Posted October 17, 2017
Dictionary Day celebrates the birthday of American lexicographer Noah Webster, who was born on October 16, 1758.
July 31, 2017
Check out some of Bookmasters’ publishers’ releases for July 2017:
You Win or You Die by Ayelet Haimson Lushkov
In this sequel to Carolyne Larrington's Winter is Coming: The Medieval World of Game of Thrones, Ayelet Haimson Lushkov explores the echoes, from the Summer Islands to Storm's End, of a rich antique history. This book reveals the remarkable extent to which the entire Game of Thrones universe is animated by its ancient past.
The Smart Selling Book by Mark Edwards
Distilled into this compact volume is a collection of sales related insights, lessons, strategies, and techniques that have been passed on, acquired, discovered, and experientially learned (sometimes painfully) during a 30-year sales career that has taken author Mark Edwards all over the world.
The Spree of '83 by Freddy Powers
In the pages of his memoir, The Spree of ’83, Freddy Powers recounts first-hand the highly-entertaining and emotionally-touching story behind his decades-long roller-coaster ride through the music business, to the top of the charts, and his inspiring struggle in recent years battling Parkinson’s disease, all while his legacy endured through generations of fans.
Spiders of North America by Darrell Ubick
The second edition of this illustrated guide to the spiders of North America, north of Mexico, provides completely updated keys and information about this important part of North American fauna. An indispensable reference for anyone interested in spider diversity or identification.
Creative Picture Puzzles by Sarah Lawrence
This vibrant and charming puzzle book is packed with entertaining new takes on classic puzzles, cute cartoon illustrations, and great games that won’t take long to hook puzzlers ages 6 and up!
Just Joking: More than 1,000 Hilarious Jokes for Kids by Arcturus Publishing
Jam-packed with great gags, this fantastically funny joke book will crack up your kids. Perfect for practical jokers ages 7 and up.
Knock Knock! Who's There? 500 Hilarious Jokes for Kids by Arcturus Publishing
Laugh yourself and your family silly with this fantastically funny collection of knock knock jokes. Filled with classic gags and hilarious new howlers, it's sure to give your funny bones a work out! Perfect for practical jokers ages 7 and up.
Raspberry Pi for Kids (Updated) Made Easy: Understand How Computers Work by Mark Mayne
Raspberry Pi is perfect for parents and schools to encourage children to understand technology. Updated for the latest OS and packed with step-by-step guides, this is a highly accessible guide to exploring the full potential of this exciting, open-ended, low-cost computer.
Talk Now & Later Small Group Kit by Brian Dollar
As a parent, Brian Dollar understands the struggle to raise Godly kids in today’s culture. He reminds parents that they’re not parenting alone—and that they can rely on God's wisdom. The Talk Now and Later Small Group Kit inspires and equips parents to guide their kids through tough topics addressed in six sessions.
The Essence of Kabbalah by Brian L. Lancaster
The Essence of Kabbalah explains the mysticism of the Torah and the other books in the Hebrew Bible, and presents an overview of the historical trends that have shaped Kabbalah as it is known today.
The Essence of Sufism by John Baldock
In this book, John Baldock explores the rich body of literature the Sufis have produced to guide spiritual travelers. While explaining the significant teachings and emphasizing their significance for us, he sheds a timely light on the Sufis' fascinating perception of life, revealing it to be a process of the heart and not of the head, and offers intriguing pathways to further study and reflection.
The Essence of Tao by Pamela Ball
In this compelling introduction, Pamela Ball enables readers to find a Way through the myriad complexities of this ancient and yet distinctly modern belief system, and offers clearly defined pathways to further study and enlightenment. By unravelling its mysteries, she shows readers how to achieve balance and establish principles for living life effectively, now and in the years to come.
A Short History of Medieval Christianity by G. R. Evans
Ranging from the fall of Rome to the ideas of the Reformation, this book addresses vital topics like the appeal of monasticism, the lure of the Crusades, the rise of the friars, and the acute crisis of heresy. As Evans reveals, medieval Christianity was shaped above all by its promise of salvation or eternal perdition.
Foundations of Children's Evangelism by Dick Gruber
Based on hundreds of hours of research and many years of personal experience, Dick Gruber shares from his vast reservoir of knowledge and expertise to enable kids’ ministry leaders to reach children today.
Rebuilt from Broken Glass: A German Jewish Life Remade in America by Fred Behrend
Symbolized by a 300 year-old Seder plate, the religious life of Fred Behrend's family had centered largely around Passover and the tale of the Jewish people's exodus from tyranny. When the Nazis came to power, the wide-eyed boy and his family found themselves living a 20th century version of that exodus, escaping oppression and persecution in Germany for Cuba and ultimately a life of freedom and happiness in the United States. Behrend's childhood came to a crashing end with Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass) and his father's harrowing internment at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. But he would not be defined by these harrowing circumstances. Behrend would go on to experience brushes with history involving the defeated Germans.
Your Personal Stop Drinking Plan by Allen Carr
For anyone struggling with alcohol addiction, this book will help them write their own story of their addiction to alcohol and in turn, analyze their reasons for drinking and their fears about life without drinking. Guided by the interactive format, readers come to recognize the truth about their drinking by recording and examining their own beliefs, aspirations, and insights as they go along and are prompted to rewrite the story of their life as a drinker with a positive ending.
Haruki Murakami Goes to Meet Hayao Kawai by Haruki Murakami
Two of Japan's foremost contemporary cultural spokespersons met for an informal conversation with remarkable results. While their extended talk took place at a particular location at a particular moment in history, much of the content is timeless and universal. After popular acclaim in Japan, the transcript is now available in English.
Chinese Myths by Jake Jackson
Chinese mythology is alive with ancient passions. China’s unique set of mythological tales are derived from its vast expanse, diverse culture and the endless wars between tribes and dynasties. The result is a rich landscape of humanity, gods, and spirits battling for survival and supremacy. This book introduces the key themes and characters of Chinese legend before plunging into the fascinating stories themselves.
Indian Myths by Jake Jackson
India, one of the great, ancient civilizations, spawned a fascinating canon of myths and legends. This book explores the themes and landscapes that created the tales, and reveals the boundless energy that has brought us the Ramayana and Mahabharata, and retells the stories of Krishna, Buddha, and Shiva, and some of the many different versions of creation.
Definitive Opera Encyclopedia by Stanley Sadie
The updated and expanded version of the classic reference work, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Opera, this new text edition examines the history and development of opera, from its roots in the theatrical choral dances of Ancient Greece, through the sublime compositions of Handel and Mozart, and on to the groundbreaking works of Verdi, Wagner, and beyond.
Frida Kahlo Masterpieces of Art by Flame Tree Studio
The painful, exquisite art of Mexico’s favorite artist was a product of immense physical pain and an emotional, tumultuous life. This book features the range and power of Frida Kahlo’s heavily autobiographical work, from the early, disturbing explorations of personal suffering to the more dulled, painkiller-drenched paintings of her later life.
The Pre-Raphaelites by Michael Robinson
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was a group of English painters, poets, and critics, founded in 1848 by John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and William Holman Hunt. Their art's romanticism, attention to detail and jewel-like colors have ensured their eternal popularity. This beautifully illustrated reference book, available again in print due to popular demand, is packed with examples of work by the key proponent Millais and his many contemporaries.
Van Gogh by Michael Robinson
Bringing the life and work of a truly unique artist to life, Van Gogh is a comprehensive guide to one of the most unconventional and highly original artists of the 19th century.
Heroic Fantasy Short Stories by Flame Tree Studio
This compilation presents savage swordplay, high magic, daring deeds, and gaudy battles in a blazing mix of classic and brand new writing.
Time Travel Short Stories by Flame Tree Studio
From H. G. Wells, Jules Verne, and Edward Page Mitchell, stories of time traveling have brought us ancient and future civilizations, terrifying visions, and cautionary tales. This collection brings a constellation of tales, new and old, in a dazzling mix of classic and brand new writing with authors from around the world.
Jane Austen Deluxe Edition (Pride & Prejudice; Emma) by Flame Tree Studio
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” One of the most famous lines in literature is celebrated here in this deluxe edition, coinciding with Jane Austen’s 200th anniversary year. Emma is a wonderful companion to the precision of Pride and Prejudice, offering a book both to enjoy and admire. A great gift set for Jane Austen fans.
Jane Austen Deluxe Edition (Sense & Sensibility; Mansfield Park) by Flame Tree Studio
This beautiful new book brings together two of Jane Austen’s most popular novels. Sense & Sensibility is much filmed and celebrated for its subtle irony, while Mansfield Park, a powerful and entertaining text, has a harder edge but is no less lacking in the undermining of its main characters. Another great gift set for Jane Austen fans.
Word Puzzles Large Print by Flame Tree Studio
Got a moment to spare? On a long journey? Then dip into this large print puzzle book, containing loads of top word games.
Word Search Large Print by Flame Tree Studio
This compact, travel-sized book, contains loads of top word searches. Organized by theme with a wide range of delectable word search mysteries, from transport to nature, exploration to architecture, and countries to everyday objects around the home.