New Picture Books We Love!

The Mermaid Moon By Briony May Smith Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984896568
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Published: Anne Schwartz Books - October 4th, 2022

In this magical picture book perfect for all young mermaid lovers, two best friends--one who lives on land, the other in the water--share an exciting adventure on the night of the Mermaid Moon: the one time each year mermaids can leave the sea.


The Three Billy Goats Gruff By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338673845
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Published: Orchard Books - October 18th, 2022

Instant New York Times bestseller!

The MOMENTOUS debut of a groundbreaking Fairy Tale series -- a brilliantly crafted, hilarious twist on this beloved classic, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, from renowned, award-winning, and New York Times bestselling duo and picture book pioneers Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen!

Once there was a bridge


Witch Hazel By Molly Idle Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316541138
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 11th, 2022

Transform dust into magical memories in this moving intergenerational tale that celebrates stories and the time we have together.

Something magical happens when Hazel and Hilda are together. As the seasons pass, Hazel’s broom whisks the dust off many years of joyful memories, and young Hilda watches them come to life.


Good Night, Little Bookstore By Amy Cherrix, E. B. Goodale (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Amy Cherrix, E. B. Goodale (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536212518
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Published: Candlewick - August 29th, 2022

Part lullaby, part love song, this perfectly pitched bedtime book gives a nod to its classic predecessors as it champions the vibrant independent spirit of local bookstores.


Ozzie & Prince Zebedee By Gela Kalaitzidis Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593464182
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Published: Flamingo Books - October 11th, 2022

Dragons Love Tacos meets Where the Wild Things Are in this rollicking story about the mishaps of a best friend duo from debut author and illustrator Gela Kalaitzidis. 


A Story Is to Share: How Ruth Krauss Found Another Way to Tell a Tale By Carter Higgins, Isabelle Arsenault (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419749933
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - October 11th, 2022

The extraordinarily told, one-of-a-kind story of legendary author and children’s book icon Ruth Krauss

Born
a baby
late at night
there’s no parade
just crashing rain
 
She listens listens
writes and draws
stitches pages
sews a book
She finds anothe


The Sea in the Way By Sophie Gilmore, Sophie Gilmore (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sophie Gilmore, Sophie Gilmore (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063025196
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 6th, 2022

All Badger wants is to be close to Bear, but the vast, endless sea is in the way. Everything is terrible! Until Badger looks more closely and sees all the beauty—and all the connections to Bear—around her.


I'm a Unicorn By Helen Yoon, Helen Yoon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Helen Yoon, Helen Yoon (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536219760
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Published: Candlewick - September 20th, 2022

What happens when a one-horned calf with impeccable logic is convinced they’re a unicorn? Helen Yoon spins an endearing comedy of self-determination for gigglers everywhere.



Night Lunch By Eric Fan, Dena Seiferling (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eric Fan, Dena Seiferling (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780735270572
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Published: Tundra Books - September 27th, 2022

A delectable picture book about midnight snacks, nocturnal creatures and unexpected generosity, inspired by lunch carts that were the predecessors of today’s food trucks and diners. For fans of The Night Gardener.


Elephant’s Big Solo By Sarah Kurpiel, Sarah Kurpiel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sarah Kurpiel, Sarah Kurpiel (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063093201
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Published: Greenwillow Books - August 30th, 2022

Everyone is excited about the chance to perform a solo in the class recital—except Elephant. How will she deal with her anxiety and stage fright? Elephant’s Big Solo is a warm and sensitive celebration of meeting life’s challenges while staying true to who you are.


Farmhouse By Sophie Blackall Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316528948
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2022

This glorious new picture book from two-time Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall is as lavish and moving a tribute to a storied, beloved place as Hello Lighthouse.

Over a hill, at the end of a road, by a glittering stream that twists and turns stands a farmhouse.

Step inside the dollhouse-like interior of Farmhouse and relish in the d


Caves By Nell Cross Beckerman, Kalen Chock (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nell Cross Beckerman, Kalen Chock (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781338726626
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Published: Orchard Books - October 4th, 2022

A masterful exploration of one of nature's most curious ecosystems, Caves is a magical journey into subterranean wonders perfect for fans of Jason Chin.

In the shade of the woods is a hill with a hole. Beaconing black. Goosebump chills. Excitement and fear battle. What will win? You want to go in...


Build a House By Rhiannon Giddens, Monica Mikai (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rhiannon Giddens, Monica Mikai (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536222524
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Published: Candlewick - October 11th, 2022

Grammy Award winner Rhiannon Giddens celebrates Black history and culture in her unflinching, uplifting, and gorgeously illustrated picture book debut.

I learned your words and wrote my song. I put my story down.


The Best Kind of Mooncake By Pearl AuYeung Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781645675563
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Published: Page Street Kids - October 11th, 2022

Once upon a morning in Hong Kong, in the alley of Tai Yuen Street, a girl is promised a mooncake with a double-yolk center—the best kind!


Song in the City By Daniel Bernstrom, Jenin Mohammed (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Daniel Bernstrom, Jenin Mohammed (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063011120
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Published: Amistad Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2022

From Daniel Bernstrom, the acclaimed author of One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree, comes a charming and irresistibly fun picture book about a young blind girl and her grandmother who experience the vibrant everyday music of their busy city.


Wellington's Big Day Out By Steve Small, Steve Small (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Steve Small, Steve Small (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781665922555
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - August 30th, 2022

From Emmy Award nominee and author-illustrator Steve Small comes a picture book about the bond between father and son, being little, and growing up one day at a time.

When Wellington is given a new jacket exactly like Dad’s for his birthday, he’s delighted! But his delight turns to disappointment when he tries it on and it’s far too big.


Every Dog in the Neighborhood By Philip C. Stead, Matthew Cordell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Philip C. Stead, Matthew Cordell (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823444274
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Published: Neal Porter Books - June 21st, 2022

How many dogs live in the neighborhood? Louis decides to find out—by meeting every single one.


The Boy Who Loved Maps By Kari Allen, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kari Allen, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984852304
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Published: Anne Schwartz Books - July 12th, 2022

This enchanting picture book about a map-making boy who is stumped when a girl asks him for a map of the "perfect place" helps readers appreciate the charms of their own neighborhood--and even shows them how to make a map of it!
 


A Spoonful of Frogs: A Halloween Book for Kids By Casey Lyall, Vera Brosgol (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Casey Lyall, Vera Brosgol (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062890290
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Published: Greenwillow Books - July 19th, 2022

Frogs are the most important ingredient in a witch’s favorite treat—but they are also the hardest to get into the cauldron! From acclaimed author Casey Lyall and Caldecott Honor artist Vera Brosgol, A Spoonful of Frogs is a humorous and wholly original picture book—and a winning recipe for readers who loved Dragons Love Tacos and Room on the


Leila, the Perfect Witch By Flavia Z. Drago, Flavia Z. Drago (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Flavia Z. Drago, Flavia Z. Drago (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536220506
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Published: Candlewick - July 12th, 2022

In this charming picture book from the author-illustrator of Gustavo, The Shy Ghost, a witch who is spellbindingly good at everything discovers that baking is no piece of cake.


Puppy Bus By Drew Brockington Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419751912
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - July 12th, 2022

A hilarious back-to-school story from the creator of CatStronauts, Drew Brockington

When a boy and his family move, he has to start all over at a new school—and gets plenty of first day jitters.


The Pet Potato By Josh Lacey, Momoko Abe (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Josh Lacey, Momoko Abe (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250834157
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 21st, 2022

Jory John meets Sophie's Squash in this delightful, offbeat, and hilarious picture book, The Pet Potato, about finding companionship in unlikely places.

Potatoes can't do anything a pet should. They can't learn tricks, or go for walks, or snuggle up with Albert.


Scary Stories By Tony Johnston, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tony Johnston, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781665904315
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - July 19th, 2022

First published in 1978, this perfectly spooky picture book with illustrations by beloved and award-winning Tomie dePaola compiles four spine-tingling tales as told by little monsters.

One dark night three little things—an imp, a goblin, and a scalawag—get together to tell the scariest stories they can think of.


Mi Ciudad Sings By Cynthia Harmony, Teresa Martinez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cynthia Harmony, Teresa Martinez (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593226841
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 14th, 2022

After experiencing a devastating earthquake, the spirit of a charming and vibrant Mexican neighborhood might be shaken, but it cannot be broken.


A Grand Day By Jean Reidy, Samantha Cotterill (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jean Reidy, Samantha Cotterill (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534499768
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - July 5th, 2022

Celebrate the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren with this charming picture book with stunning diorama illustrations.

A million kisses! Hugs!


The Notebook Keeper: A Story of Kindness from the Border By Stephen Briseño, Magdalena Mora (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Stephen Briseño, Magdalena Mora (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593307052
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Published: Random House Studio - June 28th, 2022

Based on true events, this inspiring story follows a mama and her daughter who are denied entry at the U.S. border, and must find the refugee in charge of “the notebook,” an unofficial ledger of those waiting to cross into the U.S.


Pigeon & Cat By Edward Hemingway Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316311250
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Published: Christy Ottaviano Books - June 21st, 2022

Pigeon and Cat form a lasting bond in this poignant picture book about compassion and friendship.

In an abandoned city lot, Cat lives alone in a cardboard box. He leaves only to find food. One day, Cat discovers an unbroken egg too beautiful to eat. Soon, out pecks Pigeon, and they become fast friends. Cat is happy to share his box with Pigeon.


A Is for Bee: An Alphabet Book in Translation By Ellen Heck Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781646141272
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Published: Levine Querido - June 14th, 2022

What letter does the word bee start with?
If you said "B" you're right – in English!
But in many, many languages, it actually starts with A.
Bee is Anū in Igbo,
Aamoo in Ojibwe,
Abelha in Portugese.
And Ari in Turkish.


A Mermaid Girl By Sana Rafi, Olivia Aserr (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sana Rafi, Olivia Aserr (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593327609
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 28th, 2022

A young girl celebrates the experience of wearing a burkini for the first time in this lyrical and heartwarming picture book that casts a fresh light on timeless summer activities, and celebrates cultural traditions and intergenerational bonds.


Hot Dog By Doug Salati Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593308431
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 24th, 2022

From a critically acclaimed creator comes this summery picture book featuring an overheated—and overwhelmed—pup who finds his calm with some sea, sand, and fresh air.
 
“An utter joy from beginning to end!” —Sophie Blackall, two-time Caldecott Medal winner


Pineapple Princess By Sabina Hahn, Sabina Hahn (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sabina Hahn, Sabina Hahn (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250798367
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 31st, 2022

A sly, hilarious, and bold picture book from debut creator Sabina Hahn about a fierce little girl who commandeers a rotting pineapple for a royal crown—perfect for fans of Eloise and Olivia.


Rafa Counts on Papá By Joe Cepeda 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.


I Won’t Give Up My Rubber Band By Shinsuke Yoshitake 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!


Growing an Artist: The Story of a Landscaper and His Son By John Parra, John Parra (Illustrator) 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

Four starred reviews!

From award-winning artist John Parra comes a “heartwarming family story that underscores the value of creativity, passion, and hard work” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) that is “a love letter to sons and their fathers” (BookPage, starred review) based on his childhood experience.

Today is a big day


Sylvie By Jean Reidy, Lucy Ruth Cummins (Illustrator) 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.


A Gift for Nana By Lane Smith 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.


All Cats Welcome By Susin Nielsen, Vivian Mineker (Illustrator) 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.


The World Belonged to Us By Jacqueline Woodson, Leo Espinosa (Illustrator) 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.


Angelina at the Fair (Angelina Ballerina) By Katharine Holabird, Helen Craig (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Katharine Holabird, Helen Craig (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781665912839
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Published: Little Simon - May 17th, 2022

Angelina Ballerina has to babysit her cousin during a trip to the fair in this beautiful, refreshed hardcover edition of the classic bestselling picture book!

All year long, Angelina has been eagerly looking forward to the fair coming to town. When the wonderful day arrives at last, Angelina can hardly wait to join her friends at the fairground.


Celia Planted a Garden: The Story of Celia Thaxter and Her Island Garden By Phyllis Root, Gary D. Schmidt, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536204292
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Published: Candlewick - May 17th, 2022

From an all-star team comes a lyrical picture-book biography about a writer and master gardener who created beauty in a harsh island habitat that was visited by literary and artistic luminaries of her time.


Little Houses By Kevin Henkes, Laura Dronzek (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Laura Dronzek (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062965721
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 24th, 2022

From award-winning and bestselling author Kevin Henkes and the acclaimed painter Laura Dronzek, Little Houses is an unforgettable masterpiece about nature, family, wonder, and the ocean. The lyrical writing and stunning paintings make this a great choice for family sharing and for story times all year round.


Luli and the Language of Tea By Andrea Wang, Hyewon Yum (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrea Wang, Hyewon Yum (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823446148
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Published: Neal Porter Books - May 24th, 2022

Though they may speak different languages, kids from all over the world come together to enjoy the shared pastime of tea in this delicious book for young readers.
 


Broadway Bird By Alex Timbers, Alisa Coburn (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alex Timbers, Alisa Coburn (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250784575
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - May 24th, 2022

A charming and heartfelt picture book about a little bird who dreams of making it big on Broadway, from Tony Award-winning Broadway director Alex Timbers.

What Louisa loved most about living in Times Square wasn't the buzzzz of the city...
No, it was that she could sing as loud as she wanted. She could sing all day and she could sing all night.


The Lantern House By Erin Napier, Adam Trest (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Erin Napier, Adam Trest (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316379601
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 24th, 2022

From the nationally beloved co-host of the #1 hit show Home Town comes the quintessential celebration of home.
 
Imagine a house's early days as a home: A young family builds a picket fence and plants flowers in its yard, children climb the magnolia tree and play the piano in the living room, and there is music inside the house for ma


Swim, Jim! By Kaz Windness, Kaz Windness (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kaz Windness, Kaz Windness (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534483439
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - May 31st, 2022

Jim the crocodile finds the courage to face his fear of swimming in this funny and charming debut picture book for fans of Jabari Jumps and Jean Reidy’s Truman!

Jim the crocodile is scared of swimming—or rather, of sinking. His family’s swamp is just too deep, too dark, and too big.


The Bear and the Little Green Thing By Diandian Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780645069648
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Published: Berbay Publishing - May 3rd, 2022

Jon Klassen meets Carson Ellis in this stunning debut shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards.



To Make By Danielle Davis, Mags DeRoma (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Danielle Davis, Mags DeRoma (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063084063
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 31st, 2022

A stunning picture book ode to the joys of the creative process and the spirit of collaboration. This lyrical story from Danielle Davis and Mags DeRoma is perfect for fans of Kevin Henkes, Gyo Fujikawa, and Julie Fogliano. 

To make . . . a cake, a garden, a song, you first gather, then make—and wait. To make a story (like this one), you gather, make, wait.


Be a Good Ancestor By Leona Prince, Gabrielle Prince, Carla Joseph (Illustrator) Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781459831407
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - May 17th, 2022

Rooted in Indigenous teachings, this stunning picture book encourages readers of all ages to consider the ways in which they live in connection to the world around them and to think deeply about their behaviors.


Our Fort By Marie Dorléans, Alyson Waters (Translated by) Cover Image
By Marie Dorléans, Alyson Waters (Translated by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781681376585
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Published: NYR Children's Collection - April 12th, 2022

A charming tale about friends finding joy and wonder in nature when they are caught in a thunderstorm on their way to their fort.


Claudia's Dream By Marta Morros, Simona Mulazzani (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Marta Morros, Simona Mulazzani (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9788418599323
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Published: Nubeocho - May 10th, 2022

When elephant Claudia finds a magic lamp and rubs it, a genie appears... But wait, the genie is female Claudia goes on a great adventure and meets a dragon, an alien and a dinosaur...
But what if all these were female too?


Mina By Matthew Forsythe, Matthew Forsythe (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481480413
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - February 15th, 2022

Five starred reviews!

“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


Star Fishing By Sang-Keun Kim 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 By Mac Barnett, Marla Frazee (Illustrator) 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 By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419750939
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - 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.


Lizzy and the Cloud By Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator) 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! By Baptiste Paul, Jacqueline Alcántara (Illustrator) 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 By Sarah LuAnn Perkins, Sarah LuAnn Perkins (Illustrator) 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 By Sarah Kate Ellis, Kristen Ellis-Henderson, Max Rambaldi (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499812633
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Published: little bee books - March 1st, 2022

As seen on The TODAY Show!

Moms are amazing! The care, support, and love they give make us stronger, smarter, kinder, and happier.


A Blue Kind of Day By Rachel Tomlinson, Tori-Jay Mordey (Illustrator) 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 By Jarvis, Jarvis (Illustrator) 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 By Susin Nielsen, Vivian Mineker (Illustrator) 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 By Mac Barnett, Kate Berube (Illustrator) 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 By Christopher Denise 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 By Kelly DiPucchio, Raissa Figueroa (Illustrator) 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 By Michael Genhart, Loris Lora (Illustrator) 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 By Zoë Tucker, Swaney Julianna (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Zoë 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 By Yuki Ainoya (Created by), Michael Blaskowsky (Translator) 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. Yet, no matter where he ventures, his participation in the natural world, and the magic that he finds within the ordinary, infuse each new day with possibility.


Selected for the Society of Illustrators 2022 Original Art Show


I Won’t Give Up My Rubber Band By Shinsuke Yoshitake 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 By Blythe Russo, Blythe Russo (Illustrator) 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 By David Barclay Moore, John Holyfield (Illustrator) 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 By Miry Whitehill, Jennifer Jackson, Nomar Perez (Illustrator) 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 By John Parra, John Parra (Illustrator) 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

Four starred reviews!

From award-winning artist John Parra comes a “heartwarming family story that underscores the value of creativity, passion, and hard work” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) that is “a love letter to sons and their fathers” (BookPage, starred review) based on his childhood experience.

Today is a big day


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

The comfort of cats and the magic of space comes together in this brightly illustrated and quirky picture book. A beautifully crafted gift for the cat lover in your life this season: cat moms, cat dads, or crazy cat lady next-door.

"An intergalactic ode to cats."
—Publishers Weekly


Keeper of the Light: Juliet Fish Nichols Fights the San Francisco Fog By Caroline Arnold, Rachell Sumpter (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Caroline Arnold, Rachell Sumpter (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781951836375
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - 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?) By Gregory Bonsignore, Jennifer M. Potter (Illustrator) 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 By Lane Smith 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 By Ellie Peterson, Ellie Peterson (Illustrator) 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 By Maria Loretta, Nicoletta Bertelle (Illustrator) 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 By Laura Lavoie, Micah Player (Illustrator) 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

It’s time to celebrate Halloween! But 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 By Philip C. Stead 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 By Rajani LaRocca, Sara Palacios (Illustrator) 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 By Thanhhà Lai, Nguyen Quang (Illustrator), Kim Lien (Illustrator) 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 By Kelly Rowland, Jessica McKay, Fanny Liem (Illustrator) 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 By Joe Cepeda 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 By Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator), Valerie Bolling 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 By Charlotte Offsay, Asa Gilland (Illustrator) 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 By Laura Ruby, Dung Ho (Illustrator) 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 By Nina LaCour, Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator) 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 By Miguel Tanco 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 By Kara LaReau, Vincent X. Kirsch (Illustrator) 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! By Christy Mihaly, Sheryl Murray (Illustrator) 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 By Meg Fleming, Brandon James Scott (Illustrator) 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 By Karen Swann, Padmacandra (Illustrator) 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 By Colin Kaepernick, Eric Wilkerson (Illustrator) 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 By Jean Reidy, Lucy Ruth Cummins (Illustrator) 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! By Anita Sanchez, Luisa Uribe (Illustrator) 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 By Paula Cohen 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 (Not Quite Narwhal and Friends) By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator) 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 By Jessie Hartland, Jessie Hartland (Illustrator) 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 By Kari Percival, Kari Percival (Illustrator) 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 By Carrie Tillotson, Estrela Lourenço (Illustrator) 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 By Andrea Beaty, Vashti Harrison (Illustrator) 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 By Blanca Gómez 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 By Stephen Barr, Gracey Zhang (Illustrator) 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 By Muon Thi Van, Jessica Love (Illustrator) 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 By Preet Bharara, Sue Cornelison (Illustrator) 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 By Jessica Kulekjian, Jennifer Bower (Illustrator) 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 By Jack Noel 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! By Shannon Hale, Tracy Subisak (Illustrator) 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  By Cedella Marley, Tracey Baptiste, Tiffany Rose (Illustrator) 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 By Kevin Young, Chioma Ebinama (Illustrator) 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 By Alphabet Rockers, Ashley Evans (Illustrator) 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 By Frank Morrison, Frank Morrison (Illustrator) 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 By Joseph Kuefler, Joseph Kuefler (Illustrator) 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 By Zach Manbeck 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 By Rebecca Jordan-Glum, Rebecca Jordan-Glum (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250768049
Availability: Not in stock but may be ordered. Subject to Publisher Availability.
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 By Tiffany Haddish, Jessica Gibson (Illustrator), Jerdine Nolen 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 By Faith Pray 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 By Amy Duchêne, Elisa Parhad, Anne Bentley (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781951836412
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - 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 By Jen Arena, Jessica Gibson (Illustrator) 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 By Avery Monsen, Abby Hanlon (Illustrator) 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 By Chelsea Lin Wallace, Ginnie Hsu (Illustrator) 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 By Laura Gehl, Andrea Zuill (Illustrator) 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 By Carter Higgins, Daniel Miyares (Illustrator) 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 By Nilah Magruder 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 comes from—so she sets off on an adventure to reveal her true history in this essential picture book about telling your own story and finding your own truth.

"What are you?" "Where are you from?" "Who are your people?"


Eggs from Red Hen Farm: Farm to Table with Mazes and Maps By Monica Wellington 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 By Emily Calandrelli, Honee Jang (Illustrator) 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 By Linus Curci (Illustrator), Adria Karlsson 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! By Mônica Carnesi (Illustrator), Mônica Carnesi 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 By Ammi-Joan Paquette, Felicita Sala (Illustrator) 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 By Barney Saltzberg, Barney Saltzberg (Illustrator), Jamie Lee Curtis (Photographer) 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 By Kerry Docherty, Suzie Mason (Illustrator) 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 By Pat Zietlow Miller, Eliza Wheeler (Illustrator) 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 By Scott Kelly, Izzy Burton (Illustrator) 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 By Su Youn Lee 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 By Alexandra Alessandri, Courtney Dawson (Illustrator) 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 By Seth Meyers, Rob Sayegh, Jr. (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Seth Meyers, Rob Sayegh, Jr. (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 By Sujean Rim, Sujean Rim (Illustrator) 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 By Chris Van Dusen, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator) 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.