This introduction to the youthful Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an empowering story for the girls and boys out there who want to follow their own dreams, even when their way is different from everyone else’s. Dissenting isn’t a bad thing at all. [Raissa]
The images of pies are so beautiful, I wanted to start eating the pages. McDermott braids nostalgic essays about her childhood with detailed recipes for every pie you could think of and more. From savory to sweet, you’ll find everything you need to get baking this season. [Nicole]
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I don’t even like Christmas, but this sly, charming, cute-as-a-warren-of-bunnies-in-a-sweater book makes me love the holiday. A harried Santa looks through the cut-out windows, mis-judging the residents, but nevertheless giving the perfect presents. [sweet pea]
This inspiring book tells the amazing story of Mary Garber, one of the first female sports reporters, whose quiet strength and love of equality changed her community. Great illustrations highlight a little-known hero. [sweet pea]
Take a spin at sorting your favorite Harry Potter characters into the house of your choosing when you wield the power of the pencil! The intricate designs will keep you busy for hours as you colorfully reimagine the world of Hogwarts. [Nicole]
This coloring book is truly inspired! It breaks down the strokes of Van Gogh works, and the true challenges of impressionism emerge. Whether you reveal your own interpretations or try to imitate a master, it takes coloring to a new artistic level. [Raissa]
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Granted I already love pierogies, bursting with potato-y goodness. This cookbook takes us through the classics with creative creations like "Pink and Purple Princess Pierogies" and homemade "Nutella Pierogies" (OMG). Fun and delicious. [sweet pea]
This is a fascinating read, whether you are a culinary aficionado or nonfiction buff. “Oyster” takes us to locations around the world, through recipes traditional and modern, and even into the art world. I love exploring history through unexpected lenses; this is a perfect example. [Raissa]
I had to buy this the instant it showed up at the store. It's not only an insanely gorgeous cookbook showcasing the beauty and the weirdness of Pacific Northwest ingredients, but it is also a travelogue of James Beard Award-winning chef Blaine Wetzel featuring gorgeous pictures throughout. Keep this on your coffee table and it will be the most beautiful one there or keep in the kitchen, probably where it belongs, and make the most beautiful tasting things. [Kenny]