Picture Books We Love

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

The frogs are creepy and hilarious - a winning combination.

Recommended by Kristine


We Want a Dog Cover Image
By Lo Cole
$17.99
ISBN: 9781728238173
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Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - June 8th, 2021

This elicited a chuckle at the end. Great illustrations speaking the dog's truth that every owner can attest to. Lots of fun.

Recommended by Kristine


Faraway Things Cover Image
By Dave Eggers, Kelly Murphy (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316492195
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 8th, 2021

I am a sucker for picture books with dismal grey shorelines and an adventure. This touching story has both.

Recommended by Kristine


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Mucky Truck Cover Image
By Ammi-Joan Paquette, Elisa Ferro (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250263803
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - June 1st, 2021

Very sweet and very very fun to read book about mucky, dirty trucks and other construction vehicles.


Chickens on the Loose Cover Image
By Jane Kurtz, John Joseph (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781513267241
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Published: West Margin Press - May 11th, 2021

Hysterical rhyming book about chickens escaping from their yard. Funny shenanigans ensue with each towns-person and animal- they encounter. This will appeal to lots of kids around here who's families own chickens!

Recommended by Kristine


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.”


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Bubbles . . . Up! Cover Image
By Jacqueline Davies, Sonia Sánchez (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062836618
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 4th, 2021

Not just about swimming, but about going UNDER. This book brought back all my memories of swimming at the local pool when I was a kid. The illustrations are fun and frantic. Loved it.

Recommended by Kristine


Toasty Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780823447077
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Published: Margaret Ferguson Books - May 4th, 2021

A deliciously funny story about Toasty, a piece of bread who wants to be a dog, for fans of Arnie the Doughnut by Laurie Keller and Everyone Loves Bacon by Kelly DiPucchio.


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The Bruce Swap Cover Image
By Ryan Higgins, Ryan Higgins (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368028561
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 4th, 2021

Bruce is back and still funny! Actually, Bruce is away in this one, and replaced by his "dingle pooper" Kevin who is out to have fun, fun, fun! Bruce's friends find out that sometimes too much fun is... too much. Hysterical.

Recommended by Kristine


Grandpa Across the Ocean Cover Image
By Hyewon Yum, Hyewon Yum (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419742255
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 27th, 2021

This book speaks to a certain kind of situation, a child spending summer vacations far away from home, but it is really sweet and the illustrations are wonderful. Would make a good father's day gift for the right grandpa.


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Keeping the City Going Cover Image
By Brian Floca, Brian Floca (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534493773
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 27th, 2021

Floca's illustrations are again flawless. While we may seem inundated with "living with COVID" children's books right now, this would be my top choice. Showcases all the essential workers that got us through the pandemic.