*Staff Picks For November*

By Christine Palomino | November 1 2017 | AdultsAllChildren'sGeneralGift

Cozy up with our Fall Favorites…dream of beautiful dresses, seek wisdom from the unicorns, embark on magical journeys, enjoy tasty treats and so much more!

Come As You Aren't
A Role-Playing Game for Adventurous Couples
978-0-8041-8957-6
This simple role-playing kit will help couples experiment, improvise, and seduce in ways they never would have otherwise imagined.
$14.99 US
Oct 31, 2017
4-4/5 x 6
Other Formats
60 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

Kristen Kish Cooking
Recipes and Techniques: A Cookbook
978-0-553-45976-0
From one of the most exciting young chefs in America today, a cookbook with more than 80 recipes that celebrate impeccable technique and bridge her Korean heritage, Michigan upbringing, Boston cooking years, and more
$40.00 US
Oct 31, 2017
7-7/16 x 11
Hardcover
288 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

My Little Book of Big Freedoms
978-1-5247-8634-2
A classic picture book edition of My Little Book of Big Freedoms illustrated by award-winning illustrator Chris Riddell, published in partnership with Amnesty International.
$9.99 US
Oct 31, 2017
7 x 7
Hardcover
40 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

POK POK The Drinking Food of Thailand
A Cookbook
978-1-60774-773-4
A cookbook featuring the rich and varied drinking food of Thailand, with 50 recipes and travelogue-like essays, inspired by Whiskey Soda Lounge, Andy Ricker's Portland, Oregon, restaurant.
$35.00 US
Oct 31, 2017
7 x 10-5/9
Hardcover
272 Pages
Ten Speed Press
Age

Brolliology
A History of the Umbrella in Life and Literature
978-1-61219-670-1
A fun, illustrated history of the umbrella's surprising place in life and literature
$16.99 US
Nov 07, 2017
5-1/4 x 7-3/8
Hardcover
192 Pages
Melville House
Age

Dresses to Dream About
978-0-8478-5838-5
Thanks to his position as a red-carpet staple since launching his fashion house in 2008, Christian Siriano is one of the most popular young fashion designers today, with thousands of fans all over the country and the globe. This book, priced to capture the wide and loyal audience that have made his previous collaborations a success, gives a lavish behind-the-scenes look at the designer's creative process, from sketch to dress.
$45.00 US
Nov 07, 2017
9-1/2 x 12
Hardcover
224 Pages
Rizzoli
Age

Martha Stewart's Newlywed Kitchen
Recipes for Weeknight Dinners and Easy, Casual Gatherings: A Cookbook
978-0-307-95438-1
With 100 recipes and useful domestic tips, this book is the ultimate one-stop guide for the modern couple who likes to cook with and for each other and friends, from the leading authority on all-things home and cooking--Martha Stewart.
$40.00 US
Nov 07, 2017
9 x 10
Hardcover
304 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

Ordinary People Change the World Sticker Activity Book
978-0-515-15964-6
What makes a hero? This New York Times best-selling first biography series has been answering that question one amazing role model at a time. Now it's the readers' turn to answer the questions with puzzles, mazes, quizzes, and brain-busting challenges.
$9.99 US
Nov 07, 2017
8-1/2 x 10-7/8
Paperback
48 Pages
Grosset & Dunlap
Age 5-9 years
Grades K-4

The Wisdom of Unicorns
978-0-525-57261-9
Channel the magical guidance of unicorns and discover their powers of positivity, spiritual healing, and general awesomeness. This handy, pseudo-spiritual guide is complete with motivating quotes, mantras, and colorful illustrations in the beguiling style of late '80s surrealist pop art.
$14.99 US
Nov 07, 2017
5-3/4 x 7-1/4
Hardcover
128 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

French Patisserie
Master Recipes and Techniques from the Ferrandi School of Culinary Arts
978-2-08-020318-2
The ultimate patisserie cookbook from the Ferrandi school of culinary arts in Paris--which has been dubbed the "Harvard of gastronomy" by Le Monde--features all of the technique and recipes in the world renowned French pastry tradition.
$60.00 US
Nov 14, 2017
10 x 11-3/4
Hardcover
656 Pages
Flammarion
Age

Here We Are
Notes for Living on Planet Earth
978-0-399-16789-8
"Moments of human intimacy jostle with scenes that inspire cosmic awe, and the broad diversity of Jeffers's candy-colored humans...underscores the twin messages that 'You're never alone on Earth' and that we're all in this together."--Publisher's Weekly (starred review) Oliver Jeffers, arguably the most influential creator of picture books today, offers a rare personal look inside his own hopes and expectations for his child--and in doing so gifts children and parents everywhere with a gently sweet and humorous missive about our world and those who call it home.
$19.99 US
Nov 14, 2017
9-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
48 Pages
Philomel Books
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2

The Hygge Life
Embracing the Nordic Art of Coziness Through Recipes, Entertaining, Decorating, Simple Rituals, and Family Traditions
978-0-399-57993-6
A food and lifestyle book dedicated to the Scandinavian concept of hygge (loosely translated as "coziness"); how to create it for yourself and others, and how to incorporate it into holidays, travel, decor, entertaining, and everyday life, with approximately 30 recipes.
$22.00 US
Nov 14, 2017
8 x 8
Hardcover
168 Pages
Ten Speed Press
Age

The Lover, Wartime Notebooks, Practicalities
978-1-101-90793-1
A hardcover omnibus edition of the French writer's most famous novel alongside her fascinating wartime writings and a collection of searingly honest and intimate autobiographical essays. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY CONTEMPORARY CLASSICS.
$30.00 US
Nov 14, 2017
4-7/8 x 8
Hardcover
504 Pages
Everyman's Library
Age

Making Chocolate
From Bean to Bar to S'more: A Cookbook
978-0-451-49535-8
One of the country's most celebrated craft chocolate makers explains how to make chocolate from scratch in your own kitchen. From sourcing beans to the mechanics and machinery of making bars, this is the first ever guide to making chocolate from start to finish, with 30 recipes for desserts and treats.
$40.00 US
Nov 14, 2017
8-1/2 x 10
Hardcover
368 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

The New Wine Rules
A Genuinely Helpful Guide to Everything You Need to Know
978-0-399-57980-6
The Thing Explainer meets The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert in this highly illustrated, concise, accessible guide to wine, from one of the foremost wine writers in the country.
$14.99 US
Nov 14, 2017
5 x 7
Hardcover
152 Pages
Ten Speed Press
Age

Whichwood
978-1-101-99479-5
Tahereh Mafi brings readers on a dark and lush new adventure about a girl who is fated to wash the bodies of the dead in this companion to her bestselling Furthermore.
$17.99 US
Nov 14, 2017
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
368 Pages
Dutton Books for Young Readers
Age 10 and up
Grade 5 & Up

50 Women Artists You Should Know
978-3-7913-8361-3
Now available in a new edition, this book offers more than 500 years of achievements in art by women. This beautifully produced, richly detailed, and comprehensive survey of fifty influential women artists from the Renaissance to the Post-Modern era details their vast contributions to the art world. From the Early Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi and the seventeenth-century illustrator Maria Sibylla Merian to Impressionist Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot, and to modern icons such as Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe and Louise Bourgeois, the most important female artists are profiled in this book in chronologically arranged double-page spreads. There is a succinct biography for each artist, together with information outlining her accomplishments and influence, additional resources for further study, and, best of all, brilliant full-color reproductions of the artist’s works. Packed with information, this stunning and absorbing book showcases the remarkable artistic contributions of women throughout history.
$19.95 US
Nov 28, 2017
7-1/2 x 9-1/2
Paperback
160 Pages
Prestel
Age

The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook, Gift Edition
650 Recipes for Everything You'll Ever Want to Make
978-1-945256-06-6
A New York Times Bestseller--more than 400,000 copies sold The perfect for-two cookbook for newlyweds, college graduates, and empty nesters
$40.00 US
Nov 28, 2017
8-1/2 x 10
Hardcover
448 Pages
America's Test Kitchen
Age