New Picture Books

A colorful collection of the latest picture books.


The Surprise Cover Image
By Zadie Smith, Nick Laird, Magenta Fox (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593525975
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 28th, 2022

Celebrating the quiet power of being different, The Surprise is the children’s debut from acclaimed authors Zadie Smith and Nick Laird, with art from exciting newcomer Magenta Fox.

Black Girl Rising Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452164878
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Published: Chronicle Books - June 28th, 2022

This enduring anthem for Black girls celebrates their power, potential, and brilliance—for themselves and for the world.

You are a thousand curls
unfurling in your hair.
You are a thousand fists
standing proudly in air.

You are the song of swallows,
lifting sun as they sing—
breaking light with their beaks,

Two Dogs Cover Image
By Ian Falconer, Ian Falconer (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062954473
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Published: Michael di Capua Books - June 28th, 2022

From Ian Falconer, Caldecott Honor winner and #1 New York Times bestselling creator of the Olivia series, comes a dashingly delightful picture book about two unforgettable dachshunds and their search for fun!

Bea and Mr. Jones: 40th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Amy Schwartz, Amy Schwartz (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593519998
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Published: Rise x Penguin Workshop - June 28th, 2022

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Amy Schwartz's classic picture book with this stunning reissue that will empower readers to never underestimate themselves!

The Night Before Second Grade Cover Image
By Natasha Wing, Amy Wummer (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593382745
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - June 28th, 2022

Grab your backpack and get ready for the second grade in the latest big moment to be celebrated in Natasha Wing's best-selling series!

A Is for Bee: An Alphabet Book in Translation Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646141272
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Published: Levine Querido - June 14th, 2022

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 Anū in Igbo,
Aamoo in Ojibwe,
Abelha in Portugese.
And Ari in Turkish.

Odd Birds: Meet Nature's Weirdest Flock Cover Image
By Laura Gehl, Gareth Lucas (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419742231
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - June 14th, 2022

Meet nature’s oddballs in this charming board book about some of the most unique birds in the world

Backyard birds—move over! Odd Birds introduces babies and toddlers to unusual bird species, including the magnificent frigatebird with a bright red throat pouch and the California condor—the largest flying birds in North America!

Impossible Moon Cover Image
By Breanna J. McDaniel, Tonya Engel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534478978
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Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f - June 14th, 2022

A young girl undertakes an impossible trip to the moon, makes friends with the stars, and brings back something priceless in this gentle and lyrically told picture book about family, history, and memory.

Grana used to tell the best stories, and Mabel used to long to soar through the heavens. Nowadays, Grana mostly lies in bed and Mabel stays close to home.

Goodnight Racism Cover Image
By Ibram X. Kendi, Cbabi Bayoc (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593110515
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Published: Kokila - June 14th, 2022

National Book Award–winning and New York Times bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi (How to Be an Antiracist, Antiracist Baby) returns with a new picture book that serves as a modern bedtime classic.

Spaceblock (An Abrams Block Book) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419750991
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - June 14th, 2022

Learn all about space in this out-of-this-world addition to the bestselling Block Book series!

3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . Blast off!

See You Someday Soon Cover Image
By Pat Zietlow Miller, Suzy Lee (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250221100
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 14th, 2022

From the author of the mega-bestseller Be Kind and the winner of the 2022 Hans Christian Andersen Award comes a picture book for anyone who's ever loved someone far away.

Someday soon, I'll see you.
Even though you are there.
And I am here.
So very far apart.

The Golden Girls: Goodnight, Girls Cover Image
By Samantha Brooke, Jen Taylor (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316119634
Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock
Published: LB Kids - June 28th, 2022

Celebrate your love of the iconic 1980s sitcom with this charming board book that fans will want to share with the youngest readers at bedtime.

Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose are having a sleepover! And, of course, they are having too much fun to go to sleep.