Sure, you can keep track of your appointments on your cell phone, your Palm Pilot or your Blackberry; you can check out dates on an Ipod or a wristwatch; and of course Google is always just a keystroke away. But "old-fashioned" wall calendars, desk diaries et al. were around long before any of the aforementioned technological advances and, judging from publishers' output, they're still as popular, as useful and as varied as ever. Check out these 2008 calendars, where you don't need to push a single button to access the info.

ABRAMSNew 2008 calendars in 16-month wall format include: Angry Little Girls (still in a bad mood); music fans will appreciate R. Crumb's Heroes of Blues, Jazz, & Country; kitties cavort on Cattitude; the work of Donny Miller depicts Beautiful People with Beautiful Feelings; Chococat by Higashi Glaser includes 75 stickers; The Queen Anne House: America's Most Beautiful Victorian Homes displays these lovely ladies; nature in all its beauty is seen in Rivers of America and Treehouses of the World ($12.95 each). Returning favorites include Lady Cottington's Press Fairy Calendar, Peeps, William Wegman Man's Best Friendand William Wegman Puppies ($12.95 each); Graffiti World shows off this form of street art ($14.95). Hello Kitty Hello 2008! comes in mini-wall format ($9.95) and 16-month wall ($12.95). Boxed calendars include The Universe 365 Daysand The Lazy Environmentalist($13.95 each); engagement calendars include Blue Dog: The Art of George Rodrigue and Hello Kitty($14.95 each). Harry N. Abrams, 115 W. 18th St., New York, N.Y. 10011; (212) 206-7715. LOTUS
This environmentally conscious publisher specializes in calendars that illuminate spirit and beauty. New for 2008, all priced at $13.99: Environmental Art celebrates our connection to the natural world; Hidden Messages in Water highlights the work of scientist and author Masaru Emoto; Celtic Blessings takes a modern look at Celtic themes; Posters for Peace and Justice offers reprints of political action posters; Chicano Art showcases the works of contemporary Chicano and Chicana artists; A Year of Healthy Living features topics that approach food as a nurturing component of life. Terms: 48—95, 45% discount; 96—191, 50%; 192—479, 55%; 480+, 55%, returnable; 1—47, 50% discount, 48—95, 53%, 96—191, 55%, 192-479, 58%, 480+, 60%, nonreturnable. Amber Lotus, P.O. Box 11329, Portland, Ore.; (503) 284-6400. E-mail:
For 2008, AM is introducing these new formats: the Grab-n-Go Family Calendar, available in ...Flower or ...Paisley, keeps track of activities for family members and can sit on a desk or closed to take along (easel-back, $12.99 each); the Lift-a-Flap Calendar comes in gaming versions: Blackjack and Texas Hold 'em($14.99 each); Ultimate Calendars combine daily notes, a sticky note pad and a flower pen in three formats: Inspirational, Chuckle-a-Day and Friendship ($14.99 each). eDay2Day, introduced last year, allows users to view Microsoft Outlook appointments alongside cartoons, quotes, jokes or puzzles and returns with additional subjects: George W. Bushisms, Sudoku, Teachers, Dilbert, Women's Wit and more ($14.99 each). Returning bestsellers include Dilbert Day-to-Day ($11.99), Easy Scrapbooking Crop-a-Day ($14.99) and The Far Side DeskCalendar ($12.99). Terms: 50% returnable, 55% nonreturnable; minimum order $100 net. Andrews McMeel Publishing, 4520 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. 64111-7701; (816) 932-6700.
The Scenic Arizona calendar features "when you go" info about each location (wall, $13.99). Also available: Arizona Highways Classic calendar provides room for daily reminders (wall, $7.99), while the Engagement Calendarprovides photos of the state's wildlife and most notable sites ($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; (602) 712-2200.
Featured for 2008: Mom's Plan It provides space for family members' activities, pockets for notes/reminders/coupons and a supply of stickers ($13.99); in the destination series, Antarctica debuts with views of this frozen world and The World's Most Difficult Golf Holes depicts scenic and challenging courses ($12.99 each). Terms: no returns; minimum orders: new customers, $250, existing customers, $150. Avalanche Publishing, P.O. Box 99, Delafield, Wisc. 53018; (800) 888-6421.
Lead titles are America, featuring landscapes from around the U.S., and Golf, which highlights some of the country's great courses ($12.95 each). Among the scenic calendars available are Arizona, California, Colorado (new), Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, Washington and Utah ($12.95 each). Terms: 50%, nonreturnable; free freight on orders placed before 6/30/07. Beautiful America, P.O. Box 244, Woodburn, Ore. 97071; (800) 874-1233.
In 16-month format: For My Wonderful Mother gathers poems for and about moms; Keep Believing in Yourself and Your Dreams offers messages of inspiration ($16.95 each). Also available: To My Son, with Love; I'm Glad You Are My Sister; Friends Live in Your Heart Forever; 100 Things to Always Remember... and One Thing to Never Forget ($12.95 each). Terms: please purchase through local distributor. Blue Mountain Arts, 2905 Wilderness Place, Boulder, Colo. 80301; (800) 525-0625.
Featured for 2008: Wingtips: The Amazing Birds of Brutus Östling displays the work of this nature photographer; Vineyards of the World celebrates wine country landscapes; Sarah Jane Szikora presents this artist's unique paintings; Rock Climbing looks at this amazing sport; lagomorph lovers will delight in Rabbits; Afghans spotlights this elegant breed; France lets us indulge our inner Francophile (square wall, $12.99 each). A celebrated Oscar-winning actress is elegantly showcased in Audrey Hepburn (slimline format, $9.99); Ballet features this art form; Lighthouses are seen in the photos of Philip and Guillaume Plisson (deluxe wall, $13.99 each). BrownTrout Publishers, P.O. Box 280070, San Francisco, Calif. 94128; (800) 777-7812.
Olive the Other Reindeer Pop Up Advent Calendar celebrates her 10th anniversary with 25 flaps to open. ($9.95). Engagement calendars: Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes ($15.95) and Position of the Dayby ($14.95). Daily calendars: observers of the political scene can count the days until Dubya departs with G.W. Bush: The End Is Near Countdown; those already weary of the approaching presidential election may find comfort in The Ultimate Bar: Essential Cocktail Know-How for Every Day of the Year; if that doesn't work, perhaps Position of the Day: Sex Every Day in Every Way will provide escape. Stuff on My Cat will amuse ailurophiles; Car Talkis from Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers; Worst-Case Scenario Daily Survival (A Day-by-Day Guide to Surviving a Year's Worth of Peril) provides survival tips, while Worst-Case Scenario Golf Survival Calendar (A Day-by-Day Guide to Surviving a Year's Worth of Peril on the Green) is a must for duffers (day-by-day format, $11.95 each). Wall calendars: rock 'n' roll poster art highlights The Art of Modern Rock; dancers are seen in Breaking Bounds; Cats in the Sun and Kittenwar feature basking and battling felines, respectively; SF Ballet at 75celebrates the San Francisco company's anniversary; starring in their very own calendars are Emily the Strange, Spider-Man and Wallace & Gromit ($12.95 each). Terms: orders of 24+ units may choose returnable or nonreturnable; 1—23, 25% discount, 24+, 50%, returnable; 1—23, 25% discount, 24+, 55%, nonreturnable. Chronicle Books, 85 Second St., San Francisco, Calif. 94105; (415) 537-4200.
Take the terror out of the SATs with The Official SAT Question of the Day Calendar with practice questions on reading, writing and math plus free online hints and answer explanations ($11.95). Dist. by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10010; (800) 221-7945, ext. 5445.
No bones about it: human and animal skeletons make toasts, wave to friends, seek shelter and more in Skeletons (wall, $12.95). Terms: 50% to bookstores when ordered directly from CyberINK; no minimum, no returns. CyberINK, 621 N. Belmont Ave., Arlington Heights, Ill. 60004; (847) 506-4214.
Maine (wall, $10.95) and Maine Engagement Calendar ($12.95), from the editors of Down East magazine, celebrate the Pine Tree state in photos and info on moon phases, tides and more. Terms: 50% returnable, no minimum. Dist. by National Book Network, 15200 NBN Way, Blue Ridge, Summit, Pa. 17214; (800) 462-6240.
This publisher's wall calendars, covering a broad array of subjects, are priced at $13.99 each: Astronomy, Bears, Butterflies, Firefighters, Frogs, Hummingbirds, Insects, Owls, Parrots, Polar Bears, Sharks, Turtles, Unforgettable Places, Weatherand Wolves.Discount: 50% nonreturnable, 5—49 assorted; 55% nonreturnable, 50—99 assorted; 60% nonreturnable; 100—199 assorted; 61% nonreturnable; 200+ assorted, 45% returnable (maximum returns: 20% of purchase); free freight on orders of more than $50 net. Firefly Books, 66 Leek Crescent, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 1H1, Canada; (416) 499-8412, ext. 128.
State wall calendars from this publisher feature award-winning photography and offer spaces for notes plus four-month planning grids. Among the subjects are Alaska, Colorado, Low Country, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York City and more ($12.99 each). Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co., Box 10306, Portland, Ore. 97296; (800) 452-3032.
You're getting to be a hobbit with me: The J.R.R. Tolkien Wall Calendar returns with new illustrations by Alan Lee (wall, $14.95); Futurama, the Cartoon Network's top-rated Adult Swim show, is back with the Planet Express crew (wall, $12.99). The incomparable Simpsons, Homer, Marge and company, entertain in three formats: The Simpsons Fun Calendar (wall) The Trivial Simpsons 366-Day Calendar($12.99 each) and The Simpsons Mini Calendar ($7.99). Harper Paperbacks, 10 E. 53rd St., New York, N.Y. 10022; (212) 207-7000.
The Jewish Calendar 2008 and The Jewish Engagement Calendar 2008 ($12.95 each) feature illustrations from the collection of the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam; both cover 16 months and list all national and Jewish holidays as well as Sabbath candle-lighting times, weekly Torah portions and more. Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, 9 Burr Rd., Westport, Conn. 06880; (203) 227-6422.
A 16-month calendar, My Very Own Jewish Calendar offers fun facts, recipes, photos, trivia, all secular and Jewish holidays plus candle-lighting times for 17 major cities (wall, $8.95). Also available: The Executive Jewish Calendar, a month-at-a-glance engagement notebook ($8.95); Jumbo Jewish Calendar, for desk or wall ($12.95); and Mini Jewish Calendar, in checkbook size ($1.95). Kar-Ben Publishing, 1251 Washington Ave. South, Minneapolis, Minn. 55401-1036; (800) 452-7236;
Lynette Jensen's Thimbleberries—A Year of Quilts presents 12 Thimbleberries quilts depicting the seasons; Diane Phalen Quilts from a Painter's Art captures the warmth of Phalen's Pennsylvania home, family and surroundings as depicted through her paintings (wall, $12.95 each). Terms: 55% discount, returnable, no minimum. Landauer Corp., 3100 NW 101 St., Urbandale, Iowa 50322; (800) 557-2144;
This publisher, specializing in calendars showcasing the work of American artists, features the work of Warren Kimble, Marjolein Bastin and Jim Shore on their respective calendars (wall, $7.48 each); the whimsical art of Ned Young is seen on the The Art of Ned Young Cat Calendar and ...Dog Calendar. Terms: no returns; minimum orders: new customers, $250, existing customers, $150. Lang, P.O. Box 99, Delafield, Wisc. 53018; (800) 262-2211.
Use the stars as a guide to planning the year with Llewellyn's 2008 Astrological Calendar, which offers horoscopes, a lunar planting guide, travel forecasts and more; Llewellyn's 2008 Witches' Calendar offers articles by well-known Wiccan and Pagan writers as well as astrological data and information on planning rituals (wall, $12.99 each). Llewellyn's 2008 Witches' Datebook provides an appointment book, calendar and magical reference all in one volume ($9.99). Terms: 1—4 calendars, assorted, 30% discount, 5—99, 46%, 100+, 50%, returnable. Llewellyn Worldwide, 2143 Wooddale Drive, Woodbury, Minn. 55125; (800) 843-6666;
The Transformers took the planet by storm in the '80s, and a summer re-release is sure to garner new fans; wall ($13.99) and mini-calendars ($3.99). Pirates of the Caribbean III features six themed die-cuts and a treasure chest for holding the fun shaped grids ($16.99); standard wall ($13.99) and mini-calendar ($6.99) are also available. May brings the Spider-Man 3 film; MeadWestvaco and its Day Dream brand offer a wall calendar ($13.99), a die-cut calendar ($13.99) and a mini-calendar ($3.99). Another popular movie franchise, Shrek, will be represented by a 16-month wall calendar ($13.99), a 12-month die-cut calendar and a make-your-own mini-wall calendar ($16.99). The calendars in the Disney Princess Crown Collection come with six crowns, jewel-shaped stickers, glitter glue and more ($17.99). Also available: a Disney Princess scrapbook calendar ($14.99) and a die-cut calendar ($13.99). Elvislives on in a variety of 2008 entries: wall calendars ($13.99), weekly engagement calendar ($15.99), die-cut calendar ($13.99), mini-calendar ($3.99) and a year-in-a-box calendar ($12.99). Other offerings include SpongeBob Squarepants(in styles from $3.99 to $16.99), Dora the Explorer($13.99), Betty Boop ($3.99 to $15.99), I Love Lucy ($3.99 to $15.99), South Park ($12.99 to $18.99), Tinkerbell($13.99), Zoey 101 ($13.99), Lord of the Rings ($3.99 to $17.99), Prison Break ($13.99), Office Space ($13.99) and more. In addition, noted names in art are featured under the publisher's Amcal brand, including Thomas Kinkade ($6.99 to $16.99), Bev Doolittle ($14.99), Charles Wysocki ($6.99 to $16.99) and more. MeadWestvaco Corp., Courthouse Plaza Northeast, Dayton, Ohio 45463; (937) 495-6323.
New images of sailboats, powerboats, workboats and more are captured by marine photographer Benjamin Mendlowitz in Calendar of Wooden Boats, (wall, $14.95). Noah Publications, P.O. Box 14, Route 175, Brooklin, Maine 04616; (800) 848-9663.
Take an armchair ocean voyage via the marine photographs in The Seven Seas: The Sailor's Calendar. Terms: 1—5, combines with books; 6 or more, 50%; 100+, 55%; 500+, 60%, free freight, returnable; 1—11, combines with books; 12+, 60%, free freight, nonreturnable. W.W. Norton, 500 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10110; (212) 790-4267.
For 2008, Pomegranate introduces Postcard Planners: Wire-O-bound weekly engagement calendars with pages for notes and personal information plus 26 detachable postcards, available in three styles: R. Crumb 2008 Postcard Planner, Edward Gorey... and Charles Addams: The Addams Family... ($12.99 each). New wall calendars: Judy Chicago: The Dinner Party features Chicago's artwork honoring women's achievements; Albert Einstein: A Man for All Seasons pairs 12 photos of Einstein with his pronouncements on human existence ($13.99 each). A returning favorite, The ECOlogical Calendar: A New Way to Experience Time is presented in four panels, one for each season, depicting daily happenings in the natural world (wall, $14.99, engagement, $16.99); New 366-Day Calendars: TheNew York TimesCrosssword Puzzles and the B. Kliban CatCalendar: 366 Days of Cats ($12.99 each); engagement calendars: 366 Days of Black History: Migrations draws on the collections of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Also available: Frank Lloyd Wright, Photographs by Alan Weintraub presents historical info and quotes (engagement, $14.99; horizontal wall, $13.99); CatCalendar, B. Kliban stars the insouciant Cat (engagement, $14.99; horizontal wall, $13.99); M.C. Escher offers 32 Escher drawings, woodcuts and lithographs (engagement, $14.99). In vertical wall format: Edward Gorey: The Other Statue, A Murder Mystery plays its sly story out over 12 months; Charles Addams: The Addams Family stars this classically creepy clan ($13.99 each). Pomegranate Communications, 775A Southpoint Blvd., Petaluma, Calif. 94954; (800) 227-1428.
A new series by glass artist Dale Chihuly, Black Cylinder, as well as photos of his recent large-scale installations, grace the pages of a 15-month wall calendar, Dale Chihuly 2008 ($12.95), and Chihuly Desk Calendar ($16.95), which has a hard cover for a stable writing surface. Portland Press, P.O. Box 70856, Seattle, Wash. 98127; (800) 574-7272.
The 2008 Inner Reflections desk calendar ($12.95) provides weekly insights through nature photographs coupled with inspirational words from the writings of Autobiography of a Yogi author Paramahansa Yogananda.Self-Realization Fellowship, Publishers, 3208 Humboldt St., Los Angeles, Calif. 90031-1835; (888) 773-8680.
New for 2008 are 6"×9" weekly engagement calendars that will replace the previous hardcover versions. These calendars will feature full-week calendar spreads, 52 full-color pages of art, a semi-concealed Wire-O binding and a storage pocket. Featured titles in this format include Cat Naps, Pooped Puppies, The Spirit of Place and Through My Cottage Window ($9.99 each). New wall calendars for 2008: Bless the Animals features the photography of Rachael Hale; World of Warcraft is based on the online game; DUI——Dogs Under the Influence displays pooches reminiscent of humans a little worse for the wear; Great Fish of North America highlights paintings by Flick Ford ($12.99 each). New boxed daily calendars include The Cupcake Calendar; The World of Rachael Hale; World of Warcraft; Golf Tip-a-Day; Battleship Puzzle-a-Day; Re-Imagine! Business Excellence, with business tips from Tom Peters ($12.99 each). New Wall Planners—17-month planners featuring separate activity lines for each member of the family and a pocket for storing notes, recipes and appointment cards—include I Don't Have Time to Be This Busy, starring the irrepressible Garfield; It's a Zoo Around Here, with Rachael Hale's animal photos; Through My Cottage Window, art by Kim Jacobs; Team Family; Our Dysfunctional Family; and Retro Mama ($12.99 each). Among the publisher's 15 mini-calendars are The Perfect Pig by Rachael Hale, a new entry; Cat Naps, Pooped Puppies and Dragons ($6.99 each). Terms: 50% discount, returnable; 55%, nonreturnable; minimum order 24 calendars. Returns accepted 1/15/08 to 3/15/08. Sellers Publishing, 81 Commercial St., Portland, Maine 04104; (207) 772-6833.
2008 Cool Sites wall calendars in panoramic format offer up-to-date travel information; titles include Chicago, San Francisco, New York City, Seattle, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Mountains and more ($11.99 each). New in horizontal wall format: Roller Coasters, Grand Rail Stations, Great Lodges of the National Parks ($12.99 each). New to the square-sized (12"×12") line is Maggie Taylor: Landscape of Dreams ($13.99); returning for 2008 are Twin Cities Events and Boston Events ($12.99 each). Terms: 40% discount, returnable (returns limited to 50% of purchase); 50%, nonreturnable. Shearson Publishing, 411 Washington Ave. North, Suite 20, Minneapolis, Minn. 55401; (800) 800-9839.
A 2007 bestseller will once again be in office: George W. Bush Out of Office Countdown wall calendar ($12.99), while Dubya's bloopers and blunders are recorded in George W. Bush Out of Office Countdown boxed calendar ($11.99). The Look Forward to Everything wall calendar is a new entry from artist Sue Dreamer with a fresh look ($12.99). Boxed calendars ($11.99 each) include TheGuinness Book of World Records, based on the bestselling annual book; Poetry Speaks, a year of poets and verse; History Channel on This Day, for history buffs and trivia fans; Forbes Secrets of Success Calendar, from an authoritative business voice.The Sun wall calendar combines science and art ($12.99). Learn more about the Old and New Testaments with the Bible Triviawall calendar ($11.99. Amy Knapp's Big Grid Family Wall Organizer ($14.99) is an organization/communication tool for the whole family. Needing no description are Getting in Touch with Your Inner Bitch calendars (boxed, 11.99; wall, $12.99). A Year of Thoughts, Tips and Advice from the Top (wall, $12.99) can help Supermom organize it all with fun and ease; Sourcebooks, 1935 Brookdale Rd., Suite 139, Naperville, Ill. 60563; (630) 961-3900 or (800) 727-8866.
Greet the Year of the Pig with 300 premium porkers from nearly every state with A Pig a Day: Icons of Barbecue (box calendar, $11.99). Terms: minimum order, 1—12 copies, 45% discount; 13—36, 50% plus free freight, returnable; 37+, 55% plus free freight, nonreturnable. Sunnyside Farm Publishing, P.O. Box 412421, Los Angeles, Calif. 90041; (323) 257-3909.
New for 2008: Burton Holmes, Around the World, 1892—1952 features photos taken by Holmes during trips overseas (wall, $12.99; diary ($14.99). Celestial Maps, a collection of maps from the 1660 Harmonica Macrocosmica will fascinate stargazers; stars of another sort decorate the pages of Playmates of the Year, those Playboy lovelies (wall, $12.99 each); spiral-bound diaries include Cuban Style, with its tour of Cuban homes, hotels and more; Frans Lanting Life gathers the work of nature photographer Lanting ($14.99 each). Vintage Playboy, in tear-off format, offers a year of photos from the magazine's golden era ($12.99). Also available: Big Calendars (19.7"×27.6"): Raphael; Kahlo; Celestial Maps; Frans Lanting, Life; Leonardo da Vinci; Paris, Robert Doisneau ($29.99 each). Taschen America, 6671 Sunset Blvd., Suite 1508, Los Angeles, Calif. 90028; (323) 463-4141.
New for 2008: the 17-month On the 'Fridge Family Organizer works as a family "appointments desk" with separate columns for five family members, a pencil and notepad, a pocket for papers and more (wall, $16.95); The Family Timeline Calendar will keep track of dates and appointments for up to four family members for 17 months (wall, $13.95). In wall format: American Folk Art highlights the work of Jane Wooster Scott; Ellen Jarneckie's whimsical mice prance across the pages of House-Mouse; Teddy Bears will delight all teddy lovers; feline fanciers will love In the Company of Cats, while Utterly Adorable Cats and Utterly Adorable Dogs show our pets at play; Wizards reveals unknown facts about these masters of magic; Billionaires for Bushfills its pages with barbed humor; humor also holds sway in A Woman's Work Is Never Done, Business Jokes, Golf Jokes, Over the Hill, Happy Day and Stress: Now You Too Can Achieve a Nervous Breakdown; life-changing calendars include Destination Spa, The Personal Coach, Getting There from Here, Simple Steps: A Month by Month Lifestyle Program (wall, $13.95 each). Tide-Mark, P.O. Box 20, Windsor, Conn. 06095-0020; (860) 683-4499.
The Books They Tried to Ban Granta Diary 2008 features covers from banned books such as Lady Chatterley's Lover, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (banned in China, 1931) and Black Beauty (in South Africa, 1955) plus stories on what was considered dangerous reading (engagement calendar, $19.95, published by Granta U.K.). The Tolkein Diary 2008: The "Children of Hurin" gathers watercolors and pencil sketches by Oscar-winning Tolkein artist Alan Lee from the newly published Houghton Mifflin book The Children of Hurin, a tale of adventure set in Middle-Earth ($15.95, published by HarperCollins U.K.). Dist. by Trafalgar Square, P.O. Box 257, Howe Hill Road, N. Pomfret, Vt.; (802) 457-1911.
Pop-up calendars New York and Dinosaur feature 3-D scenes for each month ($13.99 each). New Day-to-Day Calendars certain to start the day with a laugh include Born to Kvetch, The Sick-Day Handbook and Freudian Slips; also new is the Mark Twain Quote-a-Day Calendar ($11.99 each). New engagement calendars are Country Livingand French Women for All Seasons by Mireille Guiliano; returning favorites include Metropolitan Opera, Jane Austen and Sudoku ($13.99 each). New calendars for tweens are Dear Dumb Diary and Groovy Girls; TV favorites include The Hills, The Real World, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Smallville (wall, $13.99 each). New to the manga line is Tsubasa, while sudoku fans will grab the next wave in puzzles, Kakuro; also new in wall format are American Art, Bartenders of New York, Battlestar Galactica, Color Photography, Dirty Dancing, Fraggle Rock, Lichtenstein, Madeline in Paris, Surfer's Journal and Vintage Ski Posters ($13.99 each). Terms: minimum order $100 wholesale; 50% discount; returnable, 55% nonreturnable; payment terms are 90 days or Dec. 31, whichever comes first; returns permitted 1/1/08 to 5/1/08. Dist. by Andrews McMeel. Andrews McMeel Publishing, c/o Simon & Schuster, 100 Front St., Riverside, N.J. 08075; (800) 943-9839.
The Alaska Weather Calendar offers information about the state's monthly climate, daylight maps, historical weather events plus more than 40 photos from all parts of the Last Frontier. Terms: 10—49; 40%, 50—99; 50%, 100—399; 55%, 400+, 60, returnable; returns due by 3/1/08. Williwaw Publishing Co., P.O. Box 309, Haines, Alaska 99827-0309; (800) 490-4950.
There's likely to be a calendar for every cat and dog lover from this publisher, not to mention horses, cows, pigs, birds and penguins—plus, for specialists: Tractors, Farms Barns, A View from the Porch, Rock Climbing. Among the animal favorites: Bad to the Bone (puppies behaving badly), Pug Mugs (pugs gone bad), Haute Dog (canine couture), Bad Kitties (the fur balls at their worst), Why Cats Do That (explaining the inexplicable) and Cow Abductions. All calendars in wall format, $12.99 each. Family Organizers include: Rubes Animal Antics, Just Labs and Just Horses (wall, $12.99 each). Terms: 18—999, 45% discount; 1,000+, 50%, returnable; 18—999, 55%; 1,000+, 60%; 18-copy minimum order. Returns by 3/1/08 for credit only. Willow Creek Press, 9931 Hwy 70 West, P.O. Box 147, Minocqua, Wisc. 54548; (715) 358-7010.
The Tibetan Art Calendar (16.5"×23.5") highlights 13 full-color reproductions of Indo-Tibetan scroll paintings, many rarely seen (wall, $26.95). Terms: 40% discount, returnable; 50% nonreturnable. Wisdom Publications, 199 Elm St., Somerville, Mass. 02144; (800) 272-4050.
New for 2008 in Page-A-Day format: Cranium Calendar: Outrageous Fun for Everyone, based on the interactive board games, is packed with activities for one or a crowd; Bad President Countdown Calendar provides barbed humor and stranger-than-fiction facts about George W. and his pals ($12.99 each); The Dictionary of Corporate Bullshit Calendar features funny definitions for the buzzwords that supplant real communication; Living Green Calendar offers doable daily tips; Schott's Almanac provides numerous invaluable tidbits ($11.99 each); New to the Page-A-Day Gallery Calendar line is Art, a veritable gallery for the desktop; returnees include Shoes, celebrating the Manolos, the Moschinos and lots more; and America, celebrating both red and blue states ($15.99 each). Picture-A-Day Wall Calendars: 1,000 Places to See Before You Die offers armchair travelers monthly adventure; 365 Shoes features a special shoe every month; 365 Handbags is for the fashionista batty about bags; 365 Days of Golf looks at the most scenic and challenging courses in the world ($12.99 each). Featured favorites include 365 Tiny Paper Airplanes; Origami; Brainteasers, Mind Benders, Puzzlers, Mazes & More; Stitch 'n' Bitch; The Original Sudoku ($12.99 each). Terms: minimum order 100 calendars; 53% discount returnable; 56%, nonreturnable; free freight for commitments received by 4/30/07. Workman Publishing, 708 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10003; (800) 722-7202.
TheOld Farmer's Almanac 2008 Country Calendar looks at country living through photos, old-fashioned wisdom and inspirational quotes (wall, $9.99); the Gardening Calendar offers gardening lore, timely advice and harvesting tips; the Weather Watcher's Calendar is for those who like to keep an eye on the sky (wall, $7.99 each). The Old Farmer's Almanac 2008 Engagement Calendar provides advice, wisdom and folklore ($14.99). 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 5/31. Dist. by Houghton Mifflin, Sales Dept., 222 Berkeley St., Boston, Mass. 02116; (800) 343-1316.