*September Staff Picks*

By Caroline O'Connor | August 26 2021 | AdultsAllChildren'sGeneralGiftPop Culture

We are sad to see summer end but look what fall has in-store for us!! See our favorite titles on sale in September HERE!

 

 

 

 


 

Global Baby Playtime
978-1-62354-298-6
Babies everywhere love to play! The newest edition of the best-selling, photo-illustrated Global Babies series.
$6.99 US
Oct 12, 2021
6 x 6
Board Book
16 Pages
Charlesbridge
Age 0-3 years
Up to Preschool

Gratitude for Kids
An Activity Book featuring Coloring, Word Games, Puzzles, Drawing, and Mazes to Cultivate Kindness & Gratitude
978-1-950968-50-3
Entertain your kid for hours and teach them about gratitude and kindness with this fun activity book!
$8.95 US
Sep 14, 2021
8-1/2 x 11
Paperback
148 Pages
Blue Star Press
Age 7 and up
Grade 2 & Up

Hop Aboard! Baby's First Vehicles
978-1-5362-1778-0
Join a parade of baby animals as they jump from one vehicle to the next in a board book celebrating things that go—and featuring a surprise mirror ending.Hop aboard the baby car! Vroom vroom! Hop aboard the baby boat! Splish, splash! Hop aboard the baby plane! Whoosh! Now off you go—no one drives better than you! With bold shapes and colors, interactive read-aloud sounds, and a novelty mirror on the last page, this is the perfect addition to a little one’s first library.
$8.99 US
Oct 19, 2021
6-11/16 x 6-11/16
Board Book
18 Pages
Candlewick
Age 0-3 years
Up to Preschool

Before I Wake Up…
978-3-7913-7498-7
Now available in paperback this book by the world-renowned children’s author and illustrator Britta Teckentrup is a dreamy, colorful nighttime journey that will captivate and soothe young children everywhere.  
$9.95 US
Sep 07, 2021
9-1/2 x 9-1/2
Paperback
56 Pages
Prestel Junior
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

Sumo Counting
978-1-63217-312-6
Perfect for early learning, this fun board book in the Little Sumo series, from the creator of the Little Kunoichi series, features sumo wrestlers that introduce children to counting and shares elements of Japanese culture that will enrich readers of all ages.
$9.99 US
Sep 07, 2021
6-1/2 x 6-1/2
Board Book
22 Pages
Little Bigfoot
Age 0-3 years
Up to Preschool

Sumo Opposites
978-1-63217-343-0
Perfect for early learning, this fun board book in the Little Sumo series, from the creator of the Little Kunoichi series, features sumo wrestlers that introduce children to the concept of opposites, and shares elements of Japanese culture that will enrich readers of all ages.
$9.99 US
Sep 07, 2021
6-1/2 x 6-1/2
Board Book
22 Pages
Little Bigfoot
Age 0-3 years
Up to Preschool

Where's Brian's Bottom?
A Veeerrry Long Fold Out Book
978-1-84365-466-7
Find Brian’s bottom in this innovative and fun concertina board book, offering over 6½ feet of fold-out fun!
$9.95 US
Oct 05, 2021
7-1/4 x 7-1/4
Board Book
24 Pages
Pavilion Children's
Age 1-3 years
Up to Preschool

A to Z
An Alphabet of Animals
978-1-68010-677-0
Cleverly disguised by the shape of the letters children can find which animals are hiding under each letter in this fun lift-the-flap book.
$9.99 US
Sep 14, 2021
7-3/8 x 7-3/8
Board Book
20 Pages
Tiger Tales
Age 2-5 years
Up to Kindergarten

My Uni the Unicorn Diary
Wishes and Dreams: Journal for Kids
978-0-593-13712-3
This super-sweet diary encourages children to express themselves creatively--a sparkly must-have for all the young readers who have fallen in love with Uni the Unicorn.
$12.99 US
Sep 28, 2021
5 x 7
Stationery & Accessories
128 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age 4-6 years
Preschool - 1

Learning Kindness
978-1-64472-664-8
This essential workbook helps preschoolers and kindergartners build social-emotional learning skills by combining letter and number puzzles and practice with open-ended questions and activities about kindness, empathy, friendship, and cooperation. Includes stickers and note cards.
$12.99 US
Sep 21, 2021
8-3/8 x 10-7/8
Paperback
192 Pages
Highlights Press
Age 3-6 years
Up to Kindergarten

Kraken Me Up
978-0-8234-5017-6
Izzie and her unusual pet make a big splash at the county fair in this punny easy reader comic from a beloved children's book illustrator and comics artist.
$14.99 US
Sep 07, 2021
6 x 9
Hardcover
40 Pages
Holiday House
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

When I See Red
978-3-7913-7494-9
A gorgeous and timely meditation on anger.
$14.95 US
Sep 07, 2021
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
40 Pages
Prestel Junior
Age 3-5 years
Up to Kindergarten

Letters of Note: Outer Space
978-0-14-313469-5
An irresistible new volume of missives about outer space, from the author of the bestselling Letters of Note collections
$15.00 US
Sep 07, 2021
5-1/8 x 7
Paperback
160 Pages
Penguin Books
Age

Let it Lizzo!
50 Reasons Why Lizzo is Perfection
978-1-922417-05-3
This hilarious unofficial scrapbook is a love letter to Lizzo, the queen of self-affirmation, soulful pop bangers, and, of course, the red carpet.
$14.95 US
Oct 12, 2021
6-1/3 x 7-1/3
Hardcover
104 Pages
Smith Street Books
Age

A Big Stink
A Tale of Ardor and Odor
978-1-9848-5957-0
A delightfully illustrated story about passing gas and passing the buck, by a renowned scholar of gastrointestinal humor who has seen and smelled it all.
$15.99 US
Sep 07, 2021
5 x 7
Hardcover
112 Pages
Ten Speed Press
Age

Simply Christmas
A Busy Mom's Guide to Reclaiming the Peace of the Holidays: A Devotional
978-0-593-23338-2
Thirty-one encouraging devotions to help busy moms pause and ponder the true miracles of the Christmas season--the wonder of a Savior who would leave heaven to save us and the love of those who share our home.
$14.95 US
Oct 26, 2021
5-1/2 x 7
Hardcover
128 Pages
Ink & Willow
Age

Demystifying Disability
What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally
978-1-9848-5897-9
An approachable guide to being a thoughtful, informed ally to disabled people, with actionable steps for what to say and do (and what not to do) and how you can help make the world a more accessible, inclusive place.
$16.00 US
Sep 07, 2021
6 x 8
Paperback
176 Pages
Ten Speed Press
Age

My Heart Flies Open
978-1-62317-613-6
Written and illustrated by Omileye Achikeobi-Lewis, My Heart Flies Open is an inclusive, empowering, and uplifting picture book for girls of color about yoga, meditation, and coming home to self-love. All children will be charmed by this book.
$16.95 US
Sep 07, 2021
8 x 10
Hardcover
32 Pages
North Atlantic Books
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

My Love for You Is Always
978-0-593-20307-1
Warm like tea? Sweeter than red dates? A mother shares her love for her child as the two prepare a delicious meal together--perfect for fans of Guess How Much I Love You, Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You, and Mama, Do You Love Me?
$16.99 US
Sep 07, 2021
8-1/2 x 9
Hardcover
32 Pages
Philomel Books
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

When I Was a Fairy
978-1-83874-020-7
When I Was a Fairy is a heart-warming tale about love, loss and growing old. Touching on themes of dementia, old age, and relationships between grandparents and their grandchildren, this is not only a story about fairies, but also on the magic of life and what we can share with one another from generation to generation.
$16.99 US
Sep 07, 2021
10-1/4 x 9
Hardcover
32 Pages
Flying Eye Books
Age 5-7 years
Grades K-2

Unearthed: A Jessica Cruz Story
978-1-77950-051-9
Acclaimed author Lilliam Rivera and artist Steph C. reimagine one of DC's greatest Green Lanterns, Jessica Cruz, to tell a story about immigration, family, and overcoming fear to inspire hope.
$16.99 US
Sep 14, 2021
6 x 9
Paperback
208 Pages
DC Comics
Age 13 and up
Grades 8-12

When We Say Black Lives Matter
978-1-5362-2238-8
In a powerful, poetic missive, award-winning author-illustrator Maxine Beneba Clarke celebrates the meaning behind the words Black Lives Matter. Little one, when we say Black Lives Matter,we’re saying Black people are wonderful-strong.That we deserve to be treated with basic respect,and that history’s done us wrong. . . . Darling, when we sing that Black Lives Matter,and we’re dancing through the streets,we’re saying: fear will not destroy our joy,defiance in our feet. In this joyful exploration of the Black Lives Matter motto, a loving narrator relays to a young Black child the strength and resonance behind the words. In family life, through school and beyond, the refrains echo and gain in power, among vignettes of protests and scenes of ancestors creating music on djembe drums. With deeply saturated illustrations rendered in jewel tones, Maxine Beneba Clarke offers a gorgeous, moving, and essential picture book.
$16.99 US
Sep 07, 2021
9-1/4 x 12-3/16
Hardcover
32 Pages
Candlewick
Age 6-9 years
Grades 1-4

Bodhi Sees the World: Thailand
978-1-61180-826-1
Travel with Bodhi through seek-and-find illustrations as she takes a plane, boat, and tuk-tuk to explore a new country and culture in vibrant, bustling Bangkok, Thailand.
$16.95 US
Sep 21, 2021
8-7/8 x 10-1/2
Hardcover
32 Pages
Bala Kids
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2

RBG's Brave & Brilliant Women
33 Jewish Women to Inspire Everyone
978-0-593-37718-5
This collection of biographies of brave and brilliant Jewish female role models--selected in collaboration with Ruth Bader Ginsburg and including an introduction written by the iconic Supreme Court justice herself-- provides young people with a roster of inspirational role models, all of whom are Jewish women, who will appeal not only to young people but to people of all ages, and all faiths.  
$16.99 US
Sep 21, 2021
5 x 7
Hardcover
224 Pages
Delacorte Press
Age 10 and up
Grade 5 & Up

My 52 Lists Project: Journaling Inspiration for Kids!
978-1-63217-394-2
Create 52 lists, one for every week of the year, in this fun and easy guided journal for kids from the author of the mega-bestselling 52 Lists series. 
$16.95 US
Sep 07, 2021
5-1/2 x 8-1/2
Stationery & Accessories
144 Pages
Sasquatch Books
Age

The Gratitude Journal
978-0-593-13974-5
Practice gratitude every day with The Gratitude Journal, a place to keep track of life's daily joys, successes, and moments of beauty.
$16.99 US
Sep 07, 2021
4 x 6
Hardcover
368 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village
978-1-9848-5962-4
Thinking of a foray to a quaint English village? You'll think twice after reading this tongue-in-cheek illustrated guide to the countless murderous possibilities lurking behind these villages' bucolic façades--from bestselling author Maureen Johnson and illustrator Jay Cooper.
$16.99 US
Sep 14, 2021
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
Hardcover
128 Pages
Ten Speed Press
Age

Tokyo Like a Local
978-0-241-49073-0
Experience authentic Tokyo with this insider's guide
$16.99 US
Oct 05, 2021
5-1/16 x 7
Hardcover
192 Pages
DK Eyewitness Travel
Age

Puppy Love
A Keepsake Memory Book To Document Your Dog's Most Adorable Moments
978-1-950968-46-6
Preserve your favorite memories with your four-legged friend in this fun dog keepsake journal!
$17.95 US
Oct 12, 2021
6-1/2 x 9
Hardcover
112 Pages
Blue Star Press
Age

Nina
A Story of Nina Simone
978-1-5247-3728-3
This illuminating and defining picture book biography illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Christian Robinson, tells the story of little Eunice who grew up to become the acclaimed singer Nina Simone and her bold, defiant, and exultant legacy.
$18.99 US
Sep 28, 2021
8-1/2 x 10-1/2
Hardcover
56 Pages
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

Change Sings
A Children's Anthem
978-0-593-20322-4
A lyrical picture book debut from presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long    
$18.99 US
Sep 21, 2021
10 x 11
Hardcover
32 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

This Is a Gift for You
978-1-5247-1416-1
A stunning companion to the best-selling and beloved The Wonderful Things You Will Be, this picture book celebrates how we say "I love you" with gifts as heartfelt as a daisy, as magical as a dream, and as comforting as a place to belong. It is a poetic tribute to the simple joys of life and nature, and a reminder that the greatest gift we have is time spent together.
$18.99 US
Nov 30, 2021
9-1/2 x 10
Hardcover
40 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2

A Rugrats Chanukah
The Classic Illustrated Storybook
978-1-68369-286-7
In time for the Rugrats' 30th anniversary, the beloved Chanukah Special is now a delightful picture book for readers of all ages!
$18.99 US
Sep 28, 2021
9 x 11
Hardcover
40 Pages
Quirk Books
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

Bill Cunningham: Details from the Street
100 Postcards
978-1-5247-6351-0
100 street style postcards from the legendary photo archives of fashion photographer Bill Cunningham.
$22.00 US
Sep 07, 2021
4 x 6
Cards
100 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

Taste Test
200 Trivia Questions for Food Nerds: Card Games
978-0-593-23178-4
Spice up dinner parties, virtual group hangs, or any get-together with 200 multiple-choice trivia cards that cover culinary pop culture, cooking tools and techniques, ingredients, and regional dishes.
$22.00 US
Sep 07, 2021
4 x 6
Game
200 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

Late-night Ramen
1000- Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
978-1-922417-42-8
Enjoy the legendary Japanese ramen noodle like never before... as a jigsaw!
$24.95 US
Sep 07, 2021
21-1/2 x 27-1/2
Other Formats
Pages
Smith Street Gift
Age

The Cocktail Deck of Cards
50 sparkling cocktails for every occasion
978-1-922417-45-9
A deck of cocktail recipes to get things fizzing.
$24.95 US
Sep 07, 2021
3-3/4 x 5-1/3
Other Formats
50 Pages
Smith Street Gift
Age

Cook More, Waste Less
Zero-Waste Recipes to Use Up Groceries, Tackle Food Scraps, and Transform Leftovers
978-0-525-61065-6
An indispensable and timely cookbook offering easy, everyday solutions to a problem every home cook faces: food waste, and 100 delicious and flexible recipes to get the most of your food.
$24.95 US
Sep 07, 2021
8 x 10
Paperback
272 Pages
Appetite by Random House
Age

Earth to Table Bakes
Everyday Recipes for Baking with Good Ingredients
978-0-7352-3924-1
Two long-time pastry chefs share 100 of the simple, mouthwatering recipes for desserts and savoury delights that they've perfected over years spent working together in the kitchen.  
$26.99 US
Oct 12, 2021
8 x 10
Hardcover
304 Pages
Penguin Canada
Age

Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts
100+ Delicious Ways to Savor the Best of Every Season: A Baking Book
978-0-593-13918-9
Gorgeous seasonal fruits abound in Martha Stewart's collection of 100+ dependable recipes for crumbles, crisps, pies, buckles, and more.
$28.99 US
Oct 12, 2021
7-7/16 x 10
Hardcover
256 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

Life Is What You Bake It
Recipes, Stories, and Inspiration to Bake Your Way to the Top: A Baking Book
978-0-593-13768-0
The winner of The Great American Baking Show shares her story of personal growth and more than 100 delicious recipes.
$29.99 US
Sep 07, 2021
7-7/16 x 10
Hardcover
288 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age