Picture Books

The house of grass and sky book cover

The house of grass and sky

Mary Lyn Ray

jE Ray
Picture Books

"A house sits in a field under the ever-changing sky. For a while the house was full of laughter and children and the sounds of lives being lived under its roof. And then, for a long time, it was empty and quiet. New people came to look, but they always left. Will anyone come to stay?"--Jacket

Casey's picture

Have you ever walked in to a house that feels like it was waiting for you? This one might be. -Casey

Stroller coaster book cover

Stroller coaster

Matt Ringler

jE Ringler
Picture Books, Read Woke

A quick-thinking father thwarts his daughter's impending temper tantrum when he transforms an everyday walk outside into an exciting strollercoaster ride through the neighborhood.

Casey's picture

Raul The Third's signature style meets a perfect pun for littles--be sure to watch out for all of the bilingual background fun! -Casey

The lost soul book cover

The lost soul

Olga Tokarczuk

jE Tokarczu
Picture Books

"'Once upon a time there was a man who worked very hard and very quickly, and who had left his soul far behind him long ago. In fact his life was all right without his soul--he slept, ate, worked, drove a car and even played tennis. But sometimes he felt as if the world around him were flat, as if he were moving across a smooth page in a math book that was covered in evenly spaced squares...' The Lost Soul is a deeply moving reflection on our capacity to live in peace with ourselves, to remain patient, attentive to the world. It is a story that beautifully weaves together the voice of the Nobel Prize-winning Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk and the finely detailed pen-and-ink drawings of illustrator Joanna Concejo, who together create a parallel narrative universe full of secrets, evocative of another time. Here a man has forgotten what makes his heart feel full. He moves to a house away from all that is familiar to him to wait for his soul to return. The Lost Soul is a sublime album, a rare delicacy that will delight readers young and old. 'You must find a place of your own, sit there quietly and wait for your soul.'"--

Victoria's picture

This is a stunning picture book I found in the Children's collection but this title will very possibly be enjoyed more by adults. The author reminds us that often, when we are hurrying around with our jobs, our families, and all of the countless other things on our to-do lists, our hearts move on from our souls and our souls get lost. In some ways the pandemic forced many of us to examine our priorities and what really matters in life. If there was ever a time to reconnect with our souls, that time is now! The illustrations are pensive and gorgeous and align perfectly with the moral of the story. If you like this, check out Cicada by Shaun Tan. -Victoria

Off to see the sea book cover

Off to see the sea

Nikki Grimes

jE Grimes
Picture Books, Read Woke

"The faucet flows like a waterfall, the bathroom floor is a distant shore, toy boats sail against the waves. An imagination-fueled adventure on the high seas is just what it takes to get little one clean."--Provided by publisher.

Casey's picture

Bathtub adventure awaits! Take the plunge, you'll be glad you did. -Casey

If you go down to the woods today book cover

If you go down to the woods today

Rachel Piercey

jE Piercey
Picture Books

A first collection by an acclaimed poet invites readers to join Bear on his journey to meet friends and explore his woodland home during a magical year of seasons as depicted on high-detail hidden-object spreads.

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This is a seek and find that has something for everyone. I love the illustrations, and the poetry lends itself to more seeking. Anyone with a seek and finder in their house might enjoy this romp through the seasons and the forest. -Casey

Me & Mama book cover

Me & Mama

Cozbi A. Cabrera

jE Cabrera
Picture Books

For a little girl on a rainy day, the best place to be is with Mama.

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I got the rhythm book cover

I got the rhythm

Connie Schofield-Morrison

jE Schofield-Morrison
Picture Books

On a trip to the park with her mother, a young girl hears a rhythm coming from the world around her and begins to move to the beat, finally beginning an impromptu dance in which other childen join her.

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I got the rhythm book cover

I got the rhythm

Connie Schofield-Morrison

jE Schofield-Morrison
Picture Books

On a trip to the park with her mother, a young girl hears a rhythm coming from the world around her and begins to move to the beat, finally beginning an impromptu dance in which other childen join her.

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In plain sight book cover

In plain sight

Richard Jackson

jE Jackson
Picture Books

"An ailing grandfather and his helpful granddaughter play a unique game of seek and find"--

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In plain sight book cover

In plain sight

Richard Jackson

jE Jackson
Picture Books

"An ailing grandfather and his helpful granddaughter play a unique game of seek and find"--

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