THE BEST Books

Insect Superpowers

Insect Superpowers

A fun book for kids and adults who love bugs. Author Kate Messner and illustrator Jillian Nickell turn 18 real life insects into superheroes and supervillains, as they explore some amazing abilities of real life creatures in comic book style.

Paint by Sticker Books

Paint by Sticker Books

Blending the appeal of a coloring book and a paint by numbers set, but without the mess, Paint by Sticker books are offered for both adults and kids, with images inspired by classic works of art, famous musicians, travel posters, animals, and more.

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Worlds Within Worlds

Worlds Within Worlds

Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes presents a wonderful adult coloring book, packed with images of creatures intertwined with fantastical settings. The 96-page paperback offers weeks and weeks of coloring challenge with its intricately-detailed imagery.

Bookface

Bookface

Created in collboration between filmmaker Jacco Kliesch and Erlangen City, Germany’s public library, this short film offers a cinematic take on the playful “bookface” art trend, in which people line up real-life scenes with photographic images on book covers.

Believe It or Snot

Believe It or Snot

A fun book for science geeks and anyone who enjoys biology, Believe It or Snot: The Definitive Field Guide to Earth’s Slimy Creatures catalogs snails, bugs, lizards, mammals, and other critters, and explores just how much goo, slime, and mucus they leave in their wake. From the authors of Does It Fart? and True or Poo?

Humble Pi

Humble Pi

Matt Parker’s book Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World tells tales of the catastrophic consequences of mathematical errors in everything from architecture, to sweepstakes, to air traffic control systems. Perhaps it’ll be the kick in the pants you need to actually pay attention in math class.

oh no

oh no

Webcomic Name author Alex Norris’ darkly comedic book about life’s many little disappointments is filled with dozens of hilariously cynical 3-panel comic strips, each of which ends with the same “oh no” punchline. The 128-page paperback includes many previously unreleased comics.

The adidas Archive

The adidas Archive

A very special gift for sneaker fanatics, Taschen’s 644-page coffee table book tells the storied history of famed footwear brand adidas through images. It features more than 350 pairs of shoes, including rare prototypes, one-of-a-kind originals, and iconic designs throughout the years.

Star Wars Maker Lab

Star Wars Maker Lab

Young geeks will love to complete the challenges in this DIY book, filled with 20 different science experiments and craft projects inspired by the Star Wars universe. Using household objects, kids from 8-12+ will build their own mouse droid, a Tatooine sand globe, tabletop gliding landspeeders, and more.

100 Parks 5000 Ideas

100 Parks 5000 Ideas

Ready to hit the road this year and explore North America? National Geographic and author Joe Yogerst’s travel guide offers up page after page of great ideas of places to see and things to do at national, state, and city parks throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Dots & Lines

Dots & Lines

This playful pair of books from Flipboku is packed with fun drawing activities. The first book, Dots, has dot-to-dot puzzles which form six professionally-illustrated cartoon animations when complete. The second book, Lines, offers up six brain-bending animated optical illusions.

100 Deadly Skills

100 Deadly Skills

Written by retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson, this book is packed with illustrated tips and solutions for taking control in dangerous situations, including self defense, escape, and evasion techniques. The tips include low-tech/no-tech methods to help you improvise when things go South. Be sure to check out the Survival Edition as well.

LEGO: Absolutely Everything

LEGO: Absolutely Everything

The perfect gift for brick fanatics, LEGO: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know features 240 pages packed with facts, figures, and other trivia about the history of LEGO, listings of bricks by category and color, LEGO easter eggs, and much more.

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Me & Mr Cigar

Me & Mr Cigar

Legendary Butthole Surfers singer Gibby Haynes has unexpectedly become a kickass book author for teens. Gibby’s debut novel is as brash, twisted, fearless, and darkly hilarious as he is. The chapter titles alone deserve a Newbery Medal.

DC Comics: Anatomy of a Metahuman

DC Comics: Anatomy of a Metahuman

DC Comics‘ illustrated reference details theories on the physiology and abilities of the publisher’s most famous super-powered characters. As if that wasn’t interesting enough, it’s presented as a sketchbook created by Batman.

Body by Starfleet

Body by Starfleet

Ever wonder how Starfleet crews keep in such good shape during when they’re not fighting Gorn? Robb Pearlman’s amusing workout book offers up exercises like Vulcan side planks, Tribble twists, and those dreaded Wesley crunchers. The perfect gift for Star Trek fans.

Video Game Console Field Guide

Video Game Console Field Guide

Do you love classic video games? The Video Game Console Collector’s Field Guide is a 320-page compendium that provides a visual guide to more than 900 pieces of gaming hardware, an index of information on systems, and a checklist where you can keep track of your collection. Available in digital or hardcover print versions.

50 Things to See in the Sky

50 Things to See in the Sky

Astrophysicist and author Sarah Barker teamed up with illustrator Maria Nilsson to create this great book for beginner stargazers. It offers up informative details and viewing tips for things you can glimpse when you look up with off-the-shelf binoculars or a telescope. The glow-in-the-dark book cover is a nice touch.

Nature of Form

Nature of Form

This visual reference book for designers includes hundreds of forms, patterns, and colors extracted from natural things like fruits, veggies, insects, fish, and more, providing a new source of creative inspiration. Sign up now for a 40% discount when pre-orders start in Feb 2020.

The Big Book of Bourbon Cocktails

The Big Book of Bourbon Cocktails

We love a good sippin’ bourbon as much as the next guy, but whiskey also goes great with mixers. Amy Zavatto’s colorful book is filled with 100 great drink recipes, including the perfect versions of classic cocktails, and drinks grouped by sweet, savory, spicy, sour, and other flavor profiles to suit every taste.

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The Ultimate Sneaker Book

The Ultimate Sneaker Book

A 670-page anthology about the history of Sneaker Freaker and the world of sneaker collecting. It features the biggest sneaker moments and everything from famous to obscure sneaker brands. A special metallic red edition is available here.

Universe

Universe

Navigate the wonders of the night sky via Phaidon’s book Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World. It’s an entertaining and thought-provoking journey through our fascination with space, from cave paintings to modern astrophotography. Its 300 images were curated by stars of astronomy, photography, and art.

Beastie Boys Book

Beastie Boys Book

Let Beastie Boys members Adrock and Mike D walk you through their story in “revealing and funny accounts”, from their amateur days to the release of their classic albums. Also features contributions from their friends such as Spike Jonze and Wes Anderson.

Stardust, Rayguns, & Moonage Daydreams

Stardust, Rayguns, & Moonage Daydreams

BOWIE: Stardust, Rayguns, & Moonage Daydreams celebrates the life of David Bowie through a series of illustrated comic panels. The 160 page hardcover graphic novel chronicles his rise from pop singer to Ziggy Stardust, and his numerous personas and reinventions. Written by Michael Allred, Steve Horton, and Laura Allred.

Covobox 2.0

Covobox 2.0

Covogoods’ Covobox 2.0 is a hidden storage box that’s made of real books on its front side. It’s perfect for hiding gadgets, cables and other small items on a shelf. The half-box slides out for easy access. You can customize your order’s size and color.

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