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Gift Guide--New Picture Books

New picture books for ages 3-7!

Sweet People Are Everywhere (Children Around the World Books, Diversity Books) By Alice Walker, Quim Torres (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alice Walker, Quim Torres (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781734761818
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Published: Tra Publishing - November 2nd, 2021

"The poetic stylings of Alice Walker will convince children across the world that Sweet People Are Everywhere...


The Me I Choose To Be By Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, Kahran and Regis Bethencourt (By (artist)) 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? 


Laxmi's Mooch By Shelly Anand, Nabi H. Ali (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shelly Anand, Nabi H. Ali (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984815651
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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.


Carla and the Christmas Cornbread By Carla Hall, Cherise Harris (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Carla Hall, Cherise Harris (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534494695
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Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f - November 2nd, 2021

In this heartwarming tale inspired by her childhood, superstar chef and TV host Carla Hall shares the story of young Carla, who eats a sugar cookie meant for Santa on the night before Christmas and tries to make things right.

Christmas is Carla’s favorite holiday of the year.


Bright Star By Yuyi Morales Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443284
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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.


Bodies Are Cool By Tyler Feder, Tyler Feder (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tyler Feder, Tyler Feder (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593112625
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Published: Rocky Pond Books - June 1st, 2021

This cheerful love-your-body picture book for preschoolers is an exuberant read-aloud with bright and friendly illustrations to pore over.
 


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


It Fell from the Sky By Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534457621
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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.


Oona By Kelly DiPucchio, Raissa Figueroa (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kelly DiPucchio, Raissa Figueroa (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062982247
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 12th, 2021

This comical and heartfelt picture book is a winning celebration of invention, creativity, and friendship. With gorgeous underwater scenes and a crowd-pleasing tale, this is one little mermaid who is here to make a splash! 


Amara and the Bats By Emma Reynolds, Emma Reynolds (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Emma Reynolds, Emma Reynolds (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534469013
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 20th, 2021

Environmental activism gets a nocturnal twist in this utterly charming picture book about a young girl and her mission to save the bats!

Amara loves bats! Her favorite thing to do is to collect bat facts and watch the amazing mammals fly at night by her house.


Playing at the Border: A Story of Yo-Yo Ma By Joanna Ho, Teresa Martinez (Illustrator) 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


When Langston Dances By Kaija Langley, Keith Mallett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kaija Langley, Keith Mallett (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534485198
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Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f - September 7th, 2021

A young Black boy dreams of dancing in this exuberant, buoyant picture book celebrating the beauty of dance, and the wonder of Black Boy Joy—perfect for fans of Firebird and Crown!

Langston likes basketball okay, but what he loves is to dance—ever since he saw the Alvin Ailey Dance Company perform.


Eyes That Kiss in the Corners By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062915627
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Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2021

A New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller · A Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year · A School Library Journal Best Book of 2021 · Included in NPR’s 2021 Books We Love List · Featured in Forbes, Oprah Daily, The Cut, and Book Riot · Golden Poppy Book Award Winner · Featured in Chicago Public Library’s Best Books of 2021


Dad Bakes By Katie Yamasaki Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324015413
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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


Off to See the Sea By Nikki Grimes, Elizabeth Zunon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nikki Grimes, Elizabeth Zunon (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781492638292
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Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - January 12th, 2021

From Children's Literature Legacy Award-winning author Nikki Grimes and acclaimed illustrator Elizabeth Zunon comes an adventurous bath time story.


Dream Street By Tricia Elam Walker, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tricia Elam Walker, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525581109
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Published: Anne Schwartz Books - November 16th, 2021

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST CHILDREN’S BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMESFIVE STARRED REVIEWS
 


Mr. Watson's Chickens By Jarrett Dapier, Andrea Tsurumi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jarrett Dapier, Andrea Tsurumi (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452177144
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 5th, 2021

Interrupting Chicken meets Click, Clack, Moo in this zany classic-in-the-making!

With rollicking rhythms, nonsensical refrains, and too many chickens to count, this modern classic will inspire unstoppable giggles and endless rereads. Bawka-bawka!


African Proverbs for All Ages By Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Nelda LaTeef, Nelda LaTeef (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250756060
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - November 30th, 2021

African Proverbs for All Ages is a beautifully-illustrated, engaging picture book about the power of proverbs, how they evolve over time, and the wisdom of various cultures in Africa.
It has been said that a proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.


The Big Bath House By Kyo Maclear, Gracey Zhang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kyo Maclear, Gracey Zhang (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593181959
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Published: Random House Studio - November 16th, 2021

A joyful celebration of Japanese cultural traditions and body positivity as a young girl visits a bath house with her grandmother and aunties


¡Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge (World of ¡Vamos!) By III Raúl the Third 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!


The Rice in the Pot Goes Round and Round By Wendy Wan-Long Shang, Lorian Tu (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Wendy Wan-Long Shang, Lorian Tu (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338621198
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Published: Orchard Books - June 1st, 2021

Sing along to this delicious twist on "The Wheels on the Bus" and celebrate the food, laughter, and love of a multigenerational family meal!

* "Artfully brings an authentic expression of family love...an utterly charming [twist] to a familiar tune." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The rice in the pot goes round and round,

Round and round, r


Tomatoes for Neela By Padma Lakshmi, Juana Martinez-Neal (Illustrator) 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.
 


Watercress By Andrea Wang, Jason Chin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrea Wang, Jason Chin (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823446247
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Published: Neal Porter Books - March 30th, 2021

Caldecott Medal Winner
Newbery Honor Book
APALA Award Winner

A story about the power of sharing memories—including the painful ones—and the way our heritage stays with and shapes us, even when we don’t see it. 


New England Book Award Winner
A New York Times Best Children’s Book of the Year


I Sang You Down from the Stars By Tasha Spillett-Sumner, Michaela Goade (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316493161
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 6th, 2021

New York Times bestseller!

A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book

This unique baby book sings with Native cultural detail, while striking a universal chord in its celebration of the blossoming of love that comes with expecting and welcoming a new baby--with art by New York Times bestselling illustrator and Caldecott Medalist Michaela


Change Sings: A Children's Anthem By Amanda Gorman, Loren Long (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Amanda Gorman, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593203224
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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."
 


When We Are Kind / Nihá'ádaahwiinít'íigo By Monique Gray Smith, Nicole Neidhardt (Illustrator), Mildred Walters (Translator) Cover Image
By Monique Gray Smith, Nicole Neidhardt (Illustrator), Mildred Walters (Translator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781459827530
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - October 13th, 2020

Notably centering Indigenous families and characters of color in personal and communal activities--and encouraging readers to evaluate their actions toward others."--Publishers Weekly


Animals Brag about Their Bottoms By Maki Sato, Brian Bergstrom (Translator) Cover Image
By Maki Sato, Brian Bergstrom (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781771647106
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Published: Greystone Kids - September 29th, 2020

For fans of Taro Gomi's Everyone Poops and Matthew Van Fleet's Tails, this cheeky, whimsical picture book for ages 3-7 inspires self-love and body positivity, plus a whole lot of laughter and fun


Share Some Kindness, Bring Some Light (The Coco and Bear Series) By Apryl Stott, Apryl Stott (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Apryl Stott, Apryl Stott (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534462380
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 27th, 2020

A New York Times bestseller​!
“It’s impossible to resist [this book’s] big-hearted appeal.” —BookPage

A little girl and her friend Bear learn the true meaning of selfless kindness in this sweet, stunningly illustrated debut picture book.

Bear is sad.


Jabari Tries By Gaia Cornwall, Gaia Cornwall (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gaia Cornwall, Gaia Cornwall (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536207163
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Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2020

Jabari is inventing a machine that will fly all the way across the yard! But making it go from CRASH to WHOOSH will take grit, patience, and maybe even a little help from his sister.


The Little Mermaid By Jerry Pinkney Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316440318
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 3rd, 2020

In this captivating reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen's classic, Caldecott medalist and bestselling artist Jerry Pinkney conjures a poignant friendship story and an epic tale of redemption -- the definitive new version for our time.