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Inspired by the poetry-by-cats book entitled I Could Pee on This, a set of feline-centric note cards is purr-fect for every occasi...on, with messages inside that include "Thank You," "Congratulations," "Happy Birthday" and "Thinking of You."4 3/4" x 5 1/2". Includes 16 notecards and envelopes. Paper. By Chronicle Books; imported. read more

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Every once in a while, a cookbook comes along that instantly says classic. This is one of them. Acclaimed pastry chef Elisabeth Pr...ueitt and master baker Chad Robertson share not only their fabulous recipes, but also the secrets and expertise that transform a delicious homemade treat into a great one. Its no wonder there are lines out the door of Elisabeth and Chads acclaimed Tartine Bakery. Its been written up in every magazine worth its sugar and spice. Here their bakers art is transformed into easy-to-follow recipes for the home kitchen. The only thing hard about this cookbook is deciding which recipe to try first: moist Brioche Bread Pudding; luscious Banana Cream Pie; the sweet-tart perfection of Apple Crisp. And the cakes! Billowing chiffon cakes. Creamy Bavarians bursting with seasonal fruits. A luxe Devils Food Cake. Lemon Pound Cake, Pumpkin Tea Cake. Along with the sweets, cakes, and confections come savory treats, such as terrifically simple Wild Mushroom Tart and Cheddar Cheese Crackers. Theres a little something here for breakfast, lunch, tea, supper, hors doeuvresand, of course, a whole lot for dessert! Practical advice comes in the form of handy Kitchen Notes. These hows and whys convey the authors know-how, whether its the key to the creamiest quiche (youll be surprised), the most efficient way to core an apple, or tips for ensuring a flaky crust. Top it off with gorgeous photographs throughout and you have an utterly fresh, inspiring, and invaluable cookbook. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Pages: 224 read more

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Share your scribbles with the world! Taro Gomi's latest installment of the best-selling Scribbles and Doodles series invites you t...o doodle and draw in 30 mailable ways with playful prompts and open-endedartwork. Perfect for artists of every kindwhether at home or on the road! read more

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It's the Science Fair, and the second grade is all over it! Some kids are making man-eating robots. Some kids are holding their br...eath for a very, very long time. Some kids are doing interesting things with vacuum cleaners. The theme, obviously, is global warming. But what should Ivy and Bean do? Something involving explosions? Or ropes? Somethingwith ice cubes? Or maybe . . . maybe something different. read more

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Cycling is explodingin a good way. Urbanites everywhere, from ironic hipsters to earth-conscious commuters, are taking to the bike... like aquatic mammals to water. Cycling's most prolific, well-known, hilarious, and anonymous blogger brings a fresh and humorous perspective to the most important vehicle to hit personal transportation since the horse. Bike Snob treats readers to a laugh-out-loud rant and rave about the world of bikes and their riders, and offers a unique look at the ins and outs of cycling, from its history and hallmarks to its wide range of bizarre practitioners. Throughout, the author lampoons the missteps, pretensions, and absurdities of bike culture while maintaining a contagious enthusiasm for cycling itself. Bike Snob is an essential volume for anyone who knows, is, or wants to become a cyclist. read more

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In The Exquisite Book, one hundred indie artists play an ingenious version of the Exquisite Corpse drawing game. Each adorns a pag...e with artwork having seen only the page of the artist immediately prior and using a single horizon line to connect the two. Some continue the "story" quite literally while others build on the previous page in more fanciful ways. This astonishing volume's format is as unique as its content, with each of the book's ten chapters residing on a ten-page accordion pull-out, allowing readers to view the art continuously. With an illustrated foreword by Dave Eggers, and art from such luminaries as James Jean and Jill Bliss, this charming book is, simply, exquisite. read more

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As the hipster classic Craft, Inc. did for crafters, this book will teach all types of creatives?illustrators, photographers, grap...hic designers, animators, and more?how to build a successful business doing what they love. Freelancing pros Meg Mateo Ilasco and Joy Deangdeelert Cho explain everything?from creating a standout portfolio to navigating the legal issues of starting a business. Accessible, spunky, and packed with practical advice, Creative, Inc. is an essential for anyone ready to strike out on their own. read more

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Flower delivery! Featuring five amazing pop-up bouquets, Paper Blossoms brings floral cheer to any room. Display any of the bouque...ts--a garland of roses, a tropical arrangement, a lotus water garden, a springtime bouquet, or a vase of lilies as a beautiful centerpiece or room accent. A triumph of pop-up artistry and a sure conversation-starter, these bouquets burst forth with color, joy, and lasting beauty. read more

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This hip press-out family includes 5 people, a cat, a dog, a doghouse, and over 150 mix-and-match vinyl cling clothes! Combine thi...s with the MoMA Modern Play House for a completely modern experience. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD Small parts. Not for children under 3 years. read more

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Paper crafting is the hot new craft, and in this delightful book, Minhee and Truman Chofounders of popular stationery company PAPE...R + CUPoffer 25 unique paper projects: vintage-inspired frames, hanging bird mobiles, pretty flower hair clips, personalized place cards, and many more. Each project is presented in a few easy, illustrated stepsall crafters need to get started is paper, scissors, glue, and a dash of creativity. With simple instructions, lovely color photographs, and downloadable templates, Paper + Craft makes it a cinch to turn a blank sheet into a pretty paper treat. read more

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Renowned for beautiful cakes and whimsical confections, Miette Patisserie is among the most beloved of San Francisco's culinary de...stinations for locals and travelers. Miette's pretty Parisian aesthetic enchants visitors with tables piled high with beribboned bags of gingersnaps, homemade marshmallows, fleur de sel caramels, and rainbows of gumballs. This cookbook brings the enchantment home, sharing 100 secret formulas for favorite Miette treats from chef and owner Meg Ray. More than 75 gorgeous color photos capture the unique beauty of Miette desserts and shops. Scalloped edges on the book block enhance the preciousness of this fetching package. Just like the adorable cakes, cookies, clairs and tarts for sale in Miette's case, this book is irresistible! read more

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If you're a dinosaur, all of your friends are dead. If you're a pirate, all of your friends have scurvy. If you're a tree, all of ...your friends are end tables. Each page of this laugh-out-loud illustrated humor book showcases the downside of being everything from a clown to a cassette tape to a zombie. Cute and dark all at once, this hilarious children's book for adults teaches valuable lessons about life while exploring each cartoon character's unique grievance and wide-eyed predicament. From the sock whose only friends have gone missing to the houseplant whose friends are being slowly killed by irresponsible plant owners (like you), All My Friends Are Dead presents a delightful primer for laughing at the inevitable. read more

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Thanks to traditional letterpress technique's popularity in DIY and indie-crafter circles, it's become the darling of the statione...ry world with innovative new studios popping up all over the globe, from Texas to Denmark. Little Book of Letterpress is a treasure trove of remarkable work from some of the hottest and coolest letterpress studios working today, including Egg Press and Hello Lucky. Featuring an enlightening history of the craft, explanations of the different types of presses, sneak peeks into the studios, and details about the process of creation, this volume is the epitome of handcrafted hip. read more

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So festive, so pretty, and so fun, cupcakes are a welcome addition to any celebration. Bakers of every skill level will love this ...handy kit, which includes a booklet with basic recipes for chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, various frostings, and simple, quick decorating tips. Packed with hundreds of decorative paper liners and dozens of colorful flag toppers, the Pretty Cupcake Kit comes with everything you need to make the cutest cupcakes ever! read more

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What's cuter than a cupcake? A cake pop, of course! Wildly popular blogger Bakerella (aka Angie Dudley) has turned cake pops into ...an international sensation! Cute little cakes on a stick from decorated balls to more ambitious shapes such as baby chicks, ice cream cones, and even cupcakes these adorable creations are the perfect alternative to cake at any party or get-together. Martha Stewart loved the cupcake pops so much she had Bakerella appear on her show to demonstrate making them. Now Angie makes it easy and fun to recreate these amazing treats right at home with clear step-by-step instructions and photos of more than 40 featured projects, as well as clever tips for presentation, decorating, dipping, coloring and melting chocolate, and much more. read more

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A rolling pin, a robot, a pickle, a water tower, a hammock, a wasp, a safety pin, a kiss. Budding artists and experienced sketcher...s alike will find themselves invigorated by this collection of offbeat, clever, and endlessly absorbing drawingprompts. Some are deceptively simple (just try drawing a bicycle!), some are conceptually mind-bending (sketching the sound of girlish laughter?), and some are refreshingly basic (the only hard thing about drawing an egg is deciding how you want it to be cooked). Hip and helpful, 642 Things to Draw is the perfect inspirational sketchbook, sure to entertain and provoke the imagination of anyone ready to pick up a pencil. read more

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From the sarcastic to the suggestive, here are quotation marks as we love them best, doing horrible damage to the English language.... Who wouldn't have second thoughts about ordering the "hamburger" on the diner's menu? Would it be best to skip the "blowout" sale at the department store? What hidden price must be paid for something marked "free"? Assembled by the creator of the wildly popular "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks, this book surveys the havoc wreaked by quotation marks on signs, menus, placards, and posters that leave reality upended by supposed "facts." This smarty-pants guide is "perfect" for desperate grammarians, habitual air quoters, and anyone who appreciates a good laugh. read more

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This pad of 150 cute, clever, and charming fill-in to-do lists will turn even the most notorious procrastinators into highly organ...ized masters of efficiency. read more

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Complete with an adorable sticker sheet to track the journaler's moods and progress, this colorful journal will keep writers on tr...ack and smiling all day. read more

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Featuring a two-toned ink pad, step-by-step instructions, a plethora of stickers, and a variety of giftable art cards, The Small O...bject Thumbprint Masterpieces is the perfect way to create instant art. Each of the 30 cards allows the user to customize a quirky and adorable illustration with their own thumbprint characters? simply ink a thumb and let inspiration take over! read more

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Pantone is the world's leading color authority, and its color chip design is iconic. Set ablaze with a selection of hues from the ...Pantone graphics palette, this journal is a must-have for those who covet chic design. read more

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This colorfully illustrated, guided travel journal encourages users to explore the easily overlooked and wonderful everyday detail...s encountered while traveling, whether near or far away. Packed with unique and fulfilling journeys that can be undertaken in any city, as well as prompts to record every whimsical discovery, each page is a surprise. Other features include: plenty of space to capture addresses, itineraries, reviews, and tips from locals; a reference section with time zones, measurements, and other relevant information; graphic pages for note taking; and a back pocket for collecting ephemera. Filled with appealing illustrations and unexpected inspirations, this quirky journal is sure to bring out the adventurer in every traveler. read more

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New Year?s resolutions have never been easier to keep than with Better Each Day. Its hundreds of tips add up to a big impact on we...ll-being. Using the latest scientific findings from experts in the fields of nutrition, mental health, fitness, and psychology, respected journalist Jessica Cassity presents 365 proven and easy-to-achieve tips for feeling more confident, getting fit, clearing away worry and fear, improving relationships, and much more. Readers can work the tips day by day, or dip in and out of the book at will. With fascinating facts on the science behind self-improvement, this is an engaging and inspiring read?perfect for anyone looking to feel healthier, and, of course, happier! read more

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This boxed set continues the adventures of the spunky second graders. It includes books 4, 5 and 6 in the Ivy and Bean series, and... a set of paper dolls and lots of re-usable sticker clothes and accessories. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD Small parts. Not for children under 3 years. read more

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With a palette drawn from the systems of Pantone, each postcard in this set of 100 offers a different bold hue to brighten up the ...mail. read more

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Take a trip to Paris, without leaving your own backyard! Learn to create line drawings of all things quintessentially French with ...this charming volume filled with easy-to-follow exercises. Casual doodles will take on a Parisian je ne sais quoi as you render the majestic tiers of the Eiffel Tower, sketch the playful outlines of a fleur-de-lys, or learn to draw the perfect croissant. Sure to delight Francophiles and lovers of vintage ephemera alike, Anna Corba?s evocative collages provide an alluring backdrop to her drawing instructions. In a gorgeous little package as pretty as a French pastry, including decorative blank pages in back that tear out so readers can doodle their own masterpieces, this sweet book is an ideal gift for anyone longing for la belle vie. read more

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As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, ...Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest?so they'll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play! With irresistible artwork by best-selling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld and sweet, rhyming text, this book will have truck lovers of all ages begging for more. read more

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"F" stands for "funny" in this perfect gift for students or anyone who has ever had to struggle through a test and needs a good la...ugh. Celebrating the creative side of failure in a way we can all relate to, F in Exams gathers the most hilarious and inventive test answers provided by students who, faced with a question they have no hope of getting right, decide to have a little fun instead. Whether in science (Q: What is the highest frequency noise that a human can register? A: Mariah Carey), the humanities (Q: What did Mahatma Gandhi and Genghis Khan have in common? A: Unusual names), math, or other subjects, these 250 entries prove that while everyone enjoys the spectacle of failure, it's even sweeter to see a FAIL turn into a WIN. read more

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The ultimate tool for aspiring fashion designers who love to sketch clothes but dont have the skills (or the patience!) to draw pr...oportional figures, this sketchpad is filled with 420 figure templates in 20 different fashion-forward poses. Printed in a specially formulated Pantone color, the figures disappear from view when photocopied or scanned, eliminating the need to fuss with light boxes or tracing paper. An illustrated garment glossary showing the distinguishing details between a caftan, a sheath, a maxi, and so on?plus additional resources?help fashion rookies create the wardrobes of their dreams. read more

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A little inspiration goes a long way. It's the end of the naughties, and things are starting to look up: cropping up everywhere ar...e messages of sincerity, optimism, and hope, and the good cheer has spread to the world of art and design. This pocket-sized volume is filled with artwork bearing mottos of encouragement and affirmation. Featuring work from a diverse roster of indie artists, designers, and crafters?including beloved figures such as Mike Perry, Marian Bantjes, Marc Johns, Enormous Champion, and Yee-Haw Industries, as well as a host of emerging new talents?this hip take on the classic cheer-you-up gift book is the perfect visual treat for anyone whose spirits need a little lift from time to time. read more

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In Decorate, the world's top designers and leading decor experts including Kelly Wearstler, Amy Butler, Jonathan Adler, and many o...thers come together to share over 1,000 professional tips, ideas, and solutions for every room and every budget. Written and compiled by Holly Becker, founder of the hugely popular design blog Decor8, and Joanna Copestick, acclaimed lifestyle writer, this intensive home dcor program combines beautiful inspiration with nuts-and-bolts how-to for stunning results. More than 500 gorgeous color photographs provide motivation while line illustrations, checklists, shortcuts, and floor plans make it easy to get started. For those looking to make the most of their home and create stylish interiors, Decorate is the start-to-finish resource to keep on the bookshelf for years to come. read more

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Now fans of our Listography journals (over a quarter of a million copies sold) can list all their hopes and dreams with My Future ...Listography. Encouraging users to envision future goals and aspirations, this journal includes over 70 all-new thought-provoking list topics that range from the practical (places to visit, habits to break, good deeds to perform) to the more whimsical (animals to adopt, other lives to lead, events to time-travel to). With quirky hand-drawn illustrations and insightful prompts throughout, this journal invites the motivation and fun that come with pondering the road ahead. Perfect for planners, list-lovers, and dreamers of all ages! read more

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Printed on 100% recycled paper with soy-based inks, this journal features gorgeous illustrations of succulent plants from celebrat...ed artist Jill Bliss. read more

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True modernity requires much more than discipline, vision, and a willingness to live without upper kitchen cabinets. It?s Lonely i...n the Modern World outlines exactly what?s required to achieve sleek design and the requisite ennui. From the creators of the wildly popular Web site Unhappyhipsters.com, this essential guide is for today?s hipsters what The Official Preppy Handbook was for prepsters. The authors advise on a number of topics. Readers will learn how to navigate the vast array of concrete finishes and plywood grades, accessorize with children and pets, opine with authority on rooflines. Featuring detailed illustrations, beautifully staged photos, and helpful charts, this master manual is perfect for aspiring modernists, those who love them, and, of course, those who love to hate them. read more

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Def Leppard's unstoppable, anthemic hard rock has earned it sales of more than 65 million albums worldwide and a legion of dedicat...ed fans. This fully authorized visual history of the band follows them from the new wave of British heavy metal to their massive Pyromania and Hysteria albums to the sustained power of their records and tours today. Legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin has been shooting Def Leppard since 1978, and his candid and definitive pictures have helped capture and shape the image of the band. Def Leppard includes more than 450 classic and unseen photographs, along with text from Halfin and stories and commentary by the band members and others. The book's publication coincides with the release of an all-new Def Leppard album in the spring and a worldwide tour in the summer. read more

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Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Each page of th...is surprising book instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next! Children and adults alike will giggle with delight as the dots multiply, change direction, and grow in size! Especially remarkable because the adventure occurs on the flat surface of the simple, printed page, this unique picture book about the power of imagination and interactivity will provide read-aloud fun for all ages! read more

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Ivy and Bean fans can pass important messages and share secret notes with these super-adorable mini notes. Includes 30 colorful fo...ld-and-seal notes and stickers. read more

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Fans of the Rosie Flo coloring books will adore this new edition! Rosie Flo's Travel is a whirlwind world tour, showcasing illustr...ations of international cities and popular vacation destinations. This unique coloring book boasts pages full of whimsy just waiting for young artists to create the characters to inhabit them. Thick paper stock prevents colors from showing through to the other side, and the trim size is more compact than ordinary coloring books, making this ideal for artists on the go. read more

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So many women dream of having it all?being kickass mothers and running their own successful businesses. This book helps them take ...the leap with confidence. Serial entrepreneurs (and moms) Meg Mateo Ilasco and Cat Seto draw on their own successes and missteps to reveal exactly how to choose the right business, find clients, write a business plan, launch a blog and Web site, stay focused at home, and more. Insightful QandAs with enterprising mothers like fashion designer Cynthia Rowley and Style Me Pretty blogger Abby Larson demystify the many nuances of balancing work life with family time. It?s not easy. But this practical and inspiring guide helps make it possible. read more

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Large-scale wall charts were fundamental tools of classroom instruction throughout Europe in the mid-nineteenth and twentieth cent...uries. Collected here for the first time in one deluxe volume are over 100 of these vintage educational posters?now important relics in the history of science, art, and design. From the anatomy of a tulip or an apple tree to that of a hedgehog or starfish, the botanical and zoological images in this collection are captivating with their curious visuals and intricate details. With a compelling introduction about the history of educational charts and their production, The Art of Instruction provides a glimpse into a rich, significant heritage and will enlighten those with an interest in art, design, science, or natural history. read more

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This authoritative guide outlines everything readers need to know to create gorgeous fabrics. There?s nothing like it on the marke...t! Collected within are step-by-step tutorials for designing patterns (both digitally and by hand), a comprehensive section on printing techniques?including digital printing, screen printing, stenciling, block printing, and resist dyeing?and even insider tips for developing a collection and bringing it to the marketplace. Beautifully illustrated with swatches of exquisite fabrics and hundreds of photos, and featuring interviews with established designers such as Skinny laMinx, Ink and Spindle, and Julia Rothman, Mastering the Art of Fabric Printing and Design is a key resource for anyone looking to learn the basics, expand their skill set, or find design inspiration. read more

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Perfect for the handbag or the desktop, these three colorful notebooks feature foil-stamped covers and vintage-inspired interiors.... The entire package is bound together with baker?s twine. read more

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Adapted from one of Bob Marley?s most beloved songs, One Love brings the joyful spirit and unforgettable lyrics of his music to li...fe for a new generation. Readers will delight in dancing to the beat and feeling the positive groove of change when one girl enlists her community to help transform her neighborhood for the better. Adapted by Cedella Marley, Bob Marley?s first child, and gorgeously illustrated by Vanessa Newton, this heartwarming picture book offers an upbeat testament to the amazing things that can happen when we all get together with one love in our hearts. read more

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Recalling classic hotel stationery from a bygone age, this richly indulgent set of writing paper, envelopes, and labels is package...d in a textured Kraft box bound with baker?s twine. Featuring stylish metallic inks on the stationery sheets and envelopes, this collection is sure to catch correspondents? fancy. read more

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Send good cheer far and wide with this stationery celebrating Girl Scouting. Delicious Girl Scout Cookies festoon 16 winsome writi...ng sheets, envelopes, and lots of sweet stickers. read more

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Iconic Girl Scouts imagery graces the covers of these irresistible flexi journals. Your favorite Girl Scout Cookies adorn one, vin...tage badges and pins, the other. Be prepared with both! Featuring full-color illustrations on select pages, these journals will delight Girl Scouts (and Girl Scout Cookie fans!) of all ages. read more

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Everyone?s been there?you?re playing holo chess with a Wookiee, and things get out of hand. You?ve done something to offend him, b...ut you don?t know what. How can you defuse the situation? Better yet, how can you make sure you never end up there again? With intergalactic travel easier than ever, Wookiees can now be found on nearly every planet in the galaxy and on starships everywhere in between. This helpful guide teaches citizens of the galaxy key phrases in the Wookiee language, eliminating near-fatal encounters with notoriously short-tempered Wookiees while smoothing the way to lasting partnerships and friendships. The handy sound module?recorded by Chewbacca himself!?demonstrates proper pronunciation of ten key phrases. read more

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Bean?s older sister, Nancy, is going to Girl Power 4-Ever Camp, where she will do Crafts and Music and First Aid and other secret ...things that Bean will never know about because girls have to be eleven to go to Girl Power 4-Ever Camp. Bean doesn?t care. She doesn?t want to go to camp. She wouldn?t go even if they begged her. So ha. So ha ha. So?wait a second! Bean and Ivy can make their own camp, their own better camp: Camp Flaming Arrow, where counselors Ivy and Bean will give a whole new meaning to Crafts, Music, First Aid, and hands-on learning! read more

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The joys of commuting by bike attract scores of new converts every year. But as fresh-faced cyclists fill the roads, they also enc...ounter their share of frustrations?careless drivers, wide-flung car doors, zoned-out pedestrians, and aggressive fellow cyclists, to name a few. In this follow-up to the best-selling Bike Snob, BikeSnobNYC takes on the trials and triumphs of bike commuting with snark, humor, and enthusiasm, asking the question: If we become better commuters, will that make us better people? From the deadly sins of biking to tactics for dealing with cars, pedestrians, and other cyclists, this primer on bike travel is a must-read for cyclists new and seasoned alike. read more

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This collection of 642 outrageous and witty writing prompts will get the creative juices flowing in no time. From crafting your ow...n obituary to penning an ode to an onion, each page of this playful journal invites inspiration and provides plenty of space to write. Brimming with entertaining exercises from the literary minds of the San Francisco Writers? Grotto, this is the ultimate gift for scribes of every stripe. read more

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