The urbane humor of the venerable magazine is on display on the New Yorker Covers calendar, featuring 13 classic and well-known covers; Babar's Yoga shows off elephants in the lotus position in Times Square and doing the Proud Warrior by the Eiffel Tower; charming, exotic and personable "fancy breed" chickens highlight Extraordinary Chickens; French Kitty features this trendy girl beloved for her style and romantic adventures; Man's Best Friend features images of William Wegman's weimaraners taken over 20 years (16-month wall, $12.95 each). The photographer also offers William Wegman Puppies in wall format ($10.95) and engagement calendar ($16.95). Magical fairies are back on Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Album (wall, $12.95); the mischievous penguin Badtz-Maru returns and takes on a different sport each month (wall, $10.95). The Hello Kitty Hello Color! engagement calendar, with illustrations by Higashi Glaser, will delight girls of any age ($14.95); Hello Kitty Hello Numbers offers stickers and a poster plus monthly party favors or treats (wall, $10.95). In engagement format: Chihuly highlights the works of Dale Chihuly ($16.95); and the iconic pooch appears in Blue Dog ($14.95). Quotable Shakespeare: 365 Days of the Bard's Best gathers words of wisdom ($10.95). Contact publisher for terms. Harry N. Abrams, 115 W. 18th St., New York, N.Y. 10011; (212) 206-7715.
AMERICAN QUILTER'S SOCIETY
The American Quilter's Society calendar highlights 12 award-winning quilts selected at the annual quilt show held in Paducah, Ky. (wall, $11.95); Quilt Art celebrates the world of quilts (engagement, $9.95). Contact publisher for terms. American Quilter's Society, P.O. Box 3290, Paducah, Ky. 42002-3290; (270) 898-7903.
This publisher offers calendars in a variety of formats: Thomas Kinkade: The Great Outdoors is a special collector's edition (wall, $16.95); art calendars include Thomas Kinkade; Marjolein Bastin; The Natural Elegance of Cheri Blum; Victorian Tea by Sandy Lynam Clough; Kathy Hatch's Country Garden; Kim Jacobs' The Cobblestone Way (wall, $13.95 each); The Coca Cola Calendar features vintage advertisements; The Art of the Bistro displays the ambience of a European bistro; Cats brings together plump felines by Warren Kimble; Signs of the Times displays nostalgic signs from the Mummert Sign Company (wall, $13.95 each). Journals: Coffee Break by Marty Mummert, Special Delivery by Lesley Harrison, Old Red by Michael Humphries, Shoe Sale, Forever Friends, Lilac, Lavender, Moonbeam, American As Apple Pie ($9.99 each); boxed calendars: Thomas Kinkade: Painter of Light, Marjolein Bastin, Charles Wysocki Americana ($11.95 each). From the Walnut Creek Stationery division: Cat Tails by Charles Wysocki, Cheri Blum's Roses (wall, $12.95 each); A Year in Flowers by Michael Clark, Roosters, Celebrating Old Glory by Warren Kimble, Accents of Africa, The World According to Maxine (a lady with attitude!), Underwater Fantasies (wall, $12.95 each). Contact publisher for terms. AMCAL, 2500 Bisso Lane, Suite 200, Concord, Calif. 94520; (925) 689-9930.
Taken from the popular TV show, Trading Spaces shows before and after pictures of a renovated room, describes the transformation and spotlights a designer; photos of Sydney, Jack and the other characters from the hot TV show leap from the pages of Alias; Edelen Wille from the Garden: Vintage Seed Catalog Illustrations: 1896—1929 displays beautiful seed packet covers; if you don't know The Wiggles, preschoolers do, and will delight in the antics of Murray, Jeff, Anthony, Greg and their sidekicks (wall, $12.99 each). In Day-to-Day format: The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know covers topics including Fine Arts, Business and Economics, World History, Literature in English; The Idiot Girls' Action Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life follows the girls' amusing exploits; Jump the Shark: When Good Things Go Bad catalogues the moment when your favorite TV show loses its magic and the ratings go south ($11.99 each). New engagement calendars: Ransom Letters includes magnetic letters to create messages; Purse is (as you might imagine) purse-shaped with a carrying strap, mirror and coin pocket; Shoe contains photos of shoes from the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto ($16.99 each); Wooly Willy comes with its own magnetic drawing kit and a magnetic wand that doubles as a ballpoint pen; Robot has a working clock embedded in the robot on its cover ($14.99 each); Origami contains a bound-in-plastic pouch that holds 24 sheets of origami paper and a booklet with 12 origami patterns for making a creation each month ($18.99). Also new for 2004: Mary Engelbreit It's All About ME! A Scrapbook Calendar allows children and parents to decorate the calendar pages with photos, ticket stubs and items detailing their lives; Looney Tunes characters Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and more jump onto new calendars in various formats (wall, $12.99 each; mini wall, two versions, $7.99 each; 16-month engagement, $12.99); Anne Geddes: Pure; Nurseryroom; (wall, $12.99 each); Mini Day-to-Day calendars: About Teachers; Cats; Fortune Cookies; Little Moments of Peace; Sushi; Women's Wit; Bumper Stickers; Folk Art; Golf Quips; Peanuts; Wisdom of the East; Words of Love ($7.99 each). Contact publisher for terms. Andrews McMeel Publishing, 4520 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. 64111-7701; (816) 932-6700.
The Scenic Arizona calendar displays images by top photographers, opens to a grand poster size and features descriptive text and "when you go" information about each location (wall, $13.99); also available: Arizona Highways Classic calendar with room for daily reminders and a handy map of Arizona (wall, $7.99); engagement calendar provides 60 photos of the state's flora and fauna ($11.99). Terms: 1—24, 50% discount; 24—49, 52%; 50—99, 54%' 99+, 55%; nonreturnable. Arizona Highways, 2039 W. Lewis Ave., Phoenix, Ariz. 85009-2893; (800) 543-5432.
Three calendars carry the Life magazine brand name: The Pride of America; New York City (wall, $12.99 each) and LIFE: This Day in History daily boxed calendar celebrating memorable moments in time with famous photos and historical trivia ($11.99). Also in wall format: Historic Homes: National Trust for Historic Preservation; Maps of the Ancient World; Nature's Majestic Trees; Pin Up highlights pin up girls; Ready to Roll: Classic Travel Trailers; Seasons: Poetic Verse by Emily Dickinson ($12.99 each). The Magical World of Lisa Jane, featuring children in fairy-tale settings, is available in three formats (wall, $12.99; engagement, $15.99; daily boxed calendar, $11.99); Spirit of the Far East features Chinese characters and descriptions (wall, $12.99; engagement, $15.99; Note Nook calendar, $13.99); Teen People is a 17-month calendar for teens to track classes and social activities ($12.99). Organizer calendars: The Perfect Wall Organizing System includes File-Its: The Calendar That Becomes a File Folder ($14.99); Note Nooks: The Original Calendar with Pockets ($13.99); Plan-Its: The Perfect Planning Calendar for a Busy Life with storage pocket or cork board, stickers that come in four styles: teen ($11.99); Mom's; My ($12.99 each); College ($13.99); Cork Calendars: The Calendar That Makes It Easy to Tack Up Notes and Reminders comes in seven titles ($13.99); 365 Daily Thought & Inspirations daily boxed calendar ($7.99). Two new formats: engagement calendars come in tabbed organizer style (seven titles, $15.99 each); checkbook-sized calendars (six titles, $4.99 each). Contact publisher for terms. Avalanche Publishing, 15262 Pipeline Lane, Huntington Beach, Calif. 92649; (800) 888-6421.
BrownTrout offers calendars in a range of formats and subjects including general interest; art; home & garden; sports; animals; wildlife; dog breeds; travel; regional America, and more. Formats include slim diaries; boxed calendars; weekly engagement calendars; Slimline calendars; and mini-calendars. New for 2004: Ballet; Clouds; John Constable; J.M.W. Turner; Gardens in Art; Exotic Sports Cars; Art of the Chicken; Christina Belletti Dogs (wall, $11.99 each). In Slimline format: Fat Cats; Bunny Hugs; ($8.99 each). Contact publisher for terms. BrownTrout, P.O. Box 280070, San Francisco, Calif. 94128-0070; (800) 777-7812.
Willow's Christmas: A Three-Dimensional Advent Calendar becomes a four-sided freestanding calendar in the shape of a farmhouse, based on Camila Ashforth's picture books Willow on the River and Willow by the Sea ($10); Christmas at the North Pole: A Sticker-a-Day Advent Calendar comes with a twist: instead of opening windows, children add stickers each day to complete a scene. Contact distributor for terms. Dist. by Penguin Putnam, Order Processing Dept., 405 Murray Hill Parkway, East Rutherford, N.J. 07073; (800) 526-0275.
Lead calendars for 2004 include: The Lord of the Rings (daily boxed, $12.99; student planner, $15.99; datebook, $15.99;); Harry Potter Student Planner (two versions, $10.99 each); SARK: The World According to Sark (wall, $12.99; datebook, $15.99; daily calendar $12.99). The Art of Bessie Pease with images of babies and children are available in several formats (wall, $12.99; 6" wall, $5.99; datebook, $15.99; daily calendar, $12.99); Yoga Journal shows how to put yoga into action in everyday life (wall, $12.99; daily calendar, $11.99). Cassandra's Children features a little girl who can't do anything right until she discovers her very own angel (wall, $12.99); A Reader's Collection offers views of comforting places to read; The New Yorker Cartoon is for devotees of the magazine's lively cartoons (wall, $11.99 each). Contact publisher for terms. Cedco Publishing Co., 100 Pelican Way, San Rafael, Calif. 94901; (415) 458-2000.
Ocho Loco is a new format inspired by the 1950s calendars seen in local diners, barbershops and gas stations. These calendars are wood and feature the retro-themed artwork of San Francisco's Ocho Loco Press ($12.95 each). Among the offerings in wall format: Bon Bon featuring the Cosmic Debris character who has a penchant for British rock and French designers; Emily the Strange, the smart, subversive girl with four black cats; Dog displays the exuberance of purebred dogs and puppies; Sandman stars the goth comic phenomenon ($12.95); Oopsy Daisy is the moppet who looks innocent but is always getting into trouble; New York Panoramic and San Francisco Panoramic celebrate these cities' splendors ($10.95 each). Among the daily calendars are: Bad Girl Rage-a-Day shows how to unleash our inner badness; Position of the Day are drawn from the e-postcards featured on the Nerve.com web site; The Worst Case Scenario Survival Calendar is a tear-off daily easel calendar; The Worst Case Scenario Daily Survival Calendar: Golf ($11.95 each). Among the engagement calendars: Action Hero's Calendar teaches how to track a fugitive, perform the Jedi Mind Trick and other essential skills; Eames celebrates the designers; Made in China offers a glimpse into Chinese popular culture; Office Yoga presents stretches and rejuvenating suggestions ($14.95 each); Tuscan Pleasures features recipes and quotes from Frances Mayes's popular books ($15.95); Chez Panisse combines detailed illustrations of fruit with new recipes for vegetable dishes ($16.95). Contact publisher for terms. Chronicle Books, 85 Second St., San Francisco, Calif. 94105; (415) 537-3730.
Tutus collects photos of little ballerinas; Little Yoga highlights little yoginis in priceless form; Shakti: The Art of Yoga captures the unique combination of discipline and sensuality; Chicago provides images of the Windy City (wall, $12.95 each). Contact publisher for terms; Victoria Photography, 811 Howard St., Marina Del Ray, Calif. 90292; (310) 827-5463.
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS & COLLECTIBLES
Wolverine and Beast are among the images of everyone's favorite mutant outcasts on the X-Men calendar; Spiderman captures the many facets of Spidey; Best of Marvel looks at popular images from the past year in Marvel history; Lupin packs in images from the Cartoon Network hit; Trigun takes its themes from the show debuting on the Cartoon Network this year; Ladies of Anime features some of the most popular anime vixens (16-month wall, $13.99 each). Contact distributor for terms. Diamond Book Distributors, 1966 Greenspring Dr., 3300, Timonium, Md. 21093; (410) 560-7100, ext. 358.
These classic Maine calendars contain beautiful scenic photos, plus holidays, moon phases, tide tables, and plenty of room for notes (wall, $10.95; engagement, $12.95). Terms: 1-11, 40% discount; 12-287, 50%; 288 or more, 55%; nonreturnable. Distributed by: Down East Books, P.O. Box 679, Camden, Maine 04843; (800) 766-1670.
DOWN THE SHORE
The Down the Shore calendar captures the moods and seasons of the New Jersey Shore with scenic photographs; NJ Lighthouse Calendar displays traditional lighthouses from the Jersey Shore (wall, $12.95 each); photos of coastal birds and wildlife highlight the Atlantic Coastal Birds & Estuary Calendar; Shorescapes 2004: Artists View the Shore features evocative artwork (wall, $11.99 each). Contact publisher for terms. Down the Shore Publishing, Box 3100, Harvey Cedars, N.J. 08008; (609) 978-1233.
Firefly's calendars highlight wildlife and nature themes and include Arctic Adventure; Owls; Frogs; Hummingbirds; Herbs; Private Lives of Animals (wall, $12.99 each). Also available: Firefighters; Outhouses; Masks of the Pacific Northwest; Optical Illusions (wall, $12.99 each). Contact publisher for further information. Firefly Books, 3680 Victoria Park Ave., Willowdale, Ont., Canada M2H 3K1; (800) 387-5085.
Gardeners will again welcome Fulcrum's regional calendars offering monthly tips and state-specific gardening advice for the Northeast, Mid-South, South, Midwest, Rocky Mountains, Southwest, California and Pacific Northwest (wall, $12.95 each). Contact publisher for terms. Fulcrum Publishing, 16100 Table Mountain Pkwy., Golden, Colo. 80403-1672; (303) 277-1623.
Daily Prayer Activities for Kids and Families 2004 Calendar: 365 Activities and Ideas to Help Families Pray Together (wall, $9.99) helps families pray together all year long; includes more than 100 peel 'n' press stickers for special days. Contact publisher for terms. Gospel Light, 2300 Knoll Dr., Ventura, Calif. 93003; (800) 235-3415.
GRAPHIC ARTS CENTER
Graphic Arts Center's 16-month wall calendars have 16 full images and come with mailing envelopes; among the state calendars are Alaska, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Virginia and Washington. ($13.99 each). Twelve-month wall calendars include Appalachian Trail; Birds of Alaska; Lewis & Clark; Wildflowers of Texas ($12.99 each). Terms: 12—999, 45% returnable; 1,000 or more, 50% nonreturnable; minimum 12 copies assorted. Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co., 3019 N.W. Yeon, Portland, Ore. 97210; (800) 452-3032.
GRAPHIQUE DE FRANCE
Among the many wall calendars available for 2004 are Las Vegas, with an array of the city's icons, including famous wedding chapels, showgirls, casinos and more; The Petty Girls celebrates the pin ups seen in Esquire magazine in the 1930s; Vintage Movie Posters features scenes from Casablanca, Ben-Hur, The Maltese Falcon and more; Love Collection displays symbols of love; L'Art Culinaire highlights culinary prints and foods from days gone by; Monopoly represents the memorable icons and game cards; ($11.95 and $12.95). Available in both wall and mini-calendars formats: The Joy of Smoking pokes fun at those who are still puffing away; The Rolling Stones; Bob Marley; Hollywood Gangsters; Funny Farm Animals; Doggone Wild; The Art of Humor; Lichtenstein; Fun with Dick and Jane (wall, $11.95 and $12.95; mini, $6.95). Also available in wall format: Rose Passion; Home Sweet Home; The Little Rascals; Japanese Woodblocks; Marc Chagall; The World of Beatrix Potter; Flower Fairies ($12.95). Contact publisher for terms. Graphique de France, 9 State St., Woburn, Mass. 01801; (800) 444-1464.
HARPERCOLLINS CHILDREN'S BOOKS
Mark the dread of each dawning day with "Snicketisms" from Lemony Snicket's Calendar of Unfortunate Events that covers 13 alarming months (wall, $12.99). Contact publisher for terms. HarperCollins, 1350 Ave. of the Americas, New York, N.Y. 10019-4703; (212) 261-6500.
Futurama brings the whole Planet Express Crew to a calendar that hurls fans into the vast mystery of space (wall, $12.99); The Simpsons Fun Calendar has the fun family celebrating a lively new year (wall, $12.99); The Trivial Simpsons 365-Day Box Calendar will challenge even the most dedicated Simpsons trivia connoisseurs ($12.99); The Simpsons Family Organizer will keep everyone in the family on track every day of the year (wall, $12.99); J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is celebrated through Ted Naismith's art (wall, $14.99; desk diary, $17). Contact publisher for terms. Harper Entertainment, 10 E. 53rd St., New York, N.Y. 10022; (212) 207-7000.
Jewish facts, photos, recipes and trivia abound on My Very Own Jewish Calendar (wall, $7.95); also available: Jumbo Jewish Calendar ($12.95); pocket calendar, "The Mini" ($1.95); The Executive ($7.95). All calendars include secular and Jewish holidays plus candle-lighting times for major cities. Contact publisher for terms. Kar-Ben Publishing, 241 First Ave. N., Minneapolis, Minn. 55401-1607; (800) 328-4929.
New calendars for 2004: Alternagyrl Horoscope Calendars wall, $12.95 each); Witchy Day Planner ($9.95). Returning favorites: Astrological Calendar (wall, $12.95); Astrological Pocket Planner ($7.95); Astrology Datebook: 2004 Planetary Guide ($9.95); Witches' Calendar (wall, $12.95); Witches' Datebook ($9.95). Terms: 1—2 items, 20% discount; 3—4, 30%; 5-49, 45%; 50+ , 50%; 498—4,998, 55%. Llewellyn, P.O. Box 64383, St. Paul, Minn. 55164-0383; (651) 291-1970.
Lead titles for 2004 include Lizzie McGuire, with the 13-year-old and her alter ego trying to survive junior high; Cat in the Hat is based on the Dr. Seuss book and upcoming movie with Mike Myers; Finding Nemo stars the boy clownfish coming in a new movie from Pixar Animation Studios; Fairly OddParents is taken from the Nickelodeon show featuring a boy and his messed-up Fairy Godparents (wall, $12,99 each); Also available: G.I. Joe; Andy Griffith; Baby Boop; Stanley Mouse; Will & Grace; CSI; X Games; Mother Goose & Grimm (wall, $12,99 each). New formats: Cling Calendars feature a static cling material that sticks to windows, file cabinets, refrigerators, lockers and most non-porous surfaces ($2.99 each); Day Dream minis are for small spaces in a dorm room or office ($6.99 each). Contact publisher for terms. Mead/Westvaco Corp., Courthouse Plaza Northeast, Dayton, Ohio 45463; (937) 495-6323.
MOTHER TONGUE INK
We'Moon '04: Gaia Rhythms for Womyn is an earth-centered spiritual guide and multicultural handbook created by and for women; bound with a lay-flat binding, spiral binding or unbound and shrink-wrapped ($16.95 each). Also available: We'Moon on the Wall ($12.95). Contact publisher for terms. Mother Tongue Ink, 37010 SE Snuffin Rd., Estacada, Ore. 97023; (503) 630-7848.
NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN
The New York Botanical Garden Engagement features botanical illustrations of Indian plants from a late 18-century work by William Roxburgh and is in a week-to-a-page format, with ribbon marker and inside back cover pocket ($18.95); the A Year in the Garden Calendar presents photos of the New York Botanical Garden in all seasons (wall, $12.95). Contact publisher for terms. The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, N.Y. 10458-5126; (718) 817-8700.
The Calendar of Wooden Boats captures the beauty of these classic craft—sailboats, powerboats, work boats and small open boats—through the photography of Benjamin Mendlowitz. Contact publisher for terms. Noah Publications, P.O. Box 14, Route 175, Brooklin, Maine 04616; (207) 359-2131.
Children's calendars for 2002: The Magical Menagerie features work by Marcus Pfister, Hans de Beer and others with holographic stamping on the front and back covers; Davy, the lovable rabbit, hops through illustrations by Eve Tharlet; Lisbeth Zwerger Ballet Classics features art from Zwerger's interpretation of ballet classics (wall, $11.95 each); The Little Polar Bear features the beguiling bear (wall, $11.95; small, $3.95). Terms: place confirmed calendar orders by March 31 to qualify for Chronicle Books' early-buy incentive: 2% additional discount, January 1 dating; 1—23, 25% discount, 24+, 50%, returnable; 1—23, 25%, 24+, 55%, nonreturnable; minimum order 100 units. Distributed by Chronicle Books, 85 Second St., San Francisco, Calif. 94105; (800) 722-6657.
The Seven Seas Calendar: The Sailor's Calendar 2004 is illustrated with photos of sailboats in exotic locales around the world (wall, $13.95). Contact publisher for terms. W.W. Norton & Company, 500 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10100-0017; (212) 354-5500.
THE PLEASANT COMPANY
The School Smarts Planner features tips for school success and has room for jotting down assignments, deadlines and notes and offers advice on study success, making new friends, locker décor and more. Includes plastic ruler with stencils, punch-out notes, a section for addresses and an album page for school picture stickers ($8.95). Terms: 55% discount, returnable; 60%, nonreturnable. Pleasant Company Publications, 8400 Fairway Place, Middleton, Wis. 53562; (608) 836-4848.
CatCalendar: 366 Days of Cats displays 314 full-color felines as created by B. Kliban; A Gorey Year: 366 Days of the Art and Words of Edward Gorey offers uniquely Gorey illustrations from The Deranged Cousins, Neglected Murderesses and other such happy fare (tear-off calendar, $12.99 each). Engagement calendars include: New York Times Sunday Crossword Puzzles ($13.99); horizontal wall calendars include: Keith Carter: Horses gathers luminous portraits of horses; The Calendar of the Jewish People includes a "notched" grid that marks both Jewish and secular days at their true beginning, Torah readings for Shabbat and more; Frank Lloyd Wright: Masterworks; Ernst Haas: New York City ($13.99 each); vertical wall calendars: Edward Steichen: Flowers; Keith Carter: Dogs; M.C. Escher: Close Encounters; The Photographs of Mark Seliger ($13.99 each). Terms: 45% discount, returnable (50% of purchase, 24 piece minimum), 50%, (50% of purchase, 250-piece minimum); 55%, 24 piece minimum, 60%, 250 piece minimum, nonreturnable. Pomegranate Communications Inc., 210 Classic Court, Rohnert Park, Calif. 94928; (800) 227-1428.
The Complete Runner's Day-by-Day Log and Calendar is for runners, from the serious marathoner to the recreational weekend jogger ($14.95). Contact publisher for terms. Random House, 1745 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10019; (212) 572-2619.
RANDOM HOUSE INFORMATION
The Sierra Club offers its traditional calendars in both wall and engagement formats (wall, $11.95; engagement, $12.95). The Onion promotes its unique brand of humor through The Onion Ad Nauseum 2004 Day-by-Day calendar and Dispatches from the Tenth Circle 2004 Day-by-Day Calendar ($11.95 each). Living Language offers Daily Phrase & Culture Calendars in French, Spanish, Italian and German (day-by-day format, $11.95 each). Contact distributor for terms. Distributed by Random House Information Group, 1745 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10019; (212) 572-2619.
The Inner Reflections engagement calendar features images of nature from some of the world's top photographers, paired with illuminating quotes from Paramahansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi ($12.95). Contact publisher for terms. Self-Realization Fellowship Publishers, 3208 Humboldt St., Los Angeles, Calif. 90031-1835; (888) 773-8680.
New wall calendars for 2004: Cat Naps; Pooped Puppies; The Birder's Year; Dream Bikes (with Cyril Huze's custom motorcycles); Cars of the Grand Prix; The Biblical Year; The Tolkien Art of the Brothers Hildebrandt; Tulipa (with exotic tulips); Impressions of Europe; Peace, Love & Rock 'n' Roll: A Retrospective of Poster Artist Bob Masse; Spirit of China; Garden Fairies; Dreamscapes (highlighting the digital photographs of John Paul Caponigro); Gardens of Grace; Flower Portraits; Foliage; The Rose; Farber Nudes; In a Quiet Place; Nature's Family; Soccer: The Few, The Proud, The Insane; (wall, $12.99 each). Engagement calendars: Men: Proof That God Has a Sense of Humor; The Diva Datebook; From the Garden; Doggie Days ($8.99 each). Postcard calendars in easel format with 13 detachable postcards: Pickups (photos of pickup trucks); Fender guitars; Sibley: The Birder's Year ($12.99 each). New mini calendars: Pooped Puppies; Pure Pig; Earth Babies; The Age of Romance; Blossom; Klimt's Women; Seaside ($6.99 each). Contact publisher for terms. Ronnie Sellers Productions, P.O. Box 818, Portland, Maine 04104; (207) 772-6833).
Travel & Events wall calendars also function as city, state and regional travel guides; the three new titles for 2004 are Colorado, The Carolinas and World Traveler ($12.95 each). Cool Site panoramic calendars include Mountains; Trees; Bridges; Chicago; New York City; San Francisco; Seattle; Italy; Mediterranean and National Parks of the West ($10.95 each). Events engagements are also available: Texas, California, Boston/ New England and Travel international ($12.95 each). Terms: 40% discount, returnable, minimum order 24 units; 50%, nonreturnable, minimum order 12 units; returns limited to 50% of purchase. Shearson Publishing, 411 Washington Ave. N., Suite 20, Minneapolis, Minn. 55401; (800) 800-9839.
Western-themed wall calendars feature photographs by David R. Stoecklein, among them: The California Cowboy; The Cowboy Classic; Cowboy Gear; Cow Dogs; Cowgirls; The Idaho Cowboy; Lil' Buckaroos; The Montana Cowboy; Paint Horse; The Texas Cowboy; The Western Horse; The Performance Horse ($12.99 each); The Cowboy Journal; The Performance Horse Journal ($17.95 each). Contact distributor for terms. Distributed by Graphic Arts Center Publishing, P.O. Box 10306, Portland, Ore. 97296-0306; (800) 452-3032.
TEN SPEED PRESS
Painted cats and their proud owners are the focus of Why Paint Cats, based on the book by Burton Silver and Heather Busch (wall, $9.95). Terms: 1—5 copies, 20% discount; 6+ copies, 52%, returnable; 6+ copies, 60%, nonreturnable. Ten Speed Press, P.O. Box 7123, Berkeley, Calif. 94707; (800) 841-2665.
New titles for 2004 include: Route 66 offers scenes from the "mother road"; American Icons features symbols of the nation; Frazetta highlights the work of the "Grand Master of Fantasy Art;" Gothic explores the shadowy world of ghastly characters and dark places; Beside Still Waters focuses on inspirational art; (wall, $12.95 each). Also new: Abandoned America; To My Daughter with Love; The Navy; Rodeo; The Art of Las Vegas; Trout of North America ($12.95 each). Desk diaries include The Art of Barry Moser; The Book of Fictional Days; Writers on Writing; Castles of Europe ($14.95 each). Contact publisher for terms. Tide-Mark, P.O. Box 280311, E. Hartford, Conn. 06128; (860) 289-0363.
The Women Artists Diary celebrates and promotes the work of noted female artists and contains equinoxes, solstices, phases of the moon, address section and week-at-a-glance ($16.95). Contact publisher for terms. Trafalgar Square Publishing, P.O. Box 257, Howe Hill Rd., North Pomfret, Vt. 05053; (802) 457-1913.
Among the offerings available for 2002: Page-per-Days: Favorite Bible Verses; Life Application Study Bible; Church Bulletin Bloopers; Day-by-Day provides inspirations from Billy Graham; Lang's Bible Trivia; One Year Bible; This Is the Day provides insightful quotes from Max Lucado; At Home with advice and insights from Dr. James Dobson ($10.99 each). Terms: 48-unit prepack (no display, dealer select option available), 50%, returnable, delayed billing to January 1, free freight through March 31. Stillwater Gifts/Tyndale House Publishers, 351 Executive Dr., Carol Stream, Ill. 60188; (800) 323-9400.
California the Beautiful displays the unique aspects of the Golden State (wall, $13.95); Yosemite and the High Sierra offers views of this colorful region (wall, $12.95); Route 66: The Mother Road takes us on a journey along this legendary highway (wall, $12.95); Vintage San Francisco celebrates the city by the Bay (wall, $13.95); Hidden Napa Valley reveals the beauties of this popular destination for wine-lovers (wall, $12.95). For children: The Little Big Calendar for Moms is filled with illustrations, quotes, activities and recipes; The Little Big Calendar for God's Children gathers prayers, Bible verses, hymns, poetry and more (wall, $12.95 each). Contact publisher for terms. Welcome Enterprises, 6 W. 18th St., New York, N.Y. 10011; (212) 989-3200.
The 2004 Alaska Weather Calendar showcases Alaska's weather at its best (and worst) from all parts of the Last Frontier while providing weather facts, astronomical events, meteorology lessons and monthly climate maps. Terms: 30% discount, 10—49 copies; 45%, 50—99; 50%, 100—399; 55%, 400+; returnable. 40%, 10—49; 50%, 50—99; 55%, 100—399; 60%, 400+; nonreturnable. Williwaw Publishing Co., P.O. Box 142288, Anchorage, Alaska 99514-2288; (800) 490-4950.
For dog lovers, these are among the new offerings for 2004: Siberian Huskies; Papillons, Dachshunds; also new: A Garden View; A Lake View; An Ocean View and A View from the Porch; Equestrian titles include Arabians, Horse Feather and Romancing the Horse; and for those awaiting the return of the mother ship there is the humorous A Top Secret—U.F.O. (wall, $11.95 each). Contact distributor for terms. Willow Creek Press, P.O. Box 147, Minocqua, Wis., 54548; (715) 358-7010.
The 2004 Tibetan Art Calendar displays reproductions of Indo-Tibetan thankgka paintings with detailed iconographic descriptions ($24.95). Terms: 40% discount, returnable; 50%, nonreturnable. Wisdom Publications, 199 Elm St., Somerville, Mass. 02144; (617) 776-7416.
New for 2004: Page-a-Day Gallery calendars feature pages printed in color on two sides and packaged in a clear plastic case; to change the date, remove the top page, slip it in back, halfway through the year, turn the pages over and the second half of the year begins. Titles available: Cat; Dog; Shoes; Car; Interiors; Fold Art; Car ($15.95 each). Three new titles are featured for Color Page-a-Day Calendars: 365 Tiny Paper Air Planes (for fun on slow work days); 365 Days of Illusions fuses science, art and whimsy; 365 Days in the Garden features tips, secrets and more ($11.95 each). New in Page-a-Day: Every Day Is Mother's Day; Every Day Is Father's Day; Dreams: A Daily Guide to Their Hidden Meanings; Days of Doom (featuring the sensational, the menacing and the macabre); Fact or Crap; A Queer Year salutes gay culture and history ($10.95 each). New wall calendars are Optical Playground (what you see you may not believe); Dogs Playing Poker; Cynthia Hart's Retro draws on the past including poodle skirts, Peter Pan collars, and all of the old things that are new again; Nuns Having Fun (who knew they roller skated and shot skeet?); The Lewis & Clark Expedition; Garden Gnomes ($11.95 each). Contact publisher for terms. Workman Publishing, 708 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10003; (800) 722-7202.
The Old Farmer's Almanac offerings include: Herbs Calendar with illustrations of the featured herb, gardening and harvesting tips and more (wall, $9.95); Gardening Calendar offers gardening lore, timely advice and harvesting tips; Weather Watcher's Calendar is for those who like to keep an eye on the sky (wall, $7.95); Weather Every Day Calendar and Every Day Calendar provide quirky facts and lore (Page-a-Day, $10.99 each); engagement calendar offers advice, wisdom and folklore ($14.95). Terms: 1—9 copies, 20% discount; 10—49, 50%; 50—249, 55%; 250+, 60%, returnable. 1—9, 20%; 10—49, 53%; 50+, 60%, nonreturnable; returns due by May 31. Distributed by Houghton Mifflin, Sales Dept., 222 Berkeley St., Boston, Mass. 02116; (800) 343-1316.