*August Staff Picks*

By Caroline O'Connor | July 29 2021 | AdultsAllChildren'sGeneralGiftPop Culture

So many amazing books to choose from this month – our list is long!!! Check them out HERE!

She Persisted: Ruby Bridges
978-0-593-11587-9
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
Aug 24, 2021
5-5/16 x 7-5/8
Paperback
80 Pages
Philomel Books
Age 6-9 years
Grades 1-4

Sleep Tight, Polar Bear (Little Loves)
978-1-101-94079-2
Join a polar bear cub and her fuzzy arctic friends as they curl up for a cozy, snowy night in this new board boo series!
$7.99 US
Aug 03, 2021
6 x 6
Board Book
18 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Age 0-3 years
Up to Preschool

Cat Problems
978-0-593-30213-2
What could a pampered house cat possibly have to complain about? This latest collaboration from picture book superstars--and cat devotees--Lane Smith and Jory John brings with it a hilarious set of feline problems!
$17.99 US
Aug 03, 2021
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
48 Pages
Random House Studio
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2

Dear Highlights
What Adults Can Learn from 75 Years of Letters and Conversations with Kids
978-1-64472-325-8
A unique, inside look at American childhood through the conversations between Highlights magazine and its young readers and a call to grown-ups to make time to actively listen to the children in their lives.  
$24.99 US
Aug 10, 2021
7 x 9
Hardcover
336 Pages
Highlights Press
Age

Twinkle Twinkle Little Kid
978-0-399-17132-1
A hilarious story of wishes and friendship by Drew Daywalt, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Day the Crayons Quit, and Molly Idle, the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Flora and the Flamingo.
$17.99 US
Sep 07, 2021
9 x 10
Hardcover
40 Pages
Philomel Books
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

Hicotea
A Nightlights Story
978-1-910620-59-5
NEW PAPERBACK EDITION! Raina Telgemeier meets Miyazaki with a Latin American twist in this mesmerizing follow-up to the best-selling children's graphic novel Nightlights. Lorena Alvarez's spunky heroine Sandy returns to explore a magical new dimension.
$10.99 US
Aug 03, 2021
8 x 11
Paperback
64 Pages
Nobrow
Age 8-12 years
Grades 3-7

Sharing (Berenstain Bears Gifts of the Spirit)
978-0-593-30246-0
Brother doesn't want to share his ice pop with Sister and Honey in this new Berenstain Bears Gifts of the Spirit faith-based hardcover storybook!
$9.99 US
Aug 03, 2021
8-1/2 x 8-1/2
Hardcover
32 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2

Yay All Day
Good News Journal
978-1-63217-385-0
Think happy! Make every day joyful with this transformative journal. 
$14.95 US
Aug 17, 2021
6 x 7
Stationery & Accessories
128 Pages
Spruce Books
Age 12-14 years
Grades 7-9

Do One Thing Every Day That Makes You Smarter
A Journal
978-1-9848-2327-4
365 quotes and prompts to help you sharpen your intellect and blaze new neural pathways every single day--part of the bestselling Do One Thing Every Day journal series.
$12.95 US
Aug 03, 2021
4-1/2 x 5-3/4
Stationery & Accessories
384 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

The Walloos' Big Adventure
978-1-5362-1531-1
A heartwarming, funny, and timely story with a gentle eco message about protecting and respecting the natural world. On a small, rocky island live the Walloos. Spotty Walloo loves to cook, Big Walloo loves to build, Little Walloo loves to grow plants, and Old Walloo loves to tell stories about his adventures. Little Walloo can’t wait to have her first adventure, too! So when the family travels by boat to a tropical island, Little Walloo can't believe her eyes. The air is so moist and fresh, the plants so tall and green. But when the Walloos begin picking the island's leaves and plants, Little Walloo gets a funny feeling. Something is not quite right. What is that gurgle-wurgle-gurgle sound? And is the island . . . moving? From author-illustrator Anuska Allepuz comes a sweet and humorous tale about adventure and discovery—and sensitivity to the living things around us.
$17.99 US
Jul 27, 2021
8-1/2 x 10-7/8
Hardcover
40 Pages
Candlewick
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2

Ergo
978-1-5362-1780-3
The creative team behind I Am Henry Finch offers a picture book Plato for little ones, as Ergo the chick, from inside her egg, contemplates the world—and her place in it.Ergo wakes up and sets off to explore the world. The first things she discovers are her toes. Wiggle, wiggle. Then she finds her wings. Flap, flap. Then her beak. And her legs. She has discovered everything! I am the world and the world is me, she thinks. Until she considers the wall around her. Is that part of her, too? And is that noise from beyond the wall . . . something else? At once humorous and inspirational, this lighthearted foray by Alexis Deacon and Viviane Schwarz is for dreamers and philosophers, the foolish and the enlightened—a picture book experience told with simplicity and style.
$17.99 US
Jul 26, 2021
9-3/4 x 11-5/16
Hardcover
40 Pages
Candlewick
Age 2-5 years
Up to Kindergarten

House Planted
Choosing, Growing, and Styling the Perfect Plants for Your Space
978-0-399-58084-0
Green up your living space with this bright, fresh, stylish introduction to choosing, caring for, and designing with houseplants.
$16.99 US
Aug 17, 2021
7 x 8
Hardcover
112 Pages
Ten Speed Press
Age

Sheet Cake
Easy One-Pan Recipes for Every Day and Every Occasion: A Baking Book
978-0-593-13610-2
A totally new take on fuss-free baking with 50 easy-to-master recipes that put an inventive spin on beloved classic cakes, using one sheet pan and minimal supplies.
$22.99 US
Aug 17, 2021
7 x 10
Hardcover
176 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

Send This for Inspiration
50 Postcards for Any Occasion
978-0-593-13535-8
From the former BuzzFeed personality and author of Read This for Inspiration comes a collection of 50 postcards that will inspire you, make you laugh, and give you a dose of self-acceptance.
$16.99 US
Aug 24, 2021
4-1/4 x 6
Cards
50 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

Write This for Inspiration
A Guided Journal for Getting the Most Out of Your Life
978-0-593-13536-5
From the former BuzzFeed personality and author of Read This for Inspiration comes a spunky, action-oriented workbook that will help you find your truest self.
$14.99 US
Aug 24, 2021
6-1/2 x 8-1/2
Stationery & Accessories
176 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

Baby Loves Angular Momentum on Hanukkah!
978-1-62354-190-3
Big, brainy science for the littlest listeners.
$8.99 US
Aug 24, 2021
7 x 7
Board Book
20 Pages
Charlesbridge
Age 0-3 years
Up to Preschool

Baby Loves Electrical Engineering on Christmas!
978-1-62354-191-0
Big, brainy science for the littlest listeners.
$8.99 US
Aug 24, 2021
7 x 7
Board Book
20 Pages
Charlesbridge
Age 0-3 years
Up to Preschool

Have You Seen This Book?
978-0-593-11684-5
A hilarious, interactive book that breaks the fourth wall about a boy confronts a book thief when his favorite story is stolen. Perfect for fans of Don't Push the Button and There's a Monster in Your Book!
$17.99 US
Aug 31, 2021
10 x 10
Hardcover
Pages
Philomel Books
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3