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Queen Books Holiday Gift Guide

Baby Books
Left to right: Stack the Cats by Susie Ghahremani, Feminist Baby Finds Her Voice by Loryn Brantz, Solutions for Cold Feet by Carey Sookocheff, All About Moomin by Tove Jansson, My First Book of Feminism (For Boys) by Julie Merberg, Everyday ABC by Paul Covello, Dream Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison, If I Had A Gryphon by Vikki VanSickle, Anne's Colours by Kelly Hill, Snow Babies by Laura Ellen Anderson, Cookies! by Lotta Nieminen, This is Sadie by Sara O'Leary

PICTURE BOOKS

Left to right: Black Women Who Dared by Naomi M. Moyer, Square by Mac Barnett, The Story Orchestra: Sleeping Beauty by Jessica Courtney Tickle, I Am Small by Qin Leng, Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love, The Forest by Riccardo Bozzi, Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack, Hedgehog by Ashlyn Anstee, Pearl by Molly Idle, They Say Blue by Jillian Tamaki, Ocean Meets Sky by The Fan Brothers, Ira Crumb Feels the Feelings by Naseem Hrab

EARLY READERS

Left to right: The Princess in Black #6: Science Fair Scare: by Shannon Hale, Olga #2: We're Out of Here! by Elise Gravel, Dragon Masters #11: Shine of the Silver Dragon by Tracey West, The Witches of Benevento #5: Runaway Rosa by John Marciano, The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters: The Uncanny Express by Kara Lareau,The Mushroom Fan Club by Elise Gravel, Megabat by Anna Humphrey, Winnie's Great War by Lindsay Mattick,The 91-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths 

Middle Grade & Young Adult

Left to Right: Middle Readers: Inkling by Kenneth Oppel, The Dreamway by Lisa Papademetriou , The Third Mushroom by Jennifer L. Holm, Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram, The Ghost Road by Charis Cotter

Young Adult: Someday by David Levithan, A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi, Sweep by Johnathan Auxier, Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen, Kingdom of Ash by Sarah Maas 

KID’S GRAPHIC NOVELS

Left to right: Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney, Space Boy #2 by Stephen McCranie, Amulet #8: Supernova by Kazu Kibuishi, Phoebe and Her Unicorn #8: Phoebe and Her Unicorn in Unicorn Theatre by Dana Simpson, 5 Worlds #2: The Cobalt Prince by Mark Siegel, Narwhal & Jelly #3: Peanut Butter and Jelly by Ben Clanton, Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol, Fake Blood by Whitney Gardner 

ESPECIALLY BEAUTIFUL CLASSICS

Left to right: Tales of Horror by H.P. Lovecraft, Italian Folktales by Italo Calvino, The Annotated African American Folktales, The Iliad & The Odyssey by Homer, Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, Favourite Folktales from Around the World by Jane Yolen, Folktales from India by A.K. Ramanujan, Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton, The Wrinkle in Time Quartet by Madeline L'Engle

ART/DESIGN

Left to right: Collages by Lorna Simpson, Elements of Architecture by Rem Koolhaus, The Legends of Zelda: Breath of the Wild by Nintendo, Hip-Hop at the End of the World by Ernest Paniccioli, Just Kids: Illustrated Edition by Patti Smith, To Unravel a Torment by Louise Bourgeouis, Dungeons & Dragons: Art & Arcana A Visual History by Michael Witwer, Infinite Suburbia by Alan Berger, A Thousand Crossings by Sally Mann, Facing the Monumental by Rebecca Belmore, Beastie Boys Book by Michael Diamond

BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR

Left to right: Fashion Climbing by Bill Cunningham, nîtisânak by Lindsay Nixon, Educated by Tara Westover, This Will Only Hurt A Little by Busy Phillips, Things I Don't Want to Know by Deborah Levy, The Cost of Living by Deborah Levy, Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot, The Woo Woo by Lindsay Wong, Robin by Dave Itzkoff, Chalk: The Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly by Joshua Rivkin, Becoming by Michelle Obama

 

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NON-FICTION

Left to right: Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier,  The Spy and the Traitorby Ben Macintyre, Tigerland by Will Haygood, Calypso by David Sedaris, Bad Blood by John Carreyrou, All Our Relations by Tanya Talaga, The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman, How to Invent Everything by Ryan North, The Library Book by Susan Orlean, Do Robots Make Love?: Transhumanism in Twelve Questions by Laurent Belando, A Matter of Taste: A Farmers' Market Devotee's Semi-Reluctant Argument for Inviting Scientific Innovation to the Dinner Table by Rebecca Tucker, Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister, I'm Afraid of Men by Vivek Shraya, Nobody Cares by Anne T. Donahue, 21 Lessons for the 21rst Century by Yuval Noah Harari, The Ward Uncovered by Holly Martelle, John Lorinc, & Tatum Taylor, I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara, Bower by Dan Robson, A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Tristan Jimerson & Archie Bongiovanni

MORE NON-FICTION

Left to right: Arthur Ashe by Raymond Arsenault, Call Them By Their True Names by Rebecca Solnit, 21 Things You May Not Know About The Indian Act by Bob Joseph, Summer by Karl Ove Knausgaard, Erebus by Michael Palin, Boom Town by Sam Anderson, Hater by John Semley, The Good Neighbour by Maxwell King, How Do We Look by Mary Beard, The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada by Canadian Geographic, Let's Go (So We Can Get Back) by Jeff Tweedy

COOKBOOKS

Left to right: Milkbar: All About Cake by Christina Tosi, A Very Serious Cookbook by Jeremiah Stone, Everyday Dorie by Dorie Greenspan, You and I Eat the Same by Chris Ying, On the Side by Ed Smith, Matty Matheson: A Cookbook by Matty Matheson, Bong Appetit by Munchies, Waste Not by The James Beard Foundation, Tiffin by Sonal Ved, The Last Schmaltz by Anthony Rose

FICTION

Left to right: Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead, West by Carys Davies, The Red Word by Sarah Henstra,French Exit by Patrick DeWitt, There There by Tommy Orange, The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner, Women Talking by Miriam Toews, Heartbreaker by Claudia Dey, Insurrecto by Gina Apostol, Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq,My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite, Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami, Starlight by Richard Wagamese, Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi, An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim, Washington Black by Esi Edugyan, Trickster Drift by Eden Robinson, America is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo 

MYSTERY/THRILLER

Left to right: Cape Diamond by Ron Corbett, Hysteria by Elisabeth de Mariaffi, The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan,Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott, An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena, Force of Nature by Jane Harper, Find You in the Dark by Nathan Ripley, The Witch Elm by Tana French  

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY

Left to right: Rosewater by Tade Thompson, Rejoice: A Knife to the Heart by Steven Erikson, The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins, Red Moon by Kim Stanley Robinson, Vox by Christina Dalcher, Ball Lightning by Cixin Liu,The Tiger Flu by Larissa Lai, Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin, Circe by Madeline Miller, Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness 

GRAPHIC NOVELS

Left to right: Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal, Brat by Michael DeForge, Hungry Ghosts by Anthony Bourdain,Shit is Real by Aisha Franz, The Terrifics Volume 1 by Jeff Lemire, Coyote Doggirl by Lisa Hanawalt, Girl Town by Carolyn Novak, Sabrina by Nick Drnaso, Dirty Plotte by Julie Doucet, Saga Volume 9 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples 

SHORT STORIES

Left to right: Zolitude by Paige Cooper, Black Swans by Eve Babitz, Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls by Alissa Nutting, Fox 8 by George Saunders, Florida by Lauren Groff, Flights by Olga Tokarczuk, Pure Hollywood by Christine Schutt

POETRY

Left to right: River Woman by Katherena Vermette, This Wound is a World by Billy-Ray Belcourt, Stereoblind by Emma Healey, Holy Wild by Gwen Benaway, Junk by Tommy Pico, Obits. by Tess Liem, The Blue Clerk by Dionne Brand, The Flame by Leonard Cohen 

STAFF PICKS: ALEX

Left to right: Things Not to Do by Jessica Westhead, My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite, Fire Sermon by Jamie Quatro, Sanaaq by Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk, In the Distance by Hernan Diaz, Where's Bob by Ann Ireland, Crapalachia by Scott McClanahan, Queen Solomon by Tamara Faith Berger 

STAFF PICKS: ANA

Left to right: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, The Pisces by Melissa Broder, Exile and Pride by Eli Clare, The Idiot by Elif Batuman, Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal, West by Carys Davies, The Juniper Tree by Barbara Comyns, Do Glaciers Listen? by Julie Cruikshank, Today by Julie Morstad

STAFF PICKS: JACKIE

Left to right: How Do I Look by Sennah Yee, Heartbreaker by Claudia Dey, Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi, Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney, Near to the Wild Heart by Clarice Lispector, Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead, My Arielby Sina Queyras, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us by Hanif Abdurraqib, Shit is Real by Aisha Franz, A Bestiary by Lily Hoang, Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot, Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq, The Library Book by Susan Orlean, Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer 

STAFF PICKS: JAMES

Left to right: Mercy Among the Children by David Adam Richards, Batman: Hush by Jeph Loeb, The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro, Dune by Frank Herbert, Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese, Black Science Volume 1 by Rick Remender, Bong Appetit by Munchies, Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, Hellboy Volume 1 by Mike Mignola, Kingdom Come by Alex Ross,Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon, Volume 1 by Matt Fraction  

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STAFF PICKS: Liz

Left to right: Mrs. Caliban by Rachel Ingalls, Florida by Lauren Groff, The Witch Elm by Tana French, Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck, Women Talking by Miriam Toews, There There by Tommy Orange

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STAFF PICKS: Rachel

Left to right: The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson, The Red Parts by Maggie Nelson, The Secret History by Donna Tartt, You Should Have Left by Daniel Kehlmann, Nobody Cares by Anne T. Donahue, In The House In The Dark Of The Woods by Laird Hunt, Cape Diamond by Ron Corbett, Room to Dream by David Lynch, The Dispossessed by Ursula K. LeGuin, The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman

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STAFF PICKS: Raevin

Left to right: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey, The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge, Citizen by Claudia Rankine, Can We All Be Feminists? by June Eric-Udorie, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae 

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STAFF PICKS: Sabrena

Left to right: Landscapes by John Berger, From A to X by John Berger, Newlywed Kitchen by Martha Stewart, South and West by Joan Didion, Talking To My Daughter About the Economy or, How Capitalism Works--and How it Fails by Yanis Varoufakis, West by Carys Davies, I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes, The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli, Saga Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, Ironweed by William Kennedy, Orlando by Virginia Woolf, The Spy and the Traitor by Ben Macintyre 

 
 
 

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