New Picture Books We Love!

The World Belonged to Us Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, Leo Espinosa (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399545498
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 10th, 2022

Two children’s book superstars—#1 New York Times bestseller Jacqueline Woodson, the author of The Day You Begin, and Leo Espinosa, the illustrator of Islandborn­—join forces to celebrate the joy and freedom of summer in the city, which is gloriously captured in their rhythmic text and lively art.


Mina Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481480413
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - February 15th, 2022

“Marvelous mouse-sized mischief for all ages.” —Booklist (starred review)

From the creator of the acclaimed and beloved Pokko and the Drum comes an emotionally resonant, “richly imagined” (The Horn Book, starred review)​ picture book about trust, worry, and loyalty between a father and daughter.


Star Fishing Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419751004
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - February 22nd, 2022

A sleepless night turns into a marvelous adventure through the stars in this dreamy bedtime story

It’s the kind of night when you just can’t fall asleep.
You feel as though everyone in the world is asleep but you.
   
“Oh, I see a light!
Is somebody awake?”
   
Brimming with w


The Great Zapfino Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534411548
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Published: Beach Lane Books - April 5th, 2022

From two bestselling and beloved creators comes a sweet and inspiring picture book about a runaway circus performer who learns to face his fears and follow his heart.

When The Great Zapfino climbs to the top of the circus platform, all eyes are on him, waiting for his incredible leap. But Zapfino is afraid of heights!


Pretty Perfect Kitty-Corn Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419750939
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 8th, 2022

From the bestselling superstar duo Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham, creators of Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn, comes another positively delightful kitty and unicorn story that celebrates the magic of friendship—and the beauty of imperfection

Unicorn is perfect.
Everybody thinks so.
He yearns to look the way everyone thinks he should.  

But when a fumble


Lizzy and the Cloud Cover Image
By Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534483170
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2022

From the critically acclaimed, award-winning creators of Ocean Meets Sky and The Night Gardener comes a whimsical and sweet tale of a young girl who cares for her pet cloud as it grows.

It’s a little out of fashion to buy a pet cloud, but Lizzy doesn’t mind. She’s not looking for a big one or a fancy one, just one that’s right for her.


Climb On! Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780735844810
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Published: NorthSouth Books - March 8th, 2022

Take a hike with this father-daughter adventure that’s sure to inspire you to get outside. 

 


When a young child reminds her dad about the hike they planned, her father is hesitant —To the tippy top? It’s a great day to watch futbol (soccer). But as the two climb on, her enthusiasm is contagious.


On a Rainy Day Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593405086
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 29th, 2022

A sweet story of a father and daughter's cozy day together as they wait for a storm to pass
 


When rain interrupts their outdoor play, a girl and her father retreat indoors to wait out the storm. As lightning cracks and thunder booms, they each have their own ideas of things they can do together on a rainy day.


All Moms Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499812633
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Published: little bee books - March 1st, 2022

"All Moms is such a special and important book for young readers, because more than ever, it's key that we teach our children to have love and compassion for others.


A Blue Kind of Day Cover Image
By Rachel Tomlinson, Tori-Jay Mordey (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593324011
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Published: Kokila - April 5th, 2022

A moving picture book debut about depression, sensory awareness, and the power of listening, from psychologist and author of Teaching Kids to be Kind.

Coen is having a sniffling, sighing, sobbing kind of day.


The Boy with Flowers in His Hair Cover Image
By Jarvis, Jarvis (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536225228
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Published: Candlewick - April 26th, 2022

Jarvis offers a moving tale of friendship, kindness, and acceptance, softly touching on the subjects of illness or hardship in a way that young children can understand.


All Cats Welcome Cover Image
By Susin Nielsen, Vivian Mineker (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534476974
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2022

In this sweet and affirming picture book, two cats discover they don’t need to share a language to become friends.

Leonard adores his human. “Stay! Let’s play!” he says when it’s time to leave for work. His human just hears “Meow.”

Sometimes Leonard gets lonely. So does Mariposa, who is new in town.


John's Turn Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Kate Berube (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536203950
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Published: Candlewick - February 24th, 2022

E. B. White Read-Aloud winner Mac Barnett celebrates individuality in a story told with tenderness and subtlety.


Knight Owl Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316310628
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Published: Christy Ottaviano Books - March 15th, 2022

A determined Owl builds strength and confidence in this medieval picture book about the real mettle of a hero: wits, humor, and heart. 

Since the day he hatched, Owl dreamed of becoming a real knight. He may not be the biggest or the strongest, but his sharp nocturnal instincts can help protect the castle, especially since many knights have recently gone missing.


Oona and the Shark Cover Image
By Kelly DiPucchio, Raissa Figueroa (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063071421
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - March 22nd, 2022

The big sea’s littlest mischief-maker, Oona, is back in another delightful tale from New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner Raissa Figueroa.


May Your Life Be Deliciosa Cover Image
By Michael Genhart, Loris Lora (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781951836221
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 14th, 2021

A delicious and fortifying picture book inspired by the author’s family, featuring the Mexican tradition of holiday tamale-making

A 2022 Pura Belpré Award Illustrator Honor Book


“What is the recipe?” I ask. Abuela laughs. “It is in my heart, Rosie. I use mis ojos, my eyes, to measure. Mis manos, my hands, to feel.


The  Garden We Share Cover Image
By Zoe Tucker, Swaney Julianna (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780735844841
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Published: NorthSouth Books - March 22nd, 2022

To everything there is a season in this beautiful story about gardening, seasons, and treasured memories.

This inspiring picture book written by Zoë Tucker and illustrated by Julianna Swaney—the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of We Are the Gardeners by Joanna Gaines—celebrates the friendship between a young girl and an elder


Sato the Rabbit, a Sea of Tea Cover Image
By Yuki Ainoya (Created by), Michael Blaskowsky (Translator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781592703555
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - May 3rd, 2022

The winsome Sato continues his magical adventures, traversing snowy landscapes and crossing a sea made of tea.


I Won’t Give Up My Rubber Band Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781797214924
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 3rd, 2022

An everyday object (the endlessly versatile rubber band) becomes an invitation to imagine new possibilities in the latest laugh-out-loud picture book from acclaimed author-illustrator Shinsuke Yoshitake!


Sloth Sleeps Over Cover Image
By Blythe Russo, Blythe Russo (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593350959
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2022

Sleepovers aren't for sleeping?

From debut author-illustrator Blythe Russo comes a delightful and heartwarming friendship story that is also perfect for bedtime.


Carrimebac, the Town That Walked Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536213690
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Published: Candlewick - March 8th, 2022

A stunning feat of original storytelling from the recipient of the 2018 John Steptoe New Talent Author Award


Our World Is a Family: Our Community Can Change the World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781728231839
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Published: Sourcebooks Explore - March 8th, 2022

Learn how to welcome new neighbors into your community, particularly when they might be far from home, in this uplifting and diverse picture book that champions human connection and inclusivity. After all, the world is everyone's home and we're one big family!

When we see someone new in our neighborhood, how can we help them feel safe and loved and important?


Growing an Artist: The Story of a Landscaper and His Son Cover Image
By John Parra, John Parra (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534469273
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - May 10th, 2022

From award-winning artist John Parra comes a touching and deceptively simple picture book based on his childhood experience about the bond between a father and son, hard work, and the links between nature, art, and creativity.

Today is a big day—the first time Juanito gets to help his papi on the job as a landscape architect!


Creature Cover Image
By Andrea Ballance, Grasya Oilyko (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781838740412
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Published: Flying Eye Books - April 5th, 2022

Creature is playing and dreaming in space. Making worlds appear and disappear and sleeping in the crescent of the Moon. The comfort of cats and the magic of space comes together in this brightly illustrated and quirky picture book.


Keeper of the Light: Juliet Fish Nichols Fights the San Francisco Fog Cover Image
By Caroline Arnold, Rachell Sumpter (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781951836375
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Published: Cameron Kids - April 12th, 2022

Inspired by the logs of a female lightkeeper who kept the light shining through the fog following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, this adventurous story captures an important piece of American history
 

Juliet Fish Nichols is the keeper of the light on Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her foe? The fog.


That's Betty!: The Story of Betty White (Who Did It First?) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250796608
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - February 22nd, 2022

An innovative and joyful picture book biography that celebrates the life and achievements of TV legend, pioneer, and activist Betty White.

Betty White is a legend and icon (but you already knew that).


A Gift for Nana Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593430330
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Published: Random House Studio - May 10th, 2022

Two-time Caldecott Honor author/illustrator Lane Smith tells a whimsical story about a little rabbit searching for the best gift for someone very special.


School Is Wherever I Am Cover Image
By Ellie Peterson, Ellie Peterson (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250845245
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 3rd, 2022

From Ellie Peterson, the author-illustrator of How to Hug A Pufferfish comes a timely new picture book about learning, exploration, and the ever-expanding definition of school.

Is school only one place?

Are there other classrooms?
Different teachers?
New Lessons?


I'll Take Care of You Cover Image
By Maria Loretta, Nicoletta Bertelle (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781737603238
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Published: Blue Dot Kids Press - April 12th, 2022

Warm, vibrant illustrations combine with the steady reassurance "I'll take care of you" to introduce children to the cycles of nature and the gift of nurturing.


Vampire Vacation Cover Image
By Laura Lavoie, Micah Player (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593203132
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2022

Fang isn’t like the other vampires. Will he be able to make his dreams of a beach vacation come true?
 


I'd Like to Be the Window for a Wise Old Dog Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593375082
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2022

A comforting and timely new picture book that feels like an instant classic, written and illustrated by Philip Stead, author of the Caldecott Medal-winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee and the New York Times bestselling The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine.


I'll Go and Come Back Cover Image
By Rajani LaRocca, Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536207170
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Published: Candlewick - March 29th, 2022

A tender, beautifully illustrated story about a girl in America and her grandmother in India, whose love stretches between languages and cultures—and across the world.


Hundred Years of Happiness Cover Image
By Thanhhà Lai, Nguyen Quang (Illustrator), Kim Lien (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063026926
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Published: HarperCollins - April 5th, 2022

A stunning picture book debut, showcasing the love between grandparents and grandchildren, the challenges of memory loss, and the joy that sweet reminders of a faraway home can bring, from award-winning, bestselling author Thanhhà Lại.


Always with You, Always with Me Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593465516
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 26th, 2022

An instant New York Times bestseller!
 
A loving ode to modern motherhood by Kelly Rowland and Jessica McKay.


Rafa Counts on Papá Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316540896
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2022

For fans of Guess How Much I Love You? and Just Me and My Dad comes a heartwarming story perfect for Father's Day about a son and his papá who love to measure everything, including their love for each other.

Rafa and his papá love to count and measure together.


Together We Ride Cover Image
By Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator), Valerie Bolling
$16.99
ISBN: 9781797212487
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 26th, 2022

Hair Love meets bike rides in this loving portrait of a father-daughter relationship.

Learning to ride is no easy feat! But with a little courage, a guiding hand from her dad, and an enthusiastic bark from her pup, one brave girl quickly learns the freedom that comes from an afternoon spent outside on a bike.


A Grandma's Magic Cover Image
By Charlotte Offsay, Asa Gilland (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593376003
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2022

A picture book celebrating grandmas and all that makes them "magic", ideal for fans of How to Babysit a Grandma.

"When a child is born, a grandma is born too. Grandmas aren't like regular grown-ups. Grandmas are filled with magic."


Me and Ms. Too Cover Image
By Laura Ruby, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062894335
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 1st, 2022

National Book Award finalist Laura Ruby and New York Times-bestselling illustrator Dung Ho bring us an unforgettable story of the many different ways in which families are made and the beautiful, unknowable, magical things that hold them together.


Mama and Mommy and Me in the Middle Cover Image
By Nina LaCour, Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536211511
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Published: Candlewick - March 29th, 2022

A little girl stays home with Mama when Mommy goes off on a work trip in this tender, inviting story that will resonate with every child who has missed a parent.


My Best Friend Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780735270701
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Published: Tundra Books - April 12th, 2022

Every kid loves their dog . . . and every dog loves their kid. A sweet, funny and stylish celebration of the human-dog relationship. For fans of Maira Kalman's Beloved Dog and Emily Gravett's Dogs.

My best friend is soft, warm, and comfy as a ball of cotton.

My best friend doesn't like baths.


Extra Ezra Makes an Extra-Special Friend Cover Image
By Kara LaReau, Vincent X. Kirsch (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062965653
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Published: HarperCollins - March 22nd, 2022

"Ebullient readers struggling with being mindful of others and true to their always-on selves should find reassurance in this friendship story." Publishers Weekly


Patience, Patches! Cover Image
By Christy Mihaly, Sheryl Murray (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593108291
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Published: Dial Books - April 19th, 2022

A sweet-new sibling story, perfect for gifting to expecting parents, big siblings to-be, and dog-loving families everywhere


I Was Born a Baby Cover Image
By Meg Fleming, Brandon James Scott (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063157217
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Published: HarperCollins - April 26th, 2022

Don’t miss this irresistible read-aloud in the vein of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom—with catchy rhymes and bold, silly art about baby animals and the names they share!

I was born a baby and grew into a kid…


The Tale of the Whale Cover Image
By Karen Swann, Padmacandra (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534493940
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - March 1st, 2022

A child and a whale embark on a beautiful journey together in this lyrical, gorgeously illustrated picture book about friendship, hope, and love for the world around us in the vein of The Fisherman & the Whale and Cynthia Rylant’s Life.

Where land becomes sky and sky becomes sea, I first saw the whale and the whale first saw me.

A child joins a frie


I Color Myself Different Cover Image
By Colin Kaepernick, Eric Wilkerson (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338789621
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 5th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

An inspiring story of identity and self-esteem from celebrated athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick.

When Colin Kaepernick was five years old, he was given a simple school assignment: draw a picture of yourself and your family.


Sylvie Cover Image
By Jean Reidy, Lucy Ruth Cummins (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534463486
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2022

One small spider takes a big risk to bring together the people she watches over in her apartment building in this charming picture book from the celebrated author and illustrator of Truman.

Sylvie hangs on a silvery thread, safely hidden under her damp, dark fire escape.


Hello, Puddle! Cover Image
By Anita Sanchez, Luisa Uribe (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358381440
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Published: Clarion Books - March 22nd, 2022

A nonfiction picture book exploring a deceptively simple but unexpectedly crucial resource for wildlife: puddles! This lyrical, gorgeously illustrated nonfiction picture book is perfect for young science learners and nature lovers.

Hello, puddle! Who's here?

A normal everyday puddle may not seem very special.


Big Dreams, Small Fish Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781646141265
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Published: Levine Querido - March 1st, 2022

In the new country, Shirley and her family all have big dreams. Take the family store: Shirley has great ideas about how to make it more modern! Prettier! More profitable! She even thinks she can sell the one specialty no one seems to want to try: Mama's homemade gefilte fish.


Perfectly Pegasus Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534497177
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 29th, 2022

A New York Times bestseller!

A lonely pegasus looks for the perfect friend in this sweet and adorable picture book companion to the bestselling Not Quite Narwhal!

Nimbus has always lived among the clouds. She’s a pegasus, after all, and the sky is where she belongs. She is one of a kind.


Rosie the Truffle Hound Cover Image
By Jessie Hartland, Jessie Hartland (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399548758
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - March 1st, 2022

Rosie the truffle hound finds a yummy solution to the problem of not being able to safely eat the delicious chocolate truffles her family sells.


How to Say Hello to a Worm: A First Guide to Outside Cover Image
By Kari Percival, Kari Percival (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593226797
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Published: Rise x Penguin Workshop - February 22nd, 2022

Say "hello" to worms, dirt, peas, and more in this gentle how-to guide for connecting with nature.


Counting to Bananas: A Mostly Rhyming Fruit Book Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593354865
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Published: Flamingo Books - April 12th, 2022

A hilarious, mostly-rhyming picture book about a banana and narrator who can't quite agree on what their book is about. Perfect for fans of Mo Willems' We Are in a Book and Adam Rex's Nothing Rhymes With Orange!

"Mo Willems fans will give this book one, two, three, four, five stars!" --Parents


I Love You Like Yellow Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, Vashti Harrison (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419748073
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 29th, 2022

From New York Times bestselling author Andrea Beaty and New York Times bestselling illustrator Vashti Harrison, a sweet and playful bedtime book that reminds young readers just how loved they are

I love you like yellow.
I love you like green.
Like flowery orchid
and sweet tangerine . .


Dress-Up Day Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419744105
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 22nd, 2022

After missing her class costume party, a girl decides she doesn’t need an excuse to dress up in this charming, relatable school story

When a little girl is home sick for dress-up day at school, she decides there’s no need to miss out entirely: She’ll just wear her rabbit costume the next day!

But when the next day arrives and she’s the only one in costu


The Upside Down Hat Cover Image
By Stephen Barr, Gracey Zhang (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452182025
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 22nd, 2022

The Little Prince meets Journey in this gorgeous, reassuring picture book fable about loss, perseverance, and finding what matters most.

What happens to a boy who has nothing but a hat?

Everything.


I Love You Because I Love You Cover Image
By Muon Thi Van, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062894595
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 18th, 2022

Author Muợn Thị Văn and Stonewall Book Award-winning artist Jessica Love detail all the big and small reasons why we love the people we do within a call-and-response picture book that features families across the spectrum.

“I love you because you tell the best stories.

Because I love you, my best story is you.


Justice Is...: A Guide for Young Truth Seekers Cover Image
By Preet Bharara, Sue Cornelison (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593176627
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 25th, 2022

Introduce the concept of justice to young people with this picture book by New York Times bestselling author of Doing Justice, Preet Bharara.


First Notes of Spring Cover Image
By Jessica Kulekjian, Jennifer Bower (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547604739
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - February 15th, 2022

Not Quite Narwhal meets ­­­­And Then It's Spring in this funny, charming picture book debut about marching to the beat of your own drum to create a song that wakes Spring.


Skater Baby Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593324547
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Published: Razorbill - March 8th, 2022

In this hilarious picture book debut, a precocious baby sneaks away from her mom, snags a skateboard, and begins one heck of a daring (and disruptive) joyride through the park!


This Book Is Not for You! Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Tracy Subisak (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984816856
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Published: Dial Books - April 19th, 2022

From New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor–winning author Shannon Hale and award-winning illustrator Tracy Subisak, comes a zany picture book that pokes fun at overly gendered notions of "boy books" and "girl books" and celebrates the pleasure of a good book.


Marley and the Family Band  Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593301111
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 2022

A picture book that celebrates music, love, and family from author Cedella Marley. A poetic story about a young girl who moves to a new country and learns to make friends—inspired by a childhood growing up with the musician Bob Marley as a father.


Emile and the Field Cover Image
By Kevin Young, Chioma Ebinama (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984850423
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Published: Make Me a World - March 15th, 2022

In this lyrical picture book from an award-winning poet, a young boy cherishes a neighborhood field throughout the changing seasons. With stunning illustrations and a charming text, this beautiful story celebrates a child's relationship with nature.


There was a boy
named Emile
who fell
in love with a field.


You Are Not Alone Cover Image
By Alphabet Rockers, Ashley Evans (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781728240282
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Published: Sourcebooks Explore - January 11th, 2022

"Exuberantly affirming and infectiously joyful." –Kirkus Reviews

Empower kids to love themselves, stand up for what's right, and have each others' backs with this inspiring and inclusive picture book


Kick Push Cover Image
By Frank Morrison, Frank Morrison (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547605927
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - April 19th, 2022

Award-winning picture book creator Frank Morrison makes his author/illustrator debut in an exuberant story about being yourself.


The Digger and the Duckling Cover Image
By Joseph Kuefler, Joseph Kuefler (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063062542
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 22nd, 2022

From the acclaimed author-illustrator Joseph Kuefler comes a companion to his popular picture book The Digger and the Flower. Perfect for fans of Peter Brown’s The Curious Garden and Kadir Nelson’s If You Plant a Seed, as well as readers who love the machines in Sherri Duskey Rinker’s Construction Site series.


You Are Here Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781797210100
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 10th, 2022

In the tradition of The Wonderful Things You Will Be and I Wish You More, this debut book reminds us that "all who wander are not lost."


Kitty Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250768049
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 12th, 2022

When Granny comes to cat-sit, she's in for a lot more than she anticipated in this sly, irreverent picture book by Rebecca Jordan-Glum (The Trouble with Penguins, Fall 2020).

"Don't worry about a thing," Granny said. "The cat will be just fine."


Layla, the Last Black Unicorn Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063113879
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Published: HarperCollins - May 10th, 2022

From beloved comedian, actress, and New York Times bestselling author Tiffany Haddish comes Layla, the Last Black Unicorn, a hilarious, original picture book tale about a lovable but awkward unicorn who learns why her uniqueness is her biggest strength.


Perfectly Imperfect Mira Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316541169
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 2022

This sweet story teaches us to embrace our messy imperfections in this book perfect for fans of The Most Magnificent Thing and The Book of Mistakes.

Mira wants to be perfect at everything she tries. Everyone around her is good at something, but Mira's not sure if she'll ever find a thing of her own.

One day, Mira decides to try . . .


Pool Party Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781951836412
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Published: Cameron Kids - March 15th, 2022

A splashy story celebrating a fun-filled day at a public pool

 

Splash, dash! It’s time for a pool bash! Grab your swimsuits, inner tubes, noodles, and floats, and jump, belly flop, or dive into this wet and wild ode to swimming pool fun.


Acorn Was a Little Wild Cover Image
By Jen Arena, Jessica Gibson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534483156
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 15th, 2022

Jory John’s Bad Seed series meets After the Fall by Dan Santat in this charming picture book about a young acorn’s grand adventure and the incredible transformation that follows.

Acorn is a little wild, and from his oak tree perch, he longs for adventure.


Chester van Chime Who Forgot How to Rhyme Cover Image
By Avery Monsen, Abby Hanlon (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780759554825
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 15th, 2022

From the coauthor of the smash hit All My Friends Are Dead and the creator of the beloved Dory Fantasmagory chapter book series comes a hilarious read aloud about a boy who loses his gift for rhyme.

There once was a youngster named Chester van ChimeWho woke up one day and forgot how to rhyme.Chester loved rhyming, in poem or song.It always felt righ


A Home Named Walter Cover Image
By Chelsea Lin Wallace, Ginnie Hsu (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250316417
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - April 19th, 2022

A home named Walter learns how to heal his broken heart after a family he loves moves away in this poignant picture book about loss and renewal.

Walter was a happy home.

He loved the bustle and warmth of the family that lived with him. But when they move away, his feelings are hurt. He grows cold and quiet and only wants to be left alone.


Donut: The Unicorn Who Wants to Fly Cover Image
By Laura Gehl, Andrea Zuill (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593376256
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Published: Random House Studio - April 12th, 2022

Here's the hilarious story of Donut, a scruffy unicorn who can't fly-- but who keeps on trying! From the author of One Big Pair of Underwear and the illustrator of Sweety.


Big and Small and In-Between Cover Image
By Carter Higgins, Daniel Miyares (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781452166506
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 12th, 2022

You Are (Not) Small meets The Quiet Book in this beautiful compilation of all the little things that make up our big world.

This wide, wonderful world contains many things. Some things are as big as a family of bears; some are as small as a reflection in a puddle. Some things are felt rather than seen.


Wutaryoo Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358172383
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Published: Versify - January 25th, 2022

Wutaryoo is tired of not knowing who she is or where she came from. Inspired by her friends' fantastical origin stories, she sets off on an adventure of a lifetime that will help reveal her true history.


Eggs from Red Hen Farm: Farm to Table with Mazes and Maps Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823447824
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Published: Holiday House - March 1st, 2022

A fun story with maps and mazes shows children where their food comes from.

Ruby and Ned gather eggs from their hens and ride their red truck to deliver the eggs--to the farmer’s market, the restaurant, the school, the grocery story, and the bakery. The baker uses the eggs in her yummiest cookies--and gives them to Ruby and Ned!




Reach for the Stars Cover Image
By Emily Calandrelli, Honee Jang (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250797346
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - April 5th, 2022

From Emmy-nominated science TV star and host of Netflix’s hit series Emily’s Wonder Lab Emily Calandrelli comes an inspirational message of love and positivity.

From the moment we are born, we reach out. We reach out for our loved ones, for new knowledge and experiences, and for our dreams!


My Sister, Daisy Cover Image
By Linus Curci (Illustrator), Adria Karlsson
$17.99
ISBN: 9781684463848
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Published: Capstone Editions - September 1st, 2021

Daisy's older brother is thrilled when he gets a new sibling. They are best buddies who do everything together. But in kindergarten, things change. His sibling tells him she is a girl and wants to be called Daisy. Daisy's brother must adjust to the change--including what it means for him and their relationship.


There's a Lion in the Forest! Cover Image
By Mônica Carnesi (Illustrator), Mônica Carnesi
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399167010
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - February 22nd, 2022

Everyone knows there are no lions in the forests of South America . . . or are there?

Toucan heard it first. It was deep. It was growly. It was a deep, growly growl.
     And that can mean only one thing: THERE’S A LION IN THE FOREST!


All from a Walnut Cover Image
By Ammi-Joan Paquette, Felicita Sala (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419750021
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 22nd, 2022

A moving, multigenerational story about love, family roots, and the cycle of life

When Emilia finds a walnut one morning, Grandpa tells her the story behind it: of his journey across the ocean to a new home, with only one small bag and a nut in his pocket.
   
“I planted my little tree in good brown soil, so it would grow strong here forever.”
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What Do You See?: A Conversation in Pictures Cover Image
By Barney Saltzberg, Barney Saltzberg (Illustrator), Jamie Lee Curtis (Photographer)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781954354050
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Published: Creston Books - March 1st, 2022

How creatively do you see things?

She took photographs of things she loved and sent them to him. He drew pictures on her photographs of things he saw and sent them back to her.


Somewhere, Right Now Cover Image
By Kerry Docherty, Suzie Mason (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593350492
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Published: Flamingo Books - March 22nd, 2022

Debut author Kerry Docherty reminds us that even when we are having a bad day, just imagining that somewhere, right now, something beautiful is happening can bring a feeling of calm.


When I'm With You Cover Image
By Pat Zietlow Miller, Eliza Wheeler (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316429153
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2022

There’s something that I’ve noticed.
Perhaps you’ve seen it, too.
Life is so much better
when it’s me and you.
 
From the time we are young, we are drawn to special people—the ones who complete our sentences and who know our favorite color, food, and song.


Goodnight, Astronaut Cover Image
By Scott Kelly, Izzy Burton (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524764289
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - February 2nd, 2021

“Beautifully written, making a prominent figure readily accessible to children.” -School Library Journal
 
The second picture book from astronaut Scott Kelly follows his adventure-seeking travels through some of the wild places he's slept! Young readers will be delighted by the playful text and encouraging message to dream of the stars.


Have You Eaten?: A Story of Food, Friendship, and Kindness Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250791146
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - April 19th, 2022

A charming, heartfelt picture book debut from Su Youn Lee, Have You Eaten? celebrates one of the many ways we show love, by sharing food.

Coco loved sweet potatoes, and she loved to share them with everyone around her.


Isabel and Her Colores Go to School Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534110632
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - July 15th, 2021

English, with its blustery blues and whites, just feels wrong to Isabel. She prefers the warm oranges and pinks of Spanish. As she prepares for class at a new school, she knows she's going to have to learn--and she would rather not Her first day is uncomfortable, until she discovers there's more than one way to communicate with friends.


I'm Not Scared, You're Scared Cover Image
By Seth Meyers, Rob Sayegh (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593352373
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Published: Flamingo Books - March 15th, 2022

From the incomparable host of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” comes a hilarious new picture book.


Take a Breath Cover Image
By Sujean Rim, Sujean Rim (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534492530
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 5th, 2022

An anxious baby bird who fears he’ll never learn to fly gets a lesson in mindfulness in this funny and sweetly encouraging picture book about believing in yourself.

Every morning, the birds are flapping with excitement for their first flight of the day...except for Bob.


Big Truck Little Island Cover Image
By Chris Van Dusen, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536203936
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Published: Candlewick - May 3rd, 2022

That big truck is stuck! How will the island residents get where they’re going? A tale of community and ingenuity from the celebrated Chris Van Dusen, inspired by a true story.