19 Books for our Gift Guide

From DIYs and home decor to something for the littles, here's a list of some of the books that came across our desk this year. 


1. Living With Pattern: Color, Texture and Print at Home
by Rebecca Atwood

A design book filled with beautiful photography and clear ideas for how to use pattern to decorate your home. If you focus on pattern, from texture and color to furniture and textiles, everything else will fall into place.
Amazon US / Amazon Canada and Indigo

2. Furniture Makes the Room: 15 Furniture Makeover Projects
by Barb Blair

Amazon US /Amazon Canada and Indigo

3. DIY Woven Art
Inspiration and Instruction for Handmade Wall Hangings, Rugs, Pillows and More
by Rachel Denbow

Get crafty with this fabulous book featuring 15 fiber art projects from colorful pillows and rugs to dramatic wall hangings by Rachel Denbow.
Available through Interweave Store HERE and  Amazon HERE.

4. Pattern Studio
A Creative Workbook for Sketching Unique Repeats
by Shayna Kulik

Amazon US / Amazon Canada

5. The Curated Closet
A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal Style and Building Your Dream Wardrobe
by Anuschka Rees

A fascinatingly strategic approach to identifying, refining, and expressing personal style and building the ideal wardrobe to match it.
Amazon US / Amazon Canada and Indigo


6. Rad Women Worldwide 
Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History
by Kate Schatz

Rad Women Worldwide tells fresh, engaging, and amazing tales of perseverance and radical success by pairing well-researched and riveting biographies with powerful and expressive cut-paper portraits.
Amazon US / Amazon CA and Indigo

7. Women in Science
50 Fearless Pioneers who Changed the World
Written by and Illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky

A charmingly illustrated and educational book, New York Times best seller Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. 
Amazon US / Amazon CA and Indigo

8. The Illustrated Book of Sayings
Curious Expressions from Around the World
by Ella Frances Sanders

From the New York Times bestselling author of Lost in Translation comes this charming illustrated collection of more than fifty expressions from around the globe that explore the nuances of language. From the hilarious and romantic to the philosophical and literal, the idioms, proverbs, and adages in The Illustrated Book of Sayings reveal the remarkable diversity, humor, and poignancy of the world's languages and cultures.

Amazon US / Amazon CA and Indigo

9. Foraged Flora
by Louesa  Roebuck and Sarah Lonsdale

A gorgeously photographed new take on flower arranging using local and foraged plants and flowers to create beautiful arrangements, with ideas and inspiration for the whole year.
Amazon US / Amazon Canada and Indigo 


10. Pop Manga Coloring Book
by Camilla d'Errico

Manga artist and Pop Surrealism Camilla d’Errico presents her first adult coloring book, filled with enchanting portraits, patterns, and the stunning artwork her fans and collectors have come to love.
Available at Indigo in Canada and Amazon in the U.S.

11. Magical Jungle
by Joanna Basford

From the creator of the worldwide bestsellers Lost Ocean, Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest, Johanna Basford delivers a beautiful new adult coloring book that takes colorists on a wondrous expedition through the Jungle.
Available at Amazon in Canada and Amazon US.

12. Johanna's Christmas
by Johanna Basford

Another from Johanna Basford, this time with a festive twist, featuring delicate tangles of holly and ivy, bauble-laden Christmas trees, and mountains of exquisitely wrapped gifts.
Available at Amazon US and Amazon Canada.

13. Color Your Year (Coloring Calendar)
Mindful Coloring Through the Season
By Workman Publishing

Color Your Year Calendar features a dozen intricately drawn, seasonally themed illustrations to color in and make your own. A beautiful floral motif for April, a beach party for June, a cityscape for September, and a bountiful harvest for October. Available through Workman Publishing.

14. Fantastic Collections
A Coloring Book of Amazing Things Real and Imagined
by Steve McDonald

Available through Amazon Canada and Amazon US.


15. Me | A Compendium
A Fill-In Jounal For Kids
by Wee Society

Designed to spark kids' imaginations, a fill-in journal was designed to help kids capture nearly everything that’s uniquely rad about them.
Amazon US / Amazon Canada and Indigo

16. An Incomplete Book of Awesome Things
by Wee Society

A celebration some of the world’s most universally awesome (but perhaps overlooked) things: masking tape, tunnels, lava, argyle, elbows, and more.
Amazon / Amazon Canada and Indigo

17. The Snow Queen
Hans Christian Anderson
Illustrated by Sanna Annukka

Gorgeously packaged with intricate illustrations from Finnish illustrator, Sanna Annukka, this new edition of Hans Christian Andersen's well-loved fairy tale, The Snow Queen, is the perfect holiday gift for adults and children alike.
Amazon US / Amazon Canada and Indigo

18. The Fir Tree
Hans Christian Anderson
Illustrated by Sanna Annukka

Another illustrated version from Sann Annukka.
Amazon US / Amazon Canada and Indigo

19. Miss Moon
Wise Words from a Dog Governess Hardcover – January 12, 2016
by Janet Hill

Miss Wilhelmina Moon is a dog governess. At her first placement, on a small island off the coast of France, her new charges - sixty-seven dogs of all shapes, sizes and colors - run wild. But armed with patience and a passion for teaching, as well as her companions, Mitford the monkey and Petunia the French bulldog, Miss Moon soon imparts twenty important lessons to her furry brood.
Amazon US / Amazon Canada and Indigo 

Jan Halvarson

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