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How to Spot a Best Friend Cover Image
By Bea Birdsong, Lucy Fleming (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593179277
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Published: Rodale Kids - June 22nd, 2021

Do you know how to find a best friend? Find out in this wonderful celebration of kindness and friendship!


Where the Heart Is Cover Image
By Irma Gold, Susannah Crispe (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781925820874
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Published: EK Books - June 22nd, 2021

In 2011, Dindim the Magellanic penguin, washed up on an island beach near Rio de Janeiro. He was rescued by a man called Joao, who nursed him back to health, and created a lifelong bond. Since then, Dindim has spent most of every year with Joao, leaving only to travel 8000 miles to the Patagonia coasts of Argentina and Chile.


Too Much Stuff! Cover Image
By Emily Gravett, Emily Gravett (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534496170
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 22nd, 2021

Marie Kondo is for the birds in this hilarious picture book about expectant magpie parents and the dangers of having too many things!

Magpies Meg and Ash want to build the perfect nest for their eggs. They use the usual mud, sticks, and grass, but are soon convinced that it’s not enough!


How to Wear a Sari Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328635204
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Published: Versify - June 22nd, 2021

Sparkling with voice and charm, this picture book about a fashionable kid out to prove she’s not as small as everyone thinks is perfect for kids eager to grow up, and for those who love to play dress-up.

Being a little kid isn’t always fun and games.


Time for School, Little Blue Truck Cover Image
By Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780358412243
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - June 22nd, 2021

Ride along to school with the #1 New York Times best-selling Little Blue Truck and meet Blue's new friend: a bright yellow school bus. Beep-beep!

Little Blue Truck and his good friend Toad are excited to meet a bright yellow school bus on the road.


Sister Wish Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419746710
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - June 22nd, 2021

A playful look at sibling love that celebrates the special bond of sisters

A little sister envies her big sister: for being so tall, for having all her grown-up teeth, for swinging so high at the playground.
But it turns out her big sister admires her just as much: for being so funny, for doing her famous wiggle dance, for being her little sister!
In this heartwarmin


All We Need Cover Image
By Kathy Wolff, Margaux Meganck (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781619638747
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - June 22nd, 2021

For fans of All the World and Love, a poetic story that celebrates the littlest things we all need to be happy -- and the beauty of sharing with others when we have more to give.


The Foodie Flamingo Cover Image
By Pablo Pino (Illustrator), Vanessa Howl
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762497003
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Published: Running Press Kids - June 22nd, 2021

Celebrate the love of food in this charming picture book that teaches kids not only to try new foods but to brush up on their colors, too!

Frankie the Flamingo loves food but she's tired of eating the same thing day after day: shrimp. So Frankie decides to expand her palate by trying exciting new foods—with some colorful consequences!


Dogs at Work: Good Dogs. Real Jobs. Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062906311
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 22nd, 2021

A fun and educational picture book about all the real jobs dogs can have, by popular author Margaret Cardillo (Just Being Audrey) and bestselling artist Zachariah OHora (Wolfie the Bunny). Perfect for fans of Children Make Terrible Pets, Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship, and dog lovers of all ages.


Beatrice Was a Tree Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062741264
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Published: Greenwillow Books - June 22nd, 2021

Beatrice dreams of becoming a tree. She grows roots and leaves, and she stretches her branches toward the sky.


Becoming Vanessa Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525582120
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 15th, 2021

For readers of Alma and How She Got Her Name and The King of Kindergarten, this story will help kids just starting school transform from timid caterpillars into beautiful butterflies so they can love who they are.


Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593307465
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 15th, 2021

Scaredy Squirrel is exactly the squirrel your child needs--a little bit anxious, a lot adorable, and totally lovable. He likes the safety of his nut tree, but not so much the great outdoors. And he's about to go . . . camping?


Scaredy Squirrel in a Nutshell Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593307557
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 15th, 2021

The time is now for this anxious little guy: Meet Scaredy Squirrel in his brand-new graphic novel series He's funnier (and scared-ier) than ever, and perfect for readers of Narwhal and Jelly.


Those Are Not My Underpants! Cover Image
By Melissa Martin, Troy Cummings (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984831897
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 15th, 2021

Someone lost their underpants! There, dangling from that tree branch! Are they YOURS? New York Times bestselling author/illustrator of Can I Be Your Dog?, Troy Cummings, brings to life Melissa Martin's gentle but hilarious read aloud, filled with silliness and gleeful anticipation of THE END.


Something Stinks! Cover Image
By Jonathan Fenske, Jonathan Fenske (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781524793104
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 15th, 2021

From the creator of the award-winning A Pig, a Fox, and a Box comes a silly picture book about a skunk looking for the source of a terrible smell!

Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor-winning author-illustrator Jonathan Fenske's appealing illustration style and clever text make this intriguing book a must-have for every young reader's shelf.


What Does Little Crocodile Say? Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735268135
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Published: Tundra Books - June 15th, 2021

A little crocodile explores a day at the park in this colorful, noisy book filled with sounds and new experiences -- some wonderful, some not -- that are sure to delight toddlers.

What sounds does the Little Crocodile hear on the first day of preschool?
The alarm clock goes ring, ring
The car goes vroom vroom
The elephant says peekaboo
The drum goes rat-a-tat


The New Kid Has Fleas Cover Image
By Ame Dyckman, Eda Kaban (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250245243
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 15th, 2021

From bestselling author Ame Dyckman and illustrator Eda Kaban, The New Kid Has Fleas is a hilarious picture book about a new kid in school who appears to have been raised by wolves.

There's a new kid in class, and they're . . . different.

They dress different. Talk different. Eat different.

And the word on the playground is: they have fleas.


Dino-Gro Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593179871
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Published: Random House Studio - June 15th, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Battle Bunny comes a laugh-out-loud story of a little sponge dinosaur that keeps growing...and growing...and growing....


The Bench Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593434512
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 8th, 2021

#1 New York Times Bestselling Picture Book

Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex's first children's book, The Bench, beautifully captures the special relationship between father and son, as seen through a mother's eyes. The book's storytelling and illustration give us snapshots of shared moments that evoke a deep sense of warmth, connection, and compassion.


Pillow Places Cover Image
By Joseph Kuefler, Joseph Kuefler (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062956736
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 8th, 2021

An imaginative picture book about the joys of pillows and play—from the acclaimed author-illustrator of The Digger and the Flower and Beyond the Pond.

Pillows are not just for sleeping. They are for dreaming . . . of forts, ships, and alien worlds among the stars.


Faraway Things Cover Image
By Dave Eggers, Kelly Murphy (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316492195
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 8th, 2021

From a bestselling author comes an evocative, classic-feeling adventure tale about a boy and his sword, and how giving away something precious leads to an even more important discovery.


The Froggies Do NOT Want to Sleep Cover Image
By Adam Gustavson, Adam Gustavson (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580895248
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Published: Charlesbridge - June 8th, 2021

Prepare for a different kind of bedtime book--a zany, imaginative adventure to send your little froggies off to dreamland. Not since David Weisner's Tuesday have frogs had so much fun!


Turtle in a Tree Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593323311
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Published: Dial Books - June 8th, 2021

A spare and laugh-out-loud-funny picture book about seeing only half the full picture . . . and admitting when you're not quite all the way right.


Reggie, My Rhinoceros: A gentle children’s book on grief Cover Image
By Werner Holzwarth, Mehrdad Zaeri (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781615197385
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Published: The Experiment - June 8th, 2021

Best friends are together through thick and thin—and forever in memory

For Hopper the oxpecker bird, life is just perfect. He lives on top of his best friend, Reggie the rhino, where there are lots of yummy flies to eat. Reggie keeps Hopper safe when lions are lurking, and dry in the rainy season.


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 


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.


Dear Librarian Cover Image
By Lydia M. Sigwarth, Romina Galotta (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374313906
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - June 1st, 2021

When Lydia was five years old, she and her family had to leave their home. They hopped from Grandma's house to Aunt Linda's house to Cousin Alice's house, but no place was permanent. Then one day, everything changed. Lydia's mom took her to a new place — not a house, but a big building with stone columns, and tall, tall steps. The library.


Paletero Man Cover Image
By Lucky Diaz, Micah Player (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063014442
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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!


Strollercoaster Cover Image
By Matt Ringler, Raúl the Third (Illustrator), Elaine Bay (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316493222
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2021

This joyous romp through the neighborhood celebrates the bond between a father and a child, illustrated by an award-winning artist team.

Buckle up as a toddler's tantrum is cleverly averted when a loving dad transforms an everyday neighborhood stroll into an extraordinary adventure, reminding us that all you need to chase away a bad mood is love and a little bit of imagination.


Solomon and Mortimer Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781529021189
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Published: Macmillan Children's Books - June 1st, 2021

Solomon Crocodile and his friend Mortimer are bored. They want to find some fun, but what can they do? Tree-climbing is tricky, chasing lizards doesn't end well and flying turns out to be a lot harder than it looks. But then they spot the biggest hippo in the river. Just imagine the splash he'd make if two naughty crocodiles were to surprise him!


On the Day the Horse Got Out Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316459846
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2021

Perfect for fans of They All Saw a Cat or Du Iz Tak?, here is a standout picture book debut about curiosity, cause-and-effect, and connectedness, which blends child-appealing rhyme with playful, distinctive artwork.

In this gorgeously rendered tale, Audrey Helen Weber masterfully blends suspense and nonsense, imaginative artwork, and a flawless rhythm that evokes some of


Nia and the New Free Library Cover Image
By Ian Lendler, Mark Pett (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781452166865
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Published: Chronicle Books - June 1st, 2021

This picture book tells the story of one girl who reminds an entire town of the joy of books.

When the town's old library is destroyed by a tornado, the people are left wondering: What should they do with the space where the library used to be?


Berta's Boxes Cover Image
By Dario Alvisi, Amélie Graux (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9788418133190
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Published: Nubeocho - June 1st, 2021

Berta is tidy, never throws tantrums, and never cries. Whenever she feels overwhelmed, she just opens one of her boxes of emotions and shuts in her tears, fear, and anger. But what would happen if one day she lost control? Berta discovers that emotions should be felt and not locked up.


Darling Baby Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316330626
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2021

Beloved artist Maira Kalman shows us that a darling baby is all you need to see everything with new eyes


A Tree for Mr. Fish Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250758712
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Published: Imprint - June 1st, 2021

In this humorous and heartwarming picture book, Mr. Fish refuses to share his tree with Bird and Cat—until he learns that making friends is more rewarding than losing them.

Bird and Cat meet in a tree. But someone already lives in this tree—Mr. Fish. And he does not want to share.


Mucky Truck Cover Image
By Ammi-Joan Paquette, Elisa Ferro (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250263803
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - June 1st, 2021

In Ammi-Joan Paquette and Elisa Ferro's read-aloud preschool picture book, Mucky Truck, a little truck gets stuck in the mud, and it’s up to his other truck friends—crane, digger, forklift, and fire engine—to help him out.


Roar: A Book of Animal Sounds Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547606412
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - June 1st, 2021

Crocodile lurks in the water, Tiger and Lion prowl through the jungle, Monkey swings through the trees and Snake slithers through the undergrowth in this beautifully illustrated picture book. Lift the giant flaps to reveal those strong, wide jaws, sharp teeth – and a flicky tongue! – and join in as the animals SNAP, HISS, and ROAR.


Phoebe Dupree Is Coming to Tea! Cover Image
By Linda Ashman, Alea Marley (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536204834
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Published: Candlewick - June 1st, 2021

Abby is anxious to host the perfect tea party for a friend she idolizes, but life serves up a sweet taste of the fun to be had when perfection is off the table.

Have you met Phoebe—Miss Phoebe Dupree?
Phoebe’s as perfect as perfect can be.


The Cot in the Living Room Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593110478
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Published: Kokila - June 1st, 2021

A young Dominican American girl in New York City moves from jealousy to empathy as her parents babysit children whose families work overnight shifts in this honest and warm picture book debut.


Summer Camp Critter Jitters Cover Image
By Jory John, Liz Climo (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593110980
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Published: Dial Books - June 1st, 2021

The beloved critters are nervous about going off to camp in this hilarious and reassuring companion book to New York Times bestselling author Jory John and critically acclaimed illustrator Liz Climo's First Day Critter Jitters.


Tea Time Cover Image
By Beth Ferry, Dana Wulfekotte (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524741082
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2021

Ship in a Bottle Cover Image
By Andrew Prahin, Andrew Prahin (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984815811
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2021

A valiant mouse sets sail in her ship in a bottle to seek a better life in this gentle allegory about refugees and immigration.

All Mouse wants to do is eat gingersnaps, lie in the sun, and enjoy her ship in a bottle. All Cat wants to do is eat Mouse. This is a problem.


Dear Treefrog Cover Image
By Joyce Sidman, Diana Sudyka (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358064763
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 25th, 2021

Capturing the joy of finding a kindred spirit, this stunning picture book by Newbery Honor–winning poet Joyce Sidman tells the story of a lonely girl moving into a new home and the little treefrog that helps her connect to the beautiful world around her.


The Mole and the Hole Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780711262645
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - May 25th, 2021

Mole is stuck inside his hole. Every day he tries to get out, and every day the rocks block his way. Mole can’t understand it. After all, he’s never been any trouble to anyone.


Brave as a Mouse Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593181836
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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.


Moon Camp Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593202678
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 25th, 2021

What if summer camp was in outer space?

Summer is here! But Jake doesn't want to go to summer camp. Even if camp is on the moon. Sure enough, he gets lost during the nature hike, his air canoe springs a leak, there's scary noises at night, and he's pretty sure he's allergic to moon dust. The worst part? He misses home.


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

**STARRED REVIEW**
Kirkus Reviews, Publisher's Weekly

From Julie Flett, the beloved author and illustrator of Birdsong, comes a joyous new book about playtime for babies, toddlers, and kids up to age 7, perfect for fans of But First, We Nap.


Dessert Island Cover Image
By Ben Zhu, Ben Zhu (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250763303
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 25th, 2021

Ben Zhu's Dessert Island is an irresistible picture book about sharing and caring.

Monkey is on a dessert island. It is made of frosting, berries, and other delicious things.

Fox is on a desert island. It is made of dirt, rocks, and sand.

But as time goes on, their fortunes change, and Monkey and Fox discover that no animal is an island.


Memory Jars Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250314871
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 25th, 2021

A young girl finds a clever way to keep her favorite things--and people--close to her forever in Memory Jars, from Caldecott Honoree Vera Brosgol.


I Wish You Knew Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250226303
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 25th, 2021

When Estrella’s father has to leave because

he wasn’t born here, like her,

She misses him.

And she wishes people knew the way it affects her.

At home. At school.

Always.

But a school wrapped around a hundred-year-old oak tree is the perfect place to share and listen.

Some kids miss family,
Some kids are hungry,


The Ship of Fortune Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781772290400
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Published: Simply Read Books - May 25th, 2021

A book that will make us reminisce about summers past and dream of a great summer in 2021.

When Michao and his friends arrive at the beach for a day trip, they open the car trunk to find...nothing. Michao forgot to pack their swimsuits and all the beach toys But there's still a way to have fun: using their imagination to build a ship and sail it far, far away.


Hugo Cover Image
By Atinuke, Birgitta Sif (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536212754
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Published: Candlewick - May 24th, 2021

What happens when a pigeon who looks after all the visitors in the park finds himself in need? Help comes from a surprising source in a touching story of unexpected connection.


Nerdycorn Cover Image
By Andrew Root, Erin Kraan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534460058
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Published: Beach Lane Books - May 18th, 2021

Fern isn’t your usual unicorn…she loves chemistry and math more than glitter or flowers—and she refuses to change who she is in this sweet and empowering picture book about being yourself—and standing up for yourself, too!

Meet Fern!


No More Plastic Cover Image
By Alma Fullerton, Alma Fullerton (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781772781137
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Published: Pajama Press - May 18th, 2021

A young girl takes action against ocean pollution in a timely story with unique plastic-waste diorama art


Out into the Big Wide Lake Cover Image
By Paul Harbridge, Josée Bisaillon (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780735265592
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Published: Tundra Books - May 18th, 2021

An empowering and necessary picture book about a young girl with Down syndrome who gains confidence and independence through a visit to her grandparents.

It's Kate's first time visiting her grandparents on her own at their lakeside home. She's nervous but excited at the adventure ahead.


In the Land of Fairies Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781782507215
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Published: Floris Books - May 18th, 2021

Welcome to the Land of Fairies, a hidden magical world where you'll meet kind and joyful fairies and their animal friends. Each fairy is special -- you'll find them greeting springtime flowers, dancing on midsummer's night, watching over the night creatures and sharing berries with chirping birds.


The Circles All Around Us Cover Image
By Brad Montague, Brad Montague (Illustrator), Kristi Montague (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593323182
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Published: Dial Books - May 18th, 2021

The debut picture book from the creator of the viral sensation Kid President is a moving take on how we can create bigger and bigger circles of community and connections as we grow—now a New York Times bestseller!

In the circles all around us, everywhere that we all go, there's a difference we can make and a love we can all show.


Now That Night Is Near Cover Image
By Astrid Lindgren, Marit Tornqvist (Illustrator), Polly Lawson (Translator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781782506751
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Published: Floris Books - May 18th, 2021

It's bedtime, and across the land everyone is settling down to sleep. The cows are lying down in their fields, the rabbits are snug in their burrows, and the birds are resting on their branches. Except someone isn't quite ready to close their eyes just yet...


I'm Getting a Shark! Cover Image
By Brady Smith, Brady Smith (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593111123
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 18th, 2021

The fabulous, funny story of a shark-obsessed child who's convinced she's getting a pet shark for her birthday.


Not Yeti Cover Image
By Kelly DiPucchio, Claire Keane (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593114070
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 18th, 2021

New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and celebrated illustrator Claire Keane have created an irresistible new monster!


Starboy: Inspired by the Life and Lyrics of David Bowie Cover Image
By Jami Gigot, Jami Gigot (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250239433
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 18th, 2021

A starry-eyed ode to self-expression and staying true to yourself, inspired by the life and lyrics of beloved icon David Bowie.

For as long as David could remember, he felt like a stranger on his own planet.
As if he’d fallen to Earth from outer space…


When Lola Visits Cover Image
By Michelle Sterling, Aaron Asis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062972859
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 18th, 2021

Four starred reviews! In an evocative picture book brimming with the scents, tastes, and traditions that define a young girl’s summer with her grandmother, debut author Michelle Sterling and illustrator Aaron Asis come together to celebrate the gentle bonds of familial love that span oceans and generations.


Like a Dandelion Cover Image
By Huy Voun Lee, Huy Voun Lee (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062993731
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 18th, 2021

Like a Dandelion is a poetic tribute to the bravery of immigrants and refugees, inspired by the author’s childhood experience of moving to the United States from Cambodia.


Shady Baby Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063054035
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Published: HarperCollins - May 18th, 2021

*AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*

*A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER*

Shady Baby keeps it real in this picture book collaboration by New York Times bestselling duo actress and producer Gabrielle Union and NBA superstar and businessman Dwyane Wade.


Ruby's Reunion Day Dinner Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063015746
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Published: HarperCollins - May 18th, 2021

On Here Wee Read's 2021 Ultimate List of Diverse Children's Books! 

Publisher Weekly Starred Review! "Warm digital art by Southerland makes excellent use of light and shadow, and offers a lovely portrait of an expressive family with varying hairstyles and body types. This hopeful, mouthwatering narrative showcases tender family rapport."


The Octopus Escapes Cover Image
By Maile Meloy, Felicita Sala (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984812698
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

From a New York Times bestselling author comes this poignant, lyrical tale about nature's great escape artist—perfect for fans of the Oscar-winning documentary film My Octopus Teacher.


Peace Train Cover Image
By Cat Stevens, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063053991
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Published: HarperCollins - May 11th, 2021

The instant #1 New York Times and Indie bestseller!

Hop aboard the Peace Train in this picture book adaptation of Cat Stevens’s legendary anthem of unity and harmony in time for the song’s 50th anniversary! With illustrations by New York Times bestselling illustrator Peter H. Reynolds.


House Mouse Cover Image
By Michael Hall, Michael Hall (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062866196
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 11th, 2021

When a clever and resourceful mouse looks for a safe place to settle down, she learns that home is wherever you make it. A story about friendship, hospitality, and building from the award-winning and bestselling Michael Hall, creator of Red: A Crayon’s Story and Perfect Square.


Cranky Right Now Cover Image
By Julie Berry, Holly Hatam (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781683646648
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Published: Sounds True - May 11th, 2021

Sometimes we’re all cranky, and that’s okay! Cranky Right Now shows kids how to deal with those cranky days.


Pride Puppy! Cover Image
By Robin Stevenson, Julie McLaughlin (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781459824843
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - May 11th, 2021

★ " A] sheer delight and will be a welcome addition to shelves everywhere. Highly--and proudly--recommended."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
★ "This engaging introduction to Pride parades for the youngest readers successfully testifies to the warmth and power of queer community."--Publishers Weekly, starred review


Roots and Wings: How Shahzia Sikander Became an Artist Cover Image
By Shahzia Sikander, Hanna Barczyk (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781633450356
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Published: Museum of Modern Art, New York - May 11th, 2021

Pakistani-American artist Shahzia Sikander recounts how growing up as a tomboy in a multicultural home in Pakistan inspired her to become an artist

Growing up in a multigenerational, multicultural home in Lahore, Pakistan, where her family’s Muslim traditions are filled with food and rituals, Shahzia is surrounded by stories of all kinds.


Bedtime for Bad Kitty Cover Image
By Nick Bruel, Nick Bruel (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250749949
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 11th, 2021

This new picture book in Nick Bruel's Bad Kitty bestselling series is sure to be a bedtime favorite, complete with a paper doll activity kit!

It's bedtime in the Bad Kitty household but Kitty does not want to go to bed.

She doesn't want to brush her teeth.
She doesn't want to put on her bunny pajamas.
She doesn't want to use the potty.


The Worm Family Has Its Picture Taken Cover Image
By Jennifer Frank, David Ezra Stein (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593124789
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Published: Anne Schwartz Books - May 11th, 2021

Worms don't take good family photos, do they? Find out in this hilarious picture book from a Caldecott Honor illustrator and debut author about a young worm who comes to appreciate her very unusual family for who they are.


No Pants! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593117668
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

Laugh-out-loud father-son drama in which the dad learns an important and timely lesson--pants are NOT for everyone!

Pablo and his dad are ready for a great day. It's party day! A cookout with the whole family. All they need to do is get ready. Eat breakfast. Brush teeth. Put on pants. And they'll be ready to go!
Only Pablo has another idea: No Pants!


The Pout-Pout Fish and the Mad, Mad Day (A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure) Cover Image
By Deborah Diesen, Dan Hanna (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374309350
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - May 11th, 2021

The New York Times-bestselling children's book series returns with The Pout-Pout Fish and the Mad, Mad Day.


A Day for Rememberin': Inspired by the True Events of the First Memorial Day Cover Image
By Leah Henderson, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419736308
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 11th, 2021

Alaina and the Great Play Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781733686525
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Published: Alazar Press - May 10th, 2021

With the guileless wonder and innocence of a little girl, Alaina is profoundly changed by the performance. As she falls in love with the art of live theater, her enthusiasm lands her center stage. “But when I opened my mouth, the right words didn’t come out. I was too excited to say that little speech. It wasn’t good enough for that great play, so…”


More Than Sunny Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419741814
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 11th, 2021

Hair Twins Cover Image
By Raakhee Mirchandani, Holly Hatam (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316495301
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 4th, 2021

A Sikh father and daughter with a special hair bond proudly celebrate and share a family tradition in this charming story perfect for fans of Hair Love and I Love My Hair!

Every morning Papa combs through his daughter's waves like he does his own—parting it down the middle, using coconut oil to get all the tangles out.

Some days he braids her hair in


Wishes Cover Image
By Muon Thi Van, Muon Thi Van, Victo Ngai (Illustrator), Victo Ngai (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338305890
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Published: Orchard Books - May 4th, 2021

An arresting, poetic journey and a moving reflection on immigration, family, and home, from an acclaimed creative team.

Wishes tells the powerful, honest story about one Vietnamese family's search for a new home on the other side of the world, and the long-lasting and powerful impact that makes on one of the youngest members of the family.


My Tree Cover Image
By Hope Lim, Il Sung Na (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443383
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Published: Neal Porter Books - May 4th, 2021

When a young boy's beloved plum tree falls in a storm, he feels like he's lost both a friend and a connection to his old home.


I Affirm Me: The ABCs of Inspiration for Black Kids Cover Image
By Nyasha Williams, Sóf'ya Glushkó (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762475605
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Published: Running Press Kids - May 4th, 2021

Learn the power of language and love with this empowering alphabet book of affirmations to inspire and remind Black children of their inner power, strength, and worth. 

From A is for Afro, to J is for Justice, to R is for Rally, this alphabet book offers affirmations featuring Black children and role models to help children nurture and embrace their authentic selves a


What Will You Be? Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062839954
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Published: HarperCollins - May 4th, 2021

From Yamile Saied Méndez, acclaimed author of Where Are You From?, comes a stunning lyrical picture book that tells the story of one girl who is always asked a simple question: What will you be when you grow up? 


On the Trapline Cover Image
By David A. Robertson, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780735266681
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Published: Tundra Books - May 4th, 2021

A picture book celebrating Indigenous culture and traditions. The Governor General Award--winning team behind When We Were Alone shares a story that honors our connections to our past and our grandfathers and fathers.


Sloth and Squirrel in a Pickle Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781525302381
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Published: Kids Can Press - May 4th, 2021

A speedy squirrel and a sleepy sloth try to get the job done in this funny, heartwarming tale of two lovable, but unlikely, friends.Though Sloth and Squirrel are good friends, they have different ways of doing things --- and different speeds of doing them. So, when Squirrel gets them jobs as pickle packers to earn money for a new bike, things don't go according to plan.


The Collectors Cover Image
By Alice Feagan, Alice Feagan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781525302046
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Published: Kids Can Press - May 4th, 2021

Nature lovers and collectors of all kinds will love this high-adventure quest story about two brave and clever girls who head into the forest in search of something extraordinary.Winslow and Rosie have been building an impressive collection of natural wonders, and now it's nearly complete.


Llama Llama Meets the Babysitter Cover Image
By Anna Dewdney, JT Morrow (Illustrator), Reed Duncan
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593350331
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 4th, 2021

A Netflix Original series


With over 30 million copies in print, Anna Dewdney's New York Times bestselling Llama Llama books have provided hours of comfort and fun-to-read-aloud rhyme.
 


"I have something new to talk about . . . tonight I will be going out," Mama gently tells Llama Llama.


Never Grow Up Cover Image
By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593353059
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 4th, 2021

An all-new Roald Dahl story that's perfect for graduation and all of life's special moments!

What would happen if you never had to grow up? You never had to become a grown-up with all of the not-fun things that come with it. No vegetables, no jobs, and definitely no boredom.


1, 2, 3, Off to School! Cover Image
By Marianne Dubuc, Marianne Dubuc (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781525306563
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Published: Kids Can Press - May 4th, 2021

In this playful take on school readiness by award-winning author-illustrator Marianne Dubuc, a child visits their friends' schools and discovers how many wonderful things kindergarteners do in a day!Pom is ready for the first day of kindergarten. Not the real first day, that's not for another year. But Pom has been hearing a lot from all the animals about each of their schools.


Fred Gets Dressed Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316200646
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 4th, 2021

From a New York Times bestselling author and Caldecott-honor winning artist comes an exuberant illustrated story about playing dress up, having fun, and feeling free.

The boy loves to be naked. He romps around his house naked and wild and free. Until he romps into his parents' closet and is inspired to get dressed.


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.


The Bruce Swap Cover Image
By Ryan Higgins, Ryan Higgins (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368028561
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 4th, 2021

Bruce is a bear who struggles with fun.
When Bruce says no to fun one too many times, Nibbs, Thistle, and Rupert secretly wish Bruce was more fun. And the geese secretly wish for sandwiches. The next morning, all their wishes come true. Bruce is cheerful. Bruce is adventurous. Bruce has pizzazz . . . and a basket of sandwiches.


I Really Want to Win Cover Image
By Simon Philip, Lucia Gaggiotti (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338680515
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Published: Orchard Books - May 4th, 2021

Perfect for fans of mischievous storytime favorites like Pig the Pug, The Bad Seed, and Eloise comes a winning story about a spunky heroine and her sidekick pup who are ready to WIN!

Today is Sports Day, I can't wait.

And as I know that I'll be great,

I've planned how I will celebrate...

Because I'm going to WIN.

Our heroin


Abc, Rise Up and Be!: An Empowering Alphabet for Changing the World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781952239274
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Published: Bushel & Peck Books - May 4th, 2021

In a world where you can be anything, be . . .

Accepting: A rising leaf doesn't cause others to fall. Be the wind that helps everyone soar to new heights.

Big-hearted: A big heart embraces life and all of its beauty and marvels.


100 Things I Know How to Do Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419743269
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 4th, 2021

What the World Could Make: A Story of Hope Cover Image
By Holly M. McGhee, Pascal Lemaitre (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250268112
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 4th, 2021

From writer Holly M. McGhee and illustrator Pascal Lemaitre, the bestselling creative team behind Come with Me and Listen, comes a story of hope, abundance, and the unfailing possibilities the world holds.

The friends thought it a wonder—
winter white flakes a gift from the sky.
They let them land . . .