Staff Suggestions — Picture Books

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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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
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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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Maisy's Sailboat Cover Image
By Lucy Cousins, Lucy Cousins (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780763694050
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 25th, 2017

Your favorite mouse, Maisy, goes sailing with her friend Charley - and Panda, of course! Their sails catch wind under the bridge, past the lighthouse and through the lagoon, easing back into the dock by dusk. With the great illustrations that makes a Maisy book, Maisy’s Sailboat is a new board book featuring the character we know and love.

 

- Jana

 


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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


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Shawn Loves Sharks Cover Image
By Curtis Manley, Tracy Subisak (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626721340
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 25th, 2017

Shawn LOVES sharks, and when Stacy is assigned the Great White as her subject for the class project on predators, Shawn reacts just as any of us would: with panic.Shawn Loves Sharks is a great picture book to start conversations about friendship building, bullying, and disappointment. With the story woven into the illustrations, it’s an easy one for little eyes to follow along.

— Jana


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Alpha, Bravo, Charlie: The Complete Book of Nautical Codes Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780714871431
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Published: Phaidon Press - May 23rd, 2016

The perfect gift for the little sailor! 

— Mary T


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Pond Cover Image
By Jim LaMarche, Jim LaMarche (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481447355
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - September 13th, 2016

Is there anything more wonderful than a POND to explore? This timeless book also contains an ecological message to talk about! 

— Mary T


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Away Cover Image
By Emil Sher, Qin Leng (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781554984831
Availability: Special Order
Published: Groundwood Books - April 11th, 2017

Life is busy and sometimes families don’t get to spend enough time together, but Skip and her mom find a way in this charming story. Told only with exchanged notes, we learn that it is possible to stay close. A perfect book for today’s world.

— Susan


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Catching Air: Taking the Leap with Gliding Animals Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780884484967
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - March 28th, 2017

Learn how nature works by exploring all the different creatures that can fly! Did you know that 5 different species of snakes can fly? Find out more in this fact-filled book, gorgeously illustrated with photographs.


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Bloom: An Ode to Spring Cover Image
By Deborah Diesen, Mary Lundquist (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374302504
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - March 7th, 2017

In a simple, quiet way, this beautiful book describes the very essence of motherhood. It will probably make your mother cry. A treasure!

— Jamie


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I Love Mom with the Very Hungry Caterpillar Cover Image
By Eric Carle (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780451533463
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - March 14th, 2017

Clever words accompany Carle’s iconic drawings. Little ones will love spotting their favorite caterpillar hiding on each page.

— Jamie


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Life on Mars Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399538520
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - February 28th, 2017

A future classic. This funny, sweet gem by Jon Agee is a story about trusting your instincts and enjoying the journey. Kids will get a kick out of the adventure in space, while adults won’t be able to take the smiles off their faces. Don’t miss the last page.

— Meg


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The Cow Said Meow Cover Image
By John Himmelman, John Himmelman (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781627793780
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Henry Holt & Company - November 15th, 2016

If you were an animal outside on a rainy day, wouldn't you look for a way to get inside a nice, warm house?  These clever animals sure would!  This book uses its few words to hilarious effect, and the adorable illustrations add to the zany and charming story.

— Kelly


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One Very Big Bear Cover Image
By Alice Briere-Haquet, Olivier Philipponneau (Illustrator), Raphaele Enjary (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781419721175
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Abrams Appleseed - October 4th, 2016

This is an adorable counting book with charming illustrations! Bear thinks that he must be the biggest thing around- but the other, smaller animals try to prove him wrong.  When six sardines take their turn, Bear has had enough!

— Kelly


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Magritte's Apple Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781633450165
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Published: Museum of Modern Art - October 11th, 2016

As this book itself says, René Magritte "painted the impossible so that it was possible. He painted the extraordinary so that it was ordinary". What a wonderful look at Surrealism, and art that is unexpected, confusing or challenging, for your budding artist or art lover!

— Kelly


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Little Night Cat Cover Image
By Sonja Danowski, Sonja Danowski (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780735842663
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Published: Northsouth Books - October 2016

Little Night Cat by Sonja Danowski is the most beautifully illustrated picture book to be released this year.  This book will be your go-to read all fall and winter long. 

~ Emily


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Leave Me Alone! Cover Image
By Vera Brosgol, Vera Brosgol (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626724419
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 13th, 2016

What grandmother doesn't understand the need for a few moments of peace and quiet?  In this folktale-infused story, one woman goes to extreme lengths to tackle her knitting undisturbed.  From mountain goats to moon-men, there is no one she will not demand some peace from!  Fantastically illustrated!

— Kelly


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The Cookie Fiasco Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Dan Santat, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781484726365
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 20th, 2016

Four friends are faced with quite a problem- only three cookies to share between them! There are a number of solutions that occur to them, but can they come to a good decision as a group?  Adorable and funny!

— Kelly