World of Eric Carle Animal Counting Cards
To encourage interactive learning, the numbers in these ten colourful cards can be punched out and fitted back in place again. Each card also features animals to count, with artwork taken from Eric Carle’s classic designs and the Very Hungry Caterpillar representing ‘1’. Age 3+.
Spectacular Moments in Nature Photography
The survey of natural wonders in this photographic collection is the result of the California Academy of Sciences BigPicture competition. Showing over 100 of the best entries, it includes close-up views of sea creatures, a rare image of a Pampas cat in the wild, and aerial shots of pink flamingos, as well as phenomena such as icebergs, hot springs and aurora. Slightly off-mint.
For Small Children
Chosen and illustrated by award-winning American artist Sylvia Long, the rhymes and stories in this collection include favourites such as ‘The Three Little Pigs’ (sisters, rather than brothers in this version) as well as introductions to counting, opposites, the alphabet and colours.
Photographs of the Night Sky from the Archives of Nasa
‘The scale of the cosmos is more than anyone can grasp’, writes Bill Nye, ‘but with this book, you can give it a try’. Accompanied by an introduction and informative captions, these photographs, taken from NASA observatories, the Hubble and Herschel telescopes and the International Space Station, capture some of the most extraordinary phenomena of the night sky, including lunar and solar eclipses, meteor showers and comets, as well as distant galaxies and nebulae.
A Funny Thing Happened at the Museum . . .
When Henry arrives late at the museum, his quest to reunite with his classmates takes on epic proportions. With his trusty sausage-dog at his side, he dodges erupting volcanoes, seeks shelter with a family of Neanderthals, and paints a masterpiece worthy of Da Vinci. Age 5+
¿Cómo te Llamas?
Everyday Llamas you Might Know
Artist Kristin Llamas has been drawing black-and-white likenesses of her namesake animal for years. Playing on the Spanish for 'what's your name?', she presents sixty characterful portraits of the South American beasts, along with their monikers and personal notes.
Mothers and Children
Mary Cassatt’s tender images of women and children offer an insight into domesticity and their subjects’ everyday lives, and redefined portraiture as a genre. Introduced by two essays outlining her career and beliefs, the 50 examples collected here range from 1878 to 1914 and reveal the influence of Japanese prints and Renaissance paintings of the Madonna and child as well as Cassatt’s mastery of Impressionism.
The Art of Pendleton Postcard Box
Presented in a ribboned box, this postcard set features 100 different classic and modern patterns drawn from the renowned textile company Pendleton's 150-year history. Designs include a range of National Park stripes, iconic plaids, and bold artwork inspired by Native American weaving traditions.
In 2014, in an exhibition entitled @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, the Chinese artist and activist transformed the former island prison to call attention to the plight of prisoners of conscience around the world. Yours Truly was part of that exhibition; a room where visitors used pre-addressed postcards to send their own messages to prisoners. Some 90,000 postcards were sent; some received replies. This book tells the stories of Yours Truly’s messages and their recipients.
Photographs of Civil Rights Activists and Black Lives Matter Protests
In this photographic project, Sheila Pree Bright pairs her series of portraits of civil rights activists from the 1960s, including Roslyn Pope and Lonnie King, with figures from the contemporary Black Lives Matter movement and her series of documentary images of BLM protests in American cities in 2015 and 2016.
Letters of Note
An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience
Ranging from diplomatic correspondence of the 14th century BCE to letters by Bette Davis and Iggy Pop, these 125 historic missives are by turns witty, poignant and enlightening. To quote Shaun Usher’s letter to the reader, ‘I can think of no better way to learn about the past than through the often candid correspondence of those who lived it’. Slightly off-mint and felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
A Raft of Otters
Collective Nouns Flash Cards from A to Z
From the relatively unknown Aurora of Polar Bears, through the more familiar Caravan of Camels and Shiver of Sharks, to a Zeal of Zebras, these A–Z flash cards introduce the idea of collective nouns as well as the alphabet. Printed on sturdy card and using colourful, stylized artwork, they are decorative as well as functional. Slightly off-mint. Age 2+.
Provence and the Côte d'Azur
Discover the Spirit of The South of France
With an emphasis on discovering the spirit of each town, this tour of Provence and the Cote d’Azur characterizes each one, such as Cannes ‘the film star’, and Avignon ‘the art lover’, and explores its distinctive atmosphere, culture, food and architecture. Richly illustrated throughout, the book highlights experiences that could easily be missed, and concludes with a directory of guest houses, museums, galleries and markets.
My Favorite Things Flash Cards
From Apple, Bird and Castle to Xylophone, Yarn and Zebra, these sturdy alphabet cards feature toys, animals and objects that will be familiar and appealing to young children. Created by Lorena Siminovich as part of her environmentally friendly, design-led Petit Collage brand, they are a stylish and colourful aid to teaching letter names. Age 2+
Make Personal Gifts and Accents with Creative Typography-Based Projects
These nine alphabet charts allow knitters to add names and slogans to their own projects or to one of the 24 patterns in the book, including a monogrammed sweater, personalized hats and bags, and homeware. The fonts range from simple block letters to more elaborate cursive and Wild West styles. Basic knitting skills, and the Fair Isle and intarsia techniques that are used for the lettering, are explained fully and illustrated with diagrams.
Everyday Rice Cooker
Soups, Sides, Grains, Mains, and More
This practical illustrated cookbook details methods for preparing basic grains and includes recipes for 85 nutritious soups, stews, salads and side dishes, including a variety of options for vegetarians and pescatarians. The author also explains how to use a rice cooker to its fullest advantage to prepare complete meals such as Lemon Chicken Soup with Orzo, Mixed Mushroom and Bulgur Risotto and Miso Cod over Black Rice. Slightly off-mint and felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
The Erotic Treasury
With authors ranging from a ‘London-based gentleman of pleasure’ to American feminists, and themes from sexual initiation to shoe fetishism, this selection of 40 erotically charged short stories is from Susie Bright’s bestselling series, The Best American Erotica. Slipcased. Off-mint.
Cleared for Takeoff
The Ultimate Book of Flight
From the early aviators to the Space Shuttle and the introduction of drones, this illustrated compendium is packed with information on all aspects of military and civil flight, including the greatest planes, aerial reconnaissance, air battles and airline food. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
A Christmas Carol
Dickens's Christmas story of the ‘covetous old sinner’ Ebenezer Scrooge, his meetings with the ghosts of Christmas and the fate of Tiny Tim has gripped the imagination of readers and artists since it first appeared in 1843. This fine edition has been carefully designed and imaginatively illustrated by the American artist Yelena Bryksenkova. Gilt-edged pages and red silk marker.
The Bear's Song Matching Game
The appeal to children of Benjamin Chaud's The Bear's Song and its sequels The Bear's Sea Escape and The Bear's Surprise are the charming illustrations that invite the reader to search within the richly detailed scenes. This Pelmanism game provides 60 robust cards of characters from the books for young fans to match pairs and test their memories. Age 3+
Is That a Word?
From AA to ZZZ, the Weird and Wonderful Language of Scrabble
After a history of Scrabble, rules of the game, tips on playing and some interesting variants (including Haggle Scrabble, Strip Scrabble and online Scrabulous), Bukszpan’s guide comprises lists of interesting and, above all, playable words. As well as the essential two-letter words, there are playable first names, Shakespearean characters, words without vowels and an A–Z of uncommon vocabulary. Be aware that this book is American and uses the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary (2005), based on the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
Dancing with Cats
While researching their earlier, groundbreaking Why Cats Paint, Burton Silver and Heather Busch discovered another strange phenomenon – people dancing with their cats. Apparently, the ancient art of cat dancing is a method of channelling feline energy. Twenty-one owners and their cats have been interviewed and photographed as they skip the light fantastic... Foreword by Swami Shakya Bahrain and a bibliography (!), should you wish to learn more. Slightly off-mint.
Andrew Zuckerman's portraits of animals are always taken in a studio against a pure white background, and 'explore not just the forms, textures, and movements of creatures, but more importantly, their characters'. This volume presents 150 such portraits and close-ups of mammals, birds, amphibians and insects – all subject to the same sensitive scrutiny, whether African elephant or tortoise, hyena or five-horned rhinoceros beetle. The book ends with an 'Epilogue' by the photographer and a visual index of the animals.
A Life in Pictures 1915–1982
From early photographs in Sweden to her last formal portrait taken by Lord Snowden in 1982, this volume follows the life and career of Ingrid Bergman in over 350 photographs. Accompanied by an interview with John Kobal and texts by Robert Capa, John Updike, Martha Gellhorn and others, the photographs show Bergman on and off set in all her major films, with family and friends, and in her final role, as Golda Meir in A Woman Called Golda (1982). Slightly off-mint and felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
Rude Hand Gestures of the World
A Guide to Offending Without Words
From the simple 'fishy smell' used in Southern Italy to the complexities of the Moutza (Greece, Africa and Pakistan), this book shows you how to get thrown out of places across the world. The meaning and usage of each gesture is explained, with a photograph demonstrating how to achieve its full insulting potential - or what not to do with your hands while travelling.