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For the adult who is trapped in their own psyche
Have you ever had a dream, but let it go because you were too afraid of failure to try?
Dancing with Your Muse is a heartfelt, motivational guide to understanding this fear, realising that you are not alone in it, and working past it to achieve your goals without inhibition.
Written in a gentle, contemplative tone, this book will encourage you to determine and strive for success on your own terms. Performers, business people, students, and everyday dreamers alike will learn to courageously choose the most direct pathways to creative success and, more importantly, personal fulfilment, holding only a desire to contribute fully to their own life.
For the creative warriors of the world, Gilda Joffe’s new book couldn’t have come at a better time. With grace, wisdom, and heart, she reminds us that the courage is not only the precursor to realizing one’s artistic aspirations but also the difference between a life of magic or mediocrity. If you are tired of feeling like a wallflower, Dancing With Your Muse will not only get you on your feet but, in the end, teaches you how to fly.”
– Michael J. Chase – Bestselling Author & Founder of The Kindness Centre
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback with jacket | 210mm x 135mm | 224 pages
Eye of the Calm
Clare Reilly: Eye of the Calm is a celebration of artist Clare Reilly’s life and work. Reilly’s passions for coastal New Zealand and the country’s wildlife are brought to life in this beautiful collection, which explores themes of habitat destruction and renewal, grief, finding new paths, and the joyful movement of birds in flight. Experience a sense of calm and hope with this story of a fascinating life told through both words and imagery. A beautiful, meditative exploration of a life’s work.
SPECIFICATIONS: 9781775594291 | Hardback | 254 x 254mm | 10 x 10in | 144 Pages | Full Colour
Words are everywhere! In this fun and interactive story about the magic of words, you’ll meet ugly words, colourful words, and words that just need a friend. The imaginative illustrations show a young boy and girl playing with words; stretching them, squashing them, colouring them, and sewing them together to reflect their meaning. Engaging, entertaining and educational, this unique ‘language through adventure book’ will inspire young readers to appreciate the joy of making stories from words.
SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820843 | Hardback | 245 x 255mm / 9.5 x 10in | 32 pages | Full Colour | EK Books
Rediscovering nature through bird photography
With Getting Closer to guide you, and a camera in hand, learn how to connect with nature by using a photographer’s eye.
Getting Closer is an illustrated discussion of photography as a way of achieving greater intimacy with the natural world. With a focus on birds, the book is directed primarily at photographers but also at birders, and people interested in the outdoors. The author offers a simple, practical path for readers to begin to ‘rewild’ themselves, introducing hands-on techniques that will enable readers to both deeply connect with their environment and become proficient wildlife photographers.
Specifications: 9781925820638 | Hardback | 254 x 254mm / 10 x 10in | 144 pages | Full colour
The Art of Daryl Dickson
Celebrating Australia’s Magnificent Wildlife is a celebration of Daryl Dickson’s beautiful work. From black-winged stilts to brushtail possums, see the variety and color of Australian wildlife contained in one wonderful book. Dickson’s passion for the conservation of wildlife and wild places has informed and inspired her work. She highlights the natural beauty of species that deserve to be saved in what is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the natural world.
The work of artists crosses borders, boundaries and language barriers. Painting wildlife does not need language to explain the essence of the beauty, landscape or movement of a creature. Witness the ancient tropical forests and majestic landscapes of northern Queensland, Australia — home to some of the world’s rarest and most fascinating species. View a lifetime of artworks, showcased in this large-format, beautifully designed book that is an essential addition to coffee tables everywhere.
Australian Women’s Weekly Christmas Issue
“Art and conservation merge in this stunning tome.”
Specifications: 9781925820607 | Cased and Jacket | 254 x 254mm / 10 x 10in | 144 pages | full colour
Arabella is a beloved only child who has everything until her brother, Avery, arrives. While she loves him, it’s sometimes hard to like him. She spends her days creating marvellous things with her magic pencil, and ignoring him. But when he spoils her tea party, she decides drastic action is required and she erases him from her life. Oops! Can she get him back? Arabella and the Magic Pencil will appeal to any child with a new sibling and to caregivers who are supporting changing family dynamics.
“A magical story with luscious language, whimsical illustrations and strong emotional core that will surprise and delight young readers.”
–Debra Tidball, award-winning author of The Scared Book and When I See Grandma
SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820010/9781925820553 | Hard Cover/ Paperback |245 x 255 mm /9.5 x 10 inches | 32 Pages | Colour | EK Books
This concise A–Z dictionary, now updated in a new edition, is a quick and easy reference to understanding the words and phrases that make New Zealand English unique. Language expert Max Cryer provides helpful definitions for the various entries, and also sheds light on their origins. Slang words feature heavily, while a key feature is the large number of Māori words that have become part of the language. Popular names of sports teams are included as well as an appendix of New Zealand acronyms
SPECIFICATIONS: 9781775594000 | Paperback | 210 x 135 mm / 8.25 x 5.25 inches | 248 Pages
Our individual memories define us. Our tribal memories unite us. Emotional Inheritance works with psychologists, writers and historians to provide a premium interview and life story production service.
Now, this boxed set of 100 cards provides simple effective questions to help you undertake this process yourself, without an external interviewer. Questions are grouped into categories so that a structured narrative and lasting legacy can be created from the interviewee’s answers.
SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820140| Hardback | 95 x 95 /3.75 x 3.75 inches| 101 Cards
How to Learn and Write About a Family Member’s History
Our individual memories define us. Our tribal memories unite us. Emotional Inheritance works with psychologists, writers and historians to provide a premium interview and life story production service. Now, Finding True Connections clearly and simply sets out how you can undertake this process yourself, without an external interviewer. Designed as a series of double-page spreads, on the left-hand page is a prompt question, while opposite are notes on how to gain the most meaningful answers, to do yourself or to discover more about a family member.
SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820157| Hardback | 235 x 191 / 9.25 x 7.5 inches | 232 pages
Emotional Inheritance is a new imprint from Exisle Publishing. Capturing the wisdom of the past to enhance our future. Find out more at EmotionalInheritance.org
The truth behind the expressions we use.
‘Cloud nine’, ‘at the drop of a hat’, ‘spitting image’, ‘mollycoddle’, ‘rigmarole’, ‘round robin’, ‘spill the beans’, ‘kick the bucket’, ‘balderdash’ and ‘touch wood’. There are so many curious words and phrases that we often use and yet haven’t you ever wondered why we say them, where they come from and what they mean?
Written by language expert Max Cryer, Curious Words and Phrases has all the answers behind some of the most interesting and perplexing words and expressions in the English language. Bulging with information, it’s a useful reference book and the ideal gift for anyone curious about the words and phrases we use.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 210 x 135 mm / 8.25 x 5.25 Inches | 432 Pages |
Untangling the Mix-ups, Misuse and Myths of Language
Even the best wordsmiths can trip over words that are commonly misused, mixed up or misspelled. This useful reference gets to the bottom of these language issues so that you can ensure you’ve got the word you’re looking for. With examples of how to sharpen up text and improve your writing, lists of useful social media abbreviations and a discussion of unusual plurals, this playful look at the often bizarre English language has got you covered, whether you’re writing a book, blog or an email.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | 192 Pages |