Picture Books We Love

A Mouthful of Minnows Cover Image
By John Hare, John Hare (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063093225
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 10th, 2022

This book isn't only interesting and unique, it is also funny and sweet. It's a humorous blend of science and storytelling. You will fall in love with Alphonso!

 


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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.


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A Day for Sandcastles Cover Image
By Jonarno Lawson, Qin Leng (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536208429
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Published: Candlewick - May 10th, 2022

A dazzling wordless picture book celebrates creative problem-solving, teamwork, and the sun-splashed wonder of a day at the beach.


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.


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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.


Where the Wee Ones Go: A Bedtime Wish for Endangered Animals Cover Image
By Karen Jameson, Zosienka (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452184647
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 26th, 2022

Wee readers will connect with wee endangered-animals in this mesmerizing bedtime book by Karen Jameson (Woodland Dreams, Farm Lullaby), promoting environmental awareness and encouraging the very sweetest of dreams!

When stars are out and the moon's above,
where do the wee ones go, my love?
Where do the wee ones go?


I Hate Borsch! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780802855800
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Published: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers - April 19th, 2022

All Ukrainians are supposed to love borsch--but what if you hate the red stuff? A young girl despises Eastern Europe's most beloved soup, and not even the grandmothers of Kiev can persuade her to change her mind. But when she immigrates to the United States, American food leaves her feeling empty. One day she discovers borsch recipes in an old suitcase.


How to Hug a Pufferfish Cover Image
By Ellie Peterson, Ellie Peterson (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250796998
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 12th, 2022

Great choice for Autism Awareness Month. Not everyone likes hugs for a lot of different reasons.

Recommended by Kristine


I'm Terrified of Bath Time Cover Image
By Simon Rich, Tom Toro (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316628334
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2022

A hilarious and clever bath-time picture book by humorist, novelist, and TV writer Simon Rich, with illustrations by Tom Toro (How to Potty Train Your Porcupine).
 
And so begins a hilarious dip into the choppy waters of a nightly ritual that parents and children alike often dread.


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The Rhino Suit Cover Image
By Colter Jackson, Colter Jackson (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781683648147
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Published: Sounds True - March 29th, 2022

Lovely book for anyone who feels overwhelmed by the woes of the world or suffers from anxiety. A hopeful reminder that the world can be beautiful too.

Recommended by Kristine


Dog & Hat and the Lost Polka Dots: Book No. 1 Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781797206882
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 29th, 2022

Adventure Time, Nickelodeon, and Don't Hug Me I'm Scared meet in this wonderfully strange and funny adventure of two best friends.