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Tables & Spreads: A Go-To Guide for Beautiful Snacks, Intimate Gatherings, and Inviting Feasts

Ideal for party planners, this cookbook offers a score of ideas. A useful addition for libraries looking for more books on entertaining.
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Today’s Special: 20 Leading Chefs Choose 100 Emerging Chefs

Charming and informative, this travel-inspired collection will appeal to readers with a strong interest in food history.
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Vintage Shops London

Though many London guidebooks exist, this one is particularly recommended for treasure hunters willing to venture beyond the tourist destinations.
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How Art Heals: Exploring Your Deep Feelings Using Collage

This isn’t a traditional “how-to” book; readers looking for explicit instructions for collage-making will be better served by Roxanne Evans Stout’s Storytelling with Collage. However, it will inspire readers interested in the ways artists use the creative process as a means for healing.

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The Act of Sewing: How To Make and Modify Clothes To Wear Every Day

This would be a useful addition to public library craft collections, especially for teens and tweens, but it is not an essential purchase due to the omission of certain important sewing elements.

The New Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia

A wide-ranging, visually appealing resource on wine for quick reference or for browsing. This finely and carefully crafted tome earns its place in collections.

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Harry Potter: Crafting Wizardry; The Official Harry Potter Craft Book

Even those who aren’t familiar with the Harry Potter books will enjoy making these projects. The book’s instructions remind readers that children should only use tools that are appropriate to their age, and that many of the projects here will require adult to help and supervise.
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Adorable Knitted Animals: Cute Stuffed Toys To Knit the Japanese Way

This book is appropriate for knitters experienced in making various types of stitches and following charts, and for crafters with good fine motor skills for assembling the animals. Each creature is a work of art and would be well worth the effort to create.

Creative Crochet Projects: 12 Playful Projects for Beginners and Beyond

In her excellent first book, Pokorny gives us quick and easy designs that are eye-catching and whimsical.
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