Our Favorite Books for Hip Eco Parents

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Food Rules: An Eater's Manual Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781594203084
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Press - November 1st, 2011

The undisputed classic of mindful eating returns in a gorgeous illustrated edition, with whimsical pictures by Maira Kalman. Pollan provides his readers with simple, common sense rules for healthy eating that have revolutionized the way millions of readers have approached their dinners.


Sustainism Is the New Modernism: A Cultural Manifesto for the Sustainist Era Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781935202226
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Distributed Art Publishers (DAP) - December 31st, 2010

A book of big ideas hat examines the way we will, in the future, approach every facet of our lives, from design to policy to work. Schwarz posits that we are moving into an age of sustainism, where our lives will become more connected, more local, and in better tune with the world around us.


Houston Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780762759514
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Falcon Press Publishing - October 5th, 2010

A guide that highlights the best walks in and around the Houston metro area. A great stocking-stuffer for health nuts and nature lovers alike.


Vegetables from an Italian Garden: Season-By-Season Recipes Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780714861173
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Published: Phaidon Press - May 18th, 2011

This stunner of a cookbook is perfect for the vegetarian or vegan on your list, or for someone who after all these years hasn’t been convinced to eat his vegetables. Irresistible, simple recipes for mouth-watering vegetables. Gorgeous photographs, multiple ribbon bookmarks.


In the Sea There Are Crocodiles: Based on the True Story of Enaiatollah Akbari Cover Image
By Fabio Geda, Howard Curtis (Translator)
$22.95
ISBN: 9780385534734
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Doubleday Books - August 9th, 2011

This remarkable and harrowing novel is based on the true story of Enaiatollah Akbari, a boy who was left to fend for himself in Pakistan after his mother secreted him out of Taliban-ruled Afghanistan when he was only ten. Enaiat then traveled, quite alone, through a large swath of the Middle East and the Mediterranean, before finding asylum in Italy. Akbari told his own tale to Geda, who worked with him to set it down on paper. The result is admirably translated from the original Italian.


Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book I Cover Image
By Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062024688
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - August 30th, 2011

This enchanting story from the lead singer of the folk band The Decemberists follows Prue and her friend Curtis as they enter the Impassible Wilderness of Oregon in search of Prue’s baby brother. An inventive and unique story illustrated by Meloy’s wife, Carson Ellis.


Monkey See, Monkey Draw Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780810989702
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - January 1st, 2011

An enchanting story of a group of monkeys who discover beautiful paintings inside what they thought was just a scary, dark cave. A beautiful book about overcoming fear and awakening your creativity.


We Need a Horse Cover Image
By Sheila Heti, Clare Rojas (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781936365401
Availability: Backordered
Published: McSweeney's - July 12th, 2011

A stunning and reassuring tale perfect for that moment when children start asking parents the Big Questions about life.


People Cover Image
By Blexbolex (Created by)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781592701100
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - August 23rd, 2011

Seasons Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781592700950
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Enchanted Lion Books - April 1st, 2010

These gorgeous picture books use silk screened images and simple words to explore concepts in a way that is as pleasing for adults as it is for the smallest children. Must be experienced - a volume you will treasure!


I Want My Hat Back Cover Image
By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763655983
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 27th, 2011

The cult-hit children’s book that’s under every hip kid’s tree this year. Richly illustrated and laugh-out-loud funny - even for adults - I Want My Hat Back is sure to become a modern classic.


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