*August Staff Picks*

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

so many amazing books to choose from this month – our list is long!!!

Olive the Sheep Can't Sleep
978-1-58089-838-6
Olive the Sheep is having trouble falling asleep--she'd rather stay up and play. Backed up by sleep science, this gentle story shares practical tips for how to make bedtime go smoothly as Olive falls asleep.
$12.99 US
Aug 07, 2018
9 x 9
Hardcover
32 Pages
Charlesbridge
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2

Gudetama Mad Libs
978-1-5247-9038-7
21 stories about Gudetama the Lazy Egg, including all the good, the bad . . . and the "meh."
$4.99 US
Aug 28, 2018
5-1/4 x 8-3/8
Paperback
48 Pages
Mad Libs
Age 8-12 years
Grades 3-7

How to Cuss in Western
And Other Missives from the High Desert
978-1-61180-461-4
Where nature writing meets humor--a racuous and hilarious look at life in the high desert of Nevada, from the author of Raising Wild and Rants from the Hill.
$14.95 US
Aug 28, 2018
5-1/2 x 8-1/2
Paperback
224 Pages
Roost Books
Age

Instant Relaxation
Exercises and Guidance for Everyday Wellness
978-1-78678-134-5
A practical, concise guide to relieving the stress of everyday life specially devised by one of the UK's leading health writers.
$8.95 US
Sep 04, 2018
5-1/2 x 6-1/2
Paperback
128 Pages
Watkins Publishing
Age

American Cookie
The Snaps, Drops, Jumbles, Tea Cakes, Bars & Brownies That We Have Loved for Generations: A Baking Book
978-1-62336-545-5
An approachable tour of American history through 100 classic cakes, cookies, and candies, American Cookie will appeal to Anne Byrn's built-in Cake Mix Doctor audience.
$24.99 US
Aug 21, 2018
7-1/2 x 9-1/8
Paperback
336 Pages
Rodale Books
Age

Canning in the Modern Kitchen
More Than 100 Recipes for Canning and Cooking Fruits, Vegetables, and Meats : A Cookbook
978-1-63565-203-1
A guide to canning for the modern cook, including a variety of techniques, variations, and recipes--from classic jams and compotes to unique sauces and pates--that cover a broad seasonal range.
$24.99 US
Aug 14, 2018
7-1/2 x 9-1/8
Paperback
224 Pages
Rodale Books
Age

The Dog that Ate The World
978-1-911171-60-7
Discover the importance of friendship and community in this stunning picture book by the creator of Leaf.
$17.95 US
Aug 21, 2018
10-5/8 x 9
Hardcover
32 Pages
Flying Eye Books
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2

Practical Meditation
A Simple Step-by-Step Guide
978-1-4654-7341-7
Learn on-the-go meditation techniques to improve your concentration and memory and enhance your self-esteem, using this unique visual guide.
$17.99 US
Aug 07, 2018
7-11/16 x 9-3/16
Paperback
192 Pages
DK
Age

Draw Your Day
An Inspiring Guide to Keeping a Sketch Journal
978-0-399-58129-8
An instructive guide to creating an illustrated journal based on artist and Instagram sensation Samantha Dion Baker's unique creative process, featuring information on materials, creative inspiration and instruction, prompts, and helpful tips and tricks.
$16.00 US
Aug 28, 2018
7 x 8
Paperback
144 Pages
Watson-Guptill
Age

Draw Your Day Sketchbook
A Guided Drawing Journal
978-0-525-57295-4
A stylish watercolor sketchpad featuring creative prompts and art by artist and Instagram sensation Samantha Dion Baker.
$14.00 US
Aug 28, 2018
7 x 8
Stationery & Accessories
96 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

Children's Illustrated History Atlas
DK
978-1-4654-7031-7
Learn about incredible world history in this first-ever history atlas for children ages 7-9.
$17.99 US
Aug 07, 2018
9-15/16 x 11-7/8
Hardcover
96 Pages
DK Children
Age 8-12 years
Grades 3-7

Martha Stewart's Pressure Cooker
100+ Fabulous New Recipes for the Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot® : A Cookbook
978-1-5247-6335-0
An essential guide for your beloved, time-saving pressure cooker divided into three parts: a beginner-friendly section of pressure-cooked building blocks like beans, stocks, grains, and vegetables that can be assembled into simple dishes, such as salads, soups, quesadillas, burgers, and more; a chapter of 40+ hearty main courses made start to finish in the pot; and a final chapter of desserts cooked entirely in the appliance. Recipes include instructions for both types of pressure cookers (stovetop and electric), including the cult favorite Instant Pot®.
$26.00 US
Aug 28, 2018
7-3/8 x 9-1/8
Paperback
256 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.
Quick-Fix Recipes for Hangry Athletes: A Cookbook
978-1-63565-191-1
The follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Run Fast. Eat Slow., Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. is a cookbook aimed at busy young athletes looking for nutritious recipes to fuel their lives.
$24.99 US
Aug 14, 2018
8 x 10
Hardcover
256 Pages
Rodale Books
Age

Instant Yoga
Exercises and Guidance for Everyday Wellness
978-1-84899-253-5
A practical and inspirational book for anyone who wants to promote harmony and wellbeing in their life through yoga, guided safely and expertly by accomplished teacher Tara Fraser.
$8.95 US
Sep 04, 2018
5-1/2 x 6-1/2
Paperback
128 Pages
Watkins Publishing
Age

The Accessory Handbook
A Costume Designer's Secrets for Buying, Wearing, and Caring for Accessories
978-0-399-58080-2
A practical and inspiring guide to how to style, wear, buy, and care for every kind of accessory, from the New York Times best-selling author of How to Get Dressed.
$14.99 US
Aug 14, 2018
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
192 Pages
Ten Speed Press
Age

The Great Grilled Cheese Book
Grown-Up Recipes for a Childhood Classic [A Cookbook]
978-0-399-58074-1
Fifty chef-created recipes--some classic, some boundary pushing--for America's favorite sandwich, the grilled cheese.
$16.99 US
Aug 07, 2018
7 x 8
Hardcover
152 Pages
Ten Speed Press
Age

Crepe Paper Flowers
The Beginner's Guide to Making and Arranging Beautiful Blooms
978-1-9848-2237-6
With 30 projects and an introduction to both crafting paper flowers and working with crepe paper, this book is full of inspiration and expert advice for beginners. If you have a Cricut Maker, you can download the templates to your machine so you can enjoy your own homemade bouquets in no time.
$17.99 US
Aug 07, 2018
8-1/2 x 10-7/8
Paperback
192 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

Instant Chakra Healing
Exercises and Guidance for Everyday Wellness
978-1-84899-254-2
A practical introduction to the thousand-year-old practice of harnessing the power of chakras to achieve peak physical and emotional wellbeing, written by an expert in the field.
$8.95 US
Sep 04, 2018
5-1/2 x 6-1/2
Paperback
128 Pages
Watkins Publishing
Age

In Intimate Detail
How to Choose, Wear, and Love Lingerie
978-0-399-58063-5
A comprehensive and accessible illustrated guide to lingerie from intimates expert Cora Harrington, founder of The Lingerie Addict, the internet's top intimate apparel blog.
$25.00 US
Aug 28, 2018
7 x 8-1/2
Hardcover
152 Pages
Ten Speed Press
Age

Preschool Colors and Shapes
978-1-68437-161-7
Colors and Shapes helps kids ages 3-6 with shape and color identification through drawing prompts, Hidden Pictures® puzzles, matching, and more, all in a travel-friendly activity pad format.
$4.99 US
Aug 07, 2018
6 x 9
Paperback
64 Pages
Highlights Learning
Age 3-6 years
Up to Kindergarten

Banana Search
978-1-68437-167-9
This Hidden Pictures® puzzle collection - specifically created for kids ages 3-6-- includes more than 20 full-color Hidden Pictures® puzzles and over 100 hidden objects to find.
$4.99 US
Aug 07, 2018
8-3/8 x 10-7/8
Paperback
48 Pages
Highlights Press
Age 3-6 years
Up to Kindergarten

Travels with Foxfire
Stories of People, Passions, and Practices from Southern Appalachia
978-0-525-43629-4
The new volume in the classic, million-copy-selling series celebrates the stories of men and women from across Appalachia. An Anchor Original.
$19.95 US
Aug 14, 2018
6 x 9-3/16
Paperback
336 Pages
Anchor
Age

Women in Science Puzzle
Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World 500-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle & Poster : Jigsaw Puzzles for Adults and Jigsaw Puzzles for Kids
978-0-525-57302-9
This colorfully illustrated 500-piece puzzle features 15 trailblazing women of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and is a perfect gift for budding feminists and science lovers. A unique 18 x 24-inch-inch poster is included for referencing the design while working on the puzzle.
$16.99 US
Aug 28, 2018
7-3/4 x 9-3/4
Game
500 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

Dungeons & Dragons Adventures Outlined Coloring Book
978-0-7869-6664-6
Get your first glimpse into the world of Dungeons & Dragons, through the masterful illustrations of Todd James.
$16.95 US
Aug 21, 2018
Paperback
Pages
Wizards of the Coast
Age

Cute as an Axolotl
Discovering the World's Most Adorable Animals
978-1-5247-6447-0
"Cats of Instagram" meets National Geographic in this hilarious picture book about nature's cutest weirdos from the author of Pink Is for Blobfish!
$17.99 US
Aug 28, 2018
10 x 8
Hardcover
48 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Age 5-8 years
Grades K-3

The Penguin Book of Haiku
978-0-14-042476-8
First Penguin volumeOf best Japanese haiku Vivid translations
$18.00 US
Aug 14, 2018
5-1/16 x 7-3/4
Paperback
544 Pages
Penguin Classics
Age

One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each
978-0-14-139593-7
A major Japanese classic as seminal as The Tale of Genji, and a prize-winning translation of the most widely known and popular collection of Japanese poetry
$13.00 US
Aug 14, 2018
5-1/16 x 7-3/4
Paperback
304 Pages
Penguin Classics
Age

Make and Mend
Sashiko-Inspired Embroidery Projects to Customize and Repair Textiles and Decorate Your Home
978-0-399-57943-1
An exquisite, full-color guide to sashiko, a simple Japanese stitching technique that uses stunning patterns to decorate or repair clothing, accessories, and home textiles.
$18.99 US
Aug 21, 2018
7-1/2 x 6-1/2
Hardcover
160 Pages
Watson-Guptill
Age

Absolute Expert: Dinosaurs
978-1-4263-3140-4
Tear through tons of facts, figures, timelines, and the most up-to-date intel straight from the field, with National Geographic explorer and paleontologist Steve Brusatte as your expert guide, in this cool book all about dinosaurs.
$14.99 US
Aug 21, 2018
7-1/8 x 9-1/8
Hardcover
112 Pages
National Geographic Children's Books
Age 8-12 years
Grades 3-7

Weird But True 1: Expanded Edition
978-1-4263-3104-6
Did you know that peanut butter can be turned into a diamond? Or that the world's oldest pet goldfish lived to be 43 years old? It's all totally weird ... but true!
$8.99 US
Aug 28, 2018
6-1/2 x 6-1/2
Paperback
216 Pages
National Geographic Children's Books
Age 8-12 years
Grades 3-7

Whales
An Illustrated Celebration
978-0-399-58183-0
A gorgeously illustrated, entertaining, and educational guide to the wonderful whales, dolphins, and porpoises of the world.
$17.99 US
Aug 21, 2018
10 x 7
Hardcover
160 Pages
Ten Speed Press
Age

Call Me Ishmael Postcards
Sentence Diagrams of Great Literary Quotes
978-1-5247-6358-9
From Pride and Prejudice to Peter Pan, these postcards feature the opening lines from beloved works of adult and children's fiction--diagrammed according to the old-school Reed-Kellogg system. The 12 designs repeat for a total of 24 postcards, which are bound in a mini hardcover book, making this a perfect gift for book lovers, college students, writers, and more.
$12.99 US
Aug 14, 2018
4-1/4 x 6
Cards
24 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

The History of Space Travel Playing Cards
Two Decks of Cards and Game Rules Booklet with Space Trivia
978-1-5247-6360-2
This interstellar box set celebrates crewed space missions from 1961 to the present. It includes two decks of playing cards printed on high-quality, flexible, and durable stock used in professional paper playing card decks. An accordion booklet includes rules for 10 family-friendly card games and cosmic trivia, making it the perfect gift for science lovers, students, game geeks, and more.
$16.99 US
Aug 28, 2018
5-1/2 x 3-15/16
Cards
108 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

The History of Space Travel Puzzle
Astronomical 500-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle & Poster : Jigsaw Puzzles for Adults
978-1-5247-6359-6
This illustrated 500-piece puzzle celebrates every crewed space mission since 1961 and includes a full-color reference poster with the puzzle design on the front and a complete timeline of missions on the back. Packaged in a sturdy box, it's a stellar gift for science lovers, students, game geeks, and more.
$16.99 US
Aug 28, 2018
7-3/4 x 9-3/4
Game
500 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

My Reading Journal
A Notebook and Diary for Book Lovers
978-1-5247-6361-9
This beautifully designed flexi-bind journal with cream-colored paper is perfect for keeping by the bedside or toting along to book club meetings. Dated and lined pages allow you to use the journal however you wish, and reading lists in the back offer dozens of esteemed award winners and notable novels to add to your queue.
$12.99 US
Aug 21, 2018
4 x 6
Stationery & Accessories
224 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

The Joy of Mixology, Revised and Updated Edition
The Consummate Guide to the Bartender's Craft
978-0-451-49902-8
A thoroughly updated edition of the 2003 classic that home and professional bartenders alike refer to as their cocktail bible. Gary Regan, the "most-read cocktail expert around" (Imbibe), has revised the original edition for the 15th anniversary with at least 30% new material: many more cocktail recipes--including smart revisions to the originals--and fascinating information on the drink making revival that has popped up in the past decade, confirming once again that this is the only cocktail reference you need.
$30.00 US
Aug 28, 2018
5-1/2 x 9-1/8
Hardcover
352 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody
978-0-525-51867-9
The #1 New York Times bestselling parody romp is now available as an oversized board book!
$14.99 US
Aug 14, 2018
10-1/4 x 9-1/4
Board Book
30 Pages
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Age 1-3 years
Up to Preschool

Girls Resist!
A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution
978-1-68369-059-7
A smart, contemporary, stylish, and practical handbook for aspiring teen girl activists who are mad as hell about the way the world is going and aren't gonna take it anymore.
$14.99 US
Aug 07, 2018
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
Paperback
240 Pages
Quirk Books
Age 14 and up
Grade 9 & Up

Instant Tai Chi
Exercises and Guidance for Everyday Wellness
978-1-78678-135-2
A practical introduction to the ancient Chinese system of Tai Chi, its history and philosophy, with step-by-step guidance on its core postures and sequences, breathing techniques and the popular Hand Form.
$8.95 US
Sep 04, 2018
5-1/2 x 6-1/2
Paperback
128 Pages
Watkins Publishing
Age

Lucy and the String
978-0-7352-3049-1
A sweet and silly tale of unexpected friendship between a girl and the bear she finds at the end of a string.
$17.99 US
Aug 07, 2018
10 x 10
Hardcover
40 Pages
Dial Books
Age 3-5 years
Up to Kindergarten

A Gift from Abuela
978-0-7636-9267-4
In her first book for children, Cecilia Ruiz illuminates how things can change — and the importance of holding on to our dearest relationships when they do.The first time Abuela holds Nina, her heart overflows with tenderness. And as Nina grows up, she and Abuela spend plenty of time together. Abuela can’t help thinking how much she’d like to give Nina a very special treat, so she saves a little bit of her money every week — a few pesos here, a few pesos there. When the world turns upside down, Abuela’s dream of a surprise for Nina seems impossible. Luckily, time spent together — and the love Abuela and Nina have for each other — could turn out to be the very best gift of all. With a soft and subtle hand, author-illustrator Cecilia Ruiz draws from her own history to share a deeply personal tale about remembering what’s most important when life starts to get in the way.
$16.99 US
Aug 07, 2018
9-1/16 x 9-13/16
Hardcover
38 Pages
Candlewick
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

What's the Big Deal About Elections
978-1-5247-3807-5
From ballots to bonfires, from suffrage to stumping, this kid-friendly picture book filled with fun facts and historical trivia shows why voting is so important and why America gets to call its government a body of, by, and for the people.
$17.99 US
Aug 28, 2018
9 x 11-1/2
Hardcover
32 Pages
Philomel Books
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

Coco Cake Land
Cute and Pretty Party Cakes to Bake and Decorate
978-1-61180-315-0
Create your very own cute and crafty party cakes--cake decorating designs from Lyndsay Sung, creator of Coco Cake Land.
$24.95 US
Aug 14, 2018
7-1/2 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
184 Pages
Roost Books
Age

Find Your Voice: A Guided Poetry Journal for Your Heart and Your Art
978-0-525-57603-7
From Pakistani poet and Instagram darling Noor Unnahar comes a journal that encourages writers to explore their inner poet, through a variety of evocative and thought-provoking prompts, using Noor's captivating voice as a guide.
$14.99 US
Aug 28, 2018
5-1/16 x 7-1/4
Stationery & Accessories
160 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

Mastering Pizza
The Art and Practice of Handmade Pizza, Focaccia, and Calzone [A Cookbook]
978-0-399-57922-6
Mastering Pizza is a revolutionary guide to making delicious pizza at home, offering a variety of base doughs so that your pizza will turn out perfect no matter what kind of oven or equipment you have.
$29.99 US
Aug 28, 2018
8-1/2 x 9-1/2
Hardcover
272 Pages
Ten Speed Press
Age

Large Sketchbook (Chestnut Brown)
978-0-399-58235-6
A deluxe, hardcover sketchbook with archival-quality paper that works for a variety of drawing media with pages that are large enough for you to take rough sketches all the way to final artwork.
$11.99 US
Aug 21, 2018
8-1/4 x 11
Stationery & Accessories
176 Pages
Watson-Guptill
Age

Large Sketchbook (Ruby Red)
978-0-399-58236-3
A deluxe, hardcover sketchbook with archival-quality paper that works for a variety of drawing media with pages that are large enough for you to take rough sketches all the way to final artwork.
$11.99 US
Aug 21, 2018
8-1/4 x 11
Stationery & Accessories
176 Pages
Watson-Guptill
Age

Pia Panda Critter Journal
Hardcover Die-Cut Small Format 144-Page Lined Journal with Ribbon
978-0-525-57284-8
An irresistible die-cut journal with thread-stitched features and a wraparound ribbon "tail" for lovers of Jellycats, Trolls, and Ugly Dolls.
$14.99 US
Aug 28, 2018
4-7/16 x 7
Stationery & Accessories
144 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

Donna Wilson Critter Cards
12 Die-Cut All-Occasion Blank Boxed Notecards and Envelopes with Sticker Sheet
978-0-525-57286-2
A collection of twelve colorful die-cut note cards and envelopes depicting successful and award-winning textile artist Donna Wilson's adorable imaginary creatures.
$16.99 US
Aug 28, 2018
4-3/4 x 6-1/2
Cards
12 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

The Day You Begin
978-0-399-24653-1
Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two-time Pura Belpré Illustrator Award winner Rafael López have teamed up to create a poignant, yet heartening book about finding courage to connect, even when you feel scared and alone.
$18.99 US
Aug 28, 2018
9 x 10-1/2
Hardcover
32 Pages
Nancy Paulsen Books
Age 5-8 years
Grades K-3