Map Quest | Social Sciences Reviews, November 1, 2016

History of the World in Maps is an absorbing browse as well as a valuable companion to history classes; Great City Maps is a worthwhile stand-alone purchase; something different for both crafters and cartophiles

Crayon Art, LEGO Christmas, Crochet To Calm, Home Decor | Crafts & DIY Reviews, October 15, 2016

Novelty-seeking adult readers of every artistic skill level will appreciate The Art of Crayon; LEGO building provides numerous options for creative fun; Schlosser’s expertise successfully combines with the uncommon focus on professional-quality home decor projects

Encaustic Art, Bead Sparkle, Leathercraft, Kid’s Play, Lingerie Design, Vern Yip | Crafts & DIY Reviews, September 15, 2016

Aristides guides readers through centuries-old methods of painting realistic images; attractive designs that explore the possibilities of leatherwork; adventurous knitters will be drawn to Jurgrau’s exquisite lace designs; Powell provides a wealth of information for home sewists

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: June 1, 2016

From beginning photography to Creative Cut Cards, fan favorites Neil Gaiman and the Ramones at 40, plus best memoirs, spies and espionage, with Gooley, Pilkey & Co., and Schwartz on water scarcity issues

Sharpie Style, DIY Garden Projects, “Crazy Crochet,” & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, May 15, 2016

Brehm offers Drawing Perspective with dynamic layouts and simple structure, there’s a lot of diversity in Brandal & Myhrer’s cheerful compilation, debuter Wood’s accessories will find an audience with confident beginners

New Directions in Sock Knitting by Ann Budd | LJ Review

Experienced sock knitters who relish a challenge will want to pick this one up, as will knitters weary of traditional patterns.

Flower Power | Wyatt’s World

Flower books float in and out of the publishing cycle. These offerings are hot once again. Here are five current and forthcoming titles to consider.

Optical Illusions, Cardmaking, Floral Arrangements, & More | Craft & DIY Reviews, February 15, 2016

A user-friendly Photographer’s iPad; mixed-media artists will appreciate Cardmaking‘s image-based tutorials; Chezar’s loose, natural arrangements are fabulous; Hammersen’s knits are exquisite

Pop Painting, 3D Origami, Beadweaving, HomeMade Modern, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, January 1, 2015

Pop Painting for younger artists; an appealing and achievable HomeMade Modern; quilters of all skill levels have much to gain from the Quilter’s Academy; Guéniau provides ideas and a personal approach to decorating and entertaining

Color Concepts, Origami Jewelry, Handmade Soap, Shetland Lace Knitting, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, December 1, 2015

Expanding readers’ understanding of color; a sense of how painting is taught at the Art Students League of New York; a guide to one of the world’s great lace-knitting traditions; have fun and experiment with Simply Stitched Gifts