New Picture Books We Love!

The Year We Learned to Fly Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399545535
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - January 4th, 2022

Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael López's highly anticipated companion to their #1 New York Times bestseller The Day You Begin illuminates the power in each of us to face challenges with confidence.


Gladys the Magic Chicken Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Adam Rex (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593325605
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 26th, 2021

From the mega-bestselling author of Dragons Love Tacos and the mega-bestselling illustrator of The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors, comes this hilarious new picture book about an irresistible chicken who unexpectedly finds herself on an epic journey during Ancient Times.


The 1619 Project: Born on the Water Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593307359
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Published: Kokila - November 16th, 2021

The 1619 Project’s lyrical picture book in verse chronicles the consequences of slavery and the history of Black resistance in the United States, thoughtfully rendered by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and Newbery honor-winning author Renée Watson.


Room for Everyone Cover Image
By Naaz Khan, Mercè López (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534431393
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - November 9th, 2021

A young boy on a crowded bus discovers that, after some wiggles and giggles, there’s room for everyone in this lighthearted rhyming picture book set in Zanzibar.

The dala dala rumbles and roars as Musa and Dada drive off to the shore—but the bus stops for multiple detours: “Do you need a ride? It’s hotter than peppers out there in the sun!


Wild Cover Image
By Sam Usher, Sam Usher (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536220001
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Published: Templar - December 14th, 2021

The second title in a quartet of imaginative picture books in which a boy and his beloved granddad discover the wonder of the natural world


The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823446988
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Published: Neal Porter Books - August 24th, 2021

A New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Book of the Year
 
In this fresh new fairy tale, a wooden robot embarks on a quest to find his missing sister-- making for a memorable contemporary bedtime story in acclaimed graphic novelist Tom Gauld's first picture book for children.


Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History Cover Image
By Schele Williams, Tonya Engel (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419748752
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

A proud, empowering introduction to African American history that celebrates and honors enslaved ancestors

Your story begins in Africa. 
Your African ancestors defied the odds and survived 400 years of slavery in America and passed down an extraordinary legacy to you.


It Fell from the Sky Cover Image
By Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534457621
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

From the creators of the critically acclaimed The Night Gardener and Ocean Meets Sky comes a whimsical and elegantly illustrated picture book about community, art, the importance of giving back—and the wonder that fell from the sky.

It fell from the sky on a Thursday.

None of the insects know where it came from, or what it is. Some say it’s an egg.


Chez Bob Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316483117
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

From the hilarious author of Who Wet My Pants?, Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great, and the Dinosaur Vs. series comes a kid-pleasing read-aloud about a devious alligator who learns to love!


Ada and the Galaxies Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536215618
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Published: MIT Kids Press - September 7th, 2021

Stargazers rejoice! In his first book for children, renowned physicist Alan Lightman and collaborators, with help from the Hubble telescope, light up the night sky.


Fluffy McWhiskers Cuteness Explosion Cover Image
By Stephen W. Martin, Dan Tavis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534441453
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - November 2nd, 2021

Friendship is hard for Fluffy, a kitten so precious that anyone who looks at her explodes!

Meet Fluffy—an adorable kitten. So adorable, in fact, that anyone who sees her will spontaneously explode into balls of sparkles and fireworks. KABOOM! Poof.


I Eat Poop.: A Dung Beetle Story Cover Image
By Mark Pett, Mark Pett (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250785633
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 26th, 2021

In the vein of Please Don't Eat Me and We Don't Eat Our Classmates, I Eat Poop. by Mark Pett is a heartwarming and hilarious picture book about friendship, fitting in, and accepting each others' differences.

Dougie has a secret: he’s not a ground beetle.
He’s a dung beetle, and he loves eating poop.


Mr. Watson's Chickens Cover Image
By Jarrett Dapier, Andrea Tsurumi (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452177144
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 5th, 2021

Interrupting Chicken meets Click, Clack, Moo in this zany classic-in-the-making!

With rollicking rhythms, nonsensical refrains, and too many chickens to count, this modern classic will inspire unstoppable giggles and endless rereads. Bawka-bawka!


Stacey’s Extraordinary Words Cover Image
By Stacey Abrams, Kitt Thomas (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063209473
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Published: Balzer + Bray - December 28th, 2021

#1 New York Times bestseller! The debut picture book from iconic voting rights advocate and bestselling author Stacey Abrams is an inspiring tale of determination, based on her own childhood. 

Stacey is a little girl who loves words more than anything. She loves reading them, sounding them out, and finding comfort in them when things are hard. 


Moose's Book Bus Cover Image
By Inga Moore, Inga Moore (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536217674
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Published: Candlewick - November 2nd, 2021

In Inga Moore’s charming companion to A House in the Woods, Moose’s library outing soon has the whole woodland community crowding into his house to read together. Leave it to Moose to find a solution—on wheels!


Looking for a Jumbie Cover Image
By Tracey Baptiste, Amber Ren (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062970817
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 21st, 2021

New York Times bestselling author Tracey Baptiste and acclaimed illustrator Amber Ren take readers on a fun, creepy, storytime-ready romp through a forest filled with creatures from Caribbean folklore.

I’m looking for a jumbie, I’m going to find a scary one.


Tomatoes for Neela Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593202708
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 31st, 2021

Padma Lakshmi, bestselling author and host of Bravo's Top Chef and Hulu's Taste the Nation, and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal team up in this celebration of food and family.
 


Negative Cat Cover Image
By Sophie Blackall, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399257193
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 31st, 2021

Two-time Caldecott winner Sophie Blackall spins a winning tale about Max, a feline whose behavior doesn't win any raves, except from the boy who believes in him and finds a way to turn a negative into a positive.


Norman Didn't Do It!: (Yes, He Did) (Mother Bruce Series) Cover Image
By Ryan Higgins, Ryan Higgins (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368026239
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 7th, 2021

Ryan T. Higgins, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Mother Bruce series, delivers a contemporary tale of friendship.
Norman is a porcupine. Mildred is a tree. Norman and Mildred are best friends. Just the two of them. And only the two of them. But when a surprise pops up, life will never be the same again.


The Great Stink: How Joseph Bazalgette Solved London's Poop Pollution Problem Cover Image
By Colleen Paeff, Nancy Carpenter (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534449299
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - August 31st, 2021

Discover the true story about the determined engineer who fixed London’s pollution problem in this funny, accessible nonfiction picture book featuring engaging art from the illustrator of Queen Victoria’s Bathing Machine.

It’s the summer of 1858, and London’s River Thames STINKS. What is creating this revolting smell?


Hardly Haunted Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534441705
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 20th, 2021

From the bestselling creator of Not Quite Narwhal comes a delightfully spooky story about an old house who wants to be a home…even if her new family isn’t what she expected.

House has a problem.

She’s a little spooky. She’s a little cobwebby. Oh, no! What if she’s haunted?

She’s not sure, but…her hinges creak.


A Song of Frutas Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534444898
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 3rd, 2021

From Pura Belpré Award–winning author Margarita Engle comes a lively, rhythmic picture book about a little girl visiting her grandfather who is a pregonero—a singing street vendor in Cuba—and helping him sell his frutas.

When we visit mi abuelo, I help him sell
frutas, singing the names of each fruit
as we walk, our footst


What I Am Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593204016
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 3rd, 2021

The creator of Little Owl's Night explores and celebrates the complexities of what makes us who we are in this comforting and thoughtful picture book.


You Are a Reader! / You Are a Writer! Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823446254
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Published: Margaret Ferguson Books - August 3rd, 2021

Two rhyming books in one that inspire and encourage children who are learning to read and write.

You are a Reader! / You are a Writer! is a book made to be read twice, once from the front and once from the back. Read one way, children will see all the joys that reading can bring--flip it over and they'll be inspired by the imaginative possibilities of writing!


The First Blade of Sweetgrass Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780884487609
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - August 10th, 2021

In this Own Voices Native American picture book story, a modern Wabanaki girl is excited to accompany her grandmother for the first time to harvest sweetgrass for basket making.


Be Strong (Be Kind #2) Cover Image
By Pat Zietlow Miller, Jen Hill (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250221117
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 10th, 2021

A picture book about finding strength in unlikely places from the team behind the hugely popular New York Times bestseller Be Kind.

When her gym class must face the school rock-climbing wall, Tanisha is discouraged. Her muscles are weak, and she knows she'll never reach the top like Cayla.

But maybe strength is about more than just muscles.


Listen Cover Image
By Gabi Snyder, Stephanie Graegin (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534461895
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - July 13th, 2021

“A memorable experience.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

In the tradition of Tomie dePaola’s Quiet and Scott Magoon’s Breathe comes this lyrical, meditative picture book about listening and mindfulness.

BEEP!
WOOF!
VROOM!

Isn’t the world a noisy place?
But what if you
stop,


Lala's Words: A Story of Planting Kindness Cover Image
By Gracey Zhang, Gracey Zhang (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338648232
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - July 6th, 2021

From debut author-illustrator Gracey Zhang comes a timeless and timely picture book that celebrates the unassuming power of kind words.

Oh, there goes Lala! She carries a pot of water around the corner, down the block, and over the fence, to a patch of dirt and concrete where tiny weeds sprout. "Hello, hello, friends!" she whispers.


Bird Boy (An Inclusive Children's Book) Cover Image
By Matthew Burgess, Shahrzad Maydani (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984893772
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 20th, 2021

Take flight in this heartwarming story about a boy who learns to be true to himself at school while following his love of nature.

Nico was new, and nervous about going to school. Everyone knew what to do and where to go, but Nico felt a little lost.

So, he did what he loved to do:
Watched the insects
Sat in the grass


I Love You with All of My Hearts Cover Image
By Lindsay Bonilla, Eleonora Pace (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781568463599
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Published: Creative Editions - August 10th, 2021

Amara and the Bats Cover Image
By Emma Reynolds, Emma Reynolds (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534469013
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 20th, 2021

Environmental activism gets a nocturnal twist in this utterly charming picture book about a young girl and her mission to save the bats!

Amara loves bats! Her favorite thing to do is to collect bat facts and watch the amazing mammals fly at night by her house.


Cat Problems (Animal Problems) Cover Image
By Jory John, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593302132
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Published: Random House Studio - August 3rd, 2021

What could a pampered house cat possibly have to complain about? This latest collaboration from picture book superstars--and cat devotees--Lane Smith and Jory John brings with it a hilarious set of feline problems!

Just like most cats, this cat lives an extremely comfortable life. But he has his problems too!


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!


Vampenguin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534466982
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 20th, 2021

From the critically acclaimed author and illustrator of A Hungry Lion and Stumpkin comes a charming, wryly humorous story of adventure, mistaken identity, and a vampire family’s day at the zoo.

On a Saturday morning, baby Dracula visits the zoo with his family, where baby Penguin lives with hers.


Shhh! The Baby's Asleep Cover Image
By JaNay Brown-Wood, Elissambura (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781580895224
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Published: Charlesbridge - July 6th, 2021

Celebrate the silliness that comes with a big family in this playful read aloud about a big brother, a sleeping baby, and a very noisy family.