Staff Picks for Little Kids

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Endlessly Ever After: Pick YOUR Path to Countless Fairy Tale Endings! By Laurel Snyder, Dan Santat (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laurel Snyder, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781452144825
Availability: On our shelves now!
Published: Chronicle Books - April 19th, 2022

A hilarious, rhyming, fairy tale, choose-your-own-adventure!  The kind of book kids and adults alike can pour over finding all the endings and choices.  So fun!  -Recommended by Julie


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The Rhino Suit By Colter Jackson, Colter Jackson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Colter Jackson, Colter Jackson (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781683648147
Availability: On our shelves now!
Published: Sounds True - March 29th, 2022

"For everyone who feels a lot or knows someone who does."  -Recommended by Alena


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Knight Owl By Christopher Denise Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316310628
Availability: On our shelves now!
Published: Christy Ottaviano Books - March 15th, 2022

Owl's determination and bravery to become a knight is wonderfully told.  Perfect for the Night Watch, Owl proves brains over brawn can win the day and new friends.  Whimsical and Charming  -Recommended by Julie


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Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419750915
Availability: On our shelves now!
Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 23rd, 2021

"Such an adorable picture book!  I loved the messages of staying true to yourself and that true friends will see your true self."  -Julie


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The Cat Wants Cuddles By P. Crumble, Lucinda Gifford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By P. Crumble, Lucinda Gifford (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338741223
Availability: On our shelves now!
Published: Orchard Books - July 20th, 2021

"To cuddle or not to cuddle?  And how do you make your human servants understand your boundaries?  In one word, this book is Relatable!"  -The Great Catsby


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Clovis Keeps His Cool By Katelyn Aronson, Eve Farb (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Katelyn Aronson, Eve Farb (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781645672135
Availability: On our shelves now!
Published: Page Street Kids - August 17th, 2021

"A sweet funny story about not losing your temper and practicing kindness, just like Clovis' granny."  Recommended by Julie


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Even the Smallest Will Grow By Lita Judge, Lita Judge (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lita Judge, Lita Judge (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534457256
Availability: On our shelves now!
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 20th, 2021

I love this picture book! Beautiful art and a beautiful message for kids that everyone starts small and the possibilites for their future are endless! Recommended by Julie


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Duck on a Bike By David Shannon, David Shannon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Shannon, David Shannon (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780439050234
Availability: We can get this for you pretty soon!
Published: Blue Sky Press - April 1st, 2002

Go ahead! Take this book for a spin. I guarantee you a fun ride for all. Recommended by Jeanette


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The Snail with the Right Heart: A True Story By Maria Popova, Ping Zhu (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maria Popova, Ping Zhu (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781592703494
Availability: We can get this for you pretty soon!
Published: Enchanted Lion Books - February 2nd, 2021

Wow! You won't find a more enchanting story to introduce natural evolution and genetic diversity. Recommended by Jeanette


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Pockets Full of Rocks: Daddy Talks about Depression By Yair Engelberg, MacKenzie Haley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Yair Engelberg, MacKenzie Haley (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433831096
Availability: On our shelves now!
Published: Magination Press - January 5th, 2021

A wonderfully uplifting story to help children understand depression in a beloved parent. Recommended by Jeanette


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Sometimes People March By Tessa Allen, Tessa Allen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tessa Allen, Tessa Allen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062991188
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 1st, 2020

Sweet and informative perspective of why humans have been marching since 1899!  Ants march, bands march, we march. Wonderful book for all ages! Recommended by Mary


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I Am the Storm By Jane Yolen, Heidi E. Y. Stemple, Kristen Howdeshell (Illustrator), Kevin Howdeshell (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593222751
Availability: Special order - we'll let you know how long!
Published: Rise x Penguin Workshop - October 27th, 2020

I loved storms as a kid -- I still do. This book offers the strength to love them -- and the calm that comes afterward. Recommended by Mary


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When You Need Wings By Lita Judge, Lita Judge (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lita Judge, Lita Judge (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534437555
Availability: On our shelves now!
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

This book is exactly what my younger shy self needed. Playful, poignant, and beautifully illustrated -- this book is perfect for when a child might be feeling anxious or nervous in a new situation. Recommended by Julie


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Over the Moon: (Read-Aloud Bedtime Book for Toddlers, Animal Book for Kids) By James Proimos, Zoey Abbott (Illustrator) Cover Image
By James Proimos, Zoey Abbott (Illustrator)
$19.79
ISBN: 9781452177151
Availability: Special order - we'll let you know how long!
Published: Chronicle Books - March 10th, 2020

Made me laugh.

Made me cry.

Made me wise.

What a delightful surprise. Parents and kids will love this one! Recommended by Alena


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Maybe Dying Is Like Becoming a Butterfly By Pimm Van Hest, Lisa Brandenburg (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Pimm Van Hest, Lisa Brandenburg (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781605375052
Availability: Special order - we'll let you know how long!
Published: Clavis - October 29th, 2019

Ever been at a loss over how to talk to a young child about death? You won't find a more heartfelt way to begin the discussion. Recommended by Jeanette


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The President Sang Amazing Grace By Zoe Mulford, Jeff Scher (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Zoe Mulford, Jeff Scher (Illustrator)
$20.85
ISBN: 9781944903848
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Published: Cameron Kids - September 24th, 2019

Sigh ...

Recommended by Mary


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Skulls! By Blair Thornburgh, Scott Campbell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Blair Thornburgh, Scott Campbell (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534414006
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 23rd, 2019

Hilarious, educational, not even spooky at all! It's laugh-out-loud fun! Recommended by Molly


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Can Princesses Become Astronauts? By Carmela Lavigna Coyle, Mike Gordon (Illustrator) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781630763473
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Published: Muddy Boots - June 5th, 2019

From the author who brought us Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots, another gem!

Recommended by Alena


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Little Doctor and the Fearless Beast By Sophie Gilmore Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781771473446
Availability: We can get this for you pretty soon!
Published: Owlkids - March 15th, 2019

This charming story about empathy and kindness warms my heart every time. Recommended by Molly


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I Need a New Butt! By Dawn McMillan, Ross Kinnaird Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780486787992
Availability: On our shelves now!
(Sales are final on this one.)
Published: Dover Publications - September 17th, 2014

My husband said the reason I was a popular teacher of kids who had trouble reading was beause I never outgrew booger or fart jokes. No wonder I love this book (and so will most children.) Recommended by Jeanette


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My Heart By Corinna Luyken Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735227934
Availability: Backordered - we'll try to let you know how long!
Published: Rocky Pond Books - January 8th, 2019

Another wonderous picture book by a new favorite author, with a beautiful ode to the human heart. Recommended by Jeanette


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P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever By Raj Haldar, Maria Beddia (Illustrator), Chris Carpenter Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781492674313
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Published: Sourcebooks Explore - November 13th, 2018

A hilarious alphabet book that highlights silent letters for children. Funny and enjoyable for all ages! Recommended by Julie


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Du Iz Tak? By Carson Ellis, Carson Ellis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Carson Ellis, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780763665302
Availability: We can get this for you pretty soon!
Published: Candlewick - October 18th, 2016

Every time I read this, I feel so happy. Read a few pages aloud, and I think you will too.  :-)

Recommended by Molly.


Camilla, Cartographer By Julie Dillemuth, Laura Wood (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julie Dillemuth, Laura Wood (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433830334
Availability: On our shelves now!
Published: Magination Press - October 8th, 2019

What a fabulously imaginative story about finding your way in the world.  Recommended by Jeanette


What Do You Do with an Idea? By Kobi Yamada, Mae Besom (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kobi Yamada, Mae Besom (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781938298073
Availability: On our shelves now!
Published: Compendium Publishing & Communications - February 1st, 2014

Beautiful art and a heart-warming message about inspiration and creativity. Plus, how adorable is that little idea-egg?! Recommended by Molly


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Love By Matt de la Peña, Loren Long (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Matt de la Peña, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524740917
Availability: We can get this for you pretty soon!
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 9th, 2018

De La Pena has done it again: written a picture book which recognizes the emotional depth of children. A beautifully illustrated, lyrical homage to the breadth of love. Recommended by Jeanette


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Stack the Cats By Susie Ghahremani Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781419723490
Availability: We can get this for you pretty soon!
Published: Abrams Appleseed - May 2nd, 2017

This is the purrrfect counting book, in my humble opinion. For all future cat lovers. Recommended by Catsby


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Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? By Carmela Lavigna Coyle, Mike Gordon (Illustrator), Carl Gordon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Carmela Lavigna Coyle, Mike Gordon (Illustrator), Carl Gordon (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9781630761646
Availability: On our shelves now!
Published: Taylor Trade Publishing - January 7th, 2016

My kind of princess!!!   Recommended by Alena