This year, why not put a smile on Mom’s face with one of these magnificent books? From home and garden to food and crafts, each of these books offers a wealth of possibilities that any Mom would enjoy.
This year DK has put together a boutique filled with excellent choices for mom covering a wide range of interests to suit just about any mom. From nutrition and weight lifting to crochet you are sure to find a DK book perfect for mom.
I had the opportunity to check out Cupcakes & Mini Cakes and Photography from the Mother’s Day Boutique.
Cupcakes & Mini Cakes
With over 100 recipes for little cakes and cake pops, this delicious cookbook is sure to satisfy. The perfect step by step guide to creating delights and indulgent creamy bites, tasty truffles and breakfast brownies, this book covers all the essential techniques – from simply making to decorating cakes for every occasion.
- Features over 200 full colour photographs
- Visual recipe choosers group cakes by themes for easy inspiration
This is yet another gorgeous cookbook from DK filled with step-by-step recipes paired with stunning full-colour photography. There is everything from cupcakes to minicakes and even pastries included in this cookbook, perfect for adventurous and aspiring books. This is book is everything I have come to expect from DK and can’t wait to get started on baking up some great new recipes!
Photography: The Definitive Visual History Hardcover by
Tracing the history of photography from its origins in the 1800s to the digital age, Photography: The Definitive Visual History is the only book of its kind to give a comprehensive account of the people, the photographs, and the technologies that have shaped the history of photography.
From the first black-and-white photography to photojournalism and contemporary street photography, Photography celebrates the most iconic photographs and profiles 50 of the most famous photographers, with special features on Pulitzer Prize-winners and thematic timelines on portrait, war, advertising, and fashion photography.
Dissecting classics such as Daguerre’s Boulevard de Temple, Stieglitz’s The Steerage, Rosenthal’s Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, and McCurry’s Afghan Girl, this amazing reference not only showcases incredible photographs, but tells their stories, in-depth, and is a must-have for anyone who appreciates the beauty of photography.
This is a gorgeous coffee table book and a great example of the high quality books DK is well known for. 480 pages of beautiful glossy paper filled with thousands of amazing photographs. Some of the photographs included are in their original black and white but many are in vivid colour.
As much as Photography covers the art, it also covers so much more and is filled with incredibly interesting narrative that gives a deeper look behind the photographs and photographers. We are taken right from the very first camera right through to today.
Each chapter profiles influential photographers of the particular era being covered and includes gorgeous examples of their work, the cameras used at the time, and the particular techniques used. There is also a wealth of information about social changes which of course has a great impact on the evolution of photography.
This an excellent choice for mom’s like me with an interest in photography and art, you may end up wanting to get yourself a copy too!
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!