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"Christmas"saurus - 2015

by Kristen Cooper

Summary: |Christmas|saurus is typically a joyous, merry elf, but lately he hasn't been quite himself. Is this the end of |Christmas|saurus as we know him? Things are beginning to look pretty grim. An encounter he has just might do the trick, once |Christmas|saurus discovers he was handpicked. Will |Christmas|saurus| gloominess lift? Will he travel around the world delivering children's gifts?!


"Gorgeous"saurus - 2015

by Kristen Cooper

Summary: "Gorgeous"saurus feels prettier when she wears a beautiful dress, tutu or a little bit of jewels. However, she soon discovers that it is what is on the inside that counts and that her heart holds a lot more beauty than she ever realized. Children will learn compassion, selflessness, courage, and most importantly, that external beauty is truly only skin deep.


"Steak"osaurus - 2015

by Kristen Cooper

Summary: "Steak"osaurus was born a vegetarian. Instead of eating tasteless boring veggies (yuck!), Steak would give anything to once, just once, sink his teeth into a big, juicy, yummy piece of meat! All day, every day, Steak is tempted to eat what he knows his body absolutely cannot have. It drives him crazy! Will it push Steak to take a chance and give into his mouth-watering carvings? Oops! I meant cravings.


"Try"ceratops - 2016

by Kristen Cooper

Summary: Try is a natural. She's amazing at whatever she does the first time she tries it -- always. But one day Try finds something that she is not good at, at all. Will Try quit? Or will she do what it takes to get better?

1, 2, 3, jump!


1, 2, 3, Jump! - 2019

by Lisl H Detlefsen

Summary: From what to wear (a bathing suit, of course!) to what to expect (no, your teacher will not be a mermaid), this book covers the what ifs and how tos of getting in the pool for the first time. There's a lot to worry about (Can I be sucked in the filter?) and even more to be excited about (When can I wear flippers?), and our narrator has thought of everything. By the last page, you will want to jump in!

5-minute girl power stories.


5-minute Girl Power Stories. - 2020

Summary: Join your favorite Disney and Pixar girls as they embark on new adventures. Ride the waves with Lilo, play hide-and-seek with Moana, catch bad guys with Judy Hopps, and much more! Each story in this collection is ideal for reading aloud in just five minutes -- a perfect fit for bedtime, story time, or any time!

7 Ate 9


7 Ate 9 - 2017

by Tara Lazar

Summary: When 7 is accused of eating 9, worried 6 hires a detective to investigate.

Across the bay


Across The Bay - 2019

by Carlos Aponte

Summary: Carlitos lives in a happy home with his mother, his abuela, and Coco the cat. Life in his hometown is cozy as can be, but the call of the capital city pulls Carlitos across the bay in search of his father.

Adopting a Dinosaur


Adopting A Dinosaur - 2019

by Jose Carlos Andres

Summary: Ali asks her parents for a pet: a dog, a cat, an elephant, a giraffe ... But... but... what about a dinosaur?

Almost time.


Almost Time. - 2020

by Gary Schmidt

Summary: Ethan eagerly anticipates making maple syrup with his father, but it will not be time until the days are warmer, the nights shorter, and Ethan's loose tooth falls out.

Also an octopus, or, A little bit of nothing


Also An Octopus, Or, A Little Bit Of Nothing - 2016

by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Summary: This story starts with a ukulele-playing octopus harboring dreams of intergalactic travel, but how it ends is up to you.

Around the Table That Grandad Built


Around The Table That Grandad Built - 2019

by Melanie Heuiser Hill

Summary: "In a unique take on the cumulative classic "This Is the House That Jack Built," a family gathers with friends and neighbors to share a meal around a table that brims with associations: napkins sewn by Mom, glasses from Mom and Dad's wedding, silverware gifted to Dad by his grandma long ago. Not to mention the squash from the garden, the bread baked by Gran, and the pies made by the young narrator (with a little help). Serving up a diverse array of dishes and faces, this warm and welcoming...  read more »

At the mountain's base


At The Mountain's Base - 2019

by Traci Sorell

Summary: At the mountain's base sits a cabin under an old hickory tree. And in that cabin lives a family -- loving, weaving, cooking, and singing. The strength in their song sustains them through trials on the ground and in the sky, as they wait for their loved one, a pilot, to return from war.

Bad Dog


Bad Dog - 2019

by Mike Boldt

Summary: A little girl gets a cat as a new pet but insists it's a dog, even if it doesn't act very dog-like.

The balcony.


The Balcony. - 2020

by Melissa Castrillon

Summary: When a little girl moves from her home to an apartment in the city, she takes her plants with her and one by one they grow and bloom and change both her world and the world all around her as she makes a new friend.

Ball & balloon


Ball & Balloon - 2019

by Rob Sanders

Summary: Ball wishes he could fly like Balloon, but when a boy arrives and sends Ball rolling, bouncing, and even soaring into the air, Balloon feels deflated.

Be you!


Be You! - 2020

by Peter H Reynolds

Summary: Discover a joyful reminder of the ways that every child is unique and special. Reynolds reminds readers to "be your own work of art." To be patient, persistent, and true. Because there is one, and only one, you.

The bear in my family


The Bear In My Family - 2020

by Maya Tatsukawa

Summary: It's not easy living with a bear, but one little boy learns that sometimes, a bear in the family can end up to be the best thing in the world.

Bear Is Awake!


Bear Is Awake! - 2019

by Hannah E Harrison

Summary: An alphabet book in which a bear wakes unexpectedly in the middle of winter, and meets a young girl who tries to figure out what he is supposed to be doing.

The Bear Must Go on


The Bear Must Go On - 2020

by Dev Petty

Summary: Rabbit, Bear, Squirrel, and Other Squirrel make big plans for a show, but they have forgotten one very important thing and only shy Bear can help.

Bedtime for Sweet Creatures


Bedtime For Sweet Creatures - 2020

by Nikki Grimes

Summary: A beloved and very sleepy little boy resists his mother's efforts to put him to bed.

Before We Eat


Before We Eat - 2018

by Pat Brisson

Summary: As a family sits down to enjoy a meal, thoughts of those who provide the food, from farmers who plant and tend seeds to store clerks who sell groceries, fill each one with gratitude.

The Best Kind of Bear


The Best Kind Of Bear - 2019

by Greg Gormley

Summary: When Bear sets off to discover what kind of bear he is, he meets a grizzly bear, a polar bear, a black bear, and even a spectacled bear, but none of them seem to help in his quest until Nelly convinces him that he can be her bear.

Big Papa and the Time Machine


Big Papa And The Time Machine - 2020

by Daniel Bernstrom

Summary: Discover the true meaning of being brave in this tender and whimsical picture book that follows a grandfather and grandson who travel through time in a beloved 1952 Ford.

Bike & Trike


Bike & Trike - 2020

by Elizabeth Verdick

Summary: When Lulu graduates to a bicycle with training wheels, rusty, old Trike feels lonely in the garage and worries about Lulu's safety on her shiny, new bike.

Bilal cooks daal


Bilal Cooks Daal - 2019

by Aisha Saeed

Summary: Bilal and his father invite his friends to help make his favorite dish, daal, then all must wait patiently for it to be done.

The birthday book


The Birthday Book - 2020

by Todd Parr

Summary: Illustrations and simple text reveal the fun things you can do on your birthday.

Black Is a Rainbow Color


Black Is A Rainbow Color - 2020

by Angela Joy

Summary: A child reflects on the meaning of being Black in this anthem about a people, a culture, a history, and a legacy that lives on. Includes historical and cultural notes, song list, and two poems.

Blue Spot


Blue Spot - 2019

by Griselda Sastrawinata-Lemay

Summary: "Asked a simple question, Daisy the kitten tells an elaborate story of blue chalk, blue paint, blueberries, and even a blue monster's tears to explain the spot on her new dress." --

Bo the brave


Bo The Brave - 2020

by Bethan Woollvin

Summary: A feisty little girl learns who the real monsters are in this brilliantly funny medieval adventure. Once, there lived a little girl called Bo. Bo wanted to be just like her brothers and capture a fearsome monster. Bo is small, too small to catch a monster -- or so her brothers say. But Bo isn't one to take no for an answer, so she sets off on a quest to catch a monster of her own. Can she defeat the furious griffin, conquer the hideous kraken, and triumph over the monstrous dragon? Or has Bo got the wrong idea who the real monsters are?

Bonnie & Ben Rhyme Again


Bonnie & Ben Rhyme Again - 2020

by Mem Fox

Summary: Siblings Bonnie and Ben impress Skinny Doug with their ability to recite nursery rhymes. --

The Boring Book


The Boring Book - 2019

by Shinsuke Yoshitake

Summary: A child, bored by his toys, contemplates the emotion and concept of boredom, and whether or not it is boring to be an adult--or a child.

The Box Turtle


The Box Turtle - 2020

by Vanessa Roeder

Summary: Terrance the turtle was born without a shell, so he uses a cardboard box instead. Terrance loves his box. It keeps him dry on soggy days, safe from snooping strangers, and is big enough to cozy up with a friend. But when another turtle points out that Terrance's shell is, well, weird, he begins to wonder whether there might be a better shell out there.



Boxitects - 2020

by Kim Smith

Summary: A STEAM-centered, adorably illustrated picture book about Meg, a brilliant and creative boxitect who creates extraordinary things out of ordinary cardboard boxes. Meg is a brilliant and creative boxitect. She loves impressing her teacher and classmates with what she makes out of boxes. But there's a new kid at Maker School: Simone. Simone is good at everything, and worst of all, she's a boxitect too. When the annual Maker Match is held, Meg and Simone are paired as a team but can't seem to stop...  read more »

The boy and the wild blue girl


The Boy And The Wild Blue Girl - 2020

by Keith Negley

Summary: Everyone thought the wild blue girl was a nuisance. Everyone, that is, but Poul. This is a clever and inspiring story of how curiosity and observation can bring about change in the world.

The boy whose face froze like that


The Boy Whose Face Froze Like That - 2019

by Lynn Plourde

Summary: Wendell is a good kid -- he wouldn't make faces if his parents told him not to, even if all his friends were making faces. But what harm would it do to make a funny face in the mirror if no one could see him? A lot of harm! Unlucky Wendell becomes the first kid in history whose face freezes in place! Wendell, his parents, and his dog try everything to unfreeze his face, but nothing works. Will Wendell ever get his face unfrozen? And what will his family think of him if his face is stuck like...  read more »

The breaking news


The Breaking News - 2018

by Sarah Lynne Reul

Summary: When devastating news rattles a young girl's community, her normally attentive parents and neighbors are suddenly exhausted and distracted. At school, her teacher tells the class to look for the helpers -- the good people working to make things better in big and small ways. She wants more than anything to help in a big way, but maybe she can start with one small act of kindness instead ... and then another, and another. Small things can compound, after all, to make a world of difference. Both...  read more »

Builder Brothers


Builder Brothers - 2019

by Drew Scott

Summary: "In the second picture book by the authors of the New York Times bestseller Builder Brothers: Big Plans, young Drew and Jonathan do everything together, whether they're building birdhouses or dreaming up big plans for their future. They're not just twins; they're best friends. So when their town sponsors a soapbox derby race, Drew and Jonathan are first in line to enter. But when the rubber hits the road and the brothers just can't agree on how to build the best car, they wind up competing...  read more »

Bulldozer dreams


Bulldozer Dreams - 2017

by Sharon Chriscoe

Summary: After a long day of clearing dirt, rocks, and trees, a bulldozer is tired and ready for bed. He lifts up his blade, his spotlights flash on, he rolls through the gate, and lets out a yawn. He heads to the Wiggle and Shake for a bath, then to the Sip and Slurp for some supper, then chooses a bedtime story and soon the bulldozer will be dreaming sweet dreams of finishing his important work!

Bunny in the middle


Bunny In The Middle - 2019

by Anika Denise

Summary: Celebrates the joys of being the middle child in a loving family of rabbits.

The Button Book


The Button Book - 2020

by Sally Nicholls

Summary: Follow a group of animal friends as they discover a collection of mysterious buttons, all of which do different things! From a blue singing button to a purple tickle button, from a rude sound button to a mysterious white button, there's only one way to find out what they do: press them all! And thankfully, there's even a sleeping button to lull the animals to sleep after a busy day. A lively introduction to colors and shapes, this is the perfect interactive book for storytime (and bedtime!).



Cake - 2019

by Sue Hendra

Summary: When Cake is invited to his first birthday party, he goes out and buys a new hat so that he will look his very best at the party.

Can I Be Your Dog?


Can I Be Your Dog? - 2018

by Troy Cummings

Summary: Arfy is a hound on a mission! Bound and determined to find a home, Arfy writes letters to everyone on Butternut Street. Honestly, he's the best dog you could ever want. He's obedient! He's housebroken! He even has his own squeaky bone! Who will adopt Arfy in the end? You'll never guess!"



Cannonball - 2020

by Sacha Cotter

Summary: Determined to execute the perfect cannonball dive, a boy tries to follow everyone's advice but finally hears Nan, an expert and former champion, who advises doing it his own way.

Captain Marvel What Makes a Hero


Captain Marvel What Makes A Hero - 2019

by Pamela Bobowicz

Summary: "The finest heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are here to answer one vital question: What makes a hero? Whether they're fighting evil throughout the realms or defending humanity on Earth, these heroes have their own approaches to strength, goodness, and heroism. Join these incredible women as they explore what it means to be a hero. Where we find real strength, and how to find your very own super-power. What makes a hero is the perfect story for every hero of every size, from very background, everywhere." --

Caveboy Crush


Caveboy Crush - 2019

by Beth Ferry

Summary: Will the caveboy's crush respond favorably to his grand, attention-getting gestures?

Child of Glass


Child Of Glass - 2019

by Beatrice Alemagna

Summary: "A story about difference, exclusion, and ultimately self-acceptance, Child of Glass explores the interplay between inner and outer and the journey we have to go on to become ourselves. Child of Glass is about Gisele, a fragile, strong, transparent girl who denounces the meanness that can mark life in the world. In sparse, poetic language that all of us, however young or old, can understand, Child of Glass reminds us of our birthright to become ourselves. Freedom isn't about accepting what is; it's about asking the questions and taking the actions that allow us to be at home in the world." --

Cool Cuts


Cool Cuts - 2020

by Mechal Renee Roe

Summary: An illustrated, joyful celebration of African-American boys' hairstyles.



Coral - 2020

by Molly Schaar Idle

Summary: A disagreement between Coral, Filly, and Manta, three young mermaids who work together to build and safeguard the reef that is their home, must quickly be set right.

Counting elephants


Counting Elephants - 2020

by Dawn Young

Summary: Our poor counter just wants to count her ten elephants, but -- POOF! -- her magician friend is making it impossible. Ten, nine, eight... each time we get back to counting, one of the elephants has been changed into something unexpected. Puppies, frogs, peanut butter and jelly, and, of course, a rabbit and a hat appear and disappear in this funny, fast-paced story.

Counting our blessings


Counting Our Blessings - 2020

by Emma Dodd

Summary: We're counting our blessings, one by one. How many will there be? Let's count together, just us two, and very soon we'll see. Big dog and little dog count ten things they are grateful for. But being together is always number one.



Cowie - 2020

by Elizabeth Rose Stanton

Summary: Cowie was a donkey. But he wanted to be a cow. He loved their gentle ways. He admired the green grass on their side of the fence. He tried hard to be a cow. Then his friends Mousie and Duckie had an idea to help him. Can the friends make Cowie's dream come true?

The Crankypants tea party


The Crankypants Tea Party - 2020

by Barbara Bottner

Summary: Clarissa invites all of her stuffed animals to a tea party, but they refuse to attend because they think she has mistreated them.

Crocodiles need kisses too


Crocodiles Need Kisses Too - 2020

by Rebecca Colby

Summary: Illustrations and rhyming text inform the reader that, despite quills, claws, fangs, and more, animals -- like children -- all need love and affection.

Cuddle Monkey


Cuddle Monkey - 2020

by Blake Liliane Hellman

Summary: Lewis loves cuddling but his parents are busy with baby Owen, cuddling with toys does not work out, and everyone at school is too busy for a cuddle.

Dad and the Dinosaur


Dad And The Dinosaur - 2017

by Gennifer Choldenko

Summary: "A boy keeps a toy dinosaur in his pocket to help him be brave like his dad--but when the dinosaur goes missing, Dad knows just what to do." --

Dandelions dream.


Dandelions Dream. - 2020

by Yoko Tanaka

Summary: In a meadow filled with dandelion buds just about to flower, one dandelion blooms into a real lion! Roots and leaves unfurl into four tiny paws and a long tail, complete with a fluffy yellow tuft. What a great wide world there is to explore when you have paws instead of roots-- there are fast trains to ride, regal ships to sail, and cities with lights as bright as Dandelion's field in full bloom. A happy little dandelion views the world with wonder in this wordless story about enjoying life to the fullest.

A Day So Gray


A Day So Gray - 2019

by Marie Lamba

Summary: "A winter's day is transformed from bleak to beautiful by warm friendship and a new perspective in a gentle story that encourages the appreciation and celebration of cozy pleasures and quiet joys." --

A Dazzling Birthday! (Butterbean's Cafe)


A Dazzling Birthday! (Butterbean's Cafe) - 2020

by Courtney Carbone

Summary: "Butterbean, Cricket, and Poppy plan a wonderful birthday surprise party for their friend Dazzle. But when they hide the party too well, Dazzle believes her friends have forgotten her special day and runs away! It's up to Butterbean to find Dazzle and celebrate her birthday with sparkles, surprises, and best of all--friends!" --



Dewdrop - 2020

by Katie ONeill

Summary: It's time for the annual pond sports fair. Dewdrop the axolotl can't wait to cheer on his friends. But as the big day gets closer and his friends get nervous, will he be able to remind them that doing their best is the most important part?

Diggersaurs explore!


Diggersaurs Explore! - 2020

by Michael Whaite

Summary: The diggersaurs -- half construction truck and half dinosaur -- are searching for buried treasure when they discover a new friend.



Dino-Halloween - 2019

by Lisa Wheeler

Summary: The dinosaurs enjoy a variety of Halloween activities, including visiting a haunted house, carving pumpkins, and trick-or-treating.

Dirt cheap


Dirt Cheap - 2020

by Mark Hoffmann

Summary: Birdie wants a very expensive soccer ball but has no money, so she starts selling dirt and learns some important lessons along the way.

Do I have to wear a coat?


Do I Have To Wear A Coat? - 2020

by Rachel Isadora

Summary: A diverse group of children have fun enjoying the highlights of all four seasons.

Don't call me Bear!


Don't Call Me Bear! - 2019

by Aaron Blabey

Summary: Warren, a feisty little koala, is frustrated and annoyed because since the days of Captain Cook, people have called koalas bears, and he really wants everyone to know that koalas are not bears -- unfortunately even Kangaroo and Platypus are not impressed by his argument.

Don't Feed the Coos!


Don't Feed The Coos! - 2020

by Jonathan Stutzman

Summary: A cautionary tale in which a little girl must find a way to escape an insatiable flock of pigeons after sharing some bread with one.

Don't worry, little crab


Don't Worry, Little Crab - 2020

by Chris Haughton

Summary: Little Crab and Very Big Crab live in a tiny rock pool near the sea. Today they're going for a dip in the big ocean. "This is going to be so great," says Little Crab, splish-splashing and squelch-squelching along, all the way to the very edge. Then comes a first glance down at the waves. Whoosh! Maybe it's better if they don't go in? With vivid colors, bold shapes, and his trademark visual humor, Chris Haughton shows that sometimes a gentle "don't worry, I'm here" can keep tentative little...  read more »

Dragon Night


Dragon Night - 2019

by J R Krause

Summary: Georgie is afraid of the dark, but after an adventure with a dragon that is afraid of the knight in the book where he normally dwells, both are ready to sleep.

Dream Big, Little Scientists


Dream Big, Little Scientists - 2020

by Michelle Schaub

Summary: A bedtime lullaby for budding scientists everywhere introduces eleven branches of science and encourages curiosity and exploration.

Elbow Grease vs. Motozilla


Elbow Grease Vs. Motozilla - 2019

by John Cena

Summary: Elbow Grease is back and about to face off against the gnarly monster machine Motozilla, but it's going to take teamwork. Luckily, Elbow Grease can count on his four big brothers to rev their engines and help him try to beat the beast!

An Elephant & Piggie biggie! Book 2


An Elephant & Piggie Biggie! Book 2 - 2019

by Mo Willems

Summary: A bind-up of five Elephant & Piggie adventures to spark early-readers' imaginations.

The Epic Adventures of Huggie & Stick


The Epic Adventures Of Huggie & Stick - 2018

by Drew Daywalt

Summary: When a grumpy stuffed bunny and a happy-go-lucky stick fall out of their boy's backpack, they embark on an odyssey that takes them all around the world, experiencing one crazy adventure after another.

Everyone Loves Bacon


Everyone Loves Bacon - 2015

by Kelly Dipucchio

Summary: Everyone loves Bacon but letting his fame go to his head may prove more dangerous than he thought.

Everyone's awake


Everyone's Awake - 2020

by Colin Meloy

Summary: In this house, when everyone stays awake at night, things get very strange, what with Mom on the roof, and Grandma playing cards with the ghost of long-dead Grandpa Paul, and even the dog and cat are acting weird; as the family's doings become more and more bizarre, the narrator starts to wonder -- what on earth will happen when morning finally comes.

A family for Louie


A Family For Louie - 2020

by Alexandra Thompson

Summary: A French bulldog who loves gourmet food has trouble finding a family that is just right for him.

The Farmer


The Farmer - 2019

by Ximo Abadia

Summary: "But not Paul. Paul mows. Paul rakes. Paul sows. Paul draws water. And soon Paul has beautiful plants and flowers growing all around him. But one day, the water dries up. The sun beats down. Paul despairs. But thanks to his animal friends, and a bit of rain, help is on the way." --

Fire truck vs. dragon


Fire Truck Vs. Dragon - 2020

by Chris Barton

Summary: Friends Fire Truck and Dragon demonstrate what a good team they make at campfires, cookouts, birthday parties, and more, but in unexpected and unimpressive ways.

First laugh


First Laugh - 2018

by Rose Ann Tahe

Summary: A Navajo family welcomes a new baby into the family with love and ceremony, eagerly waiting for that first special laugh. Includes brief description of birth customs in different cultures.

The fort


The Fort - 2020

by Laura Perdew

Summary: A prince planning a feast in his castle and a pirate preparing her ship for a treasure hunt clash after learning they share a fort, but soon imagine a new adventure for two.

A Fox Found a Box


A Fox Found A Box - 2019

by Ged Adamson

Summary: When a little fox finds a radio, he shares the songs and music with his animal friends, but after it goes quiet, the little fox begins to hear the music found in nature.

Frank and Bean


Frank And Bean - 2019

by Jamie Michalak

Summary: Frank likes peace and quiet. He likes his tent, his pencil, and writing in his secret notebook. Bean likes noise. He likes his bus, his trumpet -- toot, toot! -- and making music. Loud music. But Bean is missing something: he does not have words. What will happen if Frank shares his words with Bean?

Friday night wrestlefest.


Friday Night Wrestlefest. - 2020

by JF Fox

Summary: Ladies and Gentlemen, it's Friday night, and these kids are ready to wrestle! Join Dangerous Daddoo as he dishes out some serious moves to get the kids ready for bed. But what happens when Flying Mom Bomb gets home from work? Are the kids toast?

Froggy builds a snowman


Froggy Builds A Snowman

by Jonathan London

Summary: "It's Winter Carnival day, and Froggy can't wait to build a snowman. But school principal Mr. Mugwort says there is a lot to do first. Skating! Sledding! A snow fort! Finally it's time to build a snowman, but Froggy builds a snow dinosaur instead. And of course the day wouldn't be complete without a wild snowball fight." --

Froggy for president!


Froggy For President! - 2020

by Jonathan London

Summary: Both Froggy and Frogilina are running for class president, and both have compelling platforms -- but which candidate will voters choose?

Frozen 2 Little Golden Book (Disney Frozen)


Frozen 2 Little Golden Book (Disney Frozen) - 2019

by Nancy Cote

Summary: Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven set off on a perilous journey to locate the Enchanted Forest. Will they discover the secret to Elsa's power--and find out what they need to reveal the mysteries of the past?

Give me back my bones!


Give Me Back My Bones! - 2019

by Kim Norman

Summary: A stormy night at sea has uncovered some long-buried secrets and surprises. Is that the mast of a shipwreck? A faded pirate hat? And what's that hiding in the sand? A mandible and a clavicle, phalanges and femurs, a tibia and a fibula -- could there be a set of bones scattered across the ocean floor? And who might they belong to? A jaunty rhyme takes readers on an underwater scavenger hunt as a comical skeleton tries to put itself back together piece by piece. Make no bones about it: this rollicking read-aloud will have young ones learning anatomy without even realizing it.

Go get 'em, tiger!


Go Get 'em, Tiger! - 2020

by Sabrina Moyle

Summary: A rhyming tale in which an exuberant tiger encourages young readers to eagerly tackles life's challenges and believe in their own tiger-like strength.

Going down home with Daddy


Going Down Home With Daddy - 2019

by Kelly Starling Lyons

Summary: Alan looks forward to the annual family reunion at the farm where Daddy grew up, but everyone is supposed to share something special and Alan worries about arriving with empty hands.

The Good Egg Presents


The Good Egg Presents - 2020

by Jory John

Summary: Good Egg and his pals escape their carton and drop into the store for a morning of fun, enjoyed by everybody. Well, almost everybody. Shel isn't a huge fan of group activities, especially when he's made to be "It" for a game of hide-and-seek. Nevertheless, Shel doesn't want to let his friends down, so he reluctantly plays, anyway. But after a morning of hiding and seeking, somebody's still missing. Will the dozen eggs friends ever be reunited? Find out in this hilarious egg hunt adventure in the grocery store that reminds us to break out of our shells and help our friends in need!

Goodbye winter, hello spring


Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring - 2020

by Kenard Pak

Summary: In simple text, a young boy watches how nature changes from winter into spring.

Goodnight, veggies


Goodnight, Veggies - 2020

by Diana Murray

Summary: Illustrations and easy-to-read, rhyming text invite the reader to a community garden where potatoes close their eyes, cabbages nod their heads, and corn covers its ears to go to sleep.

The great pumpkin contest


The Great Pumpkin Contest - 2019

by Angela Rozelaar

Summary: Two neighboring cats compete for first place in a pumpkin contest, but it takes a cat-astrophe to make them realize there's a lot more they can win than just a blue ribbon". Includes the life cycle of a pumpkin.

Greta and the Giants


Greta And The Giants - 2019

by Zoe Tucker

Summary: Greta is a little girl who lives in a beautiful forest threatened by Giants. When the Giants first came to the forest, they chopped down trees to make houses. Then they chopped down more trees and made even bigger homes. The houses grew into towns and the towns grew into cities, until now there is hardly any forest left. Greta knows she has to help the animals who live in the forest, but how? Luckily, Greta has an idea.

The Grouchies


The Grouchies - 2009

by Debbie Wagenbach

Summary: A grouchy boy learns how to chase away his grumpy moods. Includes a note to parents.

Hand over hand


Hand Over Hand - 2017

by Alma Fullerton

Summary: Who says girls can't fish? When Nina asks her grandfather to take her fishing with him on his old banca boat, his answer is always the same: "A boat is not the place for a girl." But Nina is determined to go. She knows that if her lolo will show her how to jig the lines, to set the hook, and to pull in a fish, hand over hand, she can prove to everyone in their Filipino fishing village that she deserves her turn in the boat, girl or no!



Hangry - 2019

by Drew Brockington

Summary: A young monster takes the train into the big city, only to find his favorite hot dog vendor is closed and he's unable to satiate his hunger, leading to an epic case of destructive crankiness.

The Heart of a Whale


The Heart Of A Whale - 2020

by Anna Pignataro

Summary: Whale's beautiful song calms a wriggly octopus, cheers a sad urchin, and much more but cannot cure his loneliness without the help of his friends.

Heaven Is a Wonderful Place


Heaven Is A Wonderful Place - 2019

by Angela Burrin

Summary: "We know heaven is a wonderful place because the Bible tells us so! This children's book, written for elementary readers, explores what the Bible and our Catholic faith tell us about heaven. Read along as Grandma Nancy and her grandchildren, Abigail and Michael, imagine what Grandpa is doing in heaven. Whether feasting with the saints or walking without a cane, gazing on the myriads of angels, or even visiting with the Blessed Mother, children will enjoy learning more about the place where all of us were created to live." --

Hello Ninja


Hello Ninja - 2019

by N D Wilson

Summary: "Tag along with one sneaky ninja who is happy to share his busy day (but not his lunch) with curious kids everywhere in this rhyming picture book."

Here and now


Here And Now - 2019

by Julia Denos

Summary: Illustrations and easy-to-read text celebrate mindfulness and the connectedness of everything on Earth.

Hole in the Zoo


Hole In The Zoo - 2019

by Mick Inkpen

Summary: At Upalongdownalong Avenue in the garden at Number 2, there's a hole in the wall that belongs to the Zoo and things have started coming through. Jam-packed with mischievous animals swinging, splashing and crashing through the pages, this energetic rhyming adventure is a breath of fresh air.

How do you dance?


How Do You Dance? - 2019

by Thyra Heder

Summary: There are so many ways to dance! You can jiggle or wiggle or stomp. You can bop or bounce or go completely nuts. You can dance at the market or the bus stop, with your fingers or your face. You can dance because you're happy or even because you're sad. But what's the best way to dance? Exactly how you want to!

How I Met My Monster


How I Met My Monster - 2019

by Amanda Noll

Summary: Five quirky little creatures vie to become Ethan's monster, charged with getting him into bed and keeping him there so that he falls asleep.

How to be a pirate


How To Be A Pirate - 2020

by Isaac Fitzgerald

Summary: Told by the neighborhood boys that she cannot be a pirate, Cece seeks reassurance from her grandfather who knows about boats and has tattoos.

How to Eat Pizza


How To Eat Pizza - 2018

by Jon Burgerman

Summary: When a slice of pizza realizes it is about to get gobbled up, it quickly offers a few suggestions on what you can eat instead.

I am a tiger


I Am A Tiger - 2019

by Karl Newson

Summary: Despite the evidence, Mouse insists that he is a tiger -- or maybe a crocodile.

I am a wolf


I Am A Wolf - 2019

by Kelly Leigh Miller

Summary: A dog who insists she is a wolf finds the perfect home with a young girl who sees past her prickly personality.

I didn't stand up


I Didn't Stand Up - 2019

by L M Falcone

Summary: First they went after Jalal. But I'm not black, so I didn't stand up for him. Then they went after Mariana. I was born in this country, so I didn't stand up for her. A picture book inspired by the iconic poem "First They Came for Socialists" written by Martin Niemoller in opposition to the oppressive Nazi regime looks at common circumstances of oppression that children encounter through the eyes of the bystander -- until he or she becomes the victim.

I found a kitty!


I Found A Kitty! - 2020

by Troy Cummings

Summary: When Arfy finds a homeless kitten, he writes letters to prospective owners, hoping to find the perfect home for his new friend.

I love Daddy every day


I Love Daddy Every Day - 2020

by Isabel Otter

Summary: Captures and celebrates the true meaning of Father's Day, and encourages readers to embrace the spirit of Father's Day every day!

I Love You, Fred


I Love You, Fred - 2019

by Mick Inkpen

Summary: "Fred! Fred! Fred!" they say. They say it all the time. "Fred! Fred! Fred! all day. (You whisper it sometimes.) If only I could Fred.

I Miss My Grandpa


I Miss My Grandpa - 2019

by Jin Xiaojing

Summary: "A child asks different family members about her late grandfather and learns of his characteristics through the features he passed down to his children and grandchildren." --

I Say Ooh, You Say Aah


I Say Ooh, You Say Aah - 2018

by John Kane

Summary: Invites the reader to interact with the story by repeating words and actions while helping a timid donkey find something he is missing.

I See, I See.


I See, I See. - 2019

by Robert Henderson

Summary: This picture book of opposites encourages readers to manipulate the book to see things from a completely different perspective.

I Walk with Vanessa


I Walk With Vanessa - 2018

by Kerascoet

Summary: An elementary school girl witnesses the bullying of another girl, but she is not sure how to help.

I Will Love You Anyway


I Will Love You Anyway - 2016

by Mick Inkpen

Summary: Dog is very badly behaved -- he destroys everything, chases cars, rolls in poo, and won't stop running away! But when he finds himself lost and alone there is one person he knows he can always count on.

I will race you through this book!


I Will Race You Through This Book! - 2019

by Jonathan Fenske

Summary: Book-It Bunny challenges the reader to reach the end of the book before she does.

I'll Love You Till the Cows Come Home


I'll Love You Till The Cows Come Home - 2018

by Kathryn Cristaldi

Summary: "A humorous rhymed text with pictures repeating 'I'll love you till . . .' with various endings." --

I'll walk with you


I'll Walk With You - 2020

by Carol Lynn Pearson

Summary: Help little ones learn to show love for the people around them, no matter how they look, sound, pray, love, or think. This picture book will enchant children with a sweet, tender poem about loving and accepting others, no matter what they look like, where they come from, or what their age and abilities are.

I'm Brave! I'm Strong! I'm Five!


I'm Brave! I'm Strong! I'm Five! - 2019

by Cari Best

Summary: A five-year-old girl who is brave and strong faces night noises, too much light, and spooky shadows, all without calling her parents, before finally feeling sleepy.

I'm worried


I'm Worried - 2019

by Michael Ian Black

Summary: Potato is worried about what might happen in the future, causing Flamingo to worry, too, but their friend, a little girl, encourages them to focus on enjoying the present, instead.

In a jar||.


In A Jar||. - 2020

by Deborah Marcero

Summary: When Llewellyn, a little rabbit who collects ordinary things in jars, meets a young girl named Evelyn, he joins with her to capture the extraordinary.

In My Garden


In My Garden - 2020

by Charlotte Zolotow

Summary: A young girl describes what she loves most in her garden during each season.

The Invisible Leash


The Invisible Leash - 2019

by Patrice Karst

Summary: Emily tries to comfort her best friend, Zack, whose dog Jojo recently died, by telling him about the "Invisible Leash" that connects each owner to his or her deceased pet.

The invisible web


The Invisible Web - 2020

by Patrice Karst

Summary: Illustrations and easy-to-read text reveal that there are strings connecting people all over the world, that become tangled sometimes but always help us be one big family.

It's a moose!


It's A Moose! - 2020

by Meg Rosoff

Summary: A baby that is different from all the others brings a family great joy until he grows too big for their home.

It's not my fault!


It's Not My Fault! - 2020

by Jory John

Summary: A boy steadfastly blames everything from messy homework to a dirty face on inanimate objects until they visit his dreams, reminding him that he must take responsibility for his mistakes.

It's Okay to Be a Unicorn!


It's Okay To Be A Unicorn! - 2020

by Jason Tharp

Summary: Cornelius J. Sparklesteed is known among all the other horses in Hoofington for his beautiful and creative handmade hats, but Cornelius is hiding a secret under his own tall, pointy hat, he is really a unicorn. When Cornelius is chosen to perform in the annual Hoofapalooza, can he find the courage to reveal his true self?

Izzy Gizmo and the invention convention


Izzy Gizmo And The Invention Convention - 2019

by Pip Jones

Summary: Izzy Gizmo is invited to an inventing competition, where a greedy competitor forces her to improvise.

Jabari jumps


Jabari Jumps - 2017

by Gaia Cornwall

Summary: Jabari is definitely ready to jump off the diving board. He's finished his swimming lessons and passed his swim test, and he's a great jumper, so he's not scared at all. "Looks easy," says Jabari, watching the other kids take their turns. But when his dad squeezes his hand, Jabari squeezes back. He needs to figure out what kind of special jump to do anyway, and he should probably do some stretches before climbing up onto the diving board. In a sweetly appealing tale of overcoming your fears,...  read more »

Jake the Growling Dog


Jake The Growling Dog - 2019

by Samantha Shannon

Summary: A children's picture book about the power of kindness, celebrating diversity, and friendship. Jake loves to swim, hike, and play, but when he realizes he's lonely a true friend comes to his aid. Soon others find friendship and understanding filling this tale with heart and hope.

Jake the Growling Dog Goes to Doggy Daycare


Jake The Growling Dog Goes To Doggy Daycare - 2020

by Samantha Shannon

Summary: Jake is off to daycare, but he's worried about what's in store. Going somewhere new can be scary -- trying something different, even more. How will he get ready, and what will help him through? What will bring him comfort while he prepares for something new?

Just Because


Just Because - 2019

by Mac Barnett

Summary: When a child is too full of questions about the world to go to sleep, her patient father offers up increasingly creative responses to his child's nighttime wonderings.

Just Like a Mama


Just Like A Mama - 2020

by Alice Faye Duncan

Summary: Carol Olivia Clementine lives with Mama Rose. Mama Rose is tender and sweet. She is also as stern and demanding as any good parent should be. Though Carol Olivia misses her mother and father, Mama Rose becomes her "home." And Carol Olivia concludes that she loves her "just like a mama."

Kevin the Unicorn


Kevin The Unicorn - 2019

by Jessika Von Innerebner

Summary: Even sparkly unicorns that are filled with magical awesomeness and bring glitter and happiness to everything around them can have a bad day.

Knot cannot


Knot Cannot - 2020

by Tiffany Stone

Summary: Knot cannot do most of the things that Snake can do, such as slithering and hissing, but has one skill that saves the day when Snake is in danger.

Let's Build


Let's Build - 2020

by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Summary: The critter construction crew needs your help with their latest project. Tilt, tap, shake, and clap to help the trucks get the job done!

Let's dance


Let's Dance - 2020

by David Bowie

Summary: Since appearing on the 1983 album of the same name, "Let's Dance" has become one of David Bowie's best-selling singles. Illustrator Hannah Marks has breathed life into the playful lyrics of Bowie's song while paying tribute to the music icon throughout each spread. Sway through the crowd in this dynamic and playful book that is sure to inspire dancing among the whole family.

Library books are not for eating


Library Books Are Not For Eating - 2020

by Todd Tarpley

Summary: Ms. Bronte loves being a teacher, but she has one small problem. She also really loves eating books. Did I mention she's also a dinosaur?

Little Blue Truck Leads the Way


Little Blue Truck Leads The Way - 2009

by Alice Schertle

Summary: A country truck feels out of place in the speedy, noisy city until he comes to the rescue during a giant traffic jam.

The little duckling who wouldn't get wet


The Little Duckling Who Wouldn't Get Wet - 2020

by Gek Tessaro

Summary: Despite being pushed by the duck, the cat, the dog, and the turkey, the little duckling is not ready to get wet, even when a wolf arrives.

The Little Guys


The Little Guys - 2019

by Vera Brosgol

Summary: The Little Guys might be small, but they aim to be mighty. As they head off to find breakfast, they can conquer anything through teamwork -- cross deep waters, dig through obstacles, and climb the tallest trees. Nothing can stop them! But as they begin to amass more than they need, the creatures in the forest ponder -- what happens when no one can stop the Little Guys?

Little Joe Chickapig


Little Joe Chickapig - 2020

by Brian Calhoun

Summary: Little Joe Chickapig wants to be just like his adventurous grandpa. But how did the old chickapig hero do it?

Little Man the Troll


Little Man The Troll - 2019

by Ben Fust

Summary: "Have you ever noticed that when you wake up in the morning things aren't quite the same as when you went to sleep? Maybe one of your socks is pulled off? Or your hair is all out of sorts? And maybe there's a little drool on your face? (Don't worry, we won't tell). How do all those things happen? Why, that's Little Man of course! He's a crafty, mischievous troll (the non-scary kind!) who finds all kinds of fun things to do while you're sleeping. A resourceful and adventurous sort of fellow, it...  read more »

Little Moles Wish.


Little Moles Wish. - 2019

by Sang-Keun Kim

Summary: Little Mole has no friends since moving to a new home so he molds a snowball into a bear, wishing that it will come to life.

The Little Snowplow Wishes for Snow


The Little Snowplow Wishes For Snow - 2019

by Lora Koehler

Summary: "The little snowplow loves his job on the Mighty Mountain Road Crew, but the work he loves best is plowing snow. Throughout the year, he wishes for snow to come, but winter begins without a single flake in sight. As the weeks pass and the little snowplow's birthday approaches, he starts to wonder whether it will snow at all. Will the little snowplow's birthday dreams come true?" --

Llama Llama


Llama Llama - 2020

by Anna Dewdney

Summary: Llama Llama wants to give Mama the best Mother's Day present ever, but he doesn't know what she wants! Pancakes in bed? A day spent in the garden? Seems like a good time for Llama to go undercover to find out! And maybe -- just maybe -- he'll be able to give her a perfect Mother's Day.

Llama unleashes the alpacalypse


Llama Unleashes The Alpacalypse - 2020

by Jonathan Stutzman

Summary: Llama clones his friend Alpaca in order to avoid cleaning up after himself, but while Llama is eating the day away the Alpacas he set loose are causing pandemonium.

Lola goes to school


Lola Goes To School - 2019

by Anna McQuinn

Summary: Lola meets new friends and tries many new things on her fun but exhausting first day of school.

The Lost Cousins


The Lost Cousins - 2019

by B B Cronin

Summary: "Grandad realizes the children have never met their cousins who are scattered across the globe. It's time to head off on an adventure to go visit them--but finding the long-lost cousins is harder than it sounds!" --

Love from the Crayons


Love From The Crayons - 2019

by Drew Daywalt

Summary: Discover all the bright colors and shades of love with the crayons.

The Love Letter


The Love Letter - 2019

by Anika Aldamuy Denise

Summary: Stumbling on the same mysterious love letter in turn, best friends Hedgehog, Bunny, and Squirrel are reminded of the joys of friendship following a silly mix-up about their secret admirer.

Love, Sophia on the Moon


Love, Sophia On The Moon - 2020

by Anica Mrose Rissi

Summary: When life on Earth becomes unfair, Sophia tells her mother through a series of letters that she is moving to the Moon.

The Luckiest Snowball


The Luckiest Snowball - 2019

by Elliot Kreloff

Summary: Izzy brings his new friend, Larry the snowball, home and, over the course of a year, introduces him to each season before rushing him back to the freezer. Includes facts about seasons and discussion questions.



Mabel - 2020

by Rowboat Watkins

Summary: A picture book about a mermaid named Mabel, who unlike the rest of her family does not have a mustache, and the seven-armed octopus who becomes her friend and helps her see that she is just right the way she is.

Macca the Alpaca


Macca The Alpaca - 2020

by Matt Cosgrove

Summary: Macca is a small, kind and friendly alpaca. He spends his days splashing in puddles and chasing butterflies until he runs headfirst into Harmer -- a big, unkind llama who is never, ever friendly. Can brave little Macca teach that bully of a llama a very important lesson?

Mae Among the Stars


Mae Among The Stars - 2018

by Roda Ahmed

Summary: Mae wanted to be an astronaut. She dreamed of dancing in space. She imagined herself surrounded by billions of stars, floating, gliding, and discovering. Her parents encouraged her, saying, "If you believe it, and work hard for it, anything is possible." This encouragement, along with Mae's own curiosity, intelligence, and determination, paved the way for her to become the first African American woman to travel in space. --

Maisy gets a pet


Maisy Gets A Pet - 2020

by Lucy Cousins

Summary: Maisy is getting her very own pet! Join Maisy as she learns how to be a good pet owner, from being patient and gentle to vet visits and playtime!

Mighty Pup Power! (Paw Patrol)


Mighty Pup Power! (Paw Patrol) - 2019

by Hollis James

Summary: After the PAW patrol gets mighty powers from a mysterious meteorite that lands in Adventure Bay, Mayor Humdinger and his nephew try to steal the meteorite and take over the city.

Miriam at the river


Miriam At The River

by Jane Yolen

Summary: Seven-year-old Miriam places her baby brother's basket in the Nile River, watches the Pharoah's daughter draw him out and name him Moses, and ponders a vision of other water parting. Includes note on the biblical story on which this is based.

Missing daddy


Missing Daddy - 2019

by Mariame Kaba

Summary: A little girl who misses her father because he's away in prison shares how his absence affects different parts of her life. Her greatest excitement is the days when she gets to visit her beloved father. With gorgeous illustrations, this book depicts a little girl's love for her father from whom she is separated because of incarceration.

Mommy's khimar


Mommy's Khimar - 2018

by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

Summary: A young Muslim girl puts on a head scarf and not only feels closer to her mother, she also imagines herself as a queen, the sun, a superhero, and more.

Monkey on the Run


Monkey On The Run - 2019

by Leo Timmers

Summary: Papa Monkey and Little Monkey are on their way. But the street is very busy and they are going so slowly! Little Monkey loses patience and jumps onto the fire engine. Up the ladder from there and he joins a TV crew! Then the garbage truck, an aquarium bus, a food cart for rabbits packed with carroty treats, Arctic animals traveling by snow globe, a jewel thief's getaway car ... There is so much going on in the street, it's become a playground! Each vehicle in this wordless picture book contains a world of detail, activity and humor to share with curious toddlers.

Monster's trucks


Monster's Trucks - 2020

by Rebecca Van Slyke

Summary: In this interactive story, readers are encouraged to "play" with Monster's toy construction vehicles, even though Monster does not like to share.

My best friend


My Best Friend - 2020

by Julie Fogliano

Summary: Two girls quickly become best friends, even before they learn one another's names.

My friend earth


My Friend Earth

by Patricia MacLachlan

Summary: Die-cut pages invite reader to explore how Earth is a friend to all creatures, watching over us as the year cycles through the seasons.

My hair is a garden


My Hair Is A Garden - 2018

by Cozbi A Cabrera

Summary: After being teased yet again about her unruly hair, MacKenzie consults her neighbor, Miss Tillie, who compares hair care with tending her beautiful garden and teaches MacKenzie some techniques. Includes tips for shampooing, conditioning, and protecting black hair, and recipes for hair products.

My ocean is blue


My Ocean Is Blue - 2020

by Darren Lebeuf

Summary: A girl with a disability explores every facet of the ocean during a day at the beach with her mom. A keen observer, she sees the ocean as both "big" and "small" and both "sparkly" and "dull. It's also "dotted and spiraled and wavy and straight." Her ocean is full of sounds -- it "splashes and crashes" and "laughs and hums." But, at times, it's silent. She is inspired to examine and celebrate every part of her ocean and doesn't let anything hold her back. A delightful nature companion sure to awaken the explorer in every child.

My Shape Is Sam


My Shape Is Sam - 2019

by Amanda Jackson

Summary: In a place where jobs are based on shape, Sam, who looks like a square but longs to roll like a circle, discovers his true, unique shape.

My tooth is lost!


My Tooth Is Lost! - 2019

by Drew Daywalt

Summary: Monkey is upset because he has lost a tooth, so Cake tries to make him feel better by telling him about the Tooth Fairy -- but Monkey just wants his tooth named Kevin.



Naked! - 2014

by Michael Ian Black

Summary: A child discovers that the only thing more fun than being naked is wearing nothing but a cape.

Nana Akua goes to school


Nana Akua Goes To School - 2020

by Tricia Elam Walker

Summary: Zura is worried about how her classmates will react to her Ghanaian Nana's tattoos on Grandparents Day, but Nana finds a way to show how special and meaningful they are.

Naughty Ninja Takes a Bath


Naughty Ninja Takes A Bath - 2020

by Todd Tarpley

Summary: After crossing raging rivers and tromping through the jungle, Naughty Ninja returns to his secret ninja training camp for lunch. But when he gets inside, his parents tell him he needs a bath. Before Naughty Ninja gets in the tub, he notices poisonous flies and an angry alligator circling his dad, who doesn't even seem to know he's in trouble. Good thing Naughty Ninja is around to save the day! Amid sudsy fun, a boy's imaginary ninja life and his everyday world collide in the ultimate bath time adventure.

The nest that Wren built||.


The Nest That Wren Built||. - 2020

by Randi Sonenshine

Summary: "In the rhyming style of "The House That Jack Built," this poem about the care and specificity that Carolina wrens put into building a nest is at once tender and true to life. Papa and Mama Wren gather treasures of the forest, from soft moss for a lining to snakeskin for warding off predators. Randi Sonenshine's lilting stanzas, woven with accurate and unexpected details about Carolina wrens, and Anne Hunter's gentle, inviting illustrations reveal the mysterious lives of these birds and impart...  read more »



Nesting - 2020

by Henry Cole

Summary: Two robins build a nest together and raise their chicks, navigating a year of changing seasons and serpentine predators.

A new green day


A New Green Day - 2020

by Antoinette Portis

Summary: Explore nature through evocative riddles and bold imagery that take the reader from day to night and back again in this perfect read aloud. Who scribbles on the sidewalk with glistening ink? Snail! Who's a comma in a long, long sentence of a stream? Tadpole! Active readers will delight in the clever language and striking illustrations by esteemed author/illustrator Antoinette Portis. On each spread, children will solve riddles about the familiar animals, plants and the weather that one child encounters outdoors throughout a whole day.

Night Animals Need Sleep Too


Night Animals Need Sleep Too - 2020

by Gianna Marino

Summary: As Possum looks for the perfect place to fall asleep, other animals join in on the search.

The Night the Stars Went Out


The Night The Stars Went Out - 2016

by Suz Hughes

Summary: Alien is very small, but it is his job to shine all the stars and make sure they keep shining, and he has no time for anything else, so when the stars go out one night he is desperate to find the solution, a quest that takes him to Earth.

No More Naps!


No More Naps! - 2020

by Chris Grabenstein

Summary: The author of the Mr. Lemoncello books brings his wit and humor to a pint-sized audience in this picture book debut that turns the universal dilemma of getting kids to sleep on its head. It's time for a nap but, just like stubborn toddlers everywhere, Annalise Devin McFleece won't have anything to do with bedtime. Dad tries to encourage sleepiness by pushing her around the park in her stroller. Along the way, they pass a man sitting on a bench, dog walkers walking dogs, a boy on a skateboard,...  read more »

North woods girl


North Woods Girl - 2015

by Aimee M Bissonette

Summary: An admiring granddaughter hikes in all seasons with Grandma, the quintessential north woods girl. Together they see squirrels gathering nuts, hear wood frogs peep, inhale piney scents, and choose the finest skipping stone.

Octicorn party!


Octicorn Party! - 2020

by Kevin Diller

Summary: Octi dreams of having a pool party. But what if no one comes? That would be the most embarrassing thing ever! So Octi sets out to have a party that will make everyone happy -- until he realizes that may just be a disaster waiting to happen.

Octopus stew


Octopus Stew - 2019

by Eric Velasquez

Summary: Ramsey dons his superhero cape to rescue Grandma from the huge octopus she is trying to cook--or is he simply telling a story? Includes author's note on the story's origin and a recipe for Octopus stew.

The old truck||.


The Old Truck||. - 2020

by Jarett Pumphrey

Summary: "On a small family farm, an old truck falls into disrepair and lies nearly forgotten, except by the family's daughter. The truck has been part of her daydreams as she grows up and develops strength and independence. As an industrious young woman, she pulls the rusted and overgrown vehicle from its almost-grave and restores it." --

One Fox.


One Fox. - 2019

by Kate Read

Summary: An illustrated counting book in which one famished fox finds five snug eggs but must face three plump hens to get them.

One more hug


One More Hug - 2019

by Megan Alexander

Summary: A series of vignettes provide an imaginative glimpse into a child's journey to adulthood, as at every stage of life the child asks for just one more hug.

One of these is not like the others


One Of These Is Not Like The Others - 2020

by Barney Saltzberg

Summary: Points out the differences between subjects and celebrates them.

Only a tree knows how to be a tree


Only A Tree Knows How To Be A Tree - 2020

by Mary Murphy

Summary: Only a tree knows how to be a tree, and only you know how to be you. A celebration of individuality and the natural world.

The paper kingdom


The Paper Kingdom - 2020

by Helena Ku Rhee

Summary: Accompanying his parents to their night-shift jobs as office cleaners, young Daniel reluctantly joins in as they use their imaginations to transform the deserted building into a magnificent paper kingdom where he might one day rule.

People share with people


People Share With People - 2019

by Lisa Wheeler

Summary: "It's good to share a blanket. It's nice to share some fries. It's great to share your crayons before somebody cries." Yes, people share with people! It's not that hard to do.

Peppa Pig story treasury


Peppa Pig Story Treasury - 2020

Summary: Pass the time with plenty of Peppa! Celebrate every little one's favorite pig with a treasury of six much-loved stories. Join Peppa Pig, George, and all their friends and family for six separate stories -- all in one book! Perfect for curling up with during story hour or bedtime, this collection whisks readers away on adventure after adventure. From jumping in muddy puddles to checking out books from the library, Peppa's days are filled with fun.

Pete the Cat


Pete The Cat - 2020

by James Dean

Summary: Presents an Easter adaptation of "Five Little Monkeys," in which Pete calls the doctor when each of five little bunnies bumps their head after jumping on the bed.

Pete the Cat


Pete The Cat - 2020

by Kim Dean

Summary: Snuggle up with your favorite blue cat in these twelve groovy bedtime adventures! Join Pete the Cat as he hosts a fun slumber party, helps the tooth fairy, camps out in the wilderness, and so much more. Each of these stories is an ideal length for reading aloud in about five minutes, which means this collection is the absolutely perfect addition to your bedtime tradition.

Pete the Cat and the itsy bitsy spider


Pete The Cat And The Itsy Bitsy Spider - 2019

by James Dean

Summary: Presents an adaptation of the "Itsy Bitsy Spider," in which Pete and his friends know just how to help the spider succeed.

Pete the Cat and the perfect pizza party


Pete The Cat And The Perfect Pizza Party - 2019

by Kim Dean

Summary: After inviting his friends over for a pizza party, Pete piles his favorite pepperoni topping on the pie he is making, but when his guests arrive and add their own toppings to the pizza, Pete begins to wonder if his perfect pizza will be ruined.

Pick a pumpkin


Pick A Pumpkin - 2019

by Patricia Toht

Summary: One of the most loved Halloween traditions is visiting a pumpkin patch and picking out the perfect pumpkin! Once you bring your pumpkin home, invite your friends and family to form a carving crew and help you turn that perfect pumpkin into -- a grinning, glowing jack-o'-lantern! With vibrant, joyful art and a rhythmic, read-aloud text filled with the spirit of community and the thrills of the season, here is a celebration of every fun-filled step in creating the perfect jack-o'-lantern on Halloween night!

Pig the Tourist


Pig The Tourist - 2020

by Aaron Blabey

Summary: Told in rhyming text, Pig the pug spreads destruction wherever he travels, creating complete chaos wrecking parties and parades until finally the locals unite to tell him to go away -- but Pig never really learns his lesson and remains a bad traveling companion to this day.

Pitter Pattern


Pitter Pattern - 2020

by Joyce Hesselberth

Summary: Lu and her friends spot patterns in their daily activities, including patterns found in music, weather, time, play, shapes, nature, math, and language.

Please dont eat me.


Please Dont Eat Me. - 2020

by Liz Climo

Summary: A rabbit tries everything he can think of to prevent a hungry bear from eating him, but the bear has something else in mind.

Plenty of hugs


Plenty Of Hugs - 2020

by Fran Manushkin

Summary: Illustrations and gently rhyming text follow two mothers and their toddler on a sunny day.

Plinka Plinka Shake Shake


Plinka Plinka Shake Shake - 2019

by Emma Garcia

Summary: "Ting ting, boom boom, and a kazoo that goes WHA WOO! Look what's in the music box: lots of instruments to bang, beat, and pluck. Can we play a tune? Every child will want to join this fun rhythm band." --

Prairie days


Prairie Days - 2020

by Patricia MacLachlan

Summary: Describes summer days growing up on the prairie.

The President of the Jungle


The President Of The Jungle - 2020

by Andre Rodrigues

Summary: Unhappy with Lion, the king of the jungle, the animals hold an election to choose a new leader.

The problem with problems


The Problem With Problems - 2020

by Rachel Rooney

Summary: Have you ever met a Problem? They come in all shapes and sizes, and can pop up at the most inconvenient times. But you should know some things about them that will help you make them disappear.

Ready, set, go!


Ready, Set, Go! - 2020

by Celeste Cortright

Summary: Illustrations and easy-to-read, rhyming text introduce the basics of eight sports popular around the world, from track to gymnastics and baseball to karate. Includes endnotes on the different sports.

Real sisters pretend


Real Sisters Pretend - 2016

by Megan Dowd Lambert

Summary: Safe in the knowledge that adoption has made them "forever family," stepsisters Mia and Tayja improvise an imaginary adventure with a joyful homecoming to a real home with their two moms.

Rescuing Ms. Birdley


Rescuing Ms. Birdley - 2020

by Aaron Reynolds

Summary: Self-proclaimed animal expert Miranda Montgomery sees her teacher at the grocery store and decides to return her to her natural habitat, the classroom.

The Return of Thelma the Unicorn


The Return Of Thelma The Unicorn - 2019

by Aaron Blabey

Summary: Told in rhyming text, Thelma is a pony who created a big splash when she dressed up and posed as a unicorn. She returned to her best friend Otis the donkey when fame proved to be stressful. Now her many fans want her back, and Thelma is reluctant -- until Otis agrees to go along as her manager and backup, so she can concentrate on being awesome.

The ring bearer


The Ring Bearer - 2017

by Floyd Cooper

Summary: Jackson's mom is getting married, and Jackson is nervous about his role and his new family.

Roar like a dandelion


Roar Like A Dandelion - 2019

by Ruth Krauss

Summary: From Ruth Krauss comes this never-before-published book of witty one-liners -- brought to life by artist Sergio Ruzzier. Dance with a leaf. Jump like a raindrop. Sit in the sun and shine. This imaginative story from Ruth Krauss and artist Sergio Ruzzier is a remarkable collaboration that captures the timeless spirit of Krauss' signature wit and humor. Paired with Ruzzier's irresistible drawings, this story will delight readers of all ages and inspire them to roar like dandelions.

Roy digs dirt


Roy Digs Dirt - 2020

by David Shannon

Summary: Roy is a West Highland terrier who loves to dig in the dirt and mud; sometimes he buries things, and sometimes he finds things, but mostly he just likes to dig -- even though he does not like the bath that may follow the digging.

Ruby finds a Worry


Ruby Finds A Worry - 2019

by Tom Percival

Summary: A young girl's sense of adventure and exploration vanishes when she discovers a Worry that grows and grows until she learns how to get rid of it.

Same, same, but different


Same, Same, But Different - 2011

by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

Summary: Pen pals Elliot and Kailash discover that even though they live in different countries -- America and India -- they both love to climb trees, have pets, and ride a school bus.

Serious Goose.


Serious Goose. - 2019

by Johnny Kimmel

Summary: Complemented by a mylar mirror for making faces, a picture-book debut by the late-night host depicts a whimsically tongue-in-cheek goose who rediscovers its sense of humor while reminding young readers to take "serious" approaches to silliness.

Small in the City


Small In The City - 2019

by Sydney Smith

Summary: A little boy offers advice to his cat, which is lost in the city, from taking shortcuts through safe alleys to finding a friend in the park.

The Snail and the Whale


The Snail And The Whale - 2004

by Julia Donaldson

Summary: When a tiny snail meets a humpback whale, the two travel together to far-off lands. It's a dream come true for the snail, who has never left home before. But when the whale swims too close to shore, will the snail be able to save her new friend?

Snail crossing.


Snail Crossing. - 2020

by Corey Tabor

Summary: Determined to make his way to a plump, crisp cabbage across the road, Snail risks speeding cars and hungry crows during a long and slow journey, before getting lost while helping a crew of ants escape a rainstorm.

The Space Walk


The Space Walk - 2019

by Brian Biggs

Summary: "When Astronaut Randolph Witherspoon takes a walk--a space walk, that is!--he doesn't hear Ground Control's order to not talk to strangers and winds up making a new friend." --

Speak up


Speak Up - 2020

by Miranda Paul

Summary: Illustrations and easy-to-read, rhyming text encourage the reader to speak up about everything from their own name being mispronounced to someone bringing a weapon to school. Includes author's note about real people who have found their voices, when to speak up, and how to express oneself without speaking.



Splat! - 2017

by Jon Burgerman

Summary: Encourages the reader to predict what will happen and keep turning pages as a face is splattered with a pie, a sandwich, and more.

The starkeeper


The Starkeeper - 2020

by Faith Pray

Summary: In a dark, rainy, lonely world a girl's wish brings a star to earth, but its light fades until her acts of kindness make the star spark and flame.



Straw - 2020

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Summary: First there was Spoon. Then came Chopsticks. And now the last.... A bendy drinking straw loves to speed through life, but he learns to appreciate taking it slow with the help of a friend.

Such a Good Boy


Such A Good Boy - 2020

by Marianna Coppo

Summary: Buzz is a very good boy, who lives in a fancy house, eats well, and has equally well-behaved (boring) friends -- but sometimes he would really like to break free, run fast, dig holes, and play with the other dogs.

Summer song


Summer Song - 2020

by Kevin Henkes

Summary: Illustrations and easy-to-read text introduce the colors, songs, and activities of summer.



Sweep - 2019

by Louise Greig

Summary: Edgar's bad mood begins as something small, but before long it grows, gathers strength, and sweeps through the entire town.

Swim Swim Sink


Swim Swim Sink - 2020

by Jenn Harney

Summary: When one little duck keeps sinking, it relies on duckling ingenuity to stay afloat.

There Was an Old Astronaut Who Swallowed the Moon!


There Was An Old Astronaut Who Swallowed The Moon! - 2019

by Lucille Colandro

Summary: "In this adaptation of the traditional nursery rhyme, an astronaut swallows the Moon and other celestial objects, while two children ask questions about the Solar System and outer space."--

There's an alien in your book


There's An Alien In Your Book - 2020

by Tom Fletcher

Summary: Encourages the reader to shake, tilt, and wiggle the book in an effort to launch the alien back into space, because aliens do not belong on Earth -- or maybe they do.

This Book Is Gray


This Book Is Gray - 2019

by Lindsay Ward

Summary: Gray just wants to be included. But the other colors are always leaving him out. So he decides to create his own project: an all-gray book. Once upon a time, there lived a wolf, a kitten, and a hippo... Gray just knows it's going to be perfect. But as he adds page after page, the Primary and Secondary colors show up...and they aren't quite so complimentary. A book within a book, this colorful tale explores the ideas of fitting in, appreciating others, and looking at things from another perspective and also uses personality and wit to introduce basic color concepts.

This is a taco!


This Is A Taco! - 2018

by Andrew Cangelose

Summary: A taco-loving squirrel named Taco teaches kids that the most important story is the one they write themselves. This picture book incorporates comic-book style speech bubbles.

Three Ways to Trap a Leprechaun


Three Ways To Trap A Leprechaun - 2020

by Tara Lazar

Summary: Maker-girl Claire is determined to catch a leprechaun to prove that these magical, mischievous, miniature marvels are real. This picture book romp puts Claire head-to-head with her rival, Finn the Leprechaun, with hilarious results. Will this leprechaun be caught once for all, or will he give her the slip?

Tiny T. Rex and the very dark dark


Tiny T. Rex And The Very Dark Dark - 2020

by Jonathan Stutzman

Summary: Tiny T. Rex and his friend Pointy are planning a campout in the backyard, but they are both worried that the dark will be altogether too dark, so they plan on bringing a night light with them -- but when the night light does not work they bravely open their eyes and discover the stars above.

The trouble with time travel||.


The Trouble With Time Travel||. - 2020

by Stephen W Martin

Summary: "A circular tale of time travel in a picture book! Max and her dog Boomer accidentally break a vase, a treasured family heirloom-the only thing that Max's great-great-great-great-great-great grandmother managed to save when her houseboat sank. Instead of coming clean, they decide to do the next most logical thing: Build a time machine, travel back to her great-great-great-great-great-great grandmother's home, and smash the vase then so that they can't smash it later! What could possibly go...  read more »

Trucks Galore


Trucks Galore - 2017

by Peter Stein

Summary: Whether hauling dirt or carrying treats, hurrying to put out a fire or hailing from outer space, this endless array of big, noisy vehicles is a dream parade for every child who loves trucks.

Two little trains


Two Little Trains - 2020

by Margaret Wise Brown

Summary: Two little trains head west, traveling through hills and mountains and over rivers and plains.

Unicorns 101


Unicorns 101 - 2019

by Cale Atkinson

Summary: Invites the reader to join top unicorn scientists as they clear up the myths and misconceptions people have about these majestic creatures and their abilities.



Unstoppable! - 2020

by Adam Rex

Summary: When a bird and a crab team up to combine the advantages of flight and claws, it gives them an idea: why not expand the team to include other animals who have a special trait -- and soon they all set out to rescue their lake from development, because united together they are unstoppable.

Up on Bob


Up On Bob - 2020

by Mary Sullivan

Summary: Bob the dog works hard to make the bed perfect for sleeping all day but as soon as he settles down, he senses the cat watching him.

The Upper Case


The Upper Case - 2019

by Tara Lazar

Summary: When upper case letters disappear from Capital City, Question Mark calls on Private I to investigate.

Welcome to the party


Welcome To The Party - 2020

by Gabrielle Union

Summary: Inspired by the eagerly awaited birth of her daughter, Kaavia James Union Wade, author and actress Gabrielle Union pens a festive and universal love letter from parents to little ones, meant to welcome a baby to the party of life.

Welcome to your world


Welcome To Your World - 2020

by Smriti Prasadam-Halls

Summary: Welcome, little baby. Welcome to your world. Journey along with a new small someone through our natural world, discovering the warmth and love that is found all around us. From ice-capped mountains to the depths of the sea, through forests, plains, and jungles, this book brims over with parent and baby pairings: elephants, eagles, monkeys, polar bears and more!

What about worms!?


What About Worms!? - 2020

by Mo Willems

Summary: Tiger unwittingly helps some worms overcome their fear of tigers with a well-placed, informative book, but will a wormy hug aid a fearful Tiger?

What Color Is Night?


What Color Is Night? - 2019

by Grant Snider

Summary: Against the backdrop of the dark blue night, the text explores the colors of things, both natural and manmade, that one can see in the night, before falling asleep to dream.

What matters most


What Matters Most - 2020

by Emma Dodd

Summary: A young horse discovers that, whatever our differences, love connects us all.

When Aidan became a brother


When Aidan Became A Brother - 2019

by Kyle Lukoff

Summary: Aidan, a transgender boy, experiences complicated emotions as he and his parents prepare for the arrival of a new baby.

When I found Grandma


When I Found Grandma - 2019

by Saumiya Balasubramaniam

Summary: This book is about a little girl called Maya whose grandma comes to visit from far away. Maya thinks Grandma talks too loud, dresses too fancy, and brings food that doesn't taste very good. All Maya wants to do is enjoy her spring break and take a trip to the island to ride the carousel, but it seems like Grandma is getting in the way. In this beautiful story, we see a very honest, sweet and touching portrayal of a grandchild-grandparent relationship, where Grandma and Maya learn about each other, make compromises on their different tastes, and grow even closer.

When the snow is deeper than my boots are tall


When The Snow Is Deeper Than My Boots Are Tall - 2019

by Jean Reidy

Summary: A child enjoys playing in snow with their family.

Where Do Diggers Celebrate Christmas?


Where Do Diggers Celebrate Christmas? - 2018

by Brianna Caplan Sayres

Summary: A picture book that showcases all kinds of vehicles celebrating the Christmas holiday.

Where's Waldo Now?


Where's Waldo Now? - 2012

by Martin Handford

Summary: The reader follows Waldo as he travels through different time periods in history and must try to find him in the illustrations of some of the crowded events in which he participates.

Wheres baby.


Wheres Baby. - 2020

by Anne Hunter

Summary: "Papa Fox is looking for Baby Fox, who is just out of his sight ... but not ours! An adorable, interactive read-aloud for fans of Are You My Mother. In this clever introduction to prepositions, a near-sighted Papa is looking for his baby. Is Baby up in the tree? Is Baby under the log? Is Baby around the corner? Where could Baby be? Readers will delight in spotting the little fox on every page as Papa wanders the forest, encountering other animals all along the way, but never quite able to spot...  read more »

Who Wet My Pants?


Who Wet My Pants? - 2019

by Bob Shea

Summary: When Reuben the bear brings doughnuts to his forest friends, they discover that his pants are wet and he angrily accuses them of the dirty deed.



Why. - 2019

by Adam Rex

Summary: Would-be supervillain Doctor X-Ray swoops into the mall, threatening destruction, only to be confronted by a little girl asking "why" to his every declaration, until finally he is forced to reveal, and understand, the root of his anger--and so departs in peace.



Window - 2020

by Marion Arbona

Summary: In this one-of-a-kind, wordless picture book, a child is making her way home from school, imagining what's behind the windows of the houses and other buildings she passes. And that's where the fun begins. When the book opens, we see the little girl through a window at school, daydreaming at her desk. Then we follow the girl on her walk home, past houses, shops and other buildings. Along the way, we come to a window -- just a window. What's on the other side of it? There's only one way to find...  read more »

The Word Collector


The Word Collector - 2018

by Peter H Reynolds

Summary: Jerome enjoys collecting and using words that he hears, reads, or sees, and then decides to share his collection with others.

The Yawns are coming!


The Yawns Are Coming! - 2020

by Chris Eliopoulos

Summary: Two best friends get together for a sleepover, but their plans to stay up all night are foiled when they are besieged by the Yawns and other harbingers of sleep.

You are ready!


You Are Ready! - 2020

by Eric Carle

Summary: It's time for you to spread your wings and fly. The world can seem like a scary place. But you are ready. Bold illustrations and easy-to-read text encourage children who are going out into the world to spread their wings, knowing they have everything they need inside them.

You can do it, noisy Nora!


You Can Do It, Noisy Nora! - 2020

by Rosemary Wells

Summary: Nora is determined to play the violin, but her parents, sister Kate, and brother Jack are appalled by the terrible sounds that emerge during her practice sessions. Scrape and shriek, screech and squeak -- everybody holds their ears. But when a special evening comes, Nora succeeds in playing the secret song she's struggled hard to learn.

You don't want a dragon!


You Don't Want A Dragon! - 2020

by Ame Dyckman

Summary: A boy is thrilled to have a dragon of his own, but quickly discovers that dragons are not appropriate pets.

You loves Ewe!


You Loves Ewe! - 2019

by Cece Bell

Summary: Homonyms cause great confusion as an increasingly cranky yam tries to make introductions and provide explanations to a newly-arrived and rather silly donkey.

You matter


You Matter - 2020

by Christian Robinson

Summary: Illustrations and easy-to-read text remind the reader that no matter what happens or how one feels, he or she matters.

You stole my name


You Stole My Name - 2017

by Dennis McGregor

Summary: A collection of illustrations and verses that feature animals with unlikely shared names.

¡Vamos! Let's go eat!


¡Vamos! Let's Go Eat! - 2020

by Raúl the Third

Summary: Little Lobo, a Mexican American, and Bernabe´, his dog, gather tacos, frutas picadas, cuernos, and more and deliver them to los luchadores preparing for Lucha Libre 5000.