Picture Books

Five on the bed book cover

Five on the bed

Addie K. Boswell

Picture Books

A young girl, her parents, and their dog and cat appear on, under, and next to the bed as they all get ready to sleep in this counting book featuring cut paper illustrations.

Casey's picture

Just look at that cover! I'm really looking forward to using this one in storytimes. -Casey

Our subway baby book cover

Our subway baby

Peter Mercurio

jE Mercurio
Read Woke, LGBTQ+, Picture Books, Nonfiction

"Written in direct address to the author's son Kevin, this is the moving and poignant true story about how one baby was adopted after being found on a New York City subway platform"-- Provided by publisher.

Casey's picture

I loved this winter story about finding family in unexpected places. Its message is really beautiful, and I'm looking forward to sharing it as a lap read at home. -Casey

The shortest day book cover

The shortest day

Susan Cooper

jE Cooper
Picture Books

A celebration of the winter solstice and the Yuletide season. As the sun set on the shortest day of the year, early people would gather to prepare for the long night ahead. They built fires and lit candles. They played music, bringing their own light to the darkness, while wondering if the sun would ever rise again. Written for a theatrical production that has become a ritual in itself, Susan Cooper's poem "The Shortest Day" captures the magic behind the returning of the light, the yearning for traditions that connect us with generations that have gone before-- and the hope for peace that we carry into the future. Richly illustrated by Carson Ellis with a universality that spans the centuries, this beautiful book evokes the joy and community found in the ongoing mystery of life when we celebrate light, thankfulness, and festivity at a time of rebirth. Welcome Yule!

Casey's picture

I love this poem, and Carson Ellis's art is the perfect pairing! -Casey

I Am Enough book cover

I Am Enough

Grace Byers

jE Byers
Picture Books

Shares a story of loving who you are, respecting others and being kind to one another.

Victoria's picture

One of the greatest gifts you can give this holiday season and every other season- self love! Ages 4+ -Victoria

The Wall in the Middle of the Book book cover

The Wall in the Middle of the Book

Jon Agee

jE Agee
Picture Books

A knight who feels secure on his side of the wall that divides his book discovers that his side is not as safe as he thought, and the other side is not as threatening.

Victoria's picture

A great book about perspective. Ages 4+ -Victoria

What We'll Build : Plans for our Together Future book cover

What We'll Build : Plans for our Together Future

Oliver Jeffers

jE Jeffers
Picture Books

A father and his young daughter gather their tools and begin building a future where love can be set aside until it is needed, enemies become friends, and exploration is key.

Victoria's picture

Beautiful rhyming story and illustrations that is an ode to your children and the relationships you can build with them. Ages 4+ -Victoria

The Princess and the Pony book cover

The Princess and the Pony

Kate Beaton

jE Beaton
Picture Books

Princess Pinecone would like a real war horse for her birthday, instead of which she gets a plump, cute pony--but sometimes cuteness can be a kind of weapon, especially in a fight with dodgeballs and spitballs and hairballs and squareballs.

Victoria's picture

Sometimes we don't quite get the gifts we ask for, but we make the most of it and we're thankful anyway, right? Hilarious book! Age 4+ -Victoria

Sparky! book cover


Jenny Offill

jE Offill
Picture Books

A child takes a sloth named Sparky as a pet.

Victoria's picture

A great read for anyone who has ever begged their grown-ups for a pet. Ages 4+ -Victoria

Penguin problems book cover

Penguin problems

Jory John

jE John
Picture Books

"A penguin whines about the uncontrollable problems in his life."--

Victoria's picture

You think you have problems? At least you don't live in Antarctica, have natural predators, or have problems finding your Mother among a slew of penguins who look just like her. A funny take on life from a penguin. Ages 3+ -Victoria

Extra Yarn book cover

Extra Yarn

Mac Barnett

jE Barnett
Picture Books

With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.

Victoria's picture

A picture book to show children that it is as good to give as it is to receive- and that it's also quite magical! Ages 4+ -Victoria