*July Staff Picks*

By Christine Palomino | July 1 2018 | AdultsAllChildren'sGeneralGiftPop Culture

heat up your summer even more with these HOT picks!

All Are Welcome
978-0-525-57964-9
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
Preschool - 3

All Kinds of Planes
978-1-911171-65-2
All Kinds of Planes is your eye in the sky for some of the wildest, most imaginative aircrafts you've ever seen!
$16.95 US
Jul 03, 2018
9-5/8 x 12-1/2
Hardcover
32 Pages
Flying Eye Books
Age 3-5 years
Up to Kindergarten

The Art of Lettering
Perfectly Imperfect Hand-Crafted Type Design
978-0-8478-6232-0
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
Age

Best Kids' Jokes Ever! Volume 1
978-1-68437-244-7
Kids love jokes--reading them, learning them, and sharing them. Curated by the editors of Highlights(TM), this brand-new collection of 365 rib-tickling, laugh-out-loud jokes is guaranteed to bring loads of giggles to children and their grown-ups. Hilarious black-and-white cartoons round out the fun. What does a duck eat with soup? Quackers, of course!
$5.99 US
Jul 17, 2018
4-1/4 x 7
Paperback
128 Pages
Highlights Press
Age 6-9 years
Grades 1-4

Best Kids' Knock-Knock Jokes Ever! Volume 1
978-1-68437-245-4
Knock-knock jokes are wildly popular with kids. Curated by the editors at Highlights(TM), this new collection of animal knock-knock jokes is going to knock kids' socks off and make them laugh out loud. Hilarious black-and-white cartoons round out the fun.
$5.99 US
Jul 17, 2018
4-1/4 x 7
Paperback
128 Pages
Highlights Press
Age 6-9 years
Grades 1-4

Boats: Fast & Slow
978-1-911171-92-8
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
Grades K-4

Citygami London
Build Your Own Paper Skyline
978-3-7913-8422-1
London's skyline springs to life in this ingeniously crafted book that lets you build your own paper city.
$24.95 US
Jul 17, 2018
10-1/2 x 9-3/4
Paperback
24 Pages
Prestel
Age

Comic Book History of Comics: Comics For All
978-1-68405-255-4
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
Age

The Dinosaur Expert
978-0-553-51143-7
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!
$17.99 US
Jul 17, 2018
8-1/2 x 10-1/2
Hardcover
40 Pages
Schwartz & Wade
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

Dinosaur Mad Libs
978-0-8431-7900-2
A reissue of one of the best-selling Mad Libs of all time!
$4.99 US
Jul 10, 2018
5-1/4 x 8-3/8
Paperback
48 Pages
Mad Libs
Age 8-12 years
Grades 3-7

DIY Resistance
36 Ways to Fight Back!
978-1-60980-812-9
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
Age

The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library
978-1-9848-0188-3
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
Age

Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner, Revised
15th Anniversary Edition
978-0-399-58051-2
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
Age

Flowers
978-0-8234-3787-0
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
Preschool - 3

Follow the Trail: Wild Animals
DK
978-1-4654-6564-1
Tiny readers can trace bumpy, shiny, glittery trails in this board book perfect for little hands, with activities that teach them about shapes, matching, and sorting, and help develop hand-eye coordination and pre-writing motor skills.
$9.99 US
Jul 17, 2018
8 x 8
Board Book
14 Pages
DK Children
Age 2-5 years
Up to Kindergarten

Good Night Campsite
978-1-60219-514-1
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
Up to Preschool

A Handful of Happiness
How a Prickly Creature Softened a Prickly Heart
978-1-63565-264-2
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
Age

Hilda and the Stone Forest
Hilda Book 5
978-1-911171-71-3
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
8-1/4 x 11-7/16
Paperback
64 Pages
Flying Eye Books
Age 8-12 years
Grades 3-7

In the French Kitchen with Kids
Easy, Everyday Dishes for the Whole Family to Make and Enjoy
978-0-14-753077-6
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
Age

The Joy of Friendship
A Thoughtful and Inspiring Collection of 200 Quotations
978-1-57826-760-6
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
Age

The Joy of Syntax
A Simple Guide to All the Grammar You Know You Should Know
978-0-399-58106-9
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
Age

Light Waves
978-0-8234-3682-8
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
Grades 1-4

The Little Book of Knowledge: New Hollywood
978-1-68405-068-0
In the late 1960s a new generation of filmmakers took Hollywood by storm. Visionaries like Scorsese, Coppola, Altman, Peckinpah, Romero, and Cimino led cinema in a new direction, capturing the spirit of counterculturalism and the frustration created by the Vietnam War.
$14.99 US
Jul 31, 2018
5-1/5 x 7-2/5
Hardcover
84 Pages
IDW Publishing
Age

Mermaid School
978-0-399-55716-3
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.
$17.99 US
Jul 17, 2018
8 x 10
Hardcover
32 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2

The Nasty Woman Game
A Card Game for Every Feminist
978-0-525-57605-1
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 x 4
Game
110 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

Paper Craft Home
25 Beautiful Projects to Cut, Fold, and Shape
978-1-61180-609-0
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
Age

Rad Girls Can
Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women
978-0-399-58110-6
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
Grade 5 & Up

Red Alert! Endangered Animals Around the World
978-1-58089-839-3
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
Grades K-3

William Shakespeare's Jedi the Last
Star Wars Part the Eighth
978-1-68369-087-0
Experience the latest chapter in the George Lucas series in an all-new way, with The Last Jedi reimagined as if it spilled direct from the quill of William Shakespeare.
$14.95 US
Jul 10, 2018
5-1/4 x 8
Hardcover
176 Pages
Quirk Books
Age

The Ultimate Brush Lettering Guide
A Complete Step-by-Step Creative Workbook to Jump-Start Modern Calligraphy Skills
978-0-399-58217-2
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
Age

Walrus in the Bathtub
978-0-8037-4101-0
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
40 Pages
Dial Books
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

Kew: The Watercolour Flower Painter's A to Z
An Illustrated Directory of Techniques for Painting 50 Popular Flowers
978-1-78221-648-3
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
Age

What She Ate
Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories
978-0-14-313150-2
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)
$17.00 US
Jul 24, 2018
5-1/16 x 7-3/4
Paperback
320 Pages
Penguin Books
Age