Moms, Dads, & Grads!

Below are some of our suggested books for Mother's Day, Father's Day, and Graduation gifts! You might not be able to spend these special days with your loved ones in person, but you can still send them something to show them they are in your thoughts. Note: for any item that says "call or email for price" email us at info@bookmarksnc.org.

We have a large assortment of journals and bookish gifts as well as gift cards!

Navigate Your Stars Cover Image
By Jesmyn Ward, Gina Triplett (Illustrator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781982131326
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Published: Scribner - April 7th, 2020

A revelatory, uplifting, and gorgeously illustrated meditation on dedication, hard work, and the power of perseverance from the beloved, New York Times bestselling, and two-time National Book Award–winning Jesmyn Ward.

For Tulane University’s 2018 commencement, Jesmyn Ward delivered a stirring speech about the value of hard work and the importance of respect for on


Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399174827
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Published: TarcherPerigee - August 11th, 2015

Start Where You Are is an interactive journal designed to help readers nurture their creativity, mindfulness, and self-motivation. It helps readers navigate the confusion and chaos of daily life with a simple reminder: that by taking the time to know ourselves and what those dreams are, we can appreciate the world around us and achieve our dreams.


A Garden Miscellany: An Illustrated Guide to the Elements of the Garden Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9781604698817
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Published: Timber Press - October 29th, 2019

 “A pleasure to read and a valuable resource to fall back on for the enthusiastic gardener.” —Publishers Weekly

Do you know a folly from a ha-ha? Can an allée be pleached? Does a skep belong on a plinth?


The Big Book of Less: Finding Joy in Living Lighter (Flow) Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9781523506286
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - April 2nd, 2019

From Flow, a beautiful, mindful guide to having less stuff. Less stress. Less distraction. Less everything.

In less comes the freedom of letting go. This thoughtful and surprising book shows us how to get there, by paring down not just the jumble of things around us, but the clutter in our heads, too.


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Blue Marlin Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781949467314
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Published: Blair - April 21st, 2020

Lee Smith brings her masterful storytelling magic to this jewel of a novella that follows Jenny, an adventurous thirteen-year-old, down to Key West for a patched-up family vacation following the discovery of her father's illicit affair.


You Are an Artist: Assignments to Spark Creation Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780143134091
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Published: Penguin Books - April 14th, 2020

“There are more than 50 creative prompts for the artist (or artist at heart) to explore. Take the title of this book as affirmation, and get started.” —Fast Company

More than 50 assignments, ideas, and prompts to expand your world and help you make outstanding new things to put into it


10% Happier Revised Edition: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062917607
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Published: Dey Street Books - April 16th, 2019

The #1 New York Times Bestseller

"An enormously smart, clear-eyed, brave-hearted, and quite personal look at the benefits of meditation."—Elizabeth Gilbert


Laughter Yoga: Daily Practices for Health and Happiness Cover Image
By Madan Kataria, Andrew Weil (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143134947
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Published: Penguin Books - April 7th, 2020

Could you use a good laugh? This definitive guide by the founder of the worldwide laughter yoga movement will show you how to giggle your way to good health!

Bring laughter into your life at any time of day--no special equipment needed, no new wardrobe, no expensive classes, not even a sense of humor!


Home Base: A Mother-Daughter Story Cover Image
By Nikki Tate, Katie Kath (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823436637
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Published: Holiday House - March 24th, 2020

In this empowering picture book perfect for young feminists, a gutsy baseball-playing girl and her bricklaying mom celebrate when love and hard work triumph over nerves.

A young pitcher steps up to the plate.

A hardworking mom interviews for her biggest job yet.


The Berenstain Bears: We Love Our Dad!/We Love Our Mom! Cover Image
By Jan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain (Illustrator), Mike Berenstain, Mike Berenstain (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062697189
Availability: Backordered
Published: HarperFestival - March 6th, 2018

Join the Bear family as they discover the perfect ways to celebrate two important holidays—Mother's Day and Father's Day—in this two-in-one 8x8 storybook.


Just Me and My Mom (Little Critter) (Look-Look) Cover Image
By Mercer Mayer, Mercer Mayer (Illustrator)
$3.99
ISBN: 9780307125842
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2001

Head to the big city with Little Critter and his mom in this adventurous picture book that makes for the perfect Mother's Day present!


You're Mom: A Little Book for Mothers (And the People Who Love Them) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250228109
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 7th, 2020

From international bestselling author Liz Climo comes You're Mom, a hilarious and relatable collection of original comics about motherhood

Moms: they are there for us through the good, the bad, the scary, the sticky, and everything in between. They also read us a lot of picture books along the way, and now there’s a picture book just for them.


Mom & Me: A Journal for Mothers and Daughters Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250259561
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Published: Castle Point Books - April 7th, 2020

Mothers and daughters have a special relationship. Ruby Oaks' Mom & Me is a wonderful way to deepen that bond through back-and-forth journaling.


Stuff Every Mom Should Know (Stuff You Should Know #8) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781683690634
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Published: Quirk Books - March 27th, 2018

This pocket-sized parenting guide for moms and moms-to-be is perfect for a baby shower or Mother's Day gift.
 


Mom & Me & Mom Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781400066117
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Published: Random House - April 2nd, 2013

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A moving memoir about the legendary author’s relationship with her own mother.

Emma Watson’s Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick!


Love, Mom and Me: A Mother and Daughter Keepsake Journal Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781492693581
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Published: Sourcebooks Explore - March 1st, 2019

A must-have shared mother-daughter journal for the pair who are seeking a thoughtful, creative way to connect with one another. With thoughtful prompts, coloring pages, challenges, and free creative space, Love, Mom and Me is the perfect love-filled Mother's Day gift


You Are a F*cking Awesome Mom: So Embrace the Chaos, Get Over the Guilt, and Be True to You Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580058902
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Published: Seal Press - September 10th, 2019

A much-needed voice of encouragement for every woman who had a baby and lost her mind

Sometimes, motherhood feels never-ending. A child is born, chaos ensues, and it seems like life will never return to normal.


Between Mom and Me: A Mother and Son Keepsake Journal Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781492693574
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Published: Sourcebooks Explore - March 1st, 2019

A must-have shared mother-son journal for the pair that's seeking fun, creative ways to connect with one another. With thoughtful prompts, coloring pages, challenges, and free creative space, Between Mom and Me is the perfect love-filled Mothers Day gift


You Are My Mother: Inspired by P.D. Eastman's Are You My Mother? Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593121184
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - March 17th, 2020

Illustrated with artwork from P.D. Eastman's Are You My Mother?, this sweet little gift book about Motherly Love is ideal for Mother's Day and a perfect choice instead of a card!


My Dad Used To Be So Cool Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781909263949
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Published: Flying Eye Books - July 5th, 2016

Keith Negley's playful and emotional art tells this story of a new father who is no longer the cool guy he once was. He looks back wistfully on his crazy times playing in a band, riding a motorcycle, and getting tattoos. Those days may be behind him, but his young son still thinks he's the coolest guy in the world.


Just Like Dad (Little Golden Book) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9781984830876
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Published: Golden Books - January 7th, 2020

Little Critter wants to be just like his dad in this classic Little Golden Book!

Little Critter loves his dad, and one day, he hopes to be just like him! Children ages two to five will enjoy this heartwarming full-color Little Golden Book about the special bond between Little Critter and his dad.


Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250171696
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Published: Flatiron Books - November 20th, 2018

The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

“Promise Me, Dad is a brisk, often uplifting read, a consequence of its author’s congenital jollity and irrepressible candor.”
- Vanity Fair

A deeply moving memoir about the year that would forever change both a family and a country.


Just Me and My Dad (Little Critter) (Look-Look) Cover Image
By Mercer Mayer, Mercer Mayer (Illustrator)
$3.99
ISBN: 9780307118394
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2001

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is going on a camping trip with his dad in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he and his dad are canoeing, fishing, or building a campfire, parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect gift for Father’s Day . . . or any day!


My Dad, Yogi: A Memoir of Family and Baseball Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316525459
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Published: Hachette Books - May 7th, 2019

A candid and nostalgic father-son memoir by Dale Berra, providing a unique perspective on his legendary Hall of Fame dad, the inimitable and highly quotable Yogi Berra.


Love, Dad and Me: A Father and Daughter Keepsake Journal Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781492693635
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Published: Sourcebooks Explore - May 7th, 2019

A must-have shared father-daughter journal for the pair who are seeking a thoughtful, creative way to connect with one another. A perfect Father's Day gift to help celebrate all that Dad does

With thoughtful prompts, coloring pages, challenges, and free creative space, Love, Dad and Me is the ultimate activity kit for kids and adults


Stuff Every Dad Should Know (Stuff You Should Know #9) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781683690641
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Published: Quirk Books - March 27th, 2018

A pocket-sized parenting guide for dads and dads-to-be, perfect as a gift.
 


You Made Me a Dad Cover Image
By Laurenne Sala, Mike Malbrough (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062396945
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Published: HarperCollins - May 7th, 2019

A picture book for expectant fathers and already-fathers everywhere created by the author of You Made Me a Mother, Laurenne Sala, and the Marigold Bakes a Cake author-illustrator, Mike Malbrough.

In this touching celebration of fatherhood, the close bond between parent and child comes to life with heartwarming resonance.


This Is the Book You Give Your Dad: Everything an Awesome Father Wants to Know Cover Image
By Matt Goulet, Andrew Janik (Illustrator)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781982105242
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 7th, 2019

The quirky and charming illustrated book for the #1 man in your life—dad!—is complete with all of the facts, fun, and knowledge he needs to become the King of Dads.

Let’s face it: no one ever knows what sort of present to get their dad, whether it’s his birthday, Chanukah, Christmas, Father’s Day, or even just a little nudge to remind him you care


To Me, He Was Just Dad: Stories of Growing Up with Famous Fathers Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781579659349
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Published: Artisan - March 31st, 2020

“Those searching for a moving Father’s Day gift need look no further.”
—Publishers Weekly

Men like John Wayne and John Lennon, Nolan Ryan and Bruce Lee, Cesar Chavez, Christopher Reeve, and Miles Davis have touched the lives of millions. But at home, to their children, they were not their public personas. They were Dad.


Between Dad and Me: A Father and Son Keepsake Journal Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781492693642
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Published: Sourcebooks Explore - May 7th, 2019

A must-have shared father-son journal for the pair that's seeking fun, creative ways to connect with one another. A perfect Father's Day gift to help celebrate all that Dad does

With thoughtful prompts, coloring pages, challenges, and free creative space, Between Dad and Me is the ultimate activity kit for kids and adults


Self-Care for College Students: From Orientation to Graduation, 150+ Easy Ways to Stay Happy, Healthy, and Stress-Free Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781507211151
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Published: Adams Media - July 30th, 2019

Make the most out of your college experience with these manageable self-care tips that are easy to incorporate into your busy college lifestyle.

As a student in college—you’re dealing with a lot. At times this can be physically, mentally, and emotionally draining between classes, homework, activities, and building a new social life for yourself.


Assume the Worst: The Graduation Speech You'll Never Hear Cover Image
By Carl Hiaasen, Roz Chast (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780525655015
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Published: Knopf - April 10th, 2018

This is Oh, the Places You'll Never Go--the ultimate hilarious, cynical, but absolutely realistic view of a college graduate's future. And what he or she can or can't do about it.

"This commencement address will never be given, because graduation speakers are supposed to offer encouragement and inspiration. That's not what you need. You need a warning."


200 Women: Who Will Change the Way You See the World (Coffee Table book, Inspiring Women's book, Social book, Graduation book) Cover Image
By Geoff Blackwell (Editor), Ruth Hobday (Editor), Kieran E. Scott (Photographs by), Sharon Gelman (Editor)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781452184654
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 1st, 2019

In this ambitious global project, two hundred women share inspiring stories of success and courage, love and pain, redemption, and generosity.


Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399592522
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Published: Random House - October 9th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.


A Little Book of Self Care: Self Reiki: Tune in to Your Life Force to Achieve Harmony and Balance Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781465490438
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Published: DK - January 7th, 2020

Harness the power of universal energy and use Reiki techniques at home - to harmonize and heal.

Reiki promotes inner balance and natural healing to alleviate pain, stress, anxiety, and more.
Discover how to tune into your internal life force with over 40 step-by-step self-Reiki practices you can do yourself - anytime, anywhere.


The Extremely Busy Woman's Guide to Self-Care: Do Less, Achieve More, and Live the Life You Want Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781492698531
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Published: Sourcebooks - December 3rd, 2019

Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Imagine your perfect day.
What if that perfect day was every day?

You're probably doing a lot--taking care of your family, killing it at your job, volunteering, organizing, scheduling, delegating. At the end of all of that, do you have any time or energy left to take care of the most important person: you?


Roadmap: The Get-It-Together Guide for Figuring Out What To Do with Your Life (Career Change Advice Book, Self Help Job Workbook) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781452173443
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 7th, 2020

The New York Times bestseller is back! The career workbook Roadmap isbetter than ever.

Roadmap has been updated and expanded with tons of brand new content—including chapters on changing directions mid-career and not letting your past define your future.


Best Year Yet: A Journal for Becoming Your Best Self (Self Improvement Journal, New Year's Gift, Mother's Day Gift) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781452180557
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 1st, 2019

For readers looking for inspiration and positive change, this journal provides plenty of ideas and activities—along with a sparkly and uplifting cover—for making small improvements to every aspect of life, ensuring this will be your best year yet.

• Designed for anyone who needs a little bit of inspiration
• Supports making positive changes and self-betterment