|Reading Level:||Children's - Grade 3-4, Age 8-9|
Many people know that Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was an Italian polymath, one of the great creative minds of the Italian Renaissance and the painter of the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. What, perhaps, they don't know is that his original notebook Codex Leicester, was sold to Bill ... read more
Many people know that Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) was a Mexican artist, a feminist icon who lived in the famous Blue House and whose work includes The Two Fridas. What, perhaps, they don't know is that 55 of her 143 artworks are self-portraits; that her painting Roots holds the record for a ... read more
A lyrical account of an activity that is essential for our sanity, equilibrium, and well-being, from the author of Silence ("A book to be handled and savored." --Wall Street Journal) Placing one foot in front of the other, embarking on the journey of discovery, and experiencing the... read more
Play hide-and-seek with Momo, the bandana-wearing, head-tilting border collie who loves to tuck himself away for the stunning photographs taken by his BFF Andrew. The pair's first books--Find Momo, Find Momo Coast to Coast, and the board book Let's Find Momo --explored landmark... read more
If the most precious thing we have is time, the most highly prized expertise should be knowing how to spend it well. Yet, busier than ever, do we really understand which experiences bring us joy and success, and which don't?
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'A compelling warning ... It is hard to disagree with this advice from such a well-informed friend of the west' Martin Wolf, Financial Times
The West's two-century epoch as global powerhouse is at an end. A new world order, with China and India as the ... read more
|Author:||Irene Smit; Astrid van der Hulst; Editors of Flow magazine|
Celebrate the joys of living with less. Less stuff. Less stress. Less overthinking. Less judgment. Less excess. Combining the hands-on activity and beautiful production value that made A Book That Takes Its Time a bestseller, with 204,000 copies... read more
'Wordy is about the intoxication of writing; my sense of playful versatility; different voices for different matters: the polemical voice for political columns; the sharp-eyed descriptive take for profiles; poetic precision in grappling with the hard task of translating art into words; lyri... read more
Spot-on observations about domestic, professional, and creative life, taking on the conflicting pressures of modern womanhood with humour and thoughtful contemplation, from an author who is connected to highly influential writers like Elizabeth Gilbert and Ann Patchett.
The Sunday Times #1 Bestseller The great airborne battle for the bridges in 1944 by Britain's Number One bestselling historian and author of the classic Stalingrad 'Our greatest chronicler of the Second World War . . . his fans will love it' - Robert Fox, Ev... read more
Paul Bangay is renowned for the expansive and elegant gardens with classical lines and symmetrical plantings that he has created in Australia and all over the world. Yet gardens on this grand scale are not accessible to everyone. With more of us living in apartments, townhous... read more
Discover Bali and Lombok with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to these beautiful islands before you've even packed your case - explore the myriad wildlife in Bali's Barat National Park, island-hop between the Gili ... read more