**May Staff Picks**

By Caroline O'Connor | May 8 2020 | AdultsAllChildren'sGeneralGiftPop Culture

 

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


 

The Camping Trip
978-1-5362-0736-1
Ernestine has never been camping before, but she’s sure it will be lots of fun . . . won’t it? An endearing story about a girl’s first experience with the great outdoors.My aunt Jackie invited me to go camping with her and my cousin Samantha this weekend. I’ve never been camping before, but I know I will love it.Ernestine is beyond excited to go camping. She follows the packing list carefully (new sleeping bag! new flashlight! special trail mix made with Dad!) so she knows she is ready when the weekend arrives. But she quickly realizes that nothing could have prepared her for how hard it is to set up a tent, never mind fall asleep in it, or that swimming in a lake means that there will be fish — eep! Will Ernestine be able to enjoy the wilderness, or will it prove to be a bit too far out of her comfort zone? In an energetic illustrated story about a first sleepover under the stars, acclaimed author-illustrator Jennifer K. Mann reminds us that opening your mind to new experiences, no matter how challenging, can lead to great memories (and a newfound taste for s’mores).
$17.99 US
Apr 14, 2020
8-7/16 x 10-1/4
Hardcover
56 Pages
Candlewick
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2

Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking
Classic and Inspiring Variations to Hone Your Techniques
978-1-4654-9431-3
The ultimate guide to classic bakes and modern favorites that doesn't just tell you what to do - it shows you.What's the difference between beating and folding? What should "soft peaks" look like? How do you line a pastry crust? When it comes to baking, knowing what an instruction means can be the difference between a showstopper and a soggy bottom. That's where Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking comes in.Each of the 80 classic recipes in this essential collection is fully illustrated, with photographs of every stage of the baking process. See what other baking books only tell you: how to knead the dough, rub together butter and flour, and create a pastry lattice to top a pie or tart. Then try your hand at more than 250 variations on those classics, or use them as inspiration to build on what you've learned and experiment with your own baking creations.If you're spoilt for choice, at-a-glance recipe choosers help you find the right recipe for any occasion, while tips on freezing help you to prepare your bakes ahead of time. With sweet and savory recipes that everyone will enjoy, it's time to roll up your sleeves, flour your work surface, and whip up something superb with Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking.
$40.00 US
May 05, 2020
8-1/2 x 10-7/8
Hardcover
544 Pages
DK
Age

How to Drink Wine
The Easiest Way to Learn What You Like
978-1-9848-2468-4
From grape to glass, this highly readable, charmingly illustrated guide will teach you everything you need to know to enjoy wine.
$16.99 US
May 12, 2020
5 x 7
Hardcover
160 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

Easy Tiki
A Modern Revival with 60 Recipes
978-1-9848-5675-3
60 recipes inspired by the history of tiki as well as the modern revival that's putting a fresh spin on tropical tiki drinks--all simplified for the home bartender from cocktail authority PUNCH.
$18.99 US
May 12, 2020
5-1/2 x 8
Hardcover
176 Pages
Ten Speed Press
Age

Tasty Pride
75 Recipes and Stories from the Queer Food Community
978-0-593-13698-0
From the wildly popular, fiercely inclusive BuzzFeed cooking brand comes 75 innovative recipes and inspiring stories from prominent LGBTQ+ cooks and foodies.
$25.00 US
May 12, 2020
7-3/8 x 9-3/8
Hardcover
224 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

Spirits of Latin America
A Celebration of Culture & Cocktails, with 100 Recipes from Leyenda & Beyond
978-0-399-58287-5
A James Beard Award-nominated bartender explores the history and culture of Latin American spirits in this stunningly photographed travelogue--with 70 irresistible cocktails featuring tequila, rum, pisco, and more.
$24.99 US
May 26, 2020
6-1/2 x 9
Hardcover
256 Pages
Ten Speed Press
Age

Roasting Pan Suppers
978-1-911358-85-5
Eighty simple and delicious meals that can be cooked in a single roasting tray or pot in the oven.
$19.95 US
May 26, 2020
7-1/2 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
144 Pages
National Trust
Age

The Big Activity Book for Digital Detox
978-0-593-08590-5
A hilarious, relatable twist on how to disconnect from our devices, with illustrated laugh-out-loud activities and journaling prompts.
$18.00 US
May 05, 2020
7-3/8 x 9-1/8
Paperback
160 Pages
TarcherPerigee
Age

Happy Bonsai
Choose It, Shape It, Love It
978-1-4654-9142-8
Busting myths and making bonsai accessible to everyone, Happy Bonsai will make you fall in love with this most meditative of garden crafts.
$14.99 US
May 05, 2020
5-13/16 x 7-9/16
Hardcover
144 Pages
DK
Age

My Cool Motorcycle
An Inspirational Guide to Motorcycles and Biking Culture
978-1-911641-54-4
My Cool Motorcycle celebrates a love affair with motorcycles and highlights their owners and the strong culture within the tight-knit community.
$14.95 US
May 04, 2020
7-7/8 x 6-3/4
Hardcover
160 Pages
Pavilion
Age

Dad Dancing
And Other Embarrassing Dad Behaviour
978-1-911622-40-6
A hilarious compendium of the ridiculous things dads can get up to if left unchecked.
$12.95 US
Apr 15, 2020
4-7/8 x 6-1/4
Hardcover
192 Pages
Portico
Age

The New Stone Age
Ideas and Inspiration for Living with Crystals
978-1-9848-5659-3
A fashion-forward guide to living well with crystals from the jewelry editor of British Vogue--including guidance and advice from designers, jewelers, and celebrity crystal fans, as well as stories of crystals throughout history.
$32.50 US
May 12, 2020
7-1/2 x 10
Hardcover
256 Pages
Ten Speed Press
Age

Jack and the Beanstalk
978-0-593-11543-5
Bedtime Classics: charmingly illustrated board book editions of perennial favorites, simplified for the youngest readers!
$7.99 US
May 12, 2020
7 x 7
Board Book
18 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers
Age 0-2 years
Up to Preschool

Galaxies
Inside the Universe's Star Cities
978-0-525-57431-6
Tour the most dazzling, fascinating, and unusual galaxies in the universe with the editor in chief of Astronomy as your personal guide, featuring jaw-dropping illustrations and full-color photography from the magazine's archives, much of it never before published.
$30.00 US
May 26, 2020
8-1/2 x 10
Hardcover
256 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

The One And Only Dylan St. Claire
978-1-9848-9346-8
Meet elementary school superstar Dylan St. Claire in this laugh-out-loud book about a live-out-loud boy.
$17.99 US
May 05, 2020
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
32 Pages
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2

Peter Hops Aboard
A Peter Rabbit Tale
978-0-241-41890-1
A fun, summery Peter Rabbit board book about a day at the pond.
$7.99 US
May 05, 2020
7-1/2 x 6-1/4
Board Book
16 Pages
Warne
Age 3-5 years
Up to Kindergarten

Ray
978-0-7352-6577-6
A humorous picture book about the adventures of a light bulb who embarks on an enlightening journey, from the acclaimed author-illustrator of Petra.
$17.99 US
May 26, 2020
7-1/2 x 10-1/2
Hardcover
48 Pages
Tundra Books
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2

Yoga For Kids
Simple First Steps in Yoga and Mindfulness
978-1-4654-9157-2
Yoga activities are a great way to teach children about relaxation, meditation, and peace - while having fun at the same time!This box is packed with yoga activities - children will learn how to stretch into Tree Pose, bend into Bow Pose, and breathe like a lion.Children can choose what they need and select an appropriate pose, whether they want to feel relaxed, energized, strong, or balanced. Step-by-step instructions guide children through each pose to ensure they get the most out of their yoga practice, while annotated images of kids like them completing each pose provide a clear example to follow.Each card is designed in a soothing pastel color scheme, and brightened by fun illustrations, making them a pleasure to read and refer back to. Sequence cards at the end of the pack suggest combinations of poses for children to perform together depending on their mood and what they want to achieve. Glossary cards explain the meaning of words used in yoga practice and the Sanskrit names of poses.Supporting a child's positive mental health doesn't need to be expensive, time-consuming, or difficult. Yoga Flash Cards for Kids are an easy and fun way to encourage your children to de-stress, focus, and get moving in our busy modern world.
$12.99 US
May 05, 2020
4-3/16 x 7
Cards
40 Pages
DK Children
Age 7-9 years
Grades 2-4

You Are Awesome
978-0-593-20218-0
An empowering picture book that celebrates the idea that all children can be anything they choose!
$14.99 US
May 05, 2020
8 x 9
Hardcover
32 Pages
Philomel Books
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2

Natsumi's Song of Summer
978-0-7352-6541-7
This sweet and gentle picture book celebrates summer in Japan, as one little girl shares her love for bugs with her cousin who is visiting from America.
$17.99 US
May 12, 2020
8 x 10
Hardcover
44 Pages
Tundra Books
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2