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Bright, happy, fun picture books for kids ages 8 and younger! (And their parents, too.)

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For the first time, all nine of Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes’s bestselling, award-winning mouse picture books are available together in a jacketed hardcover treasury. Lilly, Chrysanthemum, Owen, Wemberly, Sheila Rae, Julius, Chester, and Wendell—all the beloved characters and stories in one lavish volume featuring brand-new jacket artwork, fun family reading tips, story activities to do at home, and an afterword by #1 New York Times–bestselling author Kevin Henkes.

Lilly & Friends

For the first time, all nine of Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes’s bestselling, award-winning mouse picture books are available together in a jacketed hardcover treasury. Lilly, Chrysanthemum, Owen, Wemberly, Sheila Rae, Julius, Chester, and Wendell—all the beloved characters and stories in one lavish volume featuring brand-new jacket artwork, fun family reading tips, story activities to do at home, and an afterword by #1 New York Times–bestselling author Kevin Henkes. Kevin Henkes’s…

Feeling fried? Peel yourself on the couch and meet your new pal-tato! The winning fourth picture book from the #1 New York Times bestselling creators of The Bad Seed, The Good Egg, and The Cool Bean, Jory John and Pete Oswald, will get you and your kids moving! Readers of all ages will laugh along as their new best spuddy learns that balancing screen time and playtime is the root to true happiness. 📸 @thebrookelist

The Couch Potato by Jory John and Pete Oswald

An Instant New York Times Bestseller * An Instant Indie Bestseller * An Indie Next List Selection Feeling fried? Peel yourself on the couch and meet your new pal-tato! The winning fourth picture book from the #1 New York Times bestselling creators of The Bad Seed, The Good Egg, and The Cool Bean, Jory John and Pete Oswald, will get you and your kids moving! The Couch Potato has everything within reach and doesn't have to move from the sunken couch cushion. But when the electricity goes out…

A sun. A flower. And a lion. With three visual motifs, three colors, and fewer than 200 words, renowned Caldecott Medalist and #1 New York Times-bestseller Kevin Henkes cracks open the wide world and the youngest child’s endless imagination. This irresistible picture book is a must-have for every reader and every family. 📸 @missmskindergarten

Sun Flower Lion by Kevin Henkes

A sun. A flower. And a lion. With three visual motifs, three colors, and fewer than 200 words, renowned Caldecott Medalist and #1 New York Times-bestseller Kevin Henkes cracks open the wide world and the youngest child’s endless imagination. This irresistible picture book is a must-have for every reader and every family. On a warm morning, a little lion sleeps under a sun that shines so brightly, it looks like a flower. He dreams the flower is as big as the sun. He dreams the flower is a…

Oona and her best friend Otto the Sea Otter love to search for treasure. Treasure hunting usually leads them to all kinds of ocean trouble. When they find the grandest treasure of all, Oona is not sure if she is up to the task. This beautifully illustrated book emphasizes black girl magic, perseverance, and friendship. 📸 @ihaveabook4that

Make a splash with Oona!

This comical and heartfelt picture book is a winning celebration of invention, creativity, and friendship. With gorgeous underwater scenes and a crowd-pleasing tale, this is one little mermaid who is here to make a splash! New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and illustrator Raissa Figueroa would like to introduce Oona—the big wide sea’s littlest mischief-maker. Oona and her best friend Otto love to search for treasure…and often find trouble instead. Messy trouble. Tricky…

When Frankie McGee visits the library, he has his sights set on borrowing a book about tractors—again! Why? Let him tell you! This laugh-out-loud picture book from award-winning author Davina Bell and illustrator Jenny Løvlie is a great choice for anyone who loves vehicles, transportation, things that go, and reading. A winning pick for those who can’t get enough of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site and Little Blue Truck.

All of the Factors of Why I Love Tractors

When Frankie McGee visits the library, he has his sights set on borrowing a book about tractors—again! Why? Let him tell you! This laugh-out-loud picture book from award-winning author Davina Bell and illustrator Jenny Løvlie is a great choice for anyone who loves vehicles, transportation, things that go, and reading. A winning pick for those who can’t get enough of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site and Little Blue Truck. When Frankie McGee insists on borrowing yet another book about…

Tiny, brave, playful kitty goes on an adventure through the crowded, noisy city in a story about finding love and kindness in unexpected places. The kitten’s bravery, loneliness, playfulness, joy, camaraderie, and curiosity create a rich, emotional journey. The story reflects Tim Miller's passionate advocacy for animal rescue. No tiny kitty fan will be able to resist this triumphant story of overcoming the odds in the big city.

Tiny Kitty, Big City

A heartwarming, gorgeously illustrated picture book of an adorable cat finding its forever home, from acclaimed author-artist Tim Miller. Tiny, brave, playful kitty goes on an adventure through the crowded, noisy city in a story about finding love and kindness in unexpected places. The kitten’s bravery, loneliness, playfulness, joy, camaraderie, and curiosity create a rich, emotional journey. The story reflects Tim Miller's passionate advocacy for animal rescue. No tiny kitty fan will be…

From Althea Gibson author Megan Reid and rising star artist Aaliya Jaleel, illustrator of Under My Hijab, comes the first picture book about trailblazing mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the world’s most prestigious honor in mathematics. Perfect for fans of Hidden Figures and Mae Among the Stars.

Maryam's Magic: The Story of Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani

From Althea Gibson author Megan Reid and rising star artist Aaliya Jaleel, illustrator of Under My Hijab, comes the first picture book about trailblazing mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the world’s most prestigious honor in mathematics. Perfect for fans of Hidden Figures and Mae Among the Stars. As a little girl, Maryam Mirzakhani was spellbound by stories. She loved reading in Tehran’s crowded bookstores, and at home she'd spend hours crafting her own tales on…

When bedtime is near, you might be in luck. You might get a visit from the Nice Dream Truck! Sample your choice of sweet dreams—from astronaut to making-the-shot and more—all served by a truck that flies on moonbeams. You may choose to swim; you may want to fly, there’s an endless assortment of flavors to try! National Book Store, Nice Dream, Ice Cream Flavors, Bedtime Stories, New York Times, Sweet Dreams, Cool Pictures, This Book, Trucks
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The Nice Dream Truck

When bedtime is near, you might be in luck. You might get a visit from the Nice Dream Truck! Sample your choice of sweet dreams—from astronaut to making-the-shot and more—all served by a truck that flies on moonbeams. You may choose to swim; you may want to fly, there’s an endless assortment of flavors to try!

Celebrated author Anika Aldamuy Denise and beloved illustrator Lucy Ruth Cummins deliver this heartwarming tale about a wonderful mix-up that reminds us of the joys of friendship. Makes for a perfect Valentine’s Day gift, or for any time you want to tell someone in your life how much you love them! 📸 @lettersfrom4th Heart Nails, Love Letters, Valentines, Lettering, Sweater, Books, Pictures, Valentine's Day Diy, Photos
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A sweet ode to love

Celebrated author Anika Aldamuy Denise and beloved illustrator Lucy Ruth Cummins deliver this heartwarming tale about a wonderful mix-up that reminds us of the joys of friendship. Makes for a perfect Valentine’s Day gift, or for any time you want to tell someone in your life how much you love them! 📸 @lettersfrom4th

Celebrate Women's History Month with these nonfiction biography picture books for young readers.

Women's History Month Reading

Celebrate Women's History Month with these nonfiction biography picture books for young readers.

MAE AMONG THE STARS is a beautiful picture book for sharing and marking special occasions such as graduation, inspired by the life of the first African American woman to travel in space, Mae Jemison. An Amazon Best Book of the Month! A great classroom and bedtime read-aloud, Mae Among the Stars is the perfect book for young readers who have big dreams and even bigger hearts. 📸 @missmskindergarten

The life of astronaut Mae Jemison

MAE AMONG THE STARS is a beautiful picture book for sharing and marking special occasions such as graduation, inspired by the life of the first African American woman to travel in space, Mae Jemison. An Amazon Best Book of the Month! A great classroom and bedtime read-aloud, Mae Among the Stars is the perfect book for young readers who have big dreams and even bigger hearts. 📸 @missmskindergarten

From Newbery Honor–winning author Kathryn Lasky comes a nonfiction picture book about the stars! Lasky tells the inspiring true story of astronomer Williamina Fleming, who helped lay the foundations for modern astronomy and overcame impossible odds as an immigrant and a woman. For stargazers and trailblazers everywhere! Kathryn Lasky, Historical Women, You Go Girl, Women's History, Book Girl, Stargazing, Women Empowerment, Nonfiction, Astronomy

She Caught the Light

From Newbery Honor–winning author Kathryn Lasky comes a nonfiction picture book about the stars! Lasky tells the inspiring true story of astronomer Williamina Fleming, who helped lay the foundations for modern astronomy and overcame impossible odds as an immigrant and a woman. For stargazers and trailblazers everywhere!

A true story that quickly went viral, this is now a timely, extraordinary picture book. Sincerely, Emerson follows eleven-year-old Emerson Weber as she writes a letter of thanks to her postal carrier, Doug, and creates a nationwide outpouring of love. This is a story of gratitude, hope, and recognition: for all the essential helpers we see everyday, and all those who go unseen. 📸 @mr_lyon_4th

A viral act of kindness

A true story that quickly went viral, this is now a timely, extraordinary picture book. Sincerely, Emerson follows eleven-year-old Emerson Weber as she writes a letter of thanks to her postal carrier, Doug, and creates a nationwide outpouring of love. This is a story of gratitude, hope, and recognition: for all the essential helpers we see everyday, and all those who go unseen. 📸 @mr_lyon_4th

New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and illustrator Raissa Figueroa would like to introduce Oona—the big wide sea’s littlest mischief-maker. This comical and heartfelt picture book is a winning celebration of invention, creativity, and friendship. With gorgeous underwater scenes and a crowd-pleasing tale, this is one little mermaid who is here to make a splash! 📸 @librarymombooks

Meet OONA!

New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and illustrator Raissa Figueroa would like to introduce Oona—the big wide sea’s littlest mischief-maker. This comical and heartfelt picture book is a winning celebration of invention, creativity, and friendship. With gorgeous underwater scenes and a crowd-pleasing tale, this is one little mermaid who is here to make a splash! 📸 @librarymombooks

Turtle walk. Nice and slow. Here we go! Explore all four seasons with this charming—and patient!—turtle family. Award-winning author-artist Matt Phelan guides the youngest readersfrom the first blooms of spring and the scorching sun of summer to the crisp leaves of fall and fat snowflakes of winter. Fans of Anna Dewdney and Tad Hills will want to go on this journey again and again. 📸 @activelearningplaybook

Turtle Walk by Matt Phelan

Turtle walk. Nice and slow. Here we go! Explore all four seasons with this charming—and patient!—turtle family. Award-winning author-artist Matt Phelan guides the youngest readers from the first blooms of spring and the scorching sun of summer to the crisp leaves of fall and fat snowflakes of winter. Fans of Anna Dewdney and Tad Hills will want to go on this journey again and again. Spring blooms, and a turtle family is on the move. Slow and steady, they travel up, up, up, the gentle…

A #1 New York Times bestseller and Goodreads Choice Awards picture book winner! This is the perfect gift for mothers and daughters, baby showers, and graduation. 📸 @bella_vita_shop

I AM ENOUGH

A #1 New York Times bestseller and Goodreads Choice Awards picture book winner! This is the perfect gift for mothers and daughters, baby showers, and graduation. This gorgeous, lyrical ode to loving who you are, respecting others, and being kind to one another comes from Empire actor and activist Grace Byers and talented newcomer artist Keturah A. Bobo. We are all here for a purpose. We are more than enough. We just need to believe it. Plus don't miss I Believe I Can—the next beautiful…