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Staff Suggestions — Picture Books

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I Will Be Fierce Cover Image
By Bea Birdsong, Nidhi Chanani (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250295088
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 23rd, 2019

"I will be fierce" is a mantra we could all use. A little positivity goes a long way, and the heroine of this story knows that there's no dragon too strong or challenge too scary when you start your day believing in yourself.

— Becky


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The Moon Keeper Cover Image
By Zosienka, Zosienka (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062959522
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Published: HarperCollins - March 10th, 2020

A stunning example of change. "Things come and go- you'll see." Emile is tasked with watching the moon but worries when it starts to disappear! Incredibly heartfelt and kind.

— Lindsay A.


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Goodnight, Veggies Cover Image
By Diana Murray, Zachariah OHora (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328866837
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

"Every veggie's snoozing, beneath the moon so bright, for nothing's more exhausting then growing day and night." 

Who knew a goodnight book about veggies could be so entertaining and adorable! Not me! I love the illustrations and so will you--they're the kind you can just pour over and study again and again. And the perfect rhyming text is sure to charm your child to sleep.

— Susan


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Snail Crossing Cover Image
By Corey R. Tabor, Corey R. Tabor (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062878007
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 4th, 2020

A cabbage bound snail and a group of “antsy” ants come together in this delightful adventure! Brimming with cuteness, new found friendship, and thoughtful critters, this is sure to be a new favorite read a loud! Love it!

— Tonya


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Brown Sugar Babe Cover Image
By Charlotte Watson Sherman, Akem (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781635921380
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Published: Boyds Mills Press - February 4th, 2020

When a little girl has doubts about the color of her skin, her mother lyrically explains the many beautiful brown things in the world, engaging all five senses. Brown is music in an old violin, ginger bread men, and spiced cider to name a few. This is a magical book for so many reasons. The dreamy illustrations and rich descriptions, but most of all the heart and message: loving the skin you are in.

— Tonya


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In a Jar Cover Image
By Deborah Marcero, Deborah Marcero (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525514596
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 21st, 2020

I was so captivated by this whimsical tale of friendship. And I also just loved all the possible, and impossible, ideas that could be stored in a jar--I want to collect a meteor shower to keep on my shelf! What makes this book even better is that it shows us how to mend out broken hearts when a friend moves away. Charming, colorful illustrations complement this story.

— Susan


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The Thank You Letter Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780823442508
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Published: Holiday House - October 29th, 2019

I was thoroughly uplifted when I read this book! And you will be too, because oh-what-a-heartwarming discovery Grace makes when she writes thank you cards to everyone. You and your children will be inspired to do the same! After all, "gratitude can be contagious." 

— Susan


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Black Is a Rainbow Color Cover Image
By Angela Joy, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626726314
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 14th, 2020

The breadth of cultural inspiration is staggering, an artistic celebration that stands head and shoulders above the crowd.

— Matt


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Lola Dutch I Love You So Much (Lola Dutch Series) Cover Image
By Kenneth Wright, Sarah Jane Wright (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547601172
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - December 31st, 2019

In this sweet picture book, Lola Dutch demonstrates there's no better way to show how much we love someone than by acts of kindness and generosity. And when we take the time to do this, we also feel good about ourselves. Add to that, just like the other stories, there are paper dolls on the back jacket flap that will encourage acting out the story again and again.

— Susan


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My Book with No Pictures Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593111017
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Published: Dial Books - November 19th, 2019

A perfect mash-up between the original and your own imagination! Novak now allows you to include your own ideas and crazy words into the book. Enjoy this BLURG BORK book!

— Lindsay A.


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One Snowy Morning Cover Image
By Kevin Tseng, Dana Wulfekotte (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780735230415
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Published: Dial Books - November 5th, 2019

Every child may know what a snowman looks like, but not every critter does! Children will be delighted by the many ways these woodland friends "repurpose" the odd collection they find stuck in a pile of snow.

— Laura


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The Serious Goose Cover Image
By Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Kimmel (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525707752
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 3rd, 2019

If you have to get a gift for a FUNNY + GOOFY kid, look no further. I laughed, I giggled, I never wanted it to end. Bravo Kimmel!

— Lindsay A.


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Pokko and the Drum Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481480390
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 1st, 2019

Elegantly beautiful illustrations and simple sentences tell the story of a young frog and her brand new drum. This picture book will have you giggling and inspire kids and adults to get out their own musical instruments to join in the fun. Fans of Jon Klassen will love this one too.  

— Lindsey


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Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist Cover Image
By Julie Leung, Chris Sasaki (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524771874
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - September 24th, 2019

An inspiring story about a young immigrant artist who created all the background art for Walt Disney’s Bambi. Beautifully illustrated!

— Barb L.


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Sulwe Cover Image
By Lupita Nyong'o, Vashti Harrison (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534425361
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

Multi-talented Lupita Nyong'o's Sulwe is a story about a girl who feels "less-than" in comparison to those around her. The moving story is told as she learns to embrace what maker her her, and the gorgeous illustrations throughout will resonate with readers of all ages.

— Kelly


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River Cover Image
By Elisha Cooper, Elisha Cooper (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338312263
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Published: Orchard Books - October 1st, 2019

Elisha Cooper has graced us with yet another fabulous book. Journey down the Hudson River and follow a woman's canoe trip where she encounters wildlife and the mountain environment. Not just for children, River is a gorgeous compliment to nature and art enthusiasts alike.

— Lindsay A.


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My Big Bear, My Little Bear and Me (Somos8) Cover Image
By Margarita del Mazo, Rocio Bonilla (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9788417123505
Availability: Backordered
Published: Nubeocho - October 22nd, 2019

Every father will see themselves in this charming book. The special relationship between a father and daughter is celebrated in sweet poignant vignettes as a young girl explains what her big bear and little bear each mean to her.   

— Jamie


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Mr. Nogginbody Gets a Hammer Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324003441
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Published: Norton Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019

Hammers are great, but not everything is a nail. A simple lesson applicable across all of life’s problems. Children will laugh as Mr. Nogginbody learns the limitations of brute force.

— Andrew


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Stretchy McHandsome Cover Image
By Judy Schachner, Judy Schachner (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803741218
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Published: Dial Books - October 8th, 2019

If you are looking for a seriously fun picture book with a lot of heart, than you have found it! Following the paw prints of Skippy JonJones, Judy Schachner has created yet another fabulous feline cast of characters you will love! The adoringly funny illustrations and rhyming text will have you enjoying this perfect read aloud over and over again, guaranteed!

— Tonya


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A Stone Sat Still: (Environmental and Nature Picture Book for Kids, Perspective Book for Preschool and Kindergarten, Award Winning Illustrator) Cover Image
By Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452173184
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 27th, 2019

For a book to really stay with me it has to be important, thoughtful, and passionate. A Stone Sat Still will stay with me for years to come. A book about perspective, change, and possibilities.

— Lindsay A.