2017 PNBA Holiday Catalog

 

 

The Art of Flora Forager Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781632171504
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Published: Sasquatch Books - September 26th, 2017

Flower fans and nature enthusiasts will fall in love with this charming art book from Instagram sensation Flora Forager featuring the best of her unique floral compositions created with botanical materials. Flora Forager creates images out of flower petals, leaves, stones, twigs, and other natural materials that she finds in her garden and in urban wild areas in her neighborhood. This intimate, lovely book collects her best pieces, including new, exclusive art, along with a peek into her unique creative process. Featured pieces include scenes, mandalas, animals, birds, fish, insects, mythical creatures, iconic women, old masters, and more. Each artwork is accompanied by explanatory text on a facing page including piece name, materials used, and a short, evocative description of the artist's process and inspiration.


Ursula K. Le Guin: The Hainish Novels and Stories Cover Image
$80.00
ISBN: 9781598535372
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Published: Library of America - September 5th, 2017

For the first time, a deluxe collector's edition of the pathbreaking novels and stories that reinvented science fiction, with new introductions by the author.


Snow & Rose Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553538182
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 10th, 2017

This is the story of two sisters and the enchanted woods that have been waiting for them to break a set of terrible spells. Bestselling author-illustrator Emily Winfield Martin has created a world that sits on the border of enchantment, with characters who are grounded in real emotions that readers will recognize in themselves.


Colors of the West: An Artist's Guide to Nature's Palette Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781680510973
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Published: Mountaineers Books - September 1st, 2017

Learn to observe, sketch, and paint nature from an award-winning outdoor artist and art teacher - Explains how to "see" color depending on time of day, season, atmosphere, and more - More than 170 illustrations, featuring iconic national parks - Improve your nature painting skills or learn a fun new hobby you can do outdoors Colors of the West explores wild places through the lens of watercolor "en plein air" painting, a French term meaning literally "in the open air."


Drawn to Color: A Pacific Northwest Coloring Book Cover Image
By Ben Clanton (Editor)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781632171092
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Published: Little Bigfoot - August 22nd, 2017

Color with critically acclaimed and up-and-coming artists in this unique Pacific Northwest-themed coloring book that features original art from over 20 children's book illustrators. With over 50 pages to color of subjects ranging from farmers' markets to food carts and coffee culture, to otters, wolves, and bears, to sea serpents, UFOs, and the Space Needle, this coloring book will appeal to both children and adults. The variety of art ranges from simple to highly detailed, offering a range of coloring challenges.


Pie & Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter & Booze Cover Image
By Kate Lebo (Editor), Samuel Ligon (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781632171122
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Published: Sasquatch Books - October 24th, 2017

Pie & Whiskey is the tent revival of literary events where writers such as Anthony Doerr, Steve Almond, and Elissa Washuta present original works based on prompts that include the words pie and whiskey. This anthology collects the best of that writing along with new pieces to bring this spirited gathering to the printed page.


Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781579656317
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Published: Artisan Publishers - May 2nd, 2017

In Six Seasons, McFadden channels both farmer and chef, highlighting the evolving attributes of vegetables throughout their growing seasons--an arc from spring to early summer to midsummer to the bursting harvest of late summer, then ebbing into autumn and, finally, the earthy, mellow sweetness of winter. Each chapter begins with recipes featuring raw vegetables at the start of their season. As weeks progress, McFadden turns up the heat--grilling and steaming, then moving on to sautes, pan roasts, braises, and stews. His ingenuity is on display in 225 revelatory recipes that celebrate flavor at its peak.


High-Proof Pdx: A Spirited Guide to Portland's Craft Distilling Scene Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780983491767
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Published: Overcup Press - September 19th, 2017

Portland, Oregon has arguably more distilleries than any other city on the planet and they are eager for spirits lovers to taste their goods. In High-Proof PDX author Karen Locke has paved the way and shares with readers what they need to know before, during, and after a spirits tasting tour of Portland's craft distilling scene. From histories to hangover cures, Locke provides readers with pro-tips, recommendations, and insights to enhance their visits to the tasting rooms and distillery tours. This guidebook to the higher proof alcohol made in Portland will help readers find their way around town without getting too drunk, hungover, or lost. Learn helpful tips on getting primed for high-proof drinking and get pointers on the best way to savor and taste craft liquors. First time visitors to a spirits tasting room will will benefit from pointers. For the big picture on the distilling scene, learn about Portland's distillery roots, how it's evolving, and where the future of distilling in Portland is headed. Readers will also get recommendations on the best cocktail bars in the city and see what the city's mixologists are creating with all this booze. Finally, learn about all the other locally made products including glassware, bitters, syrups, and shrubs that go into making a great cocktail at home.


Portland Cooks: Recipes from the City's Best Restaurants and Bars Cover Image
$32.95
ISBN: 9781927958933
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Published: Figure 1 - August 20th, 2017

Portland city is synonymous with DIY scrappiness, rule-breaking creativity, and a die-hard collaborative spirit, and it also happens to be America's favorite foodie destination. Portland Cooks presents 80 recipes from 40 of Stumptown's most popular restaurants and bars. From the most modest and unassuming cafes to eclectic neighborhood joints to late-night cocktail bars, the book celebrates the pioneers, game-changers, upstarts, and torch-bearers who help put Portland on the culinary map. Some recipes are an adventure, requiring a trip to the Asian market while others are a snap to pull off on any given weeknight. But above all, they're all designed with the home cook in mind.


Van Life: Your Home on the Road Cover Image
By Foster Huntington (Artist)
$24.99
ISBN: 9780316556446
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers - October 10th, 2017

Showcasing hundreds of funky vehicles, awe-inspiring landscapes, and cleverly designed interiors in tiny spaces from around the world, Van Life is perfect for who anyone daydreams about living on the open road.


Razor Clams: Buried Treasure of the Pacific Northwest Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780295741420
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Published: University of Washington Press - September 1st, 2017

In this lively history and celebration of the Pacific razor clam, David Berger shares with us his love affair with the glossy, gold-colored Siliqua patula and gets into the nitty-gritty of how to dig, clean, and cook them using his favorite recipes.


My Rice Bowl: Korean Cooking Outside the Lines Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781632170781
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Published: Sasquatch Books - September 26th, 2017

From James Beard Best Chef-nominee Rachel Yang, My Rice Bowl is a cookbook with 75 recipes based on her deeply comforting Korean fusion cuisine, inspired by cultures from around the world.


Hello! My Name Is Tasty: Global Diner Favorites from Portland's Tasty Restaurants Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781632171023
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Published: Sasquatch Books - August 15th, 2017

From the authors of the Toro Bravo cookbook, here are recipes from Portland's favorites, Tasty n Sons and Tasty n Alder, the restaurants that reinvented the brunch scene (and then every eating hour after that) with supremely satisfying dishes. First, throw away your pick-an-egg, pick-a-toast idea of brunch. Next, reconsider what to eat (and drink) every hour of the day. That was the plan with Portland chef John Gorham's Tasty n Sons and Tasty n Alder. Now Hello My Name Is Tasty is going to heat up your home kitchen with these satisfy-all-cravings global diner favorites like Bim Bop Bacon and Eggs and Monk's Carolina Cheesesteak. The food has strong roots in the American Southeast, where Gorham earned his culinary stripes but tastes from Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America also have a strong standing. Welcome to the ever-expanding world of John Gorham's appetites. If you get thirsty, stir up something adventurous like a Dim Summore Bloody Mary or a Grown-Ass Milkshake.


The Myrtlewood Cookbook: Pacific Northwest Home Cooking Cover Image
By Andrew Barton, Peter Schweitzer (Photographer)
$27.95
ISBN: 9781632171412
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Published: Sasquatch Books - October 3rd, 2017

Experience beautiful home cooking that takes its cues from the kitchen gardens and forest harvests of the Pacific Northwest. Andrew Barton and his friends run Secret Restaurant Portland, a monthly supper club. After hosting dinners for five years, a culinary style emerged that reflected his practical approach to cooking: accessible recipes alive with flavor, lovely on the plate and the palate. The Myrtlewood Cookbook brings forth 100 recipes that amplify the tastes, colors, and textures of summer tomatoes, fall mushrooms, winter roots, and spring greens. You will gain nearly as much from reading these recipes as from cooking them.


Field Roast: 101 Artisan Vegan Meat Recipes to Cook, Share, and Savor Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780738219592
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Published: Da Capo Lifelong Books - September 12th, 2017

Hailed as 2015's Company of the Year by VegNews Magazine, the Field Roast Grain Meat Co. offers their first cookbook, dedicated to delicious, satisfying vegan meat recipes. Founded in 1997 in Seattle, Washington, Field Roast creates artisan vegan meats, made with real ingredients and traditional food making practices. Chef Tommy McDonald shares fundamental techniques and processes that will enable you to make your own vegan grain meats (sausages, roasts and more) at home--for everyday (sandwiches, burgers, meatloaf) to holiday (stuffed roast, anyone?). The 100 recipes are flexible: want to make your own meats? Great Want to use Field Roast products instead? That will work too. These recipes do not require complicated, hard-to-find ingredients; all you need are grains, veggies, and spices--all-natural ingredients for authentic, hearty taste.


A Sideways Look at Clouds Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781680511185
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Published: Mountaineers Books - September 30th, 2017

Author Maria Mudd Ruth fell in love with clouds the same way she stumbles into most passions: madly and unexpectedly. A Sideways Look at Clouds is the story of her quite accidental infatuation with and education about the clouds above.


High: Drugs, Desire, and a Nation of Users Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780295742328
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Published: University of Washington Press - October 11th, 2017

Whether drinking Red Bull, relieving chronic pain with oxycodone, or experimenting with Ecstasy, Americans participate in a culture of self-medication, using psychoactive substances to enhance or manage our moods. A "drug-free America" seems to be a fantasyland that most people don't want to inhabit. High: Drugs, Desire, and a Nation of Users asks fundamental questions about US drug policies and social norms. Why do we endorse the use of some drugs and criminalize others? Why do we accept the necessity of a doctor-prescribed opiate but not the same thing bought off the street? This divided approach shapes public policy, the justice system, research, social services, and health care. And despite the decades-old war on drugs, drug use remains relatively unchanged.


All She Left Behind Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780800727000
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Published: Fleming H. Revell Company - September 5th, 2017

Already well-versed in the natural healing properties of herbs and oils, Jennie Pickett longs to become a doctor. But the Oregon frontier of the 1870s doesn't approve of such innovations as women attending medical school. To leave grief and guilt behind, as well as support herself and her challenging young son, Jennie cares for an elderly woman using skills she's developed on her own. When her patient dies, Jennie discovers that her heart has become entangled with the woman's widowed husband, a man many years her senior. Their unlikely romance may lead her to her ultimate goal--but the road will be winding and the way forward will not always be clear. Will Jennie find shelter in life's storms? Will she discover where healing truly lives?


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Queen of Spades Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781942436317
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Published: Forest Avenue Press - October 10th, 2017

"Michael Shou-Yung Shum's Queen of Spades is a remarkable debut by an enormously talented young writer who has produced a literary delight that circles the dead center of a very dangerous pleasure--casino gambling. "--Frederick Barthelme, author of Bob the Gambler


Hanna Who Fell from the Sky Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780778328735
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Published: Park Row - September 26th, 2017

A magical, provocative tale of forbidden love and one girl's struggle for liberation. Hanna has never been outside her secluded community of Clearhaven. She has never questioned why her father has four wives or why she has fourteen brothers and sisters. And in only one week, on her eighteenth birthday, Hanna will follow tradition and become the fifth wife of a man more than twice her age. But just days before the wedding, Hanna meets an enigmatic stranger who challenges her to question her fate and to follow her own will. And when her mother reveals a secret--one that could grant her the freedom she's known only in her dreams--Hanna is forced to decide whether she was really meant for something greater than the claustrophobic world of Clearhaven. But can she abandon her beloved younger sister and the only home she's ever known? Or is there another option--one too fantastical to believe? With lush, evocative prose, award-winning author Christopher Meades takes readers on an emotional journey into a fascinating, unknown world--and, along the way, brilliantly illuminates complexities of faith, identity and how our origins shape who we are.


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780316013680
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 12th, 2007

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.


The Child Finder Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062659057
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Published: Harper - September 5th, 2017

A haunting, richly atmospheric, and deeply suspenseful novel from the acclaimed author of The Enchanted about an investigator who must use her unique insights to find a missing little girl.


Suspects: A Northwest Murder Mystery Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780964650640
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Published: Robleda Company, Publishers - May 15th, 2017

Dan Martinez, twenty-eight, laid off from his job with a law firm in Portland, Oregon, decides to train for an off-road triathlon in rural Central Oregon. After a run, Dan comes to the back door of his childhood friend, Candy Winterpol, to find Candy's husband, Ken, barely conscious on his deck. Dan and Candy help Ken into the kitchen and call 911. When Detective Breuninger of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Department arrives with the medics, Dan and Candy realize they may be charged with attacking Ken (and ultimately murdering him when he dies that afternoon). Dan arranges a criminal attorney for Candy and protects himself using what he can remember from law school, where he studied business, not criminal, law. When a neighbor tells Dan he saw Dan's father in the vicinity, Dan decides he must protect his father, as well as Candy and himself, from arrest and possible conviction. Meanwhile, Dan's father disappears.


National Geographic Atlas of Beer: A Globe-Trotting Journey Through the World of Beer Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781426218330
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Published: National Geographic Society - September 19th, 2017

This ultimate beer lover's guide to the world is filled with stunning photography, unique drinking destinations, little-known histories, and insider knowledge from brewers and bar owners around the globe.


Star Wars Made Easy: A Beginner's Guide to a Galaxy Far, Far Away Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781465465214
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Published: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) - September 1st, 2017

Don't know your Wookiees from your Wampas? If the Star Wars(TM) saga has you stumped, we've got your back. Star Wars Made Easy gives you everything you need to get you around the galaxy. Star Wars is a global phenomenon and the Force has truly reawakened. So where to start if you have never actually gotten around to watching the movies? Or if you find yourself dating an avid Star Wars fan? Or your kids keep asking you tricky questions about the dark side? Don't worry We have you covered. Star Wars Made Easy is aimed at Star Wars novices who want to get up to speed and make sense of the Star Wars references that permeate modern culture.


A Charlie Brown Christmas Cover Image
By Charles M. Schulz, Maggie Testa (Adapted by), Vicki Scott (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534404557
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Published: Simon Spotlight - September 19th, 2017

Celebrate Christmas with Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang in this gorgeous deluxe storybook retelling of the beloved Christmas special Christmas is almost here, which means ice-skating, Christmas carols, and sparkly lights everywhere--even on Snoopy's doghouse Everyone is enjoying the holiday celebrations except Charlie Brown. Can the Peanuts gang help Charlie Brown discover the true meaning of Christmas? Find out in this beautiful deluxe storybook with a cloth cover, lush foil stamping, and incredible illustrations This makes the perfect holiday gift for fans of Peanuts and the classic Christmas special.


Bird Book: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780997652338
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Published: Atelier26 Books - September 5th, 2017

In this stunning collection, the author offers an exquisite array of poems at once sublime and playful, dedicated to the unearthly wonders of winged creatures. The book is a universal song of praise to the mysteries and intricacies of the animal world that surrounds us, and a wide-awake hymn, by a master lyricist, to the delights and surprises of our common language. The brilliantly vivid, elegant verse is sure to delight and inspire general readers, poetry enthusiasts, and avid birders or naturalists alike.


Succulents: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Designing, and Growing 200 Easy Care Plants (Sunset) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780848749477
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Published: Sunset - January 31st, 2017

Inspiring, practical and richly photographed, this comprehensive guide offers creative ideas and DIY projects using beautiful low-maintenance, water-wise plants. Succulents are the ultimate easy-care plant: versatile, effortless to grow both indoors and outdoors, and drought tolerant. From Aloe and Agaves, to Senecio and Taciveria, this handbook by leading garden expert Robin Stockwell highlights 200 of the easiest, most useful, and gorgeous plants, and shares advice on care and cultivation. Readers will find inspiration for imaginative and exciting new ways to use succulents in striking garden designs, containers, vertical walls, and indoor arrangements, as well as step-by-step projects, such as living bouquets and terrarium ornaments.This is the essential reference for landscapers, home gardeners, and anyone looking for a thorough introduction to the perfect plant for modern times.


Walking with Peety: The Dog Who Saved My Life Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781478971160
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 10th, 2017

Eric was 150 pounds overweight, depressed, and sick. After a lifetime of failed diet attempts, and the onset of type 2 diabetes due to his weight, Eric went to a new doctor, who surprisingly prescribed a shelter dog. And that's when Eric met Peety: an overweight, middle-aged, and forgotten dog who, like Eric, had seen better days. The two adopted each other and began an incredible journey together, forming a bond of unconditional love that forever changed their lives. Over the next year, just by going on walks, playing together, and eating plant-based foods, Eric lost 150 pounds, and Peety lost 25. As a result, Eric reversed his diabetes, got off all medication, and became happy and healthy for the first time in his life-eventually reconnecting with and marrying his high school sweetheart. WALKING WITH PEETY is for anyone who is ready to make a change in his or her life, and for everyone who knows the joy, love, and hope that dogs can bring. This is more than a tale of mutual rescue. This is an epic story of friendship and strength.


Remarkable Books: The World's Most Beautiful and Historic Works Cover Image
By DK
$30.00
ISBN: 9781465463623
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Published: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) - September 5th, 2017

A beautifully illustrated guide to more than 75 of the world's most celebrated, rare, and seminal books and handwritten manuscripts ever produced, with discussions of their purpose, features, and creators. From ancient masterpieces such as The Art of War, written on the leaves of bamboo, to the stunningly illustrated Birds of America, to Chairman Mao's Little Red Book, Remarkable Books delves into the stories behind the most incredible tomes ever produced, offering an insight into their wider social and cultural context, and is chronologically ordered to demonstrate the synergies between the growth in human knowledge and the bookmaking process. Alongside breathtaking images of the books and manuscripts themselves, close-up views draw out interesting features, which are discussed in greater detail, while biographies tell the lives of the people who produced them. This coffee table-worthy book is wrapped in a textured jacket with gold foil, making it a great gift for those with an interest in literature and art and design.


My Miniature Library: 30 Tiny Books to Make, Read and Treasure Cover Image
By Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini (Concept by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781786270269
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Published: Laurence King - October 17th, 2017

My Miniature Library is a kit to make a complete collection of tiny books that you can really read With stories ranging from illustrated fairytales to well-loved nonsense rhymes and books of butterflies, birds and flowers, plus blank books for you to complete yourself, you'll have everything you need to make a little library of beautifully illustrated books. The books are simple to make - just cut, fold, and glue. The kit comes with a miniature bookshelf to press out and make, and easy-to-follow, fully illustrated instructions. Plus the box transforms into a beautiful library scene.


The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393240801
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 12th, 2017

Bolder, even, than the ambitious books for which Stephen Greenblatt is already renowned, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve explores the enduring story of humanity's first parents. Comprising only a few ancient verses, the story of Adam and Eve has served as a mirror in which we seem to glimpse the whole, long history of our fears and desires, as both a hymn to human responsibility and a dark fable about human wretchedness. Tracking the tale into the deep past, Greenblatt uncovers the tremendous theological, artistic, and cultural investment over centuries that made these fictional figures so profoundly resonant in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim worlds and, finally, so very "real" to millions of people even in the present. With the uncanny brilliance he previously brought to his depictions of William Shakespeare and Poggio Bracciolini (the humanist monk who is the protagonist of The Swerve), Greenblatt explores the intensely personal engagement of Augustine, Durer, and Milton in this mammoth project of collective creation, while he also limns the diversity of the story's offspring: rich allegory, vicious misogyny, deep moral insight, and some of the greatest triumphs of art and literature. The biblical origin story, Greenblatt argues, is a model for what the humanities still have to offer: not the scientific nature of things, but rather a deep encounter with problems that have gripped our species for as long as we can recall and that continue to fascinate and trouble us today.


The Edge of the World: A Visual Adventure to the Most Extraordinary Places on Earth Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781493029969
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Published: Falcon Press Publishing - September 1st, 2017

Photos and stories that will stop you in your tracks -Created in partnership with Outside magazine for its 40th anniversary -The gripping stories behind some of Outside's most iconic images. -More than 140 of the best adventure photos ever featured in Outside With a foreword by world-renowned photographer Jimmy Chin and an introduction by Outside magazine's editor Christopher Keyes, A View from the Edge of the World is a stunning collection of the best photography ever published by the leader in outdoor adventure photography and journalism. Covering Outside's most compelling stories from throughout the years, it offers readers an inside and dramatic look through the lens of the world's top adventure photographers. First published in 1977, Outside magazine's mission is "to inspire active participation in the world outside through award-winning coverage of the sports, people, places, adventure, discoveries, health and fitness, gear and apparel, trends and events that make up an active lifestyle.


National Geographic Night Vision: Magical Photographs of Life After Dark Cover Image
By National Geographic, Diane Cook (Foreword by), Len Jenshel (Foreword by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781426218521
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Published: National Geographic Society - October 24th, 2017

The world is a different place after dark, and this breathtaking book illuminates the mesmerizing realm of all things nocturnal, with more than 250 glorious images. Page after page of vivid photographs explore the many nuances of night vision--from the sea by moonlight to night markets in Laos to the face of a child lit up by a screen in a darkened room. The range of images in these pages is breathtaking: A smoky jazz club. Flowers that bloom only at night. Phosphorescent fish. Lions photographed with infrared cameras. The Eiffel Tower, all lit up. Faces around a campfire. A stadium lit by floodlights. Earth from space. Elegant, sexy, and a little mysterious, this richly illustrated book is a stunning pathway to some of the world's most captivating sights.


Lonely Planet's Atlas of Adventure Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781786577597
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Published: Lonely Planet - September 19th, 2017

Don't just walk on the wild side - hike, climb, cycle, surf and even parachute. Lonely Planet's Atlas of Adventure is an encyclopedia for thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies, featuring the best outdoor experiences, country-by-country, across the world - making it the ultimate introduction to an exciting new world of adventure. There are numerous ways to explore our planet and the Atlas of Adventure showcases as many of them as possible in over 150 countries. We tracked down our adventure-loving gurus and asked them to share their tips on where to go and what to do. Colourful, awe-inspiring images are accompanied by authoritative text from Lonely Planet's travel experts.


200 Women: Who Will Change the Way You See the World Cover Image
By Geoff Blackwell (Compiled by), Ruth Hobday (Compiled by), Kieran Scott (Photographer)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781452166582
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 31st, 2017

Interviews with 200 women from a variety of backgrounds provide a snapshot of female life around the globe. Interviewees include:
- Jane Goodall, conservation and animal welfare activist
- Margaret Atwood, author and winner of The Booker Prize
- Roxane Gay, author and feminist
- Renee Montagne, former host of NPR's Morning Edition
- Alicia Garza, activist and co-founder of Black Lives Matter
- Alfre Woodard, award-winning actor and activist
- Marian Wright Edelman, head of the Children's Defense Fund
- Lydia Ko, professional golfer and Olympian
- Dolores Huerta, labor activist, community organizer, and co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association
- Alice Waters, chef, author, and food rights advocate
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author and Macarthur Foundation fellow

Each woman shares her unique reply to the same five questions: What really matters to you?, What brings you happiness?, What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?, What would you change if you could?, and Which single word do you most identify with?


Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250155504
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Published: Picador USA - October 3rd, 2017

When 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump and 94 percent of black women voted for Hillary Clinton, how can women unite in Trump's America? Nasty Women includes inspiring essays from a diverse group of talented women writers who seek to provide a broad look at how we got here and what we need to do to move forward.


Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels Cover Image
By Linda Skeers, Livi Gosling (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781492653271
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Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - September 5th, 2017

Women have been doing amazing, daring, and dangerous things for years, but they're rarely mentioned in our history books as adventurers, daredevils, or rebels. This new compilation of brief biographies features women throughout history who have risked their lives for adventure--many of whom you may not know, but all of whom you'll WANT to know, such as:

- Annie Edson Taylor, the first person who dared to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel
- Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman who dared to fly in space
- Helen Gibson, the first woman who dared to be a professional stunt person
- And many more

This is the perfect read for anyone who wants to know what it means to explore, discover, play, climb, and fight like a girl


Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016 Cover Image
By Annie Leibovitz (Photographer), Alexandra Fuller (Introduction by)
$89.95
ISBN: 9780714875132
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 25th, 2017

Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016 is the photographer's follow-up to her two landmark books, Annie Leibovitz: Photographs, 1970-1990 and A Photographer's Life, 1990-2005. In this new collection, Leibovitz has captured the most influential and compelling figures of the last decade in the style that has made her one of the most beloved talents of our time. Each of the photographs documents contemporary culture with an artist's eye, wit, and an uncanny ability to personalize even the most recognizable and distinguished figures.


School of Awake: A Girl's Guide to the Universe Cover Image
By Kidada Jones, Koa Jones (Illustrator), Rashida Jones (Foreword by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781608684588
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Published: New World Library - October 10th, 2017

Do you believe in wishes?
Did you know you are made of stardust?
Have you ever been curious about how you fit into this big old universe?

Kidada Jones invites you to join School of Awake, where you will explore our amazing world while getting to know and love your authentic self. Kidada understands the challenges you face and offers dozens of ways to keep it real and navigate the world without losing sight of what's important. Experience the light within you through colorful illustrations, fun facts, mystical, heart-centered activities, and timeless wisdom.
 


Little Kunoichi the Ninja Girl Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781570619540
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Published: Little Bigfoot - May 5th, 2015

Little Kunoichi, a young ninja in training, is frustrated. Inspired by tiny Chibi Samurai's practice and skills, she works harder than ever and makes a friend. Together, they show the power of perseverance, hard work, and cooperation when they wow the crowd at the Island Festival. Ninja skills don't come easily to Little Kunoichi. She needs determination--and a special friend--to unleash her power.


W.I.T.C.H.: The Graphic Novel, Part I. the Twelve Portals, Vol. 1 Cover Image
$11.00
ISBN: 9780316476928
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Published: Jy - October 31st, 2017

Twelve portals have opened between Earth and the dark world of Metamoor, weakening the mystic veil that separates the two and protects humanity from an evil that threatens to consume it. Five girls have been chosen as Guardians to stand against this menace. Gifted with powers over the elements, Will, Irma, Taranee, Cornelia, and Hay Lin step into their new roles and together become the force for good known as W.I.T.C.H.


Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781568585987
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Published: Nation Books - August 15th, 2017

Some Americans cling desperately to the myth that we are living in a post-racial society, that the election of the first black president spelled the doom of racism. In fact, racist thought is alive and well in America--more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues in Stamped from the Beginning, if we have any hope of grappling with this stark reality, we must first understand how racist ideas were developed, disseminated, and enshrined in American society.


The Vietnam War: An Intimate History Cover Image
$60.00
ISBN: 9780307700254
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 5th, 2017

More than forty years after it ended, the Vietnam War continues to haunt our country. We still argue over why we were there, whether we could have won, and who was right and wrong in their response to the conflict. When the war divided the country, it created deep political fault lines that continue to divide us today. Now, continuing in the tradition of their critically acclaimed collaborations, the authors draw on dozens and dozens of interviews in America and Vietnam to give us the perspectives of people involved at all levels of the war: U.S. and Vietnamese soldiers and their families, high-level officials in America and Vietnam, antiwar protestors, POWs, and many more. The book plunges us into the chaos and intensity of combat, even as it explains the rationale that got us into Vietnam and kept us there for so many years. Rather than taking sides, the book seeks to understand why the war happened the way it did, and to clarify its complicated legacy. Beautifully written and richly illustrated, this is a tour de force that is certain to launch a new national conversation.


The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781492649359
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Published: Sourcebooks - April 18th, 2017

The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.

Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive -- until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.

But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come.


Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385538435
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Published: Doubleday Books - September 12th, 2017

Alex Blum was a good kid, a popular high school hockey star from a tight-knit Colorado family. He had one goal in life: endure a brutally difficult selection program, become a U.S. Army Ranger, and fight terrorists for his country. He poured everything into achieving his dream. In the first hours of his final leave before deployment to Iraq, Alex was supposed to fly home to see his family and beloved girlfriend. Instead, he got into his car with two fellow soldiers and two strangers, drove to a local bank in Tacoma, and committed armed robbery...
The question that haunted the entire Blum family was: Why? Why would he ruin his life in such a spectacularly foolish way?
At first, Alex insisted he thought the robbery was just another exercise in the famously daunting Ranger program. His attorney presented a case based on the theory that the Ranger indoctrination mirrored that of a cult.
In the midst of his own personal crisis, and in the hopes of helping both Alex and his splintering family cope, Ben Blum, Alex's first cousin, delved into these mysteries, growing closer to Alex in the process. As he probed further, Ben began to question not only Alex, but the influence of his superior, Luke Elliot Sommer, the man who planned the robbery. A charismatic combat veteran, Sommer's manipulative tendencies combined with a magnetic personality pulled Ben into a relationship that put his loyalties to the test.


Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631491320
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - September 19th, 2017

An epic of remarkable originality, Alone captures the heroism of World War II as movingly as any book in recent memory. Bringing to vivid life the world leaders, generals, and ordinary citizens who fought on both sides of the war, Michael Korda, the best-selling author of Clouds of Glory, chronicles the outbreak of hostilities, recalling as a prescient young boy the enveloping tension that defined pre-Blitz London, and then as a military historian the great events that would alter the course of the twentieth century.


Leonardo Da Vinci Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501139154
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 17th, 2017

The author of the acclaimed bestsellers Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography. Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo's astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo's genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy.


Grant Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594204876
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Published: Penguin Press - October 10th, 2017

Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman, or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don't come close to capturing him, as Chernow shows in his masterful biography, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency.


The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes That Inspired the Little House Books Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781604697278
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Published: Timber Press (OR) - September 20th, 2017

The universal appeal of Laura Ingalls Wilder's books springs from a life lived in partnership with the land, on farms she and her family settled across the Northeast and Midwest. In this revealing exploration of Wilder's deep connection with the natural world, Marta McDowell follows the wagon trail of the beloved Little House series. You'll learn details about Wilder's life and inspirations, pinpoint the Ingalls and Wilder homestead claims on authentic archival maps, and learn to grow the plants and vegetables featured in the series. Excerpts from Wilder's books, letters, and diaries bring to light her profound appreciation for the landscapes at the heart of her world. Featuring the beloved illustrations by Helen Sewell and Garth Williams, plus hundreds of historic and contemporary photographs, The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder is a treasure for anyone enchanted by Laura's wild and beautiful life.


The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate--Discoveries from a Secret World Cover Image
By Peter Wohlleben, Tim Flannery (Foreword by), Jane Billinghurst (Translator)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781771642484
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Published: Greystone Books - September 13th, 2016

Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.


The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion--Surprising Observations of a Hidden World Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781771643016
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Published: Greystone Books - November 7th, 2017

Through vivid stories of devoted pigs, two-timing magpies, and scheming roosters, The Inner Life of Animals weaves the latest scientific research into how animals interact with the world with Peter Wohlleben's personal experiences in forests and fields. Horses feel shame, deer grieve, and goats discipline their kids. Ravens call their friends by name, rats regret bad choices, and butterflies choose the very best places for their children to grow up. In this, his latest book, Peter Wohlleben follows the hugely successful The Hidden Life of Trees with insightful stories into the emotions, feelings, and intelligence of animals around us. Animals are different from us in ways that amaze us--and they are also much closer to us than we ever would have thought.


Reactions: An Illustrated Exploration of Elements, Molecules, and Change in the Universe Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780316391221
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers - October 17th, 2017

With Reactions bestselling author Theodore Gray continues the journey through our molecular and chemical world that began with the tour de force The Elements and continued with Molecules. In The Elements, Gray gave us a never-before-seen, mesmerizing photographic view of the 118 elements in the periodic table. In Molecules, with the same phenomenal photographic acumen, plus beautifully rendered computer generated graphics, he showed us how the elements combine to form the content that makes up our universe, from table salt to oxygen to the panoply of colors and smells that surround us. At last, we've reached Reactions, in which Gray once again puts his photography and storytelling to work demonstrating how molecules interact in ways that are essential to our very existence. The book begins with a brief recap of elements and molecules and then goes on to explain important concepts the characterize a chemical reaction, including Energy, Entropy, and Time. It is then organized by type of reaction including chapters such as "Fantastic Reactions and Where to Find Them," "On the Origin of Light and Color," "The Boring Chapter," in which we learn about reactions such as paint drying, grass growing, and water boiling, and "The Need for Speed," including topics such as weather, ignition, and fire.


Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World Cover Image
By Phaidon, David Malin (Contribution by), Paul Murdin (Contribution by)
$59.95
ISBN: 9780714874616
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 9th, 2017

Universe is a groundbreaking survey that celebrates the popular subject of astronomy through 300 images created by those who have tried to understand - or who have been inspired by - the beauty and mystery of stars, planets, and beyond. Carefully chosen by an international panel of experts and arranged to highlight thought-provoking contrasts and similarities, the selection includes paintings, photographs, sculpture, animation, prints, sketches, and digital renderings with iconic works by renowned photographers, artists, and astronomers alongside previously unpublished finds.


National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781426218354
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Published: National Geographic Society - September 12th, 2017

This fully revised edition of the best-selling North American bird field guide is the most up-to-date guide on the market. Perfect for beginning to advanced birders, it is the only book organized to match the latest American Ornithological Society taxonomy.

 

With more than 2.75 million copies in print, this perennial bestseller is the most frequently updated of all North American bird field guides. Filled with hand-painted illustrations from top nature artists (including the ever-popular hummingbird), this latest edition is poised to become an instant must-have for every serious birder in the United States and Canada. The 7th edition includes 37 new species for a total of 1,023 species; 16 new pages allow for 250 fresh illustrations; 80 new maps; and 350 map revisions. With taxonomy revised to reflect the radical new American Ornithological Society taxonomy established in 2016, the addition of standardized banding codes, and text completely vetted by birding experts, this new edition will top of the list of birding field guides for years to come.


Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781524731595
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 17th, 2017

A stunning, personal memoir from the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station--a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come.


Where the Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780393634020
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 19th, 2017

For thousands of years, tracking animals meant following footprints. Now satellites, drones, camera traps, cellphone networks, and accelerometers reveal the natural world as never before. Where the Animals Go is the first book to offer a comprehensive, data-driven portrait of how creatures like ants, otters, owls, turtles, and sharks navigate the world. Based on pioneering research by scientists at the forefront of the animal-tracking revolution, James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti's stunning, four-color charts and maps tell fascinating stories of animal behavior. These astonishing infographics explain how warblers detect incoming storms using sonic vibrations, how baboons make decisions, and why storks prefer garbage dumps to wild forage; they follow pythons racing through the Everglades, a lovelorn wolf traversing the Alps, and humpback whales visiting undersea mountains. Where the Animals Go is a triumph of technology, data science, and design, bringing broad perspective and intimate detail to our understanding of the animal kingdom.


How to Read Nature: Awaken Your Senses to the Outdoors You've Never Noticed Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781615194292
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Published: Experiment - October 3rd, 2017

In How to Read Nature, natural navigator Tristan Gooley strives to reawaken our senses to help us understand and deepen our personal experience of nature. His message is to connect--however we can, and to whatever draws us in. As Gooley is the first to recognize, "Nature is not one big pile. Plants set some people on fire and douse the enthusiasms of others."


How to Read Water: Clues and Patterns from Puddles to the Sea Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781615193585
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Published: Experiment - August 23rd, 2016

Distilled from his far-flung adventures--sailing solo across the Atlantic, navigating with Omani tribespeople, canoeing in Borneo, and walking in his own backyard--Gooley shares hundreds of techniques in How to Read Water. Readers will:

  • Find north using puddles
  • Forecast the weather from waves
  • Decode the colors of ponds
  • Spot dangerous water in the dark
  • Decipher wave patterns on beaches, and more


Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780870718977
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Published: Oregon State University Press - September 25th, 2017

"The rivers of America flow from mountains, forests, and grasslands with astonishing beauty, essential to all life. Many of the best of these streams have been safeguarded under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968--America's premier program for the protection of our finest natural waterways. Wild and Scenic Rivers celebrates this creative conservation initiative with 160 stunning photographs and a lively history involving citizen activists, scientists, dedicated public officials, and enlightened political leaders. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, award-winning author and photographer Tim Palmer illuminates the values of this irreplaceable system of free-flowing streams, probes its problems, and addresses its future.


Birds of the Puget Sound Region - Coast to Cascades Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780964081017
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Published: R.W. Morse Company - April 8th, 2016

Birds of the Willamette Valley Region Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780964081048
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Published: R.W. Morse Company - August 18th, 2004

A Book That Takes Its Time: An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9780761193777
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Published: Workman Publishing - October 3rd, 2017

Take time to breathe. Take time to create. Take time to reflect, take time to let go. A book that's unique in the way it mixes reading and doing, A Book That Takes Its Time is like a mindfulness retreat between two covers.


Everything Grows with Love: Beautiful Words, Inspiring Thoughts Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781523501144
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Published: Workman Publishing - December 26th, 2017

Relish life, love, and friendship--and share it with everyone you love. Created by the editors of Flow magazine, Everything Grows with Love features dozens of uplifting quotes and sayings in original graphics and hand-lettering by 20 contributing artists and illustrators.

On each page, affirmations, motivational sayings, and quotes are illuminated in gorgeous calligraphy, playful photomontages, and exquisite embroidery. These are sweet expressions of inspiration and wonder: From little things big things grow. You've got to have a little rain to make a rainbow. Love is all you need. Collect moments, not things. Life is beautiful. Be happy, so that when others look at you they are happy too.


The Tiny Book of Tiny Pleasures Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9780761193760
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Published: Workman Publishing - April 4th, 2017

A perfect gift book filled with whimsical, colorful illustrations, short lists, cheerful prompts, recipes, and fun facts, The Tiny Book of Tiny Pleasures is the sweetest reminder imaginable that it's the little things in life that make us happy. Little things like sharing tea with a friend. An ice cream cone with sprinkles. Finding a forgotten item of clothing in the closet. The smell in the air right after a summer rain.


The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250138064
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 17th, 2017

Organized into ten chapters--each one representing a powerful step in Oprah's own spiritual journey and introduced with an intimate, personal essay by Oprah herself--the Wisdom of Sundays features selections from the most meaningful conversations between Oprah and some of today's most-admired thought-leaders. Visionaries like Tony Robbins, Arianna Huffington, and Shonda Rhimes share their lessons in finding purpose through mindfulness and intention. World renowned authors and teachers like Eckhart Tolle, Thich Nhat Hahn, Marianne Williamson and Wayne Dyer, explain our complex relationship with the ego and the healing powers of love and connection; and award-winning and bestselling writers like Cheryl Strayed, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Elizabeth Lesser explore the beauty of forgiveness and spirituality.

Paired with beautiful photographs, including many from Oprah's private property in California where each episode of Super Soul Sunday is filmed, The Wisdom of Sundays promises to be a timeless keepsake that will help readers awaken to life's wondrous possibilities and discover a deeper connection to the natural world around them.


Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250156945
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 17th, 2017

Jocko Willink's methods for success were born in the SEAL Teams, where he spent most of his adult life, enlisting after high school and rising through the ranks to become the commander of the most highly decorated special operations unit of the war in Iraq. In Discipline Equals Freedom, the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Extreme Ownership describes how he lives that mantra: the mental and physical disciplines he imposes on himself in order to achieve freedom in all aspects of life. Many books offer advice on how to overcome obstacles and reach your goals--but that advice often misses the most critical ingredient: discipline. Without discipline, there will be no real progress. Discipline Equals Freedom covers it all, including strategies and tactics for conquering weakness, procrastination, and fear, and specific physical training presented in workouts for beginner, intermediate, and advanced athletes, and even the best sleep habits and food intake recommended to optimize performance.

Within these pages discover the keys to becoming stronger, smarter, faster, and healthier. There is only one way to achieve true freedom: The Way of Discipline. Read this book and find The Way.


We All Have Souls and I Think We Can Prove It Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780937663127
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Published: Pine Winds Press - June 21st, 2017

We are connected, one to another, in ways that the physical world can't explain. We often know when someone is staring at us. Enough children remember previous lives to suggest reincarnation happens sometimes. People see ghosts and angels. Mothers save children by lifting cars off them.
It's not one thing. It's everything all together that shows that we all have souls. And that's what this book does: it puts everything (well, a lot of things) together to show that souls are the best explanation for what we experience.
The book is not religious. But it suggests how acknowledging we all have souls can help us lead healthier, happier, and more connected lives. It looks at some deep philosophical ideas, including the nature of proof, but it's written in simple English. It answers important questions, but asks questions, too.


Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399184383
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Published: Avery Publishing Group - September 5th, 2017

In the last twenty years, meditation and mindfulness have gone from being kind of cool to becoming an omnipresent Band-Aid for fixing everything from your weight to your relationship to your achievement level. Unveiling here the kind of cutting-edge research that has made them giants in their fields, Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson show us the truth about what meditation can really do for us, as well as exactly how to get the most out of it.


Where Outside the Body Is the Soul Today Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780295742441
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Published: University of Washington Press - September 6th, 2017

Where Outside the Body Is the Soul Today comprises two interwoven series--one of linked prose poems called "Another Letter to the Soul" and one of individual lined poems that explore the connection between anima and animal. The volume speaks to and questions the ancient concept of the soul and its contemporary manifestations, including the damaged soul, the American soul, and the blind, gagged soul of history.


America: The Cookbook Cover Image
$49.95
ISBN: 9780714873961
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 9th, 2017

America: The Cookbook is the first book to document comprehensively - and celebrate - the remarkable diversity of American cuisine and food culture. A thoroughly researched compendium of 800 home-cooking recipes for delicious and authentic American dishes, America: The Cookbook explores the country's myriad traditions and influences, regional favourites and melting-pot fusion - the culinary heritage of a nation, from appetizers to desserts and beyond. A unique state-by-state section features essays and menus from a 'who's who' of 100 foremost food experts and chefs.


Naturally Vegetarian: Recipes and Stories from My Italian Family Farm Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781101983591
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Published: Avery Publishing Group - November 7th, 2017

A stunning seasonal Italian cookbook from the creator of the award-winning blog Hortus Cuisine, featuring 125 delicious all-vegetarian recipes from the author's family farm in northeastern Italy.


Stock the Crock: 100 Must-Have Slow-Cooker Recipes, 200 Variations for Every Appetite Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780848753146
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Published: Oxmoor House - September 5th, 2017

Stock the Crock brings together the expertise of America's most popular slow-cooker authority with a fresh collection of 100 essential, innovative, and easy-to-prepare recipes-each with variations allowing readers to customize the dish according to their dietary needs. You'll find beloved classics, as well as dishes you might be surprised can be done successfully in a slow cooker. (Hello, slow-cooker creme brulee ) Whether you are looking to accommodate gluten-free, paleo, or vegetarian diets, or prefer slow-cooker meals perfectly sized for one or two people, this cookbook provides smart ideas, more than 100 recipe photos, and cooking hacks that will change the way you use your favorite fuss-free cooking appliance. Learn simple make-ahead tricks, convenient baking tips, and how to make two recipes at once using the same cooker, so you can simplify cooking and spend more time enjoying your family and friends around a wonderful, delicious meal.


American Seafood: Heritage, Culture & Cookery from Sea to Shining Sea Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9781454919407
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Published: Sterling Publishing (NY) - November 7th, 2017

With the growing trend to reintroduce US-caught seafood into our culinary lexicon, this trustworthy reference from prestigious writer, chef, and sustainability advocate Barton Seaver will be the go-to source for home cooks, culinary students, professional chefs, and anyone fascinated by American food culture. American Seafood looks at maritime history, including Native American fisheries; fishing technology (including aquaculture); the effect of imports on our diet, economy, and the health of our seas; the biology of taste; and the evolution of seafood cuisine, from Pine Bark Stew, red and white chowder, Po' Boys, and Clam Bakes, to Baltimore Crab Cakes, Planked Salmon, Oysters Rockefeller, and Sushi. And although this is not a cookbook, Barton Seaver presents invaluable information on traditional culinary arts and his favorite ideas for taste pairings and preferred methods for cooking seafood. An index of species--with common, regional, and accepted names, all alphabetized--rounds out this must-have volume.


Ball Canning Back to Basics: A Foolproof Guide to Canning Jams, Jellies, Pickles, and More Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780848754525
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Published: Oxmoor House - July 3rd, 2017

Can it, pickle it, and store it with confidence. From making your own sweet jams and preserving whole fruits, to the fundamentals of brining vegetables, Ball Back to Basics focuses on the building block techniques and classic recipes that every canner should know. The book begins with in-depth information on the equipment you need, preparing your fruits and vegetables, and food safety guidance. Each canning and preserving method is thoroughly explained with step-by-step photographs and beginner-friendly tutorials highlighting key steps. Packed with 100 foolproof recipes for the modern pantry, a wealth of variation ideas for low-sugar and flavor change-ups, and time-tested tips from the most trusted authority in home canning, this handy teaching cookbook is designed to ensure success.


Downtime: Deliciousness at Home Cover Image
By Nadine Levy Redzepi, Rene Redzepi (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780735216068
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Published: Pam Krauss Books - October 24th, 2017

Blurring the line between everyday and special occasion cooking, Nadine Levy Redzepi elevates simple comfort food flavors to elegant new heights in Downtime.

 

When you're married to Noma's Rene Redzepi you never know who might drop by for dinner...So Nadine Redzepi has developed a stripped-down repertoire of starters, mains, and desserts that can always accommodate a few more at the table, presenting them in a stylish yet relaxed way that makes guests feel like family--and makes family feel special every single day. Gone are the days when the cook is expected to labor alone in the kitchen while family or guests wait for their meal. In the Redzepi home everyone gravitates toward the kitchen to socialize, help, or graze on tasty bites while dinner is prepared, and Nadine wouldn't have it any other way.


Complete Stories Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781609808082
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Published: Seven Stories Press - September 26th, 2017

Here for the first time is the complete short fiction of one of the 20th century's greatest writers. More than half of Vonnegut's output was short fiction, and never before has the world had occasion to wrestle with it all together. Organized thematically--War, Women, Science, Romance, Work Ethic v. Fame and Fortune, Behavior, The Band Director (those stories featuring Lincoln High's band director and nice guy, George Hemholtz), and Futuristic--these 97 stories were written over a lifetime, from 1941 to 2007, and include those published during Vonnegut's lifetime in magazines and collected in Welcome to the Monkey House, Bagombo Snuff Box, and other books; those published posthumously; and, here for the first time, five previously unpublished stories as well as a handful of others that were published online only and read by few. Vonnegut published only about half of the stories he wrote, his agent telling him in 1958 upon the rejection of a particularly strong story, "Save it for the collection of your works which will be published someday when you become famous. Which may take a little time."


The Last Ballad Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062313119
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Published: William Morrow & Company - October 3rd, 2017

The New York Times bestselling author of the celebrated A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road to Mercy returns with this eagerly awaited new novel, set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1929 and inspired by actual events. The chronicle of an ordinary woman's struggle for dignity and her rights in a textile mill, The Last Ballad is a moving tale of courage in the face of oppression and injustice, with the emotional power of Ron Rash's Serena, Dennis Lehane's The Given Day, and the unforgettable films Norma Rae and Silkwood.


The Dark Lake Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781538759905
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 3rd, 2017

The stunning, debut suspense thriller to rival Paula Hawkins and Tana French. Rosalind's secrets didn't die with her. The lead homicide investigator in a rural town, Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock is deeply unnerved when a high school classmate is found strangled, her body floating in a lake. And not just any classmate, but Rosalind Ryan, whose beauty and inscrutability exerted a magnetic pull on Smithson High School, first during Rosalind's student years and then again when she returned to teach drama.


The Resurrection of Joan Ashby Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250081438
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Published: Flatiron Books - August 29th, 2017

I viewed the consumptive nature of love as a threat to serious women. But the wonderful man I just married believes as I do--work is paramount, absolutely no children--and now love seems to me quite marvelous.

These words are spoken to a rapturous audience by Joan Ashby, a brilliant and intense literary sensation acclaimed for her explosively dark and singular stories.

When Joan finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, she is stunned by Martin's delight, his instant betrayal of their pact. She makes a fateful, selfless decision then, to embrace her unintentional family.

Challenged by raising two precocious sons, it is decades before she finally completes her masterpiece novel. Poised to reclaim the spotlight, to resume the intended life she gave up for love, a betrayal of Shakespearean proportion forces her to question every choice she has made.


The Revolution of Marina M. Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316022064
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Published: Little Brown and Company - November 7th, 2017

St. Petersburg, New Year's Eve, 1916. Marina Makarova is a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life, a life about to be violently upended by the vast forces of history. Swept up on these tides, Marina will join the marches for workers' rights, fall in love with a radical young poet, and betray everything she holds dear, before being betrayed in turn.

As her country goes through almost unimaginable upheaval, Marina's own coming-of-age unfolds, marked by deep passion and devastating loss, and the private heroism of an ordinary woman living through extraordinary times. This is the epic, mesmerizing story of one indomitable woman's journey through some of the most dramatic events of the last century.


The Indigo Girl Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781455137114
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Published: Blackstone Audiobooks - October 3rd, 2017

The year is 1739. Eliza Lucas is sixteen years old when her father leaves her in charge of their family's three plantations in rural South Carolina and then proceeds to bleed the estates dry in pursuit of his military ambitions. Tensions with the British, and with the Spanish in Florida, just a short way down the coast, are rising, and slaves are starting to become restless. Her mother wants nothing more than for their South Carolina endeavor to fail so they can go back to England. Soon her family is in danger of losing everything.Upon hearing how much the French pay for indigo dye, Eliza believes it's the key to their salvation. But everyone tells her it's impossible, and no one will share the secret to making it.


Mr. Dickens and His Carol Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250154040
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 31st, 2017

Charles Dickens is not feeling the Christmas spirit. His newest book is an utter flop, the critics have turned against him, relatives near and far hound him for money. While his wife plans a lavish holiday party for their ever-expanding family and circle of friends, Dickens has visions of the poor house. But when his publishers try to blackmail him into writing a Christmas book to save them all from financial ruin, he refuses. And a serious bout of writer's block sets in.

Frazzled and filled with self-doubt, Dickens seeks solace in his great palace of thinking, the city of London itself. On one of his long night walks, in a once-beloved square, he meets the mysterious Eleanor Lovejoy, who might be just the muse he needs. As Dickens' deadlines close in, Eleanor propels him on a Scrooge-like journey that tests everything he believes about generosity, friendship, ambition, and love. The story he writes will change Christmas forever.

 


A Column of Fire Cover Image
$36.00
ISBN: 9780525954972
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Published: Viking - September 12th, 2017

As Europe erupts, can one young spy protect his queen? International bestselling author Ken Follett takes us deep into the treacherous world of powerful monarchs, intrigue, murder, and treason with his magnificent new epic, A Column of Fire.

In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash, testing friendship, loyalty, and love.


It Devours!: A Welcome to Night Vale Novel Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780062476050
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 17th, 2017

From the authors of the New York Times bestselling novel Welcome to Night Vale and the creators of the #1 international podcast of the same name, comes a mystery exploring the intersections of faith and science, the growing relationship between two young people who want desperately to trust each other, and the terrifying, toothy power of the Smiling God.


The Other Einstein Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781492647584
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - August 29th, 2017

In the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. Poe, The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein's enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.

Mitza Maric has always been a little different from other girls. Most twenty-year-olds are wives by now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mitza is smart enough to know that, for her, math is an easier path than marriage. And then fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage.


The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid Cover Image
By Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062342454
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - October 24th, 2017

It is an ordinary Tuesday morning in April when bored, lonely Charlie Fisher witnesses something incredible. Right before his eyes, in a busy square in Marseille, a group of pickpockets pulls off an amazing robbery. As the young bandits appear to melt into the crowd, Charlie realizes with a start that he himself was one of their marks.

Yet Charlie is less alarmed than intrigued. This is the most thrilling thing that's happened to him since he came to France with his father, an American diplomat. So instead of reporting the thieves, Charlie defends one of their cannons, Amir, to the police, under one condition: he teach Charlie the tricks of the trade.

What starts off as a lesson on pinches, kicks, and chumps soon turns into an invitation for Charlie to join the secret world of the whiz mob, an international band of child thieves who trained at the mysterious School of Seven Bells. The whiz mob are independent and incredibly skilled and make their own way in the world--they are everything Charlie yearns to be. But what at first seemed like a (relatively) harmless new pastime draws him into a dangerous adventure with global stakes greater than he could have ever imagined.


Renegades Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250044662
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - November 7th, 2017

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies--humans with extraordinary abilities--who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone...except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice--and in Nova. But Nova's allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.


Lego Make Your Own Movie: 100% Official Lego Guide to Stop-Motion Animation Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781338137200
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Published: Klutz - July 25th, 2017

Lights . . . camera . . . action Bring your LEGO minifigures to life with this beginner-friendly guide to stop-motion animation. Ten -Mini Movies- walk you through using your phone, tablet, or computer to make short, funny clips with step-by-step instructions. Set the stage with any of the six included background settings and thirty-six LEGO elements including a pizza, banana, baseball cap, six minifigure heads, and more Plus, learn the tricks of the trade as you dive into more advanced skills, such as lighting, sound effects, and camera angles. With these tips and tricks, every movie you make is guaranteed to be a successful smash hit.


This Book Stinks!: Gross Garbage, Rotten Rubbish, and the Science of Trash Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781426327308
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Published: National Geographic Society - March 28th, 2017

Get up close and personal with a wonderful world of waste. From composting and recycling, to landfills and dumps, to how creative people are finding new ways to reuse rubbish. It's fun to talk trash when it's jam-packed with infographics, thematic spreads, wow-worthy photos, sidebars, serious stats, and fabulous facts. Also included are quizzes and activities to inspire kids to take action, be proactive, and rethink the things we throw away.


Serafina and the Splintered Heart (Serafina Book 3) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781484775042
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - July 3rd, 2017

The storms are coming.... Something has happened to Serafina. She has awoken into a darkness she does not understand, scarred from a terrible battle, only to find that life at Biltmore Estate has changed in unimaginable ways. Old friends do unthinkable things and enemies seem all around. A mysterious threat moves towards Biltmore, a force without a name, bringing with it violent storms and flooding that stands to uproot everything in its path. Serafina must uncover the truth about what has happened to her and find a way to harness her strange new powers before it's too late.


Serafina and the Black Cloak Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781484711873
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 14th, 2016

Serafina has never had a reason to disobey her pa and venture beyond the grounds of Biltmore Estate.There's plenty to explore in her grand home, although she must take care to never be seen. None of the rich folk upstairs know that Serafina exists; she and her pa, the estate's maintenance man, have secretly lived in the basement for as long as Serafina can remember.


Serafina and the Twisted Staff (Serafina Book 2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781484778067
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - July 3rd, 2017

Serafina's defeat of the Man in the Black Cloak has brought her out of the shadows and into the daylight realm of her home, Biltmore Estate. Every night she visits her mother in the forest, eager to learn the ways of the catamount. But Serafina finds herself caught between her two worlds: she's too wild for Biltmore's beautifully dressed ladies and formal customs, and too human to fully join her kin. When a mysterious series of attacks test Serafina's role as Biltmore's protector, she finds herself torn from the side of her best friend and only ally, Braeden Vanderbilt. Heartbroken, she flees.Deep in the forest, Serafina comes face-to-face with the evil infecting Biltmore-and discovers its reach is far greater than she'd ever imagined. All the humans and creatures of the Blue Ridge Mountains are in terrible danger. For Serafina to defeat this new evil before it engulfs her beloved home, she must search deep inside herself and embrace the destiny that has always awaited her.


The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553523225
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2017

A never-before-published, previously unfinished Mark Twain children's story is brought to life by Philip and Erin Stead, creators of the Caldecott Medal-winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee.

 

In a hotel in Paris one evening in 1879, Mark Twain sat with his young daughters, who begged their father for a story. Twain began telling them the tale of Johnny, a poor boy in possession of some magical seeds. Later, Twain would jot down some rough notes about the story, but the tale was left unfinished . . . until now.

 

Plucked from the Mark Twain archive at the University of California at Berkeley, Twain's notes now form the foundation of a fairy tale picked up over a century later. With only Twain's fragmentary script and a story that stops partway as his guide, author Philip Stead has written a tale that imagines what might have been if Twain had fully realized this work.


All the Crooked Saints Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780545930802
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 10th, 2017

Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado, is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars.

At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo.

They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.


Strange the Dreamer Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316341684
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 28th, 2017

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around--and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?


Return of the Vinetropes Cover Image
By Sherry Ross, Julie Bell (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781851498574
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Published: Acc Art Books - November 10th, 2017

An exciting adventure from a debut novelist.- Seamlessly blends fantasy and science fiction.- Lavishly illustrated with many full color plates and original drawings by the internationally famous artist, Julie Bell. The wee-folk have returned. But we are surprised to learn they are called vinetropes, not fairies. Uncover the mystery of who vinetropes are and why they have returned in this first book in The Vinetrope Adventures series. Following a young girl, Sara, who has recently lost her mom to cancer, Return of the Vinetropes tells the story of the birth of remarkable fairy-like creature who Sara discovers in her backyard. She is Lucinda Vinetrope, born wise, full grown and all alone, but possessing some astounding powers. In fact, the very blood circulating in her body is a form of clean energy Lucinda knows the world is different, not at all like she remembers it from her dreams in her growing chamber, but she is born and she must survive.


The Apprentice Witch Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338118582
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Published: Chicken House - July 25th, 2017

Arianwyn has flunked her witch's assessment: She's doomed. Declared an apprentice and sent to the town of Lull in disgrace, she may never become a real witch-- much to the glee of her arch-rival, Gimma.

But remote Lull is not as boring as it seems. Strange things are sighted in the woods, a dangerous infestation of hex creeps throughout the town, and a mysterious magical visitor arrives with his eye on her.

With every spirit banished, creature helped, and spell cast, Arianwyn starts to get the hang of being a witch--even if she's only an apprentice. But the worst still lies ahead. For a sinister darkness has begun to haunt her spells, and there may be much more at stake than just her pride . . . for Arianwyn and the entire land.


Dork Diaries 12: Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781534405608
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - October 17th, 2017

Nikki Maxwell's adventures continue in the twelfth installment in the blockbuster #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series

 

In Nikki Maxwell's newest diary, it's the countdown to the end of the school year, and Nikki's juggling some big questions about how she'll spend her summer. She's also facing an unexpected crush catastrophe--there's a new kid interested in Nikki, but the last thing she wants to do is accidentally hurt Brandon It all comes down to a big decision Nikki has to make, and drama like she's never faced before.


The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1) Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780375815300
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 19th, 2017

Philip Pullman returns to the parallel world of his groundbreaking novel The Golden Compass to expand on the story of Lyra, "one of fantasy's most indelible characters." (The New York Times Magazine)

"Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen year wait: The Book of Dust is one of them." --The Washington Post


Miles Morales: Spider-Man Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484787489
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Published: Marvel Comics - August 1st, 2017

Miles Morales is just your average teenager. Dinner every Sunday with his parents, chilling out playing old-school video games with his best friend, Ganke, crushing on brainy, beautiful poet Alicia. He's even got a scholarship spot at the prestigious Brooklyn Visions Academy. Oh yeah, and he's Spider Man.


Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781454923459
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - September 5th, 2017

Aven Green loves to tell people that she lost her arms in an alligator wrestling match, or a wildfire in Tanzania, but the truth is she was born without them. And when her parents take a job running Stagecoach Pass, a rundown western theme park in Arizona, Aven moves with them across the country knowing that she'll have to answer the question over and over again.

Her new life takes an unexpected turn when she bonds with Connor, a classmate who also feels isolated because of his own disability, and they discover a room at Stagecoach Pass that holds bigger secrets than Aven ever could have imagined. It's hard to solve a mystery, help a friend, and face your worst fears. But Aven's about to discover she can do it all . . . even without arms.


Cooking Class: 57 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Make (and Eat!) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781612124001
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Published: Storey Publishing - March 10th, 2015

The kids are taking over the kitchen Deanna F. Cook presents more than 50 recipes designed for the cooking abilities and tastes of children ages 6 to 12. Basic cooking techniques are explained in kid-friendly language, and recipes include favorites like applesauce, French toast, popcorn chicken, pizza, and more. Full of fresh, healthy ingredients and featuring imaginative presentations like egg mice, fruit flowers, and mashed potato clouds, Cooking Class brings inspiration and confidence to the chefs of the future.


Baking Class: 50 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Bake! Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781612128559
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Published: Storey Publishing - September 5th, 2017

Following the best-selling Cooking Class comes this delightful baking companion for kids ages 8-12, featuring 50 easy-to-follow recipes. Lively step-by-step photos teach bakers-in-training how to knead dough, make biscuits, decorate cookies, and produce a perfect pie, along with essential skills like following directions and accurately measuring ingredients. They'll learn to make both sweet and savory treats and will use fresh fruits and vegetables in recipes such as Bursting with Blueberry Muffins, Zombie Zucchini Bread, and Peachy Keen Crumble. Bonus goodie bag stickers, pop-out gift tags, and bake sale signs encourage kids to share their homemade delights with pride.


The Animal Book Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781786574343
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Published: Lonely Planet - September 19th, 2017

Get ready for a walk on the wild side through every continent on Earth

Kids can discover the animal kingdom like never before in Lonely Planet Kids' The Animal Book, a beautiful encyclopedia featuring over 100 incredible creatures, from the grey wolf and green anaconda, to the bald eagle and emperor penguin. Packed with facts and illustrations, it also explores our relationship with these animals and how we're affecting their lives and habitats, such as reindeer helping to deliver food for Arctic communities and elephants hunted for their tusks in Africa.


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Illustrated Edition Cover Image
By J. K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illustrator)
$39.99
ISBN: 9780545791342
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 3rd, 2017

For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort.

Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who was Black's downfall as well. And the Azkaban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, "He's at Hogwarts . . . he's at Hogwarts."

Harry Potter isn't safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in their midst.


The Dire King: A Jackaby Novel Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616206703
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - August 22nd, 2017

The fate of the world is in the hands of detective of the supernatural R. F. Jackaby and his intrepid assistant, Abigail Rook. An evil king is turning ancient tensions into modern strife, using a blend of magic and technology to push the earth and the otherworld into a mortal competition. Jackaby and Abigail are caught in the middle as they continue to solve daily mysteries in New Fiddleham, New England--like who's created the rend between the worlds, how to close it, and why the undead are appearing around town.

At the same time, the romance between Abigail and the shape-shifting police detective Charlie Cane deepens, and Jackaby's resistance to his feelings for the ghostly lady of 926 Augur Lane, Jenny Cavanaugh, begins to give way. But before the four can think about their own futures, they will have to defeat an evil that wants to destroy the future altogether.

The epic conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Jackaby series features wry humor and a cast of unforgettable characters facing off against their most dangerous, bone-chilling foe ever.


Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316508889
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 31st, 2017

Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she's blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks--and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday.
But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor.
It's then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city's most prestigious organization: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart--an extraordinary talent that Morrigan insists she does not have. To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests--or she'll have to leave the city to confront her deadly fate.
Perfect for fans of the Harry Potter series and Neil Gaiman, this fast-paced plot and imaginative world has a fresh new take on magic that will appeal to a new generation of readers.


The Secret of Nightingale Wood Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338157475
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Published: Chicken House - October 31st, 2017

1919. Mama is ill. Father has taken a job abroad. Nanny Jane is too busy to pay any attention to Henrietta and the things she sees -- or thinks she sees -- in the shadows of their new home, Hope House.

All alone, with only stories for company, Henry discovers that Hope House is full of strange secrets: a forgotten attic, ghostly figures, mysterious firelight that flickers in the trees beyond the garden.

One night she ventures into the darkness of Nightingale Wood. What she finds there will change her whole world...


All's Faire in Middle School Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525429999
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Published: Dial Books - September 5th, 2017

Eleven-year-old Imogene (Impy) has grown up with two parents working at the Renaissance Faire, and she's eager to begin her own training as a squire. First, though, she'll need to prove her bravery. Luckily Impy has just the quest in mind--she'll go to public school after a life of being homeschooled But it's not easy to act like a noble knight-in-training in middle school. Impy falls in with a group of girls who seem really nice (until they don't) and starts to be embarrassed of her thrift shop apparel, her family's unusual lifestyle, and their small, messy apartment. Impy has always thought of herself as a heroic knight, but when she does something really mean in order to fit in, she begins to wonder whether she might be more of a dragon after all.

 

As she did in Roller Girl, Victoria Jamieson perfectly--and authentically--captures the bittersweetness of middle school life with humor, warmth, and understanding.


A Christmas for Bear Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763649234
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 19th, 2017

One frosty night, Bear hears a tap, tap, tapping on his front door. "Merry Christmas " cries Mouse. Mouse is there for a Christmas party, and Bear has never had one before, but he's certain that pickles (preferably from France) must be an essential component, along with the reading of a long and difficult poem. The problem is, whenever Bear comes back from the kitchen with more treats, Mouse has vanished i1/2 only to be found, small and gray and guilty-eyed, scurrying under the bed or rifling through the closet. Will there be even a tiny present involved? "Hogwash " scolds Bear. Get ready for holiday anticipation and the best kind of surprises as the curmudgeonly Bear and a hopeful Mouse return in a warm, funny tale full of holiday cheer and true friendship.


Good Day, Good Night Cover Image
By Margaret Brown, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062383105
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Published: HarperCollins - October 3rd, 2017

When the sun comes up and the day begins, the little bunny says good day to all the familiar things outside. To the birds in the skies and the bees in their hives, to everything one by one. And as the sun starts to set, it's time for the little bunny to say goodnight. Goodnight, kitty. Goodnight, bear. Goodnight, people everywhere.

This previously unpublished picture book by beloved children's book author Margaret Wise Brown uses her signature word pattern from the classic Goodnight Moon that has soothed generations of children to sleep. Paired with Loren Long's gorgeous illustrations, readers will take comfort in the reassuring world of the little bunny and delight at the attention to detail and hidden surprises on every page.


Tacos!: An Interactive Recipe Book Cover Image
By Lotta Nieminen (Artist)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780714875057
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 30th, 2017

Simple yet accurate recipe text takes readers through the steps of cooking tacos, while the interactive novelty features such as pull tabs, sliders, wheels, and pop-out pieces invite them to participate in the process. Perfect for kids who love to help in the kitchen, or any child who prefers to "do it myself." This is the third title in the COOK IN A BOOK series.


What's Cooking? Cover Image
By Joshua David Stein, Julia Rothman (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780714875088
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 25th, 2017

Food critic and author Joshua David Stein tackles the world of cookery with his signature quirk and charm. From the practical ("Can I fry a scoop of gelato?") to the playful ("Do frozen peas grow on frozen trees?"), each vignette features an engaging question and a satisfying reveal, all revolving around the preparation of food. The simple yet sophisticated hand-drawings by Julia Rothman provide authenticity and a balance of seriousness to the silliness at hand. Incorporating humor, word play, logic and illogic, foreign foods, and even some cookbook vocabulary, this read-aloud book offers children facts to share and maybe even the impetus to get involved in the kitchen.


DK Children's Encyclopedia Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781465462077
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Published: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) - October 10th, 2017

A brand-new, traditional general reference title for kids ages 7-9 that encompasses all that DK is about: age-appropriate, jargon-free text accompanied by detailed images on a variety of topics all in one place, from science and nature to history and the arts.

Packed with information, each single-page entry--organized A to Z--in DK Children's Encyclopedia features a key topic explained in a concise, age-appropriate, highly visual manner, with fun facts and extensive cross-references revealing the links between subject areas. Kids can learn about Ancient Rome, chemistry, evolution, microscopic life, robots, vikings, and so much more.


Not Quite Narwhal Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481469098
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2017

Growing up in the ocean, Kelp has always assumed that he was a narwhal like the rest of his family. Sure, he's always been a little bit different--his tusk isn't as long, he's not as good of a swimmer, and he really doesn't enjoy the cuisine. Then one night, an extra strong current sweeps Kelp to the surface, where he spots a mysterious creature that looks just like him Kelp discovers that he and the creature are actually unicorns. The revelation leaves him torn: is he a land narwhal or a sea unicorn? But perhaps, if Kelp is clever, he may find a way to have the best of both worlds.

Told with heartwarming illustrations and spare, sweet text, Jessie Sima's debut picture book is about fitting in, standing out, and the all-encompassing love of family.


Sarabella's Thinking Cap Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525429180
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Published: Dial Books - September 5th, 2017

Sarabella is always thinking--conjuring, daydreaming, and creating new worlds from her imagination. There is so much going on in her head that it can barely be contained. But there are times when daydreaming is decidedly not a good thing--like when you're supposed to be doing multiplication tables. Luckily, Sarabella has an understanding teacher and with his encouragement She comes up with her own idea to show everyone who she is.


Robinson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545731669
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 26th, 2017

Lush, transporting paintings float from reality to fantasy and back again as Peter Sis blends a true story from his childhood with the fictional adventure of Robinson Crusoe to create a moving, magical picture book that readers will want to return to again and again.


Chibi Samurai Wants a Pet: An Adventure with Little Kunoichi the Ninja Girl Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781632171177
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Published: Little Bigfoot - August 8th, 2017

In this new additon to the Little Kunoichi series, author and illustrator Sanae Ishida's beautiful art pairs with a gentle, fun lesson, featuring Little Kunoichi's buddy, Chibi Samurai.
Inspired by Little Kunoichi's relationship with her pet ninja bunny, Chibi Samurai sets off to find a companion for himself. He explores many possibilities from Japanese culture--both real and mythical--thinking about how each creature might be as a pet.

Little Kunoichi and her pet bunny cheer him on as he searches and searches, until finally Chibi realizes that the perfect pet, just right for a little samurai, has been with him all along.


Little Kunoichi the Ninja Girl Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781570619540
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Published: Little Bigfoot - May 5th, 2015

Little Kunoichi, a young ninja in training, is frustrated. Inspired by tiny Chibi Samurai's practice and skills, she works harder than ever and makes a friend. Together, they show the power of perseverance, hard work, and cooperation when they wow the crowd at the Island Festival. Ninja skills don't come easily to Little Kunoichi. She needs determination--and a special friend--to unleash her power.


Hey, Baby!: A Collection of Pictures, Poems, and Stories from Nature's Nursery Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781426329319
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Published: National Geographic Society - November 14th, 2017

Sweet dreams are made of this Join National Geographic Kids on a trip around the globe to celebrate nature's nursery. Get up close to adorable baby animals -- from the teensiest turtle hatchling to the biggest baby whales; from black bear cubs frolicking free in the Rocky Mountains to a kangaroo joey lounging safely in its mother's pouch. Readers will ooh and aah over the cute baby pictures, sweet stories, folktales, and poems in this lovely keepsake book. Ideal for reading to sleepy little ones.


Happy Dreamer Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545865012
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Published: Orchard Books - March 28th, 2017

While the world tells us to sit still, to follow the rules, and to color inside the lines, Happy Dreamer celebrates all those moments in between when the mind and spirit soar and we are free to become our own true dreamer maximus In Peter's signature voice and style, this empowering picture book reminds children of how much their dreams matter, and while life will have ups and downs, he enlists readers to stay true to who they are, to tap into their most creative inner selves, and to never ever forget to dream big .


National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia, Second Edition Cover Image
By Don Lessem, Franco Tempesta (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781426329050
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Published: National Geographic Society - October 10th, 2017

Dinosaurs continue to fascinate kids, and although these amazing creatures roamed the Earth ages ago, new dinosaur discoveries are still being made today The new edition of the popular Nat Geo Kids Dinopedia includes all the latest species and is the most complete, up-to-date dinosaur reference available. Find favorites, like the fierce T-rex and the gentle Brontosaurus, plus audacious new finds, like the Anzu, Kosmoceratops, and Yi. Every dino profile is colorfully illustrated and features descriptions of when they roamed the Earth, how they lived, what they ate, and more. There are more than 600 dinos featured in all, including 10 profiles of recently discovered dinosaurs and new entries in the Dino Dictionary. Reports from paleontologists present the latest news and insights from the field.


Maurice the Unbeastly Cover Image
By Amy Dixon, Karl James Mountford (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454919537
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - September 5th, 2017

With his melodious voice, fondness for kale, and unfailing politeness, Maurice isn't quite like other beasts. So his concerned Mama and Papa send their ridiculously photogenic beastie to the Abominable Academy for Brutish Beasts to learn how to behave badly. Will Maurice master growling, scowling, snarling, and howling? Or will he prove that being different is a good thing after all?


Night and Day: A Big Book of Opposites Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781616896508
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - October 10th, 2017

As different as night and day, goes the old saying, and this elegant book takes readers through a series of opposites of all kinds, from large to small (and tiny), long and short, front and behind, above, below, open, closed, together and alone. Colorful pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, and cut-outs create an interactive reading experience that is both lively and instructive. This beautiful book will be a treasure on any child's bookshelf.


The Moonlight Meeting: The Nocturnals Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781944020149
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Published: Fabled Films Press - September 26th, 2017

In The Moonlight Meeting, Tobin, a sweet pangolin, Bismark, a loud-mouthed sugar glider, and Dawn, a serious fox, introduce their nighttime world to early readers. The story emphasizes friendship, sharing, and humor. Includes bonus animal glossary.


The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions Cover Image
By Tracey Hecht, Kate Liebman (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781944020026
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Published: Fabled Films Press - April 4th, 2017

Animals are disappearing without a trace--and it's up to Dawn, Tobin and Bismark to find out why. With the help of a gentle wombat, a jittery jerboa, a band of coyotes and some kooky bats, the brigade journeys to the depths of the earth where they find themselves in a wacky, high stakes game that will determine all of their survival

In the first book of the critically acclaimed middle grade series The Nocturnals, we meet three unlikely friends--Dawn, a serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin, and Bismark, the loud mouthed, pint sized sugar glider. Discover the friendships, teamwork, and humor, as the Nocturnal Brigade solves the unpredictable mysteries of the night.


Good Night, Baby Moon Cover Image
By DK
$12.99
ISBN: 9781465463074
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Published: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) - September 5th, 2017

When we first meet the family of rabbits in Good Night, Baby Moon, the moon is full and shining bright, but as the days wear on and the nights come and go, the baby rabbits ask their parents why the moon looks different and worry as it disappears and loses its glow. Their parents reassure them that all will be well and that soon it will be back, for this is not farewell.

This delightful story teaches little ones that the moon will always return, and is a fun and exciting way for them to learn. The sweet illustrations and light-up moon make it the perfect gift and will cause little ones to swoon.


The Book of Mistakes Cover Image
By Corinna Luyken, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780735227927
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Published: Dial Books - April 18th, 2017

One eye was bigger than the other. That was a mistake.
The weird frog-cat-cow thing? It made an excellent bush.
And the inky smudges... they look as if they were always meant to be leaves floating gently across the sky.


As one artist incorporates accidental splotches, spots, and misshapen things into her art, she transforms her piece in quirky and unexpected ways, taking readers on a journey through her process. Told in minimal, playful text, this story shows readers that even the biggest "mistakes" can be the source of the brightest ideas--and that, at the end of the day, we are all works in progress, too.Fans of Peter Reynolds's Ish and Patrick McDonnell's A Perfectly Messed-Up Story will love the funny, poignant, completely unique storytelling of The Book of Mistakes. And, like Oh, The Places You'll Go , it makes the perfect graduation gift, encouraging readers to have a positive outlook as they learn to face life's obstacles.


Life Cover Image
By Cynthia Rylant, Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481451628
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Published: Beach Lane Books - June 27th, 2017

Life begins small, then grows...

 

There are so many wonderful things about life, both in good times and in times of struggle. Through the eyes of the world's animals--including elephants, monkeys, whales, and more--Cynthia Rylant offers a moving meditation on finding beauty around us every day and finding strength in adversity. Brendan Wenzel's stunning landscapes and engaging creatures make this an inspiring and intriguing gift for readers of all ages.


Book of Bones: 10 Record-Breaking Animals Cover Image
By Gabrielle Balkan, Sam Brewster (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780714875125
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Published: Phaidon Press - September 18th, 2017

Ten record-breaking animal bones are introduced through a series of superlatives set up as a guessing game with clues. Readers examine animals' skeletons and guess to whom they belong; the answers are revealed in vibrant, full-color scenic habitats, with easily understood -- and humorous -- explanations. This entertaining introduction to the connection between animal bones (anatomy) and behavior is playful, relatable, and includes touch-and-feel finishes that bring the bones to life


E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Classic Illustrated Storybook Cover Image
By Kim Smith (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781683690108
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Published: Quirk Books - October 31st, 2017

When E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was released in theaters thirty-five years ago, its bittersweet story enchanted millions and the film surpassed Star Wars to become the highest-grossing movie of all time. Now the cinematic blockbuster is transformed into an illustrated storybook, with colorful, adorable drawings by Kim Smith. Here is a story you can't help but love: After E.T. is stranded on Earth, he takes refuge with Elliott, a boy in need of a friend. Together they find a way to help E.T. get back home. Along the way, both child and alien learn important lessons about courage, friendship, and the power of imagination. This is the perfect read-along story for children, their parents, and E.T. fans across the universe.


The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird: A Picture Book Cover Image
By Kim Smith (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781594749797
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Published: Quirk Books - August 15th, 2017

One the most beloved TV shows of all time is now a sweet, silly, sci-fi bedtime story In The X Files: Earth Children Are Weird, best pals Dana (Scully) and Fox (Mulder) have pitched a tent in the backyard for a sleepover. But the night is full of strange sounds, lights, and shadows. Surely there's a rational, scientific explanation for everything . . . or is there? With beautiful illustrations of pint-sized Dana and Fox, this humorous and not-scary-at-all story will introduce the cult TV show to an entire new generation of fans.


Runny Babbit Returns: Another Billy Sook Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062479396
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Published: HarperCollins - September 19th, 2017

Runny Babbit Returns, a collection of 41 never-before-published poems and drawings, features Runny and other woodland characters who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own.

This carefully compiled work from the Silverstein archives is filled with spoonerism poems that are both playful and poignant. With tongue-twisting word play and uproarious characters, the endearingly befuddled Runny Babbit and his friends embody Shel Silverstein's singular style, the one we all know and love.

Fans of all ages won't want to miss their chance to follow their favorite Runny in this book of laugh-out-loud adventures


Giving Up the Ghost: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250160669
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Published: Picador USA - November 7th, 2017

In postwar rural England, Hilary Mantel grew up convinced that the most extraordinary feats were within her grasp. But at nineteen, she became ill. Through years of misdiagnosis, she suffered patronizing psychiatric treatment and destructive surgery that left her without hope of children. Beset by pain and sadness, she decided to "write herself into being." This wry and visceral memoir will certainly bring new converts to Mantel's dark genius.


Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250161307
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Published: Picador USA - November 7th, 2017

Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job--any job--can be the ticket to a better life. But how does anyone survive, let alone prosper, on $6 an hour? To find out, Ehrenreich left her home, took the cheapest lodgings she could find, and accepted whatever jobs she was offered. Moving from Florida to Maine to Minnesota, she worked as a waitress, a hotel maid, a cleaning woman, a nursing-home aide, and a Wal-Mart sales clerk. She lived in trailer parks and crumbling residential motels. Very quickly, she discovered that no job is truly "unskilled," that even the lowliest occupations require exhausting mental and muscular effort. She also learned that one job is not enough; you need at least two if you in to live indoors.

Nickel and Dimed reveals low-rent America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity--a land of Big Boxes, fast food, and a thousand desperate stratagems for survival. Read it for the smoldering clarity of Ehrenreich's perspective and for a rare view of how "prosperity" looks from the bottom. You will never see anything--from a motel bathroom to a restaurant meal--in quite the same way again.


Regarding the Pain of Others Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250160683
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Published: Picador USA - November 7th, 2017

One of the distinguishing features of modern life is that it supplies countless opportunities for regarding (at a distance, through the medium of photography) horrors taking place throughout the world. But are viewers inured--or incited--to violence by the depiction of cruelty? Is the viewer's perception of reality eroded by the daily barrage of such images? What does it mean to care about the sufferings of others far away?

First published more than twenty years after her now classic book On Photography, which changed how we understand the very condition of being modern, Regarding the Pain of Others challenges our thinking not only about the uses and means of images, but about how war itself is waged (and understood) in our time, the limits of sympathy, and the obligations of conscience.


Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250160652
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Published: Farrar Straus and Giroux - November 7th, 2017

Celebrated, iconic, and indispensable, Joan Didion's first work of nonfiction, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, is considered a watershed moment in American writing. First published in 1968, the collection was critically praised as one of the "best prose written in this country."

More than perhaps any other book, this collection by one of the most distinctive prose stylists of our era captures the unique time and place of Joan Didion's focus, exploring subjects such as John Wayne and Howard Hughes, growing up in California and the nature of good and evil in a Death Valley motel room, and, especially, the essence of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury, the heart of the counterculture. As Joyce Carol Oates remarked: " Didion] has been an articulate witness to the most stubborn and intractable truths of our time, a memorable voice, partly eulogistic, partly despairing; always in control."