*November Staff Picks*

By Christine Palomino | November 1 2018 | AdultsChildren'sGeneralAllGiftPop Culture

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Becoming
978-1-5247-6313-8
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States
$32.50 US
Nov 13, 2018
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
448 Pages
Crown

Bold & Brave
Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote
978-0-525-57901-4
From United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand comes an inspiring picture book about ten suffragists who fought for women's right to vote.
$18.99 US
Nov 13, 2018
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
40 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Age 6-9 years

I am Sonia Sotomayor
978-0-7352-2873-3
Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, is the 16th hero in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies for ages 5 to 8.
$15.99 US
Nov 13, 2018
7-1/2 x 7-1/2
Hardcover
Rocky Pond Books
Age 5-9 years

How to Survive in a Stranger Things World (Stranger Things)
978-1-9848-5195-6
A hardcover gift book featuring wisdom and advice from Netflix's hit series Stranger Things!
$12.99 US
Nov 13, 2018
5-1/2 x 8
Hardcover
96 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 12 and up

The Stranger Things Field Guide
Everything you need to know about the weird, wonderful and terrifying world of Hawkins and the Upside Down
978-1-925418-88-0
Let this unofficial field guide take you deep into the world of Stranger Things--and discover everything you need to know about the world of Hawkins, the Upside Down, and the making of the cult Netflix series.
$19.95 US
Nov 13, 2018
6-5/8 x 7-7/8
Hardcover
136 Pages
Smith Street Books

123s of D&D (Dungeons & Dragons Children's Book)
978-0-7869-6668-4
A child can get their first glimpse into the world of Dungeons & Dragons, even as they learn their early numbers, a precursor to every new path in counting.
$14.99 US
Nov 13, 2018
8-1/4 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
Wizards of the Coast
Age 3-7 years

ABCs of D&D (Dungeons & Dragons Children's Book)
978-0-7869-6666-0
A child can get their first glimpse into the world of Dungeons & Dragons, even as they learn the alphabet, a precursor to every new path in reading.
$14.99 US
Nov 13, 2018
8-1/4 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
Wizards of the Coast
Age 3-7 years

Dungeons & Dragons Core Rulebooks Gift Set (Special Foil Covers Edition with Slipcase, Player's Handbook, Dungeon Master's Guide, Monster Manual, DM Screen)

Edge of Order
978-0-451-49735-2
A stunning tour of the work of internationally known architect Daniel Libeskind and an investigation of a master artist's creative process.
$80.00 US
Nov 27, 2018
10 x 12
Hardcover
320 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Angel Prayers
Harnessing the Help of Heaven to Create Miracles
978-1-78817-023-9
Learn how to ask for heavenly help and understand the signs and messages sent to you by the Angels, with the UK's most popular Angel expert!
$16.99 US
Nov 20, 2018
5 x 7
Hardcover
288 Pages
Hay House UK

The Universe Has Your Back Journal
978-1-4019-5660-8
Hold space for your dreams and manifest your greatest desires with this inspiring journal from #1 New York Times best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein.
$17.99 US
Nov 06, 2018
9 x 7
Stationery & Accessories
108 Pages
Hay House Inc.

Let's Get Fizzical
More than 50 Bubbly Cocktail Recipes with Prosecco, Champagne, and Other Sparkli
978-1-4654-7388-2
Add some sparkle to your life with this irresistible cocktail recipe book, featuring over 50 drinks made from Prosecco, Sekt, Cava, Champagne, and other sparkling wines.
$16.99 US
Nov 06, 2018
5-13/16 x 7-9/16
Hardcover
144 Pages
DK

The Science of Spice
Understand Flavor Connections and Revolutionize Your Cooking
978-1-4654-7557-2
Explore the world's best spices, be inspired to make your own new spice blends, and take your cooking to new heights.
$25.00 US
Nov 06, 2018
8-3/8 x 10-1/16
Hardcover
224 Pages
DK

Coffee-From A to Z
From Bean to Perfect Cup and Everything in Between
978-0-7893-3443-5
The Nespresso story began with a simple but revolutionary idea: to enable anyone to create the perfect cup of coffee, just like a skilled barista. This official book with Nespresso examines just what goes into this coffee experience, from tastings and terroir to the importance of responsible and sustainable coffee bean farming.
$50.00 US
Nov 20, 2018
9-1/2 x 12-1/2
Hardcover
224 Pages
Universe

Extra Helping
Recipes for Caring, Connecting, and Building Community One Dish at a Time
978-1-61180-602-1
Show up, be kind, and cook! Sixty recipes for those who need a helping hand in your community.
$19.95 US
Nov 13, 2018
6 x 8
Paperback
256 Pages
Roost Books

Feeding a Family
Simple and Healthy Weeknight Meals the Whole Family Will Love
978-1-61180-743-1
40 seasonal meals, 100 recipes, and loads of tips and strategies to make weeknight dinners work
$24.95 US
Nov 13, 2018
7-1/2 x 10
Paperback
288 Pages
Roost Books

The Essential Vegetarian Keto Cookbook
65 Low-Carb, High-Fat Ketogenic Recipes: A Keto Diet Cookbook
978-1-9848-2586-5
65 delicious, easy-to-prepare ketogenic recipes for vegetarians, who can now enjoy the benefits of the diet that is taking the world by storm.
$14.99 US
Nov 20, 2018
7-3/8 x 9-1/8
Paperback
144 Pages
Rodale Books

The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook
Recipes and Techniques for Every Hunter and Angler
978-0-399-59007-8
From the host of the television series MeatEater, the definitive guide to cooking wild game (including fish and fowl), featuring 100 new recipes and more than 100 color photographs.
$35.00 US
Nov 20, 2018
8 x 10
Hardcover
368 Pages
Random House

Freestyle Embroidered Mandalas
More than 60 Stitches and Techniques in Inspiring Combinations
978-1-78221-705-3
Over 20 luminous mandalas designs to stitch by master embroiderers Hazel Blomkamp and Di van Niekerk and fine artist Monique Day-Wilde.
$24.95 US
Nov 20, 2018
7-1/2 x 10-1/4
Paperback
Search Press

Mini Hoop Embroideries
Over 60 little masterpieces to stitch and wear
978-1-78221-665-0
Create 20 tiny masterpieces in a wide range of embroidery styles by renowned founder of Dandelyne(TM), Sonia Lyne
$15.95 US
Nov 06, 2018
8-3/4 x 8-3/4
Paperback
64 Pages
Search Press

Tiny Stitches
Buttons, Badges, Patches, and Pins to Embroider
978-1-61180-663-2
Wear magic on your sleeve--20 teeny-tiny embroidery projects for completely unique pins, buttons, badges, patches, and more.
$19.95 US
Nov 13, 2018
7 x 9
Paperback
128 Pages
Roost Books

Art and How it Works
An Introduction to Art for Children
978-1-4654-6802-4
This engaging introduction to art appreciation for kids explores art history, themes in art, and art techniques, from cave paintings to modern art.
$17.99 US
Nov 06, 2018
8-1/2 x 10-7/8
Hardcover
96 Pages
DK Children
Age 7-9 years

Change-makers
The pin-up book of pioneers, troublemakers and radicals
978-1-925418-87-3
A beautifully illustrated book celebrating forty of the world's sexiest brains--people who have changed the world in big and small ways.
$19.95 US
Nov 06, 2018
8 x 9-1/2
Hardcover
176 Pages
Smith Street Books

The High Performance Planner
978-1-4019-5723-0
This combination planner-and-journal helps readers strategize their lives and increase their performance via writing prompts, self-assessments, and calendars--all backed by science and the author's 20 years coaching the highest performers in business, athletics, entertainment, and beyond.
$29.99 US
Nov 13, 2018
8-1/4 x 11-1/2
Stationery & Accessories
216 Pages
Hay House Inc.

Pharrell: A Fish Doesn't Know It's Wet
978-0-8478-6163-7
Transformations documents the continuing adventures in art and design of one Pharrell Williams, one of the most influential figures in contemporary music and popular culture.
$55.00 US
Oct 31, 2018
8-1/4 x 11-11/16
Hardcover
284 Pages
Rizzoli

Shakespeare's Sonnets, Retold
Classic Love Poems with a Modern Twist
978-1-9848-2346-5
An enlightening and entertaining collection of the most esteemed love poems in the English canon, presented alongside ingenious retellings that use contemporary language everyone can understand
$16.00 US
Nov 13, 2018
5-1/8 x 7-1/4
Hardcover
336 Pages
Crown

The Wonderful Baby You Are
A Record of Baby's First Year: Baby Memory Book with Milestone Stickers and Pockets
978-0-525-57458-3
Capture every memory and moment from pregnancy through your baby's early years in this quintessential keepsake album for new parents, featuring art from bestselling author Emily Winfield Martin's books.
$25.00 US
Nov 27, 2018
8 x 9
Stationery & Accessories
80 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Baby Loves Science Board Boxed Set
978-1-63289-035-1
Satisfy your baby's growing curiosity about the world with big, brainy science for the littlest listeners.
$35.96 US
Nov 13, 2018
7-3/16 x 7-1/4
Boxed Set
88 Pages
Charlesbridge
Age 0-3 years

Ballet Shoes
978-0-525-57861-1
A beautiful gift edition of the beloved classic about three orphan sisters and their love of the ballet.
$16.99 US
Nov 06, 2018
5-3/16 x 7-5/8
Hardcover
304 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 8-12 years

Cat on the Bus
978-0-8234-4037-5
This nearly wordless book uses onomatopoeia and strikingly bold illustrations to tell the story of a homeless cat who finally finds a home.
$7.99 US
Nov 20, 2018
8 x 10
Paperback
32 Pages
Holiday House
Age 3-6 years

Crafty Science
More than 20 Sensational STEAM Projects to Create at Home
978-1-4654-7768-2
Little crafters will become little scientists as they explore, experiment, make, and create their way through every STEAM project.
$12.99 US
Nov 06, 2018
8-1/2 x 10-7/8
Hardcover
64 Pages
DK Children
Age 5-8 years

Five Flying Penguins
978-1-58089-805-8
Five little penguins are content in the cold--until they spot a menacing mammal!
$12.99 US
Nov 06, 2018
9 x 9
Hardcover
32 Pages
Charlesbridge
Age 3-7 years

Happy Veggies
978-1-946764-06-5
This book is for anyone who loves to garden and wants to invite a child to join in a delicious celebration of the fullness of life.
$12.95 US
Nov 27, 2018
6 x 8-1/2
Hardcover
40 Pages
Plum Blossom
Age 4-8 years

How to Eat Pizza
978-0-7352-2885-6
Everyone's favorite meal talks back in this deliciously irreverent new picture book from the creator of Splat! and Rhyme Crime
$17.99 US
Nov 06, 2018
9-1/2 x 9-1/2
Hardcover
32 Pages
Dial Books
Age 3-5 years

I Do Not Like Books Anymore!
978-1-5362-0334-9
Lovable monster siblings Natalie and Alphonse are back with big plans in a second surprisingly touching tale in which Natalie is ready to learn how to read.Natalie and Alphonse REALLY like books. Picture books with Dad, scary stories with Mom, and especially stories they remember or make up themselves. So when it’s time for Natalie to learn to read, she thinks it will be exciting — she can have all the stories in the world now, and even read them to Alphonse. But when Natalie gets her first reading book, the letters look like squiggles and it isn’t even a good story; it’s just about a cat that can sit. “I do not like books anymore!” Natalie declares. But she still wants to make up stories. With Alphonse’s help, can she find a way to turn a love of telling stories into a love of reading stories? With her one-of-a-kind voice and wonderfully droll artwork, Daisy Hirst captures the familiar frustration of struggling to learn something new — and the particular pride that comes when you finally succeed.
$17.99 US
Nov 20, 2018
9-13/16 x 10-1/4
Hardcover
40 Pages
Candlewick
Age 3-7 years

I'm in Charge!
978-1-5362-0259-5
A new picture book about sharing from the pair that created Poles Apart.This romping, rhyming story from award-winning author Jeanne Willis is all about a little rhino who likes to make the rules! When Rhino finds a tree bursting with fruit, he isn't about to share it with anyone — after all, he's in charge around here! But it looks like things might be about to change. With brilliant illustrations from Jarvis, this hilarious toddler-tantrum tale is all about being bossy and learning to listen to others.
$16.99 US
Nov 20, 2018
9-1/16 x 11-7/16
Hardcover
32 Pages
Candlewick Press
Age 2-5 years

Little Fox in the Snow
978-0-7636-8814-1
Follow a young red fox on a snowy day in this striking glimpse of woodland life in winter from Jonathan London and Daniel Miyares.Little foxling, where will you go? A red fox emerges from its burrow one wintry morning, a fiery streak against stark white surroundings, driven by hunger and curiosity to investigate its world. Encountering a mouse, a hare, and a wolverine, the little fox takes on the role of both hunter and hunted before returning to the safety of its den, where — perhaps — it dreams of something more. Jonathan London’s poetic text and Daniel Miyares’s stunning impressionistic paintings provide an evocative portrait of a fox and its place in the natural world.
$16.99 US
Nov 13, 2018
10-5/8 x 9-1/16
Hardcover
40 Pages
Candlewick
Age 4-8 years

The Mouse Who Wasn't Scared
978-0-7636-9881-2
Little Mouse heads into the woods to prove her bravery — and ends up with a startling lift-the-flap surprise.Rabbit warns Little Mouse about playing in the woods for fear of big, frightening animals, but Little Mouse isn’t scared of anything. She walks deep into the forest, bouncing on toadstools, hiding in the shadows, and jumping off logs. She encounters plenty of big animals, but Little Mouse isn’t afraid . . . or is she? A cleverly placed flap reveals that Little Mouse’s fears might not be big and scary — but they are cute and fluffy! Readers will eagerly follow Little Mouse on her journey through the dark forest in this entertaining woodland offering from Petr Horácek.
$15.99 US
Nov 20, 2018
9-1/16 x 9-13/16
Hardcover
32 Pages
Candlewick
Age 2-5 years

Mousie, I Will Read to You
978-1-5247-1536-6
Like Rosemary Wells's Read to Your Bunny and with the charm of The Wonderful Things You Will Be, this gorgeous book will surely appeal to families who want their children to become lifelong readers.
$17.99 US
Nov 13, 2018
9 x 11
Hardcover
40 Pages
Schwartz & Wade
Age 3-7 years

No Boring Stories!
978-0-451-47682-1
A group of misfits takes a stand against sweet, cuddly, boring stories in this picture book by the critically acclaimed author of the Snappsy the Alligator series, Julie Falatko.
$17.99 US
Nov 06, 2018
11 x 8-3/4
Hardcover
48 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers
Age 4-8 years

Once Upon a Star
A Poetic Journey Through Space
978-0-525-57933-5
Young space and science enthusiasts will be captivated by this enchanting and poetic exploration of the Big Bang and the origins of the universe.
$17.99 US
Nov 06, 2018
9-5/8 x 11
Hardcover
32 Pages
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years

Who Says I Love You?
Baby's First "I Love You" Book
978-1-68437-156-3
This rhyming board book features photographs of adorable babies with baby animals plus a shiny Mylar mirror. While reading, babies, toddlers, and caregivers are encouraged to make animal sounds and repeat "I Love You".
$7.99 US
Nov 13, 2018
6 x 6-1/2
Board Book
14 Pages
Highlights Press
Age 0-3 years

Jonny Lambert's Animal 123
978-1-4654-7845-0
A charming illustrated picture book with animals for every number
$12.99 US
Nov 06, 2018
8-1/4 x 8-1/4
Board Book
24 Pages
DK Children
Age 0-3 years

Jonny Lambert's Animal ABC
978-1-4654-7571-8
A charming illustrated picture book with an animal for every letter of the alphabet
$12.99 US
Nov 06, 2018
8-1/4 x 8-1/4
Board Book
24 Pages
DK Children
Age 0-3 years

Fire & Blood
300 Years Before A Game of Thrones
978-1-5247-9628-0
The thrilling history of the Targaryens comes to life in this masterly work by the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the inspiration for HBO's Game of Thrones.
$35.00 US
Nov 20, 2018
6-1/8 x 9-1/8
Hardcover
736 Pages
Bantam

The LEGO Neighborhood Book 2
Build Your Own City!
978-1-59327-930-1
Step-by-step instructions show how to build detailed LEGO models of neighborhoods - complete with homes, stores, restaurants, barbershops, and more.
$19.95 US
Nov 06, 2018
Paperback
192 Pages
No Starch Press

The LEGO Zoo
50 Easy-to-Build Animals
978-1-59327-922-6
A children's book that shows how to build 50 simple models of LEGO animals using only standard LEGO parts that every LEGO fan has in their collection.
$19.95 US
Nov 06, 2018
Paperback
208 Pages
No Starch Press
Age 5-9 years

Queer Eye
Love Yourself. Love Your Life.
978-1-9848-2393-9
From the Fab Five--the beloved hosts of Netflix's viral hit Queer Eye--comes a book that is at once a dishy exclusive, a practical guide to living and celebrating your best life, and a symbol of hope.
$29.99 US
Nov 13, 2018
8-1/2 x 9-1/8
Hardcover
256 Pages
Clarkson Potter