Coming Soon


We’re proud to announce these upcoming releases, each one packed with fresh new ideas about gardening, horses, cooking, crafts, livestock, building, and more. These books are still in the works, so the information given below is subject to change.

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March 2015

Into the Nest

The intimate lives of familiar birds as never before seen! Spectacular, stunning, and beautiful close-up photography documents the family lives of more than 50 birds, from the first song of the courting male to the first flight of the fledglings. You'll find images of the male and female, nest construction, the eggs, the parents on the nest, nestlings, feeding time, fledglings taking their first leap, and more. The featured birds include songbirds, urban birds such as raptors and pigeons, water birds, and owls, all of them common to North America.

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March 2015

Beer for All Seasons

Best-selling beer author Randy Mosher leads you on a delicious tour of beer-tasting opportunities through the year. Organized by season, the book guides you through all the best summer fests and seasonal beer releases and helps you make the most of Craft Beer Week, Oktoberfest, and much more. It also describes the best beers to drink in each season -- the ones that are perfect for warm spring afternoons, barbecues with friends, traditional Thanksgiving dinners, and icy winter nights. Fun, fresh, and full of inside information, A Beer for All Seasons will be on every beer lover’s wish list.


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April 2015

Guerilla Furniture Design

This innovative collection features 35 simple, inexpensive projects that you can make from salvaged and upcycled materials -- cardboard, metal, plastic, and wood. The projects include tables, shelving units, chairs, lamps, and more, in a variety of styles. Many are stackable and easily portable, most can be made in a weekend, and all include instructions for disassembly and disposal when you’re ready to repurpose the materials. If you’d rather make than buy, these low-budget, high-style designs are just what you’re looking for.

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April 2015

Cookie Craft, Paperback Edition

This best-selling book is now in paperback! Whether you’re making cookies for a baby shower, a birthday party, a holiday dinner, a hostess gift, or a wedding, you’ll find everything you need in this beautiful and inspiring guide. Valerie Peterson and Janice Fryer teach you foolproof methods for rolling, baking, piping, flooding, and other key techniques -- everything you need to know to make show-stopping creations. They also offer design templates, four master cookie recipes (sugar, chocolate, nutty, and gingerbread), advice on freezing and shipping, and inspirational photos of more than 150 gorgeously decorated cookies. If you love decorating cookies, you’ll love Cookie Craft!

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May 2015

Increase, Decrease

The key to a polished, perfect project lies in using the right increase or decrease technique to shape your knitting. Increase, Decrease is a comprehensive guide to 99 different methods for increasing and decreasing knitting stitches. Each method is clearly described and includes step-by-step how-to photographs, swatches showing the look of the featured stitch, and a list of best uses. You’ll find the best technique for every situation, whether you want to increase from the center, shape sleeves and necklines, work shaped lace, or decrease for the top of a hat.

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May 2015

Chowderland

Creamy Clam Chowder. Portuguese Caldo Verde Chowder. Northwest Salmon Chowder with Leeks and Peas. Double Corn Summer Chowder. Brooke Dojny offers 57 recipes for chowders of all kinds -- some made with seafood, some with meat, and some with just veggies -- plus side dishes, salads, and desserts. Whether you’re looking for a hearty meal on a cozy winter evening or a fresh gumbo perfect for a summer lunch, you’ll turn to this delicious collection again and again!

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May 2015

Herbal Goddess

Master herbalist Amy Jirsa offers recipes and ideas for exploring and embracing the distinctive qualities of 12 powerful healing herbs -- chamomile, rose, dandelion, holy basil, nettle, calendula, lavender, turmeric, echinacea, elder, cinnamon, and ginger. Jirsa shows you how to get to know each one just as an herbalist does -- by immersing yourself in every aspect of the herb and naturally coming to understand its innate properties. Through delicious teas and foods, luxurious salves, skin and hair care treatments, complementary yoga poses, meditations, and more, you’ll deepen your appreciation of these herbs and learn how best to use them for improved health and wellness.

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May 2015

100 Skills You’ll Need for the End of the World (as We Know It)

What skills will you need after a global catastrophe? Whether it’s the end of oil, an environmental disaster, or something entirely unforeseen, Ana Maria Spagna outlines 100 skills you’ll find indispensable for life after the apocalypse. Once the dust has settled, you’ll need to know how to barter, perform basic first aid, preserve food, cut your own hair, clean a chimney, navigate by the stars, stitch a wound, darn socks, and sharpen blades. You’ll also want to build a stable and safe community, so you’ll need to master the arts of conversation, child raising, listening, music making, and storytelling. This fascinating and entertaining book, full of quirky illustrations by artist Brian Cronin, will provoke surprise, debate, and laughter while it provides a road map to greater self-reliance and joy, no matter what the future brings.

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May 2015

Herbs for Children’s Health

Hibiscus tea for colds and flu, nettle for hay fever, raspberry leaf for diarrhea, wild cherry for coughs -- herbal remedies are a safe and effective alternative to commercial medicines that can have unwanted side effects. With renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar as your guide, it’s easy to make your own natural teas, salves, tablets, and food to help children fight common ailments, from colic and teething to diaper rash, cradle cap, colds, coughs, sore throats, cuts, burns, conjunctivitis, and more. Rosemary introduces you to 24 of the best herbs to support children’s health and provides simple instructions for preparing and using them. She gives specific dosage guidelines for kids ages 3 months to 12 years.

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May 2015

Cabin Lessons

Carpenter Spike Carlsen, his wife, and their recently blended family of five kids set out to build a cabin on the north shore of Lake Superior. Part building guide and part memoir, Cabin Lessons tells the funny, wry, and heartwarming story of their eventful journey -- from buying land on an eroding cliff to (finally) enjoying the hideaway of their dreams. Learning as they go, and learning about themselves and each other along the way, they find in the end that they’ve built a strong family as much as a sturdy cabin.