** April Staff Picks **

By Caroline O'Connor | April 2 2021 | AdultsAllChildren'sGeneralGiftPop Culture

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Amira's Picture Day
978-0-8234-4019-1
Ramadan has come to an end, and Amira can't wait to stay home from school to celebrate Eid. There's just one hiccup: it's also school picture day. How can Amira be in two places at once?
$17.99 US
Apr 13, 2021
10 x 10
Hardcover
40 Pages
Holiday House
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

She Persisted: Virginia Apgar
978-0-593-11578-7
Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds!
$5.99 US
Apr 06, 2021
5-5/16 x 7-5/8
Paperback
80 Pages
Philomel Books
Age 6-9 years
Grades 1-4

Families Can
978-0-593-22365-9
A rhyming, light-hearted celebration of the wonderful differences that make each family unique.
$7.99 US
Apr 06, 2021
6-1/2 x 6-1/2
Board Book
26 Pages
Rise x Penguin Workshop
Age 1-3 years
Up to Preschool

Pie for Breakfast
Simple Baking Recipes for Kids
978-3-7913-7460-4
A beautifully illustrated baking book for children featuring recipes for delicious treats along with a powerful message about family, diversity, and helping others.
$16.95 US
Apr 06, 2021
9 x 11-3/4
Hardcover
40 Pages
Prestel Junior
Age 5-9 years
Grades K-4

Do Your Best Every Day to Do Your Best Every Day
Encouraging Words from John Cena
978-0-593-37722-2
Bestselling author and entertainer John Cena motivates and inspires readers with this illustrated book of uplifting encouragements adapted from his popular Twitter feed. The perfect gift for graduations, birthdays, and life's biggest celebrations!
$14.99 US
Apr 06, 2021
5 x 8
Hardcover
64 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 8-12 years
Grades 3-7

Dr. Seuss's Summer Things
978-0-593-30329-0
A board book celebration of summer, starring Thing One and Thing Two from Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat!
$8.99 US
Apr 06, 2021
7 x 8
Board Book
26 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 0-3 years
Up to Preschool

Thank You, Teacher from The Very Hungry Caterpillar
978-0-593-22618-6
Show your teachers how much you appreciate them in this colorful book of thanks featuring The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
$9.99 US
Apr 06, 2021
5-1/2 x 6-3/4
Hardcover
32 Pages
World of Eric Carle
Age 3-6 years
Up to Kindergarten

Llama Llama Loves His Mama
978-0-593-20562-4
Llama Llama loves his mama in this new die-cut shaped board book with orginal art by Anna Dewdney. Perfect for little hearts and hands!
$9.99 US
Apr 06, 2021
7 x 9-1/2
Board Book
18 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers
Age 2-4 years
Up to Preschool

What Is the Story of Alice in Wonderland?
978-1-5247-9176-6
Who HQ brings you the stories behind the most beloved characters of our time. Find out how Alice in Wonderland became a children's classic.
$6.99 US
Apr 06, 2021
5-5/16 x 7-5/8
Paperback
112 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 8-12 years
Grades 3-7

Watercolor Workbook
30-Minute Beginner Botanical Projects on Premium Watercolor Paper
978-1-950968-26-8
Build your watercolor skills with confidence with these 25 beautiful and beginner-friendly new projects on premium watercolor paper!
$24.95 US
Apr 27, 2021
8-1/2 x 11
Paperback
76 Pages
Paige Tate & Co
Age

Illuminated
A Journal for Your Tarot Practice
978-0-593-13984-4
Record your journey of self-discovery with any tarot deck by using the prompts in this journal to engage with your cards and create a sacred space for spiritual development—from the creator of The Illuminated Tarot.
$16.00 US
Apr 06, 2021
5 x 7
Hardcover
208 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age


You Are Loved
Artwork and Inspirational Messages to Encourage Your Faith
978-1-950968-28-2
Lift your spirits and brighten your mood with this inspirational quote book filled with encouraging messages and Bible verses.
$19.95 US
Apr 06, 2021
6-1/2 x 6-1/2
Hardcover
150 Pages
Paige Tate & Co
Age

Index of Women
978-0-14-313621-7
From a "maestra of invention" (The New York Times) who is at once supremely witty, ferociously smart, and emotionally raw, a new collection of poems about womanhood
$20.00 US
Apr 06, 2021
6 x 9
Paperback
112 Pages
Penguin Books
Age

Letters of Note: Mothers
978-0-14-313472-5
A fascinating new volume of messages about motherhood, from the author of the bestselling Letters of Note collections. In Letters of Note: Mothers, Shaun Usher gathers together exceptional missives by and about mothers, celebrating the joy and grief, humour and frustration, wisdom and sacrifice the role brings to both parent and child.
$15.00 US
Apr 06, 2021
5-1/8 x 7
Paperback
176 Pages
Penguin Books
Age

1000+ Little Habits of Happy, Successful Relationships
978-0-593-32773-9
New York Times bestselling authors Marc and Angel Chernoff deliver inspiring, actionable advice for keeping relationships strong--for couples, parents, friends, and more.
$18.00 US
Apr 06, 2021
6 x 8
Hardcover
352 Pages
TarcherPerigee
Age

Manners
A Modern Field Guide
978-1-911641-31-5
Good manners aren't about cutlery, codes, or brains--they're about kindness.
$14.95 US
Apr 06, 2021
5-1/4 x 7-1/4
Hardcover
112 Pages
Pavilion
Age

The Pebble Spotter's Guide
978-1-911657-30-9
A beautifully illustrated introduction to the mindful pleasure of pebble spotting
$14.95 US
May 25, 2021
5 x 6
Hardcover
112 Pages
National Trust
Age

You Can Do Anything, Magic Skeleton!
Monster Motivations to Move Your Butt and Get You to Do the Thing
978-0-7893-3702-3
In the tradition of inspirational pick-me-ups like Lin-Manuel Miranda and Johnny Sun's G'Morning, G'Night but with a Calvin & Hobbesian sensibility comes this whimsically nerdy spin, illustrated by Natalie Metzger, on motivating folks into getting creative and "DOING THE THINGS."
$19.95 US
Apr 13, 2021
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
Hardcover
208 Pages
Universe
Age

The Hidden Mathematics of Sport
978-1-911622-28-4
A unique and insightful mathematical approach to the most popular sports
$14.95 US
Apr 13, 2021
5 x 7-3/4
Hardcover
208 Pages
Portico
Age

Marathoner
What to Expect When Training for and Running a Marathon
978-0-7893-3971-3
Whether running your first or fiftieth marathon, Marathoner is everything you need to know about running a marathon. This is your go-to, illustrated reference that breaks down the race from start to finish line and beyond.
$22.50 US
Apr 06, 2021
8-1/2 x 9
Paperback
240 Pages
Universe
Age

Mezcal and Tequila Cocktails
Mixed Drinks for the Golden Age of Agave [A Cocktail Recipe Book]
978-1-9848-5774-3
Indulge your thirst for new ways to drink tequila and mezcal with this collection of 60+ recipes for agave cocktails from New York Times spirits writer Robert Simonson.
$18.99 US
Apr 06, 2021
5-1/2 x 8
Hardcover
176 Pages
Ten Speed Press
Age

The Flour Craft Bakery & Cafe Cookbook
Inspired Gluten Free Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Tea, and Celebrations
978-1-59962-159-3
Gluten free as it should be--fresh, simple, and for the whole family,--The Flour Craft Bakery & Cafe Cookbook includes seventy-five impeccable, seasonal recipes for every time of day.
$35.00 US
Apr 06, 2021
7-1/2 x 9-3/8
Hardcover
224 Pages
Welcome Books
Age

Calm Kitchen
Mindful Ways to feed body and Soul
978-1-911657-02-6
Every food lover's mindful guide to reconnecting with nature through food
$9.95 US
May 04, 2021
4-1/2 x 6-1/2
Paperback
96 Pages
National Trust
Age

Saving American Beach
The Biography of African American Environmentalist MaVynee Betsch
978-1-101-99629-4
This heartfelt picture book biography illustrated by the Caldecott Honoree Ekua Holmes, tells the story of MaVynee Betsch, an African American opera singer turned environmentalist and the legacy she preserved.
$17.99 US
Apr 13, 2021
10-1/2 x 9-1/2
Hardcover
40 Pages
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

Born Ready
The True Story of a Boy Named Penelope
978-0-593-12363-8
Jodie Patterson, activist and Chair of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Board, shares her transgender son's experience in this important picture book about identity and acceptance.
$17.99 US
Apr 20, 2021
10 x 10
Hardcover
40 Pages
Crown Books for Young Readers
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

The Rock from the Sky
978-1-5362-1562-5
The instant #1 New York Times bestseller!Look up! From the Caldecott Medal–winning creator of the hat trilogy comes a new deadpan gem.There is a spot. It is a good spot.It is the perfect spot to stand.There is no reason to ever leave.But somewhere above there is also a rock.A rock from the sky.Here comes The Rock from the Sky, a hilarious meditation on the workings of friendship, fate, shared futuristic visions, and that funny feeling you get that there’s something off somewhere, but you just can’t put your finger on it. Merging broad visual suspense with wry wit, celebrated picture book creator Jon Klassen gives us a wholly original comedy for the ages.
$18.99 US
Apr 13, 2021
7-3/4 x 10-1/4
Hardcover
96 Pages
Candlewick
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

Bad Cat!
978-1-5362-1728-5
Fluffykins is a perfect cat. He wouldn’t do anything naughty . . . would he? But what’s this? He’s knocked over the flowers, tangled up all the yarn, bent the blinds, and scratched the sofa . . . and he won't apologize. What a bad cat! Whatever will Fluffykins do next? This witty and perfectly paced story by award-winning author-illustrator Nicola O’Byrne revels in all the mayhem of living with a bad cat.
$16.99 US
Apr 13, 2021
10-5/8 x 10-5/8
Hardcover
32 Pages
Nosy Crow
Age 2-5 years
Up to Kindergarten

Rebel Witch
Carve the Craft That's Yours Alone
978-1-78678-427-8
A truly contemporary take on how to be a witch, Rebel Witch is an antidote to the cookie-cutter witchcraft agenda that gives a new perspective on the craft, asking each reader to create a powerful, personalized practice that taps into the current mood of female empowerment and spiritual rebellion.
$24.95 US
Apr 13, 2021
6 x 9-1/5
Hardcover
224 Pages
Watkins Publishing
Age

Words of Art
A Game That Illuminates Your Mind: Card Games
978-0-593-23167-8
A creative, collaborative card game for art lovers featuring 150 works from renowned collector and philanthropist Agnes Gund’s never-before-published private art collection.
$37.50 US
Apr 13, 2021
4-3/4 x 6-3/4
Game
96 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

Lizzy Loves Darcy
A Jane Austen Matchmaking Game: Board Games
978-0-593-13835-9
Test your Jane Austen IQ as you help your favorite characters make their perfect romantic matches with this charming Pride and Prejudice meets Chutes and Ladders board game.
$25.00 US
Apr 13, 2021
10 x 10
Game
100 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

I Want to Thank You
How a Year of Gratitude Can Bring Joy and Meaning in a Disconnected World
978-0-593-18962-7
An inspiring guide to saying thank you, one heartfelt note at a time.
$22.00 US
Apr 13, 2021
6 x 8
Hardcover
208 Pages
TarcherPerigee
Age

Can I Recycle This?
A Guide to Better Recycling and How to Reduce Single-Use Plastics
978-0-14-313567-8
The book that answers the age-old question: Can I Recycle This?
$22.00 US
Apr 13, 2021
5-1/2 x 8
Hardcover
272 Pages
Penguin Books
Age

I Couldn't Help But Wonder...
The Unofficial Fan's Guide to Sex and the City
978-1-925811-74-2
Celebrate Sex and the City, the show that changed everything, in this brightly illustrated book.
$14.95 US
Apr 13, 2021
6-2/7 x 7-2/7
Hardcover
96 Pages
Smith Street Books
Age

Cook This Book
Techniques That Teach and Recipes to Repeat: A Cookbook
978-0-593-13827-4
A thoroughly modern guide to becoming a smarter, faster, more creative cook from Molly Baz, featuring fun, flavorful recipes anyone can make.
$32.50 US
Apr 20, 2021
8-1/4 x 10-1/4
Hardcover
304 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

Wild Child
Adventure Cooking With Kids
978-3-7913-8720-8
This evocative cookbook invites kids of all ages to the table for more mouthwatering innovative outdoor fare put together by the James Beard Award-nominated author of Wild: Adventure Cooking.
$25.00 US
May 04, 2021
7-1/2 x 9-3/4
Hardcover
144 Pages
Prestel
Age

The Pepper Thai Cookbook
Family Recipes from Everyone's Favorite Thai Mom
978-0-593-13766-6
A cookbook from Chrissy Tiegen's mom, Pepper!
$29.99 US
Apr 13, 2021
7-7/16 x 9-11/16
Hardcover
256 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

Dandelion Magic
978-0-593-11290-8
Close your eyes, make a wish, and blow up a storm with this interactive, imaginative adventure for fans of Press Here.
$17.99 US
Apr 20, 2021
9-1/2 x 9-1/2
Hardcover
40 Pages
Dial Books
Age 3-5 years
Up to Kindergarten

Greenfeast: Spring, Summer
[A Cookbook]
978-1-9848-5871-9
110 vegetarian spring and summer recipes that provide nourishing and simple plant-based suppers while paying homage to the warm seasons—from the beloved author of Tender.
$26.00 US
Apr 20, 2021
5-1/2 x 7-5/8
Hardcover
336 Pages
Ten Speed Press
Age

No Pants!
978-0-593-11766-8
Laugh-out-loud father-son drama in which the dad learns an important and timely lesson--pants are NOT for everyone!
$17.99 US
May 11, 2021
8-1/2 x 10
Hardcover
40 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers
Age 3-5 years
Up to Kindergarten