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Recommended books for especially young readers (ages 0-7).


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This Book Is My Best Friend

- Robin Robinson

Children's hardcover $25.99 - Add to Cart
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When two young readers reach for the same book at the library, they set off on a charming romp through the stacks in this rambunctious and endearing picture book.

Sunny and Aarush both love to read. In fact, it is their favorite thing. For Aarush, a book is like a refuge for when you want to be alone. For Sunny, a book is like a companion that keeps you from being lonely. There is only one problem: they are best friends with the same book, and neither wants to share.

Clearly, one of them will have to find something else to read--but maybe they'll discover something even better along the way. Could it be sharing is the best part of reading and friendship?

Welcome to the World

- Julia Donaldson, Helen Oxenbury

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From renowned creators Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury, this magical picture book celebration of babies' first experiences makes "the perfect gift for new and expectant parents" (Booklist, starred review).

From the comfort of home to the adventures of the great outdoors, from spending time with family to first encounters with nature, this lyrical rhyming picture book will be relatable for all caretakers introducing their babies to the world.

Oona in the Arctic

- Kelly DiPucchio, Raissa Figueroa

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New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner Raissa Figueroa are back with another gorgeous and grand tale from the big sea's littlest mischief-maker, Oona!

Oona is on a mission! A baby beluga whale has lost her way from her family and needs help getting back to her icy arctic home!

But Oona and her best friend Otto have never traveled from their warm ocean waters before. Will old ship maps and a compass be enough to lead them through the dangerous storms ahead?

Oona may be a little mermaid, but she is determined to see this big adventure through! With a bit of bravery and help from some new friends, they'll do all they can to reunite this baby whale with her pod once more.

As School Library Journal said of the first book in this series, Oona: "This title celebrates independence, self-confidence, and bravery to try the new even after defeat as Oona becomes aware of the true treasure in her personal effort."

Just Like Grandma

- Kim Rogers, Julie Flett

Children's hardcover $21.99 - Add to Cart
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In this lyrical picture book by Kim Rogers (Wichita), with illustrations by Boston Globe-Horn Book Honoree Julie Flett (Cree-Métis), Becca watches her grandma create, play, and dance--and she knows that she wants to be just like Grandma.

Becca loves spending time with Grandma. Every time Becca says, "Let me try," Grandma shows her how to make something beautiful.

Whether they are beading moccasins, dancing like the most beautiful butterflies, or practicing basketball together, Becca knows that, more than anything, she wants to be just like Grandma.

And as the two share their favorite activities, Becca discovers something surprising about Grandma. 

Features an author's note and glossary

Nell Plants a Tree

- Anne Wynter, Daniel Miyares

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This gorgeous picture book shows how one little girl's careful tending of a pecan tree creates the living center of a loving, intergenerational Black family. For Earth Day and every day! Perfect for fans of Matt de la Peña and Oge Mora.

Before her grandchildren climbed the towering tree,

explored its secret nests,

                      raced to its sturdy trunk,

                                  read in its cool shade,

                      or made pies with its pecans...

Nell buried a seed.

And just as Nell's tree grows and thrives with her love and care, so do generations of her close-knit family.

Inspired by the pecan trees of the creators' own childhoods, Anne Wynter's lyrical picture book, brought to life with breathtaking illustrations by Daniel Miyares, brims with wonder and love.

The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name

- Sandhya Parappukkaran, Michelle Pereira

Children's hardcover $22.99 - Add to Cart
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Perfect for fans of Alma and How She Got Her Name and Your Name is a Song, this picture book encourages readers to take up space and support each other with respect and kindnessWhen Zimdalamashkermishkada starts at a new school, he knows he'll have to introduce himself to lots of new people. He trips over his long name and decides to shrink it down to the shorter, simpler Zim. The nickname works fine for introductions, but deep down, it doesn't feel right. It's not until a new friend sees him for who he truly is that Zimdalamashkermishkada finds the confidence to step proudly into his long name.
    
The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name is a warm and uplifting story that encourages young readers to celebrate their authentic selves, and proclaims that no one should ever have to shrink themselves to fit in.
 

All the Beating Hearts

- Julie Fogliano, Catia Chien

Children's hardcover $24.99 - Add to Cart
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The cyclical nature of day and night frames a heartfelt exploration of the shared experiences that bring us all together.

At the start of a day brimming with possibilities, a gentle narrator whimsically explores everything the day might bring, from work to play, and all the sweet moments in between, like watching clouds and seeing something grow. In the moment when day inevitably turns to night, we are reminded that "we are all just hearts beating in the darkness." This quiet space serves as a reminder of our shared existence, the very core of what brings us together. As a new dawn continues the cycle, that truth is a strong and steady pulse beneath the rhythm of another busy morning.
 
In a story that is at once playful and poignant, and Julie Fogliano masterfully combines simple, lyrical text and nuanced themes to create an inspirational exploration of perseverance, solidarity, kindness, and strength.  Luscious illustrations by Cátia Chien accompany the soulful text. Cleverly emulating the cyclical nature of day and night, it emphasizes an even deeper message: through all of life's ups and downs, there will always be light after darkness, and most importantly, we have each other--these other beating hearts.
 

Very Good Hats

- Emma Straub, Blanca Gomez

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The first picture book by bestselling novelist Emma Straub, author of This Time Tomorrow, this is a joyous, inventive, adorably illustrated read-aloud that will inspire kids to see ordinary objects in a whole new way.

Some people think hats are fancy things you can buy at a dressy store, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. In this book, acorns and raspberries are snug hats for your fingers, and an empty pudding cup is a good hat for a stuffed bear. Pajama pants make dangly hats, books can be dramatic hats, and bubbles make very fine hats as well (if temporary). Readers will be delighted to discover that anything can be a hat if you believe it is. Hats are everywhere you look!

Happy Easter, Little Pookie

- Sandra Boynton

Children's hardcover $8.99 - Add to Cart
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Pookie gets ready for Easter in this adorable board book from the bestselling and beloved Sandra Boynton.

It's Easter! Join Mom and her little Pookie as they prepare for the sweetest of holidays. Pookie's mom arranges an Easter play date with their friend, Bean, where they hop around like bunnies and decorate eggs. At the end of the day, Pookie dreams of the Easter Bunny and, of course, chocolate!

We have egg paints! And crayons!
And stickers galore!
You can decorate eggs
till there aren't any more.

Peekaboo Rex!

- Sandra Boynton

Children's hardcover $10.99 - Add to Cart
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Join a T. rex who loves playing peekaboo in this surprising board book from bestselling and beloved Sandra Boynton!

Follow a lovable T. rex throughout its day as it plays peekaboo with a tiny dinosaur friend. A story only Sandra Boynton could dream up, featuring two adorable dinos and every toddler's favorite hide-and-seek activity, the ending showcases the ultimate game of peekaboo!

Do you like games?
Come look inside.
PEEKABOO REX
will try to hide...

The Kindest Red

- Ibtihaj Muhammad, S K Ali, Hatem Aly

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The sequel to the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Proudest Blue shows the power of friendship and kindness, from Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad.

It's picture day and Faizah can't wait to wear her special red dress with matching hair ribbons, passed down from her mother and sister. Faizah's teacher starts the day by asking her students to envision the kind of world they want, inspiring Faizah and her friends to spend the day helping one another in ways large and small. 

But when it's time for sibling pictures, Faizah realizes that she and her older sister, Asiya, don't match like her classmates do with their siblings. With help from her classmates inspired by Asiya's hijab, Faizah finds that acts of kindness can come back to you in unexpected ways.  

From Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad and fellow bestselling, award-winning creators S.K. Ali and Hatem Aly comes a heartfelt exploration of friendship, faith, and the joy of spreading kindness wherever you go.

Sleepy Sheepy

- Lucy Ruth Cummins, Pete Oswald

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From critically acclaimed author Lucy Ruth Cummins and Pete Oswald, New York Times bestselling illustrator of The Sour Grape, comes a rhyming bedtime tale featuring brand new picture book character Sleepy Sheepy, a sheep who is definitely NOT sleepy!

Sleepy Sheepy was not sleepy
But it was time for bed
(At least, that's what the clock said.)
But Sleepy Sheepy would not sleepy.
He was wired. And absolutely not tired!
In fact, he was WIDE-AWAKE.

Despite his name, Sleepy Sheepy is NOT sleepy. He'd much rather build with blocks or knit socks than go to sleep. Will Ma and Pa Sheepy ever get their sheepy to go to sleepy?

From acclaimed author Lucy Ruth Cummins and brought to life by New York Times bestselling illustrator Pete Oswald (The Bad Seed, The Good Egg, The Smart Cookie, The Sour Grape), Sleepy Sheepy is a hilarious bedtime read-aloud that will appeal to little lambs everywhere.

Praise for Sleepy Sheepy:

"Caregivers will enjoy making this a bedtime read, and librarians will turn to this often for pajama storytimes. An entertaining tale sure to resonate with those on either side of the bedtime battle."--Kirkus reviews

When Sally Met Harry

- Brooke Kerrigan , Paulette Bourgeois

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Goldendoodle meets baby in this fun story about adapting to a new sibling!There's a new baby joining the household, and Sally the goldendoodle doesn't know what to think!

"Everything will change," warn her friends at the dog park.

Sure enough, once baby Harry arrives, Sally feels neglected. Everybody is focused on the new baby and nobody has time to take her for walks. Sally tries hard to be the most loved again, until one day, Harry cries inconsolably, and only Sally can make him smile.

Maybe being a big sister isn't so bad after all!

This warmhearted story from Paulette Bourgeois, creator of Franklin the Turtle, is perfect for every child (or puppy!) who has a new sibling on the way, and the mommies and daddies who have to explain it to them.

The Very Brave Bear

- Nick Bland

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Now a board book!He's been cranky, hungry and itchy -- but can Bear prove that he is truly brave?

While balancing in the bog, Bear is startled by Boris the Buffalo -- but not frightened! He is a brave bear, but could Boris be even braver? A challenge begins with great feats of bravery, until the two brave competitors find themselves before a scary cave. Can they be brave together?

This charming story is now available as a sturdy board book, for the littlest readers!

Dark on Light

- Dianne White, Felicita Sala

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As the sun sets, three siblings discover nature's nighttime beauty in this soothingly rhythmic and gorgeously illustrated bedtime picture book from the acclaimed author-illustrator team behind Green on Green.

Gentle the evening. Sweeping the skies.
Dark the shadows as twilight arrives.
Rose the horizon, gleaming and bright.
Twilight and evening and dark on light.

When the family dog trots away from the house at sunset, three siblings tumble out the door to go find him. Soon they find themselves immersed in the luminous colors, shades, and shadows of nature at night--both dark and light. They wander through moonlit lavender meadows, past a timid fawn, beneath a snowy white owl, and much, much more as the night deepens until, at last, they find their sneaky pup.

With beautiful illustrations by Felicita Sala and lyrical text by Dianne White that's perfect for reading aloud, this book invites young readers to step into the wondrous, colorful nighttime natural world.

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