Kids Picture Books

These picture books are new to our shelves in the last 30 days (most recent on top).

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List

Beneath / Cori Doerrfeld.
"Finn is in a horrible mood and doesn't want to talk about it. After some persuading, though, they agree to go for a hike with Grandpa. Throughout their forest walk, they see many different things: big, strong trees with networks of roots growing undernea…
Please, baby, please / Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson.
This book "present[s] a behind-the-scenes look at the chills, spills, and unequivocal thrills of bringing up baby! Go back to bed, baby, please, baby, please. Not on your HEAD baby baby baby, please!" --publisher's website
Good morning world, I love you so / a little book of gratitude by Olivia Herrick.
"From sunshine to an extra big spoon, there are so many things in the world to be thankful for! Luckily, showing gratitude can be as simple as waving and saying, 'I love you!'...Good Morning, World—I Love You So builds a lifelong habit of gratitude and se…
Explore under the sea / written by Carly Madden ; illustrated by Neil Clark.
"Evie and her dog, Juno, are exploring under the sea! Watch them play hide-and-seek in a kelp forest, discover a shipwreck, and dance in the midnight zone!" --back cover
Chloe's Lunar New Year / by Lily LaMotte ; illustrated by Michelle Lee
"It's almost Lunar New Year, and Chloe can’t wait to celebrate! But first, Chloe and her family must prepare for the new year. They buy new shoes, lay out good-luck oranges in a bowl, decorate the red envelope, and make a crispy turnip cake. Everyone come…
The kindest red : a story of hijab and friendship / Ibtihaj Muhammad and S. K. Ali ; art by Hatem Aly.
"It’s picture day and Faizah can’t wait to wear her special red dress with matching hair ribbons, passed down from her mother and sister. Faizah’s teacher starts the day by asking her students to envision the kind of world they want, inspiring Faizah and …
Saturdays and teacakes / story by Lester Laminack ; paintings by Chris Soentpiet.
"Every Saturday, a young boy rides his bicycle up and down country roads, past farms and a filling station, until he reaches his beloved Mammaw’s house. She is waiting for him. There, the young boy helps her. She picks tomatoes and he pushes the lawnmower…
Eat together / Miguel Ordóñez.
"3 shapes get together to make. . . a strawberry! What do 4 shapes make? And 5? A total of 33 shapes make for a delicious feast in this silly book of visual surprises." --back cover
Shark's numbers / by Harriet Evans ; illustrated by Jo Rooks.
"Dive into the deep...and join the sea animals in counting from one to ten." --back cover
Kumo : the bashful cloud / witten by Kyo Maclear ; illustrated by Nathalie Dion.
"Kumo is a cloud whose only wish is to float unseen. When she’s assigned cloud duty for the day, she feels overwhelmed by self-doubt and her fear of being noticed. But after learning that closing your eyes isn’t a good solution to your troubles, Kumo pull…
How to help a friend / Karl Newson ; illustrated by Clara Anganuzzi.
"Everyone feels sad sometimes, but it can be hard to know how to help when a friend is feeling blue. Some friends might need to talk about their feelings while others may need some time alone. Or maybe words of encouragement will help a loved one feel bet…
The new guard / by Jess M. Brallier ; illustrated by Jeff Harter.
"Booker the bat has completed his training and he’s excited to report for duty as the newest guard at the Joanina Library in Coimbra, Portugal. His job is to fly through the stacks at night, gobbling down the bugs that are in turn eating the 200,000 antiq…
We are the ocean / by Captain Paul Watson ; illustrated by Sarah Borg.
This book "describes the way plants and animals all need water, and does so with captivating illustrations and a story told through the eyes of the children and their doggie companions. By showing the cycle of water on earth, children learn they are actu…
Music is in everything / Ziggy Marley ; illustrations by Ag Jatkowska.
This book "celebrates how music is found in everything. From ocean waves to banging pots and pans in the kitchen, from a loved one’s laughter to the 'river’s latest tune,' Marley reminds children everywhere that you don’t need an instrument to create a be…
Where do big creatures sleep at night? / Steven J. Simmons and Clifford R. Simmons ; illustrated by Ruth Harper.
"Let's take a look at what some big creatures do when you are asleep and the day is through. We're used to seeing animals during the day, but where and how do they sleep at night? From gorillas to elephants and ostriches to rhinos, plus anacondas and hipp…
Calling for the moon / written by Wu Xia ; illustrated by Ziru Meng.
As the Mid-Autumn Festival approaches, Autumn Moon awaits the return of her father who promises to come home every year when the moon is at its fullest. But when the moon disappears behind the clouds, will the father she misses so much find his way home?
Bluey. Easter.
"It's Easter! Bluey and Bingo think the Bunny has forgotten them again, until a clue takes them on an egg hunt . . . " --back cover.
I love you little, I love you lots / words by Douglas Wood ; pictures by G. Brian Karas.
In rhyming text, a dog and cat express and compare their love and friendship for each other.
Little Black girl : oh, the things you can do! / Kirby Howell-Baptiste ; illustrated by Paul Davey.
"Kirby Howell-Baptiste tells the story of one Black girl and her limitless potential as she pursues her dream of robotics. Determined to have her robot ready for the school fair, getting everything done in time won’t be easy, but this little Black girl kn…
Logan's Greenhouse / written by JaNay Brown-Wood ; illustrated by Samara Hardy.
"Logan is organizing a pet playdate at his greenhouse for all of his friends, and his treats won't be the same without his carrots. He's searched and searched, but his greenhouse is filled with plenty of plants and Logan needs our help to identify them. W…
A land of books : dreams of young Mexihcah word painters / Duncan Tonatiuh.
Illustrations and text describe how the Mixtecs create painted manuscripts, or codices, that reflect their way of life and document their history, science, land tenure, tribute, and sacred rituals.
If you were my Valentine / Lynn Plourde ; illustrated by Jennifer L. Meyer.
"If you were my valentine, I would jump, jump with joy! Valentine's Day is for cuddles, sweet treats, silly games, and spending time with the ones we hold dear. Join all kinds of animals and their valentines—from rabbits and puffins, to cougars and otter…
Little Black boy : oh, the things you will do! / Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Larry C. Fields III ; illustrated by Paul Davey.
"Fascinated by marine wildlife, a little Black boy dreams of one day swimming in the ocean alongside all the creatures that make it their home. It will take courage to move from the safety of the swimming pool to the vastness of the ocean, but as he begin…
Blue Badger and the big breakfast / Huw Lewis-Jones & Ben Sanders.
"Badger is feeling happy these days... ...even though he still has a blue bottom. Life is good when you’re eating berries. But now Dog is sad. What can Badger do to help his friend? Badger is enjoying a big blueberry breakfast--his favourite food! But as…
Monsters go / Daisy Hirst.
"There's more than one way for a little monster to travel! Skeeter speeds by on a scooter, and Willa likes to walk. Beatrice and Bobby take the bus, and there goes Rodney riding a rabbit! Kieran has high hopes of getting there by kite, and then there's Ca…
A sweet new year for Ren / written by Michelle Sterling ; illustrations by Dung Ho.
"Little Ren looks forward to the preparation for and festivities of Lunar New Year, but she is always too little to help make the delicious pineapple cakes that are her favorite. She watches family members rolling out the dough and loves the mouth-waterin…
Goldilocks and the three knocks / Gregory Barrington.
"Goldilocks has something she wants you to know. The story you've heard about her and the three bears is not where the real story begins. It all started with three peculiar knocks. Goldilocks shouldn't have opened the door. . . but of course, she did.
Scaredy bath / by Zoe Foster Blake ; illustrated by Daniel Gray-Barnett.
While the family all looks forward to bath time, Scaredy Bath dreads the piping hot water, loud kids, and gooey soap, but when the family goes away, he feels bored and sad and realizes that being a bathtub is fun--most of the time.
Gotcha! : a funny fairy tale hide-and-seek / Clotilde Perrin ; translated by Daniel Hahn.
"Look out! Three frightful monsters are coming - they want to gobble you up! Quick, hide inside these fairy tale houses - with the three little pigs, Hansel and Gretel and Sleeping Beauty. They won't find you here!" --back cover
Love is a ball / words by Amy Novesky ; pictures by Sara Gillingham.
A rhyming ode to toy balls, from baseballs to tennis balls, and to the children who love them.
Two friends : Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass / by Dean Robbins ; illustrated by Sean Qualls & Selina Alko.
This story imagines what it was like when Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass got together for a cup of tea and discussed their struggle for civil rights.
Strawberry Shortcake. Berry in the big city. Oven trouble & the mean berries / based on the episode
Strawberry Shortcake is back in a whole new adventure in Big Apple City in this fun storybook with stickers! 2 stories in 1 book? Flan-tastic! In The Mean Berries, Strawberry Shortcake meets her match with Raspberry Tart, who isn't happy that Strawberry i…
Cozy in love / Jan Brett.
"After losing a test of strength to another musk ox in his herd, Cozy is convinced he’ll never impress his crush, Lofti. But while he’s sulking, he learns of a bigger concern. His friend Bella, a beluga whale, is still playing in an inlet even though it’s…
The very special thing / Alex Willmore.
This is a tale "about what can happen when we forget to think of others and get carried away with our hobbies. Squirrel loves to collect things around the forest. She really has the eye for it! But when she starts to take the other animals’ possessions, t…
Peter Cottontail's hoppy Easter / Jennifer Sattler.
A variation of the Easter song, "Here comes Peter Cottontail," featuring Peter Cottontail delivering Easter treats.
Happy Chinese New Year! : a festive counting story / by Jannie Ho.
Count to twelve with the Zodiac animals as they get ready to celebrate Chinese New Year!
Remembering mom's kubbat halab / Medeia Sharif ; illustrated by Paran Kim.
"Bushra misses her mother, her dayik. So does her brother Sherzat. Mom used to help them with homework, read to them, and tuck them into bed at night. For Bushra, she would cook kubbat halab, perfectly golden rice-and-potato patties made without meat. No …
Mom's not wipin' your bum : a grow with me book / author, Lin Hawthorne ; illustrator, Stevie Mahardhika.
"In Mom's Not Wipin' Your Bum, Zeke's mom teaches him all about potty training. He takes the reader (and his best friend, Abacus) on his imaginative bathroom adventure, ultimately learning to wipe himself. It's the launch of a long list things he can do b…
An American story / by Kwame Alexander ; illustrated by Dare Coulter.
"From the fireside tales in an African village, through the unspeakable passage across the Atlantic, to the backbreaking work in the fields of the South, this is a story of a people’s struggle and strength, horror and hope. This is the story of American s…
How to send a hug / written by Hayley Rocco and illustrated by John Rocco.
Despite living far away from his grandmother, a little boy finds a way to give her a speical kind of hug with help from the Hug Delivery Specialist.
Fashionista : fashion your feelings / written and illustrated by Maxine Beneba Clarke.
"Sometimes you go for clothes that are comfy-careless or just-blend-in fine. Or maybe you're in the mood for something more chic-a-bam! Lipstick that shimmers. Knee-high boots for steppin' out on the town. Fancy-frolic in feathers. Whatever you wear, find…
Santiago's dinosaurios / Mariana Ríos Ramírez ; illustrated by Udayana Lugo.
"Santiago is new to the United States, and he doesn’t speak English. On his first day of school, how will he connect with his peers? Santiago learns that even when you don’t speak the same language, some interests—like dinosaurs—are universal." --publishe…
Flicker's garden rescue / Jodie Parachini ; illustrated by Bryony Clarkson.
"Queen Bee can’t stop sneezing, so she won’t be able to oversee the pollination of all the fruit and vegetables in the garden this year. Not only does this mean there won’t be a Garden Party, it also means there won’t be any yummy food. Flicker and her fr…
Flicker plays hide-and-surprise / Jodie Parachini ; illustrated by Bryony Clarkson.
"Flicker’s twin younger brother and sister, Zip and Flare, want to play with Flicker and her friends. Flicker explains how to play hide-and-seek, but the little ones just can’t seem to get it right. Flicker is a good big sister and makes up a new name for…
Tiptoe tiger / Jane Clarke ; illustrated by Britta Teckentrup.
"Tara the tiger cub is wide awake and wants to play. But Tara's bouncing and pouncing keeps scaring all the other jungle animals away. Help Tara tread quietly through the jungle so that she can make her way home to her mom and settle down for bed"-- Provi…
Jeremy's big role / by Matthew Silvestri.
"Jeremy is getting his shot at playing the Big Bad Wolf, and he really wants to shine! But sometimes he finds it hard to get past his stutter. And he's not so sure what to do if this comes up during stage time. With help from his 'pack'-- his teacher, fam…
Paradise Sands : a story of enchantment / Levi Pinfold.
When a young girl and her older brothers step into the ghostly Paradise Sands hotel, they fall under the rule of the mysterious Teller. The girl makes a deal with the commanding creature to free them all from his haunting paradise--and let them return to …
Quacks like a duck / Stephanie Campisi.
"Petunia the platypus heads to her first party since arriving from Australia. She has the present, a party hat, and a pavlova, but it’s a costume party and she doesn’t have a costume! Everyone asks what she’s supposed to be: 'Are you a duck?' 'Do you have…
Never feed a bear! / illustrated by Shannon Hays.
Why should you feed a llama crackers and a lion a lollipop? Find out in this funny rhyme, with big animal mouths to feed!
The secret of the sand castles / Demi.
"A timeless Buddhist tale about the things that matter most: truth, generosity, compassion, and love. When a group of children are having a playful day at the beach, the fun of building sand castles is forgotten when they start arguing about whose castle …
Pip's book / [written and illustrated by] Guido Van Genechten.
"Pip's friend Timothy Vanderlong is the longest dog in the world. Together, they do their very best to fit Timothy inside Pip's book. It's a difficult job, but Pip comes up with a clever solution. And then, Timothy asks whether there's still room for his …
Moonbear's shadow / Frank Asch.
Bear tries everything he can think of to get rid of his shadow.
Con pollo : a bilingual playtime adventure / Jimmy Fallon and Jennifer Lopez ; illustrated by Andrea Campos.
This is a book that serves young readers as an introduction to basic Spanish vocabulary. Meet Pollo, a friendly little chicken who just wants to play. And play, and play, and play all day! Pollo makes any activity more fun. Why just go to the beach when y…
Construction site : you're just right : a Valentine lift-the-flap book / Sherri Duskey Rinker and  AG Ford.
"It's Valentine's Day at the construction site, and every truck finds a special note just from them--but can they guess which friendly truck sent it? Search the scene to find each mystery writer, lift the flaps to reveal sweet and silly messages, and cel…
How do dinosaurs learn to be kind? / Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Mark Teague.
It is not always easy for a dinosaur to learn how to be kind, but with a liitle practice, and keeping other people firmly in mind, he can become a one-of-a-kind, very kind dinosaur.
I don't care / by Julie Fogliano ; pictures by Caldecott honorees, Molly Idle and Juana Martinez-Neal.
"Differences only make a good friendship stronger. In this bouncy, rhyming story, two best friends think about all the little things that don’t matter– and the big things that really, really do." --publisher's website.
No Snowball! / Isabella Kung.
"Queen NoFuzzball is the ruler of her home and she enjoys basking in the adoration of her subjects. But a new kitten, Snowball, has arrived to her queendom. Fuzzball fears that this new stranger will be a threat to her throne, but then realizes it could b…
So much snow / words and pictures by Hyunmin Park.
"It snowed all night long. It snowed so much that when two children awake in the morning and want to go outside to play, a shovel isn’t even close to being enough. It’s SO MUCH SNOW!" --publisher's website.
ABCs of geography / Chris Ferrie.
"From Andes and fjord to volcano and zoning, it's never to early to become a geography buff! With bright illustrations and text written by experts, ABCs of Geography is the perfect book for enlightening the next generation of geniuses." --publisher's webs…
City under the city / Dan Yaccarino.
Bix lives with her family in a city where people rarely talk or play together, and no longer read books. Instead, they stare at small portable screens, monitored by giant eyeballs. The Eyes are here to help! With everything. But Bix would like to do thing…
Halloween night / by Marjorie Dennis Murray ; illustrations by Brandon Dorman.
Loosely based on "The Night Before Christmas," this rhyming story tells of a group of animals, monsters, and witches who prepare such a frightening Halloween party that their expected trick-or-treaters all run away.
A couple of boys have the best week ever / Marla Frazee.
Friends James and Eamon enjoy a wonderful week at the home of Eamon's grandparents during summer vacation.