Holiday Recommendations - Kids Picture Books

The Sour Grape (The Food Group) By Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063045415
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - November 1st, 2022

The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller!

Don’t miss the sixth picture book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Food Group series that’s ripe with humor from Jory John and Pete Oswald!


Alphabreaths Too: More ABCs of Mindful Breathing By Christopher Willard, PsyD, Daniel Rechtschaffen, MA, Holly Clifton-Brown (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781683648574
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sounds True - September 27th, 2022

Teach children the basics of mindful breathing—along with their ABCs—in this playful and interactive picture book.


The Book of Mean People (20th Anniversary Edition) By Toni Morrison, Slade Morrison Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316349673
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 8th, 2022

A new edition for a new world of one of literary legend Toni Morrison’s first picture books with her son, Slade Morrison. With an afterword by the inimitable Jewell Parker Rhodes.

"This is a book about mean people. Some mean people are big.


The Wolf Suit By Sid Sharp Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781773217208
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Annick Press - October 25th, 2022

"Gorgeous."--The New York Times - Best Books of 2022 lists: NYPL, School Library Journal, The Globe and Mail, Indigo - JLG Gold Standard Selection - Moonbeam Children's Book Award Winner - Kids Indie Next Pick


Tell the Truth, Pangolin By Melinda Beatty, Paola Escobar (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Melinda Beatty, Paola Escobar (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593180136
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Anne Schwartz Books - October 18th, 2022

In this delightful, thoroughly entertaining picture book about the importance--and difficulty--of telling the truth, the queen's trusty servant, a pangolin, breaks the royal swing and doesn't know what to tell her!


Super Pizza & Kid Kale By Phaea Crede, Zach Smith (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Phaea Crede, Zach Smith (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593403709
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2022

With great flavor, comes great responsibility.


The Sun Is Late and So Is the Farmer By Philip C. Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Philip C. Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823444281
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Neal Porter Books - November 29th, 2022

On a peculiarly long night, three farm animals set off on a daring quest to bring the sunrise.

Fans of Erin and Philip C. Stead’s books will instantly love this quirky barnyard trio’s magical quest to bring the sunrise, in the style of their previous animal books A Sick Day for Amos McGee and Bear Has a Story to Tell.

A mule,


Give This Book Away! By Darren Farrell, Maya Tatsukawa (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Darren Farrell, Maya Tatsukawa (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593480519
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2022

Two award-winning creators team up for this picture book about what happens--and how you feel--when you give to someone else. And then it asks you to do just that--with the book in your hands!


Butterfly Child By Marc Majewski, Marc Majewski (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Marc Majewski, Marc Majewski (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063021556
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - November 1st, 2022

Author-illustrator Marc Majewski delivers a gorgeously painted, tender story about a young child who loves dressing up as a butterfly. A joyful celebration of creativity, self-expression, and family—perfect for fans of Jessica Love and Beatrice Alemagna.

I am a butterfly.


King Kong's Cousin By Mark Teague, Mark Teague (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mark Teague, Mark Teague (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781665912303
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Beach Lane Books - August 30th, 2022

From bestselling author-illustrator Mark Teague comes a laugh-out-loud, black-and-white picture book introducing Junior, King Kong’s cousin!

Junior wants to be as big and as strong and as special as his cousin, Kong, but he always seems to come up short. Kong climbs skyscrapers; Junior is afraid of heights. Kong does whatever he wants; Junior does chores.


Yetis Are the Worst! (The Worst! Series) By Alex Willan, Alex Willan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alex Willan, Alex Willan (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781665921770
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 22nd, 2022

In this hilarious follow-up to Unicorns Are the Worst!


Diwali in My New Home By Shachi Kaushik, Aishwarya Tandon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shachi Kaushik, Aishwarya Tandon (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781506484075
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beaming Books - September 27th, 2022

Priya loves being with family and friends to watch fireworks and celebrate Diwali. But this year Priya and her parents are living in the United States, and no one seems to know about the holiday. Priya misses the traditions in India. But as she strings lights outside and creates rangoli art, Priya introduces the festival of lights to her neighbors.


Little Mole Goes to School By Glenys Nellist, Sally Anne Garland (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781506478593
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beaming Books - July 26th, 2022

Little Mole is back, and this time he's off to school in an encouraging story about being yourself that makes this the perfect book for any child going back to school this year.


A Costume for Charly By C. K. Malone, Alejandra Barajas (Illustrator) Cover Image
By C. K. Malone, Alejandra Barajas (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781506484051
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beaming Books - September 6th, 2022

Trick-or-treat Non-binary Charly must think outside the box to create the perfect Halloween costume: one that represents both their feminine and masculine sides.


Our Table By Peter H. Reynolds, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338572322
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Orchard Books - November 2nd, 2021

Creative visionary of The Word Collector, Happy Dreamer, and The Dot, #1 New York Times bestseller Peter H. Reynolds creates a tender, lyrical story of multigenerational love, tradition, and family coming together with gratitude and thanks.

An Amazon Best Children's Book of 2021

Celebrated, bestselling creator Peter H.


Knight Owl (Caldecott Honor Book) (The Knight Owl Series #1) By Christopher Denise, Christopher Denise (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316310628
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Christy Ottaviano Books - March 15th, 2022

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A CALDECOTT HONOR AWARD WINNER

A determined Owl builds strength and confidence in this medieval picture book about the real mettle of a hero: wits, humor, and heart. 

Since the day he hatched, Owl dreamed of becoming a real knight.


The Great Caper Caper: Volume 5 (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast) By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781454943631
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Union Square Kids - November 15th, 2022

In the fifth adventure of the Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast series, our delectable rhyming friends find their home covered in darkness and embark on a Las Veggies heist--perfect for fans of The Food Group series.


Nour's Secret Library By Wafa' Tarnowska, Vali Mintzi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Wafa' Tarnowska, Vali Mintzi (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781646862917
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Barefoot Books - March 29th, 2022

★ "A beautiful and poignant coming-of-age book . . .


I Love You Like Yellow By Andrea Beaty, Vashti Harrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, Vashti Harrison (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419748073
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 29th, 2022

From the New York Times bestselling creators, author Andrea Beaty and illustrator Vashti Harrison, a sweet and playful bedtime and read-aloud picture book that reminds young readers just how loved they are.

I love you like yellow.
I love you like green.
Like flowery orchid
and sweet tangerine . .


Mel Fell: A Caldecott Honor Award Winner By Corey R. Tabor, Corey R. Tabor (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Corey R. Tabor, Corey R. Tabor (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062878014
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 2nd, 2021

A Caldecott Honor Book and ALA Notable Book of the Year! An innovative and charming tale about a plucky little bird, from the award-winning author-illustrator of Fox the Tiger.


We Don't Eat Our Classmates: A Penelope Rex Book By Ryan T. Higgins Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781368003551
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney Hyperion - June 19th, 2018

Love in the Library By Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Yas Imamura (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Yas Imamura (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536204308
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Candlewick - February 8th, 2022

"A powerful must-read."—Booklist (starred review)

Set in an incarceration camp where the United States cruelly detained Japanese Americans during WWII and based on true events, this moving love story finds hope in heartbreak.


I Cannot Draw a Horse By Charise Mericle Harper Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781454945949
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Union Square Kids - October 11th, 2022

Award-winning author and illustrator Charise Mericle Harper delivers a fantastically funny picture book about doing the impossible: drawing a horse. A children's metafiction book about creativity and imaginative play centered around an art lesson, Harper cleverly shows readers how drawings are a collection of recognizable shapes put together to create something new.


Keepunumuk: Weeâchumun's Thanksgiving Story By Danielle Greendeer, Anthony Perry, Alexis Bunten, Garry Meeches, Sr. (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781623542900
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Charlesbridge - August 2nd, 2022

In this Wampanoag story told in a Native tradition, two kids from the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe learn the story of Weeâchumun (corn) and the first Thanksgiving. 


My Paati's Saris By Jyoti Rajan Gopal, Art Twink (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jyoti Rajan Gopal, Art Twink (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593324608
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Kokila - November 8th, 2022

A Tamil boy explores his love for his grandmother and her colorful sari collection in this tale of expressing your true self.
 


Wake Me Up in 20 Coconuts! By Laurie Keller Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316311960
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Christy Ottaviano Books - September 20th, 2022

This hilarious picture book follows a wannabe know-it-all terrified of losing his smarty pants reputation in the eyes of his friends, by bestselling Geisel-Award winning creator Laurie Keller

The helpful KNOW-IT-ALL in apartment 2C can answer any question. He's such a wealth of information, and all his neighbors depend on him.


Dewdrop By K. O'Neill Cover Image
$9.99
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9781637150757
Published: Oni Press - August 23rd, 2022

"The axolotl-cheerleader picture book you didn't know you were waiting for." - Kirkus

From the author of The Tea Dragon Society comes Dewdrop, the delightful children's tale of an adorable axolotl who cheers on his underwater friends as they each bring their talents to the pond's sports fair! 

Dewdrop is a


A Library By Nikki Giovanni, Erin K. Robinson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nikki Giovanni, Erin K. Robinson (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780358387657
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Versify - September 27th, 2022

In this lyrical picture book, world-renowned poet, New York Times bestselling author, and Coretta Scott King Honor winner Nikki Giovanni and fine artist Erin Robinson craft an ode to the magic of a library as a place not only for knowledge but also for imagination, exploration, and escape.


A Is for Bee: An Alphabet Book in Translation By Ellen Heck Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781646141272
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Levine Querido - June 14th, 2022

BEST OF THE YEAR
The New York Times · Booklist Top of the List · World Kid Lit


What letter does the word bee start with?
If you said “B” you’re right – in English!
But in many, many languages, it actually starts with A.
Bee is Aṅụ̄ in Igbo,
Aamoo in Ojibwe,


Little Pea's Drawing School: A Picture Book By Davide Cali, Sébastien Mourrain (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Davide Cali, Sébastien Mourrain (Illustrator)
$15.99
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9781990252075
Published: Milky Way Picture Books - May 17th, 2022

Author Davide Cali and illustrator Sébastien Mourrain’s Little Pea’s Drawing School is a whimsical and wondrous picture book that celebrates artistic imagination.
 
Little Pea is now an accomplished artist. One day, a friend encourages him to open a drawing school and help others tap into their creativity—what a marvelous idea!


The More You Give By Marcy Campbell, Francesca Sanna (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Marcy Campbell, Francesca Sanna (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593372739
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 2nd, 2022

A modern-day response to The Giving Tree, this lyrical picturebook shows how a family passes down love from generation to generation, leaving a legacy of growing both trees and community.

Once there was a wide-open field, and a boy who loved his grandmother, 
who loved him back.


Apple and Magnolia By Laura Gehl, Patricia Metola (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laura Gehl, Patricia Metola (Illustrator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781947888357
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Flyaway Books - February 8th, 2022

Time for Bed, Old House By Janet Costa Bates, A.G. Ford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Janet Costa Bates, A.G. Ford (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536209983
Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock
Published: Candlewick - September 28th, 2021

At Isaac’s first sleepover, he gets to help Grandpop with a very special routine—putting the house to bed—in a story that’s just right for children visiting a new place, or for adopting a new ritual at home.


The Night Wild By Zoë Tilley Poster, Zoë Tilley Poster (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525553786
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Dial Books - July 19th, 2022

A stunningly illustrated picture book debut about a dog's fantastical moonlit adventure and wild new friendship.


Bear Is a Bear By Jonathan Stutzman, Dan Santat (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062880512
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Balzer + Bray - September 14th, 2021

A gorgeous, classic gift book about the enduring love between a little girl and her childhood friend, Bear, from popular author Jonathan Stutzman and Caldecott Medal–winning and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Dan Santat.

Bear is . . . a new friend, a fellow mischief-maker, a protector, and a dreamer.


Emi Isn't Scared of Monsters By Alina Tysoe, Alina Tysoe (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alina Tysoe, Alina Tysoe (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338755657
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Orchard Books - August 2nd, 2022

From Alina Tysoe, the creator of the smash-hit webcomic "What's Up Beanie?" comes a hilarious bedtime picture book about what it means to show bravery in the face of the creatures that go bump in the night!

Emi is not scared of monsters. Definitely not. Not even a teeny bit. In fact, Emi is so not scared that tonight she has a plan to catch a monster herself.


Farmhouse By Sophie Blackall Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316528948
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2022

Two-time Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall invites readers to peek through windows that shine like real glass on this lavish book’s cover, and explore the dollhouse-like world of a beloved farmhouse where twelve children were born and raised.

Over a hill, at the end of a road, by a glittering stream that twists and turns stands a farmhouse.

Step ins


Lou: A Children's Picture Book About a Fire Hydrant and Unlikely Neighborhood Hero By Breanna Carzoo, Breanna Carzoo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Breanna Carzoo, Breanna Carzoo (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063054059
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - July 12th, 2022

Don’t miss this humorous and heartwarming picture book by debut creator Breanna Carzoo about an unlikely everyday hero: a fire hydrant! Perfect for fans of The Good Egg and The Bad Seed.

Meet Lou. Lou has an important job . . . as the neighborhood toilet for dogs on their walks.


Noodle and the No Bones Day (Noodle and Jonathan) By Jonathan Graziano, Dan Tavis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jonathan Graziano, Dan Tavis (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781665927109
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 7th, 2022

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller!

From the creator of the viral “Bones or No Bones” TikTok videos comes a sweet and entertaining picture book following Noodle the pug and his human as they navigate Noodle’s first No Bones Day—a day for being kind to yourself!


Noodle is a sweet, silly old pug who enjoys doing all his favorit


The Creature of Habit (A Creature of Habit Story) By Jennifer E. Smith, Leo Espinosa (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jennifer E. Smith, Leo Espinosa (Illustrator)
$17.99
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9780593173053
Published: Random House Studio - November 9th, 2021

A delightful picture book about a creature of habit whose routine suddenly gets disrupted by the unexpected arrival of a new friend. A perfect story for little readers learning social emotional skills that explores the joy of trying something new!


Don't Worry, Murray By David Ezra Stein, David Ezra Stein (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062845245
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Balzer + Bray - June 7th, 2022

The perfect gift for dog lovers!

Bark, George meets Wemberly Worried in this new classic picture book from David Ezra Stein, Caldecott Honor–winning creator of Interrupting Chicken and Leaves. The ideal read for back-to-school anxiety and soothing nerves all year long.


Mum, Me, and the Mulberry Tree By Tanya Rosie, Chuck Groenink (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tanya Rosie, Chuck Groenink (Illustrator)
$18.99
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9781536220353
Published: Candlewick - July 19th, 2022

A tender story follows a mother-and-daughter pair enjoying a ritual to remember: a bus ride to the countryside, baskets full of berries, and a fragrant pie.


A Sky-Blue Bench By Bahram Rahman, Peggy Collins (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bahram Rahman, Peggy Collins (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781772782226
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Pajama Press - November 30th, 2021


It's Afghan schoolgirl Aria's first day back at school since her accident. She's excited, but she's also worried about sitting on the hard floor all day with her new prosthetic "helper-leg."


Parfait, Not Parfait! By Scott Rothman, Avery Monsen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Scott Rothman, Avery Monsen (Illustrator)
$18.99
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9781250265814
Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 9th, 2022

A minimally worded, highly entertaining, and uniquely offbeat picture book that takes readers on a surprising wordplay journey that sort of makes sense but will totally make you laugh.


Berry Song (Caldecott Honor Book) By Michaela Goade Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316494175
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 19th, 2022

A Caldecott Honor Book!

An Indie Bestseller!

Caldecott Medalist Michaela Goade's first self-authored picture book is a gorgeous celebration of the land she knows well and the powerful wisdom of elders.


On an island at the edge of a wide, wild sea, a girl and her grandmother gather gifts from the earth.


The Year We Learned to Fly By Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399545535
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - January 4th, 2022

Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael López's highly anticipated companion to their #1 New York Times bestseller The Day You Begin illuminates the power in each of us to face challenges with confidence.


Witch Hazel By Molly Idle Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316541138
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 11th, 2022

Transform dust into magical memories in this moving intergenerational tale that celebrates stories and the time we have together.

Something magical happens when Hazel and Hilda are together. As the seasons pass, Hazel’s broom whisks the dust off many years of joyful memories, and young Hilda watches them come to life.


Anzu the Great Kaiju By Benson Shum, Benson Shum (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Benson Shum, Benson Shum (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250776129
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 11th, 2022

An adorable picture book about a tiny monster with a big heart trying to follow in his family's footsteps.

All great Kaiju are born with a super power to strike fear in the heart of the city.
But Anzu is different.
Instead of mayhem, he likes May flowers.
Instead of striking fear, he prefers to be sincere.


Mice Skating: Volume 1 By Annie Silvestro, Teagan White (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Annie Silvestro, Teagan White (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781454916321
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Union Square Kids - October 3rd, 2017

This mouse doesn't want to stay in the house . . . even if it's cold outside


Where Is Bina Bear? By Mike Curato, Mike Curato (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mike Curato, Mike Curato (Illustrator)
$18.99
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9781250762207
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - January 11th, 2022

In Mike Curato's funny, poignant picture book Where Is Bina Bear?, a little rabbit throws a party—but can't find best friend Bina Bear anywhere!


Julián at the Wedding By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536212389
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - October 6th, 2020

The star of Julián Is a Mermaid makes a joyful return—and finds a new friend—at a wedding to be remembered.


Sir Simon: Super Scarer By Cale Atkinson Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781774880395
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Tundra Books - August 23rd, 2022

A delightful, funny story of friendship, ghost chores, a spooky house and a professional haunter.