Staff Picks + Upcoming Titles: June

By Kat La Mantia | May 18 2023 | AdultsChildren'sGeneralAllGiftBlog

June is starting the summer off strong with a crop of great reads! Find fitness wherever you’re at with Slow AF Run Club. Impress guests at a summer dinner party with perfectly crafted cocktails using The Essential Cocktail Deck, and explore the weird and fascinating creatures of the darkest ocean depths with The Deep! June is full of great titles to discover. See our staff pick lists below to dive in!

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June Staff Picks HERE!

Goblin Mode
How to Get Cozy, Embrace Imperfection, and Thrive in the Muck
978-1-68369-353-6
Embrace your inner goblin! Learn to decorate, dress, craft, forage, and live according to the goblin principles of community, diversity, and joyful mess.
$17.99 US
Jun 27, 2023
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
Hardcover
208 Pages
Quirk Books

The Essential Cocktail Deck
50 Cards for Mixing Modern Drinks
978-0-593-23570-6
Shake up your next get-together with this indispensable deck of 50 cards featuring classic and unique cocktail recipes.
$22.00 US
Jun 20, 2023
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
Cards
52 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Bluey Outdoor Fun Box Set
978-0-593-66083-6
A four-book box set? Wackadoo! For fans of the wildly successful animated series Bluey, as seen on Disney+
$19.99 US
Jun 06, 2023
Boxed Set
104 Pages
Penguin Young Readers Licenses
Age 3-5 years

The Evening Rituals Journal
978-0-593-54362-7
A guided journal to help you wind down, reflect, and refocus your energy at day’s end.
$16.00 US
Jun 13, 2023
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
160 Pages
TarcherPerigee

Danny Loves Pasta
75+ fun and colorful pasta shapes, patterns, sauces, and more
978-0-7440-7833-6
Master the art of pretty—and delicious—pasta!
$29.99 US
Jun 27, 2023
7-11/16 x 9-3/16
Hardcover
240 Pages
DK

The Hidden World of Gnomes
978-0-7352-7104-3
A delightful introduction and collection of facts about the secret lives of gnomes that will charm and fascinate readers of all ages.
$19.99 US
Jun 20, 2023
7 x 10
Hardcover
96 Pages
Tundra Books
Age 3-7 years

Better Living Through Birding
Notes from a Black Man in the Natural World
978-0-593-24238-4
Central Park birder Christian Cooper takes us beyond the viral video that shocked a nation and into a world of avian adventures, global excursions, and the unexpected lessons you can learn from a life spent looking up at the birds
$28.00 US
Jun 13, 2023
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
304 Pages
Random House

A Middle Eastern Pantry
Essential Ingredients for Classic and Contemporary Recipes: A Cookbook
978-0-593-23563-8
A vivid and insightful exploration of Middle Eastern ingredients featuring 90 recipes and transportive photography, from the author of Mastering Spice and The Spice Companion
$35.00 US
Jun 13, 2023
8 x 10
Hardcover
288 Pages
Clarkson Potter

A Day at School with The Very Hungry Caterpillar
A Tabbed Board Book
978-0-593-65911-3
Spend a day at school with The Very Hungry Caterpillar!
$7.99 US
Jun 20, 2023
7 x 7
Board Book
16 Pages
World of Eric Carle
Age 1-3 years

Kitty Language
An Illustrated Guide to Understanding Your Cat
978-1-9848-6198-6
Learn to identify every meow, tail swish, and slow blink in this fun, informative, illustrated guide to feline body language, from the author of Doggie Language.
$16.00 US
Jun 13, 2023
5-1/2 x 7
Hardcover
160 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Wholesome Bowls
Food for mind, body and soul
978-1-84899-414-0
All the whole food nourishment you need in one bowl! Wholesome Bowls are the delicious answer to eating mindfully and well.
$30.00 US
Jun 13, 2023
7-2/5 x 9-3/5
Hardcover
192 Pages
Nourish

Rebel Girls Level Up
25 Tales of Gaming and the Metaverse
978-1-953424-46-4
TRUE STORIES OF CREATORS AND COMMUNITY!
$8.99 US
Jun 27, 2023
6-1/4 x 10-1/16
Paperback
64 Pages
Rebel Girls
Age 8-12 years

Slow AF Run Club
The Ultimate Guide for Anyone Who Wants to Run
978-0-593-42172-7
A practical guide and a celebration of running for runners of all sizes and athletic ability, from the founder of the Slow AF Run Club.
$18.00 US
Jun 06, 2023
6 x 9
Paperback
256 Pages
Avery

Knife Drop
Creative Recipes Anyone Can Cook
978-0-7440-7677-6
Forget the rules. Just cook!
$35.00 US
Jun 13, 2023
8 x 10
Hardcover
256 Pages
DK

Go Wild! Frogs
978-1-4263-7386-2
Hop, splash, and ribbit with frogs in this delightful little kids introduction to these amazing amphibians!
$9.99 US
Jun 13, 2023
8 x 8
Hardcover
48 Pages
National Geographic Kids
Age 4-8 years

Hello, South Korea
Meet the Country Behind Hallyu
978-0-7440-7969-2
Korea is a global phenomenon. K-pop tops the charts, kimchi spices up meals and K-drama dominates TV screens. Now, it’s time to discover more of the country and culture that’s captivated the world.
$25.00 US
Jun 27, 2023
6-11/16 x 8-9/16
Hardcover
224 Pages
DK Eyewitness Travel

Small Fires
An Epic in the Kitchen
978-1-911590-48-4
“An intense, thought-provoking enquiry into the very nature of cooking.”  -- Nigella Lawson“One of the most original food books I’ve ever read, at once intelligent and sensuous, witty, provoking and truly delicious.”  -- Olivia LaingA bracingly original, revelatory debut that explores cooking and the kitchen as sources of pleasure, constraint and revolution, by a rising star in food writing
$24.00 US
Jun 06, 2023
5-3/16 x 8-1/2
Hardcover
192 Pages
Pushkin Press

We Share This School
A Community Book
978-0-593-65825-3
A rhyming, heartfelt celebration of school communities and the vital role they play in young children’s lives.
$8.99 US
Jun 20, 2023
6-1/2 x 6-1/2
Board Book
26 Pages
Rise x Penguin Workshop
Age 2-4 years

Good News, Planet Earth
What’s Being Done to Save Our World, and What You Can Do Too!
978-0-7440-8158-9
Join sustainability enthusiast and climate activist Sam Bentley as he shares the hopeful developments combating climate change!
$18.00 US
Jun 13, 2023
5-13/16 x 7-9/16
Paperback
224 Pages
DK

National Dish
Around the World in Search of Food, History, and the Meaning of Home
978-0-7352-2316-5
In this engrossing and timely journey to the crossroads of food and identity, award-winning writer Anya von Bremzen explores six of the world’s most fascinating and iconic culinary cultures—France, Italy, Japan, Spain, Mexico, and Turkey—brilliantly weaving cuisine, history, and politics into a work of scintillating connoisseurship and charm
$30.00 US
Jun 20, 2023
6 x 9
Hardcover
352 Pages
Penguin Press

The 2024 Almanac of Fun
A Year of Puzzles, Fun Facts, Jokes, Crafts, Games, and More!
978-1-64472-919-9
The Highlights Almanac of Fun is back and updated for 2024. With over 300 pages of Highlights puzzles and activities, this book will inspire kids 6 and up to celebrate traditional and wacky holidays, historical anniversaries, world events and little moments in between.
$14.99 US
Jun 27, 2023
6 x 9
Paperback
304 Pages
Highlights Press
Age 6-9 years

A to Zendaya
A Celebration of a Pop Culture Icon
978-0-7440-8163-3
Channel your inner Zendaya and learn more about her journey to superstardom with this inspiring guide packed with empowering wisdom, facts, and quotes from the global style icon.
$12.99 US
Jun 20, 2023
5-3/8 x 5-3/4
Hardcover
128 Pages
DK

Blueberries for Sal Cookbook
Sweet Recipes Inspired by the Beloved Children's Classic
978-0-593-58040-0
Enjoy 30 sweet blueberry recipes in this beautifully illustrated official cookbook based on the beloved children's classic Blueberries for Sal.
$14.00 US
Jun 06, 2023
5 x 7
Hardcover
128 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Sometimes I Am Furious
978-0-593-52105-2
One small girl can have BIG feelings, in this hilarious and reassuring picture book about how tough it can be being – and having – a toddler, from bestselling duo Timothy Knapman and Joe Berger.
$18.99 US
Jun 06, 2023
8-13/16 x 11
Hardcover
32 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 3-5 years

Yoga Anatomy Made Simple
Your Illustrated Guide to Form, Function, and Posture Groups
978-1-62317-906-9
A fun introductory guide to yoga anatomy for new and experienced yoga teachers, practitioners, and enthusiasts
$24.95 US
Jun 20, 2023
7-2/5 x 9-7/10
Paperback
338 Pages
North Atlantic Books

Sofreh
A Contemporary Approach to Classic Persian Cuisine: A Cookbook
978-0-593-32074-7
The much-anticipated cookbook—an exquisite collection of Persian recipes—from the James Beard–nominated chef of Sofreh, one of Brooklyn’s most acclaimed restaurants.A Best Book of the Year: Los Angeles Times, Epicurious"I got lost in the flavors of Nasim’s mint oil, saffron rice pudding, and meltingly tender chicken stew laced with sweet-tart flavors from Pink Lady Apples and sour cherries. Her naan e-barbari is the best!" —Suzy Karadsheh, New York Times best-selling author of The Mediterranean Dish Cookbook
$40.00 US
Jun 27, 2023
8 x 11
Hardcover
400 Pages
Knopf

The Deep!
Wild Life at the Ocean's Darkest Depths
978-0-593-52168-7
Plunge beneath the waves to find an alien world of bizarre creatures who explain for themselves how they’ve adapted to life in the deep dark sea.
$15.99 US
Jun 27, 2023
8 x 10
Hardcover
96 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 8-12 years

Effin' Birds Playing Cards
Two Standard Decks
978-0-593-23459-4
These irreverent playing card decks feature fowl-beaked statements from some of the rudest birds on earth, accompanied by Audubon bird illustrations—from the author of Effin' Birds.
$16.99 US
Jun 06, 2023
5-1/2 x 3-15/16
Cards
106 Pages
Clarkson Potter

The Bad Mood Book
978-0-593-54328-3
An interactive companion to help you befriend your bad mood—while laughing at yourself.
$16.00 US
Jun 06, 2023
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
Paperback
160 Pages
TarcherPerigee

How to Babysit Your Grown-Up: Activities to Do Together
978-0-593-47923-0
Ready to keep your grownup busy? AND to have lots of fun? Build a kite, make a mosaic, and more in this fun-filled book, loaded with countless creative ideas, from the New York Times bestselling creators of How to Babysit a Grandpa!
$18.99 US
Jun 20, 2023
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
96 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Age 4-8 years