Entries by Alison Sheridan

Meet the Author: Amanda Abler


Get to know Little Bigfoot author Amanda Abler! Her picture book The Spirit of Springer is the remarkable, real-life rescue story of an orphaned orca calf, Springer (A73) that captured the hearts of whale lovers throughout the Pacific Northwest. In this interview, Amanda shares fun orca facts, her favorite childhood books, what inspired her to become a writer, and more!

What inspired you to write The Spirit of Springer?

I was visiting the Whale Museum in Friday Harbor on San Juan island when I saw a documentary about Springer. I was so enthralled by this little orca and her …

Our Shed Coloring Activity


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We’re celebrating the release of Little Bigfoot’s new picture book Our Shed: A Father-Daughter Building Story by Robert Broder and illustrated by Carrie O’Neill with a fun coloring activity! Download a copy of the Our Shed coloring sheet to design your own shed!

When you’re done, post a pic of your shed and tag @lbfbooks on Instagram to show off your masterpiece!

Our Shed: A Father-Daughter Building Story
by Robert Broder; Illustrated by Carrie O’Neill
A sweet, nostalgic father-daughter story that celebrates DIY families as well as the unique creativity and spontaneity of each individual child. This lovely book is …

Meet the Author: Vicki Conrad


Get to know Little Bigfoot author Vicki Conrad! Her picture book biography Just Like Beverly celebrates the life of beloved author Beverly Cleary, who would have turned 105 on April 12th! In this interview, she shares why she was inspired to write this book, what she loves about Beverly Cleary (including her favorite books!), her journey to becoming a published author, why reading is so important, and more!

What inspired you to write this book?
Years ago, someone told me in passing that Beverly Cleary struggled with reading as a child and wanted to write books about kids like her; …

Meet the Author: Sonora Jha


Get to know Sasquatch Books author Sonora Jha! In this interview, she shares her motivation for writing, thoughts on feminism, advice for parents raising boys (and girls!), what gives her hope for the future, and more. Her memoir How to Raise a Feminist Son publishes on April 6th.

What is How to Raise a Feminist Son about?
It’s a collection of personal essays chronicling where we have arrived as a culture in raising boys and where we could be headed. It’s also a manifesto, a manual, and a love story of an Indian immigrant mother raising an American boy. These …

How Portland Book of Dates Authors Eden Dawn and Ashod Simonian Have Fun in a Pandemic


Let’s face it, we’re all struggling to find new ways to have fun and spend time together in the time of COVID-19. Lucky for us, we have authors who happen to be experts on that subject! The Portland Book of Dates authors and real-life couple Eden Dawn and Ashod Simonian did the work for you and we asked them to share their hard-won wisdom. Happy to oblige, Eden and Ashod talk bed dates, bad dates, and the importance of snacks!

Eden: Well, for starters, we should tell everyone about Bed Dates and Bad Dates.

Ashod: Yes! We’re putting together a …

Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now


Welcome to Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now, a curated list of our top five monthly reading recommendations. Our February books are all about Valentine’s Day and feature our picks for the perfect gift for your #valentine, #galentine, or to treat yourself!

52 Lists for Happiness
by Moorea Seal

List lovers rejoice! 52 Lists for Happiness helps you unlock the keys to living your most joyful life.  Drawing on happiness research and her own personal philosophy, Moorea Seal creates an inspiring tool to unlock your own unique happiness and bring more joy and balance into your  life. This …

Newsletter Launch Giveaway


We’re excited to announce the launch of our newsletter, and we think you’re going to love the thoughtfully curated content for readers, home cooks, outdoor enthusiasts, parents and more! Sign up early and we’ll send you one of our favorite books in the category of your choice—memoir, cookbook, journal, or children’s book.

Be among the first 50 people to sign up, and select one of the following free books:

 

We will notify …

Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now


Welcome to Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now, a curated list of our top five monthly reading recommendations. Our January books include two new books for health-conscious cooks, a timely anti-racist resource, a new picture book, and a journal that will help you slay self-doubt!

Five Books for the New Year

Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food
by Hsiao-Ching Chou

The much-anticipated follow-up to Chinese Soul Food, Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food is our newest cookbook by Hsiao-Ching Chou. With 75 plant-based recipes that work for everyone (even new home cooks!) and practical tips from the author, you’ll be comfortable …

Sasquatch Picks: Books for Right Now


Welcome to Sasquatch Picks: Books for Right Now, a curated list of our top monthly reading recommendations. Our December books are for everyone on your holiday gift lists. No matter the reader, we have a book they will love! This list features comfort food favorites for home cooks, books & journals for #selfcare, popular new releases, and books for birders, nonfiction fans, and more!

Trending Books on Everyone’s Holiday Gift List

Comfort Food Cookbooks
Colder weather and too much time indoors means comfort food is on the menu! Many home cooks have stepped up their culinary game this year …

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu


Thanksgiving may look a little different this year! Even if you’re getting together with fewer folks than usual, this holiday still deserves a special meal. Whether you’re cooking the “traditional” meal or feel like mixing things up, Sasquatch Books has you covered with delicious Thanksgiving menus from our popular cookbooks and authors. Our final Thanksgiving menu is vegetarian and features recipes from cookbooks PNW Veg, Cooking from Scratch, and Simple Fruit.

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu

PNW Veg Roasted Squash Toasts with Spiced Nut Dust

Start your meal with these flavorful, creamy, savory, and surprisingly wonderful toasts!

PNW Veg

Pacific Northwest Inspired Thanksgiving Menu


Thanksgiving may look a little different this year! Even if you’re getting together with fewer folks than usual, this holiday still deserves a special meal. Whether you’re cooking the “traditional” meal or feel like mixing things up, Sasquatch Books has you covered with delicious Thanksgiving menus from our popular cookbooks and authors. We will share a menu each week leading up to the holiday. Next on our list is a Pacific Northwest inspired menu featuring cookbooks A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus, The Salmon Sisters, Fire & Wine, and Simple Fruit.

Pacific Northwest Inspired Thanksgiving

Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now


Welcome to Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now, a curated list of our top five monthly reading recommendations. Our November books are wonderful new releases, just in time for the holidays. No matter who is on your list, we have a book they will love! This list features books that make great gifts for home cooks, health-conscious cooks, planners & organizers, history buffs, and young readers or new parents.

Five Books for Your Holiday Gift List

I Heart Soul Food
by Rosie Mayes

Learn to cook comfort food the way mom used to! Rosie Mayes, the beloved creator …

Cannelle et Vanille Thanksgiving Menu


Thanksgiving may look a little different this year! Even if you’re getting together with fewer folks than usual, this holiday still deserves a special meal. Whether you’re cooking the “traditional” meal or feel like mixing things up, Sasquatch Books has you covered with delicious Thanksgiving menus from our bestselling cookbooks and authors. We will share a menu each week leading up to the holiday. Next on our list is Cannelle et Vanille: Nourishing, Gluten-Free Recipes for Every Meal by Aran Goyoaga.

Aran Goyoaga is a James Beard-recognized blogger and Seattle food photographer. On her popular Instagram account she shares her …

Five Marys Ranch Raised Thanksgiving Menu


Thanksgiving may look a little different this year! Even if you’re getting together with fewer folks than usual, this holiday still deserves a special meal. Whether you’re cooking the “traditional” meal or feel like mixing things up, Sasquatch Books has you covered with delicious Thanksgiving menus from our bestselling cookbooks and authors. We will share a menu each week leading up to the holiday. Next on our list is from our newly-published Five Marys Ranch Raised Cookbook: Homegrown Recipes from Our Family to Yours by Mary Heffernan.

On her wildly popular Instagram account, Mary Heffernan shares her life with husband …

#ShareYourBravery Sweepstakes


2020 is the year in which we are all being challenged to flex our bravery muscles. 52 Lists series creator Moorea Seal knew that her new journal, 52 Lists for Bravery, would be timely but she could never have predicted, when she started writing it over a year ago, just how much bravery we would all need.

Bravery is different for everyone—expressing vulnerability, starting a self-care routine, finding the courage to try something new, sharing your creativity and passion. Celebrate and amplify the ways in which you are brave everyday—be it in small moments or big plans—and #ShareYourBravery on Instagram

I Heart Soul Food Thanksgiving Menu


Thanksgiving may look a little different this year! Even if you’re getting together with fewer folks than usual, this holiday still deserves a special meal. Whether you’re cooking the “traditional” meal or feel like mixing things up, Sasquatch Books has you covered with delicious Thanksgiving menus from our bestselling cookbooks and authors. We will share a menu each week leading up to the holiday, beginning with one from our upcoming cookbook I Heart Soul Food: 100 Southern Comfort Favorites by Rosie Mayes.

Rosie Mayes is the beloved creator of the popular food blog I Heart Recipes. On her blog …

Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now


Welcome to Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now, a curated list of our top five monthly reading recommendations. Our October books and journals focus on self-care, writing, and growth! Flex your bravery muscles with 52 Lists for Bravery; become a nonbinary pronoun wiz with How To They/Them; find inspiration in the kitchen with Cannelle et Vanille Notes; tap into your creative voice with poetry prompts from Write It!; and plan a fun day exploring a winter wonderland with When Winter Comes, a new release from our children’s book imprint Little Bigfoot.

Five Books for Creativity & Growth this

52 Lists for Bravery Giveaway


Celebrate the release of 52 Lists for Bravery, the latest journal in Moorea Seal’s 52 Lists series, and enter to win a set of 52 Lists journals!

One grand prize winner will take home:

To enter, head to Instagram and follow @sasquatchbooks and comment with the word or emoji that means bravery to you! The official rules are detailed below.

52 LISTS FOR BRAVERY OFFICIAL RULES

IMPORTANT: Please read these Official Rules before entering the 52 LISTS FOR BRAVERY GIVEAWAY …

Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now


Welcome to Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now, a curated list of our top five monthly reading recommendations. Our list for September has books that will help busy families with back to school! Get organized with the 52 Lists Planner; practice gratitude and mindfulness while managing stress with Best Worst Grateful; make healthy after school snacks with Real Snacks; meal plan family dinner with simple, delicious recipes from Five Marys Ranch Raised Cookbook; and plan a fun, educational story time with Just Like Beverly.

Five Books for Back To School this September

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Independent Bookstore Day Giveaway


Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day 2020 and win a big stack of books from Sasquatch Books, Spruce Books, and Little Bigfoot books!

One grand prize winner will take home these great reads:

Live Life Local: Simple Fruit


Welcome to “Live Life Local”—where we celebrate the books and authors who are rooted in our beautiful, diverse region, helping you connect with it in new and exciting ways. Each “Live Life Local” feature includes a chance to win a copy of the book and a gift to a local business!

This month our pick is Simple Fruit: Seasonal Recipes for Baking, Poaching, Sautéing, and Roasting by Laurie Pfalzer because August is the month to celebrate the bounty of the Pacific Northwest and to savor our local flavors that make summer the most delicious time of …

Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now


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 …