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Books published by publisher Harry N. Abrams

  • Alphablock

    Christopher Franceschelli

    Board book (Harry N. Abrams, Aug. 6, 2013)
    With thick pages cut into the shape of each letter, children and parents will enjoy this peek-through guessing game around the letterform itself. Sprinkles, hot fudge, and cherries hint at I’s ice cream sundae, while aquarium accessories hint at F’s fish. As readers interact with the pages, they will familiarize themselves not only with the 26 letters and associated words, but also with each letter’s physicality—angles, holes, and curves, both front and back. With Peskimo’s animated, stylish visuals, this fresh ABC book encourages readers to manipulate the alphabet in a whole new way. Note: illustrations have a retro feel, with imperfect variations in color and texture. Also available: A BOX OF BLOCKS, featuring Alphablock, Countablock, and Dinoblock.Praise for AlphablockSTARRED REVIEW "All the parts together make an appealing and fun way for youngsters to interact with the alphabet, and for slightly older children to enjoy the clever artwork." —School Library Journal, starred review "The straightforward vocabulary, cheery vintage-style graphics, and neat incorporation of cut-out letters make for a sharply designed package." —Publishers Weekly "With a pleasing, retro feel, Peskimo’s art uses bold colors in a slightly muted hue and the weathered look of woodblock prints… A visually captivating delight for careful little ones." —Kirkus Reviews "While it’s graphically sophisticated enough to please adults, little children can happily flip through this book on their own." —The New York Times "The baby, toddler or nursery-schooler who tears the gift wrapping off Christopher Franceschelli's Alphablock may think that she has just opened a toy, for how lively and tactile the thing in her hands will be." —The Wall Street JournalAwardsParents 10 Best Children’s Books of 2013 Notable Children's Books from ALSC 2014
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  • Buildablock

    Christopher Franceschelli, Peskimo

    Board book (Harry N. Abrams, Sept. 19, 2017)
    In this companion to Alphablock, Countablock, Dinoblock, and Cityblock, readers are introduced to more than 24 construction machines. As in the previous books, Buildablock features die-cut shapes on every other spread and the charming art of British design team Peskimo. Alphablock was chosen one of Parents magazine’s 10 Best Children’s Books of 2013 and one of ALSC’s Notable Children’s Books of 2014.
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  • Star Wars Block: Over 100 Words Every Fan Should Know

    Lucasfilm LTD, Peskimo

    Board book (Harry N. Abrams, May 1, 2018)
    The world of Star Wars is rich with content, from its iconic characters to its stunning locations. This sixth title in the Abrams Block Book series takes readers on a tour through Star Wars, featuring popular characters and moments from all films, up to and including Rogue One. As in previous Block Book titles, Star Wars Block includes die-cut shapes on every spread and the charming art of British design team Peskimo. Additionally, each spread features important words every Star Wars fan, from the littlest Skywalker to the most seasoned Kenobi, should know.
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  • The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery

    Graeme Base

    Hardcover (Harry N. Abrams, Sept. 20, 1993)
    When Horace the elephant turns eleven, he celebrates in style by inviting his exotic friends to a splendid costume party. But a mystery is afoot, for in the midst of the games, music, and revelry, someone has eaten the birthday feast. The rhyming text and lavish, detailed illustrations each provide clues, and it's up to the reader to piece them together and decide whodunit! "The fun of poring over the pictures is matched by the enjoyment derived from the textwitty, ingenious verses." -- Publishers Weekly Graeme Base is the author of many award-winning books for children, including Animalia (Puffin), The Sign of the Seahorse, and most recently, The Discovery of Dragons.
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth / Cabin Fever / The Third Wheel / Hard Luck, No. 5-8

    Jeff Kinney

    Hardcover (Harry N. Abrams, Oct. 7, 2014)
    Books five through eight in the bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series are now available together in a collectible boxed set. Included are The Ugly Truth, Cabin Fever, The Third Wheel, and Hard Luck, all in a specially designed package.
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  • Iggy Peck's Big Project Book for Amazing Architects

    Andrea Beaty, David Roberts

    Paperback (Harry N. Abrams, Aug. 15, 2017)
    40+ things to create, draw, and make! Featuring art from the beloved New York Times bestselling picture book Iggy Peck, Architect, this activity book contains kid-friendly projects of all kinds and is perfect for young builders and creators. With a focus on real-world problems, this book shows kids how architects help shape and support strong communities. With tons of space to sketch out plans, kids will soon be building a dream along with Iggy Peck. Learn how to: * Imagine a brand-new cityscape * Invent energy-saving gizmos * Design a dwelling on Mars * Draw a gargoyle * Build a bridge of marshmallows and spaghettiAnd much more! And now you can follow Iggy’s further adventures—with his friends Rosie Revere and Ada Twist—in the instant New York Times bestseller Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters, an all-new chapter book starring The Questioneers! Collect them all! Add these other STEM favorites from #1 New York Times bestselling team Andrea Beaty and David Roberts to your family library today! Rosie Revere, EngineerAda Twist, ScientistIggy Peck, Architect Rosie Revere and the Raucous RivetersAda Twist and the Perilous PantsAda Twist’s Big Project Book for Stellar ScientistsRosie Revere’s Big Project Book for Bold Engineers
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  • Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea

    Sungju Lee, Susan Elizabeth McClelland

    Paperback (Harry N. Abrams, Oct. 17, 2017)
    Every Falling Star, the first book to portray contemporary North Korea to a young audience, is the intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju who was forced at age twelve to live on the streets and fend for himself. To survive, Sungju creates a gang and lives by thieving, fighting, begging, and stealing rides on cargo trains. Sungju richly recreates his scabrous story, depicting what it was like for a boy alone to create a new family with his gang, “his brothers,” to daily be hungry and to fear arrest, imprisonment, and even execution. This riveting memoir allows young readers to learn about other cultures where freedoms they take for granted do not exist.
  • Countablock

    Christopher Franceschelli, Peskimo

    Board book (Harry N. Abrams, Aug. 5, 2014)
    Following on the heels of a successful abecedary, Countablock features thick pages cut into the shape of each numeral, creating a peek-through guessing game around the number form itself. One acorn becomes . . . one oak tree! From snowmen to puddles and eggs to chicks, quantities are illustrated twice: both before and after their “transformations.” As children interact with the pages, they will familiarize themselves not only with the numbers 1–100 and associated quantities, but with each numeral’s physicality—angles, holes, and curves, both front and back. Die-cut numerals include 1–10, and 20–100 by tens. Illustrated by hip British design team Peskimo, this fresh take on the 1-2-3s encourages readers to manipulate numbers in a whole new way. Note: illustrations are in the style of vintage screen prints, with imperfect variations in color and texture. Also available: A BOX OF BLOCKS, featuring Alphablock, Countablock, and Dinoblock.Award: NAPPA Silver Award Winner
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  • The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Phil Szostak, Lucasfilm LTD, Rian Johnson

    Hardcover (Harry N. Abrams, Dec. 15, 2017)
    Written and directed by Rian Johnson (Looper, The Brothers Bloom, Brick) and production designed by Rick Heinrichs (Fargo, The Big Lebowski, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Captain America: The First Avenger), Star Wars: The Last Jedi, like every chapter before it, owes its visual language and fully imagined cinematic landscape to an incomparable art department: the Lucasfilm “visualists.” The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi explores their vision and illuminates their creative process in stunning detail. Featuring concept art, costume sketches, and storyboards, this book takes fans on a deep dive into the development of the fantastic worlds, characters, and creatures—both old and new—of The Last Jedi. Exclusive interviews with the filmmakers and with the Lucasfilm visualists provides a running commentary on this unforgettable art, and reveals the inspirations behind moviemaking magic at its finest.
  • Gray Malin: Italy

    Gray Malin

    Hardcover (Harry N. Abrams, May 14, 2019)
    Following the successes of both Beaches and Escape, Gray Malin turns his unique eye to the coasts, beaches, and landscapes of Italy. From the sparkling blue waters of the Amalfi Coast to the dramatic coastal scenery of Cinque Terre, Gray Malin: Italy captures and celebrates many of the country’s most famous and beloved destinations. Inspired by Malin’s bestselling photographic series “La Dolce Vita,” Gray Malin: Italy highlights timeless details of the Italian Riviera: happy beachgoers, retro beach umbrellas, luxury motorboats, and of course, the sun-soaked water. Featuring never-before-seen, -published, or -privately-sold images, Gray Malin: Italy beautifully depicts the incomparable scenery and enviable lifestyle that the Italian coastline has to offer.
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid Blank Journal

    Jeff Kinney

    Hardcover (Harry N. Abrams, Aug. 1, 2017)
    "This is a JOURNAL, not a diary." Based on the first book in the #1 bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is The Wimpy Kid Blank Journal—224 lined pages with spot art by Jeff Kinney throughout. Now you can tell your own story. So what are you waiting for? Also Available: The Wimpy Kid 2019 Wall Calendar (ISBN: 978-1-4197-3007-8)
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  • Remember It!: The Names of People You Meet, All of Your Passwords, Where You Left Your Keys, and Everything Else You Tend to Forget

    Nelson Dellis, Adam Hayes, Sanjay Gupta

    Paperback (Harry N. Abrams, Sept. 25, 2018)
    Throughout his research into memory theory, Nelson Dellis found existing memory improvement guides to be wanting—overcomplicated, dry, and stodgy. So he decided to write a book that is approachable and fun, centered on what people actually need to remember. In Remember It!, Dellis teaches us how to make the most of our memory, using his competition-winning techniques. Presenting the information in a user-friendly way, Dellis offers bite-size chapters, addressing things we wish we could remember but often forget: names, grocery lists, phone numbers, where you left your keys—you name it! This fast-paced, highly illustrated tour of the inner workings of the brain makes improving your memory simple and fun.