Looking for something to do at home during the hot summer says? How about a little mom win education style while still having fun with the kids? Try this 4-book hardcover set that takes kids around the world without leaving your backyard this summer.
In Mona Lisa in New York by Yevgenia Nayberg, a love letter to New York City, Mona Lisa is a tourist who experiences the city for the first time, and finds art, love, and inspiration in unexpected places.
Mona Lisa is taking a trip to New York from the Louvre. Yes, that Mona Lisa. The one with the knowing smile. After hanging in the museum for a while she decides to explore the city. She slips out of her painting and meets Tag, a street art figure. He takes her on an adventure from the Bronx to the Brooklyn Bridge and it turns out Mona Lisa doesn’t know as much as she thought. In this beautiful and charming book, artist Yevgenia Nayberg, an immigrant to New York herself, shows young readers the city she has fallen in love with. Cleverly portraying da Vinci’s iconic subject as a world-weary, know-it-all, Nayberg takes readers on a tour of New York. Mona Lisa and Tag eat pizza in the Bronx, listen to jazz in Harlem, dance to salsa music on the High Line, and swim at Brighton Beach. As Mona Lisa says goodbye to her new friend, she–and the readers–come away with a profound appreciation of the city and its wonders.
YEVGENIA NAYBERG’s illustrations and paintings have appeared in magazines, picture books, record albums, and theater posters. In 2018 she received a Sydney Taylor Silver Medal for illustrating the book Drop by Drop by Jacqueline Jules. Originally from Russia, she now lives in New York City. https://nayberg.org/
Spend hours navigating the world’s great rivers with Great Rivers of the World by Volker Mehnert and illustrated by Martin Haake, a vibrant, fact-filled book for kids that blends geography, history, and culture.
Where in the Rhein does the Nibelung Treasure lie? What river helps mark the prime meridian? Why do people make pilgrimages to the Indian city of Benares? Why is the Mekong called the “Nine Dragon” river in Vietnam? How does the Mississippi divide and unite the United States? These and hundreds of other facts are explored in this wonderfully illustrated atlas of the world’s great rivers. Each spread in this book offers a colorful map packed with drawings, figures, and facts. Cities that border the rivers are highlighted, as are distinct flora and fauna, significant natural and human-made features, and fascinating historical details. A “biography” of each river describes where it flows, and its importance to the communities it passes through. Special attention is given to the ecological health of the rivers–those that are thriving and those in danger of losing their valuable habitats. Along the way, young readers will come to understand the enormous impact that rivers have on our lives, while learning valuable information in a way that will spark their curiosity and imagination.
VOLKER MEHNERT is a journalist, travel writer, and author of a children’s biography of the explorer Alexander von Humboldt.
MARTIN HAAKE has created illustrated works for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Penguin Books, and Volkswagen. His illustrations have earned him several awards, including the German Art Directors Club’s silver medal, of which he is a two-time recipient. He lives in Berlin, Germany. http://www.martinhaake.de/
Join scientists on an unforgettable journey to Antarctica in illustrated children’s book Antarctica: A Continent of Wonder by Mario Cuesta Hernando and illustrated by Raquel Martín.
Come aboard the Polar Star and accompany its crew on their half-year stay in Antarctica. Through full-page illustrations, children will experience the work and life of these explorers and scientists as they study penguins, whales, and seals, measure the depth of the ice, chart wind speeds of up to 186 mph (300km/h), examine old volcanoes, and withstand some of the lowest temperatures ever recorded. Kids will also learn about Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott, the legendary explorers who first set foot on Antarctica. Equal parts thrilling adventure and in-depth exploration, this book is an unforgettable illustrated expedition to Antarctica that is sure to satisfy the boldest bedtime traveler.
MARIO CUESTA HERNANDO is a journalist and scriptwriter of many different programs relating to nature and adventure. He has traveled to Antarctica on a Spanish Navy Vessel. https://www.instagram.com/mario.cuestahernando/
RAQUEL MARTÍN is a freelance illustrator from Barcelona, who currently lives on the beautiful island of Minorca, Spain. https://raquelmartin.net/
This evocative cookbook invites kids of all ages to the table for more mouthwatering innovative outdoor fare put together by the James Beard Award-nominated author of Wild: Adventure Cooking.
In her first cookbook, Sarah Glover showed the world how liberating, satisfying, and easy it is to cook beautiful healthy food outdoors. Now she brings kids of all ages into the mix in Wild Child, proving that they too can take part in collecting, preparing, and cooking campfire meals the whole family can enjoy. Glover’s simple yet elegant meals are inspired by the land and the sea: fish and ears of corn dangled on a stick over an open flame; perfect bread baked directly on hot coals; kale and potatoes simmered in saltwater; eggs fried alongside spicy sausage and toast; chili-brined cherry tomatoes–and more. Glover emphasizes fresh seasonal food that can be acquired locally. And, while her techniques date back to ancient traditions, the flavors are distinctly modern. Brimming with gorgeous landscape photography from across the Australian continent, this stylish yet down-to-earth cookbook encourages families to embrace the outdoors, teaches young chefs valuable techniques and life skills, and proves once again that everything tastes better cooked over an open flame.
SARAH GLOVER has worked as a chef and pastry chef in Tasmania, Sydney, and New York City. Her first book, Wild (Prestel, 2018) was nominated for a 2019 James Beard Award for Best Photography. She lives in Tasmania, Australia. https://www.sarahglover.com.au/
One winner will receive a 4-book hardcover summer travel set from Prestel: Mona Lisa in New York, Great Rivers of the World, Antarctica: A Continent of Wonder, and Wild Child.
Giveaway open to entrants living in the US and UK only. Must be 18+ or have parents permission to enter. Only one entry per household allowed. Prizing and samples provided by Media Masters Publicity. Giveaway ends July 2, 2021. Visit Giveaway Terms & Conditions for additional details and rules.