Books For All Tastes Sale

  • Planet Cake Love and Friendship

    Planet Cake Love and Friendship features approximately 30 romantic cake decorating designs, ranging from traditional with a twist to very contemporary in style. The projects are designed for the beginner through to the more experienced cake decorator, with shapes that are simple to master.

    These cakes will be the highlight of significant events such as christenings, engagements, weddings and anniversaries, as well as birthdays – and occasions held to simply mark the importance of a special relationship. From recipes for base cakes, to techniques for applying ganache and fondant, through to methods for creating beautiful figurines, Paris Cutler presents ideas and information aplenty to help you create a cake perfectly tailored to delight the person you care about.

    About the Author Paris Cutler founded Planet Cake in Sydney, which established its reputation on its highly decorative novelty and wedding cakes before expanding its business to include Australia's largest cake decorating school. Paris has had her own TV series, Planet Cake, on the LifeStyle Channel, and her program has also been launched in South America.

  • Ponsonby's Curious Compendium: Insects & Spiders

    Insects and spiders hold a powerful allure – their design is so complex and their scale so entrancingly minute.

    This compact book, itself hardly bigger than the world’s biggest beetle (which is over 130 mm long, by the way), contains a generous selection of engravings, every one crammed with detail and enhanced by informative text.

  • Portable Color Me Calm Coloring Kit

    Portable Color Me Calm Coloring Kit is designed for busy adults and formatted to fit easily in your bag for people on the go!

    Organized into therapeutically-themed chapters including Mandalas, Water Scenes, Wooded Scenes, Geometric Patterns, Flora & Fauna, Natural Patterns and Spirituality, this kit examines the benefits of putting pencil to paper and offers adults an opportunity to channel their anxiety into joyful creative accomplishment. The kit includes:

    • 179 page book with 70 templates to colour
    • 5 twistable crayons
    • 4 double-sided coloured pencils

  • Prophets, Seers and Visionaries
    Entertaining, readable and richly informative profiles of 50 prophets, seers and charlatans of all types and from all periods.

    Some prophets (Abraham, Jesus, Mohammad) are revered by millions as patriarchs or founders of major religions. Others (Nostradamus, the spiritualist Madame Blavatsky, today's doom-monger Billy Meier) have often been thought crackpots at best or fraudsters at worst.
  • Raw

    Here are 150 gluten-free and dairy-free vegan recipes that let you into the secret of creating gourmet raw cuisine for every day. Eating organic, nutritionally dense, uncooked plant foods can really improve your health and well-being because the less food is processed, the less stress it puts on the digestive system.

    The three sections in this book – Raw Materials, Staples and Recipes – take you on a journey through creating delicious raw vegan cuisine from scratch: from using a dehydrator and stocking your pantry with the best ingredients, to making raw vegan staples for your fridge and freezer, to combining these staples to make delicious breakfasts, soups, salads, pastas, risottos, tarts, desserts and chocolates.

    The result is clean, delicious, nourishing food that is full of goodness for body and soul.

  • Real Meal Revolution
    'Scientists labelled fat the enemy ...they were wrong.' Time magazine We've been told for years that eating fat is bad for us, that it is a primary cause of high blood pressure, heart disease and obesity. The Real Meal Revolution debunks this lie and shows us the way back to restored health through eating what human beings are meant to eat. This book will radically transform your life by showing you clearly, and easily, how to take control of not just your weight, but your overall health, too - through what you eat. And you can eat meat, seafood, eggs, cheese, butter, nuts ...often the first things to be prohibited or severely restricted on most diets. This is Banting, or Low-Carb, High-Fat (LCHF) eating, for a new generation, solidly underpinned by years of scientific research and by now incontrovertible evidence.

    This extraordinary book overturns the conventional dietary wisdom of recent decades that placed carbohydrates at the base of the supposedly healthy-eating pyramid and that has led directly to a worldwide epidemic of obesity and diabetes. Both a startling revelation, and as old as humanity itself, it offers a truly revolutionary approach to healthy eating that explodes the myth, among others, that cholesterol is bad for us. This is emphatically not just another unsustainable, quick-fix diet or a fad waiting to be forgotten, but a long-delayed return to the way human beings are supposed to eat.

  • Red Book

    For the grown-ups: Okay, Big Wig, we have a challenge for you. It's your job to convince the nearest kid that everything in this book is actually red. And we mean everything. It will not be easy! They will try to persuade you that things are not as red as you say, but you will stay strong!

    And the kids will love it!

    Recommended for ages 4+.

  • Reflection

    This poignant picture book is about remembering those who serve at war. Rebecka's sparse text manages to carry the weight of the subject with elegance and great emotion and the beautiful ink and watercolour drawings by Robin Cowcher are a feature.

    The book is a great way to introduce children to the history of Australia and its role in various conflicts around the globe. Child readers will be able to connect to the story through the family depicted attending a dawn service. Teachers will find it a great tool to initiate classroom discussion.

    Recommended for ages 5+.

  • River Rose and the Magical Lullaby

    It's a big day for River Rose she's going to the zoo! But when she's too excited to fall asleep the night before, it takes a magical lullaby from Mom to send River Rose off on a dream adventure!

    Soon River Rose is hopscotching with the hippos, slip-sliding with the penguins, and dancing with the big brown bears. It's a rollicking, rhyming tale from America's most beloved performer, recording star Kelly Clarkson. Join along on this bedtime journey with an original lullaby that parents and kids are sure to love!

    River Rose landed down in the center of the zoo.
    And right around the corner came a bouncy kangaroo.
    He was just about to ask if there was something he could do,
    when River Rose jumped up and said, "We've come to play with you!"

    Recommended for ages 3+.

  • Sad, the Dog

    What does a dog need to feel loved and cared for? Mr and Mrs Cripps feed their dog, wash him, and even clean inside his ears. But they don't give him a name. So the dog names himself – Sad. What will it take to make Sad, the dog, happy?

    Explores what it takes to care for a pet. Pets require more than their basic needs met – they need love and attention also. Provides opportunity to discuss the phenomenon of giving animals/pets for presents, and the plight of the unwanted pet. Recommended for ages 3+.

    Can Do Pick For all the knitters, try this free pattern to make Sad the Dog.
    The little ones will love it as much as we do!

  • Salt Grill

    Salt Grill captures Luke Mangan's famously generous approach to hospitality with the stylish recipes that have made him a household name. It brings together the signature dishes from his restaurants, alongside Luke's favourites.

    Suitable for the home cook and with more than 140 recipes, this book includes simple twists on old favourites like Orange Lamingtons, Rum Raisin and Chocolate Bread and Butter pudding and a Waldorf Salad with Bresaola; and untwisted standards like Lobster Thermidor, Salt and Pepper Squid and Floating Islands.

    Salt Grill captures the signature freshness and elegance of Luke's food, in recipes that you can cook at home for your family and friends.

  • Samanthasaurus Rex

    Samanthasaurus Rex is a funny and empowering picture book featuring a fresh new character: a girl dinosaur who marches to the beat of her own drum.

    Samanthasaurus Rex is not your typical T. rex. She'd rather paint animals than chase them. She prefers sorting bones to gnawing on them. Bite and fight? Nope. Sam uses her words. Naturally, her parents and brother worry will she ever be a strong, fearsome leader like a true T. rex? But when disaster strikes, it is Samanthasaurus Rex who saves the day in her own unique way.

    Recommended for ages 3+.

  • Sandcastles

    In this beautifully illustrated and designed book, interiors stylist Tim Neve explores a selection of extraordinary homes.

    Five eclectic chapters feature many personal 'sandcastles' inspired by the coast: from the elegant, salt-bleached, driftwood neutrals of 'Beachcomber'; to the faded sunshine yellows and retro lollipop zing of 'Endless Summer'; or the rich peacock-coloured velvets and time-worn vintage collections of the 'Bohemian' home.

    Tim also offers a wealth of practical advice on how to create mood boards and colour palettes, and use statement pieces and found objects to create your own personal design style.

  • Secret Garden

    Tumble down the rabbit hole and find yourself in an inky black-and-white wonderland.

    This interactive activity book takes you on a ramble through a secret garden created in beautifully detailed pen-and-ink illustrations – all waiting to be brought to life through colouring, but each also sheltering all kinds of tiny creatures just waiting to be found. And there are also bits of the garden that still need to be completed by you.

    Appealing to all ages, the intricately-realized world of the Secret Garden is both beautiful and inspirational.

    See also Enchanted Forest and Johanna Basford's new book, Lost Ocean.

  • Secret Garden Artist's Edition

    This special artist's edition of Secret Garden features 20 beautiful, pull out art prints for colouring in.

    Colouring fans of all ages will enjoy immersing themselves in a selection of the most popular artworks from the original book, now presented in a new, large-scale format for maximum colouring enjoyment. Each detailed illustration is printed on high-quality card and can be removed easily for framing or craft projects.

  • Seed to Supper

    Seed to Supper provides the perfect introduction to food gardening and cooking with homegrown produce.

    The book takes a novel approach to help growers succeed by organizing cooking and growing information by the nature and size of the garden space itself. Beginning with herbs and greens that can be produced at a sunny window, he moves on to larger containers for a patio or deck, followed by the diversity of raised beds, and finally to an integrated backyard landscape.

    Yet it is much more than a gardening book. The author includes more than 100 kitchen-tested recipes that feature the most popular homegrown vegetables and fresh herbs, which can be paired with meat and dairy from the grocery. And it doesn't take an expert either in the garden or in the kitchen to grow the ingredients or create the wonderfully nutritious recipes featured in each chapter.

  • Slice of the Good Life
    Bake bread, start a wormery, shop locally, plant a tree – find out how to get closer to the earth and live a more organic life, without going the whole hog.

    Discover 80 simple, eco projects you can dip in and out of, from growing salad on your window sill, to collecting rainwater. Choose a project to suit your pocket and lifestyle. You don't need a garden, special equipment or even much time.
  • Small
    A little girl finds that no matter what she tries to do, she is always overshadowed by her older, bigger sister. But then Small comes into her own one landmark day when her sister's parrot is caught up a tree and her sister is afraid to climb up to save it. Small has to come to her rescue, and the incident makes her realise that she doesn't have to live in anyone's shadow any more.
  • Splat!

    Splat! traces art history through its key turning points and helps to map important art movements from the Renaissance and Impressionism to Surrealism and contemporary art.

    At the beginning, a spread explores how early peoples represented animals and everyday life. Then brief sections explore the stories of particular artists who helped to make important artistic innovations, including Michelangelo and the High Renaissance; Bruegel and his paintings of everyday peasant life; Manet and the shock of Impressionism; and Duchamp and the Dada revolution. You can read the real-life stories of artists, such as Caravaggio, Jan Vermeer, Henri Rousseau, Vincent Van Gogh, Wassily Kandinsky and Frida Kahlo, who dared to imagine new ways of depicting the world.

    The achievements of these artists and the challenges, difficulties and dangers they faced are excitingly brought to life.

  • Summer on Fat Pig Farm

    Welcome to Summer on Fat Pig Farm, where the garden prospers, the berries ripen and the aroma of fresh herbs lingers in the air.

    Summer is the season of surplus, a time when the sun is high and the cooking is easy. Dig in to indulgent waffles with salty butterscotch pears. Enjoy a rustic farm meal of cider chicken or zucchini and buffalo mozzarella lasagne, while sipping white peach and mint sangria. Finish with vanilla-poached nectarines or raspberry cake drizzled with elderflower syrup.

    Gourmet farmer Matthew Evans showcases beautiful seasonal produce with this collection of fresh and simple recipes to help you bring summer into your kitchen.