Schiffer Books (120)

Dragon's Castle

ISBN: 9780764360336

Author: Laurent Richard    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Quick! Hector the knight and Eleanor the adventurer have run into the castle. Using Hector's strength and Eleanor's fearlessness, they set out in search of the ...


Quick! Hector the knight and Eleanor the adventurer have run into the castle. Using Hector's strength and Eleanor's fearlessness, they set out in search of the dragon. No need for a magic potion or time for a story . . . They must find only what they came here for! The pages unfold to create a play mat to use with all of your favorite toys.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 16


Publication Date: 28-09-2020


$27.99
DUE > 30th Nov 2020
Constructing and Covering Boxes 2nd Edition

ISBN: 9780764358913

Author: Tom & Cindy Hollander    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Learn all the steps necessary to make a variety of colorful, decorative, useful boxes created from book board and covered with decorative papers and book cloth....


Learn all the steps necessary to make a variety of colorful, decorative, useful boxes created from book board and covered with decorative papers and book cloth. Nearly 300 color photos illustrate every step needed to make hinged lid, clamshell, and creative boxes. Necessary tools and materials are discussed in detail, and essential formulas are provided for each box type discussed. Basic skills necessary for the successful production of any box are also explored, including determining grain direction, pattern layout, cutting materials, covering book board with paper or book cloth, and gluing. Also provided are box making resources, a useful glossary of terms, and an appendix featuring measurement conversions. This 2nd edition includes a brand-new chapter on divided boxes, as well as additional creative box examples to further inspire you as you explore the craft.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 217 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2020


$38.00
Maia and the Very Tall Wall

ISBN: 9780764360800

Author: Brian Wray    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Maia is a curious girl, with lots of questions that she asks anyone who will listen. Behind Maia's house is a peculiar stone wall. As Maia grows older, she noti...


Maia is a curious girl, with lots of questions that she asks anyone who will listen. Behind Maia's house is a peculiar stone wall. As Maia grows older, she notices that the wall grows too. While the wall gets higher and higher, Maia grows shyer and shyer. Before long, she is afraid to ask her questions out loud, and the thing she wants to know the most is, "What's on the other side of that wall?" Maia tries all kinds of ways to get to the top, but none of them seem to work. Finally, she summons the courage to speak up, and a most surprising thing happens--she gets an answer! By using her voice, and with help from others, Maia gets to the top of the wall, and a whole new world opens up!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 215 x 215 mm


Publication Date: 28-09-2020


$38.99
DUE > 28th Sep 2020
The Real James Bond

ISBN: 9780764359026

Author: Jim Wright    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Whatever happened to him actually outshines anything I’ve had my James Bond do. —Ian Fleming James Bond: author, ornithologist, marksman, and . . . identit...


Whatever happened to him actually outshines anything I’ve had my James Bond do. —Ian Fleming James Bond: author, ornithologist, marksman, and . . . identity-theft victim? When James Bond published his landmark book, Birds of the West Indies, he had no idea it would set in motion events that would link him to the most iconic spy in the Western world and turn his life upside down. Born into a wealthy family but cut off in his early twenties, James Bond took off to the West Indies in search of adventure. Armed with arsenic and a shotgun, he took months-long excursions to the Caribbean to collect material for his iconic book, Birds of the West Indies, navigating snake-infested swamps, sleeping in hammocks, and island-hopping on tramp steamers and primitive boats. Packed with archival photos, many never before published, and interviews with Bond’s family and colleagues, here is the real story of the pipe-smoking, ruthless ornithologist who introduced the world to the exotic birds of the West Indies.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2020


$55.00
DUE > 20th Apr 2020
Escape Game : Operation Pizza

ISBN: 9780764360305

Author: Melanie Vives    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Your mission: Find the dish poisoned by the rival in his restaurant and replace it with an identical dish, then escape before my time-travel portal is closed. W...


Your mission: Find the dish poisoned by the rival in his restaurant and replace it with an identical dish, then escape before my time-travel portal is closed. With the help of Dooz, your faithful robot, you have been teleported to the year 1889. In Naples, Italy, the creator of margherita pizza is about to be poisoned by a jealous rival . . . In a few moments, it will be too late! Choose to solve this challenge on your own or with a friend! Either way, let's go!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 203 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 28-09-2020


$22.00
DUE > 30th Nov 2020
Upcycling Books

ISBN: 9780764358753

Author: Julia Rubio    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Bookworms derive great pleasure from the simple act of reading. But what happens when a book is old or damaged and no longer in a fit state to be read? Through ...


Bookworms derive great pleasure from the simple act of reading. But what happens when a book is old or damaged and no longer in a fit state to be read? Through 20 do-it-yourself projects, Upcycling Books: Decorative Objects gives your tattered friends a new lease on life. With simple techniques and common household materials, you can upcycle an old atlas, dog-eared comics, or an obsolete set of encyclopedias. Projects include party decorations, a woven basket, a smartphone charger, a mail organizer, a secret storage box, and an origami lampshade. Links to videos show a process or technique in detail, while templates can be printed for use. More than 30 variations and suggestions will further inspire you. Don’t let old books gather dust; give them a new purpose with Upcycling Books.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 217 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2020


$59.99
Escape Game: Trapped In Space

ISBN: 9780764360312

Author: Melanie Vives    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Your mission: rescue the crew members, drive them safely back to their planet, then escape before the time-travel portal closes forever! With the help of Dooz, ...


Your mission: rescue the crew members, drive them safely back to their planet, then escape before the time-travel portal closes forever! With the help of Dooz, your faithful robot, you have been teleported to the year 3144. A team of astronauts in exploration no longer responds, and we suspect an attack from the inhabitants of the star, Hyena . . . In a few moments, it will be too late! Choose to solve this challenge on your own or with a friend! Either way, let's go!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 203 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 28-09-2020


$22.00
DUE > 30th Nov 2020
A Practical Guide to Needle Lace

ISBN: 9780764358692

Author: Jacqueline Peter    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Master the art of needle lace making in this image-rich guide! Step by step, it explains the needed materials, takes you through the first, core skills, and tea...


Master the art of needle lace making in this image-rich guide! Step by step, it explains the needed materials, takes you through the first, core skills, and teaches the process, from creating the pattern and preparing the support to separating, trimming, and smoothing. Detailed row-by-row drawings and photos clearly showing the threads’ placements help you learn quickly and without frustration. Then follow the instructions for 40 different lace patterns. Included are many examples of ways you can use your finished lace in beautiful and creative ways, along with dozens of variations that will let you add your own personality to your lace, and understand the draw that lace making has had over the millennia.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 190 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2020


$59.99
Boeing 727 - Triumph in the Skies

ISBN: 9780764360510

Author: Dan Dornseif    Publisher: Schiffer Books

First flown in 1963, the Boeing 727 was skillfully designed to outclass its competitors and remained without a direct rival for nearly two decades. This jetline...


First flown in 1963, the Boeing 727 was skillfully designed to outclass its competitors and remained without a direct rival for nearly two decades. This jetliner was capable of being operated from short, unimproved airfields, while requiring minimal ground service equipment. In flight, it was a dream--fast, efficient, quiet, and comfortable. Although this book is about an airplane, it is as much about the people at Boeing who were undaunted and took the financial risks necessary to build a truly outstanding machine. Readers will learn technical aspects of the 727, along with taking a close look at the brilliant minds and reasoning behind the design through personal interviews and examining archival data. For the hobbyist, a model-building chapter is also included, which covers techniques for both first-time and experienced modelers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 352


Dimensions: 215 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 28-09-2020


Tags: Coming Soon   August 2020   History   Transport
$150.00
DUE > 30th Nov 2020
Thank Forward : A Gratitude Action Kit

ISBN: 9780764358647

Author: Julie Shields    Publisher: Schiffer Books

waken a rich spirit of gratitude in yourself and others with Thank Forward, a 21-card action-oriented kit inspiring acts of kindness, joy, and appreciation. Bur...


waken a rich spirit of gratitude in yourself and others with Thank Forward, a 21-card action-oriented kit inspiring acts of kindness, joy, and appreciation. Bursting with colorful, heart-centric art and featuring a companion guide, the kit introduces you to 21 unique themes, each designed for spreading gratitude. Each theme offers a range of options, from simple and straightforward to bold and declarative, allowing you to draw from your own strengths and personality. These cards are made for sharing, encouraging human connection, and spreading positivity. Replacement decks are available to keep the movement flowing, and you can share your experiences with the Thank Forward online community. The companion guide is full of joyful inspiration, fun ideas, and heart-warming affirmations. Whether you use the kit as a collaborative experience or an individual, private meditation, you hold the key to making a difference in yourself and others. The secret to happiness is gratitude, and Thank Forward is your guide.


Bind: stationery


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 134 x 153 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2020


$59.99
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