If you haven't visited our reimagined 2nd floor, you're in for a wonderful surprise. First you'll be greeted at the top of the stairs with toys for tykes to teenagers, lots and lots of fun jigsaw puzzles for all ages, crossword puzzles and game books, as well as greeting cards, posters and prints. All our kids books have been moved upstairs, where there's an extensive collection of young adult, middle reader, picture, and board books just waiting to be discovered. Just a few steps beyond is our impressive selection of cookbooks that include non-vegetarian, gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, baking, and libations books, plus books about food and food cultures from around the world. Absolutely the best curated section to get lost in! That area flows into home resource books, and on into the ART department that features artist biographies and autobiographies, photography, architecture and urban design, and home decor and crafting. This is a great place to spend a rainy day! From art, the shelves move into another creative section: gardening. From how-to gardening resource guides to picture books, regional gardening and travel-the-world of gorgeous gardens through books, this section is beautiful, mouth-watering, and inspirational. Turning the corner you'll find the ever-changing sale books section, where inventory buyer Jeanne has her finger on the pulse with the incredible job she does of bringing in notable remainder books at great prices. Yep, Literati's 2nd floor is a treasure-trove to discover!
Presidential inaugural poet and activist Amanda Gorman's much-anticipated picture book in which she affirms anything is possible when our voices join together. As a young girl leads a cast of characters on a musical journey, they learn that they have the power to make changes in the world, in their communities, and in most importantly, in themselves.
Aspiring activists and young community leaders need information and tools to be responsible citizens and changemakers in their communities. This activism book is packed with content that will both educate and challenge young children aged 11+ years to make a difference, covering such topics as politics and voting, how to be responsible with online communication, preventing unfair discrimination, and protecting our environment.
Ann Arbor's own David Zinn has made a name for himself doing his clever (and always surprising to come across) sidewalk chalk art. His newest book offers budding artists a review of the tools involved, as well as tips and tricks to creating an array of sidewalk creatures. David offers step-by-step guidance on how to make chalk art come to life and advice on specific techniques such as smudging, perspective, and 3-D illusions. He also encourages artists to work outside the box with details on how to best incorporate concrete specks and natural holes or cracks in the ground into their artwork.
A practical guide that tackles growing sustainably. Packed with easy tips and advice, this little book reveals how to adjust your outdoor space and create a wildlife haven, while reducing your impact on the environment as you grow your own cut flowers, fruit and vegies. From making your own fertilizer with leftovers, planting in pots, reducing energy consumption and conserving water, to dealing with pests and diseases, Jen removes the stress and simply shows you how to garden green.
A gentle and philosophical look at the events of 2020 and how we can deal with the challenges that life throws us in general. A monumental storm brings huge and sudden change. We follow a man and his dog through the uncertainty that it brings to their lives. Through their eyes, we see the difficulties of being apart, the rollercoaster of emotions that we can all relate to, and the realization that by pulling together we can move through difficult times with new perspective, hope and an appreciation of what matters most in life.
This brand new children's book appeared on our shelves this week and it blew my mind! A global history of music for children, celebrating how and why we make music. You and your kids can embark on a musical journey around the world to meet the diverse cast of composers, musicians, and performers who are famous for making the music we love. From Johann Sebastian Bach to Billie Eilish, Hildegard of Bingen to DJ Kool Herc, Wolfgang Mozart to Miriam Makeba, musicians come from many different times and places and introduce music from a wide variety of genres.
A stunning, multi-faceted visual exploration of one of our critical senses—sight! With compelling visual sophistication and infographics about all aspects of sight, this volume joins "Sound: Shhh . Bang . Pop . Boom! " as far more than just a groundbreaking introduction to our vivid, sensory world. At once an immediately accessible, science-intensive illumination of an endlessly fascinating subject as well as a sensitive exploration of how sight essentially impacts our everyday lives.
100+ amazing, easy-to-follow recipes for kids, plus helpful kitchen tricks to inspire young cooks ages 8 to 12. This best-ever kids’ cookbook from Delish is filled with recipes that make cooking fun. Throughout young chefs will learn basic skills, like how to make the gooey grilled cheese (the secret: use a waffle iron!) and upgrade your favorite store-bought foods (Chicken Nuggets! Woohoo!).
"Each and every one of us has an object we hold dear that has deep meaning, that speaks to our past or carries with it a lifelong story. Interviewing people from famous actors and writers, to musicians and engineers, teachers and nuns, truckers and artists, to mayors and CEO’s, this fascinating collection of 150 personal treasures and the stories behind the memorable objects is a tender glance at and recognition of he things of everyday life. The production value and photos are spot-on." - vick
For the past 50 years, the covers of "Rolling Stone" have depicted the icons of popular culture—from John Lennon, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Madonna, and Steve Martin to Rihanna, Louis C.K., Adele, Radiohead, and Barack Obama—cementing their legendary and influential status. Great great gift for everyone who owns actual LP's!
A funny and practical guide to transforming the most lackluster of ingredients into a delicious meal, making bad food good and making good food even better. With his signature dry wit and years of experience cooking for everyone from high-end restaurant patrons to his hungry family, Cal Peternell is here to level the playing field with this bag of tricks for turning standard (or substandard) fare into a meal to be proud of.
Packed with useful tips and delicious recipes from a slew of experts, "Weed "covers smoking, cooking, and growing cannabis, as well as proper stoner etiquette and a guide to must-visit destinations around the world.
Wow o wow this brand spanking new kids picture book is out of this world! Explore our planet through eye-popping maps showing volcanoes and earthquakes, animals and fossils, climate change, railroads and space rockets, peoples and history. This unique encyclopedia provides the complete picture of planet Earth as you’ve never seen it before, showcased in stunning photography and state-of-the-art maps. Way fun!
Revamping and restyling your home on a budget and without waste is the idea behind this book. Award-winning interiors blogger Lisa Dawson shows how, with a little creativity, you can revamp your home with existing pieces, vintage finds and key purchases. The clever ideas in this beautiful book cover the most important ways we use our homes, from eating to sleeping, living and working.
A fascinating book for children ages 7-9 to discover the stories of the brainiest people who ever lived and the scientific discoveries they made. Each page illustrates a famous scientist's life and what made their contribution to this fascinating field so important.
Spice up dinner parties, virtual group hangs, or any get-together with this fun game set of 200 multiple-choice trivia cards that cover culinary pop culture, cooking tools and techniques, ingredients, and regional dishes.
A glorious guide to our home planet and a call for us to take care of both Earth and each other, inspired by the thousands of children Sophie Blackall has met during her travels around the world in support of UNICEF and Save the Children.
These women changed art forever. Told in colorful graphic novel form, this is the story of four pioneers of feminist art: Judy Chicago, Faith Ringold, Ana Mendieta, and the Guerilla Girls. Each made their mark in their own powerful way. Judy Chicago made us reassess the female body, Faith Ringold taught us that feminism is for everyone, Ana Mendieta was a martyr to violence against women, while the Guerilla Girls have taken the fight to the male-dominated museum.
This cool kids picture book provides a jazzy twist in this finger-lickin' good celebration of music, food, and family. From Nat King Cole Slaw to Art Tatum Tots to Billie Hollandaise Sauce, get ready for some foot-stomping, booty-shaking, mouth-watering fun!
Build your watercolor skills with confidence with these 25 beginner-friendly step-by-step projects on premium watercolor paper. Filled with unique and beautiful flower and nature sketches that are ready for you to watercolor No drawing skills required.
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A cute story about the cutest things in the world! This imaginative story sets out to answer a big question: Wanna see the cutest thing EVER? Just when you think you’ve seen it, there’s more! Is it a kitten? A unicorn? Bunny astronauts? These things are cute, but are they really the cutest thing ever? After being paraded through a colorful world of cuteness, young readers will discover a mirror on the final page, which reflects back the actual cutest thing ever and makes them shout—it’s me!
The Our Maker Life (OML) community consists of knitters, crocheters, yarn dyers, makers, business owners, pattern designers, bloggers, and social media influencers who are dedicated to creating handmade items. What began as an idea to hop offline and meet up in person has grown into an international community of makers passionate about the fiber arts. This much-anticipated volume of patterns and stories is intended to tempt their thousands of followers and makers everywhere.
"Artist Maira Kalman, my all-time favorite artist/illustrator/writer is also my hero. Oh, if only she and I could sit together in a cleverly-designed room or garden to share our life stories and appreciate the wonderful art-filled lives we’ve both experienced, I would be one happy camper. Known for her no-longer published “Max” chidrens books, her view of the world is probably considered quirky and colorful, though to me it’s utterly enchanting, fun, and very important art. This lovely book features hundreds of her paintings, drawings, sketchbook pages, doodles, and journal entries, as well as rarely seen photographs, stills from performance pieces and examples of her embroidery. This celebration of Maira Kalman, who has lived a life dedicated to the making and experiencing of art, is a book I cherish . . . and hope you will too." — vick
This just-released follow-up to the bestselling "Skunk and Badger" is about the two roommates heading out on a rock-finding expedition, and the surprises they find behind every boulder.
No. Nope. No, thank you. Oh hell no! There's a time for yes—and there's a time for no. This collection of art and essays is a much-needed reminder to say no to anything that might waste our precious energy. Featuring passionate prose from feminist scholar Sara Ahmed and actionable advice from author and journalist Dani Katz, "Oh Hell No!" is the ultimate naysayer's manifesto. It's a timely celebration of the joy of saying "no." This two-letter word is one to live by.
Create your own terrarium and discover the creativity and fun of making your very own indoor garden encased in glass. Between these covers is everything you need to create and maintain healthy, happy terrariums that are cheap to make and easy to maintain — you can even upcycle things you already have at home.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling series comes the latest title in the "Who HQ Now" format for trending topics. It tells the history of the political and social movement that advocates for non-violent civil disobedience and protests against incidents of police brutality — and all racially motivated violence — against Black people.
Close your eyes and think of a place where the sky meets the sea, where the weather changes from moment to moment, and where the coastline is beautifully rugged and where surf breaks on endless sandy shores. This is Cornwall. In "Sea & Shore," Emily Scott brings together the magic of this beautiful part of the world, with over 80 simple and seasonal recipes for the home cook and stunning photography of Cornwall.
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John Ota was a man on a mission to put together the perfect kitchen, settinmg out on a quest across North America, exploring examples of excellent designs throughout history, to learn from them and apply their lessons to his own kitchen restoration. Along the way, he learned about the origins and evolution of the kitchen, its architecture, and its appliances. He cooked, with expert instruction. And he learned too about the homes and their occupants, who range from pilgrims to President Thomas Jefferson, from turn of the century tenement dwellers to 21st century Vancouver idealists, from Julia Child to Georgia O'Keeffe, and from Elvis Presley to Louis Armstrong.
Join two-time Women's World Cup champion, Olympic gold medalist, and trailblazing activist Megan Rapinoe in the fight for equality and justice in this middle grade adaptation of her New York Times bestselling memoir, "One Life."
"An epic trilogy of Philip Pullman’s fantasy novels “The Golden Compass, “The Subtle Knife,” and “The Amber Spyglass.” The books star Lyra and Will who travel through riveting and terrifying “otherworlds” where they endure all kinds of menacing people and non-humans and situations. I found the series thoroughly spell-binding and was devastated to reach the end of the final book: I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to Lyra and Will!" - vick