Picture Books

River book cover


Elisha Cooper

jE Cooper
Picture Books

A woman in a canoe takes the reader on a journey down the Hudson River, from its source, a lake in the Adirondack Mountains, to the point where it flows into the Atlantic Ocean at New York City. Includes a note on the history of the Hudson River.

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Babymoon book cover


Hayley Barrett

jE Barrett
Picture Books

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Thurgood book cover


Jonah Winter

jBIOGRAPHY Marshall, Thurgood
Picture Books

"Before Rosa Parks, before Martin Luther King Jr., before the civil rights movement there was Thurgood, fighting for African Americans - and winning. Here is the powerful story of the trailblazer who proved that separate is not equal." --Provided by Publisher.

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You are home : an ode to the National Parks book cover

You are home : an ode to the National Parks

Evan Turk

jE Turk
Picture Books

"[A]uthor and illustrator Evan Turk showcases the beauty and importance of the National Parks in this gorgeous picture book that takes readers on an amazing tour across the United States. In simple, soaring language and breathtaking art, acclaimed author-illustrator Evan Turk has created a stirring ode to nature and nation. From the rugged coast of Maine to the fiery volcanoes of Hawaii, You Are Home reminds us that every animal, plant, and person helps make this land a brilliant, beautiful sanctuary of life." --

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My heart

Corinna Luyken

jE Luyken
Picture Books

"From moments of great joy and exuberance to necessary times of quiet contemplation, your heart is your guide"--

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Even monsters go to school book cover

Even monsters go to school

Lisa Wheeler

jE Wheeler
Picture Books

"A grown-up monster describes in rhyming verse how monsters of all types go to school, and so must this child monster, no matter how glum about the prospect."--

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I happened upon this book on the bookmobile, and realized it's a sequel to "Even Monsters Need to Sleep" which is also very good. Lisa Wheeler has taken all of the classic pop culture monsters, such as Bigfoot, (the monster of) Frankenstein, the Loch Ness Monster and put them in the universal childhood experience of the first day of school. Chris Van Dusen, illustrator of the Mercy Watson series and one of my all-time faves, fills the pages with bright, bold clear images and clever and subtle bits of humor. And on top it all it rhymes! -Mari

Once upon a goat book cover

Once upon a goat

Dan Richards

jE Richards
Picture Books

When a proper king and queen ask their fairy godmother for a child, they find themselves gifted instead with a baby goat.

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This book is both cute and funny! Goats are my favorite animal so I found the illustration of a baby goat, also called a "kid" but not be mistaken with a "child" adorable, and I definitely LOLed at the twist. I also really enjoyed the title page with a cut-out goat bite! -Mari

The bear who wasn't there book cover

The bear who wasn't there

LeUyen Pham

jE Pham
Picture Books

A picture book inviting readers to join the hilarious search for a missing bear.

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Such a funny choice - great for 3-6 year olds. -Bond

Who wet my pants? book cover

Who wet my pants?

Bob Shea

jE Shea
Kids, Picture Books

When Reuben the bear brings doughnuts to his forest friends, they discover that his pants are wet and he angrily accuses them of the dirty deed.

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Try not to wet your pants as you make your way through this hilarious take on a common childhood mishap. Reuben the bear has a problem. His pants are wet. In, you know, the front and center zone. Reuben is seemingly dumbfounded. Who wet his pants? Let the wild accusations begin. Reuben throws everyone under the bus before coming to terms with the true identity of the culprit. Who Wet My Pants? is a book for us all. It’s sure to be one of the funniest of 2019. -Angie

M is for monster : a fantastic creatures alphabet book cover

M is for monster : a fantastic creatures alphabet

J. Patrick Lewis

jE Lewis
Picture Books

An alphabetical examination of creatures of popular legend is presented by an award-winning children's book author and former U.S. Children's Poet Laureate.

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We're ready for October at our house! We would have read this monster book even if it were Valentines Day. It was fun learning about new mythical creatures for each letter of the alphabet. My favorite is H is for Hippogriff! Little kids can learn about new monsters. Older kids can dive deeper with the context next to each mini-poem. Did you know Hippogriffs are really fast and can fly around the world? I didn't! -Melody