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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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Small Garden Design

Professional landscape designers will find plenty to ponder here. Even as the overall vibe is more upscale Architectural Digest than down-to-earth Better Homes and Gardens, there is enough practical wisdom seeded among the dreamy images that even home gardeners will find a tip or two to apply to their own cherished plots of verdant happiness.
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A Bitter Feast

This superbly entertaining crime novel will delight mystery fans who crave character-rich, classically composed mysteries in the style and manner of those written by the late, great P.D. James. [See Prepub Alert, 3/25/19.]
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Instinct: Season One

TV crime junkies who need a new binge-worthy series will find Instinct to be just the ticket. [See Trailers, LJ 11/1/18.]

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