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Children's Picture Books


Don't Blink! Don't Blink

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Here's how it works: if you can avoid getting to the end of this book, you can avoid bedtime, simple as that. (It's a pretty sweet deal, actually.) But each time you blink, you have to turn a page. Those are just the rules. So whatever you do, DON'T BLINK!

 
Forever or a Day Forever or a Day

by Sarah Jacoby

The seconds that count in catching the bus;
The idyllic hours that slip by so quickly during a perfect day on the lake;
The summer days that disappear into blissful happiness . . .


This gorgeous picture book is a conversation between parent and child across the course of a single day. Inviting comparisons to All the Wonderful Things You Will BeI Wish You More, and Love, this celebration of cherished moments with loved ones is at once simple, profound, and truly beautiful.

 
When I Am Big

When I am Big

by Maria Dek

A Walk in the Forest introduced the enormously talented Maria Dek, and When I Am Big is a beguiling follow up to her first success. Charming illustrations and text encourage young children to explore what they can do as they grow up. The adventurous child imagines "I will tie my shoes all by myself, make 3 knots with big bows"; to eat twenty pizzas in one sitting, or walk animals, eight at a time, while teaching them tricks. When I Am Big is also an unconventional counting book, as it goes all the way to twenty-five. The result is a book that nourishes a child's curiosity, confidence, and delight in the world's wonders.

 
I Got It! I Got It
by David Wiesner

David Wiesner presents a near-wordless account of the most suspenseful, nerve-wracking few seconds in a baseball game.
The few seconds after the ball leaves the bat can be infinitely long. For this eager young outfielder, there's plenty of time to envision the increasingly fantastic and funny situations that might interfere with making the catch. Summoning determination and courage, he overcomes the imaginary obstacles and turns them into a springboard for success.
 

 
Sugar and Snails Sugar and Snails

by Sarah Tsiang

A novel twist to a classic rhyme.
Who says that little girls are made of “sugar and spice and everything nice?” Or that boys are made of “frogs and snails and puppy dog tails?” What if girls were made of “boats and snails and dinosaur tails?” And little boys of “flowers and swings and bumblebee wings?” When the traditional rhyme just doesn’t seem to fit the boy and girl visiting their grandpa, he comes up with a list of unusual alternatives. Soon the children are coming up with their own versions that challenge the old stereotypes with a whimsical list of ingredients. To add to the new quirky version are lively illustrations that beautifully capture the children’s imaginative flights of fancy. Young readers will delight in the small details of Sonja Wimmer’s vibrant art, and be inspired to think of their own silly examples of what ingredients they might be made of themselves.

 
The Brother Book The Brother Book

by Todd Parr

Some brothers are big. Some brothers are little.
Some brothers are quiet. Some brothers are a little wild.
All brothers are a special part of your family!

 
The Sister Book The Sister Book
by Todd Parr

Some sisters are big. Some sisters are little.
Some sisters want to be scientists. Some sister want to be mermaids.
All sisters are a special part of your family!

 
I Am Enough I am Enough
by Grace Byers

This is a gorgeous, lyrical ode to loving who you are, respecting others, and being kind to one another—from Empire actor and activist Grace Byers and talented newcomer artist Keturah A. Bobo.

This is the perfect gift for mothers and daughters, baby showers, and graduation.

We are all here for a purpose. We are more than enough. We just need to believe it.
 

 
The Secrets of Ninja School The Secrets of Ninja School
by Deb Pilutti

Master Willow’s Ninja School is a place where junior ninja saplings must learn many important skills: how to make themselves invisible, fight skillfully, meditate patiently and—most importantly—how to be brave and unleash their own secret talent. But Ruby’s no good at traditional ninja skills and she seems too afraid to conquer her fears. Can a quiet, gentle sapling really graduate from ninja school? Yes! Especially when she taps into her own special talents.

 
The Three Little Pugs The Three Little Pugs
by Nina Victor Crittenden

The three little pugs just want to curl up and take a nap, but the big bad cat is sleeping in their basket!

Once upon a rug, there were three little pugs.

Gordy, Jilly, and Zoie love to race, chase, and play pug-o-war. But most of all, they love snoozing in their big, cozy basket. Then one day just before their morning nap, the big bad cat decides to make himself at home in the pugs' beloved basket! Will they figure out how to keep him away before they get too sleepy?
 

 
Even Superheroes Use the Potty Even Superheroes Use the Potty
by Sara Crow

It's potty time for superheroes, firefighters, ninjas, soldiers, and KIDS!

Young ones will enjoy this funny, rhyming story that teaches great bathroom habits with the promise that all their heroes use the potty too. And the book comes with stickers and a bathroom reward chart, so good potty habits can be celebrated each time kids put the lid down, flush, and wash their hands! It's a book-and-sticker package that will help parents achieve toilet-training harmony.

 
Pignic Pignic
by Matt Phelan

A blue sky. A shady tree. A bright kite. And a full picnic basket. Four little pigs and their parents head outside to enjoy a beautiful day. With a little help from some new (and unexpected) friends, they climb trees, fly kites, and enjoy a delicious picnic. Even a sudden rain shower can’t ruin their fun. Because rain means . . . MUD! Hooray!

 
Anybody's Game: Kathryn Johnston, the First Girl to Play Little League Baseball Anybody's Game: Kathryn Johnston, the First Girl to Play Little League Baseball
by Heather Lang

In 1950, Kathryn Johnston wanted to play Little League, but an unwritten rule kept girls from trying out. So she cut off her hair and tried out as a boy under the nickname Tubby. She made the team and changed Little League forever. A great story about what it means to want to do something so badly you re willing to break the rules to do it and how breaking the rules can lead to change.

 
The Nicest Naughty Fairy Nicest Naughty Fairy
by Nick Ward

The Naughty Fairy has gone too far and the villagers are demanding some changes. Read about the wonderful mayhem caused when the Naughty Fairy decides it's time to be nice!

 
Snowmen at Night Snowen at Night
by Caralyn Buehner

Have you ever built a snowman and discovered the next day that his grin has gotten a little crooked, or his tree-branch arms have moved? And you've wondered . . . what do snowmen do at night? This delightful wintertime tale reveals all! Caralyn Buehner's witty, imaginative verse offers many amusing details about the secret life of snowmen and where they go at night, while Mark Buehner's roly-poly snowmen are bursting with personality and charm. From the highly successful team that created such winning titles as Fanny's DreamSnowmen at Nightis fabulous, frosty, and fun!

 
no puedo dormir-gracia iglesias-9788494681592 No Puedo Dormir (Spanish Language)
by Carmen Garcia Iglesias

Una ovejita, dos ovejitas, tres…
¿Cuántas harán falta para que dejemos de contar?

Una nana moderna con poéticas ilustraciones que nos hará soñar.

 
How Are You? / ¿Cómo estás? How Are You? Como Esta? (Spanish Language)
by Angela Dominquez

When two giraffe friends find a baby ostrich, they have some questions. Is baby ostrich hungry? Shy? Tired? Ostrich says no! So how does she feel?

 
Quizás algo hermoso (Maybe Something Beautiful Spanish edition): Cómo el arte transformó un barrio Quizas Algo Hermoso: Como el Arte Tranformo un Barrio
by Isabel Campoy

¿De qué sirve un toque de color en una comunidad de gris? ¡Como descubren Mira y sus vecinos, más de lo que puedas imaginar! Basado en la historia real del Urban Art Trail en San Diego, California, Maybe Something Beautiful revela cómo el arte puede inspirar la transformación, y cómo incluso los artistas más pequeños pueden lograr algo grande. ¡Toma un pincel y únete a la celebración!

 
The Big Pony Race (Dora the Explorer) The Big Pony Race (Dora the Explorer)

by Erica David

Will Penny win the race with help from Dora and Boots?

 

 
Frozen Big Golden Book (Disney Frozen) Frozen
by Disney

When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a young dreamer, must team up with Kristoff, a daring mountain man, and his reindeer on the grandest of journeys to find Anna's sister, the Snow Queen Elsa, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

 
A Unicorn Named Sparkle (A Unicorn Named Sparkle #1) A Unicorn Named Sparkle
by Amy Young

When Lucy sees an ad in the newspaper for a unicorn, she sends in her twenty-five cents and waits four to six long weeks for her very own unicorn to arrive. She imagines the flowers that she'll braid into his beautiful pink mane, and she even picks the perfect name for him: Sparkle. But when Sparkle arrives, his ears are too long, his horn is too short, he smells funny--and oh, he has fleas. Lucy isn't pleased, but in the end she warms up to Sparkle and realizes that even though he wasn't exactly the unicorn she wanted, he might be just the one she needs.

 
Elmore Elmore

by Holly Hobbie

Elmore is a porcupine desperate to make friends. But it is hard to seek closeness with others when you're covered with spikes that shoot off your back every so often. Elmore suffers rejection and heartbreak, but the goodness of his forest community ultimately shines through as the animals find a way to connect with this prickly bundle of love.

 
Wordy Birdy Wordy Birdy

by Tammi Sauer

Wordy Birdy LOVES to talk. "Hello, sunrise. Hello, pink sky. Hello, orange sky. . . ." But does she love to listen? NOPE. One day, while she's walking through the forest, her gift of the gab gets her into hot water: "That's a pretty tree and that's a pretty tree and that's a pretty danger sign and that's a pretty tree. . . ." Will this inattentive bird walk right into danger? Will her faraway thoughts lead her along a path of doom? It's up to her long-suffering, heard-it-all-before pals Squirrel, Raccoon, and Rabbit to save their distracted friend.

 

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