**October Staff Picks**

By Caroline O'Connor | September 27 2020 | AdultsAllChildren'sGeneralGift

 

Fall is finally in the air and we have too many amazing titles on sale this month to choose from!! Please see all of our favorites HERE!

 

 


 

Modern Comfort Food
A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
978-0-8041-8706-0
A collection of all-new soul-satisfying dishes from America's favorite home cook!
$35.00 US
Oct 06, 2020
7-7/16 x 10
Hardcover
256 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

Ottolenghi Flavor
A Cookbook
978-0-399-58175-5
The New York Times bestselling author of Plenty joins up with the Ottolenghi Test Kitchen's Ixta Belfrage to reveal how flavor is amplified in more than 100 innovative, super-delicious plant-based recipes.
$35.00 US
Oct 13, 2020
7-2/3 x 10-2/3
Hardcover
320 Pages
Ten Speed Press
Age

Cook with Me
150 Recipes for the Home Cook: A Cookbook
978-0-593-13508-2
Through 150 decadent and smart recipes, the Food Network icon explores how the relationships with her family have shaped her as a chef and home cook.
$35.00 US
Oct 13, 2020
8 x 10
Hardcover
336 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

Martha Stewart's Cake Perfection
100+ Recipes for the Sweet Classic, from Simple to Stunning: A Baking Book
978-0-593-13865-6
Martha Stewart perfects the art of cakes with 125 recipes for all occasions, featuring exciting flavors, must-try designs, and dependable techniques.
$28.99 US
Oct 13, 2020
7-3/8 x 9-1/8
Hardcover
256 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

Good Drinks
Alcohol-Free Recipes for When You're Not Drinking for Whatever Reason
978-1-9848-5634-0
A serious and stylish look at sophisticated nonalcoholic beverages by a former Bon Appétit editor and James Beard Award nominee.
$22.99 US
Oct 06, 2020
6-1/2 x 9-1/8
Hardcover
176 Pages
Ten Speed Press
Age

Chaat
Recipes from the Kitchens, Markets, and Railways of India: A Cookbook
978-1-9848-2388-5
Explore the bold flavors, regional dishes, and stunning scenery of India with Chopped judge and James Beard Award-winning chef Maneet Chauhan.
$32.50 US
Oct 06, 2020
7-7/16 x 9-1/2
Hardcover
272 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

The Hunter Chef Cookbook
Hunt, Fish, and Forage in Over 100 Recipes
978-0-7352-3694-3
"I recognized that Michael Hunter knows what he is talking about the minute I opened this book. Hunter is the kind of guy--and the kind of work--that you get when you combine passion, creativity, inventiveness, and elbow grease. This book makes me hungry, and Michael Hunter makes me proud to be a hunter and angler." --Steven Rinella, outdoorsman, host of the TV series and podcast MeatEater, and author The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook
$30.00 US
Oct 06, 2020
8 x 10
Hardcover
304 Pages
Penguin Canada
Age

The Adaptogenic Herbal Kitchen
More Than 65 Easy Recipes and Remedies That Protect and Heal
978-0-593-13756-7
Restore balance and help your body manage stress with more than 65 simple adaptogenic recipes.
$15.99 US
Oct 06, 2020
6 x 8-1/2
Paperback
160 Pages
Rodale Books
Age

Vegan Christmas
Plant-Based Recipes For the Festive Season
978-1-925811-91-9
Deck the halls with plant-based goodies, for Vegan Christmas is here.
$14.95 US
Oct 06, 2020
6-2/3 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
72 Pages
Smith Street Books
Age

Stuff Every Cheese Lover Should Know
978-1-68369-238-6
The perfect gift for the cheese lover in your life, this pocket guide includes a brief history of cheese, a primer on the different types of cheese, cheese pairing guides, essential cheese recipes, home cheese-making tips, how to host a cheese tasting, and more.
$9.99 US
Oct 06, 2020
3-1/2 x 5-3/4
Hardcover
144 Pages
Quirk Books
Age

The Wine Lover's Bucket List
1,000 Amazing Adventures in Pursuit of Wine
978-0-7893-3901-0
An inspirational guide designed with the globe-trotting wine lover in mind--vineyards to visit, seasons to go, vintages and organics to drink, and how to get the most out of each wine region.
$36.95 US
Oct 27, 2020
6-5/8 x 8-7/8
Hardcover
416 Pages
Universe
Age

Dumplings Equal Love
Delicious Recipes from Around the World
978-1-63217-296-9
40 easy-but-innovative recipes that celebrate and elevate the beloved dumpling.
$22.95 US
Oct 13, 2020
6-3/4 x 8
Hardcover
192 Pages
Sasquatch Books
Age

The Essential Wine Book
A Modern Guide to the Changing World of Wine
978-1-9848-5677-7
A field guide to the new world of wine, featuring an overview of today's most exciting regions and easy-to-use advice on properly tasting wine, discovering under-the-radar gems, and bringing the perfect bottle to your next party.
$19.99 US
Oct 20, 2020
5 x 7
Hardcover
352 Pages
Ten Speed Press
Age

Dessert Person
Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence
978-1-9848-2696-1
In her first cookbook, Bon Appétit and YouTube star of the show Gourmet Makes offers wisdom, problem-solving strategies, and more than 100 meticulously tested, creative, and inspiring recipes.
$35.00 US
Oct 20, 2020
8 x 11
Hardcover
368 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

Flavorbomb
A Rogue Guide to Making Everything Taste Better
978-0-525-61089-2
If you live for wildly addictive, life-affirming taste sensations that knock you off your feet, but can't figure out how to make them at home, you have just found your kindred cookbook spirit. Welcome to Flavorbomb.
$30.00 US
Oct 27, 2020
8-1/2 x 10
Hardcover
272 Pages
Appetite by Random House
Age

Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas
Have a Very Merry Movie Holiday
978-1-950785-24-7
The official Hallmark Channel Christmas keepsake takes you behind-the-scenes of your favorite feel-good holiday films with the casts' memories, photos, recipes and more.
$28.00 US
Oct 20, 2020
8-1/2 x 9-5/8
Hardcover
224 Pages
Hearst Home
Age

How to Cook
Building Blocks and 100 Simple Recipes for a Lifetime of Meals: A Cookbook
978-1-9848-2230-7
An empowering collection of delicious, practical recipes that will teach young adults (ages 16+) and kitchen novices all the skills they need to cook for themselves--from a James Beard Award-winning chef and author.
$19.99 US
Oct 20, 2020
7-7/16 x 10
Paperback
224 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

Snacking Cakes
Simple Treats for Anytime Cravings: A Baking Book
978-0-593-13966-0
Find sweet satisfaction with 50 easy, everyday cake recipes made with simple ingredients, one bowl, and no fuss.
$24.00 US
Oct 27, 2020
7-3/4 x 8-3/4
Hardcover
192 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

SUPERtheticals
50 New HYPERthetical Questions for More Strange Conversations
978-1-9848-2620-6
From the king of pop philosophy and renowned author of the runaway hit card game HYPERtheticals comes more wild conversation starters featuring a range of unique new prompts.
$15.99 US
Oct 13, 2020
4-1/2 x 6-1/8
Game
51 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

The Handmade Charlotte Playbook
Crafts, Games and Recipes for Families to do Together Throughout the Year
978-0-14-313363-6
A magical treasure chest of fun-filled family activities with over 100 projects to do together throughout the year
$25.00 US
Oct 13, 2020
7-1/2 x 9
Paperback
432 Pages
TarcherPerigee
Age

30 Rock Playing Cards
978-1-925811-83-4
Liz Lemon, Jack Donaghy, and the cast of TGS are featured on these unofficial fan-created playing cards.
$12.95 US
Oct 06, 2020
2-1/2 x 3-1/2
Cards
Pages
Smith Street Gift
Age

Out the Door
978-0-8234-4644-5
Follow a girl through her day in a busy city as she travels to school and back again in this inviting book that teaches directional concepts like over, under, and through.
$18.99 US
Oct 06, 2020
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
40 Pages
Neal Porter Books
Age 3-6 years
Up to Kindergarten

Julián at the Wedding
978-1-5362-1238-9
The star of Julián Is a Mermaid makes a joyful return—and finds a new friend—at a wedding to be remembered. Julián and his abuela are going to a wedding. Better yet, Julián is in the wedding. Weddings have flowers and kissing and dancing and cake. And this wedding also has a new friend named Marisol. It’s not long before Julián and Marisol set off for some magic and mischief of their own, and when things take an unexpected turn, the pair learns that everything is easier with a good friend by your side. Jessica Love returns with a joyful story of friendship and individuality in this radiant follow-up to Julián Is a Mermaid.
$16.99 US
Oct 06, 2020
9-13/16 x 9-1/16
Hardcover
40 Pages
Candlewick
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

A World Full of Poems
DK
978-1-4654-9229-6
A gorgeously illustrated introduction to poetry for children, featuring poems about everything from science, sports, and space, to friendship, family, and feelings.
$19.99 US
Oct 06, 2020
8-1/2 x 10-7/8
Hardcover
204 Pages
DK Children
Age 5-9 years
Grades K-4

Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth
978-1-5362-1596-0
After magnifying the beauty of unseen organisms in Tiny Creatures, Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton turn their talents to the vast variety of life on Earth.The more we study the world around us, the more living things we discover every day. The planet is full of millions of species of plants, birds, animals, and microbes, and every single one — including us — is part of a big, beautiful, complicated pattern. When humans interfere with parts of the pattern, by polluting the air and oceans, taking too much from the sea, and cutting down too many forests, animals and plants begin to disappear. What sort of world would it be if it went from having many types of living things to having just one? In a beautiful follow-up, the creators of the award-winning Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes deliver an inspiring look at the extraordinary diversity of Earth’s inhabitants — and the importance of their preservation.
$7.99 US
Oct 06, 2020
9-3/4 x 11-5/16
Paperback
40 Pages
Candlewick
Age 5-8 years
Grades K-3

Creature Features: Dinosaurs
978-1-5362-1504-5
Each page in this book is bursting with unusual creatures from the time of dinosaurs, all united by a common characteristic. From wonderful wings to terrific teeth, from tyrannosaurs to ancient turtles, this eclectic collection celebrates the diversity and similarities of the dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. Guaranteed to fascinate budding paleontologists.
$17.99 US
Oct 06, 2020
9-1/4 x 11-13/16
Board Book
24 Pages
Big Picture Press
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2

The Boy and the Gorilla
978-0-7636-9832-4
This profoundly moving tale about a grieving boy and an imaginary gorilla makes real the power of talking about loss.On the day of his mother’s funeral, a young boy conjures the very visitor he needs to see: a gorilla. Wise and gentle, the gorilla stays on to answer the heart-heavy questions the boy hesitates to ask his father: Where did his mother go? Will she come back home? Will we all die? Yet with the gorilla’s friendship, the boy slowly begins to discover moments of comfort in tending flowers, playing catch, and climbing trees. Most of all, the gorilla knows that it helps to simply talk about the loss—especially with those who share your grief and who may feel alone, too. Author Jackie Azúa Kramer’s quietly thoughtful text and illustrator Cindy Derby’s beautiful impressionistic artwork depict how this tender relationship leads the boy to open up to his father and find a path forward. Told entirely in dialogue, this direct and deeply affecting picture book will inspire conversations about grief, empathy, and healing beyond the final hope-filled scene.
$16.99 US
Oct 13, 2020
10-5/8 x 8-7/16
Hardcover
48 Pages
Candlewick
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

A Polar Bear in the Snow
978-1-5362-0396-7
A majestic polar bear heads out on a mysterious walk in a dazzling, playful collaboration from an exciting pair of picture-book creators.Follow a magnificent polar bear through a fantastic world of snow and shockingly blue sea. Over the ice, through the water, past Arctic animals and even a human . . . where is he going? What does he want? Acclaimed author Mac Barnett’s narration deftly balances suspense and emotion, as well as poignant, subtle themes, compelling us to follow the bear with each page turn. Artist Shawn Harris’s striking torn-paper illustrations layer white-on-white hues, with bolts of blue and an interplay of shadow and light, for a gorgeous view of a stark yet beautiful landscape. Simple and thought-provoking, illuminating and intriguing, this engaging picture book will have readers pondering the answer to its final question long after the polar bear has continued on his way.
$17.99 US
Oct 13, 2020
8-1/4 x 11
Hardcover
40 Pages
Candlewick
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2

In the Half Room
978-1-5362-1456-7
From the Caldecott Honor–winning creator of Home and Du Iz Tak? comes a striking tale of a wholly extraordinary room where everything is a half.The light of the half moonShines down on the half room . . .The half room is full of half things. A half chair, a half cat, even half shoes—all just as nice as whole things. When half a knock comes on half a door, who in the world could it be? With inventive flair, Caldecott Honor winner Carson Ellis explores halves and wholes in an ingenious and thought-provoking picture book. Ink and gouache illustrations featuring wry detail and velvety textures conjure a dreamlike mood while leaving space for imagining. A celebration of the surreal and the serendipitous and the beauty of the two together, this brilliant picture book will have readers seeing halves with whole new eyes.
$16.99 US
Oct 13, 2020
9-7/16 x 9-7/16
Hardcover
32 Pages
Candlewick
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

The Last Marshmallow
978-1-62354-126-2
Caldecott Honor winner Grace Lin celebrates math for every kid, everywhere!
$6.99 US
Oct 13, 2020
6 x 6
Board Book
16 Pages
Charlesbridge
Age 0-2 years
Up to Preschool