Posted October 17, 2017
Dictionary Day celebrates the birthday of American lexicographer Noah Webster, who was born on October 16, 1758.
May 26, 2017
Check out more of Bookmasters’ publishers’ releases for May 2017:
The Murder That Never Was: A Forensic Instincts Novel by Andrea Kane
Given the opportunity, would you assume someone else's identity and leave your old life behind? A serendipitous crossing of paths between Lisa Barnes, a down-on-her-luck job seeker, and Julie Forman, a personal trainer to an Olympic hopeful, forever changes the course of both women's lives. Newly available in paperback, but also available in hardcover.
The Fix: A Father's Secrets, A Daughter's Search by Sharon Leder
Who is Josef Katz? The fun-loving, harmonica-playing dad Sara loves so much? Or the monster who abuses Sara's mother and locks himself in the bathroom, unable to beat his addiction? Will Sara ever learn the truth about how her father became addicted and why he couldn't get well? How will she find her own identity if her family can't embrace its truth? And if Sara reveals her father's secret, will she find freedom—or destroy her family?
Guitar Chords Card Pack by Flame Tree Studio
Designed to make playing the guitar easy, this pack of chord cards encourages experimentation when learning and composing songs. Including an informative booklet and a handy reference card for common chord structures, the pack allows you to lay out, rearrange, and play around with the most popular chords.
How to Paint Made Easy: Watercolours, Oils, Acrylics & Digital by Flame Tree Studio
Painting can be fun, relaxing, and rewarding. This new book, packed with case studies and examples, will show you how to think about your subject, what materials to use, and how to layer paint and construct a great piece of art, in watercolors, oils, acrylics, or digitally on a computer.
Step-by-Step Google Apps: Expert Advice, Made Easy by Chris Smith
Google apps are an amazing set of online tools for word processing, spreadsheets, email, storage, and more, accessible online, on mobile, and across multiple locations. Learn how to make the best of this cloud-based offering, with its deep integrations with the world’s most popular search engine, Google, YouTube, and Google Plus.
Tarot Card Pack by Flame Tree Studio
The tarot cards in this pack are adapted from a Tarot of Marseille deck by Nicholas Conver that dates to 1760. It was one of the earliest confirmed decks and has been beautifully reproduced.
Asian Art by Michael Kerrigan
This beautifully illustrated book explores the diversity of art and artefacts from around Asia, detailing the subjects, the materials used in their making, and the lives of the artists and artisans who created them.
Juicing: Quick & Easy, Proven Recipes by Gina Steer
Handy information on ingredients, equipment, and techniques is followed by more than 200 easy-to-follow recipes accompanied by serving suggestions and alternative twists. Treat your body or your taste buds to anything from a Fruit Salad Detox Smoothie or a Carrot with Apple & Alfafa, to a Banana & Chocolate Shake or a classic Long Island Iced Tea.
Kids' Party Cakes: Quick and Easy Recipes by Ann Nicol
With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrations, this book will give you ideas for mouthwatering cakes perfect for kids of all ages and all kinds of interests.
The Little Fisherman by Margaret Wise Brown
Originally published in 1945 and now out in paperback for the first time, The Little Fisherman is the work of two giants of children's literature; author Margaret Wise Brown and illustrator Dahlov Ipcar. The story features the charming main character and his simple and imaginative day spent catching fish, in comparison and contrast to the big fisherman's day at sea.
A Monarch Butterfly Story by Melissa Kim
A young boy learns about threats to Monarch Butterflies and inspires his class and community to learn about the butterfly's life cycle and to plant a butterfly-friendly garden, offering the iconic insects safe places to lay eggs and native plants full of nectar to fuel their long migration.
Berlin Rules: Europe and the German Way by Paul Lever
In this book, former British ambassador to Germany, Paul Lever, provides a unique insight into modern Germany. He shows how Germany's history has influenced its current economic and social development and provides important perspectives on Germany's future political and cultural growth, especially in the context of the 2015 refugee crisis that saw more than one million refugees offered a home in Germany.
By the Olive Groves: A Calabrian Childhood by Grazia Ietto Gillies
In this rich and heartfelt memoir, Grazia Ietto-Gillies remembers her youth in Calabria, from childhood sickness and her eccentric extended family to the excitement of religious festivals, nearconstant struggle with poverty, and an incident with the feared 'Ndrangheta, the organized crime syndicate in that part of Italy. But the real thrill is two of the main characters are her wonderful mother and the Italian kitchen at the heart of the home.
The Kingdom of Women: Life, Love and Death in China’s Hidden Mountains by Choo Wai Hong
A corporate lawyer escaped her life to live for seven years with the Mosuo, one of the last matrilineal societies on earth, where power lies in the hands of women. The small tribe, perched in a cluster of villages in the remote mountains of China, have changed little in centuries. Author Choo Waihong's incredible study features details about the Mosuo’s “walking marriages;” the decisions and rights related to money, property, land, and the children; how women live independently of husbands, fathers, and brothers, with the grandmother as the head of each family; and more. Recently featured in the New York Times.