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Children's Picture Books


36341954 We Don't Eat Our Classmates

by Ryan T. Higgins

It's the first day of school for Penelope Rex, and she can't wait to meet her classmates. But it's hard to make human friends when they're so darn delicious! That is, until Penelope gets a taste of her own medicine and finds she may not be at the top of the food chain after all. . . .

 
A Mighty Bitey Creature

A Mighty Bitey Creature

by Ronda Armitage

A raucous, suspenseful, silly comedy starring jungle favourites Monkey, Zebra, Frog and Lion … and a bottom-biting bush baby!

In this raucous jungle caper illustrated by Dinosaurs Don’t Have Bedtimes’ Nikki Dyson, something MIGHTY with SUPER-DUPER sharp teeth keeps biting Frog, Monkey and Zebra … right on their bottoms! “Ya-hoooooo!” So, guarding their beautiful behinds, the trio run as fast as they can through the jungle.

They’re looking for big, brave King Lion, who just might know what to do… 

 
35738079 Pink is for Boys
by Robb Pearlman

Pink is for boys . . . and girls . . . and everyone! This timely and beautiful picture book rethinks and reframes the stereotypical blue/pink gender binary and empowers kids-and their grown-ups-to express themselves in every color of the rainbow. Featuring a diverse group of relatable characters, Pink Is for Boys invites and encourages girls and boys to enjoy what they love to do, whether it's racing cars and playing baseball, or loving unicorns and dressing up. Vibrant illustrations help children learn and identify the myriad colors that surround them every day, from the orange of a popsicle, to the green of a grassy field, all the way up to the wonder of a multicolored rainbow.

Parents and kids will delight in Robb Pearlman's sweet, simple script, as well as its powerful message: life is not color-coded.

 
36039362 CeCe Loves Science

by Vashti Harrison

The series is about a “science-loving, question-asking girl” who discovers that “scientific inquiry... can lead to a lot of fun and adventure.”

 
Little Robot Alone Little Robot Alone

by Patricia MacLachlan

Little Robot’s life is peaceful—yet maybe it’s a little toopeaceful. But wait! He has an idea. With a little hard work, perseverance, and resourceful thinking, can Little Robot build his way to the perfect cure for loneliness?

 
36127453 Jack B Ninja
by Tim McCanna

Jack B. Ninja! Jack, be quick!
Jack, jump over the bamboo stick!
Secret mission starts tonight.
Hide in shadow, out of sight.

In this ninja fantasy inspired by the classic nursery rhyme "Jack Be Nimble," cheer on Jack as he sneaks over castle walls, swims through hidden tunnels, and uncovers a secret treasure -- all while avoiding detection. But when Jack unwittingly springs a trap in the middle of his mission, will he be able to use his ninja skills to escape the bandits and make it back home?
 

 
How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Read? How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Read
by Jane Yolen

This extremely little short book (only 6 pages!!!) is written in the same style as Jane Yolen & Mark Teague's other dinosaur book collaborations together, such as HOW DO DINOSAURS SAY GOOD NIGHT? and HOW DO DINOSAURS GET WELL SOON? The book was created as a promotional item to teach kids to have good reading habits and to respect books. The illustrations are lively and the rhyming text delivers the message well. As short as it is, this could be one book that parents might not mind reading over and over.

 
36373662 A Dog Named Doug
by Karma Wilson

Dogs love to dig but one dog named Doug takes digging to new heights (and depths) in this picture book.

Meet Doug. Doug is a dog that loves to dig. But when Doug digs he doesn’t just dig holes in the backyard.

He digs…ditches the size of tractors!
He digs…tunnels through gold mines!
He even digs his way into…the White House!

But not even the Secret Service can stop this digging doggy, because when Doug digs, oh boy, does Doug DIG!.

 
31423547 Be Quiet
by Ryan T. Higgins

All Rupert the mouse wants is to star in a beautiful, wordless picturebook. One that's visually stimulating! With scenic pictures! And style! He has plenty of ideas about what makes a great book, but his friends just WON'T. STOP. TALKING.

 
28963889 Hotel Bruce
by Ryan T. Higgins

When Bruce gets home from a southern migration trip with his goslings, he is tired. He is grumpy. And he is definitely not in the mood to share his home with the trio of mice who have turned his den into a hotel.

There's a possum pillow fight wreaking havoc in one room, a fox luring guests into a stew in the kitchen, and a snuggly crew of critters hogging the bed. Bruce growls and grumbles and tries to throw them all out, but the entrepreneurial mice just can't take a hint. Bruce is in a little over his head, especially once the goslings join the staff. Will this grumpy bear ever get his quiet, peaceful den back to himself?

 
270203 Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too?
by Eric Carle

Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? answers curious kids who wonder whether lions, bears, and monkeys have mothers, too. Bright collage illustrations and simple text reinforce the theme that everyone has a mother, and every mother loves her child.

Meet the little joey bouncing in mother kangaroo’s pouch. Watch little cubs prance around mother lion. Swim with a baby dolphin calf in the deep blue sea. Eric Carle’s classic, colorful collages of baby animals and their mothers will delight and comfort young readers.

 
32336275 El Chupracabras
by Adam Rubin

A long time ago, a girl named Carla lived on a goat farm with her father, Hector. One night, a goat disappeared from the farm and turned up flat as a pancake. Only one creature could do that--El Chupacabras, the goatsucker! Legend has it that El Chupacabras is a fearsome beast, but you can't believe everything you hear...and sometimes the truth is even more interesting.

Told in equal parts English and Spanish by bestselling author Adam Rubin, and cinematically illustrated by acclaimed Hollywood creature creator Crash McCreery, this lighthearted take on a modern legend is not told in the traditional bilingual style. 

Each sentence is half-Spanish/half-English followed by a repetition of the same line translated the other way around. This mirroring technique allows the languages to intermingle equally. A fun and unique way to introduce either Spanish or English to new readers. 

 
A New Reindeer Friend (Disney Frozen) A New Reindeer Friend
by Disney

Anna and Elsa are preparing for their kingdom’s very first royal ball! Children ages 2 to 5 will love reading how the royal sisters head outside to find flowers for their party and end up rescuing a baby reindeer—with help from Olaf! This brand-new Little Golden Book stars the characters from the award–winning movie Disney’s Frozen.

 
310258 The Snowy Day (Spanish Language)
by Ezra Jack Keats

No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.

This book is in Spanish

 
Shark Kiss, Octopus Hug Shark Kiss Octopus Hug
by Kevin Cornell

Charlie the shark and Olivia Octopus were the best friends the ocean had ever seen. All Charlie wanted was a hug. Olivia desperately wished for a kiss. This is the story of how they both found what they were looking for.

 
This Little Pirate This Little Pirate
by Philomen Sturgess

With colorful art and amusing text, this author-illustrator duo creates an adorable story perfect for little ones everywhere. when two bands of pirate pigs find a treasure box on a deserted island, a hilarious battle begins. As the fighting ends in a draw, the tired-out pigs decide to cooperate and open the mysterious box. And when they do, they are surprised to discover an array of party supplies and musical instruments. A decision is made—it’s time to party!

 
Rock 'n' Roll Soul Rock and Roll Soul
by Susan Verde

With the school talent show coming up, a young music lover spends most of her time daydreaming about the perfect act. She notices the sounds around her, like the brrrrring of the school bell or the rappa-tappa-tap of rain on the windowpane. But the talent show is the place to reveal her own voice. Will she mix up some hip-hop beats? Will she command an orchestra of dozens, bringing the classics to life? Or, will she go electric, Jimi Hendrix style? Marching out on the talent show stage to the beat of her own drum, this sweet and sassy musician ultimately chooses to be herself and sing her own song loud and proud, “I’ve got a rock ’n’ roll soul!” 

 
Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep

by Joyce Dunbar

In this endearing bedtime story, Willa's big brother helps her get to sleep by reminding her about all of the happy things around her. Willa is afraid of bad dreams. "Think of something happy," suggests her big brother, Willoughby. But Willa needs his help. So together they think of all the happy things that await her in the morning--cozy slippers to warm her little feet, a yummy breakfast, and the morning itself, which loves to gently nudge her awake. But for Willa, the happiest thing of all is knowing that Willoughby will be there in the morning, too, just like always. This reassuring bedtime book will quickly become a cherished addition to family libraries--favorite for grown-ups and little ones to share for years to come.

 

 
Daniel Goes to School Daniel Goes to School (Daniel Tiger)
by Becky Friedman

Daniel Tiger is excited to go to school, but he’s not happy that his dad can’t stay at school with him. Daniel learns that “grown-ups come back” and has lots of fun with his teacher and classmates 

 
secret The Secret Life of Pets
by Little Golden Books

The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day

 
fairy book The Fairy Anthology of Verse

by Tom Percival

Barber authored most of the poems herself, but the books also contains delightful verses by poets such as Robert Louis Stevenson and Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

 
Curious George Goes to a Chocolate Factory Curious George Goes to the Chocolate Factory

by H. A. Rey

When George and the man with the yellow hat stop to shop at a chocolate factory store, George becomes curious about how chocolates are made. Though he begins to follow the factory tour, George is soon off on his own to investigate.

 
Curious George Visits a Toy Store (Curious George New Adventures) Curious George Visits the Toy Store

by H. A. Rey

A new toy store is opening and George can’t wait. Once George gets inside, the owner thinks his antics may be bad for business. It’s not long before George has her jumping through hoops to try to contain his curiosity. Will George’s playful nature really drive customers away, or will everyone’s favorite monkey find a clever way to save the day?

 

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