Welcome to Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now, a curated list of our top five monthly reading recommendations. Our list for July features the perfect books to help you get outside, explore the PNW, and have an adventure this summer!
Five Books For Exploration in July
Seattle Walk Report
by Seattle Walk Report (Susanna Ryan)
Explore Seattle’s popular neighborhoods this summer with Seattle Walk Report: An Illustrated Walking Tour through 23 Seattle Neighborhoods by Instagram sensation @SeattleWalkReport. With comic book-style illustrations, Seattle Walk Report celebrates the charming and quirky people, places, and things that define Seattle’s neighborhoods. Take a walk this summer and get ready to learn about the history, landmarks, and curiosities that make each distinctive area of the city a delight to discover.
By the Shore
by Nancy Blakey
Explore and celebrate the Pacific Northwest coast like a local this summer with By the Shore by Nancy Blakey. This PNW adventure guide includes activities, crafts, and recipes inspired by the coastal shores of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Catch and cook seasonal seafood, enjoy beach activities for adults and kids, learn water sports like kayaking and paddleboarding, and get ideas for outdoor adventure and PNW travel itineraries to keep the whole family entertained.
The Best Coast: A Road Trip Atlas
by Chandler O’Leary
Hit the road with The Best Coast: A Road Trip Atlas: Illustrated Adventures along the West Coast’s Historic Highways by Chandler O’Leary. This atlas showcases roadside attractions, beloved landmarks, hidden histories, and offbeat delights on historic routes from San Diego, California to Vancouver, BC. The Best Coast is a one-of-a-kind road trip through California, Oregon, and Washington that tells a story of the diversity and depth that created the West Coast we know and love today.
Curious Kids Nature Guide
by Fiona Cohen; Illustrated by Marni Fylling
Curious Kids Nature Guide: Explore the Amazing Outdoors of the Pacific Northwest is a nature guide filled with fun facts and 100 full-color, beautiful, and scientific illustrations to inspire kids to go outdoors, explore, and discover the PNW this summer! Organized by habitat—forest, beach, fresh water, backyard, and urban parks—this book will teach kids ecological lessons and help them learn about some of the most intriguing flora, fauna, and natural phenomena of the region.
A Girls Guide to the Wild
by Ruby McConnell; Illustrated by Teresa Grasseschi
A Girls Guide to the Wild: Be An Adventure-Seeking Outdoor Explorer is the definitive nature guide for girls who want to get outside! This charming and approachable book will encourage readers—from reluctant campers to budding naturalists—to embrace the outdoors. Girls will learn basic camping skills, easy camping recipes, science experiments, outdoor activities, and inspiring stories of diverse historical and contemporary outdoorswomen.
Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now will be back in August with more reading recommendations!