When it comes to hand lettering, practice makes perfect! With 100 daily exercises divided into ten sections, this workbook offers a fun way to improve your lettering techniques. Each section focuses on building a skill or exploring a design application, from forming letters to designing motivational quotes. As you work on these beautiful full-color pages, you’ll find plenty of inspiration for developing your own unique style.
“A nicely organized book chockablock with games that can be enjoyed by...a variety of ages. Begins with games that children as young as five can play with their parents, then...a number of more complicated games that older children can easily play on their own...clearly written and easy enough for many children to read on their own.”—Booklist.
George is trapped in a falling airplane with no engine or pilot. Milla is covered in radioactive waste—and her hazmat suit is running out of air. Otto is in the depths of the ocean, where something hungry is circling. Ten linked stories. Ten life-or-death situations. Ten brave kids. Each nail-biting drama takes 30 minutes to play out—and kids get to read it in real time!*
*Based on average reading speed
Meditation, inner peace, a respect for nature, a detachment from worldly goods: all these concepts from Eastern philosophy have become key elements of Western spirituality. This volume, rich in splendid photographs and thought-provoking quotations from eminent exponents of Eastern wisdom, will provide inspiration all year and promote inner growth. In addition to ancient proverbs, the wise words come from such spiritual masters as Confucius, Lao Tzu, and Buddha.
The breathtaking 500 Teapots launched a bestselling series—and it remains hugely popular. Now comes a gorgeous follow-up that documents the continued vitality of the form and of a new group of top international artists. Ranging from classically beautiful to wonderfully witty to wildly imaginative and ultramodern, these teapots will inspire ceramicists, collectors, crafters, and enthusiasts.
Solve the dilemma of planning meals that are healthy, tasty, and ready in half an hour. Vegan expert Nava Atlas has created super-simple, plant-based recipes that use fresh produce, good-quality canned and frozen foods, whole grains, and timesaving off-the-shelf prepared sauces. With dishes like Baked Polenta Fries, Coconut Sweet Potato Bisque, Salsa Verde Bean Burritos, and Chocolate Granola Clusters, this collection is a vegan feast!
In an era where everyone has their eyes on a screen, what better way to bring family and friends of all ages together than good old-fashioned indoor games? From Charades to Consequences, Chinese Whispers to Twenty Questions, here are 60 classic games that will create indelible memories of family fun, warmth, and tradition. So, don’t reach for that remote control—start playing instead!
60 Classic Outdoor Games celebrates the days when you got home from school, hopped out of your school clothes, skipped over to your best friend's house, and played until dinnertime. Today those classic games of Hopscotch, Skipping, Bulldog, Hide and Seek, and others are almost forgotten. This beautifully illustrated nostalgic collection will help you relive those innocent games and pass them on to a new generation.
Spend time with God each day. With the prayerful words in this beautiful devotional, spiritual seekers can reflect on His love for them and the wonderful plans He has for their lives. Each page will draw them nearer to the heart of God, and help them experience grace and blessings more deeply and profoundly than ever before.
Meet Maria Toorpakai Wazir, a brave Pakistani girl who pursued her love of sports in spite of being taunted and beaten. When the President of Pakistan gave Maria an award for outstanding achievement, the Taliban threatened her squash club, family, and life. Forced to quit the team, she continued to practice in her bedroom every day for three years! Maria's story will inspire and empower all children . . . especially girls.
The fascinating story of the creation and development of videogames encompasses hardware, software, concept, equipment, and more. Now the curators of the award-winning National Videogame Arcade go on a journey through joysticks and microchips, Game Boys and guitars, exploring how videogames are made, played, and loved. This entertaining history ranges from The Age of Empires III Collectors’ Edition and Barcode Battler to Packman, Nintendo, Tamagotchi, and Virtual Reality Headsets.
Ayurveda lets patients control their health by focusing on prevention, not medical intervention. A Little Bit of Ayurveda introduces the history, philosophy, and practical application of this ancient system: its influence on Eastern and Western medicines; the “five-element theory” and doshas; and practices like yoga, seasonal eating, and dry brushing that maintain balance. A quiz provides a complete Ayurvedic self-evaluation . . . and starts you on the path to wellness!
From seasonal celebrations to miracles and rebirth, discover the divine feminine. This introduction to the goddess explores her power, magic, and rituals, along with the Maiden, Mother, and Wise Woman archetypes, the SHE of clay and stars, and goddess meditations for love, success, wealth, health, creativity, and more. Enter the inner temple, pore through a Goddess Directory, and see how to become part of the Goddess Community.
Intuition is something we're all born with and use every day. But generally, it's not consciously explored and strengthened like a muscle. But with the right work, we all can increase our intuitive ability. This fascinating introduction guides you, with the help of real-life examples from over two decades as a spiritual life coach, how to listen to your intuition, act upon it, and discover the resulting flow and magic that comes from living life intuitively.
Mindfulness can keep us centered, calm, and energized—no matter how much the fast-paced outside world keeps distracting us. Thanks to Amy Leigh Mercree’s straightforward and engaging introduction, beginners can master this spiritual practice. She teaches methods for staying in the moment, cultivating inner peace, accessing a deeper creativity, and creating a healthier body, along with rituals that support these mindfulness techniques.
Through numerology, you can uncover the inner and outer forces that shape your life. Novalee Wilder gives an overview of this ancient esoteric system, providing a step-by-step guide to calculating your essence with the numbers 1 through 9 and using the results to explore your personality, understand life lessons, and set goals. Wilder also discusses name vibrations, the Numeroscope, understanding others through numerology (using famous figures as examples), and applying numerology to daily life.
Nordic runes are the most popular and easiest symbols to work with, and can effectively release energy for a positive purpose in one’s life. From Cassandra Eason, one of the world’s most renowned authors on spirituality, comes an accessible introduction to this ancient practice. She explains to readers exactly what runes are, how to make their own, which ones are right for them, and much more.
It’s as simple and beautiful as A, B, C! Even something as basic as the alphabet can free our imaginations. These sumptuous, intricate illustrations will encourage anyone with an artistic bent to pull out pencils, pens, markers, or crayons and start personalizing the pages. The letters come in a variety of styles, and as you watch each picture become more dazzling, you’ll feel your stress start to melt away.
When life becomes stressful, teens and preteens can forget they’re worthy, beautiful people, capable of achieving anything. Cultivating mindfulness can help. This guided journal encourages them to practice exercises that promote positive changes, including carrying out random acts of kindness, noticing small moments in their day that bring joy, practicing gratitude, and unplugging from technology, As they write, and follow simple exercises on positivity, girls will ignite their imagination and become the best version of themselves.
This journal prompts you to:
Listen: the forest is calling. This stunning gift book takes children on a walk through the woods, where shadows fall in the darkness, eyes peek out, and some animals sleep while others run and leap. Simple, poetic text from an award-winning poet and intricate papercut illustrations introduce children to a deer, fox, rabbit, and other beautiful creatures as they wait for morning—and spring—to come.
The Cold War was a battle of nerves as East and West amassed ever-greater armaments and engaged in ostentatious shows of strength, stealth, and espionage. Then, 30 years ago, the Berlin Wall fell and the “Iron Curtain” lifted. Through 150 striking color photographs, Abandoned Cold War Places looks at the now-unused sites where weapons were stored and strategy developed, traveling from Soviet submarine bases to Britain’s nuclear bunkers, from radar stations in San Francisco Bay to listening posts in West Germany.
ABBA traces the complete story of the Swedish supergroup through their famous tracks, from their world-conquering 1970s disco beginnings, with modern classics such as “Voulez-Vous,” “Angel Eyes,” “Chiquitita,” and “Gimme Gimme Gimme” to the more reflective 1980s, with “The Winner Takes It All.” Illustrated with glorious photographs, it features every ABBA song, including all of the numbers from the hit movie Mamma Mia!Here We Go Again and the new material released in 2018.
From Anemone to Zooplankton, this big, colorful board book—developed with the American Museum of Natural History—will enchant and educate children! Filled with eye-catching photos of 26 sea animals, it features fun facts about each creature even as it teaches the ABCs. Kids will love meeting the great white shark, jellyfish, narwhal, octopus, vampire squid, and more!
Level 2 ups the ante by turning some of the search words into anagrams, swapping letters, and featuring phrases where every answer is made up of the same handful of letters.
Used for millennia in Eastern healing, adaptogenic herbs—like ginseng and rhodiola—counteract the effects of stress. In this beautifully illustrated, authoritative guide, Adriana Ayales, the owner of Anima Mundi Herbals, shares her knowledge of these amazing adaptogens. She offers 30 recipes for food, drinks, and beauty cures that banish fatigue, sharpen your mind, and stimulate your central nervous system, as well as ideas for self-care and wellness.
Wordsmith extraordinaire Patrick Berry has created brainteasers with a unique narrative dimension and stimulating wordplay. Each set of puzzles features a thrilling escapade—including a journey through an ancient Egyptian pyramid—and every finely crafted conundrum yields a special word when solved. At the end of the story, put these words together to get the grand solution to a final puzzle!
Launched in 1947, the AK-47 quickly became the standard Soviet Army rifle and has featured in almost every post-WWII conflict. AK-47 offers a complete, close up, and illustrated account of this incredible weapon. It includes the techniques of maintaining and firing the rifle, and a country-by-country account of the variants and copies produced. Most importantly, the book assesses the impact of the AK-47 on the battlefield, evaluating its performance, ammunition, and tactical usage.
Filled to the brim with photos, quotes, and maps, Alexander Hamilton is sure to be a hit with fans of both history and the smash Broadway musical. Engagingly written, it follows Hamilton from childhood to his tragic death, focusing on his hard work, cunning, and opportunistic zeal. It also shows Hamilton’s darker side; his recklessness and the tragedies that ultimately kept him from even greater heights.
In 1897, Bram Stoker created one of literature’s most compelling characters—and, since then, Dracula has thrilled generations of fans. Now, the evil Count comes alive in an electrifying graphic novel that follows the vampire from his ominous castle in Transylvania to Victorian London. Michael Mucci translates the tale, while Ben Caldwell adds action-packed images filled with meticulous, historically accurate detail. Young readers will be transfixed!
L. Frank Baum's classic fantasy looks fabulous in this vivid high-octane graphic-novel rendition, filled with kid-grabbing details. When a tornado snaps up young Dorothy, dumping her in Oz, she knows she’s not in Kansas anymore. And when her only way home is with the help of an irate Wizard, Dorothy and her misfit friends embark on an unforgettable—and dangerous—journey.
Poor Allie! She’s in a rage, stomping and smashing, throwing a tantrum, and having a fit. Is there a sweet little girl hiding somewhere under all the angry layers? With the help of her understanding big brother, she’s able to calm down, bit by bit, and become herself again. The illustrations’ varying hues and vibrant colors capture the powerful feelings that young children can’t always express in words.
Ally-saurus and her friends always have lots of fun playing pretend. They stomp, they roar, they dance, each in their own way. But new girl Maddie wants everyone to play by HER rules. “Monsters can’t be dinosaurs or dancers,” she insists. Worst of all, she won’t let little Petey have his teddy bear! Can Ally-saurus help Maddie understand that bossiness is no fun at all? With charm and humor, Richard Torrey teaches a gentle lesson in respecting each other’s differences . . . and playing nice.