New Arrivals: Picture Books

Search

Search form

Lali's Feather

Lali's Feather

by Zia, Farhana / Peachtree Publishers

A vivacious and endearing story of identification, values, and the rewards in looking closely and thinking imaginatively.Lali finds a little feather in the field. Who might it belong to? Lali sets out to find the feather a home, but one bird after another rejects it. The feather is too small for Rooster, too slow for Crow, and too plain for Peacock. That is until Lali decides to keep the little feather and discovers all the things she can do with it, and the other birds begin to recognize its value.Farhana Zia offers a charming tale with an inventive circular structure that reveals the importance of looking beyond first impressions. Illustrator Stephanie Fizer Coleman brings this delightful…

Check Our Catalog
As Babies Dream

As Babies Dream

by Newman, Lesléa / Magination Press

"A warm and wonderful bedtime hug." --STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews This sweet, rhyming bedtime lullaby is a calming ode to nature as a loving family embraces their child as night falls and dream time begins. From rivers to eagles, to lions and lambs, to leaves and rain, and to stars and the moon, the soothing sounds of the world become the inspiration for a loving night of restful sleep for a weary baby. This book shares the spirit of shared community and the common values of love and hope. Award-winning and beloved author Lesla Newman crafts a sweet tale that all families with a young one can appreciate. …

Check Our Catalog
Sheepish (Wolf Under Cover)

Sheepish (Wolf Under Cover)

by Yoon, Helen / Candlewick Press (MA)

Hungry Wolf disguises himself as a sheep and nobody suspects a thing (Or do they?) Wolf dreams of tasty sheep--sheep sandwiches, sheep sushi, sheep tacos In his clever sheep costume, he infiltrates the friendly neighborhood herd, blending in by helping with chores, reading bedtime stories to the lambs, and working up a sweat in sheep aerobics class. Wolf's sneaky plan works so well, he becomes part of the family. And suddenly, the sheep don't seem quite as tasty. . . . With a charming twist ending and lots of visual fun--including the running theme of Wolf's disguise not being quite as convincing as he thinks--this hilarious take on the wolf-in-sheep's-clothing will…

Check Our Catalog
A Sky-Blue Bench

A Sky-Blue Bench

by Rahman, Bahram / Pajama Press

It's Afghan schoolgirl Aria's first day back at school since her accident. She's excited, but she's also worried about sitting on the hard floor all day with her new prosthetic "helper-leg."Just as Aria feared, sitting on the floor is so uncomfortable that she can't think about learning at all. She knows that before the war changed many things in Afghanistan, schools like hers had benches for students to sit at. If she had a bench, her leg would not hurt so much. The answer is obvious: she will gather materials, talk to Kaka Najar, the carpenter in the old city, and learn to build a bench for herself.In A Sky-Blue Bench, Bahram Rahman, author of The Library Bus,…

Check Our Catalog
Sato the Rabbit, The Moon

Sato the Rabbit, The Moon

by Ainoya, Yuki / Enchanted Lion Books

A pillow of fresh spring water, a moon basket, and flowers that grow more fragrant at night as they carry you aloft into dreams: such is the gentle world, rich in sensorial experience, nature, and imagination, of Sato the Rabbit. Pastoral and surreal, the seven short tales in this collection are a celebration of the senses, and of the harmony that can exist between a gentle creature such as Sato the Rabbit and the natural world. Whether it's a pillow of cool, fresh water offered to him for a nap by the spring on a blisteringly hot day, a fragrant floral air float to carry him and his dreams, a hole in his hat, through which he discovers a midsummer forest full of singing cicadas, or a…

Check Our Catalog
How Long Is Forever?

How Long Is Forever?

by Carey, Kelly / Charlesbridge Publishing

Fans of Guess How Much I Love You will love figuring out how long forever is alongside Mason and Grandpa. Mason is waiting for Nana's blueberry pie and complains that it's taking forever. So Grandpa challenges him to figure out how long forever really is. Is it as long as Grandpa has had his tractor? No. As long as it took Nana to grow the roses to the top of the chimney? Not even close. After a trip around the farm to figure out the answer, Nana's pie is ready. And Mason's finally got the answer: forever is how long he'll love Nana's pie and how long he'll love Nana and Grandpa,…

Check Our Catalog
When Cloud Became a Cloud

When Cloud Became a Cloud

by Hodgson, Rob / Rise X Penguin Workshop

Check Our Catalog
Jenny Mei Is Sad

Jenny Mei Is Sad

by Subisak, Tracy / Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book A Book Riot Best Book With this educational and entertaining picture book, learn how to approach difficult emotions with compassion and understanding--and be the best friend you can be.My friend Jenny Mei is sad. But you might not be able to tell. Jenny Mei still smiles a lot. She makes everyone laugh. And she still likes blue Popsicles the best. But, her friend knows that Jenny Mei is sad, and does her best to be there to support her. This beautifully illustrated book is perfect for introducing kids to the complexity of sadness, and to show them that the best way to be a good friend, especially to someone sad, is by being there for the fun,…

Check Our Catalog
Red and Green and Blue and White

Red and Green and Blue and White

by Wind, Lee / Levine Querido

Inspired by a true story, this is a tale of a community that banded together to spread light. It's a holiday season that both Isaac, whose family is Jewish, and Teresa, whose family is Christian, have looked forward to for months! They've been counting the days, playing in the snow, making cookies, drawing (Teresa) and writing poems (Isaac). They enjoy all the things they share, as well as the things that make them different. But when Isaac's window is smashed in the middle of the night, it seems like maybe not everyone appreciates difference. PRAISE ★ Wind's lightly fictionalized version of the 1993 incident wherein a community stood up to bigotry . . . is…

Check Our Catalog
Beauty Woke

Beauty Woke

by Ramos, Nonieqa / Versify

Beauty Woke is a powerful story of pride and community, told with bold lyricism and the heart of a fairy tale. Readers looking for a next-generation Sleeping Beauty will fall in love with the vivid art and lyrical text. For fans of Woke Baby and Dreamers. Beauty is a Puerto Rican girl loved and admired by her family and community. At first, she's awake to their beauty, and her own--a proud Boricua of Taíno and African descent. But as she grows older, she sees how people who look like her are treated badly, and she forgets what makes her special. So her community bands together to help remind her of her beautiful…

Check Our Catalog
Bake Infinite Pie with X + Y

Bake Infinite Pie with X + Y

by Cheng, Eugenia / Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Check Our Catalog
When We Say Black Lives Matter

When We Say Black Lives Matter

by Clarke, Maxine Beneba / Candlewick Press (MA)

In a powerful, poetic missive, award-winning author-illustrator Maxine Beneba Clarke celebrates the meaning behind the words Black Lives Matter. Little one, when we say Black Lives Matter, we're saying Black people are wonderful-strong.That we deserve to be treated with basic respect, and that history's done us wrong. . . . Darling, when we sing that Black Lives Matter, and we're dancing through the streets, we're saying: fear will not destroy our joy, defiance in our feet. In this joyful exploration of the Black Lives Matter motto, a loving narrator relays to a young Black child the strength and resonance behind the words. In family life, through school and beyond,…

Check Our Catalog
Dear Little One

Dear Little One

by Laden, Nina / Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

Celebrate the wonder of the world in this reassuring picture book about the joy, love, and beauty found in each and every day. From the treasure of flowers to the mystery of insects, this lyrical book encourages children to explore the natural world around them and to be grateful for all that surrounds them. With jewel-like artwork, every page is a treasure for children just born or exploring the world full of possibilities we all…

Check Our Catalog
What the Road Said

What the Road Said

by Wade, Cleo / Feiwel & Friends

What the Road Said is the New York Times-bestselling comforting and uplifting picture book from bestselling poet and activist Cleo Wade. Which way do I go? That is your choice to make, said the Road. But what if I go the wrong way?The Road curved a little, almost as if it was giving me a hug, and said, Do not worry. Sometimes we go the wrong way on our way to the right way. It's okay to be afraid or to sometimes wander down the wrong path. Bestselling poet and activist Cleo Wade's What the Road Said features illustrations by Lucie de Moyencourt and encourages us to lead with kindness and curiosity, remembering that the most important thing we can do in life is to keep…

Check Our Catalog
The Gravity Tree: The True Story of a Tree That Inspired the World

The Gravity Tree: The True Story of a Tree That Inspired the World

by Redding, Anna Crowley / HarperCollins

From Emmy Award-winning journalist Anna Crowley Redding comes a captivating nonfiction picture book that explores the fabled apple tree that inspired Isaac Newton's theory of gravity. From a minor seed to a monumental icon, it inspired the world's greatest minds, including Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.A sweet windfall of history and inspiration. --Kirkus (starred review)This picture book may resonate with science-minded children. --BooklistA tree may seem like a rather ordinary thing. But hundreds of years ago, a tree was about to embark on an extraordinary journey. And it all started with just a speck of a seed. . . .It began in the 1600s with a seed that became the tree…

Check Our Catalog
Every Color Soup

Every Color Soup

by Hurley, Jorey / Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

Purple, yellow, orange, and red. Just the right mix of colored vegetables make a delicious soup in this tasty introduction to colors, counting, and veggies. All you need is a pot, a spoon, an adult helper, and vegetables of many colors to make a very special soup--Every Color Soup! Learn colors and vegetable names in this bright and colorful picture book with minimal text perfect for the beginning reader. Jorey Hurley's bright, graphic art and simple text make this vibrant book a perfect read-aloud for budding cooks and their families. This lively picture book also comes with a…

Check Our Catalog
Most Days: The Magic of Here and Now

Most Days: The Magic of Here and Now

by Leannah, Michael / Tilbury House Publishers

This is a book about mindfulness. About relishing the magic of the here and now. About enjoying the extraordinary unfoldings of an ordinary day. Moving from morning to night, the narrator becomes, by turns, boy or girl, of ever-changing ethnicity and ability, inhabiting city, country, or suburb. They are all children everywhere, opening themselves to the gift of…

Check Our Catalog
I Sang You Down from the Stars

I Sang You Down from the Stars

by Spillett-Sumner, Tasha / Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

A New York Times bestseller! A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book This unique baby book sings with Native cultural detail, while striking a universal chord in its celebration of the blossoming of love that comes with expecting and welcoming a new baby--with art by New York Times bestselling illustrator and Caldecott Medalist Michaela Goade As she waits for the arrival of her new baby, a mother-to-be gathers gifts to create a sacred bundle. A white feather, cedar and sage, a stone from the river . . . Each addition to the bundle will offer the new baby strength and connection to tradition, family, and community. As they grow together, mother and baby will each have gifts to offer…

Check Our Catalog
A Boy Named Isamu: A Story of Isamu Noguchi

A Boy Named Isamu: A Story of Isamu Noguchi

by Yang, James / Viking Books for Young Readers

Awarded an Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Picture Book Honor, this stunning picture book brings to life the imagination of Japanese American artist, Isamu Noguchi. (Cover image may vary.) If you are Isamu, stones are the most special of all.How can they be so heavy?Would they float if they had no weight? Winner of the Theordor Seuss Geisel Award in 2020 for Stop! Bot!, James Yang imagines a day in the boyhood of Japanese American artist, Isamu Noguchi. Wandering through an outdoor market, through the forest, and then by the ocean, Isamu sees things through the eyes of a young artist . . .but also in a way that many children will relate. Stones look like birds. And birds look…

Check Our Catalog