`Staff Suggestions — Picture Books

Yak and Dove Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781770494947
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Published: Tundra Books (NY) - September 19th, 2017

A sweetly heartfelt book about friendship.  Yak and Dove are quite different in many ways, but in the ways that really matter they just might be perfectly matched friends.  You will be charmed by them both as they figure out the strength of their friendship, and the ways in which they make each other better.

-Kelly


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The King of Too Many Things Cover Image
By Laurel Snyder, Aurore Damant (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781623368746
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Published: Rodale Kids - September 5th, 2017

A charming fairy tale with an important lesson!  King Jasper thinks that getting anything he wishes can solve any problem that pops up in his kingdom, but soon comes to learn that having more things might actually introduce new problems.  A fun and fast-paced adventure with a whimsical setting!

-Kelly


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The Bad Seed Cover Image
By Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062467768
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Published: HarperCollins - August 29th, 2017

The amazing story of a sunflower seed as he travels, learns, and changes, with all the character development of a Tolstoy novel. Love it. Don’t be a bad seed.

— Andrew


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Creepy Pair of Underwear! Cover Image
By Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442402980
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 15th, 2017

We all love this hilarious book about a glowing pair of underwear. Creepy, yes, but maybe that is just what this big bunny needs in his dark room at night!

— Jamie


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Boo Who? Cover Image
By Ben Clanton, Ben Clanton (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763688240
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 1st, 2017

Boo (despite his scary name) is anything but...He's a shy little ghost that just wants to be part of the gang. An adorable and funny story that children can relate to.

— Mary


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The Only Fish in the Sea Cover Image
By Philip C. Stead, Matthew Cordell (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626722828
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 15th, 2017

At the heart of this brave and daring rescue mission is a tenacious young girl's drive to set things right.  With comedically grave obstacles in her way, she and her companion set out with a boat, fishing gear, many pink balloons, and a large dose of patience.  Quirky and charming, this book will resonate with any child who has a heart full of moxie.

-Kelly


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Mighty Moby Cover Image
By Ed Young, Barbara Dacosta (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316299367
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 1st, 2017

Spoiler Alert! Nothing is what it seems in this clever, mixed media version of Moby Dick, appropriate for even the youngest fans of the white whale.

— Lindsey


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Dogosaurus Rex Cover Image
By Anna Staniszewski, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780805097061
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - August 1st, 2017

Ben adopts a dog and she is big—really big! Sadie says “roar” instead of “woof” and gets into a lot of trouble around town. That is until Ben finds a way for Sadie to help everyone. A hilarious story!

— Karen


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Whose Moon Is That? Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781101932278
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 1st, 2017

When a curious cat asks "whose moon is that?" other animals, the mountains, the sky, and the moon itself offer their own conflicting answers. This is a beautifully illustrated book with an even more beautiful sentiment. I thoroughly enjoyed this story!

- Mandy


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The Road That Trucks Built Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481495462
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Published: Little Simon - July 25th, 2017

This is the book that's filled with noise, it will be read and enjoyed by lots of boys. This is the book that girls will love. It has machines and action and will cause a reaction!  PS rhymes in the book are much better!

-Mary


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What George Forgot Cover Image
By Kathy Wolff, Richard Byrne (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781619638716
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - July 3rd, 2017

A joyous story about preparing for a school day. But George is sure he forgot something…Bypass the anxiety and enjoy the fun of getting ready in the morning!

-Jamie


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Super Saurus Saves Kindergarten Cover Image
By Deborah Underwood, Ned Young (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781423175681
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 27th, 2017

Beginning with a positive sibling interaction, this back to school story stars a very imaginative dinosaur named Arnold. His creativity is never compromised, giving Arnold the time he needs to adjust and the message that it’s okay to be who you are. Colorful active illustrations add to the positive tone.

— Jamie


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First Day Cover Image
By Andrew Daddo, Jonathan Bentley (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780733332715
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Published: ABC Books - June 20th, 2017

That first day can be a little rough….on Mom! This gentle book is positive the whole way through, with the daughter reassuring Mom—even lending Mom her doll for support! Charming.

— Jamie


The Giant of Jum Cover Image
By Elli Woollard, Benji Davies (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781627795159
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - July 11th, 2017

A sing-song tale of a giant in search of a snack, who ends up finding friendship instead….well, there is cake! A great reminder to little ones on how to get along with others, without being preachy.

- Jamie


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Sister Day! Cover Image
By Lisa Mantchev, Sonia Sanchez (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481437950
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - June 13th, 2017

A sing-song tale of a giant in search of a snack, who ends up finding friendship instead….well, there is cake! A great reminder to little ones on how to get along with others, without being preachy.

-Jamie


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Blue Ethel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374303822
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - May 30th, 2017

I adore Ethel...she reminds me of my own cat: they’re both very set in their ways. However, one day, something happens that might be considered a disaster, but ends up being the start of something wonderful & new. I Hope this happens to my cat!

-Susan


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Toad on the Road: A Cautionary Tale Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062393470
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Published: HarperCollins - May 16th, 2017

A sing-songy, fun rhythm that little ones will love. Adorable illustrations and funny characters will make this a favorite.

— Kerry


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There Might Be Lobsters Cover Image
By Carolyn Crimi, Laurel Molk (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763675424
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - May 9th, 2017

Poor Suki the dog is worried about how overwhelming the world is. With the help of his toy monkey and Eleanor he finds that facing your fears can be wonderful and confidence building. Beautiful watercolors bring this story to life.

— Kerry


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Raymond Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763689506
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - May 9th, 2017

A dog with a laptop? A dog with a job at "Dogue" magazine?

So funny, and even the illustrations are hilarious. I love Raymond. Now..how to get my dog a job at "Dogue"...

— Kerry


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Ella Who? Cover Image
By Linda Ashman, Sara Sanchez (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781454919049
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - April 11th, 2017

It’s moving day and look who slipped in the door: an elephant! This first person picture book from celebrated author Linda Ashman is great for soon-to-be movers and curious kiddos alike.
- Jana


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Hey, Boy Cover Image
By Benjamin Strouse, Jennifer Phelan (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781481471015
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - May 2nd, 2017

Oh boy! I love this heartwarming story. After reading, I wanted to hold it close ...and then hold my dog, Finn close. Human/dog friendship brought to life. 

— Kerry


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Morris Mole Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062411075
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Published: HarperCollins - May 2nd, 2017

Morris may be the littlest mole, but he has the biggest ideas! Morris Mole is a fun story filled with great illustrations! Morris proves that thinking outside of the box can save the day. 

— Bella


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Short Stories for Little Monsters Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781554988969
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Published: Groundwood Books - March 14th, 2017

What games do cats play? What do trees talk about? Short Stories For Little Monsters dives into the imaginative world of children with short, quirky comic-style stories. This collection is fun to read, fun to read to someone else, and all over just fun-ny!

— Jana


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Cinnamon Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Divya Srinivasan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062399618
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Published: HarperCollins - May 2nd, 2017

An exquisite, beautifully illustrated tale from the brilliant mind of Neil Gaiman featuring the artwork of Divya Srinivasan. Princess Cinnamon is blind and does not speak. What will her parents offer to the one who can teach her to speak? And do the rules change when the solution comes from an unexpected place? A subtle lesson in language. 

— Lindsey

 


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Bad Guy Cover Image
By Hannah Barnaby, Mike Yamada (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481460101
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 9th, 2017

What a great book about being a bad guy!  This bad guy has a devious plan, and won't let much get in his way- especially playing nice with his sister!  But it turns out she just might have plans of her own.

— Kelly


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If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don't! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316376617
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2017

You can do anything in the library except clap, cheer, hand out concessions, and...bring a circus. A funny story of why it is better to sit, read, and use your imagination in the library! Great pictures!

— Karen


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In My Heart: A Book of Feelings Cover Image
By Jo Witek, Christine Roussey (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781419713101
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Published: Abrams Appleseed - October 14th, 2014

This book is my absolute favorite pick for baby showers! It has bold beautiful colors for infants and explains the emotions that 2, 3, 4 and 5 year olds feel every day.

— Carlene


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The Three Billy Goats Gruff Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316341578
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 9th, 2017

This is the tale that made me look under bridges for trolls!! I was deliciously afraid of finding one! 

— Mary T


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Mine! Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452152349
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 9th, 2017

Great real aloud (and laugh aloud)! Great for sibs that are going through the MINE! stage, whether age 6 or 16!

— Mary T