Gift Guide: Picture Books for Little Readers

 

Try some of our staff's favorite pictures books.

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Little Echo By Al Rodin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781774880623
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Published: Tundra Books - October 18th, 2022

Little Echo lives alone in a cave until, one day, a chance encounter encourages her to be brave and make a new friend. A gentle story about finding your own voice.

Have you ever heard an Echo?
They live in lakes and tunnels and caves.
But have you ever seen an Echo?
 


So Much Snow By Kristen Schroeder, Sarah Jacoby (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kristen Schroeder, Sarah Jacoby (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593308202
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Published: Random House Studio - October 25th, 2022

A beautifully illustrated, rollicking read-aloud about forest animals who are caught—literally up to their ears and antlers—in a snowstorm.

On Monday, it starts to snow.
Silent swirling.
How high will it go?
 


This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World (Easy Reader Books, Children Around the World Books, Preschool Prep Books) By Matt Lamothe Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781452150185
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 2nd, 2017

Follow one day in the real lives of seven kids from around the world—Italy, Japan, Iran, India, Peru, Uganda, and Russia!

In Japan, Kei plays Freeze Tag, while in Uganda, Daphine likes to jump rope. While the way they play may differ, the shared rhythm of their days—and this one world we all share—unites them.


People Are Wild By Margaux Meganck Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593301944
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2022

An inviting and inventive classic-in-the-making about learning to have compassion for every living thing, gorgeously illustrated by a rising star in the picture book world.

Wild creatures come in all shapes and sizes. They can be playful or loud or smelly or curious or cute—just like kids!
 


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The Planet in a Pickle Jar By Martin Stanev Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781838740184
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Published: Flying Eye Books - April 5th, 2022

A profound story touching on intergenerational relationships and environmental conservation told with whimsical illustrations.

Selected by The Guardian as a Best Children's Book of 2021

"Join these two littles on an adventure as they learn to truly see, experience, and appreciate the natural world around them."
—Mai Story Book Library


I Love You Like Yellow By Andrea Beaty, Vashti Harrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, Vashti Harrison (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419748073
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 29th, 2022

From New York Times bestselling author Andrea Beaty and New York Times bestselling illustrator Vashti Harrison, a sweet and playful bedtime book that reminds young readers just how loved they are

I love you like yellow.
I love you like green.
Like flowery orchid
and sweet tangerine . .


I Was Born a Baby By Meg Fleming, Brandon James Scott (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meg Fleming, Brandon James Scott (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063157217
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Published: HarperCollins - April 26th, 2022

Don’t miss this irresistible read-aloud in the vein of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom—with catchy rhymes and bold, silly art about baby animals and the names they share!

I was born a baby and grew into a kid…


Set Sail for Pancakes! By Tim Kleyn Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593404294
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 30th, 2022

Hungry for adventure . . . and breakfast? Set sail with a grandpa and his intrepid granddaughter as they look far and wide for the perfect pancake ingredients!


Leo + Lea By Monica Wesolowska, Kenard Pak (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Monica Wesolowska, Kenard Pak (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338302875
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 2nd, 2022

A beautiful celebration of friendship, math, and art that honors different ways of seeing and being in the world.

"The mathematical wonder is creatively incorporated." — Kirkus Reviews

“It all adds up to an inventive, affecting story.” — Publishers Weekly

One

boy

loves numbers.

Everywhere he looks

he sees


Pizza!: A Slice of History By Greg Pizzoli, Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Greg Pizzoli, Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780425291078
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 9th, 2022

From Geisel Award-winning author Greg Pizzoli comes a hilarious and mouth-watering history of pizza.


This Book Is Not a Present By Max Greenfield, Mike Lowery (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Max Greenfield, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593462362
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 18th, 2022

A hilarious picture book companion to I Don't Want to Read This Book by actor Max Greenfield.

We all know kids who carry a book everywhere they go. Kids who can't stop reading, even if it's long after bedtime. Kids who love nothing more than sitting quietly in the corner, turning page after page...
 


Lizzy and the Cloud By Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534483170
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2022

From the critically acclaimed, award-winning creators of Ocean Meets Sky and The Night Gardener comes a whimsical and sweet tale of a young girl who cares for her pet cloud as it grows.

It’s a little out of fashion to buy a pet cloud, but Lizzy doesn’t mind. She’s not looking for a big one or a fancy one, just one that’s right for her.


We All Play By Julie Flett, Julie Flett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julie Flett, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781771646079
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Published: Greystone Kids - May 25th, 2021

A BEST CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR: New York Times, Washington Post, New York Public Library, Kirkus Reviews, Globe and Mail, Horn Book, and Boston Globe


Perfectly Pegasus (Not Quite Narwhal and Friends) By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534497177
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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.


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Sylvie By Jean Reidy, Lucy Ruth Cummins (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jean Reidy, Lucy Ruth Cummins (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534463486
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2022

One small spider takes a big risk to bring together the people she watches over in her apartment building in this charming picture book from the celebrated author and illustrator of Truman.

Sylvie hangs on a silvery thread, safely hidden under her damp, dark fire escape.