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Ambigrams Revealed: A Graphic Designer's Guide to Creating Typographic Art Using Optical Illusions, Symmetry, and Visual Perception by Nikita Prokhorov

A great collection of typographical case studies "judged" graphic designers - with the technique explained.

Parenting: Illustrated With Crappy Pictures by Amber Dusick

Oh, jeez. This one is hilarious; filled with all-new stories as well as a handful of fan favorites from her blog, the author presents a humorous take on the crappier side of parenting.

The Home Apothecary: Cold Spring Apothecary's Cookbook of Hand-Crafted Remedies & Recipes for the Hair, Skin, Body, and Home by Stacy Dugliss-Wesselman

This book is beautiful. The rustic, home-y photography makes me want to whip up all the tinctures within. And there's something to be said about a great index.

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Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting by Laura Markham

With a brand new baby and two very active boys at home for summer vacation, this book was a beacon of hope. Markham's book and her www.ahaparenting.com web site both provide useful, age-appropriate techniques for dealing with children's [mis]behaviors.

The No-Cry Sleep Solution For Toddlers And Preschoolers: Gentle Ways To Stop Bedtime Battles And Improve Your Child's Sleep by Elizabeth Pantley

I love Pantley's "no-cry" series books and this one is no exception; it's filled with useful tips of things to try when your toddler decides naps are no longer for him.

Furniture Makeovers: Simple Techniques for Transforming Furniture with Paint, Stains, Paper, Stencils, and More by Barb Blair

Blair's detailed how-to instructions make these projects seem do-able for someone with a penchant for DIY. It made me wish I had more time to work on the furniture graveyard in my attic...

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