A beautiful, illustrated record of Chris Riddell's time as the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate.After two years travelling the United Kingdom - visiting schools, libraries, and festivals, and meeting thousands of children - this book provides a glimpse of the incredible journey Chris has been on during his time as Children's Laureate. Full of sketches, doodles, and pages from The Laureate Log - his daily record of his time as Laureate - this beautiful hardback has been lovingly curated by his daughter Katy, who is a talented illustrator in her own right. With its cloth binding, ribbon marker, beautiful end papers, and full-colour interiors, this truly is a book to treasure. Travels With My Sketchbook will include: train doodles; key events in the world of children's books; early sketches (including handwritten manuscripts and cover drafts) from the books he has worked on during his time as Laureate, including Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright and his retelling of Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark; political sketches or roughs for the Observer; birthday sketches, impromptu portraits, posters, Christmas cards, sketches for poems, song lyrics, and much more!
From the internationally bestselling creator of Wreck This Journal...wan·derverb \ˈwän-dər\to walk/explore/amble in an unplanned or aimless way with a complete openness to the unknownSeveral years ago when Keri Smith, bestselling author of Wreck This Journal, discovered cryptic handwritten notations in a worn copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, her interest was piqued. Little did she know at the time that those simple markings would become the basis of a years-long, life-changing exploration into a mysterious group known only as The Wander Society, as well as the subject of this book.Within these pages, you’ll find the results of Smith’s research: A guide to the Wander Society, a secretive group that holds up the act of wandering, or unplanned exploring, as a way of life. You’ll learn about the group’s mysterious origins, meet fellow wanderers through time, discover how wandering feeds the creative mind, and learn how to best practice the art of wandering, should you choose to accept the mission.
*New York Times Bestseller *One of NPR's Best Books of 2017A wise and entertaining guide to writing English the proper way by one of the greatest newspaper editors of our time. Harry Evans has edited everything from the urgent files of battlefield reporters to the complex thought processes of Henry Kissinger. He's even been knighted for his services to journalism. In DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR?, he brings his indispensable insight to us all in his definite guide to writing well.The right words are oxygen to our ideas, but the digital era, with all of its TTYL, LMK, and WTF, has been cutting off that oxygen flow. The compulsion to be precise has vanished from our culture, and in writing of every kind we see a trend towards more--more speed and more information but far less clarity. Evans provides practical examples of how editing and rewriting can make for better communication, even in the digital age. DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR? is an essential text, and one that will provide every writer an editor at his shoulder.
From Golden Globe Award–nominee Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his online creative coalition hitRECord, and in collaboration with the artist Wirrow, comes Volume 3 in the Tiny Book of Tiny Stories series.To create The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, known within the hitRECord.org community as RegularJOE, directs thousands of collaborators to tell tiny stories through words and art. With the help of the entire creative collective, he culls, edits, and curates the massive numbers of contributions into a finely tuned collection.The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Volume 3 once again brings together art and voices from around the world to unite and tell stories that defy size.
This is a book of book lists. Lists that make you smile, make you wonder, and see titles together in entirely new ways. From Bin Laden’s bookshelf to the books most frequently left in hotels, from prisoners’ favorite books to Member of Parliaments’ most borrowed books, these lists are proof that a person’s bookcase tells you everything you need to know about them, and sometimes more besides.
The wonders of engineering revealed--by the inspirational female engineer behind The Shard, Western Europe's tallest building.While our cities are full of incredible engineering feats, most of us live with little idea of what goes into creating the built environment, let alone how a new building goes up, what it is constructed upon, or how it remains standing.InBuilt, star structural engineer Roma Agrawal explains how construction has evolved from the mud huts of our ancestors to skyscrapers of steel that reach into the sky. She unearths how humans have tunneled through solid mountains; how we've walked across the widest of rivers, and tamed nature's precious water resources. She tells vivid tales of the visionaries who created the groundbreaking materials used to build the Pantheon and the Eiffel Tower; and explains how careful engineering can minimizetragedies like the collapse of the Quebec Bridge. Interweaving science, history, illustrations, and personal stories,Builtoffers a fascinating window into a subject that makes up the foundation of our everyday lives.
A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman’s first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys.This bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic, makes the impossible all too real...