have on hand in any home.

For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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Lavender, Parsley, Peppermint, and Sage All-Natural, Earth-Friendly Projects and Problem-Solvers for Health and Home By Shea Zukowski 5 1⁄2 x 7, 208 pages, 2/c, paperback

An indispensable follow-up to the best-selling Salt, Lemons, Vinegar, and Baking Soda, this invaluable guide gathers hundreds of simple recipes for herb-based household solutions. Herbs are nature’s all-purpose helpers, providing natural, non-toxic solutions that are safe and effective for personal hygiene, health, and home maintenance. • herbs can be home-grown, harvested, dried, and transformed into helpful formulas with a minimum of effort

Shea Zukowski is the author of Salt, Lemons,

• easy, step-by-step instructions for hundreds of formulas

Vinegar, and Baking Soda, and many other articles and books on earth-friendly and natural living.

• includes home remedies and ideas for common

She lives in Emmaus, PA, with her family.

conditions from indigestion to dandruff • features household solutions for cleaning, refreshing, and improving conditions indoors and out—and for pets, too Discover how easy it can be to put the power of herbs to work in your life with this handy guide.

Published in the US by Sterling Publishing Territory: World Rights sold: US, CA, FR For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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How to Be... In this series of uniquely practical insider guides, we find out exactly what you need to know when you become one of the world’s great leaders. Accurate, detailed diagrams and maps reveal the inner workings of private offices, security arrangements, and where to find the bathroom. 51⁄2 x 71⁄2, 128 pages, 2C, paperback

How to Be Pope What to Do and Where to Go Once You’re in the Vatican By Piers Marchant

How to Be Pope lets the newly selected pontiff in on such crucial information as which hat and robes to wear to which event, how to choose a Papal name, and whether the Pope is entitled to a vacation. From a quick course in remedial Latin phrases to an illustrated guide to waving, this is a resource no Pope can afford to be without.

How to Be President What to Do and Where to Go Once You’re in Office By Stephen P. Williams Published in North America by Chronicle Books

How to Be President provides the newly elected President of the United States of America with the specifics needed to get started as so-called leader of the free world, from a map of the White House (including personal quarters) to guidelines for using Air Force One and the in-house bowling alley.

Territory: World How to Be Pope Rights sold: AU/NZ, FR, GR, IT, NA, PO, UK How to Be President Rights sold: AU/NZ, IT, JP, NA, UK For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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Your Career Is an Extreme Sport Focus • Drive • Excel By Eileen P. Gunn 5 3⁄4 x 7 3⁄4, 192 pages, 2C, paperback with die cut and second cover

Today’s workplace demands a bungee cord, not a parachute. Think showing up every day, working 9 to 5, and collecting an annual 4-percent raise and the occasional promotion makes you a player? Reality check: You’re not even in the game. Forget the old rules of career advancement. The company man has left the building—and he took his gold watch with him. Your Career Is an Extreme Sport shows you how to apply the principles of extreme sports—such as drive, stamina, flexibility, and guts— to achieve success in your career. Filled with advice from business leaders who have achieved extreme

success, this contrarian guide shows you how to get beyond your ho-hum career comfort zone and reach your professional peak. Whether you are looking to land your next big gig or put more juice in your current job, this book will take you on the adrenaline-charged fast track you need to get there. Eileen P. Gunn has written for the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Worth, and Business 2.0. Before going solo, she was a reporter for Fortune magazine.

Published in North America by Adams Media Territory: World ex English Language Rights sold: WE For rights and coeditions, please contact:

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