Book Depository Blog

RSS

 

  • blog imageWith the US presidential debates starting a fire or two, we thought this free infographic PDF might come in handy.

    Get the inside scoop on the most powerful city on Earth Washington, D.C.: Capital of the Free World; the most powerful city on Earth. No other country, company, or international organization can compare with the reach and wealth of the federal government.

    How Washington Actually Works For Dummies explains who has a seat at the table, how the policymaking process works, and how one survives. It takes you inside the political process in Washington, discusses changes in recent decades, and explains how the parts fit together.

    In a presidential election year when economic issues are center stage and the candidates will go head to head in policy debates, there's no better time to discover the ins and outs of how policy is actually made.

    blog image

  • blog imageToday, we welcome beauty journalist Alice Hart-Davis onto the blog to talk about her new book, 100 Ways For Every Girl to Look and Feel Fantastic, co-written with her daughter Beth Hindhaugh. Alice tells us what it's like to write a book with your teenage daughter(s).

    When I started work on 100 Ways For Every Girl to Look and Feel Fantastic two years ago, I thought it would be plain sailing. Admittedly, writing my previous book with my eldest daughter Molly had been a bit of a struggle - it had taken us ages (and much re-drafting) to find our voices. (That sounds like a pompous, writerly thing to say until you're grappling with conveying what you want to say without sounding prissy or patronizing.) But with the benefit of that experience, surely my next project would be simpler?
    For 100 Ways, I had Molly's younger sister, Beth, as my co-author. Beth, who's now nearly 16, is a quieter character than Molly and I had imagined she'd be more diffident about putting her ideas forward on paper - but far from it.
    At first, when there were topics that she didn't feel merited inclusion, she'd say politely that she 'wasn't sure' that we should cover it. If I persisted with them, or with points that would be awkward for her to see in print in future, she'd lay out her reasons so clearly and forcefully that I'd have no option but to back off, though I insisted on putting in a section on self-esteem at the risk of boring some readers. That bit contains all the stuff I wish someone had told me when I was her age. Beth says they get taught a good deal of all this in PSHE (personal, social & health education) classes, but I think it does no harm to reinforce this.

    blog image

    Beth's observations on the text were razor-sharp. She weeded out anything that sounded 'dorky', and when she spotted where I'd tweaked her copy, she'd say, 'That sounds like you trying to sound like me.' Even worse were occasional accusations that I was trying to sound too 'down with the kids'. Eek. And fair enough. She's the one whose picture appears throughout the book, and I remember how excruciating it is when you're a teenager and parents have no idea just how embarrassing they're being.
    Occasionally, I'd find her and Molly in giggles over something I'd written. 'Seriously Mum, who says "veg out"?' they'd ask. What does it even mean?'
    I'd harrumph, but we got there in the end and now, of course, we're delighted with the results. Would I do it again? Perhaps. Except my next co-author-in-waiting is my 13-year-old son whose interest in, and patience with, the topic of looks is limited, to say the least. I fear that How to be Buff is destined to remain on the drawing board...

    blog image

  • Hide and Seek by David Carter

    Wed, 17 Oct 2012 10:32

    blog imageWe have a soft spot for pop-up books here at The Book Depository. Especially ones that take us on a creative hunt. David Carter is back with a super-cool new book!

    "A fish and a teardrop. Five black spots, four blossoms blue, and a T that is white. A heart and an arabesque. A smile, a black Q, and a reflection of you." These are just some of the hundreds of objects readers are invited to find in David Carter's latest art pop-up book, Hide and Seek.

    His previous art pop-up titles, One Red Dot, 600 Black Spots, and other bestsellers, have sold hundreds of thousands of copies around the world, asking readers to find a single image hidden within ten pop-up kinetic sculptures.

    With Hide and Seek, David has expanded the concept and now includes hundreds of images or words hidden within the pop-up landscapes, inviting readers to explore and discover something new with each visit.

    blog image

    blog image

  • Being different with Oliver

    Tue, 16 Oct 2012 11:35

    blog image Nothing like a lovely new picture book to brighten up your day. Follow author and illustrator Birgitta Sif as she shares the story of Oliver.

    Oliver is different. He enjoys his solitude. He likes playing with his friends, who are puppets, stuffed animals, and other toys. With his rich imagination, Oliver's day is never dull. But maybe toys don't always give a boy everything he needs. Maybe he needs another kind of companion. Will Oliver discover a way to be, well, different?

    Oliver is a stunning picture book debut that celebrates the power of the imagination and the strength of friendship.

    In this behind-the-scenes video Birgitta discusses her beautiful picture book.

    blog image

  • blog imageIn this hilarious book of tongue-in-cheek poetry, Francesco Marciuliano, the author of the internationally syndicated comic strip "Sally Forth" helps cats unlock their creative potential and explain their odd behavior to ignorant humans.

    Cat lovers can rejoice in the quirkiness of their feline friends with these insightful and curious poems from the singular mind of house cats. In this fully illustrated book of tongue-in-cheek poetry, the author of the internationally syndicated comic strip Sally Forth helps cats unlock their creative potential and explain their odd behavior to ignorant humans, With titles like 'Who Is That on Your Lap?, This is My Chair, Kneel Before Me, Nudge, and Some of My Best Friends Are Dogs, the poems collected in I Could Pee on This perfectly capture the inner workings of the cat psyche. With photos of the cat authors throughout, I Could Pee on This shows cats at their wackiest and most lovable.

  • Showing 41 to 45 of 1770 results < Previous 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Next >
  • Can't find what you're looking for? Try our below.

Book Depository Team
Publisher Blogs