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    Things Are What You Make of Them Life Advice for Creatives Adam J. Kurtz, Grace Bonney
    9780143131519 Paperback SELF-HELP / Creativity On Sale Date: October 03, 2017
    $19.00 CAD 4.26 x 6.37 x 0.5 in | 0.43 lb | 144 pages Carton Quantity: 22 Canadian Rights: Y TarcherPerigee
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      The Artist’s Way for millennials—insights and inspiration for anyone who makes art (or anything else), from the popular author of 1 Page at a Time and Pick Me Up

      From the creative mind and heart of Adam J. Kurtz comes this quirky, upbeat rallying cry for creators of all stripes. Expanding on a series of popular guides he’s created for Design*Sponge, this hand-lettered and heartfelt little book shares wisdom and empathy from one working artist to others. The advice is organized by topic, including:

      (How to) Get Over Comparing Yourself to Other Creatives

      Seeking & Accepting Help from Others

      How to Get Over Common Creative Fears (Maybe)

      How to Be Happy (or Just Happier)

      As wry and cheeky as it is empathic and empowering, this deceptively simple book will be a touchstone for writers, illustrators, designers, and anyone else who wants to be more creative—even when it would be easier to give up act normal.
      Bio
      Adam J. Kurtz is a graphic designer, artist, author and illustrator. His first book,1 Page at a Time, has been translated into ten languages, and his work has been featured in ArtReport, Cool Hunting, Design Sponge, Huffington Post, Fast Company, Time Out New York, AdWeek, Paper, and elsewhere. He has collaborated with Urban Outfitters, Strand Bookstore, the Brooklyn Public Library, and retailers and cultural institutions. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

      Author Residence: Brooklyn, NY
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        Author Social Media: Instagram @adamjk: 89,135; Facebook: 6,641; Twitter @adamjk: 9.902
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      "Funny, wry, straightforward advice" --Adweek

      "Serving up optimism and hope" --NYLON

      "Advice from someone who's been there" --Teen Vogue

      "Kind, generous and empowering" --Cool Hunting

      "Delivers the big pep talks you need" --HelloGiggles

      "This brilliant, life-affirming book is chock full of audacious advice to help creative people make sense of rejection, failure, false starts, fame, happiness and collaborations." --Debbie Millman, host of Design Matters

      "All of Adam J. Kurtz's words are filled with wit, warmth, wonder and wisdom." --Alanis Morissette

      "Artist and author Adam J. Kurtz does a great job of expressing the unique anxiety that often comes with being a creative person. Things Are What You Make Of Them is page after page of notes that serve as little nudges out of creative slumps and the negative self-talk that often accompanies them." --BuzzFeed

      "In Things Are What You Make of Them, Kurtz shares mini-essays of how he deals with the intangibles that can keep people stuck, overwhelmed, or afraid to move forward. He also confronts the idea of what concepts like happiness and success look like to people in creative or more traditional industries." --Refinery29

      "The book is divided into 12 color-coded sections, which run the gamut from the practical -- How to Stay Sane When You Work from Home and Working with Friends and Family -- to the existential -- How to Begin Again and How to be Happier. The advice is geared towards creatives, but honestly, these nuggets of wisdom are valuable mood boosters for people in any career path." --Bustle
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    Ikigai The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Héctor García, Francesc Miralles
    9780143130727 Hardcover SELF-HELP / Personal Growth On Sale Date: August 29, 2017
    $29.00 CAD 5.28 x 7.32 x 0.8 in | 0.6 lb | 208 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Penguin Books
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      *Los Angeles Times bestseller*

      “If hygge is the art of doing nothing, ikigai is the art of doing something—and doing it with supreme focus and joy.” —New York Post


      Bring meaning and joy to all your days with this internationally bestselling guide to the Japanese concept of ikigai (pronounced ee-key-guy)—the happiness of always being busy—as revealed by the daily habits of the world’s longest-living people.

      What’s your ikigai?


      “Only staying active will make you want to live a hundred years.” —Japanese proverb
       
      According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai—a reason for living. And according to the residents of the Japanese village with the world’s longest-living people, finding it is the key to a happier and longer life. Having a strong sense of ikigai—the place where passion, mission, vocation, and profession intersect—means that each day is infused with meaning. It’s the reason we get up in the morning. It’s also the reason many Japanese never really retire (in fact there’s no word in Japanese that means retire in the sense it does in English): They remain active and work at what they enjoy, because they’ve found a real purpose in life—the happiness of always being busy.
       
      In researching this book, the authors interviewed the residents of the Japanese village with the highest percentage of 100-year-olds—one of the world’s Blue Zones. Ikigai reveals the secrets to their longevity and happiness: how they eat, how they move, how they work, how they foster collaboration and community, and—their best-kept secret—how they find the ikigai that brings satisfaction to their lives. And it provides practical tools to help you discover your own ikigai. Because who doesn’t want to find happiness in every day?
      Bio
      Héctor García and Francesc Miralles are the coauthors of The Book of Ichigo Ichie: The Art of Making the Most of Every Moment, the Japanese Way. Héctor is a citizen of Japan, where he has lived for over a decade, and is the author of A Geek in Japan, a #1 bestseller in Japan. Francesc is the author of a number of bestselling self-help and inspirational books and of the novel Love in Lowercase, which has been translated into twenty languages.
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      Ikigai urges individuals to simplify their lives by pursuing what sparks joy for them. . . . Much in the same way that The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up emphasizes ‘choosing what we want to keep, and not what we want to get rid of,’ [Ikigai] demonstrates that aging could be an opportunity to keep working, keep smiling, keep active, and keep being social.” —KonMari Newsletter

      “Want to live longer? Keep super busy. If hygge is the art of doing nothing, ikigai is the art of doing something—and doing it with supreme focus and joy. . . . Pack up those cozy blankets and candles you purchased in last year’s hygge-fueled Ikea spree. Fall’s biggest imported lifestyle trend is ikigai, and it might help you live to 100.” —New York Post

      “Busy-ness is a concept I’m familiar with and fascinated by, especially living in New York City. . . . The Japanese concept of ikigai (the happiness of being busy) [is] attainable and even an important key to living longer.” —Mia Feitel, Elle.com

      “Discovering your ikigai, or passion, can be one of the greatest journeys you will embark on.” —Forbes

      “Definitely worth the time it will take you to enjoy a cup or two of green tea as you digest this small, charming book.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune

      “A must-follow lifestyle hack, ikigai makes hygge look like a trip to Ikea. . . . Think feng shui with Venn diagrams—although this time there is no need to move the front door.” —The Guardian

      “You’ve tried hygge and lagom—but it turns out ikigai is the key to happiness.” —The Independent (London)

      “Forget hygge. It’s all about ikigai.” —The Times (London)

      Ikigai is what allows you to look forward to the future even if you’re miserable right now. . . . It might just help you live a more fulfilling life.” —BBC

      “Originating from a country with one of the world’s oldest populations, ikigai is becoming popular outside of Japan as a way to live longer and better. . . . [It] is helping people live longer on Okinawa as it gives them purpose.” —World Economic Forum

      Ikigai. Ick-ee-guy. It’s a word you’ll be hearing quite often come autumn. . . . It’s Japanese, and it means something like ‘purpose in life,’ or ‘thing that you live for,’ or ‘thing that gets you out of bed in the morning.’ . . . An extended lifespan, according to the long-life expert Dan Buettner, is what awaits havers-of-ikigai.” —The Sunday Telegraph

      “A refreshingly simple recipe for happiness.” —Stylist

      “The most eye-catching autumn lifestyle trend is the Japanese concept of ikigai, which translates as ‘reason to live.’ . . . An attractive and absorbing book.” —The Bookseller

      “A Japanese concept that offers a new perspective on finding happiness.” —The Debrief

      “Persuasively shows that small changes can help readers find more joy and purpose in their lives [with] clear, succinct information . . . skillfully compiled . . . into an engaging, easily accessible format with lists, charts, and illustrations.” —Publishers Weekly

      Ikigai gently unlocks simple secrets we can all use to live long, meaningful, happy lives. Science-based studies weave beautifully into honest, straight-talking conversation you won’t be able to put down. Warm, patient, and kind, this book pulls you gently along your own journey rather than pushing you from behind.” —Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation
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    What She Ate Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories Laura Shapiro
    9780525427643 Hardcover COOKING / History On Sale Date: July 25, 2017
    $36.00 CAD 5.81 x 8.56 x 1.06 in | 0.95 lb | 320 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Viking
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      A beloved culinary historian’s short takes on six famous women through the lens of food and cooking—what they ate, and how their attitudes towards food offer surprising new insights into their lives.

      Everyone eats, and food touches on every aspect of our lives—social and cultural, personal and political. Yet most biographers pay little attention to people’s attitudes toward food, as if the great and notable never bothered to think about what was on the plate in front of them. Once we ask how someone relates to food, we find a whole world of different and provocative ways to understand her. Food stories can be as intimate and revealing as stories of love, work, or coming-of-age. Each of the six women in this entertaining group portrait was famous in her time, and most are still famous in ours; but until now, no one has told their lives from the point of view of the kitchen and the table.

      It’s a lively and unpredictable array of women; what they have in common with each other (and us) is a powerful relationship with food. They include Dorothy Wordsworth, whose food story transforms our picture of the life she shared with her famous poet brother; Rosa Lewis, the Edwardian-era Cockney caterer who cooked her way up the social ladder; Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and rigorous protector of the worst cook in White House history; Eva Braun, Hitler’s mistress, who challenges our warm associations of food, family and table; Barbara Pym, whose witty novels upend a host of stereotypes about postwar British cuisine; and Helen Gurley Brown, the editor of Cosmopolitan, whose commitment to ’having it all’ meant having almost nothing on the plate except a supersized portion of diet gelatine.
      Bio
      Laura Shapiro has written on every food topic from champagne to Jello for The New York Times, The New Yorker, Atlantic, Slate, Gourmet, and many other publications. She is the author of three classic books of culinary history. Her awards include a James Beard Journalism Award and one from the National Women’s Political Caucus. She has been a fellow at the Dorothy and Lews B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, where she also co-curated the widely-acclaimed exhibition “Lunch Hour NYC.”

      Author Residence: New York City

      Author Hometown: Boston
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      “Both a biography and a book of culinary history, What She Ate is charming, well-researched and thoughtful. Food has never meant so much.”
      Adriana E. Ramirez, Los Angeles Times

      “Laura Shapiro has put together a rich meal. . . . A seriously and hilariously researched culinary history.”
      Susan Stamberg, NPR Morning Edition

      “[F]ascinating . . . Shapiro, like a consummate maître d', sets down plate after plate . . . and an amazing thing happens: Slowly the more familiar accounts of each of [the women’s] lives recede and other, messier narratives emerge. . . . How lucky for us readers that Shapiro has been listening so perceptively for decades to the language of food.”
      Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air

      “Who could resist?”—People

      “It’s great fun to read about notoriously abysmal dishes served in the Roosevelt White House”
      The New York Times Book Review

      “If you want to know what makes a woman of substance, consider the substances she consumes. . . . Fascinating.”
      —The New York Post

      “If you find the subject of food to be both vexing and transfixing, you’ll love . . . What She Ate.”
      —Elle

      “Such a fun read . . . Shapiro deftly uses food to link one woman to another—and to us today. . . . Writing this book, Shapiro notes, has made her ‘aware of all the food stories that will never be told’ . . . A deliciously satisfying read.”
      —Chicago Tribune

      “Shapiro approaches her subject like a surgeon, analytical tools sharpened. The result is a collection of essays that are tough, elegant and fresh.”
      —Washington Post

      “A delectable and sometimes spicy dish on some intriguing women and their sustenance of choice.”
      The Plain Dealer

      “Fascinating.”
      Moira Hodgson, Wall Street Journal

      “A collection of deft portraits in which food supplies an added facet to the whole . . . What She Ate redeems the whole sentimental, self-indulgent genre of food writing.”
      —Slate

      “Delectable . . . Buy this book, read this book and then spend a few seconds before every meal thinking about what message the dish sitting in front of you could be sending to your dinner companions.”
      —PureWow.com

      “History gets plated.”
      —Vanity Fair


      “Simply a fun read.”
      —Bon Appetit

      “Fascinating . . . you’ll quickly see that food choices are more revealing than you might expect.”
      —Bustle


      “Clever . . . This dissection of diet is a telling window into the lives of these fascinating historical figures.”
      —PopSugar


      “In studying these women’s meals and attitudes toward food, [Shapiro] reveals surprising insights into how they lived.”Hello Giggles

      “Mouthwatering.”
      Eater.com

      “Like a textbook for my own feminist food studies curriculum.”
      —Austin American Statesman

      “An unconventional approach…[that] works deliciously.”
      —Fort Worth Star-Telegram


      “Fascinating.”Tampa Bay Times

      “Chock full of ‘iconic repasts’ and lesser but no-less-piquant morsels, What She Ate establishes Laura Shapiro as the founder of a delectable new literary genre: the culinary biography. ‘It’s never just food’ is Shapiro’s mantra as she sifts through letters, journals, manuscript drafts, and of course scads of recipes, to derive six thrilling ‘food stories’ spanning two centuries and a spectrum of appetites. Only as fundamental a subject as food and as skillful a writer as Shapiro could bring Dorothy Wordsworth, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Helen Gurley Brown together happily in one richly satisfying volume.”
      Megan Marshall, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Margaret Fuller: A New American Life and Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast

      “Laura Shapiro has done it again! She’s given us a fascinating and wonderfully entertaining history of six women of the last two centuries you might never have thought of as foodies, yet here they are, distinguished by how differently they dealt with the overwhelming importance of food in their lives. What She Ate argues—and proves--that every woman has a food story. It ought to inspire all of us who love food to get busy on our memoirs.”
      Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition, food studies, and public health at New York University and author of Soda Politics

      “Six crisply written, ardently researched, and entertainingly revelatory portraits of very different women with complicated relationships with eating and cooking…. A bounteous and elegant feast for hungry minds.”
      —BookList,
      (starred review)

      “Offering an interesting angle from which to view the lives of various women, [What She Ate] will appeal to not only food readers but also to anyone wishing to learn more about women’s history.”
      Library Journal

      “[Laura Shapiro] changed the way I thought about American food, and did so in the most entertaining and informative way possible.”
      —SheKnows
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    The Art of Flavor Practices and Principles for Creating Delicious Food Daniel Patterson, Mandy Aftel
    9781594634307 Hardcover COOKING / Methods On Sale Date: August 01, 2017
    $37.00 CAD 7.63 x 9.63 x 0.98 in | 288 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Riverhead Books
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      As seen in Food52, Los Angeles Times, and Bloomberg

      Two masters of composition - a chef and a perfumer - present a revolutionary new approach to creating delicious food.

       
      Michelin two-star chef Daniel Patterson and celebrated natural perfumer Mandy Aftel are experts at orchestrating ingredients. Yet in a world awash in cooking shows and food blogs, they noticed, home cooks get little guidance in the art of flavor. In this trailblazing guide, they share the secrets to making the most of your ingredients via an indispensable set of tools and principles:
       
      ·         The Four Rules for creating flavor
      ·         A Flavor Compass that points the way to transformative combinations
      ·         “Locking,” “burying,” and other aspects of cooking alchemy
      ·         The flavor-heightening effects of cooking methods
      ·         The Seven Dials that let you fine-tune a dish
       
      With more than eighty recipes that demonstrate each concept and put it into practice, The Art of Flavor is food for the imagination that will help cooks at any level to become flavor virtuosos.
       
      Bio
      Daniel Patterson founded San Francisco’s Michelin three-star Coi and several other Bay Area restaurants; most recently, he cofounded the acclaimed “revolutionary fast food” venture LocoL. His awards include Food & Wine’s Best New Chef and a James Beard Award for Best Chef in the West. Patterson is the author of two previous books, and his essays have appeared in The New York Times, Food & Wine, Financial Times, San Francisco Magazine, and Lucky Peach.

      Mandy Aftel
      is an internationally known artisan perfumer and award-winning author, most recently of Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent. She has participated in many exhibitions, panels, and conferences on scent and food, and regularly collaborates with chefs and mixologists. She and her work have been featured in The New York Times, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, O,The Oprah Magazine, and Elle, on CNN, and in countless blogs. Aftel lives in Berkeley, California.
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      “A brainy, deep-dive exploration into how flavors and aromas form.” —Food & Wine, “Best New Cookbooks from Food & Wine Chefs”

      “In this wonderful book, Patterson and Aftel demonstrate that cooking well is a personal, exciting process, a flow of choices that starts with an intimate engagement with the ingredients themselves. They make the case that this is the surest way for cooks at any level to develop their discernment and creativity. The Art of Flavor is a valuable reminder that just as the experience of eating delicious food unfolds in an individual's mouth and nose and mind, so too does the making of it.” —Harold McGee

      “Daniel Patterson and Mandy Aftel have written a sophisticated and totally harmonious guide to understanding flavor and taste. I admire their collaboration in this homage to the senses, as well as their practical approach to cooking with both freedom and restraint." —Alice Waters

      "I learned a lot about my own cooking habits in The Art of Flavor. After many years as a cook, I usually choose, combine, adjust, blend and season ingredients in an impulsive, instinctive way when I cook a dish, relying on some innate knowledge I have absorbed throughout the years I've spent in the kitchen. I have discovered the Cartesian logic behind my practice." —Jacques Pepin, chef, cookbook author, and PBS cooking series host

      "An amazingly thorough and holistic investigation into deliciousness. It serves as a brilliant guide, pushing you to trust your senses and experiment with food, and offers a multitude of recipes to draw upon for inspiration.”—René Redzepi

      “This book will change the way you understand flavor and will give you the tools to be courageous in the kitchen. The Art of Flavor had my head spinning with fascination and inspiration.” —Sean Brock, author of Heritage

      “[Y]ou can put down the book when you get hungry and cook some pretty spectacular, very flavorful food.” —Los Angeles Times, 10 Best Cookbooks of 2017

      "[P]erfumer Mandy Aftel and another Bay Area chef, Daniel Patterson, provide next-level guidance on how to compose dishes by understanding the layering and burying of flavors and fragrances." —Esquire

      "Patterson and Aftel’s book emphasizes intuition, improvisation, and intimate attentiveness...And they also understand that a good recipe is the embodiment of the perspectives and experiences and tastes and, yes, errors and consistent successes of a good cook. Even better, they remind us that a recipe is something to be adapted rather than aped." —LitHub

      The Art of Flavor is a treasure. It is so much more than just another recipe book--not only is it filled with enticing recipes, it is an ode to the understanding of flavor and will empower you to cook with a new freedom, confidence, and enjoyment.”
      —Rose Levy Beranbaum, RealBakingWithRose.com

      "Friendly and accessible...Cooks at every level of experience are likely to find fresh clarity and new insights." —Shelf Awareness

      “Patterson and Aftel offer a complexly articulated but original approach to understanding how to cook with a chef’s intuition for delicious results.” —Booklist

      "From the suppressive power of salt to the best way to cook steaks while preparing multiple other dishes, this zesty book offers some useful tip on every page. A welcome complement to the likes of Brillat-Savarin and Harold McGee and worthy of a place in any cooking enthusiast's library." —Kirkus Reviews
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    9780143131663 Paperback SELF-HELP / Creativity On Sale Date: June 06, 2017
    $22.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.5 in | 0.69 lb | 224 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Penguin Books
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      “Not gonna lie, this is probably the coolest journal you’ll ever see. . . . Wreck This Journal is here to inspire you.” —Buzzfeed

      A spectacular coloring and painting edition of the incredible journal that started it all, in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the 10-million-copy international bestseller


      Perhaps you're a seasoned Wreck-er, having made your way through one or more copies of Wreck This Journal. Or maybe you're new to the phenomenon (little do you know, this experience might just change your life). Whatever the case, you've found the perfect book to destroy...

      Welcome to an all new-edition of Wreck This Journal, now in spectacular full color! Inside, you'll find prompts for painting, shredding, transforming, and unleashing your creativity. With a mix of new, altered, and favorite prompts, Wreck This Journal: Now in Color invites you to wreck with color: mixing colors to make mud, letting chance dictate your color choice, weaving with brightly colored strips of paper, and more. 

      What colors will you use to you wreck your journal?
       
      “A conceptual artist and author luring kids into questioning the world and appreciating every smell, texture and mystery in it.” —TIME Magazine
       
      “Keri Smith may well be the self-help guru this DIY generation deserves.” —The Believer
      Bio
      Keri Smith is a bestselling author, illustrator, and thinker. Her books include Wreck This Journal, The Wander Society, This is Not a Book, How to Be an Explorer of the World, Mess, Finish This Book, The Pocket Scavenger, Wreck This Journal Everywhere, Everything Is Connected, and The Imaginary World of... as well as Wreck This App, This is Not an App, and the Pocket Scavenger app. She enjoys spending time with her husband, experimental musician Jefferson Pitcher, and two children.
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      Praise for Wreck This Journal

      Wreck This Journal encourages you to stop fretting about quality and start relishing the artistic process.” —Oprah.com

      “I love this book and the playful way that Keri Smith teaches people the act of creating by putting you right on the spot. Wreck This Journal is a fun, interactive book that you will want to work in every day. To create is to destroy, and this book delivers.” —D*I*Y Planner

      “No matter where you start or where you end, there's always something interesting to do. . . . The book is an exploration into creativity.” —Buffalo News

      “This new edition calls to mind the Technicolor of summer as it helps you let go of your inhibitions and helps you realize that your creativity doesn’t have to look like any one thing—you can destroy to create while also embracing chance and change . . . you can’t truly embrace new wisdom and creativity until you’re willing to sacrifice a bit of the old.” —Books for Better Living

      “The ideal gift for artistic minded people, or not, for that matter, as what I love about this book is that there is no right or wrong. Neat, messy, colorful, dark, you can wreck however you want.” —Hawwa, etc.

      “I've kept journals before, but have never written in them as frequently as I write in my Wreck This Journal. It is great for inspiration; it gives you tasks that are thought-provoking rather than pages of endless blank lines. It is a great way to pass the time and a great gift for anyone, no matter how young or old.” —Teen Ink

      “Wreck this Journal makes a great gift for someone who's going through a stressful time, needs a form of release, or anyone who could use a few minutes of fun.” —Jactionary

      Wreck This Journal encourages you to experiment and have fun. . . . Flip to any page in the book and you will find a prompt: fun prompts, destructive prompts, creative prompts to help your creative juices flow.” —Craft Critique

      “Calling all bookworms and creative doodlers, Wreck This Journal is the perfect book to spruce up your summer. . . . It’s a wonderful stress reliever and brings out the inner childish behavior we are so often told to get over. You won’t be disappointed.” —Kristine Marie Babauta, Marianas Variety


      Praise for Keri Smith

      “Keri Smith may well be the self-help guru this DIY generation deserves.” —The Believer

      “A conceptual artist and author luring kids into questioning the world and appreciating every smell, texture and mystery in it.” —TIME Magazine
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    The Line An Adventure into Your Creative Depths Keri Smith
    9780143108467 Paperback SELF-HELP / Creativity On Sale Date: October 03, 2017
    $19.00 CAD 5.12 x 7.98 x 0.51 in | 224 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Penguin Books
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      From the bestselling creator of Wreck This Journal, a deceptively simple adventure into the unknown using only paper, a pencil, and a single line.

      Wreck This Journal had a simple premise: destroy the book in all the ways you can imagine.

      The Line is even simpler: find pencil, start a line.

      As you move through the pages of Keri Smith’s newest book, you’ll be asked to let your line meander, explore the book’s gutter, and jump around the edges of the pages. You’ll hide your line, cut your line, and even let someone else take over your line for a bit. The farther you get into the book, however, the more you’ll discover that maybe things aren’t as simple as they first seemed. The line has a mind of its own, and it’s up to you to discover what’s at the end of the line (hint: it’s just the beginning).

      What is the line? An adventure, an experiment, a test, a figment, a philosophy, a club, a dream, a symbol, a movement, a state of mind, a transformation, a quest, a dare, a diversion, an exploration, a challenge? It might be all of these things. Or it could be none. Maybe it’s different for everyone. You’ll just have to experience it yourself to find out.
      Bio
      Keri Smith is a bestselling author, illustrator, and thinker. Her books include Wreck This Journal, The Wander Society, This is Not a Book, How to Be an Explorer of the World, Mess, Finish This Book, The Pocket Scavenger, Wreck This Journal Everywhere, Everything Is Connected, and The Imaginary World of… as well as Wreck This App, This is Not an App, and the Pocket Scavenger app. She enjoys spending time with her husband, experimental musician Jefferson Pitcher, and two children.

      Author Residence: Northampton, MA
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        Author Website: kerismith.com

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      Praise for Keri Smith

      “Keri Smith may well be the self-help guru this DIY generation deserves.” —The Believer

      “A conceptual artist and author luring kids into questioning the world and appreciating every smell, texture and mystery in it.” —TIME Magazine


      Praise for Wreck This Journal

      Wreck This Journal encourages you to stop fretting about quality and start relishing the artistic process.” —Oprah.com

      “I love this book and the playful way that Keri Smith teaches people the act of creating by putting you right on the spot. Wreck This Journal is a fun, interactive book that you will want to work in every day. To create is to destroy, and this book delivers.” —D*I*Y Planner

      “No matter where you start or where you end, there's always something interesting to do. . . . The book is an exploration into creativity.” —Buffalo News

      “The ideal gift for artistic minded people, or not, for that matter, as what I love about this book is that there is no right or wrong. Neat, messy, colorful, dark, you can wreck however you want.” —Hawwa, etc.

      “I've kept journals before, but have never written in them as frequently as I write in my Wreck This Journal. It is great for inspiration; it gives you tasks that are thought-provoking rather than pages of endless blank lines. It is a great way to pass the time and a great gift for anyone, no matter how young or old.” —Teen Ink

      “Wreck this Journal makes a great gift for someone who's going through a stressful time, needs a form of release, or anyone who could use a few minutes of fun.” —Jactionary

      Wreck This Journal encourages you to experiment and have fun. . . . Flip to any page in the book and you will find a prompt: fun prompts, destructive prompts, creative prompts to help your creative juices flow.” —Craft Critique

      “Calling all bookworms and creative doodlers, Wreck This Journal is the perfect book to spruce up your summer. . . . It’s a wonderful stress reliever and brings out the inner childish behavior we are so often told to get over. You won’t be disappointed.” —Kristine Marie Babauta, Marianas Variety
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    Series: Puffin Rock
    Good Night, Beautiful Moon An Oona and Baba Adventure Penguin Young Readers Licenses
    9780515159158 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams Age (years) from 3 - 5, Grade (US) to K On Sale Date: September 12, 2017
    10.25 x 10.25 x 0.3 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Penguin Young Readers Licenses
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      Welcome to Puffin Rock—home to two young puffins, Oona and Baba. Join them on their adventures from the Netflix series, Puffin Rock.

      Oona can't wait to see the moon tonight because it will be a supermoon—super big and super bright. But Oona doesn't normally stay up so late. Can she stay awake until moonrise?
      Bio
      Penguin Young Readers Licenses captivate even the most reluctant of readers with familiar characters from favorite television shows, video games, movies, and toy lines. With a variety of formats easily accessible to many levels of readers, PYR Licenses is a fun and engaging range of books for all readers.
      Marketing & Promotion
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    Series: Good Night Our World
    Good Night Books Adam Gamble, Mark Jasper, Suwin Chan
    9781602194700 Board book JUVENILE FICTION / Books & Libraries Age (years) from 0 - 3, Grade (US) to P On Sale Date: September 05, 2017
    $9.95 CAD 6 x 6.1 x 0.49 in | 20 pages Carton Quantity: 44 Canadian Rights: Y Good Night Books
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      Good Night Books explores storybooks, picture books, pop-up books, animal books, science books, school books, fairy tales, libraries, bookstores, book mobiles, big books, small books, hard- and soft-covered books, and more. This educational and enriching board book delves into the fascinating world of books, detailing everything from learning institutions to every type of book imaginable. Read on!

      This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting themes.


      Series Overview: The Good Night Books series is designed to celebrate special places and subjects in a way that young children can easily relate to and enjoy with their families. All of the books are written and illustrated with a simplicity that captures the “essence” of each place or subject.
      Bio
      Adam Gamble, is a writer, a photographer, and a publisher. He is the author of many books in the Good Night Books series, In the Footsteps of Thoreau, and A Public Betrayed. He lives in Sandwich, MA.

      Mark Jasper is the author of many books in the Good Night Our World series, The Cape Cod Christmas Cookbook, Haunted Cape Cod & the Islands, and Haunted Inns of New England. He lives in Sandwich, MA.

      Suwin Chan is an illustrator and toy designer with more than 18 years of experience. She lives in Haverhill, Massachusetts.


      Author Residence: Sandwich, MA

      Suwin Chan is an illustrator and toy designer with more than 18 years of experience. She lives in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

      Illustrator Residence: Haverhill, MA
      Marketing & Promotion
        Feature Website: goodnightbooks.com

        Author Website: goodnightbooks.com

        Author Social Media: www.facebook.com/GoodNightBooks/
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “Modern Mom says it’s ”a fantastic children’s book series."
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    Lomelino's Pies A Sweet Celebration of Pies, Galettes, and Tarts Linda Lomelino
    9781611804560 Hardcover COOKING / Courses & Dishes On Sale Date: October 24, 2017
    $29.95 CAD 8.01 x 10.39 x 0.64 in | 1.35 lb | 144 pages Carton Quantity: 16 Canadian Rights: Y Roost Books
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      Perennially popular pies get a fresh and indulgent twist by social media superstar and cook, food stylist, and photographer Linda Lomelino.


      Discover the glorious possibilities of the humble pie. From the tart and fruity to the luscious and gooey, Lomelino’s Pies offers a delicious range of sweet pastries. World-renowned baker and food photographer Linda Lomelino presents a rich variety of pies, galettes, tarts, and more—from Peach and Strawberry Pie with Brown Butter to Nut and Caramel Pie; Hand Pies with Pears and Ginger; Fig Tart with Mascarpone, Rosemary, and Walnuts; and S’mores Pie. With lessons on making pie dough, forming decorative tops, and determining the best glaze, and with base recipes for pastries, sauces, and toppings, this book will help you perfect the art of pie.
      Bio
      LINDA LOMELINO is a food writer, food stylist, photographer, social media superstar, and the creator of the blog phenomenon Call Me Cupcake!, which is published in Swedish and English. She is the author of three cookbooks, Lomelino’s Cakes (Roost Books, 2014), Lomelino’s Ice Cream (Roost Books, 2015), and the forthcoming My Sweet Kitchen (Roost Books, 2017), all of which have been translated into several languages.

      Author Residence: Sweden
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Targeted advertising on Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest

        Coordinated social media campaign with author



        Publicity: Review pitch to cooking & lifestyle magazines (including Desserts Magazine, Saveur, Kinfolk, and Cherry Bombe)

        Promotion through popular cooking & baking blogs (Food52, The Kitchn, Joy the Baker)



        Author Website: www.callmecupcake.se

        Author Social Media: www.instagram.com/linda_lomelino
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      "Packed with moody photography, impeccable food styling, and innovative ideas, the newest book from food writer and blogger Linda Lomelino will have you scrambling to find your rolling pin."—Epicurious
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    Marigold Bakes a Cake Mike Malbrough, Mike Malbrough
    9781524737382 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Animals Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date: July 18, 2017
    $23.99 CAD 10.31 x 11.38 x 0.34 in | 40 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Philomel Books
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      A fastidious, excitable cat with a love of baking is driven to distraction by some busybody birds. For fans of the Don’t Let the Pigeon series.

      Mr. Marigold the cat loves cakes, calendars and Mondays. As any proper puss would know, there is only one thing to do on a Monday…bake the most fabulous cake ever! With the snazziest recipes sorted, snipped, and clipped for their most exquisite bits, he rolls up his sleeves and gets down to it. Mr. Marigold whips up egg whites…Easy. Then he adds a cup of milk…Peasy. The he sprinkles in just a pinch of…What’s that? A finch (wearing a chef’s hat no less) flying in through the open window! He said a “pinch” not a “finch”!

      At every turn, Mr. Marigold’s cake-baking efforts are disrupted by a different type of bird (a finch, pigeons, and loons) until the distractions are too much to bear, and our feline friend decides he needs to take a walk to clear his head. Yet when Mr. Marigold returns, he finds quite the surprise. Apparently birds have skills beyond the powers of interruption. With a recipe comprised of equal parts humor and charm, author-illustrator Mike Malbrough has cooked up a scrumptious addition to the great tradition of interruption books. Perfect for fans of Mo Willems’ Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and David Ezra Stein’s Interrupting Chicken.
      Bio
      Before beginning his career as a picture book author-illustrator, Mike Malbrough was a freelance graphic designer, comic book artist, performer and teacher with a career spanning two decades. He is the director of ORNG Ink, an after-school studio for young artists, and has received several awards and honors for his work in the community with children and teens. Mike lives in Orange, NJ with his wife, two adventurous kids, and a cat named Agnes who hates him.

      Author Residence: Orange, NJ
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Online and social media promotion

        Feature at spring 2017 school and library conferences



        Author Website: www.mikemalbrough.com

        Author Social Media: Twitter: @studiomalbrough
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      "This book contains the perfect recipe for fun. The watercolor illustrations are impeccable. . . This humorous book would be ideal for a storytime reading."--School Library Journal

      "Malbrough’s watercolor illustrations are full of charmingly zany details, from dapper Marigold’s polka-dot bow tie to the chocolate splatters after the birds take over the cake making, and the creatures’ over-the-top facial expressions amp up the comedy. Playful rhymes and surprising page turns make this a great pick for a group storytime, and the comical ending . . . will be a valuable one for kiddos."--Booklist

      "Debut talent Malbrough celebrates the act of culinary creation and the joy of being absorbed in a personal passion—and, like the best desserts, he doesn’t let his story get too sweet. In one of many lovely watercolor spreads, Marigold blends glossy curls of shaved chocolate and a ribbon of molasses into the batter. . . Doing what one loves, Malbrough shows, makes it possible to transcend even the basest instincts."--Publishers Weekly

      "Clever text follows the illustrations around the page, swirling with chocolate shavings and molasses as Marigold mixes his batter. The lush, textured watercolors match the energy of the story . . . Kids will giggle over the antics of both cat and birds during readalouds and will find plenty of humorous details to discover in the illustrations on their own."--BCCB

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