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Books published by publisher Running Press Kids

  • The Ultimate Survival Guide to Being a Girl: On Love, Body Image, School, and Making It Through Life

    Christina De Witte

    Paperback (Running Press Kids, Aug. 7, 2018)
    Addressing the struggles of young girls everywhere, this hilariously relatable comic guide to life provides real advice and encourages a new generation of teen girls to find confidence and embrace individuality.With friends, love, social media, body image, and more--navigating young adulthood can seem impossible. The Ultimate Survival Guide to Being a Girl provides humorous and highly relatable guidelines for all of the struggles young girls face, presented in author Christina De Witte's signature comic style and told from the point of view of her lovable Instagram and Internet character, Chrostin. A Hyperbole and a Half for the young adult audience, the book includes comics and hands-on advice about serious issues like mental health and self-care, and also deals with questions on every young girl's mind, like "Can you survive on pizza alone?" Quirky, hilarious, and sincere, The Ultimate Survival Guide to Being a Girl empowers young women to challenge society's unrealistic standards of beauty and embrace their individuality. This is sure to be a favorite for teen girls. Table of Contents Chapter One: Mental Stuff Chapter Two: The Beauty of the Human Booty Chapter Three: On Food Comas and Food Babies Chapter Four: Fashion No-No or Fashion Guru? Chapter Five: Friends and Family Business Chapter Six: Love Is Beautiful/Sucks Chapter Seven: School and Work, Work, Work, Work, Work Chapter Eight: The Internet of Things Chapter Nine: Society vs. Me Chapter Ten: United in Diversity
  • Are You There God? It's Me, Margarita: More Cocktails with a Literary Twist

    Tim Federle, Lauren Mortimer

    Hardcover (Running Press Adult, Oct. 9, 2018)
    Literature, puns, and alcohol collide in this clever follow-up to Tequila Mockingbird, the world's bestselling cocktail recipes book.Tim Federle's Tequila Mockingbird has become one of the world's bestselling cocktail books and resonated with bartenders and book clubs everywhere. Now in this much anticipated follow-up, Are You There God? It's Me, Margarita, Federle has shaken up 49 all-new, all-delicious drink recipes paired with his trademark puns and clever commentary on more of history's most beloved books, as well as bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout. Cocktails include: Fifty Shades of Grey Goose The Handmaid's Ale Little Soused on the Prairie Tender Is the Nightcap A Room With Vermouth Go Get a Scotch, Man As I Lay Drinkingand much more!
  • The Great Book of Philadelphia Sports Lists

    Glen Macnow, Big Daddy Graham

    Paperback (Running Press Adult, Oct. 29, 2019)
    When it comes to sports talk, no city has more to say than Philadelphia.With their 2007 The Great Book of Philadelphia Sports Lists, WIP sports radio hosts Glen Macnow and Big Daddy Graham compiled dozens of sports lists to stir up dialog and debate within the buzzing Philadelphia sports community (and beyond).A lot has happened in Philly sports since 2007 -- the Phillies' 2008 World Series win; the Eagles' record-breaking 2017 season, now-famous Philly Special play, and Super Bowl LII victory over the Patriots; the Sixers' "Trust the Process" campaign; and, of course, Gritty -- so now Glen and Big Daddy are back with dozens of new lists to keep the conversation fresh, ranking things like:The most overrated and underrated players in Philly sports historyThe top 10 Philadelphia sports quotesThe 10 worst Eagles draft picks everThe greatest duos in Philly sports historyThe 10 best sports movies set in PhiladelphiaThe worst bosses in Philly sports historyand much more!
  • Bulldozer Dreams

    Sharon Chriscoe, John Joven

    Hardcover (Running Press Kids, Oct. 3, 2017)
    A Cozy Construction Story for Bedtime featuring a Bulldozer and for fans of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? After a long day of clearing dirt, rocks, and trees, a bulldozer is tired and ready for bed. He lifts up his blade, his spotlights flash on, he rolls through the gate, and lets out a yawn. He heads to the Wiggle and Shake for a bath, then to the Sip and Slurp for some supper, then chooses a bedtime story . . . and soon the bulldozer will be dreaming sweet dreams of finishing his important work! Construction vehicle fans young and old will delight in this imaginative book of how a bulldozer prepares for bed. Sharon Chriscoe's irresistibly clever and gentle rhyming verse and John Joven's charming illustrations are sure to soothe even the busiest of kids at bedtime.
  • The Blue Songbird

    Vern Kousky

    Hardcover (Running Press Kids, April 4, 2017)
    A little blue songbird longs to sing like her sisters. But whenever she tries, she cannot get the tune right. Her mother encourages her to leave home and find a song that only she can sing. With courage and tenacity, she travels the world, seeking advice from a crane, an owl, and a mean-looking crow, and other birds, hoping they will lead her to her special song. Told in gentle, lyrical prose and with bright, beautiful watercolor illustrations, The Blue Songbird is an empowering story for kids of all shapes, sizes, and singing ability.
  • Thank the Chef: A story to inspire mealtime gratitude.

    Melissa Sue Walker, Winda Mulyasari

    eBook (Running Hills Press, Jan. 31, 2020)
    Are picky-eating habits on the upswing at your house?Would you like to instill a habit of mealtime gratitude? This is the book for you!Margo Pargo can make a gourmet sandwich like nobody’s business. Making delectable creations is just another one of her secret skills. But, what happens when Mom and Dad do the cooking? Will Margo Pargo decide to give dinner a go? Will she show Dad that she appreciates his creation, just like he enjoyed her gourmet sandwiches?Family dinner struggles are not unique to your kitchen table. A child’s taste for textures and flavors evolves as they grow. Meanwhile, fussiness over food can wreak havoc on family life. This book offers a unique perspective for your child on family meal time. A “Chef Chat” section in the end of the book provides discussion topics designed to get your whole family talking about food in a more positive light.
  • Oodles of Doodles

    Nikalas Catlow

    Paperback (Running Press Kids, Sept. 24, 2013)
    With a shiny foiled cover and 200+ spectacular interior pages that feature engaging, full-color artwork, you're guaranteed hours and hours of enjoyment. Plus, every page is perforated for easy pullout to display YOUR piece of art.Be creative with prompts like “disguise me” above a picture of a boy, or “whose footprints?” above various animal tracks.So get ready, get set, and doodle! As always, no drawing skills are required—just your imagination.
  • Fun with Pokemon: Includes 4 pull-out posters to color, mazes, word searches, and more!

    Simcha Whitehill

    Paperback (Running Press Kids, Aug. 1, 2017)
    This is the ultimate officially-licensed Pokemon activity book with mazes, word searches, four 18" x 24" posters to color, and more--a must-have for Pokemon Trainers of all ages!Pokemon fans won't be able to resist this unique format, jam-packed with fun! With four 18" x 24" fold-out posters that feature all of your favorite Pokemon from the Alola region, you can color for hours, and then have fun doing dozens of different activities such as mazes, word searches, decoding messages, and more! Match the Pokemon to its habitat, help the Pokemon get to its food, and even test your memory with your favorite Pokemon memory game. This ultimate official Pokemon activity book is a must-have for anyone who loves Pokemon!
  • Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: Book 14: The Mission to Find Max: Egypt

    Elizabeth Singer Hunt

    Paperback (Running Press Kids, Oct. 11, 2011)
    The Mission to Find Max (Book 14) Jack joined the Global Protection Force for two reasons: to thwart evil around the world and to rescue his brother, Max, who went missing while working as a GPF agent. The GPF refused to share any details with Jack about Max's whereabouts, but on two previous missions, Jack had collected clues that pointed to Max is being in Egypt. Now Jack has reason to believe that King Tut's diadem -- a crown thought to have magical powers -- is the cause of Max's disappearance. The crown was so important that King Tut was buried with it on his head, but when the boy-pharaoh's tomb was opened in 1922, an assistant archaeologist named Omar Massri stole the artifact. Could a descendant of Massri somehow be involved in Max's disappearance? Jack and his old friend Kate must prevent an ancient and terrible curse of the pharaohs from wreaking havoc, or else Egypt -- and Jack's brother -- could be doomed.
  • Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: Book 10: The Quest for Aztec Gold: Mexico

    Elizabeth Singer Hunt

    Paperback (Running Press Kids, May 12, 2009)
    Destination: Mexico. The Global Protection Force has summoned Secret Agent Jack Stalwart to Mexico to hunt down a stolen map leading to hidden Aztec gold. Suddenly, he finds himself trapped in the hands of one of the most treacherous treasure hunters in the world. Can Jack stop Callous Carl and his band of thieves before they plunder again?
  • Batman: Metal Die-Cast Bat-Signal

    Running Press

    Hardcover (Running Press Adult, July 3, 2017)
    Batman fans can call upon the world's greatest superhero with this high-quality die-cast metal Bat-Signal--projects up to 20 feet! Special features: 5-inch tall authentically detailed Bat-Signal replica Metal construction LED light-up function, up to 20-feet projection in darkness 360° rotatable base 48-page hardcover book on Batman and Bat-Signal lore, featuring full-color illustrations throughout3 AAA batteries not included.
  • Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: Book 11: The Theft of the Samurai Sword: Japan

    Elizabeth Singer Hunt

    Paperback (Running Press Kids, Oct. 6, 2009)
    In the next exciting installment of the series, Jack travels to Japan, where under the cover of darkness, a band of ninja thieves has stolen some of the country's most priceless treasures, including an ancient samurai sword. Can Secret Agent Jack Stalwart take on the gang before the treasures are lost forever?