Kids Picture Books

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Nine days to Christmas : a story of Mexico / by Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida ; illustrated by Marie Hall Ets.
Ceci anxiously awaits her first posada, the special Mexican Christmas party, and the opportunity to select a piñata for it.
The Christmas cookie sprinkle snitcher / by Robert Kraus ; illustrated by Vip.
Nat confronts the Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher and saves the village Christmas celebration.
Peppa Pig and the day of giving thanks / Neville Astley
Peppa Pig and her brother, George, are out for a nature walk with Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig on a beautiful fall day. There are so many things to be thankful for-- the blue sky above, the trees full of apples, the pumpkins, the fallen leaves that are so fun …
The lady with the books : a story inspired by the remarkable work of Jella Lepman / Kathy Stinson ; [illustrations by] Marie Lafrance.
"Anneliese and her little brother Peter have been forever changed by the war that took their father's life. One day, while wandering the ruined streets of Munich in search of food, they stumble upon a book exhibit. The great hall is filled with more books…
Grandmother school / Rina Singh ; illustrated by Ellen Rooney.
"Every morning, a young girl walks her grandmother to the Aajibaichi Shala, the school that was built for the grandmothers in her village to have a place to learn to read and write. The narrator beams with pride as she drops her grandmother off with the o…
Little pearl / story by Martin Widmark ; illustrations by Emilia Dziubak.
"Grace's story begins long ago, during the winter her brother disappears. After an icy tumble, Grace wakes up in an amazing world where she is as tiny as a bug. As she explores, Grace meets incredible creatures, both delightful and dangerous. Then she hea…
Stay, little seed / Cristiana Valentini ; [illustrated by] Philip Giordano.
"A moving tale of love, fear, and the courage of letting go. Beyond the hill where the tree lives, lies Who Knows Where. Every year when the wind blows, the tree's seeds sail to this mysterious place, until the day an especially tiny seed decides to remai…
Freda and the blue beetle / by Sophie Gilmore.
"The townsfolk are always telling Freda to be more careful. They don't trust anything unknown or unusual--it could be dangerous. But Freda loves to explore new and strange things, which is how she makes lots of wonderful discoveries. One day she discovers…
Mrs Bibi's elephant / Reza Dalvand.
"Mrs. Bibi and her pet elephant do everything together. They play with the children in the street, have tea parties and read bedtime stories every night. But when she is told by the townspeople that her elephant has got to go, she knows she has a diffic…
The tortoise and the hare : an Aesop fable / retold and illustrated by Bernadette Watts.
"When Tortoise says to Hare, 'I bet I can beat you in a running race!' everyone laughs. Tortoise puts one foot in front of the next. Hare stops to nibble carrot tops and cabbages. Who will have the last laugh?" --back cover
The couch potato / written by Jory John ; illustrated by Pete Oswald.
"The Couch Potato has everything he needs within reach of his sunken couch cushion. But when the electricity goes out, Couch Potato is forced to peel himself away from the comforts of his living room and venture outside. And when he does, he realizes fres…
Chirri & Chirra : under the sea / Kaya Doi ; translated from Japanese by David Boyd.
"Join Chirri and Chirra on their enchanting adventure beneath the waves. Chirri and Chirra are pedaling along when they find a cave. At the end of the cave, they see a light. Oh! They are under the sea! They pedal through a maze of coral and pass through …
If I couldn't be Anne / written by Kallie George ; illustrated by Geneviève Godbout.
"From a fearless tightrope walker to a princess in a palace made of apple blossoms--when Anne lets her imagination run wild, she can become anything she wants to be! But even as her flights of fancy soar far and wide, Anne knows that some things--like fr…
The little blue cottage / Kelly Jordan ; illustrated by Jessica Courtney-Tickle.
"by the bay where pelicans fly and orange foxes play is the summer home of everyone's dreams: the little blue cottage. All year, the cottage eagerly waits for the girl, and every summer the girl is excited to return and make lasting memories of carefree …
Everybody feels worried / Moira Harvey ; illustrated by Holly Sterling.
"Have you ever felt worried about doing well at school? Or scared about the thought of doing new things? How did you feel? Did you feel upset? Read about Ava and Noah, and what they did when they felt worried."--back cover.
Marvel storybook collection.
"Join your favorite Marvel Super Heroes as they come together for epic adventures and battles to keep the galaxy safe! Captain Marvel and Gamora face down their worst fears, Spider-Man bests a pesky foe, the Guardians of the Galaxy capture a slipper space…
There was a turkey on the farm / Valeri Gorbachev.
"Turkey is bored. She can’t find anyone to be friends with on the farm—Hen is too busy with her chicks, Rooster crows too loud, and who could be friends with Goat, who has a beard and horns? But when Turkey ventures off the farm to find a friend, she meet…
You are a beautiful beginning / written by Nina Laden ; illustrated by Kelsey Garrity-Riley.
"It is not the destination, but the journey. Inspired by this timeless adage, You Are a Beautiful Beginning combines lyrical storytelling and lovely art, blossoming into a celebration of self-love, friendship, and community. With beautiful simplicity and…
Meet Angelina Ballerina / based on the stories by Katharine Holabird ; based on the illustrations of Helen Craig ; [illustrated by Robert McPhillips].
"Meet Angelina Ballerina and take a tour of the lovely village of Chipping Cheddar as Angelina heads to the annual summer festival in the town square! Along the way you will meet some of Angelina's family and friends, visit Miss Lilly's Ballet School, sto…
Always be a unicorn / story by Pearl E. Horne ; illustrated by Kendra Spanjer.
"In this inspiring picture book for unicorn lovers young and young-at-heart, readers are urged to believe in their remarkable, singular, imperfect selves. And it’s not what’s on the outside that makes a unicorn a unicorn. It’s what’s on the inside. Which…
Little monster trucks go! / Doug Cenko.
"Five little monster trucks encounter challenge after challenge on the racetrack, but with their amazing driving skills, a few surprising gadgets, and a little teamwork, the trucks are sure to make it to the finish line. But who will get first place?" --…
Teddy Spaghetti / written by Dorothea Benton Frank and Victoria Benton Frank ; illustrated by Renée Andriani.
"Teddy really, really, really loves spaghetti. School? Not so much. Especially when he gets teased about his love for spaghetti and gets the nickname TED-DY SPA-GHET-TI! Will Teddy let his new nickname prevent him from enjoying what he loves most?" --book…
The birthday : a funny story with lots of pictures / by Hans Fischer ; translated by David Henry Wilson.
"When Lisette goes to the village on her birthday, her dog, Bello, and the other animals get to work. The cats bake a cake, the chickens lay extra eggs, the goat picks flowers for the birthday table, and the rabbits find seventy-six candles. When Lisette …
I talk like a river / words by Jordan Scott ; pictures by Sydney Smith.
When a child has a "bad speech day" at school, his father gives him a new perspective on his stuttering.
What we'll build : plans for our together future / Oliver Jeffers.
A father and his young daughter gather their tools and begin building a future where love can be set aside until it is needed, enemies become friends, and exploration is key.
The paper boat / Thao Lam.
"At her home in Vietnam, a girl rescues ants from the sugar water set out to trap them. Later, when the girl's family flees war-torn Vietnam, ants lead them through the moonlit jungle to the boat that will take them to safety. Before boarding, the girl fo…
Disney Christmas storybook collection.
Collects eighteen Christmas stories featuring such Disney and Pixar characters as Belle, Mickey Mouse, and Wreck-It Ralph.
All because you matter / written by Tami Charles ; illustrated by Caldecott Honor winner Bryan Collier.
"A lyrical, heart-lifting love letter to Black and Brown children everywhere reminds them how much they matter, that they have always mattered and they always will."
You'll find me / by Amanda Rawson Hill ; illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff.
Illustrations and easy-to-read text highlight ways to find reminders of loved ones in everyday actions, even after they are gone.
Evelyn Del Rey is moving away / Meg Medina ; illustrated by Sonia Sánchez.
Daniela is sad when she finds out her best friened, Evelyn Del Rey, is moving away, but Evelyn promises Daniela that their friendship will always be special.
Jabari tries / Gaia Cornwall.
Jabari tries to make a flying machine all by himself in his backyard, but when it doesn't work, he finds it is okay to ask for assistance from Dad and his little sister, Nika.
Once upon a unicorn's horn / Beatrice Blue.
A little girl befriends a sad, tiny horse, and, with a little magic (and an ice cream cone), helps him fly.
Speak up / written by Miranda Paul ; illustrated by Ebony Glenn.
"When something really matters, one voice can make a difference. join a lively group of kids on a busy school day as they discover that there are so many different ways to speak up and make their voices heard! From shouting out gratitude for a special t…
Here comes ocean / written by Meg Fleming ; illustrated by Paola Zakimi.
"Here comes ocean! What sandy, salty treasures will the waves leave behind?" --book jacket
Spacebot / Mike Twohy.
"Late one night when a robotic dog from outer space lands in the backyard, Pup is hoping they will be friends. Spacebot has other plans!...[Readers] will delight in the story's twists and turns and its heartwarming surprise ending." --book jacket
Hurry up! : a book about slowing down / written by Kate Dopirak ; illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal.
"A busy boy and his dog learn to slow down and enjoy life together"--Provided by publisher.
Brian Wildsmith's animal gallery.
"Discover a sloth of bears, an ambush of tigers, a prickle of hedgehogs, and a leap of leopards in this glorious introduction to the animal kingdom....From a playful family of otters to a noisy pandemonium of parrots, the animals in this book are depicted…
Crocodile's crossing : a search for home / Yoeri Slegers.
Crocodile is tired, scared, and hopeful as he searches for a new home.
My brother the duck / by Pat Zietlow Miller ; illustrated by Daniel Wiseman.
Stella Wells, fledgling scientist, has a new baby brother, Drake, and she is seriously considering the possibility that he is a duck--but further research is required to test that hypothesis.
Dirt cheap / Mark Hoffmann.
Birdie wants a very expensive soccer ball but has no money, so she starts selling dirt and learns some important lessons along the way.
You can do it, noisy Nora! / Rosemary Wells.
Although Nora is determined to play the violin, her family is unhappy with the sounds that come from her practice sessions, but Nora has a surprise for them when she plays a secret song during a special evening.
Band together / written and illustrated by Chloe Douglass.
"Duck is a solo act. He loves the peace and solitude of his beachside home, strumming his ukulele beneath the stars. After helping stranded band players, Bear, Fox, and Seagull, fix their broken-down tour van, he has tons of fun playing song and hanging o…
Hillel builds a house / by Shoshana Lepon ; illustrations by Ángeles Ruiz.
"Where is Hillel? He loves building houses--in trees, under the basement stairs, and even in the living room. He builds his creations out of wood, cardboard, and sometimes all the pillows in the house. His creations get in everybody's way on most Jewish h…
A gift for Amma : market day in India / written by Meera Sriram ; illustrated by Mariona Cabassa.
A young girl explores the vibrant rainbow of items for sale in a southern Indian street market as she searches for a gift for her mother. Includes facts about the items mentioned and markets around the world, as well as photographs taken by the author in …
Dance like a leaf / written by AJ Irving ; illustrated by Claudia Navarro.
"As her grandmother’s health declines, a young girl begins to lovingly take the lead in their cozy shared autumn traditions." --publisher's website
The bread pet : a sourdough story / written by Kate DePalma ; illustrated by Nelleke Verhoeff.
"The bread pet is taking over the house. Mum and mama are sick of the mess. What is Cora to do?" --back cover
It's great to share / written by Jordan Collins ; illustrated by Stuart Lynch.
"When Miss Clayton's class visits the petting zoo, Sean doesn't share anything with anyone. He soon learns, however, that it is only when you share with others that they want to share with you."--back cover.
It's great to be kind / written by Jordan Collins ; illustrated by Stuart Lynch.
"When Connor dresses up as a king, he thinks he can rule the classroom and be as mean as he wants. He soon learns, however, that kindness brings far greater rewards."--back cover.
It's great to keep calm / written by Jordan Collins ; illustrated by Stuart Lynch.
"Carly is sure she can make the best sock puppet in the class, but it turns out to be trickier than she imagines. After losing her temper, a classmate helps her to keep calm and turn a disaster into a success."--back cover.
The farm that Mac built / words by Tammi Sauer ; pictures by Jackie Urbanovic.
"It's showtimes on Old MacDonald's farm! The barnyard residents are putting on a play--a farm version of 'The House That Jack Built'--but other animals keep taking the stages and interrupting the production. First, some rambunctious monkeys, then breakdan…
Playing possum / Jennifer Black Reinhardt.
"When a possum feels scared, it freezes and 'plays dead,' stretched out full-length. Alfred is a possum, a very nervous possum, so he spends a lot of time stuck in the position--doing badly at school, missing out on having fun, and never meeting anyone. A…
In the woods / David Elliott ; illustrated by Rob Dunlavey.
"The animals in the dark woods are secretive, their inner lives a mystery. The stealthy bobcat, the inquisitive raccoon, and the dignified bear waking up from his winter nap are just a few of the glorious animals featured in tthis lush and revealing coll…
What I like most / Mary Murphy ; illustrated by Zhu Cheng-Liang.
"A little girl observes one by one, the things that bring her joy--the apricot jam on her toast, the light-up shoes that make her feet bounce, the sparkling river, the pencil whose color comes out like a ribbon. But even after the jam jar becomes empty a…
How long is forever? / Kelly Carey ; illustrated by Qing Zhuang.
"Mason is waiting. Nana's first blueberry pie of the season is taking forever to bake. So Grandpa challenges him to find out how long forever actually is. Is forever as long as Grandpa has had is tractor? Is it as long as it took Nana to gow the roses …
Bedtime bonnet / by Nancy Redd ; illustrated by Nneka Myers.
"Every night when the sun goes down, my family's hair goes up. There are durags, wraps, wave caps, and more! I need my bedtime bonnet to go to sleep--it's just as important as brushing my teeth. But I can't find it! Where could my bedtime bonnet be? …
I got you a present! / written by Mike Erskine-Kellie & Susan McLennan ; illustrated by Cale Atkinson.
"A quest for the perfect birthday present leads to ever grander (and ever more imperfect) gift ideas in this clever metafiction story that's hilarious any day of the year. 'I wanted to get you the greatest present ever,' our narrator tells us. But somehow…
Mermaid and me / written and illustrated by Soosh.
"A young girl has always love mermaids. Every day she wishes she could be friends with one. And on one magical day, her wish comes true. Nestled on the beach, between their two worlds, these unlikely friends discover imaginative ways to go on many adve…
Ellie makes a friend / by Mike Wu.
When a panda fellow artist travels all the way from China to join her zoo, Ellie the creative elephant begins to question her own talents in the face of the newcomer's distinctive style.
Little Cheetah's shadow / Marianne Dubuc.
"Little Cheetah and Little Shadow go everywhere together--but today, Little Shadow is nowhere to be found. 'Why did you run away?' asked Little Cheetah. 'You always get to choose where we go,' complained Little Shadow. 'And you always catch my tail in t…
Three little kittens : (and one little mouse!) / Barbara McClintock.
A humorous reimagining of the classic nursery rhyme about three kittens, who lose, find, and ultimately mess up their mittens--and share their pie with one hungry mouse.
Getting rid of the worms / written by Hye-ok Lee ; illustrated by Seong-hye Hwang ; English text edited by Karen Latchana Kenney.
"What happens when all the worms are gone? One by one, a raccoon farmer gets rid of the worms in its field. When the field is finally clean, the farmer finds out something’s wrong. No potatoes will grow! Something is wrong with the soil. Will the farmer e…
What are friends for? / Sally Grindley ; Penny Dann.
"Figgy Twosocks is curious. Just what is a friend for? Jefferson Bear helps her find the answer. Together, they discover all the special things that make up true friendship--playing, sharing, helping and forgiving." --book jacket