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A cultural and edible journey into skateboarding, smorgasBOARD documents my journey into a fascinating new world which I began six years ago at age fifty one. Inspired by this new creative milieux which opened up to me the moment I first stepped on a board, I travelled to Palestine as a volunteer with SkatePal, as an observer to Taghazout in Morocco and all around the UK in search of the perfect pool. Packed with photos, drawings and over twenty recipes made along the way smorgasBOARD is "wise, helpful, well observed and kindly but intelligently written" (Dr Indigo Willing, co-author of Skateboarding Power and Change).
150 pages, 250 x 210 mm, paperback.
Price £18:00 plus p&p
From around the age of one year, a baby can hold a crayon in their fist. Chances are it may well end up in the baby's mouth at some point, but babies soon naturally learn to make marks on paper. Colouring helps develop concentration and focus, particularly for children, but is also broadly recognised as having beneficial qualities for adult well-being and mindfulness too.
Like the full colour version that precedes it, "101 Uses for a skateboard", this colouring book is designed for children of all ages 1-101. So get out your colours and get creative!
10% of the cover price will be donated to the Ben Raemers Foundation.
Ever wondered what else a skateboard could be used for? Well it turns out there are numerous options! Ranging from a pirate's wooden leg, a chessboard or even a spare walrus tusk. The list goes on and on. Suitable for ages 1-101.
24 pages, A5 paperback with illustrations by Cat Bruce
Harry and Daisy Learn to Skateboard is a series of books designed, not only for children, but for mums and dads to help their children progress in a safe manner. This book will help the parents’ knowledge in skateboarding as well as help their children develop their skills.
Craig Rothney has been skateboarding for as long as he can remember. Craig has skated all over the world where he has continuously helped kids get the basics in skateboarding and simplified where they can progress and feel more confident on their boards. Craig has been spreading the love and passion of skateboarding since the 1980s.
120 pages, paperback with cover flaps. Chapter Head illustrations by Lewis Brownlie.
No Beer on a Dead Planet chronicles Jono Coote's travels through the skateparks, hinterlands, industrial wastelands and suburban sprawls of modern day Australia and New Zealand. Set against a chaotic background of skateboarding's mainstream acceptance, looming Olympic inclusion, climate change, institutional racism, the decline of Western civilisation and religiously observant dogs, it attempts to capture a sense of why skateboarders are traditionally such a nomadic tribe and how that affects our experiences of travel. From the drunken excesses of Brisbane skate-house parties to the spiritual epiphanies offered by Milford Sound, and from Instagram-obsessed skatepark mums in Melbourne to bigoted ex-cops in Newcastle, this is Antipodean life seen through a lens of skateboarding culture at a crucial point of change for both Australasia and for skateboarding's culture itself.
51 pages, paperback.
Coping Mechanism is Tony Wood's second collection of poetry. It marks a shift in focus from his favourite pastime of skateboarding to a broader subject area which includes mental health and wellbeing. This is an honest, open and at times hard-hitting collection of writings from the Skatebard.
42 pages, paperback.
Red Fez Books is delighted to publish the second edition of Dan Bryant's heart-warming first book.