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Art Š 2010 by Oliver Jeffers, in association with Penguin Group USA


Ansel Adams in National Parks

Ansel Adams (Little Brown & Company) The most comprehensive collection of Ansel Adams’ photographs of America’s national parks and wilderness areas, including numerous unpublished images. $40.00





Still Life in Photography

My Passion for Design

Paul Martineau (Getty Publications) The genre of still life is considered from a wide range of visual perspectives as it spans the history of photography from the early nineteenth century to the present. $24.95

Barbra Streisand (Viking) In her first book, Barbra Streisand takes us on an intimate and lavishly illustrated personal tour of her homes and collections. $60.00

2010 SCIBA Glenn Goldman Art & Architecture Book Award For his numerous contributions to independent bookselling, this award pays tribute to the late Glenn Goldman, founder of Book Soup.

Los Angeles: Portrait of a City

Jim Heiman, David L. Ulin, Kevin Star (Taschen) From the first known photograph to the most recent sweeping vistas, this photographic tribute to the City of Angels provides a fascinating journey through the city’s cultural, political, industrial, and sociological history. It traces L.A.’s development from the 1880s real estate boom, through the early days of Hollywood and the urban sprawl of the late 20th century, right up to the present day. $70.00 About the Authors: Jim Heimann is Executive Editor for Taschen America, and author of numerous books on architecture, pop culture, and the history of the West Coast, Los Angeles, and Hollywood. David L. Ulin is the book critic for the Los Angeles Times. Kevin Starr holds a PhD from Harvard University and is Professor of History at the University of Southern California. Glenn Goldman, whose independent bookstore became a Sunset Boulevard landmark known for its tall, teetering stacks and mazes of shelves crammed with titles that attracted entertainment and tourist industry clientele, loved books about art, architecture and photography.


Great Reasons to Shop at Locally-Owned Businesses

When you shop at an independently owned business, your entire community benefits: The Economy n Spend $100 at a local and $68 of that stays in your community. Spend the same $100 at a national chain, and your community only sees $43. n Local businesses create higher-paying jobs for our neighbors. n More of your taxes are reinvested in your community—where they belong. The Environment n Buying local means less packaging, less transportation, and a smaller carbon footprint. n Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money to beautify your community. The Community n Local retailers are your friends and neighbors—support them and they’ll support you. n Local businesses donate to charities at more than twice the rate of national chains. n More independents means more choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community.


For Bookstore and Author Events

The Perfect Gift Opus Vino



(DK Publishing) Written by a new generation of wine critics with in-depth knowledge of the different wine regions, the wineries and their wines, Opus Vino looks at more than 4,000 individual wineries, identifies each region’s top producers and its rising stars, and entries cover the owner, grapes, wine styles, and their best wines. $75.00


Keith Richards (Little Brown & Company) With The Rolling Stones, Keith Richard created the songs that roused the world and lived the original rock and roll life. Now he tells his story of life in the crossfire hurricane. $29.99

An Object of Beauty

Late for School

Steve Martin (Grand Central Publishing) Getting to school has never been this difficult or hilarious in this story of adventure, danger and the laughs on one youngster’s journey to school. $17.99


The Wisdom of Wooden: My Century On and Off the Court

John Wooden and Steve Jamison (McGraw-Hill) The final book from legendary Coach John Wooden is filled with fond personal memories, warm advice, and never-before-seen-photographs. It is an unforgettable tribute to the man we all called, “Coach.” $22.00

Cover Art Courtesy of Oliver Jeffers and Penguin Group (USA) Oliver Jeffers is an artist, illustrator and writer originally from Belfast, Ireland who now lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. From figurative painting and installation, to illustration and picture-book making, his work has been exhibited around the world. He is widely known for his children’s picture books.


Steve Martin (Grand Central Publishing) A riveting novel about a young intern, Lacy Yearger, at Sotheby’s on the rise in New York’s art world. $26.99



From Steve Martin

It’s a Book

Lane Smith (Roaring Book Press) Playful and lighthearted with a subversive twist that is signature Lane Smith, It’s a Book is a delightful celebration of the printed book that readers of all ages will appreciate. $12.99


Up and Down

Oliver Jeffers (Philomel) $16.99

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Simpsons World: The Ultimate Episode Guide

Matt Groening (It Books) A comprehensive episode synopses for 20 seasons of Simpsons, including 128 new gut-busting episodes never before covered! Plus quotes and quips from all your favorite characters! $150.00

The Fashion File

Janie Bryant with Monica Corcoran Harel (Grand Central Publishing) Whether she’s a bombshell Joanie, a mod Peggy, or a classical Betty, Mad Men’s award-winning designer will help every woman look gorgeous, no matter what her body type. $26.99



Kat Von D (Collins Design) The Tattoo Chronicles is an illustrated diary that offers an intimate look at a crucial year in the personal and professional life of Kat Von D, the charismatic, no-holds-barred tattooer and star of LA Ink. $29.99


The Tattoo Chronicles

The Red Hot Chili Peppers: An Oral/Visual History

Hollywood Musicals

The Red Hot Chili Peppers (It Books) The Red Hot Chili Peppers is the iconic band’s audacious look back at their 30-year odyssey— in their own words and accompanied by more than 300 spectacular photos and ephemera. Intimate, breathtaking, and outrageous, this is the essence of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. $39.99

Ken Bloom (Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers) A spectacular, information packed celebration of the most beloved movie musicals, from My Fair Lady and Singing in the Rain to Moulin Rouge and High School Musical. Hollywood Musical pays grand tribute to the 101 most popular and enduring musical movies. $40.00

Why? Because We Still Like You Jennifer Armstrong (Grand Central Publishing) The fascinating, behind-thescenes story of the beloved Mickey Mouse Club and how it became a pop culture phenomenon. $25.99




The Man Behind the Nose

Larry “Bozo” Harmon & Thomas Scott McKenzie (Igniter) We all know Bozo the Clown. But few people know the so-called man behind the nose, Larry Harmon, who is widely credited as single-handedly elevating the red-wigged storyteller into an internationally franchised television phenomenon. This is his story.$25.99

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Fall of the Giants

Knit the Season

Kate Jacobs (Berkley) From New York Times #1 bestselling author comes another heartwarming Friday Night Knitting Club novel—a loving, moving, laugh-out-loud celebration of special times with friends and family. $14.00

Point Dume

Katie Arnoldi (Overlook Press) Arnoldi’s page turner brings to life subjects she knows well—the death of surf culture, human trafficking, the Mexican drug cartel, illegal pot farms on public lands, environmental devastation, and obsessive love. $24.95



Ken Follett (Dutton) New York Times #1 bestselling author Ken Follett returns with a magnificent new historical epic, the first in The Century Trilogy, following five families as they travel through the extraordinary events of the twentieth century. $36.00



The Brave

Lynd Ward: Six Novels in Woodcuts

Nicholas Evans (Little, Brown & Company) From the bestselling author of The Horse Whisperer, an epic story of one man’s struggle to save his son and himself from the mistakes of their past. $26.99

Art Spiegelman, editor (Library of America) A first from The Library of America, Art Spiegelman presents a stunning new edition of the classic wordless novels of Lynd Ward, the books that inspired modern graphic novel. $70.00

2010 SCIBA Fiction Book Award

Safe Haven

Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) The #1 New York Times bestselling author tells the story of a romance lost and rediscovered. $25.99




The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Aimee Bender (Doubleday) The wondrous Aimee Bender conjures the lush and moving story of a girl whose magical gift is really a devastating curse. Her stories have appeared in Granta, GQ, Story, Harper’s, The Antioch Review, and several other publications. $25.95 Aimee Bender is the author of the novel An Invisible Sign of My Own and the collections The Girl in the Flammable Skirt and Willful Creatures. She has received two Pushcart prizes and was nominated for the Tiptree Award in 2005. She lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches creative writing at USC.


Cross Fire




Mysteries and Thrillers

Hell’s Corner

James Patterson (Little, Brown & Company) The mastermind is back, and he’s about to destroy everything, and everyone, Alex Cross loves. With a supercharged blend of suspense, action and deception is the most exciting Alex Cross novel ever. $27.99

Michael Connelly (Little, Brown & Company) Bestselling author Michael Connelly delivers a hard-hitting legal thriller in the tradition of his awardwinning novel The Brass Verdict. $27.99



Djibouti: A Novel

Hollywood Hills

Elmore Leonard (William Morrow) Elmore Leonard, New York Times bestselling author brings his trademark wit and inimitable style to this twisting, gripping—and sometimes playful—tale of modernday piracy. $26.99

Joseph Wambaugh (Little, Brown & Company) By turns heart-wrenching, exhilarating, and laugh-out-loud funny, Hollywood Moon is Wambaugh’s most thrilling and deeply affecting ride yet through the singular streets of LA. Wambaugh knows cops. $26.99

2010 SCIBA T. Jefferson Parker Mystery Book Award The First Rule


Robert Crais (Putnam) From the New York Times bestselling author who sets the standard for intense, powerful crime writing comes a blistering thriller featuring Joe Pike and Elvis Cole. $26.95


The Reversal


David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing) Oliver Stone and the Camel Club return in #1 bestselling author David Baldacci’s most stunning adventure yet. An attack on the heart of power, in sight of the White House, at a place known as Hell’s Corner. $27.99

Our Kind of Traitor

John le Carre (Viking) One of the greatest living English writers returns. A vacationing couple find themselves caught in a deadly endgame between the Russian underworld and the British Secret Service. This is signature le Carre. $27.95

About TJPMBA: This award honors mystery author T. Jefferson Parker for his many contributions to Southern California independent bookstores.

“I love the holidays. For me, the holiday season carries a wonderful magic—the world can be a better place, good surprises are possible, and hope is found as easily as the gift of books under my Christmas tree.” —Robert Crais Look for Robert’s new Joe Pike mystery, The Sentry, coming January 2011.

Books by T. Jefferson Parker. The Border Lords, coming January 2011.

Ready, Set, Devour

Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny

Nora Ephron (Alfred A. Knopf) Nora Ephron returns with her first book since her bestseller, I Feel Bad About My Neck. Filled with insights and observations that instantly ring true—and often make you laugh—I Remember Nothing is the perfect holiday gift for every woman from 14 to 104. $21.95

Katie Up and Down the Hall Glenn Plaskin (Center Street) For families and animal lovers everywhere, Katie Up and Down the Hall is the heartwarming story of how five neighbors living in a New York City apartment building are brought together by the purchase of a remarkable cocker spaniel. $19.99


Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

Portia de Rossi (Artia) With great candor, actress Portia de Rossi tells the riveting, painful, yet ultimately uplifting truth about her long battle with anorexia, bulimia, and coming out—all while living in the demanding public eye. $25.99



Marlo Thomas (Hyperion) The awardwinning actress and #1 New York Times bestselling author shares her funny and heartwarming stories of a life filled with laughter. Woven throughout are interviews with America’s most beloved comedians. $26.99

I Remember Nothing





Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love

Larry Levin (Grand Central Publishing) In the bestselling tradition of Rescuing Spike comes a heartwarming story of a puppy brought back from the brink of death, and the family he adopted. $19.99

Late, Late at Night

Rick Springfield (Touchstone) Famous for the hit “Jessie’s Girl,” his role as Dr. Noah Drake on “General Hospital,” and his appearances on “Californication,” Springfield recounts his rise, fall and rise again—as well as how he has coped with depression in the midst of stardom. $26.00

2010 SCIBA Non-Fiction Book Award Tattoos From the Heart

Father Gregory Boyle (Simon & Schuster) An unforgettable first-hand account of the journey of the remarkable Greg Boyle and his homeboys—and girls. It is a deeply moving, maddening and ultimately compassionate account of one man who insists that every life is worth saving. $25.00


About Father Boyle: Father Gregory Boyle was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1982, and received his Master of Divinity from the Weston School of Theology; and a Sacred Theology Masters degree from the Jesuit School of Theology. In 1988, Father Boyle began what would become Homeboy Industries, now located in downtown Los Angeles. He is currently the pastor of Dolores Mission in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles.

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I’m Dreaming of A Black Christmas

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

The Daily Show with John Stewart Presents EARTH (The Book)

Lewis Black (Riverhead Books) From Lewis Black, the uproarious and perpetually apoplectic New York Times bestselling author and Daily Show regular, comes a ferociously funny book about his least favorite holiday, Christmas. $19.95





Jon Stewart (Grand Central Publishing) With their trademark wit, irreverence, and intelligence, Stewart and his team will posthumously answer all of life’s most hardhitting questions completely unburdened by objectivity, journalistic integrity or even accuracy. $27.99

David Sedaris (Little, Brown & Company) Featuring David Sedaris’s unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new illustrated collection of animalthemed tales is an utter delight. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of everyday life. $19.99

Simple Times

The Peanuts Collections

Nat Gertler (Little, Brown & Company) A one-of-a-kind collection of Peanuts treasures, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the classic comic strip. $35.00



Amy Sadaris (Grand Central Publishing) America’s most delightfully unconventional hostess and bestselling author of I Like You delivers a new book that will forever change the world of crafting. $27.99

...Inspiration and Faith What Good is God

Anarchy Evolution: Faith, Science and Bad Religion in a World Without God

Philip Yancy (Faith Words) Yancy travels the world in search of an answer to a query posed world over: What is the practical value of belief in God? Yancy finds a faith that still matters to each person featured and will come alive for each reader. $23.99



Greg Graffin & Steve Olson (It Books ) Most people know Greg Graffin as the lead singer of the punk band Bad Religion, but few know that he has a PhD from Cornell University and teaches evolution at UCLA. In this provocative and personal book, he describes his own coming of age as an artist and the formation of his naturalist worldview on questions involving God, science, and human existence. $22.99 978-0061828505

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Cook Books

Dorie Greenspan (Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt) In this big, personal, and personable book, the award-winning author Dorie Greenspan captures all the excitement of French home cooking today, sharing disarmingly simple dishes she has gathered over years of living in France. $40.00

Wild Table: Seasonal Foraged Food and Recipes

Illustrated Cook’s Book of Ingredients (DK Publishing)

Connie Green & Sarah Patterson Scott (Viking) A captivating cookbook by a renowned forager of wild edibles—with more than one hundred sumptuous recipes and full-color photographs. $40.00

The Keys to Good Cooking

Harold McGee (Penguin Press) Answers to many kitchen conundrums in one easy-to-use volume, from the author of the acclaimed culinary bible On Food and Cooking. Keys to Good Cooking distills the modern scientific understanding of cooking and translates it into immediately useful information. $35.00

The ultimate comprehensive “show and tell” reference to ingredients from around the globe, The Illustrated Cook’s Book of Ingredients is an invaluable reference for food lovers and cooks intent on making the most of ingredients available today. $35.00

Essential New York Times Cookbook

Amanda Hesser (W. W. Norton) The well-known New York Times food columnist, brings her signature voice and expertise to this compendium of delicious recipes from chefs, home cooks, and food writers. Hesser has cooked and updated every one of the 1,000-plus recipes. $40.00



Around My French Table

Think Outside the Bag The Tote Buddy

a culinary journey with

eric ripert


featuring over 100 simple recipes

Avec Eric

World’s First Reusable Bag Organizer. Are your reusable grocery bags everywhere? Or do you forget to use them? The Tote Buddy is here to save the day! It neatly holds piles of bags, keeping them clean, tidy and nearby for every shopping trip. $14.97

Eric Ripert (John Wiley & Sons) Avec Eric follows star chef Eric Ripert as he explores the culinary traditions of various countries and creates dishes that celebrate the bounty of each one. $34.95

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Going Natural

Melina Bellows (National Geographic Books) This colorful companion to the new National Geographic Channel series features eye-popping images and mindboggling stories that grab your attention and never let go. $19.95

The Wave: In pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean

Susan Casey (Doubleday) Waves 100 feet and higher are wreaking havoc. Susan Casey explores the fierce heart of the ocean in this thrilling read. $27.95



National Geographic – AMAZING! 100 People, Places, and Things that Will Wow You

Something for everyone on your holiday list!



This terrifying tome is filled with peril, risk, and suspense…and it’s all true! Find out about the most dangerous mathematical formula in history, visit a fast food restaurant that serves up a deadly menu and check out the toxic terrors that live on unwashed hands. $19.99


Natural History

A landmark in reference publishing overseen and authenticated by the Smithsonian Institution, Natural History presents an unrivaled visual survey of Earth’s natural history, looking at every kingdom of life, from bacteria, minerals, and rocks to fossils to plants and animals. $50.00



Complete Human Body

The definitive guide to the development, form, function, and disorders of the human body, illustrated with unprecedented clarity by new computer generated artworks and the latest medical and microscopic imaging. Includes an interactive DVD and website! $50.00

Look Now

Half encyclopedia, half almanac, and 100% awesome, Look Now is crammed with up-to-theminute facts, stats and graphics to give a fascinating snapshot of our planet and what makes it tick. $24.99

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Celebrating Independents




incredible pop-ups and more


Legendary Journey: Trains

Steve Weston (Kingfisher) With four exciting pop-up scenes and nine die cut accessories for imaginative play, adventurous kids will explore this robotic world for hours and learn how robots help expand the limits of scientific knowledge. $16.99



Philip Steele (Kingfisher) This book is a historic tour-de-force through one of mankind’s great transportation achievements. Amazing die cuts, sliders and see-through panels bring the historic details to life as readers see inside some of the world’s most iconic trains. $19.99

Boxcar Bookcase

Wild Alphabet

(Albert Whitman & Company) Sturdy corrugated bookcase contains 12 mysteries from the classic Boxcar series. The package also includes a free activities poster and accordion bookmark with title checklist. $49.99

Dan Green (Kingfisher) Wild animals jump off the pages in this illustrated pop-up featuring 26 creatures hidden within letters of the alphabet. Accompanied with playful text, readers of all ages will be delighted to read this book time and again. $19.99

Little Prince Deluxe Pop Up Book


Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (HMH Books) This exciting pop-up edition of Saint-Exupery’s classic story contains the complete original text accompanied by Saint-Exupery’s illustrations brought to life through paper engineering. A must-have for long time fans, this edition will also enchant a whole new generation. $35.00

DC Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book


DC Comics, Matthew Reinhart (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Bestselling pop-up engineer Matthew Reinhart celebrates the history, heroes, and villains of the DC Universe in this ultimate 3D masterpiece. $29.99



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It’s Christmas, David!


David Shannon (Sky Blue Press) If you love Christmas, you’ll understand why David is so excited this time of year. $16.99 David Shannon’s Too Many Toys received the SCIBA 2009 Children’s Picture Book Award.

Llama, Llama, Holiday Drama


Kathryn Otashi (KO Kids) When Zero looks at herself, she just sees a hole right in her center. She watches the other numbers line up to count. “If I were like One, then I could count too.” Young readers learn about numbers and counting, while developing social skills and learning what it means to find value in yourself and others. $17.95

Up & Down

Oliver Jeffers (Philomel) The boy and the penguin still enjoy spending all their time together...that is, until the penguin starts to dream of flying, ignoring the boys advice that it is impossible. A heart-warming story about friendship, love and reaching for your dreams. $16.99




Amazing Cows! Udder Absurdity for Children Ages 5 to Infinity

Sandra Boynton (Workman) A picture book, a story book, a game book, all in one! A work of pure obsession, book celebrates cows and offbeat cowness with a miscellany of cow stores, cow poems, cow jokes, cow songs, cow comics and more! $11.95

Three Little Kittens

Jerry Pinkney (Dial Books for Young Readers) Young children all know the Mother Goose rhyme of the kittens who have lost their mittens, but they’ve never seen it illustrated with so much energy, beauty, and flair. Preschoolers will delight in these cuddly kittens as they frolic under Mama Cat’s watchful gaze. $16.99





Anna Dewdney (Viking Children’s) If there’s one thing Llama Llama doesn’t like, it’s waiting. He and Mama Llama rush around, shopping for presents, baking cookies, decorating the tree...but how long is it until Christmas? Will it ever come? Llama Llama just can’t wait anymore! $16.99

Max & Ruby’s Bedtime Book

Rosemary Wells (Puffin) Join Max and ruby for a bedtime story! A large format volume that bursts with Rosemary Well’s exuberant pictures makes the perfect stage for the bunny’s hilarious antics, and their many fans will also beg for just one more story about the beloved bunnies. $17.99

If You Love A Magical Tale

Susanna Lockheart (Barron’s) Big and beautiful illustrations are filled with details that change as if by magic when this book’s pages are lifted and turned. Innovative paper-engineering technique literally transforms each picture’s details before the reader’s eyes. Two favorite tales of magic retold... Aladdin and The Wizard of Oz. $18.99

Snack, Nap, Read

Childrens Illustrated Wonders Tangled is about magical-haired Princess Rapunzel falling in love with a handsome bandit who passes by her tower. Sticker and picture books based on Walt Disney Studio’s film Tangled. (Disney Press)



Rapunzel’s Journal Calliope Glass $12.99

Beautiful Oops

My Mommy Hung the Moon

Barney Saltzberg (Workman) Celebrate the “Oops” in life with this interactive book—featuring pop ups, tears, holes, and even an accordion telescope. A spill doesn’t ruin a drawing—not when it becomes the shape of a goofy animal. It’s ok to make mistakes. In fact hooray for mistakes! $11.95

Jamie Lee Curtis (Harper Collins Children’s Books ) The ninth picture book by the #1 New York Times bestselling Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell is a celebration of unconditional love between a little boy and his mommy. $16.99

Rapunzel’s Amazing Hair Kiki Thorpe $15.99

ReadAlong Storybook and CD

The Baby Boss

Marla Frazee (Beach Lane Books ) The boss baby has life-drinks made to order 24/7, an executive gym, a personal spa. When employees Mom and Dad start to slack off, the boss baby goes to new lengths to get what he deserves. $16.99




Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique

Jane O’Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Harper Collins Children’s) Come one, come all to Fancy Nancy’s Fabulous Fashion Boutique! Here you can find the fanciest almost-new outfits, accessories, jewelry, and lots more. There’s even a necklace with real rhinestones for sale. Ooh la la! $17.99

Stick to Your Dreams $14.99

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All the World

Liz Garton Scanlon, Marla Frazee (Beach Lane Books ) $17.99

“My immigrant Lebanese grandfather wore a white cotton shirt and grey trousers every single day no matter what he was doing – gardening, puttering in his garage, visiting friends. If he was going to church, he’d add a thin black tie. The one exception to this was on Christmas, when he and my grandmother would arrive at our house very early in the morning to watch us open presents from Santa. For this one occasion, he’d wear a softly worn red plaid flannel shirt. The coziness, casualness, and hint of festivity of this one simple memory can still conjure up all the childhood emotions I associate with the holidays.” —Marla Frazee

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2010 SCIBA Children’s Picture Book Award

Clementine Friend of Week

Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Hyperion Books for Young Readers) In the fourth entry in this award-winning, bestselling series, Clementine learns the true meaning of friendship. $14.99




Whoppi Goldberg with Deborah Underwood (Jump at the Sun) The perfect gifts for your little ballerina! The New York Times bestselling chapter books from Whoopi Goldberg. Collect all four installments in this charming series. $4.99

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer


Plum Fantastic, Toeshoe Trouble, Perfectly Prima, $4.99 each

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Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Terrible Terrel

Museum of Thieves

John Grisham (Dutton Children’s Books) Theo Boone, 13, knows every judge, policeman, and court clerk in Strattengurg. He dreams of being a great trail lawyer. But Theo finds himself in court much sooner than expected. A cold-blooded killer is about to go free, and only Theo knows the truth. $16.99

Lian Tanner (Delacorte Press) Only a thief can understand the strange, shifting rooms in the Museum of Dunt. The Blessed Guardians have plans for the museum that threaten the lives of everyone in the city of Jewel, and it will take a daring thief to stop them. Fortunately, Goldie Roth has a talent for thieving. $16.99

2010 SCIBA Children’s Novel Award 978-0061961083

This Book Is Not Good For You

Adam Jay Epstein (HarperCollins Children’s Books) A young wizardin-training befriends a rough-andtumble cat, a quest to save a new friend, and a foretold destiny to save the kingdom—these elements make The Familiars familiar in the best sense of the word. $16.99

Artemis Fowl Boxed Set

Eoin Colfer (Hyperion Books for Young Readers) The one-of-a-kind criminal mastermind is now available in this threebook paperback boxed set! From fairies to fiends to well-plotted schemes, collect all of the adventure in this masterful collection. $19.99





A Whole Nother Storyteller

Dr. Cuthbert Soup (Bloomsbury Children’s Publishing) In this book, you will meet: three polite children, a psychic hairless dog, secret agents, superspies, and villains, and of course, a sock puppet named Steve. $16.99

This Isn’t What It Looks Like

Pseudonymous Bosch (Little, Brown Books for Young Reader) The bestselling Secret Series continues in this dangerous and daring fourth adventure. $16.99


The Familiars

“My rabbit and I usually celebrate the holidays over a big pot of chocolate fondue. For a long time I refused to allow carrot dipping, but eventually I had to give in. And really, chocolate and carrots, not so bad.” —Pseudonymous Bosch


Pseudonymous Bosch (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) $16.99

The Clockwork Three

Matthew Kirby (Scholastic Press) A brilliant debut novel that brings a remarkable story of three children, an enchanted green violin and an automaton that comes to life. $17.99

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Tweens/Young Adults


Ingrid Law (Dial Books for Young Readers) Nine years after Mibs’s Savvy journey, her cousin Ledge has just turned thirteen...but his savvy is a total dud—all he does is make little things fall apart. So Ledge’s parents decide it’s safe to head to Wyoming, where it is soon revealed his savvy is more powerful than anyone thought. $16.99

The Book Of Bad Things

Cornelia Funke (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Inspired by the Brothers Grimm, master storyteller Cornela Funke introduces a lush, enchanting world, filled with danger, mystery, and magic, with fairy tales and legends re-imagined as never before. $19.99

Count Droffig (Kingfisher) This book-within-a-book traces the author’s hunt for a much-feared book, which is reputed to have been present during the bad happenings in history. Packed with cryptic puzzles, factual information, and interactive features. $19.99

The Marbury Lens




Andrea Cremer (Philomel Books) Calla has always known her destiny: After graduating, she’ll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren, and together they will rule their pack. But when she violates her masters’ laws by saving a human boy, Calla begins to question her fate. $17.99

Andrew Smith (Feiwel and Friends) Jack is kidnapped and narrowly escapes. But when he puts on glasses that transport him to a nightmarish dimension called Marbury, Jack questions if he really escaped anything at all. $17.99


Ally Condie (Dutton Children’s Books) Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her. So when Xander’s face appears on-screen at her Matching Ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate... or does she? $17.99


Tron: Legacy


Just in time for Tron: Legacy, the live-action feature film sequel to 1982’s Tron, from Walt Disney Pictures.

The Things a Brother Knows

Tron: The Betrayal: An Original Graphic Novel, Jai Nitz and Starlight Runner Entertainment, $9.99; Tron: Art of Tron: Legacy, Justin Springer, $40.00; Tron: Legacy: The Movie Storybook, $6.99 (all from Disney Press/Disney Editions) 978-1423134633, 978-1423131496, 978-1423131571


Dana Reinhart (Wendy Lamb Books) Can the bond between brothers survive a war? Levi’s brother, Boaz, returns from Iraq, safe. But he is not the brother Levi knew. A story of what comes between us and what brings us together again. $16.99


Celebrating California

Here are a lot of reasons to shop at your local independent bookstore this holiday season. Books! And when you’re talking about books that are a reflection of the California neighborhoods and communities in which we live and work, even better! Watch for these palm trees throughout the catalog. They signify that the book has a California theme or backdrop, or that the author or illustrator is a local!

California Directory of Fine Wineries

Covering glamorous estates, boutique tasting rooms, working ranches, and intimate family-owned vineyards, this bestselling series is an essential, up-to-date guide to destinations of charm and character. More info, go to


Central Coast: Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles Hardcover. Over 180 color photos. $19.95

Locals Only

Hugh Holland and Steve Crist (Ammo Books) A time machine that captures a unique period of skateboard history. With their requisite bleached blonde hair, tube socks and Vans, dozens of young skateboarders are captured amazingly on film against a sunny California landscape. Locals Only features more than 120 large-format color images of these icons. $39.95

Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino. Fourth Edition Hardcover. Over 200 color photos. $19.95 978-0972499309


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