Elliot Recommends

The Antiquarian Sticker Book: Bibliophilia (The Antiquarian Sticker Book Series) Cover Image
By Odd Dot
ISBN: 9781250792556
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Published: Odd Dot - September 21st, 2021

Some people might have a reason to NOT love this book, but no one I would like very much. This is a perfect gift for people who loved stickers when they were kids, people who love books now, people who still enjoy sending cards and letters and/or people who are looking for inspiration to resume sending cards and letters.

Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984859624
Availability: Backordered
Published: Ten Speed Press - September 14th, 2021

Look, 18+ months of COVID means: 1) we've all watched a LOT of British murder mysteries and 2) we could all use a good laugh. This hilarious, helpful guide book is the perfect blend of these two trends, and that the art has an Edward Gorey sensibility makes me love it even more. It is the perfect gift for anyone with a Britbox or Acorn subscription, every cozy mystery fan, and any relative or friend for whom you feel warm yet unfocused affection.

Plain Bad Heroines: A Novel Cover Image
By Emily M. Danforth, Sara Lautman (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062942869
Availability: Backordered
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 5th, 2021

Haunted New England girls' boarding school. Hollywood director with very shaky boundaries. 19th and 21st century lesbian love triangles. Ancient spites and curses. Yellowjackets. So many yellowjackets. Each time one appears you'll want to put the book down, but will be unable to. This is the perfect gift for mystery fans, horror fans, lovers of quirky, compelling books, and those who fate is bound generations-old family grudges.

The Capybaras Cover Image
ISBN: 9781771647823
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Published: Greystone Kids - April 13th, 2021

It is rare for a picture book to completely surprise me, having read ten thousand or so. But these capybaras are utterly surprising, disarming, and delightful. In our current political context is urgent to model for kids that people who are new, unknown, and different from you can brighten your world and even save your life, a lesson this book embodies within a seemingly simple farm-yard tale. A great gift for kids, parents, teachers, and the quickly-growing legion of capybara fans.

Fridge and Oven's Big Job (The Big Jobs Books) Cover Image
By Steven Weinberg, Steven Weinberg (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250753250
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 31st, 2021

Kids want to know how the world works, and the Big Jobs books do this task with bedazzlement. They are a joy to read aloud (repeatedly, which you will be doing), with illustrations that manage to be both vintage and fresh - plus they have googly eyes. They are the perfect gifts for toddlers, parents of toddlers, grandparents of toddlers, and people who collect book with googly eyes.