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Quarto Publishing Week Giveaway

This week is Quarto Publishing Group week. Every day we are highlighting a different book from the Quarto Publishing Group, chosen by yours truly. In exchange for hosting this week, I got to choose 5 of my favorite titles to give to YOU, our readers, as a giveaway. So I did my research and chose 5 titles that I thought YA librarians could use in their collections, in their programs, or for themselves personally. I hope that you enjoy them. It was really hard choosing just 5 because they had a lot of interesting titles to choose from including a biography on John Hughes, his movies defined my early adolescence, some cool picture books, and a great picture book called Dreams of Freedom. They also have a book called Cats in Sweaters that I can’t help but thing TLTer Robin Willis would love. See, such hard decisions.

To enter the giveaway, just do this Rafflecopter thingy here. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, sorry. One random winner will be selected by Rafflecopter and then the Quarto Publishing Group will send the 5 titles selected out to that winner. There are multiple free entries because we wanted to make it as easy as possible for you to enter.

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About Quarto Publishing Group

The Quarto Publishing Group (formerly Quayside Publishing Group) books have earned a reputation for style and quality in the fields of art, crafts, hobbies, food and drink, nature, lifestyle, reference and children’s. The children’s program just launched in 2014 with the creation of Walter Foster Jr., but expanded dramatically with the “coming home” of our Quarto UK imprints Frances Lincoln Children’s Books and QEB Publishing, now formally published through Quarto USA. In addition, a number of our general and specialty book imprints, such as Quarry Books, Motorbooks, and Race Point, publish books on history, craft, art, and other topics of interest to teen readers. Visit us know at www.quartous.com and beginning this June at www.QuartoKnows.com.

And Here are the 5 Books We Chose for You:

How to Make a Movie in 10 Easy Lessons by Robert Blofield

Featured in my 5 resources/tools for helping teens create movies in your MakerSpace post, I love this book so much I just ordered 3 copies for my library’s MakerSpace. It’s a good resource. There is also a learn guitar title in this series which I highly recommend as well.

Origami City: Fold More Than 30 Global Landmarks by Shuki Kato & Jordan Langerak

There is a lot you can do with this for a road trip themed book discussion group, display or program.

Playing with Surface Design: Modern Techniques for Painting, Stamping, Printing and More by Courtney Cerruti

Again, a ton of great arts and craft ideas that can easily be incorporated into a teen program on any theme.

Duct Tape: 101 Adventerous Ideas for Art, Jewelry, Flowers, Wallets and More by Forest Walker Davis

Duct tape crafts continue to be popular with my teens and Davis does some truly fabulous things with tape. Check out my fave duct tape books and crafts here and read more about this book.

Color Me Calm and Color Me Happy by Lacy Mucklow

On Friday we’re going to talk about adult coloring books and some tips for staying stress free during Summer Reading, a very busy time of year of YS and YA librarians. This book has some amazing coloring pages that are sure to help you relax during the SRC.



  1. That Duct Tape book looks amazing!

  2. Mary Clark says

    They all look great, but my students would love that origami book!

  3. Diana Rice says

    Thanks for highlighting these titles. Tweens served by a middle school library are eager for fresh titles in the “make it” section.

  4. Christie says

    These books look amazing and would be great for the maker/crafting programs I do for teens at my library.

  5. I had just been looking into adult coloring books recently so that one caught my eye! I think it would be a great way for teens to have an activity they could do while socializing.

  6. Christine Sarmel says

    I can think of a long list of teen readers who would love these titles. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Erin Ellis says

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

  8. Laura Ginsberg says

    How cool! Great maker titles.

  9. Linda Mitchell says

    Awesome books! Can’t wait to get my hands on some of these!

  10. Carole Dennis says

    Wow! Thanks for highlighting these titles! Even if I don’t win, I know I want these titles for our collection.

  11. Angie Jackson says

    Great titles! I can’t wait to order for our libraries.

  12. What cool books!

  13. Lynsey Buchanan says

    Great Giveaway

  14. very nice books, a must order!

  15. I love reading books, kindly extend this giveaways to our area as there are still readers in these sides. Great choice though

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