Holiday Gift Guide: First We Surf Then We Eat by Jim Kempton

Books are my go to gift for every occasion. They are universal. Recently I found myself California dreaming. I am a big water visa fan so how could First We Surf Then We Eat not delight my eyes; could not delight my palate? Its pictures and its recipes bring you right to California, Hawaii as well as Pacific, Mediterranean, Caribbean waters and more. Book: First We Surf Then We Eat Author: Jim Kempton Hardcover: 248 pages Publisher: Prospect Park Books (2018) Language: English ISBN: 9781945551338 Genre: Adult Non-fiction Ages: ALL Price: $29.95 Purchase: Online Publicity Release<: Jim Kempton has spent […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Where’s the Architect? From Pyramids to Skyscrapers

London, Paris, Moscow, Rome have their wonders,the Towqer of London, the Eiffel Tower, the Metro of Moscow, the Colosseum. Take a tour of these cities and twelve more. Learn their history. Take time for fun in this architectural look and find book. Book: Where’s the Architect? From Pyramids to Skyscrapers Author: Suzanne Rebscher Illustrator: Annabelle von Sperber Hardcover: 32 pages Publisher: Prestel (2018) Language: English ISBN: 9783791373010 Genre: Non-fiction Ages: 4-8; Grades Pre-3 Price: $19.95 Purchase: Online Publisher’s Description: From the top of China’s Great Wall to the base of the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, this journey through […]

Holiday Gift Guide: How to Build Brick Airplanes by Peter Blackert

My favorite toys have always seemed to be the ones that my father refused to buy me because I was a girl namely cars, trains, brick blocks…. My own kids didn’t suffer the same fate one way or another. Time to clean the attic. I saved the best of things to pass on to their kids except the Legos. (All instruction books had been lost or destroyed from use.) Those blocks are extremely versatile. Too bad that I didn’t know Peter Blackert writes his own detailed Lego design books. They are well worth every cent because Legos are forever. Book: […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Origami Zodiac East and West

Lion, tiger, horse, ox and plenty more paper projects designed, explained and illustrated–far more creative and far more fun than the folded square game children often play. Book: Origami Zodiac East and West Author: Mark Bolitho Paperback: 128 pages Publisher: Jacqui Small (2018) Language: English ISBN: 9781911127123 Genre: Non-fiction Ages: ALL Price: $19.99 Purchase: Online Publisher’s Description: This covetable collection of perfectly mindful origami includes 25 inventive paper projects for all signs of the zodiac, both eastern and western. From an elegant dragon and a complex scorpion to a stylised monkey and a classic rooster, each project is superbly designed […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Scratch and Draw Enchanted Animals

I say–no joke–that the only thing I can draw is my own breath. Now things are changing. Scratch and Create lets me enjoy drawing and even personalize if I wish. Book: Scratch and Draw Enchanted Animals Author: Marisa Redondo Hardcover: 20 pages Publisher: Rockport Publishers (2018) Language: English ISBN: 9781631593956 Genre: Non-fiction Ages: ALL Price: $19.99 Purchase: Online Publisher’s Description: Use the included stylus in this unique scratch book to scuff, scrape, and scratch dark metallic coating away from the pages and create art of your own. Scratch & Draw Enchanted Animals features 20 inspirational and decorative illustrations of: Rabbits […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Scratch and Draw Botanicals

Art can be fun. All the artist needs is a stylus and the enclosed paper. Feel free to follow the simple lines and shapes or creatively improvise. Book: Scratch and Draw Botanicals Author: Zoe Ingram Hardcover: 20 pages Publisher: Rockport Publishers (2018) Language: English ISBN: 9781631593925 Genre: Non-fiction Ages: ALL Price: $19.99 Purchase: Online Publisher’s Description: This unique scratch book features 20 inspirational and decorative illustrations of flowers, leaves, and other botanical designs. Created with simple lines and shapes, you can copy the pattern on the facing page by using the special scratch tool to reveal a contrasting background. Create […]

Holiday Gift Guide: The Adventures of Eli Benjamin Bear “A Heart’s Journey Home”

Sixty mini adventures make this lyrical telling a perfect read. It’s the perfect bedtime story for little ones. How can they not be drawn into each adventure and want to know what is next. It is also the perfect story for older kids. Its rhyming couplets make them poets who do not yet know it…. Book:  The Adventures of Eli Benjamin Bear “A Heart’s Journey Home” Author: Hal Price Illustrator: Michael Bayouth Paperback: 250 pages Publisher: Heroic Hearts Media(2018) Language: English ISBN: 9780983356219 Genre: Juvenile fiction Ages: 5-10; grades K-6 Price: $11.99 Purchase: Online Publisher’s Release: “In this children’s tale […]