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  • Holiday Crafts: 50 Projects for Year-Round Family Fun

    Linda Reece

    eBook (Skyhorse, Nov. 3, 2015)
    The sweet and simple projects in Holiday Crafts will be sure to make lasting memories, not to mention priceless mementos. Author Linda Reece, mommy blogger and crafter, believes that no one likes to be plopped in front of the TV during family gatherings and celebrations. Spending time with your little ones doing simple crafts and actives is a perfect way to bring cheer to every holiday. Filled with fifty year-round holiday-themed crafts for ages 3-10, hours of enjoyment are guaranteed for children and parents alike. The easy-to-follow instructions, cheerful design, full-color-photographs, and simple supply lists will ensure the success of any little crafter. The book contains five crafts for ten different holidays, including Christmas, Thanksgiving, 4th of July, Halloween, Back to School, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, and Valentine’s Day. Inside you will find: • Father’s Day Tie Card• Stuffed Heart Valentine• Paper Clover Craft• And so much more!There are also non-craft activates sprinkled inside for a little bit of added fun. The projects in Holiday Crafts are perfect for young children to interact with parents, grandparents, and whoever else wants to join in!
  • Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre

    Brett L. Markham

    Paperback (Skyhorse, April 1, 2010)
    Start a mini farm on a quarter acre or less, provide 85 percent of the food for a family of four and earn an income. Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers everything you need to know to get started: buying and saving seeds, starting seedlings, establishing raised beds, soil fertility practices, composting, dealing with pest and disease problems, crop rotation, farm planning, and much more. Because self-sufficiency is the objective, subjects such as raising backyard chickens and home canning are also covered along with numerous methods for keeping costs down and production high. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with photographs, tables, diagrams, and illustrations.
  • Whole Bowls: Complete Gluten-Free and Vegetarian Meals to Power Your Day

    Allison Day

    Hardcover (Skyhorse, April 5, 2016)
    National Recipient of the Gourmand Award for Best Vegetarian Cookbook. Over fifty full-meal, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free recipes from nutritionist Allison Day.From the creator of the award-winning food blog Yummy Beet, turn familiar and traditional tastes into healthy, one-bowl meals. Healthful, plentiful, and simple kitchen creations feel at home in a bowl. Whether a meal is enjoyed as a weekday breakfast for one or part of a leisurely dinner with friends, whole foods come to life when presented within the walls of this steadfast kitchen vessel. For Allison Day, the nutritionist and food blogger behind Yummy Beet, meal-sized bowl recipes showcase her love of this cozy serving dish, staying true to her philosophy of eating with visually alluring, seasonal, and delicious food you can feel good about.Along with more than fifty full-meal, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free recipes (not to mention the dozens of mini recipes-within-recipes), these pages contain an innovative, easy-to-follow “Whole Bowls Formula” to build your own creations for quick, everyday lunches and dinners. Recipes include:Curried falafel and kale salad bowlsBlack bean bowls with butternut squash, black rice, and chimichurriOat risotto bowls with soft-boiled eggs, avocado, and hazelnut dukkahSunny citrus bowls with orange pomegranate salsa and lemon creamCarrot cake bowls with a cream cheese dollop and candied carrotsSouthern Cheddar Grits with Tomatoes, Kale, and Black BeansAlmost Noodle Salad with Radishes and BasilChili con Veggie with CornbreadMediterranean Pasta with Arugula, Peas, Yellow Tomatoes, and FetaGreek Mushroom Stifado with Horseradish Mashed PotatoesTuscan Bean StewBaked Polenta with Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms, and MarinaraUsing real, fresh ingredients, Allison offers straightforward and approachable creations that can be made ahead of time, whipped up quickly on a weeknight, or invented off-the-cuff with her Bowl Formula Guide. With vibrant and exciting photography shot by Allison herself, you’ll be eager to cook and eat her fun, foolproof, and inventive whole bowls.
  • Eat Like a Gilmore: The Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls

    Kristi Carlson, Bonnie Matthews

    Hardcover (Skyhorse, Oct. 25, 2016)
    “Perfect for any Gilmore Girls fan, creating by fans for fans, over 100,000 sold, this is the ultimate Gilmore Girls gift!The infamous appetites of the Gilmore Girls are given their due in this fun, unofficial cookbook inspired by the show. Fans will eat up the delicious recipes honoring the chefs who fuel the science-defying metabolisms of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore.Whether you’re a diehard fan or new to the scene, author Kristi Carlson invites you to pull up a chair and dig in. Luke’s diner menu, Sookie’s eclectic inn fare, Emily’s fancy Friday Night Dinners, and town favorites are the key influences behind these tempting dishes. One hundred recipes, covering all the bases from appetizers and cocktails to entrées and desserts, invoke key episodes and daily scenes in the Gilmores’ lives. Prepare yourself for:Salmon PuffsRisottoPumpkin PancakesRocky Road CookiesThe Birthday Girl CocktailAnd many more!With beautiful photos, helpful kitchen tips, and fun tidbits about the show, Eat Like a Gilmore is a must-have for any Gilmore Girls fan. Easy-to-follow recipes make it possible to cook and eat your way through Stars Hollow. So don your apron, preheat the oven, and put on your favorite episode. It’s time to Eat Like a Gilmore!Looking for more recipes? Check out Eat Like a Gilmore: Daily Cravings!
  • Paracord!: How to Make the Best Bracelets, Lanyards, Key Chains, Buckles, and More

    Todd Mikkelsen

    Hardcover (Skyhorse, July 15, 2014)
    In Paracord!, you'll find step-by-step instructions to take you through every project. Each step is accompanied by a color photo that clearly illustrates the process.Todd Mikkelsen's Paracord! offers a diverse collection of projects that utilize parachute cords—known around the world as paracord. Used by paratroopers and other military personnel during World War II, this lightweight nylon rope is now one of the most sought-after materials by crafters. Its durability and flexibility make it perfect for creating everyday accessories such as belts, bracelets, buckles, necklaces, dog leashes and collars, key chains, and more. Projects include:Two-Color Solomon Bar BraceletShark Jaw Bone BracelitLocked Half Hitch BraceletWest Country Whipping Inverted BraceletGenoese Quick Deploy StrapZipper Quick Deploy SinnetThree-VBord Braid Necklace with Breakaway ClasmpsID LanyardAnd many more.As you will see, this rope comes in various colors, from army green to hot pink, making it easy to personalize every type of project. Mikkelsen includes introductory chapters preparing your paracord for crafting, tying different types of knots, and caring for and cleaning your completed paracord projects.
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  • The Ultimate Cigar Book

    Richard Carleton Hacker

    Hardcover (Skyhorse, June 2, 2015)
    The Ultimate Cigar Book is a classic on the subject, covering everything from how cigars are made, to storage, etiquette, and accessories.Richard Carleton Hacker’s category bestselling is often credited with helping to create a new generation of cigar aficionados. No other book contains as much detailed and factual information on virtually every facet of cigar making and cigar smoking. And now this trendsetting has been revised in this fourth edition for the aficionado of the future!Forget 1492. This book starts out in B. C. (Before Columbus) and transports the cigar enthusiast on a fun and fact-filled adventure into virtually every realm of today’s popular and growing cigar smoking pastime. Written by one of the most knowledgeable and internationally-celebrated pipe and cigar authors of our time, Richard Carleton Hacker’s well-known wit and wisdom will keep the reader enthralled with every turn of the page, as he takes you on an information-packed would tour of cigars.Starting off with a history of cigar smoking, the author then shows us how cigars are made today (handmade, handrolled, and machine made), divulges the secrets of finding the “perfect” cigar, and discusses the ritual of smoking and how to properly care for and store our cigars. From there the book lists a number of innovative cigar accessories, suggests which beers, wines, whiskeys, brandies, and cognacs go with what cigars, enlightens us with a chapter on cigar smoking celebrities, and concludes with the world’s first International Compendium of virtually every cigar brand known today, complete with histories and observations on taste, according to the author’s HPH (Highly Prejudiced Hacker-Scale) ratings. If that was not enough, there is even a dictionary of CigarSpeak!The Ultimate Cigar Book is the most comprehensive, factual, and up-to-date book for the cigar smoker or for those who just want to learn more about the fascinating and popular world of cigar smoking.
  • Airplane Flying Handbook

    Federal Aviation Administration, David Soucie

    Paperback (Skyhorse, July 25, 2017)
    The Federal Aviation Administration’s Airplane Flying Handbook provides pilots, student pilots, aviation instructors, and aviation specialists with information on every topic needed to qualify for and excel in the field of aviation.Topics covered include:Ground operationsCockpit managementFlight standardsPreflight assessment of the aircraftRick and resource managementThe four fundamentals of flyingBefore-takeoff checkIntegrated flight controlSlow flightsStall recognition and characterizationSpinsTakeoffAirport traffic pattensApproaches and landingsGround reference maneuversNight operationsAnd much moreUpdated to include the most current information, the Airplane Flying Handbook is a great study guide for current pilots and for potential pilots who are interested in applying for their first license. It is also the perfect gift for any aircraft or aeronautical buff.
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  • My Little Brony: An Unofficial Novel about Finding the Magic of Friendship

    K. M. Hayes

    eBook (Skyhorse, May 26, 2015)
    Drew Morris doesn’t just feel like an outsider in his football-crazed Texas town—he actually is. He sucks at sports, even though his dad is the high school football coach. And his supposed “teen growth spurt” has yet to be seen, so he’s sure his freshman year will be filled with seniors stuffing him in lockers.However, Drew is spared from the bullying he expects. Instead, a girl named Skye—who constantly dons horse ears and talks about My Little Pony—becomes everyone’s target. Drew feels bad for her, but he’s not about to stand up and take her place. At least not until he discovers what these My Little Ponies are all about.Babysitting his younger sister one night, Drew is forced to watch My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Much to his surprise, he finds himself actually paying attention to the show . . . and maybe even wanting to watch another episode after his sister is in bed. As school drags on, lonely and boring, he keeps sneaking episodes on his tablet until he has watched every single one. Not only that, but he’s even started drawing the ponies in his spare time. He knows if anyone finds out how much he likes the show, he’ll be a dead man walking like Skye.As it becomes harder to keep his secret while he has to watch Skye get bullied for the one thing that has made him happy all year, Drew faces some important choices. Read about Drew’s search for friends and self-acceptance in My Little Brony.Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
  • Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre

    Brett L. Markham

    eBook (Skyhorse, April 1, 2010)
    Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers everything you need to know to get started: buying and saving seeds, starting seedlings, establishing raised beds, soil fertility practices, composting, dealing with pest and disease problems, crop rotation, farm planning, and much more. Because self-suf?ciency is the objective, subjects such as raising backyard chickens and home canning are also covered along with numerous methods for keeping costs down and production high. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with photographs, tables, diagrams, and illustrations.
  • Dad's Journal: What I Want You to Know About Me and My Life

    Jennifer Basye Sander

    Hardcover (Skyhorse, May 21, 2019)
    A gift to capture all of dad’s wisdom and precious memories. A special place for dads of any age to record the most significant reflections and remembrances of their lives. Sure to be a treasured keepsake for children and grandchildren.It’s time to truly hear Dad’s whole story—here, following carefully curated questions to delve into vivid details, fathers everywhere are invited to recount the beliefs, traditions, and treasured moments that have made them who they are today.Beginning with Dad’s own childhood and teenage years, to his life before children, and of course his journey through fatherhood, writing coach Jennifer Basye Sander has developed this guided journal with great attention to detail so no memory is forgotten. From simple questions such as “What was your favorite family vacation as a child?” to more thought-provoking ones such as “What do you think happens to us after we die?” this will encourage Dad to roam far and wide inside his own memories for rich stories to share, life lessons that were learned, and beliefs that grew over time.Sander’s questions and prompts invite dads to tell their children, and generations to come, all about their childhood and teenage years; their educations, relationships, and marriages; their careers, religious experiences, and involvement in their communities; their beliefs, values, and opinions; and much more.
  • Michael Strogoff; or the Courier of the Czar: A Literary Classic

    Jules Verne

    language (Skyhorse, March 17, 2015)
    Originally published in French in 1867, Michael Strogoff, or, the Courier of the Czar, is regarded as one of Jules Verne’s greatest novels. This intriguing tale set in Russia tells the story of one man, Michael Strogoff, the Czar’s courier, who is set out on an impossible mission to save his country. A traitor inspires the dangerous Feofar Khan to invade Siberia and form a rebellion, leading to a plot to kill the czar’s brother, the Grand Duke. As a result, Strogoff is sent out to warn the Duke, serving as the nation’s last hope to cease the rebellion. Along the way he meets new people, makes new friends and gets capture by the enemy, only to make a grand escape.Readers are sure to be at the edge of their seats as they follow the courier’s adventures through Siberia. Though this book is not one of the many science-fiction books that Verne is so highly regarded for, it utilizes the scientific phenomenon as a major plot device, allowing readers to nevertheless enjoy his profound literary voice and follow the protagonist on an unforgettable adventure."Jules Verne's imagination has given us some of the greatest adventure stories of all time" —Daily Mail“The reason Verne is still read by millions today is simply that he was one of the best storytellers who ever lived.”—Arthur C. Clarke“This edition of what symbolically and psychoanalytically must be his richest text will, however, do much to encourage a more just appreciation ”—The Modern Language Review on Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules VerneSkyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
  • Little Kitchen: 40 Delicious and Simple Things That Children Can Really Make

    Sabrina Parrini

    eBook (Skyhorse, Jan. 26, 2011)
    Little Kitchen is a beautifully designed and photographed collection of forty tried and true recipes for budding chefs. Author Sabrina Parrini takes aspiring young cooks through a plethora of sweet and savory recipes and helps them find the joy in every part of a meal, from buying and preparing the ingredients to cooking and then eating the finished product. With clear, step-by-step instructions, each recipe teaches young chefs how to make what they already love to eat and when to ask a grownup for help. From quick after-school snacks to impressive dinners and sweet desserts, children will learn to create tasty, healthful meals and snacks. Included are recipes for: Little Egg and Bacon Breakfast Pies, Minestrone, Yummy Mini Burgers, Meatballs, Tutti Frutti Salad, Gingerbread Snowflakes, and more! With the addition of colorful and fun photos and helpful illustrations, your child will be able to take the lead in the kitchen and maybe even show you a thing or two.