Picture books

Picture books are often young readers' first introduction into the wonderful world of books. We want to help you find books that make kids' reading experiences delightful-- for the adults who read them and the kids who listen to them. 

Real Cowboys Cover Image
By Kate Hoefler, Jonathan Bean (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780544148925
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 4th, 2016

Beautiful visually and emotionally-- a testament to gentle, strong, reliable, patient, peaceful men-- and women!

A Greyhound, a Groundhog Cover Image
By Emily Jenkins, Chris Appelhans (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780553498059
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - January 3rd, 2017

Stylish, clever, cute, and delightful! A fun read-aloud. Let's just see how long it takes little listeners to memorize THIS, with lines like, "Around and/ around and around/and around./ The ground and a hog/ and some grey and a dog." I love it. 

Ada Twist, Scientist Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419721373
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2016

I adore Ada-- and her patient, loving family who learn to encourage, appreciate, and channel the curiosity of this natural-born scientist. Pure delight, by the author/illustrator duo's previous books, Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect

B Is for Bear: A Natural Alphabet Cover Image
By Hannah Viano, Hannah Viano (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781632170392
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Published: Little Bigfoot - October 13th, 2015

Explore the natural world and the alphabet with this picture book illustrated with gorgeous cut paper art. By the WAartist who did the regional favorite, S is for Salmon: A Pacific Northwest Alphabet. Ages 3+

The Story of Diva and Flea Cover Image
ISBN: 9781484722848
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 13th, 2015

*Holiday 2015 Recommendation*

This full-color illustrated early chapter book about a cat and dog in Paris is a great family read-aloud. From the author of Knuffle Bunny and the Elephant and Piggie books. Ages 4-9

Otto the Book Bear Cover Image
ISBN: 9781423145622
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Disney-Hyperion - January 31st, 2012

Otto, a bear from a picture book, ventures afar in search of a book bear’s perfect home. Whimsical and wonderful!

Wilfred Cover Image
ISBN: 9780803737327
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Published: Dial Books - March 21st, 2013

I am in love with Wilfred! Wilfred the giant is a great friend to one brave little boy in this beautiful and uplifting picture book. Hooray for generous hairy giants!

Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reverso Poems Cover Image
By Marilyn Singer, Josee Masse (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780525479017
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - March 4th, 2010

This and the companion "reverso" poetry book, Follow, Follow amaze me-- poems that read backward and forward with very different meanings. They are full of stunning wordplay and fun illustrations. (They're also great for lessons on punctuation and point of view.)

Please, Mr. Panda Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545788922
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Published: Scholastic Press - December 30th, 2014

I adore this! Panda's blase expression, the way he deems greedy or impolite animals unworthy of doughnuts, and the lemur's pairing of excitement and politeness make me laugh out loud and cheer. 

Yes, please, I do deserve a doughnut, thank you!

The Princess and the Pony Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545637084
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 30th, 2015

Absolutely incredible! With girl power, battles royale, cozy sweaters, and a gassy pony, how can you go wrong?