Staff Picks + Upcoming Titles: February

By Kat La Mantia | January 10 2024 | AdultsBlogChildren'sGeneralAllGiftPop Culture

February’s upcoming books are trending high! Swifties who admire Tay’s songwriting skills can try their own hand at hilarious wordsmithing with Mad Libs: For the Fans: Taylor Swift Edition. Boba fanatics can learn how to make their own tasty drinks at home with Bubble Tea, and kids can read up on the science of solar eclipses before the awe-inspiring celestial event arrives in April with What Is a Solar Eclipse?

February is full of great titles to discover. See our staff pick lists below to dive in!

Gift titles on sale in February

Cooking titles on sale in February

Children’s titles on sale in February


February Staff Picks HERE!

Mad Libs: For the Fans: Taylor Swift Edition
978-0-593-88791-2
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 being a fan of Taylor Swift.
$5.99 US
Feb 06, 2024
5-1/4 x 8-3/8
Paperback
48 Pages
Mad Libs

Bubble Tea
Make Your Own at Home
978-1-922754-98-1
The ultimate book of bubble tea!
$14.95 US
Feb 27, 2024
6-1/2 x 8
Hardcover
64 Pages
Smith Street Books

Bluey: A Jigsaw Puzzle Book
Includes 4 Double-Sided Puzzles
978-0-593-75231-9
Discover what Bluey and her family are up to in this fun jigsaw puzzle activity book based on the wildly successful animated series Bluey, as seen on Disney+
$12.99 US
Feb 13, 2024
10-1/2 x 9
Board Book
8 Pages
Penguin Young Readers Licenses
Age 1-3 years

Astrology of You and Me Oracle Deck
72 Cards to Understand and Improve Your Relationships
978-0-593-57930-5
Deepen your relationships with yourself and others using this oracle deck, based on the bestselling book The Astrology of You and Me, which draws on the wisdom of the Zodiac to help you better understand the people in your life.
$22.00 US
Feb 06, 2024
4-7/8 x 6-3/8
Cards
72 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Mochi
Make Your Own at Home
978-1-922754-97-4
The ultimate book of mochi!
$14.95 US
Feb 27, 2024
6-1/2 x 8
Hardcover
64 Pages
Smith Street Books

Find Momo Everywhere
978-1-68369-386-4
From the New York Times best-selling creator of the Find Momo series, Andrew Knapp, comes a moving exploration of grief for the youngest readers that will resonate with anyone who has loved and lost a pet.
$17.99 US
Feb 06, 2024
9 x 9
Hardcover
32 Pages
Quirk Books
Age 4-7 years

Amazing Women Cards
45 muses to inspire
978-1-78678-822-1
The ultimate feminist oracle deck, this diverse and global collection of rule-breaking women share inspiration in four areas: life, work, love and learning.
$26.95 US
Feb 13, 2024
6-7/8 x 8-7/8
Cards
90 Pages
Watkins Publishing

Better Cooking
Life-Changing Skills & Recipes to Tempt & Teach
978-0-525-61496-8
Cook yourself toward confidence and intuition in the kitchen with the 100+ must-make recipes in this phenomenal, joy-infused cookbook."This is the very book you need to teach you how to be inspired, confident and happy in the kitchen. Like its author, it’s a rambunctious delight!"—Nigella Lawson"The kind of book that makes anyone feel welcome. Deliciously fun, informative and simply makes me smile."—Yotam Ottolenghi"Generous, empowering and original—like having your own cheerleader in the kitchen."—Anna Jones
$35.00 US
Feb 06, 2024
7-7/8 x 10-1/4
Hardcover
320 Pages
Appetite by Random House

What Is a Solar Eclipse?
978-0-593-66091-1
Learn about the phenomenon of a solar eclipse just in time for the Great American Eclipse that will take place on April 8, 2024 in this title in the Who HQ Now series featuring newsmakers and trending topics.
$5.99 US
Feb 06, 2024
5-5/16 x 7-5/8
Paperback
56 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 8-12 years

National Geographic Bucket List Family Travel
Share the World With Your Kids on 50 Adventures of a Lifetime
978-1-4262-2223-8
AN INSTANT USA TODAY BEST-SELLER!In this indispensable guide by the mega-popular Bucket List Family, discover expert tips for traveling with kids and 50 not-to-be-missed destination itineraries.
$35.00 US
Feb 06, 2024
8 x 10
Hardcover
416 Pages
National Geographic

Tiffy Cooks
88 Easy Asian Recipes from My Family to Yours: A Cookbook
978-1-9848-6129-0
The wildly popular blogger and TikTok sensation behind Tiffy Cooks shares 88 of her favorite easy, everyday, family-style recipes from across Asia.
$30.00 US
Feb 27, 2024
8 x 10
Hardcover
272 Pages
Ten Speed Press

The Night Before Passover
978-0-593-51983-7
Celebrate Passover with this festive addition to Natasha Wing's best-selling series!
$5.99 US
Feb 20, 2024
8 x 8
Paperback
32 Pages
Grosset & Dunlap
Age 4-6 years

Eclipse
Our Sky's Most Dazzling Phenomenon
978-1-9848-5946-4
Discover the ancient myths and fascinating science of the world's most striking celestial phenomena—eclipses—in this educational, beautifully illustrated guide by the acclaimed author of What We See in the Stars.
$15.99 US
Feb 06, 2024
6 x 6
Hardcover
112 Pages
Ten Speed Press

The Complete Beans and Grains Cookbook
A Comprehensive Guide with 450+ Recipes
978-1-954210-67-7
From favas to fonio, take a deep dive into the vast world of beans and grains, with hundreds of exceptional, foolproof recipes
$34.99 US
Feb 06, 2024
8-1/2 x 10
Paperback
448 Pages
America's Test Kitchen

Ultimate Sticker Book Garden Flowers
New Edition with More than 250 Stickers
DK
978-0-7440-8022-3
A fun, picture-packed sticker activity book, with fascinating information about garden flowers and more than 250 stickers!
$7.99 US
Feb 27, 2024
8-1/2 x 11
Paperback
32 Pages
DK Children
Age 5-7 years

The Spirit of Paris Jigsaw Puzzle
1000-piece Jigsaw Puzzle
978-1-84994-874-6
A 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle of an evocative Parisian scene, inspired by classic Batsford book covers of the 1930s and ’40s.
$25.00 US
Feb 06, 2024
8-1/2 x 10
Other Formats
1 Pages
Batsford

French Boulangerie
Recipes and Techniques from the Ferrandi School of Culinary Arts
978-2-08-043333-6
A complete baking course from the world-renowned professional culinary school École Ferrandi, dubbed the “Harvard of gastronomy” by Le Monde newspaper.
$40.00 US
Feb 06, 2024
8-1/4 x 11
Hardcover
304 Pages
Flammarion

The Ultimate On-the-Go Activity Book
978-1-64472-923-6
Tailor-made for on-the-go fun, this activity book will keep kids so busy they’ll forget to ask, “Are we there yet?” Designed for kids ages 7 and up, The Ultimate On-the-Go Activity Book has 144 pages jam-packed with super-fun games, activities and quizzes that will liven up any trip — even to the grocery store!Buckle up and enjoy Hidden Pictures puzzles, drawing prompts, personality quizzes and more. This book combines activities kids can quietly do on their own with games for the whole family to play together. Every screen-free activity can easily be done while traveling, and the flexible binding makes writing and drawing on the go a breeze.
$12.99 US
Feb 13, 2024
7 x 10
Paperback
144 Pages
Highlights Press
Age 7 and up

Love in Bloom
An Adult Coloring Book Featuring Romantic Floral Patterns and Frameable Wall Art
978-1-958803-63-9
Feel the love as you color the 40 hand-drawn illustrations within this book's fun, heart-filled pages—including 2 bonus velvet pages!
$14.95 US
Feb 06, 2024
9-4/5 x 9-3/10
Adult Coloring Book
80 Pages
Paige Tate & Co

The Farm Table
[A Cookbook]
978-1-9848-6266-2
Enjoy the comforts of the English countryside with 100 seasonal recipes to savor throughout the year and thoughtful essays about living farm-to-table—from British chef-turned-farmer Julius Roberts.
$35.00 US
Feb 13, 2024
7 x 10
Hardcover
320 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Emma
978-0-593-62247-6
Continuing the wildly successful Puffin in Bloom line of classics--illustrated by Anna Bond, the artist behind the renowned lifestyle brand Rifle Paper Co.
$17.00 US
Feb 13, 2024
5 x 7
Hardcover
592 Pages
Puffin Books
Age 12 and up

Hello, Friends!
Stories of Dating, Destiny, and Day Jobs
9781368095501
WELCOME TO A COMEDIC TRIP THROUGH THE LIFE OF ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S MOST EXCITING COMEDIANS. MEET DULCÉ SLOAN, WHOSE LIFE HAS BEEN AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY FILLED WITH LESSONS AND LAUGHTER. IN ADDITION TO DOING STAND-UP AROUND THE WORLD, DULCÉ IS A TRAINED ACTOR, SINGER, AND HAS BEEN A CORRESPONDENT ON THE DAILY SHOW ON COMEDY CENTRAL.
$27.99 US
Feb 06, 2024
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
256 Pages
Andscape Books

At My Italian Table
Family Recipes from My Cucina to Yours: A Cookbook
978-0-593-57986-2
Bring the joy of Italian living to your kitchen with 100 family-friendly Italian recipes from the social media star and beloved author of Laura in the Kitchen.
$32.50 US
Feb 27, 2024
7-7/16 x 9
Hardcover
272 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Why Does It Rain?
Weather with The Very Hungry Caterpillar
978-0-593-75018-6
Learn why it rains with the help of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!
$5.99 US
Feb 20, 2024
5 x 5
Board Book
10 Pages
World of Eric Carle
Age 1-3 years