Recreational Activities
Fun: Spies, Puzzle Solvers, and a Century of Crosswords
Fun
Spies, Puzzle Solvers, and a Century of Crosswords
Hardcover      ISBN: 1910593257

In December 1913, the New York World newspaper published the first crossword in history. It appeared in their Sunday supplement, "Fun." A century later, this absorbing puzzle continues to attract (and infuriate) millions of devotees every day. But the world's most popular--and seemingly mundane--pastime has a surprising history, filled with intrigue and adventure.

Paolo Bacilieri's FUN transports us from turn-of-the-century New York to present-day Milan, taking in stories of ingenious puzzle makers, ardent solvers, and intellectual luminaries. Part detective story, part docudrama, and interlaced with a fiction of Bacilieri's own imagining, FUN questions the crossword's "harmless" status. Sure, it's fun--but could it also be a form of resistance, of cryptic communication, of espionage?

Chew Adult Coloring Book
Chew Adult Coloring Book
Paperback      ISBN: 1534300929

We celebrate the end of CHEW with an oversized coloring book with art from its sixty-plus issue run, featuring some of ROB GUILLORY's craziest and most unforgettable images. Also, with CHEW ending, it's our very last chance to take your money Remember: no matter what color you decide to color this book, LAYMAN and GUILLORY will only see green

Real-Life Rules: A Young Person's Guide to Self-Discovery, Big Ideas, and Healthy Habits
Real-Life Rules
A Young Person's Guide to Self-Discovery, Big Ideas, and Healthy Habits
Paperback      ISBN: 1611800536
Raise happy, confident, and resilient children--engaging activities that explore the life lessons that make for a well-rounded upbringing.

As our children journey into adolescence, their social worlds begin to expand. While we can't protect them from what other people say or do, or paint them a picture of a perfect world, we can teach them how to handle themselves and difficult situations from the inside out.

Teens and tweens crave more autonomy, but they need guidance more than ever. By equipping children with a variety of methods for dealing with different scenarios, we can give them the tools they need to navigate through life. This book offers insights, practical advice, and concrete activities that will serve children well as they begin to find their way independently in the world, while at the same time helping parents to provide them with scaffolding to be safe, happy, and successful.

With chapters that focus on:
- cultivating positive qualities such as gratitude, courage, integrity, and generosity
- understanding health and nutrition
- mastering simple etiquette
- connecting with others, resolving conflict, and empathy
- exploring fiscal responsibility
- best practices for social media and navigating the digital world
- and more

Through hands-on projects, vivid graphic printables, and interactive activities, Real-Life Rules brings the whole family to the table, offering opportunities to explore, discuss, and experience both the concrete and abstract concepts that are critical for living a meaningful, thoughtful life.
Spiritual Traditions of India Coloring Book
Spiritual Traditions of India Coloring Book
Paperback      ISBN: 1620556294

Balance your chakras, enhance health and prosperity, and connect with the gods and goddesses through meditative coloring

- Contains 42 illustrations by Indian artist and spiritual teacher Harish Johari

- Includes chakra imagery to balance your energy body; power yantras to enhance health, prosperity, peace, and love; and illustrations of Hindu gods and goddesses such as Ganesh and Hanuman to remove obstacles and open your heart

- Provides meditative statements facing each piece to help focus your intent while coloring

Combining authentic Indian art and profound spiritual insight, the Spiritual Traditions of India Coloring Book pairs line illustrations from accomplished traditional Hindu artist and spiritual teacher Harish Johari with meditative statements from his bestselling books. Focusing your mind on the accompanying mantras while you color supports profound relaxation and clarity of thought and allows the spiritual realizations of the mantras to penetrate deeply into your psyche.

Containing 42 coloring illustrations, the book includes chakra imagery, power yantras, planets, and scenes of Hindu gods and goddesses, such as Ganesh, Hanuman, Shiva, and Parvati. Coloring the chakras enables you to visualize the energy centers in your own body, enhancing your ability to open the chakras and balance your flow of energy. Coloring the power yantras allows you to align your mind and spirit with the energies of good health, tolerance, prosperity, peace, and love, attracting these virtues to your life. Coloring the planets, gods, and goddesses allows you to connect with these powerful entities, inviting their help and influence in your life.

Conveying the timeless wisdom of an ancient lineage passed down from teacher to student for thousands of years, Johari's words and art reveal the tantric virtues of each yantra, chakra, mudra, celestial body, and deity, such as how Ganesh is the remover of obstacles and how Hanuman enables you to open your heart and experience the unconditional love for your friends, family, and loved ones. The meditative act of coloring these classical Indian images also kindles an appreciation for the sacred geometry embodied within these works of art and their transformative effects on consciousness.
The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family's Life with Art and Creativity
The Artful Parent
Simple Ways to Fill Your Family's Life with Art and Creativity
Paperback      ISBN: 1611807204
Bring out your child's creativity and imagination with more than 60 artful activities in this completely revised and updated edition

Art making is a wonderful way for young children to tap into their imagination, deepen their creativity, and explore new materials, all while strengthening their fine motor skills and developing self-confidence. The Artful Parent has all the tools and information you need to encourage creative activities for ages one to eight. From setting up a studio space in your home to finding the best art materials for children, this book gives you all the information you need to get started. You'll learn how to:
* Pick the best materials for your child's age and learn to make your very own
* Prepare art activities to ease children through transitions, engage the most energetic of kids, entertain small groups, and more
* Encourage artful living through everyday activities
* Foster a love of creativity in your family
Paint by Sticker: Music Icons: Re-Create 10 Classic Photographs One Sticker at a Time!
Paint by Sticker: Music Icons
Re-Create 10 Classic Photographs One Sticker at a Time!
Paperback      ISBN: 1523500131
Peel the sticker, place the sticker, and watch your painting come to life. Includes everything you need to complete 10 iconic musician portraits, and have a rocking good time doing it.

Paint by Sticker: Music Icons includes everything you need to create ten vibrant, full-color "paintings" of your favorite iconic musicians: Elvis, The Beatles, Beyonc , Cher, Prince, Kurt Cobain, Madonna, Nina Simone, Dolly Parton, and "Weird Al" Yankovic. Find the sticker, peel it, and place it in the right space. Add the next, and the next, and the next--it's an activity that's utterly absorbing, both in the pleasure of peeling and sticking and the growing satisfaction of watching a "painting" come to life.
365 Optical Illusions
365 Optical Illusions
Paperback      ISBN: 1770857567

Why not experience a mindbender every day? This book is a great way to enjoy an optical illusion every day or take them in all at once.

Every page features an optical illusion from one of the three main types -- literal, physiological and cognitive.

Literal optical illusions create images that are unique from the objects that make them. Physiological illusions occur when the eyes and brain are subjected to excessive stimulation by brightness, color, size, position, tilt or movement. Cognitive illusions are the result of unconscious inferences. All trick the mind into perceiving something altogether different than what the eyes see.

The 365 illusions here are based on those variations. There are instantly recognizable classics that trick the eye no matter how many times you see them, and dozens of new ones, like astounding sidewalk illusions and masterful architecture. There are illustrations, paintings and graphics, as well as color and black and white photographs of scenes ranging from buildings to landscapes.

Concise text includes a hint about the illusion -- for those who can't "see" it -- and a short description of how it works.

Bright, colorful and sure to boggle, this is an ideal gift selection for all ages.

Stars: A Family Guide to the Night Sky
Stars
A Family Guide to the Night Sky
Hardcover      ISBN: 1611802830

Who isn't fascinated by the sheer size of the universe? Stars offers a straightforward guide to what we know and how we know it--from the Big Bang to star nurseries andto the beginnings of life on planet Earth. Find out why you can't draw a diagram of the solar system to scale, discover how gravity holds our planet together, and learn why we're all made of stardust.

Included inside:
- season-by-season guide to stargazing
- double-sided star chart covering the northern and southern hemispheres
- pull-out activities, including Test Your Eyesight cards and a "What do you weigh on other planets?" spinning wheel, plus four sheets of stickers
Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors
Tinkerlab
A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors
Paperback      ISBN: 161180065x
55 playful experiments that encourage tinkering, curiosity, and creative thinking--hands-on activities that explore art, science, and more.

The creator of the highly popular creativity site for kids, Tinkerlab.com, now delivers dozens of engaging, kid-tested, and easy-to-implement projects that will help parents and teachers bring out the natural tinkerer in every kid--even babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.

The creative experiments shared in this book foster curiosity, promote creative and critical thinking, and encourage tinkering--mindsets that are important to children growing up in a world that values independent thinking.

In addition to offering a host of activities that parents and teachers can put to use right away, this book also includes a buffet of recipes (magic potions, different kinds of play dough, silly putty, and homemade butter) and a detailed list of materials to include in the art pantry.
The Walking Dead: Rick Grimes Adult Coloring Book
The Walking Dead
Rick Grimes Adult Coloring Book
Paperback      ISBN: 1534300031

This oversized adult coloring book features the most iconic images of Rick Grimes from the long-running comic book series. From police officer to leader of the Alexandria Safe Zone, Rick has faced down hordes of walkers and the worst humanity has to offer. Now it's your turn, just make sure to stock up on plenty of red...