Picture Books We Recommend

A Map Into the World Cover Image
By Kao Kalia Yang, Seo Kim (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541538368
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Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - October 1st, 2019

Filled with wonder and sorrow and happiness.
--Alison McGhee, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Someday
A heartfelt story of a young girl seeking beauty and connection in a busy world.


I Dream of a Journey Cover Image
By Akiko Miyakoshi, Akiko Miyakoshi (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781525304781
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Published: Kids Can Press - March 3rd, 2020

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Saturday Cover Image
By Oge Mora (By (artist))
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316431279
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 22nd, 2019

In this warm and tender story by the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Thank You, Omu!, join a mother and daughter on an up-and-down journey that reminds them of what's best about Saturdays: precious time together.

Today would be special. Today would be splendid. It was Saturday! But sometimes, the best plans don't work out exactly the way you expect....


Outside In Cover Image
By Deborah Underwood, Cindy Derby (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328866820
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 14th, 2020

FIVE STARRED REVIEWS!


Home in the Woods Cover Image
By Eliza Wheeler (Illustrator), Eliza Wheeler
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399162909
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - October 1st, 2019

This stunningly beautiful picture book from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Eliza Wheeler is based on her grandmother's childhood and pays homage to a family's fortitude as they discover the meaning of home.


Home Cover Image
By Carson Ellis, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763665296
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Published: Candlewick - February 24th, 2015

Influential artist Carson Ellis makes her solo picture-book debut with a whimsical tribute to the many possibilities of home.


Hello Lighthouse Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316362382
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2018

A beloved picture book from two-time Caldecott Medal award-winner Sophie Blackall that transports readers to the seaside in timeless, nautical splendor!

Watch the days and seasons pass as the wind blows, the fog rolls in, and icebergs drift by. Outside, there is water all around.


Things That Go Away Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419744822
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 24th, 2020

My Best Friend Cover Image
By Julie Fogliano, Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534427228
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Julie Fogliano and Caldecott Honor winner Jillian Tamaki come together to tell a delightful story of first friendship.

she is my best friend i think
i never had a best friend so i’m not sure
but i think she is a really good best friend
because when we were drawing
she drew me
and i drew her.


What is a b


Carl and the Meaning of Life Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780451474988
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2019

From the often Caldecott-buzzed Deborah Freedman, a sweet and funny story about finding your place in the world.


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.


Anywhere Farm Cover Image
By Phyllis Root, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763674991
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Published: Candlewick - March 14th, 2017

For any anywhere farm, here's all that you need: soil and sunshine, some water, a seed.


Crocodiles Need Kisses Too Cover Image
By Rebecca Colby, Penelope Dullaghan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780451480071
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020

Everyone needs hugs and love in this offbeat, upbeat ode to the not-so-cuddly--and yet still sweet and beloved!

Despite their lumpy, bumpy hide,
toothy mouths stretched open wide,
just like me and just like you,
crocodiles need kisses too.


Crab Cake: Turning the Tide Together Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544959002
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 5th, 2019

Kirkus Best Book / Publishers Weekly Best Book
 "Readers come away with the idea that nourishing and supporting one another is the only way to change the world."–Kirkus, STARRED review

 " [A] wholly original and moving affirmation of one crab’s power to bring a community together.&q


I Can Be Anything Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781452180380
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 14th, 2020

A laugh-out-loud guessing game bedtime book!

It's time for bed, but Natsumi has a brilliant idea, even better than going to sleep: She'll pretend to be something and Mom will guess what she is! Ready?

Is she a caterpillar?
An arrow sign?
An upside-down bug?


While Grandpa Naps Cover Image
By Naomi Danis, Junghwa Park (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781576879092
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Published: Pow! Kids Books - April 16th, 2019

A moving, funny, elegant meditation on love, childhood, and one's place in a family.

Gilbert spends a sunny summer afternoon obediently keeping watch over his napping grandpa to shoo the pesky flies away.


The Lines On Nana's Face Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781909263987
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Published: Flying Eye Books - October 11th, 2016

It's granny's birthday, but her little granddaughter wonders why, because of the lines on her face, she looks so worried! But they are simply wrinkles, and grandma is very fond of her lines because they are where she keeps her memories.


Wrinkles Cover Image
By JR (By (artist)), Julie Pugeat
$17.95
ISBN: 9781838660161
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Published: Phaidon Press - September 25th, 2019

A lyrical, poignant ode to wrinkles and the stories they tell, by the world renowned photographer and public artist JR


Everyone's Awake: (Read-Aloud Bedtime Book, Goodnight Book for Kids) Cover Image
By Colin Meloy, Shawn Harris (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452178059
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 3rd, 2020

A silly and sublime bedtime book from the New York Times bestselling children's book author Colin Meloy.


Leave Me Alone! Cover Image
By Vera Brosgol, Vera Brosgol (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626724419
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 13th, 2016

A 2017 Caldecott Honor Book that The New York Times calls “both classic and ultracontemporary,” Leave Me Alone! is an epic tale about one grandmother, a giant sack of yarn, and her ultimate quest to finish her knitting.


How the Stars Came To Be Cover Image
By Poonam Mistry (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781849766630
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Published: Tate - March 24th, 2020

The Rabbit Listened Cover Image
By Cori Doerrfeld, Cori Doerrfeld (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735229358
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Published: Dial Books - February 20th, 2018

A moving and universal picture book about empathy and kindness, sure to soothe heartaches big and small.


The Great Indoors Cover Image
By Julie Falatko, Ruth Chan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368000833
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 9th, 2019

When the humans head out to go camping, the animals settle in for a relaxing holiday of their own! Teen bear takes over the bathroom with her curling iron, the beavers prepare their fanciest recipes, and the deer kick up their feet for a dance party. What starts as a little unwinding soon escalates to a big mess, just in time for everyone to head home. . . .


The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763677541
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Published: Candlewick - October 10th, 2017

This is a story about a duck and mouse who get swallowed by a wolf, and then decide to live in his belly.

Early one morning a mouse met a wolf
and was quickly gobbled up.


Waiting Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062368430
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 1st, 2015

What are you waiting for? An owl, a puppy, a bear, a rabbit, and a pig wait for marvelous things to happen in this irresistible and resonant picture book by the New York Times–bestselling and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes.


Frederick Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780399555527
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Published: Dragonfly Books - January 17th, 2017

Leo Lionni’s Caldecott Honor–winning story about a little mouse who gathers something unusual for the long winter is turning fifty! Celebrate this beloved favorite, which now includes a special introduction from noted children’s book historian Leonard Marcus.
 


An Ordinary Day Cover Image
By Elana K. Arnold, Elizabet Vukovic (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481472623
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Published: Beach Lane Books - March 10th, 2020

An ordinary day in an ordinary neighborhood turns out to be quite extraordinary in this moving story about the circle of life.

It’s an average day in the neighborhood—children play, roses are watered, and a crow watches over it all.


Five Minutes' Peace Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780698117877
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Published: Puffin Books - April 5th, 1999

All Mrs. Large wants is five minutes' peace from her energetic children, but chaos follows her all the way from the kitchen to the bath and back again.


I Hate Everyone Cover Image
By Naomi Danis, Cinta Arribas (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781576878743
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Published: POW! - May 1st, 2018

In spare, poignant, direct prose, I Hate Everyone paints a nuanced and honest portrait of the complex emotional lives of children. 


Life on Mars Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399538520
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Published: Dial Books - February 28th, 2017

In this sneaky, silly picture book for fans of Oliver Jeffers and Jon Klassen, an intrepid—but not so clever—space explorer is certain he’s found the only living thing on Mars
 


The Heart of a Whale Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984836274
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Published: Philomel Books - January 28th, 2020

In this beautiful story of kindness and empathy, loneliness and love, one creature finds that the help he needs is just a song and a sigh away.


Tomorrow I'll Be Kind Cover Image
By Jessica Hische, Jessica Hische (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524787042
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Published: Penguin Workshop - January 14th, 2020

In a follow-up to Tomorrow I'll Be Brave, award-winning illustrator Jessica Hische brings to life another series of inspirational words and scenes with her lovely hand-lettering and adorable illustrations. This uplifting and positive book encourages kids to promise that tomorrow, they will be grateful, helpful, and kind.

Tomorrow I'll be everything


Truman Cover Image
By Jean Reidy, Lucy Ruth Cummins (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534416642
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 9th, 2019

An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
A New York Times Best Children’s book of 2019
A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019
A School Library Journal Best Picture Book of 2019

"An enchanting tale of bravery, heroism, and undying devotion." —The New York Times Book Review

After his best frien


Cry, Heart, But Never Break Cover Image
By Glenn Ringtved, Charlotte Pardi (Illustrator), Robert Moulthrop (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781592701872
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - February 16th, 2016

Aware their grandmother is gravely ill, four siblings make a pact to keep death from taking her away. But Death does arrive all the same, as it must. He comes gently, naturally. And he comes with enough time to share a story with the children that helps them to realize the value of loss to life and the importance of being able to say goodbye.


Always Remember Cover Image
By Cece Meng, Jago (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399168093
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Published: Philomel Books - February 16th, 2016

A lyrically told, beautifully illustrated book that brings comfort to children--and adults--who have lost someone they love


Birdsong Cover Image
By Julie Flett, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781771644730
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Published: Greystone Kids - October 8th, 2019

An American Indian Youth Literature Honor Title

A Best Book of the Year in Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and Horn Book

A 2020 Boston Globe--Horn Book Award Honor Title