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Surprisingly Educational Books

These books might seem totally for entertainment (or not necessarily designed for education) but they hold tons of ideas for creative writing and igniting a spark for literacy).

The Villain's Guide to Better Living Hardcover – September 23, 2004

The Villain's Guide to Better Living [Neil Zawacki, Bill Brown (illustrator)] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. All those aspiring ne'er-do-wells who cackled all the way to the cash register with the best-selling How to Be a Villain are ready to embrace the finer points of the evil life with The Villain's Guide to Better Living. Within lie the answers to such trying questions as: Home d cor -- Gothic? Apocalyptic? Ikea? Friends -- Do I have any? Can I make them? Work -- Should I be a mad scientist or a corporate bastard? Written by the author of How to Be a Villain

Artists, Writers, Thinkers, Dreamers: Portraits of Fifty Famous Folks & All Their Weird Stuff Paperback – May 6, 2014

Artists, Writers, Thinkers, Dreamers: Portraits of Fifty Famous Folks & All Their Weird Stuff [James Gulliver Hancock] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. This cultural who's-who illuminates 50 famous figures, from Leonardo da Vinci to Coco Chanel, through the fascinating trivia of their lives. Artist James Gulliver Hancock depicts historical icons in quirky annotated portraits surrounded by their associated possessions

Bricksy: Unauthorized Underground Brick Street Art Hardcover – September 8, 2015

Bricksy: Unauthorized Underground Brick Street Art [Jeff Friesen] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers.

From Jeff Friesen, award-winning photographer and author of United States of LEGO®, comes a hilarious new book of diorama photographs that uses LEGO bricks to spoof the famous work of the mysterious anonymous graffiti artist known as Banksy. Friesen gives new meaning to gritty street art using clean

Movie Title Typos: Making Movies Better by Subtracting One Letter Hardcover – September 22, 2015

Movie Title Typos: Making Movies Better by Subtracting One Letter [Austin Light] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In Movie Title Typos, artist Austin Light removes just one letter from a well-known movie title to inspire a surprising and hilarious visual scenario. There's Obocop (a robotic police officer works through his PTSD by playing smooth jazz)

Everything I Need To Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book (Little Golden Books (Random House)) Hardcover – Septem...

Everything I Need To Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book (Little Golden Books (Random House)) [Diane Muldrow] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Sure to bring memories and a smile, this Little Golden Book guide to life is the perfect gift for recent grads

The Urban Setting Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to City Spaces Paperback – May 22, 2016

Amazon.com: The Urban Setting Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to City Spaces (9780989772563): Angela Ackerman, Becca Puglisi: Books

The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide To Character Expression unknown Edition

Amazon.com: The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide To Character Expression (9781475004953): Angela Ackerman, Becca Puglisi: Books

Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature's Most Memorable Meals Hardcover – April 15, 2014

Amazon.com: Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature's Most Memorable Meals (9780062279835): Dinah Fried: Books

Complete the Story Paperback – 2015

Complete the Story [Piccadilly (Editor)] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Calling ALL writers- novice or professional! Our newest addition to our growing number of journals is Complete The Story! 200 pages of opening prompts and you are the captain of the story. With plenty of space to complete the story

Medieval LEGO 1st Edition

Medieval LEGO [Greyson Beights] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Medieval LEGO takes you through real English history in the middle ages with a unique twist, with every event illustrated by a tiny little LEGO scene. With contributions by medievalists and scholars

Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path Adventure Paperback – June 7, 2016

Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path Adventure [Ryan North] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Instant New York Times Bestseller Romeo loves Juliet. Or Rosaline. And Juliet loves Romeo. Or Viola. Or Orlando. It's Shakespeare as you've never played him before. In this choose-your-own-path version of Romeo and Juliet

Crank Paperback – August 6, 2013

Amazon.com: Crank (9781442471818): Ellen Hopkins: Books

William Shakespeare's The Force Doth Awaken: Star Wars Part the Seventh (William Shakespeare's Star Wars) Hardcover –...

Amazon.com: William Shakespeare's The Force Doth Awaken: Star Wars Part the Seventh (William Shakespeare's Star Wars) (9781594749858): Ian Doescher: Books