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One Smart Sheep written by Gary D. Schmidt & Elizabeth Stickney, illustrated by Jane Manning

Wilson is the “friendliest, woolliest, smartest sheep” in Abigail Atwood’s herd. But that doesn’t mean he always makes the right choices. One fateful day, a piano delivery ominously coincides with a Wilson disappearance. Luckily for Abigail, her border collie’s keen sense of smell coupled with Wilson’s finely tuned sense of hearing saves the day. Inviting watercolors exquisitely portray the expressive sheep eyes and their soft spiraling wool. A delightful chapter book for independent readers or an equally cozy read-aloud for the chilly evenings to come.—Michelle

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One Smart Sheep By Gary D. Schmidt, Jane Manning (Illustrator), Elizabeth Stickney Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544888357
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Published: Clarion Books - October 26th, 2021

¡Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge by Raúl the Third

Two cities in different countries are linked by a busy bridge, but when traffic stops moving, Little Lobo and the gang—who are attending the festival in their neighboring city—start a bumpin’ party right on the bridge! Raúl the Third’s artwork always dazzles me with its intricate details and, when coupled with subtle metaphors, makes this a fun and exciting read. This book is a colorful celebration of community that will appeal to English/Spanish bilingual readers and language learners alike.—Eli

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¡Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge (World of ¡Vamos!) By III Raúl the Third Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780358380405
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Published: Versify - October 12th, 2021

Baking with Dorie by Dorie Greenspan

Books by baking legend Dorie Greenspan are some of the most used and most loved in my house, and her newest is yet another excellent one. Baking with Dorie includes recipes for pastries, cakes (the Lemon Meringue Layer Cake is amazing!), cookies, pies, and even some savory baked goods, all of which are easy enough for beginners to make. Greenspan is such an accomplished baker and her wisdom will improve any baker’s technique, but her books are always accessible—from the friendly tone of her voice to her use of ingredients that can be found at regular supermarkets. I can’t say enough good things about this 5-time James Beard Award winner!—S.B. 

Don’t miss our virtual event with Dorie Greenspan on November 16th, 2021.

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Baking With Dorie: Sweet, Salty & Simple By Dorie Greenspan Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780358223580
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Published: Harvest - October 19th, 2021

Antoni: Let's Do Dinner by Antoni Porowski

To know him is to love him, and to love him is to want to cook his recipes. Queer Eye cutie Antoni Porowski delivers big with his newest cookbook, Antoni: Let’s Do Dinner. Easy-to-follow recipes meet gorgeous plates in this compilation of Antoni’s favorites. He may not be able to join you at your dinner table but he’ll coach you through the cooking process with all the delightful encouragement he’d give any Queer Eye guest.—Jess

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Antoni: Let's Do Dinner By Antoni Porowski Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780358395324
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Published: Harvest - September 14th, 2021

Underwater Wild by Craig Foster

I was mesmerized by the documentary My Octopus Teacher, but after poring through this gorgeous not-quite-companion book, I realize now that was just the beginning. Underwater Wild is a heart-stopping collaboration, as Foster introduces Frylinck to the therapeutic wonders of skin diving in the kelp forests off South Africa and among the animals within it. Full of vibrant images, accompanying nature writing, the healing narrative journey of these two men, and the octopus teacher herself, this book is a gift we all deserve. —Melinda

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Underwater Wild: My Octopus Teacher's Extraordinary World By Craig Foster, Ross Frylinck Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9780358664758
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Published: Mariner Books - November 16th, 2021

Conquering the Pacific by Andrés Reséndez

Reading this book is like attending the most thorough lecture series on a singular historical event. Andrés Reséndez, UC Davis professor of history, sets out to highlight Lope Martín, a mixed-race navigator and pilot who, for the first time in recorded European history, successfully circumnavigated the Pacific in 1565. Résendez details geologic, scientific, political, and intercultural history to give context to the full magnitude of Martín’s feat, and so evokes a vivid, visceral 16th century world.—Jocelyn

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Conquering The Pacific: An Unknown Mariner and the Final Great Voyage of the Age of Discovery By Andrés Reséndez Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781328515971
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Published: Mariner Books - September 14th, 2021

Maya and the Rising Dark by Rena Barron

Maya doesn’t know what to think when time stops and all the colors drain from the world. Surprise! All the stories about Orishas that her dad has told her are true (and her dad himself is more than he seems). When her dad literally disappears, it’s up to Maya and her friends to save the day. This is a winner for any fantasy fan (like me!) who likes magic rooted in our world: buckle up for a wild ride full of #BlackGirlMagic! — Stephanie

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781328635181
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Published: Clarion Books - September 22nd, 2020

Becoming a Good Creature Written by Sy Montgomery Illustrated by Rebecca Green

Beloved science writer Sy Montgomery and Rebecca Green, one of my favorite working illustrators, team up to deliver a beautiful, gentle book about animals and kindness. Montgomery ties lessons in respect, understanding, and patience to her lifetime of observations of animal behavior. The pastel hues and charming creatures in Green’s illustrations bring even more heart to the story. Becoming a Good Creature will feel like a soft, furry hug to any animal lover. — Tori

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By Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358252108
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Published: Clarion Books - September 29th, 2020

Starcrossed by Julia Denos

This book utterly charmed me! Denos’s story and art are nothing short of magical. I loved Eridani and Acamar’s long-distance, interstellar friendship, as well as their sheer delight when they swap places (if you’re a dog lover like me, look for star-boy Acamar hugging Eridani’s dog—I WEEP). The ethereal, whimsical art makes this story magic in book form. Perfect for any reader with stars in their eyes and a longing for adventure in their heart (and don’t miss the author’s note!)! — Stephanie

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Starcrossed By Julia Denos, Julia Denos (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julia Denos, Julia Denos (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780358153955
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Published: Clarion Books - October 27th, 2020

The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel

What an absolute treat! I was so excited to finally read Bechdel’s seminal work, and even more surprised by how relevant and relatable it is still. I adore the lovably neurotic Mo, who is as concerned by the state of the world in the 1980s as we are now, and the hilarious and diverse cast of her friends. If you’re a fan of Dykes to Watch Out For or are perhaps looking for a supportive and affirming group of queers, you need this collection in your life. — Jax

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The Essential Dykes To Watch Out For By Alison Bechdel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780358424178
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Published: Mariner Books - September 1st, 2020

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