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365 Days of Wonder

R. J. Palacio

2014    432 pages    (Corgi Childrens)

August Pullman stole the hearts of over a million readers in the bestselling, award-winning Wonder. 365 Days of Wonder is a beautiful companion to the novel: a collection of quotes and wise words, one for every day of the year. It includes funny, insightful, inspiring thoughts from Wonder's fans, famous authors and personalities - from Roald Dahl and Paul McCartney to Anne Frank, Tolkien and Popeye - and from the novel itself. It's the perfect gift for anyone who loved Wonder, and it's a book to [...]

August Pullman stole the hearts of over a million readers in the bestselling, award-winning Wonder. 365 Days of Wonder is a beautiful companion to the novel: a collection of quotes and wise words, one for every day of the year. It includes funny, insightful, inspiring thoughts from Wonder's fans, famous authors and personalities - from Roald Dahl and Paul McCartney to Anne Frank, Tolkien and Popeye - and from the novel itself. It's the perfect gift for anyone who loved Wonder, and it's a book to be treasured and enjoyed again and again. [less]

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Action-Packed Book of Adventure Doodles, The

John M. Duggan (Illustrator)

2009    192 pages    (Ulysses Press)

DOODLE YOUR GREATEST ADVENTURES! If you can imagine it, you can doodle it: *Pirates and Treasure! *Cowboys and Wild Horses! *Knights and Castles! *Zombies, Vampires, Spacemen and Aliens! *Wizards and Dragons! Make every doodle an action-packed thrill ride. Have fun! Draw whatever crazy scene you want. Each page has a new doodle idea already started for you.

DOODLE YOUR GREATEST ADVENTURES! If you can imagine it, you can doodle it: *Pirates and Treasure! *Cowboys and Wild Horses! *Knights and Castles! *Zombies, Vampires, Spacemen and Aliens! *Wizards and Dragons! Make every doodle an action-packed thrill ride. Have fun! Draw whatever crazy scene you want. Each page has a new doodle idea already started for you. [less]

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African Tales

Gcina Mhlophe, Rachel Griffin (Illustrator)

2015    96 pages    (Barefoot Books, Incorporated)

Explore this colorful continent and uncover the rich ways of life of the many peoples who live there. The eight stories in this collection, each from a different African country, feature educational facts and information about the cultures from which they are chosen. A full-color map enhances the learning.

Explore this colorful continent and uncover the rich ways of life of the many peoples who live there. The eight stories in this collection, each from a different African country, feature educational facts and information about the cultures from which they are chosen. A full-color map enhances the learning. [less]

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Animal Book, The

2013    304 pages    (Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd)

The wonders of the natural world come to life in full colour in the ultimate book on animals and insects. The Animal Book is the complete guide to the natural world for curious children and budding naturalists. From the tiny toadstool to the giant oak, the smallest spider to the largest elephant, the wonders of life are here to see in stunning photo galleries. With over 1,500 species of animals and plants to learn about, The Animal Book is perfect for school projects and homework. The 'Tree [...]

The wonders of the natural world come to life in full colour in the ultimate book on animals and insects. The Animal Book is the complete guide to the natural world for curious children and budding naturalists. From the tiny toadstool to the giant oak, the smallest spider to the largest elephant, the wonders of life are here to see in stunning photo galleries. With over 1,500 species of animals and plants to learn about, The Animal Book is perfect for school projects and homework. The 'Tree of Life' at the start of the book will show you how species are connected, as well as guiding you through everything from microscopic life to fish, birds, reptiles and mammals. Ever wondered how a polar bear looks when trying to catch fish? Amazing full page pictures show you animals in their natural habitats, going about their lives. Fact boxes and amazing galleries take you on a complete learning journey. The Animal Book really is the ultimate book on the natural world, from A(moeba) to Z(ebra). [less]

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Animal Crackers: A bestial lexicon

Robert Hendrickson

1983    252 pages    (Penguin Books)

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Architecture According to Pigeons

Stella Gurney, Speck Lee Tailfeather

2013    63 pages    (Phaidon)

Hello. I am Speck. Come fly with me! Architecture According to Pigeons is the perfect introduction for children to the most beautiful buildings in the world and the basic principles of architecture, using a fun, lively and engaging way of learning. In this delightful book, a pigeon named Speck Lee Tailfeather reveals that pigeons are great aficionados of architecture and delivers an account of a journey around the globe with fun facts about each of the iconic buildings he visits. The book [...]

Hello. I am Speck. Come fly with me! Architecture According to Pigeons is the perfect introduction for children to the most beautiful buildings in the world and the basic principles of architecture, using a fun, lively and engaging way of learning. In this delightful book, a pigeon named Speck Lee Tailfeather reveals that pigeons are great aficionados of architecture and delivers an account of a journey around the globe with fun facts about each of the iconic buildings he visits. The book features the Colosseum, the Taj Mahal, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, the Eiffel Tower, Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and dozens of other buildings from a 'bird's eye view' to delight children and parents alike. [less]

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Art of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to Present, The

Tony Kushner

2003    224 pages    (Harry N. Abrams)

Maurice Sendak ranks as one of the best known and loved children's book artists in the USA, and has been awarded both the Hans Christian Andersen Medal and the Caldecott Medal. This volume picks up where Selma Lanes' monograph of his work "The Art of Maurice Sendak", published in 1980, leaves off, tracing Sendak's life and work from 1980 to 2003. An extended essay by playwright Tony Kushner, a long-time friend of Sendak's provides an intimate view of the artist. [...]

Maurice Sendak ranks as one of the best known and loved children's book artists in the USA, and has been awarded both the Hans Christian Andersen Medal and the Caldecott Medal. This volume picks up where Selma Lanes' monograph of his work "The Art of Maurice Sendak", published in 1980, leaves off, tracing Sendak's life and work from 1980 to 2003. An extended essay by playwright Tony Kushner, a long-time friend of Sendak's provides an intimate view of the artist. Kushner not only gives a chronological overview of Sendak's work, but also allows us to see him as an accomplished author and artist redefining his legacy, and as a man coming to terms with himself. [less]

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Australian School Dictionary 5th Edition

Mark Gwynn

523 pages   

Firmly established as Australia's best-selling school dictionary, this fifth edition of the Australian School Oxford Dictionary has been thoroughly revised and updated, with hundreds of new words you won't find in any other Australian school dictionary.A special feature of this new edition is the considerable focus on the Australian Curriculum, including a specially written Grammar and Reference guide.

Firmly established as Australia's best-selling school dictionary, this fifth edition of the Australian School Oxford Dictionary has been thoroughly revised and updated, with hundreds of new words you won't find in any other Australian school dictionary.A special feature of this new edition is the considerable focus on the Australian Curriculum, including a specially written Grammar and Reference guide. [less]

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Become a Teen with Passion and Purpose

Sharon Witt

2007    200 pages    (Collective Wisdom Publications)

Becoming a teenager can be pretty tough going at times. This book, written in language Teens understand, covers topics ranging from positive choices, goals setting, bullies, friendships and failures. Packed with quotes and cartoons, this is the book teens will read again and again.

Becoming a teenager can be pretty tough going at times. This book, written in language Teens understand, covers topics ranging from positive choices, goals setting, bullies, friendships and failures. Packed with quotes and cartoons, this is the book teens will read again and again. [less]

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (Brewer's)

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1954    1454 pages    (CASSELL & CO)

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Bully For Them (Large Print 16pt)

Fiona Scott-Norman

2014    352 pages    (ReadHowYouWant)

Bully for Them is an essential book that addresses the ever - present problem of bullying and of young people feeling they don't fit in. Many students believe that what happens at school shapes their whole lives, and too often this lack of perspective leads to distress, lost potential and tragedy. By focusing on the stories of well - known Australians who kids will know and admire, Bully for Them demonstrates that even the most successful among us had a hard time at school, and that being [...]

Bully for Them is an essential book that addresses the ever - present problem of bullying and of young people feeling they don't fit in. Many students believe that what happens at school shapes their whole lives, and too often this lack of perspective leads to distress, lost potential and tragedy. By focusing on the stories of well - known Australians who kids will know and admire, Bully for Them demonstrates that even the most successful among us had a hard time at school, and that being different can, in fact, be a blessing rather than a burden. [less]

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Chicago Manual of Style, The

1993    546 pages    (University of Chicago Press)

The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers (14th Edition)

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Child Writes

Emma Mactaggart

2012    159 pages   

For everyone who has been enchanted by children's picture books and is inspired to create their own, this step-by-step guide to writing, illustrating and publishing a children's picture book provides everything you ever needed to know in a down-to-earth commonsense style as well as providing Hot Tips and creative inspiration.

For everyone who has been enchanted by children's picture books and is inspired to create their own, this step-by-step guide to writing, illustrating and publishing a children's picture book provides everything you ever needed to know in a down-to-earth commonsense style as well as providing Hot Tips and creative inspiration. [less]

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Creaturepedia: Welcome to the Greatest Show on Earth

Adrienne Barman

2015    208 pages    (Frances Lincoln Ltd)

Welcome to this collection of best-loved animals from all over the world, chosen for their special talents and characteristics, with fun illustrations by Adrienne Barman. Meet 'the architects', the 'noisy neighbours', the 'homebodies', the 'forever faithfuls', the 'champions of forgetfulness' and more in this alphabetically ordered encyclopedia. Filled with fascinating facts, curious creatures and characterful cartoons, this book will keep young explorers busy for hours.

Welcome to this collection of best-loved animals from all over the world, chosen for their special talents and characteristics, with fun illustrations by Adrienne Barman. Meet 'the architects', the 'noisy neighbours', the 'homebodies', the 'forever faithfuls', the 'champions of forgetfulness' and more in this alphabetically ordered encyclopedia. Filled with fascinating facts, curious creatures and characterful cartoons, this book will keep young explorers busy for hours. [less]

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Curious Explorer's Illustrated Guide to Exotic Animals A to Z, The

Marc Martin

2013    32 pages    (Viking)

From armadillo to zebras, chameleons to quetzals, these exotic animals will surprise and delight. No curious explorer should be without Marc Martin's stunning celebration of strange and beautiful creatures from all over the world. Here is a book of wonder, a unique and breathtaking treasure from one of Australia's most outstanding new talents.

From armadillo to zebras, chameleons to quetzals, these exotic animals will surprise and delight. No curious explorer should be without Marc Martin's stunning celebration of strange and beautiful creatures from all over the world. Here is a book of wonder, a unique and breathtaking treasure from one of Australia's most outstanding new talents. [less]

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Dictionary of Imaginary Places: The Newly Updated and Expanded Classic, The

Alberto Manguel

2000    804 pages    (Mariner Books)

From Atlantis to Xanadu and beyond, this Baedeker of make-believe takes readers on a tour of more than 1,200 realms invented by storytellers from Homer's day to our own. Here you will find Shangri-La and El Dorado; Utopia and Middle Earth; Wonderland and Freedonia. Here too are Jurassic Park, Salman Rushdie's Sea of Stories, and the fabulous world of Harry Potter. The history and behavior of the inhabitants of these lands are described in loving detail, and are supplemented by more than 200 maps [...]

From Atlantis to Xanadu and beyond, this Baedeker of make-believe takes readers on a tour of more than 1,200 realms invented by storytellers from Homer's day to our own. Here you will find Shangri-La and El Dorado; Utopia and Middle Earth; Wonderland and Freedonia. Here too are Jurassic Park, Salman Rushdie's Sea of Stories, and the fabulous world of Harry Potter. The history and behavior of the inhabitants of these lands are described in loving detail, and are supplemented by more than 200 maps and illustrations that depict the lay of the land in a host of elsewheres. A must-have for the library of every dedicated reader, fantasy fan, or passionate browser, Dictionary is a witty and acute guide for any armchair traveler's journey into the landscape of the imagination. [less]

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Emerging Writer, The

André Dao (Editor)

2013    (Emerging Writers' Festival)

Writing doesn't just happen - it needs nurturing, stimulation and space to grow. The Emerging Writer is an insider's guide to the craft, philosophy and politics of being a writer. Whether you're facing your first blank page or negotiating a publishing contract, this book is full of indispensable advice for any emerging writer hoping to turn their seedling of an idea into a mighty tree. Inside you'll find information on: Getting paid for your writing; Writing outside of your comfort zone; [...]

Writing doesn't just happen - it needs nurturing, stimulation and space to grow. The Emerging Writer is an insider's guide to the craft, philosophy and politics of being a writer. Whether you're facing your first blank page or negotiating a publishing contract, this book is full of indispensable advice for any emerging writer hoping to turn their seedling of an idea into a mighty tree. Inside you'll find information on: Getting paid for your writing; Writing outside of your comfort zone; Creating networks; Finding inspiration; And much, much more! Contributors include: Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Adolfo Aranjuez, Alex Adsett, Khairani Barokka, John Birmingham, Zoe Dattner, Melissa Fagan, Sanjay Fernandes, Stephanie Guest and Anna Heyward, Michelle Heeter, Kelly-Lee Hickey, Andrea Hoff, Holly Hutchinson, Michelle Li, Claire Low, Walter Mason, Gabe McGrath, Nikki McWatters, Lefa Singleton-Norton, Eiley Ormsby, Connor Tomas O'Brien, Zane Pinner, Alice Pung, Elizabeth Redman, Duncan Richardson, Sam Ryan, Penni Russon, Ellena Savage, Edwina Shaw, Sarah Stanton, Laurie Steed, Chris Summers, Shaun Tan, Phoebe Tay, Belinda Weaver, Charlotte Wood. [less]

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Emerging Writer, The

Karen Pickering (Editor)

2012    264 pages    (Emerging Writers' Festival)

Every writer has to find their own way to emerge - there is no set route, no absolute path and no road that must be followed. But there is a lot we can learn from those who have travelled before us: how to get there more directly, how to bypass the road blocks, traverse the peaks and valleys, or which is the most scenic route. The Emerging Writer is an insider's guide full of valuable advice from fellow travellers - a resource you can keep within arm's length, for when you need to consult that [...]

Every writer has to find their own way to emerge - there is no set route, no absolute path and no road that must be followed. But there is a lot we can learn from those who have travelled before us: how to get there more directly, how to bypass the road blocks, traverse the peaks and valleys, or which is the most scenic route. The Emerging Writer is an insider's guide full of valuable advice from fellow travellers - a resource you can keep within arm's length, for when you need to consult that map again to help you find your way. Inside you will find information on: How to create publication opportunities. Understanding your value and getting paid. Why you shouldn't write what you know. Managing your digital domain. And much more! Whether you're taking your first step, planning the next stage of your trip, or just want inspiration to keep travelling on your writing journey, this book is for you. [less]

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Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide To Character Expression, The

Angela Ackerman, Becca Puglisi

2012    172 pages    (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

One of the biggest problem areas for writers is conveying a character's emotions to the reader in a unique, compelling way. This book comes to the rescue by highlighting 75 emotions and listing the possible body language cues, thoughts, and visceral responses for each. Using its easy-to-navigate list format, readers can draw inspiration from character cues that range in intensity to match any emotional moment. The Emotion Thesaurus also tackles common emotion-related writing problems and [...]

One of the biggest problem areas for writers is conveying a character's emotions to the reader in a unique, compelling way. This book comes to the rescue by highlighting 75 emotions and listing the possible body language cues, thoughts, and visceral responses for each. Using its easy-to-navigate list format, readers can draw inspiration from character cues that range in intensity to match any emotional moment. The Emotion Thesaurus also tackles common emotion-related writing problems and provides methods to overcome them. This writing tool encourages writers to show, not tell emotion and is a creative brainstorming resource for any fiction project. [less]

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English as She Is Spoke: Being a Comprehensive Phrasebook of the English Language, Written by Men to Whom English was Entirely Unknown (Collins Library)

Jose da Fonseca, Pedro Carolino

2004    151 pages    (McSweeney's)

In 1855, when Jose da Fonseca and Pedro Carolino wrote an English phrasebook for Portuguese students, they faced just one problem: they didn't know any English. Even worse, they didn't own an English-to-Portuguese dictionary. What they did have, though, was a Portuguese-to-French dictionary, and a French-to-English dictionary. The linguistic train wreck that ensued is a classic of unintentional humor, now revived in the first newly selected edition in a century. Armed with Fonseca and [...]

In 1855, when Jose da Fonseca and Pedro Carolino wrote an English phrasebook for Portuguese students, they faced just one problem: they didn't know any English. Even worse, they didn't own an English-to-Portuguese dictionary. What they did have, though, was a Portuguese-to-French dictionary, and a French-to-English dictionary. The linguistic train wreck that ensued is a classic of unintentional humor, now revived in the first newly selected edition in a century. Armed with Fonseca and Carolino's guide, a Portuguese traveler can insult a barber ("What news tell me? All hairs dresser are newsmonger"), complain about the orchestra ("It is a noise which to cleve the head"), go hunting ("let aim it! let make fire him"), and consult a handy selection of truly mystifying "Idiotisms and Proverbs." [less]

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Graphic Ornaments 1900 (Pepin Press Design Books)

Pepin Van Roojen

1999    397 pages    (Knickerbocker Pr)

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Great Aussie Inventions

Amy Sawyer, Amy Hunter

2009    29 pages   

Who invented the black box flight recorder, stump cam, spray-on skin, the baby capsule, the lawn mower and Hills Hoist? Australians, that's who. Necessity is the mother of invention. When white settlers first came to Australia their existence relied on creative solutions to their problems. Step into the world of brilliant Aussie inventions and find out what makes Australia one of the world's most inventive nations.

Who invented the black box flight recorder, stump cam, spray-on skin, the baby capsule, the lawn mower and Hills Hoist? Australians, that's who. Necessity is the mother of invention. When white settlers first came to Australia their existence relied on creative solutions to their problems. Step into the world of brilliant Aussie inventions and find out what makes Australia one of the world's most inventive nations. [less]

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I Before E (Except After C): Old-School Ways to Remember Stuff

Judy Parkinson

2011    192 pages    (Michael O'Mara Books)

A Sunday Times top-ten title in 2007 and a bestseller ever since, I Before E (Except after C) has continued to inform and entertain its many readers. Now available in paperback, this delightful gift book has been repackaged with a fresh jacket design for new readers and fans of the series alike. Offering reminders of mnemonics from our youth and containing countless more to help us in adult life, this handy collection contains all the memory aids you'll ever need to know: from well-known rhymes [...]

A Sunday Times top-ten title in 2007 and a bestseller ever since, I Before E (Except after C) has continued to inform and entertain its many readers. Now available in paperback, this delightful gift book has been repackaged with a fresh jacket design for new readers and fans of the series alike. Offering reminders of mnemonics from our youth and containing countless more to help us in adult life, this handy collection contains all the memory aids you'll ever need to know: from well-known rhymes, memorable sayings to a selection of more modern methods of boosting one's failing memory. I Before E (Except after C) will ensure you'll never struggle to remember names, dates, facts, figures and events ever again. [less]

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Incredible Edibles

Stefan Gates

2012    128 pages    (Walker Books Ltd)

Become a food adventurer with gastronaut, Stefan Gates! Does chocolate make you happier? What's the most dangerous food on earth? How do you milk a camel? What's the fartiest food of all? And what's really in that burger you're about to eat? Find out the answers to these questions and much, much more in this seriously funny and hilariously informative book about food. It is packed full of mad recipes to cook for your friends, kitchen science projects to try out at home and wild food facts this [...]

Become a food adventurer with gastronaut, Stefan Gates! Does chocolate make you happier? What's the most dangerous food on earth? How do you milk a camel? What's the fartiest food of all? And what's really in that burger you're about to eat? Find out the answers to these questions and much, much more in this seriously funny and hilariously informative book about food. It is packed full of mad recipes to cook for your friends, kitchen science projects to try out at home and wild food facts this photographic cookbook will take you on a food adventure from breakfast right through to supper. "Gastronuts" the BBC TV series regularly attracts over 4 million viewers. Stefan Gates is the winner of a Gourmand World Cookbook Award. [less]

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Infographics Space (Big Picture Press)

Simon Rogers

2015    80 pages    (Big Picture Press)

The third in a visually stunning series of information graphics, which shows just how interesting and humorous scientific information can be. Complex facts about space are reinterpreted as stylish infographics, which astonish, amuse and inform by turn. Researched by the Guardian's Datablog expert and illustrated by the New York Times designer Jennifer Daniel, this is a book of the highest pedigree.

The third in a visually stunning series of information graphics, which shows just how interesting and humorous scientific information can be. Complex facts about space are reinterpreted as stylish infographics, which astonish, amuse and inform by turn. Researched by the Guardian's Datablog expert and illustrated by the New York Times designer Jennifer Daniel, this is a book of the highest pedigree. [less]

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Joys of Yiddish, The

Leo Rosten

1971    547 pages    (Penguin Books)

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Kingyo: The Artistry of Japanese Goldfish

Kanoko Okamoto, Kazuya Takaoka, Sachiko Kuru, J. Keith Vincent

2004    396 pages    (Kodansha USA)

DISCOVER THE CULT OF THE GOLDFISH THROUGH JAPANESE ART, DESIGN AND LITERATUREGoldfish were originally brought to Japan from China in 1502, to be raised exclusively by aristocrats as highly prized pets. In the 1800s, however, they became popular among the general public, and ultimately a unique culture of breeders, collectors, and connoisseurs came into being. Packed with photographs, Kingyo: The Artistry of Japanese Goldfish offers a delightful visual tour of goldfish in Japanese art and design [...]

DISCOVER THE CULT OF THE GOLDFISH THROUGH JAPANESE ART, DESIGN AND LITERATUREGoldfish were originally brought to Japan from China in 1502, to be raised exclusively by aristocrats as highly prized pets. In the 1800s, however, they became popular among the general public, and ultimately a unique culture of breeders, collectors, and connoisseurs came into being. Packed with photographs, Kingyo: The Artistry of Japanese Goldfish offers a delightful visual tour of goldfish in Japanese art and design, together with a description of the goldfish breeds that have developed in Japan over hundreds of years of meticulous cultivation.Included in the volume is a novella written in the 1930s titled A Riot of Goldfish which tells of the impossible love of a breeder's son for the daughter of a wealthy patron. As his love grows into an obsession, he attempts to create a goldfish that will capture and reflect her beauty. The story charmingly evokes life in Japan in the early twentieth century and sheds light on the aesthetics of goldfish appreciation.The stunning visual materials presented here reveal the vast iconography of goldfish in the graphic and decorative arts of Japan, extending to textiles, ceramics, paintings, lacquer ware, toys, and even household items. This book will be an inspiration for designers, collectors, and anyone interested in Japanese art. [less]

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Little Full Stop

Mischa Brus (Illustrator), Matt Schlitz

2012    32 pages    (Mambooks)

Schlitz introduces children to the English alphabet, words, sentences, and punctuation. The book is beautifully illustrated, and the text is a lovely blend of rhyme, rhythm, and repetition.

Schlitz introduces children to the English alphabet, words, sentences, and punctuation. The book is beautifully illustrated, and the text is a lovely blend of rhyme, rhythm, and repetition. [less]

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Lonely Planet Guide to Experimental Travel, The

Rachael Antony, Joel Henry

2005    280 pages    (Lonely Planet)

Forget package holidays and classic travel routes. Wave adieu to predictable journeys and escape the clutches of tourist traps. The time has come for different travel rules and The Lonely Planet Guide to Experimental Travel is your passport to a new world.Do you yearn for the glories of yesteryear? Pack an octogenarian guidebook and replace the subway with a penny farthing for an Anachronistic Adventure. Do you like to gamble? Taste the real thrill of adventure with Trip Poker or Monopoly Travel [...]

Forget package holidays and classic travel routes. Wave adieu to predictable journeys and escape the clutches of tourist traps. The time has come for different travel rules and The Lonely Planet Guide to Experimental Travel is your passport to a new world.Do you yearn for the glories of yesteryear? Pack an octogenarian guidebook and replace the subway with a penny farthing for an Anachronistic Adventure. Do you like to gamble? Taste the real thrill of adventure with Trip Poker or Monopoly Travel. Are you desperate for a holiday but strapped for cash? To undertake Budget Tourism low funds are not an obstacle but a prerequisite.With over 40 experiments to try, an enthralling history of Experimental Travel, interviews with our expert authors - including the founder of Latourex, an organization dedicated to Experimental Travel - and reports by intrepid experimenters, you'll be perfectly equipped for the open road. It's just up to you to fly the flag, pick up the mantle and fire up your experimental engine. Good luck! [less]

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Macquarie Compact Dictionary

Macquarie Staff

2014    1024 pages   

Based on the full Macquarie Dictionary, which is in its sixth edition, the Compact is completely up-to-date. In a convenient format, it features:• more than 50,000 words and phrases• more than 75,000 definitions• up-to-date items such as apera, blade runner, diabesity, digital archaeology, green tape, homesteading and virtual choir• clear pronunciations• idiomatic phrases• free six-month subscription to Macquarie Dictionary Online

Based on the full Macquarie Dictionary, which is in its sixth edition, the Compact is completely up-to-date. In a convenient format, it features:• more than 50,000 words and phrases• more than 75,000 definitions• up-to-date items such as apera, blade runner, diabesity, digital archaeology, green tape, homesteading and virtual choir• clear pronunciations• idiomatic phrases• free six-month subscription to Macquarie Dictionary Online [less]

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Macquarie Concise Dictionary

Macquarie

2013    1427 pages   

The Macquarie Concise Dictionary, like its parent dictionary, continues to change, adapt and re-adjust to reflect Australian language. It is both international and uniquely Australian, making it the standard dictionary for all Australians. The richness of the Macquarie distilled into a compact format, the Concise meets the needs of the general reader in a book which is accessible, portable and easy-to-use.

The Macquarie Concise Dictionary, like its parent dictionary, continues to change, adapt and re-adjust to reflect Australian language. It is both international and uniquely Australian, making it the standard dictionary for all Australians. The richness of the Macquarie distilled into a compact format, the Concise meets the needs of the general reader in a book which is accessible, portable and easy-to-use. [less]

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Manga Kamishibai: The Art of Japanese Paper Theater

Eric P. Nash

2009    304 pages    (Harry N. Abrams)

Before giant robots, space ships, and masked super heroes filled the pages of Japanese comic books--known as manga--such characters were regularly seen on the streets of Japan in kamishibai stories. Manga Kamishibai: The Art of Japanese Paper Theater tells the history of this fascinating and nearly vanished Japanese art form that paved the way for modern-day comic books, and is the missing link in the development of modern manga.During the height of kamishibai in the 1930s, storytellers would [...]

Before giant robots, space ships, and masked super heroes filled the pages of Japanese comic books--known as manga--such characters were regularly seen on the streets of Japan in kamishibai stories. Manga Kamishibai: The Art of Japanese Paper Theater tells the history of this fascinating and nearly vanished Japanese art form that paved the way for modern-day comic books, and is the missing link in the development of modern manga.During the height of kamishibai in the 1930s, storytellers would travel to villages and set up their butais (miniature wooden prosceniums), through which illustrated boards were shown. The storytellers acted as entertainers and reporters, narrating tales that ranged from action-packed westerns, period pieces, traditional folk tales, and melodramas, to nightly news reporting on World War II. More than just explaining the pictures, a good storyteller would act out the parts of each character with different voices and facial expressions. Through extensive research and interviews, author Eric P. Nash pieces together the remarkable history of this art and its creators. With rare images reproduced for the first time from Japanese archives, including full-length kamishibai stories, combined with expert writing, this book is an essential guide to the origins of manga. [less]

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Mindbenders

DK

2013    32 pages    (DK Children)

Over 60 mindbending challenges to delight and amaze you Flex your mental muscles with Mindbenders, the interactive book of brainteasers, optical illusions, puzzles, tricks and more! Discover how to pick up a marble without touching it or find yourself without any control over your own arms! With instructions and explanations, you'll understand how over 60 challenges work and be able to amaze friends and family with your craftiness. With four amazing interactive elements you can also fool your [...]

Over 60 mindbending challenges to delight and amaze you Flex your mental muscles with Mindbenders, the interactive book of brainteasers, optical illusions, puzzles, tricks and more! Discover how to pick up a marble without touching it or find yourself without any control over your own arms! With instructions and explanations, you'll understand how over 60 challenges work and be able to amaze friends and family with your craftiness. With four amazing interactive elements you can also fool your sense of perspective with optical illusions, be transformed in a hall of mirrors, track down the hidden shapes in a stunning pop-up, or take on a colour-matching challenge that will really get you in a spin! With clearly-presented challenges and entertaining images, Mindbenders will have you poring over these puzzles for hours on end! [less]

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Monsters

Christopher Dell

2010    192 pages    (Thames & Hudson)

This book explores monsters through the ages and throughout the world. With a brilliant set of bizarre and fantastical illustrations, "Monsters" provides a dark yet engrossing visual history of fearsome beasts from every age and culture. Christopher Dell investigates what the existence of monsters even if only in our heads says about humankind, and explores such questions as how monsters have survived the millennia; why they are universal; and, why we find the same one-eyed giants in [...]

This book explores monsters through the ages and throughout the world. With a brilliant set of bizarre and fantastical illustrations, "Monsters" provides a dark yet engrossing visual history of fearsome beasts from every age and culture. Christopher Dell investigates what the existence of monsters even if only in our heads says about humankind, and explores such questions as how monsters have survived the millennia; why they are universal; and, why we find the same one-eyed giants in Japan and in ancient Greece, or the same dragons in Europe and China. [less]

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