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Table of Contents Art, 4 Body, Mind, & Spirit, 4 Crafts, 7 Culinary, 14 Do-It-Yourself, 16 Gift Books, 16 History, 17 Juvenile, 18 Lifestyle, 25 Photography, 27 Puzzles & Games, 29 Reference, 33 Science & Nature, 34 Sports, 35 Travel, 35 Index, 36
BODY, MIND, & SPIRIT
THE BUDDHA BOARD BOX Master the Art of Letting Go
BAROQUE & ROCOCO Marco Bussagli & Mattia Reiche An era of exuberant creativity is the focus of this beautifully produced in-depth exploration of both the Baroque and Rococo movements. It guides the reader through more than a century of art history—exploring the lives and works of sculptors (Bernini), painters (Watteau and Hogarth), architects (Christopher Wren), and many other major figures. 978-1-4027-5925-3 PAPER WITH FLAPS $14.95 • 8 1/2 X 10 7/16 192 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • STERLING • RIGHTS: WENGX * SEPTEMBER 2009
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FROM REALISM TO ART NOUVEAU Laura Lombardi As Realism was followed in rapid succession by Naturalism, the PreRaphaelites, Impressionism, Neo-Impressionism, Aestheticism, Symbolism, and Art Nouveau, changing styles in art reflected the enormous shifts taking place in the wider world. From Realism to Art Nouveau beautifully captures this turbulent era with an incisive text and breathtaking reproductions of priceless works.
Open the box and you discover something wonderful: a personal meditation space that encourages reflection, peace, and living in the moment. This stunning gift set contains a 4” x 5” reusable board for painting designs with water; metal meditation bells; and a stand built into the box lid. It also features The Art of Letting Go, an inspiring guide to the principles of Buddhism, meditation, and more.
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BABY BOOT CAMP The New Mom’s 9-Minute Fitness Solution
NEOCLASSICISM & ROMANTICISM Silvestra Bietoletti
Kristen Horler with Amanda Vogel
A rich, informative introduction to two exciting periods in art history: Neoclassicism and Romanticism. Here are the key masterpieces of both schools—works by Constable, Copley, David, Blake, Delacroix, Géricault, Ingres, and others—complete with biographies of the artists, and accompanied by a text that illuminates the ideas and events that shaped an era of artistic ferment.
Created specifically for the postpartum body, this safe and highly effective fitness program enables mom to get back in shape…all while playing with her infant or toddler. To make things even better, the workouts take only nine minutes! The book’s unique format makes it easy to get started right away: mom simply finds the section that matches her baby’s age...and saves the rest for later!
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BE THE CHANGE How Meditation Can Transform You and the World
BLACKBOOK: Graffiti Sketchbook Building on our successful line of sketchbooks, this blank volume is aimed at the hip, young artist in the growing field of graffiti art. Containing plain pages as well as a graph paper insert, it resembles the hardcover “blackbook” that’s a must-have for graffitists. Not only will artists use it for plotting out designs, but also for writing notes and as an all-in-one portfolio for their best work.
Ed and Deb Shapiro Be the Change examines the transformations wrought by meditation through the wisdom of extraordinary luminaries like Jane Fonda and Marianne Williamson, interwoven with text from award-winning authors Ed and Deb Shapiro. The words of these spiritual leaders will enlighten and inspire readers to begin their own meditation practice— and perhaps create the foundation for a new and more hopeful age.
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HAND LETTERING: Simple & Creative Styles for Cards, Scrapbooks & More
CLEAN CURES: The Humble Art of Zen-Curing Yourself
Marci Donley & DeAnn Singh
Clean Cures is the newest book in the successful Clean series—all written by cleaning expert Michael DeJong. DeJong bases his cures on just six essential elements: Baking Soda, Honey, Lemon, Olive Oil, Salt, and Apple Cider Vinegar. And with these simple, inexpensive ingredients, found in almost every kitchen, he concocts therapies for almost everything!
Michael DeJong, foreword by Anthony Vavasis, MD
If you think creating beautiful calligraphy requires years of training and a closet full of fancy pens, think again! Here, the authors explain how anyone can use materials found in ordinary craft stores, as well as Qtips, sponges, and other common items, to produce outstanding results. They provide examples of a dozen alphabet styles, including Roman and Whimsy, as well as many decorative details.
Also Available: Clean and Clean Body
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BODY, MIND, & SPIRIT COSMO’S TRUTH OR DARE Our Naughtiest Sex Games Yet!
THE LANGUAGE OF ZEN: Heart Speaking to Heart
In a recent issue, Cosmo put a naughty twist on the classic Truth or Dare game, featuring perforated tear-out cards. Readers went wild, and we knew we had a winner! With the ultra-sexy new Cosmo’s Truth or Dare, couples simply take turns picking from a set of 120 cards and choosing a spicy “Truth” or an edgy “Dare.”
“God,” “Zazen,” “Void,” “Koan”: We may think we understand these words. But what exactly do they mean in the world of Zen Buddhism? Westerners can have difficulty grasping the language in the way the original Zen writers intended. This lyrical inquiry examines the complexity of these terms, expanding your mind and opening it to the possibilities of Zen.
Richard Burnett Carter
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Also Available: Cosmo’s Steamy Sex Games and Cosmo’s Naughty Notes
LEARNING FROM THE HEART Lessons on Living, Loving, and Listening Daniel Gottlieb, author of Letters to Sam Now in paper! With Learning from the Heart, internationally best-selling author Daniel Gottlieb opens his heart to all of us. He looks at what divides and unites us, including the problems of family life, difficulties confronting today’s parents, challenges faced by the disabled and aging, and injustices that affect the way we understand the world and our lives.
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LIFE IN THE BALANCE A Physician’s Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss with Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia
THE COSMO KAMA SUTRA 77 Mind-Blowing Sex Positions The Editors of Cosmopolitan
Thomas Graboys, MD, with Peter Zheutlin
The sexy best-seller—now in paper with a stunning new effect: a paper-engineered “Venetian blind” reveal on the cover! Pull the tab and it opens and changes the view from the book’s title to a partial view of one of the book’s 77 hot positions.
At the age of 49, Dr. Thomas Graboys had reached the height of his career as a prominent cardiologist; he also had a beautiful wife and two daughters. But, today, he is battling an aggressive form of Parkinson’s disease and progressive dementia: he can no longer see patients, is stooped, and shuffles when he walks. In this compelling memoir, he conveys hope and an appreciation of what it means to be truly alive.
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COSMO’S BEDSIDE QUIZ BOOK 27 Great Sex & Relationship Quizzes
LIVING AT THE END OF LIFE: A Hospice Nurse Addresses the Most Common Questions
The Editors of Cosmopolitan
Karen Whitley Bell, R.N.
A hit with the millions of fun, fearless females who take the Cosmopolitan quiz each month, this collection on love, lust, and life is a must-have for those wanting to know more about themselves, their friends, and (especially) their men. Some are playful and sexy (Is He a Keeper? What’s Your Lust Level?), while others offer more insight (Are You High Maintenance?, Do You Have a Healthy Ego?).
Drawing on years of experience as a hospice nurse, Karen Whitley Bell has created an insightful guide to every aspect of hospice care and the final stages of life. She discusses the physical, emotional, and spiritual journey a dying person goes through; care-giving during this difficult period; closure, and loss and the lessons it teaches us. A reassuring and indispensable book.
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DECODING THE SPIRITUAL MESSAGES OF EVERYDAY LIFE: How Life Shows Us What We Need to Know
LIVING LOW CARB
Dr. Paul DeBell
This thorough revision of Jonny Bowden’s comprehensive guide includes all the newest data that support the long-term health benefits of a low-carbohydrate eating plan. Bowden helps readers choose and customize the program that’s best for their own long-term weight-loss and optimal well-being. Infused with wit and candor, this is a fantastic consumer’s guide to every low-carb diet on the planet.
Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, foreword by Barry Sears PhD, author of The Zone
How can science help us develop our deeper spiritual potential? Dr. Debell draws on such tools as cognitive-behavioral and Piaget developmental psychology to detect and decode feedback from the deeper dimensions in life. Contemporary, down-to-earth, and extremely practical, it shows how to bring spiritual intention to bear on daily routines and specific challenges, such as anxiety or depression.
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BODY, MIND, & SPIRIT ROMANCE REHAB 10 Steps to Rescue Your Relationship
THE MANDALA ASTROLOGICAL TAROT A. T. Mann
Dr. Jan Hoistad
There are many tarots on the market—but there has never been one like this! The original design totally eliminates the conventional human figures of the tarot, replacing them with mandalas. Organized according to the astrological plan of the zodiac and the four elements of Fire, Earth, Air, and Water, this spiritually aware approach helps us to understand the forces that shape our lives and our world.
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Dr. Jan Hoistad, a professional psychologist with 30 years experience, has improved countless relationships. Through her innovative techniques, she has helped couples overcome conflicts and build healthier relationships. Filled with exercises and concrete tools to improve communication and understanding, this therapeutic guide shows couples how to stop fighting and realize their dreams together. 978-1-4027-6548-3 HARD $19.95 • 6 X 9 • 256 PAGES • STERLING • RIGHTS: W JANUARY 2010
MEDITATIVE MAZES & LABYRINTHS: Color and Trace the Paths to a Calm Mind & Spirit
SIMPLY® FENG SHUI
Enhance healing and transformational change by combining the power of meditation with the pleasure of coloring and solving mazes and labyrinths. It’s a proven and ancient technique for centering body, mind, and spirit. All you need to find calm in our fast-paced world is Meditative Mazes & Labyrinths: a 64-page book, 10 colored pencils, a decorative pencil sharpener, and 80 sheets of black-and-white mazes and labyrinths.
Eastern cultures have long practiced Feng Shui in order to increase the flow of positive energy and enhance well-being. Simply ® Feng Shui provides an introduction to this ancient art and explains the basic principles and practices of this highly organized system. Whether you are looking to increase wealth in your workplace or stimulate your libido in the bedroom, this book will help.
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OUIJA ANSWER BOOK Look into the Future. Have Fun!
The future is HERE! The Ouija Answer Book works on the same principles as the popular board game: no matter how hard you try not to guide the planchette across the board, your unconscious mind can’t resist. Similarly, as you open these pages at random, your wishes will lead you to the ones that spell out your heart’s desire. This is the perfect game to play alone…or to share with your friends.
In this hectic world, we all need a moment to calm and recenter ourselves. Meditation provides a natural way to do just that. This newest entry in the successful Simply ® series takes beginners through the various steps of meditation, from choosing a location and focusing your mind on the various mediation methods, symbols, and psychic and religious connections.
OUIJA IS A TRADEMARK OF HASBRO AND IS USED WITH PERMISSION. © 2008 HASBRO. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. LICENSED BY HASBRO.
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PALMISTRY: THE UNIVERSAL GUIDE Nathaniel Altman
The key to your future is in the palm of your hand! Nathaniel Altman, best-selling author of The Little Giant Encyclopedia of Palmistry, gathers the wisdom he has obtained from decades of practice to produce this comprehensive volume. For experienced and beginning palm readers alike, this is an authoritative collection of thoughts from a master who addresses every conceivable subject related to palmistry
Simply Reflexology ® introduces all the basics of this ancient healing system, and explains not only how it can help relieve existing health conditions, but also detect future ailments. Find out how the areas in the feet and hands correspond to the body’s tissues, glands, and organs. From beginner’s techniques to more specialist treatments, the wonders of this alternative health practice unfold!
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REDBOOK LOVE NOTES: 100 Ways to Get Kisses, Cuddles and Some Really Great Sex
THE SPIRIT OF CELTIC ART Reflect, renew, and relax with this attractive gift set. Coloring the beautiful, interlocking patterns of Celtic art is a soothing experience similar to meditation, and this kit includes everything you need to get centered— a copy of The Art of the Celtic Spirit, with Celtic history and entertaining tales; 80 sheets of black-and-white Celtic designs, and ten colored drawing pencils.
A sweet and sexy collection of colorful tear-out love notes, based on a highly rated Redbook article. Nothing keeps a relationship stronger than finding irresistible, playful new ways to start something nice and naughty. And this pad full of perforated notes makes it easy to heat up your romance. Just tear one out, present it to your sweetheart, and watch things get started.
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BODY, MIND, & SPIRIT Michael Rivilis
500 KNIVES Celebrating Traditional & Innovative Designs
With more than 500 designs to choose from, this cool collection has something for everyone! Anyone who has a tattoo, wants a tattoo, or has ever thought of getting a tattoo will have fun poring over these pages. The designs range from exquisite Celtic symbols to intricate arm bands to simple lettering; chapters on animals and mythical creatures will delight tattooists and body artists of all kinds.
Contemporary knife makers have become masters of new techniques and technologies, experts in reinterpreting form and function to create sculptural works of art. Flip through this amazing on-the-page gallery, and you’ll discover a dizzying array of styles. The collection includes daggers, switchblades, swords, axes, tomahawks, and even a pistolknife—all honed with fine creative vision.
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WISE OWL: The Ancient Symbol of Wisdom
500 PLASTIC JEWELRY DESIGNS A Groundbreaking Survey of A Modern Material
TATTOO U: 500 Designs for Anywhere on Your Body
In some cultures the owl is heralded as a symbol of strength and knowledge. Learn all about these captivating birds in Wise Owl: The Ancient Symbol of Wisdom. Inside you’ll discover mythology and folklore about these creatures and a look at how they’re represented in the media and pop culture. Finally, marvel over fun facts like this: the only way an owl can view its surroundings is by turning its head.
The popular 500 series takes its hippest approach yet, with an intoxicatingly vibrant and technically diverse collection of contemporary jewelry. Juror Susan Kasson Sloan has put together a groundbreaking survey of the best work being done with this thoroughly modern material. Every page offers delightful eye candy, with pieces that stretch from the subtle and sublime to the fantastically humorous.
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ABSOLUTELY A-LINE 1 Easy Pattern = 26 Adorable Dresses for Girls Wendi Gratz Stitching whiz Wendi Gratz and a host of talented designers are reinventing the classic A-line. Working off a single, simple pattern, they demonstrate the versatility of the basic form by creating over two dozen adorable variations—all for little girls. The 26 projects feature a range of structural adaptations and styles. Also Available: Craft Challenge: Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Pillowcase 978-1-60059-377-2 PAPER $19.95 • 9 X 9 • 132 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) LARK • RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009
AMERICAN QUILTS: The Democratic Art, 1780 to 2007 Robert Shaw Sumptuous, informative, and engaging, this is the ultimate book on American quilts as art. Robert Shaw, one of the leading scholars in the field, provides a keen, insightful look at quilting aesthetics, and places the craft in its historical, cultural, and socioeconomic context every step of the way. Take the visual journey through American history with more than 350 stunning images. 978-1-4027-4773-1 HARD $40.00 • 10 X 10 • 384 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) STERLING • RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009
ARTFUL JOURNALS: Making & Embellishing Memory Books, Garden Diaries & Travel Albums Janet Takahashi This inspiration-packed guide, with beautiful watercolor art throughout, offers a wealth of creative ideas for creating attractive scrapbooks from scratch as well as embellishing store-bought ones. The 21 projects range from a seasonal journal with stunning handmade papers decorated with twigs and leaves to a lovely book made from travel postcards that opens like a fan. 978-1-60059-542-4 PAPER $15.95 • 8 1/2 X 10 • 128 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) LARK • RIGHTS: W • NOVEMBER 2009
CRAFTS AWAREKNITS Knit & Crochet Projects for the Eco-Conscious Stitcher
Adrienne Armstrong & Vickie Howell
Inside, famed knitwear designer Louisa Harding shares her patterns for gorgeous cardigans in styles ranging from romantic and feminine to fun and flirty. The projects include an adorable cardigan with picot edging and a sailor collar; one with short puffed sleeves and lace trim and a comfy knee-length cardigan with pockets.
Sustainable yarns, alternative materials, and organic fibers are all the rage. AwareKnits jumps on this trend with a new, socially conscious approach to knitting and crochet. Vickie Howell and activist-knitter Adrienne Armstrong present a groundbreaking volume that’s part pattern book and part crafty call to action. They offer 31 stylish projects that use a variety of organic and “green” yarns.
978-1-933027-88-3 HARD $24.95 • 8 1/2 X 10 • 160 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) SIXTH&SPRING BOOKS • RIGHTS: W • JANUARY 2010
978-1-60059-469-4 PAPER WITH FLAPS $22.95 • 8 1/2 X 10 128 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • LARK • RIGHTS: W OCTOBER 2009
BEST EVER PAPER AIRPLANES BOOK & GIFT SET
CERAMICS FOR BEGINNERS: WHEEL THROWING
This fantastic kit has everything you’ll need to design and decorate both basic and intricate paper airplanes. Inside you’ll find a copy of Best Ever Paper Airplanes; 101 sheets of paper in five colors; two plastic marking and lettering stencils; and four brilliantly colored markers. The book also features crisp diagrams, step-by-step instructions, and magnified views of tricky sections.
Emily Reason In the same bright, open design as the well-received Ceramics for Beginners: Hand Building, this second entry in the series offers an introduction to the mechanics of wheel-thrown ceramics. Artist Emily Reason takes the beginner ceramist through nine projects featuring functional objects. Color bands point the reader to related information on various techniques and small gallery sections provide inspiration.
978-1-4027-6749-4 PAPERBACK BOOK & GIFT SET $16.95 • 8 1/2 X 10 48 PAGES (FULL-COLOR BOOK + COMPONENTS) STERLING INNOVATION • RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009 • ❖
978-1-60059-244-7 HARD $24.95 • 8 1/2 X 11 • 128 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) LARK • RIGHTS: W • JANUARY 2010
BLOGGING FOR BLISS Crafting Your Own Online Journal: A Guide for Crafters, Artists & Creatives of all Kinds
COLOR BY KRISTIN How to Design Your Own Beautiful Knits
Don’t fear color—embrace it! Aimed at advanced beginners through intermediate knitters, the 20+ projects provided here include clothing, blankets, bags, and lots of home décor items, all bursting with rich hues and textures. Lavish photographs showcase each of the required techniques, while designer Kristin Nicholas’s text explains the theory behind using colors to maximum effect.
Blogging is hot in the highly creative crafting world—and here is the only how-to book aimed directly at everyone, from knitters to altered artists. Thanks to hundreds of gorgeous screen grabs from the very best blogs, a thorough introduction to the tools of the trade, and instructions that virtually take you by the hand, even beginners will swiftly go from blank screen to colorful, enticing pages.
978-1-933027-83-8 HARD $24.95 • 8 1/2 X 10 • 184 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) SIXTH&SPRING BOOKS • RIGHTS: W • NOVEMBER 2009
978-1-60059-511-0 PAPER $14.95 • 9 X 9 • 156 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • LARK RIGHTS: W • AUGUST 2009
BUGLE BEAD BONANZA A Sparkling Collection of Jewelry Projects
COLOR YOUR CLOTH A Quilter’s Guide to Dyeing and Patterning Fabric
Jamie Cloud Eakin
Popular beader Jamie Cloud Eakin uses bugle beads to make her fun, fantastic pieces, and she’s showing other crafters how they can do it too! Each of the 30 beautiful projects is wonderfully simple, and explained in an easy-to-follow basics section. The gorgeous creations include an elegant Victorian Choker, colorful Parallel Weave Bracelet, and black-and-white Pouch with Pizzazz.
Award-winning artist Malka Dubrawksy presents a bold, modern take on dyeing, geared especially to quilters and fiber artists. She’s whipped up a variety of easy patterning techniques for creating unique fabrics, as well as more than a dozen simple projects. How-to photos accompany the text, which focuses on sources of inspiration, tools and materials, and the surface design techniques themselves.
978-1-60059-388-8 PAPER $21.95 • 8 1/2 X 10 • 144 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) LARK • RIGHTS: W • JANUARY 2010
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BUILD YOUR OWN FIGHTER PLANES BOOK & KIT
COUNTRY LIVING HAPPY HALLOWEEN!: Bewitching Parties and Recipes, Enchanting Pumpkins and Decorations, Plus Lots of Other Spine-Tingling Ideas
Norman Schmidt Craft some of the past century’s classic fighters—such as the legendary Sopwith Camel, Mitsubishi Zero, Messerschmitt Bf 109, and McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom—with this engaging guide to paper fighter planes. Simply photocopy the pre-drawn and numbered parts for each model onto standard index cards, then cut and construct them into working planes with realistic flight characteristics.
This fun collection takes the best ideas from Country Living’s most successful Halloween titles, and combines them with fabulous new suggestions for celebrating the holiday. Choose from 40 pumpkincarving and craft projects, menus with 50 delicious recipes, and six adorable children’s costume patterns. These great-looking projects will appeal to millions of Country Living readers and Halloween fans.
978-1-4027-6746-3 PAPERBACK BOOK & GIFT SET $15.95 • 8 X 9 5/16 48 PAGES (2-COLOR BOOK + COMPONENTS) STERLING INNOVATION • RIGHTS: W • NOVEMBER 2009 • ❖
978-1-58816-784-2 PAPER $17.95 • 8 X 9 1/2 • 224 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) HEARST • RIGHTS: WEX UK • SEPTEMBER 2009
CRAFTS EERIE ORIGAMI
COUNTRY LIVING MERRY & BRIGHT: 301 Festive Ideas for Celebrating Christmas
Create your very own cast of scary origami characters with just a few folds of paper. Eerie Origami includes an 80-page book that features beginner origami instructions, as well as step-by-step instructions for making six eerie characters, including a Jack-o’-Lantern, Witch, and Frankenstein’s Monster. It also comes with 50 sheets of 6” x 6” origami paper in five colors and an assembled Wolfman.
Turn your home into a sparkling holiday delight! Country Living offers up a volume filled with hundreds of ideas for creating Christmas beauty everywhere. In unique color schemes that vary from the regular red and green, there are fabulous tree-toppers, exceptional ornaments, recipes for treats like chocolate snowflakes, and wreaths and garlands to bedeck bed frames, doorknobs, and even chandeliers.
978-1-4027-6745-6 PAPERBACK BOOK & GIFT SET $9.95 • 6 1/8 X 6 1/8 80 PAGES (2-COLOR BOOK + COMPONENTS) STERLING INNOVATION • RIGHTS: W • SEPTEMBER 2009 • ❖
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CREATING CROCHET FABRIC Experimenting with Hook, Yarn & Stitch
ELEGANT ORIGAMI BOOK & GIFT SET Open this elegant gift set up to find a fully-illustrated book with both basic and advanced geo-gami projects; a toolset with folding and scoring utensils; a gridded work area mat; and best of all, 80 sheets of origami paper. Beginners can start with a Killer Whale or Unicorn, while the advanced geo-gamists can challenge themselves with TripleTiered Hexagon and Dancing Squares tessellations.
Dora Ohrenstein Designer Dora Ohrenstein guides crocheters in closely examining crochet’s three basic variables—hook, yarn, and stitch—and how their infinite combinations can create distinctive fabrics. Fifteen projects, from a lacey, draping shawl based on Victorian stitch patterns to hardworking kente-cloth placemats and a stylish jacket with Tunisian crochet, move readers from theory into practice.
978-1-4027-6931-3 PAPERBACK BOOK & GIFT SET $19.95 • 10 3/8 X 9 1/8 80 PAGES (FULL-COLOR BOOK + COMPONENTS) STERLING INNOVATION • RIGHTS: W • NOVEMBER 2009 • ❖
978-1-60059-331-4 PAPER $22.95 • 8 1/2 X 10 • 144 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) LARK • RIGHTS: W • JANUARY 2010
CREATIVE NATIVE AMERICAN BEADING Contemporary Interpretations of Traditional Motifs
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCRAPBOOKING TOOLS & TECHNIQUES
Theresa Flores Geary, Ph.D.
Susan Pickering Rothamel
Following her successful Native American Beadwork, Theresa Flores Geary offers another beautiful collection of traditional beaded projects. These exquisite items range from a simple Ladder Chain Bracelet to an advanced-level Sun Rosette Medallion. In addition to the patterns and guidance on technique, there’s fascinating background information on the myths and legends that inspired each design.
With everything from advice on tools to the most beautiful designer layouts ever, this covers-it-all encyclopedia is a must-have for the millions of scrapbooking fans. Every technique, designer, and scrapbook possibility is described in glossary style; projects come from the most creative minds in the field, and charts, graphs, and blocked sections provide invaluable information.
978-1-60059-532-5 PAPER $16.95 • 8 1/2 X 10 • 128 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) LARK • RIGHTS: W • NOVEMBER 2009
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CREATIVE SILVER CHAINS: 20 Dazzling Designs
FANTASTIC RECYCLED PLASTIC 30 Clever Creations to Spark Your Imagination
Chantal L. Saunders
David Edgar & Robin A. Edgar
Silver chains are the backbone of any jewelry collection and these distinctive designs have those special handmade touches, including hammered silver, intriguingly complex links, and common motifs twisted into charming patterns. An extensively illustrated introduction explains basic link formation, soldering, and polishing, and a gallery of chains by contemporary artists provides inspiration.
Plastic is fantastic to craft with—and these imaginative, whimsical creations are out of the ordinary! From a holiday snowflake decoration to marvelous masks, they turn recycling into art. All the necessary techniques unfold in step-by-step photos, along with clear, comprehensive instructions, and an innovative gallery of work. Sidebars provide extra information on plastics, recycling, and more.
978-1-60059-544-8 PAPER $17.95 • 8 1/2 X 10 • 112 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) LARK • RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009
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ECO BOOKS: Inventive Projects from the Recycling Bin
FELT IT! STITCH IT! FABULOUS! Over 30 New Uses for Old Sweaters
Katheryn Tidwell Bieber
More than just earth-friendly, these 40 innovative book-making ideas are also beautiful, clever, and stitched with traditional binding techniques. Egg cartons, beer cans, and cassette tapes morph into covers, while brown bags and coffee filters are transformed into pages. Create a boxed set of cereal box books or even a faux leather journal made from teabags.
Shrink and sew and you’re ready to go: these creative, simple techniques make use of old wool garments cluttering the closet or found in a flea market. Just wash the clothes in hot water, cut the material, and stitch the fabric into any size and shape. From a Victorian scarf and mitten set made from felt and doilies, to a child-sized snuggly bear hat that’s cute as can be—they’re all fabulous!
Also Available: Eco Craft
978-1-60059-545-5 PAPER $17.95 • 8 1/2 X 10 • 128 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) LARK • RIGHTS: W • AUGUST 2009
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CRAFTS LUXE KNITS: Couture Designs to Knit & Crochet
KIRIGAMI MENAGERIE 38 Paper Animals to Copy, Cut & Fold
Laura Zukaite, photography by Cathrine Westergaard
Hiroshi Hayakawa In origami, a flat piece of paper is folded to create a dimensional object. Similarly, in traditional Japanese kirigami, paper is folded, cut, and unfolded to reveal complex patterns. Here, author Hiroshi Hayakawa has ingeniously combined these two techniques to create a charming menagerie of 40 animals, from flocks of sheep and swirling dragons to stampeding ostriches and pandas in a bamboo grove.
Award-winning knitwear designer Laura Zukaite has created a knockout collection of 26 stylish projects for the advanced knitter: chic, fashion-forward garments and accessories that showcase imaginative stitch patterns and luxurious yarns. Zukaite provides a glimpse of her creative process, from initial inspiration and interpretation to technique development and the actual construction of the item, allowing readers to understand how her smart solutions enhance every design. 978-1-60059-283-6 HARD $24.95 • 8 1/2 X 10 144 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • LARK RIGHTS: W • AUGUST 2009
978-1-60059-318-5 PAPER $17.95 • 8 1/2 X 11 • 128 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) LARK • RIGHTS: W • SEPTEMBER 2009
KNITTING A KISS IN EVERY STITCH Creating Gifts for the People You Love Nicky Epstein Nicky Epstein, the popular author of the blockbuster Edge books, has now created more than 30 original projects for friends and family to give as gifts. There are toys for a toddler, cute sheep slippers for boys and girls, a hobo bag for tweens, and other accessories for men and women. Plus, Nicky’s come up with unique ideas for the holidays and for knitting groups to work on together.
Also Available: Sensual Knits and Sensual Crochet
978-1-933027-86-9 HARD $19.95 • 8 1/2 X 10 • 144 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) NICKY EPSTEIN BOOKS • RIGHTS: W • NOVEMBER 2009
GOURDS WITH SOUTHWESTERN MOTIFS Rainsticks, Masks, Vessels & More
MAKE YOUR OWN STUPID SOCK CREATURES BOOK & KIT
Bonnie Gibson Gourds are a popular crafting material thanks to their unusual shapes and sizes, and these 21 attractive gourd projects showcase characteristic Southwestern motifs, using traditional techniques and colors indigenous to the region. Experienced gourd artists and those new to gourds will all find inspiration and helpful information in this reference.
An updated presentation, new materials, and simplified version of Stupid Sock Creatures add up to a fresh version of an irresistible mass-appeal kit. The new, smaller 48-page instructional booklet has all the basic how-tos and illustrated cutting instructions for almost every project featured in the original volume—plus a brand-new design for a rainbow-striped creature!
978-1-60059-548-6 PAPER $17.95 • 8 1/2 X 10 • 160 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) LARK • RIGHTS: W • AUGUST 2009
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HATTITUDE: Knits for Every Mood
MARCIA DECOSTER’S BEADED OPULENCE Elegant Jewelry Projects with Right Angle Weave
There’s something about a hand-knit hat that screams “attitude!” Now, with these 40 innovative patterns from renowned designer Cathy Carron, knitters can quickly and easily make one to express any mood. The fashionable headgear includes a pearled headband, saucy beret, romantic flowered chapeau, and playful pink and purple earmuff. Color photos accompany the instructions for each pattern.
The newest addition to the Beadweaving Master Class series presents 24 jewelry designs from renowned teacher Marcia DeCoster. They all feature the popular right angle weave stitch, and eager beaders will learn how to use it to create fabulous effects. These pieces, from the Etruscan Treasure necklace to the Fanfare bracelet, are fine art.
978-1-933027-85-2 PAPER WITH FLAPS $19.95 • 8 1/2 X 8 1/2 136 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • SIXTH&SPRING BOOKS RIGHTS: W • JANUARY 2010
Also Available: Diane Fitzgerald’s Shaped Beadwork
THE JOY OF SOX: 30+ Must Knit Designs
MASTERING RAKU Making Ware • Glazes • Building Kilns • Firing
978-1-60059-292-8 HARD $24.95 • 8 1/2 X 10 • 128 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) LARK • RIGHTS: W • SEPTEMBER 2009
The Joy of Sox is filled with 30-plus designs, and a variety of techniques, tips, and playful trivia from those in the know. With their tantalizing cables, intricate lacework, and intriguing colorwork, the patterns represent the very best in sock design. There are revamped classics, bold new styles, and even a few themed socks—like the diamond lace thigh-highs and toeless pedicure socks.
Master the art of raku, from firing to finishing. Both novice and experienced ceramists familiar with raku will take so much from this newly updated, technique-based book with how-to photos and text. Mastering Raku covers such topics as the history and philosophy of raku, types of clay, firing, glazes, and decoration. Types of kilns and kiln construction are also fully covered.
978-1-60059-285-0 CONCEALED SPIRAL-BOUND HARD $22.95 • 7 X 9 1/4 176 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • LARK • RIGHTS: W OCTOBER 2009
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CRAFTS PURE KNITS Sophisticated Designs in Shades of White
MIXED-MEDIA BOOKS Dozens of Experiments in Altering Books
Mixed media and altered books are taking the craft world by storm with their spirit of experimentation, creative freedom, and clever repurposing. And this beautiful, image-packed book serves as a visually exciting resource for all of these creative ideas. With 15 inventive projects inside, crafters and artists everywhere will see that this form of self-expression has limitless possibilities.
White—whether creamy and warm or wintry cool—evokes a sense of classic purity. Celebrate its astonishing variety with a collection of 25 stunning all-white projects for intermediate to advanced knitters, all made out of luxurious yarns. From sensuous sweaters for women to adorable outfits for babies and children to rugged masculine attire, these garments take white to new levels of excitement.
978-1-60059-543-1 PAPER $15.95 • 8 1/2 X 10 • 144 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) LARK • RIGHTS: W • AUGUST 2009
NEW DIRECTIONS IN METAL CLAY Intermediate Techniques: Stone Setting, Enameling, Surface Design & More CeCe Wire Metal clay is the most exciting new material in jewelry design: it’s simple to mold and shape and yields stunning results. CeCe Wire, a leader in the field, thoroughly details all the basics, including every form and formula, plus an array of techniques that range from texturing to stone-setting to surface finishing. Numerous color photos showcase diverse artistic possibilities and projects.
978-1-60059-302-4 PAPER WITH FLAPS $19.95 • 8 1/2 X 11 144 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • LARK RIGHTS: W • NOVEMBER 2009
978-1-60059-546-2 PAPER $17.95 • 8 1/2 X 10 • 144 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) LARK • RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009
MASTERS: EARTHENWARE Major Works by Leading Artists
NORO: Meet the Man Behind the Legendary Yarn • Knit 40 Fabulous Designs
The newest entry in the popular Masters series reveals the tremendous imagination, innovation, and technical facility that 38 of the world’s most notable potters and sculptors bring to the oldest ceramic medium. Curated by Matthias Ostermann, a celebrated ceramist in his own right, this stunning volume gives each featured artist a mini-retrospective.
Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton No one creates yarns like Eisaku Noro—and in 2008, Noro yarn expert Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton met with him in his native Japan to discuss his craft. The result is this fully illustrated guide to using Noro yarns. Packed with color photographs and insights into Noro’s world, it features some 30 stunning projects, intricate pullovers, a richly textured shirt, and even a charming doggie vest!
978-1-60059-293-5 PAPER WITH FLAPS $24.95 • 9 X 8 318 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • LARK • RIGHTS: W JANUARY 2010
978-1-933027-87-6 HARD $24.95 • 8 1/2 X 9 • 144 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) SIXTH&SPRING BOOKS • RIGHTS: W • NOVEMBER 2009
METAL JEWELRY MADE EASY: A Crafter’s Guide to Fabricating Necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets & More
PAINTED PAPER Techniques & Projects for Handmade Books & Cards
Metalsmithing can be daunting, but this beautifully photographed and comprehensive guide provides crafters of all levels with a gentle, user-friendly approach to metal jewelry-making skills. After reviewing the fundamentals of jewelry design, raw materials, and safety in the studio, readers are introduced to tools for cutting, drilling, forming, soldering, polishing, and more.
Create decorated papers as beautiful as any found in an art store! In her uniquely imaginative style, Alisa Golden helps novices approach the blank page and make the creative process their own. Focusing on ways to paint paper using water-based media, she supplies all the necessary information for mastering such techniques as washes, brush-handle painting, marbling, and masking borders.
978-1-60059-473-1 HARD $22.95 • 8 1/2 X 10 • 128 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) LARK • RIGHTS: W • AUGUST 2009
978-1-60059-547-9 PAPER $17.95 • 8 1/2 X 10 • 176 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) LARK • RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009
METALWORKING 101 FOR BEADERS Create Custom Findings, Pendants & Projects
PAPER CUTS: 35 Inventive Projects
The folk-art tradition of paper cutting has become the new darling of the fashion and design worlds. Paper Cuts hops on the trend, drawing on a variety of cultures—from Mexican to German to Chinese—and bringing together today’s top artists. The result is a collection of 35 smart, fresh, and contemporary projects, including party ware, centerpieces, and more.
Metalworking 101 for Beaders provides all the information needed to start working with metal in a clear, visual way that’s fun and inspiring. Detailed advice about tools and materials, step-by-step photos of the latest techniques (including weaving, piercing, and making chain mail), and a dedicated and delightful teacher to guide you through it, will help you infuse new life into your creations.
Also Available: Silhouettes
978-1-60059-332-1 PAPER $19.95 • 8 1/2 X 10 • 128 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) LARK • RIGHTS: W • SEPTEMBER 2009
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CRAFTS SWEET NOTHINGS Handmade Camis, Undies & Other Unmentionables
PUSHING THE ENVELOPE Crafty Packaging for Cards of All Kinds
Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader
So often we focus on what’s in the envelope, we forget the envelope itself. But this collection, the first of its kind, takes the opposite approach: it embraces the envelope as a creative form for crafters to play with. Devised by a group of talented designers, these unique handmade envelopes come in all shapes and sizes. There are projects for packaging CDs, photographs, gift cards, and more.
Marthe Le Van
Lovely lingerie is trendy with the hip sewing crowd—and these creative designs are extraordinarily fun, pretty, and sensuous. With everything from low-rise panties and camisoles to comfy PJs and slinky robes to choose from, women will delight in discovering their personal style—and even adding their own flair to the delectable garments.
978-1-60059-398-7 PAPER $17.95 • 8 1/2 X 10 • 128 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) LARK • RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009
QUILT IT WITH WOOL: Projects Stitched on Tartans, Tweeds & Other Toasty Fabrics
Also Available: Lacy Little Knits
978-1-60059-383-3 CONCEALED SPIRAL-BOUND HARD $22.95 9 X 9 • 132 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • LARK RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009
Wool is warm, thick, comforting…and one of the hottest new trends with quilters! These 25 projects redefine the tradition of “quilting” to include wearables, accessories, and home items. Find gorgeous versions of quilted bags and pillows; unexpected objects such as a hot water bottle cozy, a perky capelet, a honeycomb-inspired table runner, and a laptop case. 978-1-60059-389-5 PAPER $21.95 • 8 1/2 X 10 • 128 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) LARK • RIGHTS: W • JANUARY 2010
SCRAPS: An Inspirational Field Guide to Collage
The sky’s the limit with this surefire Paper Creations hit! Learn how to fold these paper rockets with military precision and then let your imagination take flight. The gift set contains a book with basic instructions for beginners, 50 sheets of origami paper, one completed origami missile, and nine amazing projects.
Elsebeth Gynther & Christine Clemmensen Few artistic pursuits lend themselves to free-form creativity like collage. Using scraps of paper, leftover cloth, theater tickets, and other “found” objects like wood and stone, anyone can produce quality artwork. Scraps provides helpful tips on choosing a starting point, texture and coloring techniques, photocopying and image transfer ideas, and even creating stamps and stitching on the surface.
978-1-4027-6110-2 PAPERBACK BOOK & GIFT SET $14.95 • 9 5/16 X 11 1/16 80 PAGES (FULL-COLOR BOOK + COMPONENTS) STERLING INNOVATION • RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009 • ❖
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PIECED SYMBOLS: Quilt Blocks from the Global Village
SILHOUETTES: The Art & Craft of Papercutting
Myrah Brown Green
Learn how to create the perfect silhouette. This 48-page book will guide you through the art of making your own silhouettes and provides you with 50 templates for different projects. The kit also contains black silhouette paper, cream mattes, laser-cut border frames, and a stand to display your finished piece.
Part global quilting travelogue, part cultural history, this artful guide gives quilters all they need to create a variety of foundation piece quilt blocks featuring symbols from across the world. Each chapter features inspiring examples of how to incorporate the symbols into finished quilts, while tip boxes throughout share interesting information about their meanings and cross-cultural uses.
978-1-4027-6567-4 PAPERBACK BOOK & GIFT SET $17.95 • 9 5/16 X 8 1/2 64 PAGES (B/W BOOK + COMPONENTS) STERLING INNOVATION • RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009 • ❖
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PRETTY LITTLE PRESENTS
STITCHABLE JOURNAL Personalized Journal & Decorative Keepsake Box
This charming collection will appeal to every crafter who wants to give a gift that’s personal and handmade with love. It features adorable presents to sew and decorate for brides, babies, housewarmings, and birthdays.
Stitch up all your secrets in this custom-made journal. Design the cover of your most sacred possession with the help of this irresistible, one-of-a-kind kit that has an instruction book with beautiful easy-toreplicate designs, a journal, cotton thread in three different colors, two needles, and practice card. You’ll treasure this keepsake forever!
Also Available in the Pretty Little series: Pretty Little Pincushions, Pretty Little Purses & Pouches, Pretty Little Potholders, Pretty Little Patchwork, and Pretty Little Cozies
978-1-4027-6044-0 PAPERBACK BOOK & GIFT SET $17.95 • 8 1/2 X 8 1/2 24 PAGES (2-COLOR BOOK + COMPONENTS) STERLING INNOVATION • RIGHTS: W • AUGUST 2009 • ❖
978-1-60059-401-4 HARD $17.95 • 8 X 8 • 132 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • LARK RIGHTS: W • AUGUST 2009
CRAFTS TRADITIONAL JAPANESE ORIGAMI The Art of Paper Folding
978-1-4027-6693-0 PAPERBACK BOOK & GIFT SET $10.95 6 1/4 X 6 1/4 96 PAGES (2-COLOR BOOK + COMPONENTS) STERLING INNOVATION • RIGHTS: W OCTOBER 2009 • ❖
VICTORIA 500 CHRISTMAS IDEAS Celebrate the Season in Splendor Kimberly Meisner
Master artists Duy and Tramy Nguyen have designed an array of spectacular, artfully constructed origami figures that the reader can replicate using the books step-bystep instructions. Traditional Japanese Origami comes with 15 projects including a Crane, Lotus flowers, Heron, Panda, Orchid, Kimono, Oriental Dragon, and more. You’ll also find beautifully designed origami papers inside to help get you started.
Have a Christmas to remember with these fabulous suggestions for all things holiday! Brimming with beautiful color photographs, Victoria 500 Christmas Ideas provides the inspiration and instruction needed to surround yourself and your family with the beauty of the season. Create a winter wonderland in your front yard or bake delicious cookies good enough to leave for Santa himself. 978-1-58816-766-8 HARD $24.95 • 9 3/8 X 6 3/4 • 480 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) HEARST • RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009
THANK YOU NOTES 40 Handmade Ways to Show You’re Grateful Jan Stephenson Kelly & Amy Appleyard Expressing gratitude has never been easier! Incorporating everything from crochet to tin tiles, these unique cards for any occasion make sending that required note a pleasure, not a chore. Every pattern has been beautifully crafted by a top designer, and exquisitely photographed. There’s also helpful advice on composing the perfect quotation to adorn your handiwork. Also Available: Love Notes 978-1-60059-319-2 PAPER $17.95 • 8 1/2 X 10 • 128 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) LARK • RIGHTS: W • AUGUST 2009
VAN GOGH’S SUNFLOWERS IN-A-BOX Build Your Own Multi-dimensional Masterpiece! Paper art by Sam Ita Van Gogh’s masterpiece is now at your fingertips! This unique book and kit provide everything you need to create a beautiful, three-dimensional version of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. Inside the kit you’ll find Van Gogh: His Life and His Flowers, which highlights the history of the famous artist; step-by-step instructions for assembling the full-size vase; and 11 blooming flowers. 978-1-4027-5812-6 PAPERBACK BOOK & GIFT SET $19.95 • 8 1/2 X 8 1/4 48 PAGES (FULL-COLOR BOOK + COMPONENTS) STERLING INNOVATION • RIGHTS: W • APRIL 2010 • ❖
A VERY BEADED CHRISTMAS 46 Projects that Glitter, Twinkle & Shine Terry Taylor Everyone crafts at Christmas; even the grinchiest souls suddenly want show off their holiday spirit. And beautiful seed, crystal, felted, and lampwork beads are an easy way to add twinkle and shine to everything: ornaments, centerpieces, handmade gifts, and more. Anyone who can string or glue or stitch can make these contemporary, charming wreaths, holiday cards, and one-of-a-kind stockings. 978-1-60059-393-2 PAPER $17.95 • 9 X 9 • 132 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • LARK RIGHTS: W • SEPTEMBER 2009
CULINARY CLEAN FOOD A Seasonal Guide to Eating Close to the Source, with More Than 200 Recipes
FAMILYFUN HOMEMADE HOLIDAYS 150 Festive Crafts, Recipes, Gifts & Parties Edited by Deanna F. Cook and the experts at FamilyFun magazine The winter holidays are a wonderful time of the year, especially for families with youngsters. Everything’s magical, and kids can really get involved in the festivities with these fabulous games, activities, decorations, and treats. There’s something special for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza, along with time-saving tips and plenty of photographs to guide children and parents.
978-1-4027-6814-9 HARD $30.00 • 8 X 9 304 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • STERLING RIGHTS: W • SEPTEMBER 2009
More than a cookbook, Clean Food is a feast for the senses that will nourish mind, body, soul…and the planet, too. With more than 200 fresh, seasonal, and tempting vegetarian recipes, it will help everyone eat the way the want: close to the source. From the White House kitchen to fast food restaurants, everyone’s discussing “the sustainable diet.” But what exactly does that mean? This is certain to be the cookbook of the season—the one that will help us make positive, sustainable, and yet delicious changes to the way we eat every day.
978-1-4027-6358-8 PAPER WITH FLAPS $12.95 • 8 X 10 96 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • STERLING • RIGHTS: W OCTOBER 2009
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING GRAINS!: 125 Delicious Whole-Grain Recipes from Barley & Bulgur to Wild Rice & Wheat Berries & More How can smart home cooks prepare exotic foods like quinoa and kamut—and actually get their families to eat them? Good Housekeeping comes to the rescue with triple-tested, whole-grain rich recipes for every meal. The array of delicious choices is amazing, including healthy flavor- and fiber-filled versions of traditional favorites that even kids will love—like Multi-Grain Mac and Cheese! 978-1-58816-728-6 CONCEALED SPIRAL-BOUND HARD $14.95 • 6 X 9 192 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • HEARST • RIGHTS: WEX* JANUARY 2010
Edited by Deanna F. Cook and the experts at FamilyFun magazine
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING THE GREAT BAKE SALE COOKBOOK 75 Sure-Fire Fund-Raising Favorites
Kids love helping to create sweet treats—and nothing’s more magical than a birthday cake. These awesome desserts, decorated with everything from mermaids to fire trucks to ladybugs, will make a child’s special day memorable. Though they look like works of art, they’re actually easy to whip up and won’t keep you in the kitchen when you should be celebrating.
When bake sale rolls around again, here’s the book to grab! From schools to political organizations, this is a popular way to raise funds. Good Housekeeping can help with 75 recipes specifically selected for easy baking, portioning, and selling. These cupcakes, brownies, bars, jumbo cookies, and other favorites will make even novice bakers a fund-raising star.
978-1-4027-6354-0 HARD $9.95 • 8 X 8 • 64 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • STERLING RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009
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FAMILYFUN COOKBOOK 300 Irresistible Recipes the Whole Family Will Love
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING THE GREAT CHRISTMAS COOKIE SWAP COOKBOOK 60 Large-Batch Recipes to Bake and Share
FAMILYFUN BIRTHDAY CAKES 50 Cute & Easy Party Treats
Edited by Deanna F. Cook and the experts at FamilyFun magazine
Good Housekeeping helps home bakers enter into the joy, camaraderie, and deliciousness of a cookie swap with this brand-new collection of 60 favorite Christmas recipes from around the world—all configured to make batches of eight dozen cookies. Choose from holiday classics and contemporary twists like Butterscotch Fingers, Chocolate Crinkles, Gingerbread Cut-Outs, and Peppermint Meringues.
With these simple, delicious recipes are dishes that parents and children can prepare together. Many of the recipes have an “art project” slant; some are as easy as assembling raw vegetables on a plate to look like a cowboy boot. Bright color photos illustrate it all, and recipes include special steps and tips for teaching kids cooking basics. 978-1-4027-6355-7 CONCEALED SPIRAL-BOUND HARD $19.95 • 8 X 10 224 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • STERLING • RIGHTS: W MARCH 2010
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FAMILYFUN COOKIES FOR CHRISTMAS 50 Cute & Quick Holiday Treats
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN BOOK & KIT
Edited by Deanna F. Cook and the experts at FamilyFun magazine
With the Kids in the Kitchen recipe book and an array of awesome kitchen supplies, budding chefs will have everything they need to start cooking. They can prepare 35 delicious, fun, and healthy recipes that taste great and look terrific—including Fruit Skewers, Personal Muffin Pizzas, and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. And while they’re having fun, they’re learning basic cooking skills too!
Micah Pulleyn & Sarah Bracken
Fun to look at, fun to bake: this bright and colorful collection of Christmas cookies is something to celebrate! With nearly 100,000 copies sold, it’s already a family favorite—and that’s no surprise with such scrumptious recipes as Chocolate Crinkles, Candy Cane Twists, Snowballs, and Raspberry Tarts to choose from. They’ll inspire even the busiest parents to grab their mixing bowls.
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KEVIN ZRALY’S WINDOWS ON THE WORLD WINE JOURNAL
WINDOWS ON THE WORLD COMPLETE WINE COURSE: 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
To help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the latest edition of Kevin Zraly’s classic guide, we have created this tasty supplement: a wine journal of the same excellent vintage. An introductory section includes lots of updated information from the 2009 edition—including details on wine basics, tasting, and buying; the Vintage Best Bets chart; and Frequently Asked Questions About Wine. The actual journal contains a fill-in area for jotting down tasting notes and for saving wine labels. It’s a gift any wine lover would savor!
Windows on the World is celebrating its silver anniversary, and this classic volume now has new, updated material that wine lovers will savor. It’s not only a comprehensive, hands-on wine education, and a superb catalog from which to start a wine cellar or find the right bottle, it’s an inexpensive way to get invaluable knowledge. Windows on the World Complete Wine Course has sold more than 2,000,000 copies! 978-1-4027-6767-8 HARD $24.95 • 8 1/2 X 9 1/4 368 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • STERLING RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009
DO-IT-YOURSELF BUILDING GREEN, NEW EDITION: A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative Building Methods Earth Plaster • Straw Bale • Cordwood • Cob • Living Roofs
Introducing a brand-new series from the creators of the hip, breakout hit Web site someecards.com! Each of these cutting-edge collections features 45 hilarious tear-out and irresistible postcards. The unique design combines fab retro-style illustrations with astonishingly sarcastic messages. So if you’ve got something to say, say it with snark, say it with style, say it with someecards !
Clarke Snell & Tim Callahan This groundbreaking book doesn’t just tell you about “green” house building techniques: it actually shows you, with more than 1,200 stepby-step photographs. It’s been updated with a completely revised introduction, a bright new cover, and extensive online resource tie-ins. Plus, it’s now printed on recycled paper with agri-based inks! Also Available: Natural Remodeling for the Not-So-Green House 978-1-60059-534-9 PAPER WITH FLAPS $35.00 • 8 1/2 X 10 616 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • LARK • RIGHTS: W AUGUST 2009
COUNTRY LIVING 500 QUICK & EASY DECORATING PROJECTS & IDEAS
IF YOU DON’T LOVE BOOKS, YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE THIS BOOK 45 Cards for All Occasions, from Extremely Important to Utterly Pointless
The ultimate decorating reference—now in paperback! This amazing collection from the pages of Country Living is an invaluable resource, whether for giving a room a facelift or doing a gut renovation. With 500 beautifully photographed rooms and ideas to inspire, it covers everything from choosing colors to transforming found objects into functional accessories.
Brook Lundy & Duncan Mitchell This hilarious all-occasion compilation has a card for anyone, any time of the year. No matter what social obligation you need to attend to— birthdays, apologies, anniversaries, congratulations, get well, graduations, and weddings—this book has you covered.
978-1-58816-783-5 PAPER WITH FLAPS $19.95 • 9 3/8 X 6 3/4 480 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • HEARST • RIGHTS: WEX UK AUGUST 2009
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MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVEN IF YOU DON’T BUY THIS BOOK 45 Cards for Expressing All Your Christmas Wishes If You Have Any
HOUSE BEAUTIFUL 500 SENSATIONAL WAYS TO CREATE YOUR IDEAL HOME Creating the perfect home begins with a dream—and House Beautiful has 500 ways and one breathtaking big book to make it come true. An array of magnificent photographs showcases a rich assortment of serene retreats and smart suggestions parade across each and every page, arranged in an easy-to-follow numbered layout and sure to spur the imagination to creative heights.
Brook Lundy & Duncan Mitchell Now, here’s a holiday postcard collection with personality, wit, and style! Unlike the endless droves of generic Christmas greetings with clichéd sayings and sugary sentiments, these cards stand apart from the rest by expressing what people really feel during the holidays.
978-1-58816-758-3 PAPER WITH FLAPS $19.95 • 9 3/8 X 6 3/4 480 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • HEARST • RIGHTS: WEX* AUGUST 2009
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HOW TO CARVE A TURKEY And 99 Other Skills Every Man Should Know
SAY SOMETHING DIRTY TO 45 FRIENDS, LOVERS, AND MAILMEN: Postcards to Express All Your Most Loving and Perverted Thoughts
Written in the same witty, yet authoritative tone as When Duct Tape Isn’t Enough, this newest compilation from Popular Mechanics outlines 100 essential skills that every man should master. With these step-by-step instructions, real men will learn how to stop a bleeding wound, rewire a lamp, mix concrete, start a campfire, and more!
Brook Lundy & Duncan Mitchell These 45 postcards could make anyone blush! The seemingly innocent art, paired with uproarious sayings that range from downand-dirty to naughty to outright raunchy, makes for shockers that will tickle anyone pink.
978-1-58816-753-8 CONCEALED SPIRAL-BOUND HARD $14.95 • 5 X 7 192 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • HEARST • RIGHTS: WEX* OCTOBER 2009
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WHEN CHANGING A LIGHTBULB JUST ISN’T ENOUGH 150 Ways to Slash Your Household Bills & Save Energy, Too
THIS BOOK WOULD NEVER DUMP YOU ON VALENTINE'S DAY: 45 Cards for Expressing Love, Romance, and Less Appropriate Emotions
There are many environmental reasons to go green—but did you know that eco-friendly choices are often financially smart choices, too? These Popular Mechanics–approved strategies offer double the value, conserving both money and natural resources at the same time. Best of all, you’ll get simple solutions for common problems to implement in your own home.
Brook Lundy & Duncan Mitchell With 45 hysterical tear-out postcards in this installment, there’s sure to be plenty that will capture your feelings about your sweetie, sweetie-to-be, or no-good ex-sweetie on the most commercial and romantic day of the year. 978-1-4027-6810-1 PAPER $9.95 • 6 1/2 X 4 1/4 • 96 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) STERLING INNOVATION • RIGHTS: W • JANUARY 2010
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THE REAL HISTORY OF THE COLD WAR: A New Look at the Past
BLESSINGS: Reflections on Gratitude, Love, and What Makes Us Happy From the editors of Good Housekeeping Thirty-five of the world’s best-selling writers reveal their deepest, most profound moments of gratitude and joy. Through this compilation of poignant essays, drawn from Good Housekeeping’s popular “Blessings” column, beloved authors such as Sue Monk Kidd and Maeve Binchy remind us just how lucky we are—making this the perfect gift book for anyone who wants to stay connected with what’s important in life.
Alan Axelrod Alan Axelrod’s newest entry in the successful Real History series tells the intriguing true story of the Cold War. He has created a study that’s authoritative, comprehensive, and a pleasure to read, with rarely seen illustrations, littleknown eyewitness testimony, maps, stats, quotes, and “reality checks” to popular myths. Released to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s collapse.
978-1-58816-780-4 HARD $9.95 • 5 1/2 X 8 1/4 • 160 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) HEARST • RIGHTS: WEX* • OCTOBER 2009
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THE GREAT WAR AND MODERN MEMORY The Illustrated Edition Paul Fussell Paul Fussell’s National Book Award–winning study of World War I, first published in 1975, remains as original and gripping today as ever— but now, for the first time, his literary and illuminating account comes in a beautifully illustrated edition. The wide selection of rare and fascinating images includes photographs, illustrations, and maps from magazines, advertisements, and other publications. 978-1-4027-6439-4 HARD $29.95 • 7 3/8 X 9 1/4 • 464 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) STERLING • RIGHTS: WENG • NOVEMBER 2009
THE REAL HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION A New Look at the Past Alan Axelrod New in paper! In engrossing, conversational prose, Axelrod brings America’s birth of to life by digging beneath the classically taught history to explore everything from little-known facts to alternate realities. “The sprightly narrative is lavishly illustrated, [with] intriguing sidebars…makes an excellent introduction to the revolution for general readers.” –Publishers Weekly 978-1-4027-6816-3 PAPER $17.95 • 6 3/4 X 8 3/4 • 384 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) STERLING • RIGHTS: W • SEPTEMBER 2009
THE SUPREMES’ GREATEST HITS, REVISED & UPDATED EDITION The 37 Supreme Court Cases That Most Directly Affect Your Life Michael G. Trachtman The Supreme Court’s decisions have shaped American life and justice. Here are 37 of the most significant rulings—from equal rights to privacy rights, from the limits of speech to the boundaries between church and state. This updated edition includes a new chapter on President Barack Obama and the future of the Court, plus an in-depth examination of three important 2008 cases. 978-1-4027-6826-2 HARD $14.95 • 5 1/2 X 7 1/2 • 256 PAGES (10 B/W ILLUS.) STERLING • RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009
JUVENILE CHICKEN DANCE Written by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Dan Santat Meet Marge and Lola, chickens on a mission: to win tickets for the Elvis Poultry Show! But their toughest competition is a pack of menacing ducks. Can our two feisty chicks show those quackers how to rock’ n’ roll the barnyard? Tammi Sauer and Dan Santat have whipped up a giddy, goofy romp where cows fly over the moon, ducks surf in a water trough, and one very familiar-looking rooster gets all shook up!
978-1-4027-5366-4 HARD $14.95 • 8 1/2 X 11 36 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • STERLING RIGHTS: W • AUGUST 2009
BEGIN SMART is not just another book program. It addresses children’s needs to engage on many levels. Early childhood research shows that children learn through different modalities. In order to learn about the world, kids need to take in information through all of their senses—eyes, ears, fingers, mouths, and noses—and they need to manipulate objects. All the books are designed to be interactive. By structuring a program developmentally, Begin Smart helps them make sense of the disordered array of reading choices they often face in the marketplace. Begin Smart is a gift of learning—not only for children under three, but also for their parents. Author: HARRIET ZIEFERT began her career as a teacher, then entered the publishing field where she developed a curriculum for kindergarteners. For the past 25 years she has been writing books for young children. As an author, her main focus has been to create age-appropriate content, in an age-appropriate format—content that considers kids’ emotional and intellectual development together. In the past five years Harriet has focused on the question: What is age-appropriate content for babies? Begin Smart™ books are the result of many years of experience with young children, including the study of infant development at the Psychoanalytic Institute of New York.
0-6 MONTHS BEGIN SMART™: ANIMAL FACES
ALL-ACTION CLASSICS NO. 3: THE ODYSSEY Homer
Monkey, chicken, cat, frog: this fun cloth book features big, graphic illustrations of different animal faces. The cloth rattle attached to the top makes this book a cuddly toy as well as a beloved first read. This book encourages visual, auditory, and tactile stimulation, hand-eye coordination, and bonding.
This vivid retelling of Homer’s legendary Greek epic is the latest in the popular All-Action classics series by former Marvel artist Ben Caldwell. Done in comic book style, it features the highest-energy kid-grabbing details and plot twists, all dramatized in brilliant, action-packed images.
Also Available: Baby Plays Pat-Pat
Also Available in the series: All-Action Classic No. 1: Dracula and All-Action Classic No. 2: Tom Sawyer
978-1-934618-04-2 CLOTH $12.95 • 5 X 5 • 8 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) BEGIN SMART • RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009
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ARLO GETS LOST
BEGIN SMART™: LOOK AROUND AND LISTEN
Wendy Wax, illustrated by Adam Relf
A jingle of keys, a ring of a bell, a meow of a cat…Shhh! A baby is sleeping. This book features playful illustrations of everyday objects and animals making noises. Snug in a PEVA bag, this book has a squeaker attached. This book encourages visual and auditory activity and stimulation, focusing, tracking and scanning, object recognition, and bonding.
Arlo and his friend Jack are having fun flying their kites. But when a gust of wind blows Arlo’s kite into a tree, he wanders off by himself to find it. Suddenly thunder booms, the rains pour down, and poor Arlo’s all alone, lost in the woods. Will Arlo be able to use his wits, and his special armadillo skills, to get back home again?
Also Available: Faces and Night-Night, Baby
Also Available: Arlo Makes a Friend
978-1-934618-79-0 BATH BOOK $9.95 • 6 X 6 • 14 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) BEGIN SMART • RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009
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BEGIN SMART™: WHAT DOES BABY SEE? Stimulate early visual acuity—focusing, tracking, and scanning, plus object recognition—with these high-contrast graphic pictures. Basic large-scale animal images are set against solid backgrounds in different bold color combinations. They’ll capture baby’s attention, and parents can enhance the experience by naming colors and making animal noises. Also Available: Hello, Baby! 978-1-934618-85-1 BOARD $6.95 • 7 X 7 • 12 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) BEGIN SMART • RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009
JUVENILE 6-12 MONTHS BEGIN SMART™: BABY SAYS
BEGIN SMART™: HOW MANY BEEPS?
Clear, colorful art makes this set of cards on a teether ring the ideal format for babies just beginning to explore and learn for themselves. A butterfly, a fish, a car, a flower, a bird, and much more—all for baby’s eyes to see. When baby needs to chew on something, just direct him away from the cards to the teether ring.
These trucks are ready to go all sorts of places, from an apple orchard to a dairy! Every time a page is turned, one truck leaves the garage and goes out to pick up its special load. How Many Beeps? is a fun rhyming book and a great way to practice counting down from five. Also Available: Daddy and Me and Look at Me!
Also Available: Hi! and Meow
978-1-934618-55-4 BOARD $12.95 • 8 1/2 X 8 1/2 • 18 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) BEGIN SMART • RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009
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BEGIN SMART™: BOUNCY BABY
THE CASE OF THE GASPING GARBAGE
This interactive board book with lift-the-flaps depicts all the fun things that babies likes to do, encouraging them to explore and learn for themselves.
Michele Torrey, illustrated by Barbara Johansen Newman Doyle and Fossey are on a monster mission! It seems there’s a giant bloodsucking monster gasping and gurgling in their friend Gabby‘s garbage can. Can they figure out what’s up before the creature gobbles Gabby for lunch? This and four more cool cases will have kids checking out the clues—and learning great science, too, including facts about the life cycle of a frog and chromatography.
Also Available: What Does Baby Do? and Yummy Yummy 978-1-934618-65-3 BOARD $9.95 • 7 1/2 X 7 1/2 • 12 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) BEGIN SMART • RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009
Available October 2009: The Case of the Barfy Birthday 978-1-4027-4960-5 PAPER WITH FLAPS $6.95 • 5 3/8 X 8 1/4 96 PAGES (B/W ILLUS. THROUGHOUT) • STERLING RIGHTS: WEX* • AVAILABLE NOW
12-18 MONTHS BEGIN SMART™: PEEK-A-BOO WHAT?
THE CASE OF THE MOSSY LAKE MONSTER
Peek-a-boo isn’t a baby’s favorite game by chance: After a first birthday, a baby begins to understand that even when something isn’t in sight, it still exists. This charming book, with flaps to lift and see-through die cuts, will help little ones solidify object permanence.
Michele Torrey, illustrated by Barbara Johansen Newman Is there a creepy creature lurking in Mossy Lake? Is something shocking happening to Caitlin’s cat Zappy—and can he be de-zapped? Would-be scientists and detectives will want to slip into their coats, dust off their test tubes, and get on the case with Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey. Hint: to find the answers, kids will have to use such scientific principles as buoyancy and static electricity.
Also Available: Moo! Moo! and What Does Baby Say? 978-1-934618-50-9 BOARD $10.95 • 8 X 8 • 22 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) BEGIN SMART • RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009
Available October 2009: The Case of the Graveyard Ghost 978-1-4027-4962-9 PAPER WITH FLAPS $6.95 • 5 3/8 X 8 1/4 96 PAGES (B/W ILLUS. THROUGHOUT) • STERLING RIGHTS: WEX* • AVAILABLE NOW
BEGIN SMART™: PUSH THE BUTTON
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Cause and effect is a concept that children learn slowly over time. One of the first instances a baby learns is that a pushed button usually produces a sound. Gradually, they will also learn: a bee flies and it buzzes, a propeller goes around and it whirrs, water is turned on and it whooshes, a jack-in-the-box pops up and everyone expresses surprise.
Also Available: All Gone! and Splish-Splash
978-1-4027-6690-9 HARD $9.95 • 6 1/8 X 8 96 PAGES (B/W ILLUS. THROUGHOUT) • STERLING • RIGHTS: W OCTOBER 2009
Celebrate the holiday season with two new superbly illustrated, unabridged editions of timeless holiday favorites. The first is Dickens’s popular holiday tale. The uplifting story follows the mysterious and magical events that transform the miserly, miserable Ebenezer Scrooge into “as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man” as ever lived.
978-1-934618-17-2 BOARD $12.95 • 7 X 8 3/4 • 18 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) BEGIN SMART • RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009
18 MONTHS-2 YEARS BEGIN SMART™: HOORAY FOR HANDS!
CLAY QUEST MINIS: SEARCH FOR SHAPES!
Let’s give a cheer for hands—after all, they come in very handy! Hooray for Hands is a lighthearted tribute to everyone’s two hands and ten fingers and the way they can push swings, dig in dirt, pet kittens, and build with blocks. The fun rhyming text will ensure that Hooray for Hands gets read aloud again and again.
Helena Bogosian The popular Clay Quests series that features puzzles made entirely out of polymer clay is back with two new entries. Shapes are hiding everywhere—on crowns, rocket ships, birdhouses, a spiderweb, and even dinosaurs! There are diamonds, hearts, stars, circles, and more! Children will have fun searching through these beautiful pictures to find every one!
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JUVENILE DAY IS DONE Peter Yarrow, author of Puff, the Magic Dragon; illustrated by Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet Peter Yarrow follows the blockbuster success of PUFF, THE MAGIC DRAGON with a picture book version of his beautiful song, “Day Is Done.” As night falls, animal and human parents everywhere tenderly tuck their children into bed. In the darkness, each child—raccoon, doe, rabbit, field mouse, and a little boy—wonders: Will I be safe? Will you 978-1-4027-4806-6 be there for me? And every mommy HARDCOVER & CD $16.95 • 11 1/2 X 10 1/2 and daddy responds with the comfort24 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • STERLING ing words of Yarrow’s refrain: “Yes, I am RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009 here.” Caldecott Honor-winning artist Over 700,000 copies of Puff, the Magic Dragon Melissa Sweet has created gorgeous sold in the US, and international rights sold in: images that celebrate the loving bond France, Spain (Catalan), Japan, Korea, UK, Australia, between parent and child, as well as the connection between all creatures of and the Netherlands. the earth.
COSMOGIRL 250 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO GREEN THE WORLD Today’s young people can make a difference. Simply by following the 250 fabulous tips in this ultraportable guide, they’ll instantly become environmental defenders. With essential yet simple advice, plus colorful, modern photos and fun quizzes to take, this CosmoGirl guide is the book for every girl who wants to protect, preserve, and change the world. Also Available: CosmoGIRL! Secrets of Success 978-1-58816-763-7 PAPER $9.95 • 4 X 5 1/4 • 288 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) HEARST • RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009
CREAKY OLD HOUSE A Topsy-Turvy Tale of a Real Fixer-Upper Linda Ashman, illustrated by Michael Chesworth Linda Ashman (Stella Unleashed) serves up a heaping helping of humorous fun as one big, happy family bands together to handle a series of household calamities—and save their beloved home. Narrated in catchy verse and featuring panoramic art by Michael Chesworth (illustrator of the updated Pippi Longstocking books), this is the perfect fun story for every child who feels there’s no place like home. 978-1-4027-4461-7 HARD $14.95 • 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 • 32 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) STERLING • RIGHTS: WENG • AUGUST 2009
CLAY QUEST MINIS: SPOT THE ANIMALS!
THE DADDY LONGLEGS BLUES
Mike Ornstein, illustrated by Lisa Kopelke
What a friendly menagerie of creatures, from brilliantly colored fish to a masked raccoon and chubby porcupine, all created from polymer clay. They’re searching through trash, scurrying by the trees, crawling through the garden, blending in with snow, and even having a party! Kids will enjoy spotting the wily animals hiding in this delightful book. Also Available: Clay Quests: Hidden Picture Puzzles
Daddy Longlegs will have kids singing along with his bluesy song as they read this hip picture book! Mike Ornstein’s catchy rhyming text is irresistibly musical, and Lisa Kopelke’s witty art features plenty of fun details. A glossary of blues terms, a list of instruments played by the characters, and a page of facts about Daddy Longlegs and blues music provides extra entertaining info.
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CONSTANCE AND THE GREAT ESCAPE
eebee’s™ ADVENTURES HERE TO THERE An Up, Down, and All-Around Adventure
Pierre Le Gall, illustrated by Éric Héliot
eebee™ and fellow baby explorers are on the go in this action-packed adventure for the toddler set. Standing, stepping, sliding, climbing, crawling, and clambering through the universe of their own home, up steps and over shaggy pillows, they have firsthand (arms, legs, and feet!) experiences with spatial concepts.
In Constance and Tiny the irrepressible scamp ran away only to get dragged back home. Now her scheming parents are sending her off to a terrible, horrible place: a BOARDING SCHOOL! There, the rules are strict, the bathwater’s cold, and the food’s horrid. Worst of all, her beloved cat Tiny can’t come along. But canny Constance has a plan!
Also Available: eebee’s™ Have a Ball! Adventures and eebee’s™ Hug and Splash Adventures
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CONSTANCE AND TINY
eebee’s™ ADVENTURES MAKE IT HAPPEN A Hands-on Adventure with Opposites
Pierre Le Gall, illustrated by Éric Héliot
eebee™ and playmates celebrate the fact that every baby learns through play and interaction. On each page, curious toddlers join eebee™ to MAKE IT HAPPEN by exploring UP and DOWN through a game of baby bowling; ON and OFF with a flashlight; WET and DRY with a rubber duckie and a towel; and OPEN and CLOSED with this very book.
Constance is a mischief-making, rule-breaking imp with a wicked gleam in her eye. Wherever she goes, trouble (and her enormous cat, Tiny) surely follow. Making the delicious Constance stories even more fun: the comic contrast between the deadpan text and the outrageous illustrations. Like the cheeky character herself, the pictures always say the opposite of the words themselves!
Also Available: eebee’s™ Laundry Time Adventures and eebee’s™ Peek-a-Boo Adventures
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JUVENILE THE MONSTEROLOGIST A Memoir in Rhyme
FRANKENSTEIN: A Pop-Up Book
Ghostwritten by Bobbi Katz, illustrated by Adam McCauley
Paper-crafting genius Sam Ita—who also created the magnificent Moby Dick and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea pop-ups—successfully captures the rich, dark drama of Frankenstein through amazing images. The entire story unfolds almost cinematically, in a potent mix of graphic novel panels and spectacular three-dimensional designs. This is pure visual magic, and a wonderful way to experience a classic.
Open this memoir…if you dare! For inside this rare collection of letters, notes, and interviews lie the choicest fruits of the monsterologist’s bonechilling research. In engaging rhyme, the monster master tells all about Count Dracula; issues a werewolf warning; and dishes on trolls, ghosts, and other literary creatures! Designed to look like a treasured scrapbook, every page features an eye-catching mix of drawings, photos, and handwritten text. Plus, kids will love the die-cut, gatefolds, and other cool surprises throughout! 978-1-4027-4417-4 HARD $17.95 • 9 X 11 1/2 • 50 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • STERLING • RIGHTS: W SEPTEMBER 2009
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THE GREAT REINDEER REBELLION Written by Lisa Trumbauer, illustrated by Jannie Ho In a playful take on “The Night Before Christmas,” kids get a behindthe-scenes peek into Santa’s workshop. And it seems that all’s not well at the North Pole: The reindeer have gone on strike and Santa’s auditioning other animals to take their place. But when the cats abandon station to chase some mice and the elephants fall through the roof, what’s Santa to do? Also Available: The Haunted Ghoul Bus 978-1-4027-4462-4 HARD $14.95 • 10 X 10 • 28 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) STERLING • RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009
FIRST WORD SEARCH: PHONICS, PHONICS, PHONICS!
GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES
Illustrated by Ed Shems
Jakob & Wilhelm Grimm
Specially designed to meet the needs and interests of the youngest readers, First Word Search series turns learning into a game. This phonics-based collection builds children’s language skills by helping kids master new syllables, sounds, and words—including the long A in wave, the sk in skeleton, and the short U in puppy—and then bring that knowledge to their reading.
Based on the brothers’ first volume of folk tales, Children’s and Household Stories, this collection features many of the Grimms’ most popular retellings, as well as some lesser-known ones. With art by the brilliant Scott McKowen, this classic collection features tales that include “The Frog Prince,” “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Rapunzel,” “The Fisherman and his Wife,” “Tom Thumb,” and many others.
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FLY, GHOST, FLY!
THE HANS WILHELM TREASURY OF JOKES
Betty Ann Schwartz, illustrated by Steve Cox
Joseph Rosenbloom, illustrated by Hans Wilhelm
Spin the wheel and watch Little Ghost float! He’s enjoying a Happy Halloween with fun and flippy bats and lots of other creatures. Kids will love Little Spinners’ cool new format: a spinning disk on the inside back page that shows through a die-cut. As children read, they can turn the disk to the rhythm of the story and set ghost aflight. It’s a real treat…and that’s no trick!
Why did the chicken cross the playground? To get to the other slide. What do you call Tyrannosaurus rex when it wears a cowboy hat and boots? Tyrannosaurus Tex. And why will kids love this collection? Because it’s laugh-out-loud funny, filled with just the kind of jokes they love, and illustrated with colorful, action-packed pictures by best-selling artist Hans Wilhelm. Every page is a blast!
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FLY, SANTA, FLY!
INSPECTOR FORSOOTH’S MINI-MYSTERIES
Betty Ann Schwartz, illustrated by Steve Cox
Derrick Niederman, illustrated by Nathan Huang
Whirl the disc and fly with Santa to the North Pole! What a ride it is, as every turn of the wheel transports wide-eyed kids to a new magical place. The merry Christmas tale begins in Santa’s workshop, where he’s ready to soar to the skies in his sled. And when Santa’s all done delivering toys to good boys and girls, give one more spin and fly, Santa, fly…away home. Merry Christmas!
These fun mini-mysteries will captivate budding sleuths…and have them searching the pages carefully for clues. Some of the stories feature actual crimes, others playfully deal with everyday conundrums, but they’re all engagingly clever. And even though each one makes a satisfying who-and how-dunit on its own, when taken together they form an entertaining summertime novel, too.
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MYSTERIES UNWRAPPED™: MEDICAL MARVELS
Retold by John Cech, pictures by Eric Puybaret, illustrator of Puff, the Magic Dragon
Written by George Edward Stanley & illustrated by Josh Cochran
The beloved holiday fantasy, now beautifully retold by John Cech (the Classic Fairy Tales series) and illustrated by Eric Puybaret. Cech bases his version on E.T.A. Hoffman’s original, which features not only the story familiar to all ballet lovers, but also other wondrous adventures—including an explanation of the origins of the Nutcracker himself. Also Available: Puff, the Magic Dragon
MYSTERIES UNWRAPPED™: MEDICAL MARVELS
The latest book in the blockbuster series guides kids through the most curious medical marvels that science has to offer. Find out about rare physical conditions; the marvelous machine that is our brain; virulent viruses; and lots more. Also Available: Mysteries Unwrapped: Lost Civilizations, Mysteries Unwrapped: The Real Monsters, and Mysteries Unwrapped: Mutants & Monsters 978-1-4027-3930-9 PAPER $5.95 • 5 1/2 X 7 1/2 • 96 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) STERLING • RIGHTS: W • NOVEMBER 2009
THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS Clement C. Moore, illustrations by Tom Browning Featuring beautiful original illustrations by award-winning artist Tom Browning, this stunning edition of Clement C. Moore’s The Night Before Christmas stands apart from the rest. Browning has created a classically styled Saint Nick—the quintessential round, jolly, whitebearded figure that everyone imagines. The look is timeless, filled with warmth and sentiment: Exactly what Christmas should be. 978-1-4027-5484-5 HARD $14.95 • 9 1/4 X 11 1/2 • 48 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) STERLING INNOVATION • RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009
LITTLE GIANT® BOOK: 365 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU GROW UP: Explore, Discover, Try Something New Every Day!
PANDA’S CHRISTMAS GIFTS
Marc Tyler Nobleman
The adorable hero of Panda’s Easter Basket returns in a new, charming holiday story.
Tara Jaye Morrow, illustrated by Aaron Boyd
How many ways can kids have fun? At least 365—one for every day of the year! No child will ever run out of something new and exciting to try with these really cool must-do projects. How about celebrating another culture’s holiday, watching a meteor shower, planting a tree, taking someone’s fingerprints, or building an underwater city? This is truly a little giant book of BIG ideas!
It’s the night before Christmas, and Panda can hardly wait till tomorrow to open his presents. He reminds Mama of all the things he’d like: a basketball, a tricycle, a baseball glove. But it’s the gift he least expects—a wooden sailboat that Papa carved just for him—that teaches Panda the true spirit of Christmas.
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MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE Illustrated by Hans Wilhelm Welcome back a classic! Hans Wilhelm, one of America’s premier children’s book illustrators, has created a charming collection of Mother Goose verses. Wilhelm includes many favorites, from “London Bridge Is Falling Down” to “There Was an Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe,” along with sweet rhymes for each month that take toddlers through the year. A delightful volume that every family will treasure. 978-1-4027-6398-4 HARD $9.95 • 9 X 9 • 24 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • STERLING RIGHTS: W • SEPTEMBER 2009
MR. POTATO HEAD: THE CUPCAKE AWARDS! A Mix & Match Book Illustrations by Steve Harpster What fun—MR. POTATO HEAD has been invited to the Cupcake Awards! Best of all, whoever’s wearing the wackiest outfit there gets a prize. Kids who love the classic toy will have a blast helping the popular spud choose his costume. With every page divided into three sections, there are plenty of Mr. POTATO HEAD hats, shirts, jackets, pants, and accessories to choose from. MR. POTATO HEAD IS A TRADEMARK OF HASBRO AND IS USED WITH PERMISSION. © 2008 HASBRO. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. LICENSED BY HASBRO.
978-1-4027-6035-8 BOARD $7.95 • 8 1/2 X 11 • 14 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) STERLING • RIGHTS: W • NOVEMBER 2009
JUVENILE PUT ’EM TOGETHER STICKER STORIES: CAR CREATIONS Mark Shulman, illustrated by Gary LaCoste
These classic books by Cyndy Szekeres have charmed children for more than 20 years.
Gather those parts—and put them together for a snazzy machine! Car-crazy kids will enjoy playing designer and building vehicles to display in a showroom, take out on the highway, or zip down the racetrack. From tires to chassis, headlights to cool adornments, these stickers cover it all!
Szekeres’s adorable animal characters, and loving families, will appeal to the youngest readers—who will heed the gently taught lessons captured through everyday situations.
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PUPPY TOO SMALL
PUT ’EM TOGETHER STICKER STORIES: DANGER! DINOSAURS!
Mark Shulman, illustrated by Gary LaCoste
“I’m too small!” wails Puppy every time he sees a doorknob too high to reach, a tree too tall to climb, or a chair too heavy to carry. But with a little help from his family and friends, Puppy soon realizes that there are many things he CAN do…and that he’s just the right size after all.
Young dinosaur fans will happily bring their favorite creatures to life on the page using the fantastic array of stickers. There are big, small, and wildly patterned bodies; fierce or smiling faces (some with big, bared teeth), plus claws, paws, tails, wings, and more. There are so many options, that it’s easy to create different “species” for every spread!
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SAMMY’S SPECIAL DAY
RICHARD SCARRY’S FAVORITE CHRISTMAS CAROLS
Cyndy Szekeres Sammy can’t wait—his friend Thumpity is coming to visit! But when Thumpity arrives, a very bossy Sammy refuses to share his chair, blocks, or truck. Can Mama find a clever way to show Sammy that while playing with toys can be fun, sharing them with a friend is even better?
Have yourself a merry, musical Christmas! Richard Scarry brings holiday joy to children everywhere with a songbook featuring the best-loved carols—AND a real keyboard to play them on. Cheerful, holiday illustrations showcase Scarry’s signature adorable characters romping in wintry landscapes, along with the music and lyrics for songs like “Silent Night” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”
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SUPPERTIME FOR FRIEDA FUZZYPAWS
A SCRATCH & SNIFF HALLOWEEN
Elizabeth Spurr, illustrated by Maggie Swanson
It’s suppertime, but Frieda has her eyes on a plate of delicious-looking cookies papa has baked, not the healthy dinner mama has dished out. “I’m not hungry,” she says, “but I will have a cookie, please.” Every parent and child will laugh at the familiar battle of wills between the little kitty cat who won’t eat and her caring (but firm) mom and dad.
When the delicious aroma of candy fills the air, and ghosts, goblins, and gremlins roam the streets, it can mean only one thing: Halloween is finally here! And this yummy-smelling scratch-and-sniff with fun. rhyming text and a cast of creepy creatures captures the wonderful scents of the spooky season, from candy corn to pumpkin pie.
978-1-4027-5917-8 HARD $9.95 • 9 X 9 • 16 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • STERLING RIGHTS: W • SEPTEMBER 2009
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THUMPITY THUMP GETS DRESSED
SEVENTEEN 500 BEAUTY TIPS: Look Your Best for School, Weekend, Parties & More!
Cyndy Szekeres Whether it’s windy, raining, or snowy outside, Thumpity can find the right clothes to wear! Children will get a delightful lesson in dressing for whatever the weather as they follow the lovable bunny throughout a very changeable day.
In school, at play, on a date: a Seventeen girl always wants to look great. These 500 expert tips, showcased in stunning high-fashion photographs, make it easy to choose the right style for any occasion, anytime. There are ideas for everyday and for the weekend, for lounging by the pool or making a splash at a party. Some even come from top celebrity stylists!
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JUVENILE SEVENTEEN 500 HEALTH & FITNESS TIPS Eat Right, Work Out Smart, and Look Great
THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK CITY
The third in Seventeen’s popular 500 Tips series, this chunky, colorful volume will attract teens with its modern look and smart suggestions. It focuses on eating right rather than dieting. Fitness guidance comes from Seventeen’s celebrity trainers, who reveal how their clients got their tight bodies and offer 33 star-proven, butt-blasting, boredomending workouts.
Merry Christmas, from New York City! Based on the beloved song, every Twelve Days of Christmas book has become a sold-out sensation—and this captures the world-class excitement of a happy New York holiday. Plus, there are three pages in the back that are loaded with extra fun facts for kids to enjoy. Experience the magic of a New York City Christmas anywhere!
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STORYTIME STICKERS: CHOCOLATE CAKES AND COOKIE BAKES!
ULTIMATE PUZZLE CHALLENGE: BRAIN SIZZLERS
Written and illustrated by Lisa Adams
Helene Hovanec, illustrated by Matt Luxich
Diane Muldrow, illustrated by Maggie Swanson
Here’s ultimate fun, ultimate puzzles, ultimate CHALLENGE! Helene Hovanec, whose My First Puzzles books have become a huge success, has created a fantastic new series for puzzle-loving kids. A yummy word search set in a bakery, a game with a magic square, a “sum situation” where numbers form a word code: these and many more super-sizzling “brain games” will entertain children for hours!
What a yummy package—and a treat for young bakers! In their kitchens, princesses, fairies, and of course, little girls are whipping up delicious sweets: chocolate cupcakes, pink-frosted cookies, and minimuffins! By arranging any one of the 100 stickers, anyone can help create the luscious array of desserts. Also Available: Over 25 wonderful Storytime Stickers titles in the series to chose from!
978-1-4027-6203-1 PAPER $4.95 • 5 3/8 X 8 1/4 96 PAGES (B/W ILLUS. THROUGHOUT) • STERLING • RIGHTS: W NOVEMBER 2009
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STORYTIME STICKERS: KNIGHTS TO THE RESCUE
ULTIMATE PUZZLE CHALLENGE: MIND MASHERS
Katherine Ryals, illustrated by Gary LaCoste
Helene Hovanec, illustrated by Matt Luxich
This sticker books transports young readers back to the days of yore, when knights in shining armor rode into battle, served the king, and rescued damsels in distress. With 100 stickers to play with, kids can join in the joust, guard the royal treasure, participate in a celebratory feast, and much more!
Matching drivers with their cars, with the help of some tricky license plates? That “auto” be fun…and it’s just one of the cool brainteasers in this mind-mashing collection! Play the “name game” by using a name to fill in the blanks and complete a word. Or enjoy rhyme time by answering clever clues with two-word rhyming phrases. There are hours of enjoyment on these pages!
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THE SUPER JOKE BOOK
WEIRD FACT PUZZLES: DINOSAURS
Gyles Brandreth, illustrated by Nick Berringer
Helene Hovanec and Kate Ritchey, illustrated by Dave Clegg
Warning: get ready for giggles because these super-funny jokes will bring on SUPER-SIZE laughs! Whether the subject is a fly in the food, wacky doctors, or classroom hijinks (Teacher: I wish you’d pay a little attention. Angie: I’m paying as little as I can), this collection will have kids rolling in the aisles. Really cool and clever black-and-white drawings throughout add to the fun!
They’re every kid’s favorite: dinosaurs! So what could be more entertaining than a super combination of facts and puzzles about these appealing prehistoric creatures? Find out about the different classes of dinosaur; rearrange letters to see why dinos had to keep moving around; and solve a crossword to discover where in the world ornithopod fossils turned up.
978-1-4027-4713-7 PAPER $5.95 • 5 3/8 X 8 1/4 128 PAGES (B/W ILLUS. THROUGHOUT) • STERLING RIGHTS: WEX* • OCTOBER 2009
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TONKA TRUCKS: BUILD IT BIG!: A Mix & Match Book
WEIRD FACT PUZZLES: INSECTS
Illustrations by Steve Harpster
Helene Hovanec and Kate Ritchey, illustrated by Dave Clegg
This clever mix & match book gives kids a chance to play with terrific TONKA vehicles as never before! The variety of permutations as children come up with new machines to build is simply irresistible: combine the cab of a crane with the base of a scraper, a tall crane with the wheels of a bulldozer, and lots more. TONKA IS A TRADEMARK OF HASBRO AND IS USED WITH PERMISSION. © 2009 HASBRO. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Popular puzzlemaster Helene Hovanac, with Kate Richey, is here to present a HUGE number of cool facts about bugs—everything from bees and beetles to bloodsuckers and butterflies. Young entomologists will flex their brain muscles as they solve puzzles to uncover creepycrawly tidbits. They’ll fill in blanks and grids, create new words from existing ones, answer trivia questions, and more.
978-1-4027-6034-1 BOARD $7.95 • 8 1/2 X 11 • 14 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) STERLING • RIGHTS: W • NOVEMBER 2009
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BUILDING YOUR FAMILY TREE
THE WIZARD OF OZ L. Frank Baum, illustrated by Charles Santore Here comes the ultimate gift edition of L. Frank Baum’s beloved story—just in time for the 70th anniversary of MGM’s classic film! Santore’s dazzling interpretation has already sold more than one million copies worldwide; it features a carefully condensed text that’s faithful to Baum’s own. Michael Patrick Hearn, the world’s leading authority on The Wizard of Oz, provides the introduction. 978-1-4027-6625-1 HARD $16.95 • 8 7/8 X 11 1/2 • 96 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) STERLING • RIGHTS: WEX* • OCTOBER 2009
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THE YOUNG READER’S SHAKESPEARE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM A Retelling by Adam McKeown, illustrated by Antonio Javier Caparo Humorous, romantic, and thoroughly enchanting, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most delicious tales of mixedup love among humans and fairies. Seamlessly weaving the original play’s exquisite words into modern language, Adam McKeown eases children into Shakespeare’s magical world, while Antonio Javier Caparo’s magnificent paintings superbly capture the characters and the action.
This one-of-a-kind family tree is certain to become a treasured heirloom. The centerpiece of this gift package is a beautiful, carefully scrolled tree illustration created by an Italian artisan. It comes with leaf and branch illustrations to cut and paste on the drawing: each “leaf” represents a family member, while the connecting branches indicate that person’s relationship with the rest of the family.
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THE BUSINESS DEVOTIONAL Lillian Hayes Martin In these trying economic times, we could all use a little inspiration. And that’s exactly what this collection of daily devotionals provides: motivational words on career growth and positive change, along with guidance on both day-to-day and long-term decision-making in the workplace. Thought-provoking and useful, with 365 businessfocused quotations, it’s the perfect guide for all professionals. 978-1-4027-5642-9 HARD $17.95 • 5 X 7 1/2 • 384 PAGES (ALL IN 2-COLOR) STERLING INNOVATION • RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009
GREAT EXPECTATIONS: BABY SLEEP GUIDE Sleep Solutions for You & Your Baby Sandy & Marcie Jones The newest title in the best-selling Great Expectations series is on a topic every new mom and dad is eager to master: Getting baby to sleep! Experts Sandy and Marcie Jones cover every aspect of the sleep equation in a clear and logical way. Also Available: Great Expectations: Pregnancy Journal & Planner, Great Expectations: Baby’s First Year, and Great Expectations: Essential Guide to Breast Feeding 978-1-4027-5815-7 PAPER WITH FLAPS $14.95 • 5 1/2 X 8 3/4 224 PAGES (ALL IN 2-COLOR) • STERLING • RIGHTS: W NOVEMBER 2009
HARPER’S BAZAAR FABULOUS AT EVERY AGE Based on the most popular Harper’s Bazaar monthly column, this stylish guide reveals the secrets of the world’s most fashionable women, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Iman, and how to identify the look that’s just right for you. From building a perfect wardrobe to smart shopping secrets, every age group is represented with tons of advice on dressing for work, play, and going glam. 978-1-58816-809-2 HARD $24.95 • 7 X 8 • 208 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • HEARST RIGHTS: WENG • NOVEMBER 2009
LIFESTYLE THE CRISIS OF CHARACTER Corporate Reputation in the Age of Skepticism
SHOO, JIMMY CHOO! The Modern Girl’s Guide to Spending Less and Saving More
Catey Hill, Finance Expert and Recovering Shoe Addict
Crisis of Character offers a fail-proof way— via its groundbreaking Seven Strategies of Leadership—for executives to immunize themselves and their companies against the reputation breakdowns that happen even in the best organizations. This indispensable guide not only shows the CEO how to build a stellar reputation, but also how to structure the company so it’s responsive to the opportunities that arise and open to good ideas from within its ranks. Using real-life examples, it vividly describes how corporate strategy must shift to deal effectively with environmental changes, globalizations, and public skepticism.
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Catey Hill is the online money expert for the New York Daily News Web site—and author of this humorous, practical “girlfriends guide” to personal finance for 20- and 30something females. With a hip, “I’ve been there” voice, along with worksheets and exercises, she helps women evaluate why they spend, get out of debt, and create a savings and retirement plan that even allows for the occasional splurge.
Also Available: Negotiate to Win! and Speak with Power and Confidence
978-1-4027-6669-5 PAPER $14.95 • 5 1/2 X 8 1/4 224 PAGES (ALL IN 2-COLOR) STERLING • RIGHTS: W • JANUARY 2010
LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED Write a Love Story with Your Favorite Photographs
TOWN & COUNTRY ETIQUETTE The Complete Modern Manners
Jodi R. R. Smith
All you need is love…and that’s what this charming scrapbook, with 16 beautifully designed spreads, is all about. The left-hand side of each spread features an inspiring quote devoted to a love-related theme; on the right, there’s a pocket that forms an attractive frame once you slip a precious photo inside. As you look back at each snapshot, you’ll remember those special moments with joy.
In a world where the rules keep changing, and informality reigns, how does one know how to behave with courtesy and grace? Town & Country Etiquette has all of the answers. Written by a respected etiquette coach, it covers all of the standard subjects, as well as those that are unique to our time: issues of privacy and cyberspace, and professional protocol in a global business environment.
978-1-4027-5074-8 CONCEALED SPIRAL-BOUND HARD $9.95 • 7 1/2 X 6 34 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • STERLING INNOVATION RIGHTS: W • AUGUST 2009
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A MORE BEAUTIFUL YOU: Reverse Aging Through Skin Care, Plastic Surgery, and Lifestyle Solutions
TOWN & COUNTRY THE BRIDESMAID’S COMPANION The Complete Guide to Attending the Bride
Robert M. Freund, MD, FACS
Dr. Robert Freund, a world-class surgeon and true consumer advocate, dispels the myths and hype surrounding products and procedures, and gives advice on what works and what doesn’t, what’s expensive and what’s reasonable. This broad range of medical, psychological, and cosmetic topics are fully embraced and organized so that any woman can care for and enhance her face efficiently and safely.
This indispensable guide will help any bridesmaid fulfill her duties with elegance and grace. It explains what her position entails, the proper etiquette for carrying out her tasks, and even crisis management. The Bridesmaid’s Companion covers contemporary concerns, such as the appropriate use of e-mail, bachelorette and shower ideas, and financial tips for getting through a sometimes-costly process.
978-1-4027-5628-3 HARD $19.95 • 6 X 9 • 256 PAGES (B/W PHOTOS THROUGHOUT) • STERLING • RIGHTS: W JANUARY 2010
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THREE WEEKS TO EBAY® PROFITS, REVISED EDITION Go from Beginner to Successful Seller in Less than a Month
WEDDINGS Ideas & Inspirations for Celebrating in Style
Weddings presents page after page of evocative photos demonstrating how to infuse this most special of days with quintessential country touches that will appeal to a range of tastes. Broken into three sections—Choosing a Location, Designing the Day, and A Wedding Primer—brides are taken step by step through how to plan the perfect country wedding thanks to Country Living.
Marie Proeller Hueston
Veteran eBay expert and author Skip McGrath presents a completely updated guide to the new, drastically altered site. This revised edition addresses the company’s modified fee structures, new feedback system, and other changes. McGrath also offers tips on drop shipping, controlling costs, managing inventory, writing headlines and descriptions that sell, launching your first auctions, and more.
978-1-58816-745-3 HARD $19.95 • 9 X 9 • 144 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • HEARST RIGHTS: WEX UK • JANUARY 2010
978-1-4027-6570-4 PAPER $14.95 • 7 X 9 • 320 PAGES (SCREENSHOTS THROUGHOUT) • STERLING • RIGHTS: W SEPTEMBER 2009
PHOTOGRAPHY CAMERA: A History of Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital
CREATIVE OPTICAL & DIGITAL FILTER TECHNIQUES Joseph Meehan
Todd Gustavson and George Eastman House
978-1-4027-5656-6 HARD $45.00 • 9 7/8 X 11 1/2 368 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) STERLING INNOVATION • RIGHTS: W OCTOBER 2009
This gorgeous cornerstone volume, created in collaboration with the world-famous George Eastman House, celebrates the camera and the art of the photograph. It spans almost two hundred years of progress, from the first faint image ever caught to the instantaneous pictures snapped by today’s state-of-the-art digital equipment. The informative narrative by Todd Gustavson traces the camera’s development, the lives of its brilliant but often eccentric invetors, and the artists behind the lens. Images of more than 350 cameras from the George Eastman House Collection, plus more than 100 historic photos, ads, and drawings, complement the text.
Here is the only comprehensive book on using both optical and digital filters in creative digital photography. Photographer Joseph Meehan provides in-depth instruction on working with digital in-camera filters such as monochrome and sepia, as well as filters in image processing software (like Photoshop and plug-ins) to sharpen, distort, or create brush-stroke effects. It’s the definitive guide! 978-1-60059-580-6 PAPER WITH FLAPS $29.95 • 8 1/2 X 11 176 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • A LARK PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK RIGHTS: W • JANUARY 2010
HOW TO TAKE GREAT PHOTOS WITH THE CANON D-SLR SYSTEM Rob Sheppard The Canon EOS system is the world’s most popular brand for consumer Digital SLR cameras, so this guide will have a large ready-made audience. Written by the influential founding editor of PCPhoto and longtime editor of the prestigious Outdoor Photographer magazine, it covers essential topics, ranging from lenses to camera bodies to accessories, and more. 978-1-60059-461-8 PAPER $19.95 • 6 X 9 • 240 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) A LARK PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK • RIGHTS: W • SEPTEMBER 2009
BLACK + WHITE PIPELINE Converting Digital Color into Striking Grayscale Images
Magic Lantern Guides and DVDs have always provided the very best, most in-depth coverage of a camera’s ins-and-outs. Now, there’s even more “magic” on the market for photographers: the MAGIC LANTERN MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOP. It’s a complete class in digital photography with a D-SLR camera. The attractive package includes: a Camera Specific 80-minute DVD, the full-color Great Photos with Your Digital SLR 60-minute DVD, 64-page book on taking great digital photos, and a quick reference wallet card.
Ted Dillard The fourth in Ted Dillard’s cutting-edge Pipeline series explores the most popular, time-honored photographic form of expression: the black-and-white photograph. Inside, Dillard seamlessly creates an intuitive and streamlined workflow that gets the photographer from capture to print while creating the highest-quality digital image. Also Available: Color Pipeline, RAW Pipeline, and Object Pipline 978-1-60059-400-7 PAPER WITH FLAPS $29.95 • 8 1/2 X 10 224 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • A LARK PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK RIGHTS: W • NOVEMBER 2009
MAGIC LANTERN GUIDES®: CANON EOS 40D MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOP
CAPTURING MOOD, AMBIENCE & DRAMATIC EFFECTS: The Dynamic Language of Digital Photography
978-1-60059-574-5 HARDCOVER + DVD $24.95 • 6 X 9 • 64 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) A LARK PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK • RIGHTS: W • APRIL 2009
Joseph Meehan Photographers who need help getting in the mood and expanding their creative potential will find the guidance they’ve been seeking in this beautiful reference. Using his most breathtaking work as examples, noted photographer Joseph Meehan demonstrates how to take photos that go beyond mere representation to make a statement, convey a feeling, or capture the emotional atmosphere. 978-1-60059-577-6 PAPER WITH FLAPS $29.95 • 8 1/2 X 11 192 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • A LARK PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK RIGHTS: W • AUGUST 2009
CAPTURING TIME & MOTION The Dynamic Language of Digital Photography
MAGIC LANTERN GUIDES®: CANON EOS 50D MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOP
978-1-60059-571-4 HARDCOVER + DVD $24.95 • 6 X 9 • 64 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) A LARK PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK • RIGHTS: W • APRIL 2009
Capturing the effects of time and motion are two hot topics in photography, and photographer Joseph Meehan shows how to represent a three-dimensional world in a two-dimensional medium. Meehan explores the foundations of composition, light, and dimension that create the illusion of movement and passing time, and guides readers through a wide breadth of subjects, from shooting wildlife to panning. 978-1-60059-467-0 PAPER WITH FLAPS $29.95 • 8 1/2 X 11 176 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • A LARK PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009
PHOTOGRAPHY DIGITAL MASTERS: ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHY Capturing the Thrill of Outdoor Sports
MAGIC LANTERN GUIDES®: NIKON D60 MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOP 978-1-60059-572-1 HARDCOVER + DVD $24.95 • 6 X 9 • 64 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) A LARK PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK • RIGHTS: W • APRIL 2009
Michael Clark This beautifully produced Digital Masters guide by Michael Clark is the first book on a fast-growing photographic genre: extreme outdoor sports, from mountain biking to BASE jumping. Clark offers sage advice on equipment, techniques, and the specific skills required to get in on the action. Also Available: Digital Masters: B&W Printing, Digital Masters: Nature Photography, Digital Masters: People, and Digital Masters:Travel Photography
MAGIC LANTERN GUIDES®: NIKON D90 MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOP 978-1-60059-573-8 HARDCOVER + DVD $24.95 • 6 X 9 • 64 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) A LARK PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK • RIGHTS: W • APRIL 2009
978-1-60059-519-6 PAPER $24.95 • 8 1/2 X 11 176 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) A LARK PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK • RIGHTS: W JANUARY 2010
MAGIC LANTERN GUIDES®: SONY DSLR A100 MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOP
MAGIC LANTERN GUIDES®: CANON EOS REBEL XSI EOS 450D EOS REBEL XS EOS 1000D MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOP
978-1-60059-569-1 HARDCOVER + DVD $24.95 • 6 X 9 • 64 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) A LARK PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK • RIGHTS: W • APRIL 2009
978-1-60059-566-0 HARDCOVER + DVD $24.95 • 6 X 9 • 64 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) A LARK PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK • RIGHTS: W • APRIL 2009
WINNING DIGITAL PHOTO CONTESTS
MAGIC LANTERN GUIDES®: NIKON D300/D700 MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOP
978-1-60059-570-7 HARDCOVER + DVD $24.95 • 6 X 9 • 64 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) A LARK PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK • RIGHTS: W • APRIL 2009
Digital photo contests are HOT—and this savvy guide reveals the inside info on finding, and winning, the best competitions. Jeff Wignall covers all aspects of this rising phenomenon, from finding safe and trustworthy contests to taking visually impressive and emotionally powerful photos that will catch the judges’ eye. Well over 100 original contest-winning images appear throughout the book. 978-1-60059-475-5 PAPER $19.95 • 8 1/2 X 10 • 160 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) A LARK PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK • RIGHTS: W • SEPTEMBER 2009
MAGIC LANTERN GUIDES®: NIKON D40 MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOP 978-1-60059-567-7 HARDCOVER + DVD $24.95 • 6 X 9 • 64 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) A LARK PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK • RIGHTS: W • APRIL 2009
PUZZLES & GAMES Puzzle aficionado Stanley Newman has compiled the best crosswords from the very best constructors. In this new series, you’ll solve a variety of crosswords from heavy-hitters like Trip Payne, Will Shortz, Frank Longo, and Mike Shenk. Each puzzle-making master offers something special, forcing solvers to rely on their wits and language skills. You’ll also find innovative themes, superbly crafted clues, and unusual diagram shapes. These are the crossword crème de la crème, so sit back and enjoy the show!
Big books, big value, big solving fun! Crossword enthusiasts looking for hours of enjoyment will love one (or more!) of the three offerings in our Big Book series. All the best puzzle makers have contributed to these volumes, and every crossword was expertly edited by Peter Gordon, so you know these are the very best.
THE BIG BOOK OF EASY DAILY CROSSWORDS
CROSSWORD SUPERSTARS IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Edited by Peter Gordon
This collection is chock-full of simple puzzles with terrific themes and lots of wordplay. Perfect for beginners!
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THE BIG BOOK OF MEDIUM DAILY CROSSWORDS
CROSSWORD SUPERSTARS ON THE RED CARPET
Edited by Peter Gordon
Here’s a tougher challenge, just right for those who know their ULEEs from their OONAs!
978-1-4027-6377-9 CONCEALED SPIRAL-BOUND PAPER WITH FLAPS $5.95 8 1/2 X 11 • 80 PAGES • PUZZLEWRIGHT • RIGHTS: WENG OCTOBER 2009
978-1-4027-6866-8 CONCEALED SPIRAL-BOUND PAPER $9.95 • 8 X 10 160 PAGES • PUZZLEWRIGHT • RIGHTS: WENG OCTOBER 2009
THE BIG BOOK OF HARD DAILY CROSSWORDS
CROSSWORD SUPERSTARS TAKE CENTER STAGE
Edited by Peter Gordon
For the serious solver: anyone who delights in tricky trivia and devious clues will snap this compilation up!
978-1-4027-6379-3 CONCEALED SPIRAL-BOUND PAPER WITH FLAPS $5.95 8 1/2 X 11 • 80 PAGES • PUZZLEWRIGHT • RIGHTS: WENG OCTOBER 2009
978-1-4027-6867-5 CONCEALED SPIRAL-BOUND PAPER $9.95 • 8 X 10 160 PAGES • PUZZLEWRIGHT • RIGHTS: WENG OCTOBER 2009
CALCU-DOKU & SUDOKU
CROSSWORDS ROASTING ON AN OPEN FIRE
When the wind is blowing and the day is cold, it’s fun to stay warm inside with some cozy crosswords. Each puzzle contains top-notch words in the grid, as well as clues that will test puzzle fans’ trivia savvy and sense of wordplay. These little gems have their difficulty meters set to low, so they’re great for brief sessions—and a wonderful holiday gift for new crossword fans.
Designed for players looking for an exciting new challenge, CalcuDoku places ordinary math symbols and numerals around the playing field. In one corner of a puzzle section where two number spaces are highlighted together, there might be “12x”—this would mean that the two numbers for those spaces multiply together to equal 12. The answers could be “6/2” or “2/6.” But they could also be “3/4” or “4/3.”
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PUZZLES & GAMES DEBONAIR HANGMAN 250 Tough Scratch & Solve® Puzzles
The irresistible combination of skill and luck as you race around the board has drawn people to cribbage for centuries. Now, Dan Barlow helps players reach the next level by taking them on a guided journey through the game. He offers tons of tips on everything from the basics (counting points, guessing an opponent’s hand) to pro maneuvers for choosing the opening lead and tossing aside danger cards.
If you feel like some high-faluting, letter-filling fun, try The Debonair Hangman. Each page features a word or phrase for you to figure out by picking a letter and scratching off the lotto-style silver coating. If you guess right fill it in—but if you’re wrong, make sure to add to the hangman. With 250 puzzles, you’ll always be ready for a quick brainflexing session.
978-1-4027-6631-2 PAPER $6.95 • 5 3/8 X 8 1/4 • 192 PAGES • PUZZLEWRIGHT RIGHTS: W • AUGUST 2009
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Brendan Emmett Quigley
What’s better than a crossword? That’s right: a crossword with no black squares! Well, actually, there are black squares, but you have to figure out where they go using the clue numbers and your own wits. Veteran New York Times puzzlemaker Brendan Emmett Quigley constructed each grid, so you know you’re in for the freshest, hippest puzzles with the most devious clues.
Link-Up Paint-doku offers a new way to train the brain and have fun too. Simply connect pairs of like numbers with a path that uses the same number of squares and shade them in; so two 2’s next to each other can be colored in right away. But rather than using a plain pencil, pick up one of the six colored ones we’ve included and leaps of logic will become artistic multihued pictures.
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ELEGANT HANGMAN: 250 Scratch & Solve® Puzzles
LOS ANGELES TIMES CROSSWORDS 19 72 Puzzles from the Daily Paper
Rich Norris, editor
Puzzlers everywhere will enjoy the trendy threads and smart puzzles of Elegant Hangman. Each page features a word or phrase for you to figure out: pick a letter and scratch off the lotto-style silver coating to see if you guessed right. Fill in your correct guesses—and add to the hangman if you’re wrong.
Another great book of puzzle-solving challenges at a popular price! They’re entertaining, and a great value: not only are the crosswords more mainstream and fun than the ones in The New York Times, but each book contains a generous 72 puzzles—not the mere 50 of competing volumes. The stay-open, lie-flat, specially reinforced spiral binding makes it easier to work on the puzzles anywhere, too.
978-1-4027-6613-8 PAPER $7.95 • 5 3/8 X 8 1/4 • 128 PAGES • PUZZLEWRIGHT RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009
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HOLIDAY PHOTO TRICKS 100 Spot-the-Difference Puzzles
Photographs by Robin Fox
Run for cover, because Mutant Sudoku is on the loose! Thomas Snyder and Wei-Hwa Huang are both U.S. Sudoku Champions, and they’ll have you filling in grids of all shapes and sizes, testing parts of your logical mind that have never been tested before. You’ll marvel at the ingenuity within these pages—and normal 9” x 9” sudoku will never seem the same again!
Thomas Snyder & Wei-Hwa Huang, sudoku champions
This eye-catching collection contains 100 entertaining holiday-themed photo puzzles to solve. All the puzzles fall into one of three categories, according to their level of difficulty: Bright, Dazzling, and Brilliant. Not only will solvers enjoy how clever the “differences” are, they’ll respond to the beautiful images that depict such traditional holidays as Christmas, Mother’s and Father’s Day, and more!
978-1-4027-6502-5 PAPER $6.95 • 5 3/8 X 8 1/4 • 144 PAGES • PUZZLEWRIGHT RIGHTS: W • SEPTEMBER 2009
978-1-4027-5981-9 PAPER $9.95 • 8 X 9 • 176 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) STERLING INNOVATION • RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009
INFURIATING LATERAL THINKING PUZZLES
Paul Sloane & Des MacHale
Brainfreeze Puzzles, Philip Riley & Laura Taalman
Lateral thinking experts Sloan and MacHale have created some of the most thought-provoking—and difficult puzzles under the sun. These are no exception: each challenging mental teaser presents a miniscenario with a secret twist that’s truly tough to figure out. The only way to find the answers is to get rid of any preconceptions, use your wildest imagination, and think way outside the box.
All the regular rules of sudoku have been stripped away, leaving you with something truly intriguing: Naked Sudoku. Each puzzle is a variation on regular sudoku, but there are no starting numbers to help. Instead, you must use other types of clues to determine where to begin. These are sudoku puzzles that will push your brain to the limit and expose your true sudoku talent.
978-1-4027-6975-7 PAPER $7.95 • 5 3/8 X 8 1/4 • 192 PAGES • PUZZLEWRIGHT RIGHTS: W • JANUARY 2010
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PUZZLES & GAMES RIPPLE EFFECT & SUDOKU Nikoli
Two hot ideas come together! Sterling’s Scratch & Play series has sold nearly 200,000 copies, while TRIVIAL PURSUIT remains one of the most popular games around. Now, these two new books make it easy for solvers to test their knowledge of entertainment and sports even when they’re alone. It’s simple: just read the question, scratch off the circle next to what you think is the right answer, and see how you did.
Master the ripple effect! The Ripple Effect diagram is divided into areas called rooms. If a room contains two squares, they must be filled with the numbers 1 and 2. If there are three squares, it’s 1, 2, and 3, and so on. But the “ripple effect” rule dictates that any two 1s in the same row or column must have at least one square between them…any two 2s must have at least two squares between them…and so on. 978-1-4027-5754-9 CONCEALED SPIRAL-BOUND PAPER $6.95 • 6 X 9 • 160 PAGES PUZZLEWRIGHT • RIGHTS: WENG • JANUARY 2010
SCRATCH & PLAY TRIVIAL PURSUIT ENTERTAINMENT
SHIKAKU & SUDOKU Nikoli
978-1-4027-6505-6 PAPER $5.95 • 4 1/2 X 6 • 96 PAGES • PUZZLEWRIGHT RIGHTS: W • NOVEMBER 2009
Here comes shikaku, an exciting new logic puzzle from Nikoli: Picture a square grid made out of several rectangles of different sizes, each of which contains a number indicating its area in square units, but not its exact shape or position. Then imagine the lines between the rectangles erased. Can you use the numbers to figure out how to redraw the lines? It’s harder than it looks.
TRIVIAL PURSUIT, THE ASSOCIATED LOGO, THE DISTINCTIVE DESIGN OF THE GAME BOARD, TRIVIA CARDS, GAME TOKENS, AND SCORING WEDGES ARE TRADEMARKS OF HASBRO. ©1981, 2009 HASBRO, PAWTUCKET, RHODE ISLAND 02862. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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SCRATCH & PLAY TRIVIAL PURSUIT SPORTS
YAJILIN & SUDOKU Nikoli
978-1-4027-6504-9 PAPER $5.95 • 4 1/2 X 6 • 96 PAGES • PUZZLEWRIGHT RIGHTS: W • NOVEMBER 2009
Sudoku enthusiasts will welcome this irresistible new creation: a maze-like brainteaser called yajilin. Each yajilin diagram—a grid of small squares with a scattering of numbers and arrows—conceals a captivating challenge for puzzle fans. The solver has to blacken in some of the empty squares and draw a twisting, turning line that passes through the rest of the squares, forming a closed loop.
TRIVIAL PURSUIT, THE ASSOCIATED LOGO, THE DISTINCTIVE DESIGN OF THE GAME BOARD, TRIVIA CARDS, GAME TOKENS, AND SCORING WEDGES ARE TRADEMARKS OF HASBRO. ©1981, 2009 HASBRO, PAWTUCKET, RHODE ISLAND 02862. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
978-1-4027-5756-3 CONCEALED SPIRAL-BOUND PAPER $6.95 • 6 X 9 • 160 PAGES PUZZLEWRIGHT • RIGHTS: WENG • JANUARY 2010
SNOWFLAKE SUDOKU Japheth J. Light No two snowflakes are alike, and the same holds true for the newest treat made just for devoted solvers: hexagonal sudoku that look like snowflakes! Fill in the grids using the simplest of rules and your sharp sense of logical reasoning: they’ll stretch your mind in new ways. Whether you’re lounging at the ski lodge or snowed in at the airport, Snowflake Sudoku will keep you warm all winter. 978-1-4027-5975-8 PAPER $7.95 • 5 1/4 X 5 1/2 • 240 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) PUZZLEWRIGHT • RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009
TEXTING, TEXTING 1-2-3 Puzzles for Your Phone Keypad David Mair & Tony Vadasz Texting, Texting 1-2-3 is an enjoyable variation on cryptograms and crostics: the clues are sequences of numbers, which represent the numbers you would press while typing that word on a cell phone. For example, GOOD LUCK would be clued as 4663 5825. So, pick up a copy of this book, and let your fingers do the solving! 978-1-4027-6584-1 CONCEALED SPIRAL-BOUND PAPER $6.95 • 6 X 9 • 160 PAGES PUZZLEWRIGHT • RIGHTS: W • JANUARY 2010
PUZZLES & GAMES THE ULTIMATE TRIVIAL PURSUIT® QUESTION AND ANSWER BOOK
Sudoku solvers are getting the third degree from puzzle sensei Frank Longo—and you can bet they’ll love it! The top-notch “Belt” series has already proven a big success in its first two incarnations, and now there’s more fun for fans who want to go another round in the ring with the world’s best sudoku creator. From easy to harder to brain-busting, there’s a perfect collection for every level of skill!
This is simply one of the largest collections of TRIVIAL PURSUIT questions ever compiled, and a test for even the toughest competitor. Almost every conceivable subject is covered: art, entertainment, science, sports, and more. How many times did Henry VIII marry in 1540? What is Rio de Janeiro’s most popular beach? How many bits are there in a byte? There’s enough entertainment here for months on end. TRIVIAL PURSUIT, THE ASSOCIATED LOGO, THE DISTINCTIVE DESIGN OF THE GAME BOARD, TRIVIA CARDS, GAME TOKENS, AND SCORING WEDGES ARE TRADEMARKS OF HASBRO. ©1981, 2009 HASBRO, PAWTUCKET, RHODE ISLAND 02862. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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THIRD-DEGREE BLACK BELT SUDOKU®
THE WRATH OF KLAHN CROSSWORDS Puzzles from the Universe’s Toughest Clue Writer
978-1-4027-4649-9 PAPER $6.95 • 5 3/8 X 8 1/4 • 192 PAGES • PUZZLEWRIGHT RIGHTS: W • AUGUST 2009
Legendary crossword creator Bob Klahn has a reputation for the cruelty of his clues, and here he’s devised a wickedly craniumcrushing experience worthy of a superhuman solver. Featuring everything from trivia teasers to witty wordplay, these puzzles will test the mettle of those who find ordinary crosswords laughably easy. Be prepared to go where no puzzle maven has gone before! 978-1-4027-6507-0 CONCEALED SPIRAL-BOUND PAPER $7.95 • 8 X 10 96 PAGES • PUZZLEWRIGHT • RIGHTS: W • JANUARY 2010
THIRD-DEGREE BROWN BELT SUDOKU®
YOGA FOR YOUR BRAIN
Tim Sole & Rod Marshall
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Exercising the mind is as important as training the body, and this challenging mental workout will do the trick. It takes real cerebral power to unlock the secrets of these artfully crafted conundrums, which deal with everything from math and language to chess strategies and logic dilemmas. Find number and letter patterns, solve spatial problems, decipher devious anagrams, and much more. 978-1-4027-6707-4 FLEXIBOUND $9.95 • 5 3/8 X 8 1/4 • 272 PAGES PUZZLEWRIGHT • RIGHTS: W • SEPTEMBER 2009
THIRD-DEGREE GREEN BELT SUDOKU® Frank Longo 978-1-4027-4647-5 PAPER $6.95 • 5 3/8 X 8 1/4 • 192 PAGES • PUZZLEWRIGHT RIGHTS: W • AUGUST 2009
THIRD-DEGREE WHITE BELT SUDOKU® Frank Longo 978-1-4027-4646-8 PAPER $6.95 • 5 3/8 X 8 1/4 • 192 PAGES • PUZZLEWRIGHT RIGHTS: W • AUGUST 2009
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CANYON OF DREAMS
HOW TO PLAY THE KAZOO
The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon Harvey Kubernik, foreword by Ray Manzarek, afterword by Lou Adler
This funky, funny, and kitschy kit has everything you need to start jamming with the kazoo. It contains the kazoo, a CD with music to play along with, and a 64-page book that offers easy lessons for beginniners—including easy-to-follow riffs. Plus, the book offers fun kazoo tidbits and pop culture references.
A lavishly illustrated insider’s look at 80 years of music and culture in Laurel Canyon. Laurel Canyon is a zip code with its own play list: to name just a few, Sonny & Cher; The Doors; The Turtles; Canned Heat; Monkees; Byrds; Buffalo Springfield; Joni Mitchell; Jackson Browne; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Eagles; and Carole King all cultivated their immortal sounds in this L.A.-based musical fraternity. Written by a long-time Canyon resident who knows them all, Canyon of Dreams traces the history of the community and its enduring legacy. Taking a deeply personal approach, it uses a multiple-voice narration based on exclusive interviews with the area’s musical elite. Because of their close and long-time connection with Kubernik, some of these stars are speaking openly for the first time.
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THE ART OF OVEREATING Leslie Landis The Art of Overeating is the anti-diet bible—and for those who love laughter, life, and food, it’s a treat worth indulging in. (And it doesn’t even contain a single calorie!) Witty text and imaginative illustrations encourage us to dig in and enjoy our meals, while interesting food facts plus quotes from sources as disparate at Tommy Lasorda, Julia Child, and Mae West enliven the pages. 978-1-4027-6456-1 HARD $9.95 • 6 X 8 1/2 • 144 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) STERLING • RIGHTS: W • SEPTEMBER 2009
B IS FOR BAD POETRY Pamela August Russell Forget Shakespeare. Don’t count on Donne. Pamela Russell’s unexalted (but hysterical) poems mock, chide, accuse, joke, undermine, point, and laugh at the world around us—and at anything that takes itself too seriously. Her noncanonical oeuvre includes: Tea For Two (a Tragedy); Nietzsche and the Ice-Cream Truck; Capitalism Can Fall Not Like I Fell For You; and more. Who knew bad poetry could be so good! 978-1-4027-6787-6 HARD $9.95 • 5 X 7 1/8 • 128 PAGES • STERLING • RIGHTS: W NOVEMBER 2009
THE BRITISH INVASION: The Music, the Times, the Era Barry Miles, author of The New York Times bestseller Hippie In 1964, America had a second revolution—but this time we welcomed the British, when The Beatles ushered in a new era of English music, film, fashion, and art. This richly illustrated, informative volume celebrates the pivotal cultural moment when the United States took on an English accent. Filled with photographs that capture an exciting artistic and historical period, this is an irresistible look back. 978-1-4027-6976-4 HARD $27.95 • 9 X 12 • 304 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) STERLING • RIGHTS: W • NOVEMBER 2009
SCIENCE & NATURE THE MATH BOOK From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics
THE BOY SCIENTIST 160 Extraordinary Experiments & Adventures The Editors of Popular Mechanics
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Science has never been as much fun! For more than 100 years, Popular Mechanics has inspired, instructed, and influenced curious minds; it now regularly introduces a loyal audience of nine millions readers to the latest scientific and technological breakthroughs and innovations. Taken from the magazine’s encyclopedic archives, the 160 experiments featured in The Boy Scientist carry on the Popular Mechanics’ tradition of making science entertaining. The thought-provoking ideas include constructing a homemade mariner’s compass and a microscope without a lens and building a simple radio transmitting set. And, of course, The Boy Scientist includes information on conducting experiments safely.
Clifford A. Pickover Beginning millions of years ago with ancient “ant odometers” and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions, The Math Book covers 250 milestones in mathematical history. Each topic is complete with formulas and concepts, fascinating facts about scientists’ lives, and real-world applications of the theorems. 978-1-4027-5796-9 HARD $29.95 • 7 5/16 X 8 7/16 528 PAGES (ALL IN COLOR) • STERLING RIGHTS: W • SEPTEMBER 2009
Also Available from Popular Mechanics: The Boy Mechanic, The Boy Mechanic Makes Toys, The Boy Camper, The Boy Magician, and The Girl Mechanic
RENAISSANCE GENIUS Galileo Galilei and His Legacy to Modern Science
CHOW HOUND Wholesome Home Cooking for Your Doggie Eve Adamson
Just like humans, our four-legged friends have to eat well in order to stay healthy—and Chow Hound has treats that will set dogs’ tails wagging. Every recipe here is easy and fun to prepare, and made with the good, fresh, simple ingredients dogs like best. There are chapters on muffins, pies, quick breads, biscuits and scones, bar cookies, turnovers, quiche, “desserts,” and holiday treats.
On the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the telescope and in the International Year of Astronomy, this lavishly illustrated and gorgeously packaged volume celebrates Galileo’s life and work. Beautifully written by renowned BBC science correspondent Dr. David Whitehouse—the world’s most cited science journalist— Renaissance Genius paints a fascinating portrait of the astronomer.
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GEMSTONES OF THE WORLD Newly Revised & Expanded Fourth Edition Walter Schumann Gemstones of the World is the single, cornerstone volume that every hobbyist, jeweler, jewelry maker, and rockhound needs. And this updated edition contains more than 1,500 full-color photos of each precious and semiprecious stone, complete information on the gemstone’s formation, structure, physical properties, and characteristics, along with the best methods of working, cutting, and polishing it.
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WALDEN; OR, LIFE IN THE WOODS Bold-faced Ideas for Living a Truly Transcendent Life Henry David Thoreau, edited by Laura Ross Walden; or, Life in the Woods is one of the world’s most widely read books, having sold millions upon millions of copies. This pocket-size edition features highlighted passages to ponder, an introduction that examines the text from a contemporary perspective, and reflective writing exercises. These special extras provide further motivation for cultivating happiness and making positive life changes. 978-1-4027-6667-1 FLEXIBOUND $12.95 • 4 1/2 X 5 7/8 448 PAGES (ALL IN 2-COLOR) • STERLING INNOVATION RIGHTS: W • OCTOBER 2009
SECRET PLACES, HIDDEN SANCTUARIES Uncovering Mysterious Sights and Societies
CHAPMAN PILOTING & SEAMANSHIP 66TH EDITION Charles B. Husick With millions of copies sold, Chapman Piloting has been the leading reference for both power and sail boaters for nearly a century. Now this essential guide—with 928 pages, 1,500 full-color illustrations and charts, and exploded views and cutaways—is thoroughly updated with the newest technology; the most recent laws; the most up-todate rules of boat handling, navigation, safety, and etiquette.
Stephen Klimczuk and Gerald Warner The doors of some of the world’s besthidden places and most secretive organizations have now been thrown wide open! Some of the names are familiar: Area 51, Yale’s Skull and Bones, Opus Dei, the Esalen Institute. Others are less known. Readers can take an unprecedented look deep inside the off-the-map military installations and shadowy organizations that operate in the murkiest corners of our world.
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WHY A CURVEBALL CURVES The Incredible Science of Sports Foreword by Robert Lipsyte, edited by Frank Vizard Sports get our blood pumping—but behind the thrown balls, churning legs, and swinging clubs is solid science. Popular Mechanics experts have teamed up with top sports figures and journalists to explain exactly what’s going on in this volume designed for both the player and the fan. They discuss everything from whether contact lenses give players an edge to whether gene doping can create a super athlete.
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THE CHICAGO OF EUROPE And Other Tales of Foreign Travel Mark Twain, edited and introduced by Peter Kaminsky, Executive Producer, The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Mark Twain was the perfect tour guide for 19th-Century America. His dispatches from around the globe showcased his caustic, gimleteyed humor. Whether writing on Hawaii, the Holy Land, or Berlin, Twain’s perspective is thoroughly unique. This delicious assemblage of 68 tales—edited and introduced by the creator of the annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor—culminates in a series of whimsical pieces. 978-1-4027-5869-0 HARD $24.95 • 6 1/8 X 9 1/4 • 448 PAGES UNION SQUARE PRESS • RIGHTS: W • NOVEMBER 2009
SURVIVING PARADISE My Year on a Disappearing Island Peter Rudiak-Gould Peter Rudiak-Gould moved to Ujae, a tiny and remote atoll in the Marshall Island at twenty-one. Surviving Paradise is a loving and often very funny documentation of his day-to-day life on Ujae and an engaging memoir of his time there. Rudiak-Gould also goes beyond the personal, interweaving his own story with fascinating political, linguistic, and ecological digressions about the Marshall Islands. 978-1-4027-6664-0 HARD $21.95 • 6 X 9 304 PAGES (16-PG FULL-COLOR INSERT) UNION SQUARE PRESS • RIGHTS: W • NOVEMBER 2009
INDEX 500 Knives, 7 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs, 7
A Absolutely A-Line, 7 All-Action Classics No. 3: The Odyssey, 18 American Quilts, 7 Arlo Gets Lost, 18 Art of Overeating, The, 33 Artful Journals, 7 AwareKnits, 8
B B Is for Bad Poetry, 33 Baby Boot Camp, 4 Baroque & Rococo, 4 Be the Change, 4 Begin Smart: Animal Faces, 18 Begin Smart: Baby Says, 19 Begin Smart: Bouncy Baby, 19 Begin Smart: Hooray for Hands!, 19 Begin Smart: How Many Beeps?, 19 Begin Smart: Look Around and Listen, 18 Begin Smart: Peek-a-Boo What?, 19 Begin Smart: Push the Button, 19 Begin Smart: What Does Baby See?, 18 Best Ever Paper Airplanes Book & Gift Set, 8 Big Book of Easy Daily Crosswords, The, 29 Big Book of Hard Daily Crosswords, The, 29 Big Book of Medium Daily Crosswords, The, 29 Black + White Pipeline, 27 Blackbook, 4 Blessings, 17 Blogging for Bliss, 8 Boy Scientist, The, 34 British Invasion, The, 33 Buddha Board Box, The, 4 Bugle Bead Bonanza, 8 Build Your Own Fighter Planes Book & Kit, 8 Building Green, New Edition, 16 Building Your Family Tree, 25 Business Devotional, The, 25
Calcu-doku & Sudoku, 29 Camera, 27 Canyon of Dreams, 33 Capturing Mood, Ambience & Dramatic Effects, 27 Capturing Time & Motion, 27 Cardigans, 8 Case of the Gasping Garbage, The, 19 Case of the Mossy Lake Monster, The, 19 Ceramics for Beginners: Wheel Throwing, 8 Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 66th Edition, 35 Chicago of Europe, The, 35 Chicken Dance, 18 Chow Hound, 34 Christmas Carol, A, 19 Clay Quest Minis: Search for Shapes!, 19 Clay Quest Minis: Spot the Animals!, 20 Clean Cures, 4 Clean Food, 14 Color by Kristin, 8 Color Your Cloth, 8 Constance and the Great Escape, 20 Constance and Tiny, 20 Cosmo Kama Sutra, The, 5 Cosmo’s Bedside Quiz Book, 5 Cosmo’s Truth or Dare, 5 CosmoGIRL 250 Things You Can Do to Green the World, 20 Country Living 500 Quick & Easy Decorating Projects & Ideas, 16 Country Living Happy Halloween!, 8 Country Living Merry & Bright, 9 Creaky Old House, 20 Creating Crochet Fabric, 9 Creative Native American Beading, 9 Creative Optical & Digital Filter Techniques, 27 Creative Silver Chains, 9 Crisis of Character, The, 26 Crossword Superstars in the Spotlight, 29 Crossword Superstars on the Red Carpet, 29 Crossword Superstars Take Center Stage, 29 Crosswords Roasting on an Open Fire, 29
Daddy Longlegs Blues, The, 20 Day Is Done, 20 Debonair Hangman, 30 Decoding the Spiritual Messages of Everyday Life, 5 Diagramless Crosswords, 30 Digital Masters: Adventure Photography, 28
E Eco Books, 9 eebee’s Adventures Here to There, 20 eebee’s Adventures Make It Happen, 20 Eerie Origami, 9 Elegant Hangman, 30 Elegant Origami Book & Gift Set, 9 Encyclopedia of Scrapbooking Tools & Techniques, 9
F FamilyFun Birthday Cakes, 14 FamilyFun Cookbook, 14 FamilyFun Cookies for Christmas, 14 FamilyFun Homemade Holidays, 14 Fantastic Recycled Plastic, 9 Felt It! Stitch It! Fabulous!, 9 First Word Search: Phonics, Phonics, Phonics!, 21 Fly, Ghost, Fly!, 21 Fly, Santa, Fly!, 21 Frankenstein, 21 From Realism to Art Nouveau, 4
G Gemstones of the World, 34 Good Housekeeping Grains!, 14 Good Housekeeping The Great Bake Sale Cookbook, 14 Good Housekeeping The Great Christmas Cookie Swap Cookbook, 14 Gourds with Southwestern Motifs, 10 Great Expectations: Baby Sleep Guide, 25 Great Reindeer Rebellion, The, 21 Great War and Modern Memory, The, 17 Grimm’s Fairy Tales, 21
Hand Lettering, 4 Hans Wilhelm Treasury of Jokes, The, 21 Harper’s Bazaar Fabulous at Every Age, 25 Hattitude, 10 Holiday Photo Tricks, 30 House Beautiful 500 Sensational Ways to Create Your Ideal Home, 16 How to Carve a Turkey, 16 How to Play the Kazoo, 33 How to Take Great Photos with the Canon D-SLR System, 27
Magic Lantern Guides: Canon EOS 40D Multimedia Workshop, 27 Magic Lantern Guides: Canon EOS 50D Multimedia Workshop, 27 Magic Lantern Guides: Canon EOS Rebel XSi EOS 450D EOS Rebel XS EOS 1000D Multimedia Workshop, 28 Magic Lantern Guides: Nikon D300/D700 Multimedia Workshop, 28 Magic Lantern Guides: Nikon D40 Multimedia Workshop, 28 Magic Lantern Guides: Nikon D60 Multimedia Workshop, 28 Magic Lantern Guides: Nikon D90 Multimedia Workshop, 28 Magic Lantern Guides: SONY DSLR A100 Multimedia Workshop, 28 Make Your Own Stupid Sock Creatures Book & Kit, 10 Mandala Astrological Tarot, The, 6 Marcia DeCoster’s Beaded Opulence, 10 Mastering Raku, 10 Masters: Earthenware, 11 Math Book, The, 34 Meditative Mazes & Labyrinths, 6 Merry Christmas, Even If You Don’t Buy This Book, 16 Metal Jewelry Made Easy, 11 Metalworking 101 for Beaders, 11 Mixed-Media Books, 11 Monsterologist, The, 21 More Beautiful You, A, 26 Mother Goose on the Loose, 22 MR. POTATO HEAD: The Cupcake Awards!, 22 Mutant Sudoku, 30 Mysteries Unwrapped: Medical Marvels, 22
Ouija Answer Book, 6
I If You Don’t Love Books, You’re Going to Love This Book, 16 Infuriating Lateral Thinking Puzzles, 30 Inspector Forsooth’s Mini-Mysteries, 21
J Joy of Sox, The, 10
K Kevin Zraly’s Windows on the World Wine Journal, 15 Kids in the Kitchen Book & Kit, 14 Killer Cribbage, 30 Kirigami Menagerie, 10 Knitting a Kiss in Every Stitch, 10
L Language of Zen, The, 5 Learning from the Heart, 5 Life in the Balance, 5 Link-Up Paint-doku, 30 Little Giant Book: 365 Things to Do Before You Grow Up, 22 Living at the End of Life, 5 Living Low Carb, 5 Los Angeles Times Crosswords 19, 30 Love Is All You Need, 26 Luxe Knits, 10
N Naked Sudoku, 30 Neoclassicism & Romanticism, 4 New Directions in Metal Clay, 11 Night Before Christmas, The, 22 Noro, 11 Nutcracker, The, 22
P Painted Paper, 11 Palmistry: The Universal Guide, 6 Panda’s Christmas Gifts, 22 Paper Cuts, 11 Paper Rockets, 12 Pieced Symbols, 12 Pretty Little Presents, 12 Puppy Too Small, 23 Pure Knits, 11 Pushing The Envelope, 12 Put ’Em Together Sticker Stories: Car Creations, 23 Put ’Em Together Sticker Stories: Danger! Dinosaurs!, 23
Q Quilt It with Wool, 12
R Real History of the American Revolution, The, 17 Real History of the Cold War, The, 17 Redbook Love Notes, 6 Renaissance Genius, 34 Richard Scarry’s Favorite Christmas Carols, 23 Ripple Effect & Sudoku, 31 Romance Rehab, 6
S Sammy’s Special Day, 23 Say Something Dirty to 45 Friends, Lovers, and Mailmen, 16 Scraps, 12 Scratch & Play TRIVIAL PURSUIT Entertainment, 31 Scratch & Play TRIVIAL PURSUIT Sports, 31 Scratch & Sniff Halloween, A, 23 Secret Places, Hidden Sanctuaries, 35 Seventeen 500 Beauty Tips, 23 Seventeen 500 Health & Fitness Tips, 24 Shikaku & Sudoku, 31
INDEX Shoo, Jimmy Choo!, 26 Silhouettes, 12 Simply Feng Shui, 6 Simply Meditation, 6 Simply Reflexology, 6 Snowflake Sudoku, 31 Spirit of Celtic Art, The, 6 Stitchable Journal, 12 Storytime Stickers: Chocolate Cakes and Cookie Bakes!, 24 Storytime Stickers: Knights to the Rescue, 24 Super Joke Book, The, 24 Suppertime for Frieda Fuzzypaws, 23 Supremes’ Greatest Hits, Revised & Updated Edition, The, 17 Surviving Paradise, 35 Sweet Nothings, 12
T Tattoo U, 7 Texting, Texting 1-2-3, 31 Thank You Notes, 13 Third-Degree Black Belt Sudoku, 32 Third-Degree Brown Belt Sudoku, 32 Third-Degree Green Belt Sudoku, 32 Third-Degree White Belt Sudoku, 32 This Book Would Never Dump You on Valentine's Day, 16 Three Weeks to eBay Profits, Revised Edition, 26 Thumpity Thump Gets Dressed, 23 TONKA Trucks: Build It BIG!, 24 Town & Country Etiquette, 26 Town & Country The Bridesmaid’s Companion, 26 Traditional Japanese Origami, 13 Twelve Days of Christmas in New York City, The, 24
U Ultimate Puzzle Challenge: Brain Sizzlers, 24 Ultimate Puzzle Challenge: Mind Mashers, 24 Ultimate TRIVIAL PURSUIT Question and Answer Book, The, 32
V Van Gogh’s Sunflowers In-a-Box, 13 Very Beaded Christmas, A, 13 Victoria 500 Christmas Ideas, 13
W Walden; or, Life in the Woods, 34 Weddings, 26 Weird Fact Puzzles: Dinosaurs, 24 Weird Fact Puzzles: Insects, 24 When Changing a Lightbulb Just Isn’t Enough, 16 Why a Curveball Curves, 35 Windows on the World Complete Wine Course: 25th Anniversary Edition, 15 Winning Digital Photo Contests, 28 Wise Owl, 7 Wizard of Oz, The, 25 Wrath of Klahn Crosswords, The, 32
Y Yajilin & Sudoku, 31 Yoga for Your Brain, 32 Young Reader’s Shakespeare, The: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 25
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