New Picture Books We Love!

Bodies Are Cool Cover Image
By Tyler Feder, Tyler Feder (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593112625
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Published: Dial Books - June 1st, 2021

This cheerful love-your-body picture book for preschoolers is an exuberant read-aloud with bright and friendly illustrations to pore over.
 


Hardly Haunted Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534441705
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 20th, 2021

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

House has a problem.

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

She’s not sure, but…her hinges creak.


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

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

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


Dear Treefrog Cover Image
By Joyce Sidman, Diana Sudyka (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358064763
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Published: Clarion Books - May 25th, 2021

Capturing the joy of finding a kindred spirit, this stunning picture book by Newbery Honor–winning poet Joyce Sidman tells the story of a lonely girl moving into a new home and the little treefrog that helps her connect to the beautiful world around her.


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

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


Hugo and the Impossible Thing Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593204634
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Published: Flamingo Books - March 30th, 2021

Hugo has one goal - to conquer the Impossible Thing.

At the edge of the forest stood the Impossible Thing. All the animals in the forest often wondered what was beyond the Impossible Thing, but since everyone said getting through it would be impossible, no animal ever tried.
 


Wishes Cover Image
By Muon Thi Van, Victo Ngai (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338305890
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Published: Orchard Books - May 4th, 2021

An arresting, poetic journey and a moving reflection on immigration, family, and home, from an acclaimed creative team.

Wishes tells the powerful, honest story about one Vietnamese family's search for a new home on the other side of the world, and the long-lasting and powerful impact that makes on one of the youngest members of the family.


Secret, Secret Agent Guy Cover Image
By Kira Bigwood, Celia Krampien (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534469211
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

Send little spies to sleep with this hilarious, tongue-in-cheek lullaby set to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.

Dear Fellow Agents:

Your mission—should you choose to accept it—is to join Secret, Secret Agent Guy on his bedtime assignment, code name: Operation Lollipop.


100 Things I Know How to Do Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419743269
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Published: Abrams Appleseed - May 4th, 2021

An empowering picture book from the author of 100 Things That Make Me Happy and 100 Things I Love to Do with You
 
Feed goats!
Dig moats!
Do chores!
Roast s’mores!
 
From beloved author Amy Schwartz comes this celebration of independence showcasing 100 things little ones can do on their own.


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Zuri Ray Tries Ballet Cover Image
By Tami Charles, Sharon Sordo (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062914897
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Published: Quill Tree Books - June 15th, 2021

From New York Times bestselling author Tami Charles and rising star illustrator Sharon Sordo comes the first book in a charming picture book series about a fun, spunky girl with a huge heart!


Ruby's Reunion Day Dinner Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063015746
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Published: HarperCollins - May 18th, 2021

On Here Wee Read's 2021 Ultimate List of Diverse Children's Books! 

Publisher Weekly Starred Review! "Warm digital art by Southerland makes excellent use of light and shadow, and offers a lovely portrait of an expressive family with varying hairstyles and body types. This hopeful, mouthwatering narrative showcases tender family rapport."


A Tree for Mr. Fish Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250758712
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Published: Imprint - June 1st, 2021

In this humorous and heartwarming picture book, Mr. Fish refuses to share his tree with Bird and Cat—until he learns that making friends is more rewarding than losing them.

Bird and Cat meet in a tree. But someone already lives in this tree—Mr. Fish. And he does not want to share.


Fred Gets Dressed Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316200646
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 4th, 2021

From a New York Times bestselling author and Caldecott-honor winning artist comes an exuberant illustrated story about playing dress up, having fun, and feeling free.

The boy loves to be naked. He romps around his house naked and wild and free. Until he romps into his parents' closet and is inspired to get dressed.


The Capybaras Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781771647823
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Published: Greystone Kids - April 13th, 2021

A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids 2020 (Spanish edition)

A charming and hilarious tale for kids ages 4-8 about how accepting others can enrich us all--featuring capybaras, the beloved animal sensation capturing hearts around the world.


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

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

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


The Day the Rain Moved in Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781773064819
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Published: Groundwood Books - April 6th, 2021

In this beautiful picture book, the wondrous merges with the ordinary when it starts to rain ... inside the house


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

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

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


How to Wear a Sari Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328635204
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Published: Versify - June 22nd, 2021

Sparkling with voice and charm, this picture book about a fashionable kid out to prove she’s not as small as everyone thinks is perfect for kids eager to grow up, and for those who love to play dress-up.

Being a little kid isn’t always fun and games.


Treaty Words: For as Long as the Rivers Flow Cover Image
By Aimée Craft, Luke Swinson (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781773214962
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Published: Annick Press - March 9th, 2021

The first treaty that was made was between the earth and the sky. It was an agreement to work together. We build all of our treaties on that original treaty.


In this lyrical story-poem, written in Anishinaabemowin and English, a child and grandmother explore their surroundings, taking pleasure in the familiar sights that each new season brings.


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On the Trapline Cover Image
By David A. Robertson, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780735266681
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Published: Tundra Books - May 4th, 2021

A picture book celebrating Indigenous culture and traditions. The Governor General Award--winning team behind When We Were Alone shares a story that honors our connections to our past and our grandfathers and fathers.


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

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


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

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

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

But maybe strength is about more than just muscles.


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

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

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

BEEP!
WOOF!
VROOM!

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


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

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

Buckle up as a toddler's tantrum is cleverly averted when a loving dad transforms an everyday neighborhood stroll into an extraordinary adventure, reminding us that all you need to chase away a bad mood is love and a little bit of imagination.


Memory Jars Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250314871
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 25th, 2021

A young girl finds a clever way to keep her favorite things--and people--close to her forever in Memory Jars, from Caldecott Honoree Vera Brosgol.


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

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

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


Hair Twins Cover Image
By Raakhee Mirchandani, Holly Hatam (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316495301
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 4th, 2021

A Sikh father and daughter with a special hair bond proudly celebrate and share a family tradition in this charming story perfect for fans of Hair Love and I Love My Hair!

Every morning Papa combs through his daughter's waves like he does his own—parting it down the middle, using coconut oil to get all the tangles out.

Some days he braids her hair in


Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419750915
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 23rd, 2021

A fun read for kids who love kitties, unicorns, and all things cute and fuzzy! 


The Rock from the Sky Cover Image
By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536215625
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Published: Candlewick - April 13th, 2021

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller!

Look up! From the Caldecott Medal–winning creator of the hat trilogy comes a new deadpan gem.


There is a spot.
It is a good spot.
It is the perfect spot to stand.
There is no reason to ever leave.
But somewhere above there is also a rock.
A rock from the sky.


The Great Whipplethorp Bug Collection Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316538251
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

Enjoy this witty, heartwarming exploration of father-son relationships and growing up male in today's culture through the lens of a boy yearning to forge his own identity. Chuck Whipplethorp has a lot to live up to.


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

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

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

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


In My Garden Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443208
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Published: Neal Porter Books - March 24th, 2020

Welcome the outdoors inside for story time with this classic tale of a garden changing through the seasons.

A young girl and her older companion watch birds, fly a kite, plant flowers, and play in the snow, watching flowers bloom and leaves fall as the year passes.


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

The Rice in the Pot Goes Round and Round Cover Image
By Wendy Wan-Long Shang, Lorian Tu (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338621198
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Published: Orchard Books - June 1st, 2021

Sing along to this delicious twist on "The Wheels on the Bus" and celebrate the food, laughter, and love of a multigenerational family meal!

* "Artfully brings an authentic expression of family love...an utterly charming [twist] to a familiar tune." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The rice in the pot goes round and round,

Round and round, r


The Froggies Do NOT Want to Sleep Cover Image
By Adam Gustavson, Adam Gustavson (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580895248
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Published: Charlesbridge - June 8th, 2021

Prepare for a different kind of bedtime book--a zany, imaginative adventure to send your little froggies off to dreamland. Not since David Wiesner's Tuesday have frogs had so much fun!


The Museum of Everything Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062986306
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 11th, 2021

Newbery Medalist Lynne Rae Perkins invites readers on an imagination-fueled journey through the living museum that surrounds us all. Luminous, in-the-moment, and full of wonder, The Museum of Everything inspires readers to slow down and appreciate the world.


Oscar's Tower of Flowers Cover Image
By Lauren Tobia, Lauren Tobia (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536217773
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Published: Candlewick - May 7th, 2021

A wordless picture book for the very young—bursting with green!—celebrates community, gardening, and sharing beauty with the world.


Like a Dandelion Cover Image
By Huy Voun Lee, Huy Voun Lee (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062993731
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 18th, 2021

Like a Dandelion is a poetic tribute to the bravery of immigrants and refugees, inspired by the author’s childhood experience of moving to the United States from Cambodia.


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

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

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


All We Need Cover Image
By Kathy Wolff, Margaux Meganck (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781619638747
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - June 22nd, 2021

For fans of All the World and Love, a poetic story that celebrates the littlest things we all need to be happy -- and the beauty of sharing with others when we have more to give.


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

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

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


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

This story is so fun, and great for reading out loud! 


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

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

A Kids' Indie Next Pick!


How to Apologize Cover Image
By David LaRochelle, Mike Wohnoutka (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536209440
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Published: Candlewick - May 11th, 2021

From the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award–winning creators of See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog comes a funny and handy guide that explains just how (and how not!) to say “I’m sorry.”


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

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

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


Sunday Rain Cover Image
By Rosie J. Pova, Amariah Rauscher (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781911373971
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Published: Lantana Publishing - March 2nd, 2021

An imaginative adventure for any child hoping to make a new friend, and for when a new place doesn't yet feel like home.


Jenny Mei Is Sad Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316537711
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 15th, 2021

With this educational and entertaining picture book, learn how to approach difficult emotions with compassion and understanding—and be the best friend you can be.

My friend Jenny Mei is sad. But you might not be able to tell.

Jenny Mei still smiles a lot. She makes everyone laugh. And she still likes blue Popsicles the best.


Pangolina Cover Image
By Jane Goodall, Daishu Ma (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781662650406
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Published: mineditionUS - June 8th, 2021

From legendary naturalist Jane Goodall, an absorbing fictional tale that will steal hearts and open minds about the plight of the pangolin, the only mammalian species with scales, and endangered by illegal trafficking.


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

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