*July Staff Picks*

By Caroline O'Connor | June 23 2022 | AdultsChildren'sGeneralAllGiftPop Culture

The Name Jar
978-0-375-80613-1
A heartwarming story about the new girl in school, and how she learns to appreciate her Korean name. 
$17.99 US
Jul 19, 2022
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
40 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Age 5-8 years

The Night Wild
978-0-525-55378-6
A stunningly illustrated picture book debut about a dog's fantastical moonlit adventure and wild new friendship.
$17.99 US
Jul 19, 2022
10 x 10
Hardcover
40 Pages
Dial Books
Age 3-5 years

Frank and Bean: Food Truck Fiasco
978-1-5362-1441-3
Kids will gobble up this hilarious second adventure starring Frank and Bean, who prove that, win or lose, true friends can make any competition go down easy.Frank likes peace and quiet. He likes his tea, his book, and his yoga mat. He is just settling in to enjoy them, when . . . honk! honk! honk! Here comes Bean with his new food truck! It is fun on wheels! It’s a rolling party! Bean is going to Food Truck Friday to sell his donuts. Bean’s donuts have zip. They have zing. They are sure to win the competition! Frank has something to sell, too. He has oatmeal. Oatmeal is boring. It needs zip. It needs zing. What if Bean’s donuts could help Frank’s oatmeal? What if donuts and oatmeal could work together, just like friends? Dry wit meets stylish, comical artwork as introspective Frank and gregarious Bean return in a tale for anyone who likes food, unlikely friendships, and laugh-out-loud funny adventures.
$16.99 US
Jul 26, 2022
6 x 9
Hardcover
48 Pages
Candlewick
Age 5-8 years

Burt's Way Home
978-0-7352-7102-9
A cosmic accident has left Burt stranded on Earth . . . or so he says. An early graphic novel of foster care and the meaning of home, for fans of Binky the Space Cat. 
$12.99 US
Jul 19, 2022
5-1/2 x 7
Hardcover
60 Pages
Tundra Books
Age 6-9 years

The Bedtime Book of Animals
DK
978-0-7440-5011-0
Get to know more than 50 of the world’s favorite animals with this essential illustrated introduction.
$16.99 US
Jul 19, 2022
7-11/16 x 10-1/16
Hardcover
144 Pages
DK Children
Age 3-5 years

See Me Go
978-0-8234-4452-6
Short sentences. Simple words. Lots of dogs. Big fun! From two-time Theodor Seuss Geisel Honoree Paul Meisel, kindergarteners can read this Level C reader on their own.
$15.99 US
Jul 19, 2022
8 x 10
Hardcover
32 Pages
Holiday House
Age 4-8 years

Touch and Feelings: Scared Puppy
978-1-6643-5050-2
Written by a child psychologist, this adorable touch-and-feel book introduces children to the concept of being afraid and offers tips on how to conquer the things that can make them feel fearful. 
$7.99 US
Jul 19, 2022
5-7/8 x 5-7/8
Board Book
10 Pages
Tiger Tales
Age 2-5 years

On the Trail
978-0-593-11749-1
Peanut, Butter, and Crackers return in the third graphic novel in the series. This time, they're off camping. Getting lost just wasn't part of the plan.
$12.99 US
Jul 12, 2022
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
96 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers
Age 6-9 years

If You Find a Leaf
978-0-593-30659-8
An exquisite picture book that celebrates the fall season and encourages children to see the colorful leaves around them in an entirely new way. The artist uses real leaves of vibrant hues to make her oh-so-charming illustrations.
$17.99 US
Jul 12, 2022
10-1/2 x 9-1/2
Hardcover
40 Pages
Random House Studio
Age 4-8 years

Smile, Breathe, and Go Slowly
Slumby the Sloth Goes to School
978-0-8234-5183-8
It's Slumby the sloth's first day of school in the rainforest. Can he keep up with everyone and still be himself?
$8.99 US
Jul 12, 2022
9 x 11
Paperback
40 Pages
Holiday House
Age 3-6 years

Patch of Sky
978-0-593-35384-4
A fiercely determined girl will do anything to help her best pig friend finally see the sky in this unique friendship story
$17.99 US
Jul 12, 2022
10 x 10
Hardcover
32 Pages
Dial Books
Age 4-8 years

She Persisted: Malala Yousafzai
978-0-593-40291-7
Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who spoke up and rose up against the odds--including Malala Yousafzai!
$14.99 US
Jul 05, 2022
5-5/16 x 7-5/8
Hardcover
80 Pages
Philomel Books
Age 6-9 years

The First Rule of Climate Club
978-1-9848-1646-7
An eighth grader starts a podcast on climate activism and rallies her friends to create lasting change in their local community and beyond, in this companion to Dress Coded.
$17.99 US
Jul 05, 2022
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
368 Pages
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Age 10 and up

Good & Sweet
A New Way to Bake with Naturally Sweet Ingredients
978-0-593-33046-3
Groundbreaking recipes for real desserts—sweetened entirely by fruit and other natural, unexpectedly sweet ingredients—from a pastry cook who’s worked at acclaimed restaurants in New York and France.
$40.00 US
Jul 26, 2022
8 x 10
Hardcover
288 Pages
Avery

I Need All the Friends I Can Get
978-0-593-51967-7
A classic Peanuts gift book, reissued in its original format, featuring Charlie Brown and the gang discovering that friends can be found in the unlikeliest of places. "A friend is someone who will share his home with you." 
$9.99 US
Jul 26, 2022
5-3/4 x 5-1/2
Hardcover
72 Pages
Penguin Workshop

Black Mixcellence
A Comprehensive Guide to Black Mixology (A Cocktail Recipe Book, Classic Cocktails, and Mixed Drinks)
978-1-954220-18-8
Bringing tasty drink recipes from some of the most renowned mixologists and stories of the historical impact of Black people in Mixology, Black Mixcellence is the go-to drink guide for any wine and spirits connoisseur.
$29.99 US
Jul 26, 2022
7-3/8 x 9-1/8
Hardcover
144 Pages
Kingston Imperial

Trap Kitchen: Mac N' All Over The World
Bangin' Mac N' Cheese Recipes from Around the World
978-1-954220-26-3
Foreword by Snoop Dogg A collection of 50 delicious worldwide mac n' cheese recipes from two chefs who have graduated from paper to cloth napkins. With Mac N' All Over The World, the Trap Kitchen franchise goes global. "variations of cheese-drenched pasta scour the earth for inspiration.. No ounce of cheese ... is wasted in these deliciously outrageous recipes."  - Publishers Weekly "The cookbook spills the secrets on their most notorious dish and ... flavors of regions from around the world."  - Ebony
$24.95 US
Jul 19, 2022
7-3/8 x 9-1/8
Hardcover
128 Pages
Kingston Imperial

Poukahangatus
Poems
978-0-593-53460-1
The American debut of an acclaimed young poet as she explores her identity as a twenty-first-century Indigenous woman. Poem by poem, Tibble carves out a bold new way of engaging history, of straddling modernity and ancestry, desire and exploitation.
$27.00 US
Jul 26, 2022
5-7/8 x 8-3/8
Hardcover
96 Pages
Knopf

The Book of Spells
150 Magickal Ways to Achieve Your Heart's Desire
978-0-7440-5837-6
The complete practical guide to spell craft, bringing the ancient wisdom of witches into the modern world
$24.99 US
Jul 26, 2022
7-11/16 x 9-3/16
Hardcover
192 Pages
DK

Latin America Diaries
The Sequel to The Motorcycle Diaries
978-1-64421-100-7
The sequel to The Motorcycle Diaries, this book is Ernesto Che Guevera's journal documenting the young Argentine's second trip through Latin America, revealing the emergence of a committed revolutionary.
$17.95 US
Feb 14, 2023
5-1/2 x 8-1/2
Paperback
192 Pages
Seven Stories Press

Big Thrift Energy
The Art and Thrill of Finding Vintage Treasures-Plus Tips for Making Old Feel New
978-1-950968-61-9
Learn to find affordable vintage home decor and how to style it in a modern home.
$29.95 US
Jul 26, 2022
8 x 10
Hardcover
192 Pages
Blue Star Press

Degas
Masters of Art
978-3-7913-8736-9
Get a glimpse into the life and work of painter, sculptor, and printmaker Edgar Degas, who is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism.
$14.95 US
Jul 26, 2022
6-3/4 x 8-1/4
Paperback
112 Pages
Prestel

Gardens of the World
978-0-7440-5812-3
Explore the world’s most stunning gardens and gain expert knowledge that you can use in your own green space.
$40.00 US
Jul 26, 2022
8-3/8 x 10-1/16
Hardcover
256 Pages
DK Eyewitness Travel

Modern Tie Dye
An eco-friendly guide to colouring your clothes & accessories
978-1-78221-990-3
Learn 11 eco-friendly tie-dye techniques and create endless colourful, contemporary, sustainable clothes and accessories.
$19.95 US
Jul 26, 2022
8-1/2 x 11
Paperback
112 Pages
Search Press

Mini Amigurumi Birds
25 tiny flying creatures to crochet
978-1-80092-043-9
Cute and cuddly amigurumi birds from the bestselling author of Mini Amigurumi Animals. Complete your menagerie with this flock of 25 birds!
$12.95 US
Jul 26, 2022
7 x 7
Hardcover
48 Pages
Search Press

Socrates
A Life Worth Living
978-1-64421-136-6
A lively and accessible introduction to the quintessential philosopher, and the civilized world’s first enemy of the state. 
$19.95 US
Nov 01, 2022
5-1/2 x 8
Hardcover
400 Pages
Triangle Square
Age 13-17 years

The World's Worst Assistant
978-0-593-18551-3
From Conan O’Brien’s longtime assistant, and cohost of his podcast Conan Needs a Friend, a completely hilarious and irreverent how-to guide for becoming a terrible, yet unfireable employee, and getting away with doing the bare minimum at work.
$26.00 US
Jul 19, 2022
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
272 Pages
Plume

Painting Can Save Your Life
How and Why We Paint
978-0-593-32994-8
Artist and founder of The Painting School Sara Woster invites readers into the vibrant world of painting as a creative practice powerful enough to transform our lives.
$20.00 US
Jul 19, 2022
6 x 8
Hardcover
304 Pages
TarcherPerigee

How to Focus
978-1-952692-17-8
The simple, refreshing meditations of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh give us the tools to cultivate concentration. Practicing mindfulness brings concentration, and concentration brings insight and understanding.
$9.95 US
Jul 19, 2022
4 x 6
Paperback
128 Pages
Parallax Press

Morning Meditations Journal
Positive Prompts & Affirmations to Start Your Day
978-1-4019-6756-7
A guided journal filled with prompts, quotes, exercises, and plenty of space to write as you develop a morning meditation practice that allows you to start each day grounded, centered, connected, and ready for whatever comes your way.
$14.99 US
Jul 19, 2022
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
Stationery & Accessories
128 Pages
Hay House Inc.

Sweet Dreams Journal
Prompts & Rituals to Record, Decode & Reflect on the Meaning Behind Your Dreams
978-1-4019-6755-0
A guided journal filled with prompts, quotes, exercises, and plenty of space to write down your dreams as you explore the signs and messages you receive each night as you sleep.
$14.99 US
Jul 19, 2022
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
Stationery & Accessories
128 Pages
Hay House Inc.

How to Feel Better
A Hands-On Companion for Getting Through Tough Times
978-0-593-33040-1
An illustrated guide to the life-changing practice of emotional self-care, by the popular Instagram artist @revelatori.
$20.00 US
Jul 12, 2022
6 x 8
Hardcover
272 Pages
TarcherPerigee

How to Raise an Antiracist
978-0-593-55937-6
The book that every parent, caregiver, and teacher needs to raise the next generation of antiracist thinkers, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist
$30.00 US
Jul 12, 2022
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Large Print
400 Pages
Random House Large Print

The Color Meditation Deck
500+ Prompts to Explore Watercolor and Spark Your Creativity
978-1-61180-938-1
Unleash your creative expression with open-ended watercolor prompts from the author of A Field Guide to Color.
$29.95 US
Jul 12, 2022
5 x 5
Cards
110 Pages
Roost Books

Everyday Watercolor Sketchbook
Prompts and Inspiration
978-0-593-13643-0
Strengthen your watercolor skills with this inspirational sketchbook featuring premium-quality paper, QR codes linked to video tutorials, and prompts to elevate your art, from the author of Everyday Watercolor.
$18.99 US
Jul 12, 2022
6-5/8 x 6-5/8
Stationery & Accessories
88 Pages
Clarkson Potter