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My Ideal Bookshelf

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By Jane Mount (Illustrator), Thessaly La Force (Editor)
$24.99
ISBN: 9780316200905
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Published: Little Brown and Company - November 13th, 2012

Everything about this book is cool…from the concept, to the font, to the shape, to the colorful sketches of book spines (which happen to be accurate). It screams “perfect gift book” and makes a fine complement to My Bookstore , edited by Ronald Rice, for the book lovers and readers in your life. Your most beloved authors/artists write about the books that define  their “dreams and ambitions”, in other words what constitutes  their ideal bookshelf. This book should be in everyone’s library.


Ellen


The Where, the Why, and the How

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The Where, the Why, and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781452108223
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - September 26th, 2012

Did you know that squirrels create a mental map of their nut caches and can actively retrieve them using this memory? Turn to page 130 to learn more! Do you know why pigeons bob their heads when they walk, why each snowflake is unique, or why we blush? You will find all the answers within these wonderful pages. Scientific mysteries are explained and illustrated in unique and whimsical essays and drawings. Be sure to read the introduction in which David Macaulay explains how the artwork was paired with each question. This is an immensely readable book, fascinating to look at, and educational as well.


Megan


The Hare With Amber Eyes, Illustrated Edition

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The Hare with Amber Eyes (Illustrated Edition): A Hidden Inheritance Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780374168285
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 13th, 2012

Artist Edmund de Waal recounts the history of his illustrious family through good times and bad, from the late 19th century, the Holocaust and World War 2 to the present day through the carved eyes of a collection of Japanese miniatures- a fascinating, engrossing and readable best-selling sensation.  This gorgeous, lavishly illustrated edition is the best bet of the season and a perfect gift for the history or art buff in your life- or a beautiful treat for yourself.


Marie


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