Books For All Tastes Sale

  • 1980s Bumper Activity Book

    A Magnum PI paper doll, a paint-by-number Ferris Bueller, a cassette tape greeting card – take a nostalgic trip back to the 1980s with 52 cool and easy-to-do art and design projects. Stuffed with hugely quirky and fun things to do, this actvity book contains easy instructions for creating and making your own favourite art and design projects.

    The awesome things to create include: paper dolls of such icons as Alexis Carrington and Debbie Gibson, WHAM! puppets, a Pong duvet cover, a Pac Man cake to bake, a Super Mario cross stitch, a Madonna and Sean commemorative plate, and such pictures to colour in as Tom Cruise underwear dancing, and Aerosmith and Run DMC imploring you to Walk this Way.

    $19.99
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  • 20 Ways to Draw a Mustache

    20 Ways to Draw a Mustache is perfect for illustrators, cartoonists, doodlers, and anyone who loves to sketch. Wonderfully illustrated, this inspirational sketchbook helps you to hone your razor-sharp drawing skills. What better way to liven up your illustrations than the perfect expressions, hair and features?

    This all-in-one sketchbook let's you draw right on the pages making it easy to keep all of your most inspired creations at hand. Whether it's for a project or just to pass the time and relax, learn helpful hints, tips and tricks for drawing the most expressive toons.

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  • 20 Ways to Draw a Shoe

    Beautifully illustrated, this inspirational sketchbook will help you learn how to draw anything on your feet. From sandals and pumps to loafers and oxfords, 20 Ways to Draw a Shoe is perfect for illustrators, doodlers and anyone who loves to sketch.

    This is not a step-by-step technique book: rather, the toe-tapping objects in this volume are simplified, modernized and reduced to the most basic elements, showing you how simple abstract shapes and forms create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw. Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item, providing loads of inspiration for your own drawing.

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  • 30-Second Ancient Greece

    30-Second Ancient Greece offers an engrossing tour of the Hellenic world, appealingly served up in easily absorbed nuggets.

    Ancient Greek civilization laid the foundations for so many aspects of modern western life, from architecture to philosophy. But can you recite the Classical orders with confidence (are you sure what an order actually is?), and would you be able to define the key contributions of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle?

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  • 30-Second Biology

    30-Second Biology tackles the vital science of life, dissecting the 50 most thought-provoking theories of our ecosystem and ourselves.

    At a time when discoveries in DNA allow us to feel more connected than ever to the natural world, this is the fastest route to an understanding of the tree of life. Whether you're dipping into the gene pool, unlocking cells or conversing on biodiversity, this is all the knowledge you need to bring life to the dinner-party debate.

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  • 30-Second Einstein

    Spend 30 seconds a day in the company of a colossus from the world of science, and you will soon have his whole story – both his scientific attainments and his extraordinary life – in your head.

    Einstein was not only an unparalleled scientific genius, but also a human rights campaigner, a political activist and the iconic archetype of the mad professor. Is it any wonder that he continues to fascinate scientists and non-scientists alike? 30-Second Einstein will show you why.

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  • 30-Second Evolution

    Evolution is the unifying force in modern biology, bringing together such diverse fields as microbiology, genetics and palaeontology. It provides a powerfully persuasive explanation for the staggering diversity of life on Earth but remains a source of controversy and throws up several bones of contention.How life has evolved has taxed the very best of brains, from Da Vinci to Darwin and, in our own time, Richard Dawkins...

    30-Second Evolution unlocks the laboratory of life, dissecting it into the 50 most significant topics that provide the missing links to understand the natural world's four-billion-year ancestry and the process of natural selection in which species either adapt in myriad ways – mutation, ingenuity and intelligence – to meet the challenges of a changing environment, or die.

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  • 30-Second Medicine

    What does the Hippocratic Oath actually say? Who originally discovered antibiotics? And when were hospitals invented?

    Find out the answers to these questions and many others in 30-Second Medicine. Taking the story from the first “medicines” direct from nature to today’s keyhole surgery, and with a look toward future developments, it’s an engrossing journey.

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  • 365 Illustrated Stories and Rhymes

    An enchanting collection of stories and rhymes – one for every day of the year. Includes classic tales such as Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Sleeping Beauty and The Tinder Box all brilliantly retold for young readers.

    An essential addition to every family bookshelf and a wonderful gift to be treasured.

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  • 50 Flatpack Hacks

    Boring shelves, tables and cupboards are a thing of the past. Now, assembling flatpack furniture can be an exercise in creativity. Armed with 50 Flatpack Hacks, you can transform your living space without spending thousands on high-end brands. This book gives you the inside track on personalising, customising and repurposing your flatpack furniture.

    Learn clever hacks for every room in the home – from stylish bathroom shelves to savvy media storage, innovative lighting, upscaled soft furnishings and even unique toys for kids. Each project comes complete with illustrated step-by-step instructions and inspirational full-colour photography. The ideas, tips and techniques in 50 Flatpack Hacks range from basic embellishment projects to advanced builds, when it's time to get out your power tools.

    Once you've mastered these hacks, the possibilities really are endless.

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  • A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi

    English is enriched with many borrowings and influences from other languages. Aficionado, chutzpah, pro bono, hoi polloi, ketchup, nous, zeitgeist - we use these foreign words every day without thinking of their origins, but what do they actually mean?

    This book offers information for 'connoisseurs' (French) of the English language.

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  • A Christmas Carol

    Lemony Snicket gives high (& witty) recommendation to a luminous picture book adaptation of Charles Dickens' immortal classic by his former employee & one of the finest illustrators of our time, Mr. Brett Helquist.

    He has imbued this beloved holiday favourite spirit, humour & an irresistible attention to detail that the whole family will want to share year after year after year.

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  • A Horse and More

    Where can imagination take you? Georgie's dream is to have a horse.

    Dad won't buy the real thing, so she teams up with an imaginary horse. Together, they ride in famous races, visit distant lands and famous people from past eras – as they experience every form of work, competition and pleasure riding. For children who dream!

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  • ABC Book of Food

    This delightful introduction to the world of food is gloriously illustrated, taking children on a journey from the paddock, the orchard and the garden to their own kitchen.

    Recommended for ages 3+.

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  • Acrylic Painting with Passion

    Acrylic Painting with Passion easily answers the question: What should I paint now? Tesia Blackburn comes to the rescue by introducing exercises and techniques that make the painting process fun and every bit as cherished as the finished works of art.

    Finding time to create art can be a challenge, and Tesia helps with this, too, by suggesting ways to help you find manageable chunks of time to feed your painting passion.

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  • Addictionary: Brave New Words
    We all invent words and coin phrases; it's how language evolves. Addictionary: Brave New Words collects the best of these neologisms into this handy volume, organised into categories (including technology, politics, dating, sports, religion, and medicine) and cleverly illustrated throughout.

    A great gift for any wordsmith, Addictionary is on the cutting edge of the English language, staking claims on new linguistic territory with an arch blend of the sharply intellectual and the sublimely silly.
    $19.95
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  • Adopt-A-Dog

    What child hasn't gazed longingly at doe-eyed cocker spaniels and bouncy little terriers, dreaming of the day their parents finally consent to get them that longed-for puppy? Adopt-A-Dog is a book that indulges this fantasy to the max.

    Delightful illustrations accompany descriptions of each breed, and young readers are encouraged to engage with the responsibilities of dog ownership by completing quizzes, drawing funny cross-breeds, doodling doggy-hairstyles and designing dog-beds.

    Recommended for ages 6+.

    $21.99
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  • Argentinian Street Food

    Bringing you authentic recipes that sit at the heart of Argentina's cuisine, Argentinian Street Food is divided into chapters that focus on different aspects of Argentinian food and how best to recreate it at home.

    There are chapters with traditional recipes for empanadas stuffed with meat, fish, cheese, vegetables, fruits or creamy chocolate; cult Argentinian street food recipes that are easily made at home; ice creams including helado, the creamy signature Argentine ice; and some Argentine classic desserts, including the legendary dulce de leche.

    The Argentinian atmosphere is carried through in the food photography and in the reportage that sets this delicious food in its rich cultural context.

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