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CONTENTS Body, Mind, & Spirit............................. 4 BUSINESS................................................. 6 crafts...................................................... 6 culinary................................................ 11 decorating/DIY.................................... 13 gENERAL NONFICTION ......................... 14 GIFT BOOKS............................................. 15 history................................................... 16 juvenile................................................. 18 KITS........................................................... 26 NATURE & SCIENCE................................ 28 photography....................................... 29 puzzles & games................................ 30 reference.............................................. 32 Index....................................................... 33
Body, CATEGORY Mind, & Spirit
Great Expectations: The Toddler Years:
ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE SERIES:
Everything You Need to Know About Your 1- to 3-Year-Old Sandy and Marcie Jones
Sterling’s newest book in the acclaimed Great Expectations series covers every challenge parents and children face in the transition from baby to toddler, from toilet training and teeth brushing to language skills and healthy sleep habits, plus discipline, socialization, and play. Sections on nutrition enrich the mix, along with insights to help parents become more flexible, patient, and creative.
Great Expectations: 978-0-7607-4132-0 Great Expectations: Baby’s First Year: 978-1-4027-3646-9 Great Expectations: Baby’s Sleep Guide: 978-1-4027-5815-7 Great Expectations: Becoming a Dad: 978-1-4027-5630-6 Great Expectations: Best Food for Your Baby: 978-1-4027-3618-6 Great Expectations: Essential Guide to Breastfeeding: 978-1-4027-5817-1 Great Expectations: Pregnancy Journal & Planner: 978-1-4027-7705-9
978-1-4027-5816-4 • Paper with flaps $14.95 • 5 1/2 x 8 3/4 • 400 pages (2 color) Sterling • Rights: W • May 2011
Person First, Patient Second:
Cosmo’s Red-Hot Sex Secrets: Tons of Naughty, Pleasure-Maxing Moves that Will Send You Both Over the Edge
10 Essential Hospital Checklists
The Editors of Cosmopolitan Building on the tremendous success of The Cosmo Kama Sutra, Cosmo is now offering this gorgeously designed guide to understanding your own sexuality and building truly fulfilling sexual relationships. It reveals secrets to feeling sexier naked, amazing sexual techniques, the key to taking sex to a deeper, more intimate level, and much more.
Person First, Patient Second provides ten simple, potentially life saving checklists to help patients get organized before a hospital stay, navigate hospital culture and personnel, put together daily medication schedules, handle insurance details, and track post-release doctor’s visits. With these lists, patients and their family can make sure that no essential steps in treatment are overlooked.
978-1-58816-878-8 • Paper with jacket $19.95 • 9 x 9 240 pages (all in color) • Hearst • Rights: WEX* January 2011 x
978-1-4027-8058-5 • Concealed Spiral-Bound Hard $16.95 • 6 x 9 • 160 pages (2 color) • Sterling • Rights: W May 2011
Facial Fitness: Daily Exercises & Massage
Techniques for a Healthier, Younger Looking You
Exploring and Practicing the Spirituality of Silence
Patricia Goroway, foreword by Dr. Richard H. Keller, DDS, MPS
Anthony Strano, author of Slaying the Three Dragons
Forget surgery or Botox! This unique book-and-DVD set presents an easy-to-do exercise and massage regimen that strengthens facial muscles; reduces the appearance of wrinkles, frown lines, and double chins; and even alleviates symptoms of Bell’s palsy and TMJ disorder. The result: a toned, more relaxed-looking face with improved complexion. Plus, there’s advice on cosmetics and nutrition tips.
Silence-deep inner silence opens the pathways to spiritual self-discovery. But where can we find that silence in our noisepolluted world? This book-and-CD set provides a practical toolkit for escaping the clashing sounds of everyday life. Through gentle insights and guided meditations, it provides a quiet space for making mindful choices, even in the midst of a world of physical noise.
978-1-4027-8046-2 • Paper with flaps (includes DVD) $14.95 • 8 x 7 • 192 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: W February 2011
978-1-4027-8416-3 • Hardcover & CD $14.95 • 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 112 pages • Sterling Ethos • Rights: W • June 2011
Live Without Pain:
Wiccapedia: A Modern-Day White Witch’s Guide
End Chronic Muscular Pain for Good
Shawn Robbins and Leanna Greenaway
Martha Peterson Unlearn the psychic and physical responses to stress that cause discomfort—in less than 15 minutes a day! These easy movements will relax and release chronically tight muscles, resulting in a more efficient, coordinated, and pain-free body. The accompanying DVD shows how this gentle workout can be done anywhere, anytime, at any age.
Wiccapedia provides a fresh and up-to-date look at witchcraft and gives readers a prescription for happiness. “Spiritual life coaches” and celebrity witches Shawn Robbins and Leanna Greenaway unlock the secrets of the Wicca universe, explaining what it means to become a 21st-century Witch. Newfound Witches will learn how to tap into magic and realize their dreams through a little witchy know-how.
978-1-4027-7459-1 • PB with flaps & DVD $19.95 • 7 x 9 208 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: W • January 2012
978-1-4027-7724-0 • Paper with flaps $14.95 • 7 x 9 224 pages (2 color) • Sterling Ethos • Rights: W • June 2011
Body, Mind, & Spirit
An Unexpected Life:
Living A Course in Miracles: The Essential
Speaking Through Art
Guide to the Classic Text
Debra Chwast, paintings by Seth Chwast
Diagnosed with autism, Seth Chwast was locked into his own world for years. Then, at age 20, he took a painting class, and revealed an innate ability to create amazing artworks that reflect his own unique perspective. Written by Seth’s mother, Debra, An Unexpected Life tells the story of her determination to help him find his voice. More than a memoir, this richly illustrated book is infused with hope and inspiration.
The essential guide to an influential, challenging, and best-selling spiritual work—one that can otherwise take a lifetime to understand. In 1976, a mysterious “Inner Voice” called out to Helen Schucman, dictating a system of belief that ultimately became A Course in Miracles. This book, totaling 1,333 pages, went on to sell more than two million copies around the world, in 19 languages. Jon Mundy, who knew the Course’s founders and the text from the beginning, illuminates its complex teachings on such subjects as forgiveness, desire, health, money, addiction, and the afterlife.
Paintings by Seth Chwast
Also Available: Letters to Sam; A Day at a Time
978-1-4027-7860-5 • Hard $19.95 • 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 • 224 pages Sterling Ethos • Rights: W • February 2011
978-1-4027-7403-4 • Hard $27.95 • 6 3/4 x 8 3/4 • 256 pages (all in color) Sterling • Rights: W • September 2011
Your Astrology Guide 2012
Your Personal Astrology Planner 2012 Capricorn
Rick Levine & Jeff Jawer, the world’s leading astrology team
Rick Levine and Jeff Jawer—astrology’s fastest-rising stars—go beyond mere prediction: they offer a cosmic weather report that explains planetary events and energies in a way that anyone can understand…and use. Their big, best-selling guide covers a full 17 months instead of 12, with spreads for each sign from August to December 2012 featuring a summary and mini calendar for each month.
Your Personal Astrology Planner 2012 Gemini 978-1-4027-7946-6
Your Personal Astrology Planner 2012 Leo 978-1-4027-7947-3
Your Personal Astrology Planner 2012 Libra 978-1-4027-7948-0
978-1-4027-7939-8 • Paper $12.95 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 • 448 pages (2 color) Sterling Ethos • Rights: W • July 2011
Your Personal Astrology Planner 2012 Pisces 978-1-4027-7949-7
Your Personal Astrology Planner 2012 Sagittarius 978-1-4027-7950-3
Your Personal Astrology Planner 2012 Scorpio 978-1-4027-7951-0
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Your Personal Astrology Planner 2012 Taurus 978-1-4027-7952-7
Paper $4.95 • 4 1/8 x 6 3/4 • 160 pages (2 color) Sterling Ethos • Rights: W • July 2011
Your Personal Astrology Planner 2012 Virgo 978-1-4027-7953-4
Your Personal Astrology Planner 2012 Aquarius 978-1-4027-7942-8
Your Personal Astrology Planner 2012 Aries 978-1-4027-7943-5
Your Personal Astrology Planner 2012 Cancer 978-1-4027-7944-2
60 Quick Baby Knits: Blankets, Booties, Sweaters and More in Cascade 220 Superwash
Napoleon, CEO: 6 Principles to Guide and Inspire Modern Leaders
From cozy cardigans to a pinwheel beret and tiny legwarmers, 60 Quick Baby Knits has something for every knitter…and every tot! Featuring the popular, affordable, and super-soft Cascade 220 yarn, these cute projects—a whimsical blanket shaped like a sheep, a vibrant “chulla” earflap hat, embroidered booties—designed for ages 0 to 24 months, will please even the fussiest babies.
The latest in Alan Axelrod’s popular CEO series spotlights Napoleon, the brilliant military strategist who also laid the administrative and judicial foundations for much of Western Europe. Axelrod explores six areas that constitute the core of what made Napoleon a great commander—Audacity, Vision, Empathy, Strategy, Logistics, and Tactics—and formulates some 60 business and leadership lessons framed in military analogies.
Also Available: 60 Quick Knits 978-1-936096-13-8 • Paper with flaps $17.95 • 8 x 9 176 pages (all in color) • Sixth&Spring Books Rights: W • May 2011
300 Classic Blocks for Crochet Projects Linda Schapper This updated edition of Linda Schapper’s crocheting classic showcases all-new diagrams and full-color photography. Some 300 variations on crocheted shapes range from classic patterns to fabulous originals, including circles, squares, triangles, hexagons, rosettes, and florals. Each design features a photo of the stitch, reader-friendly instructions, and an at-aglance diagram of the stitch pattern.
Also Available: Winston Churchill, CEO; Gandhi, CEO
978-1-4027-7906-0 • Hard $22.95 • 6 x 9 • 288 pages • Sterling Rights: W • June 2011
Also Available: Complete Book of Crochet Border Designs; Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs 978-1-60059-821-0 • Paper $17.95 • 8 x 10 256 pages (all in color) • Lark • Rights: W • May 2011
Managing Retirement Wealth Julie Jason, foreword by Jane Bryant Quinn
Bold Explorations of a Dynamic Ceramics Technique
Today, what many people fear most is losing their investable assets and having to modify their current lifestyle, replenish retirement savings, or postpone retirement. Respected financial advisor Julie Jason offers insights for solid portfolio management, including up-to-date information on rebalancing, asset allocation, sector rotation, hedging your own portfolio, and more.
Ray Hemachandra and Jim Romberg Raku is an ancient ceramics technique enjoying a modern-day renaissance. This stunning new entry in the highly successful 500 series demonstrates the vitality and invention of today’s raku art. Objects including cups, plates, bowls, vases, and statuary contribute to this international gallery of work, juried by Jim Romberg, one of the leading practitioners and teachers of raku in the world.
978-1-4027-8272-5 • Paper $14.95 • 7 x 9 224 pages • Sterling • Rights: W • June 2011
978-1-60059-294-2 • Paper with flaps $24.95 • 8 x 8 420 pages (all in color) • Lark • Rights: W • March 2011
The Mom’s Guide to Running a Business:
500 Silver Jewelry Designs:
Strategies for Work Success and Family Balance
The Powerful Allure of a Precious Metal
Marthe Le Van
This follow-up to Crafting a Business provides everything a mom needs to know to run a business and raise a family successfully. Through inspiring profiles, 28 women entrepreneurs share strategies on business development and operations, defining space and boundaries, and creating a viable work-family balance. A special workshop section explains entrepreneurial basics for those just starting out.
This new addition to the 500 series is an outstanding collection of handmade silver jewelry by both established and emerging international designers. From time-honored forging of cuffs and chokers to cutting-edge brooches and rings, silver’s beauty is fully revealed in a range of techniques, styles, and forms that will delight and challenge both the wearer and craftsman.
978-1-58816-802-3 • Hard $21.95 • 6 x 9 192 pages (all in color) • Hearst • Rights: WEX UK April 2011
978-1-60059-631-5 • Paper with flaps $24.95 • 8 x 8 420 pages (all in color) • Lark • Rights: W • April 2011
Negotiate to Win!:
The Art of Jewelry: Polymer Clay:
Talking Your Way to What You Want
Techniques, Projects, Inspiration
Patrick Collins, author of Speak with Power and Confidence
Katherine Duncan Aimone
Negotiation is not just a process, it’s an attitude—and one that we all can learn. Internationally recognized expert Patrick Collins presents an original, comprehensive guide to maximizing negotiation skills. Readers will learn how to overcome the fear of negotiation, assess situations, and apply the appropriate strategy—including how to manipulate the environment and when to bluff or confront.
Rarely has a volume featured so much pioneering work! Using the latest translucent, metallic, and liquid polymers, jewelry artists have pushed beyond the craft’s traditional boundaries. This state-of-the-art collection showcases inventive techniques, insights from contemporary innovators (including Judith Skinner, Luann Udell, Linda Haunaumi, and Mari O’Dell), and eye-opening pieces to inspire.
978-1-4027-8041-7 • Paper with flaps $12.95 • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 176 pages • Sterling • Rights: W • March 2011
978-1-60059-605-6 • Paper $19.95 • 8 1/2 x 10 152 pages (all in color) • Lark • Rights: W • March 2011
& Creative Projects for Jewelers
45 Quilt Blocks: Animals:
Marthe Le Van
A New Collection of Designs
Make a fabulous fashion statement FAST with this new entry in the popular 30-Minute series, which showcases 60 wonderfully inspired projects from top artists—each one created in half an hour. The rings use materials ranging from elegant gold and silver to pink pearls and repurposed items.
30-Minute Rings: 60 Quick
Quilters will love this fresh, modern collection of blocks featuring animal motifs. Each one includes templates in two sizes, making it easy to use in projects of various scales. In addition, this wonderful pattern book is flavored with the author’s own charming illustrations depicting the blocks in whimsical ways. This is a must-have in every quilter’s collection.
Also Available: 30-Minute Earrings; 30-Minute Necklaces
Also Available: 45 Quilt Block Flowers
978-1-60059-790-9 • Paper $21.95 • 8 x 9 • 136 pages (all in color) Lark • Rights: W • April 2011
978-1-60059-715-2 • Paper $17.95 • 8 1/2 x 11 • 112 pages (all in color) Lark • Rights: W • June 2011
Creative Beaded Jewelry
Big Little Felt Universe:
Sew It, Stuff It, Squeeze It, Fun!
Featuring more than 40 beautiful projects, Creative Beaded Jewelry will satisfy everyone from the beginning crafter to the avid and experienced beader. Noted jewelry designer Sigal Buzaglo presents an extensive array of techniques, followed by such stunning yet simple pieces as Crystal Hoop Earrings to a gorgeous and more challenging Six Flower Drop Necklace.
Enter the imaginative universe of felting, with this irresistible collection featuring a super-cute Asian-inspired aesthetic. The book includes more than 60 projects, from fruits and a felt knife for “slicing” them to a show-stopping birthday cake with decorations and detachable candles. Hundreds of photos and full-size templates make the crafting easy. 978-1-60059-675-9 • Paper $16.95 • 8 1/2 x 10 176 pages (all in color) • Lark • Rights: W • March 2011
978-1-936096-10-7 • Paper with flaps $19.95 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 • 144 pages (all in color) • Sixth&Spring Books Rights: WEX* • April 2011
Country Living The Handmade Home:
Creative Wire Jewelry
75 Projects for Soaps, Candles, Picture Frames, Pillows, Wreaths & Scrapbooks
Ariella Nachshon Wire jewelry is among today’s most exciting fashion statements, and this fully illustrated guide is a perfect introduction to the art. It covers basic techniques for molding, joining, and shaping, and explains how to use color and texture to create beautiful, harmonious, and striking designs. Forty unique projects include bracelets, necklaces, earrings, pins and other wearable art.
The Editors of Country Living Country Living knows that beautiful handcrafted accents are as essential to home-sweet-home as a comfy cushion to sink into at the end of a long day. Whether it’s richly indulgent herbal soaps, vintage-inspired pillows, a keepsake family album, or beeswax tapers, these 75 projects will warm your heart…and give a personal touch to every room in the house.
978-1-936096-11-4 • Paper with flaps $19.95 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 • 144 pages (all in color) • Sixth&Spring Books Rights: WEX* • April 2011
978-1-58816-828-3 • Paper with flaps $17.95 • 8 x 9 1/2 224 pages (all in color) • Hearst • Rights: WEX UK March 2011
Creating Glass Beads: A New Workshop to Expand Your Beginner Skills and Develop Your Artistic Voice
Crochet!: Techniques · Stitches · Patterns
Jeri L. Warhaftig
Forget about outdated designs—Crochet! is all about cutting-edge needlework! These sophisticated handmade masterpieces—all in wools, silks, cottons, bamboo, and microfibers—range from dresses and cover-ups to accessories and home décor items. Twenty patterns, each with a photo of the finished project, round out this updated and comprehensive course in crochet.
This technique-driven book propels beginning beaders many strides forward, introducing new skills and materials, encouraging aesthetic exploration, and giving specific instructions for creating 10 gorgeous flameworked glass beads. It’s aimed at the ambitious novice who seeks to go past the basics and explore techniques that will serve as building blocks to developing an individual style.
978-1-936096-14-5 • Flexibound $19.95 • 8 1/8 x 10 5/8 224 pages (all in color) • Sixth&Spring Books Rights: WENG • March 2011
978-1-60059-582-0 • Hard $24.95 • 8 1/2 x 10 144 pages (all in color) • Lark • Rights: W • March 2011
Gourds + Fiber: Embellishing Gourds with Basketry,
Craft Challenge: Dozens of Ways to Repurpose Scarves
Weaving, Stitching, Macramé & More
Ginger Summit & Jim Widess Two of the world’s leading experts combine gourd decorating and fiber arts for a fresh, up-to-date take on a centuries-old craft. Ginger Summit and Jim Widess will inspire gourd aficionados with a wide range of techniques, from coiling and plaiting to stitching and lacing. Thirty fabulous projects use pine needles, silk cord, leather, and beads.
It’s like magic! With an abracadabra and 30 simple projects, crafters can transform almost any scarf into a luxe pillow, plush bunny, breezy curtains, and other wonderful items. A basics section explains the techniques, how-to-illustrations serve as a guide, and, where necessary, templates are included.
978-1-60059-470-0 • Paper $19.95 • 8 1/2 x 10 144 pages (all in color) • Lark • Rights: W • April 2011
Knit Noro: 30 Designs in Living Color
Also Available: Craft Challenge: Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Tea Towel; Craft Challenge: Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Pillowcase
Japanese designer Eisaku Noro creates some of the world’s most prized yarns—made from exquisite natural materials and color—blended into stunning hues. This lush, beautifully styled book offers needleworkers of all skill levels breathtaking patterns that make the most of Noro’s creations. The projects, ranging from an Entrelac Scarf to a Felted Cloche, include ontrend fashion and accessories. Also Available: Noro
978-1-60059-777-0 • Paper $19.95 • 9 x 9 • 132 pages (all in color) Lark • Rights: W • April 2011
978-1-936096-15-2 • Hard $24.95 • 8 1/2 x 10 • 144 pages (all in color) • Sixth&Spring Books • Rights: W • June 2011
Custom Couture: 32 Ways to Transform Your Wardrobe with Needle and Thread
Knitopedia™: The Complete A to Z of Knitting
Hélène Le Berre
If knitters could own just one guide to their craft, Knitopedia™ would be their book of choice! Created by the trusted experts at Vogue® Knitting, this beautifully designed encyclopedia is an A-to-Z of knitting techniques, history, and lore: it’s filled with more than 400 individual articles and lavishly illustrated with hundreds of color photos, technical illustrations, charts, patterns, and maps.
The Editors of Vogue® Knitting magazine
Custom Couture shows fashion-forward—and budgetconscious—crafters how to reinvent their wardrobe using beginner-friendly sewing techniques. The styles are oh-sochic, with a decidedly French flair, and they range from retro and boho to rock-star cool and ultra-feminine. Each project comes with instructions for cutting, sewing, embroidering, or embellishing something truly unique and fabulous.
Also Available: Vogue® Knitting Stitchionary: Volume 1: Knit & Purl; Volume 2: Cable; Volume 3: Color Knitting; Volume 4: Crochet; Volume 5: Lace Knitting
978-1-936096-16-9 • Paper with flaps $17.95 8 3/4 x 10 • 144 pages (all in color) • Sixth&Spring Books Rights: WENG • April 2011
978-1-933027-61-6 • Hard $34.95 • 10 x 10 • 256 pages (all in color) • Sixth&Spring Books • Rights: W • March 2011
Knitting Over the Edge: Unique Ribs · Cords · Appliques · Colors · Nouveau—The Second Essential Collection of Over 350 Decorative Borders
Elegant Wire Jewelry: 20 Easy Projects Kathy Frey Boutiques, galleries, and juried fairs have showcased Kathy Frey’s distinctive wire jewelry, embedded with stone, glass, and pearl accents. Now, thanks to her lush guide, even beginners can craft her modern, stylish pieces. Step-by-step photos and instructions explain the basic techniques, from bending and wrapping to making simple spirals.
Nicky Epstein In this follow-up to the best-selling Knitting on the Edge, Nicky Epstein creates more than 350 color and shape combinations that will wow knitters of any level. Appliqués, cords, ties, loops, knots, braids, twists, and bobbles become extraordinary finishes for any project. A must-have title for every knitting library.
978-1-60059-606-3 • Paper $17.95 • 8 1/2 x 10 112 pages (all in color) • Lark • Rights: W • February 2011
978-1-936096-02-2 • Paper with flaps $19.95 • 11 x 8 1/2 196 pages (all in color) • Nicky Epstein Books Rights: W • February 2011
The French-Inspired Home, with French General
Masters: Book Arts:
Curated by Eileen Wallace
This irresistible new paperback—now in a new, sleek format— packages the charm of Kaari Meng and her wildly popular French General brand. It offers 40 easy design projects for the home and garden—from lavender sacheted pillows to covered hangers—all thoughtfully showcased with gorgeous photography and inspirational eye candy.
This collection in the popular Masters series, chosen and introduced by a top curator, shows field-defining work from 43 master book artists. The selections demonstrate conceptual, aesthetic, and technical excellence, as well as incredible beauty. Brief comments from the artists about their work, careers, and philosophies accompany the stunning images of their most innovative achievements.
Major Works by Leading Artists
978-1-60059-677-3 • Flexibound Paper $17.95 • 9 x 9 128 pages (all in color) • Lark • Rights: W • March 2011
978-1-60059-497-7 • Paper with flaps $24.95 • 9 x 8 330 pages (all in color) • Lark • Rights: W • April 2011
Stash Happy: Patchwork: 25 Sewing
Masters: Polymer Clay:
Major Works by Leading Artists Featuring the world’s most dazzling and innovative work, this new entry in the Masters series focuses on the popular medium of polymer clay. Curator Rachel Carren has selected 40 artists who have a unique skill and vision they convey through polymer. Vessels, jewelry, and sculptures of intricate design reflect a range of moods.
Projects for Fabric Lovers Cynthia Shaffer
Lark’s new Stash Happy series is the cure for the crafter’s dilemma: what to do with leftover fabric, yarn, and beads! The series kicks off with Patchwork, a hot sewing and quilting trend. Each book is full of fun ideas and projects. The collection offers twists on classic favorites plus a patchy panda doll, pieced cactus pincushion, and nesting patchwork bowls.
978-1-60059-584-4 • Paper with flaps $24.95 • 9 x 8 330 pages (all in color) • Lark • Rights: W • March 2011
Iris Schreier’s Innovative & Easy Techniques Iris Schreier A traditional knitting technique gets a new and easier spin, so that even beginners can master the process. This comprehensive course features themed tutorials, complete with handy practice exercises, as well as simple instructions, charts, and 29 fabulous projects. Start with a basic patchwork square pillow, and as skills build, move onto the rounded market bag, triangle hat, and zigzag scarf.
978-1-60059-612-4 • Paper $16.95 • 8 1/2 x 10 • 128 pages (all in color) Lark • Rights: W • May 2011
978-1-60059-797-8 • Paper $14.95 • 8 1/2 x 10 128 pages (all in color) • Lark • Rights: W • March 2011
The Penland Book of Glass:
Quick & Easy Paper Crafts:
Master Classes in Flamework Techniques
100 Fresh & Fun Projects to Make
From découpage, origami, and cutouts to card and bookmaking, paper crafts have never been more popular. Using a wide variety of techniques, this comprehensive book presents more than 100 simple, inexpensive, easy-to-create projects that take advantage of the huge selection of readily available specialty papers sold today.
From the renowned Penland School of Crafts comes a gorgeous gallery of techniques presented by the ten top contemporary flameworkers, each with a special area of expertise. These skilled masters offer a very personal perspective on their influences and work, with revelatory essays that present their views on flameworking plus photographic how-tos that showcase their specific skills.
978-1-60059-820-3 • Paper $17.95 • 8 1/2 x 11 320 pages (all in color) • Lark • Rights: W • May 2011
978-1-60059-679-7 • Paper with flaps $19.95 • 8 1/2 x 11 232 pages (all in color) • Lark • Rights: W • February 2011
Quilt National 2011
The Penland Book of Jewelry:
Master Classes in Jewelry Techniques
Presented on these pages are the most innovative quilts being designed today, all selected for the world-class 17th biennial international juried Quilt National exhibition. Large color photographs and the artists’ commentary will inspire the growing market of home quilters. All the pieces are genuine, standardsetting artworks meant for display, and serve as the model for other art quilts.
Marthe Le Van From Penland, the premier academy for fine crafting, comes a jewel of a volume: a splendidly photographed combination of how-to manual, coffee-table book, and reflective essays. The skills of 10 contemporary jewelers, who have taught at the school, are on display. From John Cogswell’s handsome forged metal to Heather White’s innovative casting, the material here is eye-opening and inspirational.
978-1-60059-799-2 • Hard $27.95 • 8 1/2 x 11 112 pages (all in color) • Lark • Rights: W • July 2011
978-1-60059-607-0 • Paper with flaps $19.95 • 8 1/2 x 11 232 pages (all in color) • Lark • Rights: W • February 2011
Sewn by Hand: Two Dozen Projects Stitched with
Polymer Clay Beads:
Techniques, Projects, Inspiration
Needle & Thread
Grant Diffendaffer, a star in the world of polymer clay beads, shares 20 of his favorite techniques in this comprehensive volume. His innovative methods, which range from handformed tubes, teardrops, and baguettes to fantastically layered mokume gane, result in breathtaking pieces. A stunning gallery provides crafters with a wealth of inspiration.
Part nostalgia, part modern “slow movement,” Sewn by Hand celebrates the gentle comforts of creating pieces the oldfashioned way. This contemporary collection allows stitchers to be eco-friendly and mobile. With 20 items ranging from fashionable pillows and patched jeans to useful pincushions, sewers will produce gorgeous results even as they experience the simple joys of traditional stitching.
978-1-60059-608-7 • Paper $19.95 • 8 1/2 x 10 144 pages (all in color) • Lark • Rights: W • March 2011
978-1-60059-668-1 • Paper with flaps $19.95 • 8 1/2 x 10 128 pages (all in color) • Lark • Rights: W • April 2011
Sherry Serafini’s Sensational Bead Embroidery: 25 Inspiring Jewelry Projects
Twelve by Twelve:
Deborah Boschert, Gerrie Congdon, Helen L. Conway, Kirsten Duncan, Terry Grant, Diane Perin Hock, Françoise Jamart, Kristin La Flamme, Karen Rips, Brenda Gael Smith, Terri Stegmiller & Nikki Wheeler
The International Art Quilt Challenge
One of the world’s top bead embroiderers and teachers has produced a stunning guide to her techniques and art. Serafini explains the fundamentals behind her work, from stitches to color theory, and lays out 25 beautifully textured projects—all featuring a fabulous focal-point bead. Also Available: Diane Fitzgerald’s Shaped Bead Work; Marsha Decoster’s Beaded Opulence; Laura McCabe’s Embellished Beadweaving
Twelve by Twelve examines the two-year-long international collaboration among 12 art quilters as they created 144 quilts based on 12 themes. A feature quilt from each theme receives an in-depth chapter. Not only does the book showcase the quilts themselves—it also examines the dynamics of developing a vibrant online community of artists.
978-1-60059-672-8 • Hard $24.95 • 8 1/2 x 10 128 pages (all in color) • Lark • Rights: W • April 2011
978-1-60059-666-7 • Paper with flaps $22.95 • 8 1/2 x 11 176 pages (all in color) • Lark • Rights: W • March 2011
The Weekend Crafter: Beading:
How 20 Stitchers Craft Their Look
20 Great Weekend Projects
From iridescent cubes and bright glass tubes to semiprecious stones and exotic silver cones, beads are an irresistible decorating device. This entry in the popular Weekend Crafter series gives beginners 20 easy-to-tackle ways to join the beading craze—including jewelry of every kind, accessories, home décor, and more. A beautiful gallery of finished items provides additional creative inspiration.
Twenty top stitchers take readers on a tour of their homes and studios—graciously offering their signature techniques— complete with stunning images of them surrounded by the style components that define their work and art. The profilees include best-selling authors such as Betz White, Kayte Terry, Megan Nicolay, and Kathy Cano Murillo as well as popular bloggers such as Heather Bailey.
978-1-60059-993-4 • Paper $9.95 • 8 1/2 x 11 80 pages (all in color) • Rankin Street Press • Rights: W March 2011
978-1-60059-791-6 • Flexibound Paper $19.95 • 8 1/2 x 10 144 pages (all in color) • Lark • Rights: W • May 2011
Simplicity® Simply the Best Fabric Guide:
The Weekend Crafter: Making Books and Journals: 20 Great Weekend Projects
From Simplicity®, one of the most famous names in sewing, comes a comprehensive guide to all things fabric- and fiber-related. Lavishly illustrated with color and archival photographs of fabrics and fabric-related items, this is the essential tome for textile fans everywhere. It covers fabric basics, natural and man-made fibers, fabric types, specialty finishes, trademark fabrics, and more!
The Home Sewer’s Ultimate Fiber Resource
Geared specifically to the beginner, Making Books and Journals offers a variety of simple and attractive projects, ranging from a traditionally bound wedding album to a trendy “jelly bean” book—all accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions, colorful, how-to photographs, and templates. 978-1-60059-994-1 • Paper $9.95 • 8 1/2 x 11 80 pages (all in color) • Rankin Street Press • Rights: W March 2011
978-1-936096-12-1 • Concealed Spiral-Bound Hard $24.95 8 x 9 • 172 pages (all in color) • Sixth&Spring Books Rights: W • June 2011
Steel Wire Jewelry: Stylish Designs · Simple Techniques · Artful Inspiration Brenda Schweder What has an impressively strong color and is readily available at hardware and craft stores, cheaper than silver, and incredibly pliable? Steel wire—a fantastic and easy-to-work-with material for making jewelry. This guide features 35 edgy projects, including those inspired by Alexander Calder, along with earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings, all perfect for the beginner. 978-1-60059-538-7 • Paper $22.95 • 8 1/2 x 10 128 pages (all in color) • Lark • Rights: W • March 2011
Surface Design for Ceramics Maureen Mills Now in paperback, this essential reference on clay design demonstrates embellishing techniques from faceting, carving, and burnishing to slip work to firing (glazing) and post-firing (decals, raku) methods. The author offers instructional images accompanied by her own recipes. A gallery of photos showcases the stunning results. 978-1-60059-782-4 • Paper with flaps $21.95 • 8 1/2 x 11 144 pages (all in color) • Lark • Rights: W • April 2011
Homemade Living: Keeping Bees with Ashley English: All You Need to Know to
Homemade Living: Home Dairy with Ashley English: All You Need to Know to Make Cheese, Yogurt, Butter & More
Tend Hives, Harvest Honey & More
Ashley English provides a feast of information for dairy-loving foodies! She guides readers through the essentials in four topic-specific sections: Butter & Ghee, Cultured Dairy Products, Cheese, and Ice Cream. Each primer offers need-to-know facts, photos, troubleshooting tips, profiles, and Ashley’s own recipes for making butter, sour cream, and cheese from scratch—as well as 10 seasonal dishes.
Heard the buzz? Beekeeping is back! Communities have embraced it as a source of sustainable food and environmental goodness. For those who want to join the “hive” of keepers, Ashley English has the lowdown on the key issues, from space and time considerations to local ordinances to the basics of acquiring, housing, and caring for bees year-round. Plus, get ten tested honey-centric recipes!
978-1-60059-626-1 • Hard $19.95 • 8 x 9 • 136 pages (all in color) Lark • Rights: W • March 2011
978-1-60059-627-8 • Hard $19.95 • 8 x 9 • 136 pages (all in color) Lark • Rights: W • March 2011
Also Available in the Series:
Homemade Living: Canning & Preserving with Ashley English 978-1-60059-491-5
Homemade Living: Keeping Chickens with Ashley English 978-1-60059-490-8
Candy Shots: 150 Decadent, Delicious Drinks for Your Sweet Tooth
Cosmo’s Official Cocktail Book:
The Editors of Cosmopolitan
Swedish Fish. Strawberry Cheesecake. Candy Cane. No, we’re not talking about food; these treats are cocktails! The hottest bar drinks are sweet concoctions, and here’s a hip, authoritative guide to shots, shooters, and slammers that taste like today’s most popular candies and desserts. Loaded with photos of exotic beverages, this collection will indulge your sweet tooth and unleash your wild side.
Because nothing’s hotter than a girl who can make a killer drink, here’s a bar-full of cocktail recipes served up Cosmo style: sexy and luscious. This collection features dozens of the magazine’s most delicious and easy-to-make drinks, organized by mood or occasion. Enticing Conversation Starters as well as Cool Facts and Bonus Tips will also help turn the reader into an irresistible mixologist.
978-1-4027-7125-5 • Flexibound $12.95 • 5 3/8 x 6 160 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: W • June 2011
978-1-58816-887-0 • Spiral-Bound Hard $17.95 • 5 x 7 160 pages (all in color; 100+ illustrations) • Hearst Rights: W • April 2011
Carrots ‘N’ Cake: Healthy Living One Carrot and Cupcake at a Time
For Cod and Country: More than 250 Simple,
The Sexiest Drinks for Every Occasion
Delicious, Sustainable Fish Recipes
From one of the most popular blogs comes an innovative, even fun way to diet. Carrots ‘N’ Cake is all about eating your carrots…and savoring your cupcake, too. Tina Haupert shows how to drop the pounds and keep them off by adopting eating habits that are healthy, balanced, and above all, livable. She serves up easy-to-follow fitness routines, food tips, and her most popular feature: cookie Friday.
For Cod and Country
Even though there are hundreds of types of fish, most chefs use only a few varieties. By combining all manner of fish with vegetables, chef and restaurateur Barton Seaver fosters sustainability in the sea and on the farm. Organized by season, For Cod and Country features only fish caught in those months (plus “a fifth season” for farmed fish), along with lists of alternate fish to substitute. 978-1-4027-7775-2 • Hard $24.95 • 9 x 9 304 pages (all in color; over 200 photos) • Sterling Epicure Rights: W • May 2011
978-1-4027-7824-7 • Paper with flaps $19.95 • 7 x 9 256 pages (2-color) • Sterling Epicure • Rights: W April 2011
Good Housekeeping Grilling:
More than 275 Perfect Year-Round Recipes
Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen- & Gluten-Free Vegetarian Recipes
The Editors of Good Housekeeping
Kim Lutz & Megan Hart
Fire up the grill—and everyone’s appetites—with this comprehensive cookbook from Good Housekeeping! America’s favorite test kitchens and America’s favorite cooking method come together to serve up more than 275 delectable recipes to prepare both indoors and out. From panini to pizzas to 35 kinds of burgers—plus advice on techniques and informative sidebars—this is truly a complete grilling guide.
This unique cookbook offers more than 200 delicious gluten& allergen-free recipes for the whole family. Staying healthy is easy with these mouthwatering options for every meal, plus snacks and holiday fare—including savory muffins and breads; hearty pumpkin risotto; and desserts like hot fudge cake. This is an inspired resource for any family or group that has varied dietary needs.
978-1-58816-714-9 • Hard $24.95 • 7 3/8 x 9 1/4 304 pages (all in color) • Hearst • Rights: WEX* • April 2011
978-1-4027-7185-9 • Paper $17.95 • 7 3/8 x 9 1/4 224 pages (2 color) • Sterling • Rights: W • May 2011
Good Housekeeping Pasta!: Our Best Recipes from Fettucine Alfredo & Pasta Primavera to Sesame Noodles & Baked Ziti The Editors of Good Housekeeping Everyone loves pasta—so this collection of Good Housekeeping’s 100 all-time family favorites is sure to please. From cheesy raviolis to hearty baked casseroles, seafood classics, and wholegrain noodles with veggies, there’s a triple-tested recipe for every occasion. Tips on selecting, preparing, and storing pasta ensure delicious dishes every time. 978-1-58816-875-7 • Concealed Spiral-Bound Hard $14.95 6 x 9 • 160 pages (all in color) • Hearst • Rights: WEX* April 2011
Good Housekeeping Simple Vegan!: Delicious Meat-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes Every Family Will Love
The Editors of Good Housekeeping Whether you’re embracing a vegan lifestyle, adding a few vegan dishes to your meal plan, or cooking for a special guest, this book is your road map to delicious vegan eating! From Pumpkin Pancakes to Polenta with Spicy Eggplant Sauce to Deep Chocolate Cupcakes (and even Mac and Cheese!), this tasty collection offers 100 irresistible recipes the whole family will love. 978-1-58816-868-9 • Concealed Spiral-Bound Hard $14.95 6 x 9 • 160 pages (all in color) • Hearst • Rights: WEX* March 2011
The Great Potluck Cookbook: Our Favorite Recipes for Carry-In Suppers, Brunch Buffets, Tailgate Parties & More! The Editors of Good Housekeeping Good Housekeeping takes the “luck” out of potluck with ten seasonal menus that are always good to go! From hearty chili for Super Bowl Sunday to Syrupy Banana-Nut Overnight French Toast to sweeten up a Mother’s Day brunch, these triple-tested dishes will be the star of any gathering. 978-1-58816-827-6 • Concealed Spiral-Bound Hard $12.95 5 x 7 • 176 pages (all in color) • Hearst • Rights: WEX* April 2011
The Little Book of Pies & Tarts:
50 Easy Homemade Favorites to Bake & Share The Editors of Country Living This magnificent little cookbook explains everything needed to make perfect pies and tarts with ease. Rolling, shaping, and baking piecrusts will be a joy with the 50 foolproof recipes organized by difficulty—from a simple Banana Cream Pie to a savory Pesto and Ricotta Quiche to a sophisticated Strawberry Tart with a rosemary- and tarragon-scented crust. Also Available: Good Housekeeping The Great Christmas Cookie Swap Cookbook 978-1-58816-856-6 • Concealed Spiral-Bound Hard $12.95 5 x 7 • 144 pages (all in color) • Hearst • Rights: WEX UK April 2011
Popular Mechanics 75 Tools Every Man Needs: And How to Use Them Like a Pro
House Beautiful Blue: 350 Inspiring Ways to Decorate with Blue
James Kidd Welcome to Popular Mechanic’s ultimate toolkit guide, filled with facts on 75 tools that every man should own. It covers not only the expected choices (a sledgehammer, drill, and circular saw), but also some surprises—like earmuffs, a cold chisel, and a chalk line. Purchase tips, plus details on what each tool does and how to use it, make this book as indispensable as a hammer and wrench.
The definitive book on the most popular color in decorating— beautifully wrapped in gorgeous blue fabric. Affordable and attractive, House Beautiful Blue is perfect for the home decorator. It covers everything from paint colors to wallpaper, fabrics to accessories, and features inspiring quotes from professional interior designers who explain how they have used blue successfully in their own rooms.
978-1-58816-872-6 • Concealed Spiral-Bound Hard $14.95 5 x 7 • 176 pages (all in color) • Hearst • Rights: W May 2011
978-1-58816-823-8 • Hard $19.95 • 5 x 7 • 288 pages (all in color) Hearst • Rights: WEX* • April 2011
150 Ways to Dress Your Windows: A Decorating
Guide to Curtains, Sheers & Shades The Editors of Country Living
Sure to inspire, this beautifully photographed book showcases a multitude of drapes, shades, and window treatments, delving into the nuances of styles, fabrics, colors, and finishing touches. Both classic and innovative treatments are on display, helping home designers learn about the many types of window styles, why to choose one over the other, and how to integrate them into their décor. 978-1-58816-546-6 • Hard $19.95 • 8 x 9 160 pages (all in color) • Hearst • Rights: WEX UK April 2011
Building Country Comforts: Wisdom on Living
a Sustainable, Back-to-Basics Life Robert Inwood & Christian Bruyère
Perfect for today’s focus on green building techniques and self-reliance, this how-to guide combines and updates two classics—In Harmony with Nature and Country Comforts. Heartwarming and informative, the book showcases homes and step-by-step building projects by non professionals, along with their personal stories. “One of the best books available on up-to-date log construction.”—Mother Earth News 978-1-4027-5774-7 • Paper with flaps $19.95 • 8 1/2 x 10 448 pages (b&w illus. throughout) • Sterling • Rights: W May 2011
Country Living Perfect Patterns for Walls, Floors, Fabrics and Furniture Marie Proeller Hueston Stripes and checks, florals and pictorials: these are the favorite patterns of country-style decorating, and they instantly add color, warmth, and personality to any room. Country Living’s lavishly illustrated and informative new volume shows readers countless ways to introduce an array of patterns into their home, along with expert advice on exactly what makes various combinations work, and why. 978-1-58816-876-4 • Paper with flaps $14.95 • 8 x 9 160 pages (all in color) • Hearst • Rights: WEX UK February 2011
Dog Days: A Year in the
Oscar Mayer Weinermobile Dave Ihlenfeld
The Pavement Art and Illusion of Kurt Wenner
A hilarious “behind the buns” look at life in the iconic Oscar Mayer Wienermobile! It was the ultimate post-college road trip: a year-long journey in a 27-foot-long fiberglass hotdog across the US and Europe. Rife with breakdowns, meaty puns, the burdens of instant celebrity, and more Wiener Whistles than anyone could ever hope for, Ihlenfeld’s uproarious tale of his time behind the wheel is a coming-of-age story—as irreverent as it is touching.
Asphalt Renaissance is a brilliant account of the rebirth and re-imagining of the art of street painting by top artist Kurt Wenner. He revolutionized this tradition by creating a technique for drawing on pavement in 3-D. This system enables him to craft astounding images that reach out of the ground toward the viewer and appear perilously deep. Wenner has traveled the world over and his incredible art is both a global and an Internet phenomenon.
978-1-4027-7610-6 • Hard $17.95 • 5 x 7 1/8 • 224 pages (b/w photos throughout) • Union Square Press • Rights: W • July 2011
978-1-4027-7126-2 • Paper and DVD $21.95 • 8 x 10 • 304 pages (all in color) Sterling Innovation • Rights: W • August 2011
My Boyfriend Wrote a Book About Me: And Other Stories I Shouldn’t Share with Acquaintances, Coworkers, Taxi Drivers, Assistants, Job Interviewers, Bikini Waxers and Ex/ Current/ Future Boyfriends But Have
At Home: What It Means and Why It Matters Mary Gordon Where do you live? The answer to this seemingly simple question can be more complicated than you’d think. Drawing on personal experience, Mary Gordon examines various forms of abode—from her childhood house in Far Rockaway to apartments in Palo Alto, Rome, and the Upper West Side—as well as the very concept of “home” and how it has evolved over time.
Hilary Winston TV writer Hilary Winston offers up a witty collection of autobiographical tales about her misadventures in dating. Just when she feels she’s getting her life together, Hilary discovers that her ex has written a novel about their relationship in which he calls her the “fat-assed girlfriend.” Her response to this affront is just one of the stories in this deliciously funny, laugh-out-loud, tell-all.
978-1-4027-6836-1 • Hard $14.95 • 4 1/2 x 7 • 112 pages Sterling • Rights: W • April 2011
978-1-4027-7979-4 • Hard $17.95 • 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 240 pages • Sterling • Rights: WENG • May 2011
Rockin’ in the New World:
Disco: The Music, The Times, The Era Johnny Morgan
Taking Your Band from Basement to Stage
This is the ultimate compendium for dancing queens and the hustle-happy. From its beginnings in Paris, disco quickly spread to a club on LA’s Sunset Strip, ultimately becoming a lifestyle that influenced everything from music and dancing to movies to fashion. Disco captures this incredible phenomenon with great storytelling and lavish photos and memorabilia from the 1960s, ‘70s, and ‘80s.
Bob Tulipan Part field guide, part artistic coaching session, this rockin’ book explains the ins and outs of the music industry. Bob Tulipan —who has worked with such bands as Talking Heads and The Police—shares his expertise to help musicians protect their art and their interests. Filled with anecdotes, interviews, and sample templates for budgets and contracts, it addresses the hurdles every band faces.
978-1-4027-8035-6 • Hard $27.95 • 9 x 12 288 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: WENG • May 2011
978-1-4027-7058-6 • Paper with flaps $14.95 • 6 x 9 224 pages Sterling • Rights: W • July 2011
The Hero of a Hundred Fights:
Collected Stories from the Dime Novel King, from Buffalo Bill to Wild Bill Hickock Ned Buntline, edited and introduced by Clay Reynolds The Wild West came alive under the pen of Edward Zane Carroll Judson, who wrote many beloved “dime novels ”under the pseudonym Ned Buntline. From Buffalo Bill to Wild Bill Hickock, these vivid tales feature some of the most colorful characters on the American landscape. This anthology gathers a selection of his work, including four unabridged novels, each with an introduction by author Clay Reynolds. 978-1-4027-5842-3 • Hard $24.95 • 6 x 9 • 448 pages Union Square Press • Rights: W • June 2011
Marilyn: Intimate Exposures Susan Bernard, photographs by Bruno Bernard
2012 is the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death, and this lavishly illustrated book celebrates her enduring beauty through photographs—many never before published—by legendary Hollywood photographer Bruno Bernard, known for his iconic photograph of Marilyn standing over the subway grate in a billowing white dress. The images cover key moments in Marilyn’s life—including her first professional sitting in 1946—enlivened by fascinating excerpts from Bruno’s journal.
978-1-4027-8001-1 • Hard $35.00 • 10 x 12 • 160 pages (all in color) Sterling • Rights: W • October 2011
Photographs by Bruno Bernard/Bernard of Hollywood
Visible Magic: The Art of Optical Illusions
Focus: Found Faces: Your World, Your Images
Robert Ausbourne Optical illusions, a magical melding of science and art, appeal to all ages. This lavish full-color book looks at both the science (the peculiarities of human vision that make illusions possible) and the art (famous deceptive images and their creators). Included are a wide variety of eye-fooling tricks, including those practiced by Mother Nature herself.
In the clouds, the bark of a tree, a winking parking meter, mischievous machinery: faces seem to be everywhere, emerging from everyday items, nature, and chance compositions. Focus: Found Faces celebrates the humor—and humanity—of encountering familiar features in unexpected places. Shot by everyday photographers, these delightfully surprising images convey a sense of joy, discovery, and magic.
978-1-4027-6698-5 • Paper with flaps $19.95 • 8 1/2 x 10 176 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: W • October 2011
978-1-60059-792-3 • Hard $14.95 • 7 x 7 180 pages (all in color) • Lark • Rights: W • March 2011
Zombie High Yearbook '64
Focus: Letters: Your World, Your Images
Whether they’re glowing from a neon sign or scrawled as graffiti on the wall, letters are both meaningful and beautiful. They also seem to pop up where you least expect them—on a bicycle wheel that looks like an “O” or wooden boards that form an “E.” With approximately 250 images taken by amateur photographers, Focus: Letters shines a spotlight on the infinity of ways letters decorate our world.
Printed in blood-spattered black and white, this lovingly, gorily constructed tribute to high school yearbooks of old is hilarious in its attention to period detail even as it celebrates the 1960s zombie youth “afterlifestyle.” With tendon-snapping precision, author and artist Jeff Busch has captured a dynamic moment in an all-American zombie high school’s history.
Also Available: Focus: Love; Focus: Passages
978-1-4027-8471-2 • Hard $14.95 • 8 1/2 x 11 128 pages (2 color; 250-400 illustrations) • Sterling Rights: W • May 2011
978-1-60059-711-4 • Hard $14.95 • 7 x 7 180 pages (all in color) • Lark • Rights: W • May 2011
The King Whisperers:
Power Behind the Throne, from Rasputin to Rove
A Life in Photographs Created by New York Times bestselling author/editor David Elliot Cohen; text by Peter Robinson; foreword by Newt Gingrich and Callista Gingrich
Throughout history, behind so many de facto rulers, there can often be found a shadowy puppetmaster pulling the strings. Using examples from Machiavelli, Catherine de Medici and Alexander Hamilton to Dick Cheney, Zhou Enlai and Joseph Stalin, Kerwin Swint presents profiles of notorious “king whisperers,” spanning the globe and historical periods, showing how they employed unique styles of power politics to wrest control.
This illustrated book commemorates the life and presidency of Ronald Wilson Reagan—who renewed America’s sense of optimism, revived its economy, and won the Cold War without firing a single shot. Peter Robinson, Reagan’s special assistant and speechwriter, has written the text and captions. The book features six annotated landmark speeches and an introduction by Newt and Callista Gingrich. Also Available: Mandela; Obama
978-1-4027-7201-6 · Hard $19.95 · 6 x 9 · 288 pages (b/w chapter openers) Union Square Press · Rights: W · March 2011
978-1-4027-8057-8 · Hard $24.95 · 9 1/8 x 10 7/8 • 224 pages (all in color) Rights: W · February 2011
1948: Harry Truman’s Improbable Victory and the
Common Sense and Rights of Man: Bold-faced
Year that Transformed America
thoughts on revolution, reason, and personal freedom
David Pietrusza, author of 1960—LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon
by Thomas Paine, edited by Laura Ross
The behind-the-headline true story of Harry Truman’s stunning upset! David Pietrusza achieves for 1948’s presidential race what he previously did in his acclaimed: 1960—bringing history to life and spellbinding readers with tales of the highest drama while simultaneously presenting the issues, personalities, and controversies of this pivotal era with laserlike clarity.
The newest entry in our popular Bold-faced series offers an innovative reading of Thomas Paine's two most influential essays. Readers will find inspiration in this unique edition, which features the authoritative text of Paine's works, highlighted important passages, an introduction that examines his concepts from today's perspective, and writing exercises with lined pages.
978-1-4027-6748-7 • Hard $24.95 • 6 x 9 512 pages (two 8-pg b&w inserts) • Union Square Press Rights: WENG • October 2011
Also Available: Confucious; Sun Tzu's Art of War; Machiavelli's The Prince; Walden 978-1-4027-7867-4 • Flexibound $12.95 • 4 1/2 x 5 7/8 448 pages (2 color) • Sterling Innovation • Rights: W April 2011
Popular Mechanics What Went Wrong:
Silk Road Mark Norell
Investigating the Greatest Man-made and Natural Disasters
Silk Road takes readers on an expedition along Asia’s legendary trade routes. Spanning centuries of history, this engrossing book— created in conjunction with the world-famous American Museum of Natural History—explores major stops in China, Uzbekistan, Iraq, and beyond. Discover the incredible goods these places invented and how they traded these commodities along with language, religion, art, and culture. The AMNH exhibition will travel to Singapore, Taiwan, Australia, and Italy. The author has traveled the world in over 20 scientific expeditions.
William Hayes and the editors of Popular Mechanics
Combining original reporting with dramatic photographs and detailed illustrations, Popular Mechanics presents a look at the science behind the most devastating events around the world over the past 100 years—including the recent Gulf oil spill, Haitian earthquake, and volcanic eruptions in Iceland. Each chapter includes a fact-filled section with practical advice on surviving various disasters, natural and man-made.
Also Available: Race to the End 978-1-4027-8137-7 • Hard $40.00 • 9 7/8 x 11 1/2 • 288 pages (all in color) Sterling Innovation • Rights: W • October 2011
978-1-58816-545-9 • Hard $24.95 • 7 3/8 x 9 1/4 • 240 pages (all in color) Hearst • Rights: W • May 2011
The Real History of World War II:
The Pope’s War: How Ratzinger’s Thirty-Year
Crusade Imperiled the Church, and What Must Be Saved
A New Look at the Past
In a refreshing colloquial voice, acclaimed historian Alan Axelrod recounts the key events of World War II with humanity and drama. Authoritative, non academic, and appealingly designed, The Real History of World War II explores the ideological and economic causes of the war and the motivations of those involved. Sidebars provide alternative histories, trivia, and the truth behind popular myths.
A provocative look at corruption in the Catholic Church, focusing on Josef Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI. Matthew Fox details his personal 12-year battle with Ratzinger, and interprets Church misdeeds in a unique way that sheds light on current papal controversies. His vision for a new Catholicism is truly universal, rather than Vatican-based, celebrating justice, critical thinking, and diversity.
978-1-4027-7999-2 • Paper $17.95 • 6 3/4 x 8 3/4 400 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: W • May 2011
978-1-4027-8629-7 • Hard $22.95 • 6 x 9 224 pages • Sterling • R ights: W • March 2011
Four movie tie-ins from Sterling!
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Meet Rango—the irresistible chameleon who rides to the rescue in four hilarious books adapted from Paramount’s star-studded animated film. Lost and unsure of himself, Rango makes his way to the tumbleweeds town of Dirt, where he tells one heckuva tall tale about who he is and where he comes from. Soon this unlikely hero is oﬀ on the adventure of a lifetime, confronting the West’s wickedest, most entertaining outlaws. It’s a rollicking showdown no one will want to miss! • Directed by Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean) and voiced by an all-star cast including Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Alfred Molina, Harry Dean Stanton, Ned Beatty, Bill Nighy, Cloris Leachman, and Ray Winstone.
Rango: A Hero at Last
Rango: The Movie Storybook
Justine and Ron Fontes
A Level 2 reader that spotlights one of the film’s most exciting scenes.
An image-packed storybook.
978-1-4027-8444-6 Paper $3.95 · 6 x 9 32 pages (all in color) Sterling · Rights: W · March 2011
978-1-4027-8442-2 Hard $9.95 · 8 1/2 x 11 48 pages (all in color) Sterling · Rights: W · March 2011
Rango: The Novel
Rango: The New Sheriff in Town
Justine and Ron Fontes
An easy-to-read novel adapted from the film.
A picture book for young readers featuring all the film’s highlights.
978-1-4027-8443-9 Paper $4.95 · 5 1/8 x 7 5/8 144 pages (8pp photo insert) Sterling · Rights: W · March 2011
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978-1-4027-8441-5 Paper $3.95 · 8 x 8 24 pages (all in color) Sterling · Rights: W · March 2011
Every INSIDE book features 10 astounding vertical and horizontal foldouts! All 4 titles are: 9 x10 • 48 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: W • July 2011 Inside Butterflies
Hazel Davies, illustrated by Melisa Beveridge
Andra Serlin Abramson and Mordecai-Mark Mac Low
Inside Butterflies will thrill young readers with close-up looks at their favorite insect! This beautiful book covers everything from biology to conservation in a childfriendly context: kids can observe each stage of metamorphosis, watch butterflies feed in a tropical rainforest, follow monarchs on their long migration, and shadow scientists to see how they work.
At last, clear, accessible, and fascinating information about stars—what they’re made of, how far away they are, how scientists study them—has been collected into one volume created in partnership with the American Museum of Natural History. With dazzling photographs and diagrams, plus 10 eye-popping vertical and horizontal gatefolds, Inside Stars is a must-have for any budding astronomer.
978-1-4027-7874-2 • Hard • $16.95 978-1-4027-8161-2 • Flexibound with flaps • $9.95
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Young readers will get the inside scoop on why and where the millions of earthquakes that occur each year happen. Stunning gatefolds and photographs from on the ground and from satellites in space, first-person accounts, coverage of the recent Haiti disaster, and the latest scientific information, make Inside Earthquakes a fascinating, rippedfrom-the-headlines look at this natural phenomenon.
What makes a volcano blow its top? Do volcanoes exist in space? What do brave volcanologists learn by climbing right into a volcano’s mouth? In the wake of the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull, everyone wants to know! Ten spectacular gatefolds, plus incredible photos, graphs, maps, diagrams, and first-person stories, take intrepid young explorers right to the source to find out.
978-1-4027-5877-5 • Hard • $16.95 978-1-4027-8163-6 • Flexibound with flaps • $9.95
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The Odyssey: A Pop-Up Book Sam Ita
Also Available IN THE SERIES:
From a man-eating Cyclops to a mysterious goddess, this action/adventure is filled with thrilling twists and turns! This phenomenal new graphic novel retelling of Homer’s classic epic was created by multitalented artist Sam Ita, author of the best-sellling pop-up versions of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea; Moby-Dick; and Frankenstein. “The idea of combining a graphic novel with pop-ups is brilliant.”—Robert Sabuda
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: 978-1-4027-5776-1 Moby Dick: 978-1-4027-4528-7 Frankenstein: 978-1-4027-5865-2 Rights sold in: Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, and Spain (Castilian and Catalan) 978-1-4027-5867-6 • Hard $26.95 • 9 1/4 x 11 1/2 8 pages • Sterling Rights: W • October 2011
Blowin’ in the Wind
illustrated by Scott Hartman
by Bob Dylan
From Apatosaurus to Zupaysaurus, the 26 dinosaur friends in this oversized board book will enchant preschoolers and help them learn their ABCs. Developed in conjunction with paleontologists at the American Museum of Natural History, it features extra-large letters; bright, detailed illustrations of the dinos (many on display in the museum); and information about each creature.
Following Man Gave Names to All the Animals comes a stunning picture book version of one of Bob Dylan's most beloved and popular songs: the anthemic Blowin' in the Wind. Dylan's poetic lyrics defined an era, and the song has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. This beautifully illustrated interpretation comes with a CD of Dylan performing the song. Also Available: Man Gave Names to All the Animals
978-1-4027-7715-8 • Board $7.95 • 10 x 10 16 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: W • February 2011
978-1-4027-8002-8 • Hard $17.95 • 9 1/2 x 11 • 32 pages Sterling • Rights: WENG • September 2011
Art for Kids: Comic Strips: Create Your Own Comic Strips from Start to Finish
Classic Starts™ Audio: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Retold from the Jules Verne original
Kids love comic strips…and now they can devise their own imaginative illustrations and stories with this inspirational book in the Art for Kids series. Cartoon Network designer Art Roche shows them how, from creating appealing characters to fine-tuning the finished work. Loads of practical tips and hands-on activities help hone technique.
Jules Verne’s classic science-fiction fantasy carries its hero —Professor Aronnax of the Museum of Paris—on a thrilling and dangerous journey far below the waves to see what creatures live in the ocean’s depths. In the process, Verne imagined a vessel that had not yet been invented: the submarine.
978-1-4027-8474-3 • Paper $9.95 • 8 1/2 x 10 112 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: W • June 2011
978-1-4027-7364-8 • Paper & CD $9.95 • 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 160 pages (10 b/w illus.) • Sterling Rights: World excl Korea • May 2011
The Big Book of Pirates
Classic Starts™ Audio: A Little Princess
Joan and Albert Vinyoli, illustrated by Xosé Tomás
Retold from the Frances Hodgson Burnett original
Ahoy, mateys! Prepare for adventure on the high seas, where the Jolly Roger flies high, and bloodthirsty rogues sail in search of victims. Based on history and legend, the fifth title in the popular “Big Book” series brings brave readers face-to-face with some of the most notorious pirates of all time, from Blackbeard to the ruthless Captain Scarfield. What a chilling, thrilling, treat!
Poor Sara Crewe. Once upon a time her beloved father pampered and adored her. But ever since he died, leaving her alone and penniless, she’s caught in the cruel clutches of Miss Minchin, the headmistress at the Select Seminary for Young Ladies where Sara once studied. This timeless tale of a poor orphan has won children’s hearts for a century—and remains a favorite.
Also Available: Big Book of Fairies; Big Book of Knights; Big Book of Horror
978-1-4027-7360-0 • Paper & CD $9.95 • 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 160 pages (10 b/w illus.) • Sterling Rights: World excl Korea • May 2011
978-1-4027-8056-1 • Hard $12.95 • 8 1/2 x 10 • 112 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: WENG • March 2011
Classic Starts™: Greek Myths
Quiet Bunny’s Many Colors
Retold from the classic originals, illustrated by Eric Freeberg From Icarus’s legendary flight to Orpheus’s trip to the underworld, this stunning edition brings to life 15 classic Greek myths. Easy to read and beautifully illustrated, it includes Heracles’ mighty tasks, Pandora’s box, King Midas’s golden touch, and more!
The brilliantly colorful follow-up to Lisa McCue’s best-selling Quiet Bunny! Quiet Bunny loves the bright colors of spring: the yellow ducks, green frogs, and blue jays— everything but his own brown and wintry white fur. It takes the help of a wise old owl for Bunny to realize that it’s the rainbow of colors—including his own—that makes the world so beautiful.
978-1-4027-7312-9 • Hard $5.95 • 5 3/8 x 7 1/2 160 pages (10 b/w illus.) • Sterling • Rights: W • June 2011
Classic Starts™: Grimm’s Fairy Tales Retold from the Brothers Grimm original, illustrated by Eric Freeberg
Also Available: Quiet Bunny
Once upon a time… there were two brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, who gave the world some of the best-loved fairy tales ever written. From “Cinderella” and “Rumpelstiltskin” to “Snow White” and “The Brave Little Tailor,” this charming anthology offers young readers a wonderful introduction to 12 of the Grimms’ most popular stories.
978-1-4027-7209-2 • Hard $14.95 • 9 1/2 x 11 1/4 32 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: W • March 2011
978-1-4027-7311-2 • Hard $5.95 • 5 3/8 x 7 1/2 160 pages (10 b/w illus.) • Sterling • Rights: W • June 2011
Classic Starts™: Journey to the Center of the Earth
Classic Starts™ Audio: Black Beauty Retold from the Anna Sewell original
Retold from the Jules Verne original, illustrated by Eric Freeberg
Black Beauty is the classic horse story, a touching tale told by the title character himself. Set in Victorian London, it follows Beauty’s life and changing fortunes as he moves from owner to owner. As the horse encounters new experiences and new friends who reveal their own histories, the story quietly paints a fascinating portrait of how animals were treated during that era.
“Go down the crater of the volcano Snaefells. Follow the shadow just before the month of July. You will find your way to the center of the Earth. I did it.” That mysterious message propels a young man and his uncle on the adventure of a lifetime: to a prehistoric world below the earth where dinosaurs and other creatures roam. Jules Verne’s classic fantasy will enchant a new generation of readers.
978-1-4027-7363-1 • Paper & CD $9.95 • 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 160 pages (10 b/w illus.) • Sterling Rights: World excl Korea • May 2011
978-1-4027-7313-6 • Hard $5.95 • 5 3/8 x 7 1/2 160 pages (10 b/w illus.) • Sterling • Rights: W • June 2011
Classic Starts™ Audio: Little Women
Classic Starts™: The Odyssey
Retold from the Louisa May Alcott original
Retold from the Homer original, illustrated by Eric Freeberg
Louisa May Alcott’s immortal story, set during the Civil War, has always captivated even the most reluctant readers. Little girls, especially, love following the adventures of the four March sisters—Meg, Beth, Amy, and the tomboy Jo—as they experience the joys and disappointments, tragedies and triumphs, of growing up. This simpler version captures all the charm of the original.
Homer’s epic tale of the warrior Odysseus’s decades-long struggle to return home after the Trojan War is simply and beautifully retold, with all the drama intact. Young readers will thrill at Odysseus’s adventures with the man-eating Cyclops; the enchantress Circe, who turns his crew into pigs; and the angry sea god Poseidon. 978-1-4027-7334-1 • Hard $5.95 • 5 3/8 x 7 1/2 160 pages (10 b/w illus.) • Sterling • Rights: W • June 2011
978-1-4027-7361-7 • Paper & CD $9.95 • 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 160 pages (10 b/w illus.) • Sterling Rights: World excl Korea • May 2011
Classic Starts™ Audio: White Fang
Easter Sparkling Surprise
Retold from the Jack London original
Elizabeth Spurr, illustrated by Colleen Madden
Half wolf, half dog, White Fang understands the cruelty of both nature and humans. After nearly starving to death during the frigid Arctic winter, he’s taken in first by a man who “trains” him through constant whippings, and then by another who forces him to participate in vicious dogfights. Follow White Fang as he overcomes these obstacles and finally meets someone who offers him kindness.
Shiny ribbons and foil-wrapped chocolates, a big glittery egg filled with candy and toys, and sparkling springtime flowers and birds? It’s time for an Easter-egg hunt down the bunny trail! Every page of this holiday-themed book features plenty of shimmering treats for one and all. 978-1-4027-7141-5 • Board $5.95 • 6 x 6 14 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: W • March 2011
978-1-4027-7362-4 • Paper & CD $9.95 • 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 160 pages (10 b/w illus.) • Sterling Rights: World excl Korea • May 2011
eebee’s Adventures Almost Bedtime:
Helping Hand Books: Jacob Goes to the Doctor and Sophie Visits the Dentist
When day and play are done, it’s time for eebee’s almost bedtime adventures. As the hush-a-bye magic of night-night nears, baby washes up, snuggles into pajamas, listens to a story, and enjoys some special hugs before entering dreamland. Beautiful photographs of eebee with real babies wish little ones a sweet gentle “good night.”
Sarah, Duchess of York, illustrated by Ian Cunliffe
A Night-Night Adventure
Two stories in one! Going to the doctor or dentist for the first time can be scary to a child—but this book offers comfort and reassurance by gently explaining exactly what will happen in both situations. First, children follow Jacob as a nurse gives him an injection, and then they hear about Sophie’s experience visiting the dentist for her first checkup. It’s the perfect pre-appointment book.
978-1-4027-8408-8 • Laminated Board $6.95 • 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 16 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: W • March 2011
Also Available: Helping Hand Books: Matthew and the Bullies 978-1-4027-7396-9 • Hard $7.95 • 8 x 8 • 24 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: WENG excl UK • March 2011
Helping Hand Books: Molly Makes Friends
eebee’s Adventures Clean-Up Time: A Play and Put Things Away Adventure
Sarah, Duchess of York, illustrated by Ian Cunliffe
After a cheerful day of play, it's clean-up time—and eebee's first lift-the-flap book makes this simple task fun! Lively photographs of eebee and happy babies playing with EVERYTHING from dishes to clothes to toys complement interactive flaps that lift—showing eebee and the littlest readers exactly where every item goes. This charming adventure ends with a clean house and a big “thank you.”
Molly likes her new school—except for one thing: everyone else has lots of friends. That makes her feel sad and left out. But with the help of her mother and two very special pals, Molly learns that it’s not the number of acquaintances that count, but how close your friendships are.
978-1-4027-8409-5 • Laminated Board $6.95 • 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 16 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: W • March 2011
978-1-4027-7397-6 • Hard $7.95 • 8 x 8 24 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: WENG excl UK March 2011
Helping Hand Books: Olivia Says Goodbye to Grandpa
Also Available: Helping Hand Books: Ashley Learns About Strangers
David Davis, illustrated by Ben Galbraith No money? No problem! In this funny western-style take on the famous folktale “Stone Soup,” two penniless but wily vaqueros (cowboys) trick a whole town into cooking a giant pot of stew for all to share. David Davis’s deliciously colorful language and Ben Galbraith’s delightful illustrations make this book a tasty confection.
Sarah, Duchess of York, illustrated by Ian Cunliffe
978-1-4027-6527-8 • Hard $14.95 • 8 1/2 x 11 32 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: W • May 2011
Also Available: Helping Hand Books: Emily's First Day of School
First Word Search: Phonics Fun
Helping Hand Books: When Katie’s Parents Separated
When Olivia’s grandpa passes away, she’s sad, scared, and confused. What if someone else she loves dies? With the support of her family, teacher, and best friends, Olivia finds a way to work through her feelings and keep happy memories of her grandpa in her heart forever.
978-1-4027-7394-5 • Hard $7.95 • 8 x 8 24 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: WENG excl UK March 2011
Illustrated by Gary LaCoste Phonics is one of the best paths to reading success—and these word searches, with their appealing design, are a great way to begin! The categories include Long A words, such as flake and halo; “BL” blends like blue and bloom; and “NG” combinations that include bang, gong, and song. Each one will help kids recognize the sound and letter combinations that form the building blocks of our language.
Sarah, Duchess of York, illustrated by Ian Cunliffe
978-1-4027-8391-3 • Paper $4.95 • 8.5 x 11 • 64 pages Sterling • Rights: W • February 2011
Also Available: Helping Hand Books: Michael and His New Baby Brother
The Green Mother Goose:
The Kids’ Guide to Digital Photography
Whenever Katie thinks about her parents’ separation, she has an empty feeling inside. Was it her fault? Will she have to choose between the two most important people in her life? But slowly she realizes that they are happier apart and that no matter what, some things will never change: she loves her parents very much, and they will always love her back.
978-1-4027-7395-2 • Hard $7.95 • 8 x 8 24 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: WENG excl UK March 2011
Saving the World One Rhyme at a Time
Jan Peck and David Davis, illustrated by Carin Berger Mother Goose has gone green! In these delightful “recycled” rhymes, Old Mother Hubbard shops with cloth grocery bags; Old King Coal is a better old soul, working to keep our skies smoke-free; and Hickety, Pickety is now a cage-free hen. Carin Berger’s whimsical eco-friendly collages are created from ticket stubs, newspapers, and other reused items.
This comprehensive, popular beginner’s guide for kids is now reissued with updated information and photos! Fun, easy to follow, and visually appealing, it teaches young photographers how to create, edit, and share their digital images in imaginative ways from using basic features like the zoom and flash to changing color, removing red eye, and using the finished photos in cool projects.
978-1-4027-6525-4 • Hard $14.95 • 9 x 11 1/2 32 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: W • April 2011
978-1-4027-8039-4 • Paper $9.95 • 8 1/2 x 10 96 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: W • May 2011
My First Puzzles: Easy First Puzzles
Helene Hovanec, illustrated by Ed Shems
By Dr. Jenn Berman and Cynthia Weil, illustrated by Galia Bernstein
Three- and four-year olds will love these fun, brain-building activities! Kids can lead Bo Peep through the maze to her sheep, connect the dots to discover things that are “Up in the Air,” figure out picture crosswords, and more. Meant for parents and children to work on together, these puzzles test familiarity with everyday words and concepts.
Whether being hounded by paparazzi (parents with cameras), getting mobbed by fans (cheekpinching relatives), or going “on tour” (wheeling around in a stroller), baby is born to be wild! In Rockin’ Babies, Dr. Jenn Berman and award-winning songwriter Cynthia Weil playfully reimagine the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle in child-friendly fashion. Galia Bernstein’s spectacular illustrations, combining unique textures and colors, complete this charming book.
978-1-4027-7810-0 • Paper $4.95 • 8.5 x 11 • 64 pages Sterling • Rights: W • February 2011
ReMake It!: Recycling Projects for the Stuff You
Tiffany Threadgould Vintage LP covers, empty tissue boxes, broken umbrellas: garbage to some, to the green and crafty kid, they’re treasures! Written in a teen-friendly style, and printed on eco-friendly FSC paper, ReMake It! presents 104 cool eco-smart projects— like turning an oatmeal container into a cool tote. Instructions, a stitchionary and templates make it easy and fun to get creative…with stuff that’s FREE!
978-1-4027-7145-3 • Board $7.95 • 7 x 7 • 20 pages (all in color) Sterling • Rights: W • May 2011
978-1-4027-7194-1 • Paper $12.95 • 8 x 8 128 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: W • March 2011
Little Critter® ABCs
Richard Scarry’s Best Busy Year Ever
A classic Richard Scarry Busytown picture book—back in print! Scarry captures the hustle and bustle of Busytown through a series of brightly illustrated stories. Flossie, Big Hilda, Mother Cat, Squeaky Mouse, and a cast of popular characters are off to pick spring flowers, watch fireworks at the Pig family picnic, help the mail carrier deliver letters, and celebrate holidays, family, and friends.
From “A” for “Airplane" to “Z” for “Zebra” (pausing along the way for “Hula-Hoop” and “Pillow”), each page is jam-packed with amusing ABC action. This larger, sturdy edition of a Mercer Mayer favorite brings back a classic early learning concept book for preschoolers. 978-1-4027-6788-3 • Board $6.95 • 6 x 6 28 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: WENG • April 2011
978-1-4027-7219-1 • Hard $12.95 • 10 x 11 1/4 80 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: WENG • April 2011
Richard Scarry’s Big Busy Sticker & Activity Book
Little Critter® Numbers Mercer Mayer
This book is packed with more than 900 STICKERS—and loads of fun! Featuring Richard Scarry’s beloved Lowly Worm, Huckle Cat, Mr. Fix-It, and other characters, this book offers 100 pages of playtime activities. Preschoolers and kindergarteners will enjoy learning to draw, filling in missing words and images, completing dot-to-dots and mazes…and, of course, decorating the pages with fun stickers.
1 lion, 2 hippos, 3 dolphins . . . and an infinity of number fun! Little Critter has an adventure in counting at the zoo when he meets 4 toothy crocodiles, 5 playful seals, 6 brown bears, and other delightful animals—all the way up to 10 entertaining penguins. 978-1-4027-6791-3 • Board $6.95 • 6 x 6 28 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: WENG • April 2011
978-1-4027-7314-3 • Paper $12.95 • 8 1/2 x 11 144 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: WENG February 2011
Richard Scarry’s Readers (Level 1): Cake Soup
Little Mouse’s Big Secret Éric Battut
It’s Lowly Worm’s birthday—and Huckle Cat and all his friends are throwing Lowly a surprise party. But when Huckle and Bridget try to make a cake, their special recipe turns into. . . cake soup! But no kitchen disaster can stop this crew from celebrating.
Shh…! Little Mouse has a secret! He’s found a delicious-looking apple and doesn’t want to share a bite. So he buries it, and no matter how many of his friends ask what he hid, Little Mouse won’t tell. But when a tree sprouts from the seeds of the fruit, there are enough apples for everyone and Little Mouse realizes some secrets are even better when they’re shared.
6 x 9 • 24 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: WENG April 2011 978-1-4027-8446-0 • Hard $12.95 978-1-4027-7317-4 • Paper $3.95
978-1-4027-7462-1 • Hard $12.95 • 9 1/4 x 9 3/4 24 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: WENG March 2011
Richard Scarry’s Readers (Level 1): Go, Huckle, Go!
Zoom, zoom: race day is here, and Huckle Cat and his friends are getting their special cars ready for the big event. But one by one, each vehicle has a problem, creating scenes of comic calamity. It’s Huckle to the rescue…but who will win the race?
Babies yawning, babies bathing, babies sweetly slumbering: day is done and it's time for bed, in this new board edition of Gyo Fujikawa’s classic book. Gorgeous illustrations contrast children’s nighttime rituals with a horse that sleeps standing up, a lazy sloth that snoozes upside down, and animals that doze the winter away. Families will find this book a lovely way to say “good night.”
6 x 9 • 24 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: WENG April 2011 978-1-4027-8447-7 • Hard $12.95 978-1-4027-7316-7 • Paper $3.95
978-1-4027-6820-0 • Board $5.95 • 7 1/2 x 8 20 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: W • March 2011
Richard Scarry’s Readers (Level 2): A Smelly Story
Storytime Stickers: Dinosaurs
Oh, no! When Huckle Cat took out the garbage, his watch fell into the trash—and the garbage truck carried it away. How will he get it back? Follow the Great Big Schoolhouse gang as they go on their smelliest adventure yet!
Every year, millions of people visit the American Museum of Natural History to gaze at the amazing displays of dinosaur fossils. Now, with this interactive sticker book, kids can enjoy a little bit of that experience right at home. Featuring eight richly detailed prehistoric scenes, 100 dinosaur stickers, and fun facts, this is a must-have for every dinosaur fan!
6 x 9 • 24 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: WENG April 2011 978-1-4027-8445-3 • Hard $12.95 978-1-4027-7319-8 • Paper $3.95
978-1-4027-7349-5 • Paper $5.95 • 8 1/2 x 11 16 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: W • May 2011
Richard Scarry’s Readers (Level 2): Hop, Hop, and Away!
Storytime Stickers: Whales
What fun: it’s show-and-tell in Miss Honey’s classroom! Everyone has something to share, including Huckle Cat, who brought his pet frog. Then froggy hops, hops away, jumping from person to person…and causing some classic Scarry chaos that will delight young readers!
This interactive sticker book, created with the science experts at the American Museum of Natural History, whisks kids on a whale of a worldwide adventure! As children place 100 labeled whale stickers in vivid, underwater scenes, they will meet many fascinating types of whales, including blue whales, killer whales, bowheads, and humpbacks, along with many other amazing marine animals.
6 x 9 • 24 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: WENG April 2011 978-1-4027-8448-4 • Hard $12.95 978-1-4027-7318-1 • Paper $3.95
978-1-4027-7350-1 • Paper $5.95 • 8 1/2 x 11 16 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: W • May 2011
Richard Scarry’s Readers (Level 3): Ice Cream for Breakfast
Ice cream for breakfast? That makes perfect sense on “backward day,” when Huckle Cat and the gang dress, walk, and play backward. Miss Honey even has the class SPELL backward. It sure is a y-k-c-a-w day!
One lovely, lazy day in the meadow, rabbit decides it’s high time he and his animal friends plan something fun. He convinces the group to have a race, and off all the critters go, running faster and faster—to the collective big surprise that awaits them at the end! Long out of print, this springtime delight from the beloved Gyo Fujikawa is now back in a board book format.
6 x 9 • 24 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: WENG April 2011 978-1-4027-8449-1 • Hard $12.95 978-1-4027-7320-4 • Paper $3.95
978-1-4027-6822-4 • Board $5.95 • 7 1/2 x 8 12 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: W • March 2011
Richard Scarry’s Readers (Level 3): Mixed-Up Mail Mystery
Talk, Oscar, Please!
The Great Big Schoolhouse gang is off to solve a mystery! When Huckle Cat finds an old letter tucked away inside a library book, he and his friends set out to find the writer and deliver the mail. Fortunately, their search has a sweet (and yummy!) ending.
A dog is a man’s (and a child’s) best friend, but it’s tough when your best friend can only bark, yip, growl, and howl! This is a sweet and funny story of a boy who begs his dog to talk and an affirmation of the loving bond between a child and his dog. Tim Bowers’s humorous pictures offer a glimpse of what life might be like if dogs could crack jokes, chat on the phone, and even sing lullabies!
Karen Kaufman Orloff, illustrated by Tim Bowers
6 x 9 • 24 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: WENG April 2011 978-1-4027-8450-7 • Hard $12.95 978-1-4027-7321-1 • Paper $3.95
978-1-4027-6563-6 • Hard $14.95 • 10 x 10 24 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: W • April 2011
The Toymaker’s Workshop: Folding Paper Toys
Colleen Houck The second book in the gripping TIGER SAGA finds Kelsey back in Oregon, trying to pick up the pieces of her life and push aside her feelings for Ren. But danger lurks around the corner, forcing her to return to India, where she embarks on a second quest—this time with Ren's brother, Kishan. For translation rights, contact Alex Glass at Trident Media: email@example.com.
That You Can Make Yourself! Marilyn Scott-Waters
This fantastic follow up to Toymaker’s Christmas offers 11 new threedimensional paper toys to pop out, fold up, and glue together. Come to the workshop and construct a science-fiction-inspired flying car; a Punch-and-Judy style theater (complete with finger puppets); a pirate ship for racing to a goldfilled treasure chest; and a magical Unicorn Forest in a little peep box.
978-1-4027-8404-0 • Hard $17.95 • 6 1/4 x 9 • 496 pages Sterling • Rights: North America Only • June 2011
Tucker: Little Dog Lost and Found Written and photographed by Danny Sit Paws down, this is the most adorable dog book out there! Tucker, an irrepressible terrier, isn’t the type to wait by the pantry for a bone: he wants adventure! So he leaves his loving home behind, jumps on a train, and heads to the sea for some surfing and clam digging. Fortunately, the faithful dog discovers that his friends and family are also faithful to HIM…and help him find his way back home.
978-1-4027-6851-4 • Paper $7.95 • 8.5 x 11 48 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: W • October 2011
978-1-4027-5999-4 • Hard $9.95 • 9 x 9 32 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: WENG March 2011
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What It’s Like to Climb Mount Everest, Blast Off into Space, Survive a Tornado, and Other Extraordinary Stories Jeff Belanger What is it like to reach the top of the world’s tallest mountain? To survive a shark attack? To find out the answers, Jeff Belanger conducted interviews with 12 ordinary people who just happened to do extraordinary things—and then turned the interviews into adrenaline-packed, thrilling stories told in the first-person voices of the interviewees.
Toymaker's Christmas 978-1-4027-6582-1
978-1-4027-6711-1 • Paper with flaps $9.95 • 7 x 8 144 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: W • March 2011
Thunder Birds: Nature’s Flying Predators
Word Search Picture Puzzles
Acclaimed naturalist and illustrator Jim Arnosky helps imaginations take glorious flight in this breathtaking nonfiction picture book with six giant foldouts. Arnosky explains why there are no feathers on a vulture’s head, which bird is the deep-diving champ, and what makes an owl’s wings perfectly silent in flight. Readers can use this book to bring the wilderness right into their rooms.
These are no ordinary word searches! Not only do the words snake around the grid in fun patterns, but kids can color in the finished puzzle to create awesome pictures. They just fill in the boxes using the five color pencils included with the book, and voila! Out comes a pirate ship, a koala, a praying mantis, or one of nearly 60 other images!
978-1-4027-5661-0 • Hard $14.95 • 9 x 11 1/2 32 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: W • April 2011
978-1-4027-7574-1 • Concealed Spiral-Bound Paper $8.95 5 3/8 x 8 1/4 • 96 pages (all in color + component) Sterling • Rights: W • April 2011
World Word Search
Toni Lynn Cloutier
In this gripping YA fantasy series, a sultry Indian prince is cursed to spend eternity as a tiger—until he meets the plucky American teenage girl destined to free him. Packed with magic, action-adventure, and romance, Tiger's Curse will keep readers breathless and yearning for more. For translation rights, contact Alex Glass at Trident Media: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Search the world to find the words. This clever collection of word searches demands a keen eye and offers a fun way to test your knowledge of geography. That’s because each puzzle is shaped like a map, and all the words relate to that particular continent or country. For example, Africa features Algeria on up to Zimbabwe. A tribute to Planet Earth finishes this global group of searches.
978-1-4027-9403-3 • Hard $17.95 • 6 1/4 x 9 • 416 pages Sterling • Rights: North America Only • January 2011
978-1-4027-6906-1 • Concealed Spiral-Bound Paper $6.95 8 x 10 • 128 pages (50 b/w illus.) • Sterling • Rights: W June 2011
Captivating Creatures: 15 Perfectly Cute
Chess: A Pop-Up Set
It’s a full chess set, with a foldout 21” x 21” board and 32 pieces (16 black and 16 white). The pieces are fully assembled, but folded. Each meticulously designed/engineered piece “pops” up/into place when the fold is opened. This totally unique and innovative kit comes with a 48page book that explains the basic rules of the game and offers tips for more advanced players.
By simply punching out a card, folding a few flaps, and adding a dab of glue, you can create some of the cutest critters ever seen! The absolutely adorable Captivating Creatures kit features 15 cards with one animal each and an instruction booklet with bios on each one—including a doe-eyed fawn, a goldfish named Pinky, a spotted dog, a fire-breathing dinosaur, and more! 978-1-4027-8049-3 • Paperback Book & Gift Set $12.95 7 x 9 • 32 pages (2 color) • Sterling Innovation • R ights: W September 2011 v
The Cricket on the Hearth
Sam Ita is the author/illustrator/paper engineer behind our successful Moby-Dick, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and Frankenstein pop-up books.
Charles Dickens In 1846 Charles Dickens celebrated the comforts of home and hearth in his beloved story The Cricket on the Hearth. Enjoy the same good fortune symbolized by Dickens’s cheerful chirping cricket with this charming gift set that includes a collectible, brass-plated “good-luck” cricket along with a beautiful edition of the classic Dickens story with vintage illustrations.
978-1-4027-5866-9 • Hardcover Book & Gift Set $39.95 12 x 12 • 48 pages (full-color book + components) • Sterling Rights: W • September 2011 v
978-1-4351-2606-0 • $12.95 • 7 x 9 1/2 160 pages (all in color + cricket ornament) Fall River Press • Rights: W v
Dogfight!: Aviation Art of World War II
Edited by Beth Gruber
James H. Kitchens and Bernard C. Nalty
From sleek flyer to propeller-powered aircraft, the easy-toassemble models in this kit look great and coast effortlessly when launched. Inside, you’ll find materials for making three balsa gliders plus Basic Principles of Flight, an illustrated book that traces the history of aviation and explains the fundamentals of how aircraft fly.
Recapture the fierce drama of World War II dogfights starring legendary aces and their remarkable fighter planes. This kit includes easy-to-assemble flyable models: two P-51 Mustang interceptors (one American, the other British), the Me-109 Messerschmitt fighter, and the Ju-88 Stuka dive bomber (both German). The 144-page illustrated hardcover book has commentary from two distinguished historians.
978-1-4351-2615-2 • $9.95 • 6 x 7 • 64 pages (2 color) Fall River Press • Rights: W • August 2010 v
978-1-4351-2644-2 • $12.95 • 13.25 x 10 • 144 pages (all in color) • Fall River Press • Rights: W • August 2010 v
Strengthen Your Mind Power & Memory This cross-training workout for the mind offers a challenge for every level, interest, and occasion! The kit includes both Brain Boost and Mind Strengthening Sudoku puzzle books plus·100 Optical Illusion and Lateral Thinking puzzle cards, so solvers can take on a variety of challenges. Choose from visual thinking problems and word games to complex chess bafflers and logic puzzles. 978-1-4027-7908-4 • Paperback with Gift Set $10.95 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 • 128 pages (100 puzzle cards, mini sudoku book, 25 geogami papers) • Sterling Innovation Rights: W • April 2011 v
Origami Suncatchers: Create 20 Dazzling Stars
Jonathan Adler Happy Chic Origami: 15 Fabulous Projects
for Your Windows
Jonathan Adler, projects by Duy Nguyen
Origami has never been more colorful, chic, and charming! This collection of whimsical origami animals, from paper craft wizard Duy Nguyen and designer extraordinaire Jonathan Adler, is inspired directly by Adler’s iconic menagerie of ceramic creatures. The kit contains an instructional book, 50 sheets of Adler’s signature paper, and a completed animal. The 15 quirky projects range from a gazelle to a dragon.
Enhance any window with stunning suncatchers that shimmer with a kaleidoscope of colors when the light shines through. Origami Suncatchers includes everything you need to make 20 beautiful star-shaped projects: 80 sheets of translucent paper; an instruction book; and a glue stick. All you have to do is simply fold, cut, and glue! 978-1-4351-2689-3 • Paperback Book & Gift Set $10.95 7 5/16 x 9 1/4 • 96 pages (all in color + components) Sterling Innovation • Rights: W • March 2011 v
978-1-4027-8048-6 • $14.95 • 7 x 9 • 80 pages (all in color + components) • Sterling Innovation • Rights: W • April 2011 v
Total Reflexology for the Hands: Unlock Your
Lucky Origami Charms
Body’s Natural Healing Power
This delightful kit includes everything needed to create 16 lucky symbols, ranging from a turtle (which represents long life) to a butterfly that stands for love and a Koi fish that signifies perseverance. Each charm is accompanied by a fascinating narrative that explains its cultural significance. Includes 50 sheets of origami paper, glitter, gold string, gift bags, and a completed project.
Barbara and Kevin Kunz Tap into your body’s natural healing power with the help of reflexology experts Barbara and Kevin Kunz. They show, stepby-step, how to apply pressure to different areas on the hands to alleviate allergies, headaches, insomnia, cramps, back pain, anxiety, and more. This “handy” kit includes: an instructional book, a laminated hand chart, a reflex ball, and a pair of reflexology gloves.
978-1-4027-6650-3 • Paperback Book & Gift Set $12.95 9 5/16 x 8 1/2 • 96 pages (2-color book + components) Sterling Innovation • Rights: W • April 2011 v
978-1-4351-2362-5 • $9.95 • 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 160 pages (all in color + components) • Fall River Press Rights: WENGX * v
Making Paper Flowers: Nine Sensational, Easy-to-Make Blossoms
Winter Wonderland: Charming Winter Paper Sculptures for Parties, Holidays, and Home Decor
Mary Beth Cryan
Creating spectacular flowers from inexpensive crepe paper is an easy-to-learn craft that yields stunning results. In this kit, multihued crepe paper, floral wire and tape, double-headed stamens, and a 72-page project book fuel the creation of nine different blossoms and various leaf designs.
All you need is glue to make beautiful winter-themed, 3-D paper ornaments—everything else is in the box! These adorable sculptures can be hung on a holiday tree, wreath, or garland; used as a table centerpiece; or given as lovely handmade gifts. The 12 projects include a Blustery Birdhouse, Hooting Owl, Icy Cool Skates, Winter Woodland Deer, and more.
978-1-4351-2370-0 • $14.959 1/4 x 13 (all in color + components) • 64 pages • Sterling Innovation Rights: WENG • April 2011 v
978-1-4351-1957-4 • $14.95 • 8 x 8 • 144 pages (all in color wire-o PB, 12 projects (25 project templates) • Fall River Press • Rights: W • August 2010 v
Nature & Science
Driven to Extinction:
The Physics Book:
The Impact of Climate Change on Biodiversity
From Olbers’ Paradox to Schrödinger’s Cat, 250 Milestones in the HIstory of Physics
Richard Pearson and the American Museum of Natural History
Clifford A. Pickover
Could more than a million species disappear in the 21st century? Written by a leading scientist at the American Museum of Natural History, Driven to Extinction provides balanced, well-reasoned insight into the potential impacts of climate change on the diversity of life. Dr. Richard Pearson focuses on what has happened—and what is likely to happen—to some of the world’s most beautiful and unusual species as global temperatures continue to rise.
Following the hugely successful The Science Book and The Math Book comes a richly illustrated chronology of physics, containing 250 short entries. In addition to exploring such engaging topics as dark energy, parallel universes, the Doppler effect, the God particle, and Maxwell’s demon, the book's timeline extends back billions of years to the hypothetical Big Bang and forward trillions of years to a time of “quantum resurrection.”
978-1-4027-7861-2 · Hard $29.95 · 7 5/16 x 8 7/16 528 pages (all in color) · Sterling · Rights: W · November 2011
978-1-4027-7223-8 • Hard $22.95 • 6 x 9 • 224 pages (32-pg color insert) Sterling Innovation • Rights: W • March 2011
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Places of Peace and Power
Today’s digital technology offers the ability to replicate the image quality of sophisticated, traditional photographic methods, or to take photography into another realm altogether. Advanced Imaging explores using highly evolved, digital techniques such as HDRI, focus stacking, infrared, scanography, panoramic stitching, and vintage processes simulation to produce cool-looking images.
Martin Gray, foreword by Graham Hancock
Acclaimed photographer and anthropologist Martin Gray spent the last 20 years on an amazing pilgrimage: he visited 1,000 sacred sites in 80 countries. His journey unfolds in remarkable images that reveal how devoutly cultures everywhere worship our Earth. From Tibet’s Potala Palace to Hawaii’s Mauna Kea, these are the awe-inspiring places from which all the world’s great religions sprang.
978-1-60059-637-7 • Paper with flaps $29.95 • 8 1/2 x 11 192 pages (all in color) • A Lark Photography Book Rights: W • April 2011
Digital Photo Keepsakes Catherine Anderson For most photographers the picture is the end product of the creative process. For Catherine Anderson, it’s just the beginning. In a wide array of projects using techniques from Photoshop to needle and thread, she shows beginner and experienced photographers alike how to turn their pictures into handmade objects of art from books and collages to customized greeting cards.
Rights sold: Japan, Russia
978-1-4027-8036-3 • Paper with flaps $19.95 • 9 1/4 x 10 288 pages (all in color) Sterling • Rights: W • May 2011
978-1-60059-716-9 • Paper with flaps $19.95 • 8 1/2 x 10 144 pages (all in color) • A Lark Photography Book Rights: W • May 2011
Digital Wedding Photography: Art, Business & Style
Rethinking Digital Photography: Making &
This imaginative manual takes an amazing look at unconventional imaging methods, both digital and analog. Detailed and playful, it presents ideas for repurposing old cameras, making photo devices out of common household items, and creating unique images with today’s cameras, mobile phones, software, and other digital technology. These techniques will expand any photographer’s repertoire!
Using Traditional & Contemporary Photo Tools
Top professional Steve Sint’s first two editions of Wedding Photography were THE authoritative references for wedding shooters. Now, Sint covers digital with the same thoroughness, showing photographers how to make the most of its advantages. He covers every aspect, from getting the job, to posing subjects, to making a profit while keeping everyone happy along the way.
978-1-60059-786-2 • Paper with flaps $24.95 • 8 1/2 x 11 160 pages (all in color) • A Lark Photography Book Rights: W • March 2011
978-1-60059-565-3 • Paper with flaps $29.95 • 8 1/2 x 11 224 pages (all in color) • A Lark Photography Book Rights: W • March 2011
Leica M: Advanced Photo School, 2nd Edition Günter Osterloh The ultimate Leica guide—written by the company’s top technical expert—now includes the Leica MP. This classic source contains a gold mine of technical information and insider knowledge, and covers Leica’s famed lenses plus every film model from the M1 through the MP—along with schematic diagrams and explanations of metering, focusing, flash systems, film advance, and more. 978-1-4547-0069-2 • Hard $39.95 • 7 1/4 x 9 1/2 384 pages (all in color) • A Lark Photography Book Rights: WENG • May 2011
The Big, Big, Big Book of Brainteasers
Patrick Jordan These crosswords come with crafty clues and thorny themes, along with a rib-tickling sense of humor. Crafty Crosswords features 72 superb puzzles from longtime constructor Patrick Jordan, whose penchant for high-scoring SCRABBLE letters results in grids peppered with words like AJAX and QUIZ instead of the usual glut of EPEEs and AREAs. The difficulty level is mostly mild (Monday-Tuesday level).
The Grabarchuk Family
Here’s the next BIG thing in puzzles! This spectacular allcolor collection by the famous Grabarchuk family—who have puzzles in their blood—offers visual conundrums of every type, shape, and size. Solvers can wrap their minds around cube puzzles, construction problems, puzzles with patterns, mazes, paper-clip teasers, and more. They’re a challenge for the mind and a treat for the eyes.
978-1-4027-7419-5 • Concealed Spiral-Bound Paper $8.95 8 x 10 • 96 pages • Puzzlewright • Rights: WENG • April 2011
Easy Street Crosswords Harvey Estes The living is easy and the crosswords are fine on the puzzle side of Easy Street. Prolific puzzle constructor Harvey Estes has a propensity for puns, so don’t be surprised if his clues provide a few good laughs along the way! 978-1-4027-7416-4 • Concealed Spiral-Bound Paper $8.95 8 x 10 • 96 pages • Puzzlewright • Rights: WENG • April 2011
978-1-4027-7728-8 • Paper $12.95 • 8 1/2 x 11 • 240 pages (all in color) Puzzlewright • Rights: W • July 2011
Hall of Fame Lateral Thinking Puzzles:
BATTLESHIP Mazes Francis Heaney, illustrated by Rick Grayson
Albatross Soup and Dozens of Other Classics
You sunk my battleship! Over 45 mazes, based on Hasbro’s wildly popular BATTLESHIP brand (to become a movie in 2012), combine all the excitement of playing the board game with the mental challenge of puzzle solving. A classic game in book form, created just for kids.
Paul Sloane & Des MacHale Paul Sloane and Des MacHale are recognized masters of the lateral thinking puzzle, those tricky conundrums that have challenged and delighted solvers for decades. Here, in one volume, is the very best of their work carefully chosen from nearly 18 collections.
BATTLESHIP is a trademark of Hasbro and is used with permission. (C) 2010 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.
978-1-4027-7117-0 • Paper $7.95 • 5 3/8 x 8 1/4 128 pages • Puzzlewright • Rights: W • May 2011
978-1-4027-7187-3 • Paper $5.95 • 8 1/2 x 11 • 48 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: WEX* • June 2011
Brain Games for Word Nerds
Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon
This collection is sure to satisfy passionate puzzleheads— those word nerds hungry for a new challenge. It features new brain games constructed just for this book, including “Mix-Ins” (anagrams with a novel twist) and “Half and Half” puzzles that involve tricky word-breaking and reassembling.
Stuck at an airport? Travelling can involve a lot of downtime— but High-Flying Crosswords makes the hours fly by with super themes and tricky clues. Puzzle royalty Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon have crafted 50 crosswords that are among the best. 978-1-4027-7467-6 • Concealed Spiral-Bound Paper $8.95 8 x 10 • 96 pages • Puzzlewright • Rights: W • May 2011
978-1-4027-7095-1 • Paper $7.95 • 5 3/8 x 8 1/4 128 pages • Puzzlewright • Rights: W • M arch 2011
Comic and Cartoon Crosswords to Keep You Sharp
Large Print Sudoku #2
There’s no need to strain your eyes to train your brain, thanks to these super-sized, super-fun puzzles. Each 8x10 page features one sudoku, and each puzzle has large numbers, so it’s easy to read and has plenty of space for writing. Large Print Sudoku #2 is literally the next BIG thing in sudoku!
Each crossword in this 50-puzzle collection focuses on a famous comic strip or cartoon, from “Archie” to “Ziggy.” Fascinating facts abound; for instance: did you know that Mel Blanc gave Bugs Bunny his Brooklyn accent? Each puzzle is also chock-full of terrific clues that will test your sense of trivia. See you in the funny papers!
978-1-4027-8407-1 • Concealed Spiral-Bound Paper $12.95 8 x 10 • 288 pages • Puzzlewright • Rights: W • March 2011
978-1-4027-8010-3 • Concealed Spiral-Bound Paper with flaps $6.95 • 8 x 10 • 64 pages • Puzzlewright • Rights: W June 2011
Love Story Crosswords to Keep You Sharp
Scratch & Solve® Hangman for Your Bag
Each crossword in this 50-puzzle collection focuses on a romantic work, from The Age of Innocence to Tristan und Isolde. Puzzle constructor Stanley Newman supplies each puzzle with terrific clues that are chock-full of romantic trivia. Fascinating facts abound; for instance: neither Romeo nor Juliet have any siblings.
One of two new entries in our ingenious Hangman® series— one easier, one tough—are sure to be a huge success. They give puzzlers the chance to “hang” anywhere at anytime, even when alone. Each page features one puzzle, and each has 26 letters with silver circles to scratch off. Rub off a letter (like a lottery ticket) to see if it’s in the puzzle, and where. But miss six times and you’re hanged!
978-1-4027-8008-0 • Concealed Spiral-Bound Paper with flaps $6.95 • 8 x 10 • 64 pages • Puzzlewright • Rights: W June 2011
978-1-4027-6785-2 • Paper $5.95 • 4 1/2 x 6 • 96 pages Puzzlewright • Rights: W • April 2011
Scratch & Solve® Tough Hangman for Your Bag
No-Frills Sudoku: Only 18 Clues Per Puzzle Brainfreeze Puzzles, Philip Riley & Laura Taalman
With No-Frills Sudoku, less really IS more—more solving pleasure per puzzle, that is! Unlike many sudoku, where a third of the squares are already filled in, each of these puzzles has only 18 givens (completed squares). That means fans enjoy more of a challenge. All the puzzles are expertly crafted to satisfy both casual solvers on a lunch break and sudoku die-hards relaxing on a Sunday afternoon.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. And when the tough are on-the-go, they turn to this handy-sized collection of tough hangman puzzles! Here are the rules: Each game has numbers hidden under 26 scratch-off silver circles. Pick a letter, rub off the circle, and find out if the letter is in the puzzle and where. But if you miss six times, you’re headed for the gallows.
978-1-4027-7725-7 • Paper $7.95 • 5 1/4 x 5 1/2 240 pages (all in color) • Puzzlewright • Rights: W April 2011
978-1-4027-6786-9 • Paper $5.95 • 4 1/2 x 6 • 96 pages Puzzlewright • Rights: W • April 2011
Sudoku on the Half Shell:
365 Teasers to Keep Your Brain in Shape
150 Addictive Sujiken® Puzzles
Pentominoes drive puzzle fans wild—and a complete set of these versatile tiles is packaged with every copy of this fun-filled book! These 12 unique shapes, each formed by five squares joined edge to edge, must be fitted together to match specific patterns—from simple rectangles to animals and people.
It’s sudoku—half off! The popular puzzle has been sliced in half along the diagonal to leave a 45-cell triangle rather than the usual square. Fill in the empty cells with digits from 1 to 9—and remember that none of the rows, columns, outlined boxes, or diagonals contains any repeated numbers. The 150 puzzles come in five levels of difficulty.
978-1-4027-6699-2 • Concealed Spiral-Bound Hard $14.95 8 x 8 • 96 pages • Puzzlewright • Rights: W • June 2011
978-1-4027-7994-7 • Paper $7.95 • 5 3/8 x 8 1/4 128 pages • Puzzlewright • Rights: W • April 2011
Sunny Sunday Crosswords
Edited by Leslie Billig
Lounging by the pool is a great way to spend some leisure time, and great sudoku puzzles make it even better. Whether they’re on a beach towel or lounge chair, solvers will delight in this latest collection of satisfying sudoku stumpers, created by top puzzle lifeguard (and best-selling author), Frank Longo.
Put aside some spare time for these Sunday-sized, themed crosswords that originally appeared as a part of the Uptown Puzzle Club series. The back of the book contains fun facts that shed light on select answers. 978-1-4027-7470-6 • Concealed Spiral-Bound Paper $8.95 8 1/2 x 11 • 96 pages • Puzzlewright • Rights: W • May 2011
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With 278 brain-busting puzzles to enjoy, this collection gives sudoku fans pure SUPER-CHARGED solving pleasure!
When the sudoku is done the fun is only half begun! Solvers must transfer letters and shuffle them to reveal a brief quote.
978-1-4027-8000-4 • Spiral-Bound Hard $7.98 • 7 x 9 1/4 192 pages • Sterling Innovation • Rights: W • May 2011
978-1-4027-7720-2 • Paper $7.95 • 5 3/8 x 8 1/4 • 128 pages Puzzlewright • Rights: W • April 2011
Three-Day Weekend Crosswords
Esquire The Rules: A Man’s Guide to Life
Edited by Leslie Billig
The Editors of Esquire magazine
Put aside some spare time and enjoy solving some Sunday/ weekend-sized puzzles! If you've got a sharp pencil, a sharp mind, and quality time, you will love delving into these supersized weekend crosswords, adapted from The Uptown Puzzle Club.
Being a man was never more fraught with confusion. Derived from Esquire’s popular feature, this manual to life in the 21st century offers more than 600 rules that make for manly musings. Accompanied by wry color illustrations, The Rules are guaranteed to set a guy straight. Here is entertainment to live by.
978-1-4027-7471-3 • Concealed Spiral-Bound Paper $8.95 8 1/2 x 11 • 96 pages • Puzzlewright • Rights: W • May 2011
978-1-58816-881-8 • Paper with flaps $9.95 • 5 3/8 x 6 256 pages (all in color) • Hearst • Rights: WEX* • May 2011
Tiptop Crisscross Puzzles
Etiquette: The Complete Modern Manners
Trip Payne, three-time national crossword champion and costar of Wordplay
Jodi R. R. Smith
A crisscross is a crossword with no clues—just a diagram and a list of words. The challenge (and the fun) is to figure out where those words fit in the diagram. Now puzzle whiz Trip Payne has created a tiptop collection of the best crisscrosses we’ve ever seen. A lively compilation that’s sure to delight fans of this popular type of brainteaser.
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 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.
978-1-4027-7188-0 • Concealed Spiral-Bound Paper $8.95 8 x 10 • 96 pages • Puzzlewright • Rights: W • May 2011
978-1-4027-7602-1 • Hard $27.95 • 7 x 9 1/4 448 pages (all in 2-color) • Sterling • Rights: W • May 2011
TRIVIAL PURSUIT® Word Search Puzzles
The Scratch Golfer’s Ultimate Trivia Book
Everybody loves TRIVIAL PURSUIT®, and now there's a new way to play—an irresistible combination of trivia quiz and word search. Example: a list of countries of the world invites the solver to search the puzzle for their capital cities. Every topic from Arts & Entertainment to Sports & Leisure is covered in this fun trivia roundup.
Think you’re a “scratch golfer” solver—someone who's really good at the game? A former senior editor at Golf Digest has a challenge for you! Take a stroll down golf’s memory lane with these sometimes easy, sometimes brain-busting multiplechoice questions. They cover the players (famous and infamous), the tournaments, the course architects, the clubs, and much more.
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978-1-4027-6630-5 • Paper with flaps $17.95 • 6 3/4 x 5 608 pages (b/w line art) • Sterling • Rights: W • May 2011
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Winning Baseball for Beginner to Intermediate Play
Whazzat?: Closeup Photo Puzzles Gilbert King
Trent Mongero, foreword by Trot Nixon
This collection of visual brainteasers offers a cavalcade of close-up conundrums for the eagle-eyed enigmatist. These close-up photographs of everyday objects are not what they appear to be, and solvers are sure to be asking, “Whazzat?” with the turn of every page.
From common hitting flaws to motivating young players, this guide provides all the information players and coaches alike need to know about beginner’s baseball. Perfect for T-ball through 10-year-old youth baseball levels, it contains more than 100 full-color photos and an instructional DVD, along with detailed tips and techniques that help make learning, playing, and coaching baseball fun for all.
978-1-4027-7333-4 • Paper $12.95 • 7 x 7 • 256 pages (all in color) • Puzzlewright Rights: W • March 2011
978-1-4027-5808-9 • Paper and DVD $19.95 • 6 x 9 256 pages (all in color) • Sterling • Rights: W February 2011
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