Synopsis: Can you believe that every one of us started as a tiny egg in our mummy's belly? One tiny cell, not bigger than a speck of dust, will grow into a baby in just nine months time. In this book, we follow this amazing process called pregnancy, and see the miracle of a creation of a new life. This fun and informative way to prepare your child for the arrival of their new baby brother or sister is written by two of today's most popular mum bloggers in the English language world, and co-founders of Babyccino: Courtney Adamo and Esther Van de Paal.
amazing facts about baby animals book
Who doesn't love baby animals? Amazing Facts About Baby Animals is an adorable celebration of all kinds of fuzzy, fluffy, scaly, and feathery animal babies and their parents. This charming collection by beloved Swedish artist Maja Säfström is full of interesting, weird, and funny facts about animals before they are born (elephants are pregnant for 22 months!), when they are born (whales are born tail-first so they don't drown!), and life as babies (parrots give their offspring names! Baby macaques have snowball fights!). Perfect for art- and nature-loving kids and adults, this sweet book makes a wonderful gift and conversation starter for the whole family.
6.28 x 0.65 x 7.78 inches
being at your best when you kids are at their worst - hardcover or paperback
A practical, meditative approach that can be used in the moment to help you stay calm and balanced when your child's behavior is pushing you to your limit--by the popular author of Simplicity Parenting.
When children are at their most difficult and challenging situations arise, how can we react in a way that reflects our family values and expectations? Often, when children “push our buttons,” we find ourselves reacting in ways that are far from our principles, often further inflaming a situation. When our children are at their worst, they need us to be at our best—or as close to it as we can be. Educator and family counselor Kim John Payne, author of Simplicity Parenting, offers techniques that simply and directly shift these damaging patterns in communication and parental behavior. These grounded and practical strategies will help you:
• Slow down the interaction • Be more in control of your reactions • Open up a much wider range of helpful responses • Sense what your child’s deeper needs are even though they are misbehaving • Respond in a way that gives your child a feeling of being heard and still puts a boundary in place Payne’s meditative approach can be done anywhere, anytime; it lifts you out of old, unwanted patterns of action-reaction and prepares you so that the voice you speak with is closer to the parent you want to be. His concrete and simple techniques can help you, and your children, be at your best, even in the most challenging of times.
5.73 x 0.83 x 8.77 inches
california: living + eating: recipes inspired by the golden state
California: Living + Eating is a glorious celebration of Californian food, looking at its history and origins and journeying through the state's varied landscape, from Sonoma's rolling vineyards to the deserts of Palm Springs, via the foodie hotspots of San Francisco and Los Angeles. Over 80 recipes capture the heart of the Californian spirit, with chapters covering a bright array of sweet and savory brunch dishes including Whipped Ricotta on Toast with Blackberry Jam and Breakfast Burritos with Cheddar Scramble and Coriander Salsa. Colorful salads and light meals, such as Salmon, Citrus Kale and Black Rice Salad, are ideal for everyday eating, while the likes of Roast Chicken with Grapes, Onions and Sourdough, followed by stunning Cherry and Almond Galette are perfect for weekend entertaining. Recipes are designed to be accessible to all home cooks, with a focus on seasonality and good-quality produce.
8.3 x 1.2 x 10.25 inches
connoisseur kids etiquette book
From Jennifer Scott—author of the New York Times bestselling Madame Chic series and founder of the Daily Connoisseur blog—comes this playful take on manners and being a good global citizen. Parents and younger children work together to read about a wide range of topics: communication, table manners, tidiness, thinking of others, grooming, and health. Activities, learning games, fill-in-the-blanks, letter-writing exercises, recipes (for food and for slime!), and some fun songs and rhymes help kids learn concepts and practice good behaviors. Featuring charming illustrations and go-to advice from a trusted source, this is a timely guide for raising well-mannered, neat, and gracious children for parents, grandparents, and children of reading age.
6.4 x 1 x 8.3 inches
easy tiki: a modern revival with 60 recipes
60 recipes inspired by the history of tiki as well as the modern revival that's putting a fresh spin on tropical tiki drinks--all simplified for the home bartender from cocktail authority PUNCH.
Tiki is the dream of escape, a tropical vacation complete with warm ocean water, island music, and beachside dinners. Kicking back with a tiki cocktail may be the epitome of easy living, but ironically, tiki drinks are among the hardest to make, often requiring eight or more ingredients. Now Easy Tikiis here to solve that problem!
Easy Tikiexamines the modern tiki revival offering sixty transporting recipes that re-jigger the classics with minimal ingredients while still maintaining the delicious balance, spices, and stunning garnishes that define tiki cocktails. Drinks include classics such as the Beachcomber's Gold and Fog Cutter and modern cocktails such as Elusive Dreams and Paradise Lost.Easy Tiki also includes an overview of the origins of the tiki genre, from Don the Beachcomber and the mid-century tiki craze to Trader Vic's and beyond.
With Easy Tiki it's easier than ever before to sit back with a Mai Tai or Pearl Diver and enjoy the island life--wherever you are.
5.81 x 0.79 x 8.31 inches
eat beautiful: food and recipes to nourish your skin from the inside out: a cookbook
Care for your body from the inside out with this cookbook that highlights ingredients and recipes designed to make your skin glow. Includes suggestions on how to pamper yourself with recipes for homemade masks, scrubs, mists, cleansers, and toners, as well as an informative section for troubleshooting those confidence-sapping skin problems. Organized into the four seasons, you can dip in and out of this stunning cookbook, or follow it as a plan. Either way, it ensures beautiful, radiant skin all year round.
Hardcover 272 Pages 7" x 9-5/8"
eat. cook. L.A.: recipes from the City of Angels
An intimate culinary portrait of Los Angeles today—a city now recognized among food lovers for its booming, vibrant, international restaurant landscape—with 100 recipes from its restaurants, juice bars, coffee shops, cocktail lounges, food trucks, and hole-in-the-wall gems.
Once considered a culinary wasteland, Los Angeles is now one of the most exciting food cities in the world. Like the multi-faceted, sprawling city itself, the food of Los Angeles is utterly its own, an amalgam of international influence, disposable income, glamour, competition, immigrant vitality, health consciousness, purity, and beach-loving, laid back, hip, unrestrained creativity. With 100 recipes pulled from the city's best restaurants but retooled for the home cook—like Charred Cucumber Gazpacho, Roast Chicken with Spicy Harissa, Vietnamese Coffee Pudding, Blackberry Mint Mojito Ice Cream and Thai Basil Margaritas—EAT. COOK. L.A.; Notes and Recipes from the City of Angels is both a culinary roadmap and a sophisticated insider's look at one of America’s most iconic and fascinating cities.
8.21 x 0.93 x 10.26 inches
essential ottolenghi [special edition, two-book boxed set]: plenty more and ottolenghi simple
Experience Yotam Ottolenghi’s wholly original approach to Middle Eastern-inspired, vegetable-centric cooking with over 280 recipes in a deluxe boxed set of the beloved New York Times bestselling cookbooks Plenty More and Ottolenghi Simple, now in paperback for the first time.
From powerhouse chef and author (with over five million book copies sold) Yotam Ottolenghi comes this collection of two fan favorites in collectible paperback covers. These visually stunning books feature over 280 recipes—spanning every meal, from breakfast to dessert, including snacks and sides—showcasing Yotam’s trademark dazzling, boldly flavored, Middle Eastern cooking style.
Full of weeknight winners, for vegetarians and omnivores alike, such as Braised Eggs with Leeks and Za’atar, Polenta Chips with Avocado and Yogurt, Lamb and Feta Meatballs, Baked Orzo with Mozzarella and Oregano, and Halvah Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce and Roasted Peanuts, Essential Ottolenghiincludes:
Plenty More: More than 150 dazzling recipes emphasize spices, seasonality, and bold flavors. Organized by cooking method, from inspired salads to hearty main dishes and luscious desserts, this collection will change the way you cook and eat vegetables. Ottolenghi Simple: These 130 streamlined recipes packed with Yotam’s famous flavors are all simple in at least (and often more than) one way: made in thirty minutes or less, with ten or fewer ingredients, in a single pot, using pantry staples, or prepared ahead of time for brilliantly, deliciously simple meals.
7.92 x 2.16 x 11 inches
everlastings: how to grow, harvest and create with dried flowers
Everlastings is a celebration of the life of flowers, showcasing the ethereal beauty of dried and preserved flowers, those that are just as fascinating dried as they are fresh. Throughout the book Bex Partridge takes you on a journey, starting with practical advice on how to grow dried flowers, with in-depth descriptions of the many methods available for drying and preserving blooms, seed heads and foliage, before sharing her favorite ways to style with dried flowers in the home.
Everlastings is so much more than a 'how-to' book, with knowledge shared on the ecological benefits of dried flowers, a chapter on foraging which goes to great lengths to show that this kind of flower arranging can be accessible to us all, as well as an inspiring chapter on the meditative benefits of working with dried flowers. The main section of the book features a number of projects to try at home, all accompanied with beautiful photography. Suitable for both those that have never worked with dried flowers before and the seasoned professionals, the projects span many levels of experience. Bex finishes this section by sharing ideas on how to capture the memories and moments of special days, though the gathering and preserving of flowers, to be treasured for years to come. Everlastings encourages the reader to embrace the ebb and flow of the seasons, with seeds sown in spring, producing flowers in the summer to be dried and arranged in the house as a stunning winter display.
Filled with the stunning imagery that Bex has become known for, Everlastings presents a modern take on an age old pastime.
face fitness: simple exercises and rituals for toned, glowing skin
Take your skin care to the next level with this guide to toning, sculpting, and strengthening your skin using simple, natural techniques. Within these pages, you'll discover facial stretches, massage exercises, meditative affirmations, and clean beauty tips from industry experts that will instantly rejuvenate your complexion.
The 50 easy-to-follow exercises range from the Cheekbone Press for a rosy glow to the Bright Eyes to reduce puffiness and the Jawline Squeeze to ease tension. With how-to illustrations and empowering mantras, this book is for women looking to enhance their natural beauty routine. Ultimately, FACE FITNESS is not about looking a certain age, rather, it's about elevating your mindset, enhancing your inner glow, and radiating that outward to present the most beautiful you.
• Face fitness = the new botox! This lovely little book speaks to several current beauty trends: face fitness (made popular with the help of celebrities like Meghan Markle and Gwyneth Paltrow, and businesses like FaceGym), clean beauty, and non-invasive treatments. • Facial massages and face fitness services are pricey – a FaceGym class can set you back up to $500! This book is packed with valuable information and techniques that anyone can do at home without expensive products or treatments. • A lovely gift for Galentine's, bachelorettes, and bridal showers, and a value-packed self-purchase for anyone looking to enhance their daily skincare routine.
5.4 x 0.9 x 7.3 inches
family field trip: explore art, food, music and nature with kids
With more than 40 family-friendly cultural activities and adventures, Family Field Trip makes it easy to incorporate moments of learning and exploration into life with kids.
In this engaging guide, parents and caretakers will find simple-to-follow ideas and tips for cultural experiences the whole family can enjoy, whether they are at home, exploring the neighborhood, or taking a vacation.
Drawing on a range of popular experiential educational techniques—including Montessori, World Schooling, Forest Schooling, and more—Family Field Trip is the perfect handbook for any family with young children and an invaluable resource for raising kids who will grow into curious, well-rounded citizens of the world.
• Gives parents the tools and inspiration to turn the world into a giant field trip full of opportunities to teach children cultural appreciation • Provides parents with easy ways to incorporate learning, adventure, and exploration into both travel and daily life • Tackles a range of lessons and topics without being prescriptive or overwhelming
By exploring sites, languages, and foods of the world, Family Field Trip is an inspiring guide to raise globally minded kids who appreciate art, food, music, nature, and more.
Activities include starting a supper club to introduce kids to the basics of cooking, having conversations that encourage empathy and cross-cultural understanding, designing fun scavenger hunts for any kind of museum, exhibit, or park, packing for trips with kids, and more.
7 x 0.75 x 8 inches
feast by firelight : simple recipes for camping, cabins, and the great outdoors
A transporting, lushly photographed book with easy-to-prepare recipes for gatherings at campgrounds and cabins alike.
Feast by Firelight offers solution-oriented recipes that make cooking outdoors feel effortless and downright fun and it shows how to utilize clever cooking methods, prep food at home, and pack smart. The book includes recipes for camp cooking as well as detailed menus, shopping and equipment lists, and tips showing how to prepare before you leave. Featuring 70 accessible recipes, it is the first of its kind in the outdoor-cooking niche to pair useful information with evocative photography of finished dishes and useful illustrations (such as how to pack a cooler and how to build a fire), setting a new standard for camping cookbooks.
A curated collection of 41 delightful recipes that combine the playful creativity of fashion, the deliciousness of food, and the beauty of flowers, in one gorgeous glass. Elegant, edible flowers are becoming more accessible every day—they will taste as good as they look in fragrant drinks.
• Learn how to create floral pantry item staples to create cocktails • Practical tips on where to buy edible flowers, whether to choose fresh or dried flowers, how to grow edible flowers at home, and how to use florals in other recipes • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink recipes that are perfect for a baby shower, a Mother's Day brunch, a wedding, or simply entertaining guests, there's something for everyone • Colorful photos accompany floral mixed drink recipes
Amateur and professional bartenders and fans of The Cocktail Garden, The Wildcrafted Cocktail, or Forager's Cocktails will love this book.
Recipes include: • Iced Lavender Café au Lait • Rose Petal Almond Milk • Dandelion Tea Cinnamon Cappuccino • Hibiscus Old Fashioned • Plum Rosewater Gin and Tonic • Orange Blossom Moscow Mule
5.38 x 0.63 x 8.63 inches
free hand: new typography sketchbook
Page through the personal sketchbooks of the most influential and inventive illustrators and typographers working today
Typography can embrace functions beyond the the purely communicative. From type designers to expressive illustrators, each graphic designer has his or her own way of crafting or applying typefaces.
This show- all tour through leading graphic designers’ personal sketchbooks reveals the creative processes behind typefaces, word- images, and logos. Arranged alphabetically, the world’s most exciting designers and typographers― including Philippe Apeloig, Ed Benguiat, Hoefler Type Foundry, Henrik Kubel, Toshi Omagari, and Francesco Zorzi― present a staggering range of ways to communicate with typography. More than 800 featured sketchbook pages reveal the designers’ creative practices across diverse briefs, concepts, languages, and alphabets.
This rich compendium of typographic ideas stresses the importance of typographic thinking at a time when reading habits are evolving, while celebrating the varied and innovative ways that designers practice this time- honored craft.
futura: the typeface book
This is a stunning examination of one of the most popular typefaces ever created, Futura. Celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, the story of Futura is a fascinating one. From its Bauhaus origins to its use as the first font on the moon in 1969, this book tells the story of how the typeface went from representing radicalism in design to dependability. It is durable and timeless, and is worthy of being rediscovered and celebrated.
7.2 x 1.8 x 9.8 inches
gathering: setting the natural table
This beautiful volume celebrates entertaining and decorating in a meaningful and personal way, by integrating florals and artisanal handmade objects--whether it's porcelain, flatware, glassware, vases, or textiles--into tabletop designs.
Gathering showcases creative tabletop ideas and styles for all seasons. These stylish interiors feature local, artisanal floral designs and handmade objects, capturing the current trend of living and decorating more mindfully and with one-of-a-kind objects.
Exploring every aspect of tabletop design, with setting ideas for different seasons and situations, this volume presents tabletops in situ in a range of stylish spaces designed by the creatives and artists who live there (and sometimes who are the makers themselves). From rustic country living to urban eco-chic, what these beautiful interiors have in common is a desire to bring nature indoors and an intentional and personal approach to design.
Full of inspiring tabletop ideas, Gathering shows how different pieces and floral arrangements work well together, merging into lovely tabletop designs where beauty and authenticity exist in every detail. Paired with beautiful on-location photography, these pages showcase simple luxury living, embodied by this conscious approach to design, that hosts and hostesses everywhere will appreciate.
8.82 x 1 x 11.27 inches
gjelina: cooking from venice, california
Travis Lett's new American cuisine from Los Angeles's most talked-about restaurant! Gjelina in Venice Beach is lauded by critics from London to New York to San Francisco. It is beloved by stars, locals, and out-of-towners alike for its seductive simplicity and seasonal New American menu created by talented chef Travis Lett.
With 125 of the rustic and utterly delicious salads, toasts, pizzas, vegetable and grain dishes, pastas, fish and meat mains, and desserts that have had fans clamoring for a table at Gjelina since the restaurant burst onto the scene in 2008.
More than 150 color photographs from acclaimed photographer Michael Graydon and stylist Nikole Herriott. The tactile and artisanal packaging of the book evoke the vibe of Venice Beach and the Gjelina (the G's silent) aesthetic, and showcase the beautiful plated food of chef Travis Lett's ingredient-based, vegetable-centric cooking.
Gorgeous cookbook will be a go-to for inspiring recipes as well as for simply admiring the photographed plated dishes.
Mouthwatering recipes include broccoli rabe pesto, grilled kale with shallot-yogurt dressing and toasted hazelnuts, mushroom toast, baby radishes with black olive and anchovy aioli, ricotta gnocchi with cherry tomato Pomodoro, farro with beet and mint yogurt, cioppino, steaks with smoky tomato butter and cipollini, strawberry-rhubarb polenta crisp, and more.
goodbye phone, hello world
This book is not a phone! Goodbye Phone, Hello World features 65 bite-size, device-free activities scientifically proven to promote true happiness.
With wit, wisdom, and warmth, bestselling author Paul Greenberg presents practices for connection, mindfulness, conversation, creativity, and well-being.
Reconnect to life's enduring pleasures: friendship, family, romance, laughter, food, books, music, sleep, nature, art, and so much more.
• Teaches tricks to cut down on phone use—the average person spends 1,400 hours per year on their phone • Presented in a petite, phone-like case with rounded corners • Filled with colorful, meditative artwork throughout
For anyone who needs a break from their device, Goodbye Phone, Hello World is a rousing call to reclaim the precious hours lost to screen time.
This collection of life-affirming exercises is an uplifting gift or self-purchase to reach for instead of a phone.
• This book is for anyone who wants to do a digital detox, challenge their dependency on their phone, and seek out true connections. • Author Paul Greenberg is a New York Times bestselling author and the winner of the James Beard Award for Writing and Literature. • Perfect gift for anyone who claims to be addicted to their phone
4.8 x 0.7 x 7.3 inches
grounded: a companion for slow living
Grounded (adjective): used to describe a person who has a good understanding of what is really important in life.
This book is your entry into a world that spins slowly and draws its inspiration from the earth, the ocean, the sun and the sky. Each turn of the page through projects organized into chapters for the four seasons will lead to discover a new way to practice slow living and weave nature into your everyday life. Build a garden bed and plant seeds. Watch your vegetable garden grow, and pluck a tomato or two to make a salad. Go on a walk in the woods, build a campfire and then read the moon. Rediscover a childlike joy of nature through over 20 projects to cook, make or do outside. Grounded is the ideal way to put down your devices and spend time in natural surrounds with your friends, your family and, of course, yourself.
7.7 x 0.95 x 9.65 inches
guide to new york city with kids book
The Little Bookroom Guide to New York City with Children focuses on what parents with good taste want to know- how to see New York City in a child-centered waya without passing up any of the city's sophisticated food, sights, or shops just because the kids are along. Organized around EAT, PLAY, SHOP, and STAY, the authors take you to well-known museums and attractions, but also take you out of tourist-thronged Midtown and into corners of the city that New Yorkers themselves love to take their children. They share strategies for must-sees that can easily overwhelm (the dazzling but daunting Metropolitan Museum of Art, Chinatown, Chelsea Market) and share the offbeat and little known places their own kids love (a matzoh factory, a classic film showing, a chance to dance with ballerinas). Chicken tenders? Fuggedaboutit! The authors take you to the hip food truck scene, to world-class restaurants that welcome children (one has a $5 noodle bowl for kids that's under the radar), to word-of-mouth neighborhood favorites that only the locals frequent, and offer an array of delectable options in every part of town, at every price. Shopping in NYC is like nowhere else- you can find cool kids clothes and toys that make unforgettable souvenirs of an unforgettable trip.
Paperback, 200 pages
0.9" x 4.7" x 6.0"
herstory: 50 women and girls who shook up the world
Move aside history—it’s time for herstory.
Celebrate fifty inspiring and powerful women who changed the world and left their mark in this lavishly illustrated biography compilation.
Throughout history, girls have often been discussed in terms of what they couldn’t or shouldn’t do.
It’s time for herstory—a celebration of not only what girls can do, but the remarkable things women have already accomplished, even when others tried to stop them.
In this uplifting and inspiring book, follow the stories of fifty powerhouse women from around the world and across time who each managed to change the world as they knew it forever. Telling the stories of their childhood, the challenges they faced, and the impact of their achievements, each lavishly illustrated spread is a celebration of girl power in its many forms. From astronauts to activists, musicians to mathematicians, these women are sure to motivate young readers of all backgrounds to focus not on the can’ts and shouldn’ts, but on what they can do: anything!
10 x 0.7 x 11.5 inches
holiday: the best travel magazine that ever was
The first book on magazine sensation Holiday, which between 1946 and 1977 was one of the most exciting publications in the world. Renowned for its bold layouts, literary credibility, and ambitious choice of photographers and artists, Holiday portrayed the romance of travel like no other periodical.
At Holidaymagazine's peak, urbane editor, Ted Patrick, and visionary art director, Frank Zachary, invited postwar America to see and read about the world. On the journey, readers joined the magazine's renowned roster of talent. Some of the most celebrated writing by Jack Kerouac, Ernest Hemingway, Graham Greene, Joan Didion, Truman Capote, Colette, and E. B. White (his piece "Here Is New York" was commissioned for Holiday in 1949) first appeared in its pages. Henri Cartier-Bresson documented a breathtaking Paris and other cities; Slim Aarons captured the glamour of travel around the world; and Al Hirschfeld and Ludwig Bemelmans contributed showstopping illustrations of places and personages.
Pamela Fiori writes about the magazine's history, giving it context during the era of the jet age, world turbulence, and the rise of Madison Avenue advertising. Holiday was a vibrant original, inspiring travel magazines that followed and leaving glorious photography and art as well as thought-provoking journalism in its wake.
10.8 x 1.2 x 13.5 inches
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