After last year, we have a lot to look forward to in 2021. No matter what’s going on in the world, one thing that we can count on is a good book. Whether you’re in need of guidance to protect your energy, a trivia book based on a popular Broadway show, or a cookbook filled with recipes that won’t make you break the bank, we’ve got something to help comfort you.

So find your comfiest reading spot and settle in as we give you the best 17 books to explore this spring.

The 7 Healing Chakras

By Brenda Davies, MD

Balance your mind, body, and spirit with The 7 Healing Chakras. We gave this book a makeover but it’s still useful now more than ever. Discover the powers of each chakra and learn how they can help you achieve physical and spiritual wellness. Don’t miss out on the chance to connect with yourself this year to help you experience a better way of living.

Buckley the Highland Cow and Ralphy the Goat

By Leslie Ackerman and Renee Rutledge

Buckley, a highland cow, lost his mom and arrived at a new home on a faraway ranch. He struggled with his new surroundings and the unfamiliar faces. Luckily for him, he soon met Ralphy, a rambunctious goat, and the two became the best of friends, often leaning on each other for support to survive against the other animals on the farm. Together, they learn to overcome barnyard bullying and loneliness in this charming children’s story.

Buckley the Highland Cow and Ralphy the Goat Cover

The Prepper’s Ultimate Food Storage Guide

By Julie Languille, Daisy Luther, Tess Pennington, Shelle Wells

If 2020 taught us anything, it was that we need to be prepared for any disaster before it strikes. This guide provides a one-stop-food shop for everything you need to know about emergency preparedness. From tips on how to dehydrate everything from meats to fruits and vegetables to techniques for creative canning, from jams to entire entrées, to hundreds of tasty recipes for nutritious meals, you’ll have all you need in this food storage bible that will keep you and your family healthy for a long time.

How to dehydrate food

The Big Book Book of Disease Trivia

By Kristina Wright

Grab your hand sanitizer and your face mask because this trivia book is here to walk you through everything you need to know about diseases, viruses, and other bacteria in this germ-filled world. Just remember that you’ll hear more about pandemics—but this time from all throughout history.

The Big Book of Spy Trivia

By Bernadette Johnson

Have you wanted to be a secret agent at one point in your life? Well, there may still be time for that. Uncover all types of spy secrets, including true stories of spies and secret agents, infamous spy organizations like the CIA and M16, and real-life spy tactics. So go undercover and dive deep into the world of espionage.

The Self-Sabotage Behavior Workbook

By Dr. Candice Seti, PsyD

Ever feel like you’re constantly in your own way and it’s stopping you from achieving success and happiness? Time to break free of those bad habits so that you don’t have anything holding you back. Dr. Candice Seti provides an instructional guide to help you overcome your own self-sabotage and live a confident, empowered life. This workbook is a game changer for those struggling with damaging and negative habits.

Drawing Animals

Grab your pens and pencils and put your drawing skills to the test. Learn how to draw life-like animals with this step-by-step instruction book. And don’t worry about not being a professional, we have plenty of blank pages so that you can sketch to your heart’s content. So, pick your favorite animal and learn how to bring it to life.

Don’t Lose Your Head

If you love Broadway shows, specifically Broadway’s upcoming historical pop musical, Six, or if you simply love British royalty and culture, then you’ve stumbled upon the perfect book for yourself. We’re serving piping hot tea about King Henry VIII’s ill-fated wives as they dish out their secrets in this fun and clever guide to life. Settle in as we dish out the deets in this sarcastic and friendly survival guide.

The Unofficial ALDI Cookbook

By Jeanette Hurt

When it comes to balling on a budget, we know just the right place you should shop at—ALDI. Even better, we’ve got the perfect cookbook to use once you’ve splurged in the best-ever grocery store. This cookbook includes 75 recipes to help you transform budget-friendly ALDI brand ingredients into fantastic dishes that are restaurant-worthy. So the next time you stop by ALDI’s for groceries, look to this cookbook to whip up something delicious.

Don’t Just Survive, Thrive

By SaraJane Herrboldt and Kay Waterson

Everyone deserves a little self-care in their life. As busy educators, your work is very rewarding, but with limited resources, burnout can happen often. But, it doesn’t always have to be that way. Written by teachers for teachers, SaraJane and Kay know all about the challenges that educators face. They provide a sustainable blueprint that relies on self-care techniques that will help educators avoid stress and burnout.

Don't Just Survive Thrive

The Cottagecore Coloring Book

Immerse yourself in color and creativity with coloring pages filled with country scenes. Whether coloring is your way of de-stressing, of if you want to take a break from your daily routine and try something different, this delightful coloring book can help you with just that. Explore the pages of wildflowers, picnics, cottages with climbing roses, laundry on the line, and so much more.

And Off You Go to Change the World

By Ashten Evans and Sabdo Purnomo

Written by our very own editor, Ashten provides positive messages alongside beautiful illustrations to uplift and encourage preschool and kindergarten graduates on their big day. This is the perfect gift for our little learners.

Parallel Parking Is Easy (And Other Lies)

By Kristy Grant

Raise your hand if you struggled (or still struggle) with parallel parking. No matter what you do, it just takes forever to get your car perfectly lined up with the curb. Does this sound like you? Many people can relate, which is why we have a new, more modern guide for new drivers who are ready to hit the road. This driving guide is full of super-interesting facts that driver’s ed didn’t tell you. So before you hit the road, crack open this easy guide.

The Sugar Detox Diet for 50+

By Dr. Dana Elia

If you find yourself too drawn to sugary sweets, then Dr. Dana Elia can help you say goodbye to your sugar cravings. As you get older, many things with your body change—including how your body processes glucose and fructose. In this complete guide, you’ll learn the strategies needed to help you customize a diet plan specifically made for you. And, you’ll learn how to eliminate high-sugar fruits, vegetables, and snacks, and instead increase your water and protein intake. Make the change to get rid of excess sugars from your life so that you can take control of your health.

101 Unofficial Roblox Story Starters

By Sara Coleman

Combine your love of Roblox with journaling in this story starters book. Learn just how fun writing is and take your creativity to the next level one prompt at a time. You can create awesome, super-cool sagas when you let your imagination run wild. Come up with the most epic story you can think of.

Field Guide to Unicorns of North America

By Andy Robbins

They do exist! Become an expert on all things unicorns with this funny and informative field guide. You’ll discover how to identify them if spotted in the wild and also learn drawing techniques for when you’re in the field searching for signs of unicorn presence. Along with fascinating facts and unicorn history, you’ll be a unicornologist in no time.

The Mother and Son Prayer Journal

By Christie Thomas

In this interactive journal and devotional for mothers and sons, you’ll be able to deepen your faith and strengthen your parent-child relationship. It allows space for both you and your child to jot down thoughts and ideas, discussion questions, and suggestions for how to learn and grow in faith together. This journal makes the perfect keepsake and one-of-a-kind memento to treasure forever.


– Tyanni Niles