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C Is for Country Cover Image
By Lil Nas X, Theodore Taylor, III (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593300787
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • It’s time to saddle up!


P Is for Poppadoms!: An Indian Alphabet Book Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534421721
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Published: Beach Lane Books - November 5th, 2019

From New York Times bestselling authors Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal comes a charming and unique alphabet book celebrating the rich culture, delicious foods, and fascinating animals of India.

From C for chai to Y for yoga, this fresh alphabet book takes young readers on a spirited journey to discover the people, places, lifestyles, and language of India.


Room for Everyone Cover Image
By Naaz Khan, Mercè López (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534431393
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - November 9th, 2021

A young boy on a crowded bus discovers that, after some wiggles and giggles, there’s room for everyone in this lighthearted rhyming picture book set in Zanzibar.

The dala dala rumbles and roars as Musa and Dada drive off to the shore—but the bus stops for multiple detours: “Do you need a ride? It’s hotter than peppers out there in the sun!


Alicia Alonso Dances on Cover Image
By Rose Viña, Gloria Félix (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780807514542
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - October 1st, 2021

STARRED REVIEW The inspirational life of ballerina Alicia Alonso is shared with young readers in this lovingly illustrated beginning biography. The illustrations excellently depict Alicia's dedication as well as the difficulties with her eyesight and will inspire readers to chase their dreams amid challenges and struggles.--School Library Journal starred review


Amanda Gorman: Poet & Activist Cover Image
$31.36
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ISBN: 9781098208882
Published: Abdo Kids Jumbo - August 1st, 2021

This title introduces young readers to Amanda Gorman, best known as the first Youth Poet Laureate and for her inaugural poem, The Hill We Climb. Readers will enjoy learning about Gorman's early years, education, bibliography, and many accomplishments. Aligned to Common Core standards & correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids Jumbo is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.


Areli Is a Dreamer: A True Story by Areli Morales, a DACA Recipient Cover Image
By Areli Morales, Luisa Uribe (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984893994
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Published: Random House Studio - June 8th, 2021

In the first picture book written by a DACA Dreamer, Areli Morales tells her own powerful and vibrant immigration story.

When Areli was just a baby, her mama and papa moved from Mexico to New York with her brother, Alex, to make a better life for the family--and when she was in kindergarten, they sent for her, too.
 


A Boy Named Isamu: A Story of Isamu Noguchi Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593203446
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 15th, 2021

Awarded an Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Picture Book Honor, this stunning picture book brings to life the imagination of Japanese American artist, Isamu Noguchi.

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If you are Isamu, stones are the most special of all.
How can they be so heavy?
Would they float if they had no weight?


Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer Cover Image
By Traci Sorell, Natasha Donovan (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781541579149
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Published: Millbrook Press (Tm) - March 2nd, 2021

Mary Golda Ross designed classified airplanes and spacecraft as Lockheed Aircraft Corporation's first female engineer. Find out how her passion for math and the Cherokee values she was raised with shaped her life and work.


Cubs in the Tub: The True Story of the Bronx Zoo's First Woman Zookeeper Cover Image
By Candace Fleming, Julie Downing (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443185
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Published: Neal Porter Books - August 4th, 2020

Fred and Helen Martini longed for a baby, and they ended up with dozens of lion and tiger cubs! Snuggle up to this purr-fect read aloud about the Bronx Zoo's first female zoo-keeper.


Darryl's Dream Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593487747
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 4th, 2022

From hip-hop pioneer Darryl “DMC” McDaniels comes Darryl’s Dream, a new picture book about creativity, confidence, and finding your voice.


How to Solve a Problem: The Rise (and Falls) of a Rock-Climbing Champion Cover Image
By Ashima Shiraishi, Yao Xiao (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524773274
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Published: Make Me a World - April 7th, 2020

From Ashima Shiraishi, one of the world's youngest and most skilled climbers, comes a true story of strength and perseverance--in rock climbing and in life.


I Am an American: The Wong Kim Ark Story Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316426923
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 23rd, 2021

An ALA Notable Book for Children

He challenged the Supreme Court on his right to be called citizen—and won
 
When American-born Wong Kim Ark returns home to San Francisco after a visit to China, he’s stopped and told he cannot enter: he isn’t American.


Jump at the Sun: The True Life Tale of Unstoppable Storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534419131
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - January 12th, 2021

From the Newbery Honor–winning author of Genesis Begins Again comes a shimmering picture book that shines the light on Zora Neale Hurston, the extraordinary writer and storycatcher extraordinaire who changed the face of American literature.

Zora was a girl who hankered for tales like bees for honey.


Nellie vs. Elizabeth: Two Daredevil Journalists' Breakneck Race around the World Cover Image
By Kate Hannigan, Rebecca Gibbon (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781684373772
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Published: Calkins Creek - February 15th, 2022

In this real-life adventure, daredevil and groundbreaking journalists Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland race against each other–and the clock–as they circle the globe by ship, train, and foot. Join these two stereotype-shattering reporters as they prove that not only is traveling around the world possible, but that women are just as curious, capable, and courageous as any man


Niki Nakayama: A Chef's Tale in 13 Bites Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374313876
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 14th, 2021

Niki Nakayama: A Chef's Tale in 13 Bites is a picture book biography that tells the story of the powerhouse female Japanese-American chef and her rise to fame


One Step Further: My Story of Math, the Moon, and a Lifelong Mission Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781426371936
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Published: National Geographic Kids - January 5th, 2021

A 2021 Publishers Weekly Black History Month pick!

This inspirational picture book reveals what is was like for a young black mother of three to navigate the difficult world of the 1950s and 60s and to succeed in an unwelcoming industry to become one of the now legendary "hidden figures" of NASA computing and space research.


Playing at the Border: A Story of Yo-Yo Ma Cover Image
By Joanna Ho, Teresa Martinez (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062994547
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Published: HarperCollins - September 28th, 2021

The New York Times bestselling author of Eyes That Kiss in the Corners, Joanna Ho, delivers a poignant picture book biography about the musician Yo-Yo Ma, immigration, and using music to build bridges.

Winner of the Ezra Jack Keats Award Honor * Featured in Book Riot’s Must Read September 2021 List


Saving American Beach: The Biography of African American Environmentalist MaVynee Betsch Cover Image
By Heidi Tyline King, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781101996294
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 13th, 2021

This heartfelt picture book biography illustrated by the Caldecott Honoree Ekua Holmes, tells the story of MaVynee Betsch, an African American opera singer turned environmentalist and the legacy she preserved.


Sharice’s Big Voice: A Native Kid Becomes a Congresswoman Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062979667
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Published: HarperCollins - June 1st, 2021

This acclaimed picture book autobiography tells the triumphant story of Sharice Davids, one of the first Native American women elected to Congress, and the first LGBTQ congressperson to represent Kansas.


Shirley Chisholm Dared: The Story of the First Black Woman in Congress Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593123683
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Published: Anne Schwartz Books - June 1st, 2021

Discover the inspiring story of the first black woman elected to Congress and to run for president in this picture book biography from a Newbery Honor-winning author and a Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe New Talent Award-winning illustrator.


Unbound: The Life and Art of Judith Scott Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525648116
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 8th, 2021

A moving and powerful introduction to the life and art of renowned artist, Judith Scott, as told by her twin sister, Joyce Scott and illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist, Melissa Sweet.


Were I Not A Girl: The Inspiring and True Story of Dr. James Barry Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9781984849052
Published: Schwartz & Wade - October 20th, 2020

This unique picture book biography tells the story of Dr. James Barry, born female, who lived as a man from age 18 to his death.


Yes We Will: Asian Americans Who Shaped This Country Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593463055
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Published: Dial Books - May 3rd, 2022

From #1 NYT bestselling author Kelly Yang comes a gorgeously illustrated picture book about Asian American changemakers doing everything they dreamed of and inspiring all of us to reach for new heights!


Aven Green Sleuthing Machine: Volume 1 Cover Image
By Dusti Bowling, Gina Perry (Illustrator)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781454941804
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Published: Union Square Kids - August 17th, 2021

Third-grader Aven Green has been solving mysteries for a really long time--a whole month


Cornbread & Poppy (Cornbread and Poppy #1) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780759554870
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 4th, 2022

Caldecott medalist Matthew Cordell debuts his first early reader series about two best friends who are as different from each other as can be.

Cornbread LOVES planning. Poppy does not. Cornbread ADORES preparing. Poppy does not. Cornbread IS ready for winter. Poppy...is not.


Doggo and Pupper Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250620972
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - March 23rd, 2021

An old dog has to welcome a new puppy to the household, in this chapter book by #1 New York Times bestselling author Katherine Applegate.

Doggo is used to things being a certain way in his family. He likes routine. Cat says he’s become boring. That is, until Pupper shows up!


Franklin Endicott and the Third Key: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Six Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781536226041
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Published: Candlewick - June 14th, 2022

The latest tale from Deckawoo Drive—and New York Times best-selling creators Kate DiCamillo and Chris Van Dusen—is a balm for young worrywarts facing the unknown.


To the Rescue: Geeger the Robot (QUIX) Cover Image
By Jarrett Lerner, Serge Seidlitz (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781534480223
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Published: Aladdin - September 21st, 2021

For fans of the Bots books comes the adventures of Geeger, a robot whose best friend needs his help in the third story in a fun-to-read Aladdin QUIX chapter book series that’s perfect for emerging readers!

Geeger’s best friend, Tillie, is having a bad day and he wants to cheer her up. But sharing snacks and jokes aren’t working.


Jo Jo Makoons: The Used-to-Be Best Friend Cover Image
By Dawn Quigley, Tara Audibert (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780063015388
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Published: Heartdrum - May 11th, 2021

American Indian Youth Literature Award: Middle Grade Honor Book! Hello/Boozhoo—meet Jo Jo Makoons! Full of pride, joy, and plenty of humor, this first book in an all-new chapter book series by Dawn Quigley celebrates a spunky young Ojibwe girl who loves who she is.


Polly Diamond and the Magic Book: Book 1 (Book Series for Elementary School Kids, Children's Chapter Book for Bookworms) Cover Image
By Alice Kuipers, Diana Toledano (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781452182216
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 6th, 2019

The hit chapter book, now in paperback!

Polly Diamond and the Magic Book is the first in a delightfully funny and magical chapter book series about a girl named Polly who loves words and writing stories.


Sydney and Taylor and the Great Friend Expedition Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780358386629
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Published: Clarion Books - March 8th, 2022

In this laugh-out-loud early chapter book with charming full-color illustrations, best-selling author Jacqueline Davies follows hedgehog Taylor and skunk Sydney as they set out on an adventure to make new friends, even through doubt and obstacles.


Too Small Tola Cover Image
By Atinuke, Onyinye Iwu (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781536211276
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Published: Candlewick - March 2nd, 2021

Three delightful tales from a renowned Nigerian storyteller introduce a chapter-book heroine who is every bit as mighty as she is small.


You're a Star, Lolo! Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781946395467
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Published: Catalyst Press - May 11th, 2021

Part of Niki Daly's Lolo series

Another winning addition--Lolo is indeed a star --Kirkus, starred review


Cat Has a Plan: Ready-to-Read Ready-to-Go! Cover Image
By Laura Gehl, Fred Blunt (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781534454101
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Published: Simon Spotlight - July 21st, 2020

Cat has a plan. Dog has a plan. May the best plan win in this Ready-to-Go! Ready-to-Read from Laura Gehl, author of the popular One Big Pair of Underwear!

Perfect for kids at the beginning of their reading journeys, Cat Has a Plan was written for children who have learned the alphabet and are ready to start reading!


Come In, Zip!: Ready-to-Read Ready-to-Go! (The Adventures of Zip) Cover Image
By David Milgrim, David Milgrim (Illustrator)
$5.49
ISBN: 9781534465633
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Published: Simon Spotlight - May 12th, 2020

Zip the unlucky magician is the star of another hilarious story in the third book in the Adventures of Zip Ready-to-Go! series from author-illustrator David Milgrim, two-time Theodor Seuss Geisel Honoree!

It’s time for Zip to come in after a long day of playing.


The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight (Book 1) Cover Image
By Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm (Illustrator)
$19.79
ISBN: 9781524771348
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 6th, 2019

For every parent tired of telling their kids to PLEASE JUST GET ALONG, this hilarious and imaginative new picture book--from the beloved creators of Babymouse--is here to help. Sort of.


Fox at Night (My First I Can Read) Cover Image
By Corey R. Tabor, Corey R. Tabor (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062977076
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 2nd, 2021

Geisel Award winner and ALA Notable Book of the Year! In his next I Can Read adventure, Fox—the hilarious trickster character featured in Geisel Award-winning Fox the Tiger—overcomes his fear of monsters when he meets real nocturnal animals.


The Biggest Roller Coaster: An Acorn Book (Fox Tails #2) Cover Image
By Tina Kügler, Tina Kügler (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338561692
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - November 10th, 2020

Siblings Fritz and Franny have fun trying all the rides at the amusement park in this early reader from Geisel Honor winner Tina Kügler!

Pick a Book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read.


Goat in a Boat: An Acorn Book (A Frog and Dog Book #2) Cover Image
By Janee Trasler, Janee Trasler (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338540420
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 5th, 2020

Frog, Dog, and Goat find ways to stay dry in the rain, in this rhyming laugh-out-loud series for beginning readers!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read.


Guess What!? (An Unlimited Squirrels Book) Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781368070935
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - October 5th, 2021

From Mo Willems, creator of the revolutionary, award-winning, best-selling Elephant & Piggie books, comes this breakout beginning-reader series, Unlimited Squirrels.
An ensemble cast of Squirrels, Acorns, and pop-in guests hosts a page-turning extravaganza. Each book features a funny, furry adventure AND bonus jokes, quirky quizzes, nutty facts, and so, so many Squirrels.


I Hop (I Like to Read) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780823448258
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Published: Holiday House - November 30th, 2021

This Level C book about a boy and his grandma is perfect for kindergarten readers.
 
A Theodor Geisel Honor Book!


A boy hops around town on his pogo stick.
I get cheese.
I get bread
I get apples.
 


I'm On It! (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781368066969
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - May 11th, 2021

Goat likes to lead. Goat also likes Frog to follow.
When Goat jumps on it, Frog does, too. Soon Goat and Frog are on it, along it, above it, inside it, beside it, around it, and under it—phew! How can their friendship get through it?


Pete the Cat: Super Pete (I Can Read Level 1) Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062868503
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Published: HarperCollins - September 29th, 2020

From New York Times bestselling creators Kimberly and James Dean, Pete the Cat becomes...Super Pete! We all need a superhero Pete in our life.

When there's trouble in town, it’s up to Pete the Cat's alter ego, Super Pete, to save the day! With his cool jet, nifty goggles, and slick slingshot, Super Pete is ready to take down any bad guys.


The Reading House Set 4: Short Vowel Clusters and Sight Words Cover Image
By The Reading House, Marla Conn (Contributions by)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780525571315
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Published: The Reading House - January 5th, 2021

READY, SET, READ! Introduce your child to short vowel sounds with this fun and colorful box set! Inside you’ll find 12 leveled storybooks featuring friendly animal characters, an activity sheet, a helpful parent guide, and bonus motivational stickers. Perfect for emerging readers!

Kids will learn to:
• Recognize short vowel sight words


Red Titan and the Runaway Robot: Ready-to-Read Graphics Level 1 (Ryan's World) Cover Image
By Ryan Kaji, Patrick Spaziante (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781665901789
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Published: Simon Spotlight - October 19th, 2021

Meet the Red Titan, superhero alter ego of Ryan Kaji from the hit YouTube channel Ryan’s World in this Level 1 Ready-to-Read Graphics book!

Red Titan is enjoying a day in the park with his parents when his friend Peck calls for help. There’s a gigantic dancing robot on the loose, and it’s about to destroy the city!


See the Dog: Three Stories About a Cat (See the Cat) Cover Image
By David LaRochelle, Mike Wohnoutka (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536216295
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Published: Candlewick - September 14th, 2021

What happens when a cat tries to be a dog? With this second wry primer, the creators of See the Cat return to demonstrate that standing in for a friend can be trickier than expected.


The Slug and the Pug: Short Vowel Sounds with Consonant Blends (Phonics Fun #2) Cover Image
By Brian P. Cleary, Jason Miskimins (Illustrator)
$10.34
ISBN: 9781728448497
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Published: Lerner Publications (Tm) - January 1st, 2022

The plum on the drum is glum. With rhyming, carefully leveled text and comedic, colorful illustrations, this book provides plenty of examples of short vowel sounds with consonant blends and encourages readers to try the sounds for themselves.


World of Reading Spidey Saves the Day: Spidey and His Amazing Friends Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781368076050
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Published: Marvel Press - December 28th, 2021

Who's that swinging through the sky? It's Spidey and His Amazing Friends!
Join your favorite superheroes Peter Parker, Miles Morales, and Ghost-Spider as they team up with heroes like Hulk and Ms. Marvel to battle villains like Green Goblin and Doc Ock.

Explore the World of Reading


Spike It, Mo! (Mo Jackson #7) Cover Image
By David A. Adler, Sam Ricks (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780593352700
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Published: Penguin Young Readers - January 11th, 2022

Mo plays volleyball at the beach in this next title in the perenially popular, Geisel Award-winning series by David A. Adler!


Tag Team (World of ¡Vamos!) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780358380399
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Published: Versify - May 4th, 2021

"Wildly imaginative and creative! Your kids will go loco for El Toro!" —Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series


World of Reading This is Ms. Marvel Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9781368070485
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Published: Marvel Press - July 13th, 2021

The This is line of World of Reading early readers is designed to offer reluctant readers books they will want to read by featuring the origin stories of characters they love.


Ty's Travels: Lab Magic (My First I Can Read) Cover Image
By Kelly Starling Lyons, Niña Mata (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062951168
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Published: HarperCollins - January 4th, 2022

“This installment in the Geisel-winning Ty's Travels series adds some much-needed diversity to the beginning-reader shelf” —Booklist 


Your Friend, Parker: Ready-to-Read Level 1 (A Parker Curry Book) Cover Image
By Parker Curry, Jessica Curry, Brittany Jackson (Illustrator), Tajae Keith (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781665902588
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Published: Simon Spotlight - January 25th, 2022

The New York Times bestselling team behind Parker Looks Up returns with this Level 1 Ready-to-Read celebrating friendship that stays strong even over long distances!

Parker is writing to her friend, Gia, about the exciting sights she sees during her road trip across America. Even though Parker and Gia are far away from each other, they can still be best friends!


I Really Dig Pizza!: A Mystery! (An Archie & Reddie Book #1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780593350102
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Published: Razorbill - September 14th, 2021

Elephant & Piggie meets Narwhal and Jelly in this hilarious new early-reader graphic novel series about Archie & Reddie, two fox friends who have wild fun! In this first book, Archie finds a cheesy treat in the forest and tries to keep it a secret—until Reddie comes along, ready to solve an irresistible mystery!


Baloney and Friends: Going Up! (Baloney & Friends #2) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316337656
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 11th, 2022

In the second book of this easy-to-read graphic novel series from an award-winning creator, four funny animal friends and their wacky adventures "will inspire young readers to write and draw their own stories" (Dav Pilkey).

Baloney and friends will have newly independent readers giggling their way through more day-to-day adventures in the second book of this pitch-perfect graphi


The Lost Camera (Bots #8) Cover Image
By Russ Bolts, Jay Cooper (Illustrator)
$7.69
ISBN: 9781534460959
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Published: Little Simon - July 28th, 2020

Joe and Rob lose one of their cameras in this hilarious eighth installment of the Bots chapter book series!

Many years ago, scientists on Earth sent video satellites out to the end of the universe to see what was hiding in deep space.


Cat Kid Comic Club: Perspectives: A Graphic Novel (Cat Kid Comic Club #2): From the Creator of Dog Man Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338784855
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graphix - November 30th, 2021

Cat Kid Comic Club is back in session in this groundbreaking graphic novel narrative by Dav Pilkey, the worldwide bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of Dog Man.

Flippy, Molly, Li'l Petey, and twenty-one baby frogs each have something to say. Naomi and Melvin don't see eye to eye and Poppy perceives the world differently than her siblings.


Fox & Chick: The Sleepover: and Other Stories Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781452183381
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 25th, 2021

Fox and Chick are back in this newest book in the hilarious early reader series by Geisel Honoree Sergio Ruzzier.


Geraldine Pu and Her Lunch Box, Too!: Ready-to-Read Graphics Level 3 Cover Image
By Maggie P. Chang, Maggie P. Chang (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781534484689
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Published: Simon Spotlight - June 29th, 2021

Meet spunky, funny, and friendly Geraldine Pu as she takes on a bully and makes a new friend in this first book in a new Level 3 Ready-to-Read Graphics series!

Geraldine Pu’s favorite part of school is lunch. She loves her lunch box, which she calls Biandang. She can’t wait to see what her grandmother, Amah, has packed inside it each day.


Narwhal's School of Awesomeness (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #6) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780735262546
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Published: Tundra Books - September 7th, 2021

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
 
Narwhal and Jelly become the coolest teachers in the world wide waters in the hilarious sixth book of this blockbuster graphic novel series!


Yum Fest Is the Best!: Ready-to-Read Graphics Level 2 (Nugget and Dog) Cover Image
By Jason Tharp, Jason Tharp (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781534484658
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Published: Simon Spotlight - August 31st, 2021

Join a hot dog named Dog and a chicken nugget named Nugget as they save Yum Fest in this second book in the Level 2 Ready-to-Read Graphics series by Jason Tharp!

Nugget and Dog and everyone in Gastropolis are excited about Yum Fest. It’s the coolest fair around, with fun food and sweet rides, like the Cherry-Go-Round and Relish Wheel.


Tide Pool Troubles (Shelby & Watts #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593205334
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 14th, 2022

There isn't a mystery that Shelby & Watts can't solve! They're saving the environment, one case at a time.

Meet Shelby & Watts! Shelby loves a good mystery. And her best friend, Watts, is never without his encyclopedia.


Friends Do Not Eat Friends: Ready-to-Read Graphics Level 1 (Thunder and Cluck) Cover Image
By Jill Esbaum, Miles Thompson (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781534486515
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon Spotlight - June 29th, 2021

Two dinosaurs with larger-than-life personalities become unlikely friends in this silly and sweet Level 1 Ready-to-Read Graphics book, the first in a new series!

Thunder is big. Cluck is small. Thunder likes to ROAR!


Feel the Fog (Weather Walks) Cover Image
By April Pulley Sayre, April Pulley Sayre (Photographs by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534437609
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Beach Lane Books - September 15th, 2020

Discover the wonder and science behind fog in this stunning and immersive nonfiction picture book from award-winning author and photographer April Pulley Sayre.

Damp and drippy, misty and mysterious…fog is fascinating. Step inside this natural phenomenon and see how fog is formed, how it clears away, and why it feels chilly.


Hurricane Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780759554931
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

A gorgeously-illustrated picture book about the power of community from Caldecott-Honoree John Rocco  

That night the wind roars and rumbles, 
like the sound of a thousand waves 
pounding the shoreline. 

 
A young boy’s favorite place in the world is the old, splintery neighborhood dock.


I Am the Shark Cover Image
By Joan Holub, Laurie Keller (Illustrator)
$17.99
Not currently available - email or call for details
ISBN: 9780525645283
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - May 4th, 2021

What makes the great white shark (one of) the greatest fish in the sea? FIN-d out in this hilarious fish-out-of-water story that's perfect for Shark Week and all year-round!

"Don't miss this one." -School Library Journal, Starred Review
 
Hi! I am Great White Shark, and if you get this book, you'll read all about ME--the greatest shark in the sea!


It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity Cover Image
By Theresa Thorn, Noah Grigni (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250302953
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - June 4th, 2019

A picture book that introduces the concept of gender identity to the youngest reader from writer Theresa Thorn and illustrator Noah Grigni.

Some people are boys. Some people are girls. Some people are both, neither, or somewhere in between.


Let's Pop, Pop, Popcorn! Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534110427
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - March 15th, 2021

Told through exuberant rhyme, a group of children shows the step-by-step process of how America's favorite snack comes about. Beginning with the planting of seeds, the cycle moves through the caretaking of the plant (watering and weeding), all the way to its harvest.


Looking Up: An Illustrated Guide to Telescopes Cover Image
By Jacob Kramer, Stephanie Scholz (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781912497683
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Flying Eye Books - July 6th, 2021

Looking Up is a celebration of telescopes - their shapes, sizes, and the science they enable. Open your eyes to the wonder of the skies!


Maker Lab: Outdoors: 25 Super Cool Projects Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781465468871
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: DK Children - March 6th, 2018

Step outside and discover the science that surrounds you!

This fun, fact-filled book is brimming with exciting outdoor experiments to help budding scientists explore the science in their own surroundings. Using household items, construct a water rocket and
blast it skywards to learn about air pressure, or blow giant, long-lasting bubbles to reveal how


Ocean! Waves for All (Our Universe #4) Cover Image
By Stacy McAnulty, David Litchfield (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250108098
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 5th, 2020

From writer Stacy McAnulty and illustrator David Litchfield, Ocean! Waves for All is a light-hearted nonfiction picture book about the formation and history of the ocean, told from the perspective of the ocean itself.


Pluto Gets the Call Cover Image
By Adam Rex, Laurie Keller (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534414532
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Beach Lane Books - November 12th, 2019

Pluto gets a call from Earth telling him he isn’t a planet anymore, so he sets out on a journey through the solar system to find out why in this funny and fact-filled romp that’s perfect for fans of The Scrambled States of America.

Pluto loves being a planet.


Robo-Motion: Robots That Move Like Animals Cover Image
$33.72
ISBN: 9781541581265
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Millbrook Press (Tm) - September 7th, 2021

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a . . . robo-hummingbird? Meet robots engineered using biomimicry that are built to move like animals. These robots are changing the way we live today and shaping the way we'll live in the future.


Sometimes People March Cover Image
By Tessa Allen, Tessa Allen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062991188
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Balzer + Bray - September 1st, 2020

With a spare, inspiring text and gorgeous watercolor illustrations, this is a timeless and important book for activists of all ages. This hardcover picture book is perfect for sharing and for gifting.

Sometimes people march
to resist injustice,
to stand in solidarity,
to inspire hope.


The Wisdom of Trees: How Trees Work Together to Form a Natural Kingdom Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250237071
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 2nd, 2021

With lush illustrations, poems, and accessible scientific information, The Wisdom of Trees by Lita Judge is a fascinating exploration of the hidden communities trees create to strengthen themselves and others.

We clean the air and seed the clouds, we drench the thirsty land with rain. We are like wizards.


Who Would Win?: Extreme Animal Rumble Cover Image
By Jerry Pallotta, Rob Bolster (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338745306
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 7th, 2021

Eighty fierce animals battle it out in this exciting bind-up featuring five books in this action-packed animal series!

Which dangerous animals would win in a fight? Find out in this awesome bind-up of five books in the popular Who Would Win? series!


What's Inside A Flower?: And Other Questions About Science & Nature Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593176474
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - February 2nd, 2021

From the creator of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science, comes a new nonfiction picture book series ready to grow young scientists by nurturing their curiosity about the natural world--starting with what's inside a flower.


A New Day Cover Image
By Brad Meltzer, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525554240
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rocky Pond Books - March 2nd, 2021

This big-hearted story of kindness—reminiscent of The Day the Crayons Quit—is written by the bestselling author of Ordinary People Change the World and illustrated by the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of Beekle.


A New Kind of Wild Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525553892
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Published: Dial Books - April 21st, 2020

This sweet author-illustrator debut celebrates imagination, the magic of friendship, and all the different ways we make a new place feel like home.

For Ren, home is his grandmother's little house, and the lush forest that surrounds it. Home is a place of magic and wonder, filled with all the fantastical friends that Ren dreams up. Home is where his imagination can run wild.


A Song of Frutas Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534444898
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 3rd, 2021

From Pura Belpré Award–winning author Margarita Engle comes a lively, rhythmic picture book about a little girl visiting her grandfather who is a pregonero—a singing street vendor in Cuba—and helping him sell his frutas.

When we visit mi abuelo, I help him sell
frutas, singing the names of each fruit
as we walk, our footst


Aaron Slater, Illustrator (The Questioneers) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419753961
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - November 2nd, 2021

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller! 

An instant USA Today bestseller!

An uplifting story about the power of art, finding your voice, and telling your story even when you’re out of step with your peers from the #1 bestselling creators of Sofia Valdez, Future Prez and Ada Twist, Scientist!

 
Aaro


Amos McGee Misses the Bus Cover Image
By Philip C. Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250213228
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - November 23rd, 2021

Hooray! Our good friends are back!

Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, is very considerate and always on time. But after a late night planning a surprise for all his friends, Amos is tired. So tired, in fact, that he falls asleep during breakfast and misses his bus to the zoo!


Armadillo Antics Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781612545479
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Brown Books Kids - April 26th, 2022

"Armadillo Antics pays tribute to the night creatures that roamed the woods outside Martin's and Sampson's] houses in Commerce, Texas. It's this nocturnal aspect that the talented Argentine collagist Beauvois captures so beautifully."--The New York Times

Join the Armadillo on His Nightly Romp


Bear Is a Bear Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062880512
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - September 14th, 2021

A gorgeous, classic gift book about the enduring love between a little girl and her childhood friend, Bear, from popular author Jonathan Stutzman and Caldecott Medal–winning and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Dan Santat.

Bear is . . . a new friend, a fellow mischief-maker, a protector, and a dreamer.


Big Feelings Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525579748
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

The newest picture book from the creators of All Are Welcome to help children navigate BIG FEELINGS!

In their bestselling picture book All Are Welcome, Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman celebrate kindness, inclusivity, and diversity. Now with Big Feelings, they help children navigate the emotional challenges they face in their daily lives.


Bird Boy (An Inclusive Children's Book) Cover Image
By Matthew Burgess, Shahrzad Maydani (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984893772
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 20th, 2021

Take flight in this heartwarming story about a boy who learns to be true to himself at school while following his love of nature.

Nico was new, and nervous about going to school. Everyone knew what to do and where to go, but Nico felt a little lost.

So, he did what he loved to do:
Watched the insects
Sat in the grass
And most importantly... befriended the birds.


Brave as a Mouse Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593181836
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Random House Studio - May 25th, 2021

The friendship of a goldfish and a mouse is in jeopardy when three not-so-friendly felines want to play too. This gorgeously illustrated picture book reminds us of the importance of bravery and friendship.

A goldfish and a mouse become fast friends as they play in and around the goldfish's bowl.


Bright Star Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443284
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Neal Porter Books - September 7th, 2021

A Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book
Winner of the Tomás Rivera Mexican Children’s Book Award

Inspiring, reassuring, and beautifully illustrated, this new story from the creator of the New York Times bestseller Dreamers is the perfect gift for every child.


Call Me Max Cover Image
By Kyle Lukoff, Luciano Lozano (Illustrator)
$8.95
ISBN: 9781478868972
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Reycraft Books - November 15th, 2019

When Max starts school, the teacher hesitates to call out the name on the attendance sheet. Something doesn't seem to fit. Max lets he know the name he wants to be called byƒ‚‚"ƒ‚‚€ƒ‚‚"a boy's name. This begins Max's journey as he makes new friends and reveals his feelings about his identity to his parents.


Cat Problems (Animal Problems) Cover Image
By Jory John, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593302132
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Random House Studio - August 3rd, 2021

What could a pampered house cat possibly have to complain about? This latest collaboration from picture book superstars--and cat devotees--Lane Smith and Jory John brings with it a hilarious set of feline problems!

Just like most cats, this cat lives an extremely comfortable life. But he has his problems too!


Dad Bakes Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324015413
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Norton Young Readers - October 26th, 2021

Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2021

Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2021

An Amazon Best Children's Book of 2021

A New York Public Library Best Book of 2021


Different--A Great Thing to Be! Cover Image
By Heather Avis, Sarah Mensinga (Illustrator)
$11.99
ISBN: 9780593232651
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: WaterBrook - June 29th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This joyful rhyming book encourages children to value the “different” in all people, leading the way to a kinder world in which the differences in all of us are celebrated and embraced.


Don't Hug Doug: (He Doesn't Like It) Cover Image
By Carrie Finison, Daniel Wiseman (Illustrator)
$16.99
Not currently available - email or call for details
ISBN: 9781984813022
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 26th, 2021

Meet Doug, an ordinary kid who doesn't like hugs, in this fun and exuberant story which aims to spark discussions about bodily autonomy and consent--from author Carrie Finison and the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of The World Needs More Purple People, Daniel Wiseman.


Dumplings for Lili Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324003427
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Norton Young Readers - June 1st, 2021

An NCTE Charlotte Huck Award Recommended Book

A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year

A heartfelt picture book celebration of food, community, and family—and little dumpling treasures from around the world.


Flashlight: (Picture Books, Wordless Books for Kids, Camping Books for Kids, Bedtime Story Books, Children's Activity Books, Children's Nature Books) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452118949
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Chronicle Books - August 12th, 2014

Inside the tent it's cozy, but what is going on outside? Is it dark? Is it scary? Not if you have your trusty flashlight!


Fuzzy, Inside and Out: A Story About Small Acts of Kindness and Big Hair Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419751905
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - November 16th, 2021

From the hilarious mind of bestselling creator Zachariah OHora comes this tale about small acts of kindness, big hair, and spreading warm, fuzzy feelings

Meet Fuzzy Haskins: with unruly fur and a heart of gold, he's fuzzy inside and out!

Everywhere he goes, he spreads warm, fuzzy feelings throughout his community.


Gibberish Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781646141104
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Levine Querido - March 1st, 2022

It's Dat's first day of school in a new country! Dat and his Mah made a long journey to get here, and Dat doesn't know the language. To Dat, everything everybody says – from the school bus driver to his new classmates – sounds like gibberish. How is Dat going to make new friends if they can't understand each other?


Have You Ever Seen a Flower? Cover Image
By Shawn Harris (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452182704
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - May 4th, 2021

A 2022 Caldecott Honor Book


I Love You, Blue Cover Image
By Barroux
$18.00
ISBN: 9781947888364
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Flyaway Books - March 22nd, 2022

I Want My Book Back Cover Image
By Viviane Elbee, Nicole Miles (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499811742
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: little bee books - March 1st, 2022

"A splendid story about the satisfaction that comes from sharing joy (and dinosaurs) with others."--Booklist

"Emotions run high in this volume about a child's deep attachment giving way to sharing...


I Wish You Knew Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250226303
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 25th, 2021

A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Children's Book of 2021

A heartfelt story that explores the aftermath of deportation, I Wish You Knew celebrates the power of connection and empathy among children.

When Estrella’s father has to leave because

he wasn’t born here, like her,

She misses him.


If Dominican Were a Color Cover Image
By Sili Recio, Brianna McCarthy (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534461796
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f - September 22nd, 2020

The colors of Hispaniola burst into life in this striking, evocative debut picture book that celebrates the joy of being Dominican.

If Dominican were a color, it would be the sunset in the sky, blazing red and burning bright.
If Dominican were a color, it’d be the roar of the ocean in the deep of the night,
With the moon beaming down rays of sheer delig


It Fell from the Sky Cover Image
By Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534457621
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

From the creators of the critically acclaimed The Night Gardener and Ocean Meets Sky comes a whimsical and elegantly illustrated picture book about community, art, the importance of giving back—and the wonder that fell from the sky.

It fell from the sky on a Thursday.

None of the insects know where it came from, or what it is. Some say it’s an egg.


John's Turn Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Kate Berube (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536203950
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Candlewick - February 24th, 2022

E. B. White Read-Aloud winner Mac Barnett celebrates individuality in a story told with tenderness and subtlety.


Keeping the City Going Cover Image
By Brian Floca, Brian Floca (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534493773
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 27th, 2021

Caldecott Award winner Brian Floca gives a heartfelt thank you to the essential workers who keep their cities going during COVID-19 quarantine in this tenderly illustrated picture book.

We are here at home now, watching the world through our windows. Outside we see the city we know, but not as we’ve seen it before. The once hustling and bustling streets are empty.


Laxmi's Mooch Cover Image
By Shelly Anand, Nabi H. Ali (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984815651
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Kokila - March 2nd, 2021

A joyful, body-positive picture book about a young Indian American girl's journey to accept her body hair and celebrate her heritage after being teased about her mustache.


Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion Cover Image
By Alex T. Smith, Alex T. Smith (Illustrator)
$17.99
Not currently available - email or call for details
ISBN: 9780545914383
Published: Scholastic Press - July 26th, 2016

A fun take on Little Red Riding Hood -- with a safari twist!

Little Red is on her way to visit Auntie Rosie with a basket of goodies and some spot medicine. Along the way she meets the Very Hungry Lion. The Lion is eager to gobble up Little Red. The Lion's plan doesn't work out the way he wanted.


Mermaid Kenzie: Protector of the Deeps Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781635923100
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Astra Young Readers - January 18th, 2022

Kenzie turns her fierce love for the ocean into action, resourcefully cleaning up the beach after her mermaid-tail swimsuit tangles in floating plastic bags.


The Mice Who Came to Story Time Cover Image
By Claire Sinclair, Amir Achitoov (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781733087575
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amarna Books and Media - November 15th, 2021

Ms. Pierre's classroom has a secret... two mice who like to come out of their mousehole for story time. Some of the children are scared, but once they calm down, the teacher asks them to vote on what to do about the mice. Will they stay or will they go?


Mr. Brown's Bad Day Cover Image
By Lou Peacock, Alison Friend (Illustrator)
$16.99
Not currently available - email or call for details
ISBN: 9781536214369
Published: Nosy Crow - November 10th, 2020

Mr. Brown is a very important tiger who works in a very important office all day long. His briefcase contains some very important things, so he keeps it by his side at all times. When Mr. Brown’s briefcase goes missing, his world is turned upside down. He must get his briefcase back! Mr. Brown goes on a wild chase all over town. Will he find it—and what could possibly be inside?


Mushroom Rain Cover Image
By Laura K. Zimmermann, Jamie Green (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534111509
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - March 15th, 2022

What can smell like bubble gum, glow neon green at night, be poisonous and yet still eaten by humans, and even help create rain? The answer is mushrooms From their hidden networks underground to the fruiting body above, mushrooms can do incredible things. But don't call them plants--mushrooms are fungi.


Nana Akua Goes to School Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525581130
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Anne Schwartz Books - June 16th, 2020

Winner of the 2021 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award!
 
In this moving story that celebrates cultural diversity, a shy girl brings her West African grandmother--whose face bears traditional tribal markings--to meet her classmates. This is a perfect read for back to school!


Nigel and the Moon Cover Image
By Antwan Eady, Gracey Zhang (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063056282
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - February 15th, 2022

From debut author Antwan Eady and artist Gracey Zhang comes a glowing tale about the young dreaming big. A perfect story to demonstrate how pride in where we come from can bring a shining confidence.

When Nigel looks up at the moon, his future is bright. He imagines himself as…an astronaut, a dancer, a superhero, too!


On a Magical Do-Nothing Day Cover Image
$17.99
Not currently available - email or call for details
ISBN: 9780062657602
Published: HarperCollins - September 12th, 2017

Give the gift of a magical do-nothing day! There's so much to notice in the world, if we can un-plug long enough.

This picture book with startlingly beautiful words and pictures will spur imagination and a break from boredom or screen time.


Our Table Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338572322
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Orchard Books - November 2nd, 2021

Creative visionary of The Word Collector, Happy Dreamer, and The Dot, #1 New York Times bestseller Peter H. Reynolds creates a tender, lyrical story of multigenerational love, tradition, and family coming together with gratitude and thanks.

An Amazon Best Children's Book of 2021

Celebrated, bestselling creator Peter H.


Outside, Inside Cover Image
By LeUyen Pham, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250798350
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 5th, 2021

From Caldecott honoree LeUyen Pham, Outside, Inside is a moving picture book that captures the unforgettable moment during the pandemic when people all over the world came together. It celebrates the essential workers, frontline workers, and communities that worked with each other to protect our loved ones.


Paletero Man Cover Image
By Lucky Diaz, Micah Player (Illustrator), Dr. Carmen Tafolla (Translated by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063014442
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: HarperCollins - June 1st, 2021

A vibrant picture book celebrating the strength of community and the tastes of summer from Latin Grammy-winning musician Lucky Diaz and celebrated artist Micah Player.

Ring! Ring! Ring! Can you hear his call? Paletas for one! Paletas for all!


Perfectly Pegasus Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534497177
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 29th, 2022

A New York Times bestseller!

A lonely pegasus looks for the perfect friend in this sweet and adorable picture book companion to the bestselling Not Quite Narwhal!

Nimbus has always lived among the clouds. She’s a pegasus, after all, and the sky is where she belongs. She is one of a kind.


Powwow Day Cover Image
By Traci Sorell, Madelyn Goodnight (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580899482
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Charlesbridge - February 8th, 2022

In this uplifting, contemporary Native American story, River is recovering from illness and can't dance at the powwow this year. Will she ever dance again?


Remember to Dream, Ebere Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316496155
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

From a Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award winner comes an inspirational and heartwarming tale of a mother and child, and the dreams they build together.

When Ebere's mother puts her to bed at night, she always says, "Remember to dream, Ebere." And dream, Ebere does!


Sunrise Summer Cover Image
By Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250080585
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Imprint - April 20th, 2021

Sunrise Summer is a picture book by writer Matthew Swanson and illustrator Robbi Behr that celebrates self-confidence and empowerment, as a girl’s role changes in her family’s fishing expeditions.


Superluminous Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781773213798
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Annick Press - April 12th, 2022

Nour loves the luminous glow she was born with, but it's only when it starts to dim that she discovers the true power of her brilliant light.


Thao: A Picture Book Cover Image
$17.95
Not currently available - email or call for details
ISBN: 9781771474320
Published: Owlkids - April 15th, 2021

A funny, eye-opening story about the challenges of growing up with an unfamiliar name and learning to be true to yourself, new from the critically acclaimed Thao Lam


The First Blade of Sweetgrass Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780884487609
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Tilbury House Publishers - August 10th, 2021

Selected for the Notable Social Studies 2022 List

Named to ALA Notable Children's Books 2022

In this Own Voices Native American picture book story, a modern Wabanaki girl is excited to accompany her grandmother for the first time to harvest sweetgrass for basket making.


The Friendship Surprise Cover Image
By Giorgio Volpe, Paolo Proietti (Illustrator), Angus Yuen-Killick (Translator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781636550282
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Red Comet Press - March 29th, 2022

It is spring and Little Red fox is excited to be reunited with his best friend, Hazel, a dormouse who will shortly wake from a long sleep. But over the winter, the fox has made another friend, Brock the badger. Little Red decides revealing the new friendship is not the surprise Hazel will want to wake to, so he delays bringing it up as they resume their games.


The Katha Chest Cover Image
By Radhiah Chowdhury, Lavanya Naidu (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781665903905
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - March 1st, 2022

Reminiscent of Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow’s Mommy’s Khimar, this beautifully woven tale about the bonds of love, culture, and memory follows a young girl learning about her family history through her grandmother’s katha chest.

Asiya loves to visit Nanu’s house where she can rummage through Nanu’s katha chest filled with quilts.


The Little Blue Bridge (Little Ruby’s Big Ideas) Cover Image
By Brenda Maier, Sonia Sánchez (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338538014
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 1st, 2021

The can-do heroine from the acclaimed The Little Red Fort returns in this fresh, feminist spin on The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

"Readers will happily discover that trip-trapping to friendship and cooperation is indeed a pie-worthy prize." -- Kirkus Reviews

Ruby's mind is always full of ideas.

One day, she spies some blueberries ac


The Longest Storm Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781662650475
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: mineditionUS - August 31st, 2021


A New York Times 2021 Best Children's Book


A Publishers Weekly 2021 Best Book of the Year

A 100 Scope Notes / SLJ blog Best Book of 2021

A Los Angeles Public Library Best Children’s Book

A Chicago Public Library Best Children’s Book


The Me I Choose To Be Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316461542
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 19th, 2021

In this "exquisite" (Shelf Awareness) "affirming" (Kirkus), and "empowering visual essay" (Publishers Weekly) the bestselling author of I Love My Hair! joins forces with the dynamic photography duo behind Glory to create a stunning celebration of the many things you can be!

What will you choose to be? 


The Rock from the Sky Cover Image
By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536215625
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Published: Candlewick - April 13th, 2021

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller!

Look up! From the Caldecott Medal–winning creator of the hat trilogy comes a new deadpan gem.


There is a spot.
It is a good spot.
It is the perfect spot to stand.
There is no reason to ever leave.
But somewhere above there is also a rock.
A rock from the sky.


The Shape of Home Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781646140985
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Published: Levine Querido - September 14th, 2021

It's Rashin's first day of school in America! Everything is a different shape than what she's used to: from the foods on her breakfast plate to the letters in the books! And the kids' families are from all over!

The new teacher asks each child to imagine the shape of home on a map. Rashin knows right away what she'll say: Iran looks like a cat! What will the other kids say?


The Whole World Inside Nan's Soup Cover Image
By Hunter Liguore, Vikki Zhang (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781953458063
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Yeehoo Press - August 24th, 2021

There's something special bubbling in Nanni's big metal pot. And it smells delicious What ingredients might be inside? When Nanni lifts the lid on her soup, she reveals the whole world inside: from the seeds that grew into vegetables, to the gardeners who lovingly tended to the plants, to the sun, moon, and stars that shone its light above them.


The Year We Learned to Fly Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399545535
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - January 4th, 2022

Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael López's highly anticipated companion to their #1 New York Times bestseller The Day You Begin illuminates the power in each of us to face challenges with confidence.


Tomatoes for Neela Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593202708
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 31st, 2021

Padma Lakshmi, bestselling author and host of Bravo's Top Chef and Hulu's Taste the Nation, and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal team up in this celebration of food and family.
 


¡Vamos! Let's Cross The Bridge (World of ¡Vamos!) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780358380405
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Published: Versify - October 12th, 2021

Winner of the Pura Belpré Medal!

New York Times and New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Book!


A Walk in the Words Cover Image
By Hudson Talbott, Hudson Talbott (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399548710
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 14th, 2021

Winner of a Schneider Family Honor!
 
“A beautifully rendered and deeply inspiring book for everyone who has ever read slowly—myself included! Hudson shows us the beauty and magic that can come from taking our time. Brilliant.”—Jacqueline Woodson
 


What I Am Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593204016
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 3rd, 2021

The creator of Little Owl's Night explores and celebrates the complexities of what makes us who we are in this comforting and thoughtful picture book.


Zonia's Rain Forest Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536208450
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Published: Candlewick - March 30th, 2021

A heartfelt, visually stunning picture book from Caldecott Honor and Robert F. Sibert Medal winner Juana Martinez-Neal illuminates a young girl’s day of play and adventure in the lush rain forest of Peru.


Away with Words!: Wise and Witty Poems for Language Lovers Cover Image
By Mary Ann Hoberman, Perry Hoberman (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316167659
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 8th, 2022

A deliciously clever and entertaining collection of poems that celebrate word play by former Children's Poet Laureate and New York Times bestselling author Mary Ann Hoberman

Words are remarkable / Here is a book / Where you'll not only listen / You also will look / Where you'll not only look / But you also will think / About words and their meanings / And ho


Change Sings: A Children's Anthem Cover Image
By Amanda Gorman, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593203224
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 21st, 2021

A lyrical picture book debut from #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long
 
"I can hear change humming
In its loudest, proudest song.
I don't fear change coming,
And so I sing along."
 


Imagine Cover Image
$7.99
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ISBN: 9781536217407
Published: Candlewick - September 7th, 2021

A buoyant, breathtaking poem from Juan Felipe Herrera — brilliantly illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Lauren Castillo — speaks to every dreaming heart.


In the Woods Cover Image
By David Elliott, Rob Dunlavey (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763697839
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Candlewick - April 7th, 2020

A New York Times best-selling author shares his love for woodland animals in a revealing, beautifully illustrated collection of verse for poetry lovers and budding naturalists.


Beak & Ally #1: Unlikely Friends Cover Image
By Norm Feuti, Norm Feuti (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780063021587
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperAlley - January 4th, 2022

Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award winner! “What do you get when you cross a crusty alligator and a perky bird? A surprising friendship you’ll be sure to cheer for. Beak and Ally is a warm, funny winner!” —Terri Libenson, author of the New York Times bestselling Emmie & Friends series


Rise of the Earth Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #1) Cover Image
By Tracey West, Graham Howells (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545646239
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 26th, 2014

The New York Times bestselling Dragon Masters series is "How to Train Your Dragon" meets the Dragon Slayers' Academy, and it's perfect for newly independent readers!

Pick a book. Grow a reader. This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers.


Ivy & Bean – Book 1 (Ivy and Bean Books, Books for Elementary School) Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$5.99
Not currently available - email or call for details
ISBN: 9780811849098
Published: Chronicle Books - May 3rd, 2007

The classic New York Times bestselling chapter book series with over 8 million copies sold

"A lively, entertaining read with heart" – Common Sense Media

"Only a stooge couldn't love Ivy and Bean" – Kirkus Reviews


Katie's Vet Loves Pets Cover Image
By Fran Manushkin, Laura Zarrin (Illustrator)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781515858768
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Picture Window Books - January 1st, 2020

When Katie finds a sick kitten, she simply must help She asks Dad to take the kitty for a trip to Dr. Wong's vet clinic. Dr. Wong helps animals of all shapes and sizes, from parrots that won't talk to iguanas that won't eat. Can he help the stray kitty too? Katie loves her community and that love is shown in Katie Woo's Neighborhood, an early chapter book series by author Fran Manushkin.


Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business Cover Image
By Lyla Lee, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781534440074
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Aladdin - January 14th, 2020

Fresh Off the Boat meets Junie B. Jones in this first novel in an adorable new chapter book series about Mindy Kim, a young Asian American girl who is starting a snack business!

Mindy Kim just wants three things:
1. A puppy!
2. To fit in at her new school
3.


Run, Mo, Run! (Mo Jackson) Cover Image
By David A. Adler, Sam Ricks (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781984836830
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Young Readers - March 8th, 2022

Mo is the star of his school's track-and-field meet in the perenially popular, Geisel Award-winning series by David A. Adler!


Pizza and Taco: Super-Awesome Comic! Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593376034
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 10th, 2021

Besties Pizza and Taco are BACK in Book 3, putting their drawing skills--and wild imaginations--to good use writing a comic book together!


Sadiq and the Desert Star Cover Image
By Siman Nuurali, Anjan Sarkar (Illustrator)
$6.95
ISBN: 9781515845652
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picture Window Books - August 1st, 2019

When Sadiq's father leaves on a business trip, he worries he'll miss his baba too much. But Baba has a story for Sadiq: the story of the Desert Star. Learning about Baba's passion for the stars sparks Sadiq's interest in outer space. But can Sadiq find others who are willing to help him start the space club of his dreams?


My Family Adventure (Sofia Martinez #1) Cover Image
By Jacqueline Jules, Kim Smith (Illustrator)
$4.95
ISBN: 9781479557905
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Picture Window Books - January 1st, 2015

Little Sofia Martinez has a big personality and big plans, which makes every day memorable. Between her sisters and cousins, her family is the focus of her many adventures. From taking school pictures to doing chores, this 7-year-old knows how to make every moment count. Sofia loves her family and loves her life. What could be better?


Pedro's Big Goal Cover Image
By Fran Manushkin, Tammie Lyon (Illustrator)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781515800903
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Picture Window Books - August 1st, 2016

Pedro dreams of playing goalie for the next big soccer match. But he worries he's too slow and too small. Will Pedro meet his big goal? Reader-support tools, such as a glossary and discussion questions, make this a great choice for early-readers.


Wedgie & Gizmo Cover Image
By Suzanne Selfors, Barbara Fisinger (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780062447630
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - August 22nd, 2017

Fans of Stick Dog and My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish will love Suzanne Selfors’s hilarious new illustrated series about the growing pains of blended families and the secret rivalry of pets.

“A delightfully fun read that will leave you in stitches!”—Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat


Meet Yasmin! Cover Image
By Saadia Faruqi, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781684360222
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picture Window Books - August 1st, 2018

Meet Yasmin Yasmin is a spirited second-grader who's always on the lookout for those aha moments to help her solve life's little problems.


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