Gift Guide: For Young Bookworms

For the budding readers and imaginative children in our lives.

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Triceratopposite Cover Image
By Bridget Heos, T. L. McBeth (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250134899
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - April 20th, 2021

From writer Bridget Heos and illustrator T. L. McBeth, Triceratopposite is the delightful follow–up to Stegothesaurus, featuring a little dinosaur who always says and does the opposite of what his parents want him to do.

Once upon a time, there was a mommy triceratops. "Hi!"

A daddy triceratops. "Hi!"

And a baby triceratopposite. "Bye bye!"


Lala's Words: A Story of Planting Kindness Cover Image
By Gracey Zhang, Gracey Zhang (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338648232
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - July 6th, 2021

From debut author-illustrator Gracey Zhang comes a timeless and timely picture book that celebrates the unassuming power of kind words.

Oh, there goes Lala! She carries a pot of water around the corner, down the block, and over the fence, to a patch of dirt and concrete where tiny weeds sprout. "Hello, hello, friends!" she whispers.


Are You a Cheeseburger? Cover Image
By Monica Arnaldo, Monica Arnaldo (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063003941
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 1st, 2021

A Kids' Indie Next List pick! Laugh-out-loud humor and a tender friendship blossom in author-illustrator Monica Arnaldo’s charming picture book about a lonely raccoon and a glowing seed, and the world’s most important question: Can this seed grow cheeseburgers? 

Grub is a lonely racoon. Rumbling in the trash. Looking for food.


Once Upon a Dragon's Fire Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358272427
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Published: Clarion Books - March 2nd, 2021

A charming story about kindness, friendship, and magic from a rising star picture book creator.

How did dragons get their fire? It all began once upon a magical kingdom, where a fearsome dragon stalked the land. The dragon was mean and scary and evil, or so the stories said. One day, two brave children set out to stop him for good.


Vampenguin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534466982
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 20th, 2021

From the critically acclaimed author and illustrator of A Hungry Lion and Stumpkin comes a charming, wryly humorous story of adventure, mistaken identity, and a vampire family’s day at the zoo.

On a Saturday morning, baby Dracula visits the zoo with his family, where baby Penguin lives with hers.


A Hundred Thousand Welcomes Cover Image
By Mary Lee Donovan, Lian Cho (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062877727
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 12th, 2021

Welcome, come in!


Bubbles . . . Up! Cover Image
By Jacqueline Davies, Sonia Sánchez (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062836618
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 4th, 2021

An everyday visit to the pool transforms into an unforgettable celebration of the water in this remarkable picture book from Jacqueline Davies, the award-winning author of children's classic The Lemonade War, and Sonia Sánchez, the illustrator of Meg Medina's Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away.


My Mad Hair Day Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781773065113
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Published: Groundwood Books - September 7th, 2021

Thanks to her wild head of hair, Malie gets all tangled up with an unexpected cast of characters in this funny, stylish twist of a tall tale.


The Strangest Thing in the Sea: And Other Curious Creatures of the Deep Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781771389181
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Published: Kids Can Press - October 5th, 2021

An intriguing look at some very strange creatures in the sea --- but which is the strangest?A feathery tutu dancing through the water? A tiptoeing rock wearing a wig? A mountain of skulls on the ocean floor? Not everything is quite as it seems in this fascinating exploration of 12 bizarre and little-known sea animals.


Fungarium: Welcome to the Museum Cover Image
By Ester Gaya, Katie Scott (Illustrator)
$37.99
ISBN: 9781536217094
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Published: Big Picture Press - April 6th, 2021

Welcome to the Fungarium! Step into the world of fungi and learn all about these strange and fascinating life-forms.


The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823446988
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Published: Neal Porter Books - August 24th, 2021

A New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Book of the Year
 
A little wooden robot embarks on a quest to find his missing sister-- making for a memorable contemporary bedtime story in acclaimed graphic novelist Tom Gauld's first picture book for children.


You Might Be Special! Cover Image
By Kerri Kokias, Marcus Cutler (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781525303333
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Published: Kids Can Press - October 5th, 2021

This funny interactive “quiz” identifies the things that make us special and celebrates the most special of all --- you!

Do you ever feel like you're different from everyone else? Like there's no one quite like you? Then you might be special! Take this quiz to find out!


Every Little Kindness Cover Image
By Marta Bartolj (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781797207926
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 12th, 2021

Follow the trail of good deeds in this beautiful wordless picture book to learn how small acts of kindness can make all the difference!


Not Quite Narwhal Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481469098
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2017

In the tradition of Uni the Unicorn and Gaston, this heartwarming and adorable debut picture book tells the story of a young unicorn who was born under the sea to a family of narwhals.

Growing up in the ocean, Kelp has always assumed that he was a narwhal like the rest of his family.


The Rescuer of Tiny Creatures Cover Image
By Curtis Manley, Lucy Ruth Cummins (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250246714
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 8th, 2021

Covered in earthworm slime and assisted only by her cat and her little brother, Roberta rescues tiny creatures. You know, the ones stranded in the middle of the sidewalk. Upside-down, flopping, or near-frozen.

A lot of the time, that earns her funny looks from kids in school.


Every Night Is Pizza Night Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324005254
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Published: Norton Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

New York Times Bestseller

Best-selling author J. Kenji López-Alt introduces Pipo, a girl on a quest to prove that pizza is the best food in the world.


What If, Pig? Cover Image
By Linzie Hunter, Linzie Hunter (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062986092
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Published: HarperCollins - June 8th, 2021

You’re not going to find a more heartwarming dynamic duo than Pig and Mouse! Join Pig as he learns how to turn his “what if" worries from anxiety to optimism, all with the help of his loving friend Mouse.

"Readers will certainly empathize with Pig and his emotions." —Kirkus 


I’ll Love You from Afar Cover Image
By Racha Mourtada, Sasha Haddad (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063138889
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Published: HarperCollins - September 7th, 2021

An imaginative girl shares some of the wonderful ways she can still show her love to friends and family far, far away. This moving, hopeful picture book is perfect for fans of While We Can’t Hug and Outside, Inside.


Black Ballerinas: My Journey to Our Legacy Cover Image
By Misty Copeland, Salena Barnes (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534474246
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Published: Aladdin - November 2nd, 2021

From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author and American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland comes an illustrated nonfiction collection celebrating dancers of color who have influenced her on and off the stage.

As a young girl living in a motel with her mother and her five siblings, Misty Copeland didn’t have a lot of exposure to ballet or promine


Aaron Slater, Illustrator (The Questioneers) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419753961
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 2nd, 2021

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!

Aaron Slater loves listening to stories and dreams of one day writing them himself.