for KIDS

THE NUTCRACKER

by Geraldine McCaughrean and Kristina Swarner

In this magic-theater version, characters dance into view as the pages turn. Perfect primer for little ones. (5 and up)

WHAT IS CONTEMPORARY ART?

by Jacky Klein and Suzy Klein

Modernism enjoyably demystified. For parents too. (8 and up)

HELLO! HELLO!

by Matthew Cordell

Leaving her distracted family to their gadgets, Lydia explores the world. (2 and up)

for FANS

JAMES BOND: 50 YEARS OF MOVIE POSTERS

by Alastair Dougall

007's multiple incarnations, from Dr. No through Skyfall.

holiday GIFT GUIDE

HIDE AND SEEK by David A. Carter

"A fish and a teardrop. A heart and an arabesque." Carter's gorgeous, inventive hide-and-seek pop-up will keep young readers on the hunt for hours. (5 and up)

KATHARINE HEPBURN: REBEL CHIC

with essays by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner and others

How the tomboy style icon pulled it off, and why she's timeless.

THE ROLLING STONES 50

by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood

Photos and memories of half a century in rock and roll.

for ANIMAL LOVERS

SERENGETI SPY

by Anup Shah

Hidden cameras capture the up-close exploits of East African wildlife. Eerie and captivating.

MORE THAN HUMAN

by Tim Flach

Arresting portraits that express photographer Flach's "sense of wonderment in nature."

THE LIFE & LOVE OF CATS

by Lewis Blackwell

Photos and stories about fabulous felines, from exotic show breeds to rescued shelter cats.

for HOMEBODIES

KNITTED DOLLS

by Arne & Carlos

Who needs Barbies when you can stitch together your own quirky creations? For all ability levels.

THE UNOFFICIAL DOWNTON ABBEY COOKBOOK

by Emily Ansara Baines

Whip up a Christmas plum pudding and settle in for season 3.

HOME BY NOVOGRATZ

by Robert and Cortney Novogratz

The husband-and-wife stars of HGTV's Home by Novogratz share step-by-step tips for adding funky chic to any home.

for ARTSY TYPES

THE HARE WITH AMBER EYES: THE ILLUSTRATED EDITION

by Edmund De Waal

Ceramicist De Waal's bestselling memoir about his family and their rare ivory and wood collection, now with more pictures.

ARTISTS IN LOVE

by Veronica Kavass

How creative couples from Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera to Christo and Jeanne-Claude made their partnerships work.

BUILDING STORIES

by Chris Ware

A box filled with booklets, magazines, comics and a folded board, this ingenious graphic novel becomes what you make of it.