October 2015

 

tropical wonderland#1- Millie Marotta’s Tropical Wonderland Colouring Book

Create a riot of colour in Millie’s tropical colouring book. Millie Marotta is a hugely popular illustrator and her idiosyncratic drawings of the botanical world are stunning. Millie Marotta’s tropical World invites you to lose yourself in a riot of colouring in and drawing. Her beautiful illustrations are crying out for a touch of colour, an additional line here and there – the most mindful of activities. The artist’s intricate style of illustration will get you itching to make your own mark, whether it’s to add to the fine lines on exotic trees, or add a splash of colour to petals on an exotic bloom or the feathers of a tropical parrot. Pens, crayons or paints can bring them all to life. Add your own colours to the rainforest scenes, make a pattern with your colour choices, or try out your drawing skills by adapting the illustration. Each picture offers scope to improve your artistic skills while relaxing. The images and imaginative scenarios can be completed in colours of your choosing and are guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing. It is a book to be enjoyed by illustrators and designers but also by anyone who wants to enjoy the creative process or a hugely enjoyable mindful activity.

animal kingdom#2- Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom Colouring Book

Millie Marotta is a hugely popular illustrator and her idiosyncratic drawings of the world’s strange, cute, weird and lovely creatures will draw you in. Millie’s Animal Kingdom offers a range of beautiful illustration to personalise and make your own. The artist’s intricate style of illustration will get you itching for a pen, whether it’s to add to the fine line hatching on the birds, the flowing tendrils of a jellyfish, or the composite of flowers that make up a grizzly bear. the work will inspire you to appreciate the detail of line drawing and its huge potential. You can colour her work or add your own line drawings to make it special to you. Add your own patterns to the lively forest scene, choose your own birds to add to the branches, or make a pattern with your colour choices. Each picture offers scope to improve your artistic skills while giving you a finished picture to show for your endeavours. the images and imaginative scenarios can be completed in colours of your choosing and are guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing. It is a book to be enjoyed by illustrators and designers but also by anyone who wants to enjoy the creative process.

secret garden#3- The Secret Garden An Inky Treasure Hunt

This beautiful and interactive colouring book features delicate and highly detailed pen-and-ink illustrations—all waiting to be brought to life with colour. As added entertainment, tiny garden creatures are hidden on the pages, waiting to be found, and a key and index are included in the back. The book’s cover and jacket are also colourable.

guiness 2016#4- Guinness World Records 2016

The world’s biggest-selling annual is back and bursting with thousands of amazing new records! Last year, our diamond anniversary edition was the Christmas #1. This year, we’re building on this success to bring you an all-new design, thousands of exciting new and fully updated records, and exciting new photography from around the world. The 2016 edition is our most ambitious yet!

I quit sugar simplicious#5- I Quit Sugar Simplicious

A modern kitchen bible for sugarless, waste-free, nutritious cooking from the author of I Quit Sugar Sarah Wilson taught the world how to quit sugar in 8 weeks, then how to quit sugar for life, incorporating mindful, sustainable practices across all the pillars of real, whole wellness. Now she strips things back to the essentials, simply and deliciously. She shows us how to shop, cook and eat like we used to in the days before sugar-laced processed food hit our shelves – with ease and without waste, while honouring that deep sense of pleasure that comes from nourishing ourselves and each other. Sarah gives us the ‘simplicious flow’, a modern manifesto that sets out how to buy in bulk, freeze and preserve, and use leftovers with flair. She unashamedly makes scraps sexy again and elevates leftovers to the main attraction. All 306 recipes – from guilt-free sweet treats to one-pot wonders and abundance bowls brimming with nutrients – expand our knowledge of age-old kitchen processes and tend to our visceral need to be creative with food. Drawing on the latest nutrition research and kitchen hacks, this is the ultimate cooking guide for those who want sugar out of their lives and are ready to embrace the life-affirming, health-giving, planet-saving simpliciousness of real food.

Flash Wounds#6- Flesh Wounds

A mother who invented her past, a father who was often absent, a son who wondered if this could really be his family. Richard Glover’s favourite dinner party game is called ‘Who’s Got the Weirdest Parents?’. It’s a game he always thinks he’ll win. There was his mother, a deluded snob, who made up large swathes of her past and who ran away with Richard’s English teacher, a Tolkien devotee, nudist and stuffed-toy collector. There was his father, a distant alcoholic, who ran through a gamut of wives, yachts and failed dreams. And there was Richard himself, a confused teenager, vulnerable to strange men, trying to find a family he could belong to. As he eventually accepted, the only way to make sense of the present was to go back to the past – but beware of what you might find there. Truth can leave wounds – even if they are only flesh wounds. Part poignant family memoir, part rollicking venture into a 1970s Australia, this is a book for anyone who’s wondered if their family is the oddest one on the planet. The answer: ‘No’. There is always something stranger out there. ‘Both poignant and wildly entertaining’ – SYDNEY MORNING HERALD ‘A new classic … a breathtaking accomplishment in style and empathy’ – THE AUSTRALIAN ‘Heartbreaking and hilarious … I couldn’t put it down’ – SUN-HERALD ‘Engrossing and extremely funny’ THE SATURDAY PAPER ‘Not since UNRELIABLE MEMOIRS by Clive James has there been a funnier, more poignant portrait of an Australian childhood.’ – AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW ‘Richard Glover has done the miraculous he’s made ordinary family life extraordinarily entertaining’ – AUGUSTEN BURROUGHS ‘Sad, funny, revealing, optimistic and hopeful’ – Jeanette Winterson

enchanted forest#7- Enchanted Forest An Inky Quest and Colouring Book

This magical colouring book by Johanna Basford takes colourists through an enchanted forest to discover what lies in the castle. Similarly interactive like SECRET GARDEN, ENCHANTED FOREST also features hidden objects and fun mazes. Beginning at the entrance to a fairy-tale forest, the journey progresses through highly embellished woods and through intricate flora. Castles, treasure chests, and other magical elements add a fairy tale narrative to the designs. Special features include a gate-folded two-page spread, and a colourable jacket.

road to little dribbling#8- Road to Little Dribbling

“Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his adopted country. The hilarious book that resulted, Notes from a Small Island, was taken to the nation’s heart and became the bestselling travel book ever, and was also voted in a BBC poll the book that best represents Britain. Now, to mark the twentieth anniversary of that modern classic, Bryson makes a brand-new journey round Britain to see what has changed. Following (but not too closely) a route he dubs the Bryson Line, from Bognor Regis to Cape Wrath, by way of places that many people never get to at all, Bryson sets out to rediscover the wondrously beautiful, magnificently eccentric, endearingly unique country that he thought he knew but doesn’t altogether recognize any more. Yet, despite Britain’s occasional failings and more or less eternal bewilderments, Bill Bryson is still pleased to call our rainy island home. And not just because of the cream teas, a noble history, and an extra day off at Christmas. Once again, with his matchless homing instinct for the funniest and quirkiest, his unerring eye for the idiotic, the endearing, the ridiculous.

on track#9- On Track: Searching out the Bundian Way

On Track tells the story of John Blays long-distance search for the Bundian Way, an important Aboriginal pathway between Mt Kosciuszko and Twofold Bay near Eden on the New South Wales far south coast. The 360-kilometre route traverses some of the nations most remarkable landscapes, from the highest place on the continent to the ocean. This epic bushwalking story uncovers the history, country and rediscovery of this significant track. Now heritage-listed, and thanks to the work of Blay and local Indigenous communities, the Bundian Way is set to be one of the great Australian walks.

mother story#10- A Mother’s Story

A profoundly moving and inspiring memoir from Australia’s domestic violence crusader, Rosie Batty. Rosie Batty knows pain no woman should have to suffer. Her son was killed by his father in a violent incident in February 2014, a horrendous event that shocked not only the nation, but the world. Greg Anderson murdered his 11-year-old son Luke and was then shot by police at the Tyabb cricket oval. Rosie had suffered years of family violence, and had had intervention and custody orders in place in an effort to protect herself and her son. She believes the killing was Greg’s final act of control over her. Since the events of last February, Rosie has become an outspoken crusader against domestic violence, winning hearts and mind all over Australia with her compassion, courage, grace and forgiveness. In the wake of the tragedy, Rosie’s advocacy work has forced an unprecedented national focus on family violence, with the Victorian Labor government establishing Australia’s first royal commission into family violence, and committing a further $30 million over four years to protect women and children at high risk of family violence. The then Victorian Police Commissioner Ken Lay called it ‘the Rosie Batty factor’. In January 2015, Rosie was named Australian of the Year, 2015. Inspiring, heartfelt and profoundly moving, this is Rosie’s story. A percentage of royalties from sales of this book are going to the Luke Batty Foundation. ‘A brave, resolute and heart-breaking tale’ Sydney Morning Herald