I promise that we’ll get back to the regular review-review-content format some day! For now, we’re deep in the holiday madness, and are going to keep bombarding you with Holiday Gift Guide gift ideas!
We promised you the rest of the Wild Card pick posts would continue, so that’s what this week is focusing on! In addition to our official Gift Guide picks, we’ve each picked two titles that are not in the catalog that we think would make great gifts for you! They’ll join everything in the Gift Guide in being 15% off through the holidays!
We Don’t Eat Our Classmates, by Ryan T. Higgins
Penelope is one of the cutest T.Rexes you’ll ever meet, but even she is nervous about her first day of school. She really wants to make friends but it’s hard when they all seem so tasty! This book is so fun and a great way to learn to treat others the way you want to be treated.
Books of Earthsea, Illustrated Edition, by Ursula K. Le Guin
Le Guin’s Earthsea books were my absolute favorites as a kid and now here they are complete with gorgeous end-pages and stunning illustrations! What could be better?
Beyond Weird, by Philip Ball
Philip Ball is an excellent explainer. Which is good because, as some of you might know, quantum mechanics can seem mind-blowingly weird. It’s counter-intuitiveness has challenged, and continues to challenge, even the greatest physicists. Ball, a seasoned science journalist, does more than bring out the by now familiar questions and explanations, including the theory that multiple universes are born every instant, in which collectively all possible events occur, although we do not have access to them. He ventures beyond the current knowledge to explore some new thinking about the age-old questions. I’d say buy this book for anyone interested in science or physics, but it’s hard for me to imagine anyone at all not finding this stuff fascinating and thought-provoking. This book is a refreshing and entertaining trip, figuratively and literally, through a very strange world that also happens to be the one we live in.
West with the Night, by Beryl Markham
She was the first person to fly from England to North America, but is better known for her memoir chronicling her experiences growing up in Kenya in the early 1900’s. The content is fascinating, but read it to be swept up by the crisp, lyrical writing.
Theft By Finding, by David Sedaris
Twenty-five years of David Sedaris’ diaries is great for both super fans of his writing and people who are unfamiliar with his work but have that Sedaris-like sense of humor. It provides chronological/geographic context to his most famous stories, and displays his sharp wit and ability to pinpoint the absurdity in the every day.
You can grab any of these online by clicking on the titles above, or call the store to reserve copies! They’ll all be 15% off if you get one per visit!