Top 3 Children's Picture Books

ORION AND THE DARK by Emma Yarlett (Templar Books $16.99) Available at the Moravian Book Shop. Click to order online or for more information.
A beautiful book from the first page to the last, from the color of the cover to the last page! A sweet, fun, soothing story of trying to conquer your fears. Orion, the cutest bunny slipper wearing kid is scared of many, many things, but the dark is his biggest fear. He has tried everything from glow worms to trying to invent the everlasting light bulb. Until one night, Orion stands up and demands the Dark to go away! But the Dark comes down and introduces himself instead. With glowing stars and beautiful smiles, the Dark comes to life on the page. Leaving one question, is the Dark really that scary?
PLANT THE TINY SEED by Christie Matheson (Harper Collins Children $15.99) Available at the Moravian Book Shop. Click to order online or for more information.
In this delightfully simple book, the reader takes on all of the magic and makes things happen. A wish for rain and a clap to bring the sun back again. Wonderfully interactive; perfect for read aloud groups, classrooms and at home story time. Get ready for the spring season that’s right around the corner by practicing with this adorable book.
COUNT YOUR CHICKENS by Jo Ellen Bogart and Lori Joy Smith (Tundra Books $16.99) Available at the Moravian Book Shop. Click to order online or for more information.
Fans of Richard Scary will be in for a treat with this excellent counting book.  Follow a family of chickens as they prepare for their big outing. You’ll see chickens wondering what to wear, baking pies, painting their toes and knitting socks. A stroll through town reveals that everyone else is excited for the festivities too. Clowns, entertainers and musicians take the stage. And don’t forget the rides: the Ferris wheel, super slide and merry-go-round. Grab some cotton candy and popcorn, because this very silly book will entertain and challenge young readers with the searching and counting elements it provides.

Top 3 Cookbooks

HOMESTEAD KITCHEN: STORIES AND RECIPES FROM OUR HEARTH TO YOURS by Eivin and Eve Kilcher (Pam Kraus/Avery Publishing $16.99) Available at the Moravian Book Shop. Click to order online or for more information.
Eve and Eivin Kilcher, stars of the hit Discovery show Alaska: The Last Frontier, are experts in sustainable living. In their debut book, the Kilchers share 85 original family recipes and advice on gardening, preserving, and foraging. The tips and techniques they have cultivated from their family and through necessity will help anyone looking to shrink their environmental footprint and become less dependent on mass-produced food and products. Stunningly photographed in and around their handmade home and farm, Homestead Kitchen illustrates that taking on small-scale sustainable projects is not only possible in a suburban/urban setting, but ultimately a more responsible and gratifying way to live.
COOKING WITH MARY BERRY by Mary Berry (DK Publishing $26.00) Available at the Moravian Book Shop. Click to order online or for more information.
Cooking with Mary Berry covers a broad selection of recipes—brunch ideas, soups, salads, appetizers, mains, sides, and desserts—drawing on Mary’s more than 60 years in the kitchen. Many, like her French Onion Soup, Steak Diane, and Cinnamon Rolls, are familiar classics, but all have been adapted to follow Mary’s prescription for dishes that are no-fuss, practical, and foolproof. Step-by-step instructions, tips, and tricks make following in the footsteps of Britain’s favorite chef easy, and full-color photographs of finished dishes provide inspiration along the way. Perfect for cooks who are just starting out—and anyone who loves Mary Berry—these straightforward yet special recipes are perfect for serving family and friends.
DAMN FINE CHERRY PIE by Lindsey Bowden (Harper Design $24.99) Available at the Moravian Book Shop. Click to order online or for more information.
A damn fine collection of seventy-five mouthwatering recipes, inspired by iconic scenes and characters from David Lynch’s groundbreaking cult classic series Twin Peaks. Fans hungry for a Twin Peaks fix can sate their appetite with this quirky cookbook that pays homage to the show. Bowden has gathered dozens of recipes inspired by its most memorable scenes and characters, including Percolator Fish Supper, the Log Lady’s Chocolate and Chestnut Roulade, and the Double R Diner’s famous Cherry Pie. Other delights include Coffee with Mexican Chihuahua Churros, Betty Brigg’s Meatloaf, Doc Hayward’s Diet Lasagna, Mrs. Tremond’s Creamed Corn Chowder, Doctor Jacobi’s Secret Coconut Hawaiian Stew, and Audrey Horne’s Cherry Twist. Ideal for viewing parties or a fun date night for two, Damn Fine Cherry Pie is a must for Twin Peaks fans, pop culture aficionados, and imaginative home cooks.

Top 3 Nonfiction Hard Cover

THE DUST BOWL GIRLS: THE INSPIRING STORY OF THE TEAM THAT BARNSTORMED ITS WAY TO BASKETBALL GLORY by Lydia Reeder (Algonquin Books $26.95) Available at the Moravian Book Shop. Click to order online or for more information.
In the early 1930s, during the worst drought and financial depression in American history, Sam Babb began to dream. Like so many others, this charismatic Midwestern basketball coach wanted a reason to have hope. Traveling from farm to farm near the tiny Oklahoma college where he coached, Babb recruited talented, hardworking young women and offered them a chance at a better life: a free college education in exchange for playing on his basketball team, the Cardinals. Despite their fears of leaving home and the sacrifices that their families would face, the women joined the team. And as Babb coached the Cardinals, something extraordinary happened. These remarkable athletes found a passion for the game and a heartfelt loyalty to one another and their coach--and they began to win. Reeder captures a moment in history when female athletes faced intense scrutiny from influential figures in politics, education, and medicine who denounced women’s sports as unhealthy and unladylike. At a time when a struggling nation was hungry for inspiration, this unlikely group of trailblazers achieved much more than a winning season.
ON THE TRAIL: A HISTORY OF AMERICAN HIKING by Silas Chamberlin (Yale University Press $30.00) Available at the Moravian Book Shop. Click to order online or for more information.
In the mid-nineteenth century, urban walking clubs emerged in the US. A little more than a century later, tens of millions of Americans were hiking on trails blazed in every region of the country. This groundbreaking book is the first full account of the unique history of the American hiking community and its rich, nationwide culture. Delving into unexplored archives, including those of the Appalachian Mountain Club, Sierra Club, Green Mountain Club, and many others, Chamberlin recounts the activities of hikers who formed clubs, built trails, and advocated for environmental protection. Chamberlin explores the implications for hiking groups, future club leaders, and the millions of others who find happiness, inspiration, and better health on America’s trails.
MY LIFE, MY LOVE, MY LEGACY by Coretta Scott King and Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds (Henry Holt $30.00) Available at the Moravian Book Shop. Click to order online or for more information.
This is the life story of Coretta Scott King?wife of Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center), and singular twentieth-century American civil and human rights activist?as told fully for the first time, toward the end of her life, to Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds. Coretta’s is a love story, a family saga, and the memoir of an extraordinary black woman in twentieth-century America, a brave leader who, in the face of terrorism and violent hatred, stood committed, proud, forgiving, nonviolent, and hopeful.

Top 3 Young Adult Books

KIDS OF APPETITE by David Arnold (Viking Books $18.99) Available at the Moravian Book Shop. Click to order online or for more information.
Victor has a rare syndrome called Moebius—meaning his face is paralyzed—meaning he gets weird looks—meaning Victor is a bit of an outcast. The judgements that coat Vic have nothing to do with his fathers death, or his love of art—mostly Matisse, or his obsession with the song THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas (Balzer & Bray $17.99) Available at the Moravian Book Shop. Click to order online or for more information.
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this important novel tackles issues of race in society involving the black community of people and authority figures, more precisely, police officers. Starr was never taught to fear cops, but she was taught to be smart around them. Do what they ask, even if what they ask for makes no sense. Starr may only be sixteen, but she has already witnessed two murders in her life: the first of a young black girl in a drive by and the second of a young black boy shot multiple times by a cop, while she was in the car. This novel is sobering, important, and heart-wrenching. The book release date is February 28th - if you would like to preorder a copy please call 610-866-5481 or 610-351-0849.
BEAST by Brie Spangler (Alfred Knopf $17.99) Available at the Moravian Book Shop. Click to order online or for more information.
Tall, meaty, muscle-bound, and hairier than most throw rugs, Dylan doesn’t look like your average fifteen-year-old, so, naturally, high school has not been kind to him. After going on a roof he wakes up in the hospital with a broken leg—and a mandate to attend group therapy for self-harmers. Dylan vows to say nothing and zones out at therapy—until he meets Jamie. But there is something Dylan doesn’t know about Jamie, something she shared with the group the day he wasn’t listening. Something that shouldn’t change a thing. She is who she’s always been—an amazing photographer and devoted friend, who also happens to be transgender. But will Dylan see it that way?