LIFE: THE FIRST FOUR BILLION YEARS: THE STORY OF LIFE FROM THE BIG BANG TO THE EVOLUTION OF HUMANS, by Martin Jenkins, Illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith, Candlewick Press

Award-winning children's book creators Martin Jenkins and Grahame Baker-Smith team up for a large-scale look at our planet, from the big bang to the dinosaurs and beyond. Before humans took their first steps, there were billions of years of vibrant and varied life-forms on Earth. Discover the story of our planet during this time, from … Continue reading LIFE: THE FIRST FOUR BILLION YEARS: THE STORY OF LIFE FROM THE BIG BANG TO THE EVOLUTION OF HUMANS, by Martin Jenkins, Illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith, Candlewick Press

BETWEEN WORLDS: FOLKTALES OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND, by Kevin Crossley-Holland, Illustrated by Frances Castle, Candlewick Press

The definitive collection of British and Irish folktales from master storyteller and poet Kevin Crossley-Holland. Rich and strange, these eerie and magical folktales from across Britain and Ireland have been passed down from generation to generation, and are gathered together in a definitive new collection from the master storyteller and winner of the Carnegie Medal, … Continue reading BETWEEN WORLDS: FOLKTALES OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND, by Kevin Crossley-Holland, Illustrated by Frances Castle, Candlewick Press

DIGGING DEEP, HOW SCIENCE UNEARTHS PUZZLES FROM THE PAST, by Laura Scandiffio, Annick Press

Poisons, ice men, and graves, oh my! Every archeological find adds to our understanding of the world, but sometimes a discovery is made that is so startling and different that it changes the way we view history. Digging Deep showcases the most exciting examples of these lost puzzle pieces and how recent advances in science … Continue reading DIGGING DEEP, HOW SCIENCE UNEARTHS PUZZLES FROM THE PAST, by Laura Scandiffio, Annick Press

THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF WEAPONS: ARMS AND ARMOUR FROM PREHISTORY TO THE AGE OF CHIVALRY, by R. Ewart Oakeshott, Dover Publications

Premodern weapons of war receive a tremendously detailed and thorough accounting in this volume — the work of a noted authority on medieval arms in Europe. Covering a period of 30 centuries, the study, like a richly woven tapestry, vividly describes the development of arms and armor — beginning with the weapons of the prehistoric … Continue reading THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF WEAPONS: ARMS AND ARMOUR FROM PREHISTORY TO THE AGE OF CHIVALRY, by R. Ewart Oakeshott, Dover Publications

LONELY PLANET GLOBAL COFFEE TOUR, Lonely Planet, Lonely Planet Global Limited

Packed with over 150 amazing coffee experiences in 37 countries, from its birthplace in East Africa, to modern-day Cuba, the United States, Australia and the UK, this follow-up to our hugely popular Global Beer Tour features legendary espresso bars, plantation tours, urban roasteries and must-visit cafes. Inside this definitive guide to coffee tasting around the world, you'll … Continue reading LONELY PLANET GLOBAL COFFEE TOUR, Lonely Planet, Lonely Planet Global Limited

THE PLACE TO BE, Lonely Planet

Whether it's euphoria or serenity, awe or enlightenment, this beautiful hardback presents hundreds of places around the world to experience a particular emotion. Each of the 12 chapters in Lonely Planet's The Place to Be explores a single feeling, with destinations ranging from wild and natural spaces, to modern and ancient cities. Plus, our travel writers explain when … Continue reading THE PLACE TO BE, Lonely Planet

A TOLKIEN BESTIARY, by David Day, Chancellor Press

DESCRIPTION: Here is the comprehensive reference guide for the millions of fans of the Hobbit and the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. All of the imaginary beasts, monsters, fauna, and flora of J.R.R. Tolkien's lush fantasy worlds of the Middle-Earth and the Undying Lands are presented in more that 100 black-and-white illustrations and 36 full … Continue reading A TOLKIEN BESTIARY, by David Day, Chancellor Press

HANDBOOK OF NORSE MYTHOLOGY, by John Lindow, ABC CLIO, Haul

DESCRIPTION: The book describes the pagan origins of Scandinavia, the interaction between the Vikings and other Europeans, and the concept of time in Norse mythology, and gives a dictionary of deities, themes, and concepts. With 200 entries of up to four pages each, the dictionary includes both well-known characters like Thor and minor figures such … Continue reading HANDBOOK OF NORSE MYTHOLOGY, by John Lindow, ABC CLIO, Haul

THE THORN NECKLACE, by Francesca Lia Block, Seal Press

For devotees of Bird by Bird and The Artist's Way, a memoir-driven guide to healing through the craft of writing Francesca Lia Block is the bestselling author of more than twenty-five books, including the award-winning Weetzie Bat series. Her writing has been called "transcendent" by The New York Times, and her books have been included … Continue reading THE THORN NECKLACE, by Francesca Lia Block, Seal Press