*August Staff Picks*

By Caroline O'Connor | July 21 2022 | AdultsChildren'sGeneralAllGiftPop Culture

So many amazing books to choose from this month – take a look at the staff picks below!!! See the full list of new titles going on sale in August HERE!

Boards and Spreads
Shareable, Simple Arrangements for Every Meal
978-0-593-23624-6
Go beyond cheese with 65 recipes for delicious boards and epic spreads for dinner, appetizers, breakfast, snacks, and more.
$24.00 US
Aug 23, 2022
7 x 9
Hardcover
192 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Simple Pasta
Pasta Made Easy. Life Made Better. [A Cookbook]
978-1-9848-5992-1
A gorgeous collection of simple, tasty pasta recipes you’ll return to again and again, any night of the week, from the author of the beloved Simple Cake.
$28.99 US
Aug 30, 2022
7-1/2 x 9-3/4
Hardcover
256 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Flour Power
The Practice and Pursuit of Baking Sourdough Bread
978-0-593-23246-0
A fun and empowering bread master class with 80 recipes and insights from sourdough whisperer Tara Jensen.
$35.00 US
Aug 30, 2022
8 x 10
Hardcover
304 Pages
Clarkson Potter

The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook
Sweet and Savory Comfort Food from America's Favorite Rural Bakery
978-0-593-23481-5
95+ recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert from the award-winning Red Truck Bakery near Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, bringing the comfort and charm of the farmhouse where the bakery started into your kitchen
$28.00 US
Aug 02, 2022
7-7/16 x 9-1/2
Hardcover
224 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Be A Plant-Based Woman Warrior
Live Fierce, Stay Bold, Eat Delicious
978-0-593-32891-0
The original “Julia Child of plant-based cooking” teams up with her daughter to offer a multigenerational celebration of the power of a plant-based lifestyle—with 125 recipes.
$30.00 US
Aug 23, 2022
8 x 10
Paperback
320 Pages
Avery

Abuelita and I Make Flan
978-1-62354-265-8
Anita loves to bake with her abuela, especially when they are using her grandmother’s special recipes for Cuban desserts like flan!
$17.99 US
Aug 09, 2022
8 x 10
Hardcover
32 Pages
Charlesbridge
Age 5-8 years

201 Everyday Uses for Salt, Lemons, Vinegar, and Baking Soda
Natural, Affordable, and Sustainable Solutions for the Home
978-1-63217-429-1
Chock-full of home cleaning solutions that use the most basic and versatile of ingredients--primarily salt, lemon, vinegar, baking soda, and olive oil--this is an essential reference for anyone interested in natural, organic, inexpensive, and sustainable living!
$19.95 US
Aug 23, 2022
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
Paperback
256 Pages
Sasquatch Books

Bible Conversation Cards
100 Verses to Memorize and Explore with Your Family
978-0-593-23527-0
Help your kids tuck God's Word into their hearts through this simple and engaging activity for the whole family!
$19.95 US
Aug 09, 2022
3-1/2 x 5
Cards
100 Pages
Ink & Willow

Everything, Beautiful
A Guide to Finding Hidden Beauty in the World
978-0-14-313706-1
From the New York Times bestselling author of Eating the Sun and Lost in Translation, a gorgeously illustrated love letter to everything that is beautiful, and a manifesto for those who are struggling to remember or recognize what beauty is
$20.00 US
Aug 23, 2022
5-1/2 x 8-7/16
Paperback
224 Pages
Penguin Life

Unwinding Anxiety
New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind
978-0-593-42140-6
Now in paperback. A step-by-step plan clinically proven to break the cycle of worry and fear that drives anxiety and addictive habits
$18.00 US
Aug 30, 2022
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
304 Pages
Avery

Subpar Parks Postcards
Celebrating America's Most Extraordinary National Parks and Their Least Impressed Visitors
978-0-593-47160-9
From the creator of the wildly popular Instagram account and 2021 New York Times bestseller SUBPAR PARKS, a collection of postcards with iconic and hilarious illustrations, some brand-new and exclusive to this collection.
$15.00 US
Aug 02, 2022
4-1/4 x 6
Cards
22 Pages
Plume

Macramé Bags
21 Stylish Bags, Purses & Accessories to Make
978-0-593-42231-1
Craft your own stylish accessories worthy of a high-end boutique with this collection of 21 macramé bags, belts, and straps.
$25.00 US
Aug 02, 2022
8-1/4 x 10-1/4
Paperback
128 Pages
Interweave

The Lich Lord Puzzle
A Dungeons & Dragons Jigsaw Puzzle: Jigsaw Puzzles for Adults
978-0-593-23665-9
Piece together the iconic cover art from Dungeons & Dragons' Fifth Edition of the Dungeon Master’s Guide with this stunning puzzle featuring the powerful lich Acererak.
$19.99 US
Aug 30, 2022
10 x 8
Game
1000 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Zounds!
A Shakespearean Card Game for Rhymesters, Rulers, and Star-Crossed Language Lovers
978-0-593-23483-9
Compete for Shakespeare's best-loved plays and characters in a delightful card game that transports players to London's sixteenth-century theatre scene.
$20.00 US
Aug 30, 2022
6-3/8 x 4-7/8
Game
60 Pages
Clarkson Potter

The Bend of Luck
978-1-60309-509-9
Some guys have all the luck… but not all luck is good. The award-winning duo behind Coin-Op Comics return with a mind-bending tale of fortune and family.
$19.99 US
Aug 02, 2022
8-1/2 x 8-1/2
Paperback
184 Pages
Top Shelf Productions

Soul Culture
Black Poets, Books, and Questions that Grew Me Up
978-0-8070-1592-6
Examines firsthand the lives of legendary Black writers who made a way out of no way to illuminate a road map for budding creators desiring to follow in their footsteps
$27.95 US
Sep 06, 2022
6 x 9
Hardcover
256 Pages
Beacon Press

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's First Fall
978-0-593-38476-3
There are so many ways to spend a cool fall day. Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar and explore everything the season has to offer!
$8.99 US
Aug 02, 2022
6 x 8
Board Book
16 Pages
World of Eric Carle
Age 0-2 years

How to Be a Rock Star
978-1-9848-1420-3
In this hilarious, tongue-in-cheek picture book debut, one little kid who really loves to rock and roll explains everything there is to know about starting a rock band.
$17.99 US
Aug 02, 2022
8 x 10
Hardcover
32 Pages
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years

Dr. Seuss's Sleepy Sounds
With 12 Silly Sounds!
978-0-593-43428-4
Dr. Seuss's classic bedtime story is now an interactive board book featuring 12 different sounds! Children will love to spot the icons, press the buttons, and listen to the sounds of Dr. Seuss's iconic sleepy characters.
$18.99 US
Aug 02, 2022
7 x 10-7/16
Board Book
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 0-3 years

Cookie Kindness
978-0-593-48543-9
This sweet board book celebrates all the flavors of diversity and teaches us that being kind to one another is what truly matters.
$7.99 US
Aug 02, 2022
7 x 7
Board Book
16 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 0-3 years

Hello, World! Kids' Guides: Exploring Sharks
978-0-593-56481-3
The best-selling Hello, World! board book series expands into picture books. Kids who loved the popular board book Ocean Life will be ready for this next step.
$12.99 US
Aug 02, 2022
10 x 10
Hardcover
32 Pages
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years

Barack Obama: A Little Golden Book Biography
978-0-593-47936-0
Help your little one dream big with a Little Golden Book biography about President Barack Obama! The perfect introduction to nonfiction for preschoolers!
$5.99 US
Aug 02, 2022
6-5/8 x 8
Hardcover
24 Pages
Golden Books
Age 2-5 years

Dr. Fauci: A Little Golden Book Biography
978-0-593-48406-7
Help your little one dream big with a Little Golden Book biography about Dr. Anthony Fauci! The perfect introduction to nonfiction for preschoolers!
$5.99 US
Aug 02, 2022
6-5/8 x 8
Hardcover
24 Pages
Golden Books
Age 2-5 years

Totally Random Questions Volume 3
101 Strange and Stupendous Q&As
978-0-593-45049-9
Are there volcanoes in space? Which is faster, a cheetah or a greyhound? And what's the real reason that Major League Baseball umpires only wear black underwear? Discover the answers to these questions and more in the newest installment in this kid-friendly series packed with fun, fascinating Q&As!
$8.99 US
Aug 02, 2022
6-1/2 x 6-1/2
Paperback
216 Pages
Bright Matter Books
Age 8-12 years

Hello, World! Kids' Guides: Exploring the Solar System
978-0-593-48204-9
The best-selling Hello, World! board book series expands into picture books. Kids who loved the top-selling title Solar System will be ready for this next step.
$12.99 US
Aug 02, 2022
10 x 10
Hardcover
32 Pages
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years

The More You Give
978-0-593-37273-9
A modern-day response to The Giving Tree, this lyrical picturebook shows how a family passes down love from generation to generation, leaving a legacy of growing both trees and community.
$18.99 US
Aug 02, 2022
9 x 11
Hardcover
48 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Age 4-8 years

Nana, Nenek & Nina
978-0-593-35394-3
Nina loves visiting her two faraway grandmas—one in Malaysia and one in England. Spot the similarities and differences between their homes in this cozy and beautifully illustrated picture book!
$17.99 US
Aug 09, 2022
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
32 Pages
Dial Books
Age 4-8 years

House Finds a Home
978-0-593-20460-3
Reminiscent of the children’s classic The Little House comes a picture book about a house and how the world changes both outside and inside of it over generations.
$17.99 US
Aug 16, 2022
9 x 12
Hardcover
40 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years

Peter Rabbit: Trick or Treat
978-0-241-53973-6
Join Peter and his sisters as they get their Halloween costumes ready for trick-or-treating!
$7.99 US
Aug 16, 2022
7-1/4 x 6-1/4
Board Book
16 Pages
Warne
Age 2-5 years

What Do We Know About Crop Circles?
978-0-593-38675-0
The What Do We Know About? series explores the mysterious, the unknown, and the unexplained. Are the geometric field patterns fact, myth, or legend?
$6.99 US
Aug 16, 2022
5-5/16 x 7-5/8
Paperback
112 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 8-12 years

Courage Like Kate
The True Story of a Girl Lighthouse Keeper
978-0-593-37340-8
An inspiring and beautifully illustrated picture book biography based on the life of Kate Moore, a twelve-year-old lighthouse keeper in the 19th century who saved the lives of twenty-three sailors.
$17.99 US
Aug 16, 2022
9 x 11-1/2
Hardcover
40 Pages
Random House Studio
Age 4-8 years

Kid Trailblazers
True Tales of Childhood from Changemakers and Leaders
978-1-68369-301-7
Inspiring, relatable, and totally true biographies tell the childhood stories of a diverse group of trailblazers including Kamala Harris, Greta Thunberg, Ai Weiwei, Benazir Bhutto, Elliot Page, and John Lewis, along with 10 other powerful figures.
$14.99 US
Aug 23, 2022
5-1/2 x 8
Hardcover
224 Pages
Quirk Books
Age 8-12 years

The Big Worry Day
978-0-593-46563-9
A girl and her dog find ways to deal with her anxiety in this beautiful debut picture book
$17.99 US
Aug 23, 2022
8-1/2 x 10
Hardcover
32 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers
Age 4-8 years

Indigenous America
978-0-593-38608-8
"A comprehensive and accessible history of the Indigenous peoples of North America." - STARRED REVIEW, School Library JournalIntroducing a new nonfiction series that uncovers hidden histories of the United States.
$8.99 US
Aug 30, 2022
6 x 8-1/2
Paperback
176 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 10 and up

Hair to Share
978-0-593-42688-3
A joyful exploration of friendship, generosity, and confidence that comes from within.
$17.99 US
Aug 23, 2022
10 x 10
Hardcover
40 Pages
Crown Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years

Curious Creatures Working With Tools
978-1-83874-001-6
From apes to otters to clever crows, this beautifully illustrated non-fiction picture book tells stories of amazing tool-using animals that use objects in crafty ways.
$16.99 US
Aug 02, 2022
9 x 10-5/8
Hardcover
40 Pages
Flying Eye Books
Age 3-7 years

Little Pumpkin
A First Halloween Story
978-0-593-46518-9
Follow Little Pumpkin as she and Big Pumpkin prepare for a fun night with their fall friends!
$7.99 US
Aug 23, 2022
6-1/4 x 6-3/4
Board Book
12 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers
Age 1-3 years

Feeding Littles and Beyond
100 Baby-Led-Weaning-Friendly Recipes the Whole Family Will Love
978-0-593-41924-3
An inspirational, accessible family cookbook that offers everything a parent needs to bring joy and love back into the kitchen, by the baby and toddler feeding experts behind Feeding Littles and the New York Times bestselling cookbook author of Inspiralized.
$28.00 US
Aug 30, 2022
8 x 10
Paperback
320 Pages
Avery

Batch Baking
Get-ahead Recipes for Cookies, Cakes, Breads and More
978-0-241-55315-2
Batch bake so you can get ahead and create yummy home-baked goods in no time at all!
$24.99 US
Aug 30, 2022
7-7/16 x 9-11/16
Hardcover
224 Pages
DK

West Winds
Recipes, History and Tales from Jamaica
978-0-7440-5682-2
A beautiful, healthy cookbook that highlights the ease of Caribbean cooking in the Western world.
$30.00 US
Aug 16, 2022
7 x 10-7/16
Hardcover
272 Pages
DK

Masala
Recipes from India, the Land of Spices [A Cookbook]
978-1-9848-6070-5
Go inside the mind of a chef to learn the fundamentals of Indian cuisine and decode the secrets to cooking with spices in this beautiful collection of over 100 timeless recipes. 
$35.00 US
Aug 30, 2022
8 x 10
Hardcover
304 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Colorful World
978-0-7893-3974-4
Sparking joy: this book delivers the rainbow-splashed celebration we are all seeking after a year of pandemic fatigue and lockdown blues. It is a return to innocence and having fun.
$29.95 US
Aug 30, 2022
7-1/2 x 9-5/6
Hardcover
208 Pages
Universe

My Crystal Journal
A Personal Guide to Healing with 20 Essential Crystals
978-0-593-54030-5
Your personal guided journal for working with twenty essential crystals for balance and harmony in everyday life.
$16.00 US
Aug 09, 2022
5-3/4 x 8-1/4
Paperback
176 Pages
Krause Publications

Guided Tarot for Teens
A Beginner's Guide to Card Meanings, Spreads, and Trust in Your Intuition
978-0-593-43595-3
Adapted from the best seller Guided Tarot with over 2400 reviews, this essential guide is a must-have for teens ready to embrace the wisdom of their inner voice through understanding tarot cards.
$15.99 US
Aug 23, 2022
6-1/4 x 9
Paperback
240 Pages
Zeitgeist Young Adult
Age 13-17 years

Love Your Body Cards
A 44-Card Deck
978-1-4019-6958-5
Learn to bring healing thoughts and love to every part of your body with these stunning affirmation cards from Louise Hay.
$21.99 US
Aug 16, 2022
3-3/4 x 3-3/4
Cards
45 Pages
Hay House Inc.

Burn After Writing (Purple With Cats)
978-0-593-53951-4
The national bestseller. Write. Burn. Repeat. Now with new covers to match whatever mood you’re in."This book has made me laugh and cry, filled me with joy, and inspired me."-TikTok user camrynbanks
$14.00 US
Aug 30, 2022
5-5/16 x 8
Paperback
160 Pages
TarcherPerigee

Evening Meditations Journal
Relaxing Reflections & Affirmations to End Your Day
978-1-4019-6864-9
Prepare yourself for a good night's rest with this guided journal filled with prompts, quotes, exercises, and plenty of space to write as you develop an evening meditation practice that allows you to end each day grounded, centered, connected.
$14.99 US
Aug 02, 2022
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
Stationery & Accessories
128 Pages
Hay House Inc.

Be the Difference Monthly Planner
Serve Others and Change the World
978-0-593-23528-7
Identify the issues that matter most to you, create a plan of action, and make the impact God wants you to make—locally, nationally, and globally—with this undated, guided twelve-month planner.
$16.99 US
Aug 09, 2022
7 x 9
Stationery & Accessories
192 Pages
Ink & Willow

Papercuts
A Party Game for the Rude and Well-Read (A Card Game for Book Lovers)
978-0-593-23646-8
Show off your page-turning prowess and bust out your best book-themed jokes with this raucous party game full of literary laughs from the wordsmiths at the indie nonprofit Electric Literature.
$22.00 US
Aug 30, 2022
5-5/8 x 3-11/16
Game
300 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Zounds!
A Shakespearean Card Game for Rhymesters, Rulers, and Star-Crossed Language Lovers
978-0-593-23483-9
Compete for Shakespeare's best-loved plays and characters in a delightful card game that transports players to London's sixteenth-century theatre scene.
$20.00 US
Aug 30, 2022
6-3/8 x 4-7/8
Game
60 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Coolest Homes Ever
An Adult Coloring Book of Tiny Homes, Airstreams, A-Frames, and Other Unique Houses
978-1-950968-59-6
The coloring book for anyone who loves scrolling through Zillow.
$14.95 US
Sep 06, 2022
9-7/10 x 9-3/10
Adult Coloring Book
82 Pages
Paige Tate & Co