Games & Puzzles

Beautiful Symmetry: A Coloring Book about Math

Beautiful Symmetry: A Coloring Book about Math
$19.95
A coloring book that invites readers to explore symmetry and the beauty of math visually.

Beautiful Symmetry is a coloring book about math, inviting us to engage with mathematical concepts visually through coloring challenges and visual puzzles. We can explore symmetry and the beauty of mathematics playfully, coloring through ideas usually reserved for advanced courses. The book is for children and adults, for math nerds and math avoiders, for educators, students, and coloring enthusiasts.

Through illustration, language that is visual, and words that are jargon-free, the book introduces group theory as the mathematical foundation for discussions of symmetry, covering symmetry groups that include the cyclic groups, frieze groups, and wallpaper groups. The illustrations are drawn by algorithms, following the symmetry rules for each given group. The coloring challenges can be completed and fully realized only on the page; solutions are provided. Online, in a complementary digital edition, the illustrations come to life with animated interactions that show the symmetries that generated them.

Traditional math curricula focus on arithmetic and the manipulation of numbers, and may make some learners feel that math is not for them. By offering a more visual and tactile approach, this book shows how math can be for everyone. Combining the playful and the pedagogical, Beautiful Symmetry offers both relaxing entertainment for recreational colorers and a resource for math-curious readers, students, and educators.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780262538923
Publication Date: 
February 18, 2020
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Book That Takes Its Time: An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness

Book That Takes Its Time: An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness
$27.50
Take time to breathe. Take time to create. Take time to reflect, take time to let go. A book that's unique in the way it mixes reading and doing, A Book That Takes Its Time is like a mindfulness retreat between two covers.

Created in partnership with Flow, the groundbreaking international magazine that celebrates creativity, beautiful illustration, a love of paper, and life's little pleasures, A Book That Takes Its Time mixes articles, inspiring quotes, and what the editors call "goodies"--bound-in cards, mini-journals, stickers, posters, blank papers for collaging, and more--giving it a distinctly handcrafted, collectible feeling.

Read about the benefits of not multitasking, then turn to "The Joy of One Thing at a Time Notebook" tucked into the pages. After a short piece on the power of slowing down, fill in the designed notecards for a Beautiful Moments jar. Make a personal timeline. Learn the art of hand-lettering. Dig into your Beginner's Mind. Embrace the art of quitting. Take the writing cure. And always smile. Move slowly and with intention through A Book That Takes Its Time, and discover that sweet place where life can be both thoughtful and playful.


ISBN/SKU: 
9780761193777
Publication Date: 
October 3, 2017

Coloring Book - Creative Haven Steampunk Fashions

Coloring Book - Creative Haven Steampunk Fashions
$5.99

Based on fashions from steampunk literature, these 31 original designs combine Victorian-era clothing with goggles, clocks, and other technological accessories. The illustrations' intricacy and post-apocalyptic air offer mature colorists creatively challenging and unique coloring experiences. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Steampunk Fashions and other Creative Haven(R) adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780486797489
Publication Date: 
September 16, 2015
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Doodling for Academics

Doodling for Academics
$15.00
To an outsider, working as a university professor might seem like a dream: summers off, a few hours of class each week, an exchange of ideas with brilliant colleagues, books and late afternoon lattes. . . . Who wouldn't envy that life?

But those in the trenches of academe are well acquainted with the professoriate's dark underside: the hierarchies and pseudo-political power plays, the peculiar colleagues, the over-parented students, the stacks of essays that need to be graded ASAP.

No one understands this world better than novelist Julie Schumacher, who here provides a bitingly funny distraction designed to help you survive life in higher education without losing your mind. Sardonic yet shrewdly insightful, Doodling for Academics offers the perfect cognitive relief for the thousands of faculty and grad students whose mentors and loved ones failed to steer them toward more reasonable or lucrative fields.

Through forty pages of original illustrations and activities--from coloring to paper dolls to mad libs--this book traces the arc of a typical day on campus. Get a peek inside the enigma of the student brain. Imagine a utopian faculty meeting. Navigate the red tape maze of university administration. With the help of hilarious illustrations by Lauren Nassef, Schumacher infuses the world of campus greens and university quads with cutting wit, immersing you deep into the weirdly creative challenges of university life. Offering a satirical interactive experience for scholars, the combination of humor and activities in this book will bring academia into entertaining relief, making it the perfect gift for your colleagues, advisors, or newly minted graduates.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780226467047
Publication Date: 
April 21, 2017

Feminist Flashcards

Feminist Flashcards
$14.99
Young readers and budding activists can learn their letter sounds and a fun dose of women's history all at once with fabulously illustrated Feminist Flashcards.

Each colorful card has lots of learning and entertainment value: A single letter represents an important feminist--from Angela Davis to Zadie Smith. A simple, age appropriate description of her accomplishments or significance to the feminist movement is accompanied by an inspiring quote.

In addition to the cards, a 32-page book provides a timeline of women's rights around the world. Famous quotes and astonishing facts about sexist laws and practices contextualize the women featured in the cards, and their causes.

The cards can also be used for a number of fun games: matching, hidden pictures, and more!

ISBN/SKU: 
9781941367858
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Keep Calm and Crossword On

Keep Calm and Crossword On
$10.99

When the going gets tough, the tough solve crosswords! Based on the British WWII poster, Keep Calm and Carry On, this lighthearted collection is sure to make every clever crossword fan smile.

This book packs hours of solving into a portable paperback with a flashy, fun cover.
So grab a pencil and enjoy 200 of light and easy puzzles, chosen from Monday and Tuesday editions of the newspaper.

Features:
* 200 fun and easy New York Times crosswords
* Portable and perfect for solving on the go
* Edited by the #1 man in American crosswords, Will Shortz

ISBN/SKU: 
9780312681418
Publication Date: 
February 1, 2011
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Lit Chat: Conversation Starters about Books and Life (100 Questions)

Lit Chat: Conversation Starters about Books and Life (100 Questions)
$16.99
Each of the 50 cards in this conversation deck is printed with two reading-themed questions (100 questions total). Some invoke books that are tied to memories (name your favorite childhood picture book); others prompt you to choose ideal reading material for a hypothetical situation (if you were stranded on a desert island, what book would you want with you?). Some of them aim to get people comparing their favorite (and not-so-favorite) characters or authors, and others engage in popular debates amongst readers (name a movie adaptation you liked and defend your choice). Created to give readers of all persuasions an excuse to talk about books, ideas, and life itself, this deck is a great addition to any booklover's shelf.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781419727689
Publication Date: 
October 3, 2017
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Little Feminist Surprise Puzzle

Little Feminist Surprise Puzzle
$6.99

Mudpuppy’s Little Feminist Surprise Puzzle includes one 70 piece shaped puzzle featuring EITHER Amelia, Rosa, Sally, Malala, Frida, or Cleopatra. Which Little Feminist puzzle is inside the box? That’s the surprise!

  • Includes an insert with biographical information about the featured woman for added educational value.
  • Each box includes ONE puzzle featuring an inspiring woman chosen randomly out of six + insert sharing her story!
  • One surprise shaped puzzle, 70 pieces, approx. 7 x 8", 18 x 20 cm
  • Includes insert with biographical information
  • Box: 2.75 x 3.25 x 2.75", 7 x 8.25 x 7 cm
  • Puzzle greyboard contains 90% recycled paper. Packaging contains 70% recycled paper. Printed with nontoxic inks.
  • Ages 6+
ISBN/SKU: 
9780735359932
Publication Date: 
June 4, 2019

Make Blackout Poetry: Turn These Pages into Poems

Make Blackout Poetry: Turn These Pages into Poems
$16.99
Blackout poetry is simply the act of removing or "blacking out" existing text to create a new piece of work. It's fun and rewarding for word-puzzle lovers, writers, visual artists, designers--really anyone! Make Blackout Poetry is a collection of texts that you can repurpose for your own poems. Make your own ingenious remix of words by Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Oscar Wilde, and Victor Hugo. Find hidden gems in vintage etiquette manuals, slang dictionaries, newspapers, and more. The book begins with an introduction by John Carroll, founder of Make Blackout Poetry, an Instagram community for blackout poets. Carroll includes tips for approaching this genre editorially and visually, and provides examples of finished pieces that range from simple to sublime. If you're looking for a way to tap your subconscious for new ideas--or to simply feel present in a creative activity--take a pen to this book and transform it page by page into a personal collection of poetry.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781419732492
Publication Date: 
September 4, 2018
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Martyrdom: The Coloring Book

Martyrdom: The Coloring Book
$16.99

The lives of the saints are filled with inspiring, life-changing moments, but the deaths of the martyrs are where you'll find the "Oh, hell no!" moments of history. This adult (very adult, as the body count will quickly indicate) coloring book gives aspiring crayon and paper artists the chance to hone their craft while also buffing up their knowledge of Catholic history and legends. Each intricately detailed illustration from acclaimed graphic artist Julia Gfrörer leaves plenty of room for interpretation. And the attending stories will go down pretty easily at cocktail hours as well.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781942186069
Publication Date: 
August 1, 2015
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