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This Mother’s Day Give Her the Gift of SHELF CARE with These New Books!


Look no further for the perfect gifts for mom this year! Independent publishers Rocky Nook and Ulysses Press have great new reads for all of mom’s interests, including crafting, hobbies, self-care, lifestyle, cooking, and much more. 

Take a look below for the best books for mom this Mother’s Day.


The iPhone Photography Book: How to Get Professional-Looking Images Using the Camera You Always Have With You by Scott Kelby (Rocky Nook, $29.95)

I received a copy of the IPhone Photography Book and it has so many great tips and techniques for taking photos using the iPhone.  I didn’t realize how much I could do using my iPhone camera.  I highly recommend reading this if you use your iPhone for photography.

Creative Garden Photography: Making Great Photos of Flowers, Gardens, Landscapes, and the Beautiful World Around Us by Harold Davis (Rocky Nook, $50)

Dogtography: A Knock-Your-Socks-Off Guide to Capturing the Best Dog Photos on Earth by Kaylee Greer (Rocky Nook, $45)

The Dogtography book is filled with the most beautiful and creative dog photos.  This is definitely a book to keep on the coffee table when guests come over.  If you are a dog lover, like me, you will love this book.

Mastering Bird Photography: The Art, Craft, and Technique of Photographing Birds and Their Behavior by Marie Read (Rocky Nook, $49.95)

Hand Lettering on the iPad with Procreate: Ideas and Lessons for Modern and Vintage Lettering by Liz Kohler Brown  (Rocky Nook, $24.95)

The Diamond Painting Guide and Logbook: Tips and Tricks for Creating, Personalizing, and Displaying Your Vibrant Works of Art by Jennifer Roberts (Rocky Nook, $24.95)

Watercolor Lettering: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Painting Embellished Scripts and Beautiful Art by Jess Park (Ulysses Press, $16.95)


Amazing Essential Oils Make and Take: 144 DIY Ideas for Hosting the Perfect Class by Donna Raskin (Ulysses Press, $14.95)

The Self-Love Workbook: A Life-Changing Guide to Boost Self-Esteem, Recognize Your Worth and Find Genuine Happiness by Shainna Ali (Ulysses Press, $15.95)

The Postnatal Cookbook: Simple and Nutritious Recipes to Nourish Your Body and Spirit During the Fourth Trimester by Jaren Soloff, RD, IBCLC (Ulysses Press, $19.95)


The Unofficial ALDI Cookbook: Delicious Recipes Made with Fan Favorites from the Award-Winning Grocery Store by Jeanette Hurt (Ulysses Press, $17.95)

The I Love Trader Joe's Cookbook: 10th Anniversary Edition: 150 Delicious Recipes Using Favorite Ingredients from the Greatest Grocery Store in the World (Unofficial Trader Joe's Cookbooks) by Cherie Mercer Twohy (Ulysses Press, $19.95)

The Mother and Son Prayer Journal: A Keepsake Devotional to Share and Connect Through God by Christie Thomas (Ulysses Press, $15.95)


The One with All the Recipes: An Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Friends by Teresa Finney (Ulysses Press, $24.95)

The One with All the Stickers: An Unofficial Sticker Book for Fans of Friends (Ulysses Press, $12.95)

The One with All the Coloring: An Unofficial Coloring Book for Fans of Friends (Ulysses Press, $10)

XOXO, A Cocktail Book: An Unofficial Gossip Girl Fan Book by Bridget Thoreson (Ulysses Press, $19.95)

The Little Women Cookbook: Novel Takes on Classic Recipes from Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy and Friends by Jenne Bergstrom and Miko Osada (Ulysses Press, $19.95)


Don't Lose Your Head: Life Lessons from the Six Ex-Wives of Henry VIII by Harriet Marsden (Ulysses Press, $16.95)

Women Don't Poop and Other Lies: Toilet Trivia, Gender Rolls, and the Sexist History of Pooping by Bonnie Miller (Ulysses Press, $12.95)

Weed Mom: The Canna-Curious Woman's Guide to Healthier Relaxation, Happier Parenting, and Chilling TF Out by Danielle Simone Brand (Ulysses Press, $15.95)