SPARK Owls Coloring Book
Author: Noelle Dahlen
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
Here's a coloring book that creative kids will give a hoot about! Thirty whimsical illustrations of owls find the beautiful birds perched on branches, surrounded by flowers, silhouetted against cloudy skies, and nestled into other detailed settings. Features perforated pages printed on one side only for easy removal and display plus a bonus "Draw Your Own" page. Owls Coloring Book and other Spark titles offer a wide variety of engaging activities that will foster creativity in children ages 6 to 10.
Presents an assortment of facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Barack H. Obama.
Where's the Unicorn?
Author: Paul Moran
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
Follow a colourful blessing of globetrotting unicorns as they gallop around the world on an incredible whistle-stop tour. From a star-studded film premiere and a flamboyant festival, to a wild safari adventure and a beautiful tropical beach, there are 17 intricately illustrated scenes to search, and seven sensational unicorns to spot in every location.
With easy-to-follow steps and realistic coloring suggestions on the inside covers, this outstanding guide will show you how to draw 15 different breeds of horses: Appaloosa, Clydesdale, Morgan, and more. Includes completed illustrations to color and 30 perforated practice pages.
Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Tor Books
This engaging, collectible, miniature hardcover of the Orson Scott Card classic and worldwide bestselling novel, Ender's Game, makes an excellent gift for anyone's science fiction library. ÔÇťEnder's Game is an affecting novel."ÔÇöNew York Times Book Review Once again, Earth is under attack. An alien species is poised for a final assault. The survival of humanity depends on a military genius who can defeat the aliens. But who? Ender Wiggin. Brilliant. Ruthless. Cunning. A tactical and strategic master. And a child. Recruited for military training by the world government, Ender's childhood ends the moment he enters his new home: Battle School. Among the elite recruits Ender proves himself to be a genius among geniuses. He excels in simulated war games. But is the pressure and loneliness taking its toll on Ender? Simulations are one thing. How will Ender perform in real combat conditions? After all, Battle School is just a game. Isn't it?
Enjoy the magic of relationships with fairy romance, fairy families, and fairies with animal or dragon pets, as you color in these stunningly detailed fairies and companions themed illustrations. This coloring book features 25 detailed fantasy designs by Selina Fenech, based on her original paintings, ready to be brought to life with color! BONUS This book includes TWO full sets of the 25 artworks, for a total of 50 pages to color in. Try different color schemes, share with a family member, or have a back up in case of an oops! The paper is a quality white bond, images on one side only for easy removal and display. Coloring for all ages, with detail enough to satisfy adults but still accessible for children.
Author: Judy Blume
Sometimes life in the Hatcher household is enough to make twelve-year-old Peter think about running away. His worst problem is still his younger brother, Fudge, who hasn't changed a bit since his crazy capers in Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. If you ask Peter, Fudge is just an older ÔÇö and bigger ÔÇö pain. Then Peter learns that his mom is going to have a baby and the whole family is moving to Princeton for a year. It will be bad enough starting sixth grade in a strange place and going to the same school as Fudge. But Peter can imagine something even worse. How will he ever survive if the new baby is a carbon copy of Fudge?
Author: Jenny Lawson
Publisher: Flatiron Books
In Furiously Happy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best. As Jenny says: "Some people might think that being 'furiously happy' is just an excuse to be stupid and irresponsible and invite a herd of kangaroos over to your house without telling your husband first because you suspect he would say no since he's never particularly liked kangaroos. And that would be ridiculous because no one would invite a herd of kangaroos into their house. Two is the limit. I speak from personal experience. My husband says that none is the new limit. I say he should have been clearer about that before I rented all those kangaroos. "Most of my favorite people are dangerously fucked-up but you'd never guess because we've learned to bare it so honestly that it becomes the new normal. Like John Hughes wrote in The Breakfast Club, 'We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it.' Except go back and cross out the word 'hiding.'" Furiously Happy is about "taking those moments when things are fine and making them amazing, because those moments are what make us who we are, and they're the same moments we take into battle with us when our brains declare war on our very existence. It's the difference between "surviving life" and "living life". It's the difference between "taking a shower" and "teaching your monkey butler how to shampoo your hair." It's the difference between being "sane" and being "furiously happy." Lawson is beloved around the world for her inimitable humor and honesty, and in Furiously Happy, she is at her snort-inducing funniest. This is a book about embracing everything that makes us who we are - the beautiful and the flawed - and then using it to find joy in fantastic and outrageous ways. Because as Jenny's mom says, "Maybe 'crazy' isn't so bad after all." Sometimes crazy is just right.
Sixteen whimsical drawings of furry, feathered, and scaly animal friends will charm youngsters who love to color. Illustrations feature giraffes, lions, toucans, koalas, monkeys, and other wild creatures.
Author: Jan Brett
When Big Snowshoe tells Little Snow that the animalsÔÇÖ Santa is coming with presents for everyone, Little Snow wants to know who he is. The animals say they have never seen him. Maybe heÔÇÖs a badger, a moose, a polar bear, or a wolf, they tell him. But this spunky little rabbit thinks they are just fooling him. On Christmas Eve, Big Snowshoe finds a way to see the animals' Santa when a Snowy Owl in a red cap swoops down with a pack full of presents. Never again will an excited Little Snow doubt that there is an animals' Santa. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Sue Hendra
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The first book in the bestselling SUPERTATO series! Meet Supertato! He's always there for you when the chips are down. He's the superhero with eyes everywhere - but now there's a pea on the loose. A very, very naughty pea. Has Supertato finally met his match? The fabulous new character from Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, the bestselling, award-winning creators of Barry the Fish with Fingers, I Need a Wee and Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell. Perfect for fans of Oi Frog! Praise for Supertato: 'Hilarious... One of the funniest picture books this year - read it and laugh out loud!' Creative Steps Magazine 'Hendra introduces another very silly but irresistible creation in the grand tradition of Barry, Norman, Keith et al.' Bookseller Praise for Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell: 'Lovely glittery illustrations and simple text make this a must for pre-schoolers' The Daily Mail Praise for No-Bot the Robot with No Bottom: 'Fabulously funny and wonderfully warm' Liverpool Echo 'Fans of Barry, Norman and Keith will absolutely adore this new wonderfully eccentric new character' Mumsnet
Author: Shanda McCloskey
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
A STEM-friendly tale of a girl and the doll she upgrades to be her new friend, for fans of The Most Magnificent Thing and Rosie Revere, Engineer. Charlotte's world is fully charged! With her dog at her side, she's always tinkering, coding, clicking, and downloading. She's got a knack for anything technological--especially gadgets that her parents don't know how to fix! Then, she receives a new toy that is quite a puzzle: a doll! What's she supposed to do with that? Once she discovers the doll's hidden battery pack, things start to get interesting...while her faithful canine sidekick wonders if he'll be overshadowed by the new and improved Doll-E 1.0! With a little ingenuity and an open mind, everyone can be friends in this endearing, modern tribute to the creative spirit of play.
Songs in the Key of Z
Author: Irwin Chusid
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Outsider musicians can be the product of damaged DNA, alien abduction, drug fry, demonic possession, or simply sheer obliviousness. This book profiles dozens of outsider musicians, both prominent and obscure--figures such as The Shaggs, Syd Barrett, Tiny Tim, Jandek, Captain Beefheart, Daniel Johnston, Harry Partch, and The Legendary Stardust Cowboy--and presents their strange life stories along with photographs, interviews, cartoons, and discographies. About the only things these self-taught artists have in common are an utter lack of conventional tunefulness and an overabundance of earnestness and passion. But, believe it or not, they're worth listening to, often outmatching all contenders for inventiveness and originality. A CD featuring songs by artists profiled in the book is also available.
"Includes 2 each of 25 mermaid coloring images by Selina Fenech." --