Making Peg Dolls

Over 60 Fun and Creative Projects for Children and Adults

Making Peg Dolls

Margaret Bloom's book introduces these irristible pegdoll craft projects that will inspire all the family.

Making Peg Dolls and More

Toys Which Spin, Fly and Bring Sweet Dreams

Making Peg Dolls and More

Margaret Bloom's new book introduces us to a new range of projects to keep hands busy. From simple peg doll necklaces, mobiles, pin cushions and fantastical flying creatures, this series of delightful craft projects, will inspire all the family to make and play creatively.

Famous Character Dolls

Famous Character Dolls

Part of the popular Famous series, Famous Dolls celebrates dolls in film, TV, cartoons, books, comics and comic strips, as well as toys such as Hamble in Playschool. It also explores the world of celebrity dolls including stars such as Shirley Temple and Mae West, pop star dolls including Michael Jackson and Cher, and dolls representing royalty. Written by leading doll expert, Susan Brewer, the author of British Dolls in the 1950s and British Dolls in the 1960s, the book starts with a series of essays setting dolls in context and exploring their role in popular culture. The main part of the book is an impressive A-Z of famous dolls, with symbols to show in which field they became famous (e.g. cartoons, toys or comic strips). The stories behind each of the dolls are told, including the tragic tale of Raggedy Ann and how a little girl inspired one of the most iconic character dolls of all time. A must-buy book for everyone who has ever own or collected dolls or is interested in popular culture.Did you know? The author of Raggedy Ann, Johnny Gruelle, was a vehement anti-vaccination campaigner after his young daughter died when she was vaccinated at school without his consent Angela Rippon created the Victoria Plum doll series based on a plum tree in her garden Holly Hobbie is an author and illustrator who named the famous patchwork-wearing little girl after her. It became a popular doll in the 1970s

Fairy House Crafts

Wonderful, Whimsical Projects for You and Your fairy House

Fairy House Crafts

Kids love making and creating things, especially fairy houses. Following her best-selling Fairy House and Fairy Garden handbooks, Liza Gardner Walsh presents a new dimension in fairy-themed activities—Crafts! Crafts abound in this delightful activity guide, all focusing on aspects of the fairy house world and with an emphasis on making crafts inspired by nature and with an artisanal quality as an antithesis to the sparkly, throw-away fairy materials inundating store shelves. Simple steps and easy-to-follow directions will have kids and parents creating a wide new range of crafts: Recycled fairy houses Fairy house furniture Fairy clothing Nature-themed gifts Fairy decorations for your room

The Great Big Glorious Book for Girls

The Great Big Glorious Book for Girls

A glorious, comprehensive and illustrated celebration of girlhood, from personal pampering to practical jokes All girls know that there's more to them than just make-up and gossiping - although they're not averse to a bit of both. Boys aren't the only ones to like a little danger and adventure and they certainly aren't the only ones who know how to seize fun wherever they can find it. Great Big Glorious Book for Girls covers every element of girlhood, from the luxurious pampering of a home-made spa to hands-on skills, challenges and hobbies in the great outdoors. If you've never quite mastered the perfect French plait, if you are need a dastardly trick to keep your pesky brother in line, or if you're searching for the perfect friendship bracelet design for your best friend, delve into this bible of girlhood and discover all the other treats waiting inside. This glorious book will provide inspiration, come rain or shine, to girls of all ages.

The Art of Science

Activities and Creative Ideas for the Teaching of Science to Children Aged Five to Nine

The Art of Science

"The Art of Science" presents an invaluable collection of effective and simple activities together with associated creative ideas to introduce and reinforce the teaching of science to infants and lower juniors. Book jacket.

The Lollipop Shoes (Chocolat 2)

The Lollipop Shoes (Chocolat 2)

'A DELICIOUS URBAN FAIRYTALE, WHERE KILLER SHOES AND AZTEC MYTHS BATTLE IT OUT WITH TRUE LOVE AND THE SEDUCTIVE POWER OF CHOCOLATE' Daily Mail 'Who died?' I said. 'Or is it a secret?' 'My mother, Vianne Rocher.' Seeking refuge and anonymity in the cobbled streets of Montmartre, Yanne and her two daughters live peacefully, if not happily, above their little chocolate shop. Nothing unusual marks them out; no red sachets hang by the door.The wind has stopped - at least for a while. Then into their lives blows Zozie de l'Alba, the lady with the lollipop shoes,ruthless, devious and seductive. With everything she loves at stake, Yanne must face a difficult choice; to flee, as she has done so many times before, or to confront her most dangerous enemy... Herself. For all those who loved Chocolat - the second Vianne Rocher novel.

The Dead Will Tell

A Kate Burkholder Novel

The Dead Will Tell

A Boston Globe Best Book of 2014 Everyone in Painters Mill knows the abandoned Hochstetler farm is haunted. But only a handful of the residents remember the terrible secrets lost in the muted/hushed whispers of time—and now death is stalking them, seemingly from the grave. On a late-night shift, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called to the scene of an apparent suicide—an old man found hanging from the rafters in his dilapidated barn. But evidence quickly points to murder and Kate finds herself chasing a singularly difficult and elusive trail of evidence that somehow points back to the tragedy of that long ago incident. Meanwhile, Kate has moved in with state agent John Tomasetti and for the first time in so long, they're both happy; a bliss quickly shattered when one of the men responsible for the murders of Tomasetti's family four years ago is found not guilty, and walks away a free man. Will Tomasetti be pulled back to his own haunted past? When a second man is found dead—also seemingly by his own hand—Kate discovers a link in the case that sends the investigation in a direction no one could imagine and revealing the horrifying truth of what really happened that terrible night thirty-five years ago, when an Amish father and his four children perished—and his young wife disappeared without a trace. And, as Kate knows—the past never truly dies . . . in The Dead Will Tell by Linda Castillo

Children's Parties

Ideas, Planning, Cakes, Food and Games

Children's Parties

This book is designed to give scope to plan any style of party for children.

There's More to Life Than Sex and Money

103 Inspirational Stories to Give Your Life New Meaning

There's More to Life Than Sex and Money

It's true. There is more to life than sex and money. Like 'dropping out' of corporate life and finding even greater satisfaction, or confronting your fear by parachuting from a plane, or experiencing the miracle of holding your newborn baby in your arms. The personal stories of strength in this collection recount many magic moments, big and small. They provide models of tremendous courage that will help you turn the corners in your life. In them, a broad range of people - from public figures to business executives and housewives - share their heartfelt, real-life messages that will inspire your hope, re-awaken your dreams, and show you that there is so much more to do and love in life.