New Kids' Picture Books

Ten, nine, eight / Molly Bang. cover
Numbers from ten to one are part of this lullaby which observes the room of a little girl going to bed.
Eating the alphabet / by Lois Ehlert. cover
An alphabetical tour of the world of fruits and vegetables, from apricot and artichoke to yam and zucchini.
Zoe and the fawn / words by Catherine Jameson ; pictures by Julie Flett. cover
After a young Okanagan girl finds a fawn under a tree, she and her father go looking for the animal's mother.
Why worry? \ written by Eric A. Kimmel ; illustrated by Aiko Ikegami. cover
Cricket and Grasshopper go on a high-flying, wild adventure, encountering a large crow, a hungry fish, powerful winds and more. But while Grasshopper has the time of her life, Cricket can't help but worry. Through kindness and patience, the two friends learn that together they can keep each other safe and find their way back home.
The Steves / Morag Hood. cover
When two puffins named Steve meet, they begin arguing about who is first, greatest, wisest, and more until they realize they have gone too far.
So many sounds / by Tim McCanna ; illustrated by Andy J. Miller. cover
A family wakes up to hear all of the enjoyable sounds of the day, from a teapot whistling and sparrows tweeting to papers rustling and taxis honking.
Ruby's birds / by Mya Thompson ; illustrated by Claudia Davila. cover
Ruby, a young girl living in New York City, uncovers the wild side of her neighborhood when she discovers the joys of bird-watching.
Tiger walk / story by Dianne Hofmeyr ; pictures by Jesse Hodgson. cover
One day Tom draws a tiger, inspired by his visit to the art gallery... That night, when Tom can't sleep, the tiger pads out of his drawing and purrs, "Let's go for a walk!" It's the beginning of a magical and life-changing adventure, as the tiger helps Tom to overcome some of his biggest fears.
Sun / Alison Oliver. cover
Sun loves playing soccer but after seeing his brother, Pablo, making art he goes on an adventure with a fox and reconnects with his creative side.
Prince Bertram the bad / by Arnold Lobel. cover
A classic picture book fable about kindness by the beloved children's book creator of Frog and Toad. Once upon a time a prince was born. The kingdom was excited and proud. But Prince Bertram was not a thoughtful boy. He broke all of his toys, put spiders in the soup, and pulled up all the roses in the royal garden. If that wasn't bad enough, he loved to shoot pebbles at townsfolk with his peashooter! As each year passed, he grew naughtier and more unkind . . . until the day a witch cast a spell on him for his bad behavior. Will Bertram learn to be kind and eventually break the curse? This classic fable embodies the Golden Rule: Always treat others the way you would like to be treated.
Paws + Edward / Espen Dekko ; Mari Kanstad Johnsen. cover
Paws, an old, faithful dog, dreams about the rabbits he used to chase, while he spends his last moments with his devoted young boy, Edward.
Maya and the lost cat / Caroline Magerl. cover
A young girl Maya spots a small gray cat on a nearby rooftop during a downpour. "Who do you belong to?" she wonders. Maya and the cat go door to door to find Cat's humans, with no luck. Meanwhile, at the end of a long pier, a family has been waiting, hoping. Will Cat find home? And if so, how will Maya say goodbye.
Lottie & Walter / Anna Walker. cover
Lottie secretly knows there is a shark in the pool waiting to eat her, until her new walrus friend, Walter, helps her to conquer her fear.
A little house in a big place / written by Alison Acheson ; illustrated by Valériane Leblond. cover
"A beautiful free verse story, set in the prairies, about a little girl who waits at a window to wave to the train engineer who drives past her house every day. It's also a story about growing up and finding one's way in the world. Everything changes one day, when something flies out of the window of the train, and the girl rushes out to find out what it is. She wanders further an further from her house, until she spots something in grass-the engineer's cap. It's a farewell gift. It was the engineer's last day driving that train. After that, the train still comes by the house every day with a different engineer, and sometimes the girl waits by the window and waves, but not every day. Sometimes paints, dances, plays guitar. And then one day, she gets on that train and rides away."-- Provided by publisher.
How to be on the moon / Viviane Schwarz. cover
Before Anna and Crocodile can go to the moon, they must do some math, build a rocket, and make plenty of sandwiches for the journey.
Hey, dog / Tony Johnston ; illustrated by Jonathan Nelson. cover
A boy cares for, feeds, and helps an abused stray dog to learn to trust humans again.
The good son : a story from the First World War, told in miniature / Pierre-Jacques Ober ; illustrated by Jules Ober and Felicity Coonan. cover
"It is Christmastime, 1914, and World War I rages. A young French soldier named Pierre had quietly left his regiment to visit his family for two days, and when he returned, he was imprisoned. Now he faces execution for desertion, and as he waits in isolation, he meditates on big questions: the nature of patriotism, the horrors of war, the joys of friendship, the love of family, and how even in times of danger, there is a whole world inside every one of us. And how sometimes that world is the only refuge. Its publication coinciding with the centennial of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, this moving and sparely narrated story, based on true events, is reenacted in fascinating miniature scenes that convey the emotional complexity of the tale. Notes from the creators explore the innovative process and their personal connection to the story."--Amazon.
Get me out of this book! : rules and tools for being brave / by Kalli Dakos and Deborah Cholette ; illustrated by Sara Infante. cover
Max, a skittish bookmark, learns to conquer his fear of books by using rules and tools inspired by the Navy SEALs.
The forever sky / Thomas Peacock ; illustrations by Annette S. Lee. cover
Two young Ojibwe brothers, Niigaanii and Bineshiinh, look to the stars and spin stories, some inspired by Uncle and some of their own making, as they remember their grandmother.
Big boys cry / Jonty Howley. cover
As they walk to his new school, a frightened Levi and his father learn that it is okay for big boys to cry.
The reptile club / written by Maureen Fergus ; & illustrated by Elina Ellis. cover
When Rory starts a reptile club at school, his first attendees are not his classmates but some very surprising visitors.
Over on a desert : somewhere in the world / by Marianne Berkes ; illustrated by Jill Dubin. cover
A counting book in rhyme that presents various animals and their offspring that dwell in desert environments around the world, from a mother camel and "her little calf one" to a father fennec fox and "his little kits ten." Includes related facts and activities.