Preschool Picture Story Books
Be Kind
Be Kind
School & Library      ISBN: 1626723214

A New York Times bestseller

"These days, it seems more important than ever for books to show young people how to act with thoughtfulness, civility, and kindness." --The New York Times Book Review

When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate wants to make her feel better, wondering: What does it mean to be kind?

From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving story explores what kindness is, and how any act, big or small, can make a difference--or at least help a friend.

With a gentle text from the award-winning author of Sophie's Squash, Pat Zietlow Miller, and irresistible art from Jen Hill, Be Kind is an unforgettable story about how two simple words can change the world.

One of Chicago Public Library's "Best of the Best Books 2018"

Indestructibles: Hello, Farm!
Indestructibles
Hello, Farm!
Paperback      ISBN: 1523504676
Say hello to farm animals in a book that's indestructible

Who munches the grass? Hungry cows
Who rolls in the mud? Playful pigs
Who greets the day? Crowing roosters

Indestructiblesis the trusted series for easing little ones into story time. Beloved by babies and their parents, Indestructibles are built for the way babies "read" (i.e., with their hands and mouths) and are:
  • Rip Proof--made of ultra-durable tight-woven material
  • Waterproof--can be chewed on, drooled on, and washed
  • Emergent Literacy Tool--bright pictures and few or no words encourage dialogic reading
  • Portable--lightweight books can go anywhere, perfect for the diaper bag and for travel
  • Safe for Baby--meets ASTM safety standards
A Book of Bears: At Home with Bears Around the World
A Book of Bears
At Home with Bears Around the World
School & Library      ISBN: 1786272911

Discover the brilliant world of bears in this wonderful new book. Learn all about the eight different bears of the world, their likes, their homes, and more. Who is the best climber and who is the fastest at catching fish?

Expertly rendered in Katie Viggers' trademark charming and humorous style, this book is the perfect introduction to bears around the world.
Layla's Happiness
Layla's Happiness
Hardcover      ISBN: 1592702880

Spirited and observant, Layla's a child who's been given room to grow, making happiness both thoughtful and intimate. It's her dad talking about growing-up in South Carolina; her mom reading poetry; her best friend Juan, the community garden, and so much more. Written by poet Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie and illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin, this is a story of flourishing within family and community.

Big Hid
Big Hid
Hardcover      ISBN: 1911171305

Big and Little are the very best of friends. They do everything together That is until one day, when Big suddenly hides away inside his shell . . .

Little tries every method to get Big to come out and play again--he bakes him his favorite cake, he even asks all of his friends for help--but nothing seems to be working What could possibly be wrong?
Say Hello!
Say Hello!
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399256326

Carmelita loves to greet everyone in her colorful neighborhood. There are people from so many different cultures They all like to say hello too, so now Carmelita can say hello in Spanish, English, French, Japanese, and many other languages. And her dog, Manny? Well, he seems to understand everyone, and gives a happy "Woof " wherever he goes.

Caldecott Honor winner Rachel Isadora's eyecatching collages are full of kid-friendly details like colorful storefronts, pigeons and an ice cream truck, making Carmelita's neighborhood fun to explore. Emphasizing the rich diversity of America's neighborhoods, this simple portrait of a child's day provides a great introduction to the joy of language.

Say Something!
Say Something!
School & Library      ISBN: 0545865034
From the creator of the New York Times bestseller The Word Collector comes an empowering story about finding your voice, and using it to make the world a better place.
A New York Times Bestseller

The world needs your voice. If you have a brilliant idea... say something If you see an injustice... say something

In this empowering new picture book, beloved author Peter H. Reynolds explores the many ways that a single voice can make a difference. Each of us, each and every day, have the chance to say something: with our actions, our words, and our voices. Perfect for kid activists everywhere, this timely story reminds readers of the undeniable importance and power of their voice. There are so many ways to tell the world who you are... what you are thinking... and what you believe. And how you'll make it better. The time is now: SAY SOMETHING

A motivational must-have for every collection. -- School Library Journal
The Want Monsters: And How They Stopped Ruling My World
The Want Monsters
And How They Stopped Ruling My World
School & Library      ISBN: 1611803659
What do you do when your inner "Want Monster" is out of control--again? This quirky, engaging picture book brings mindfulness practice to a problem that all kids--and even adults--can relate to.

It's a scenario that is familiar to all parents: you and your child are in a toy store, or walking past an ice cream truck and instantaneously, your child's "want monster" kicks into high gear. Often, giving in only leads to more and more wanting. What to do? The Want Monsters takes a unique and humorous look at how one boy learns how to calm Oskar, his "Want Monster." He says that often Oskar is a fun and lively companion, urging him to push the envelope in all sorts of situations--eating too much ice cream, playing video games until his thumbs fall off, needing to be the center of attention "way too much." But the boy gets tired of the drama and fallout from it, and, after getting some advice from a wise worm, finds a way to tame Oskar without hurting his feelings--or destroying the good and motivating energy that "wanting" can also generate. This is a warm and relatable story for children ages 4-8, with beautiful, bright drawings that are executed with humor and subtlety.
Ellie in Concert
Ellie in Concert
Hardcover      ISBN: 1484712382

Since Ellie saved her home with her wonderful paintings, the zoo is back in business and the animals are more energetic than ever. All except for Lucy the giraffe, who hasn't been able to sleep with all the noise. Determined to help her friend, Ellie tries to tone down the ruckus and organizes the animals into an orchestra. But is it possible to conduct the cacophony of the zoo into beautiful music? Praise for Ellie " Wu's] visual storytelling, rendered in sweet, throwback-style watercolors, shows creativity and poise. . . . E]very vignette is expertly framed for a chuckle, an "Awww," or both." -Publishers Weekly "In his first picture book, Pixar animator Wu creates watercolor illustrations that are reminiscent of classics like Harry the Dirty Dog and Curious George." -Kirkus Reviews "Wu's dynamic watercolor illustrations enliven the story, their retro/classic feel possessing a distinctive animation quality." -School Library Journal

My Little Fox
My Little Fox
School & Library      ISBN: 1481469614

A little fox discovers the wonders of the world around him in this exuberant picture book that celebrates the seasons and the relationship between a parent and child.

When Mama Fox tells her new baby that it's time to go outside for the first time, he isn't so sure. So Mama promises to stay by his side as they tumble though Little Fox's first year of life, a year spent splashing in puddles, trying new foods, leaping in leaves, and snuggling in snow. And then, before long, Little Fox is all grown up. But is he ready to go off on his own?

With sweet rhyming text and vibrant illustrations, Rick Chrustowski tells a tender story of parent-child love and how wonderful--and wistful--it feels when a little one leaves the nest.