**October Staff Picks**

By Caroline O'Connor | October 1 2021 | AdultsAllChildren'sGeneralGift

 

Fall is finally in the air and we have too many amazing titles on sale this month to choose from!! Please see all of our favorites HERE!

 

 

 


 

Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 69th Edition
978-1-950785-49-0
Chapman is the foundation reference for all boaters and sailors with essential information on boat handing and seamanship skills on coast and inland waters.  
$65.00 US
Oct 19, 2021
8-3/8 x 10-7/8
Hardcover
920 Pages
Hearst Home
Age

Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright!
An Animal Poem for Each Day of the Year
978-1-5362-1718-6
Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright! is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 animal poems—one for every day of the year. Filled with favorites and new discoveries written by a wide variety of poets, including William Blake, Christina Rosetti, Carl Sandburg, Grace Nichols, Matsuo Basho, Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, Lewis Carroll, Emily Dickinson, and many more. This is the perfect book for children (and grown-ups!) to share at the beginning or end of the day.
$40.00 US
Oct 19, 2021
9-3/4 x 10-13/16
Hardcover
328 Pages
Nosy Crow
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2

Banksy: Completed
978-0-262-04624-4
There's more to Banksy than the painting on the wall: the first in-depth investigation into the mysteries of the world's most famous living artist.
$39.95 US
Oct 26, 2021
7 x 9
Hardcover
216 Pages
The MIT Press
Age

American Christmas Stories
978-1-59853-706-2
Library of America and Connie Willis present 150 years of diverse, ingenious, and uniquely American Christmas stories
$29.95 US
Oct 26, 2021
6 x 9
Hardcover
467 Pages
Library of America
Age

80s Bingo
A Throwback to The Freshest Decade Ever
978-1-922417-44-2
This tongue-in-cheek unofficial bingo board game is a pop cultural time capsule which celebrates and relives the 80s in all its excessive glory.
$29.95 US
Nov 09, 2021
8-2/3 x 8-2/3
Other Formats
Pages
Smith Street Gift
Age

All of the Marvels
A Journey to the Ends of the Biggest Story Ever Told
978-0-7352-2216-8
The first-ever full reckoning with Marvel Comics’ interconnected, half-million-page story, a revelatory guide to the “epic of epics”—and to the past sixty years of American culture—from a beloved authority on the subject who read all 27,000+ Marvel superhero comics and lived to tell the tale  
$28.00 US
Oct 12, 2021
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
384 Pages
Penguin Press
Age



Meryl Tarot
Divination with Hollywood's high priestess
978-1-922417-51-0
Who would you trust more with your future than the high priestess herself, Meryl Streep?
$24.95 US
Oct 19, 2021
3 x 5
Other Formats
78 Pages
Smith Street Gift
Age

Song for Jimi
The Story of Guitar Legend Jimi Hendrix
978-0-8234-4333-8
Jimi Hendrix's talent was epic, and so is this fifty-six-page lyrical account of his life, with spectacular artwork by Edel Rodriguez.
$22.99 US
Nov 23, 2021
10 x 10
Hardcover
56 Pages
Neal Porter Books
Age 7 and up
Grade 2 & Up

Communicating with Spirits
Meditative Methods to Help You Tap Into Your Innate Medium Abilities
978-0-7440-2919-2
You know there's more to life than physical existence
$21.99 US
Oct 12, 2021
7-11/16 x 9-3/16
Paperback
368 Pages
Alpha
Age

Dinosaur and Other Prehistoric Creatures Atlas
The Prehistoric World as You've Never Seen It Before
DK
978-0-7440-3547-6
Journey back in time and find out where dinosaurs roamed. This unique children's atlas explores each continent, revealing fossil sites and stories on every map.
$21.99 US
Oct 19, 2021
9-15/16 x 11-7/8
Hardcover
160 Pages
DK Children
Age 9-12 years
Grades 4-7

Africa, Amazing Africa: Country by Country
978-1-5362-0537-4
Discover the exhilarating diversity of the African continent in storyteller Atinuke’s kaleidoscopic nonfiction guide to the people, flora, and fauna of all fifty-five countries.A Nigerian storyteller explores the continent of Africa country by country: its geography, peoples, animals, history, resources, and cultural diversity. The book is divided into five distinct sections—South, East, West, Central, and North—and each country is showcased on its own bright, energetic page brimming with friendly facts on science, industry, food, sports, music, wildlife, landscape features, even snippets of local languages. The richest king, the tallest sand dunes, and the planet’s largest waterfall all make appearances along with drummers, cocoa growers, inventors, balancing stones, salt lakes, high-tech cities, and nomads who use GPS! Atinuke’s lively and comprehensive introduction to all fifty-five African countries—a celebration scaled to dazzle and delight even very young readers—evokes the continent’s unique blend of modern and traditional. Complete with colorful maps, an index, and richly patterned and textured illustrations by debut children’s book artist Mouni Feddag, Africa, Amazing Africa is both a beautiful gift book and an essential classroom and social studies resource.
$19.99 US
Nov 16, 2021
9-3/4 x 11-5/16
Hardcover
80 Pages
Candlewick
Age 7-10 years
Grades 2-5

William Bee's Wonderful World of Things That Go!
978-1-84365-473-5
Complete set of William Bee's amazing vehicle books, now in one volume
$19.95 US
Oct 19, 2021
9-3/4 x 11-3/4
Hardcover
144 Pages
Pavilion Children's
Age 3-6 years
Up to Kindergarten

Misty the Cloud: A Very Stormy Day
978-0-593-18038-9
TODAY Show co-host and meteorologist Dylan Dreyer launches a new picture book series featuring Misty—a little cloud with big feelings! Dylan combines her extensive weather knowledge with her experience as a mom in this very special social-emotional learning franchise. 
$18.99 US
Oct 12, 2021
9-1/2 x 10-1/2
Hardcover
40 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2

Color Form Light
50 Postcards from This is Mexico City
978-1-5247-6214-8
50 vibrant postcards featuring the saturated, always exciting colors and textures of Mexico City.
$18.99 US
Oct 12, 2021
5 x 4-1/2
Cards
50 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age

A Home Under the Stars
978-1-63217-327-0
Magical and heartfelt, A Home Under the Stars explores the difficulties and anxieties that accompany moving, as well as the journey to find a sense of belonging in a new place and to call it home.
$18.99 US
Oct 05, 2021
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
40 Pages
Little Bigfoot
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

Notable Native People
50 Indigenous Leaders, Dreamers, and Changemakers from Past and Present
978-1-9848-5794-1
An accessible and educational illustrated book profiling 50 notable American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian people, from NBA star Kyrie Irving of the Standing Rock Lakota to Wilma Mankiller, the first female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation.
$18.99 US
Oct 19, 2021
7 x 9
Hardcover
144 Pages
Ten Speed Press
Age

Train Your Mind Like a Ninja
30 Secret Skills for Fun, Focus, and Resilience
978-1-61180-903-9
Become a ninja with 30 mindfulness practices to help kids ages 5–9 increase their focus, compassion, emotional balance, and body awareness--from experts in Japanese martial arts and mindfulness.
$18.95 US
Oct 26, 2021
5 x 7
Cards
38 Pages
Bala Kids
Age 5-9 years
Grades K-4

The Secret Lives of Dragons
978-1-83874-047-4
Discover a whole new world of dragons in this beautifully illustrated book on the scaliest of magical creatures. From every detail of their wings to the history of their treasure, you'll learn about famous dragons from around the world. The latest research into dragon culture will be revealed, and you'll meet some incredible dragon leaders along the way.
$18.99 US
Oct 05, 2021
9-2/3 x 11-3/8
Hardcover
64 Pages
Flying Eye Books
Age 7-9 years
Grades 2-4

The Real Santa
978-0-593-17814-0
Join one Black family on their journey to discover what the real Santa looks like in this joyous tale celebrating identity, family and holiday cheer, from the New York Times bestselling author of Bedtime Bonnet. 
$17.99 US
Oct 26, 2021
10 x 10
Hardcover
32 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

Tiny Reindeer
978-0-7352-7118-0
Tiny Reindeer is too small to pull Santa's sleigh. Will he figure out a way to prove his worth before Christmas day? A sweet Christmas picture book for fans of When Santa Was a Baby and Dasher.
$17.99 US
Oct 12, 2021
10-1/4 x 9-13/16
Hardcover
32 Pages
Tundra Books
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2

The Story of You
978-1-63592-311-7
The actions we take and the words we say play a big part in who we are as a person. This empowering picture book shows children they can be the authors of their own life stories.
$17.99 US
Oct 12, 2021
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
32 Pages
Boyds Mills Press
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

Téo's Tutu
978-1-9848-1552-1
This story of a boy's first ballet recital celebrates gender-creativity, the joy of dance, and being yourself
$17.99 US
Nov 02, 2021
9 x 10
Hardcover
32 Pages
Dial Books
Age 3-5 years
Up to Kindergarten

Sonny Rollins Plays the Bridge
978-1-9848-1366-4
James Ransome's glorious art celebrates jazz icon Sonny Rollins and how he found an inspired spot to practice his saxophone when his neighbors complained.
$17.99 US
Oct 19, 2021
10-1/2 x 9
Hardcover
32 Pages
Nancy Paulsen Books
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

Bob Ross' Happy Little Night Before Christmas
978-1-63774-018-7
An instant holiday classic. A happy little Christmas miracle. 
$17.00 US
Oct 19, 2021
11 x 8
Hardcover
32 Pages
Smart Pop
Age 7 and up
Grade 2 & Up

Invasion of the Unicorns
978-1-62354-272-6
He's just a cute little unicorn who wants to take over the world.
$16.99 US
Oct 19, 2021
9 x 11
Hardcover
40 Pages
Charlesbridge
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

Immigration (Words of Change series)
Powerful Voices, Inspiring Ideas
978-1-63217-396-6
A gift book of quotes that opens up the immigrant experience. Explore one of the most-talked about issues of our time in this vibrant collection. These thought-provoking quotes offer readers understanding, personal stories, and inspiration in a beautiful package. Compiled by hiphop artist Anik Khan, these quotes offer a fresh perspective on a hot-button topic.
$16.95 US
Nov 02, 2021
5 x 7
Hardcover
160 Pages
Spruce Books
Age

Rebel Girls of Black History: A Sticker-by-Number Book
978-0-593-40741-7
Color with stickers to create gorgeous keepsakes of exceptional Black women. These twelve heroes will encourage any Rebel Girl to pursue her dreams without limits.  It’s the perfect gift for young dreamers!
$14.99 US
Nov 02, 2021
8 x 10-3/4
Paperback
64 Pages
Dial Books
Age 5-8 years
Grades K-3

The Best Ever Bread Book
From Farm to Flour Mill, 20 Recipes from Around the World
978-0-7440-4212-2
What's the main ingredient of bread? Flour! Find out how it is made, then use it to bake 20 sensational recipes from around the world.
$14.99 US
Oct 26, 2021
8-1/2 x 10-7/8
Hardcover
64 Pages
DK Children
Age 5-9 years
Grades K-4