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The Holiday Season’s Best of the Independent Northwest 2019

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The Shortest Day Susan Cooper illus. by Carson Ellis In this seasonal treasure, Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper’s beloved poem heralds the winter solstice, illuminated by Northwest artist and Caldecott Honoree Carson Ellis’ striking illustrations. $17.99  (ages 5+) Candlewick Press

Turn Around Time: A Walking Poem for the Pacific Northwest David Guterson illus. by Justin Gibbens The ultimate Northwest gift: a narrative poem about trails and hiking, wilderness and wonder, aging and myth—by one of the region’s most beloved writers. $21.95  Mountaineers Books

A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith Timothy Egan Following an ancient pilgrimage route, the awardwinning and bestselling Northwest writer explores the past and future of Christianity in his most personal book yet. $28.00  Viking

The Little Winter Book of Gnomes Kirsten Sevig A charming collection of Scandinavian wisdom accented by whimsical illustrations—the perfect gift to inspire readers to take joy in all of winter’s little happy-makers. $12.95  Countryman Press


Rustic Joyful Food: My Heart’s Table Danielle Kartes photos by Jeff Hobson and Michael Kartes Home cook and former restaurateur Kartes brings readers into her family kitchen, offering simple, delicious meals that are nothing more or less than a conduit for love. $29.99  Sourcebooks

The Pacific Northwest Seafood Cookbook: Salmon, Crab, Oysters, and More Naomi Tomky 75 delicious recipes, reflecting the people who live in the region today, including Red Curry Mussels, IPA-Battered Cod, Dungeness Crab Deviled Eggs, and Pink Scallop Ceviche. $27.95  Countryman Press

This Particular Happiness: A Childless Love Story Jackie Shannon Hollis Oregon native Jackie Shannon Hollis explores cultural conditioning, identity, and the childless choice in her debut, praised by Cheryl Strayed as “a gloriously wise memoir.” $16.95  Forest Avenue Press

Outriders: Rodeo at the Fringes of the American West Rebecca Scofield Looking beyond the stereotypes of the quintessential sport of the American West, this book introduces readers to diverse rodeo communities thriving at the margins. $27.95  University of Washington Press

Catastrophe by the Sea Brenda Peterson illus. by Ed Young Created in partnership with the Seattle Aquarium, this charming tale about a lost cat helps young readers understand and appreciate the amazing wildlife found in tide pools. $16.99  (ages 6–9) West Margin Press

We Are Puget Sound: Discovering and Recovering the Salish Sea David Workman, Leonard Forsman, Mindy Roberts and Brian J. Cantwell photos by Brian Walsh Blending history and nature while examining the choices that lie ahead, this book will inspire citizens around the region to join in preserving our incredible Puget Sound. $29.95  Mountaineers Books


One Long River of Song: Notes on Wonder for the Spiritual and Nonspiritual Alike Brian Doyle A moving book of essays by a “born storyteller” (Seattle Times), who invites us into the miraculous and transcendent moments of the everyday. $27.00  Little, Brown & Co.

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The Witches Are Coming Lindy West The firebrand author of the acclaimed memoir and Hulu TV series Shrill returns with a new essay collection both laugh-out-loud funny and culturally incisive. $27.00  Hachette Books

A Thread So Fine Susan Welch In this beautifully crafted debut novel, the bond between two Midwestern sisters threatens to break when tragedy rocks their family amidst post-war societal shifts. $16.99  Faodail Publishing

Perpetua’s Kin Kopp Sisters on the March

Deep River

Amy Stewart Any Stewart’s fearless and unforgettable Kopp sisters return for some military discipline—whether they’re ready or not—as the U.S. prepares to enter World War I. $26.00 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Karl Marlantes This beautifully crafted saga about a family of Finnish immigrants settling in southwest Washington offers a powerful narrative of human suffering, perseverance, and reinvention. $30.00 Atlantic Monthly Press

M. Allen Cunningham A multigenerational mystery and reworking of Hamlet “set against the backdrop of an American century and alternating easily between prose and poetry.” (The Oregonian) $17.00 Atelier26 Books


Just Like Beverly: A Biography of Beverly Cleary

Think Smart, Be Fearless: A Biography of Bill Gates

Vicki Conrad, illus. by David Hohn

Sharon Mentyka, illus. by Vivien Mildenberger

The Growing to Greatness picture book biography series launches with Pacific Northwest icons Beverly Cleary and Bill Gates. Perfect for young readers chasing their dreams. $18.99 each  (ages 5–9)

One More River to Cross Jane Kirkpatrick Set in the winter of 1844 and based on true events, this compelling survival story by award-winning novelist Jane Kirkpatrick is full of grit and endurance. $15.99  Revell

Fragments of Fear Carrie Stuart Parks Danger lurks at every turn in this novel that reaches from a New Mexico Anasazi archaeological dig to the cutting edge of microtechnology and nano-chips. $16.99  Thomas Nelson

Hollow Kingdom Kira Jane Buxton A humorous, big-hearted, and boundlessly beautiful romp through the apocalypse —and what comes after— where even a cowardly crow can become a hero. $27.00 Grand Central Publishing

The Butterfly Girl Rene Denfeld The dark and haunting companion to The Child Finder; a riveting story of lost children and one haunted woman’s search for what may never be found. $26.99  Harper

Today We Go Home Kelli Estes The intersecting lives of two women, united in their service to country and separated by 150 years, form a moving tale about duty, hope, and healing. $15.99   Sourcebooks Landmark


The Rise of Wolf 8: Witnessing the Triumph of Yellowstone’s Underdog Rick McIntyre Wolf researcher and gifted storyteller Rick McIntyre chronicles the astonishing true story of one of the first wolves to roam Yellowstone in more than 60 years. $26.95  Greystone Books

A Wolf Called Wander Rosanne Parry illus.by Mónica Armiño One brave wolf. One dangerous journey to find a new home. One extraordinary story. One beautiful book, perfect for fans of Pax and Old Yeller. $16.99  (ages 8–12) Greenwillow Books

The End Is Always Near: Apocalyptic Moments from the Bronze Age Collapse to Nuclear Near Misses Dan Carlin A journey back in time that explores what happened— and what could have happened—from the award-winning creator of the wildly popular podcast Hardcore History. $29.99  Harper

Jake and Emma’s Island Getaway Jean Davies Okimoto illus. by Jeremiah Trammell When unlikely allies Jake and Emma escape a sheepherding contest, little do they know they might find the place where they were always meant to be. $10.00  (ages 4–8) Endicott & Hugh Books

BirdNote: Chirps, Quirks, and Stories of 100 Birds $22.95

BirdNote Journal: A Birdwatcher’s Companion $19.95

BirdNotes: 16 Notecards and Envelopes

Ellen Blackstone, illus. by Emily Poole For the bird-lover in your life, three special products from the popular public radio show, BirdNote: A keepsake book of stories and beautiful illustrations, a set of charming notecards, and a journal to keep track of the birds you encounter, with space to draw, jot, and create your life list.

$14.99


How to Raise a Reader Pamela Paul and Maria Russo illus. by Dan Yaccarino From the editors of The New York Times Book Review, a clear, practical guide for parents for raising a lifelong reader, from babies to teens. $19.95  Workman Publishing Company

Fantastic You Danielle Dufayet illus. by Jennifer Zivoin This charming story about self-empowerment and self-care shows little ones how to nurture the one special person who is always there— the special person that is YOU! $16.99  (ages 4–8) Magination Press

The Wild Unknown Archetypes Deck & Guidebook Kim Krans The revelatory power of archetypes—the ancient, universal symbols that reside deep within us—is evocatively illuminated in this box set of cards and guidebook. $39.99  HarperOne Also available

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Hundred: What You Learn in a Lifetime Heike Faller illus. by Valerio Vidali In Hundred, the simple pleasures and hard lessons of each age are gorgeously presented as a full color illustrated journey through the passage of time. $22.00  Celedon Books

The Illustrated Herbiary: Guidance and Rituals from 36 Bewitching Botanicals Insightful profiles of 36 familiar herbs, fruits, and flowers demonstrate how interacting with plants can be a form of meditation. Featuring beautiful, tarot-inspired illustrations.

Maia Toll illus. by Kate O’Hara $19.95 each

The Illustrated Bestiary: Guidance and Rituals from 36 Inspiring Animals A lushly illustrated guide to the symbolism of the animal kingdom, featuring profiles of 36 animals. Includes rituals and reflections to shape readers’ meditations.

Revolution of the Soul: Awaken to Love Through Raw Truth, Radical Healing, and Conscious Action Seane Corn Yoga teacher and activist Seane Corn shares pivotal accounts of her life enriched with spiritual teachings to help us heal, evolve, and change the world. $25.95  Sounds True

The Power of Now Journal Eckhart Tolle With carefully chosen excerpts from Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now, this lovely, vibrant, full-color journal will inspire insights and prompt contemplation, meditation, and relaxation. $17.00  New World Library


Like a Girl Lori Degman illus. by Mara Penny Create, prevail, change the world... like a GIRL! This celebration of international girl power honors a multitude of women who made a difference. $16.95  (ages 4–8) Sterling Children’s Books

Pride: The LGBTQ+ Rights Movement A Photographic Journey Christopher Measom This lavishly illustrated book commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, presenting an inspiring photographic journey through the LGBTQ+ Pride movement over the last century. $24.95  Sterling

Women: The National Geographic Image Collection National Geographic opens its century-old trove of 64 million photographs to select these iconic images that reveal and honor the lives of women from around the globe. $50.00  National Geographic

The Feminist Handbook Joanne L. Bagshaw, PhD Fight back using the practical, everyday tips and tools in this intersectional handbook designed to help you resist sexism, smash the patriarchy, and build a better world. $19.95 New Harbinger Publications

The GayBCs M. L. Webb This joyous, timely alphabet book of LGBTQ+ vocabulary, told with lively verse and brilliant illustrations, celebrates the beauty of embracing one’s true self. $14.99  (ages 4–8) Quirk Books

Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women Jane Hall $49.95

Great Women Artists Phaidon Editors $59.95

Celebrate the extraordinary contributions made by women to architecture and the arts with these two gorgeous, thought-provoking books. Wonderful gifts for creatives!


Joy of Cooking: 2019 Edition Fully Revised and Updated Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, Ethan Becker, John Becker and Megan Scott The trusted kitchen classic fully updated with 600 exciting new recipes and expertly researched reference material. A must-have for the seasoned cook and the kitchen novice! $40.00  Scribner

American Whiskey Richard Thomas Essential reading for both whiskey lovers and those looking to learn. The 300+ expressions from 100+ distilleries showcase how the national spirit thrives today. $35.00  Cider Mill Press

The Jewish Cookbook

The Silver Spoon Classic

Signature Dishes That Matter

Leah Koenig Featuring stories and recipes for home cooks everywhere, this definitive compendium introduces readers to 400+ recipes and culinary traditions from Jewish communities the world over. $49.95  Phaidon Press

The Silver Spoon Kitchen This luxurious collection of 170 of the best recipes from the world’s leading Italian cookbook, updated with all new photography and design, is perfect for any kitchen. $59.95  Phaidon Press

Christine Muhlke, Howie Kahn, and additional contributors A global celebration of 240 iconic restaurant dishes representing the course of culinary history over the past 300 years, curated by experts and organized chronologically. $49.95  Phaidon Press

The Joy of Seafood: The All-Purpose Seafood Cookbook Barton Seaver More than 900 recipes, featuring nearly 100 types of fish and shellfish, fill this incredibly comprehensive reference, compiled by an award-winning chef and sustainable food advocate. $35.00   Sterling Epicure


Comfortably Wild: The Best Glamping Destinations in North America Mike and Anne Howard Think outside the big-box hotels and discover North America’s most inspiring outdoor getaways in this first-of-its-kind guide from the creators of the acclaimed blog HoneyTrek.com. $29.95  Falcon Guides

How Things Work: The Inner Life of Everyday Machines Theodore Gray Theodore Gray, beloved for his bestselling book The Elements, reveals the extraordinary science, beauty, and history of everyday things. Witty and jam-packed with color photographs! $29.99  Black Dog & Leventhal

The Unique States of America: Can’t Miss Experiences Across the USA Lonely Planet From the tiny gold-rush town of Chicken, Alaska, to Las Vegas’ dazzling Neon Museum, discover this country’s most iconic—and unique—destinations and experiences. $30.00  Lonely Planet

An Atlas of Geographical Wonders: From Mountaintops to Riverbeds Gilles Palsky, Jean-Marc Besse, Philippe Grand, and Jean-Christophe Bailly Mesmerizing maps and stunning artwork of lands both real and fantastical capture the spirit of wonder and adventure from the 19th Century’s age of exploration. $50.00  Princeton Architectural Press

Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds: 100 New Ways to See the World Ian Wright A one-of-a-kind atlas of 100 full-color, infographic maps, each one revealing something about the world you’ve never considered before. Thought-provoking and flat-out fun. $19.95  The Experiment

National Geographic Almanac 2020 Whether you’re 12 or 112, satisfy your itch to know more about trending topics, big ideas, and the world with this absolutely addictive collection of photos, maps, infographics and more. $19.99  National Geographic


Edison Edmund Morris From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edmund Morris comes an extraordinary and revelatory new biography of Thomas Alva Edison, arguably the most prolific genius in American history. $38.00  Random House

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers Maxwell King Don’t miss this instant New York Times bestseller—the definitive biography of Fred Rogers, children’s television pioneer and American cultural icon. $18.00  Abrams Press

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: A Visual History Fred Rogers Productions, Tim Lybarger, Melissa Wagner, and Jenna McGuiggan Get a unique look behind the scenes of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood with exclusive photographs, original interviews, and a guide to the show’s beloved cast, characters, and more. $35.00  Clarkson Potter

Me: Elton John Elton John Rock legend Elton John reveals the truth about his life, his music, his relationships, and his mistakes in his first and only official autobiography. $30.00 Henry Holt & Co.

Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby Matthew Inman A brand-new collection of never-before-seen comics for cat lovers (and others) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author and creator of The Oatmeal. $14.99 Andrews McMeel Publishing

I AM C-3PO: The Inside Story Anthony Daniels Discover the untold story of one of Star Wars’ most iconic characters, C-3PO, told by the man who knows him best: actor Anthony Daniels. $24.99  DK © & TM 2019 LUCASFILM LTD. Used Under Authorization. © Anthony Daniels, 2019


Country Music: An Illustrated History Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns The colorful story of America’s most popular music and the singers who captivated, entertained, and consoled listeners throughout the 20th century—based on the PBS series. $55.00  Knopf

Woodstock: 50 Years of Peace and Music Daniel Bukszpan Return to the weekend that defined a generation with more than 100 interviews, set lists, and never-before-seen photographs celebrating those three magical days in August 1969. $29.99  Imagine

Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark The highly anticipated dual memoir/advice book perfectly captures the voices of the beloved hosts from the #1 hit comedy true crime podcast My Favorite Murder. $24.99  Forge Books

The Peanuts Papers Andrew Blauner A one-of-a-kind celebration of America’s greatest comic strip— and the life lessons it can teach us—from a stellar array of writers and artists. $24.95  Library of America

The White Man’s Guide to White Male Writers of the Western Canon Dana Schwartz illus. by Jason Adam Katzenstein A hilarious handbook for the wannabe literary elite—and those who laugh at them—narrated by the voice behind @GuyInYourMFA and illustrated by New Yorker cartoonist Katzenstein. $16.99  Harper Perennial


Royal Holiday Jasmine Guillory From the New York Times bestselling author comes a dazzling new novel about a spontaneous holiday vacation that turns into an unforgettable romance. $20.00  Berkley

The Lottery and Other Stories

The Hours Michael Cunningham

Shirley Jackson

A Single Man Christopher Isherwood

The Great Fire Shirley Hazzard

The Picador Modern Classics line pairs iconic books with a bold, elegant design that’s both small enough to fit in your pocket and unique enough to stand out on your bookshelf. Ask you bookseller about these four new titles, or the entire series. $16.00 each  Picador Modern Classics

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The Testaments Margaret Atwood In this brilliant sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the questions that have tantalized readers for decades. $28.95  Nan A. Talese/Doubleday

A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel Louise Penny Catastrophic spring flooding, attacks in the media, and a mysterious disappearance challenge Chief Inspector Armand Gamache in the latest by the #1 bestselling author. $28.99  Minotaur Books


The Giver of Stars Jojo Moyes A breathtaking story of five women and their journey through the mountains of Kentucky during Depressionera America, from the bestselling author of Me Before You. $28.00  Pamela Dorman Books

Out of Darkness, Shining Light Petina Gappah A dazzling, powerful novel about the ill-fated explorer David Livingstone and the extraordinary group of Africans who trekked 1,500 miles to ensure his body and his work returned to England. $27.00  Scribner

Hope Rides Again: An Obama Biden Mystery Andrew Shaffer After six months out of office, Joe Biden and Barack Obama team up in this fun, fast, cathartic read for anyone distressed by current events. $14.99  Quirk Books Don’t miss Joe and Barack’s first thriller, Hope Rides Again.

More great fiction from Best of the Northwest, pages 4–5.


The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs America’s Test Kitchen Kids Using kid-tested and approved recipes, both sweet and savory, America’s Test Kitchen has created THE baking cookbook every young chef needs on their shelf. $19.99   (ages 8–12) Sourcebooks Explore Also available

The Kids’ Book of Paper Love: Write. Craft. Play. Share. Irene Smit and Astrid van der Hulst A book of paper love just for kids! Pages and pages of beautiful paper for activities and crafting, plus plenty of Flow’s signature pull-out paper goodies. $19.95  (ages 7–14) Workman Publishing Company

Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof Ivy Claire While training at an elite sports academy, Rovi and Pretia use their newfound magic to battle a terrible evil. $16.99  (ages 10–14)

Legacy and the Queen Annie Matthew Legacy, a tennis prodigy with magical powers, must save the ones she loves using her athletic prowess, leadership skills, and courage. $16.99  (ages 10–18) From the creative mind of basketball legend—and lifelong reader—Kobe Bryant

Pages and Co.: The Bookwanderers Anna James An enchanting story about the magic of books and the power of imagination from debut author Anna James. Soon to be a major television series! $16.99  (ages 8–12) Philomel Books


The Secret Commonwealth (The Book of Dust, Volume Two) Philip Pullman Return to the parallel world of His Dark Materials and discover what comes next for Lyra, “one of fantasy’s most indelible heroines.” (The New York Times Magazine) $22.99  (ages 14+) Knopf Books for Young Readers

Call Down the Hawk Maggie Stiefvater Dreams, desire, death, and destiny swirl together ain this first book in the new Dreamer Trilogy, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author. $19.99  (ages 12+) Scholastic Press

Explorer Academy Series Trudi Trueit Danger, mystery, and a breathtaking adventure await Cruz Coronado when he joins an exclusive school for explorers. Plunged into a world of critical missions while also having to turn in his homework on time, Cruz must tackle the biggest question—who is out to get him, and why? This series is inspired by the real-life work of National Geographic explorers. (ages 8–12)  Under the Stars

The Nebula Secret (Book 1) $9.99

The Falcon’s Feather (Book 2) $16.99

The Double Helix (Book 3) $16.99

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The Illustrated Edition J. K. Rowling illus. by Jim Kay The fourth book in the beloved Harry Potter series, now illustrated in glorious full color by awardwinning artist Jim Kay. A must-have for all HP fans! $47.99  (ages 8+) Arthur A. Levine Books

Master of the Phantom Isle Brandon Mull Leaving behind the leafy woodlands of Fablehaven, the #1 NYT bestselling Dragonwatch series moves to a brand new world—an aquatic fantastical dragon sanctuary! $18.99  (ages 10+) Shadow Mountain


Guts

A Tale of Magic...

Best Friends

Raina Telgemeier A thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about growing up and gathering the courage to face—and conquer—one’s own fears. $12.99  (ages 8–12) Graphix

Chris Colfer Join Brystal Evergreen at Madame Weatherberry’s Academy of Magic in a new series from the #1 bestselling author of the Land of Stories. $18.99  (ages 8–12) Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Shannon Hale illus. by LeUyen Pham The bestselling creators of Real Friends return with a graphic memoir about popularity, first crushes, and finding your own path—perfect for best friends of all ages! $12.99  (ages 8–11) First Second

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid Jeff Kinney See the #1 bestselling Wimpy Kid world in a whole new way through Greg’s best friend Rowley Jefferson’s own journal! $13.99  (ages 8–12)

Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #14) Jeff Kinney An unexpected inheritance lets Greg Heffley’s family make big changes to their house. When the dust settles, will they stay—or will they need to get out of town? $14.99  (ages 8–12)

Dork Diaries 14: Tales from a Not-So-Best Friend Forever Rachel Renée Russell Nikki and her bandmates get ready for an AWESOME summer on tour as the opening act for the world famous Bad Boyz—what could go wrong? $13.99  (ages 9–13) Aladdin


Superheroes Without Capes: Discover the Super Powers of 20 Famous People, and Find Your Own, Too! Federica Magrin illus. by Isabella Grott Twenty “ordinary” people who achieved extraordinary things show that you don’t need a mask or cape or superpowers to be a hero—just courage, determination, and hard work. $16.95  (ages 9+) Sterling Children’s Books

This Is My World: Meet 84 Kids From Around the Globe Lonely Planet Kids In their own words, children from around the world share stories and photos of what’s unique about their lives, revealing the things they have in common. $19.99  (ages 6–8) Lonely Planet Kids

White Bird: A Wonder Story R. J. Palacio The #1 bestselling author of Wonder makes her graphic novel debut with an unforgettable story of the power of kindness and courage in a time of war. $24.99  (ages 8–12) Knopf Books for Young Readers

Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus Dusti Bowling The sequel to the critically acclaimed Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus follows Aven Green as she confronts her biggest challenge yet: high school. $16.95  (ages 8–12) Sterling Children’s Books

The Fountains of Silence

Frankly in Love

Ruta Sepetys Ruta Sepetys shines light into history’s darkest corners in this heart-wrenching novel about identity, unforgettable love, repercussions of war, and the hidden violence of silence. $18.99  (ages 12+) Philomel Books

David Yoon Two friends. One fake dating scheme. What could possibly go wrong? David Yoon’s debut novel is humorous, heartfelt, and ultimately unforgettable. $18.99  (ages 14+) G. P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers


The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh Supriya Kelkar illus. by Alea Marley Harpreet Singh loves his colors—but when his family moves to a new city, everything just feels gray. Can he find a way to make life bright again? $16.95  (ages 3–7) Sterling Children’s Books

Camilla, Cartographer Julie Dillemuth illus. by Laura Wood Young readers will discover the pleasures of exploration, maps, and mapmaking when a sudden snowstorm causes Camilla to forge—and map—her own path. $16.99  (ages 4–8) Magination Press

Help young readers spread their wings and fly to the moon this holiday season with two stunning picture books that celebrate independence and let creativity soar. Give the gift of stories by award-winning authors and illustrators, and take off into the new year. $18.99 each Neal Porter Books

Just In Case You Want to Fly

Music for Mister Moon

Julie Fogliano illus. by Christian Robinson

Philip C. Stead illus. by Erin E. Stead

Everything Awesome About Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Beasts! Mike Lowery From the creative brain of Mike Lowery, discover the ULTIMATE book about all things prehistoric! Featuring fun facts, dinosaur jokes, comics, timelines, and more! $16.99  (ages 7–10) Orchard Books

My Singing Nana Pat Mora illus. by Alyssa Bermudez For families dealing with Alzheimer’s, this compassionate story shows kids that although a loved one might change, there are always ways to maintain that special connection. $16.99  (ages 4–8) Maginaton Press


A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers Fred Rogers, illus. by Luke Flowers For the first time, 75 beloved songs from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood are collected in this illustrated treasury, sure to be cherished by generations of fans. $19.99  (ages 6–8) Quirk Books

Theodore Gray’s ABC Elements Theodore Gray, photos by Nick Mann Even the littlest science fans will love learning about the periodic table with this fascinating board book from the team behind the bestseller The Elements. $8.99  (ages 0–3) Black Dog & Leventhal

Wrinkles JR A lyrical, poignant ode in picture book format dedicated to wrinkles and the stories they tell, by the world-renowned photographer and public artist JR. $17.95  (ages 2–5) Phaidon Press

Red Yellow Blue Lysa Mullady illus. by Laurent Simon Red thinks that all the best things are red—until he discovers that cooperating with yellow and blue can open up a whole world of possibilities. $17.99  (ages 4–8) Magination Press

Mr. Nogginbody Gets a Hammer David Shannon Bestselling author David Shannon introduces a silly and subversive take on a familiar parable: If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. $17.95  (ages 3–6) Norton Young Readers

The Noctunals: The Kooky Kinkajou Tobin the pangolin, Bismark the sugar glider, and Dawn the fox are bored. So, when Karina the kinkajou comes along, she saves the day with imaginative play. Tracey Hecht, illus. by Josie Yee $5.99 each (ages 5–7)

FABLED FILMS PRESS The Nocturnals: The Chestnut Challenge The Nocturnals are playing checkers when Chandler the cheating chinchilla challenges their game! This Mom’s Choice Award book will delight readers and teach good sportsmanship.


The Illustrated Treasury of Classic Children’s Stories Charles Santore Charles Santore’s gorgeous illustrations perfectly capture the timeless spirit of 14 classic stories—a volume sure to take pride of place in homes for generations. $39.95  (ages 4+) Cider Mill Press

I Spy Christmas: A Book of Picture Riddles Jean Marzollo, illus. by Walter Wick From Santa to silver bells, celebrate all things festive for the season with this holiday classic, now with new bonus riddles and a new search-and-find look.

$14.99  (ages 3–5) Cartwheel Books

The Crayons’ Christmas Drew Daywalt illus. by Oliver Jeffers ’Tis the season for us to write our holiday wishlists. But even the crayons know that the best presents are the ones that you give away. $19.99  (ages 3–7) Penguin Workshop

Angelina Ballerina Katharine Holabird, illus. by Helen Craig In an encore appearance, Angelina Ballerina returns in this refreshed new edition of her classic tale for a whole new generation of young ballerinas. $17.99  (ages 4–8) Little Simon

Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum Dr. Seuss, illus. by Andrew Joyner A never-before-published Dr. Seuss book about creating and looking at art. Like a visit to a great museum—but with a horse as your guide! $18.99  (ages 7+) Random House Books for Young Readers

Armstrong Special Edition: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon Torben Kuhlmann Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, this limited edition picture book lets Torben Kuhlmann’s adventurous mouse transport readers to the moon and beyond. $19.95  (ages 8–12) NorthSouth Books

Also available $19.95 each


The Wonders of Nature Ben Hoare Uncover amazing facts, myths, and legends behind 100 remarkable things found in nature through incredible photographs and illustrations—the perfect book for every curious kid. $19.99  (ages 7–10) DK Children

Extinct: An Illustrated Exploration of Animals That Have Disappeared Lucas Riera, illus. by Jack Tite This gorgeously illustrated tribute to animals we have lost over the past century aims to create awareness and inspire children to act responsibly toward their environment. $19.95  (ages 7–10) Phaidon Press

Can You Hear the Trees Talking?: Discovering the Hidden Life of the Forest Peter Wohlleben This middle-grade edition of The Hidden Life of Trees offers curious young nature lovers awe-inspiring stories, fun quizzes, illuminating photographs, and exciting hands-on activities. $17.95  (ages 7–10) Also available from Peter Wohlleben

Spur, a Wolf’s Story Eliza Robertson, illus. by Nora Aoyagi Stirring, gorgeous illustrations of wolves, snow, and trees adorn this uplifting and empowering story, offering a gentle message for protecting wild wolves in North America. $17.95  (ages 5–9)

Sophie’s Shell Lucy’s Light Jo Rooks The first two books in the Once Upon a Garden series offer bright and reassuring stories about children’s everyday concerns, emphasizing friendship, kindness and empathy. $14.99 each  (ages 4–8) Magination Press


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Pendleton Backgammon: Travel-Ready Roll-Up Game $35.00

Pendleton Chess & Checkers Set: Travel-Ready Roll-Up Game $35.00

Pendleton Playing Cards: Two-Deck Set $19.95

Pendleton brings its rich heritage to classic games in handsome travel-ready formats, combining convenience with high style. The playing card canvas pouch features a two-deck set, while the two portable roll-up sets include canvas game boards styled like Pendleton blankets, with snap-together vegan leather pouches for storing pieces.

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