Picture Books

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Updated April 5, 2024
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Vashti Harrison
Winner of the Caldecott Medal! A Coretta Scott King Award Author and Illustrator Honor book, a National Book Award finalist, and a New York Times bestseller! This deeply moving story shares valuable lessons about fitting in, standing out, and the beauty of joyful acceptance,...
Greenlight
Breanna Carzoo
Meet Greenlight! Greenlight has an important job to do, but every time it's her turn to shine . . . everyone drives away! The cars stop for Redlight and slow for Yellowlight, so why do they leave Greenlight all alone When Greenlight decides to stop shining altogether,...
In the Night Garden
Carin Berger
A gentle, collage-illustrated bedtime read about the often mysterious and always beautiful experiences to be found in nighttime spaces. In the night garden fireflies look like fallen stars. Moonflowers unfurl and release their intoxicating perfume.
It's Fall!
Renée Kurilla
An homage to the joys of the season--from jumping into piles of leaves, to trick-or-treating, to baking tasty meals--written in sweet and simple verse by a #1 New York Times bestselling artist. Colors bursting, shadows tall. There's lots to...
Thank a Farmer
Maria Gianferrari
Bread, milk, wool, fruits, and vegetables: things that fill our day to day lives. But where, and who, do they come from? Across wheat fields and city rooftop gardens, mushroom beds and maple forests, Thank a Farmer traces the food and clothing that a family uses back to the people who harvested...
Not He or She, I'm Me
A. M. Wild
"The warmth of everyday gender euphoria is burnished to brilliant radiance" ( BCCB , starred review) in this joyous picture book about a day in the life of a non-binary child. A child gets ready for a wonderful day. They gleefully get dressed, hug their parents, go to school, and play with friends....
There Was a Party for Langston
Jason Reynolds
A Caldecott Honor Book A Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Jason Reynolds's debut picture book is a snappy, joyous ode to Word King, literary genius, and glass-ceiling smasher Langston Hughes and...
Woo Hoo! You're Doing Great!
Sandra Boynton
A New York Times bestseller! Beloved author Sandra Boynton--and a very exuberant chicken!--have an important message to share in this inspiring and highly giftable all-ages picture book for every life milestone.   Whether you are learning to skate, baking...
Our Pool
Lucy Ruth Cummins
On a hot day, people come from all over the city to spend the day at the pool in this joyful picture book that's a love song to summer, the city, community, and staying cool! Today is a pool day in the city! The sun is shining, so what are you waiting for? Friends and family....
A Letter for Bob
Kim Rogers
With humor and heart, and brought to life by Jonathan Nelson's warm, distinctive artwork, Kim Rogers's A Letter for Bob celebrates the treasured cars that carry us through our most meaningful childhood moments. Ever since the day Mom and Dad brought Bob home from the car...
Stickler Loves the World
Lane Smith
From award-winning author/illustrator Lane Smith comes Stickler, a woodland creature who reminds us to appreciate the everyday wonders we often ignore. In a picture book that's both silly and sweet, readers will find Stickler's enthusiasm irresistible and see the world anew. ...
Bruce and the Legend of Soggy Hollow
Ryan T. Higgins
Celebrate all things scary with #1 New York Times best-selling author Ryan T. Higgins's beloved Mother Bruce. Bruce is a bear who does not like holidays, and he really doesn't like Halloween. His family of mice and geese decides the only way to get Bruce excited...
If I Was a Horse
Sophie Blackall
INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER!​ A gift for any child with an unbridled imagination, this bestseller from award-winning creator Sophie Blackall captures the astonishing spectacle of life as a horse. And with a cover adorned with glitter, this romp really sparkles!<...
Mine!
Candace Fleming
This rhythmic read-aloud about sharing by an award-winning author and a Caldecott medalist features a series of hilariously selfish forest animals. In a tall, tall tree, at the tip-tippy top, hangs a single red apple... Along skirts Mouse. "An apple!" she...
A Walk in the Woods
Nikki Grimes
In this moving account of loss, a boy takes a walk in the woods and makes a discovery that changes his understanding of his father. week after the funeral I stare in the morning mirror Angry that my father's eyes Stare back at me.
Are You Mad at Me?
Tyler Feder
A very nervous ostrich pushes past her anxiety in this funny, endearing picture book by the author/illustrator of Bodies Are Cool (co-written with her sister). When Opal the ostrich is anxious, her neck feels as wobbly as a spaghetti noodle. Her family lovingly calls this...
Good Books for Bad Children: The Genius of Ursula Nordstrom
Beth Kephart
In this lively, lyrical picture book biography, meet the groundbreaking, outspoken, legendary editor of the best-loved books for children, and see how she inspired Maurice Sendak, Margaret Wise Brown, and others to create Where the Wild Things Are, Good Night Moon, and many more classics.<...
Autumn Peltier, Water Warrior
Carole Lindstrom
From New York Times bestselling author Carole Lindstrom and illustrator Bridget George comes a must-read companion to the powerful, award-winning picture book We Are Water Protectors. Telling the story of reall-ife water protectors, Autumn Peltier, Water Warrior celebrates...
The Glow Show
Susi Schaefer
In this delightful undersea story, kids will boost their social emotional learning and explore the importance of cooperation and friendship-and discover incredible true facts about sea creatures. Perfect for fans of The Rainbow Fish! Glow is a bioluminescent squid who loves to dance and...
A Day in the Sun
Diana Ejaita
A stunning celebration of our Sun and the universal ways in which it connects each of us, all around the world. No matter who you are or where you live, the Sun graces us all. It wakes us up, lights our breakfast tables, warms our play, lifts our moods, grows our food, and gives...
Real to Me
Minh Lê
An acclaimed author and a Coretta Scott King Honoree pair up for this tender story about friendship and accepting change. Two bestfriends (one of whom is imaginary) are inseparable until the day when one of them unexpectedly disappears. Others triedtotellmethat she wasn'treal...
Our Classroom Rules!
Kallie George
From the creators of Our Playground Rules! comes this playful picture book about kindness and community in the classroom-a perfect read for back-to-school! This picture book plays with the double meaning of "rules" to explore how following a few simple rules of kindness...
Before, Now
Daniel Salmieri
Follow the story of a child from babyhood to parenthood in this moving book about family connections, time, and opposites-a lyrical classic in the making from the acclaimed illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dragons Love Tacos. Ava's world is full of...
Eclipse
Andy Rash
A boy and his dad experience a total solar eclipse in this heartwarming picture book by author and illustrator Andy Rash. Shimmering rays shine around the moon. I try not to blink. We are in the perfect place at the perfect time. After hearing about the total...
Grumpy Monkey Don't Be Scared
Suzanne Lang
Mrs. Peanuckle's alphabet books engage toddlers with interesting and informative words, graphic art, and sturdy pages! From A to Z, Mrs. Peanuckle introduces toddlers to words about the earth's oceans. These simple nature words are sure to be a hit with budding biologists,...
I Will Read to You
Gideon Sterer
A gentle blend of spooky and sweet, I Will Read to You is a unique rhyming bedtime tale about empathy, storytime...and monsters. Once upon a time, there was a boy who loved stories--scary ones about skeletons and witches, giants and ghosts, vampires, dragons,...
Sometimes I Kaploom (A Big Feelings Book)
Rachel Vail
Another heartfelt and tender story about dealing with BIG feelings from the bestselling author of Sometimes I'm Bombaloo and Sometimes I Grumblesquinch, Rachel Vail. Katie Honors is a really brave kid. She can go to bed with just one small night light. She can hold her tears...
Weather Together
Jessie Sima
Nimbus learns how to weather her cloudy moods and accept help from her best friend, Kelp, in this charming and gently encouraging picture book companion to the New York Times bestselling Not Quite Narwhal and Perfectly Pegasus. Nimbus has so much fun being...
I’m From
Gary R. Gray Jr.
A poetic, heartwarming ode to the small, defining moments of a boy's life, by a brilliant new debut and a Caldecott Honoree. For fans of Last Stop on Market Street.  Early morning wakeups and homemade pancakes,  Raucous bus rides and schoolyard games,...
Bitsy Bat, School Star
Kaz Windness
Three starred reviews! A little bat struggles to fit in only to learn to celebrate differences in this "darling book for all children but especially those with autism" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) from Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor-winning author-illustrator Kaz...
The Masjid Kamal Loves
Ashley Franklin
From the author of Not Quite Snow White comes a story about a young Muslim boy celebrating the many reasons he loves going to his local masjid in this jubilant and playful picture book perfect for fans of Mommy's Khimar and Abdul's Story. Friday is Kamal's...
Lullaby for the King
Nikki Grimes
An awe-inspiring Christmas tale from multi-award-winning poet Nikki Grimes. The caravan traveled through wilderness, uphill and down, for hours that spun into days. Then at last, glittering diamond-bright, Bethlehem appeared through the haze. With...
The Wishing Machine
Jonathan Hillman
Oge Mora's Saturday meets Carmela Full of Wishes in this touching and whimsical picture book about a mother and child's last trip to their local laundromat before moving away. Every Sunday after cereal, Sam and Mom walk to the laundromat, wash their clothes, and see...
Desert Queen
Jyoti Rajan Gopal
STONEWALL BOOK AWARD HONOR BEST OF THE YEAR Booklist - BookPage - Kirkus - BCCB In a kaleidoscope of desert sands and swirling skirts, Queen Harish takes flight. This picture book biography, spun in vibrant verse by...
I Am a Dragon!: A Squabble & a Quibble
Sabina Hahn
A grumpy dragon gets fired up when he is mistaken for a Very Large Frog in this laugh-out-loud picture book perfect for fans of Mo Willems and Jon Klassen! A squad of frogs is excited when they spot a Very Big Frog in their pond. But when the creature says that he isn't a...
On the Tip of a Wave: How Ai Weiwei's Art Is Changing the Tide
Joanna Ho
2023 CA Eureka! Nonfiction Children's Book Award Silver Medal 2024 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Recommended Title Starred Review from Kirkus Reviews Starred Review from Publishers Weekly Starred Review from School Library Journal ...
The City Tree
Shira Boss
In this enchanting and informative picture book with environmental themes, a newly planted sidewalk tree transforms the neighborhood as residents nurture it through the seasons. Vibrantly illustrated and with extensive back matter, this is a lovely ode to how trees make cities-...
How This Book Got Red
Margaret Chiu Greanias
None of the panda books are ever about red pandas! Red is going to do something about that. When Red discovers a new book about pandas, she can't wait to read it! Except it's about only one kind of panda, and red pandas are completely left out. Red never gets to read stories about...
When Rubin Plays
Gracey Zhang
From the PW Flying Starts creative force, Gracey Zhang, comes a touching and beautiful story about community, finding your own voice, doing what you love the most, and expressing your passion with FORTE! Rubin loves the beautiful sounds that are played by the orchestra. He wants to...
Night Market Rescue
Charlotte Cheng
A stray dog stumbles upon the gift of friendship -- and maybe even the promise of home -- while wandering the delight-filled night market in Taipei. While resting on a stoop, Gogo smells something sweet and spicy on the breeze. It leads him to a place he's never been-a bustling...
Sonny Says No!
Caryl Hart
Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers who are learning friendship dynamics, this volume in the sweet and funny series about Sonny and his friends covers universal kid experiences--like learning to help others! Sonny LOVES painting, so when he finds a paint set in the garden, he gets...
Carina Felina
Carmen Agra Deedy
Carmen Agra Deedy, New York Times bestselling author and one of Scholastic's most talented and cherished storytellers, retells a hilarious folktale set in Havana, Cuba. Illustrated by the brilliant, award-winning artist, Henry Cole. "This fun folktale will delight readers of all...
My Dad Is a Tree
Jon Agee
A dad and daughter take pretending to an adorable extreme in this funny book that's perfect for Father's Day. It's easy to be a tree. Just pretend your arms are branches, your body is a trunk, and your legs are roots. Don't move, even if a bird makes a nest on your head, a...

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