Staff Picks – April 2024

Every month, we’ll bring you a unique selection of our books chosen by one of our SIU Press staff members.

This month, we’re featuring picks by Judy Verdich from the business office here at the Press. For her picks, Judy says, “My cats, Lazlo & Canoli, and I love to hang out and read on a lovely rainy day (or any day, really!) It looks like they are catnapping, but they are listening devotedly, I’m sure. No doubt walking along Snake Road with me looking for something fast to chase after! Here are my picks to get you out of the house and exploring, or to just have a good read.”

Now through the end of April, you can save 25% on Judy’s picks when you use the code JUDY25 at checkout.

Chicago's Fabulous Fountains

Greg Borzo, Julia Thiel, Geoffrey Baer, Debra Shore

Looking for Lincoln in Illinois

Historic Houses of Lincoln’s Illinois

Erika Holst

Snake Road

A Field Guide to the Snakes of LaRue-Pine Hills

Joshua J. Vossler

A Backyard Prairie

The Hidden Beauty of Tallgrass and Wildflowers

Fred Delcomyn, James L. Ellis

Chicago Heights

Little Joe College, the Outfit, and the Fall of Sam Giancana

Charles Hager, David T. Miller, Louis Corsino, Ashleigh D'Andrea