Buyer's Guide Winter 2023: Quirky & Gifty

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The Wheel of the Year: An Illustrated Guide to Nature's Rhythms By Fiona Cook, Jessica Roux (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Fiona Cook, Jessica Roux (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781524874803
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 24th, 2023

This beautifully illustrated book is a collection of all the wonderful and magical occurrences in nature in a year. Full of mindful and insightful activities, creatures, plants, and all the magical events that happen during fall, winter, spring, and summer. This book helps us remember that there’s childlike magic and wonder about the scientific reasons why things happen in the natural world.

Mayah


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Books and the People Who Make Them By Stéphanie Vernet, Camille de Cussac (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9783791375496
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Prestel Junior - September 5th, 2023

It’s no surprise that us booksellers love books, especially when they’re about other books! This one is a special treat, containing so many fun facts while still being very easy and fun to read. The layout demonstrates all of the steps and important decisions that go into making a book. I learned so much and so can you! This is a perfect gift for book lovers of all ages.

Tori


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The Hidden World of Gnomes By Lauren Soloy Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780735271043
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Published: Tundra Books - June 20th, 2023

If there was a book that embodies the Wild Rumpus staff, this would be the book. Full of whimsical wonder and silly little gnomes, mushrooms galore, and lots of creatures, this book is not only informational about the world of gnomes but also full of insightful wisdom for anyone reading. A great addition to any collection of magical and unique finds.

Mayah


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A Whale of a Time: Funny Poems for Each Day of the Year By Lou Peacock, Matt Hunt (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lou Peacock, Matt Hunt (Illustrator)
$40.00
ISBN: 9798887770253
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Published: Nosy Crow - September 19th, 2023

This is such a fun book of poems! For every day of the year there is a silly poem with a great rhyming scheme attached. From nature, animals, and just random silliness this is a great book to have in any library. Whimsical read aloud poems that will make you laugh anytime of the day.

Mayah


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Begin Again: How We Got Here and Where We Might Go - Our Human Story. So Far. By Oliver Jeffers, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Oliver Jeffers, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$26.99
ISBN: 9780593621554
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Published: Philomel Books - October 3rd, 2023

This is hands-down my favorite book of 2023. Best known for his work in children’s literature, Jeffers has made a piece of art that is geared towards older readers, telling the tale of our human story. So far. It’s the story of where we’ve been and where we are and, more importantly, where we’re going. Reminding us that by working together and thinking beyond our own lifetimes then we can write the greatest chapter yet, together. 

Jess


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How to Love: A Guide to Feelings & Relationships for Everyone By Alex Norris, Alex Norris (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alex Norris, Alex Norris (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536217889
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Published: Walker Books US - November 14th, 2023

First off, the illustrations in this book alone are enough to make me love it. Second, the content is full of tender and reassuring advice that I wish I had when I was in my love-obsessed teen years. This book is a very inclusive approach to thinking about all the many different kinds of relationships there are to experience and the joy they bring.

Tori


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101 Ways to Read a Book By Timothée de Fombelle, Benjamin Chaud (Illustrator), Karin Snelson (Translator) Cover Image
By Timothée de Fombelle, Benjamin Chaud (Illustrator), Karin Snelson (Translator)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781636550824
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Published: Red Comet Press - October 17th, 2023

For the bookworm in your life, this charming reference to all things reading is sure to make the perfect gift! With creative titles such as “The Armchair Acrobat” and “The Time-Honored Tree Leaner,” you’ll truly have your pick of options when it comes to where and how you’ll leaf through these playfully illustrated pages. You can also treat this book like a checklist and work your way through all 101 bookish poses (though, as it cautions you at the beginning, some should only be attempted by adults under the close supervision of a child!).

Bo