Staff Picks + Upcoming Titles: February

By Kat La Mantia | January 17 2023 | AdultsChildren'sGeneralAllGiftBlog

Take a tour around the world without ever leaving your kitchen with Kitchen Passport. Celebrate the joy in everyday life with Black Archives, and get an early kickstart to spring with some colorful friends in Happy Easter from the Crayons. February is full of great titles to discover. See our staff picks lists below to start!

 

Gift titles on sale in February

Cooking titles on sale in February

Children’s titles on sale in February


February Staff Picks HERE!

The Climate Book
The Facts and the Solutions
978-0-593-49230-7
We still have time to change the world. From Greta Thunberg, the world's leading climate activist, comes the essential handbook for making it happen.
$30.00 US
Feb 14, 2023
6-1/8 x 9-1/8
Hardcover
464 Pages
Penguin Press

The Eternal City
Recipes and stories from Rome
978-1-922754-27-1
Meet the people and recipes that make the city.
$35.00 US
Feb 28, 2023
8 x 10-1/4
Hardcover
256 Pages
Smith Street Books

Baba's Gift
A Persian Father's Love of Family
978-1-63217-323-2
Baba's Gift is a radiant celebration of a Persian father's love of family, from his boyhood in Iran to his new life in America.
$18.99 US
Feb 07, 2023
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
32 Pages
Little Bigfoot
Age 4-8 years

Black Archives
A Photographic Celebration of Black Life
978-1-9848-5929-7
A photographic celebration and exploration of Black identity and experience through the twentieth century from the founder and curator of the hit multimedia platform Black Archives.
$35.00 US
Feb 14, 2023
8-1/2 x 10
Hardcover
288 Pages
Ten Speed Press

The Complete Small Plates Cookbook
300+ Shareable Tapas, Meze, Bar Snacks, Dumplings, Salads, and More
978-1-954210-37-0
This complete guide to the wonderfully diverse world of small plates offers practical ways to make spreads that can be sumptuous or streamlined
$34.99 US
Feb 07, 2023
7-7/8 x 9-5/8
Paperback
432 Pages
America's Test Kitchen

Little Rosetta and the Talking Guitar
The Musical Story of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Woman Who Invented Rock and Roll
978-0-593-57106-4
A picture-book biography of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the woman who invented rock and roll—a warm, inspiring tale of a childhood filled with music, community, and a drive to succeed.
$18.99 US
Feb 28, 2023
10 x 10
Hardcover
40 Pages
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years

The Palace Papers
Inside the House of Windsor--the Truth and the Turmoil
978-0-593-13811-3
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The “addictively readable” (The Washington Post) inside story of the British royal family’s battle to overcome the dramas of the Diana years—only to confront new, twenty-first-century crises   “Frothy and forthright, a kind of Keeping Up with the Windsors with sprinkles of Keats.”—The New York Times (Notable Book of the Year)ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Washington Post, Elle, Town & Country“Never again” became Queen Elizabeth II’s mantra shortly after Princess Diana’s tragic death. More specif­ically, there could never be “another Diana”—a mem­ber of the family whose global popularity upstaged, outshone, and posed an existential threat to the Brit­ish monarchy.Picking up where Tina Brown’s masterful The Diana Chronicles left off, The Palace Papers reveals how the royal family reinvented itself after the trau­matic years when Diana’s blazing celebrity ripped through the House of Windsor like a comet.Brown takes readers on a tour de force journey through the scandals, love affairs, power plays, and betrayals that have buffeted the monarchy over the last twenty-five years. We see the Queen’s stoic re­solve after the passing of Princess Margaret, the Queen Mother, and Prince Philip, her partner for seven decades, and how she triumphs in her Jubilee years even as family troubles rage around her. Brown explores Prince Charles’s determination to make Camilla Parker Bowles his wife, the tension between William and Harry on “different paths,” the ascend­ance of Kate Middleton, the downfall of Prince An­drew, and Harry and Meghan’s stunning decision to step back as senior royals. Despite the fragile monar­chy’s best efforts, “never again” seems fast approaching.Tina Brown has been observing and chronicling the British monarchy for three decades, and her sweeping account is full of powerful revelations, newly reported details, and searing insight gleaned from remarkable access to royal insiders. Stylish, witty, and erudite, The Palace Papers will irrevoca­bly change how the world perceives and under­stands the royal family.
$20.00 US
Feb 07, 2023
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
608 Pages
Crown

Kitchen Passport
Feed Your Wanderlust with 85 Recipes from a Traveling Foodie
978-0-7440-6609-8
Discover dishes from around the world—and the stories behind them
$32.00 US
Feb 14, 2023
8 x 10
Hardcover
256 Pages
Alpha

Hilo Book 9: Gina and the Last City on Earth
978-0-593-48809-6
"An action-packed page-turner with heart!" --Dav Pilkey, author of DOG MANGina, D.J., and Hilo are back with an epic time-turning adventure in the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series that kids and critics love!
$13.99 US
Feb 28, 2023
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
240 Pages
Random House Graphic
Age 8-12 years

Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama
A Memoir
978-0-399-18053-8
In this hilarious, heartfelt memoir, the star of Mr. Show, Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul opens up about the highs and lows of showbiz, his cult status as a comedy writer, and what it’s like to reinvent himself as an action film ass-kicker at fifty.
$18.99 US
Feb 21, 2023
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
304 Pages
Random House Trade Paperbacks

A Generous Meal
Modern Recipes for Dinner
978-0-7352-4159-6
Dinner can be equal parts impressive and simple any day of the week. Sometimes all you need is a little inspiration and a cabbage—and this book!
$32.00 US
Feb 21, 2023
8 x 10
Hardcover
320 Pages
Penguin Canada

Who Is LeBron James?
978-0-593-38744-3
How did a young boy from Ohio go on to become one of the greatest basketball players of all time? Read about the incredible life and career of LeBron James in this addition to the #1 New York Times best-selling Who Was? series.
$6.99 US
Feb 07, 2023
5-5/16 x 7-5/8
Paperback
112 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 8-12 years

A Beginner's Guide to Astrology
Learn how the language of the stars can light up your life
978-1-922754-24-0
A beginner’s guide to harnessing the night skies, with everything you need to know to begin practicing astrology.
$19.95 US
Feb 28, 2023
5-7/8 x 8-4/9
Hardcover
160 Pages
Smith Street Books

Vietnam: Morning to Midnight
A cookbook by Jerry Mai
978-1-922754-28-8
Tour and eat Vietnam’s streets for a day.
$29.95 US
Feb 28, 2023
7-7/8 x 9-4/9
Hardcover
192 Pages
Smith Street Books

Happy Easter from the Crayons
978-0-593-62105-9
Celebrate Easter with a hilarious holiday adventure starring the crayons from the #1 New York Times bestseller The Day the Crayons Quit!
$9.99 US
Feb 07, 2023
5-1/2 x 6-3/4
Hardcover
32 Pages
Philomel Books
Age 4-8 years

National Parks Trivia: A Card Game
390 Questions to Test the Knowledge of Every Enthusiast
978-0-593-23433-4
Get to know America's 63 national parks with 390 wide-ranging trivia questions that cover their iconic geography, ecology, geology, history, wildlife, and botany—from the authors of Scenic Science of the National Parks.
$25.00 US
Feb 21, 2023
5-7/16 x 4
Game
200 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Vegetarian Salad for Dinner
Inventive Plant-Forward Meals
978-0-8478-9940-1
The vegetarian sequel to Jeanne Kelley’s highly successful cookbook Salad for Dinner (2012). This inspiring single-subject cookbook reimagines the traditional idea of a salad as a main course meal.
$40.00 US
Feb 21, 2023
7-3/4 x 9-3/4
Hardcover
224 Pages
Rizzoli

Clarice the Brave
978-0-593-32338-0
The New York Times bestselling author of The Unwanteds brings us an epic animal adventure story perfect for fans of Pax and A Wolf Called Wander.
$8.99 US
Feb 07, 2023
5-1/16 x 7-3/4
Paperback
288 Pages
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Age 8-12 years

Raise Your Vibes Crystal Cards
978-1-78678-724-8
A fun, sparkly, beautifully designed crystal card deck created by Instragram influencer and TV host Athena Bahri. It incorporates reiki and chakra principles, with a vibe-raising activity for each crystal card.
$27.95 US
Feb 14, 2023
3-7/16 x 4-15/16
Cards
120 Pages
Watkins Publishing

The Book of Tea
978-1-64547-132-5
A modern classic that invites readers to discover a unique ritual that has come to symbolize wisdom, beauty, and the elegant simplicity of Asian culture.
$14.95 US
Feb 21, 2023
5-1/2 x 8-1/2
Paperback
112 Pages
Shambhala

Giant Sticker Dinosaur Fun
978-1-64472-929-8
Packed with 10 pages of giant stickers and 64 pages of puzzles, activities, and scenes to create, this dinosaur-themed collection is perfect for young, creative puzzlers!
$10.99 US
Feb 14, 2023
8-3/8 x 10-7/8
Paperback
64 Pages
Highlights Press
Age 3-6 years

How Am I Feeling Right Now?
A Mindfulness Journal for Exploring My Emotions
978-1-63217-469-7
"Name it and tame it" with this guided journal designed to help you identify your emotions--a simple yet powerful tool for mindful living.
$16.99 US
Feb 28, 2023
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
Stationery & Accessories
176 Pages
Spruce Books

Charcuterie: Pâtés, Terrines, Savory Pies
Recipes and Techniques from the Ferrandi School of Culinary Arts
978-2-08-029467-8
The ultimate reference on hearty French charcuterie boards and other savory spreads from FERRANDI Paris.
$40.00 US
Feb 21, 2023
8-1/4 x 11
Hardcover
288 Pages
Flammarion

Bluey: All About Bingo
978-0-593-65839-0
Meet Bingo! This energetic and adorable Red Heeler is always up for an adventure with her big sister, Bluey. Based on the wildly successful animated series Bluey, as seen on Disney+
$7.99 US
Feb 21, 2023
6 x 8
Board Book
12 Pages
Penguin Young Readers Licenses
Age 1-3 years

The Signs in Love
An Interactive Cosmic Road Map to Finding Love That Lasts
978-0-593-53861-6
An astrological guide to deepening your romantic connection—or finding the love of your life.
$18.00 US
Feb 07, 2023
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
Paperback
336 Pages
TarcherPerigee

Dinner with the President
Food, Politics, and a History of Breaking Bread at the White House
978-1-5247-3221-9
A wonderfully entertaining, often surprising history of presidential taste, from the grim meals eaten by Washington and his starving troops at Valley Forge to Trump’s fast-food burgers and Biden’s ice cream—what they ate, why they ate it, and what it tells us about the state of the nation—from the coauthor of Julia Child’s best-selling memoir My Life in France"[A] beautifully written book about how the presidential palate has helped shape America...Fascinating."—Stanley Tucci
$35.00 US
Feb 07, 2023
6-1/4 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
512 Pages
Knopf

The Get Movin' Activity Deck for Kids
48 Creative Movement Ideas for Little Bodies
978-1-64547-057-1
A one-of-a-kind children's movement and play deck, featuring 48 cards with practices for all ability levels, to celebrate the many ways our bodies can move, for kids ages 4–8.
$19.95 US
Feb 14, 2023
5 x 7
Cards
62 Pages
Bala Kids
Age 4-8 years