Creatures Real and Imagined

So many amazing creatures roam our planet -- and our imaginations. We love reading about them, whether in books of fiction or guide books or humor or history or whatever other genre. Here are some of our favorites of the year, for readers of all ages. 

 

Beloved Dog Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781594205941
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Press - October 27th, 2015

We love dogs and we adore Maira Kalman. So what's not to love about this book? Absolutely nothing. The go-to gift book this year for many on our staff.


Social Animals: A Berkley Bestiary Cover Image
By Ryan Berkley (Illustrator), Lucy Berkley
$18.95
ISBN: 9781632170408
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sasquatch Books - October 20th, 2015

We love what this local husband & wife illustrator/author team has put together in this book of imagined animal biographies.


Living Bird: 100 Years of Listening to Nature Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781594859656
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mountaineers Books - October 1st, 2015

Do Unto Animals: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live, and How We Can Make Their Lives Better Cover Image
By Tracey Stewart, Lisel Ashlock (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781579656232
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Artisan Publishers - October 20th, 2015

Water Babies: The Hidden Lives of Baby Wetland Birds Cover Image
$31.45
ISBN: 9781581573053
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Countryman Press - October 26th, 2015

Rose says this book is a hit!


Biophilia Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9781419715617
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: ABRAMS - April 14th, 2015

This Oregon artist combines nature and art to beautiful ends.


The Mare Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780307379740
Availability: Special Order
Published: Pantheon Books - November 3rd, 2015

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H Is for Hawk Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802123411
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - March 3rd, 2015

This book has won just about every award there is this year -- and deservedly so!


The Dogist: Photographic Encounters with 1,000 Dogs Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781579656713
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Artisan Publishers - October 20th, 2015

Creaturepedia: Welcome to the Greatest Show on Earth Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781847806963
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wide Eyed Editions - August 6th, 2015

What a fabulous book! Jennie gives it a big thumbs up!


Felines of New York: A Glimpse Into the Lives of New York's Feline Inhabitants Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781501125836
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - November 24th, 2015

This wonderful feline take on Humans of New York does a brilliant job. Many cat books just make me groan. This one makes me chuckle on almost every page. (Sally)

 


Polar: A Photicular Book Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780761185697
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Workman Publishing - October 6th, 2015

And don't forget about Safari and Ocean! These will truly surprise and delight.

 

 


Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure and Coloring Book for Adults Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780143108993
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - October 27th, 2015

We have colored pencils and pens to accompany our coloring books, along with the most delightful and well-made bags you've ever seen!


Cabinet of Curiosities: Collecting and Understanding the Wonders of the Natural World Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780761169277
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Workman Publishing - October 6th, 2015

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 1): The Illustrated Edition Cover Image
By J. K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illustrator)
$39.99
ISBN: 9780545790352
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 6th, 2015

Harry Potter: The Creature Vault: The Creatures and Plants of the Harry Potter Films [With Poster] Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780062374233
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Design - October 28th, 2014

Or try Harry Potter: The Character Vault

 


B Is for Bear: A Natural Alphabet Cover Image
By Hannah Viano, Hannah Viano (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781632170392
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Bigfoot - October 13th, 2015

And don't forget S is for Salmon -- such a great matched set!

 


Cattoos!: Temporary Tattoos Cover Image
By Chronicle Books, Megan Lynn Kott (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781452142623
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - September 1st, 2015

This would be a great stocking stuffer!


Shake Cats Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062351746
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Design - October 27th, 2015

Portland photographer and self-professed "crazy cat lady" who also produced Shake Puppies and the original Shake.


Dog Bingo Cover Image
By Polly Horner, Polly Horner (Illustrator)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781856699679
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Laurence King - July 7th, 2015

This fun bingo game features 64 breeds of dogs from around the world. We have Bird Bingo too!


Lobster Is the Best Medicine: A Collection of Comics about Friendship Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780762458684
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Running Press Book Publishers - October 13th, 2015

This quirky book of comics from the animal kingdom would make a great stocking stuffer.


Wildlife of the World Cover Image
By DK Publishing, Don E. Wilson (Foreword by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781465438041
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) - October 6th, 2015

Fox and the Star Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143108672
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Books - November 10th, 2015

Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes Cover Image
By Rick Riordan, John Rocco (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781423183655
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney-Hyperion - August 18th, 2015

Animal Earth: The Amazing Diversity of Living Creatures Cover Image
$31.45
ISBN: 9780500291658
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Thames & Hudson - March 20th, 2015

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781451697711
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - May 12th, 2015

Animalium: Welcome to the Museum Cover Image
By Jenny Broom, Katie Scott (Illustrator)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780763675080
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Big Picture Press - September 9th, 2014

Owls: Our Most Charming Bird Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781607748793
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ten Speed Press - September 22nd, 2015

A charming stocking stuffer


Whales, Dolphins & Porpoises: A Natural History and Species Guide Cover Image
By Annalisa Berta (Editor)
$45.00
ISBN: 9780226183190
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Chicago Press - September 18th, 2015

         

Creatures Real and Imagined