The Complete Cat's Meow: Everything You Need to Know About Caring for Your Cat
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The Complete Cat's Meow

Darlene Arden's new book, The Complete Cat's Meow, deserves the accolade, "Best (and most 'complete')Cat Book, Ever." It is beautifully written, clear, concise, and jam-packed with solid, sensible advice, beginning at the 'beginning' with a chapter on newborn kittens and how they grow. Following are chapters on how to choose a cat; getting ready for the cat's introduction into the household; and sections on understanding the feline m...

Your guide to Excel in First Lego League: Robot Architecture, Design, Programming and Game Strategies
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Your guide to Excel in First Lego League

Bought this book for my daughter as she’s preparing for the FLL and was not disappointed. The book is well structured for multiple audiences: for students to give them an understanding of the basics of robotics, and FLL; for parents to help them understand the FLL process, what to expect, and how to help their kids prepare. As the book advances through the chapters, it builds upon previously explained concepts and makes it easier to ...

Crafting with Paracord: 50 Fun and Creative Projects Using the World’s Strongest Cord
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Crafting with Paracord

A great book of ideas with all of the tool knots that can help you practice your creativity. The author gives a great overview of the possibilities without forcing you to make what's already been made. If you're interested in making solid projects this book is a great jumping off point. I got this for a friend for Christmas. I'm not gonna fib, I totally read this a few times before wrapping it. This is a great book with amazing photo...

Basement Planner: Inspiration, Design, Remodeling, Materials, Decorating
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Basement Planner: Inspiration, Design, Remodeling, Materials, Decorating

We are about to embark on the remodeling of the basement of our first home. My husband picked up this book thinking it would give us some great ideas, and cause he loved all the photos. It does have great ideas, and made us think out of the box a bit on our basement plans. But, it lacks step-by-step instructions for the work to be done. Good book to help you visualize what you want to do, but don't expect it to tell you how to get th...

Drawing: Manga: Learn to draw step by step (How to Draw & Paint)
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Drawing: Manga: Learn to draw step by step

With this 32-page, step-by-step instruction book, aspiring artists will discover the secrets to creating cutting-edge manga art. From an exploration of shading and coloring techniques to tips on figure drawing and character development, readers will learn everything they need to know to become masters of manga. Each featured project serves as both lesson and inspirational guide for preparing artists to craft their own world and chara...

Sew Bags: The Practical Guide to Making Purses, Totes, Clutches & More; 13 Skill-Building Projects
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Sew Bags: The Practical Guide to Making Purses, Totes, Clutches & More; 13 Skill-Building Projects

I'm ready to conquer sewing! My daughter is the seamstress in the family, but this book really makes the steps clear so that even a beginner (that would be me) can tackle the various, up-to-date designs. Hilarie's voice is one of a helpful teacher/designer who shares the "how to" and her love for creating. I highly recommend this guide for true beginners as well as those who have sewing experience and are ready to try different designs.

Knitted Toys: 25 Fresh and Fabulous Designs
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Knitted Toys: 25 Fresh and Fabulous Designs

I just got this book a week ago, and I'm so pleased with it! I have just started making knitted & crocheted toys, and this book makes me excited every time I look at it - I can't wait to make each toy pattern! There are lots of great photographs, and the patterns are really easy to follow - lots of details. Each toy is beautiful - you will want to make them all. I'm making the bear right now and really having a great time with it...

Viktor Moskalenko, "Revolutionize Your Chess"
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Revolutionize Your Chess

Former Ukrainian Champion Moskalenko, who coached Vasily Ivanchuk to stardom, presents a fundamentally new approach of getting better at chess. Covering all aspects of the game, Moskalenko develops new and easy-to-apply rules-of-thumb for amateur players who want to improve. With many examples, tests and exercises, this is the ultimate modern chess skills improvement manual. Easy to read and understand; even weaker players will benef...

1, 2, 3 Sew: Build Your Skills with 33 Simple Sewing Projects
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1, 2, 3 Sew: Build Your Skills with 33 Simple Sewing Projects

Sewing is as easy as 1-2-3! In this creative teaching book, craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker offers a wholly unique approach to sewing: she presents projects in groups of three, each building on the techniques used in the project before. Baker shows, for example, how to sew a glasses case, then build on those skills to create a zippered pouch, and from there, make a more advanced cosmetics bag. There are 33 delightful projects in al...