Great Books to Gift from Quarto Publishing

Looking for some excellent books for the loved ones on your holiday shopping list? Check out the list below for great reads from Quarto Publishing for kids, women and men.

How to Build Brick TV & Movie Cars: Detailed Lego Designs: Ford designer and LEGO master builder Peter Blackert provides step-by-step instruction for 15 fun builds for a range of levels featuring the most famous rides from the big and small screens.


Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy: A detailed, fully authorized portrait of this beloved doll through all-new interviews, original sketches, vintage photos, advertisements, and much more. A double-sided foldout timeline showcases important moments in Barbie history. Explore how the doll came to be, what it takes to create one of her many looks, and how her legacy continues to influence the world.

Hot Wheels: From 0 to 50 at 1:64 Scale: Tells the inspiring journey of the die-cast vehicles that started out as a new twist on toy cars and became a worldwide phenomenon. Officially licensed with Mattel, this in-depth retrospective reveals what makes these cars unique, how the models are designed, and all the work that goes into the play to ensure Hot Wheels maintain their position as the greatest toy cars ever made.

Cult Filmmakers: 50 Movie Makers You Need to Know: This essential book for film buffs handpicks 50 notable figures in the world of cinema and explores the creative genius that earned them the ‘cult’ label, while celebrating the movies that made their names. The book features both industry heavyweights like Tim Burton and David Lynch to the strange and surreal imaginings of filmmakers such as Alejandro Jodorowsky and Ana Lily Amirpour. Discover the minds behind such beloved features asMelancholia, Easy Rider, Lost in Translation and more. From little knowns with small, devout followings, to superstars walking the red carpet, each is special in their individuality and their ability to inspire, antagonize and delight.

Tim Burton: The Iconic Filmmaker and His Work: In this celebration of one of the most remarkable filmmakers of the last 30 years, film critic and journalist Ian Nathan explores the depths of Burton’s imagination and inspiration.


Gardener’s Guide to Compact Plants: Covering a broad array of landscape plants, including edibles, flowering and fruiting trees and shrubs, evergreens, and perennials, horticulturist Jessica Walliser takes a deep dive into the emerging category of compact plants.


Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening by Matt Mattus (Hardcover; 272 Pages) is your “201” level course in cultivating produce. Prepare to encounter new varieties of common plant species, learn their history and benefits, and, most of all, identify fascinating new edibles to grow in your own gardens.

The World at Night by Babak Tafreshi (Hardcover; 240 pages) is full of spectacular photographs of the night sky. In it, Babak uses the context of night sky to bridge Earth and sky, art and science, cultures and time. See the full beauty of our night sky revealed as never before in over 200 photographs from around the world.

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