**May Staff Picks**

By Caroline O'Connor | April 27 2021 | AdultsChildren'sGeneralAllGiftPop 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Farm, Fire & Feast
Recipes from the Inn at Bay Fortune
978-0-7352-3384-3
Chef Michael Smith shares the culinary master he has created at the Inn at Bay Fortune in this stunning collection of recipes inspired by the ingredients of Prince Edward Island, his passion for farming, and cooking with fire.
$32.00 US
May 04, 2021
8 x 10
Hardcover
288 Pages
Penguin Canada

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Peanuckle's Hiking Alphabet
978-0-593-17817-1
With playful text, bright illustrations, and sturdy pages, Mrs. Peanuckle's alphabet books will engage toddlers, and take them on an alphabet adventure through the natural world!
$7.99 US
May 04, 2021
6-7/8 x 6-7/8
Board Book
28 Pages
Rodale Kids
Age 0-3 years

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
22 Pages
Philomel Books
Age 1-3 years

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

Pride Parade Mad Libs
World's Greatest Word Game
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

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

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