2019 Insight Editions Holiday Gift Guide
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Gifts for Kids
Star Wars: A Merry Sithmas Pop-Up Book
An enchanting journey through the galaxy, this DIY pop-up book includes removable paper pieces, more than two dozen stickers, and step-by-step instructions to construct and color holiday-themed 3D pop-ups. Each pop-up is easy and fun to build, from Darth Vader to Chewbacca and a collection of caroling porgs—plus more—for the ultimate Star Wars holiday celebration.
Harry Potter: Exploring Hogwarts
An enchanting journey through the galaxy, Star Wars: A Merry Sithmas Pop-Up Book includes removable paper pieces, more than two dozen stickers, and step-by-step instructions to construct and color holiday-themed 3D pop-ups. Each pop-up is easy and fun to build, from Darth Vader and a gingerbread Boba Fett, to Chewbacca and a collection of caroling porgs—plus more—for the ultimate Star Wars holiday celebration.
Ghostbusters Ectomobile: Race Against Slime
From the New York Public Library to the Firehouse headquarters and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man–damaged Columbus Circle, follow along as the Ectomobile visits all the haunted spots from the beloved original film. Filled with fun illustrations and including a collectible Ectomobile, Ghostbusters: Race Against Slime will thrill Ghostbusters fans of all ages.
Muppets Christmas Carol: The Illustrated Classic
The classic holiday film The Muppet Christmas Carol comes to life in this illustrated storybook. Narrated by The Great Gonzo as Charles Dickens, with help from his pal Rizzo the Rat, this fully illustrated children’s book retells the classic story of the beloved original film starring Michael Caine as Scrooge, Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit, and Miss Piggy as Mrs. Cratchit.
Gifts for Music Lovers
Rush: Wandering The Face of The Earth – The Official Touring History
This book includes every set list, every opening act, and every noteworthy moment, all meticulously researched by the authors and vetted by the band members themselves. This is the must-have tour compendium for Rush fans.
Joni: The Jon Mitchell Sessions
It is a creative partnership that has lasted for over 40 years. Joni Mitchell, the artist behind celebrated hits “Help Me” and “Big Yellow Taxi,” and Norman Seeff, a rock-and-roll photographer with a host of legendary subjects in his portfolio, did some of their best work together. Joni was a truly authentic subject, able to surrender herself to the art and express herself freely within his lens. Through over a dozen sessions across more than a decade together, the photographer captured the many facets of her personality in some of her most famous images.
Gifts for Photographers
Celebrated photographer Chris Rainier has documented indigenous and endangered cultures worldwide. What began as a focus on the masks of New Guinea—where modernity threatened to erase ancient rituals and cultures—became an expansive journey to find and photograph traditional masks that has taken Rainier across six continents over the past thirty years.
Silent Kingdom: A World Beneath The Waves
Through stunning black-and-white images, award-winning photographer Christian Vizl uses a masterful control of light and shadow to portray the creatures of the sea as they are rarely seen, at home in the ethereal world beneath the waves.
In this book, Art Wolfe uses his exceptional photography and his background in fine-art painting to transform skin into an abstract landscape. Through the use of lines, patterns, textures, and unusual points of view, Wolfe abstracts the human form and creates a unique and captivating look of the human body as art. The result is an energized expression of both artistic mastery and cultural impact.
Wild Elephants: Conservation in The Age of Extinction
This book is a celebration of these wondrous gentle giants, of the renewed efforts countries are taking to protect their natural heritage, and of what we can do to empower local populations to safeguard the survival of a magnificent species.
Gifts for Harry Potter Fans
Harry Potter: A Hogwarts Christmas Pop-Up
A one-of-a-kind book that re-creates the iconic Great Hall as seen in the Harry Potter films, complete with a pop-up Christmas tree at the center. The book is also filled with removable and displayable keepsakes of iconic magical artifacts and other elements from the films, which can be used as ornaments to decorate the pop-up tree, creating a delightful centerpiece that lets fans bring the holidays to life in their own magical way.
Harry Potter: Magical Places: A Paper Scene Book
Revisit the magic of Harry Potter through four intricate, multilayered dioramas that capture beloved locations from the films. From Hogwarts to Hogsmeade, Diagon Alley, and the Ministry of Magic, each paper scene is laser die-cut for precision and gorgeously detailed.
Harry Potter Film Vault: Volumes 1-4
The Film Vault compiles the filmmaking secrets and visionary artistry behind the Harry Potter films into a series of twelve collectible volumes. Intricately designed and packed with gorgeous concept art and unit photography from the Warner Bros. archive, each volume in the series gives fans striking insights about bringing the Wizarding World to the big screen.
Gifts for Gamers
Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook – Recipes from Skyrim, Morrowind, and across Tamriel
Immerse yourself in the diverse cuisines of the Nords, Bosmer, Khajit, and beyond with these recipes inspired by food found in the Old Kingdom, across Tamriel, and more. With over sixty delicious recipes for fan-favorite recipes including Apple Cabbage Stew, Sunlight Souffle, Sweetrolls, and more, The Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook will delight every hungry Dragonborn.
Overwatch: The Official Cookbook
Building from the game’s compelling narrative and variety of characters, this cookbook features international food and drink recipes from each hero’s homeland. Each recipe includes straightforward step-by-step instructions, mouthwatering full-color photos, pairing suggestions, and more.
The Art of Borderlands is a breathtaking celebration of Gearbox Software’s critically acclaimed role-playing shooter video game series. Featuring hundreds of pieces of dynamic concept art, this book includes full-color images that illustrate how the Borderlands team brought the game’s larger-than-life characters, expansive world, and diverse array of weapons to life.
Gifts for Star Wars Fans
Star Wars: The Ultimate Pop-Up Galaxy
Featuring the most iconic moments from the entire saga rendered as ingenious pop-up creations, Star Wars: The Ultimate Pop-Up Galaxy allows fans to interact with the action, launching rebel snowspeeders against AT-AT walkers, helping the Millennium Falcon escape First Order pursuers on Jakku, and more. Presented in a dynamic 360-degree format that enables the action to be viewed from all sides, the book also opens up to form a displayable 3D diorama of the entire saga.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook
This exciting new cookbook is inspired by the cuisine from Disney’s hugely anticipated theme park expansion, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Based on the delicious delicacies found in Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu, this cookbook provides Star Wars fans with a wealth of delicious intergalactic recipes.
Star Wars: Secrets of The Jedi
This book is the ultimate in-universe guide to the world of the Jedi, transporting young readers to a galaxy far, far away through interactive features, fascinating facts, and captivating insights. With thrilling original illustrations and amazing special features including lift-the-flaps, textures, and more, Star Wars: The Secrets of the Jedi is guaranteed to thrill the saga’s legions of young fans.
Star Wars: Rebel Starfighters – Owner’s Workshop Manual
This book presents a thorough history of the starfighters that served the Rebel Alliance and the Resistance. The history includes design origins, production, and modifications for each Rebel starfighter, and is fully illustrated with numerous photographs, schematics, exploded diagrams, and computer-generated artwork. This Haynes Manual is the most thorough technical guide to Rebel starfighters available, and is fully authorized and approved by Lucasfilm.
Gifts for Game of Thrones Fans
Revealing the intricate detail and boundless imagination behind the costumes in HBO’s hit original series, this book is the definitive guide to one of the most breathtaking elements of the show.
Fans will recognize thrilling moments and stunning locations from the show. Showcasing a multitude of fascinating and beautifully rendered images and previously unpublished works of art, this collectible book contains the visual legacy of Game of Thrones and is a must-have for fans of the show.
Photography of Game of Thrones
Bold and gorgeously crafted, The Photography of Game of Thrones captures in striking detail the scope and nuance of the show, celebrating a world of iconic characters, shocking moments, breathtaking locations, and much more.
Game of Thrones: The Storyboards
This book is the definitive compendium of storyboards for this hit series and captures the impressive scope of its rich development and artistry. This unique collection is housed in a finely crafted, deluxe slipcase and is a must-have for all fans of this breathtaking show.
Gifts For Her
Celebrate your love of Disney with this gorgeous guide to creating magical and memorable events. This book is the only official Disney guide to exceptional events ranging from Halloween pumpkin carving, elegant dinner parties, fun birthday bashes, and sophisticated New Year eve soirees.
Art and Making of The Handmaid’s Tale
Delve deep into the dystopia of Gilead as interviews with the show’s cast and creators provide insight into the inspiration behind the characters, settings, and themes, as well as its parallels to the real-world political climate. Showcasing striking visuals and insightful commentary, this book is the definitive exploration of one of television’s most critically acclaimed shows.
Supernatural: The Official Cookbook
Whether you’re a seasoned chef, beginner cook, or just a diner food enthusiast like the Winchesters, this book brings a variety of both savory and sweet recipes from the show to life. This complete culinary guide features some of the brothers’ favorite dishes, such as Dean’s breakfast Pig ‘N A Poke, cheeseburger and fries, angel food cake, Sam’s salads—and, of course, pie!
Gifts For Him
Batman: The Definitive History of The Dark Knight
This book tells the complete story of Batman and the many forms he’s taken throughout the years across comics, TV, animation, film, video games, and beyond, to present a compelling portrait of one of the most recognizable and versatile characters in the history of fiction. Covering the complete history of Batman in vivid detail, the book features exclusive commentary from the key creatives who have been instrumental in building the Dark Knight’s ongoing legacy.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: From Amazing to Spectacular
This book celebrates the incredibly rich and expansive history of this iconic character in a brand new and unparalleled way—showcasing the jaw-dropping art of the Spider-Man comics and diving deep into the remarkable stories that have shaped Spider-Man into the super hero he is today.
Can you smell what the WWE is cooking? This book gives fans a guide to creating a variety of fun dishes and drinks inspired by the WWE Universe of both the past and present. Indulge yourself with killer recipes like The Rock’s Jabroni Macaroni Salad, John Cena’s Fruity Pebble treats, and Macho Man’s Savage Cheese and Nachos.