Picture Books

Orange pear apple bear book cover

Orange pear apple bear

Emily Gravett

jE Gravett
Picture Books

Explores concepts of color, shape, and food using only five simple words, as a bear juggles and plays.

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Monkey and me

Emily Gravett

jE Gravett
Picture Books

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After the fall : how Humpty Dumpty got back up again book cover

After the fall : how Humpty Dumpty got back up again

Dan Santat

jE Santat
Picture Books

After falling off the wall, Humpty Dumpty is very afraid of climbing up again, but is determined not to let fear stop him from being close to the birds.

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Dreamers

Yuyi Morales

jE Morales
Picture Books

"An illustrated picture book autobiography in which award-winning author Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story"--

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In telling us her own immigration story, Morales reveals the power that stories, libraries as institutions, and librarians as people have to impact our communities and the world in meaningful ways. And she does so resplendently. -Casey

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Pearl

Molly Schaar Idle

jE/Idle
Picture Books, Fantasy

When young Pearl, a mermaid, becomes caretaker of a single grain of sand, she discovers that performing even the smallest task well can transform the world.

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A big mooncake for little star

Grace Lin

jE Lin
Picture Books, Fantasy, Nature

Reimagines the cycles of the moon as a mother bakes a Big Moon Cookie and, despite Mama's request to wait, Little Star begins nibbling at it every night.

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A beautiful original folk tale--be sure to look out for nods to real constellations! -Casey

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Snow Pony and the Seven Miniature Ponies

Christian Trimmer

jE Trimmer
Picture Books, Fantasy, Humor, Classics, Animals

In this twist on the story of Snow White, pretty and sweet Snow Pony--beloved by children for her talent in braiding hair and dancing--follows a trail of delicious apples into the woods, where she meets seven miniature ponies.

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An enchantingly hilarious retelling of Snow White that stars, you guessed it, ponies!! What's not to love? -Casey

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Pink is for boys

Robb Pearlman

jE Pearlman
Picture Books

A celebration of how colors are for everyone depicts characters engaging in their favorite activities.

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Bark Park

Trudy Krisher

jE Krisher
Picture Books

Told in rhyming text, dogs have a wonderful day at the dog park.

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"Dogs at the park...Bark! Bark! Bark!" Repetitive and simple rhyming text combined with adorable illustrations make this a title not to miss. -Casey

Julián is a mermaid book cover

Julián is a mermaid

Jessica Love

jE Love
Picture Books, LGBTQ+

While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he's seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a butter-yellow curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress. But what will Abuela think about the mess he makes -- and even more importantly, what will she think about how Julián sees himself?

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Love, in using so little text and heavily relying on her visual storytelling has left space for readers to play, imagine and feel along with Julián. -Casey