Kids Picture Books

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When you take a step / Bethanie Deeney Murguia.
"To take a walk is to begin a journey. It can be an adventure, or a chance to let your thoughts roam and be one with nature. It can be a time for daydreaming and pondering life's many questions. It can be a time to reflect on the past or to stand up for a…
A library / Nikki Giovanni ; illustrated by Erin K. Robinson.
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 im…
How to party like a snail / written by Naseem Hrab ; illustrated by Kelly Collier.
"Snail is a party animal. Well...kind of. He loves the quiet things about parties: confetti, making new friends (using his indoor voice, of course), and the silence before everyone yells, 'SURPRISE!' But when parties get loud, Snail retreats into his shel…
I feel safe / David McPhail.
A young girl is frightened by a thunderstorm, but her parents and grandparents help her to feel safe until the thunder passes--even after the lights go out.
The big worry day : [a book about conquering fear] / by K.A Reynolds, illustrated by Chloe Dominique.
"A little girl is convinced that her dog worries, just like her. With a whole day ahead of them, she'll need to figure out how to soothe them both. She prepares snacks, first aid, and even a sword in case there are any monsters. But when nothing works to …
Blanket / by Ruth Ohi.
"A gentle wordless picture book about the difference a kind friend can make on a gray day. It's a beautiful morning, but when Cat wakes up, the world feels gray. Cat wraps up in a blanket and hides -- until Dog comes in. What can Dog do to help Cat? Dog j…
A friend for Ghost / Suzanne Kaufman.
"A lonely ghost finds a friend in a bright red balloon"--Provided by publisher.
Rahmah the raindrop / written by Binte Zehra Naqvi ; illustrated by Nida Syed ; under the guidance of Moulana Nabi R. Mir (Abidi).
"How will Rahmah get back to the ocean? This is a story about the adventures of Rahmah, the raindrop, who is swept away by the wind as she is falling into the ocean. Now, Rahmah needs to find her way back to the ocean! Along the way, she meets a little se…
Zack and Ike are exactly alike / Suzanne Bloom.
"Zack and Ike are best friends who like to think they're exactly alike. They have the same backpack, the same bike, and the same kind hearts. But what happens when these best friends disagree? And what happens when they meet a new friend who is exactly …
Grandma's garden / by Toni Armier ; illustrated by Lynn Horrabin.
"It's springtime, and a young girl points to what’s outside the kitchen window, wondering about Grandma’s special spot. It’s a garden filled with vegetables, flowers, fruits, and more! Grandma takes the little girl outside and shows her how she can help m…
Peppa loves to bake / adapted by Lauren Holowaty and Cala Spinner.
"Peppa and George are making a yummy cake for Miss Rabbit's baking competition. It looks tasty--but will they win?"--Back cover.
ABC roar / Chiêu Anh Urban.
"ABC Roar is a hands-on sensory book that helps readers learn their ABCs and write letters. With colorful animals and letters on every spread, travel all the way from A for armadillo to Z for zebra shark while tracing the alphabet, in this engaging visual…
Ocean / text by Heather Crossley and Clare Lloyd ; illustrated by Jean Claude ; paper engineering by Maike Biederstädt.
"Where do ocean animals live? Peek under the flaps to find them in their beautiful ocean homes"--Back cover.
If you cry like a fountain / Noemi Vola.
"In an attempt to cheer up a sad-looking worm, a narrator makes things worse by causing the worm to cry. But in the process of trying to make the sobbing worm feel better, the narrator starts to think of the various ways tears can be used productively. …
How messy! / Clare Helen Welsh, Olivier Tallec.
"Dot and Duck are on vacation at the beach. But Duck is being very messy! And Dot loves everything to be neat and tidy...will they be able to accept their differences and work together to build a sandcastle?" --back cover
My pet feet / Josh Funk ; illustrated by Billy Yong.
"A little girl wakes up one day to find that R, a vital piece of the alphabet, has vanished! Suddenly, she has pet feet instead of a ferret. Flocks of cows replace crows flying in the sky. Giant shoes (not shores!) live on the sandy beaches of her town. …
100 days of kindness : a counting, lift-the-flap book / by Cindy Jin ; illustrated by Grace Habib.
"Being kind comes from your heart and all of us can do our part. Count the days as we find 100 ways to be kind! Featuring fun lift-the-flap surprises on every page, this interactive board book shows little ones that they have the power and choice to help …
Octopus Shocktopus! / Peter Bently ; illustrated by Steven Lenton.
"An octopus falls from the sky one day. It lands on a roof and there it stays. The village's children quickly make friends with it, even though the adults are wary. But the octopus proves very handy indeed, making a perfect slide, helping out with some pa…
House finds a home / by Katy S. Duffield ; illustrated by Jen Corace.
"House has always loved the people inside. When they move out, House's halls grow quiet, his windows dark. He hopes with all his shingles that there will be other inhabitants and joys to discover. As generations pass, House experiences new people and trad…
How to be a rock star / written by Lisa Tolin ; illustrated by Daniel Duncan.
A child offers advice on starting a rock band, going on tour, and leaving the audience wanting more.
Sam's super seats / by Keah Brown ; illustrated by Sharee Miller.
Sam, who has cerebral palsy, goes back-to-school shopping with her best friends.
A letter from your teacher : on the first day of school / written by Shannon Olsen ; Illustrated by Sandie Sonke.
"From the author and illustrator of Our Class is a Family, this heartwarming picture book helps teachers in welcoming their new group of students on the first day of school. Through a letter written from the teacher's point of view, students are given the…
If your babysitter is a bruja / Ana Siqueira ; illustrated by Irena Freitas.
"On the night before Halloween, a new babysitter might be more than she appears. If she wears a black sombrero and cackles like a crow, she might just be a bruja! One little girl is determined not to fall victim to an evil witch or her cats. She knows bat…
Hey, Bruce! : an interactive book / by Ryan T. Higgins.
"In Hey, Bruce!, the bear experiences . . . well, whatever readers want him to. Rupert, Thistle, and Nibbs, the fun-loving mice in Bruce’s begrudgingly expansive family, guide readers on a quest for a fun reading experience, with Bruce the ever-reluctant …
Farmhouse / Sophie Blackall.
"Over a hill, at the end of a road, by a glittering stream that twists and turns, stands a house, with twelve children who eat and sleep and work and play, who get into trouble, and argue and dream, who milk the cows and fish in the stream--a farmhouse wh…
Five black cats / Patricia Hegarty ; Julia Woolf.
"Five black cats in the moonlight / Meet spooky new friends on Halloween night. Follow five brave black cats as they go on a ghostly rhyming adventure." --back cover
The Cool Bean presents : as cool as it gets / Jory John.
"When the Cool Bean picks the name of the coolest of the cool beans, Beanadette, out of a hat for the annual gift exchange, he’s not feeling very merry or festive—he’s feeling pressure! Beanadette is definitely expecting the coolest present of all. Will t…
Pete the cat plays hide-and-seek / Kimberly & James Dean.
Pete the Cat loves to play hide-and-seek! When his friends hide, Pete covers his eyes and counts to 10. He opens them and just knows he will find them soon. But finding his friends may be harder than Pete thought. Are they behind a tree or on a bus? Or wi…
Demolition / Sally Sutton ; illustrated by Brian Lovelock.
"From the huge crane with a swinging ball (crack) to the excavator that rams the walls (wham) demolition has never been so much fun!" -- back cover
The black hole debacle / Keri Claiborne Boyle ; illustrated by Deborah Melmon.
"Jordie is awed by asteroids, perplexed by planets, and mesmerized by moons. She can't believe her luck when she finds a black hole taking up residence in her desk at school. Of course she's keeping it. But when the black hole starts snarfing everything i…
Night on the sand / Monica Mayper ; art by Jaime Kim.
"A little boy looks to his big brother for guidance after a disaster levels their city. Together, the boys journey to a sheltering beach, where they are welcomed by fellow survivors. Absorbing the warmth of the new community, they begin to help others an…
The pigeon will ride the roller coaster! / words and pictures by Mo Willems.
"Buckle up for twists, turns, and emotional loop-de-loops in the most roller coaster-y Pigeon book ever! The Pigeon will be ready. Will you!?" --back cover
Insects / Emmy Kastner.
"Do you ever wonder about insects? Learn about the creatures that creep, flutter, and buzz on an adventure around your own backyard." --back cover
Lionel eats all by himself / Éric Veillé ; [translated by Daniel Hahn].
Lionel eats his food by himself, but his face gets covered in food.
All that is you / Alyssa Satin Capucilli ; illustrated by Devon Holzwarth.
"You're the give in my love, the boundless in it, too, and forever tucked inside of me is all that is you. With imaginative, exuberant language, All That is You celebrates the treasured bonds of love, joy, and inspiration shared by us all. Join us on a s…
I can explain / Shinsuke Yoshitake.
"Nose picking? Nail biting? Wiping dirty hands on clothes? Before you call them 'bad manners,' consider the compelling reasons that may be behind these behaviors. For instance, jumping on the bed is great practice for when the road becomes a trampoline! N…
Girls like me / written by Valerie Thompkins ; illustrated by Abira Das.
"Girls can do anything they set their minds to. Girls Like Me is a motivating and uplifting book which showcases the many different careers children can pursue. This inspiring picture book is designed to shape the future for readers and encourage them to …
Spot's pumpkin surprise / Eric Hill.
"Spot loves gardening with Dad. In the spring, Spot plants a pumpkin seed. And after lots of waiting and watering and watching it grow, the pumpkin is ready! But what will they make with it? It’s a pumpkin surprise"--Provided by publisher.
If animals tried to be kind / Ann Whitford Paul ; pictures by David Walker.
Rhyming text explores what would happen if animals tried to be kind, including Porcupine knitting a long scarf for Giraffe and Squirrel helping Dog dig for bones.
Some bodies / written by Sophie Kennen ; illustrated by Airin O'Callaghan.
"Our bodies! Our amazing, astounding, and all-around awesome bodies! Bodies come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and can do extraordinary things. Our bodies are uniquely our own yet they connect us to the world around us in so many ways. Through playful…
My bindi / written by Gita Varadarajan ; illustrated by Archana Sreenivasan.
"Divya is scared to put on the bindi for the first time. What if she gets made fun of? What will it feel like? But Amma assures her that her bindi will bring protection. After Divya looks inside Amma's special box to find the perfect bindi to put on, she …
My name is cool / by Antonio Sacre ; illustrated by Sarah Demonteverde.
"Little Antonio has a LOT of names. Different relatives call him different names, but the real culture shock happens when he goes to school for the first time. A celebration of biracial heritage and cultural identity...My Name Is Cool teaches children to …
Everyone belongs / written by Heather Avis ; illustrated by Sarah Mensinga.
"Everything is better when everyone joins in. Macy and Tru are putting together a show at the park. Other kids arrive, eager to participate but unsure if they'll be welcomed. Since the two sisters know that everything is a lot more fun when everybody's in…
Parfait, not parfait / written by Scott Rothman ; illustrated by Avery Monsen.
Humorous illustrations and simple text takes the reader on a journey of words that rhyme (or do not) with parfait.
A parliament of owls / written by Devin Scillian ; illustrated by Sam Caldwell.
"From a mischief of mice and a shiver of sharks to a caravan of camels and a rhumba of rattlesnakes, animals from around the globe gather a group and sashay, swim, slither, or sail through this party of animal plurals"--Provided by publisher.
What can you see? in space / text by Kate Ware ; illustrations by María Perera.
"Young readers can peek through the pages to learn all about space. Topics covered include Mission Control and what happens there; why astronauts need to strap themselves in to sleep; and what objects are present in space, such as comets, the planets, the…
The stars will be my nightlight : a Sukkot story / Jen Halpern ; illustrations by Chiara Fedele.
When a boy and his mother spend the night in the sukkah and it begins to rain, she gently reassures her son that the sukkah will protect them just as it did for their ancestors when they left Egypt.
Sometimes I grumblesquinch / by Rachel Vail ; illustrated by Hyewon Yum.
Exploring the key social emotional skills needed to navigate complicated feelings, this sweet and touching story follows Katie Honors, a nice kid who isn't able to hold in her feelings about her brother, as she learns an important lesson.
Skater Cielo / by Rachel Katstaller.
Cielo loves to skateboard, but loses her confidence after a fall, until the intervention of some new friends helps her regains her confidence.
Doña Esmeralda, who ate everything! / by Melissa de la Cruz ; illustrated by Primo Gallanosa
"Once upon a time, in the middle of a group of seven thousand happy islands named after King Philip of Spain, there lived a lady named Doña Esmeralda. She had a big bouffant hairdo and was much smaller than you. And she was always hungry... And so begins…
To find treasure in the mountains / Francine Rockey ; illustrated by Kendra Binney.
Three children find different treasures in nature as they spend a day following a trail in the woods.
Be a bridge / Irene Latham and Charles Waters ; illustrated by Nabila Adani.
"Upbeat rhyming verse and colorful illustrations of a diverse group of students invite readers to "be a bridge" by taking actions that foster inclusivity, respect, and connection"--Provided by publisher.
Forever home : a dog and boy love story / Henry Cole.
Told from two points of view, a boy who wants a dog more than anything and an abandoned dog looking for a forever home find each other in this wordless book.
Agent Llama : double trouble / by Angela Woolfe ; illustrated by Duncan Beedie.
"Charlie Palmer, super spy and secret agent, is back...Reports of spaghetti falling from the sky are coming in from all over the world. But the worst part is that Charlie is the suspect behind the mayhem! Charlie sets out to discover who really has upende…
A very thankful prayer : seek and find / Bonnie Jensen Rickner ; illustrated by Natalia Moore.
"Search, find, and match 40 objects in fun fall scences. Help your toddlers and preschoolers develop pre-reading skills while your family gives thanks for all that the season has to offer--from watching leaves fall and sitting by a cozy fire and sharing a…
My book of monsters / Ine Volder ; illustrated by Maarten Arys.
"When a little wizard waves his magic want, all his drawings come to life. Out crawl creepy monsters in all shapes and sizes. Some are furry, some have mustaches, some see with one eye only, and some are the size of a mountain. Which monster makes you …
Happy rainbow / Hannah Eliot ; illustrated by Susie Hammer.
"From the team behind Happy Heart, this rainbow-shaped board book with glitter offers a sweet take on the colors of the rainbow!"--Provided by publisher.
Dear little princess : my dreams for you.
"Featuring Moana, Cinderella, Belle, Tiana, and more Disney Princesses! This board book empowers the youngest readers to be brave, kind, and seek adventure." --publisher's website
Daddy makes the best spaghetti / Anna Grossnickle Hines.
Not only does Corey's father make the best spaghetti, but he also dresses up as Bathman and acts like a barking dog.
Elmo & Tango / by Andrea Posner-Sanchez.
"Meet Elmo's puppy, Tango. Come play along with these furry friends!" --back cover.
Good night dolphins / Adam Gamble, Mark Jasper ; illustrated by Ute Simon.
"Young marine biologists will adore this charming and educational board book as they explore the fascinating world of dolphins, including dolphin species, bottlenose dolphins, striped dolphins, spinner dolphins, pink dolphins, feeding habits, colors, uniq…
This is music. Drums / by Rekha S. Rajan ; art by Tania Yakunova.
"What do a set of bongos, a tambourine, and a cooking pot have in common? They are all drums! This first introduction to instruments in the drum family begins with a simple explanation of what defines a drum. Young readers are then invited on a global exp…
Time to go! / by Marta Cunill ; translated by Susan Ourlou.
"Three birds are left behind when they decide they can’t be bothered to fly south with their flock. But, despite their laziness, the birds are willing to put a lot of effort into beating the winter cold. The birds problem-solve and do everything they can …
Rain forests / Emmy Kastner.
"Follow our intrepid babies on an adventure into the depths of the rain forest. Take a peek into the dense foliage and uncover the millions of plants and animals that live inside. Plus, learn how to tell the difference between the kinds of rain forests—te…
Push! dig! scoop! : a construction counting rhyme / Rhonda Gowler Greene ; illustrated by Daniel Kirk.
"Push 'oosh' goes a big mama bulldozer and her one little dozer. Dig 'schlup' goes a tough papa excavator and his two little excavators. Count along with every scooping, mashing, and spinning family of trucks in the construction site-all the way from the …
Dino-basketball / Lisa Wheeler ; illustrations by Barry Gott.
The meat-eating dinosaurs play against the plant-eating dinosaurs in a fast-paced basketball game.
How do dinosaurs say good night? / Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Mark Teague.
Mother and child ponder the different ways a dinosaur can say goodnight, from slamming his tail and pouting to giving a big hug and kiss.
Alphabet city / Stephen T. Johnson.
Photographs of objects in an urban setting present the letters of the alphabet.