Welcome to Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now, a curated list of our top five monthly reading recommendations. Our list for August features brand new books, either just published or available for preorder! Explore three children’s books, one for adults, and one for tweens, teens, and adults.
Five Books to Discover this August
Anti-Racism (Words of Change series)
by Kenrya Rankin
Kenrya Rankin celebrates resistance and honors anti-racist voices past and present in this powerful, vibrant, and resonant collection of quotes served up in beautifully-designed pages. Discover more than 100 inclusive, thought-provoking passages from the writings or speeches of thinkers and activists in the anti-racist community, including a brief biographical note for each featured activist to give context to their words. These are words to enlighten, to prompt change, to provide encouragement, and to move readers of all ages to action.
CBD & Chill
by Chris Tarello and Tori Bodin
Relax this summer and find new ways to incorporate CBD into your wellness routine with CBD & Chill: 75 Self-Care Recipes for Everyday Wellness. Perfect for both the CBD curious and fans looking for new ways to use CBD, this book from the founders of Dazey CBD includes a robust but accessible primer on CBD, information on the science supporting CBD wellness, a dosing guide, and self-care recipes for everything from face treatments and bath soaks to dog treats, snacks, coffee, and cocktails.
by Ben Clanton; Illustrated by Jessixa Bagley
Featuring the clever wordplay of Ben Clanton and playful illustrations by Jessixa Bagley—both award-winning children’s book authors and illustrators—Curious EnCOUNTers will have children laughing while learning to count from 1 to 13! Discover PNW critters engaged in curious activities, such as one moose making a movie, five wolves weaving wool, and eight coyotes kayaking and canoeing. Readers of all ages will enjoy the humorous illustrations and the clever and punny wordplay in this must-have book.
by Emma Bland Smith; Illustrated by Jennifer M. Potter
Claude: The True Story of a White Alligator tells readers the story of the California Academy of Sciences’ famous albino alligator, Claude. Beginning in Louisiana 25 years ago, Claude hatched out of his egg to discover he looked different and had to spend many years alone because of his differences. Follow Claude on his journey from isolation to finding friends and a true home in his swamp at the Academy. Claude’s differences make him special!
by Emma Bland Smith; Illustrated by Robin James
Newly released in a paperback edition, this beautiful Cook Prize award-winning children’s book follows the journey of a young gray wolf who garnered nationwide attention when he became the first wild wolf in California in nearly a century. The wolf’s story is interwoven with that of a young girl who follows his trek through the media and becomes determined to find a way to make him safe by making him a wolf too famous to harm.
Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now will be back in September with more reading recommendations!