Books

If you've ever wanted to learn to draw but thought you had no talent, you can forget about that. You don't need talent, you just need to exercise your drawing muscles and these books from Library Tales Publishing by art teacher and professional artist Catherine V. Holmes will help you do just that. There are three… Read More

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If you've ever wanted to learn more about using Raspberry Pi and Arduino hardware to get into the IoT scene, today is your lucky day. Make: and Humble Bundle Books have teamed up to offer an extraordinary deal that not only rewards you with a great collection of geeky eBooks, but it also helps STEM… Read More

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Adult coloring books have been a thing for awhile now, but patterns tend to be flowers, animals, and other nature scenes. The Industrial Strength Coloring Book by noted graphic designer Robert Pizzo and Quill driver Books will appeal to people who are interested in manufacturing, technology, and engineering, with patterns that feature gears, circuits, gears and more. … Read More

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New from No Starch Press: The LEGO Animation Book A guide to making LEGO movies by David Pagano and David Pickett. This book will turn you into a stop-motion animation movie master. This 216-page book full-color hardback book is a comprehensive guide that will show you the ropes for filming your own animated LEGO movies… Read More

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Back in my day, we didn't have fancy schmancy tablets to read books, we had actual books with pages, that we had to turn! And we liked it! That was me channeling Dana Carvey's Grumpy Old Man character from Saturday Night Live. It's true though. When I was a kid, I loved Saturdays because my… Read More

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The new No Starch Press: Geeky LEGO Crafts 21 Fun and Quirky Projects by David Scarfe will turn you into the Martha Stewart of LEGO. This 128-page book full-color hardback book features step by step instructions for 21 kooky and useful items that you can build with LEGO bricks. Some of the crafts include mounted… Read More

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Book lovers will enjoy these fun bookends and shelves from Animi Causa. The Runaway bookend gives an optical illusion of books that are about to fall on a running couple and the Levitation book stacker provides the illusion of a yogi magically levitating your favorite book stack. These bookends are a little pricey at $25.99… Read More

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I know it's not even Halloween yet, but that just means you have plenty of time to build a whole set of holiday themed ornaments for this coming Christmas season. The new No Starch Press: The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book 15 Designs to Spread Holiday Cheer by Chris McVeigh  is a 220-page book that features instructions… Read More

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Building large LEGO models will always be impressive, but smaller can be more fun. If you are interested in taking your model building to a miniature level, check out the new No Starch Press: Tiny LEGO Wonders by Mattia Zamboni. This is a 208-page book that features instructions for 40 realistic tiny LEGO models. Full-color… Read More

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If you're trying to get your children more interested in books instead of TV and video games, how about checking out these fun titles featuring Playmobil figures. Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles (Playmobil) by Richard Unglik is a hardbound book with 96 color pages. Richard Unglik, a professional photographer, has recreated the world… Read More

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I can't seem to recall the last time I read an actual physical book. You know the kind I'm talking about, the ones made of paper with pages that you turn with your hands instead of with a swipe of a finger. I still love real books, but carrying around my latest tome is easier… Read More

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Book lovers who are also fans of comic books and superheros will appreciate this unique superhero bookend from Animi Causa. This bookend has been designed to provide a visual effect of books that almost ready to fall over, but the actual bookend is really an angled steel support. By placing a softbound book cover over… Read More

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I know this is a gadget blog, but most of us who love gadgets also love science fiction. Microsoft just announced the release of an anthology of short stories written by contemporary science fiction greats such as Elizabeth Bear, Greg Bear, David Brin, and Ann Leckie. To provide inspiration for the stories, Microsoft let the… Read More

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Get yourself some bookends you can build on!  The Build On Brick Bookends not only keep your books tidy on your shelves, they serve as a base for building base compatible with most bricks (LEGO, PixelBlocks, Mega Bloks, KRE-O, or K'NEX Bricks).  Like many bookends, these have metal plates that slide under your books, DVDs, CDs… Read More

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If building LEGO robots, race cars and spaceships don't excite you anymore, you need to take a look at Beautiful LEGO: Wild! by Mike Doyle. This is a 232-page book that features nature related LEGO sculptures from artists around the globe. Full-color pages show animals, flowers, insects, landscapes and more made entirely of LEGO bricks… Read More

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