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Take a Hike!

Take a Hike!

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” — John Muir As soon as flowers start blooming, we can’t wait to get out on the trail! We asked hiking guidebook author Don Scarmuzzi for some of his best hiking tips: Plan your hike beforehand. Know... read more
We’re fascinated by black birds.

We’re fascinated by black birds.

Our editor, Olivia Ngai, shares some insight into black bird (specifically raven) folklore from around the world. Ravens have long held a featured place in mythology and folklore. From cultural depictions as a trickster and shape changer to the role of creator to the... read more
Like Fierce Women? Kim Rich is the fiercest we know.

Like Fierce Women? Kim Rich is the fiercest we know.

To celebrate #Women’sHistoryMonth, we’d like to introduce the amazing Kim Rich. A truly inspiring woman, she was the daughter of a gangster and a dancer in Alaska. Tragically her dad was murdered and mom was institutionalized and died young, of cancer.... read more
We love sled dogs

We love sled dogs

Our blog today is a salute to the sled dog. We’ve published so many books about sled dogs — and for good reason — these courageous critters never cease to inspire us with their energy and tenacity. In the coming weeks, mushers from all over the world... read more
Throw a BLOCK party!

Throw a BLOCK party!

Want to do something fun with your #KFOL (kid fan of LEGOs) to cure winter blues? Here are 5 easy steps to throw a BLOCK Party! STEP 1. Send a “Save the Date” announcement by Facebook, email, or snail mail: “We’re having a BLOCK PARTY and... read more
The Perfect Last-Minute Gift

The Perfect Last-Minute Gift

Struggling to find the perfect last minute gifts for friends, neighbors, co-workers, dog-sitters, or anyone special? Books are it. (We publish dozens a year and still get giddy when we open one up!) Close Enough For the Angels Paul Madonna‘s new... read more
Great Reads for Nature Lovers

Great Reads for Nature Lovers

Is there a nature lover on your list? On the third week of our #4weeks4books blog, we’re highlighting books that embrace the wonders of our nature. Animal Stories With its stunning cover image by Tom Walker, this book connects readers with the natural world in a... read more
Adventure books for Men and Boys

Adventure books for Men and Boys

Have a hard-to-buy-for guy on your list? This week our #4weeks4books features some thoughtful gift picks with lasting value. One Man’s Wilderness This cult classic by Sam Keith from the journals of Dick Proenneke inspired the PBS documentary Alone in the Wilderness... read more
Inspiring Gifts for Women and Girls

Inspiring Gifts for Women and Girls

Looking for something special for that someone special? Leading up to the New Year, we’ll be featuring #4Weeks4Books. Each week’s blog will highlight outstanding gift books. This week we are featuring four books we love about strong women and girls. Tomboy... read more

Coming Soon!

Sugar High is a new collection of sweet and savory high-altitude baking recipes from Denver based food blogger Nicole Hampton of the blog Dough-Eyed.

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