*July Staff Picks*

By Christine Palomino | July 1 2018 | Pop CultureAdultsChildren'sGeneralAllGift

heat up your summer even more with these HOT picks!

9780525579649
Join the call for a better world with this New York Times bestselling picture book about a school where diversity and inclusion are celebrated.
$17.99 US
Jul 10, 2018
10 x 10
Hardcover
44 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Age 4-8 years

Perfectly Imperfect Hand-Crafted Type Design
9780847862320
From whimsical to elegant, and old-school influences to new school--Goodtype's The Art of Lettering goes above and beyond your basic pen-and-ink calligraphy, showcasing never-before published dynamic hand lettering from today's young and sought-after typographers, stoking creative inspiration for graphic designers, artists, and type nerds alike.
$45.00 US
Jul 10, 2018
8-1/2 x 11-1/2
Hardcover
288 Pages
Rizzoli

9781684372447
365 sidesplitting jokes for budding comedians! Curated by the editors of Highlights, this uproarious humor collection features wholesome jokes the whole family can enjoy. Kids ages 6-9 love jokes—reading them, learning them and sharing them—and this collection of jokes and riddles is guaranteed to bring them hours of laugh-out-loud fun.
$5.99 US
Jul 17, 2018
4-1/4 x 7
Paperback
128 Pages
Highlights Press
Age 6-9 years

9781684372454
More than 300 silly jokes perfect for back-and-forth play! Curated by the editors at Highlights, this collection is filled with 365 age-appropriate animal knock-knock jokes kids ages 6-9 will love. A great gift for budding comedians, Best Kids’ Knock-Knock Jokes Ever will knock kids’ socks off with laugh-out-loud fun.
$5.99 US
Jul 17, 2018
4-1/4 x 7
Paperback
128 Pages
Highlights Press
Age 6-9 years

9781911171928
From the haunting Viking longships, to Native American log canoes, and onwards to Chinese Dragon Boats and pirate ships, to modern racing sailboats, Boats helps to tell the story of humankind in this artfully illustrated nonfiction picture book.
$19.95 US
Jul 03, 2018
9-3/5 x 12
Hardcover
48 Pages
Flying Eye Books
Age 5-9 years

9781684052554
The medium is the message! Comics come in many forms, from all around the world. What better way to discover them than through a comic book?
$15.99 US
Jul 24, 2018
6-5/8 x 10-3/16
Paperback
104 Pages
IDW Publishing

9780553511437
Join Mr. Tiffin and his students on a trip to a natural history museum and learn all about dinosaurs and the scientists who discovered them!
$18.99 US
Jul 17, 2018
8-1/2 x 10-1/2
Hardcover
40 Pages
Schwartz & Wade
Age 4-8 years

World's Greatest Word Game
9780843179002
A reissue of one of the best-selling Mad Libs of all time!
$5.99 US
Apr 14, 1997
5-1/4 x 8-3/8
Paperback
48 Pages
Mad Libs
Age 8-12 years

36 Ways to Fight Back!
9781609808129
An amalgam of political resistance and self-help
$14.95 US
Jul 03, 2018
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
192 Pages
Seven Stories Press

9781984801883
As seen on The Daily Show, an illustrated portrait of the Donald J. Trump Twitter account, with analysis and "scholarly" commentary from the writers of The Daily Show and a foreword by Trevor Noah.
$22.00 US
Jul 31, 2018
10 x 10
Hardcover
144 Pages
Random House

15th Anniversary Edition
9780399580512
This revised 15th anniversary edition of the bestselling beginning drawing book updates art and text examples to include new student pieces, up-to-date materials, and additional sections on drawing in 3D and travel sketching, along with refreshed and contemporary design.
$19.99 US
Jul 03, 2018
8-1/2 x 11
Paperback
192 Pages
Watson-Guptill

9780823437870
Explore a lush garden of plant life. . . . from your bookshelf! Packed with science concepts, this picture book will tell you everything you need to know about flowers.A Eureka! Nonfiction Honoree
$17.99 US
Jul 17, 2018
10 x 10
Hardcover
32 Pages
Holiday House
Age 4-8 years

9781602195141
Good Night Campsite features camping, cooking, tents, RVs, lakes, mountains, rivers, trees, ducks, frogs, chipmunks, biking, picnics, hiking, autumn leaves, campfires, fireflies, sleeping bags, and more. Grab your duffel bags, it's time to head to the campsite. This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting themes.
$9.95 US
Jul 31, 2018
6 x 6
Board Book
20 Pages
Good Night Books
Age 0-3 years

How a Prickly Creature Softened a Prickly Heart
9781635652642
A feel-good memior that proves that you never know what's going to change your life.
$22.99 US
Jul 10, 2018
5 x 7
Hardcover
192 Pages
Rodale Books

Hilda Book 5
9781911171713
The fifth volume in Luke Pearson's acclaimed series of magical adventures starring Hilda, our favorite blue-haired heroine--now in paperback!
$10.99 US
Jul 03, 2018
8 x 11
Paperback
64 Pages
Flying Eye Books
Age 8-12 years

Easy, Everyday Dishes for the Whole Family to Make and Enjoy: A Cookbook
9780147530776
Shortlisted for the 2019 Taste Canada Awards! From the writer and recipe developer behind eat. live. travel. write comes a new cookbook for parents, children and Francophiles of all ages. Forget the fuss and bring simple, delicious French dishes to your home kitchen with Mardi Michels as your guide.
$24.95 US
Jul 31, 2018
8 x 10
Paperback
192 Pages
Appetite by Random House

A Thoughtful and Inspiring Collection of 200 Quotations
9781578267606
The Joy of Friendship is a collection of fun, meaningful, inspirational quotes on the inspiring topic of friendship, and is perfect for sharing with your mates.
$12.50 US
Jul 17, 2018
4-3/4 x 7-1/8
Hardcover
112 Pages
Hatherleigh Press

A Simple Guide to All the Grammar You Know You Should Know
9780399581069
Language columnist June Casagrande presents a fun and breezy guide to everything a grown-up interested in grammar needs to know.
$14.99 US
Jul 24, 2018
5 x 7
Paperback
272 Pages
Ten Speed Press

9780823436828
An introduction to the physics of light from one of the most trusted names in juvenile STEM writing.
$17.99 US
Jul 17, 2018
8-3/4 x 11
Hardcover
32 Pages
Holiday House
Age 6-9 years

9780399557163
Starting school is always exciting... especially when you're a mermaid! From schools of fish to the A B Seas, this whimsical underwater tale puts a fun twist on what to expect on the first day of school.
$18.99 US
Jul 17, 2018
8 x 10
Hardcover
32 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years

A Card Game for Every Feminist
9780525576051
Exploding Kittens meets Rad Women in this hilarious card game from the creator of the original Nasty Woman t-shirt. You can never have enough feminists on your side when it comes to fighting the patriarchy. In the game of Nasty Woman, you take turns drawing cards, following the prompts, and strategizing your next move. You shout out answers to any Statement Cards to win Nasty Woman cards. Get the You're Trumped Card, and you're out of the game, loser--unless you can trade in a Nasty Woman Card to save you. The last player standing is the nastiest one who wins the game.
$18.99 US
Jul 31, 2018
8-3/16 x 4
Game
110 Pages
Clarkson Potter

9780763699154
Everyone knows that chameleons are the best at fitting in. But Leon is an exception. Leon is neon! In fact, he's so bright that he keeps all the other chameleons awake at night. Poor Leon is lonely, so he goes off in search of somewhere he won't be a nuisance. In this delightful interactive book filled with vibrant neon artwork, children can help Leon on his journey by counting his steps, sending him to sleep, and giving him lots of reassurance when he's feeling down. But will he ever find a place where he can fit in?
$14.99 US
Jul 24, 2018
9-1/8 x 10-5/8
Hardcover
24 Pages
Candlewick Press
Age 4-6 years

25 Beautiful Projects to Cut, Fold, and Shape
9781611806090
Paper craft is given a stunning and contemporary look through these easy-to-make projects for home décor.
$21.95 US
Jul 17, 2018
8-7/10 x 8-7/10
Paperback
144 Pages
Roost Books

Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women
9780399581106
From the New York Times best-selling authors of Rad Women Worldwide and Rad American Women A-Z, a bold and brave collection of stories and art about inspiring and accomplished girls who have made positive impacts on the world before the age of 20.
$16.99 US
Jul 17, 2018
7 x 9
Hardcover
112 Pages
Ten Speed Press
Age 10 and up

9781580898393
An interactive look at endangered animals imploring readers to discover fifteen species facing extinction.
$17.99 US
Jul 03, 2018
8-11/16 x 11-13/16
Hardcover
48 Pages
Charlesbridge
Age 5-8 years

A Complete Step-by-Step Creative Workbook to Jump-Start Modern Calligraphy Skills
9780399582172
A complete guide to learning and perfecting brush lettering, a forgiving style of modern calligraphy that encourages creative expression and imprecision, including basic skills, flourishes, and project ideas.
$19.99 US
Jul 24, 2018
8 x 10
Paperback
160 Pages
Watson-Guptill

9780803741010
A first, worst impression leads to a lasting friendship in this hilarious picture book romp from the author of the New York Times bestselling Cat series and The Quiet Book.
$17.99 US
Jul 10, 2018
9 x 11
Hardcover
Dial Books
Age 4-8 years

An Illustrated Directory of Techniques for Painting 50 Popular Flowers
9781782216483
From Agapanthus to Zantedeschia, this unique watercolor artist's guide offers easy-to-follow, plant-specific information on how to paint 50 of the most popular species of flower, with the help and guidance of renowned watercolor artist Adelene Fletcher.
$19.95 US
Jul 03, 2018
8-1/2 x 11
Paperback
128 Pages
Search Press

Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories
9780143131502
Short takes on six famous women through the lens of food and cooking--what they ate, and how their attitudes towards food offer surprising new insights into their lives."A rich meal. . . . A seriously and hilariously researched culinary history." (Susan Stamberg, NPR Morning Edition)
$19.00 US
Jul 24, 2018
5-1/16 x 7-3/4
Paperback
320 Pages
Penguin Books