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Get to the Heart of a Good Book On the Cover Best of the Northwest Book Lovers Just the Thing Nice Spread Aesthetically Inclined

It’s Cool Into the Deep Fiction Middle Reader, Young Adult Kids University of Alaska Press


On the Cover What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms & Blessings Joyce Sidman, illus. by Pamela Zagarenski A one-of-a-kind poetry gift book of hope, wisdom, and power from Newbery Honorwinning poet extraordinaire Joyce Sidman and Caldecott Honor-winning artist Pamela Zagarenski. These poems will help readers celebrate and give thanks, as well as provide comfort, courage, and humor at difficult or daunting moments in life. $16.99 (ages 12+) HMH Books for Young Readers

America’s National Parks: A Pop-Up Book Paper engineering by Bruce Foster, illus. by Dave Ember, concept and text by Don Compton Watch landmarks spring to life in spectacular three dimensional scenes conveying the history and beauty of our most treasured national parks! Go on a coast-to-coast journey to 18 of our most-visited parks, six presented as stunning pop-ups, illustrated in the 1930s WPA poster style. $34.95  W.W. West, Inc.

Extraordinary Birds: Essays & Plates Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library Paul Sweet Through 40 frameable prints and fascinating essays, American Museum of Natural History ornithologist Paul Sweet takes readers on a migratory journey across the globe, introducing them to unique and exquisite birds and five centuries of groundbreaking avian studies from the museum’s Rare Book Collections. $50.00  Sterling Signature

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Best of the Northwest Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest Sarah Swanson and Max Smith This lively guide features 85 extraordinary birds from the Pacific Northwest, with stunning photographs and detailed notes on each bird. The perfect entry point for people new to birding. $19.95  Timber Press

Driving Home: An American Journey Jonathan Raban Two decades of travelogues and commentary on the American scene and the Pacific Northwest as witnessed by one of our region’s most astute observers and esteemed writers. $19.95  Sasquatch Books

Starting at Zero: His Own Story Jimi Hendrix For the first time, a continuous posthumous autobiography of the artist’s life; from birth through to the final four years of his life, a beautifully poetic memoir as smooth as Hendrix’s finest songs. A must for all rock and roll fans. $26.00  Bloomsbury

Just One Evil Act: A Lynley Novel Elizabeth George #1 New York Times bestselling author offers the latest in her Inspector Lynley series: a gripping child-in-danger story featuring fan favorite Barbara Havers. $29.95  Dutton

Pacific Northwest Cheese: A History Tami Parr A lively and engaging history of the rich regional tradition of cheesemaking, from the earliest fur traders to modern-day small farmers of Oregon, Washington and Idaho. $22.95  Oregon State University Press

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Best of the Northwest Trophy: Cupcakes & Parties! Deliciously Fun Party Ideas and Recipes from Seattle’s Prize-Winning Cupcake Bakery Jennifer Shea, photos by Rina Jordan Trophy is the ultimate go-to for anyone looking to throw a wonderful celebration, and their secrets are now available in this luscious guide to creating Trophyworthy cupcakes and events for every occasion. $24.95  Sasquatch Books

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Sherman Alexie The 20th Anniversary Edition of the collection that launched Sherman Alexie’s incendiary literary career—one of his most praised and beloved books. $16.00

Blasphemy

Grove Press

Sherman Alexie 2013 Pacific Northwest Book Award winner! New and selected favorites from across the spectrum of Alexie’s acclaimed collections. $17.00

Ashland, Oregon Barbara Tricarico Thirty-three local photographers capture Ashland, Oregon’s warm civic spirit and rugged beauty in 160 images of seasonal foliage, wildlife, the Shakespeare Festival, and more. $34.99  Schiffer Publishing

The Kinfolk Table: Recipes for Small Gatherings Nathan Williams From the creators of Kinfolk Magazine comes a cookbook for preparing meals and entertaining. Following the same aesthetic as the magazine, The Kinfolk Table reflects the simple pleasure of sharing a meal with good friends. $35.00  Artisan

Homer Simpson’s Little Book of Laziness Matt Groening For the first time, Homer reveals the secrets behind his extraordinary ability to get absolutely nothing done. Packed with inserts and special features—absolutely bursting with idleness! $24.99  Insight Editions

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Best of the Northwest Julia Child Rules: Lessons on Savoring Life Karen Karbo A lively look at America’s first official foodie—the beloved icon who brought us French cooking and taught us how to master the art of living. $24.95  Skirt!

Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival Velma Wallis The bestselling 1994 Pacific Northwest Book Awardwinning novel about two elderly Native American women who must fend for themselves during a harsh Alaskan winter makes a welcome comeback with this 20th Anniversary Edition. $13.99  Harper Perennial

Big Appetites: Tiny People in a World of Big Food Christopher Boffoli It’s tiny people in a world of big food! Photographs combine real food and miniature people with quirky captions—the perfect gift for someone who likes a healthy serving of humor with their meals. $12.95  Workman Publishing

Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants The Oatmeal The newest collection from #1 Pacific Northwest and New York Times best-selling comedic mastermind! Features classics alongside never-beforeseen works of epic hilarity, plus a pull-out poster. $16.99 Andrews McMeel Publishing

Doomed

Drago #6: And the City Burned

Chuck Palahniuk Madison Spencer, the liveliest, snarkiest dead girl in the universe, continues the adventures in the afterlife begun in Damned. Dante Aligheri, watch your back, Chuck Palahniuk is gaining on you. $24.95  Doubleday

Art Spinella Madmen scheme to torch the Oregon coastal town of Bandon to the ground. Nick has eight hours to foil their plan with trucks, planes, trains and bullets. $7.95  Art Spinella

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Best of the Northwest The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme Joe Sacco From the heir to R. Crumb and Art Spiegelman comes a monumental, wordless depiction of the most infamous day of World War I. Printed on fine accordion fold paper and packaged in a deluxe slipcase with a 16-page booklet featuring an essay by Adam Hochschild. $35  W.W. Norton

Sweet Thunder: A Novel Ivan Doig A beloved character brings the power of the press to 1920s Butte, Montana, in this latest from the best storyteller of the West. $27.95  Riverhead Books

Home Ground: A Guide to the American Landscape edited by Barry Lopez and Debra Gwartney This bestselling, landmark work was hailed by reviewers and booksellers as an homage to landscape and language. Now in a redesigned near pocket-size field guide edition. $18.95  Trinity University Press

Rugged Mercy: A Country Doctor in Idaho’s Sun Valley Robert Wright Physician Robert H. Wright’s captivating career, chronicled by his grandson, illuminates frontier medicine and family life as well as the region’s thrilling Wild West past. $26.95  Washington State University Press

Soup Night: Recipes for Creating Community Around a Pot of Soup Maggie Stuckey Soup nights are an easy way to bring groups together for a stress-free evening of food and fun. With 99 recipes for soups—organized by season— you’ll start your own tradition in no time. $19.95  Storey Publishing

Ivar’s Seafood Cookbook: The O-fish-al Guide to Cooking the Northwest Catch

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from The Crew at Ivar’s, with Jess Thomson Serving local seafood for 75 years, Ivar’s is one of the most beloved restaurants in the Pacific Northwest. In its first cookbook, Ivar’s serves up 60 favorite recipes along with restaurant adventures and the “finny” sense of humor that have made Ivar’s a regional favorite. $29.95  Sasquatch Books


Book Lovers A Reader’s Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year Tom Nissley Candy for any book lover: an addictively readable day-by-day literary companion and guide from a former bookseller and eight-time Jeopardy champion. $24.95  W.W. Norton

Inside Moves Todd Walton, introduced by Sherman Alexie “Inside Moves is the Bull Durham of basketball, except with war injuries, amputees, prostitutes, radical surgery, and the lonesome, lonesome wails of hungry souls.” —Sherman Alexie

The Land of Plenty Robert Cantwell, introduced by Jess Walter “The novel’s dialogue could have been uttered yesterday. Written in powerful, plain-spoken prose… its tough realism and psychological acuity hum with authenticity.” —Jess Walter

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McTeague Frank Norris, introduced by Jonathan Evison “A gritty, vitriolic rant, a novel with hair on it, a goddamn magnificent bastard of a novel.” —Jonathan Evison

You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up Richard Hallas, introduced by Matt Groening “A whiplash ride with major plot reversals on almost every page… sheer joyful amoral absurdity.” —Matt Groening

The Snatchabook: Who’s Stealing All the Stories? Helen Docherty and Thomas Docherty This sing-song read aloud celebrates the love of reading as the animals of Burrow Down search for a misunderstood book thief! $16.99 (ages 3+)  Jabberwocky

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Just the Thing Seeing Flowers: Discover the Hidden Life of Flowers Photography by Robert Llewellyn, written by Terri Dunn Chace Don’t just stop to smell the roses, see them! Seeing Flowers highlights 343 popular flowers through stunning photographs, accompanied by illuminating essays that forever change the way you’ll look at flowers. $29.95  Timber Press

Rose Kennedy’s Family Album: From the Fitzgerald Kennedy Private Collection, 1878–1946 Foreword by Caroline Kennedy A selection of more than 300 personal images collected by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, many never seen before, featuring the beloved and revered American family. $45.00  Grand Central Publishing

Poems to Learn by Heart Caroline Kennedy, paintings by Jon J Muth The #1 New York Times bestseller features more than 100 poems for all ages, illustrated with striking watercolor paintings. This collection is the perfect holiday gift. $19.99  Disney Hyperion

Lonely Planet’s Beautiful World Inspired by our love of travel, Lonely Planet’s Beautiful World is a spectacular pictorial of sublime photography, featuring our planet’s most amazing places. $39.99  Lonely Planet

Bear: Spirit of the Wild Paul Nicklen Evocative storytelling and stunning photography reveal the truths and myths about North American bears: the grizzly, polar bear, black bear and the rarest, spirit bear. $35.00 National Geographic

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A. Scott Berg From Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author A. Scott Berg comes the definitive—and revelatory—biography of one of the great American figures of modern times. $40.00  Putnam


Just the Thing Shake Carli Davidson A heartwarming collection of 61 dangerously adorable dogs caught mid-shake in what the New York Times called “a hilarious portrayal of flying fur, flopping jowls, and bulging eyes.” $17.99  Harper Design

Dog Songs Mary Oliver A collection of new and favorite poems, celebrating the dogs that have enriched Mary Oliver’s world. $26.95  Penguin Press

Music: The Definitive Visual History Produced in collaboration with the Smithsonian, Music profiles the lives of groundbreaking musicians, takes an in-depth look at the history and function of various instruments, and includes listening suggestions for each music style. $50.00  DK

Natural Histories Journals: Fish, Bird, Crab, Owl American Museum of Natural History Attractive journals featuring stunning cover prints drawn from the Museum’s unique Rare Book Collection. Featuring lined pages, decorative endpapers, ribbon and an elegant antique finish, they’re beautiful, practical and very portable. $14.95 each Journals inspired by

Sterling Signature

Natural Histories: Essays & Plates Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library Tom Baione, ed. $50.00

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Nice Spread Saving the Season: A Cook’s Guide to Home Canning, Pickling, and Preserving Kevin West 220 recipes plus 300 color photographs—the ultimate guide to preserving and the only book you need to save (and savor) the season throughout the year. $35.00  Knopf

Moosewood Restaurant Favorites:

The 250 Most-Requested, Naturally-Delicious Recipes from One of America’s Best-Loved Restaurants The Moosewood Collective In 1973, Moosewood Restaurant opened and revolutionized vegetarian cooking. Forty years and 12 bestselling cookbooks later, the Moosewood Collective presents 250 of their most-requested recipes of all time in this beautiful, 352-page cookbook with full-color photos throughout. $29.99 St. Martin’s Griffin

In the Hands of a Baker The Culinary Institute of America This perfect pastry kitchen companion provides guidance on purchasing the correct equipment, organizing a workstation, and proper care and cleaning of all types of baking tools. A must-have for successful bakery and pastry operations. $29.99  John Wiley & Sons

The Complete Beer Course: Boot Camp for Beer Geeks: From Novice to Expert in Twelve Tasting Classes

Sterling Epicure

Joshua M. Bernstein Beer expert Joshua Bernstein demystifies the flavors of beer in simple, fun classes on everything from lagers to sour ales. Includes tastings, food pairings and more! $24.95

The Pocket Beer Guide: The Essential Handbook to the Very Best Beers in the World

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Stephen Beaumont and Tim Webb The authors of the acclaimed World Atlas of Beer have collaborated with top international contributors to create the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the world’s best brews, breweries, and beer destinations and festivals! $14.95


Aesthetically Inclined A Compendium of Collective Nouns: From an Armory of Aardvarks to a Zeal of Zebras Woop Studios This illustrated guide compiles more than 2,000 collective nouns and brings them to life in stunningly colorful, graphic artwork from the design dynamos at Woop Studios. $35.00  Chronicle Books

Dawn to Dark Photographs: The Magic of Light The world’s best landscape photography and photojournalism gorgeously depicts the passage of a single day, from dawn’s first light to the closing moments of sunset. $40.00  National Geographic

The Secret Language of Color: Science, Nature, History, Culture, Beauty of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue & Violet Joann Eckstut and Arielle Eckstut Have you ever wondered why roses were red or violets were blue? The Secret Language of Color tackles the principles behind each hue in the visible spectrum and how they manifest throughout the universe. $29.95  Black Dog & Leventhal

A Field Guide to American Houses: The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Understanding America’s Domestic Architecture Virginia Savage McAlester A fully expanded, updated, and freshly designed edition of the most widely acclaimed guide to American houses— for any and all interested in domestic architecture. $50.00  Knopf

The Pocket Scavenger Keri Smith The creator of Wreck This Journal invites you on an unusual scavenger hunt, exploring the creative process and chance. $15.00 Perigee Trade Paperback

The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects Richard Kurin A magnificent history of the United States told through 101 treasures from the Smithsonian’s collections. $50.00  Penguin Press

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It’s Cool The Cool School: Writing from America’s Hip Underground Glenn O’Brien, editor GQ’s “Style Guy” presents the ultimate anthology of the original hipsters, from Henry Miller and Miles Davis to Jack Kerouac and Emily XYZ. $27.95  Library of America

Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington Terry Teachout A major new biography of jazz legend Duke Ellington by the acclaimed author of Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong. $30.00  Gotham

Making Masterpiece: 25 Years Behind the Scenes at Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! on PBS Rebecca Eaton The Emmy Award-winning producer of PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! interviews series contributors and shares personal anecdotes— including personal photos—about her decadesspanning career behind such hits as Prime Suspect, Downton Abbey and Sherlock. $29.95  Viking

The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Create the World’s Great Drinks Amy Stewart Amy Stewart reveals the history and botany behind your favorite alcoholic beverages. Containing more than 50 recipes and growing tips, this is a perfect gift for cocktail enthusiasts and the naturally curious. $19.95  Algonquin Books

Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love & Karaoke Rob Sheffield The bestselling author of Love is a Mix Tape returns with his most personal book yet, exploring the intersection of love and music in our lives. $25.99  It Books

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It’s Cool Alternative Movie Posters: Film Art from the Underground Matthew Chojnacki An underground network of artists has assembled to reinvigorate movie poster art. Their mission? Celebrate classics, sci-fi, and cult favorites with smart, fresh alternative representations. $34.99  Schiffer Publishing

Zombie Cribbage Forrest-Pruzan A classic resurrected for a new generation of zombie lovers, pop culture enthusiasts, and card players as a creepy zombie march with twisted rules. $19.95  Chronicle Books

The Moth: 50 True Stories Edited and with an introduction by Catherine Burns Preface by Adam Gopnik Foreword by George Dawes Green From the storytelling phenomenon, The Moth —acclaimed for live events and public radio programs/podcasts—comes 50 true stories from the famous and not-so-famous alike, in print for the first time. $15.99  Hyperion Books

S. Doug Dorst, created by J.J. Abrams In his first idea for a novel, Abrams conceived a multi-layered literary puzzle of love, mystery and adventure. Acclaimed novelist Doug Dorst finishes the presentation—a reading experience like no other. $35.00  Mulholland Books

Alice in tumblr-Land: And Other Fairy Tales for a New Generation Tim Manley Disney meets Lena Dunham in this illustrated humor book featuring your favorite fairy tale characters dating and finding their way in 21st-century America. $20.00  Penguin Books

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Into the Deep Survival Lessons Alice Hoffman Rediscover the beauty in life, even during the toughest times. In this honest, wise, and upbeat guidebook, Alice Hoffman shares thoughtful advice to help readers envision happiness and recognize what matters most. $13.95  Algonquin Books

Self-Help Messiah: Dale Carnegie and Success in Modern America Steven Watts An illuminating biography of Dale Carnegie and how his understanding of psychology gave rise to the self-help movement in America and informed his groundbreaking bestseller How to Win Friends and Influence People. $29.95  Other Press

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations. At 16, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize. $26.00  Little, Brown

The First Phone Call from Heaven: A Novel

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants

Mitch Albom A masterful storyteller at the height of his powers, Albom has written an instant classic. Part mystery, part allegory, this is a heart-racing page-turner and a soul-fulfilling tale of faith, hope and love. $24.99  Harper

Malcolm Gladwell In the tradition of his previous four bestsellers, Gladwell draws upon history, psychology, and powerful storytelling to reshape the way we think of the world around us. $29.00  Little, Brown

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Break Out!: 5 Ways to Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life Joel Osteen In his dynamic, inspiring and faith-building new book, bestselling author Joel Osteen provides practical steps and encouragement for creating a life without limitations. $26.00  Faith Words


Fiction Spirit of Steamboat: A Walt Longmire Story Craig Johnson In his office on December 24th and reading A Christmas Carol, Walt Longmire is interrupted by the ghost of Christmas past. “An extremely pleasant present for fans of this popular series.” — Booklist $20.00  Viking

The Rosie Project: A Novel Graime Simsion A charming, big-hearted romantic comedy about a socially challenged genetics professor relying on scientific methods to find true love and the totally unsuitable, completely incompatible, gloriously winning woman who captures his heart. $24.00  Simon & Schuster

The Gods of Guilt: A Lincoln Lawyer Novel Michael Connelly In this gripping thriller, defense attorney Mickey Haller returns with a haunting case that could mean his ultimate redemption or prove his ultimate guilt. $28.00  Little, Brown

The Longest Ride Nicholas Sparks The lives of two couples converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys— beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart. $27.00  Grand Central Publishing

Burial Rites: A Novel Hannah Kent Set against Iceland’s stark landscape, Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. Inspired by a true story. $26.00  Little, Brown

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Fiction The Round House: A Novel Louise Erdrich Winner of the 2012 National Book Award, Erdrich’s masterful new novel is now available in trade paperback. “Recalls shades of Faulkner, Garcia Marquez, and Tony Morrison…. It is impossible to forget.”—USA Today $15.99  Harper Perennial

The October List Jeffery Deaver A mind-bending novel with twists and turns that unfold from its dramatic climax back to its surprising beginning. This is Deaver at his masterful, inventive best. $26.00  Grand Central Publishing

Don’t Miss These Novels from the Best of the Northwest! Featured on pages 3–6.

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Fiction The Goldfinch: A Novel Donna Tartt A beautiful, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-yourfriends triumph. An old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate. $30.00  Little, Brown

The Death of Bees: A Novel Lisa O’Donnell Winner of the Commonwealth Book Prize, this riveting and brilliantly voiced debut novel follows two young sisters who attempt to hold the world at bay after the mysterious death of their parents. $14.99  Harper Perennial

The Signature of All Things: A Novel Elizabeth Gilbert A glorious, sweeping novel of desire, ambition, and the thirst for knowledge, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Committed. $28.95  Viking

And the Mountains Echoed Khaled Hosseini The unforgettable New York Times bestselling novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else, from the author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. $28.95  Riverhead Books

King and Maxwell David Baldacci It seems at first like a simple, tragic story. Tyler Wingo learns the awful news that his father was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father… $28.00  Grand Central Publishing

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Middle Reader, Young Adult Lost Kingdom Matthew J. Kirby Kirby brings to vivid life a fantastical American West filled with secrets and spies and terrifying creatures. An epic journey filled with marvelous exploits, courage, and intrigue. $17.99 (ages 8–12)  Scholastic Press

Finding Bigfoot: Everything You Need to Know Animal Planet From the popular Animal Planet show, Finding Bigfoot, comes a book filled with lore, data, sightings, and exclusive extra content about the world’s most elusive and fascinating creature. $14.99 (ages 7–12)  Feiwel & Friends

Steelheart Brandon Sanderson This first book in a new young adult series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson is jam-packed with suspense, mystery, and pulse-pounding action. $18.99 (ages 12+)  Delacorte

Spirit Animals Book 1: Wild Born Brandon Mull Enter the world of Erdas, where every child who comes of age must discover if they have a spirit animal, a rare bond between human and beast that bestows great powers to both. $12.99 (ages 8–12) Scholastic

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The Lord of Opium Nancy Farmer Having grown up as nothing but a clone, Matt now finds himself thrust into the position of ruling his own country. The riveting sequel to National Book Award winner The House of the Scorpion. $17.99 (ages 12+) Antheneum

Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic Mark Tatulli Meet Desmond Pucket— master of monsters! Will his pranks get him kicked out of middle school before the big class trip? Illustrated novel. $13.99 (ages 7–12) Andrews McMeel Publishing


Middle Reader, Young Adult Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Sebastian Robertson, Jared Levine Lovingly compiled like any great playlist, Legends highlights some of the most influential voices in music. Stunning portraits accompany each profile which explores the achievements and struggles of artists who created our musical landscape. Includes two CDs. $29.00 (ages 9+)  Tundra Books

Treasury of Egyptian Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters, & Mortals Donna Jo Napoli, illus. by Christina Balit This stunning tableau of Egyptian myths is brought to life by the lyrical storytelling of Donna Jo Napoli and is richly depicted in art-deco style illustrations. $24.95 (ages 8–12)  National Geographic Kids Books

Dork Diaries: OMG! All About Me Diary! Narrate your very own Dork Diary with this interactive guided journal, filled with daily questions and art and quotes from Nikki Maxwell herself! $12.99 (ages 9–13) Rachel Renée Russell

Dork Diaries 6: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker It’s the biggest dance of the year and Nikki is hoping her crush, Brandon, wants to be her date. But what if he doesn’t want to go with her? Or worse—what if he ends up going with Mackenzie?! $13.99 (ages 9–13)

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Star Wars Jedi Academy Jeffrey Brown This original story captures the ups and downs of middle school—all told through one boy’s comics, letters, and doodles. The setting? A galaxy far, far away... $12.99 (ages 8–12)  Scholastic

Terra Tempo: The Four Corners of Time David Shapiro, illus. by Christopher Herndon The second book in the Terra Tempo graphic novel series follows our trio on their next time travel adventure from Earth’s beginnings to the creepy Cretaceous. Full color. $17.99 (ages 8+)  Craigmore Creations

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Middle Reader, Young Adult God Got A Dog Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Marla Frazee Newbery Medalist Rylant and two-time Caldecott Honoree Frazee imagine a God living among us in this spirited and moving collection of illustrated poems. $17.99 (ages 10+)  Beach Lane Books

The Beginning of Everything

Trailing Tennessee: A Novel The Twistrose Key Tone Almhjell When a mysterious parcel arrives at her family’s house, Lin Rosenquist finds that it opens a secret door to an amazing new world. $16.99 (ages 10+) Dial Books for Young Readers


Cory Wheeler Mimms Eli isn’t your typical teenage runaway. When a car accident claims his father, Eli sets out on the Appalachian Trail, determined to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps according to family tradition. $14.99 (ages 10+) Craigmore Creations

Robin Schneider A hilarious contemporary teen novel that takes the reader through one shocking year in the life of a California Prom King whose charmed existence spectacularly collides with multiple tragedies. $17.99 (ages 13+) HarperFestival

The Unwanteds: Island of Fire Lisa McMann The fate of Artimé is at stake and an unlikely alliance could redeem it in book three of the New York Times bestselling Unwanteds series. $16.99 (ages 8–12)  Aladdin

Seven Wonders Book 2: Lost in Babylon Peter Lerangis Percy Jackson meets Indiana Jones! The second book in the seven-book series chronicling the adventures of Jack McKinley as he searches the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. $17.99 (ages 8–12)  HarperFestival

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Kids Dream Animals: A Bed Time Journey Emily Winfield Martin The wonderful rhyme and gorgeous illustrations make this picture book ideal for reading aloud in the daytime and tucking your child in at bedtime. Close your eyes and discover who your dream animal might be. $17.99 (ages 2–5) Random House Books for Young Readers

Dear Santasaurus Stacy McAnulty, illus. by Jef Kaminsky Fresh and funny, this story is told entirely through the 17 letters that Ernest writes to Santasaurus, detailing the whopping 257 nice acts (and the mere 256 naughty acts) he racks up through the year. $15.95 (ages 5–8)  Boyds Mills Press

LEGO Minifigure Year by Year: A Visual History Featuring more than 2,000 of the most significant, popular, and rare minifigures organized chronologically by theme. Fans will be delighted to discover little-known facts about their favorite minifigures and follow the evolution of this classic toy. © 2013 The LEGO Group.

$40.00 (ages 6+)

LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles Discover everything there is to know about the legendary Yoda! Take a tour around his humble abode and uncover the truth behind the wise green Jedi Master. © 2013 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorization.

$18.99 (ages 6+)

Friends Eric Carle From the creator of the all-time classic Very Hungry Caterpillar comes a sweetly resonant story about the power of friendship. $17.99 (ages 3–5) Philomel Books

The Dwarf in the Drawer: A Mischievous Parody L. van King This book and plush gift set contains a hilarious parody of Santa’s elvish spy that will make us all take another look at the true meaning of Christmas. $19.99 (ages 4–8)  Square Fish

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Kids An Otis Christmas Loren Long A warm, feel-good Christmas story featuring everyone’s favorite tractor, Otis, the friend you can always count on. $17.99 (ages 3–7)  Philomel Books

I’d Know You Anywhere, My Love Nancy Tillman With more than five million books sold, Nancy Tillman proves once again that celebrating love in families strikes a chord with parents and children everywhere. $17.99 (ages 4–8)  Feiwel & Friends

Tap the Magic Tree Christie Matheson An innovative, refreshing debut picture book about the changing seasons and the magic— and true interactivity—of turning a page. $15.99 (ages 4–8)  Greenwillow Books

Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever Darlyne Murawski and Nancy Honovich The ultimate book on bugs is crawling with fascinating facts, lively text, and tons of cool, colorful images of the most wonderful and wacky insects on Earth! $24.95 (ages 7–10)  National Geographic Kids Books

The Animal Book Created in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution, the wonders of the natural world are on display in The Animal Book. This guide to life on our planet is packed with information on more than 1,500 specimens. $24.99 (ages 8+)  DK

Frog Trouble and Eleven Other Pretty Serious Songs

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Sandra Boynton Giddy up, Cowboy! Sandra Boynton goes country with Frog Trouble, a fully illustrated songbook and CD featuring an amazing roster of country artists including Dwight Yoakam, Alison Krauss, and Ben Folds. $16.95 (ages 1–9)  Workman Publishing


Kids Mr. Wuffles! David Wiesner From the three-time Caldecott medalist, a fantastical wordless adventure starring a haughty feline—who discovers the ultimate cat toy when tiny aliens crash-land in his living room. $17.99 (ages 4–8)  Clarion Books

The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit Emma Thompson, illus. by Eleanor Taylor Peter Rabbit and his cousin Benjamin Bunny must save their new friend, William the Turkey, from becoming Mr. McGregor’s Christmas supper. $20.00 (ages 3–6)  Warne

The Snatchabook: Who’s Stealing All the Stories? Helen Docherty and Thomas Docherty This sing-song read aloud celebrates the love of reading as the animals of Burrow Down search for a misunderstood book thief! $16.99 (ages 3+)  Jabberwocky

Where Would I Be in an Evergreen Tree? $10.99

Where Do I Sleep?

A Pacific Northwest Lullaby $10.99

Sasquatch Books Jennifer Blomgren, illus. by Andrea Gabriel The spotted owl sings at night, a honeybee’s buzzing is the sound of summer. New from the author and illustrator of the Pacific Northwest Book Award-winning Where Do I Sleep? comes Why Do I Sing? celebrating the songs of the Pacific Northwest animal world. (ages 3–7)

Why Do I Sing?

Animal Songs of the Pacific Northwest $16.99

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I Am Alaskan Brian Adams Alaska is an island of islands. Captured here are the faces of the people who choose to live in this wild, majestic place that is so different from its country. $50.00

Gaining Daylight: Life on Two Islands Sara Loewen “Loewen’s essays are exquisite slices of life… this solemn, spare book is an intimate and loving look at a life that very few people live.” —Publishers Weekly starred review $15.95

Northern Exposures: An Adventuring Career in Stories and Images Jonathan Waterman “Waterman’s profound respect for the northern lands burns on every page, and his photos and essays prove to us that there is still beauty in this world—beauty worth fighting for. Not every artist’s struggle with craft and place yields such heartfelt and urgent engagement.”—Robert Redford $30.00

There’s a Moose in My Garden: Designing Gardens in Alaska and the Far North Brenda C. Adams How do you harness the wild beauty of the north for your own backyard? Practical, userfriendly, planning to planting advice from an awardwinning gardener. $35.00

Holiday Books 2013  

Our annual guide of the latest books perfect for holiday gift giving and available at the best of northwest's independent booksellers, membe...

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