New Releases

The Bakersfield Sound: How a Generation of Displaced Okies Revolutionized American Music

In California’s Central Valley, two thousand miles away from country music’s hit machine, the hard edge of the Bakersfield Sound transformed American music in the latter half of the twentieth century. It turned displaced Oklahomans like Buck Owens and Merle Haggard into household names, and it aggressively pushed style, instrumentation, and attitude that countered the […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-415-5
Price: $20.00

California Plants: A Guide to Our Iconic Flora

California Plants is an essential resource for outdoor enthusiasts. With his vibrant photographs and lively writing, Matt Ritter takes the reader on a journey through the Golden State’s iconic landscapes and abundant plant life. This definitive guide features more than 500 species, along with detailed descriptions, fascinating natural history stories, and handy tree and wildflower […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-9998960-0-6
Price: $27.50

Common Bees in California Gardens

A colorful companion to the Heyday title California Bees and Blooms, this pocket-sized card set will help you identify 24 of the most common bees found in California’s urban gardens and landscapes. Included for each featured bee are color photographs, a general description of appearance, and information about distribution and richness, flight season, nesting habits, […]

Laminated cards, ISBN: 978-1-62711-001-3
Price: $15.00

Coyote at the Big Time: A California Indian 123

The follow-up to Heyday’s best-selling A Is for Acorn takes young readers to a Native California Big Time, with Coyote as their guide. Counting from one clapperstick up to ten stars twinkling above the gathering, Coyote explores indigenous cultural traditions, including songs, dances, hand games, art—and, of course, delicious food. Lyn Risling’s beautiful illustrations depict […]

Board book, ISBN: 978-1-59714-430-8
Price: $9.99

Is That a Skunk?

A skunk has taken up residence in the backyard! In this charming picture book, Lucas and his family adjust to their urban wildlife neighbor, and along the way they learn all about these surprisingly amiable animals: their favorite things to eat, their preferred places to stay, their friends and enemies, and even how to get […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-399-8
Price: $16.00

It’s Nice to Be a Mountain Lion

It’s nice to be a mountain lion lounging in a tree; going for a little prowl with lots to learn and see! This board book introduces babies and toddlers to a very adorable animal. Playful, rhyming text takes us through a day in the life of a cougar, supplemented by fun facts for parents to […]

Board book, ISBN: 978-1-59714-429-2
Price: $8.99

Life after Manzanar

From the editor of the award-winning Children of Manzanar, Heather C. Lindquist, and Edgar Award winner Naomi Hirahara comes a nuanced account of the “Resettlement”: the relatively unexamined period when ordinary people of Japanese ancestry, having been unjustly imprisoned during World War II, were finally released from custody. Given twenty-five dollars and a one-way bus […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-400-1
Price: $28.00

Rebel Lawyer: Wayne Collins and the Defense of Japanese American Rights

Winner of the 2017 California Historical Society Book Award! Fred Korematsu, Iva Toguri (alias Tokyo Rose), Japanese Peruvians, and five thousand Americans who renounced their citizenship under duress: Rebel Lawyer tells the story of the key cases pertaining to the World War II incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry and the trial attorney who defended […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-436-0
Price: $20.00

Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain

Over forty years and across a variety of media, artist Rick Bartow created a powerful body of work. His representations of humans, animals, hybrid creatures, and shadowy figures display such exquisite beauty or grotesque absurdity—sometimes both at once—that a viewer cannot help being pulled into the artist’s world. The experience can be whimsical and troubling […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-0-9995080-2-2
Price: $50.00