The Art of Calligraphy Letters

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Learn How to Create Calligraphy Letters—Easily

Learn the art of beautiful calligraphy writing from an Italian master in this jam-packed workbook and guide to the art of calligraphy.

Hand lettering for beginners or experienced writers. Each page has a step-by-step guide showing you how to easily perfect your lettering, calligraphy writing, or cursive handwriting skills. Practice and find your own unique modern calligraphy writing style.

Calligraphy practice and fun for all levels. Enjoy creating beautiful and calming designs. Delight in forming cute letters. Find peace as you go at your own pace of learning. Craft your own beautiful personalized cards, placeholders, agendas, notes, and other works of art.

Inside, you’ll find:

  • Pages full of step-by-step instructions on how to do calligraphy
  • An assortment of calligraphy letter designs 
  • Tips for quickly building your calligraphy and cursive handwriting skills

If you liked creative lettering and enjoyed calligraphy books such as The Ultimate Guide to Modern Calligraphy & Hand Lettering, The Lost Art of Handwriting Workbook, or Modern Lettering, you’ll love Laura Toffaletti’s The Art of Calligraphy Letters.

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The Cottage Fairy Companion

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A Cottagecore Inspired Guide For Mindful Living Anywhere

#1 New Release in Small Spaces

The Cottage Fairy Companion is your accessible and beautiful guide to mindful living. It teaches the fundamentals of cottagecore style through the practices of The Cottage Fairy’s daily life.

Romanticize your life anywhere. The Cottage Fairy Companion helps readers open their eyes to the everyday magic right in front of them. It gives a new perspective by revealing the lessons nature teaches about finding beauty through the good times and the bad. Everyone—from city-dwellers to country bobkins—can find delight in this book. It shows that you do not need a cottage in the rustic countryside to achieve a cottagecore aesthetic, or to apply aspects of slow living to your daily life. 

Use mindfulness for healing and fulfillment. Paola Merrill, author and creator behind the popular YouTube channel The Cottage Fairy, left a hectic life in the city for the rural mountains in search of a deeper connection to herself and the world. She learned that nature is the biggest teacher of all—if we open our eyes to its wisdom. Mindful living can be applied in most walks of life, and Merrill’s writing encourages you to find healing and fulfillment, wherever you are.

Inside this enchanting book on mindful living, you’ll find:

  • Insight to creating a cozy and inspiring space, living in alignment with natural cycles and seasons, and gardening and making tea
  • Original illustrations and breathtaking photos of the author’s cottage, crafts, and the countryside
  • Calming, meditative prose to promote tranquility and stillness in a hectic world 

If you liked Cozy White Cottage, Simply Living Well, or The Little Book of Cottagecore, you’ll love The Cottage Fairy Companion.

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Bees Make the Best Pets

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All the Buzz for Beekeeping Beginners

#1 Bestseller in Entomology 

What happens when a writer sets up a backyard beehive? You get a beekeeping book full of fun and fascinating facts about honey bees and our other favorite pollinators.

A nature guide book for beekeeping beginners. Full of trivia, tips, legends, and lore—this quirky bee book swarms with interesting information, so you can have fun, learn stuff, grow your farm, or just relax. Writer and beekeeper Jack Mingo lives with half a million bees, and has picked up a thing or two at his bee farm. In this collection of humorous and often unusual observations, Mingo shows us a glimpse of the mystical and matriarchal world of bees.

The save the bees sign you’ve been looking for. How many legs do bees have? Enough not to crowd your bed at night. They don't track mud or bugs into your house, and they won’t bark and whine. They even greet you with raw honey and beeswax. And these are just some of the reasons bees make the best pets of all. Whether you’re a beekeeping beginner, looking to save the bees, or interested in fun nature facts about bugs and insects, there’s something here for every nature lover.

Step into Mingo’s hive for tidbits like:

  • Fun and interesting tips and tricks for beekeeping beginners
  • Knowledge about the color, quality, and benefits of local honey
  • The history and legendary stories of bees, like the role they played in the Civil War and the Legend of the Caroling Bees

If you liked Beekeeping for Dummies, The Beekeeper’s Handbook, or Beekeeping for Beginners, you’ll love Bees Make the Best Pets.

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Modern Flower Arranging

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Aesthetic Arrangements for the Artsy Minimalist

#1 New Release in Folkcrafts

Discover modern Ikebana, the Japanese art of floral design, to form and cultivate internal peace and creativity. You can create minimalist decor with Ikebana, otherwise known as Kado, a disciplined art form that brings together nature and the inner self through flower arrangement.

Delight in the intentionally minimalist floral designs. Perfect for anyone interested in historic culture, flower arranging, Japanese art, or minimalist decorating. This beautifully-photographed instructional guide is a modern take on a centuries-old art. It's filled with simple-to-follow, step-by-step instructions that allow you to create stunning decor and learn how to make floral arrangements in various Ikebana styles using both fresh and dried flowers.

The history of Kado, reimagined. Ikebana is a long-practiced, much respected artform with an intriguing history, and author Naoko Zaima is excited to share the story with you in this lovely Japanese art book and floral design book.

Inside, you’ll find:

  • Alluring simplistic design inspirations and pictures of Ikebana
  • Stories featuring the history of Ikebana and its impact on floral design through history
  • How to make everything Kado—from floral bouquets to wreaths and more—accompanied by suggestions of the best flower arrangement tools to use for each project

If you liked elevated arrangement books like Floret Farm's A Year in Flowers, Ikebana Unbound, or Inspired by Nature, you’ll love Modern Flower Arranging.

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Random Acts of Kindness

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Random Acts of Kindness ─ Inspirational Stories

Make a commitment to spread kindness wherever you go. Being kind doesn't cost anything, but it can mean the world to those around you.

What if all of a sudden everyone started performing daily good deeds? This inspiring collection presents true stories of people who've committed, received, and observed voluntary acts of kindness. Hearing their stories reveals how these simple, small acts of goodness can have a profoundly positive effect in the world. The true stories, thoughtful quotations, and suggestions for generosity in this book will inspire you to live more compassionately and be a kinder person.

Join the kindness movement. In 1995, a small group of people at Conari Press, including M.J. Ryan, Will Glennon, and Dawna Markova, came together around the idea that small gestures and simple acts can make a difference in people's lives. Thus, Random Acts of Kindness was born, but they had no idea how big this little idea would become. Soon, instead of the usual two or three letters from readers, they were getting bags of mail from readers submitting their own acts of kindness and stories of compassion. Now, twenty-five years later, over one million copies have been sold and it is a worldwide movement, with National Random Acts of Kindness Week, celebrated each February.

An inspirational gift of kind words. Sometimes the smallest gesture makes the biggest difference. This little book shows how to start—with the small, with the particular, with the individual—in order to make a difference in the world. It features:

  • True stories about acts of kindness and generosity of spirit
  • Suggestions for living more compassionately
  • Inspirational quotes to get you started

Readers of motivational books and stories like Chicken Soup for the Soul: Random Acts of KindnessA Pebble for Your ThoughtsI've Been Thinking…, or You Can Do All Things will love the encouraging, inspirational stories in Random Acts of Kindness.

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Secrets of Home Staging

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Essential DIY Guide to Home Décor and Home Staging

“…a must-read when selling your home. This book is a beautiful tutorial that will help you sell your home faster.”  ―Cassandra Aarssen, professional organizer and author of The Clutter Connection

#1 Best Seller in House Plans

Are you overwhelmed by the idea of home staging? Don’t know what to do or where to start? In Secrets of Home Staging, award-winning home stager, Karen Prince, guides you through the home staging process with easy home décor ideas, design tips, and advice on how to stage your home to sell.

Home staging made simple. Secrets of Home Staging isn’t just an indispensable guide for the everyday homeowner, it’s also geared to realtors and those committed to real estate investing and flipping houses. With potential home buyers pre-shopping homes online and dismissing many of them in as little as three seconds, it is essential your home is staged to look its best. Secrets of Home Staging helps you navigate the home staging process with an easy-to-follow guide.

For fans of Joanna Gaines and the real estate world. No matter what your house plan, Secrets of Home Staging offers home interior design advice and tools you need to make your home look great online and in-person. Featuring over 150 color photos, and many practical house interior design tips, Karen gives home sellers everything they need to receive more offers, faster sales, and higher selling prices.

Inside you’ll find before-and-after photos and information on easy DIY home improvements that buyers love, project management tips, and:

  • The 6 steps to successful home staging
  • Decluttering and decorating ideas that sell
  • How to determine your “key” rooms

If you enjoy real estate books, interior design books, or home decor books─like Elements of StyleHome BodyLife Changing Magic of Tidying UpHabitatInspire Your Home, or The Book on Flipping Houses─you’ll love Secrets of Home Staging.

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Chew This Journal

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A Doggie Bucket List to Stimulate You and Your Best Friend

Chew This Journal is a fantastic and fun way to get to know your furry best friend…. Rescue dogs all over the globe give it FOUR paws up!” —Larissa Wohl, pet rescue expert

Part activity book and part bullet journal, Chew This Journal provides inspiration and guidance for dog lovers looking to enrich the lives of their pets.

Is your dog bored? Doesn’t have to be! From bucket lists and outings to arts and crafts Chew This Journal inspires you to spend more time with your pup. Chew This Journal leads you through fun activities, while creatively recording your adventures in the pages of the book. This unique journal doubles as your dog’s memory keeper and activity tracker, making it a one-of-a-kind keepsake that you and your dog complete together.

Loads of activities and training plans. Chew This Journal provides dog owners and their dogs with step-by-step instructions for over 100 activities and training plans such as:

  • Crafts like paw painting flowers
  • DIY treat puzzles
  • No-sew beds
  • Tug toys you and your dog can make together to keep, to gift to friends and family at the holidays, or even to donate to a local shelter to support dogs in need.

Don’t just spend your walks on your phone. Chew This Journal will inspire you to be more engaged in the time you and your dog have together. Chew This Journal will help you map training goals from practical manners (not pulling on the leash or jumping on strangers) to impressive skills like mastering urban agility and parkour skills. With easy to follow training instructions Chew This Journal helps you create exciting weekly and monthly challenges and record your progress.

If you and your pup have enjoyed Kyra Sundance books such as 101 Dog Tricks or Family Fun Dog Activity Kit, we think you will love Sassafras Lowrey’s Chew This Journal.

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Mother Nature is Not Trying to Kill You

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Survival Guide for Living With Mother Nature―and Other Things Learned in the Wild

“Having this book in your backpack just may save your life one day.” ―Jesse Weiland, national park ranger

#1 Bestseller in Safety & First Aid, Hiking & Camping, Natural Disasters, and Reference

Prepare for all the worst-case scenarios mother earth throws at you with Mother Nature is Not Trying to Kill You―the only survival guide you need to overcome wildlife, natural disasters, and everything else outdoors.

Survive the unexpected. Statistically, you’re more likely to die from a vending machine than a shark. But, Rob Nelson knows many shark survivors. His college girlfriend was attacked by a crocodile and his roommate, a grizzly bear. His wife was sucked by a wave down a blowhole, he was left stranded at sea after a storm sank his sailboat, and the list goes on and on. To Rob, these “improbable” altercations are “random acts of nature,” and he’s learned how to survive them.

On knots, poisonous plants, and natural disasters.  Featuring 52 challenges you can encounter in the wilderness, this survival guide is your year-long crash course for ultimate disaster management. Whether you’re preparing for a moose attack or a nuclear fallout,  Mother Nature is Not Trying to Kill You enables you to confront the natural world with skill and confidence.

This wilderness survival guidebook also includes:

  • Pop culture examples like Jaws and The Revenant 
  • Nature and science-packed stories and narratives
  • Diagrams, survival tips, and more!

If you enjoyed books like Bushcraft 101, The Worst Case Scenario, or SAS Survival Handbook, then Mother Nature is Not Trying to Kill You is your next read!

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Lettering From A to Z

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Spark Your Creativity with Calligraphy

“I found Lettering from A to Z to be an open door, inviting me to play and create in entirely new ways.” —Sherry Richert Belul, author of Say it Now and founder of Simply Celebrate

Winner Indie Book Award for Gift/Specialty/Novelty Book in 2021
Winner 15th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards (2021) for Crafts & Hobbies
#1 New Release in Handwriting Reference, Mixed Media, and Printmaking

Lettering artist Phawnda Moore has been teaching calligraphy and design for 25 years. An award-winning author, she steps into beginning students’ shoes to select content, address anticipated questions, and offer solutions to the unexpected yet inevitable problems that are encountered in hand lettering.

Your creative life will be enriched with step-by-step tutorials “from A to Z.” Written in conversational narrative, this full-color book includes more than 200 images of Phawnda’s professional work, published articles, and guidance from her class demos to make beautiful projects. Blending traditional design principles and modern tools, it inspires you to find your own style.

Phawnda's instruction includes:

  • 12 styles (Uncial calligraphy, Italic calligraphy, script calligraphy, brush lettering, faux calligraphy, rainbow lettering, monoline letters, handwriting and drawn letters)
  • Customized, printable practice sheets
  • Recommended writing tools, papers, sources, printing tips
  • Layout, color, and design basics
  • Lettering projects for youngsters
  • Tips on how to organize your studio space
  • Tips on sharing your skills in teaching, business, events, home, garden, and community
  • Illustrating with calligraphy tools
  • Projects to make handmade birthday cards, holiday cards, journals of your life, and easy-to-design art books

If you enjoyed Hand Lettering 101The Lost Art of Handwriting, or Hand Lettering for Relaxation, then it’s time to grab a copy of Lettering from A to Z and reconnect to your natural creativity.

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Black Brave Beautiful

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Badass Black Girl

A Girl Power Coloring Book for Teens, Tweens, and Black Young Ladies

The cool companion to MJ Fievre’s life guide Badass Black Girl is finally here. Black Brave Beautiful is a coloring book for girls jam-packed with intricate designs and empowering quotes from notable Black figures.

We all know Black girls rock—but they also relax. Coloring books for teens are a great way to get inspired, relieve stress, and now—unleash your inner badass In this unique coloring book, teen girls can relax by coloring soothing images of some of their favorite things, like mandalas, animals, flowers, sweets, and more. A girl's coloring book like no other, Black Brave Beautiful provides stress relief alongside words of encouragement to make the perfect addition to any collection of young adult and girl power coloring books.  

Quotes for black women and girls to unleash creativity. With this coloring book, black girls can finally color and shade in a palette of their own choosing. A twist on traditional  teen coloring books, Black Brave Beautiful urges girls and women to gain self-confidence through inspirational quotes from notable and visionary Black women while colorfully guiding them in the direction of their dreams.  Inside, young girls will find excerpts from inspirational books and quotes by badass Black women like:

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Gabby Douglas
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Maya Angelou
  • And more!

If you’re looking for a quotes book for women tailored to young girls, or enjoy African-American coloring books or teen coloring books for girls—like Color My Fro, An Inspiration Coloring Book for Everyone, or An African American Coloring Book for Girls—then you’ll love, Black Brave Beautiful.

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Postcards to the Universe

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Connect with the Universe and Your Own Deepest Desires

“Read the book and you will believe that you can change your life. Do the exercises and you will change your life.” —Dr. Elisa Robyn, PHD in psychology and author of The Way of the Well and Pirate Wisdom.

Open a conversation with the world around you. We have the ability to be in open communication with the Universe, the loving energy behind all creation. But do we listen to what the Universe has to say? Do we use our own voices to speak back? Artist-photographer, popular radio host, and blogger Melisa Caprio helps us enter into deep conversation with the Universe through combining creative visualization with the power of intention.

Identify the desires of your heart. Too often we are so caught up in daily life that we don’t stop and ask ourselves what we truly desire. While it is tempting to stay in our comfort zone, our heart longs for more than the mundane. It desires manifestation. Caprio is here to foster that state of mindfulness and spirituality through photography, postcard art, written messages, and affirmations from others who are living their greatest desires.

Harness your own spiritual power. Creators, mystics, artists, and spiritualists will find representation and inspiration in this book. Likewise, those who have been putting their dreams on hold or who are dissatisfied with the status quo will find this book to be a visual guide to attaining the creativity they long for in their lives. Each of us possesses the power to bend the ear of the Universe and share what it is we want most.

  • Put mind over matter and pursue your deepest desires
  • Form an active and poignant relationship with the Universe
  • Reach your full potential and feel empowered to live an inspired and successful life

If books such as The Universe Has Your BackBecoming Supernatural, and Mind to Matter have spoken to you, then you’ll love Melisa Caprio’s Postcards to the Universe.

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A Bright Clean Mind

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Explore the Connection Between Diet and Creativity

…discover how to wake up your life force by embracing a more connected way of living and eating.” ―Elise Marie Collins, author of Super Ager

#1 New Release in Art Instruction

Go vegan for a better life and world. If we can employ our imagination to create worlds from scratch, we can surely use our imaginative power to envision a new way of seeing ourselves in relation to the animals we eat. On the other side of this brain transformation is a lifestyle that is ideal for our own health and emotional well-being and is much more environmentally sustainable.

You can find vegan food everywhere. When people ask how author and certified vegan lifestyle coach Camille DeAngelis feels satisfied on a vegan diet, she thinks of the moment in James and the Giant Peach when the Grasshopper and the Centipede fret that they have nothing to eat until James points out that they're traveling inside an enormous piece of fruit. There is plenty, Camille reminds us in A Bright Clean Mind, a self-help motivational book for artists and creatives. Everything we could ever want to eat, and more, is all around us.

Improve your workflow. Camille believes that creative hobbies and habits reinvigorate one's primary work. But she knits, sews, embroiders, and bakes for the pleasure of it, too. Her productivity and brain power have been remarkable since going vegan in 2012, and even more importantly, she no longer feels any of the frustration or uncertainty artists tend to accept as part of the creative process.

A Bright Clean Mind is perfect for every creative suffering from brain fog. Discover:

  • The effect your diet may be having on your creativity and mood
  • Examples of how going vegan is giving yourself brain food
  • Ways to incorporate a vegan diet into your busy life

If you liked Brain FoodBreaking the Habit of Being Yourself, or Grain Brain, you’ll love A Bright Clean Mind.

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The Kindness Rocks Journal

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#1 New Release in Rocks & Minerals ─ The Kindness Rocks Project, in Journal Form

Fans of Start with GratitudeThe Kindness Challenge and the Chicken Soup for the Soul books will love the Kindness Rocks Journal.

A rock for each kindness: It all started with a single stone on a beach in Cape Cod and now spans the globe. The Kindness Rocks Project, founded by Megan Murphy, author of A Pebble for Your Thoughts, is based on the profound truth that one kind message at the right moment can change someone’s day, their outlook, and their whole life. This rock painting project has become an international grassroots movement! The messages on these positivity pebbles take many forms: gratitude, affirmations, encouragement, offers of hope—all signposts along the way for someone to find at exactly the right time.

A Kindness and Gratitude Journal: Now more than ever, people are longing for kindness and connection. During these uncertain times, daily news reports focus on disturbing events of terrorism, gun violence, senseless murders, and political bickering. We are bombarded with images that evoke fear and hostility. The Kindness Rocks Journal provides a space to create a positive counteraction to all this negativity.

Learn to be kinder to yourself and others: Sometimes, all it takes is just one simple positive message to change your perspective, and that is what this interactive writing journal aims to help you do.

In the Kindness Rocks Journal, you will have space to:

  • Respond to helpful journal prompts, affirmations, and quotes
  • Grow through hard times with kindness and joy
  • Learn how to paint an inspirational Kindness Rock and share it with others
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The Crafty Gardener

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100 Ideas, Crafts and How-tos for Gardeners

Fans of Square Foot GardeningFloret Farm's Cut Flower GardenWelcome to the Farm, and Compact Farms will love The Crafty Gardener.

Awakening the gardener in all of us: Gardening allows us to live in a much more human way, grounded in nature and connected to Mother Earth and all she provides. Even if your garden is just a hanging basket of cherry tomatoes or a windowsill filled with herb pots, you will still reap the benefits of gardening.

DIY crafting and gardening: Gardening adds pleasure to your life and gives you a sense of calm. With your garden, you are quite literally growing a bounty of blessings. Lifelong gardener and bestselling author Becca Anderson has put her love of crafting and of gardening together in this book of inspired DIY ideas.

More than a gardening book: Along with gardening tips and secrets for growing flowers, herbs and veggies, Anderson shares dozens of how-to's in this delightful guide on making candles, potpourri, bath salts, essential oils, floral waters, tinctures, liquors, pickles jams and even fountains, birdhouses and fairy doors. The perfect gift for any gardener!

Readers will learn:

  • Time-tested gardening secrets
  • How to garden in big and small spaces
  • Recipes for home-grown vegetables and fruits
  • How to preserve and ferment
  • How to make DIY garden decorations and fixtures
  • Anderson’s own gardening stories that will inspire, motivate, and lift the spirit

A gardening book filled with DIY projects, wisdom, and joy

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Tricks in the City

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Yes, You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks!

"With Tricks in the City, you will use positive training methods to build a joyful relationship with your dog….The trust and cooperative spirit developed through this process will last a lifetime." —Kyra Sundance, author of NY Times best-seller 101 Dog Tricks

#1 New Release in Animals

A fun and unique dog training book by Sassafras Lowrey – 2019 Do More With Your Dog! All Star Trainer of the Year.

Your dog can become a star. Go beyond basic dog training and discover your puppy’s hidden talents. Tricks in the City provides step-by-step training instructions to help you teach your dog tricks, from basic to advanced.

Learn from a Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Sassafras Lowrey is a celebrated author and Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI). She has trained and competed in sports from dog agility and rally obedience to canine parkour and tricks. Her writings include viral content on Dogster.com and articles in The Bark magazine, Dogster Magazine, and Whole Dog Journal.

Ever wish your dog could be like the dogs you see on TV? Now your dog can! From skateboarding and playing basketball or piano to finding hidden objects, you can have fun with your dog and transform your relationship. Tricks in the City focuses on tricks that can be done safely in small spaces, city streets, and parks. Dog tricks are a great way to bond with your dog, build your dog’s physical and mental strength, and impress your friends and family.

You will learn:

  • How to build better relationships with your dog through trick training
  • How to teach puppies and old dogs new tricks
  • The positive physical, mental, and emotional health impacts of trick training for dogs

Tricks in the City includes an interview with America's Got Talent star Sara Carson and a foreword by Kyra Sundance, founder of Do More With Your Dog! If you have read Zak George's Dog Training RevolutionLucky Dog Lessons, or 101 Dog Tricks, you will love Tricks in the City.

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Designology

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Align With Design

"Such a great book. I never realized how we use the space we live in to express ourselves as much as I learned after reading this book." —Ask Away Blog

#1 New Release in Design and Decorating

Create spaces at home and work that align with your personality and support your goals with this comprehensive science-based guide to interior design

Discover a new design paradigm. Are you an adventurer or a visionary? A maveric or a maven? Designology makes design personal through author Dr. Sally Augustin’s 8 personality “Placetypes” that characterize the different ways we can relate to the space around us.

Personalize your space. What color should you paint your child’s bedroom? How do shapes and patterns influence how you think in a space? How do room dimensions influence you psychologically? Designology answers all these questions and more with practical how-to advice and real-world examples sure to help make your house a happier place.

Move forward with your design projects. Bust through the design paralysis that affects so many by applying verified science-based insights. Designology helps you regain control of your design-related efforts with suggestions customized to your personality and space-related needs.

Find out what really matters. Designology teaches you how smells, textures, and other factors in your home influence your happiness. It shows you how your personality and ideal design styles are really related.

Learn:

  • How to sound-scape a place so you can concentrate or think creatively
  • How to use scents in your home to help your family feel healthier
  • How to use paint to make your living room feel more comfortable
  • And much more!

If you have read interior design books such as The Interior Design Handbook, My Creative Space, or Styled, you will love Sally Augustin’s Designology.

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A Pebble for Your Thoughts

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#1 New Release in Rocks & Minerals ─ Kindness Rocks as seen on the Today show

Fans of The Kindness Challenge and the Chicken Soup For The Soul books will love A Pebble for Your Thoughts.

A rock for each kindness. It all started with a single stone on a beach in Cape Cod and now spans the globe. The Kindness Rocks Project, founded by Megan Murphy, is based on the profound truth that one kind message at the right moment can change someone’s day, their outlook, and their whole life. The project has become an international grassroots movement! The messages on these thoughtful pebbles take many forms: gratitude, affirmations, encouragement, offers of hope, all signposts along the way for someone to find at exactly the right time.

Kindness matters. Now more than ever, people are longing for kindness and connection. During these uncertain times, daily news reports focus on disturbing events of terrorism, gun violence, senseless murders and political bickering. We are bombarded with images that evoke fear and hostility. A Pebble for Your Thoughts provides a positive counteraction to all this negativity.

Learn to be kinder to yourself and others. Sometimes, all it takes is just one simple positive message to change your perspective and that is what this book aims to do. Through visual photos of inspirational Kindness rocks, readers can connect the meaning of the rock to their life situations or circumstances. Instructions on how to create your own rock are also included.

What people will learn from this book:

  • How to cultivate compassion and connection
  • How to grow through hard times
  • Affirmations to boost self-esteem and offer hope in hard times
  • How one act of kindness can change a life
  • A completely unique kind of art therapy for healing and helping

The power of kindness in one small pebble

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A Cookie to Celebrate

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#1 New Release in Cooking with Kids, Cookies, Sweets, and Curiosities & Wonders ― Life is Short. Celebrate With Cookies!

Follow along with photograph-filled instructions: A Cookie to Celebrate is an instant cookie-baking classic, with recipes that are gorgeously photographed and meticulously tested along with tons of decorating and packaging ideas. These inventive and inspired cookies will be perfect for sharing with your friends on Instagram―or in person!

Desserts made to impress at your next party: What sets A Cookie to Celebrate apart is its step-by-step instructions for gorgeously personalized cookies for all kinds of occasions, from birthdays to anniversaries to the changing of the seasons. These cookies are ornamental edibles that are perfect for the holidays, and because the recipes are easy to scale up or down, they’re great for cookie exchanges, gift-giving, kids’ parties, and potlucks.

Bake cookies with professional-level flavor and design at home: Jana Douglass is the founder of Jana Lee's Bake Shop, an artisan bake shop specializing in custom decorated cut-out cookies for special events and celebrations. In A Cookie to Celebrate, she shares her baking expertise and recipes as a veteran baker, inspiring you to create your own new classics. Each cookie in this collection is guaranteed to be a stand-out.

Reimagined recipes and exciting new treats: A Cookie to Celebrate is filled with new twists on cookie concepts, like Engagement Ring Cookies and Baby Onesie Cookies―confections decorated for every season and reason. Try something new with ice cream cone cookies with sprinkles in summer, conversation heart cookies for Valentine’s Day, or even decorating a birthday cake with cookies!

A Cookie to Celebrate is full of cookie baking tips, recipes, and presentation ideas. With Jana’s cookbook, you will discover:

  • How to expertly roll, cut, and bake your cookie dough
  • Helpful tools and techniques for coloring and piping icing
  • Creative ways to spice up classics―or try something new!
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