The Art of Happiness
By The Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler
The Art of Happiness is a highly accessible guide for a western audience, combining the Dalai Lama’s eastern spiritual tradition with human happiness expert Dr Howard C. Cutler’s western perspective. Covering all key areas of human experience, from health, self-esteem, family and relationships to anger, anxiety and jealousy, they apply the principles of Tibetan Buddhism to everyday problems and reveal how you can find balance and complete spiritual and mental freedom.
Hachette Australia, $24.99
After the Blues
By Kathy Lette
Now an adult on “L” plates, Debbie from Puberty Blues and her girlfriends reveal what women talk about when there are no men around. Prepare yourself for full-frontal comedic camaraderie. After breaking-off with both her best friend and boyfriend Debbie runs away to the inner-city world of punk rock, dodgy jobs, new mates and R- rated adventures. It’s the kaleidoscopic 1980s, a time of perms, shoulder pads, Blondie, Bowie, prawn cocktails, fondue parties and mistaking promiscuity for feminism. Debbie’s female pals are her human wonder bras – uplifting and supportive. But it’s not until the Girls’ Night Out that these friends really peel off to their emotional undies. And it’s a psychological striptease that reveals some jaw-dropping truths…
Fantastically great women who made history
By Kate Pankhurst
From Cleopatra to Pocahontas, Fantastically Great Women Who Made History is overflowing with beautiful artwork and astounding facts about some of the most exceptional women throughout history. It is a celebration of just some of the inspirational women who put their mark on the world we live in. For ages 2-6.
Built it! 25 creative STEM projects for budding engineers
By Caroline Alliston
The perfect hands-on introduction to key STEM topics, Build It! is guaranteed to keep young hands and minds busy. Explore the science behind construction, from how zip wires move, to how marble runs work. Each project is tested and approved by children and, using easy-to-find objects and tools, they can all be constructed at home. It is the perfect way to encourage children to think scientifically and outside of the box while having fun! For ages 7-10.