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Stuck at home with nothing to do? Combat boredom with this list of free e-book samplers and PDF excerpts from popular Quirk books. Craft a fun D.I.Y. gift for someone special or dive into a sample of that one Quirk book you haven't had time to read until now. Get crackin'!
E-Book Sampler: Quirk Books Entertains Your Kids!
Quirk’s mission is to keep your kids from ever having to say “I’m bored.” So we’ve rounded up our favorite crafts, recipes, games, and activities from Quirk Books titles and jam-packed them into our funnest, awesomest, and kid-friendliest e-sampler yet. From banana splits on a stick to a way-cool magic trick, you’ll ﬁnd plenty of new ways for kids and adults alike to have fun. Whether you’re taking your family on the road or stuck indoors on a rainy day, we’ve got you covered. Click the link above to download!
E-Book Sampler: Summer Reads Sampler
Here we’ve rounded up some of the best fiction that Quirk has to offer. Inside, you'll find the first few chapters of:
- The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters
- Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
- Pride & Prejudice & Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth-Grahame Smith
- Bedbugs by Ben H. Winters
- Taft 2012 by Jason Heller
- Night of the Living Trekkies by Sam Stall and Kevin David Anderson
Also available for free through Apple Books!
E-Book Sampler: Quirk Books Throws You 5 Awesome Parties
Everybody loves a party. And they'll love yours the most, thanks to this festive collection of themes, snacks, crafts, drinks, and decor...all handpicked by the party monsters at Quirk D.I.Y., the Quirk Books community for makers of everything awesome. So roll back the rug, call your friends, and let's get at least one of these parties started! Party Themes include:
- SPARKLE PARTY, featuring Mini Candy Apples, Holiday Cake Pops, Sweet Surrender Punch, and more
- OVER EASY PARTY, featuring Huevos Rancheros Tacos, Maple Bacon Cupcakes, Golden Hog Cocktail, and more
- GIANT PARTY for kids, featuring Mini Corn Dogs, Super-Small Deep-Dish Pizzas, Teensy Funnel Cakes, and more
- CRAFTERNOON TEA PARTY, featuring Pansy Tea Sandwiches, English Rose Cocktail, homemade Pom-Pom Headbands, and more
- THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL PARTY, featuring Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate, Beef-and-Beer Chili, homemade Plush Penguin party favors, and more
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E-Book Sampler: Quirk Books D.I.Y. Gift Guide
Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best crafts and baked goods that Quirk Books has to offer. Tiny books from Microcrafts, cat portraits from Crafting with Cat Hair, mini homemade Pop Tarts from Tiny Food Party, bottled potions from Witch Craft, and a lot more! So if you have special people on your list who appreciate cute and quirky items and edibles, use this guide to create one-of-a-kind presents that will show them just how well you know them and just how much you care.
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PDF Excerpt: Kid Legends Chaplet
Read excerpts from the Kid Legends series! In this sampler, you can learn about the childhoods of J. K. Rowling, Peyton Manning, Charles Schulz, Pablo Picasso, and more!
This activity booklet contains an original short story by Warren the 13th author Tania Del Rio, plus activities like mazes, word searches, riddles, and more! The third book in the series, Warren the 13th and the Thirteen-Year Curse, comes out on March 24, 2020!
PDF Excerpt: Monster, She Wrote
Read about Margaret "Mad Madge" Cavendish and Ann Radcliffe, two of the founding mothers of horror and speculative fiction, in this exclusive preview of the first 26 pages of Monster, She Wrote by Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson.
PDF Excerpt: Race Me in a Lobster Suit Sneak Peek
This sneak peek includes our favorite prank Craiglist ads and following email exchanges that didn't make it into Race Me in a Lobster Suit.
PDF Excerpt: Find Momo Across Europe Sneak Peek
This sneak peek introduces you to the lovable, travelling Momo and his owner Andrew Knapp. Try to spot Momo in select images from Find Momo Across Europe!
PDF Excerpt: Manfried the Man Chaplet
Meet ex-stray Manfried and his slacker owner Steve Catson, in the first 31 pages of Caitlin Major and Kelly Bastow's Manfried the Man graphic novel, where the roles of cats and humans are reversed!