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Letter from your independent Bookstore Dear Book Lover, Thank you for supporting your independent bookstore. We are proud be part of this community and happy to serve you. Enclosed you will find new and exciting books for everyone on your holiday gift list – We think we’ve captured something for all ages and all interests and put together a truly amazing catalog of books so you can find the perfect one for each person you care about. And we’ve made it easy for you to remember who gets what by including room in the catalog to jot down your ideas. After you’ve perused and jotted, the next step is to bring the catalog into our store and let us help you personally. There’s nothing like spending time in your local bookstore, culling the wisdom of our booksellers (who are also readers), and enjoying that bookstore ambience. During the holidays, it’s extra special. We look forward to helping you make your holidays the best ever. From our book loving family to yours, we wish you a very happy holiday season.

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Passport to Indie Stores

Join the party on Bookstore Day 2018, Saturday, April 28 at more than 50 indie bookstores throughout Northern California. Look for exclusive, one-of-a-kind, books and literary items from Colson Whitehead, Caitlin Moran, Dr. Seuss, Wendy McNaughton, plus BIG SURPRISES, giveaways, prizes, treats, and games. Celebrate your bookishness with your favorite local bookstores. All the info is here:

If you’re a book lover, April 2018 is your month to visit your favorite independent bookstores throughout Northern California. The more stores you visit, the more chances to win the library of new and fabulous books hand selected by booksellers as well as other great prizes. Pick up your passport in your local independent bookstore starting April 1, 2018. Winner announced on Independent Bookstore Day, April 28.


The Natural World


Everyone Gets


a book this year!

In these pages, you’ll discover a perfectly suited book for everyone on your list and probably more than a few for yourself! To help you keep track of who gets what, we’ve added space for your annotations. Mark it up and bring it with you when you visit our store!

2 THE NATURAL WORLD............................................................. 3 FOR THE SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS........................................... 4 FOR THE CREATIVE, ECCENTRIC & FUN LOVING............... 5 FOR LOVERS OF FICTION........................................................ 6 BIOGRAPHIES & HISTORIES FOR THE INTELLECTUALLY CURIOUS................................... 7 FOR BURGEONING CHEFS AND FOOD LOVERS................... 8 FOR ARMCHAIR & ACTIVE TRAVELERS................................ 9 INSPIRATION FOR ALL........................................................... 10 LETTER FROM YOUR INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE............

Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World Paul Murdin, et al | $59.95 What do NASA and Warhol have in common? Phaidon’s Universe. Following in the tradition of Map and Plant, this stunningly illustrated survey celebrates the universe from the ancient to the contemporary.



National Geographic | $40

Gregory Berns | $28 A pathbreaking neuroscientist discovers the link between human and animal minds. “A delightful, illuminating look at the minds and lives of our fellow creatures.” –Susan Casey, author of Voices in the Ocean

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Theodore Gray | $29.99 The long-awaited third installment in Theodore Gray’s bestselling “Elements” trilogy, Reactions puts a fascinating microscope on the molecular interactions at the foundation of our very being - literally.


Night Vision: Magical Photographs of Life After Dark

What It’s Like to be a Dog

Reactions: An Illustrated Exploration of Elements, Molecules, and Change in the Universe

The world is a different place after dark, and this magnificent photography book illuminates the wonders that emerge after sunset.

The Animals Among Us John Bradshaw | $28 The bestselling author of Dog Sense and Cat Sense explains why living with animals has always been a fundamental aspect of being human.

Where the Animals Go James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti | $39.95 For thousands of years, tracking animals meant following footprints. Now satellites, drones, camera traps, and cellphone networks reveal the natural world as never before. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive, data driven portrait of how creatures like otters, owls, turtles, and sharks navigate the world.

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For the Socially conscious HARPER PERENNIAL 2017 OLIVE EDITIONS Perfect for gifts, these enduring classics, fiction and non-fiction reprints from Harper are vibrant paperback originals that showcase new voices, boundary-pushing works, contemporary fiction, and intelligent nonfiction. The Olive Editions are small format editions of some of Harper’s bestselling titles with hip and beautiful designs. All Olive Editions are available for a limited time only.

Waiting For the Punch

The Revenge of Analog

Marc Maron and Brendan McDonald | $27.99

David Sax | $16.99

From the popular podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, comes a collection of life changing conversations with big names like Barack Obama, Amy Poehler, and Bruce Springsteen.

Bad Feminist

How to be Black

Roxane Gay | $10

Baratunde Thurston | $10

Devil in the Grove Gilbert King | $10

The Round House

Dust Tracks on a Road

Louise Erdrich | $10

Zora Neale Hurston | $10



Dolen Perkins-Valdez | $10

PICADOR MODERN CLASSICS The second series of Picador Modern Classics brings you four nonfiction works by four iconic female writers - Joan Didion, Hilary Mantel, Barbara Ehrenreich, and Susan Sontag. With a design that’s small enough to fit in your pocket and beautiful enough to standout on your bookshelf, these special editions feature cover art from Cecilia Carlstedt and make the perfect addition to any reader’s library.

Linda Hirshman $10

The Known World

Giving up the Ghost

Edward P. Jones $10

Hilary Mantel | $16

Nickel & Dimed

Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

Barbara Ehrenreich | $16

Stephen Greenblatt $27.95

Regarding the Pain of Others

Stephen Greenblatt, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning author of the SWERVE now breathes new life into the creation story of western civilization, Adam and Eve.

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This entertaining tour of the ascendancy of analog is a must-read for book lovers, vinyl enthusiasts, board game aficionados, or film photographers.

Susan Sontag | $16

Slouching Towards Bethlehem Joan Didion | $16

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gift & Art books Creative, eccentric & Fun loving

200 Women Who Will Change The Way You See The World Edited by Ruth Hobday, et al | $50 200 women from a variety of backgrounds are asked the same 5 questions. Their answers are inspiring stories of courage, love, and generosity. This timely and important book features women both famous and less familiar.

Blitt Barry Blitt | $40 A gorgeous, entertaining, and provocative compendium of the award-winning artist’s iconic illustrations for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and more.

This Book is a Planetarium Kelli Anderson | $40 Defying every expectation of what a book can be, this pop-up extravaganza transforms into six fully functional tools: a working planetarium projecting the constellations, a musical instrument complete with strings for strumming, a geometric drawing generator, an infinite calendar, a message decoder, and a speaker that amplifies sound.

Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy Matthew “Levee” Chavez | $24 A moving and inspiring photographic collection of notes from the famed Subway Therapy wall that achieved viral fame in 2016.

Remarkable Books DK | $30 A beautifully illustrated guide to more than 75 of the world’s most celebrated, rare, and seminal books and handwritten manuscripts ever produced, with discussions of their purpose, features, and creators.

Star Wars Made Easy Christian Blauvelt $19.99

My Miniature Library

If the Star Wars™ saga has you stumped, we’ve got your back. Star Wars Made Easy answers questions about the movies, the Star Wars universe, and much more!

Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini | $19.99

Annie Leibovitz Portraits 2005-2016 Annie Leibovitz and Alexandra Fuller $89.95 A new collection of more than 150 remarkable portraits from one of the most influential photographers of our time, featuring extraordinary images of the people who shape our culture - from artists, performers, and musicians to scientists, athletes, and political figures.

This adorable kit contains everything you need to make 30 beautifully illustrated doll-sized books, ranging from illustrated fairytales to books of birds and flowers, plus blank books for you to complete yourself. It comes with a miniature bookcase and the box transforms into a library scene. Great for crafting book lovers.

The Art Museum Phaidon Editors $59.95 Housing the finest art collection ever assembled, this revised, reformatted edition of the groundbreaking Phaidon book offers the museum experience without the boundaries of space and time.

Dave Eggers | $29.99


Legendary photographer Fred Lyon invites readers to revel in San Francisco at its most mysterious. 200 duotone photographs evoke the cinematic glamour of a bygone age.

Stewart Harvey | $50

Roz Chast | $28

In his first art book, acclaimed writer Dave Eggers pairs his drawings of animals with humorous or biblical text. The results are wry, oddly anthropomorphic tableaus that create a very entertaining and eccentric body of work from one of today’s leading culture makers.

Fred Lyon | $40

Playa Fire Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York

Ungrateful Mammals

San Francisco Noir

An essential, lovingly hilarious illustrated guide/ ode to New York City by the beloved cartoonist Roz Chast. A perfect gift.

A stunning visual and narrative homage - featuring more than 100 black & white and color photographs, many never before seen that captures the wonder and metaphysical power of Burning Man past, present, and future, and the magic that draws us to it, by the ultimate Burning Man insider.

for Lovers of Fiction

A Column of Fire



The Dark Lake

Ken Follett | $36

Annalee Newtiz | $25.99

Dan Brown | $29.95

Sarah Bailey | $26

International bestselling author Ken Follett’s Kingsbridge series now continues with the magnificent new epic, A Column of Fire.

Is freedom possible in a culture where everything, even people, can be owned? Find out in the highly anticipated debut novel from the founder of io9.

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, and art into this new novel featuring Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon.

In a suspense thriller to rival Paula Hawkins and Tana French, a detective with secrets of her own hunts the killer of a woman who was the glamorous star of their high school.

A Legacy of Spies

It Devours! Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor | $21.99

The Resurrection of Joan Ashby

Manhattan Beach

John le Carré | $28 The undisputed master returns with a riveting new book - his first Smiley novel in more than twenty-five years.

A page-turning mystery exploring the intersections of faith and science, the growing relationship between two young people who want desperately to trust each other, and the terrifying, toothy power of the Smiling God, It Devours! will entertain both fans of Welcome to Night Vale and those discovering its extraordinary world for the first time.

Cherise Wolas | $27.99 The Indie Next selection about a woman who struggles with the sacrifices required by motherhood and how an unthinkable betrayal confirms her deepest fears.

Jennifer Egan | $28 This spectacular, long-awaited novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad. Manhattan Beach is a masterful, intimate exploration of a transformative moment in the lives of women and men, America and the world.

The Child Finder Rene Denfeld | $25.99 A haunting, richly atmospheric, and deeply suspenseful novel from the acclaimed author of The Enchanted about an investigator who must use her unique insights to find a missing little girl. The Child Finder is a breathtaking, exquisitely rendered literary page-turner about redemption, the line between reality and memories and dreams, and the human capacity to survive.

See What I Have Done Sarah Schmidt | $26 In this riveting debut novel, Sarah Schmidt recasts one of the most fascinating murder cases of all time into an intimate story of a volatile household and a family devoid of love. “Lizzie Borden took an ax, and gave her mother 40 whacks….”


Biographies & Histories for the intellectually curious

France is a Feast Alex Prud’homme and Katie Pratt | $35 This collection of arresting and intimate photos taken by Paul Child to document his life in France with wife, Julia, also tells the story of her discovering French cooking and the French way of life.

Leonardo da Vinci

Real American


Sons and Soldiers

Walter Isaacson | $35

Julie Lythcott-Haims | $27

Michael Korda | $29.95

Leonardo da Vinci was history’s most creative genius. Walter Isaacson, acclaimed author of Steve Jobs and Einstein, weaves together Leonardo’s art and science in this exciting new biography.

A fearless debut memoir in which beloved and bestselling How to Raise an Adult author Julie Lythcott-Haims pulls no punches in her recollections of growing up a biracial black woman in America.

Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of World War II and the great events that led to Dunkirk - one of the most heroic episodes of the war.

Bruce Henderson $28.99



Ron Chernow | $40 Pulitzer Prize-winner and biographer of Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, and John D. Rockefeller, Ron Chernow returns with a comprehensive and gripping portrait of one of our most complicated presidents, Ulysses S. Grant.

Joining the ranks of Unbroken, Band of Brothers, and Boys in the Boat, Henderson’s Sons and Soldiers is little-known saga of young German Jews who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, came of age in America, then returned to Europe at enormous personal risk as members of the U.S. Army to play a key role in the Allied victory.

Logical Family


Armistead Maupin $27.99

Sarah Thebarge | $22

In this long-awaited memoir, the beloved author of the bestselling Tales of the City series chronicles his odyssey from the old South to freewheeling San Francisco, and his evolution from curious youth to ground-breaking writer and gay rights pioneer.

Sarah Thebarge ponders the intersection of faith and medicine in this insightful narrative of her medical mission trip to Togo, West Africa.

Lydia Kand and Nate Pedersen | $22.95 Looking back with fascination and dark, knowing humor, Quackery recounts the lively, at times unbelievable, history of medical misfires and malpractices. With vintage illustrations, photographs, and advertisements throughout, Quackery reveals a disturbing side of the ever-evolving field of medicine.

Tenements, Towers, & Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City Julia Wertz | $29.99 Based on the popular illustrated columns by cartoonist Julia Wertz, Tenements, Towers & Trash depicts the raw, hilarious, and unconventional portrait of New York like you’ve never seen it.


Where the Past Begins

Heather Harpham | $27

Amy Tan | $28.99

A shirt-grabbing, page-turning love story that follows a one-of-a-kind family through twists of fate that require nearly unimaginable choices.

In Where the Past Begins, bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement Amy Tan is at her most intimate in revealing the truths and inspirations that underlie her extraordinary fiction, delving into vivid memories of her traumatic childhood, confessions of self-doubt in her journals, and heartbreaking letters to and from her mother.


For burgeoning chefs & Food lovers

Bread is Gold

David Tanis Market Cooking

Cooking at Home with Bridget & Julia America’s Test Kitchen $35

America: The Cookbook

Best Food Writing 2017

Massimo Bottura, et al $39.95

Gabrielle Langholtz, et al | $49.95

Holly Hughes | $16.99

The world-renowned and influential chef Massimo Bottura presents the first book to take a holistic look at the subject of food waste, offering inspiring recipes from 60 of his fellow leading chefs, including Mario Batali and Alain Ducasse.

David Tanis’s biggest and most ambitious book yet: a true teaching book, organized ingredient by ingredient, with over 200 satisfying recipes and variations that showcase what makes each ingredient special.

Peek into the daily lives of Bridget and Julia, television stars of America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country, with behind-the-scenes stories and photographs along with the variations, entertaining tips, and kitchen shortcuts they use when making the recipes for their families.


Deepa’s Secrets

Red Wine

Smitten Kitchen Every Day

Nadine Levy Redzepi $35

Deepa Thomas | $24.99

Deb Perelman | $35

Noma’s Nadine Levy Redzepi elevates simple comfort food flavors to elegant new heights in a debut cookbook that blurs the line between everyday and special occasion.

Kevin Zraly, Jeff Jenssen, Mike DeSimone $27.95

Take a culinary road trip across the country with authentic recipes from every state and contributions from 100 food experts and chefs, including Alice Waters and Jonathan Gold.

The eighteenth edition of the classic food writing anthology that serves up “a menu of delicious food, colorful characters, and tales of strange and wonderful food adventures” (Booklist) as written by seasoned journalists, star chefs, and up-and-coming food bloggers.

Air Fry Genius Meredith Laurence $24.95 The Blue Jean Chef, QVC on-air personality, and air frying authority Meredith Laurence teaches you how to use any air fryer to make easy, delicious meals with less guilt than traditional frying. Includes 100+ recipes.

Written with Deb Perelman’s trademark humor and gorgeously illustrated with her own photographs, Smitten Kitchen Every Day is filled recipes that are unfussy to make with triumphant results.

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

David Tanis | $40

This slow carb new Indian cuisine cookbook is richly beautiful, combining artfully scattered notes and hints with personal stories, making it reminiscent of the earliest Moosewood Cookbook in its tone and inviting narrative.

Stock the Crock Phyllis Good | $21.99 From the New York Times bestselling author of the blockbuster Fix-It and Forget-It series, comes an all-new slow-cooker bible that delivers healthier, updated classics for the modern cook.

Samin Nosrat | $35 With charming narrative, delightfully illustrated walkthroughs, and a lighthearted approach to kitchen science, Nostrat distills decades of professional experience into four elements: salt, fat, acid, heat.


This definitive compendium explains how red wine is made, how the winemaking process affects taste, and each chapter profiles a variety or style with comprehensive at-a-glance information covering tasting notes, food pairings, and recommended wines from bargains to splurges.

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For armchair & Active Travelers MORE FOOD

Veganomicon 10th anniversary edition

Valerie’s Home Cooking

The Blue Apron Cookbook

Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero | $35

Valerie Bertinelli | $30

Blue Apron Culinary Team | $39.99

Vegan powerhouses Isa Moskowitz and Terry Romero bring their beloved cookbook up-to-date with 25 new dishes, updates throughout for more than 250 recipes, stunning color photos, and tips for making your kitchen a vegan paradise.

In her newest cookbook, Valerie’s Home Cooking, sitcom celebrity and Food Network host Valerie Bertinelli shares over 100 recipes for making comfort food with a modern twist. With innovative flavor combinations, these recipes transform traditional comforting classics into crave worthy and exciting dishes made to be shared with family and friends.

The Joy of Cooking for a new generation: a collection of easy-to-make, delicious, and original recipes from the kitchens of Blue Apron - the beloved national meal-delivery service - featuring 165 step-by-step, technique-driven dishes that will transform novice cooks into confident home chefs and will excite experienced cooks too.

The Un-Discovered Islands Malachy Tallack | $20 The Un-Discovered Islands explores two dozen places of decidedly human origin, whether they are the products of imagination, deception, or simply human error. They are phantoms, fakes, and legends, brought to life through beautiful illustrations from award-winning artist Katie Scott.

Lonely Planet’s Atlas of Adventure Atlas of Beer Moon California Camping

Moon Northern California Hiking

Tom Stienstra | $24.99

Tom Stienstra and Ann Marie Brown | $21.99

Award-winning outdoors writer and San Francisco Chronicle columnist Tom Stienstra reveals California’s best campgrounds in the 20th edition of this classic guide.

The definitive guide to Northern California’s best hiking trails, for beginners and experts alike, from seasoned outdoors experts Tom Stienstra and Ann Marie Brown.

Nancy Hoalst-Pullen and Mark W. Patterson | $40.00 This visually stunning and comprehensive beer atlas includes more beers and more countries than any other book of its kind.

Lonely Planet | $35 Don’t just walk on the wild side - hike, climb, cycle, surf and even parachute. This encyclopedia for thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies features the best outdoor experiences across the world - making it the ultimate introduction to an exciting new world of adventure.

Ultimate Journeys for Two: Extraordinary Destinations on Every Continent Mike and Anne Howard | $26.99 Written by the founders of, this inspiring book reveals hidden-gem destinations and insider tips for unforgettable couples’ travel.

The California Field Atlas Obi Kaufmann | $45 This lavishly illustrated atlas takes readers off the beaten path and outside normal conceptions of California, revealing its myriad ecologies, topographies, and histories in exquisite maps and trail paintings. Based on decades of exploring the backcountry of the Golden State, artist-adventurer Obi Kaufmann blends science and art to illuminate the multifaceted array of living, connected systems like no book has done before.

Van Life: Your Home on the Road

From Napa with Love: Who to Know, Where to Go, and What Not to Miss

Foster Huntington $24.99

Alexis Traina | $24.99 From Napa with Love is equal parts travel - and lifestyle-guide, featuring itineraries, interviews, sidebars, recipes, and entertaining 101s, providing insider information about the best the area has to offer, as well as tips on how to bring home that much-envied Napa lifestyle.

The ultimate collection of road trip inspiration, perfect for travel junkies yearning to satisfy their wanderlust and live off the beaten path.


Inspiration for All G I F T S T H AT G I V E

The Tiny Book of Tiny Pleasures Irene Smit and Astrid Van Der Hulst | $9.95 The little things in life are the best things in this small, whimsically illustrated celebration of what makes life happy, rich, and full of joy. Created by the editors of Flow magazine, The Tiny Book of Tiny Pleasures is a celebration of slowing down and appreciating the simple moments of life—all you have to do is take notice.


A Book That Takes Its Time

Practice You: A Journal

Irene Smit and Astrid Van Der Hulst | $27.50

Elena Brower | $16.95

A celebration of creativity, beautiful illustration, a love for paper, and life’s little pleasures. Unique in the way it mixes reading and doing, A Book That Takes Its Time is a mindfulness retreat between two covers.

For those compelled to the pen and page, yoga luminary and artist Elena Brower invites us to gather our own wisdom through writing, self-inquiry, and reflection.

Blue Ocean Shift W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne $28 A practical guide for managers and entrepreneurs wanting to apply the business theory presented in the 3.6 million copy global bestseller Blue Ocean Strategy.

The Kinfolk Entrepreneur Nathan Williams | $35 From the author of the widely popular Kinfolk Table and Kinfolk Home, this inspiring compilation offers a window into the rituals, wisdom, and motivations of 35 creative entrepreneurs from around the world.

The Book of Joy Journal A Year of Tiny Pleasures (2018 Calendar) Irene Smit and Astrid Van Der Hulst | $14.99 The calendar from Flow that celebrates the little things in life that make us happy.

The Wisdom of Sundays Oprah Winfrey | $27.99

Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams | $17

Oprah Winfrey showcases gems of insight that inspiring spiritual leaders of our time have shared with her on the enriching series, Super Soul Sunday.

This companion to the instant New York Times bestseller The Book of Joy guides journalers with inspiring quotes from the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu to help them find joy in their own lives.

It Came From Beyond Zen! More Practical Advice from Dogen, Japan’s Greatest Zen Master Brad Warner | $16.95 The follow-up to the very popular Don’t Be a Jerk, author Brad Warner recasts Dogen’s work into simple, everyday language with humor and pop-culture references, inviting Japan’s greatest Zen master into modern times.

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Discipline Equals Freedom Jocko Willink | $24.99 Find your will, find your discipline, and you will find your freedom. In Discipline Equals Freedom, the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Extreme Ownership describes how he lives that mantra: the mental and physical disciplines he imposes on himself in order to achieve freedom in all aspects of life.

WTF? Tim O’Reilly | $29.99 Silicon Valley’s leading intellectual and the founder of O’Reilly Media explores the upside and the potential downsides of our future - what he calls the “next economy.” In WTF? he shares the evolution of his intellectual development, applying his approach to a number of challenging issues we will face as citizens, employees, business leaders, and a nation.

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Children’s Books BOARD BOOKS Children’s books contents

In these pages, you’ll discover a perfectly suited book for every child on your list, from ages 0 to 18. Ages are noted on each book to help you find the best selection for the child you love. To help you keep track of who gets what, we’ve added space for your annotations. Mark it up and bring it with you when you visit our store!

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Crinkle, Crinkle Little Star Justin Krasner | $12.95 Take an interactive journey through the nighttime sky in this innovative tactile board book. Crinkle Crinkle, Little Star reimagines a beloved bedtime lullaby and marries it to a unique touch-andfeel format. Illustrated by Emma Yarlett. Ages 2+

Twinkle, Twinkle ABC Barney Saltzberg $12.95 From the author of Hug This Book!, this whimsically illustrated board book features lyrics that truly blend seamlessly into a catchy musical mash-up for the toddler set. Ages 2+


Good Day, Good Night

A Charlie Brown Christmas: Deluxe Edition Indestructibles (series) | $5.95/each Creep! Crawl! Amy Pixton Jingle Baby Kate Merrit Love You Baby Stephan Lomp Things That Go! Stephan Lomp Welcome Baby Stephan Lomp New irresistible additions to the popular Indestructible series. With over 2.7 million copies in print, each book is 100% chew proof, rip proof and bend proof, making the perfect gift for newborns or expectant families. Ages 0+

Charles M. Schulz $19.99 This deluxe edition of the beloved holiday story features a cloth cover, lush foil stamping, and incredible illustrations! It’s the perfect gift for fans of Peanuts and the classic Christmas special. Ages 4+

Margaret Wise Brown $18.99

Creepy Pair of Underwear Aaron Reynolds | $17.99 From the celebrated team behind Creepy Carrots!, Aaron Reynolds and Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown, comes a hilarious (and just a little creepy) story of a brave rabbit and a very weird pair of underwear. Illustrated by Peter Brown. Ages 4+

This recently discovered picture book text by beloved children’s book author Margaret Wise Brown features her signature word pattern from the classic Goodnight Moon that has soothed generations of children to sleep. Paired with Loren Long’s stunningly gorgeous illustrations, readers will take comfort in the reassuring world of the little bunny. Ages 2+

Coco: Miguel and the Grand Harmony Matt de la Pena | $18.99 Disney Pixar’s Coco is the celebration of a lifetime, where the discovery of a generations-old mystery leads to a most extraordinary and surprising family reunion. Featuring a beautiful original story based on the characters of the Pixar Studios film, as well as vibrant stylized artwork, this title is sure to appeal to readers of all ages. Illustrated by Ana Ramirez. Ages 4+

Tacos! An Interactive Recipe Book Lotta Nieminen | $14.95 This new addition to the popular “Cook in a Book” series allows young chefsto-be to prepare tacos through the magic of paper engineering. Ages 4+

What Does Baby Want?

Happy Dreamer

Tupera Tupera | $12.95

Picture book and creativity guru Peter H. Reynolds brings us a universally poignant celebration of the colorful spectrum of what it means to dream and the many ways to find happy! While the world tells us to sit still, to follow the rules, and to color inside the lines, Happy Dreamer celebrates all those moments in between when the mind and spirit soar. Ages 5+

Peter H. Reynolds | $17.99

What Does Baby Want? is the funny, frank, and refreshingly honest tale of a baby satisfied by only one thing. A must for newborns and their mothers. Ages 0+


Children’s Books PICTURE BOOKS

Star Wars: BB-8 on the Run

Inky’s Great Escape Casey Lyall | $16.95 Based on a true story, Inky’s Great Escape follows a Houdini-esque octopus as he performs his greatest escape act. Tired from his exciting life in the ocean, Inky retires to the aquarium where he regales his tankmate Blotchy with tales of adventures. Ages 4+

Drew Daywalt | $18.99

Love, Santa Martha Brockenbrough | $17.99 This transformative tale spins a universal childhood experience into a story about love, giving, and the spirit of Christmas. Ages 6+

Runny Babbit Returns Shel Silverstein $19.99 The star of Shel Silverstein’s hugely bestselling poetry collection is back in Runny Babbit Returns! This collection of forty-one never-before-published poems and drawings features the playful Runny Babbit and many other favorite characters who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own. Ages 4+

The Book of Mistakes Corinna Luyken $18.99 By incorporating accidental splotches, spots, and misshapen things into her art, one artist shows that the biggest “mistakes” can lead to the brightest ideas. Ages 4+

When BB-8 is separated from his master, Poe Dameron, on the lonely desert planet of Jakku, he has no choice but to keep rolling. It’s all up to him to get a top-secret map back to the Resistance so they can find Luke Skywalker and save the galaxy from the evil First Order. Ages 5+

It Takes a Village Hillary Rodham Clinton | $19.99 Inspired by the themes of her classic bestselling book It Takes a Village, Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton’s first picture book tells a heartwarming and universal story of how a community coming together can make a better world. Illustrated by Marla Frazee. Ages 4+

The Antlered Ship Dashka Slater | $17.99 An inquisitive fox sets off on a seafaring voyage with a crew of deer and pigeons in this enchanting tale of friendship and adventure. Illustrated by Terry & Eric Fan. Ages 4+

The Bad Mood and the Stick

Princesses Wear Pants

Lemony Snicket | $17.99

Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim | $17.95 From NBC’s TODAY co-anchor Savannah Guthrie and educator Allison Oppenheim comes an empowering fairy tale with a twist. Princesses Wear Pants follows the unflappable Princess Penelope Pineapple, who knows how to get the job done while staying true to herself. Ages 3+

Sarabella’s Thinking Cap

Uni The Unicorn and The Dream Come True

Judy Schachner $17.99

Amy Krouse Rosenthal | $17.99

Sarabella is always daydreaming. It can be hard to focus on school work, but luckily, Sarabella has an understanding teacher who helps her come up with an idea to show everyone exactly who she is. Ages 4+

Discover the magic of believing and friendship with the long awaited sequel to the New York Times bestseller Uni the Unicorn is finally here from the beloved Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Ages 3+

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From the New York Times bestselling author Lemony Snicket comes a witty, deadpan tale of the mysterious ways that bad moods move through the world. Illustrated by Matthew Forsythe. Ages 4+

There’s Nothing To Do! Dev Petty | $16.99 The perfect gift for every kid who’s ever said, “I’m bored!” This tremendously funny story lets kids know that having nothing to do doesn’t have to be boring. Illustrated by Mike Boldt. Ages 3+

Children’s Books E A R LY R E A D E R S


Relatable characters and awesome mysteries pair up with animal information kids need and want to know. This unique series combines the best of narrative and reference for readers who want cool animal stories as they start to read on their own. Ages 7+

Dolphin Rescue

Puppy Rescue Riddle

Catherine Nichols, Animal Planet | $5.95

Catherine Nichols, Animal Planet | $5.95

Farm Friends Escape!

Zoo Camp Puzzle

Gail Herman, Animal Planet | $5.95

Gail Herman, Animal Planet | $5.95

The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions

The Nocturnals: The Moonlight Meeting

Tracey Hecht | $8.99

Tracey Hecht & Rumur Dowling | $5.99

The Nocturnals by Tracey Hecht features three unlikely friends: Dawn the fox, Tobin the pangolin and Bismark the sugar glider. Every mystery adventure plays out in their nighttime world with humor. “The characters are delightful.” R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps. Ages 6+

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A new a humorous early reader book featuring The Nocturnal Brigade. Discover how Dawn the serious fox, Tobin a sweet pangolin and Bismark the loud-mouthed sugar glider learn about friendship and sharing. Great for Read Aloud! Ages 6+

All’s Faire in Middle School Victoria Jamieson | $12.99 First crushes… Friend drama… And… jugglers? Impy learns it’s not so easy being a noble knight-in-training in middle school. From the author of the New York Times bestseller, Roller Girl. Ages 9+

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Illustrated Edition J.K. Rowling | $39.99 An extraordinary creative achievement by an extraordinary talent, Jim Kay’s inspired reimagining of J.K. Rowling’s classic series has captured a devoted following worldwide. This stunning new fully illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban delivers breathtaking scenes and unforgettable characters. Ages 8+

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus Dusti Bowling | $14.95 Aven Green loves to tell people that she lost her arms in an alligator wrestling match, or a wildfire in Tanzania, but the truth is she was born without them. When she moves across the country with her parents, she becomes the center of unwanted attention at her new school and will have to answer the question over and over again. Ages 8+

Click’d Tamara Ireland Stone $17.99

The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine

New York Times best-selling author Tamara Ireland Stone combines friendship, coding, and lots of popcorn in her fun and empowering middle-grade debut. Ages 9+

Mark Twain and Philip Stead | $24.99

The Secret of Nightingale Wood

Introducing a never-before-published children’s story from Mark Twain, brought to life by Philip and Erin Stead, creators of the Caldecott Medal-winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee. Ages 9+

Lucy Strange | $16.99

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A beautifully tangled story of friendship, fairy tales, and family secrets for those who loved Pax and The War That Saved My Life. Ages 9+

The Dam Keeper Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi | $19.99

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Based on the Oscar-nominated animated short film of the same name, this vibrantly drawn graphic novel centers around one pig’s efforts to keep a deadly black fog at bay. Ages 7+



Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 12: The Getaway Jeff Kinney | $13.95 Greg Heffley and his family are getting out of town. With the cold weather and the stress of the approaching holiday season, the Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Ages 8+

Dork Diaries #12

The Apprentice Witch

Rachel Renée Russell | $13.99

James Nicol | $16.99 With every spirit banished, creature helped, and spell cast, Arianwyn starts to get the hang of being a witch - even if she’s only an apprentice. But the worst still lies ahead. For a sinister darkness has begun to haunt her spells, and there may be much more at stake than just her pride . . . for Arianwyn and the entire land. Ages 8+

In Nikki’s newest diary, she faces an unexpected crush catastrophe! The new kid likes her, but Brandon’s been Nikki’s crush for a year! Ages 9+

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Jessica Townsend | $17.99 For Harry Potter and Neil Gaiman fans, this enchanting new series is about a cursed girl who finds herself tested beyond her wildest imagination in a magical world. Ages 9+

The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid Colin Meloy | $17.99 The Invention of Hugo Cabret meets Oliver Twist in this totally original, humorous, and fastpaced middle grade novel about a band of child pickpockets, from the creators of the New York Times bestselling Wildwood Chronicles. Illustrated by Carson Ellis. Ages 8+

His Dark Materials Trilogy

The Magic Misfits

Philip Pullman | $12.99/each

Neil Patrick Harris $16.99 From beloved award-winning actor, Neil Patrick Harris, comes the magical first book in a new series with plenty of tricks up its sleeve. Ages 8+

Philip Pullman’s trilogy is a masterpiece that transcends genre and appeals to readers of all ages. His heroine, Lyra, is an orphan living in a parallel universe in which science, theology, and magic are entwined. The epic story that takes us through the three novels is a spellbinding adventure featuring armored polar bears, magical devices, witches, and daemons. Ages 10+

The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Volume 1) Philip Pullman | $22.99 The search for Dust begins in Volume I of an epic new trilogy set in the world of His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman, the #1 bestselling author of The Golden Compass. Ages 14+


Children’s Books Y O U N G A D U LT S


DK Children’s Encyclopedia DK | $24.99 A brand-new, traditional general reference title for kids that encompasses all that DK is about: age-appropriate, jargon-free text accompanied by detailed images on a variety of topics all in one place, from science and nature to history and the arts. Ages 7+

Book of Bones Gabrielle Balkan $19.95 Inspired by popular books of world records, this humorous and informative exploration of animal anatomy presents fascinating animal trivia alongside vivid, tactile illustrations sure to captivate young fact-finders. Ages 8+

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LEGO Make Your Own Movie: 100% Official LEGO Guide to Stop Motion Animation Editors of KLUTZ | $24.99 Bring your LEGO minifigures to life with this beginner-friendly guide to stop-motion animation. Ten ‘Mini Movies’ walk you through using your phone, tablet, or computer to make short, funny clips with step-by-step instructions. Ages 8+

The Most Dangerous Book

All the Crooked Saints Maggie Stiefvater | $19.99 Maggie Stiefvater has been called “a master storyteller” by USA Today and “wildly imaginative” by Entertainment Weekly. Now, with All the Crooked Saints, she gives us the extraordinary story of an extraordinary family, a masterful tale of love, fear, darkness, and redemption. Ages 12+

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo F. C. Yee | $18.99 Set in the Bay Area, this epic YA debut draws from Chinese folklore, features a larger-than-life heroine, and perfectly balances the realities of Genie’s grounded high school life with the absurd supernatural world she finds herself commanding. Ages 14+

School of Awake: A Girl’s Guide to the Universe

Daniel Nayeri | $22.95 A rich and lively illustrated history of archery with an ingenious and interactive package – The Most Dangerous Book actually turns into a fully functional bow and includes card-stock arrows and targets. Ages 8+

Kidada Jones | $18.95 Integrating consciousness and cool, this modern guide is a unique introduction to mind, body, and spirit consciousness for girls who care about their well-being. Q&As, ceremonies, crafts, and even recipes remind, affirm, and inspire. Ages 14+

Tool of War Paolo Bacigalupi | $17.99 From New York Times bestselling and multi-award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi comes the third novel set in the dark future established in his Printz Award-winner Ship Breaker.Ages 13+

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