Mushroom-Mania

By Gwyn Morgan | July 25 2022 | AdultsChildren'sGeneralPop CultureBlog

Mushrooms have been popping up everywhere!

The mysteries of mycelia have taken hold of fashion, cooking, interior design, mindfulness, and sustainability. Mushrooms have inspired people to think differently about the world and the role we play in it.

One of the most popular inspirations for this trend is the documentary Fantastic Fungi. Since its release in 2019, more people have become interested in the magic of mushrooms and their unique function in nature. Check out the trailer and scroll down for some mushroom themed titles!

 

Fungarium
Welcome to the Museum
978-1-5362-1709-4
Attention all mushroom lovers! Step into the world of fungi and learn all about these strange and fascinating life-forms.Illustrator Katie Scott returns to the Welcome to the Museum series with exquisite, detailed images of some of the most fascinating living organisms on this planet—fungi. Exploring every sort of fungi, from the kinds we see on supermarket shelves to those like penicillium that have shaped human history, this collection is the definitive introduction to what fungi are and just how vital they are to the world's ecosystem.
$37.99 US
Apr 06, 2021
10-11/16 x 14-9/16
Hardcover
80 Pages
Big Picture Press
Age 8-12 years

Entangled Life
How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
978-0-525-51032-1
A mind-altering look at the secret life of fungi and the extraordinary way they shape our world from a lively young Cambridge scientist.
$18.00 US
Apr 13, 2021
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
368 Pages
Random House Trade Paperbacks

Mycophilia
Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms
978-1-60961-987-9
An incredibly versatile cooking ingredient containing an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and possibly cancer-fighting properties, mushrooms are among the most expensive and sought-after foods on the planet. Yet when it comes to fungi, culinary uses are only the tip of the iceberg. Throughout history fungus has been prized for its diverse properties—medicinal, ecological, even recreational—and has spawned its own quirky subculture dedicated to exploring the weird biology and celebrating the unique role it plays on earth. In Mycophilia, accomplished food writer and cookbook author Eugenia Bone examines the role of fungi as exotic delicacy, curative, poison, and hallucinogen, and ultimately discovers that a greater understanding of fungi is key to facing many challenges of the 21st century.Engrossing, surprising, and packed with up-to-date science and cultural exploration, Mycophilia is part narrative and part primer for foodies, science buffs, environmental advocates, and anyone interested in learning a lot about one of the least understood and most curious organisms in nature.
$16.99 US
Feb 26, 2013
6 x 9
Paperback
368 Pages
Rodale Books

The Way Through the Woods
On Mushrooms and Mourning
978-1-9848-0103-6
A grieving widow discovers a most unexpected form of healing--hunting for mushrooms.
$26.00 US
Jul 02, 2019
5-1/8 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
320 Pages
Random House

Healing Mushrooms
A Practical and Culinary Guide to Using Mushrooms for Whole Body Health
978-0-7352-1602-0
The one and only resource on using adaptogenic mushrooms to boost immunity and promote whole body health the natural way.
$17.00 US
Oct 10, 2017
6 x 9
Paperback
224 Pages
Avery

Vibrant Botanicals
Transformational Recipes Using Adaptogens & Other Healing Herbs [A Cookbook]
978-1-9848-5895-5
75 nourishing recipes using adaptogens, herbs, and botanicals to heal, energize, and calm.
$26.00 US
Apr 27, 2021
8 x 9
Hardcover
240 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
978-0-14-751587-2
A brand new completely illustrated edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with artwork from Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co. in time to commemorate the 150th anniversary of this beloved classic tale.
$30.00 US
Oct 27, 2015
7-1/2 x 9-5/8
Hardcover
192 Pages
Puffin Books
Age 10 and up

Humongous Fungus
DK
978-0-7440-3333-5
Inhabiting a whole kingdom of their own, fungi can be found in every ecosystem.
$16.99 US
Aug 17, 2021
9 x 11
Hardcover
64 Pages
DK Children
Age 7-9 years

Little Witch Hazel
A Year in the Forest
978-0-7352-6489-2
An earthy and beautiful collection of four stories that celebrate the seasons, nature, and life, from award-winning author-illustrator Phoebe Wahl.
$19.99 US
Sep 21, 2021
9 x 11
Hardcover
96 Pages
Tundra Books
Age 4-8 years

Where is Everyone?
978-3-7913-7450-5
Discover how this celebrated illustrator turns everyday objects inside out in marvelously zany ways in his latest lift-the-flap board book.
$14.95 US
Sep 21, 2021
8-3/4 x 8-3/4
Board Book
14 Pages
Prestel Junior
Age 2-5 years

Curious Kids Nature Guide
Explore the Amazing Outdoors of the Pacific Northwest
978-1-63217-083-5
This nature guide, filled with 100 full-color, beautiful, and scientifically accurate illustrations, will inspire kids to go outdoors and discover and explore the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest.
$19.99 US
May 02, 2017
7 x 8
Hardcover
96 Pages
Little Bigfoot
Age 5-9 years

Nature Handbook
Explore the Wonders of the Natural World
DK
978-0-7440-5211-4
A practical illustrated guide to exploring, observing, and understanding nature
$22.99 US
Aug 30, 2022
7-11/16 x 9-3/16
Hardcover
224 Pages
DK