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The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook: Sweet and Savory Comfort Food from America’s Favorite Rural Bakery

This new selection from an award-winning bakery is recommended for all public libraries.
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The Gracias Madre Cookbook: Bright, Plant-Based Recipes from Our Mexi-Cali Kitchen

What this cookbook does best is offer a fresh and bright Cali-style vegan spin on Mexican recipes such as watermelon gazpacho, Coconut Madre Tacos, and tiramisu con mezcal, elevating taste and appeal.
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Boards and Spreads: Shareable, Simple Arrangements for Every Meal

Whether hosting a dinner party or a sleepover, readers will find fun recipes and eye-pleasing, and crowd-pleasing, solutions for all their entertaining needs.
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Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew

Twitty wishes to start a conversation where people celebrate their differences and embrace commonalities. By drawing on personal narratives, his own and others’, and exploring different cultures, Twitty’s book offers important insight into the journeys of Black Jews.
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Simple Pasta: Pasta Made Easy; Life Made Better

Recommended for its versatility, humor and general deliciousness, this title won’t disappoint pasta lovers looking to learn the craft of Italian cooking or just perk up weeknight meals.
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I Am from Here: Stories and Recipes from a Southern Chef

Recommended for all who like delicious comfort food, bold flavors, and classics with a distinctive twist.
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Forever Beirut: Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Lebanon

Recommended for cookbook readers, armchair travelers, and those looking to learn more about Lebanese cuisine.
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The Art of Calligraphy Letters: Creative Lettering for Beginners

With the increased interest in calligraphy and hand lettering over the last few years, this is a welcome introductory instructional volume. Recommended for most public libraries.
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Good & Sweet: A New Way To Bake with Naturally Sweet Ingredients

With a growing interest in reducing refined sugar intake, this checks the boxes for bakers ready to make the change.
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BAKE: My Best Ever Recipes for the Classics

Break out the Hollywood handshake because this book is filled with bakes that will become part of readers’ regular rotations.

The Cuban Sandwich: A History in Layers

The authors note that their research was limited by pandemic travel restrictions and the dearth of written sources available in the United States. That said, this is an excellent, approachable resource on Cuban history told through the complexities of a beloved food item. Highly recommended for foodies and history buffs.
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What Is My Plant Telling Me? An Illustrated Guide to Houseplants and How To Keep Them Alive

Amateur plant enthusiasts are the intended audience, but this title could certainly be useful to more experienced houseplant owners. This book will be of particular interest to public libraries.
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Can You Make That Gluten-Free?

Recommended for libraries with a high demand for gluten-free cookbooks, especially those looking for an entry point into the kitchen.
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Spice Kitchen: Healthy Latin and Caribbean Cuisine

Fox’s fans will love her inaugural effort, and so will library patrons looking to cook with natural ingredients that provide big flavors.
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Plant-Based India: Nourishing Recipes Rooted in Tradition

Whether readers are looking to introduce plant-based cooking or Indian cuisine into their life, this cookbook will not disappoint with its sensible and alluring design, its practical recipes, and Shukla’s personal touch.
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The Complete Book of Ground Covers: 4000 Plants That Reduce Maintenance, Control Erosion, and Beautify the Landscape

While the alphabetical order uses botanical names, the index includes the common names and refers to the proper page number. A great purchase for public libraries with lots of gardening patrons, and also for libraries at universities that teach horticulture.
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Blooms & Dreams

The core audience for this book might be limited to fans of Gillingham’s who want to know more about her new life. Other readers (newbie gardeners, for example) could wind up wishing that her book’s advice were more down-to-earth and applicable, and less Instagram-aspirational.
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How To Plant a Room: And Grow a Happy Home

This useful work will appeal to a wide range of indoor gardeners, who are looking to revive or elevate their indoor collection. Instructions are clear and easy to follow. There are fresh ideas for readers to explore and expand upon, irrespective of the size of their space.

Eat Up!: Food, Appetite, and Eating What You Want

A colorful, thoughtful collection that reads like memoir-meets–food science, perfect for foodies and anyone looking to examine their relationship with food and celebrate the joy of eating.
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Salads Are More Than Leaves

When summer arrives, this bright, fresh offering will be the first book readers pull from the shelves, but its versatility and big flavors will mean it stays in rotation all year.
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Make This Tonight: Recipes To Get Dinner on the Table

The book is attractive and will have a huge built-in fan base, but (even for libraries with unlimited cookbook budgets) it’s safe to give this one a pass unless demand warrants.
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The Outdoor Table: Recipes for Living and Eating Well

Dust off the outdoor cushions and crank up the umbrella. Readers now have the tools to host a great outdoor get-together that will impress..
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Berber&Q on Vegetables: Recipes for Barbecuing, Grilling, Roasting, Smoking, Pickling and Slow-Cooking

Accomplished vegetarian cooks will love the introduction of cultivated flavors and techniques, while other readers will enjoy experimenting with new ways to cook favorite veggies.

Collage Your Life: Techniques, Prompts, and Inspiration for Creative Self-Expression and Visual Storytelling

Highly recommended for public libraries. This will appeal to anyone interested in scrapbooking, bullet or art journaling, bookmaking, printmaking, as well as anyone looking for a creative outlet who thinks they aren’t artistically talented.
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Quick Crochet: No-Fuss Patterns for Colorful Scarves, Blankets, Bags and More

Filled with vibrant, fun, can-do projects, this book is ideal for the crocheter looking to make a quick gift.
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Good Eats: The Final Years

Fans of the show and its host, as well as those interested in the science of cooking, will find joy in this laid-back offering.
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Milk Street: The World in a Skillet

This is a fine purchase on its own and a solid entry in the Milk Street series.
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Dinner in One: Exceptional & Easy One-Pan Meals

As always, Clark has home cooks in mind with this collection of streamlined, crowd-pleasing recipes; perfect for beginning cooks and readers looking to build a repertoire of sure-fire dinner options.
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Learning Korean: Recipes for Home Cooking

A great choice for dedicated home chefs looking for Korean cuisine, or cookbook readers looking for a new favorite chef.
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The Backyard BBQ Bible: 100+ Recipes for Outdoor Grilling

This come-as-you-are barbecue guide is a breath of fresh air in a crowded market of elitist grilling books and is recommended for its ability to deliver crowd-pleasing recipes.
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Fast Feasts: Quick, Easy Recipes with a Middle-Eastern Twist

Flavorful, easy, and unique, this cookbook will be an amazing addition to most cooking collections.
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Just a Spritz: 57 Simple Sparkling Sips with Low to No Alcohol

With summer around the corner, Centoni has written the perfect cocktail guide for warm-weather entertaining and enjoying afternoon drinks.
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Ultimate Illustrated Guide to Sewing Clothes: A Complete Course on Making Clothing for Fit and Fashion

Altogether a necessary addition to any sewing collection.
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Natural Tables: Nature-Inspired Tablescapes for Memorable Gatherings

An in-depth look at creating natural tablescapes; recommended for enthusiasts of the outdoors or of entertaining.
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The New Naturalists: Inside the Homes of Creative Collectors

An optional purchase for libraries with collections of art books.

Watermelon and Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations

Taylor delivers a comprehensive, celebratory, and informative Juneteenth cookbook that will make readers dream of summer.
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That Noodle Life: Soulful, Savory, Spicy, Slurpy

Readers who love food blogs and vlogs will find this high impact collection offers plenty of inspiration, instruction, and fun.
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Booze & Vinyl, Vol. 2: 70 More Albums + 140 New Recipes

As gatherings become possible again, hit your local record store, dust off the cocktail shaker, and call your nearest and dearest, you have a party to host.

Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico

Martínez manages to marry pragmatic, genuine, and delicious recipes with a beautiful narrative about his journey of self-discovery; will quickly become a favorite on cookbook shelves.

Six California Kitchens: A Collection of Recipes, Stories, and Cooking Lessons from a Pioneer of California Cuisine

Highly recommended for cooks who love a good story.
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Modern Table: Kosher Recipes for Everyday Gatherings

This elegant and sophisticated guide to kosher entertaining will bring delight to many dinner parties.
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Make Your Own Party: Twenty Blueprints To MYO Party!

Recommended for purchase in all public libraries.
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Pig Beach BBQ Cookbook: Smoked, Grilled, Roasted, and Sauced

Libraries near a Pig Beach restaurant or with an extensive barbecue collection may want to purchase. It’s too fussy to be of much use to novice barbecuers, but experienced pitmasters might be interested.
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I Dream of Dinner (So You Don’t Have To): Low-Effort, High-Reward Recipes

A must-purchase resource to answer the inevitable question: What’s for dinner?
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Everyday Celebrations from Scratch

A useful resource to cull ideas, with the caveat that its advice mostly applies to homes with ample storage space, budgets, and time. An optional purchase.
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The Modern Proper: Simple Dinners for Every Day

Erickson and Mortimer’s cookbook terrifically updates traditional Western European cuisine, as well as copying and improving on favorite restaurant dishes. This wide-ranging collection will appeal to basic and experienced cooks.
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Arabiyya: Recipes from the Life of an Arab in Diaspora

Part memoir, part cultural primer, but mostly cookbook, Assil’s work is a delicious take on cuisines and cultures of the Arab diaspora.
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My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef

A beautifully photographed cookbook that will entice readers.
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Cooking with Plant-Based Meat: 75 Satisfying Recipes Using Next-Generation Meat Alternatives

This niche collection has the right quantity of recipes, for variety that isn’t overwhelming. The tips on handling, cooking times, and doneness are particularly useful.
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A Good Day To Bake: Simple Baking Recipes for Every Mood

The warm and comforting aesthetic of Ebuehi’s serene and flavorsome book hits a perfect note. Readers of cookbooks and those more than ready to get baking will find plenty of joy and sweetness here.
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Shellfish: 50 Seafood Recipes for Shrimp, Crab, Mussels, Clams, Oysters, Scallops, and Lobster

This versatile text will become the top choice for seafood lovers; a must-buy for libraries coast to coast and especially in between.
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Saka Saka: South of the Sahara—Adventures in African Cooking

This cookbook will delight readers and home cooks alike as an introduction to sub-Saharan cuisine, and its recipes will quickly become go-tos.
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Save-It-Forward Suppers: A Simple Strategy To Save Time, Money, and Sanity

Recommended for public libraries with busy home cooks.
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Ammu: Indian Home Cooking To Nourish Your Soul

Fans of Khan will enjoy this glimpse at her culinary inspiration and will feel the loving embrace that food symbolized during her childhood. The cookbook also serves as a great introduction to Indian cuisine and to Khan, as to cook from this book is to know her.
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Colu Cooks: Easy Fancy Food

Henry’s book delivers taste and panache with achievable results, whether entertaining friends or experimenting with the contents of one’s pantry. Perfect for her fans and for libraries looking to add some hipster style to their cookbook collection.
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Zabar’s: A Family Story, with Recipes

A deep dive into family lore and history, perfect for Zabar’s regulars or those who wish they could be.
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The Forest Feast Road Trip: Simple Vegetarian Recipes Inspired by My Travels Through California

Fans of the “Forest Feast” series will welcome this cookbook’s travelogue aspects and its weeknight-dinner-in-a-hurry dishes, which lend themselves to ingredient substitutions and value nourishment over innovation.
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Turkey and the Wolf: Flavor Trippin’ in New Orleans

This wild and laid-back cookbook will be a joy for those who are looking for a break from more serious cookbooks and want to dig in with junk food cravings.
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Half Baked Harvest Every Day: Recipes for Balanced, Flexible, Feel-Good Meals

Gerard’s best cookbook to date. Her farm-fresh interpretation of modern comfort food should appeal to a wide range of home cooks.
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The Simplest Baby Book in the World: The Illustrated, Grab-and-Do Guide for a Healthy, Happy Baby

Expectant and new parents will have an excellent starting place here.
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Food Cultures of Japan: Recipes, Customs, and Issues

Jacob’s authoritative and comprehensive book will be a revelation to anyone interested in the history or foodways of Japan, and an inspiration to home cooks. For community college and university teachers of cultures and cuisines, as well as the general public, this volume is an invaluable addition to the anthropology, history, and cookbook shelves.
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The Joy of Eating: A Guide to Food in Modern Pop Culture

Personal, informative, educational, and celebratory, Glenn’s work offers something for every pop taste.
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Practically Vegan: More Than 100 Easy, Delicious Vegan Dinners on a Budget

A handy guide for quick and easy vegan meals.

The Korean Vegan Cookbook: Reflections and Recipes from Omma’s Kitchen

The deep connection between food and family shines through in Molinaro’s enticing collection, which is highly recommended for anyone wanting to learn more about Korean cuisine and culture.
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The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook: Over 100 Fabulous Recipes To Use Eggs in Unexpected Ways

This latest work from Steele will provide cooks and bakers with plenty of new ways to use eggs.

The Wok: Recipes and Techniques

López-Alt’s latest is an essential addition to any cookbook collection, providing both insights and inspiration for cooking.
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Running on Veggies: Plant-Powered Recipes for Fueling and Feeling Your Best

Bildrici’s beautifully photographed book will be a welcome addition to any cookbook collection.
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A Hearty Book of Veggie Sandwiches: Vegan and Vegetarian Paninis, Wraps, Rolls, and More

This book offers a lively range of sandwich options for vegetarians, vegans, and those ready for a break from meat-based meals. A great choice for readers who would like to add more plant-based dishes to their diets but don’t know where to start.
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Vegan, at Times: 120+ Recipes for Every Day or Every So Often

While the recipes here are not exactly groundbreaking, Seinfeld’s easygoing approach to vegan food will win over home cooks ready to take the leap into vegan cooking. Highly recommended for anyone preparing meals for a family or group that includes both vegans and non-vegans, as Seinfeld’s appealing range of home cooking favorites has wide general appeal.

The Modern Tiffin: On-the-Go Vegan Dishes with a Global Flair

The perfect cookbook for planning summer meals, this bright and creative collection puts an innovative spin on vegan cooking and will appeal to a broad range of home cooks, vegan or not.
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One: Pot, Pan, Planet; A Greener Way To Cook for You and Your Family

Jones offers dozens of tempting vegetarian recipes that highlight creative ways to prepare a variety of seasonal, sustainable produce; perfect for anyone seeking unfussy plant-centered recipes and those new to vegetarian or vegan cooking.
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Unbelievably Vegan: 100+ Life-Changing, Plant-Based Recipes

A lively book, ideal for newcomers to plant-based cooking.
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The Vegan Athlete’s Cookbook: Protein-Rich Recipes To Train, Recover and Perform

Athletes will benefit from this sourcebook on vegan fare. It would be a helpful title to round out a collection of vegan cookbooks.
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Together: Memorable Meals Made Easy

There are plenty of great dishes here, organized in an interesting and attractive format. A helpful book for home cooks looking for resources on entertaining or party planning.
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A New Take on Cake: 175 Beautiful, Doable Cake Mix Recipes for Bundts, Layers, Slabs, Loaves, Cookies, and More!

This inviting resource offers plenty of easy ideas for cake makers with the help of a mix.
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That Sounds So Good: 100 Real-Life Recipes for Every Day of the Week

Thanks to its focus on casual gatherings and the connections we make by breaking bread together, Music’s cookbook is sure to be a winner with many readers.
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Knit 2 Socks in 1: Discover the Easy Magic of Turning One Long Sock into a Pair!

Perfect for beginning knitters who find a traditional sock too intimidating or more experienced knitters who want to experiment with a new technique.
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Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in an English Village

The instructions are straight forward and similar to other quilting book instructions and are appropriate for beginners as well as experienced quilters. Recommended.
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The Best of America’s Test Kitchen 2022: Best Recipes, Equipment Reviews, and Tastings

You can’t go wrong with ATK. From pho to Korean scallion pancakes to that pandemic staple, banana bread, or a single serving set of chocolate chip cookies, readers are likely to find a recipe worth the effort.

The Beginner’s Guide to Wheel Throwing: A Complete Course for the Potter’s Wheel

Libraries, teaching studios, and aspiring potters should all have this book on hand.
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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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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.

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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.

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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Mend It, Wear It, Love It! Stitch Your Way to a Sustainable Wardrobe

Sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels will find this book a useful addition to their collections.
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Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy: The Official Star Wars Knitting Pattern Book

This is a great book for “Star Wars” enthusiasts looking to knit something unique. The patterns offer something for many types of knitters, however, making the more challenging pieces will require experience and advanced skills.
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Easy Homemade Pottery: Make Your Own Stylish Decor Using Polymer and Air-Dry Clay

Stone gives good coverage of a fun new medium to explore, especially as people spend more time at home. This book will appeal to a wide audience of clay artists, both beginning and more experienced. It is a good basic, instructional resource.
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Painting Florals with Gouache: An Introduction to Creating Beautiful Botanical Artwork

For anyone wishing to explore their artistic side, this is a solid addition to the genre of simple, well-guided instructional art books.
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Wilderness Watercolor Landscapes: 30 Eye-Catching Scenes Anyone Can Master

This solid, simple introduction to painting with watercolors can help beginning and veteran artists alike, whether they are learning in a classroom or following the path of self-instruction.
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Material: Making and the Art of Transformation

An enlightening exploration of the historical and cultural relationships between artists and a creative use of a variety of materials.
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Learn To Paint in Acrylics with 50 More Small Paintings: Pick Up the Skills, Put on the Paint, Hang Up Your Art

Any novice painter should be able to complete each project in this guide and be proud of what they accomplished.
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Natural Homemade Skin Care: 60 Cleansers, Toners, Moisturizers and More Made from Whole Food Ingredients

Overall, an accessible and affordable resource for those interested in creating natural skin-care products but are unsure of where to start.
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Kawaii Resin and Clay Workshop: Crafting Super- Cute Charms, Miniatures, Figures, and More

An excellent instructional book for those pursuing kawaii crafts. The use of resins makes it a better choice for adults but also good for children with adult supervision.

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The Complete Guide to Drawing for Beginners: 21 Step-by-Step Lessons

Highly recommended for aspiring artists of all types, especially those looking for encouragement to give drawing a go.
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Expressive Sketchbooks: Developing Creative Skills, Courage, and Confidence

Wells intends to help artists develop a means of inner and outer exploration of the creative journey by utilizing an expressive sketchbook as a form of journaling. Amateur artists especially may find this guide helpful.
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Cute Crocheted Wild Animals

The wild animals are fun to create and keep, but also to give as gifts for the little ones. This charming book should delight crocheters of all ages.
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Animal Friends To Sew: Simple Handmade Decor, Toys, and Gifts for Kids

Despite this minor quibble, this a charming collection comprised of lovely fabric items ­crafters will enjoy gifting and creating.
 
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