Picture Books

Zen happiness book cover

Zen happiness

Jon J. Muth

Kids, Picture Books, Short Story

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You are new book cover

You are new

Lucy Knisley

jE Knisley
Kids, Picture Books

When you are a brand new baby there are many things you can do in the world--and when you get bigger there are even more new experiences.

Morgan's picture

With friends and family welcoming new babies this year, I imagine I’ll often be gifting this newest picture book from one of my favorite cartoonists, Lucy Knisley. -Morgan

Felipe and Claudette book cover

Felipe and Claudette

Mark Teague

Kids, Picture Books, Animals

Long time residents of Mrs. Barrett's adoption shelter, Felipe (a grumpy cat) and Claudette (a hyperactive dog) seem like they will never find a forever home, and Felipe is convinced that it is all Claudette's fault--but when the dog is finally adopted, Felipe is so depressed that he hides on adoption day, and it turns out that Claudette also misses her friend.

Morgan's picture

Certain to make you thankful for you own adopted cats and dogs. -Morgan

You're snug with me book cover

You're snug with me

author Chitra Soundar

jE Chitra Soundar
Picture Books

A mother polar bear answers the questions of her two curious cubs about what lies beyond their cozy winter den as they wait for spring to arrive.

Melody's picture

Beautiful illustrations! Worth lingering on each page. My 3yo really enjoyed all the hugs he got each time we got to the refrain "You're snug with me!" It is an especially cozy book to read on these brutal late-winter days. -Melody

Stop that yawn! book cover

Stop that yawn!

Caron Levis

jE Levis
Picture Books, Fantasy, Adventure

Gabby convinces Granny to leave Sleepytown and stay up all night in a new place, but before long, a contagious yawn takes control.

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Love, Z book cover

Love, Z

Jessie Sima

jE Sima
Picture Books, Fantasy, Travel, Adventure, Philosophy, LGBTQ+

A little robot named Z finds a message in a bottle signed, "Love, Beatrice" and, unable to learn what love is from other robots, sets out on a quest to find the answer.

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Z sets out on a quest to find out what "love" is. On the journey Z might just find a place in your heart. -Casey

Imagine! book cover


Raúl Colón

jE Colon
Picture Books, Art / Art History, Fantasy

"When a boy visits an art museum and one of the paintings comes to life, he has an afternoon of adventure and discovery [that] changes how he sees the world ever after"--

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Colón’s wordless narrative highlights imaginative play utilizing and in response to art, showcasing the way art can affect our creative processes. -Casey

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The biggest smallest Christmas present

Harriet Muncaster

jHOLIDAY E Muncaster
Picture Books

Clementine's life is ordinary in every way except that she is very tiny--a fact that Santa Claus does not seem to understand.

Melody's picture

I love the perspective of the fairy-sized kid getting presents that weren't quite right for her, and how creative she was in finding new ways to play with things she didn't know how to at first. My kid loved it too! Who wouldn't love a book about presents?? -Melody

The day you begin book cover

The day you begin

Jacqueline Woodson

jE Woodson
Kids, Fiction, Picture Books

Other students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider.

Morgan's picture

This beautiful picture book speaks to the difficulty and delight of being different. Woodson's narrative poetry addresses children from different cultures, with different physical abilities, and different economic backgrounds. Her narrative poetry shows their feelings of loneliness and shame stemming from their differences transform into feelings of connection and being special through small acts of bravery and kindness. -Morgan

Dinosaurs don't have bedtimes! book cover

Dinosaurs don't have bedtimes!

Timothy Knapman

jE Knapman
Picture Books

A mom indulges her exuberant dinosaur son's fantasy play while gently steering him toward bedtime.

Melody's picture

My favorite part of the book is the smirk on the mom's face in each stage of the bedtime routine. Calm and collected throughout each and every one of the shenanigans. Talk about suspending my disbelief! -Melody