New Picture Books

A colorful collection of the latest picture books.

 

Why? Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823441730
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Published: Neal Porter Books - August 13th, 2019

Why? Why? Why? asks Rabbit. Bear answers patiently . . . except sometimes, Bear just doesn't know why.

Two-time Caldecott and Geisel Honoree Laura Vaccaro Seeger tells a disarmingly simple story about the lovable characters Bear and the unfailingly curious Rabbit.


SumoKitty Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781580896825
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Published: Charlesbridge - August 13th, 2019

Watch out, mice! This cat is a sumo champion!


Daniel and Ismail (Yonder) Cover Image
By Juan Pablo Iglesias, Alex Peris (Illustrator), Ilan Stavans (Translated by), Eliezer Nowodworski (Translated by), Frieda Press-Danieli (Translated by), Randa Sayegh (Translated by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781632061560
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Published: Restless Books - August 20th, 2019

A one-of-a-kind, uplifting picture book about a Jewish boy and a Palestinian boy who bond on the soccer field—translated into English, Hebrew, and Arabic.

Daniel and Ismail, one Jewish and the other Palestinian, don’t know each other yet, but they have more in common than they know.


My Grandma and Me Cover Image
By Mina Javaherbin, Lindsey Yankey (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763694944
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Published: Candlewick - August 13th, 2019

In a true tale of a young girl in Iran and her grandmother, this beautiful ode to family celebrates small moments of love that become lifelong memories.

In this big universe full of many moons, I have traveled and seen many wonders, but I have never loved anything or anyone the way I love my grandma.


The Magic Flute Cover Image
By Chris Raschka, Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481449021
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Published: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books - August 13th, 2019

From Caldecott Medalist and New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Chris Raschka comes a gorgeously illustrated retelling of Mozart’s classic opera, The Magic Flute.

The Magic Flute is the favorite choice of many opera lovers.


As Warm As the Sun Cover Image
By Kate McMullan, Jim McMullan (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443277
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Published: Neal Porter Books - August 13th, 2019

French bulldogs Toby and Pinkie learn to live together and form a heartwarming friendship.

Toby loves basking in the morning sun, snuggling in a lap in the afternoon, and toasting his tummy by the fireside at night, but somehow his warm spots never last. What Toby wants more than anything is to find something as warm as the sun that never fades or fizzles.


A Friend for Bently Cover Image
By Paige Keiser, Paige Keiser (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062643322
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Published: HarperCollins - August 6th, 2019

Meet Bently—one remarkable pig; and Daisy—the chick who loved him. Celebrate unlikely friends in this charming, funny picture book by author-illustrator Paige Keiser.


How Do You Dance? Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419734182
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 6th, 2019

Alfred's Book of Monsters Cover Image
By Sam Streed, Sam Streed (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781580898331
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Published: Charlesbridge - August 6th, 2019

With nods to Tim Burton, Edward Gorey, and Neil Gaiman, this humorous picture book about a Victorian boy obsessed with monsters presents a dark and appealing world, created by debut author/illustrator Sam Streed.

In the graveyard, between stone monuments for forgotten souls, lurks the Black Shuck. . . . Its one blood-red eye burns with an undying rage.


You Are My Friend: The Story of Mister Rogers and His Neighborhood Cover Image
By Aimee Reid, Matt Phelan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419736179
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 6th, 2019

My Tiny Pet Cover Image
By Jessie Hartland, Jessie Hartland (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524737535
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 6th, 2019

A witty celebration of the tiny tardigrade, a microscopic creature that looks like a bear


Common Threads: Adam's Day at the Market Cover Image
By Huda Essa, Merc Tous (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534110106
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - August 15th, 2019

Adam and his family spend an exciting day at the colorful and bustling Eastern Market. But when Adam gets briefly separated from Mom and Dad, he mistakes a friendly, diverse cast of characters for his parents in their traditional Muslim clothing--and shows that we all have more in common than you might think.


A Fist for Joe Louis and Me (Tales of Young Americans) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534110168
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - August 15th, 2019

Gordy and his family live in Detroit, Michigan, the heart of the United States automobile industry. Every night after coming home from work at one of the plants, Gordy's father teaches him how to box. Their hero is the famous American boxer Joe Louis, who grew up in Detroit. But the Great Depression has come down hard on the economy.


One Red Sock Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781534110267
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - August 15th, 2019

A little purple hippo faces a dilemma. While getting dressed one day, she realizes that she is missing a red sock. But as she searches throughout her sock drawer, she cannot find a suitable replacement. From blue to green and gray to white, nothing she finds will match. But does that really matter?


The Greatest Table Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568463032
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Published: Creative Editions - August 6th, 2019

In a world of bountiful food yet increasing food insecurity, we are called to remember that all creatures have a place—and may be fed sustainably—at the greatest, communal table offered by our planet.


A Song Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568463315
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Published: Creative Editions - August 6th, 2019

A girl who responds to the song that calls to her serves as an example to those who have forgotten how to listen to their lives, how to discern music from noise, how to follow the path of mystery and adventure set before them.


Dream Song Cover Image
By Walter de la Mare, Monique Felix (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781568463377
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Published: Creative Editions - August 6th, 2019

This dreamy poem about all the kinds of light at the "shut of day" evokes a world of wonder.


The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight (Book 1) Cover Image
By Jennifer Holm, Matthew Holm (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524771348
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 6th, 2019

For every parent tired of telling their kids to PLEASE JUST GET ALONG, this hilarious and imaginative new picture book--from the beloved creators of Babymouse--is here to help. Sort of.


Little Sock Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781534110052
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - August 15th, 2019

Little Sock is tired of his routine. Day after day, it's the same old thing. He gets worn, he gets dirty, and he gets washed. Nothing ever changes. The other socks in the drawer don't seem to mind but Little Sock wants something different. He has heard of a place, Sock City, where everything is new and exciting, so one night he makes his escape from his drawer.


Lula and the Sea Monster Cover Image
By Alex Latimer, Alex Latimer (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781682631225
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Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - August 2019

A moving story of nurturing friendship and standing up for others


The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians Cover Image
By Carla Morris, Brad Sneed (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9781682631232
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Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - August 2019

This humorous tale of a curious young boy and his single-minded quest for knowledge is a heartfelt and affectionate tribute to librarians everywhere.


Bedtime in the Jungle Cover Image
By John Butler, John Butler (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9781682631454
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Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - August 2019

Enjoy this gorgeous bedtime counting story from acclaimed author-illustrator John Butler.


I Am a Tiger Cover Image
By Karl Newson, Ross Collins (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338349894
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 30th, 2019

When is a mouse not a mouse? When he's a tiger of course! This funny story is all about being who you want to be!


Goldilocks for Dinner: A Funny Book About Manners Cover Image
By Susan Montanari, Jake Parker (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399552359
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - July 30th, 2019

Classic fairy tales meet tongue-in-cheek humor in this hilarious read-aloud--illustrated by a #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator--about a goblin and a troll as they set out to find the rudest child of all and teach her some manners!


The School Book Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316423809
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 16th, 2019

Beloved and New York Times bestselling author Todd Parr uses his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity to introduce readers to all the wonderful things they can do at school, where everyone is welcome!


Look! I Wrote a Book! (And You Can Too!) Cover Image
By Sally Lloyd-Jones, Neal Layton (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399558184
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - July 23rd, 2019

From a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning illustrator comes an utterly hilarious step-by-step guide to writing a book, as told by a child "author."


Skulls! Cover Image
By Blair Thornburgh, Scott Campbell (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534414006
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 23rd, 2019

Debut picture book author Blair Thornburgh and award-winning illustrator Scott Campbell put their heads together to celebrate one of the most important bones in your body: the skull!

You probably don’t think much about skulls.
So what’s the big deal about them?

Well, every head
of every person
you’ve ever seen
has a skull inside.

And


Little Juniper Makes It BIG Cover Image
By Aidan Cassie, Aidan Cassie (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374310455
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 23rd, 2019

Aidan Cassie, the creator of Sterling, Best Dog Ever, employs her pitch-perfect humor and heartwarming illustrations here again to help little ones love themselves at any size in Little Juniper Makes It BIG.


Ginny Goblin Cannot Have a Monster for a Pet Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544764163
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - July 23rd, 2019

Ginny Goblin may be a monster, but she CANNOT have a monster for a pet in this action-packed, laugh-out-loud adventure perfect for fans of Jon Klassen, Peter Brown, and Vera Brogsol.

Perhaps a pet will teach clever Ginny Goblin some responsibility. Fish make good pets. So do hermit crabs. Ginny does NOT need a giant net or bear trap or army tank to catch a pet.


Turtle and Tortoise Are Not Friends Cover Image
By Mike Reiss, Ashley Spires (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780060740313
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Published: HarperCollins - July 23rd, 2019

Two sworn enemies learn that they have more in common than meets the eye, and it’s never too late to make a new friend—even if it takes decades!

Ever since they were little hatchlings, Turtle and Tortoise decided that they’d forever be separated due to their different shells.


The Great Pumpkin Contest Cover Image
By Angie Rozelaar, Angie Rozelaar (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062741370
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - July 23rd, 2019

When two cats compete in a pumpkin contest, they both win a new friend in this charming story about pumpkins, Halloween, and cats!


Stop! Bot! Cover Image
By James Yang (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780425288818
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - July 23rd, 2019

Rear Window meets Wes Anderson meets Richard Scarry in this fun picture book follow-up to Bus! Stop!


The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368046459
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - July 2nd, 2019

Why does the Pigeon have to go to school? He already knows everything! And what if he doesn't like it? What if the teacher doesn't like him? What if he learns TOO MUCH!?!

Ask not for whom the school bell rings; it rings for the Pigeon!


One Dark Bird Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534404434
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Published: Beach Lane Books - July 16th, 2019

From award-winning author Liz Garton Scanlon and celebrated artist Frann Preston-Gannon comes a gorgeously illustrated, lyrical counting book that will have young readers’ imaginations taking flight.

One dark bird is perched up high, with a view of the town and a taste of the sky. Then she’s joined by two more, then three, then four.


Give Me Back My Bones! Cover Image
By Kim Norman, Bob Kolar (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763688417
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Published: Candlewick - July 16th, 2019

A silly pirate skeleton seeks to put its bones back together in this rhyming romp beneath the waves.

Cast a spyglass ’round here
while breakers curl and pound here.
There’s treasure to be found here —
I feel it in my bones!


Imagine That: A Hoot & Olive Story Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250314550
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - July 16th, 2019

Beloved characters Hoot and Olive return in this beautiful picture book from Jonathan D. Voss about imagination, rainy day adventures, and the spirit of friendship.


Ultrabot's First Playdate Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328490131
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Published: Clarion Books - July 16th, 2019

Boy + Bot meets School's First Day of School in this hilarious and reassuring take on first experiences and making new friends, from a Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner.

Ultrabot is a big robot with a big problem. Its professor is planning a playdate with Becky Tingle, the little girl from next door.


Not Quite Snow White Cover Image
By Ashley Franklin, Ebony Glenn (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062798602
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Published: HarperCollins - July 9th, 2019

A picture book for magical yet imperfect girls everywhere, written by debut author Ashley Franklin and perfect for fans of such titles as Mary Had a Little Glam by Tammi Sauer and the classic Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman.


Disney Junior Fancy Nancy: What's Your Fancy? Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062844736
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Published: HarperCollins - July 9th, 2019

Based on the Disney Junior TV show and inspired by the classic picture book series, this is a brand-new, beautifully illustrated picture book that’s perfect for sharing with the Fancy Nancy fan in your life!


A Quieter Story Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823441648
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Published: Margaret Ferguson Books - July 9th, 2019

A kitten insists that his little-girl owner write an adventure story suitable for a TIGER and learns that you should be careful about what you wish for when the story becomes too scary.


Piranhas Don't Eat Bananas Cover Image
By Aaron Blabey, Aaron Blabey (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338297133
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 9th, 2019

Find out what piranhas eat -- and don't eat! -- in this new, irresistibly funny picture book from Aaron Blabey, the bestselling creator of Pig the Pug!


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

After his best friend Sarah leaves for her first day of school, a tortoise named Truman goes on an adventure across the living room and learns to be brave in this thoughtful and heartwarming twist on a first experience story.

Truman the tortoise lives with his Sarah, high above the taxis and the trash trucks and the number eleven bus, which travels south.


One Shoe Two Shoes Cover Image
By Caryl Hart, Edward Underwood (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547600946
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - July 9th, 2019

With bright, bold illustrations, this stylish picture book features lots of shoes, ten white mice, and one adorable dog.

One shoe, two shoes.
Red shoes, blue shoes.

Two shoes make a pair.
Who's that hiding there?


Can I Keep It? Cover Image
By Lisa Jobe, Lisa Jobe (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781624146961
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Published: Page Street Kids - July 9th, 2019

“Mom, if a frog follows me home, can I keep it?”


A Long Time that I've Loved You (Margaret Wise Brown Classics) Cover Image
By Margaret Wise Brown, Katy Hudson (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781684127665
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Published: Silver Dolphin Books - July 9th, 2019

Join a little bear and his mother in this gentle celebration of the universal love between a mother and child from Margaret Wise Brown, best-selling children's author of Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny,

From the recently discovered archives of Margaret Wise Brown, author of the children's classics Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny, comes a charming story


Bunny in the Middle Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250120366
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - July 2nd, 2019

This joyful picture book celebrates middle children and sibling love.

When you’re in the middle . . . you’re not the oldest, and you’re not the youngest. You are right in between. There’s someone bigger who helps you and someone smaller who needs you. From the middle, you can see both sides.


Small World Cover Image
By Ishta Mercurio, Jen Corace (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419734076
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - July 2nd, 2019