**May Staff Picks**

By Caroline O'Connor | April 27 2021 | 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!


 

Charlie Chooses
978-1-5362-1727-8
Charlie has a hard time choosing. It doesn't matter if the choice is between flavors of ice cream, pairs of underwear, or whether to sleep with the lights on or off—the options are always overwhelming. In fact, it’s easier when Charlie doesn’t choose at all. However, with Charlie’s birthday fast approaching, he is determined to choose the absolute best gift for himself: a dog! And when a furry friend chooses him instead, making decisions suddenly becomes a little bit easier.
$16.99 US
May 18, 2021
9-13/16 x 11-7/16
Hardcover
32 Pages
Nosy Crow
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2

Wild is the Wind
978-1-5362-1792-6
A story about the extraordinary path of the wind in its many guises across the world, as witnessed by a migrating swiftCassi watches a little swift dive and swoop in the still air. In the rising sun the world seems to be holding its breath. Then a small breeze stirs the leaves in the trees, and as the wind grows bolder, a whiff of danger sends small creatures running for cover. Across the ocean, the wind awakes with a fury, whipping the waves and cresting each one with wild white horses. And further on, around the still eye of a hurricane, clouds are carved into a great spiral, howling with stormy power. All this is witnessed by the swift as it finally comes to nest on the other side of the world, where the great wind has abated. Follow the amazing path of a swift in Kate Greenaway Award–winning illustrator Grahame Baker-Smith's follow-up to The Rhythm of the Rain.
$18.99 US
May 18, 2021
9-3/4 x 11-5/16
Hardcover
40 Pages
Templar
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

All of Us
978-0-593-20469-6
A beautiful book about community and love by National Book Award winner Kathryn Erskine and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Alexandra Boiger.
$17.99 US
May 18, 2021
10 x 9
Hardcover
32 Pages
Philomel Books
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

The Daily Question Conversation Card Set
100 Meaningful Questions to Start Discussions Around the Table or Anywhere: Card Games
978-0-593-23182-1
Spark meaningful conversations and create special memories with this unique deck of 100 cards featuring questions on hobbies, aspirations, fears, likes and dislikes, creativity, faith, and more in a beautiful keepsake box.
$20.00 US
May 11, 2021
3-1/2 x 5
Cards
100 Pages
Ink & Willow
Age

The Circles All Around Us
978-0-593-32318-2
The debut picture book from the creator of the viral sensation Kid President is a moving take on how we can create bigger and bigger circles of community and connections as we grow—now a New York Times bestseller!
$17.99 US
May 18, 2021
9 x 9
Hardcover
32 Pages
Dial Books
Age 3-5 years
Up to Kindergarten

Eat, Habibi, Eat!
Fresh Recipes for Modern Egyptian Cooking
978-0-525-61093-9
100 recipes to celebrate the bold flavors, bright colors, and fresh tastes of the Middle East.
$30.00 US
May 04, 2021
8 x 10
Hardcover
248 Pages
Appetite by Random House
Age

Penang Local
Cult Recipes From the Streets That Make the City
978-1-922417-00-8
The best recipes from Penang, an island obsessed with food.
$35.00 US
May 04, 2021
7-3/5 x 9-3/5
Hardcover
224 Pages
Smith Street Books
Age

Farm, Fire & Feast
Recipes from the Inn at Bay Fortune
978-0-7352-3384-3
Celebrity chef Michael Smith's extraordinary collection of recipes from his award-winning restaurant on Canada's east coast.
$32.00 US
May 04, 2021
8 x 10
Hardcover
288 Pages
Penguin Canada
Age

Mocktail Party
75 Plant-Based, Non-Alcoholic Mocktail Recipes for Every Occasion
978-1-950968-24-4
Swap your favorite cocktails with these plant-based mocktail alternatives!
$19.95 US
May 25, 2021
7-1/10 x 7-4/5
Hardcover
176 Pages
Blue Star Press
Age

Northwest Know-How: Beer
978-1-63217-351-5
Northwest Know-How: Beer is your crash course on all that is malty and hoppy in the Pacific Northwest. From the brewing basics and local lore to resident brewers and their standout drafts, explore the world of PNW craft beer with this engaging guide.
$16.95 US
May 04, 2021
4-1/2 x 6
Hardcover
144 Pages
Sasquatch Books
Age

Be More Batman
Face your fears and look good doing it
978-0-7440-2852-2
Boost your confidence and become a hero!If you're looking to find a new mission in life, create the perfect cave-based hangout, or update your wardrobe, channel your inner Super Hero and ask yourself: "What would Batman do?"With his strength, sophistication, razor-sharp wit, and unrivaled gadget collection, Batman has all the advice you'll need to become a legend!All DC characters and elements © & (TM) DC Comics. (s21)
$9.99 US
May 04, 2021
5-1/16 x 7
Hardcover
64 Pages
DK
Age

My Cool Caravan
An Inspirational Guide to Retro-Style Caravans
978-1-911641-57-5
Discover over 40 different caravans of all vintages, from across the world
$14.95 US
May 25, 2021
8 x 6-3/4
Hardcover
160 Pages
Pavilion
Age

Queer Love in Color
978-1-9848-5764-4
A photographic celebration of the love and relationships of queer people of color by a New York Times multimedia journalist.
$28.00 US
May 04, 2021
8 x 9
Hardcover
224 Pages
Ten Speed Press
Age

Let's Go to the Beach! With Dr. Seuss's Lorax
978-0-593-30838-7
Join the Lorax and learn about beaches in this lift-the-flap board book for Dr. Seuss's youngest fans--perfect for encouraging a love of nature and printed on recycled paper!
$7.99 US
May 04, 2021
7 x 7
Board Book
16 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 0-3 years
Up to Preschool

Mrs. Peanuckle's Hiking Alphabet
978-0-593-17817-1
Get ready to go on a hiking adventure and learn your ABCs with Mrs. Peanuckle!
$7.99 US
May 04, 2021
6-7/8 x 6-7/8
Board Book
28 Pages
Rodale Kids
Age 0-3 years
Up to Preschool

The Crayons' Book of Feelings
978-0-593-35293-9
The crayons are back in this board book all about feelings from the creators of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Day Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home!
$8.99 US
May 04, 2021
7 x 7
Board Book
20 Pages
Philomel Books
Age 1-3 years
Up to Preschool

The GayBCs
978-1-68369-250-8
Now in board book format, a joyful alphabet book of LGBTQ+ vocabulary for kids of all ages!
$9.99 US
May 04, 2021
7 x 7
Board Book
28 Pages
Quirk Books
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2

Pride Parade Mad Libs
978-0-593-22678-0
Grab your COLOR flag and wave it proudly, because Mad Libs is leading the parade in honor of Pride!
$4.99 US
May 04, 2021
5-1/4 x 8-3/8
Paperback
48 Pages
Mad Libs
Age 8-12 years
Grades 3-7

Kuan Yin
The Princess Who Became the Goddess of Compassion
978-1-61180-799-8
Two sisters discover the power of love and the true meaning of compassion in this princess-adventure story based on an ancient Chinese tale.
$17.95 US
May 04, 2021
10-1/4 x 11-3/4
Hardcover
32 Pages
Bala Kids
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

Many Shapes of Clay
A Story of Healing
978-3-7913-7468-0
In this modern-day fable about grief, diversity, and family connections, a young girl discovers the joys--and pain--of the creative process.
$16.95 US
May 04, 2021
9 x 10-1/2
Hardcover
44 Pages
Prestel Junior
Age 4-6 years
Preschool - 1