Are You There God? It's Me, Margarita
By Tim Federle
This much anticipated follow-up to Tequila Mockingbird features a roundup of fifty all-new, all-delicious literary-inspired cocktails, ten non-alcoholic drinks, eight brand-new bar bites, and a splash of drinking games, all interspersed throughout with hilarious puns and the incredible Lauren Mortimer's brilliant duo-toned illustrations.
By John Churchman, Jennifer Churchman
Poppy the alpaca loves going on adventures and trying new things! She's excited to explore the farm and discover all of the plants, fruits, and vegetables growing around every bend. But when she hears about the winter frost coming, she's worried--where will she and her family get their food? Poppy and her animal friends learn how everyone on the farm works together to prepare for the colder season. Alpaca Lunch encourages healthy eating and trying new things as the animals explore a beautiful array of interesting and colorful foods growing around the farm. This charming story by John and Jennifer Churchman features real animals on their bustling Vermont farm including a brand-new herd of adorable alpacas, as well as fan favorites Sweet Pea from The SheepOver, Finn from Brave Little Finn, and Maisie from A Farm for Maisie.
Assume the Worst
By Carl Hiaasen
This is the ultimate hilarious, cynical, but absolutely realistic view of a college graduate's future. And what he or she can or can't do about it."This commencement address will never be given, because graduation speakers are supposed to offer encouragement and inspiration. That's not what you need. You need a warning."So begins Carl Hiaasen's attempt to prepare young men and women for their future. And who better to warn them about their precarious paths forward than Carl Hiaasen? The answer, after reading Assume the Worst, is: nobody.Illustrated by bestselling author/illustrator and National Book Award winner Roz Chast, this book is bound to be a classic, sold year after year come graduation time. Although it's also a good gift for anyone starting a job, getting married, or recently released from prison. Because it is not just funny. It is, in its own Hiaasen way, extremely wise and even hopeful. Well, it might not be full of hope, but there are certainly enough slivers of the stuff in there to more than keep us all going.
Alien: Hissing Xenomorph and Illustrated Book
By Robb Pearlman
Based on the sci-fi horror blockbuster Alien franchise, this one-of-a-kind kit features a Xenomorph bust figure with pop-out inner mandible head and hissing sound at the push of a button, a must-have collectible for fans of the cult series. Also included is a 48-page book featuring quotes and full-color photos from the original 1979 Alien filmKit includes:* Xenomorph bust figure with pop-out inner mandible head. Includes hissing sound at the push of a button.* 48-page book featuring quotes and full-color photos from the original 1979 Alien film
The Art of Being Middle Class
By Not Actual Size
Middle-class Brits are embarrassed, awkward, and charmingly insecure in their tastes. The Art of Being Middle-Class, based on stories from cult blog The Middle Class Handbook, is here to help.What are the essential topics to cover when talking about other couples? What do you do about the awkward bag on the seat moment? How do you subtly boast about your summer holiday destination? What does your cooker hood say about you? With tips on taste and etiquette, a conspiratorial cheer here and there, and a kick up the bum when necessary, this book sets out to help our marvellous British MCs be the best they can be. Praise for The Middle Class Handbook:"Indispensable... whether you're middle class or pretending not to be." GQ magazine."Hilarious... we laughed our organic, brushed cotton socks off." Grazia."The Middle Class Handbook skewers the middle classes, and then dissects them with ruthless comical accuracy." Esquire.
Art is Dead
By Thomas Ridgewell
In 2008, Thomas "TomSka" Ridgewell uploaded a short animated film to YouTube; he called it asdfmovie. It has since been viewed more than 50 million times and has spawned eight sequels and many, many dedicated fans. Now, for the first time, the weird and wonderful world of asdf has exploded onto the page in ART IS DEAD, a book conceived and written by Tom and illustrated by Matt Ley. Featuring much-loved characters from the films, as well as brand-new, never-before-seen comics and bonus material - including the asdf origin story and Tom's own sketches - ART IS DEAD is a comic book like no other. Expect trains, potatoes, suicidal muffins and jokes about "death, destruction and things talking that don't normally talk", all wrapped up in book so awkwardly shaped it will make your shelves look weird. (Sorry about that.)
Anything to Declare?
By Jon Frost
In more than twenty years, Jon Frost has worked with the mad, the bad, the brave, the stupid, the spectacular and the heroic. In his time as a uniformed officer Jon seized presidential aircraft, a working tank, cars, lorries, boats and coffins; and uncovered wild animals, killer snakes, bush meat, animal porn, poisonous vodka, dodgy medicine, bootleg prescriptions, pirated pills, toxic alcohol, firearms, side-arms, swords, explosives, stolen gold, dirty money, blood diamonds, child pornography and every drug known to man and a few as yet unknown ones. And the dead? He searched them too.When you've confiscated everything from a suitcase full human hair to a live monkey hidden in the lining of someone's overcoat, you know you can never return to a normal line of work.But then Jon went into undercover customs work, and things became really interesting . . .
Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Tea Party
By Running Press
Join the Hatter, March Hare, Dormouse, and Alice as they sit down for some tea with the Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Tea Party Kit . Celebrating Lewis Carroll's classic, Alice in Wonderland , this kit contains a one-of-a-kind ceramic tea set including four cups with saucers, a tea pot, and tea tray, along with an 88-page booklet of the iconic chapter A Mad Tea-Party," accompanied by original illustrations by John Tenniel.
And Gazza Misses The Final
By Rob Smyth, Scott Murray
Classic World Cup clashes brought to life and re-evaluated by two of the writers of the popular Guardian minute-by-minute football blog. Watching each match in real time and reacting to the twists and turns of the action, Murray and Smyth bring you the real stories of the matches as they happened, not the highlights package or rose-tinted version. From the crowd swarming over the pitch moments before the Brazil-Uruguay classic of 1950 kicked off, to the dubious refereeing decisions that decided England's single triumph at Wembley, this is the history of the World Cup as you've never seen it before. As well as 30 classic moments from other matches, the games given a full report include:1950Uruguay v Brazil1962Chile v Italy1966England v ArgentinaEngland v West Germany1970England v West GermanyItaly v West GermanyBrazil v Italy1974West Germany v Holland1978Scotland v Holland1982Brazil v ItalyWest Germany v France1986England v Argentina France v Brazil1990England vs CameroonEngland v West Germany1994Romania v Argentina1998Argentina v England2006Italy v Germany2010Spain v Holland
Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
By Chelsea Handler
When Chelsea Handler needs to get a few things off her chest, she appeals to a higher power,vodka. This mini edition abridgement of her bestselling book, Chelsea mines her past for stories that are outrageous and one of a kind. Whether she is convincing her third-grade class that she's play Goldie Hawn's daughter in an upcoming film or pretending to honeymoon with her father to get an upgrade to first class, Chelsea has a knack for getting herself into outrageous situations.
By Martyn Brunt
Having spent 10 years scaling the lower echelons of the sport, the time has come for one of Britain's least successful athletes to reveal all about how he got involved in all this nonsense in the first place. Marvel as he reveals: His sporting history - how being last pick at school football in the 1970s set him on course for a lifetime of being rubbish at team games. How he took up triathlons in the first place (for a bet, and the cow who made it with him never paid up). How he overcame a crippling lack of talent and a chorus of complete indifference from his family to complete 10 Ironmans, all outside the top 500 finishers. The many triathlon adventures he has experienced over the past 10 years (cow pats, Ironmans, incontinence, driving bans, broken bones, public nudity, spending entire redundancy payments on a new bike, Belgian portaloos, German knocking shops, sunburnt arse cheeks, channel swimming, fights with chavs, obsessions with weather and the nutritional value of Jaffa Cakes, 3 hour marathons, chronic dehydration and so on). The many and varied idiots he's got to know as a result of taking up the sport (aka his mates). The typical training (hell) he goes through to take part in a race given he has absolutely no ability whatsoever. How triathlons ultimately caused him to sell his Mercedes, give away his expensive suit, chuck in his job in the City and become, as his father put it, a "god-damned hippy" (A cycle path designer who owns a camper van).
Almighty Sports with Jesus
By Sam Stall
Every athlete needs a coach. An experienced mentor can help even the clumsiest novice ascend to new heights of sports mastery. But where to find such counsel? Maybe . . . just possibly, from the Savior? Activities with Jesus and such familiar biblical names as Moses and John the Baptist include: perfecting the almighty slam dunk, taking a high-dive leap of faith, and a tug-of-war of biblical proportions. Slyly irreverent but ultimately festive, the book is illustrated in full colour. Best of all, two of the adventures (surfing and tug-of-war) are animated for full effect by a lenticular cover and last-spread finale!
The Art of the Bonsai Potato
By Running Press
The Art of Sledging
By J Harold
In these days of cricketing correctness, where codes of behaviour are being handed down by the Cricket Police, here is a salute to the good old days when games were won and lost by whatever means available.With a great one-liner on every page, this is a collection of crude, rude, famous and infamous sledges all placed within the context of the match and the rivalries on and off the pitch.Including:Merv Hughes to Graeme Hick: "Mate, if you just turn the bat over you'll find the instructions on the other side."Lillie to Gatting: "Hell, Gatt, move out of the way I can't see the stumps."Woodfull to Jardine: "Which one of you bastards called this bastard a bastard?"Warne to Cullinan: "I've been waiting two years for another chance to humiliate you." Cullinan replies: "Looks like you spent it eating."The most pathetic sledge of all time from present England Captain Kevin Petersen to Chris Gayle: "You're making me cross. You're making me cross. You're making me cross."Possibly the rudest of them all, Mark Waugh to Adam Parore: "Oh, I remember you from a couple of years ago in Australia. You were shit then, you're f**king useless now." Parore replies: "Yeah that's me and when I was there you were going out with the old, ugly slut and now I hear you married her. You dumb c**t."Even teammates have been known to sledge one another, Brian Close to Geoffrey Boycott: "Next bloody ball, bloody belt it or I'll wrap my bat around your bloody head."And the crowd is not adverse to hurling abuse either "Hey Tuffnell, lend us your brain we are building an idiot!"
By Chris Gall
Dawson is a boy with a motto: 'EVERYTHING can be used again!' He takes apart junk and uses the parts to create anything from aeroplanes to fish tanks to robot friends like Mooey, his faithful (but long-suffering) sidekick. Dawson sneaks into his secret hideout to recycle his neighbors' trash, but also to escape his daily chores - until the day he realizes he has everything he needs to create a robot that will do his chores for him!The only problem is that Dawson makes the robot a little too... awesome. The 'Vacu-Maniac' starts sucking up everything in sight, destroying the town and terrorizing its citizens. It'll take all Dawson's ingenuity to bring his creation down, and when he finally does, he learns an important lesson about using his creativity and skills to figure out how to make life better for others - not just himself.In this high-energy adventure, Chris Gall inspires kids to reuse and recycle with a fantastical twist that will have them laughing and cheering for this totally awesome new hero.
All the Awake Animals are Almost Asleep
By Crescent Dragonwagon, David McPhail
My little one, lay down your head.It's time to doze, it's time for bed.You tell me, "I'm not sleepy now.""Just try," I say. You ask me, "How?"As a mother tries to tuck her child in for the night, she tells him about all the awake animals that are getting sleepy. From antlered Antelope to zzz-ing Zebra, this alphabet of animals becomes an exquisite celebration of language and nature, just right for lulling even the most wide-awake little ones into a cozy, soothing slumber.
By Harry Holland, Oliver Scheidt
Forget the crystal ball - predicting the future is all about the toilet bowl. 'Arsetrology' is a groundbreaking new book which uncovers the hidden depths of your number twos, using the ancient art of poo-reading. If horoscopes and palm-reading are driving you round the u-bend, then panic no more. Sit down, relax, do your thing - and then proudly gaze upon what you have produced to discover what the future has in store. Examine the shape, look and texture of your crap - and then match it up to one of the 'poo runes' to read the long and short of what your shit means.'Arsetrology' will be your indispensable guide to dropping the kids off at the pool. Put it by your throne, and refer to it every time you get the call of nature, to stay one step ahead of the game. Understand your life through the lav, and never underestimate the turd's telling powers again.
Arthur's Mystery Envelope
By Marc Brown
It looks like trouble when the principal asks Arthur to take home a large envelope marked CONFIDENTIAL. His friends try to guess what's inside. It might just be information on...summer school! Will Arthur face the consequences or pretend to lose the envelope? In chapter-book format, for children who are ready to read on their own, this mysterious adventure will surely be a hit among Arthur fans.
By Marc Brown
Arthur has been picked to direct his school's Thanksgiving play. His most important job is assigning the parts. Francine demands she be the narrator, her voice is the loudest, and Buster, Brain and Muffy have already picked their roles. What will Arthur do when he realizes everyone wants to be star, but no one wants to play the Turkey? He places an ad, hangs posters, he even asks his family to pitch in. Then, with a little help, Arthur remembers an old saying: If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. Arthur saves the day.
Along A Long Road
By Frank Viva
Follow that road! Speed off on an eventful bicycle ride along the bold yellow road that cuts through town, by the sea, and through the country. Ride up and around, along and through, out and down. Frank's striking graphic style is executed in just five joyous colors, and his spare, rhythmic language is infectious. Hit a bump? Get back on track! Reach the end? Start again