May 2016 (41)

Frida Obsession

ISBN: 9788416500246

Author: Carolina Amell    Publisher: Monsa

Frida Kahlo is the most famous Latin-American painter of the 20th century and a fundamental figure in Mexican art. She met Pablo Picasso and André Bretón; she...


Frida Kahlo is the most famous Latin-American painter of the 20th century and a fundamental figure in Mexican art. She met Pablo Picasso and André Bretón; she was a friend of Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky and of poet Pablo Neruda. She received at her home writers, artists, film directors, doctors, politicians, photographers... Diego Rivera, the most recognised artist of Mexican mural art and Frida´s husband, described her in this manner: “Your genius is in the painting and in your image. Decidedly, there is no other living painter that can do what you do. You have laid (Te has echado al pico) with the whole painter race”.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2016


$49.99
Steampunk : The Art of Retro Futurism

ISBN: 9781908175618

Author: Dopress Books    Publisher: Gingko Press

More than just cogs, gears, and goggles, steampunk burst from the pages of science fiction and fantasy inspired by the likes of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells and r...


More than just cogs, gears, and goggles, steampunk burst from the pages of science fiction and fantasy inspired by the likes of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells and rapidly grew into one of the most recognizable aesthetic movements of the 21st century. Steampunk: The Art of Retro-Futurism gathers work by the best artists, designers, and craftsmen in the field in a collection sure to fire the imagination of any fan. Its pages overflow with intricate sculpture work, digital and traditional art, and fashion that is at once decadent and utilitarian, perfect for an afternoon fixing your airship or an evening spent at a retro-futuristic Victorian ball. Projects within include conceptual designs and realized projects in fashion, sculpture, toys, props, and more, all of which explore a world where inventions of the past and a fantastical future coexist. Features the works of artists such as Samuel Gomez, Kazuhiko Nakamura, Nicole Stengel, 2-Far Playthings, and many more.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2016


$89.99
Tornado Boys

ISBN: 9781910690130

Author: Ian Hall    Publisher: Grub Street

Tornado Boys is the latest in the ever-popular ‘Boys’ series, and differs from earlier titles. With the introduction of female pilots to the RAF in 1994, th...


Tornado Boys is the latest in the ever-popular ‘Boys’ series, and differs from earlier titles. With the introduction of female pilots to the RAF in 1994, the Tornado was among the first aircraft to be flown by both men and women. This is acknowledged in the book with a chapter written by one female pilot. Another aspect that makes this book different from the rest of the series is that it covers an aircraft which is still in active service, currently as a key player in Middle East operations. With focus on the GR1/GR4 versions of the Tornado (and not the F3 interceptor), readers will enjoy fascinating insights on what it is like to operate this multi-role bomber/reconnaissance aircraft against the backdrop of modern-day scenarios.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 16-05-2016


Tags: May 2016   Military
$59.99
Jigsaw - Teaching Poetry to Middle Secondary Students

ISBN: 9781925169027

Author: Ken Watson    Publisher: Phoenix Education

This photocopiable resource provides teachers with a range of poetry suitable for middle secondary years, and a wealth of suggestions and approaches for teachin...


This photocopiable resource provides teachers with a range of poetry suitable for middle secondary years, and a wealth of suggestions and approaches for teaching the poems. Two Australian poets, Jeff Guess and Kris Hemensley, have provided drafts of their poems, enabling students to study the ways in which poets revise and perfect their work. Jeff Guess has also provided many suggestions for poetry-writing workshops. A section on performance poetry suggests ways in which students, in groups, can prepare poems for oral presentation. Contents A VARIETY OF APPROACHES Jigsaw poem — Alfred Tennyson Verse Riddles — Anglo-Saxon riddles, John Fuller, John Mole, May Swenson, Vasko Popa Asking Questions — poem by E.E. Cummings Cloze — Percy Bysshe Shelley Sequencing — George Herbert, James Wright Jumbled Poems — John Dryden, Vernon Scannell, Thomas Otway POEMS FOR PERFORMANCE Choral Speaking — Ogden Nash Dialogue Performance — Paul Fleischman, Roger McGough, Gael Turnbull Readers Theatre — Allan Ahlberg, Paul Dehn, Peter Dixon WRITING POETRY Getting Started — The Joeys Memories — Marietta Elliott Tone — Jeff Guess Haiku — Jeff Guess,Roger McGough THE DRAFTING GRIND The Drafting Grind — Jeff Guess, Chris Hemensley THE DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE The Dramatic Monologue — Robert Browning, Carol Ann Duffy THREE THEMES School — Gregory Harrison, John Latham, Barrie Wade Progress? — Vachel Lindsay, Raymond Wilson Prejudice — Jack Davis, Jackie Kay, Jim Wong-chu POEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND ACTIVITY Sounds and Pictures — William Blake Perfect? — Jeff Guess Poems in Translation — two versions of one of the Songs of Solomon Missing Words — John Donne Poems to Compare — John Donne, Richard Lovelace POEMS BY PETER SKRYZNECKI


Publication Date: 11-04-2016


Tags: May 2016   Education
$55.00
Life and I

ISBN: 9783899557718

Author: Elisabeth Helland Larsen    Publisher: Gestalten

Rosy-cheeked and wrapped in blue, with a flower in her hair, Death rides a pink bike. Death, a green-eyed little girl in this pastel world, visits small animals...


Rosy-cheeked and wrapped in blue, with a flower in her hair, Death rides a pink bike. Death, a green-eyed little girl in this pastel world, visits small animals with soft fur and big animals with sharp teeth. She lingers with a kindly grandmother as they knit one last scarf together. She wanders through surroundings of gentle beauty and she tells us who she is. For parents of children facing the loss of a family member, a friend, or a pet, this book finds words to express what is often so difficult to explain. It ends with such a feeling of uplift and acceptance that readers of any age will turn the last page with a smile and a tear. Author Elisabeth Helland Larsen and illustrator Marine Schneider weave a tapestry out of direct, poetic words and hand-drawn pictures to give voice to emotions that are moving, real, and most of all, honest.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 220 x 275 mm


Publication Date: 09-05-2016


$39.99
Boom! 50 Fantastic Science Experiments to Try at Home With Your Kids

ISBN: 9781504800136

Author: Chris Smith    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

Want to know how to create fireworks from a crisp packet? Turn rice into quicksand? Generate a cloud in a lemonade bottle? How about build a toaster-powered hot...


Want to know how to create fireworks from a crisp packet? Turn rice into quicksand? Generate a cloud in a lemonade bottle? How about build a toaster-powered hot air balloon, or work out the speed of light using margarine and a microwave? In this book, you'll find these and over 40 more incredible experiments to try at home.Easy and fun to do, whether you're 8 or 80, they will amuse, astound and educate in equal measure; see the amazing results then find out why it works! So whether it's racing jam jars, making Pyrex invisible or instantly freezing a fizzy drink before your eyes, with the "Naked Scientists'" help you'll never have a dull rainy day again! A tempting self-purchase as well as the perfect gift.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 190 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2016


$24.99
Animal Babies in the Forest

ISBN: 9781846438783

Author: Julia Groves    Publisher: Child’s Play

What’s a baby owl called? Or a baby deer? In this collection of forest creatures and their young, Julia Groves’ distinctive art style captures each animal...


What’s a baby owl called? Or a baby deer? In this collection of forest creatures and their young, Julia Groves’ distinctive art style captures each animal’s unique beauty.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 14


Dimensions: 203 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2016


$14.99
Animal Babies in the Meadow

ISBN: 9781846438790

Author: Julia Groves    Publisher: Child’s Play

What's a baby hare called? Or a baby sheep? In this collection of meadow creatures and their young, Julia Groves' distinctive art style captures each animal's u...


What's a baby hare called? Or a baby sheep? In this collection of meadow creatures and their young, Julia Groves' distinctive art style captures each animal's unique beauty.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 14


Dimensions: 203 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2016


$14.99
Animal Babies in the River

ISBN: 9781846438806

Author: Julia Groves    Publisher: Child’s Play

What's a baby otter called? Or a baby duck? In this collection of river creatures and their young, Julia Groves' distinctive art style captures each animal's un...


What's a baby otter called? Or a baby duck? In this collection of river creatures and their young, Julia Groves' distinctive art style captures each animal's unique beauty.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 14


Dimensions: 203 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2016


$14.99
Animal Babies on the Mountain

ISBN: 9781846438813

Author: Julia Groves    Publisher: Child’s Play

What's a baby goat called? Or a baby panda? In this collection of mountain creatures and their young, Julia Groves' distinctive art style captures each animal's...


What's a baby goat called? Or a baby panda? In this collection of mountain creatures and their young, Julia Groves' distinctive art style captures each animal's unique beauty.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 14


Dimensions: 203 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2016


$14.99
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