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Zoe Keller Color the Pacific Northwest Zoe Keller This instant Northwest bestseller is an inky exploration of the people, places, plants, and popular culture that define Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. The flora, the fauna, the food carts—it’s all here!

Color the Natural World In Keller’s Color the Natural World you’ll wander from forests and oceans to deserts and prairies and meet a curious cast of intricately-drawn characters waiting to be brought to life through color. $12.95 each  Timber Press

Today Will Be Different Maria Semple Eleanor knows she’s a mess. But today, she will tackle the little things… A hilarious, heart-filled story from the author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette, about a day in the life of Eleanor Flood, forced to abandon her small ambitions and awake to a strange, new future. $27.00  Little Brown & Co.

The Names of the Stars: A Life in the Wilds Pete Fromm From five-time Pacific Northwest Book Award winner Pete Fromm comes a story of not just wilderness and bears, but a trek through a life lived at its edges, showing how an impulsive kid transformed into a dedicated father without losing his love for the wilds. $25.99  Thomas Dunne Books

This Holiday Books guide is a project of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association and its member stores. PNBA supports independent bookselling in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. *Post production changes in price and on-sale date, as provided by the publisher prior to publication, are beyond the control of PNBA stores.


Tranquility: A Memoir of an American Sailor Billy Sparrow This sea story, love story and life story is an instant Pacific Northwest Classic. Sparrow’s vivid descriptions of adventure, struggle and romance are mesmerizing, hilarious and inspiring. $24.95  Inland Waters Press

Words Are My Matter: Writings about Life and Books, 2000–2016 Ursula K. Le Guin An engrossing, bright and compassionate collection of recent essays, book reviews, introductions, and talks on books and the wider world. Includes a Journal of a Writer’s Week. $24.00  Small Beer Press

Talking on the Water: Conversations about Nature and Creativity Jonathan White Classic on-the-water interviews with 13 writers, conservationists, scientists and artists—including Ursula K. Le Guin, Gary Snyder, and Peter Matthiessen—connecting nature to the creative process. $17.95  Trinity University Press

Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls Paul Bannick Award-winning photographer’s intimate yet dramatic images track four different North American owl species over the course of one full year. A stunning follow-up to his bestseller, The Owl and the Woodpecker. $34.95  Braided River

Body of Water: A Sage, a Seeker, and the World’s Most Alluring Fish Chris Dombrowski A lyrical, genre-defying tribute. Drawing on Caribbean history and the evolution of fly-fishing, Dombrowski’s foray into nonfiction proves thematically complex, finely wrought, and profoundly life-affirming.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) $24.00   Milkweed Editions

Froelich’s Ladder Jamie Duclos-Yourdon An enormous ladder elevates this 19th-century Oregon novel into tall-tale territory. “The most unusual fiction I have read in years.” —Brian Doyle “Required reading for Pacific Northwest lovers.” —Dianah Hughley, Powell’s Books $15.95  Forest Avenue Press

The Deepest Roots: Finding Food and Community on a Pacific Northwest Island Kathleen Alcalá By re-examining her relationship with food at the most local level, Alcalá shows us how an island population can mature into responsible food stewards. $28.95  UW Press


The Secret History of Twin Peaks To the Bright Edge of the World Eowyn Ivey An atmospheric, transporting tale of adventure, love, and survival from the bestselling author of The Snow Child, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and winner of a Pacific Northwest Book Award. $26.00  Little, Brown and Co.

Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens Steve Olson Survival narrative meets scientific, natural, and social history in this riveting story of one of the great natural disasters of recent history. $27.95  W.W. Norton

Mark Frost From the co-creator of the landmark television series Twin Peaks comes a novel that deepens the mysteries of that iconic town in ways that not only enrich the original series but readies fans for the upcoming Showtime episodes. $29.99  Flatiron Books

Shelter in Place Alexander Maksik Set in the Pacific Northwest, a stylish literary novel about the hereditary nature of mental illness and the consequences of all-consuming love. $18.00 Europa Editions

Alaska Range: Exploring the Last Great Wild Carl Battreall Breathtaking images pull you into this wild, inaccessible, and mysterious mountain range. Experience one of the world’s last unspoiled places, the 650-mile expanse of the Alaska Range. $29.95  Mountaineers Books

Birds of the Puget Sound Region: Coast to Cascades Dennis Paulson, Bob Morse, Tom Aversa, Hal Opperman

Birds of the Willamette Valley Region Harry Nehls, Tom Aversa, Hal Opperman The perfect gifts for friends who feed or watch birds. These bestselling books feature color photos, are pocket sized, and easy to use. The new edition of the Puget Sound guide now covers all of western Washington! $19.95 each  R.W. Morse Co.


Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings and Life Kate McDermott Making pie is as easy as pie with recipes and lessons from a renowned teacher who’s taught thousands of people at her Pie Camps® and workshops how to bake perfect pies. $35.00  Countryman

British Columbia from Scratch: Recipes for Every Season Denise Marchessault, photos by Caroline West A celebration of BC, this cookbook highlights eclectic made-fromscratch recipes with evocative images, paying tribute to wholesome unprocessed foods and the farmers who grow them. $40.00  Whitecap Books

Lick Cats Lick Dogs Carli Davidson

The Portland pet photographer and bestselling author presents a new series for animal lovers. Featuring hysterical photographs of more than 60 cats and 60 dogs, these new collections are sure to have fans laughing out loud. $17.99 each  Harper Design

Looking for Betty MacDonald: The Egg, the Plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, and I

Turning Homeward: Restoring Hope and Nature in the Urban Wild

Paula Becker Serving as the first biography of the endearing Northwest storyteller, this book uncovers the differences between the real Betty and her humorous literary persona. $29.95  UW Press

Adrienne Ross Scanlan Join this journey of a Pacific Northwest newcomer who takes a dive into nature and learns that home isn’t simply where you live, but where you create belonging. $17.95  Mountaineers Books

Unusual Punishment: Inside the Walla Walla Prison, 1970–1985 Christopher Murray Delve into one of the most bizarre chapters of American prison history—a legendary penitentiary’s chilling, explosive descent into chaos and its agonizing, complex return. $22.95   WSU Press


Birds of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Guide Tom Aversa, Richard Cannings, Hal Opperman Discover more than 400 bird species in this quintessential regional guide for birding devotees of any level, written by three renowned experts. $28.95  UW Press

The Northwest Coastal Explorer: Your Guide to the Places, Plants, and Animals of the Pacific Coast Robert Steelquist This guide to the marine life of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia explores the flora and fauna readily found in coastal forests, rocky shores, tide pools, sandy beaches, rivers, and more. $24.95  Timber Press

Wolf Haven: Sanctuary and the Future of Wolves in North America Brenda Peterson, photos by Annie Marie Musselman This beautiful photography book celebrates the stories and wild spirit of wolves given sanctuary at Wolf Haven, near Mount Rainier. $24.95  Sasquatch Books Also available: See Kids, page 21

City of Weird Edited by Gigi Little Thirty original tales fuse fantastical imaginings with the pop-culture weirdness of Portland, complete with sea monsters, hostile slime molds, and bewitched books. $15.95  Forest Avenue Press

My Old Man and the Mountain: A Memoir Leif Whittaker An engaging and humorous story of what it was like to “grow up a Whittaker”—the youngest son of Everest pioneering climber Jim Whittaker and his extended family of accomplished mountaineers. $24.95  Mountaineers Books

Cowgirls in the Kitchen Jill Charlotte Stanford Celebrating the romance of the American cowgirl, this cookbook combines the best myths, nostalgia, and legends with delicious, and fun recipes for home or the trail. $24.95  Two Dot

She Speaks to Me: Western Women’s View of the West Through Poetry and Song Jill Charlotte Stanford, Robin Betty Johnson A wide range of Western women poets chosen by ranching women and cowgirls as the poets whose words most speak to their Western experience. $16.95  Two Dot


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Illustrated Edition J.K. Rowling, illus. by Jim Kay The wizarding world as we have never seen it, fizzing with magic and brimming with humor. This inspired visual reimagining will captivate fans and new readers alike. $39.99  Arthur A. Levine Books

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Magical Characters and Places Coloring Book An intricately illustrated gallery of characters, scenes and design inspirations from the film.

The Case of Beasts: Explore the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

$15.99 each Harper Design

Mark Salisbury Take a front-row seat and witness the filmmaking wizardry that brought J.K. Rowling’s magical script to the screen. $45.00  Harper Design

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Magical Creatures Coloring Book Unleash your creativity to add life to the film’s menagerie of magical creatures.

Officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products. Copyright ©2016 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History Chris Smith with Jon Stewart The fascinating behind-thescenes antics, controversies, and relationships of the iconic show, as chronicled by its legendary host and players. $30.00 Grand Central Publishing

Great City Maps

A Life Well Played: My Stories

A beautifully illustrated history of the world’s most celebrated historical city maps, from the hubs of ancient civilization to sprawling modern mega-cities, created in association with the Smithsonian Institution. $30.00  DK

Arnold Palmer “Packed with stories and a few tips... A heartfelt, sincere, mini-self-portrait by a man who epitomizes class.” — Kirkus Reviews $22.99  St. Martin’s Press


The Christmas Story Robert Sabuda Hope and joy radiate from the pages of Robert Sabuda’s new pop-up book celebrating the Nativity. $35.00 (ages 5–8)  Candlewick Press

The Night Before Christmas: The Heirloom Edition Clement C. Moore, illus. by Charles Santore, Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges lends his iconic voice to a special audio recording of the timeless poem, included with the #1 New York Times bestselling picture book. $24.95 (all ages)  Applesauce Press

In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from Over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs Grace Bonney Profiles influential and creative women from all ages, races, backgrounds, and industries. Chock-full of practical, inspirational advice for those looking to discover the keys to success. $35.00  Artisan

Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color Chandler O’Leary and Jessica Spring With a foreword by Jill Lepore, this gorgeously illustrated book combines feminist history with a vision for a better future through portraits of women who have changed the world. $24.95  Sasquatch Books

Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World Steven Johnson From the bestselling author of How We Got to Now, a look at the world-changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertained $30.00  Riverhead

Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History Sam Maggs “Whether you want to know about suffragists, awesome historical lady ninjas, or the other butt kicking, trailblazing smarties in between, Wonder Women will have something for you!” —Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls $16.99  Quirk Books


Fields of Battle: Pearl Harbor, the Rose Bowl, and the Boys Who Went to War

Indestructible: One Man’s Rescue Mission That Changed the Course of WWII

Brian Curtis A riveting and emotional tale of the boys who played in the 1942 Rose Bowl between Oregon State and Duke and then served on the WWII battlefields. A little-known slice of American history where war and football intersected. $29.99  Flatiron Books

John R. Bruning “This is a beautifully told story of a family separated by war, and of an extraordinary father, driven to avenge his family. . . A superbly told tale of love, honor, courage and devotion.” —Alex Kershaw, author of Avenue of Spies $28.00  Hachette Books

Big History Foreword by David Christian A blend of history, science, sociology, and more, Big History tells the story of the universe, where humans fit in, and what the future may bring. Fully illustrated. $50.00  DK

Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today Simon Morrison In this enthralling, definitive new history of the Bolshoi Ballet, visionary stage performances compete with off-stage political machinations. $35.00  Liveright

The Earth is Weeping Peter Cozzens A magisterial, essential history of the struggle between whites and Native Americans over the fate of the West following the end of the Civil War. $35.00  Knopf

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann This deluxe book is the definitive exploration of the beloved Jim Henson classic, featuring in-depth commentary from the cast and crew, rare sketches, art, and set photography. $45.00  Insight Editions

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Artist Tribute Illus. by Mike Allred, Faith Erin Hicks, Eric Powell Return to the beloved characters, unforgettable moments, and world of Labyrinth in this collection of illustrations and testimonials from your favorite comic book luminaries. $24.99  ARCHAIA


404 Not Found The Oatmeal Color your way through this magical story poem adventure from the brilliant mind of The Oatmeal. Includes hidden objects and a robot dot-to-dot. $14.99  Andrews McMeel

Sad Animal Facts Brooke Barker Portland writer and artist delivers a delightful and quirky compendium of the animal kingdom’s more unfortunate truths, with more than150 hand-drawn illustrations. $19.99  Flatiron Books

Dinosaurs with Jobs: A Coloring Book Celebrating Our Old-School Coworkers

Unicorns Are Jerks: A Coloring Book Exposing the Cold, Hard, Sparkly Truth

Mer World Problems: A Coloring Book Documenting Hardships Under the Sea

Theo Nicole Lorenz These humorous, offbeat coloring books are perfect for anyone looking to break outside the world of patterns and mandalas and add some laughter along the way! $7.99 each  Sourcebooks

Psychobook: Games, Tests, Questionnaires, Histories Julian Rothenstein Informs and entertains through a fascinating, comprehensive look at the history of psychological testing, including the various meanings of test results. Large format, beautifully illustrated. $40.00  Princeton Architectural Press


Mastering the Art of Japanese Home Cooking Masaharu Morimoto The revered Iron Chef shows how to make flavorful, exciting traditional Japanese dishes at home in this beautiful cookbook, featuring a carefully curated selection of recipes and more than 150 color photos. $45.00  Ecco

China: The Cookbook Kei Lum Chan and Diora Fong Chan The definitive cookbook bible of the world’s most popular and oldest cuisine. More than 650 recipes of delicious and authentic dishes for the home kitchen $49.95  Phaidon

Mario Batali: Big American Cookbook Mario Batali takes a delicious, deep dive into American Regional cooking with 250 recipes—from San Diego Fish Tacos to Boston Cream Pie. $40.00  Grand Central Publishing

Mad Genius Tips Justin Chapple The star of Food & Wine’s Mad Genius video series shares his best kitchen tool hacks for creating fun, delicious recipes. $29.95  Oxmoor House

Oh She Glows Every Day: Quick and Simply Satisfying Plant-Based Recipes Angela Liddon The eagerly awaited follow-up to the New York Times bestseller, The Oh She Glows Cookbook, featuring easy plant-based recipes for every day of the year. $27.00  Avery

Complete IPA Joshua M. Bernstein Beer expert and author of the critically acclaimed The Complete Beer Course takes you on a tangy tour of the world’s finest IPAs, from easy-drinking session ales to bitter brews gone wild. $19.95  Sterling Epicure

The New Single Malt Whiskey Introduction by Clay Risen, foreword by Chip Tate The most definitive guide to single malt whiskey across the globe, complete with cocktail recipes, bottle reviews, tasting notes, distiller interviews, and extras from award-winning experts! $35.00  Cider Mill Press


Epic Bike Rides of the World Discover 200 of the best places to ride bikes in this beautifully illustrated hardback, from family-friendly, urban rides to epic adventures off the beaten track. $35.00  Lonely Planet

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate Peter Wohlleben Walking in the forest will never be the same after reading this forester’s fascinating investigation of how trees nurture and talk to each other. $24.95  Greystone Books

National Geographic Greatest Landscapes: Stunning Photographs that Inspire and Astonish George Steinmetz From vast deserts at twilight to snowcapped mountain ranges at dawn, this iconic collection showcases evocative, and often unseen, images of extraordinary landscapes around the world. $40.00  National Geographic

American Museum of Natural History: Birds of North America Paul D. Hess, David Bird This updated and refreshed edition is the ultimate photographic guide to every bird species in the United States and Canada. $40.00  DK

@NatGeo: The Most Popular Instagram Photos Cory Richards Completely one-of-a-kind, @NatGeo presents a winning combination of the most liked and commented on National Geographic photographs from the world’s top non-celebrity account on Instagram. $19.95  National Geographic


Yellowstone: A Journey Through America’s Wild Heart David Quammen Blending historical and scientific research, the bestselling author and naturalist takes readers on a breathtaking journey through America’s most inspiring and imperiled ecosystem—Yellowstone National Park. $28.00  National Geographic

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, Ella Morton A one-of-a-kind gift book celebrating the world’s most wondrous and bizarre places—from macabre museums to magical natural phenomena—in all corners of the globe. $35.00  Workman Publishing

Plant: Exploring the Botanical World Phaidon Editors The ultimate gift for gardeners and art lovers, this fresh and visually stunning survey of 300 of the most beautiful and pioneering botanical images celebrates the extraordinary beauty and diversity of plants. $59.95  Phaidon

Evolution: A Visual Record Photos by Robert Clark, text from David Quammen and Joseph Wallace Stunning images by award-winning photographer Robert Clark reawaken us to the scientific process that drives the amazing diversity of life on earth. $39.95  Phaidon

The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World, 3rd ed. Journey through every country in the world with Lonely Planet’s bestselling gift book, now better than ever with all-new images and a fresh new design. $50.00  Lonely Planet

Food Trails Taste your way through 52 delicious itineraries for destinations famed for their cuisine, with recommendations on where to stay and, of course, what to eat. $24.99  Lonely Planet


The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, with Douglas Abrams Two great spiritual masters share their hard-won wisdom about living with joy in the face of adversity, and how joy can become a way of life. $26.00  Avery

Thank You, Teacher: Grateful Students Tell the Stories of the Teachers Who Changed Their Lives Holly and Bruce Holbert A heartwarming collection of 80-plus essays from notables such as Maya Angelou, George Saunders, and Jess Walter serves as testament to the power of great teaching. $21.95  New World Library

The Wild Unknown Tarot Kim Krans The popular deck and guidebook from beloved Portland-based artist Kim Krans, together for the first time in a beautifully designed keepsake package. $39.99  HarperElixir

The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Valerie Ann Worwood Completely revised and expanded, this encyclopedic book contains more than 800 practical and easy-to-understand recipes, covering every conceivable use for essential oils and aromatherapy in everyday life. $26.95  New World Library

The 52 Lists Project 52 Lists for Happiness Moorea Seal Great gifts for list lovers! Open up new avenues of self-knowledge, self-expression, and inspiration with these gorgeous journals. Featuring lush color photographs, charming illustrations and ribbon bookmarks, 52 Lists journals will help you discover your own unique happiness and bring more joy and balance into your life. $16.95 each  Sasquatch Book

Voices in the Stones: Life Lessons from the Native Way Kent Nerburn Award-winning Portland author shares a combination of personal memoir, cultural insight, and spiritual teaching that shines a light on our American past while offering lessons in our quest for a more humane future. $16.00  New World Library


Literary Wonderlands: A Journey Through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created Laura Miller, General Editor A gloriously illustrated, wonderfully written, and beautifully produced book that spans 2,000 years of the timeless and captivating features of fiction’s imagined worlds. $29.99  Black Dog & Leventhal

A Celebration of Beatrix Potter Beatrix Potter Paying tribute to Potter’s 150th birthday, this gorgeous collection features beautiful illustrations of her characters as interpreted by 32 of today’s most notable illustrators. $25.00  Warne

Absolutely on Music Haruki Murakami with Seiji Ozawa A deeply personal, intimate conversation about music and writing between the acclaimed, bestselling author and his friend, the former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. $27.95  Knopf

When in French: Love in a Second Language Lauren Collins A hilarious and idiosyncratic memoir about the things we do for love, and an exploration across cultures and history into how we learn languages, and what they say about who we are. Penguin Press  $27.00

Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon Peter Ames Carlin Bestselling Portland music writer reveals one of the most influential popular artists in American history, as he has never been seen before. The first major biography of the American music icon. $32.00  Henry Holt

The Word Detective: Searching for the Meaning of It All at the Oxford English Dictionary John Simpson From the former chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary comes a delightful, erudite, and inspiring celebration of the English language. $27.99  Basic Books


El Paso The Underground Railroad The Nightingale Kristin Hannah An epic panorama of German-occupied, war-torn France during World War II, illuminating an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women’s war. $27.99  St. Martin’s Press

Colson Whitehead A magnificent novel chronicling a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. $26.95  Doubleday

Before The Fall Winter Storms Elin Hilderbrand Gather under the mistletoe for one last round of caroling with the Quinn family in this heartwarming conclusion to the bestselling Winter Street Trilogy. $26.00  Little, Brown and Co.

Noah Hawley The New York Times and #1 IndieBound bestselling, runaway thriller of the year, from the award-winning creator of Fargo. $26.00 Grand Central Publishing

Winston Groom Three decades after Forrest Gump, Groom returns to fiction with this sweeping American epic. “An engaging epic that could be headed for the best-seller lists and then the big screen.” —Booklist (starred review) $27.95  Liveright

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend Katarina Bivald Long-distance pen pals’ plans go awry, leaving one marooned in an Iowa farm town, armed only with her sense of humor and love of books. A NYT and national Indie bestseller! $16.99 Sourcebooks Landmark

Penguin Galaxy Series 2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke $25.00

Dune Frank Herbert $30.00

The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K. Le Guin $25.00

Neuromancer William Gibson $25.00

The Once and Future King

Stranger in a Strange Land

T.H. White $30.00

Robert A. Heinlein $30.00

Collectible hardcover editions of six of our greatest masterworks of science fiction and fantasy, featuring a series introduction by Neil Gaiman.  Penguin Classics


The Terranauts T.C. Boyle A deep-dive into human behavior in an epic story of science, society, sex, and survival, from one of the greatest American novelists today. $26.99  Ecco

A Great Reckoning Louise Penny The 12th installment in the Inspector Gamache Series has been hailed in a starred review by Library Journal as “Riveting...with characters of incredible depth who only add to the strength of the plot.” $28.99  Minotaur Books

Mostly Void, Partially Stars: Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, Vol. 1

Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor From the authors of the New York Times bestseller Welcome to Night Vale, comes a collection of episodes from Season One and Two of their hit podcast, featuring an introduction by the authors, behind-thescenes commentary, and original illustrations. $16.99 each Harper Perennial

The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe: Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, Vol. 2

The Other Einstein

Small Great Things

The Spy

Marie Benedict How did one man discover the theory of relativity on his own? He didn’t. A vivid, mesmerizing tale about a brilliant and extraordinary woman, forgotten by history. $25.99 Sourcebooks Landmark

Jodi Picoult The #1 bestselling author tackles race, privilege, prejudice, and justice in her much-talked-about new novel, which inspires us to look beyond ourselves this holiday season. $28.99  Ballantine Books

Paulo Coelho Acclaimed author of The Alchemist brings to life one of history’s most enigmatic women: Mata Hari—a fascinating story of selfcreation and bravery. $22.00  Knopf


Strange, Unusual, Gross & Cool Animals

Odd and the Frost Giants Neil Gaiman, illus. by Chris Riddell This luminous edition of the wintry Nordic tale features new black-and-white art enhanced with metallic silver ink. $19.99 (ages 8–12) HarperCollins

Charles Ghigna Oozes with 200+ images and profiles of the ickiest, stickiest, blobbiest animals in the world—everything kids want to know and more! $18.95 (ages 8–11) Animal Planet

The Diabolic

The Inquisitor’s Tale Adam Gidwitz, llus. by Hatem Aly The New York Times bestselling author redefines medieval times in this hilarious middle grade adventure about three magical children and their holy dog. $17.99 (ages 10–14) Dutton Books for Young Readers

S.J. Kincaid Red Queen meets The Hunger Games in this epic novel about what happens when the galaxy’s most deadly weapon masquerades as a senator’s daughter and a hostage of the galactic court. $17.99 (ages 14+)  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Three Dark Crowns Kendare Blake “The opener to a pitch-black epic fantasy series. Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) $17.99 (ages 14+)  HarperTeen

Legends of the Rif

Thieves of the Black Sea

Wrath of the Caid

Rebels of the Kasbah

Joe O’Neill From Pacific Northwest author Joe O’Neill, the awardwinning Red Hand Adventures series is gaining national and international attention, and kids can’t stop talking about it! Courage, loyalty, diversity, and non-stop action in every book. $9.95 each (ages 9–12)  Black Ship Publishing


Vincent’s Starry Night and Other Stories: A Children’s History of Art Michael Bird, illus. by Kate Evans An enthralling journey through 40,000 years of art, from prehistoric cave paintings right up to the present day. $29.95 (ages 9+)  Laurence King

Maker Lab: 28 Super Cool Projects Jack Challoner Supporting STEM education initiatives, these kid-safe projects and crafts will get young inventors’ wheels turning and make science pure fun. $19.99 (ages 7+)  DK

The Nocturnals Tracey Hecht, illus. by Kate Liebman Kid’s Indie Next List Pick featuring 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 $15.99 each (ages 7–12) Fabled Films Press

A Shadow Bright and Burning Jessica Cluess Give the fantasy fan on your list the book that had #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Aveyard “transfixed from start to finish.” $17.99 (ages 12+) Random House Children’s Books

The Ominous Eye The Mysterious Abductions

Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure Ann M. Martin with Annie Parnell, illus. by Ben Hatke New York Times bestselling author delivers her signature warmth and comic genius to a new character and brings to life this wonderful spin-off of the wildly popular Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books. $16.99 (ages 8–11) Feiwel & Friends

I Am a Story Dan Yaccarino Acclaimed author delivers a true celebration of storytelling in all its forms, from the past to the present and beyond. A book 200,000 years in the making. $17.99 (ages 8–12) HarperCollins


A Taste for Monsters Matthew J. Kirby A young woman disfigured in a matchstick factory accident finds a gentle, kindred spirit in Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man, when she takes a new position as his maid. $18.99 (ages 12+)  Scholastic Press

Ghostly Echoes: A Jackaby Novel William Ritter Sherlockian detective of the supernatural R. F. Jackaby and his intrepid assistant Abigail Rook search for their ghostly landlady’s murderer and fight their most fearsome foe yet in the highly anticipated third volume of this bestselling paranormal mystery series. $17.95 (ages 13–18) Algonquin Young Readers

Jackaby Beastly Bones $9.95 each

The Singing Bones Shaun Tan Tan shows us the beautiful, terrifying, amusing, and downright peculiar heart of these tales of the Brothers Grimm as we’ve never before seen them. $24.99 (ages 12–17) Arthur A. Levine Books

The Forgetting Sharon Cameron Cameron, the beloved author of Rook, takes readers by storm with her brilliant foray into science fiction. A remarkable story of memory and loss, and of love and indomitable courage. $18.99 (ages 13–17)  Scholastic Press

The Misadventures of Max Crumbly: Locker Hero Rachel Renée Russell Max Crumbly is about to face the scariest place he’s ever been: South Ridge Middle School. A brand-new series from the author of the bestselling Dork Diaries. $13.99 (ages 9–13)  Aladdin


Du Iz Tak? Carson Ellis The creator of Home, turns a droll eye to the natural world, with gorgeous art and a playful invented language. $16.99 (ages 4–8)  Candlewick Press

Journey: Based on the True Story of OR7, the Most Famous Wolf in the West Emma Bland Smith, illus. by Robin James Go wild with Little Bigfoot! Discover the true tale of the most famous wolf in the west with Journey, or explore the animal kingdom from a crow’s point of view in Bartholomew Quill. Beautifully illustrated, both books will entertain children while also teaching them about wildlife, endangered animals, and biodiversity $17.99 each (ages 4–9)

Bartholomew Quill: A Crow’s Quest to Know Who’s Who Thor Hanson, illus. by Dana Arnim

The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles Michelle Cuevas, illus. by Erin E. Stead A message in a bottle holds the promise of surprise and wonder in this enthralling picture book with gorgeous woodblock, pastel and pencil art from Caldecott Medalist Erin E. Stead. $17.99 (ages 4–8) Dial Books

365 Things to Do with LEGO® Bricks Simon Hugo Games, activities, and building projects for every day of the year. This interactive book features a timer and random number generator for selecting activities. ©2016 The LEGO Group. $24.99 (ages 6–9)  DK

Build It! Volume 1 Jennifer Kemmeter Collectible, visually rich instruction series helps young children get creative with step-by-step diagrams and dioramas and have more fun building with their classic LEGO® sets. $15.99 (ages 5+)  Graphic Arts Books


A Dot in the Snow Corrinne Averiss, illus. by Fiona Woodcock A curious polar bear and a little girl with a twinkly face and gurgling laugh toss snowballs, have icy adventures, and eventually find their way home to snuggle with their mothers. $14.95 (ages 3–7)  Sterling Children’s

Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie, illus. by Yuyi Morales National Book Award and Pacific Northwest Book Award winner Sherman Alexie’s lyrical text and Caldecott Honor winner Yuyi Morales’s striking and beautiful illustrations celebrate the special relationship between father and son. $17.99 (ages 2–5)  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

I Used to Be a Fish Oregon Reads Aloud

Max at Night

SMART contributors This charming collection of 25 stories by Oregon authors and illustrators celebrates 25 years of SMART’s (Start Making A Reader Today) work empowering children to read. $24.99 (ages 4–8) Graphic Arts Books

Ed Vere The New York Times bestselling kitty, Max, is back for another adventure! This time, the moon is missing and Max goes on a mission to find it. $16.99 (ages 3–6) Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Tom Sullivan I used to be a fish. But I didn’t like swimming anymore. So I grew some legs. A simple yet groundbreaking introduction to the science of evolution and a celebration of imagination. $17.99 (ages 4–8) Balzer + Bray

Sled Dog Dachshund Laura Atkins, illus. by An Phan Charming illustrations and warm-hearted text introduce Jasper, the feisty Sled Dog Dachshund who beats the odds to lead a team of huskies to victory. $14.99 (ages 5–7) Minted Prose

Hotel Bruce Ryan T. Higgins Bruce is back and grumpier than ever in this sequel to Mother Bruce. Returning from a southern migration with his geese, Bruce finds his den has been invaded by woodland creatures. $17.99 (ages 3–5)  Disney Hyperion


The Littlest Family’s Big Day Emily Winfield Martin Meet the Pacific Northwest Book Award winner’s littlest family as they wander about their new home in the forest, finding friends, adventure, and most important, a place they belong. $17.99 (ages 3–7)  Random House Children’s Books

Gingerbread Christmas Jan Brett The bestselling author’s beloved character, the Gingerbread Baby, returns in a spirited Christmas caper! Celebrate the Christmas Festival with Gingerbread Baby and his friend. $18.99 (ages 3–5)  G.P. Putnam’s Sons

The Storybook Knight Helen Docherty, illus. by Thomas Docherty What’s a knight’s greatest power? Stories, of course! But can a story be as mighty as a sword? New from the author/illustrator team behind The Snatchabook! $16.99 (ages 4–8) Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Hap-Pea All Year Keith Baker Baker’s bestselling peas are back for more fun— this time exploring the months of the year! $17.99 (ages 4–8)  Beach Lane Books

Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs Eric Litwin, illus. by Tom Lichtenheld The author of the beloved Pete the Cat books introduces a captivating new canine character who will groove his way into readers’ hearts and have them grooving and giggling all the while. $17.99 (ages 3–6) Orchard Books

The Bear Who Wasn’t There

Penguin Problems

LeUyen Pham In this irresistibly fun picture book, readers will have a blast following the hilarious and chaotic search for the titular missing bear. “Delightfully nonsensical. Look and laugh out loud.” —Kirkus (starred review) $16.99 (ages 3+) Roaring Brook Press

Jory John, illus. by Lane Smith The holidays can be challenging. But imagine trying to pick out your friends and family from a lineup where everyone matches. It’s not easy being a penguin! $17.99 (ages 3–7) Random House Children’s Books


Paint by Sticker: Create 12 Masterpieces One Sticker at a Time! $14.95

Paint by Sticker Masterpieces: Re-Create 12 Iconic Artworks One Sticker at a Time! $14.95

Paint by Sticker Kids: Create 10 Pictures One Sticker at a Time! $9.95

Paint by Sticker Kids: Zoo Animals: Create 10 Pictures One Sticker at a Time! $9.95 A compelling new activity for crafters and artists, doodlers and coloring book enthusiasts of all ages. Each project is divided into dozens of spaces that correspond to a particular colored sticker. Find the sticker, peel it, and place it in the right space. Add the next, and the next—it’s an activity that’s utterly absorbing as you watch a dazzling image emerge right before your eyes!

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PNBA 2016 Holiday Catalog  

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