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Change Sings: A Children's Anthem 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."
 


Little Witch Hazel: A Year in the Forest Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780735264892
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Published: Tundra Books - September 21st, 2021

An earthy and beautiful collection of four stories that celebrate the seasons, nature, and life, from award-winning author-illustrator Phoebe Wahl.

Little Witch Hazel is a tiny witch who lives in the forest, helping creatures big and small. She's a midwife, an intrepid explorer, a hard worker and a kind friend.


Time is a Flower Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780735267541
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Published: Tundra Books - September 21st, 2021

A playful and poignant exploration of the nature of time through the eyes of a child from acclaimed author/illustrator Julie Morstad.


How to Greet a Grandma Cover Image
By Donna Amey Bhatt, Aura Lewis (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780711261082
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Published: Wide Eyed Editions - September 21st, 2021

A joyful celebration of grandmothers around the world.
 
There is no one quite like a grandma.

They can be funny, wise, warm—and they come with a variety of hairstyles!
 
How to Greet a Grandma is a tribute to all grannies, everywhere.


Looking for a Jumbie Cover Image
By Tracey Baptiste, Amber Ren (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062970817
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 21st, 2021

New York Times bestselling author Tracey Baptiste and acclaimed illustrator Amber Ren take readers on a fun, creepy, storytime-ready romp through a forest filled with creatures from Caribbean folklore.

I’m looking for a jumbie, I’m going to find a scary one.


Bigger Than a Bumblebee Cover Image
By Joseph Kuefler, Joseph Kuefler (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062691651
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 21st, 2021

A tender ode from parent to child, reminding them that they are unconditionally loved—with stunning artwork from the acclaimed author-illustrator of The Digger and the Flower and Beyond the Pond.


How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: Full Color Jacketed Edition Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593434383
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 21st, 2021

Grow your heart three sizes—and dazzle your eyes—with this FULL COLOR edition of the beloved holiday classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas!—the perfect gift for under the tree and for Dr. Seuss fans and collectors any time of year!


Every Cake Has a Story Cover Image
By Christina Tosi, Emily Balsley (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593110683
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Published: Dial Books - September 21st, 2021

From Christina Tosi, the playful creator of the popular bakery Milk Bar, this is the story of a girl whose delicious dream comes to life, filling the world with color, creativity, and joy. Original recipe included!

Everything in Samesville is exactly the same, from the people and their clothes to the houses and their doors.


Bulldozer's Christmas Dig (The Bulldozer Books) Cover Image
By Candace Fleming, Eric Rohmann (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534438200
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - September 21st, 2021

A very little bulldozer digs up a most unexpected Christmas gift for his friends at the construction site in this holly jolly third book in the Bulldozer series from award-winning author Candace Fleming and Caldecott Medalist Eric Rohmann.

It’s Christmas Eve, and Dump Truck is carrying…carrying…carrying garland.
Digger Truck is stringing…stringing&helli


Ten Spooky Pumpkins Cover Image
By Gris Grimly, Gris Grimly (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338112443
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Published: Orchard Books - September 21st, 2021

Join celebrated creator Gris Grimly in this spooky countdown, as one little girl ventures out into the night for an unforgettable Halloween adventure!

10 little pumpkins, sitting in a line,looking for a cat and they found nine.The wind said SWOOSH and the gate went CREAK.The owl cried WHOOOO, we all screamed EEK!


Set Your Alarm, Sloth!: More Advice for Troubled Animals from Dr. Glider Cover Image
By Jess Keating, Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338239898
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Published: Orchard Books - September 21st, 2021

Have fun learning about some odd but true animal facts with Dr. Sugar Glider and her patients!

Zoë Zebra is troubled. Why do flies crash into her? A visit from Dr. Glider can solve the mystery.


A History of Music for Children Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780500652473
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Published: Thames & Hudson - September 21st, 2021

A global history of music for children, celebrating how and why we make music.


Bear Wants to Sing Cover Image
By Cary Fagan, Dena Seiferling (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735268036
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Published: Tundra Books - September 14th, 2021

Bear wants to sing his song, but the other animals won't give him a chance to perform his masterwork in this delightful picture book companion to the critically acclaimed King Mouse.


Blast Off Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781681375687
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Published: New York Review of Books - September 21st, 2021

An inspiring story about a young Black girl who wants to be an astronaut, written years before Black astronauts were sent into space. This remarkable picture book has been out of print for decades, until now.


Hoop Kings 2: New Royalty Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781536210354
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Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2021

With this high-energy collection of poems and dynamic photos celebrating twelve pro ballers, Charles R. Smith Jr. scores another slam dunk.


The Proudest Color Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781641705783
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Published: Familius - September 14th, 2021

For me, brown is more than feeling proud.
It's the color I see when I see
me.


Bear Is a Bear Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062880512
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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.


What's in Your Pocket?: Collecting Nature's Treasures Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781623541224
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Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - September 14th, 2021

Charles Darwin, George Washington Carver, and Jane Goodall were once curious kids with pockets full of treasures


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?


Beautifully Me Cover Image
By Nabela Noor, Nabi H. Ali (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534485877
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

From designer, creator, and self-love advocate Nabela Noor (@Nabela) comes a much-needed picture book about loving yourself just as you are.

Meet Zubi: a joyful Bangladeshi girl excited about her first day of school. But when Zubi sees her mother frowning in the mirror and talking about being “too big,” she starts to worry about her own body and how she looks.


Neverwoof Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781641704618
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Published: Familius - September 14th, 2021

There was a dog named Neverwoof,
and never did he woof.
He chased a siren.

Woo woo woo.
He saved a baby.
Boo hoo hoo.
He got high-fives from the fire crew.
But never did he woof.


Twisty-Turny House Cover Image
By Lisa Mantchev, EG Keller (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534438477
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - September 14th, 2021

Cats and dogs will never get along, right? WRONG. Author of Strictly No Elephants Lisa Mantchev and bestselling illustrator EG Keller explore an unexpected friendship in this funny and sweet picture book.

The upstairs cats and downstairs dogs in a tall, twisty-turny house are kept apart because their humans assume dogs and cats won’t get along.


A Boy, His Bear and a Bully Cover Image
By Katie Flannigan, Pj Reece (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781925820898
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Published: Ek Books - September 14th, 2021

For some kids, school is a place full of friends and fun. For others, though, it is a lonely place where bullies pick on them and it feels impossible to be brave. Meet Scott, Buttons and Duncan, otherwise known as A Boy, His Bear and a Bully.


Gitty and Kvetch Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534478268
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

In this hilariously sweet story about an opposites-attract friendship, chock-full of Yiddish humor, a girl and her best bird friend’s perfect day turns into a perfect opportunity to see things differently.

Gitty and her feathered-friend Kvetch couldn’t be more different: Gitty always sees the bright side of life, while her curmudgeonly friend Kvetch is always complaining


I Am Smoke Cover Image
By Henry Herz, Mercè López (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780884487883
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - September 14th, 2021

“Wowww!”—– Raina Telgemeier, #1 NY Times, #1 USA Today, #1 Publishers Weekly bestselling author/illustrator


Hello, Tree Cover Image
By Ana Crespo, Dow Phumiruk (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316425261
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

Inspired by the 2013 Black Forest fire and told from the viewpoint of a tree watching its home destroyed, Hello, Tree is about the kinship between humans and nature, and preservation of the environment.

It was a swallow who called it first.
“Fire’s coming!”
And the animals ran away.
Even the insects tried to flee.


The Wordy Book Cover Image
By Julie Paschkis (Created by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781592703531
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - September 14th, 2021

This book is a collection of paintings made up of words upon words, all moving, interacting, and creating a visually stunning and wordy universe. Each page contains a question to be answered with the words that lie within. What happens when words and pictures coexist in such a way, bump into one another, are in constant conversation?


Goodbye, Old House Cover Image
By Margaret Wild, Ann James (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781736226452
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Published: Blue Dot Kids Press - September 14th, 2021

A joyful story about moving house and embracing change from a much-loved, award-winning team.

Honor Book: CBCA 2020 Awards, Book of the Year, Early Childhood


How to Have a Birthday Cover Image
By Mary Lyn Ray, Cindy Derby (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536207415
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Published: Candlewick - September 14th, 2021

Joyful and utterly unique, this vibrant picture book celebrates the best birthday gift of all: a whole day that is yours to unwrap.


A Walk in the Words Cover Image
By Hudson Talbott, Hudson Talbott (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399548710
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 14th, 2021

“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
 
Hudson Talbott's inspiring story vividly reveals the challenges--and ultimately the rewards--of being a non-mainstream kind of learner.


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


Randy, the Badly Drawn Horse - and Dandy, Too! Cover Image
By T. L. McBeth (Illustrator), T. L. McBeth
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250263834
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - September 14th, 2021

In this hilarious follow-up to Randy, the Badly Drawn Horse, Randy is back—but he's not alone.

Randy is ready for his next adventure. He's excited, his bag is packed . . . but wait, what's this? Nobody said anything about a travel companion!


Circle Under Berry Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781797205083
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 14th, 2021

Part Sandra Boynton, part Each Peach Pear Plum; part Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, part Hippopposites—a treat for the brain and the tongue.

With an elegant and simple approach, this thought-provoking concept book shows young readers that everything in the world can be seen from infinite perspectives.


Grumpy Monkey Oh, No! Christmas Cover Image
By Suzanne Lang, Max Lang (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593306093
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Published: Random House Studio - September 14th, 2021

Jim Panzee, our favorite #1 New York Times bestselling grumpy monkey, is feeling like quite the Scrooge this holiday season!


Five Little Monkeys Looking for Santa (A Five Little Monkeys Story) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358469858
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Published: Clarion Books - September 14th, 2021

In this cozy picture book set on Christmas Eve, the Five Little Monkeys are sure that every little noise they hear is Santa—and of course they have to jump out of bed each time to investigate! Will they ever go to sleep?

“He won’t visit while you’re still awake, so go back to bed, for goodness’ sake!”

It’s C


The Snowflake Cover Image
By Benji Davies, Benji Davies (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062563606
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Published: HarperCollins - September 14th, 2021

From Benji Davies, the award-winning creator of Tad and The Storm Whale, comes a dazzling wintery tale about a young girl wishing for a perfect Christmas tree, and a young snowflake wishing for the perfect place to land.


Archie Celebrates Diwali Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781623541194
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Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - September 14th, 2021

It's Archie's favorite holiday--Diwali. And this year she gets to share it with her friends and introduce them to the festival of lights


In My Neighborhood Cover Image
By Oscar Loubriel, Rogério Coelho (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780884487012
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - September 14th, 2021

A beautifully realized city inhabited by musical instruments

A search for one’s place in the world provides the storyline: The narrator, a drum, feels like an outcast because he alone—unlike his family and friends—cannot play a melody. Like all kids growing up, he must find out where he fits.


My Two Border Towns Cover Image
By David Bowles, Erika Meza (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593111048
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Published: Kokila - September 14th, 2021

A picture book debut by an award-winning author about a boy's life on the U.S.-Mexico border, visiting his favorite places on The Other Side with his father, spending time with family and friends, and sharing in the responsibility of community care.


Antonia: A Journey to a New Home Cover Image
By Dipacho
$18.99
ISBN: 9781662650451
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Published: Mineditionus - September 14th, 2021

Perfect for fans of Oliver Jeffers and Jon Klassen, this nearly wordless picture book tells a heartwarming and hopeful story of loss and new beginnings as a little girl and her dog, Antonia, journey with their family across a river to start a new life.


Thanks for Nothing (A Little Bruce Book) (Mother Bruce Series) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781368075855
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 7th, 2021

Ryan T. Higgins, #1 New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, celebrates the season of thanks in this Little Bruce Book.
It’s autumn in Soggy Hollow, and the mice have a lot to be thankful for. But Bruce the bear is not so thankful for all the thanking.
This bite-sized Little Bruce Book is perfect for fans of the Mother Bruce board books.


Norman Didn't Do It!: (Yes, He Did) (Mother Bruce Series) Cover Image
By Ryan Higgins, Ryan Higgins (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368026239
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 7th, 2021

Ryan T. Higgins, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Mother Bruce series, delivers a contemporary tale of friendship.
Norman is a porcupine. Mildred is a tree. Norman and Mildred are best friends. Just the two of them. And only the two of them. But when a surprise pops up, life will never be the same again.


Bright Star Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443284
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Published: Neal Porter Books - September 7th, 2021

From the creator of the New York Times bestseller Dreamers comes a beautiful story about growth, empowerment, and finding one's own voice.

Child, you are awake!
You are alive!
You are a bright star,
Inside our hearts.


Stick and Stone: Best Friends Forever! Cover Image
By Beth Ferry, Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358473022
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Published: Clarion Books - September 7th, 2021

This ode to unconditional love is a brand new adventure for New York Times best-selling BFFs Stick and Stone, in which Stick searches for his family tree and discovers the importance of found family and forever friends.

Stick has always wanted to find his family tree. It’s probably big and beautiful! Is it an oak? A maple?


I Am Courage: A Book of Resilience Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419746468
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 7th, 2021

Jazz for Lunch! Cover Image
By Jarrett Dapier, Eugenia Mello (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534454088
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - September 7th, 2021

Last Stop on Market Street gets a jazzy twist in this finger-licking good celebration of music, food, and family.

Struttin’ with Auntie Nina down to a club,
We’re gonna hear some music and then eat some grub.
Wanna get up close, but we’re stuck in the back,
We can’t see the drums and we can’t get a snack!
But Auntie Nina&


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The Mountain Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780735844575
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Published: NorthSouth Books - October 19th, 2021

Could everyone be right in this lighthearted story about different perspectives?

 


The bear knows exactly what the mountain looks like—a forest. The sheep, octopus, and ant also know the mountain. It’s a meadow! It’s surrounded by water! It’s a maze of tunnels! The chamois and snow hare have their opinions too.


Thankful Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534477346
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - September 7th, 2021

Stunning, diorama illustrations bring to life this lullaby of a picture book about celebrating everyday things that make life wonderful.

I am thankful for a home where I am safe and warm.
Thankful for parents who read me stories and comb my hair gently, gently.


An Illustrated Collection of Fairy Tales for Brave Children Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781782506713
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Published: Floris Books - September 7th, 2021

From wicked queens and fearsome beasts to sneaky witches and terrible giants, this stunning collection of darkly magical fairy tales gathers together stories of children who show true courage and face their fears.


This Magical, Musical Night Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499811728
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Published: little bee books - September 7th, 2021

"Sanchez's gently humorous animation-style spreads suggest a 21st-century Fantasia." --Kirkus, in a STARRED REVIEW

Music! Music! Oh, how grand!


Grand Isle Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781617759765
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Published: Black Sheep - September 7th, 2021

In this wordless story, an ordinary day at the beach transforms into an unforgettable adventure.

"Many children have wondered what it might be like to be minuscule, and this wordless adventure is accessible even to a quite young beachgoer . . . An imaginative journey."
--Kirkus Reviews


My Heart Flies Open Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781623176136
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Published: North Atlantic Books - September 7th, 2021

Written and illustrated by Omileye Achikeobi-Lewis, My Heart Flies Open is an inclusive, empowering, and uplifting picture book for girls of color about yoga, meditation, and coming home to self-love. All children will be charmed by this book.

In every situation I can blossom. Breathing in and breathing out, I know...I AM PEACEFUL.


My Love for You Is Always Cover Image
By Gillian Sze, Michelle Lee (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593203071
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Published: Philomel Books - September 7th, 2021

Warm like tea? Sweeter than red dates? A mother shares her love for her child as the two prepare a delicious meal together--perfect for fans of Guess How Much I Love You, Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You, and Mama, Do You Love Me?


LEGO Ninjago 5-Minute Stories (LEGO Ninjago) Cover Image
By Random House, Random House (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780593381380
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

This hardcover collection contains 9 action-packed tales of the LEGO® NINJAGO® warriors that can be read aloud in about five minutes.


When I See Red Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9783791374949
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Published: Prestel Junior - September 7th, 2021

A gorgeous and timely meditation on anger.

The heroine of this beautifully illustrated story feels her anger like a storm in a dark forest. It sweeps her away, and she thunders and howls. She pours down her emotions like sheets of rain; rage surges like a wind whipping angry waves. Her anger takes her on a wild ride.


Small Knight and the Anxiety Monster Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250618795
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 7th, 2021

An adorable, heartfelt picture book debut from Manka Kasha, Small Knight and the Anxiety Monster follows the magical quest of a knight finding the courage to confront an ever growing monster.

The worry kept growing day by day, until… one morning Small Knight woke up to see a huge inky monster in their room.


New in Town Cover Image
By Kevin Cornell, Kevin Cornell (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374306090
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 7th, 2021

An Amazon Best Book of the Month


Dragons Are the Worst! Cover Image
By Alex Willan, Alex Willan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534485112
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

Mo Willems meets Bob Shea in this uproariously funny picture book about Gilbert the Goblin from the creator of Unicorns Are the Worst!.

Gilbert the Goblin is absolutely, definitely, one-hundred-percent certain that dragons are the worst.

They burn down everything in sight and they hoard all the gold.


We Give Thanks Cover Image
By Cynthia Rylant, Sergio Ruzzier (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442465077
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Published: Beach Lane Books - September 7th, 2021

From acclaimed and beloved creators Cynthia Rylant and Sergio Ruzzier comes a cozy and quirky picture book that reminds us of all the wonderful things we have to be thankful for.

We give thanks for apple trees
and bushes filled with roses.
We give thanks for nice warm soup
and fires to warm our toeses.


Follow two sweet friends as they zip around town talkin


I'm Sorry (The I'm Books) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534415881
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

In this fourth book in the series from New York Times bestselling author Michael Ian Black and celebrated illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi, a flamingo and a very sorry potato learn how to mend hurt feelings.

Flamingo is upset. Very upset.

Potato is sorry. Very sorry. In fact, he is the sorriest.

But he doesn’t know how to tell Flamingo.


Let Me Fix You a Plate: A Tale of Two Kitchens Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443253
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Published: Neal Porter Books/Holiday House - September 7th, 2021

Whether you're settling in for a heaping plate of banana pudding or arepas and tostones, a good meal can always bring families together.

Once a year, on a Friday night,
My family leaves the city
And drives hours and hours . . .


Ada and the Galaxies Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536215618
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Published: MIT Kids Press - September 7th, 2021

Stargazers rejoice! In his first book for children, renowned physicist Alan Lightman and collaborators, with help from the Hubble telescope, light up the night sky.


When Langston Dances 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.


Sorry, Mrs. Cake! Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781910328781
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Published: Tiny Owl Publishing - September 7th, 2021

Mrs Cake puts together a delicious spread for her friends, but they are too distracted to notice. Along with the help of an attentive little boy and his cat, Mrs Cake tries to get their attention... but that doesn't go quite to plan. Will she ever be heard above the hullabaloo?


Twinkle Twinkle Little Kid Cover Image
By Drew Daywalt, Molly Idle (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399171321
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Published: Philomel Books - September 7th, 2021

A hilarious story of wishes and friendship by Drew Daywalt, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Day the Crayons Quit, and Molly Idle, the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Flora and the Flamingo.

Everyone knows that kids wish upon stars, but did you know that stars wish upon kids, too?


The Longest Storm Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781662650475
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Published: Mineditionus - August 31st, 2021

In the aftermath of a strange time, The Longest Storm feels like a validation--a blessing, even." --Wall Street Journal

★"At once timely and timeless...." -- School Library Journal, STARRED

A new classic. -- Booklist, STARRED


The Library Book Cover Image
By Gabby Dawnay, Ian Morris (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780500652602
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Published: Thames & Hudson - August 31st, 2021

A sweet storybook recounts how a boy who doesn’t like reading is finally won over during a visit to the library.

Zach would much rather watch TV than flip through a boring book. But thanks to his friend’s stubborn efforts to show him the magic and excitement of reading, Jack finally goes to the library and finds a book he can’t put down.


Goodnight Ganesha Cover Image
By Nadia Salomon, Poonam Mistry (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593203613
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Published: Philomel Books - August 31st, 2021

A gorgeously illustrated goodnight story that celebrates the nighttime rituals of two young children visiting their grandparents in India.


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.
 


Negative Cat Cover Image
By Sophie Blackall, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399257193
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 31st, 2021

Two-time Caldecott winner Sophie Blackall spins a winning tale about Max, a feline whose behavior doesn't win any raves, except from the boy who believes in him and finds a way to turn a negative into a positive.


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$17.99
ISBN: 9780711262652
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - August 31st, 2021

Join Mathilda and her dad as they go on a daring adventure to find buried treasure on a desert island, despite their VERY different approaches.

Matilda and her dad are very different. Matilda is fast and Dad is slow.


Doing Business Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324015666
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Published: Norton Young Readers - August 31st, 2021

This bright, brilliant, and drily humorous new picture book is the perfect go-to guide for going Number Two.

Someone has done business where they’re not supposed to. But who was it?

Suspense builds as suspects are rhythmically, methodically eliminated. We know it wasn’t the baby (diaper), or Daddy (bathroom), or the lion at the zoo (too risky).


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

In acclaimed graphic novelist Tom Gauld's first picture book for children, a little wooden robot embarks on a quest to find his missing sister-- making for a memorable contemporary bedtime story.


The Missing Pairs Cover Image
By Yvonne Ivinson, Yvonne Ivinson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062842893
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Published: Greenwillow Books - August 24th, 2021

Fox is missing a sock, Hare is missing a mitten, and Badger is missing a boot. Luckily, friendly Bear is there to solve the mystery. A silly and suspenseful picture book from Yvonne Ivinson, creator of Fox and the Box, that is full of rhythm, repetition, wordplay, homophones, and a surprise ending. An ideal choice for story times and emergent readers.


Where Three Oceans Meet Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419741296
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - August 24th, 2021

 A child, mother, and grandmother travel all the way to the end of the earth in this picture book that celebrates multigenerational love—perfect for fans of Drawn Together and Alma.

“I want to see what’s at the end of the earth!”
    
Sejal, Mommy, and Pati travel together to the southern tip of India.


Animals Go Vroom! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984836656
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 24th, 2021

With a nod to Richard Scarry, this inventive picture book surprises readers with every turn of the page!


Bat Wings! Cat Wings? Cover Image
By Laura Gehl, Monique Felix (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781568463742
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Published: Creative Editions - August 10th, 2021

Good Night, Alligator Cover Image
By Rebecca Van Slyke, Mike Boldt (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250218308
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 24th, 2021

Bedtime has never been more wild! Good Night, Alligator is sure to wear kids out before they are gently tucked into bed.


Armed with her book of alligator facts, little alligator has several good reasons for avoiding bedtime:

Alligators don’t brush their teeth.
They don’t wear pajamas.
And most of all, they DO NOT go to bed.