Wild Rumpus Bestsellers

These are our very own bestsellers for the week of December 3-December 9.

Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2 Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780997895827
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Timbuktu Labs, Inc - November 30th, 0002

"Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2" is the sequel to the sensational New York Times bestseller, and the most crowdfunded book of all times. The authors, Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli, will take you and your kids on an empowering journey through 100 new bedtime stories, featuring the adventures of extraordinary women from Nefertiti to Beyoncé. The unique narrative style of "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" transforms each biography into a fairy-tale, filling the readers with wonder and with a burning curiosity to know more about each hero. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 boasts a brand new graphic design, a glossary and 100 incredible new portraits created by the best female artists of our time. "This amazing book shows girls they can be anything they want." - Melinda Gates "Essential reading for girls and indeed boys; children who read this at bedtime are guaranteed some big and inspirational dreams." - Fiona Noble, The Guardian "The anti-princess book teaching girls to rebel." - Georgina Rannard, BBC News


The Sun and Her Flowers Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781449486792
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 3rd, 2017

From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one's roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself.

Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms.

this is the recipe of life
said my mother
as she held me in her arms as i wept
think of those flowers you plant
in the garden each year
they will teach you
that people too
must wilt
fall
root
rise
in order to bloom


Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth Cover Image
By Oliver Jeffers, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780399167898
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Philomel Books - November 14th, 2017

"Moments of human intimacy jostle with scenes that inspire cosmic awe, and the broad diversity of Jeffers's candy-colored humans...underscores the twin messages that 'You're never alone on Earth' and that we're all in this together."--Publisher's Weekly (starred review)

Oliver Jeffers, arguably the most influential creator of picture books today, offers a rare personal look inside his own hopes and wishes for his child--and in doing so gifts children and parents everywhere with a gently sweet and humorous missive about our world and those who call it home.

Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humor and poignancy, here is Oliver Jeffers' user's guide to life on Earth. He created it specially for his son, yet with a universality that embraces all children and their parents. Be it a complex view of our planet's terrain (bumpy, sharp, wet), a deep look at our place in space (it's big), or a guide to all of humanity (don't be fooled, we are all people), Oliver's signature wit and humor combine with a value system of kindness and tolerance to create a must-have book for parents.


ABC Color: Apricot, Burgundy & Chartreuse, 26 Cool New Colors Are Out on the Loose! Cover Image
By Ingela Peterson Arrhenius (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781633223363
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Walter Foster Jr - November 1st, 2017

ABC Color combines learning the alphabet with colors for an educational and fun board book for young children. Each page of this beautifully illustrated book features a different letter and little-known color, so children can learn about both topics at one time Parents will love spending time with their kids as they learn, and kids will learn the fundamentals of letters and colors. Makes a gorgeous keepsake as children grow.


Trio: The Tale of a Three-Legged Cat Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781567926088
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Davd R. Godine - November 1st, 2017

Trio is a kitten who was born with three legs. He lives his life as any other kitten would. He loves to play with the chickens, even climbing into their nesting box and finding his new favorite place. One day as he lounges in the hay, an egg hatches beneath him, and he makes a new best friend. This story is delightful and the brightly colored linocut illustrations are endearing, sure to charm adults, children, cats and chickens alike.


#Notyourprincess: Voices of Native American Women Cover Image
By Charleyboy (Editor), Leatherdale (Editor)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781554519576
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Annick Press - September 12th, 2017

Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, #NotYourPrincess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. Sometimes angry, often reflective, but always strong, the women in this book will give teen readers insight into the lives of women who, for so long, have been virtually invisible.


Where Are All the Minnesotans? Cover Image
By Karlyn Coleman, Carrie Hartman (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781681340401
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Minnesota Historical Society Press - October 15th, 2017

In the Midwest, winter means freezing temperatures, shorter days, and piles of snow. For some, the logical response is to curl up under the blankets and hibernate until spring.

But wait: where are all the Minnesotans? Outside, of course First, bundle up: a warm coat and a hat and gloves, and you're all set. Now, squeeze into an ice-fishing shack to try your luck, or skate on a lake and swipe at a puck. Grab a sled and all your friends and tackle a snow-covered hill. Or how about a candlelit ski, with the moon shining brightly overhead?

Think parades are only for summer? Not so: a winter carnival brings folks to watch cheerful floats and marching bands. And kites are not only for spring: their bright shapes and flowing tails dance above a frozen lake, waving and dipping in the brisk breeze. With these activities and many more, Minnesotans make the most of the wintry months.

But what if the temperature drops and the wind starts to blow? Safety comes first: now everyone's home. It's time to hunker down by the fire, bake cookies, read stories, and dream of spring. And where do you suppose all the Minnesotans will be then?


Red and Lulu Cover Image
By Matt Tavares, Matt Tavares (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763677336
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 19th, 2017

Separation and miles cannot keep a determined cardinal from his loved one in an ode to serendipity and belief that is destined to be a new Christmas classic.

Red and Lulu make their nest in a particularly beautiful evergreen tree. It shades them in the hot months and keeps them cozy in the cold months, and once a year the people who live nearby string lights on their tree and sing a special song: O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree. But one day, something unthinkable happens, and Red and Lulu are separated. It will take a miracle for them to find each other again. Luckily, it's just the season for miracles. . . . From Matt Tavares comes a heart-tugging story combining the cheer of Christmas, the magic of New York City, and the real meaning of the holiday season: how important it is to be surrounded by love.


Alphamals: A-Z Cover Image
By Big Picture Press, Graham Carter (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763695576
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Big Picture Press - October 3rd, 2017

A beautifully illustrated alphabet of the animal kingdom, brought to life with bold and stylish prints

From aardvark to zebra, this abecedarian collection of animals is sure to delight readers of all ages. Graham Carter's unique illustrations blend printmaking and other art styles to create multilayered, textural pieces that can be pored over for hours. Each animal is also accompanied by a brief, lyrical description of its features.


Cucumber Quest: The Doughnut Kingdom Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781626728325
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - October 10th, 2017

What happens when an evil queen gets her hands on an ancient force of destruction?

World domination, obviously.

The seven kingdoms of Dreamside need a legendary hero. Instead, they'll have to settle for Cucumber, a nerdy magician who just wants to go to school. As destiny would have it, he and his way more heroic sister, Almond, must now seek the Dream Sword, the only weapon powerful enough to defeat Queen Cordelia's Nightmare Knight.

Can these bunny siblings really save the world in its darkest hour?

Sure, why not?

Adapted from Gigi D.G.'s popular webcomic series, Cucumber Quest, The Doughnut Kingdom is the first graphic novel of a clever, adorable, and hilarious four-volume heroic adventure that is sure to make you hungry for sweets and action.