Reference Books

Excellent and interesting reference books for cooks, survivalists, design lovers, and so much more.

DIY Furniture: A Step-by-Step Guide Paperback

DIY addicts will love “DIY Furniture: A Step-by-Step Guide”. It features 30 fabulous designs from around the world, and the tips of furniture designers that show the reader how to use simple techniques to make stunning designer furniture from scratch. Each project features easy-to-follow instructions and hand-drawn diagrams.

What If?

The “What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions” is an excellent book for curious people. This book features informative and hilarious answers to essential questions they probably never thought to ask. If there was a robot apocalypse, how long would humanity last? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? Answers for these and many more questions are in the book.

Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You Diary

The “Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You: A Journal (Do One Thing Every Day Journals) Diary” is a meaningful gift for a friend who likes to take risks, or would like to take more. This diary has fear-facing prompts that encourage the daily habit of thinking courageously. The reader jots down everyday examples of their own courage to fortify their feelings of gratitude and happiness.

Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible

A lovely birthday gift for people who like beautifully designed books, the “Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible” features high-quality photographies by Dieter Rams. Designers will love to get to know about Rams' work and life, including sketches, prototypes, finished products, and the marketing for those products.

Creative Confidence

Creatives and non-creatives will love to get the “Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All” as a birthday gift. This hardcover book aims to help readers unleash the creativity that lies within This book can reaffirm anyone’s creativity and help someone to uncover their creativity.

How to Stay Alive in the Woods

Any adventurer or budding survivalist would love to get the “How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and Self-Preservation Anywhere” as a gift. This hardcover book is a practical and indispensable guide for anyone venturing into the outdoors. The core survival skills and timeless advice by the wilderness expert Branford Angier come illustrated.

Delish: Eat Like Every Day’s the Weekend

The Delish: Eat Like Every Day’s the Weekend is a fantastic gift for food lovers. This recipe book features more than 275 recipes and ideas meant to be devoured, not perfected. Some of the included recipes are quesadilla cake, cookie dough cheesecake, chicken fried cauliflower, and more!

Building Your Personal Brand in the Age of Social Media

If you know an teen who is interested in becoming an internet influencer, then the Building Your Personal Brand in the Age of Social Media makes a fantastic birthday gift. Written by Senior director of influencer strategy, Brittany Hennessy, this book features many tips to build an audience and keep them engaged as an influencer, including all the following steps: packaging the personal brand, pitch favorite companies, monetize, and more!

The Manual to Manhood

The Manual to Manhood is a fantastic reference tool for the younger man. This excellent book makes for a thoughtful 13th birthday gift. The Christian author brings many references of the faith for those who follow it, and also regular things that every guy needs to know - tie a tie, grill a steak, plan a date, clean a bathroom, ask for a reference, throw darts, and more.

Strong Is the New Pretty

The lovely Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves is a hardcover book that presents 175 memorable photographs of girls being themselves. This fantastic 13th birthday gift shows what real beauty is: being your authentic self and owning it. The photographer Kate T. Parker finds real beauty in girls and captures it.

How to Code: A Step-By-Step Guide to Computer Coding

If a kid needs to be introduced to coding, the How to Code: A Step-By-Step Guide to Computer Coding is a fabulous 12th birthday gift idea. This hardcover book teaches them all the basic concepts, like variables, loops, and selection. Kids who read it can learn to develop their own website, use Logo, build games in Scratch, experiment with HTML, program projects in Python, and much more!

Eat This! How Fast Food Marketing Gets You to Buy Junk

Kids should know the truth about junk food, and this book gives that truth. “Eat This!: How Fast Food Marketing Gets You to Buy Junk (And How To Fight Back)” is a paperback book that explains to kids how fast food marketing gets people to buy junk, and how they can fight back. This is a thoughtful 12th birthday gift for a junk food lover, it will help kids understand and be aware of the things they eat.

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers

The hardcover book “Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World” is a charmingly illustrated, educational book, that presents 50 women who paved the way for the next generation of female scientists. Kids will love to see that history is more than what they see at school.

Good Days Start With Gratitude

Help a kid develop the habit of gratitude early in life. Good Days Start With Gratitude is a self-exploration journal in the format of a 52-week guide to cultivating an attitude of gratitude. It makes a thoughtful 12th birthday gift to help anyone be thankful for the good things they have and the good things that happen to them.

Just Between Us: Mother & Daughter

Mothers and daughters will bond and share things with each other with the help of this deluxe hardcover journal. The bestselling “Just Between Us: Mother & Daughter” makes an excellent 12th birthday gift to strengthen any mother-daughter relationship. It features fun mini quizzes, and thoughtful writing prompts that pave the way for them to discuss many things.

Draw 50 Animals

Another bestselling book from the Draw 50 series, “Draw 50 Animals” is a fantastic step-by-step guide to drawing, that helps kids to develop their drawing skills and get to know many different animals they might not even have heard about! This excellent 11th birthday gift can teach aspiring young artists how to draw animals like a shark, a bunny, a penguin, a dinosaur, and more!

Making YouTube Videos: Star in Your Own Video!

Kids these days love to record videos and post them on YouTube. If you know the next YouTube celebrity, make sure to give them the “Making YouTube Videos: Star in Your Own Video!” as an 11th birthday gift. This fun and friendly book will guide any kid step by step through the process of creating and posting videos on YouTube.

MindWare Word Winks Paperback

Books that teach logical reasoning to children are the best! MindWare Word Winks is a paperback puzzle book that teaches complex skills with an efficient method. This fantastic 10th birthday gift option is perfect for children who are on vacation because it exercises the brain while they’re away from school.

Secret Coders: Monsters & Modules Paperback

A book from the bestselling author Gene Luen Yang, the paperback edition of “Secret Coders: Monsters & Modules” makes a fantastic 10th birthday gift. The sixth and final book of this super fun series is an excellent gift for any Yang fan. The book combines logic puzzles and basic coding instruction, and it also features an engaging, page-turning mystery plot!

Little Feminist Board Book Set

The Little Feminist Board Book Set is comprised of colorful illustrated portraits of real women who have made a historical impact on the world. Illustrations by Lydia Ortiz and words by Emily Kleinman introduce children to significant women in history with images that are fun for youngsters and also realistic. The Board Book Set includes 4 mini board books: Pioneers, Artists, Leaders, and Activists.