Picture Books

Something, someday book cover

Something, someday

Amanda Gorman

jE Gorman
Kids, Picture Books

"Presidential inaugural poet and #1 New York Times bestselling author Amanda Gorman and Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor winner Christian Robinson have created a timeless message of hope. Sometimes the world feels broken. And problems seem too big to fix. But somehow, we all have the power to make a difference. With a little faith, and maybe the help of a friend, together we can find beauty and create change. With intimate and inspiring text and powerfully stunning illustrations, Something, Someday reveals how even the smallest gesture can have a lasting impact" --

Angie's picture

Inspiring for the young, old, and everyone in between! Beautiful words and equally as beautiful illustrations. I hope this is the first of many collaborations from these two! -Angie

Harvest days : giving thanks around the world book cover

Harvest days : giving thanks around the world

Kate. author DePalma

j394.2 DePalma
Picture Books

Through lyrical, rhyming text and vibrant artwork, young readers can explore twelve cultures around the world, learning all about their harvest festivals, days of thanks, ancient traditions and the activities associated with them.

Fang's picture

It’s harvest season! It’s thanksgiving season! This wonderful nonfiction picture book showcased harvest celebrations in 12 countries around the world. Each unique culture follows different festive traditions in different times of the year, while still delivering a unified warm message showing appreciation for the food, the land, and the people who work hard to raise families. I love reading the lyrical, rhyming text as well as gazing at all the mouthwatering food illustrations in this book. -Fang

Snowflakes on our tongues book cover

Snowflakes on our tongues

Mike Ornstein

jE Ornstein
Picture Books

When a farmer is not paying attention, the farm animals romp and play as they try to catch snowflakes on their tongues. Includes back matter with animal facts as well as information on the science of snowflakes.

Fang's picture

Winter is here on Pumpernickel Farm.. Snow is coming soon as well. Are animal friends all going to hibernate? Of course not! When the farmer isn't looking, they catch snowflakes on their tongues! You think that is the silliest joke on the farm? Definitely not! If you read through the story to the end, you will laugh out loud to see that when the animals aren't looking, Farmer Pumpernickel is also catching snowflakes on his tongue! This lovely winter book is so sweet and delightful that I just can't wait to share it with all children in our Book to Art Club scheduled on Dec.26. We will be sharing the joy of reading and laughing. We will also try catching snowflakes on our tongues while everybody is looking! Mark your calendar and come join in the fun! -Fang

Catside up, catside down : a book of prepositions book cover

Catside up, catside down : a book of prepositions

Anna Hrachovec

jE Hrachove
Picture Books, Animals

In this charming introduction to prepositions, a collection of cozy, knitted cats find themselves in silly situations and PAW-sitively hilarious positions.

Casey's picture

Catside Up, Catside Down, is an adorable picture book featuring knitted cats in hilarious scenes! I'm looking forward to reading this one aloud in Storytime soon. -Casey

Our Italian Christmas Eve book cover

Our Italian Christmas Eve

Danielle Sedita

j394.2663 Sedita
Picture Books

In a bustling house of relatives, Danielle and Francesco's excitement turns to a mission as they race against time to remember their mother's cheesecake recipe, saving Christmas with a mouthwatering Italian feast. Includes a recipe for cheesecake.

Anne W's picture

I am not Italian and I firmly believe that the Christmas season should begin the day after Thanksgiving, but this new picture book just arrived and I just can't resist a plug for this delightful celebration of Italian food and family on Christmas Eve. Two siblings describe, in simple language, their childhood traditions of preparing and ingesting a seafood- and dessert-centric holiday feast together with a big extended family. (Right away, when the kids arrive in the afternoon, "Aunt Babe hands us each a coffee mug with a piece of Italian bread inside, covered in tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese" and things proceed from there.) The illustrations are humorous and spirited, and the vibe is festive and cozy. Mangia! -Anne W

I am dog! book cover

I am dog!

Peter Bently

jE Bently
Picture Books, Animals, Humor, Poetry

A day in the life of a dog--told from the dog's point of view! A funny rhyming picture book from Peter Bently and Chris Chatterton. Have you ever wondered just what goes on in a dog's head? Now you can find out in this funny rhyming story!

Casey's picture

I Am Dog, sure is great. Get this book, don't hesitate! This book rocks! This dog is fun! Share this book with everyone! -Casey

Hidden gem book cover

Hidden gem

Linda (Illustrator) Liu

jE Liu
Picture Books

"When a small pebble sees others gathering on the steps of the Museum of Rocks, he grows curious. Once inside the esteemed halls, he is shocked by what he discovers. The only rocks on display are glittering gemstones, geodes, and crystals! These beautiful stones make him wonder: Can he be special, too? Perhaps he'll find an answer in the World's Most Beautiful Gem exhibition . . . or maybe, just maybe, he will find the answer inside himself."--Amazon.

Anne W's picture

Rocks with cute, cartoony eyes! What's not to love? This is a fun, short book with a good message delivered through the crowd-pleasing medium of rocks. -Anne W

Dim Sum Palace book cover

Dim Sum Palace

X. Fang

jE Fang
Picture Books

"A picture book about a girl and her love of food, set in a restaurant."--

Anne W's picture

Reminiscent of In the Night Kitchen, with fabulous blocky illustrations and a weird, fantastical story, a girl falls asleep at the beginning of the book and is pictured falling through a series of pages featuring mouth-watering dim sum dishes. -Anne W

Raymond book cover


Yann Le Bec

jE Lebec
Picture Books

After reading an issue of Dogue magazine, Raymond the dog, wanting more from life, decides to get a job reporting for the magazine, and soon his growing celebrity has him yearning for the simple life of a dog again.

Anne W's picture

This is a hilarious picture book about a dog who finds himself a demi-celebrity and a workaholic after getting sucked in by the trappings of the human world. Luckily, his family stands by him while he re-assesses his priorities. -Anne W

10 dogs book cover

10 dogs

Emily Gravett

jE Gravett
Picture Books, Animals, Humor

Bursting with energy and fun, young children will love to count the dogs and the sausages, as well as looking out for all the funny details on each page. The book explores numbers one going up to ten, and ten going down to zero, touching on several simple concepts like half, all, more, less along the way.

Casey's picture

Emily Gravett's follow-up to "10 Cats" is just as delightful and original. Be sure to look out for all the hidden doggy details, especially the endsheets! -Casey