Staff Picks + Upcoming Titles: April

By Kat La Mantia | March 23 2023 | AdultsChildren'sGeneralAllGiftBlog

April showers bring… fabulous new books! Master your morning routine with The Good Morning Journal. Get a head start on grilling season with The Outdoor Cook, and get excited about Disney’s upcoming re-make of The Little Mermaid with This is Ariel. April is full of great titles to discover. See our staff pick lists below to dive in!

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The Art and Making of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
978-1-9848-6186-3
The official behind-the-scenes companion to Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, featuring cast and crew interviews, photos, and insights about making the film
$45.00 US
Apr 04, 2023
9 x 10-7/8
Hardcover
208 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Noods
80 slurpable noodle recipes from Asia
978-1-922754-22-6
A book brimming with fifty noodle recipes, inspired by the best dishes from Asia’s kitchens.
$19.95 US
Apr 04, 2023
6-5/7 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
128 Pages
Smith Street Books

5-Minute The Little Mermaid Stories
9781368093255
Read twelve original adventures about Princess Ariel and her friends from Disney’s The Little Mermaid (1989) in this magical 5-minute storybook collection.
$14.99 US
Apr 11, 2023
7-3/4 x 10-1/2
Hardcover
208 Pages
Disney Press
Age 3-5 years

Burn After Writing (Floral 2.0)
978-0-593-53954-5
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
Apr 11, 2023
5-5/16 x 8
Paperback
160 Pages
TarcherPerigee

Buzzworthy
Cocktails Inspired by Female Literary Greats
978-3-7913-8916-5
The author of Free the Tipple is back with another collection of delectable cocktails—this time a literary mix inspired by the world’s most iconic women writers.
$19.95 US
Apr 11, 2023
7-1/2 x 9-1/2
Hardcover
160 Pages
Prestel

Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (w/poster)
9781368098045
All five books in the blockbuster Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, in paperback, collected in a boxed set fit for demigods, complete with a bonus poster!"The clash of modern and classical worlds is both exciting and entertaining."--The New York Times Book Review
$44.95 US
Apr 04, 2023
5-3/16 x 7-5/8
Boxed Set
1920 Pages
Disney Hyperion
Age 8-12 years

Friends Mad Libs
World's Greatest Word Game
978-0-593-52318-6
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 everyone's favorite sitcom: Friends!
$5.99 US
Apr 04, 2023
5-1/4 x 8-3/8
Paperback
48 Pages
Mad Libs

Southern Cooking, Global Flavors
978-0-8478-9925-8
Drawing on his experiences cooking around the world, a celebrated chef revisits his Southern cooking roots by reimagining iconic dishes of the American South with bold international flavors.
$35.00 US
Apr 11, 2023
8 x 10
Hardcover
256 Pages
Rizzoli

Dolly Parton's Billy the Kid Makes It Big
978-0-593-66157-4
From the legendary Dolly Parton comes a story about her god-dog and Instagram personality, Billy the Kid, who is hoping to make it big as a country music star in Nashville, Tennessee.
$19.99 US
Apr 25, 2023
9 x 9
Hardcover
40 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 4-7 years

National Audubon Society Mushrooms of North America
978-0-593-31998-7
A must-have reference for any nature lover: The most comprehensive and authoritative guide to the mushrooms of North America, updated for the first time in decades to reflect the impact of climate change and the advancements in DNA sequencing that have radically altered the classification process.
$39.95 US
Apr 11, 2023
7 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
720 Pages
Knopf

Trejo's Cantina
Cocktails, Snacks & Amazing Non-Alcoholic Drinks from the Heart of Hollywood
978-0-593-23548-5
A cantina-style celebration of Mexican food and drink, entertaining, and Hollywood culture in 100 recipes for nachos, tacos, and Danger Dogs plus cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks from the legendary actor, restaurateur, and author of the acclaimed Trejo's Tacos
$28.00 US
Apr 18, 2023
7-7/16 x 9-3/4
Hardcover
224 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
9781368090230
Mo Willems, #1 New York Times best-selling creator and three-time Caldecott Honoree, presents the 20th anniversary edition of the book that started it all: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, now featuring an exclusive board game!
$19.99 US
Apr 04, 2023
10 x 10
Hardcover
40 Pages
Hyperion Books for Children
Age 3-5 years

How to Love Teaching Again
Work Smarter, Beat Burnout, and Watch Your Students Thrive
978-0-593-53973-6
A heartfelt, hands-on guide to setting boundaries, increasing productivity, and finding fulfillment for teachers who know that their classrooms won’t thrive unless they do.
$19.00 US
Apr 04, 2023
7-3/8 x 9-1/8
Paperback
240 Pages
Portfolio

Pasta for All Seasons
Dishes that Celebrate the Flavors of Italy and the Bounty of the Pacific Northwest
978-1-63217-427-7
Authentic Italian flavors and cooking techniques join forces with seasonal, regional ingredients for a stunning yet approachable collection of 50 pasta dishes for vegetarians, meat-lovers, and pescatarians alike.
$22.95 US
Apr 25, 2023
6-3/4 x 8
Hardcover
176 Pages
Sasquatch Books

Amazing
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Inspire Us All
978-0-593-52543-2
From Olympic ice dancing medalists Alex and Maia Shibutani, this beautifully illustrated picture book highlights the achievements of many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have made invaluable contributions to the world.
$18.99 US
Apr 18, 2023
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
32 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers
Age 4-8 years

Clarity Tarot
978-1-78678-769-9
Clarity is a radical, contemporary translation of the Tarot. The deck's minimalist style reveals the heart of the traditional imagery, allowing any reader to intuitively connect with new visions.
$26.95 US
Apr 11, 2023
4-9/10 x 3-3/8
Cards
96 Pages
Watkins Publishing

Gordon Ramsay's Uncharted
A Culinary Adventure With 60 Recipes From Around the Globe
978-1-4262-2270-2
In the National Geographic television series Uncharted, chef Gordon Ramsay travels to some of the most remote locations on Earth in search of culinary inspiration, epic adventures, and cultural experiences. Experience his journey in this beautifully illustrated collection, featuring 60 mouthwatering recipes and revealing insight into the cultures and foodways of destinations from Peru to Louisiana.
$35.00 US
Apr 25, 2023
8 x 10
Hardcover
368 Pages
National Geographic

Minecraft Legends: A Hero's Guide to Saving the Overworld
978-0-593-49762-3
***CONFIDENTIAL***Prepare for the upcoming Minecraft: Legends video game with this official guide from Mojang, featuring tips, tricks and strategies to help you defeat the Piglin threat and save the overworld!
$12.99 US
Apr 25, 2023
5-13/16 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
96 Pages
Random House Worlds
Age 8-12 years

Joy at Work
How to Find Fun, Happiness and Meaning in What You Do
978-1-78678-751-4
Fun and practical guide to finding joy in your work by applying Buddhist values from MBS mover-and-shaker Steve Nobel.
$18.95 US
Apr 11, 2023
8-1/2 x 8-1/2
Paperback
200 Pages
Watkins Publishing

Love and Lemons Simple Feel Good Food
125 Plant-Focused Meals to Enjoy Now or Make Ahead
978-0-593-41910-6
The instant New York Times bestsellerLove and Lemons is back with make-now and make-ahead vegetarian recipes—including 100+ tested vegan options—for every kind of cook.
$35.00 US
Apr 25, 2023
8 x 10
Hardcover
272 Pages
Avery

How Far You'll Go
9781368077750
This enchanting, lushly illustrated journey through Disney moments of bravery and resilience offers inspiration for fans of all ages, from recent grads to anyone embarking on a new adventure.
$17.99 US
Apr 04, 2023
7-1/4 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
40 Pages
Disney Press
Age 6-8 years

Not Another Jungle
Comprehensive Care for Extraordinary Houseplants
978-0-7440-7076-7
Grow and care for some of the rarest and most dramatic houseplants in the world
$21.99 US
Apr 11, 2023
6-11/16 x 8-9/16
Hardcover
192 Pages
DK

Super Tonics
75 Adaptogen-Packed Recipes to Boost Immunity, Sleep, Beauty, and Wellness
978-1-9848-6167-2
Supercharge your self-care with 75 recipes for delicious health-promoting lattes, smoothies, tonics, elixirs, and snacks that will hit the spot any time of day.
$18.99 US
Apr 11, 2023
6 x 8
Paperback
192 Pages
Ten Speed Press

The Highlights Book of Things to Do Outdoors
Explore, Unearth, and Build Great Things Outside
978-1-64472-928-1
Get ready to explore—the sky’s the limit on outdoor adventure! Companion to the best-selling Highlights Book of Things to Do, the Highlights Book of Things to Do Outdoors features 160 captivating and activity-packed pages. Kids 7 and up will discover all kinds of ways to build, experiment, craft and help protect the planet, plus answers to countless nature-related questions.
$14.99 US
Apr 25, 2023
7-1/2 x 9
Paperback
160 Pages
Highlights Press
Age 7 and up

Kerrang! Living Loud
Four Decades on the Frontline of Rock, Metal, Punk, and Alternative Music
978-0-7440-6953-2
Relive the greatest moments in the last 40 years of hardcore, punk, and metal with this incredible book by Kerrang!, alternative music’s most trusted publication. 
$30.00 US
Apr 04, 2023
7-11/16 x 9-3/16
Hardcover
240 Pages
DK

Delish Ultimate Cocktails
Why Limit Happy to an Hour? (REVISED EDITION)
978-1-950785-95-7
Whether you're hosting an elaborate dinner party or just having a couple girlfriends over, this book has you covered for any kind of drink you can imagine!” —Kristin Cavallari, author of the New York Times best sellers True Comfort and True RootsThis revised and updated edition offers 100+ insanely great cocktail recipes for every occasion, each with a fun twist. Plus, super-creative boozy bites!
$25.00 US
Apr 18, 2023
6-1/8 x 8-1/2
Hardcover
240 Pages
Hearst Home

The Little Mermaid Live Action Novelization
9781368077231
Dive into Ariel's enchanting story in this official novelization of Walt Disney Studios' live action reimagining of The Little Mermaid, coming to theaters.
$8.99 US
Apr 11, 2023
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
256 Pages
Disney Press
Age 8-12 years

Slow Noticing
A Journal for Drawing Your World, Inside and Out
978-0-593-54119-7
A creative journal for seeing the beauty in everyday life—one moment at a time.
$18.00 US
Apr 18, 2023
6 x 8
Paperback
208 Pages
TarcherPerigee

You Can Cook This!
Turn the 30 Most Commonly Wasted Foods into 135 Delicious Plant-Based Meals: A Vegan Cookbook
978-0-593-57872-8
135 super-simple plant-based recipes that celebrate your favorite vegetables and save time, money, and waste, from social media star chef Max La Manna
$25.00 US
Apr 11, 2023
7-1/2 x 9-3/4
Paperback
288 Pages
Rodale Books

The Care and Keeping of Grandmas
978-0-7352-7134-0
When grandma moves in, a precocious child shares her tips for making her feel at home in this funny picture book, for fans of How to Babysit a Grandma.
$17.99 US
Apr 04, 2023
10-1/4 x 8
Hardcover
32 Pages
Tundra Books
Age 3-7 years