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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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+.

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Australians of the Year 1960-2010
    This title celebrates 50 years of inspiring Australians by taking a close look at the lives and achievements of each of these talented and admirable recipients. It reveals the role models we can indeed be proud of and will perhaps inspire future Australians of the Year.

    Among a fascinating collection of scientists, sportspeople, entertainers, leaders, doctors, soldiers and environmentalists you will meet opera diva Dame Joan Sutherland, war hero Sir Ernest Edward 'Weary' Dunlop and athlete Catherine Freeman.
  • Baby Panda
    The two baby pandas are always fighting and squabbling until one day, while eating some bamboo, they find they have to learn to share. From the popular series about baby animals whose situations mirror those of young children.
  • Beautiful Dogs

    Featuring 40 of the world's most loved and unique pedigrees, from the French Bulldog to the English Cocker, the German Shepherd to the Alaskan Malamute, Beautiful Dogs showcases man's best friend as you've never seen him before. Each photograph is accompanied by a description of the breed, covering such information as physical attributes, origins and uses.

    An illuminating introduction also explores the history of the dog as faithful companion, working animal and show-stopping pedigree, while delightful reportage photography offers a glimpse of the stars as they prepare for their moment in front of the photographer's lens.

    A coffee-table book that will delight and astound in equal measure, Beautiful Dogs is the perfect gift for all lovers of things canine.

  • Beautiful Dogs Postcard Book

    This book of fabulous felines is the perfect gift for dog lovers or to keep as individual quirky cards to send to friends or family.

    • 30 different pull-out perforated postcards featuring the finest champion breeds
    • Each postcard comes with breed information and historical facts

  • Bees, Wasps & Ants
    Bees, wasps, and ants help maintain the garden's biological balance, fertilize vegetables, fruits, and flowers, and recycle nutrients within the soil. It's no exaggeration to say that a garden can't be understood without an understanding of its insects. Part One includes a summary of their biology and the role they play in the garden. Part Two looks at the individual groups, including sawflies, horntails, wood wasps, parasitic wasps, predatory wasps, bees, and ants.
  • Better Made at Home

    Better Made at Home includes more than 80 recipes for specialty foods you know and love.

    For breakfast you can make your own muesli or crostini's with homemade strawberry jam. For lunch try your hand at grinding meat for hotdogs with homemade ketchup or batter up some homemade, crispy fish nuggets for dinner. Recipes for treats include (lollipops, marshmallows and caramels), snacks (bbq popcorn, tortilla chips and pretzel sticks) and desserts (buttery shortbread and chocolate pudding).

    Beautiful photography combined with vintage illustrations makes this a book that is both timely and timeless.

  • Between the Flags
    Since 1907, surf lifesavers have been making the beach a safer place, helping us to enjoy the surf, and playing an integral part in creating Australian beach life.

    Decade by decade, photo essays capture the events, the personalities of these ordinary people doing extraordinary jobs voluntarily, and the innovations that have made Australian surf lifesaving the vibrant movement it is today. Pull-out panorama.
  • Biota

    Chef and owner of two-hatted Biota Dining in Bowral, NSW, James Viles has become one of Australia's most respected young chefs and restaurateurs, recognised for his commitment to sustainability and his dramatic modern food. He champions the use of seasonal, ethical produce to create honest, pure and delicious dishes.

    Biota Dining sits in Australia's Southern Highlands, a remarkably beautiful region known for its fertile farmland, dense forests and seasonal climate. James' philosophy is simple: listen to the local environment and take your inspiration and intuition from the very place that surrounds you. His dishes match ingredients, textures and flavours that exist alongside each other in nature. While James Viles might be redefining regional Australian cuisine, this notion of biota is relevant everywhere in the world.

    In this his first book, James invites readers to celebrate spectacular food created from the perfect balance of animal and plant life in the Southern Highlands. Biota contains over 80 delicious, seasonal and achievable recipes.