Staff Picks + Upcoming Titles: October

By Caroline O'Connor | September 22 2022 | AdultsChildren'sGeneralAllGift

Fall is finally in the air and we have too many amazing titles on sale this month to choose from!!

 

Gift titles on sale in October

Cooking titles on sale in October

Children’s titles on sale in October

 


October Staff Picks HERE!

Lighter
Let Go of the Past, Connect with the Present, and Expand the Future
978-0-593-23317-7
A radically compassionate plan for turning inward and lifting the heaviness that prevents us from healing ourselves and the world, from the New York Times bestselling author of Clarity & Connection
$24.00 US
Oct 04, 2022
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
288 Pages
Harmony

A Map to Your Soul
Using the Astrology of Fire, Earth, Air, and Water to Live Deeply and Fully
978-0-593-23615-4
Nurture yourself and live your potential with this practical and accessible guide to your unique blend of fire, earth, air, and water from goop's resident psychological astrologer
$26.00 US
Oct 04, 2022
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
304 Pages
Rodale Books

The Tree of Imagination
A Wild and Wonderful 3-D Puzzle: 38 Pieces
978-0-593-23512-6
This standalone 3D puzzle is an intricate and dazzling balancing act with 38 colorful shapes that combine to form an exotic, abstract tree—plus countless bonus configurations—designed by renowned illustrator Bob Staake.
$23.00 US
Oct 04, 2022
8 x 10
Game
38 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Calling the Wind
A Story of Healing and Hope
978-0-593-42640-1
Inspired by the Wind Telephone in Japan, this poignant story explores the stages of grief, the healing power of hope, and the unbreakable family bonds that connect us all. From the acclaimed author of The Invisible Boy and the award-winning illustrator of One.
$18.99 US
Oct 04, 2022
11 x 8
Hardcover
48 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Age 4-8 years

Little Star
978-0-593-46521-9
Enjoy a magical winter night as all of the nighttime animals celebrate their love for the brightest star in the sky!
$7.99 US
Oct 04, 2022
7 x 7
Board Book
10 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers
Age 1-3 years

Busy Betty
978-0-593-46588-2
From Academy Award–winning actress, founder, and bestselling author, Reese Witherspoon, comes Busy Betty, a story about a creative, curious, and exuberant young girl who has big plans and an even bigger heart.
$19.99 US
Oct 04, 2022
9 x 11
Hardcover
40 Pages
Flamingo Books
Age 3-7 years

Burn After Writing (Celestial 2.0)
978-0-593-53952-1
The national bestseller.Write. Burn. Repeat. Now with new covers to match whatever mood you’re in."This book has made me laugh and cry, filled me with joy, and inspired me."-TikTok user camrynbanks
$14.00 US
Oct 04, 2022
5-5/16 x 8
Paperback
160 Pages
TarcherPerigee

Narwhalicorn and Jelly (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #7)
978-0-7352-6672-8
In the hilarious seventh book of this blockbuster graphic novel series, Narwhal wishes to see a unicorn — and actually becomes one!
$12.99 US
Oct 04, 2022
6 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
80 Pages
Tundra Books
Age 6-9 years

CRYSTAL365
Crystals for Everyday Life and Your Guide to Health, Wealth, and Balance
978-1-4019-7184-7
A full-color guide to 52 crystals and practices to elevate your everyday life
$24.99 US
Oct 04, 2022
6 x 9
Paperback
368 Pages
Hay House Inc.

Christmas Street
978-1-5362-2752-9
This spectacular lift-the-flap Christmas alphabet story is a book, a fold-out play-scene, and a beautiful festive frieze to decorate your room—the perfect Christmas gift!Everyone is busy on Christmas Street! Who is baking gingerbread? Who is wrapping presents? And who's that coming down the chimney? Find out in this follow-up to Alphabet Street. And after you read the rhyming story, lift the flaps to learn the letters of the alphabet and seasonal words. Then flip the book and have fun with the giant snowy concertina play-scene on the reverse! With two large, sturdy flaps on every spread; bright, cheerful artwork from Ingela P. Arrhenius, illustrator of the best-selling series of lift-the-felt-flap board books and the Peekaboo board book series; and a clever rhyming text from Jonathan Emmett, this is a charming Christmas alphabet book that little ones will return to again and again.
$17.99 US
Oct 04, 2022
7-11/16 x 11-1/2
Board Book
26 Pages
Candlewick Press
Age 2-5 years

The Moonlight Zoo
978-1-68010-291-8
When Eva can't find her cat, Luna, she looks under her bed and finds the Moonlight Zoo, a magical place for lost pets and animals. Can Eva find Luna before the zoo disappears at dawn?
$18.99 US
Oct 04, 2022
10 x 11-1/4
Hardcover
32 Pages
Tiger Tales
Age 3-7 years

Iconic Dogs
1,000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
978-1-922417-75-6
See your favorite iconic dogs piece by piece with this fun 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle, showcasing forty-eight of the world’s most beautiful dog breeds.
$24.95 US
Oct 04, 2022
27-1/2 x 21-1/2
Other Formats
Smith Street Gift

Bloom
Flowering Plants for Indoors and Balconies
978-1-922417-85-5
A guide to houseplants to make your rooms and balconies bloom.
$40.00 US
Oct 04, 2022
8-6/7 x 9-5/8
Hardcover
224 Pages
Smith Street Books

Bingay!
Celebrate Our LGBTQ+ Icons!
978-1-922417-96-1
This bingo game celebrates our brightest, shiniest LGBTQ+ icons.
$29.95 US
Oct 04, 2022
8-2/3 x 8-2/3
Other Formats
Smith Street Gift

The Journey
An Oracle Deck to Help You Find Your Place in the Universe
978-1-922417-99-2
A deck to help you navigate the big and little questions in life.
$24.95 US
Oct 04, 2022
2-3/4 x 4-3/4
Other Formats
104 Pages
Smith Street Gift

Bowie for Babies
978-1-922754-04-2
Baby’s first rock star.
$16.95 US
Oct 04, 2022
7-1/8 x 8-1/2
Board Book
20 Pages
Smith Street Books
Age 0-3 years

Veranda At Home in the South
Interior Design Reimagined
978-1-950785-80-3
A luxurious collection of 27 contemporary Southern homes that explores the range of style of the region—from classic and genteel to contemporary and edgy.
$60.00 US
Oct 04, 2022
10 x 12
Hardcover
224 Pages
Hearst Home

Castle Rock Kitchen
Wicked Good Recipes from the World of Stephen King [A Cookbook]
978-1-9848-6002-6
Explore 80 classic and modern recipes inspired by Stephen King's Maine, featuring dishes from the books set in Castle Rock, Derry, and other fictional towns—with a foreword from the legendary author himself.
$35.00 US
Oct 04, 2022
8 x 10
Hardcover
256 Pages
Ten Speed Press

The Return of the Christmas Witch
978-0-593-35083-6
In the much-anticipated follow-up to the bestselling The Legend of the Christmas Witch, Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza and creative partner Dan Murphy's fiery heroine has returned. . . and this time she's taking on Christmas.
$19.99 US
Oct 11, 2022
8-1/2 x 10-1/2
Hardcover
56 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers
Age 5-8 years

Richard Simmons Mad Libs
World's Greatest Word Game
978-0-593-51925-7
Mad Libs is the world’s greatest word game and the perfect gift or activity for anyone who likes to laugh! Write in the missing words on each page to create your own hilariously funny stories all about your favorite workout instructor: Richard Simmons!
$4.99 US
Oct 11, 2022
5-1/4 x 8-3/8
Paperback
48 Pages
Mad Libs

Magic: The Gathering 1,000-Piece Puzzle: War of the Spark
A Magic: The Gathering Jigsaw Puzzle: Jigsaw Puzzles for Adults
978-0-593-57771-4
Featuring an iconic image from the world’s largest trading card game, Magic: The Gathering, this officially licensed puzzle will thrill and challenge fans worldwide.
$19.99 US
Oct 11, 2022
10 x 8
Game
1000 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Namaste Is a Greeting
978-1-5362-1783-4
Discover namaste’s many meanings in a simple, lyrical text, paired with a charmingly detailed visual narrative about a little girl’s kindness.Namaste calms your heart when things aren’t going right.Namaste is saying “You matter.” What is namaste? It’s found in a smile, a friendship, a celebration. It exists in silence; it can be said when you’re happy or when you’re feeling low. For one small girl in a bustling city, namaste (“I bow to you”) is all around her as she and her mother navigate a busy marketplace—and when she returns with a little plant and chooses to give it to an elderly neighbor, it can be seen in the caring bond between them. In a sweet, universal text, debut author Suma Subramaniam shines a light on a word with significance far beyond yoga class, while artist Sandhya Prabhat makes the concept of mindfulness come alive in delightful illustrations likely to draw children in again and again.
$17.99 US
Oct 11, 2022
7-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
32 Pages
Candlewick
Age 4-8 years

Oh No, George!
978-1-5362-2778-9
Bold, hilarious artwork captures the innocent charm of affable George, a dog who is trying to be good — with disastrous results.George is a dog with all the best intentions. And his owner, Harry, has all the best hopes that George will be a well-behaved dog when he leaves him alone for the day. But when George spies a delicious cake sitting on the kitchen table, his resolve starts to waver. You see, George loves cake. . . . Uh-oh. What to do now? It’s so hard to be a good dog when there are cats to chase and flowers to dig up! What ever will Harry say when he gets back? Chris Haughton’s fetchingly funny story and vibrant, retro illustrations are sure to lure dog lovers of all ages — and anyone who has ever met a temptation too good to resist.
$8.99 US
Oct 11, 2022
9-13/16 x 10-1/4
Paperback
32 Pages
Candlewick
Age 2-5 years

A Bug's Notebook
978-1-66265-093-2
Doodlers, daydreamers, journal-keepers, and bug-lovers alike will be inspired again and again by this utterly unique notebook.
$16.00 US
Oct 11, 2022
5-7/8 x 8-1/4
Stationery & Accessories
208 Pages
mineditionUS
Age 7 and up

Cat-Hair Hats for Cats
Craft Fetching Headwear for Your Feline Friends
978-1-9848-6044-6
Wish you had a real-life cat in a hat? Finally, there’s a headwear solution for fashion-forward felines—and a practical use for all that pesky cat hair. Features dozens of photos!
$16.99 US
Oct 11, 2022
7 x 8
Hardcover
144 Pages
Ten Speed Press

The Marvelous Matilda Sticker and Activity Book
978-0-451-53397-5
Matilda: The Musical is coming to Netflix in an exciting new movie! Add your own magic to the story of Matilda with this sticker activity book based on Roald Dahl's beloved classic tale!
$8.99 US
Oct 18, 2022
8-1/2 x 10-7/8
Paperback
32 Pages
Grosset & Dunlap
Age 8-12 years

I'll Be Your Polar Bear
978-0-525-51639-2
From 4-time Grammy nominee Justin Roberts comes a heartfelt picture book about the lengths a father will go to in order to comfort and protect his child.
$17.99 US
Oct 18, 2022
8-1/2 x 10-3/4
Hardcover
32 Pages
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Age 3-5 years

Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Extra Good Things
Bold, vegetable-forward recipes plus homemade sauces, condiments, and more to build a flavor-packed pantry: A Cookbook
978-0-593-23438-9
The superteam of chefs behind the New York Times bestseller Shelf Love delivers maximum-flavor recipes with make-ahead condiments, sauces, and more toppings that transform any dish into an Ottolenghi favorite
$32.00 US
Oct 18, 2022
6-3/4 x 9-1/2
Paperback
256 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Justice of the Pies
Sweet and Savory Pies, Quiches, and Tarts plus Inspirational Stories from Exceptional People: A Baking Book
978-0-593-23444-0
75 sweet and savory pie, quiche, and tart recipes from one of the stars of Netflix's Bake Squad.
$30.00 US
Oct 18, 2022
8-1/2 x 10
Hardcover
256 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Ex Libris
50 Postcards
978-0-593-23541-6
Send and receive gorgeous literary postcards featuring book recommendations from Pulitzer Prize–winning literary critic Michiko Kakutani and stunning original cover art from illustrator Dana Tanamachi
$17.99 US
Oct 18, 2022
4-1/4 x 6
Cards
50 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas
Celebrate the Movie Magic (REVISED EDITION)
978-1-950785-78-0
The brand-new edition of the official Hallmark Channel Christmas bestseller offers even more festive recipes, decorating and wrapping tips, and star photos and memories.
$30.00 US
Oct 18, 2022
8-1/2 x 9-5/8
Hardcover
224 Pages
Hearst Home

Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas
Celebrate the Movie Magic (REVISED EDITION)
978-1-950785-78-0
The brand-new edition of the official Hallmark Channel Christmas bestseller offers even more festive recipes, decorating and wrapping tips, and star photos and memories.
$30.00 US
Oct 18, 2022
8-1/2 x 9-5/8
Hardcover
224 Pages
Hearst Home

(Serious) New Cook
Recipes, Tips, and Techniques
978-1-59962-165-4
Inspiration and stellar instruction in a groundbreaking resource for new(ish) cooks ready to level up. Perfect for teens and college students, twenty-somethings cooking in their own first kitchens, or folks of any age who are ready to get serious about making great food."Learning how to cook—simply, seasonally, and organically, for family and friends—is one of the most fulfilling things you can do in life. This book is the essential (and delicious!) roadmap you need: friendly, approachable, and perfectly ready to inspire new cooks to fall in love." —Alice Waters, chef, restaurateur, author, and American culinary icon
$37.50 US
Nov 01, 2022
8 x 10
Hardcover
256 Pages
Welcome Books

Very Good Salads
Middle-Eastern Salads and Plates for Sharing
978-1-922417-86-2
Very Good Salads is a seasonal cookbook filled with salad and dips to accompany one very good falafel recipe.
$29.95 US
Nov 01, 2022
7-1/2 x 9-1/2
Hardcover
192 Pages
Smith Street Books

Movies Quizpedia
The Ultimate Book of Trivia
978-1-922754-00-4
Consider yourself a movie buff? This book will put your cinematic trivia to the test.
$12.95 US
Nov 01, 2022
5-1/3 x 7-7/8
Paperback
96 Pages
Smith Street Books

This Is Not My Cat
Feline Friends Who Picked Their Humans
978-1-922754-03-5
A collection of cats who have adopted a human.
$14.95 US
Nov 01, 2022
6-2/7 x 7-2/7
Hardcover
112 Pages
Smith Street Books

Pools from Above
978-1-925811-97-1
Take a dip into pools from a new perspective.
$40.00 US
Nov 01, 2022
9 x 11
Hardcover
176 Pages
Smith Street Books

80s Quizpedia
The Ultimate Book of Trivia
978-1-925811-99-5
How well do you remember the ’80s? This book will put your trivia to the test.
$12.95 US
Nov 01, 2022
5-1/3 x 7-7/8
Paperback
96 Pages
Smith Street Books

Go-To Dinners
A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
978-1-9848-2278-9
America’s favorite home cook presents delicious, crowd-pleasing, go-to recipes that you’ll want to make over and over again!
$35.00 US
Oct 25, 2022
7-7/16 x 10
Hardcover
256 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Tanya Holland's California Soul
Recipes from a Culinary Journey West [A Cookbook]
978-1-9848-6072-9
80+ comfort-filled recipes that trace the roots of modern California soul food to the Great Migration—from the acclaimed chef and author of Brown Sugar Kitchen.
$35.00 US
Oct 25, 2022
8 x 10
Hardcover
256 Pages
Ten Speed Press