Deals in Books

Deal Picture logo of booktopia
Book: Violet and Victor Write the Best-Ever Bookworm Book
A book about the importance of imagination and the joy of telling stories, in the vein of The Stinky Cheese Man and Interrupting Chicken

Violet and Victor Small are twins on a mission: to write the best book in the whole, entire world--together! Victor is reluctant, but Violet is determined, and soon the ideas can't come quickly enough.

They begin to write a story about a hungry Bookworm who is eating all the books in the library. Thanks to Victor's brilliant ideas, Violet is able to save the day (and the library).

This delightful story-within-a-story is filled with good-natured sibling rivalry, and focuses on the spirit of cooperation, the satisfaction of a job well-done, and the magic of storytelling.

About the Authors

Alice Kuipers is British, but lives in Canada. She is the award-winning author of three YA novels, and she was working on the fourth when Violet and Victor came along.

Bethanie Deeney Murguia earned an MFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and is the creator of Buglette the Messy Sleeper and Zoe Gets Ready. Bethanie, her family, and their dog, Disco, live in northern California.

This is a deal provided by booktopia.

$27.99 $4.95
Deal Picture logo of booktopia
Book: Attack of the Giant Sea Spiders : Adventures of the Steampunk Pirates
Wanted: Dead or Alive! (Or smashed into little bits and delivered in boxes.)

The Steampunk Pirates jump at the chance to earn a handsome reward in return for doing some snooping. But when they find themselves sandwiched between the Dread Captain Inky beard and a spider on the attack, it's time to beat a retreat. Can they escape without a scrape or have the robotic rebels ticked their last?

This hilarious new series from Gareth P. Jones, author of Ninja Meerkats, is sure to delight young readers with its madcap humour and larger-than-life robot pirate crew.

About the Author

Gareth P. Jones is the author of many books for children, including the Ninja Meerkats series, and The Considine Curse, for which he won the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2012 award. He also works as a producer of TV documentaries. He lives in London with his wife and children.

This is a deal provided by booktopia.

$17.99 $2.95
Deal Picture logo of booktopia
Book: A Sovereign For A Song
An impoverished miner's daughter growing up in the small village of Annsdale, near Durham, young Ginny Wilde yearns for adventure. But she gets more than she bargained for when her dark good looks, fiery spirit and beautiful singing voice capture the attention of Charlie Parkinson, her employer's unscrupulous brother.

Fleeing the wrath of her irate father, Ginny heads for London where she embarks on a successful career as music hall artiste. But, unable to escape Charlie's influence, Ginny finds herself increasingly unhappy as she is sucked into his louche, womanising lifestyle.

Can she ever find the courage to leave Charlie and return to her beloved north east? And will she ever be able to recapture the heart of her one true love, miner Martin Jude?

This is a deal provided by booktopia.

$20.99 $3.75
Deal Picture logo of booktopia
Book: Social Sweets
Featuring more than 100 recipes, Social Sweets is a heavenly collection of desserts from Michelin starred chef Jason Atherton. Showcasing a variety of beautiful and contemporary recipes from his London restaurants, this volume is a celebration of the flavors and techniques from across the world which have inspired him.

As well as the desserts that feature on the menus of his restaurants, the collection also includes timeless classics, such as bakewell tart, sticky toffee pudding and cheesecakes, and ice creams and sorbets that act as the perfect accompaniment--or a dessert in their own right. Rounded off by a selection of cheese recipes, the recipes in this book are sure to inspire and will have something for every palate.

Stunningly illustrated with photographs from John Cary, Jason once again proves why he is one of the world's most innovative chefs, offering an abundance of perfect treats to share with friends and family.

About the Author

Having worked alongside great chefs including Pierre Koffmann, Nico Ladenis, Marco Pierre White and Ferran Adria, Jason Atherton joined the Gordon Ramsay Group in 2001 as the executive chef for Verre in Dubai. By 2005 he was at the helm of Maze in London, launching what would be the most successful brand in the group. In 2011 Jason opened his own flagship restaurant, Pollen Street Social, which won a Michelin star within six months. Deemed London's Best Fine Dining restaurant by the Time Out Eating & Drinking Awards 2011, Pollen Street Social also won New Restaurant of the Year at the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards 2012 and was ranked sixth in The Good Food Guide's Top 50 Restaurants 2013.

Jason's restaurants include Pollen Street Social, Little Social, Social Eating House and Berners Tavern in London, Table No. 1 and The Commune Social in Shanghai, Esquina, Pollen, and Keong Saik Snacks in Singapore and 22 Ships in Hong Kong. Next to open is City Social in London (May 2014) followed by restaurants in Hong Kong (June 2014), Dubai (September 2014), Singapore (2014), New York (March 2015), and Sydney (April 2015).

Jason's recipes and articles have appeared widely in magazines and newspapers including: the Guardian, Sunday Times, Observer Food Monthly, Waitrose Food Illustrated, and Caterer and Hotelkeeper. Additionally, he demonstrates regularly on food shows in the UK and abroad. He is a regular guest on Saturday Kitchen and Market Kitchen. June 2008 saw Jason win the third series of BBC2's Great British Menu and in 2009 and 2010 Jason returned to the series as host. In 2014 Jason co-hosts with Lorraine Pascale for Sky Living's flagship series My Kitchen Rules.

This is a deal provided by booktopia.

$75 $7.50
Deal Picture logo of booktopia
Book: Mollie Makes Papercraft
Now you can turn everything from an old book, a newspaper, or a vintage map into stunning garlands, bunting, wreaths, and more!

Join our favorite paper crafters as they share their tips, stories, and beautiful projects, inspiring us all to get creative with paper. Mollie Makes: Papercraft will teach you to make stylish cards to impress friends and family, create unique folk-inspired artworks, and fold classic paper cranes and origami flowers. Decorate your home with clever paper containers and unique paper lampshades. There are projects for all levels of paper crafts, including creating your own paper!

With twenty projects in Mollie Makes: Papercraft, there is plenty to keep you busy. In fact, you could say we've got paper craft all wrapped up!

About the Author

Mollie Makes, United Kingdom. Also available: Mollie Makes Crochet and Mollie Makes Knitting.

This is a deal provided by booktopia.

$37.99 $6.75
Deal Picture logo of booktopia
Book: Sweet Caress
Amory's first memory is of her father standing on his head. She has memories of him returning on leave during the First World War. But his absences, both actual and emotional, are what she chiefly remembers.

It is her photographer uncle Greville who supplies the emotional bond she needs, and, when he gives her a camera and some rudimentary lessons in photography, unleashes a passion that will irrevocably shape her future.

A spell at boarding school ends abruptly and Amory begins an apprenticeship with Greville in London, living in his tiny flat in Kensington, earning two pounds a week photographing socialites for the magazine Beau Monde. But Amory is hungry for more and her search for life, love and artistic expression will take her to the demi monde of Berlin of the late 20s, to New York of the 30s, to the Blackshirt riots in London and to France in the Second World War where she becomes one of the first women war photographers. Her desire for experience will lead Amory to further wars, to lovers, husbands and children as she continues to pursue her dreams and battle her demons.

In this enthralling story of a life fully lived, William Boyd has created a sweeping panorama of some of the most defining moments of modern history, told through the camera lens of one unforgettable woman, Amory Clay. It is his greatest achievement to date.

About the Author

William Boyd was born in 1952 in Accra, Ghana and was brought up there and in Nigeria. He is the author of A Good Man in Africa, which won the Whitbread Literary Award for the Best First Novel in 1981 and a Somerset Maugham Award in 1982; On the Yankee Station (1982), a collection of short stories; An Ice-Cream War, which won the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize for 1982 and was short-listed for the Booker Prize; Stars and Bars (1984); The New Confessions (1987); Brazzaville Beach, which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for 1990 and for which William Boyd was awarded the McVitie's Prize for Scottish Writer of the Year; The Blue Afternoon, which won the 1993 Sunday Express Book of the Year Award; The Destiny of Nathalie X, a further collection of short stories, and Any Human Heart. William Boyd is married and lives in London.

Read Caroline Baum's review:

This is the perfect read for a plane flight or a holiday when you can immerse yourself for long uninterrupted chunks of time as you become engrossed in the life of British photographer Amory Clay.

Cool, level-headed and liberated in her desires, Amory is driven by curiosity to explore every situation and relationship. Free of convention, she observes the louche nightlife of nineteen thirties Berlin brothels and clubs through her hidden lens, witnesses a Fascist riot on the streets of London with dramatic personal consequences and conducts a simultaneous love affair with her married magazine editor and a hirsute French novelist.

Amory exerts a powerful fascination on the page thanks to the polished prose of William Boyd: while she is clearly a unique individual, with a distinctive family (including a near death childhood episode involving her father), Boyd makes her a symbol of twentieth century womanhood, emblematic of other, forgotten female photographers by placing her at the scene of events that helped shaped how we see the times. The result is an elegant album of vivid memories.

This is a deal provided by booktopia.

$29.99 $5.95
Deal Picture logo of booktopia
Book: Tea Time
Tea is a plant with many beneficial qualities for one's health and spirit. In fact, the long life span of people in China has been associated with the population's regular intake of green tea.

Healthier than coffee and with a positively stimulating or relaxing effect-according to the length of boiling time-the vitamins and flavonoids in this infusion are not only healthy, but also help in fighting free radicals. Tea promotes creativity, harmony, and internal balance.

This heavily illustrated book is the most complete guide to this Oriental treasure, which millions of Westerners also enjoy. In addition to valuable advice about its preparation, the pages include:
  • The history of tea and its main varieties
  • A complete guide for tea gourmets
  • Its curative and rejuvenating properties
  • The Japanese tea ceremony, step by step
  • The tea oracle: how to read the leaves
  • Over 60 recipes, including sangria tea, fajitas with tofu macerated in green tea, and many more!
About the Author

Francis Amalfi has written more than fifteen lifestyle and nutrition books published in Spain.

This is a deal provided by booktopia.

$45.99 $5.50
Deal Picture logo of booktopia
Book: The Fox and the Hen
Oh, no! Henrietta Hen laid her very first egg today but sly Red Fox has tricked her into giving it to him! And now he plans to gobble it all up.

But Henrietta doesn't want her precious egg boiled, poached, scrambled, or fried. Whatever will she do? Together, Henrietta and her friends on the farm hatch a cunning plan to fool Red Fox--and save her egg from becoming an omelet.

A wittily told tale, beautifully enhanced by Eric Battut's charming and earthy illustrations.

About the Author

Eric Battut was born in Chamalieres, France, where he still lives and works today. After studying economics and civil rights for six years, he went on to study illustration at L'Ecole Emile Cohl in Lyon. He has since created many successful and award-winning books for children.

This is a deal provided by booktopia.

$20.99 $2.95
Deal Picture logo of booktopia
Book: The World is Full of Married Men
David Cooper cheats on his wife. She doesn't cheat - and that suits him fine. Until the young and beautiful Claudia appears and David wants out of his marriage. But Claudia has different ideas - different dreams: To be a model, an actress, a star. And she'll do anything to make it. Just name a price.

The world is full of married men is a devastating exposure of the cut-throat media business - the phony promises and the very real power of the casting couch.

This is a deal provided by booktopia.

$23.99 $3.50
Deal Picture logo of booktopia
Book: Take Control of Pain
Information has been provided by the top doctors in Australia and around the world - joint doctors, headache specialists, gastroenterologists, neurologists, and chronic pain experts. This book presents the very best, newest thinking in every area of pain management, helping you find your hidden pain triggers and recognise your 'pain relief personality.' It also includes simple tricks for fast relief as well as deeper, longer-term solutions.

This is a deal provided by booktopia.

$29.99 $5.95
Deal Picture logo of booktopia
Book: Claude the Magnificent
"To be a success, you must think of something the people need, then make it irresistible!"

Follow Claude, the loveable artiste as he journeys to Paris to seek his fame and fortune. A lavish tale of chasing your dreams from rags to riches, and back again!

This is a deal provided by booktopia.

$20.99 $2.95
Deal Picture logo of booktopia
Book: Where's Polar Bear
Polar Bear seems to have disappeared, sparking various possibilities as to where he might have gone - each more fanciful and ridiculous than the last.

We meet various characters along the way including a smart Arctic fox, an interesting walrus and a respectable seal in this fun and amusing tale.

This is a deal provided by booktopia.

$16.99 $2.95
Nextchevron_right