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The Urban Sketching Handbook: Techniques for Beginners: How To Build a Practice for Sketching on Location

Those new to urban sketching will be cheered by the sunny tone and practical advice dispensed by this guide, which comes in a compact, easy-to-carry format with an elastic band closure.
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Killer Kung Pao

Chien infuses the latest deftly crafted entry in her delectable “Noodle Shop” series (after Egg Drop Dead) with plenty of wry charm and dry wit, making this another tempting, too-good-to-miss treat for culinary cozy fans.
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The Pocket Complete Color Harmony: 1,500-Plus Color Palettes for Designers, Artists, Architects, Makers, and Educators

This helpful guide not only offers a concise introduction to the theory of colors but will also prove valuable to advertisers, architects, interior designers, artists, and others planning their next project.
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The Draw Anything Book: Over 200 Simple Step-by-Step Drawing Sequences for All Kinds of Things

Fun for fledgling artists of all ages, who will find plenty of tidbits of creative wisdom to be gleaned in this affordable and helpful guide.

Watercolor Is for Everyone: Simple Lessons To Make Your Creative Practice a Daily Habit—3 Simple Tools, 21 Lessons, Infinite Creative Possibilities

Written in a warm and inviting tone that is both inspirational and aspirational, this is an excellent introduction for artists of all levels to the rewarding medium of watercolor.
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The Making It Guide to Crafting

Fans of the television show will snap this up, and anyone else interested in the world of crafting will find inspiration and cheerful encouragement.
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The Gardener’s Guide to Succulents: A Handbook of Over 125 Exquisite Varieties of Succulents and Cacti

Matsuyama offers gardeners plenty of bang for their buck, including strong visuals and the basics of growing and propagating popular succulents and cacti. Novice horticulturists, however, might gravitate toward Ken Shelf and Rachel Weill’s Essential Succulents, which covers fewer plants but offers a bit more hand-holding when it comes to getting started..
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Container and Fragrant Gardens

This guide fits the bill for readers in the market for a concise, inexpensive introduction to specific gardening topics, but those seeking more in-depth instruction will want to supplement the material with additional resources.

The King’s Justice

Irresistibly readable and brilliantly crafted, this is a story both historical mystery and fiction fans will adore. [See Prepub Alert, 8/19/19.]
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