Ages 3-8 (Picture Books)

Paletero Man Cover Image
By Lucky Diaz, Micah Player (Illustrator), Dr. Carmen Tafolla (Translated by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063014442
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Published: HarperCollins - June 1st, 2021

A vibrant picture book celebrating the strength of community and the tastes of summer from Latin Grammy-winning musician Lucky Diaz and celebrated artist Micah Player.

Ring! Ring! Ring! Can you hear his call? Paletas for one! Paletas for all!


Strollercoaster Cover Image
By Matt Ringler, Raúl the Third (Illustrator), Elaine Bay (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316493222
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2021

A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book

This joyous romp through the neighborhood celebrates the bond between a father and a child, illustrated by an award-winning artist team.

Buckle up as a toddler's tantrum is cleverly averted when a loving dad transforms an everyday neighborhood stroll into an extraordinary adventure, reminding us that all you need to chase a


The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story Cover Image
By Tina Cho, Jess X. Snow (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984814869
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Published: Kokila - August 4th, 2020

A breathtaking picture book featuring a Korean girl and her haenyeo (free diving) grandmother about intergenerational bonds, finding courage in the face of fear, and connecting with our natural world.


Oona Cover Image
By Kelly DiPucchio, Raissa Figueroa (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062982247
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 12th, 2021

This comical and heartfelt picture book is a winning celebration of invention, creativity, and friendship. With gorgeous underwater scenes and a crowd-pleasing tale, this is one little mermaid who is here to make a splash! 


Rain! Cover Image
By Linda Ashman, Christian Robinson (Illustrator), Carlos Calvo (Translated by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780547733951
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Published: Clarion Books - March 5th, 2013

One rainy day in the city, an eager little boy exclaims, “Rain!” Across town a grumpy man grumbles, “Rain.” In this endearing picture book, a rainy-day cityscape comes to life in vibrant, cut-paper-style artwork.


How to Be on the Moon Cover Image
By Viviane Schwarz, Viviane Schwarz (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536205459
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Published: Candlewick - June 4th, 2019

In the follow-up to How to Find Gold, best friends Anna and Crocodile are going on another intrepid adventure — this time, to the moon.


The Camping Trip Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536207361
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Published: Candlewick - April 14th, 2020

Ernestine has never been camping before, but she’s sure it will be lots of fun . . . won’t it? An endearing story about a girl’s first experience with the great outdoors.

My aunt Jackie invited me to go camping with her and my cousin Samantha this weekend. I’ve never been camping before, but I know I will love it.


I Want My Hat Back Cover Image
By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780763655983
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Published: Candlewick - September 27th, 2011

New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2011!

A picture-book delight by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist.


Still Stuck Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781419726996
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2017

Getting dressed and undressed can be difficult, especially for little ones. While getting ready for a bath one evening, a little boy gets stuck in his clothes. He panics and starts to fear what life would be like if he never got unstuck. How will he play outside? How will he stop the cat from tickling his tummy? It’s good thing that Mom is around to help.


Everyone's Awake: (Read-Aloud Bedtime Book, Goodnight Book for Kids) Cover Image
By Colin Meloy, Shawn Harris (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452178059
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 3rd, 2020

A silly and sublime bedtime book from the New York Times bestselling children's book author Colin Meloy.


Can I Play Too? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423119913
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - June 8th, 2010

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.

In Can I Play Too? Gerald and Piggie meet a new snake friend who wants to join in a game of catch. But don't you need arms to catch?


Don't Let Them Disappear Cover Image
By Chelsea Clinton, Gianna Marino (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525514329
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Published: Philomel Books - April 2nd, 2019

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted comes a beautiful book about the animals who share our planet--and what we can do to help them survive.


Extra Yarn Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061953385
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 17th, 2012

From bestselling and award-winning author Mac Barnett and illustrator Jon Klassen comes Extra Yarn, a Caldecott Honor Book, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner, and a New York Times bestseller.


Eyes That Kiss in the Corners Cover Image
By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062915627
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Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2021

A New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller · A Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year · A School Library Journal Best Book of 2021 · Included in NPR’s 2021 Books We Love List · Featured in Forbes, Oprah Daily, The Cut, and Book Riot · Golden Poppy Book Award Winner · Featured in Chicago Public Library’s Best Books of 2021


I Am the Shark Cover Image
By Joan Holub, Laurie Keller (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525645283
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - May 4th, 2021

What makes the great white shark (one of) the greatest fish in the sea? FIN-d out in this hilarious fish-out-of-water story that's perfect for Shark Week and all year-round!

"Don't miss this one." -School Library Journal, Starred Review
 
Hi! I am Great White Shark, and if you get this book, you'll read all about ME--the greatest shark in the sea!


I Had a Favorite Dress Cover Image
By Boni Ashburn, Julia Denos (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419700163
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - August 1st, 2011

Open up a fresh and stylish story about growing up and keeping hold of your favorite memories. As the year passes, the narrator’s favorite dress goes through a series of creative changes, from dress to shirt to tank top to scarf and so on, until all that’s left of it is a good memory.


If I Built a Car (If I Built Series) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142408254
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Published: Puffin Books - June 14th, 2007

With energetic rhyme and action-packed artwork to match, If I Built a Car sure to fuel any young inventor with big plans and grand imaginations. 


Library Lion Cover Image
By Michelle Knudsen, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763637842
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Published: Candlewick - June 25th, 2009

"A reminder that sometimes, there is a good reason to break the rules. . . .This winsome pairing of text and illustration is a natural for storytime." — School Library Journal (starred review)


Natsumi! Cover Image
By Susan Lendroth, Priscilla Burris (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399170904
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - March 13th, 2018

Natsumi is small but full of big exuberance, and puts her girl-power to good use when she discovers a Japanese tradition as energetic as she is.


The Night I Followed the Dog Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781452161341
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 14th, 2017

"I have a dog. Nothing exotic or special, just an ordinary dog." Or so this little boy thinks—until one morning, when he opens the door a little early and sees his dog jump out of a limousine. That night, he decides to follow his dog, and that's when the fun starts, in a nighttime romp around town where he learns what adventures dogs get up to while their humans are fast asleep.


The Princess and the Pony Cover Image
By Kate Beaton, Kate Beaton (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545637084
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 30th, 2015

Introducing Kate Beaton, a major new picture book talent, and author/illustrator of #1 New York Times bestseller Hark! A Vagrant!

Princess Pinecone knows exactly what she wants for her birthday this year. A BIG horse. A STRONG horse. A horse fit for a WARRIOR PRINCESS!


Something's Wrong!: A Bear, a Hare, and Some Underwear Cover Image
By Jory John, Erin Kraan (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374313883
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - March 23rd, 2021

A hilarious picture book from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jory John, paired with new illustrator Erin Kraan, about a bear whose friends help him make it through a bad day!


What Kind of Car Does a T. Rex Drive? Cover Image
By Mark Lee, Brian Biggs (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524741235
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 28th, 2019

Dinosaurs find their ideal vehicles in this hilarious, crowd-pleasing read-aloud, perfect for fans of Dragons Love Tacos and Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. It's the perfect gift for dinosaur lovers and fans of cars, trucks, and all things that go!


Ty's Travels: Zip, Zoom! (My First I Can Read) Cover Image
By Kelly Starling Lyons, Niña Mata (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062951090
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Published: HarperCollins - September 1st, 2020

Ty can’t wait to ride his brand-new scooter at the park. Other kids zip and zoom by like race cars, but all Ty can do is wobble! Ty wants to give up, but a new friend helps Ty give it another try. A 2021 Geisel Honor Book!


We Are Water Protectors Cover Image
By Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250203557
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 17th, 2020

Winner of the 2021 Caldecott Medal
#1 New York Times Bestseller

Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption
a bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by Michaela Goade.


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Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781626727465
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 22nd, 2019

Winner of the 2020 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal
A 2020 American Indian Youth Literature Picture Book Honor Winner

“A wonderful and sweet book . . . Lovely stuff.” —The New York Times Book Review


Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419737046
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 5th, 2019

Ada Twist, Scientist (The Questioneers) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419721373
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 6th, 2016

Corduroy Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780140501735
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Published: Puffin Books - September 30th, 1976

A picture book classic!
 
One of School Library Journal’s "Top 100 Picture Books" of all time (2012) 
One of the National Education Association’s "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children."


Never, Not Ever! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063076495
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Published: HarperCollins - July 13th, 2021

A perfect back-to-school book...with a twist! For little kids everywhere who feel anxious leaving home to go back to school.

A Kids' Indie Next Pick!


Jabari Jumps Cover Image
By Gaia Cornwall, Gaia Cornwall (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781536202908
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Published: Candlewick - April 7th, 2020

“This simple and sincere tale of working up courage to face fears makes quite a splash.” — Kirkus Reviews


If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (If You Give...) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780060245863
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Published: HarperCollins - October 6th, 2015

If a hungry little mouse shows up on your doorstep, you might want to give him a cookie. And if you give him a cookie, he'll ask for a glass of milk. He'll want to look in a mirror to make sure he doesn't have a milk mustache, and then he'll ask for a pair of scissors to give himself a trim....


Amazing Grace Cover Image
By Mary Hoffman, Caroline Binch (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803710405
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Published: Dial Books - September 2nd, 1991

Grace loves stories, whether they're from books, movies, or the kind her grandmother tells. So when she gets a chance to play a part in Peter Pan, she knows exactly who she wants to be. Remarkable watercolor illustrations give full expression to Grace's high-flying imagination.


Rita and Ralph's Rotten Day Cover Image
By Carmen Agra Deedy, Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338216387
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

Have you ever been REALLY mad at your best friend?

* "This well-crafted story is an excellent choice for those seeking books featuring conflict-resolution." -- Booklist, starred reviewIn two little houses,on two little hills,lived two best friends...So begins the story of Rita and Ralph. Every day they meet to play beneath the apple tree.


Fire! Fuego! Brave Bomberos Cover Image
By Susan Middleton Elya, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781599904610
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - April 24th, 2012

From Susan Elya and #1 NYT bestselling and Caldecott-winning illustrator Dan Santat comes a spirited, fast-paced picture book that captures the excitement and importance of firefighters' jobs.

At the station, sirens sound.
Corazones start to pound.
"House fire!" says el capitán.
"¡Fuego! Get your helmets on!"


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Pokko and the Drum Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481480390
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 1st, 2019

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019
A Today Show Best Book of the Year
A Booklist Book for Youth EditorsChoice 2019
A Boston Globe–Horn Picture Book Honor Book 2020
An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
A Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book
A Quill & Quire 2019 Book for Young People of the Year


The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family Cover Image
By Ibtihaj Muhammad, Hatem Aly (Illustrator), S. K. Ali (With)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316519007
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! A powerful, vibrantly illustrated story about the first day of school--and two sisters on one's first day of hijab--by Olympic medalist and social justice activist Ibtihaj Muhammad.  With her new backpack and light-up shoes, Faizah knows the first day of school is going to be special.


King & Kayla and the Case of the Secret Code Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781682630167
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Published: Peachtree - March 6th, 2018

King & Kayla are back on the case in this laugh-out-loud mystery from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award-winning series.


Pedro and the Shark Cover Image
By Tammie Lyon (Illustrator), Fran Manushkin
$5.95
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ISBN: 9781515808756
Published: Picture Window Books - January 1st, 2017

Pedro is excited for his class trip to the aquarium. But his class disappears when he's not paying attention, leaving him alone with a shark Sealife comes to life in this easy-to-read chapter book, complete with a glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts.


Yasmin the Gardener Cover Image
By Hatem Aly (Illustrator), Saadia Faruqi
$5.95
ISBN: 9781515858850
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Published: Picture Window Books - January 1st, 2020

It's spring Yasmin and her baba are excited to plant their garden, and Yasmin chooses a flower seedling. She gives it plenty of sun, water, and good soil . . . so why is it wilting? Watching Nani sit in the sun gives Yasmin a bright idea and she knows just what her little plant needs.


Training Day (World of ¡Vamos!) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780358380382
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Published: Versify - May 4th, 2021

"Bursting with imagination and creativity! Your kids will go loco for El Toro!" —Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series