Quarto Knows Books and Calendars
The Quarto Group is an illustrated non-fiction book publisher that was founded in 1976. They produce stunning books and creative projects that are information-rich, stimulating and visually appealing. Their more than 10,000 products are sold in 50 countries and in 40 languages around the world. Quatro books and projects are featured in eight categories: Cooks, Creates, Drives, Explores, Gifts, Homes, Kids, and Lives, in an array of subjects including recipes, art, motorcycles, travel, literature, gardening, and parenting.
Art lovers and book collectors alike will enjoy these collector’s editions of unabridged, avidly collected, well-loved and widely read classic novels, featuring modern illustrations.
Classics Reimagined, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes– This 320-page paperback is written by Arthur Conan Doyle and illustrated by Sophia Martineck. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 12 short stories, originally published on October 14, 1892, features Sherlock Holmes, a private detective who is highly skilled in forensic science, logical reasoning, and observation. Arthur Conan Doyle was a British author of 56 short stories and 4 novels, while Sophia Martineck is an award-winning German illustrator, designer, and comics artist.
Classics Reimagined, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz– This 312-page paperback is written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by Olimpia Zagnoli. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, originally published on May 17, 1900, showcases the story of Dorothy, a young farm girl from Kansas and her dog Toto, who is swept away, by a tornado, to the magical Land of Oz. L. Frank Baum was an author and playwright who wrote 14 novels in the Oz series, as well as 41 other novels, 83 short stories, over 200 poems, and approximately 42 scripts, while Olimpia Zagnoli is an Italian illustrator.
Grit and Grace
Grit and Grace is a 236-page hardcover that features advice, quotes, stories and thoughts from 90 classic and modern female leaders, pioneers and trailblazers. The book, written by Quotabelle, is designed to inspire young girls and women to pursue their dream of becoming future leaders. Some of the female voices in Grit and Grace include Amal Clooney, Anita Roddick, Beatrix Potter, Clara Barton, Jane Goodall, Reese Witherspoon, and Susan B. Anthony.
These all-in-one art kits come with step-by-step instructions and supplies.
Cross Stitch Creations: Fine Art– (12 Patterns of the World’s Finest Masterpieces)- Features instructions for 12 projects to create artworks originally painted by Edvard Munch, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Vincent van Gogh.
Playful Painting: People – This colorful guide will have you creating beautiful portraits of women and men, as well as nature motifs and animals. Whether you’re an aspiring, beginning, or more advanced artist, you’ll be working with affordable, approachable tools, such as colored pencil, gouache, watercolor, pen and ink, and pencil, to create your own portraits.
Decorative Tile Art– (Create Beautiful Tiles for Display or Use)- Comes with instructions for 10 projects and enough supplies to create 4 ceramic tiles.
Kawaii Doodle Class – The Japanese word kawaii translates to “cute,” and this how-to book is chock-full of super-adorable images of tacos, sushi, smoothies, clouds, rainbows, cacti, doodle monsters, Christmas trees, lipsticks, teacups, and more for your adoration.
Embroidery Designs: Natural Splendor– (Everything You Need to Stitch 12 Natural Designs)- Includes instructions for 12 nature products and enough materials to make 2 modern, chic embroidery projects. These nature projects include bumble, butterfly, hummingbird, ladybug, leaves, and mushroom.
Wall Art: Geometric Origami– (10 Hip and Stylish Wall Décor Projects for Your Home)- Contains instructions for 10 home décor projects using origami folds and enough supplies to create 2 projects- Birds on a Wire and Light and Shadow.
Drawing Wild Animals – To feed your curiosity, you’ll learn the characteristics, behaviors, and habitats of animals from categories like predators, burrowers, grazers, marsupials, frogs and toads, and lizards and snakes. To nurture the artist, you’ll get more than 25 step-by-step instructions that show how to develop each animal from simple shapes into richly detailed drawings. Armed with a deeper understanding of animals, you’ll be better able to capture their stunning beauty and enchanting attributes in your artwork.
Watercolor Glue-Resist Wonders– (Create Irresistible Art Using Glue and Watercolors)- Provides instructions and supplies so you can create your own works of watercolor art.
These 16-month wall calendars are perfect for anyone on your list.
Supercars 2019 – The Supercars calendar features full-color pages showcasing stunning photography of amazing supercars, including Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche.
Barn Find Collector Cars 2019 – The Barn Find Collector Cars calendar features an array of collector cars that were results of barn finds.
Classic Farm Tractors 2019 – The Classic Farm Tractors calendar features a bit of nostalgia and rural farm life of simpler times.