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Let’s Find Yaya and Boo At Home!

Play hide-and-seek with adorable dogs Yaya and Boo in this joyful board book from the creator of the Find Momo series!

Where is Yaya, and what mischief is Boo getting into? Look for Yaya and Boo at a lemonade stand by the end of the driveway, hidden in the flower beds near the front porch, waiting for a snack at the kitchen table, and more! Learn new words by searching for objects in each picture, and spot Yaya and Boo in the unlikeliest places.

Whether they’re hiding in a cardboard castle or snuggling in a pile of stuffed animals, Yaya and Boo show us that staying at home can be an adventure, too!

Posted by Kim Ismael

Field Guide to Seafood

There’s more to seafood than lobster tails and fried calamari. Today’s supermarkets are stocked with a bounty of delicious and delightful choices—everything from salmon and snow crabs to oysters, barnacles, and even sea cucumbers! But you don’t need a degree in marine biology to make sense of it all—just Field Guide to Seafood.

Award-winning chef Aliza Green explains everything you need to know about different types of seafood, fish, and prepared fish: how to select them, prepare them, serve them, and more, with a recipe for every one. Beautiful full-color photography depicts carp, catfish, clams, eel, squid, and more than 100 other swimmers. Don’t buy seafood without it!

Aliza Green is a chef, food writer, and teacher based in Philadelphia. She’s the author of Field Guide to Produce (Quirk, 2004), Field Guide to Meat (Quirk, 2005), Field Guide to Herbs & Spices (Quirk, 2006), and Starting with Ingredients. She is coauthor of the James Beard Award–winning cookbook Ceviche! Seafood, Salads, and Cocktails with a Latino Twist.

Posted by impart

Field Guide to Luck

Take Control of Your Destiny!
 
From the good luck provided by shamrocks, rabbits’s feet, and horseshoes to the misfortune caused by broken mirrors, black cats, and umbrellas opened indoors, our lives are filled with signs and superstitions that guide our destiny and influence our fate.
 
Fortunately, Field Guide to Luck can help you recognize dozens of influential charms, dates, sayings, and symbols wherever you encounter them. Learn what objects are on your side, which practices are best avoided, and where these curious beliefs come from. This indispensable guide reveals their fascinating origins and offers tips for putting them into practice. With Lady Luck on your side and a lucky penny in your pocket, you’re sure to lead a charmed life!

Posted by impart

Field Guide to Knitting

Julia Roberts does it. Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Hilary Swank all do it. We’re talking about knitting, a fiber art as old as time, and people across America are rediscovering the joy of stitching.

But how do you tell your knits from your purls? Your k2togs from your ssks? Your daisy stitches from your double basket patterns? All these answers and more can be found in Field Guide to Knitting, a comprehensive reference with more than 200 stitch patterns and variations. You will learn the history of each stitch, the best stitch gauges for getting pattern definition, great ways to use the pattern (scarves, sweaters, hats), and more. Chockful of useful instructions and more than 200 photographs, the compact Field Guide to Knitting belongs in the yarn bags of knitters everywhere!

JACKIE PAWLOWSKI is a Manhattan-based writer and knitwear designer. She writes about knitting at www.yarnish.com.

Posted by impart

Field Guide to Herbs and Spices

Field Guide to Herbs & Spices will forever change the way you cook. With this practical guide—including full-color photographs of more than 200 different herbs, spices, and spice mixtures—you’ll never again be intimidated or confused by the vast array of spices available.

Learn to discern the differences between the varieties of basil, the various colors of sesame seeds, the diverse types of sugar and salt, and even how to identify spice pastes like zhoug, harissa, and achiote. Each entry features a basic history of the herb or spice (saffron used to be worth more than gold!), its season (if applicable), selection and preparation tips, a recipe featuring the seasoning, and some suggested flavor pairings. Complete with more than one hundred recipes, Field Guide to Herbs & Spices is a must-have resource for every home cook.

Meals will never be the same again!

Posted by impart

Field Guide to Dreams

At last, a field guide to identifying and interpreting dream symbols, from falling to flying!
 
Dreams can be mysterious, exhilarating, and terrifying—but they don’t have to be confusing. With Field Guide to Dreams, you’ll unravel the hidden meanings behind these mysterious subconscious messages. For example, you may find yourself naked in front of your high school classroom during a time of great change—perhaps you’re feeling insecure about a decision you recently made. Of if you find buried treasure in a dream, you may have hidden talents or knowledge.
 
Organized by dominant symbol (animals, caves, hospitals, teachers, and so on), each full-color image refers to a complete dream description. This book gives you clues to a dream’s meaning and explains the significance of having the same dream time and again. You’ll hear what Freud and Jung might say about a particular vision and discover a dream’s sometimes strange, often illuminating, historical and cultural context. With Field Guide to Dreams at your bedside, you’ll never wonder if that cigar was just a cigar!

Posted by impart