How to Become a Deadly Chess Tactician (Apr., $19.95) by David LeMoir helps players to spot unlikely tactical tricks and launch clever attacks.
BLACK DOG & LEVENTHAL
Vivaldi, Of Course!: Provocative and Challenging Quizzes for Over-Educated, Really Smart People Who Have Nothing Better To Do... (Apr., $9.95) by Danny Gurr challenges the mind and tests knowledge.
BOW TIE PRESS
Simple Solutions: Barking, A Dog Fancy Book and ...Chewing... (both Apr., $6.95 each) both by Kim Thornton instruct on how to solve these canine problems. 20,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Judaikitsch: Tchotchkes, Schmattes and Nosherei (Apr., $14.95) by Jennifer Traig and Victoria Traig is a guide to the funky, festive Jewish lifestyle.
What's In Style--Outdoor Living (Mar., $12.95) by Karin Strom provides ideas for bringing the outdoors inside. 20,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.
What's In Style--Fireplaces (Aug., $12.95) by Joanne Still shows how to use the fireplace as focal point and updates fireplace technology. 20,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.
Making Bead Flowers and Bouquets (Mar., $6.95) by Virginia Nathanson explains contemporary methods for more than 50 projects.
How to Work in Beveled Glass (May, $16.95) by Anita Isenberg and Seymour Isenberg shows how to transform ordinary plate glass into prismatic shapes.
Lost and Found Mittens (June, $15.95) by Robin Hansen offers mitten patterns, both antique and traditional, for all skill levels.
Natural Healthcare for Pets (Mar., $14.95) by Richard Allport covers complementary therapies including acupuncture, aromatherapy and massage.
F&W/NORTH LIGHT BOOKS
Painting Garden Decor with Donna Dewberry (Mar., $24.99) by Donna Dewberry. Transform deck, porch and patio furnishings into attractive garden decor.
Wreaths for Every Season (July, $21.99) by June Apel and Chalice Bruce provides instructions for 20 projects, organized by season.
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Collectible Fountain Pens (Apr., $14.95) by Juan-Manuel Clark includes more than 500 photos, a timeline of pen design, bibliography and a source list.
FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING
North American Wildlife Patterns for the Scroll Saw: 65 Captivating Designs for Moose, Bear, Eagles, Deer & More (Apr., $12.95) by Lora S. Irish provides patterns ranging from easy to difficult.
Great Book of Dragon Patterns (Apr., $19.95) by Lora S. Irish. The 72 dragon patterns included can be used for woodworking, quilting, painting and more.
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Feng Shui in a Weekend: Transform Your Life and Home in a Weekend or Less (Apr., $19.95) by Simon Brown explains how to make the changes to increase good energy in one's surrounding.
Reprint: Bob Vila's Complete Guide to Remodeling Your Home (Mar., $23.95) by Bob Vila and Hugh Howard.
Virginia Quilt Museum (Apr., $24.95) by Joan Knight, photos by Polly Frye, offers examples of the museum's permanent collection plus patterns.
Mustang Performance Chassis, Driveline, and Suspension Tuning: High Performance Modifications for Maximum Street or Strip Handling--Covers 4.6/5.0 Liter Mustangs, 1979 to Present (Aug., $17.95) by McMullen Argus.
Antique Style Bead Accessories (Apr., $15.95) by Matsuko Sawanobori teaches how to make rings, necklaces, pins and hair ornaments.
Kusudama Origami (June, $17) by Tomoko Fuse gives instructions for origami balls for festive occasions.
The First Book of Origami (June, $4.95) contains 26 classic origami shapes with easy-to-follow instructions.
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E-Activities: The Key to Online Teaching, Training, and Learning (July, $27.50) by Gilly Salmon explains how to create active learning environments online.
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Fantastic Gel Candles: 35 Fun & Creative Projects (Mar., $12.95) by Marcianne Miller shows how to make these jewel-like candles.
Choosing & Using Hand Tools: A Woodworker's Guide (Apr., $19.95) by Andy Rae gives advice on buying, choosing, tuning, sharpening and working with tools.
Stokes Beginner's Guide to Dragonflies and ... Bats (Apr., $8.95 each) both by Donald and Lillian Stokes. These pocket-sized books are intended for nature lovers of all ages.
LITTLE, BROWN UK
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21st Century Bride (Apr., $24.95) by Ailsa Petchey and Sarah Mason is an illustrated guide for the contemporary bride.
Matchbox Cars: The First 50 Years (Mar., $19.95) by Mac Ragan gives a history.
101 Projects for Your Model Railroad (June, $29.95) by Robert Schleicher. These projects include estimated time and skill level.
Keeping Hearth & Home in Old Alabama (Apr.); ... Old Virginia (May); ... Old Colorado (June, $13.95 each) all by Carol Padgett are styled as "how-to" books written for our great-great grandmothers, revealing post-Civil War life.
Better Homes and Gardens Stitching Pretty: 101 Lovely Cross-Stitch Projects to Make (Mar., $19.95) presents charts that use both color coding and symbols for napkins, tablecloths and more. 40,000 first printing.
Stanley's Basic Tiling: Pro Tips and Simple Steps (Apr., $16.95) offers step-by-step instructions with detailed photos. 50,000 first printing.
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Bottles and Pot Lids: A Collector's Guide (May, $9.95) by Alan Blakeman includes information on prices, starting and preserving a collection and more.
Glass of the '50s & '60s: A Collector's Guide (Apr., $9.95) by Nigel Benson covers a range of items from art glass, Wedgwood and Steuben, and provides essential pricing information.
Feng Shui: Back to Balance (Apr., $14.95) by Sally Fretwell defines the principles of achieving balance and harmony in one's life. 25,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
MTV Cribs (July, $19.95) by Alison Pollett tours stars' domestic sanctuaries including Pamela Anderson's beach-house bedroom and A.J. McLean's Frank Sinatra-themed game room.
New House/More House: Solving the Residential Construction Puzzle (Apr., $26.95) by Richard Preves is a guide to the home-building process.
The Best of Martha Stewart Living: Color (Mar., $22) by Martha Stewart Living editors shows how to add color in stages and offers a variety of projects. Ad/promo.
RIO NUEVO PUBLISHERS
Turquoise Unearthed: An Illustrated Guide (May, $10.95) by Joe Dan Lowry includes information on the stone's geology, history, lapidary basics and tips on buying and care.
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Fabric Harmony: A Decorating Guide to Creative Fabric and Color Combinations for the Home (Mar., $25) by Tara McLellan offers simple, comprehensive advice to choosing and using fabrics.
Stamping Tricks for Scrapbooks: A Guide to Enhancing Your Pages with Stamps (Mar., $19.99) by Betty Auth explains how to add new levels of personalization.
Polymer Clay Explorations: New Techniques, New Materials (June, $22) by Georgia Sargeant and Celie Fago demonstrates new techniques and materials including Precious Metal Clay.
Yankee Magazine's Everyday Ingenuity (Apr., $16.95) by Yankee magazine editors. From unclogging drains to getting rid of moles, professional experts share proven tips.
Mary Ellen's Good Enough Housekeeping (May, $11.95) by Mary Ellen Pinkham with Dale Burg shows how to put the house in order quickly.
Your Older Cat: A Complete Guide to Nutrition, Natural Health Remedies, and Veterinary Care (July, $16) by Susan Easterly covers all aspects of health care.
New Scroll Saw Handbook (Apr., $16.95) by Patrick Spielman includes information on equipment, materials, artistry and the latest innovations.
Pocket Book of Knots: Sailing, Boating, Household, Climbing, Fishing, Crafts (Apr., $9.95) by Maria Constantino instructs on every kind of loop.
Bridget's Car Care Guide: The Real Low-Down on Easy Maintenance, Simple Repairs, On-the-Road Emergencies, and What in the World Is That Awful Sound? (June, $14.95) by Bridget Kachur is a complete lesson in auto mechanics 101.
Organizing Plain & Simple: A Ready Reference Guide to 100s of Solutions to Your Everyday Clutter Challenges (July, $16.95) by Donna Smallin provides philosophy, tips, anecdotes and illustrations.
Reinvent Your Kitchen and ... Kids' Rooms (both Apr., $19.95 each) by Sunset editors include 70 decorating projects in each book. 40,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
Concrete Countertops: Designs, Forms, and Finishes for the New Kitchen and Bath (Apr., $29.95) by Fu-Tung Cheng with Eric Olsen works with a hot interior design material: concrete.
Sew Vintage: New Creations from Found Fabric (Apr., $21.95) by Jennie Archer Atwood explains how to transform vintage handkerchiefs, linens and trims into garments and decorative items.
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The Fan Museum (Aug., $12.50) by Helene Alexander is a guide to the Fan Museum in London and its collections of fans and fan-related objects from the 17th to the 20th centuries.
The Art of the Miniature: Small Worlds and How to Make Them (Mar., $24.95) by Jane Freeman explains practical techniques and ingenious approaches to creating small things.
WILDCAT CANYON PRESS
The Hip Girl's Handbook for Home, Car & Money Stuff (May, $16.95) by Jennifer Musselman and Patty DeGregori is a guide to basic household, automotive and financial matters tailored to the young or newly independent woman.