**May Staff Picks**

By Caroline O'Connor | April 30 2019 | AdultsAllChildren'sGeneralGiftPop Culture

 

It’s been a long and tough winter – let’s turn our thoughts to summer and enjoying nature! See all of our May favorites HERE!


 

Dr. Seuss's I Love Pop!
A Celebration of Dads
978-1-9848-4812-3
Say thank you to Dad with this perfect-for-Father's-Day gift book that features art from Dr. Seuss! Includes unrhymed lines about fatherly love and makes an ideal choice instead of a card!
$8.99 US
May 07, 2019
5-1/2 x 6-3/4
Hardcover
32 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age All
ALL

How to Be a Grouch (Sesame Street)
978-1-9848-9432-8
A guide to being grouchy, written and illustrated by the world's greatest grouch--Sesame Street's Oscar!
$9.99 US
May 07, 2019
6-1/2 x 6-1/2
Hardcover
40 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2

Good Night Astronauts
978-1-60219-840-1
Good Night Astronauts features space camp, spacesuits, an international space station, rocket ships, space food, gravity, the solar system, stars, the atmosphere, walking on the moon, sleeping in space, science, and more. Put your spacesuit on and prepare to blast off! This enriching and educational board book takes little astronauts on a journey through an unforgettable galactic adventure.
$9.95 US
May 07, 2019
6 x 6
Board Book
20 Pages
Good Night Books
Age 0-3 years
Up to Preschool

Disney Pixar Toy Story 4 The Official Guide
DK
978-1-4654-7891-7
Buckle up for a fun-filled road trip with Woody, Buzz and the gang in new movie Toy Story 4!
$9.99 US
May 07, 2019
5-7/8 x 9
Hardcover
96 Pages
DK Children
Age 5-9 years
Grades K-4

Field Trip to the Moon
978-0-8234-4253-9
It's field trip day, and students are excited to travel on their yellow spaceship bus from their space station to the moon in this wordless picture book. An ALA Notable Children's Book A Golden Duck Notable Picture Book
$17.99 US
May 14, 2019
10 x 9-1/2
Hardcover
40 Pages
Margaret Ferguson Books
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

Fish Everywhere
978-1-5362-0625-8
Best-selling illustrator Britta Teckentrup explores the world of fish in a sumptuously illustrated nonfiction book.There are fish everywhere! Some of them live in fresh water, some of them live under ice, and some even live in the desert. Fish Everywhere is the first in a series of nonfiction books from Britta Teckentrup. Young readers will learn where in the world all sorts of animals can be found and all the weird and wonderful things that they never imagined were true. This is nonfiction with spark and personality from a much-loved illustrator.
$16.99 US
May 14, 2019
9-1/4 x 11-13/16
Hardcover
32 Pages
Big Picture Press
Age 6-9 years
Grades 1-4

Hair Love
978-0-525-55336-6
"I love that Hair Love is highlighting the relationship between a Black father and daughter. Matthew leads the ranks of new creatives who are telling unique stories of the Black experience. We need this."      - Jordan Peele, Actor & Filmmaker It's up to Daddy to give his daughter an extra-special hair style in this ode to self-confidence and the love between fathers and daughters, from Academy-Award winning director and former NFL wide receiver Matthew A. Cherry and New York Times bestselling illustrator Vashti Harrison.
$17.99 US
May 14, 2019
9-1/2 x 10
Hardcover
32 Pages
Kokila
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

I am Unstoppable
A Little Book About Amelia Earhart
978-0-525-55293-2
The littlest readers can learn about Amelia Earhart in this board book version of the New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World biography.
$7.99 US
May 14, 2019
6 x 6
Board Book
12 Pages
Dial Books
Age 2-5 years
Up to Kindergarten

Tropical Terry
978-1-5362-0546-6
From author-illustrator Jarvis comes a buoyant underwater tale about a little blue fish who learns that being dazzling isn’t what makes you special.Coral Reef City is home to the most brilliant tropical fish in the ocean. Sparkling and multicolored, they swim around and around, showing off. And then there’s Terry. Small, blue, and ordinary, Terry spends his days playing hiding games with his friends and wishing the tropical fish would play with him, too. So with the help of his friends, Terry fashions a flashy, dazzling costume and transforms into Tropical Terry. But life as the center of attention isn’t quite everything Terry dreamed it would be — especially once Eddie the Eel shows up, hungry for dinner. In a bright, cheerful story, Jarvis uses his vibrant art and heartwarming wit to prove that sometimes the things you thought made you unremarkable are actually the most special qualities of all.
$16.99 US
May 14, 2019
11 x 10-1/16
Hardcover
32 Pages
Candlewick
Age 2-5 years
Up to Kindergarten

Where's the Astronaut?
978-1-5362-0752-1
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with little ones by lifting the felt flaps to discover four hidden space-themed friends.Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing with little ones by lifting the felt flaps to discover four hidden space-themed friends. Then find the mirror under the final flap! Parents love these books because they are simple yet robust, and little readers adore them because they’re fun and easy to play with.
$8.99 US
May 14, 2019
7-1/16 x 7-1/16
Board Book
10 Pages
Nosy Crow
Age 0-3 years
Up to Preschool

Ocean: A Peek-Through Picture Book
978-0-525-64720-1
The bestselling series that began with Tree: A Peek-Through Picture Book now adds an elaborate and beautiful children's book with peek-through holes that show the amazing life in the world's oceans.
$16.99 US
May 28, 2019
9 x 11
Hardcover
32 Pages
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2

My Little Golden Book About the First Moon Landing
978-0-525-58007-2
The exciting story of the Apollo 11 mission, published in a book for the youngest readers upon the 50th anniversary of this remarkable achievement!
$4.99 US
May 07, 2019
6-5/8 x 8
Hardcover
24 Pages
Golden Books
Age 2-5 years
Up to Kindergarten

A Girl's Guide to the Wild
Be an Adventure-Seeking Outdoor Explorer!
978-1-63217-171-9
Girls belong outdoors! This handbook covers everything you need to get outside, including ideas for what to do, camping and hiking basics, body stuff in the wilderness, advanced skills like maps, weather, and first aid, as well as recipes, projects, activities, and profiles of inspiring outdoorswomen.
$17.99 US
May 21, 2019
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
Paperback
272 Pages
Little Bigfoot
Age 9-12 years
Grades 4-7

The Campfire Cookbook
80 Imaginative Recipes for Cooking Outdoors
978-1-4654-8396-6
The ultimate cookbook for al fresco eating, with more than 80 recipes for cooking outdoors.Rustle up your choice of sweet and savory dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Alongside traditional campfire favorites such as bbq chicken, corn on the cob, and kebabs, you'll find recipes for stuffed flatbreads, gnocchi, and even apricot cakes in a jar. With step-by-step instructions and evocative photography, the recipes are easy to follow.Each recipe has a symbol that tells you the best way to cook it, be it an open fire, grill, or camping stove. As well as outdoor cooking hacks and clever tips, you'll find checklists of camping essentials, ideas for using local produce, and basic recipes for camping must-haves such as bbq sauce and ketchup, plus new favorites like dukkah.Outdoor cooking can be magical, so break out of the kitchen, light your fire, and enjoy delicious recipes from The Campfire Cookbook - the perfect culinary companion for any camping trip or outdoor cooking.
$17.99 US
May 07, 2019
7-11/16 x 9-3/16
Paperback
160 Pages
DK
Age

Charcoal
New Ways to Cook with Fire: A Cookbook
978-0-525-53479-2
California-cool grilling wisdom from one of the most renowned chefs in Los Angeles.
$30.00 US
May 14, 2019
7-3/8 x 9-1/8
Hardcover
256 Pages
Avery
Age

Let's Get Tropical
More than 60 Cocktail Recipes from Caribbean Classics to Modern Tiki Drinks
978-1-4654-8429-1
Planning the ultimate summer cocktail party? Dreaming of unwinding on a hot, tropical beach with a cool drink? Bring a taste of the tropics to your home with Let's Get Tropical.
$14.99 US
May 14, 2019
5-13/16 x 7-9/16
Hardcover
144 Pages
DK
Age

Naturally Sweet Baking
Healthier recipes for a guilt-free treat
978-1-4654-8395-9
Enjoy guilt-free treats with Jamie Oliver's "favorite baking book of the year."
$17.99 US
May 14, 2019
7-11/16 x 9-3/16
Paperback
208 Pages
DK
Age

The Beatles A to Z
The Iconic Band - from Apple to Zebra Crossings
978-1-925418-90-3
An illustrated A to Z celebrating the unparalleled impact of the cultural phenomenon that was the Beatles--the greatest band of all time.
$14.95 US
May 07, 2019
7-3/4 x 9-3/8
Hardcover
56 Pages
Smith Street Books
Age

Seinfeld Playing Cards
978-1-925811-06-3
Finally! The show about nothing gets used for something - as giggle-worthy fodder for your next card night.
$12.95 US
May 14, 2019
2-1/2 x 3-1/2
Cards
54 Pages
Smith Street Gift
Age