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Becca Stadtlander is a freelance illustrator and fine artist, inspired by the beauty of everyday objects, the comforts of home, and the lush colors and landscapes of faroff places. She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art (BFA 2010) and currently lives and works in her hometown of Covington, Kentucky. Her work is featured on stationery, home decor products, editorial publications, young adult, and children's books. Follow Becca on Instagram here.
May 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: child-centred adventure where the action runs like clockwork. Peter Bunzl continues the adventures of the stars of the hugely popular Cogheart in his new adventure which has all the charm and appeal of his debut. Robert is now living with Lily and her father and their household of mechanical friends and helpers, but he misses his father very much, and is still hoping that something will bring his mother back to him. The adventure escalates with the escape from prison of a notorious criminal and there seems to be a link between the thief’s target, the beautiful Moonlocket, and Robert. There are more vivid scenes on the ground and in the air, and the characters, both human and mechanical, have real heart. Original, and exciting this is a delight. ~ Andrea Reece Readers will also enjoy Sharon Gosling’s steampunk adventure The Diamond Thief.
Two children receive an invitation from their Great-Aunt Martha to visit her incredible house and she sets them a treasure hunt to solve as they explore the rooms. Join the children on their treasure hunt around the great house, lifting more than 50 flaps and solving riddles on every page, whilst learning about famous historical and cultural objects as you go. Find out about instruments in the music room, the history of jeans in the bedroom, see a velociraptor skeleton in the Cabinet of Curiosities and Shakespeare's plays in the library. This magical book is a treasure hunt through the house of every child's dreams that will inspire a love of history. Ideal for anyone who loves exploring houses or playing with doll's houses.
The world around us is always growing and changing - no two days are ever the same! Use this beautifully illustrated book to slow the passage of time and discover how a seed transforms into a mighty tree, understand how mountains and islands are created and learn what a puggle becomes when it grows up.
A captivating exploration of how a family gets a farm ready for the snow of winter, Sleep Tight Farm lyrically connects each growing season to the preparations at the very end of the farm year. This beautiful and informative book paints a fascinating picture of what winter means to the farm year and to the family that shares its seasons, from spring's new growth, summer's heat, and autumn's bounty to winter's well- earned rest. All year long the farm has worked to shelter us, feed us, keep us warm, and now it's time to sleep.
Your family's memories are the most valuable gift you can pass on to your children. Let this book be your guide as you record the story behind who you are, with pointed questions and prompts getting the down most important details of your family history. Record not just your genealogy or a list of names and dates, but the historic moments, jokes, and beautiful memories-all the things that make your family what it is. Then bring your extended family and friends in on the act, with sections provided specifically to give distant relatives and family friends the chance to tell their side of the story and round out this beautiful keepsake. Sit down with your family and encourage them to their memories, creating a wonderful family history for you to keep. Inside you'll find three sections: 1. A family tree 2. Interview sections for detailed information about both paternal and maternal grandparents. 3. A shorter interview section for important family members and close family friends. Filled with heartfelt questions and beautiful illustrations by Becca Standtlander, Our History is a beautiful gift in which you can record the complete truth of the most important people in your life and pass it on so that future generations will forever remember where they come from.
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