Topical Term

On writing

a memoir of the craft
Stephen King reflects on how his writing has helped him through difficult times and describes various aspects of the art of writing.

Manga mania universe

the massive book of drawing manga
"Drawing on the mega-success of Christopher Hart's Manga Mania series, Mega Manga Mania combines curated content from each previous Manga Mania book (Girl Power!, Romance, and Shonen) into one giant volume. Manga fans will enjoy having such a wide variety of how-to-draw manga instruction in one convenient book. The dynamic artwork and first-rate instruction that has made this series a success is fully apparent in this version, which showcases the best in drawing manga girls, romantic characters and scenes, and manga action and adventure. The thickness of this volume, at this price point, will be a definite draw for the manga-drawing set as well"--.

The knitter's book of knowledge

a complete guide to essential knitting techniques
A knitting reference for beginners as well as experienced knitters.

Hand lettering for beginners

simple techniques, endless possibilities
"This book takes [the reader] through different hand lettering styles such as faux calligraphy, brush pen lettering, and creating basic font styles such as monoline, elegant, and brush pen scripts"--Amazon.

Learning about poems

Presents an introduction to poetry, including an overview of the parts of a poem, as well as a discussion of different kinds of poetry. Includes a glossary, a list of additional resources, and critical thinking questions using the Common Core.

Learning about fiction

Presents an introduction to fiction, including an overview of common features in fiction writing, such as characters, setting, and plot, as well as a discussion of different kinds of fiction. Includes a glossary, a list of additional resources, and critical thinking questions using the Common Core.

Ralph Masiello's Unicorn drawing book

"Step-by-step instructions on how to draw all kinds of one-horned animals--from narwhals to uni-kitties to the beloved unicorn"--Provided by publisher.

Drawing Godzilla

Teaches how to draw characteristics from both the classic Godzilla of the Japanese films, and the life-like, realistic Godzilla of the recent remake.

The art of Junji Ito

twisted visions
"A first-ever collection of Junji Itڶo's artworks, featuring over 130 images from his bestselling manga titles along with rare works. This sublime collection includes all of Itڶo's unforgettable illustrations in both black-and-white and color, from Tomie's dreadful beauty to the inhuman spirals of 'Uzumaki'. Includes an interview focused on Itڶo's art technique as well as commentary from the artist on each work" -- Amazon.

How to write your best story ever!

"Presents instructions for writing fictional stories, including tips on creating characters, crafting plot ideas, and utilizing imagination"--OCLC.


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