**May Staff Picks**

By Caroline O'Connor | April 30 2019 | Adults All Children's General Gift Pop Culture

 

It’s been a long and tough winter – let’s turn our thoughts to summer and enjoying nature! See all of our May favorites HERE!


 

A Celebration of Dads
978-1-9848-4812-3
Say thank you to Dad with this perfect-for-Father's-Day gift book that features art from Dr. Seuss! Includes unrhymed lines about fatherly love and makes an ideal choice instead of a card!
$8.99 US | $11.99 CAN
May 07, 2019
5-1/2 x 6-3/4
Hardcover
32 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age All
ALL
US, Canada, Open Mkt

978-1-9848-9432-8
A guide to being grouchy, written and illustrated by the world's greatest grouch--Sesame Street's Oscar!
$9.99 US | $13.99 CAN
May 07, 2019
6-1/2 x 6-1/2
Hardcover
40 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2
US, Canada, Open Mkt

978-1-60219-840-1
Good Night Astronauts features space camp, spacesuits, an international space station, rocket ships, space food, gravity, the solar system, stars, the atmosphere, walking on the moon, sleeping in space, science, and more. Put your spacesuit on and prepare to blast off! This enriching and educational board book takes little astronauts on a journey through an unforgettable galactic adventure.
$9.95 US | $9.95 CAN
May 07, 2019
6 x 6
Board Book
20 Pages
Good Night Books
Age 0-3 years
Up to Preschool
World

DK
978-1-4654-7891-7
Buckle up for a fun-filled road trip with Woody, Buzz and the gang in new movie Toy Story 4!
$9.99 US | $12.99 CAN
May 07, 2019
5-7/8 x 9
Hardcover
96 Pages
DK Children
Age 5-9 years
Grades K-4
World except UK/Ireland

978-0-8234-4253-9
It's field trip day, and students are excited to travel on their yellow spaceship bus from their space station to the moon.
$17.99 US | $23.99 CAN
May 14, 2019
10 x 9-1/2
Hardcover
40 Pages
Margaret Ferguson Books
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3
US, Canada, Open Mkt

978-1-5362-0625-8
Best-selling illustrator Britta Teckentrup explores the world of fish in a sumptuously illustrated nonfiction book.There are fish everywhere! Some of them live in fresh water, some of them live under ice, and some even live in the desert. Fish Everywhere is the first in a series of nonfiction books from Britta Teckentrup. Young readers will learn where in the world all sorts of animals can be found and all the weird and wonderful things that they never imagined were true. This is nonfiction with spark and personality from a much-loved illustrator.
$16.99 US | $22.99 CAN
May 14, 2019
9-1/4 x 11-13/16
Hardcover
32 Pages
Big Picture Press
Age 6-9 years
Grades 1-4
US/CAN (No Open Mkt)

978-0-525-55336-6
"I love that Hair Love is highlighting the relationship between a Black father and daughter. Matthew leads the ranks of new creatives who are telling unique stories of the Black experience. We need this."      - Jordan Peele, Actor & Filmmaker It's up to Daddy to give his daughter an extra-special hair style in this ode to self-confidence and the love between fathers and daughters, from former NFL wide receiver Matthew A. Cherry and New York Times bestselling illustrator Vashti Harrison.
$17.99 US | $23.99 CAN
May 14, 2019
9-1/2 x 10
Hardcover
32 Pages
Kokila
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3
US, Canada, Open Mkt

A Little Book About Amelia Earhart
978-0-525-55293-2
The littlest readers can learn about Amelia Earhart in this board book version of the New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World biography.
$7.99 US | $10.99 CAN
May 14, 2019
6 x 6
Board Book
12 Pages
Dial Books
Age 2-5 years
Up to Kindergarten
World

978-1-5362-0546-6
From author-illustrator Jarvis comes a buoyant underwater tale about a little blue fish who learns that being dazzling isn’t what makes you special.Coral Reef City is home to the most brilliant tropical fish in the ocean. Sparkling and multicolored, they swim around and around, showing off. And then there’s Terry. Small, blue, and ordinary, Terry spends his days playing hiding games with his friends and wishing the tropical fish would play with him, too. So with the help of his friends, Terry fashions a flashy, dazzling costume and transforms into Tropical Terry. But life as the center of attention isn’t quite everything Terry dreamed it would be — especially once Eddie the Eel shows up, hungry for dinner. In a bright, cheerful story, Jarvis uses his vibrant art and heartwarming wit to prove that sometimes the things you thought made you unremarkable are actually the most special qualities of all.
$16.99 US | $22.99 CAN
May 14, 2019
11 x 10-1/16
Hardcover
32 Pages
Candlewick
Age 2-5 years
Up to Kindergarten
World

978-1-5362-0752-1
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with little ones by lifting the felt flaps to discover four hidden space-themed friends.Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing with little ones by lifting the felt flaps to discover four hidden space-themed friends. Then find the mirror under the final flap! Parents love these books because they are simple yet robust, and little readers adore them because they’re fun and easy to play with.
$8.99 US | $11.99 CAN
May 14, 2019
7-1/16 x 7-1/16
Board Book
10 Pages
Nosy Crow
Age 0-3 years
Up to Preschool
US/CAN (No Open Mkt)

978-0-525-64720-1
The bestselling series that began with Tree: A Peek-Through Picture Book now adds an elaborate and beautiful children's book with peek-through holes that show the amazing life in the world's oceans.
$16.99 US | $22.99 CAN
May 28, 2019
9 x 11
Hardcover
32 Pages
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2
US/CAN (No Open Mkt)

978-0-525-58007-2
The exciting story of the Apollo 11 mission, published in a book for the youngest readers upon the 50th anniversary of this remarkable achievement!
$4.99 US | $5.99 CAN
May 07, 2019
6-5/8 x 8
Hardcover
24 Pages
Golden Books
Age 2-5 years
Up to Kindergarten
World

Be an Adventure-Seeking Outdoor Explorer!
978-1-63217-171-9
Girls belong outdoors! This handbook covers everything you need to get outside, including ideas for what to do, camping and hiking basics, body stuff in the wilderness, advanced skills like maps, weather, and first aid, as well as recipes, projects, activities, and profiles of inspiring outdoorswomen.
$17.99 US | $17.99 CAN
May 21, 2019
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
Paperback
272 Pages
Little Bigfoot
Age 9-12 years
Grades 4-7
World

80 Imaginative Recipes for Cooking Outdoors
978-1-4654-8396-6
Cooking outdoors can be magical, so break out of the kitchen, light your fire, and enjoy delicious recipes you can rustle up when camping, dining al fresco, enjoying some beachside living, or having an off-the-grid adventure.
$17.99 US | $22.99 CAN
May 07, 2019
7-11/16 x 9-3/16
Paperback
160 Pages
DK
World except UK/Ireland

New Ways to Cook with Fire
978-0-525-53479-2
California-cool grilling wisdom from one of the most renowned chefs in Los Angeles.
$30.00 US | $40.00 CAN
May 14, 2019
7-3/8 x 9-1/8
Hardcover
256 Pages
Avery
World

More than 60 Cocktail Recipes from Caribbean Classics to Modern Tiki Drinks
978-1-4654-8429-1
Planning the ultimate summer cocktail party? Dreaming of unwinding on a hot, tropical beach with a cool drink? Bring a taste of the tropics to your home with Let's Get Tropical.
$14.99 US | $18.99 CAN
May 14, 2019
5-13/16 x 7-9/16
Hardcover
144 Pages
DK
World except UK/Ireland

Healthier recipes for a guilt-free treat
978-1-4654-8395-9
Enjoy guilt-free treats with Jamie Oliver's "favorite baking book of the year."
$17.99 US | $22.99 CAN
May 14, 2019
7-11/16 x 9-3/16
Paperback
208 Pages
DK
World except UK/Ireland

The Iconic Band - from Apple to Zebra Crossings
978-1-925418-90-3
An illustrated A to Z celebrating the unparalleled impact of the cultural phenomenon that was the Beatles--the greatest band of all time.
$14.95 US | $19.95 CAN
May 07, 2019
7-3/4 x 9-3/8
Hardcover
56 Pages
Smith Street Books
US/CAN (No Open Mkt)

978-1-925811-06-3
Finally! The show about nothing gets used for something - as giggle-worthy fodder for your next card night.
$12.95 US | $16.95 CAN
May 14, 2019
2-1/2 x 3-1/2
Cards
54 Pages
Smith Street Books
US,CAN,OpnMkt(no EU)