** February Staff Picks **

By Caroline O'Connor | January 24 2022 | AdultsChildren'sGeneralAllGiftblog

Some faves to brighten the short days! See them all HERE.

Taco Loco
Mexican Street Food from Scratch
978-1-911682-17-2
A journey of discovery through one of the most exciting and unexplored street food cuisines, featuring 34 delicious recipes alongside stunning travel photography  
$23.95 US
Feb 01, 2022
7-1/2 x 9-2/5
Hardcover
160 Pages
Pavilion

Born Hungry
Julia Child Becomes "the French Chef"
978-1-63592-323-0
How did Julia Child become one of America's most celebrated and beloved chefs? Her grandnephew reveals her story in this picture book that Jacques Pepin calls a "vivid portrait . . . an enjoyable read." Julia's kid-friendly recipe for Oeufs Brouillés (Scrambled Eggs) is included!
$18.99 US
Feb 08, 2022
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
40 Pages
Calkins Creek
Age 5-9 years

Plants Are My Favorite People
A Relationship Guide for Plants and Their Parents
978-0-593-23377-1
The plant influencer behind Apartment Botanist proves that anyone can be a plant parent, no matter where you live, how small your space is, or how busy you are.
$19.99 US
Feb 01, 2022
6 x 8
Hardcover
192 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Goddesses, Gods and Guardians Oracle Cards
A 44-Card Deck and Guidebook
978-1-78817-651-4
A beautiful, diverse card deck to help users access divine messages.
$19.99 US
Feb 15, 2022
3-1/2 x 5
Cards
176 Pages
Hay House UK

The Deck of Crystals
978-1-922417-81-7
When you’re feeling depleted, tap into the Earth’s energies.  
$24.95 US
Feb 08, 2022
3-3/4 x 5-1/3
Other Formats
50 Pages
Smith Street Gift

A Beginner's Guide to Chakras
Open the path to positivity, wellness and purpose
978-1-922417-62-6
A beginner’s guide to bring better energy into your life.
$19.95 US
Feb 15, 2022
5-7/8 x 8-1/2
Hardcover
160 Pages
Smith Street Books

Jane Austen's Universal Truths
Wisdom and Witticisms from Her Writing
978-1-911622-69-7
The enduring appeal of Jane Austen’s fiction is captured in this beautifully illustrated pocket-size collection of quotations taken from her celebrated works  
$14.95 US
Feb 01, 2022
5-1/3 x 7-3/10
Hardcover
128 Pages
Portico

The Body Gratitude Deck of Cards
Affirmations to Accept and Celebrate Your Incredible Body
978-1-922417-69-5
An illustrated deck of cards to help you celebrate all the ways your body is amazing.  
$24.95 US
Feb 08, 2022
3-3/4 x 5-1/3
Other Formats
50 Pages
Smith Street Gift

Wild Words
A Collection of Words From Around the World Describing Happenings In Nature
978-1-911622-71-0
An illustrated celebration of 75 beautiful words from many different languages, each evocative of the wild and describing a natural phenomenon  
$14.95 US
Feb 01, 2022
5-3/10 x 7-3/10
Hardcover
160 Pages
Portico

Dahlias
A Little Book of Flowers
978-1-63217-361-4
Perfect for flower fans, this little love letter to the dahlia is bursting with tips, tricks and facts.  
$14.95 US
Feb 01, 2022
4-1/2 x 6-3/4
Hardcover
144 Pages
Sasquatch Books

Body Astrology
A Cosmic Guide to Health, Healing, and Harnessing the Power of the Planets
978-1-61180-842-1
Let the planets be your guide to reestablish trust in your own body and inner wisdom.
$27.95 US
Feb 01, 2022
6-1/2 x 9
Hardcover
320 Pages
Roost Books

Herbal Handbook
50 Profiles in Words and Art from the Rare Book Collections of The New York Botanical Garden
978-1-5247-5913-1
A charming, information-packed guide to 50 herbs and their uses illustrated with rare botanical art from the renowned archives of the New York Botanical Garden.
$15.99 US
Feb 22, 2022
6 x 8-1/2
Hardcover
176 Pages
Clarkson Potter

The Illuminated Tarot Puzzle
A Meditative 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle: Jigsaw Puzzles for Adults
978-0-593-23486-0
An intricate 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle featuring a dazzling work of art from the creator of The Illuminated Tarot.
$22.00 US
Feb 08, 2022
8 x 10
Game
1000 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Lola Loves Animals
978-1-66265-051-2
What little animal lover wouldn't want to set all the animals in the zoo free and fly through the sky with them? Lift-the-flap and open the door to join Lola and the animals, with an accordion fold that turns the pages into a stand-up story-telling scroll!
$18.99 US
Feb 22, 2022
9-3/5 x 9-3/5
Hardcover
40 Pages
mineditionUS
Age 3-6 years

I'm Thinking of a Jungle Animal
978-1-5362-2016-2
Each child is thinking of a jungle animal. Read the clues, make a guess, and pull the slider to reveal the animal hiding in the illustrated scene!Each child is thinking of a jungle animal. What do the animals look like? What noises do they make? Read the clues, make a guess, and pull the slider to reveal the animal hiding in the beautifully illustrated scene!
$9.99 US
Feb 08, 2022
7-1/16 x 7-1/16
Board Book
8 Pages
Nosy Crow
Age 2-5 years

Somewhere
978-1-5362-0735-4
A seemingly ordinary park transforms into somewhere new and wonderful in this enthralling ode to first adventures from acclaimed author Robie H. Harris and fine artist Armando Mariño.Somewhere is where I wanted to go. Somewhere new. Somewhere I had never, ever been before.A young girl and her father walk through familiar streets on a brilliant, sun-drenched day. When they reach a park, the girl lets go of her father’s hand. It is time for her to journey out on her own. As her father keeps watch, she finds an unfamiliar place—an extraordinary forest that blooms around her, lush and larger than life. She plays among gigantic leaves, discovers treasures, and thinks of how her father would love this place, too. She retraces her steps to a happy reunion with her father and a recounting of her exploration. Brought to life in soft, vibrant watercolors by renowned Cuban artist Armando Mariño, this lyrical story by Robie H. Harris captures the magic of a child finding her inner strength and curiosity—and discovering somewhere new all on her own.
$17.99 US
Feb 22, 2022
10-5/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
40 Pages
Candlewick
Age 4-6 years

Night Train, Night Train
978-1-62354-332-7
Ride the rails of the night train in this beautifully rendered journey conducted by renowned artist Wendell Minor and frequent collaborator Robert Burleigh.
$7.99 US
Feb 01, 2022
7 x 5
Board Book
26 Pages
Charlesbridge
Age 0-3 years

Hey You!
An Empowering Celebration of Growing Up Black
978-0-593-52942-3
This remarkable picture book is a lyrical, inspirational exploration of growing up Black, written by award-winning illustrator Dapo Adeola, and brought to life by some of the most exciting Black artists of today.
$18.99 US
Feb 01, 2022
9-3/8 x 11-1/4
Hardcover
48 Pages
Nancy Paulsen Books
Age 4-8 years

Meet the Hamantaschen
978-0-593-35157-4
You've met the latkes, you've met the matzah...now it's time to meet the hamantaschen in this zany Purim story!
$17.99 US
Feb 08, 2022
9-1/2 x 10-1/2
Hardcover
36 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers
Age 3-5 years

I am Malala Yousafzai
978-0-593-40588-8
The youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate, Pakistani women’s rights activist Malala Yousafzai, is the 26th hero in the New York Times bestselling picture book biography series for ages 5 to 8.
$15.99 US
Feb 08, 2022
7-1/2 x 7-1/2
Hardcover
40 Pages
Rocky Pond Books
Age 5-9 years

She Persisted: Wangari Maathai
978-0-593-35358-5
Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who spoke up and rose up against the odds--including Wangari Maathai!
$5.99 US
Feb 01, 2022
5-5/16 x 7-5/8
Paperback
80 Pages
Philomel Books
Age 6-9 years

I Don't Have a Dog
978-1-63217-221-1
A sweet story about the relationship between a young girl and her four-legged best friend.
$14.99 US
Feb 01, 2022
8-1/4 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
32 Pages
Little Bigfoot
Age 4-6 years

Yum! Yuck!
A Book of People Sounds
978-1-62354-334-1
Yum, yikes, yuck, wow! How are sound words said in different languages?
$8.99 US
Feb 08, 2022
7 x 7
Board Book
24 Pages
Charlesbridge
Age 0-3 years

Powwow Day
978-1-58089-948-2
In this uplifting, contemporary Native American story, River is recovering from illness and can't dance at the powwow this year. Will she ever dance again?
$16.99 US
Feb 08, 2022
9 x 9
Hardcover
32 Pages
Charlesbridge
Age 4-8 years

Out of a Jar
978-0-593-32637-4
This highly anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed and bestselling picture book In a Jar stars one little bunny dealing with some very big feelings.
$17.99 US
Feb 08, 2022
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
40 Pages
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years

Once Upon a Forest
978-0-593-38014-7
This gorgeous picture book follows a helpful marmot working to save a forest recovering after a wildfire. Perfect for teaching children to practice kindness while developing an appreciation for animals and the earth.
$17.99 US
Feb 08, 2022
10 x 10
Hardcover
40 Pages
Random House Studio
Age 4-8 years

Super Detectives! (Simon and Chester Book #1)
978-0-7352-6764-0
A ghost and a kid team up to solve mysteries and kick butt! A hilarious new graphic novel series for fans of Bad Guys and Dog Man.
$9.99 US
Feb 08, 2022
7 x 9
Paperback
64 Pages
Tundra Books
Age 6-9 years

The Founders Unmasked
978-0-593-38610-1
"Its power to spark important conversations should not be underestimated." —Booklist   "A powerful series that fills in the cracks and illuminates the shadows of the past." —Sherri L. Smith, award-winning author of Flygirl   "[Jennifer Sabin] does a concise, coherent job of breaking down complicated material … an important title for students and an immensely useful resource for educators." —School Library Connection   "With material presented chronologically and in straightforward language (with text-embedded glossaries), brief profiles of key players, numerous quotes and sidebars, and fresh details that help readers grasp nuances and understand consequences...the conversation tone is inviting and...encourages thoughtful reflection." —Booklist Introducing a new nonfiction series for the next generation of activists, uncovering the hidden history of The United States through an anti-racist lens.
$8.99 US
Feb 15, 2022
6 x 8-1/2
Paperback
144 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 10 and up

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's First Spring
978-0-593-38472-5
There are so many ways to spend a bright spring day. Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar and explore everything the season has to offer!
$8.99 US
Feb 15, 2022
6 x 8
Board Book
16 Pages
World of Eric Carle
Age 0-2 years

Look What We Can Do!
A Competition!
978-0-593-35016-4
Elephant & Piggie meets Narwhal and Jelly in this hilarious new early-reader graphic novel series about Archie & Reddie, two fox friends who have wild fun! In this third book, the pair are excited about entering a talent show, but will they be able to come up with a winning act?
$10.99 US
Feb 22, 2022
6 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
80 Pages
Razorbill
Age 4-8 years

Everything Will Be OK
978-0-593-20663-8
The bestselling creators of Llama Llama and Skippyjon Jones bring warmth and humor to a story with a comforting message we could all use when times are tough: everything will be OK.
$18.99 US
Feb 15, 2022
9-1/2 x 10-1/2
Hardcover
32 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers
Age 2-5 years

Blue
A History of the Color as Deep as the Sea and as Wide as the Sky
978-1-9848-9436-6
Discover a world of creativity and tradition in this fascinating picture book that explores the history and cultural significance of the color blue. From a critically acclaimed author and an award-winning illustrator comes a vivid, gorgeous book for readers of all ages.
$18.99 US
Feb 15, 2022
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
40 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Age 4-8 years

I Am Thinking My Life
978-1-61180-897-1
Bursting with imagination, this ode to positive thought demonstrates a young girl’s ability to use the power of her mind to transform her world. (Ages 3-7) 
$16.95 US
Feb 15, 2022
9-1/4 x 11-1/2
Hardcover
32 Pages
Bala Kids
Age 3-7 years

How to Say Hello to a Worm
A First Guide to Outside
978-0-593-22679-7
Say "hello" to worms, dirt, peas, and more in this gentle how-to guide for connecting with nature.
$17.99 US
Feb 22, 2022
10 x 8-1/2
Hardcover
40 Pages
Rise x Penguin Workshop
Age 2-4 years

Wonder: Illustrated Edition
978-0-593-37817-5
A beautiful, color illustrated edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Wonder, with a new afterword from the author. Experience the extraordinary story that inspired the Choose Kind movement, like never before.
$24.99 US
Feb 15, 2022
6 x 9
Hardcover
368 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Age 8-12 years

If You Were a Garbage Truck or Other Big-Wheeled Worker!
978-0-593-37515-0
The perfect picture book for any vehicle-obsessed kid to see life through the eyes of a big-wheeled worker!
$17.99 US
Feb 22, 2022
10 x 9
Hardcover
32 Pages
Random House Studio
Age 4-8 years

The Monster Parade
A Book about Feeling All Your Feelings and Then Watching Them Go
978-1-61180-922-0
A playful story that helps children work with difficult emotions by imagining them marching by as funny monsters in a parade (ages 3-7).   
$16.95 US
Feb 22, 2022
9 x 9-1/2
Hardcover
32 Pages
Bala Kids
Age 3-7 years