**December Staff Picks**

By Caroline O'Connor | November 30 2020 | Children'sGiftPop CultureAllGeneralAdults

Whether you need some last minute holiday inspiration or are looking forward to 2020 – we’ve chosen some faves for you!! See them all HERE!

The Ultimate College Cookbook
Easy, Flavor-Forward Recipes for Your Campus (or Off-Campus) Kitchen
9780593232088
Students will discover the joy and simplicity of cooking for themselves with 60 recipes for easy, delicious meals that can easily be made in any dorm room or shared apartment!
$19.99 US
Dec 01, 2020
7 x 9
Paperback
160 Pages
Clarkson Potter

The Nutritionist's Kitchen
Transform Your Diet and Discover the Healing Power of Whole Foods
9781611807172
The ultimate guide to healthy meals with the healing benefits of whole foods and the latest science-backed nutritional guidelines.
$24.95 US
Dec 15, 2020
7-1/2 x 9-1/4
Paperback
272 Pages
Roost Books

Eat Good Fat
Nourish Your Body with Over 100 Healthy, Fat-Fuelled Recipes
9780735237971
Delicious, fat-fuelled, recipes that will help keep you feeling satiated and energized all day long.
$26.00 US
Dec 29, 2020
7-7/16 x 10
Hardcover
304 Pages
Penguin Canada

Men's Health Plant-Based Eating
(The Diet That Can Include Meat)
9781950785216
A definitive guide to a plant-based diet, with 100+ easy and satisfying recipes packed with all the nutrition and energy to fuel great workouts and even lose weight.
$25.00 US
Dec 29, 2020
7-3/8 x 9-1/4
Paperback
224 Pages
Hearst Home

Do One Thing Every Morning to Make Your Day
A Journal
9780593137468
365 quotes and prompts to help you put your best foot forward at the start of every single day--part of the bestselling Do One Thing Every Day journal series.
$12.95 US
Dec 01, 2020
4-1/2 x 5-3/4
Paperback
368 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Read This for Inspiration
Simple Sparks to Ignite Your Life
9780593135334
From former BuzzFeed personality Ashly Perez comes a funny, honest, and unabashedly feminist book of inspiration and wisdom to help you plant some roots, live in the process, and accept you for you.
$19.99 US
Dec 01, 2020
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
Hardcover
256 Pages
Clarkson Potter

The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival
9780593129692
An indispensable guide to surviving everything from an extended wilderness exploration to a day-long boat trip, with hard-earned advice for hikers, hunters, and outdoor enthusiasts, from the host of the television series and podcast MeatEater
$25.00 US
Dec 01, 2020
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Paperback
464 Pages
Random House

Badass Habits
Cultivate the Awareness, Boundaries, and Daily Upgrades You Need to Make Them Stick
9781984877437
New York Times bestselling author Jen Sincero gets to the core of transformation: habits--breaking, making, understanding, and sticking with them like you've never stuck before.
$26.00 US
Dec 01, 2020
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
256 Pages
Penguin Life

Planetology
How to Align with the Natural Rhythms of the Universe
9781786784124
This is the first mainstream book to look at the whole range of astrological rhythms, including the planetary retrogrades and eclipses as well as the monthly moon cycle, in order to achieve success and a more contented and naturally flowing life.
$19.95 US
Dec 08, 2020
Hardcover
288 Pages
Watkins Publishing

Happy Habits
50 Science-Backed Rituals to Adopt (or Stop) to Boost Health and Happiness
9781984858221
50 habits to start (or stop!) right now in order to be happier, healthier, less stressed, and more productive--from the best-selling author and happiness expert behind Think Happy.
$14.99 US
Dec 15, 2020
6 x 7
Hardcover
128 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Getting It
A Guide to Hot, Healthy Hookups and Shame-Free Sex
9781984857156
An empowering guide to casual sex and hooking up from sex educator and Girl Sex 101 author Allison Moon.
$18.00 US
Dec 29, 2020
6 x 9
Paperback
288 Pages
Ten Speed Press

The Knot Honeymoon Journal
Prompts, Checklists, and Tips for Planning and Treasuring Your Dream Trip
9780593139516
Enjoy your honeymoon and treasure the memories for years to come with the prompts, checklists, and tips featured in this guided journal from The Knot, the #1 wedding brand in the world.
$18.99 US
Dec 29, 2020
6 x 8
Stationery & Accessories
112 Pages
Clarkson Potter

The Knot Together
Questions and Prompts for Our First Year of Marriage: A Journal
9780593139523
Deepen your bond, savor every adventure, and face the challenges of your first shared year with this guided journal from The Knot, the #1 wedding brand in the world.
$16.99 US
Dec 29, 2020
5-1/2 x 7
Stationery & Accessories
368 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Ice! Poems About Polar Life
9780823441013
Funny poems paired with intriguing facts introduce young readers to the fascinating creatures that live in Earth's polar regions.A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year!
$17.99 US
Dec 01, 2020
10 x 10
Hardcover
48 Pages
Holiday House
Age 7-10 years

Little Red Hoodie
9780823446216
It's not the big bad wolf that stops Little Red Hoodie from getting to grandma's house in this rollicking take on the fairy tale--Red can't follow directions!
$16.99 US
Dec 01, 2020
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
160 Pages
Holiday House
Age 7-10 years

The History of the World in Comics
9780823445783
Never has natural history been so fun! Scientific accuracy and humor combine to tell the entire history of Earth in a comic book format.
$22.99 US
Dec 01, 2020
7-3/4 x 10-1/2
Hardcover
80 Pages
Holiday House
Age 10 and up

Sit with Me
Meditation for Kids in Seven Easy Steps
9781611807479
You can squat like a frog or lounge like a cat--but if you want to sit like a buddha, there are seven key steps for taking your seat.
$17.95 US
Dec 01, 2020
8 x 10
Hardcover
32 Pages
Bala Kids
Age 4-8 years

D is for Dragon Dance
9780823447466
From dazzling dragon dances to scrumptious steamed dumplings, celebrate the Chinese New Year with this bilingual alphabet book in English and Mandarin Chinese.
$8.99 US
Dec 08, 2020
8-1/2 x 11
Paperback
32 Pages
Holiday House
Age 4-8 years

Jonny Lambert's On the Farm
9781465499929
Adorable farm animals are having fun and busy farmers are working hard through the seasons in this gorgeous lift-the-flap book for babies and toddlers.Beautifully illustrated by Jonny Lambert, and with simple text to read aloud, this is a perfect first picture book to share with little ones.Preschoolers will love joining in with the animal sounds, and lifting the flaps to discover what happens in a farm year - cows emerging from a barn after winter, lambs playing in spring, a tractor stacking hay bales in summer, and so much more! On the final pages, word labels name all the farm things, building children's vocabulary.
$12.99 US
Dec 08, 2020
8-1/4 x 8-1/4
Board Book
24 Pages
DK Children
Age 0-3 years

Farm Animals
9781536214628
Calling little fans of farm animals—and design-loving parents! An oversize graphic showpiece has now been adapted as an accessible board book.A fluffy sheep. A proud rooster. A slithery snake. There are so many farm animals to adore! Adapted from designer Ingela P. Arrhenius’s gigantic showcase picture book Animals—but focusing only on its farm creatures—this bucolic board book presents stylized animals in a smaller, child-friendly format. Each retro illustration is accompanied by the creature’s name in an eye-catching treatment, making for a book that is sure to delight young ones nearly as much as a trip to a petting zoo.
$7.99 US
Dec 08, 2020
6 x 8-3/16
Board Book
16 Pages
Candlewick Studio
Age 0-3 years

How Big Is Love?
9781536215441
“Before you came I did not know just how big love can be. Love’s wider than the ocean, it’s deeper than the sea.” Does love have a size? A family of ducks celebrates the boundless affection between them in Emma Dodd’s gentle rhyming ode to unconditional love.
$14.99 US
Dec 08, 2020
7-7/8 x 7-7/8
Hardcover
24 Pages
Templar
Age 2-5 years

Mastering Mindful Eating
Transform Your Relationship with Food, Plus 30 Recipes to Engage the Senses (A S elf Care Cookbook)
9781632172945
A nutritionist explains how to practice mindful eating for improved health, calm, and reaching your healthiest weight. Forget counting calories, strict portion control, and restrictive diet plans. Say goodbye to yo-yo dieting forever.
$22.95 US
Dec 01, 2020
6-3/4 x 8
Paperback
208 Pages
Sasquatch Books

Healthy, Quick & Easy Baby Food
100 Naturally Wholesome, No-Fuss Purees, Finger Foods and Toddler Meals
9781465493408
Nourish your baby at every stage!
$17.99 US
Dec 08, 2020
7-11/16 x 9-3/16
Paperback
176 Pages
DK

Crystal Clear
Reflections on Extraordinary Talismans for Everyday Life
9781683692034
From the co-author of Basic Witches, Crystal Clear explores and demystifies the history, properties, and modern self-care appeal of crystals through voice-driven personal essays by one of the internet's most beloved culture writers.
$16.99 US
Dec 29, 2020
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
Hardcover
224 Pages
Quirk Books

Trailblazers: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Fighting for Civil Rights
9780593124550
Bring history home and meet some of the world's greatest game changers! Get inspired by the true story of the civil rights leader whose peaceful fight for justice still motivates people today. This biography series is for kids who loved Who Was? and are ready for the next level.
$8.99 US
Dec 08, 2020
5-3/16 x 7-5/8
Paperback
192 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 8-12 years

What Is the Civil Rights Movement?
9781524792305
Relive the moments when African Americans fought for equal rights, and made history.
$5.99 US
Dec 29, 2020
5-5/16 x 7-5/8
Paperback
112 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 8-12 years

Max and the Midknights: Battle of the Bodkins
9780593125908
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES • Max takes on knight school in the hilarious sequel to the bestselling illustrated novel Max and the Midknights, from the author of the Big Nate series!
$13.99 US
Dec 01, 2020
6 x 9
Hardcover
272 Pages
Crown Books for Young Readers
Age 8-12 years

Who Was Ruth Bader Ginsburg?: A Who Was? Board Book
9780593222744
Introducing the latest addition to the Who HQ program: board book biographies of relevant and important figures, created specifically for the preschool audience!
$7.99 US
Dec 08, 2020
7 x 7
Board Book
26 Pages
Rise x Penguin Workshop
Age 2-4 years