New Kids' Picture Books

Islandborn / by Junot Díaz ; illustrated by Leo Espinosa. cover
"Lola was just a baby when her family left the Island, so when she has to draw it for a school assignment, she asks her family, friends, and neighbors about their memories of her homeland ... and in the process, comes up with a new way of understanding her own heritage"-- Provided by publisher.
This is the nest that Robin built : with a little help from her friends / Denise Fleming. cover
A cumulative rhyme about the animals who help Robin build her nest.
Bus! Stop! / James Yang. cover
A boy who has just missed his bus waits for the next one, but the vehicles that arrive at his stop do not look at all like the one he missed, and the riders who get on them are not quite what he expects either.
The day we lost Pet / by Chuck Young ; illustrated by Aniela Sobieski. cover
Through a heart-warming story about balloons who fill one another with air and love, comes a fable of how we deal with the loss of a loved one or a beloved pet.
Pignic / Matt Phelan. cover
"A pig experiences adversity but in the end enjoys a perfect summer day"-- Provided by publisher.
I'm a duck / Eve Bunting ; illustrated by Will Hillenbrand. cover
One day, an egg rolled out of a nest and right into a deep pond. Now that egg is a little duck, and the water is still very scary. Jumping into the pond at all seems impossible, never mind swimming in a line with all his brothers. "You're a duck, and ducks don't sink," Big Frog points out. Practicing in a puddle helps a little, while backrubs and snacks from his mother help a little more. Big Frog offers to hold his friend's wing and dive in together, but our little duck knows that some challenges need to be faced alone. Even when they are very scary!
Wash, wash, wash!/ Chanko & Padrón. cover
It's never too early to start healthy habits. This rhyming book makes washing hands fun!
Wave hello, wave bye-bye / Chanko & Highfield. cover
In this book, funny animals help toddlers learn to wave hello and goodbye!
I see animal colors / Falk & Highfield. cover
In this book, toddlers will discover that animals come in a rainbow of colors.
Can you make a happy face? / Behrens & Butler cover
With this book, toddlers will explore all kinds of emotions -- and have fun making faces!
Mrs. Peanuckle's vegetable alphabet / text by Mrs. Peanuckle ; art by Jessie Ford. cover
"Mrs. Peanuckle's Vegetable Alphabet introduces babies and toddlers to a colorful variety of vegetables, from asparagus to zucchini. Perfect to read aloud, this vegetable buffet will delight children and parents alike with its yummy vegetable facts and vibrant illustrations. Learning the ABCs has never been so delicious! Mrs. Peanuckle's Vegetable Alphabet is the first in a series of board books celebrating the joy of nature at home and in the backyard, from fresh fruits and vegetables, to birds, bugs, flowers, and trees."-- Provided by publisher.
Mrs. Peanuckle's fruit alphabet / text by Mrs. Peanuckle ; art by Jessie Ford. cover
Pairs colorful fruit with letters of the alphabet along with facts about each fruit.
I love trucks / Miller & Mayer. cover
Lists all the things to love about trucks, including how they go fast, are big and stong, have humongous tires, and have all different sizes and shapes.
I love dinosaurs / Miller & Mayer. cover
Lists all the things to love about dinosaurs, including how they roar and stamp their feet, how they hatch out of eggs, and how some have sharp spines, and invites readers to locate a flower on select pages.
Hug machine / by Scott Campbell. cover
The hug machine is available to hug anyone, any time, whether they are square or long, spiky, or soft.
Count with little fish / Lucy Cousins. cover
Presents the numbers one through ten, with colorful fish representing each number.
Bath! Bath! Bath! / by Douglas Florian ; illustrated by Chritiane Engel. cover
After a fun-filled day, it is time to take a bath.
Baby's first words / written by Dawn Sirett. cover
Labeled photographs invite young readers to name familiar objects, incuding shoes, a teddy bear, and a bowl.
Baby's first baby animals / written by Dawn Sirett. cover
Labeled photographs invite young readers to identify familiar baby animals.
Big Choo / story and pictures by Stephen Shaskan. cover
Little Choo wants to be just like his father Papa Pufferbelly, but pulling a line of freight cars up a steep mountain might be a little too much for the small engine.
Things that make me happy / Amy Schwartz. cover
Rhyming text celebrates the everyday things that make people happy, from gingersnaps and big-kid bikes to mud puddles and peek-a-boo.
There was an old lady who swallowed a chick! / by Lucille Colandro ; illustrated by Jared Lee. cover
A twist on the classic tale of "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" takes the story even further as the lady goes about swallowing up a variety of items related to Easter, including an egg, a basket, and jellybeans.
A sick day for Amos McGee / written by Philip C. Stead ; illustrated by Erin E. Stead. cover
Amos McGee, a friendly zoo keeper, always makes time to visit his animal friends, but when he becomes sick and cannot come in to work, the animals pay him a visit instead.
Play! Play! Play! / by Douglas Florian ; illustrated by Chritiane Engel. cover
Rhyming text and illustrations invite young readers to join a group of friends for a fun-filled day of play, including riding bicycles, running a race, and playing hide-and-seek.