New Kids' Picture Books

Sakura's cherry blossoms / Robert Paul Weston ; Misa Saburi. cover
Moving from her native Japan to America, Sakura misses her grandmother and the cherry blossom trees under which they shared many happy hours, but a new friend and a springtime surprise help her adjust to her new home.
Is it Rosh Hashanah yet? / Chris Barash ; pictures by Alessandra Psacharopulo. cover
When we take a Sunday car ride to the orchard that's nearby, and pick fruit for Daddy's applesauce, and more to bake a pie . . . Rosh Hashanah is on its way.
Marwan's journey / Patricia de Arias ; illustrated by Laura Borràs. cover
"One night they came ... The darkness grew colder, deeper, darker, and swallowed up everything ... Marwan is a young boy on a journey he never intended to take, bound for a place he doesn't know. On his journey, he relies on courage and memories of his faraway homeland to buoy him. With him are hundreds and thousands of other human beings, crossing the deserts and the seas, fleeing war and hunger in search of safety. He must take one step after another--bringing whatever he can carry, holding on to dreams. This is the journey of one boy who longs for a home, and we follow his path, walking hand in hand with him as he looks forward with uncertainty and hopes for a peaceful future. This beautiful, heartfelt story gives a human face to the plight of refugees all over the world. Marwan's journey is everyone's journey"--Jacket.
A church for all / Gayle E. Pitman ; pictures by Laure Fournier. cover
"Celebrates a diverse community on a Sunday morning at an inclusive church that welcomes all people regardless of age, class, race, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Come to the church for all!"-- Provided by publisher. Includes historical facts about Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco.
The prince and the pee / Greg Gormley ; illustrated by Chris Mould. cover
Prince Freddie is off to save a castle from a ferocious dragon, when he realises he really, REALLY needs a pee. But what with scary ogres, damsels in distress, and massive queues for the only toilet in the forest, it doesn't look like Freddie will ever get to go ... So when the dragon blocks his path, and accidentally sets fire to the castle, things don't look too good. Luckily, Prince Freddie is able to have a pee AND put out the fire in one go!
Seed man / written and illustrated by Aiko Ikegami. cover
"A stranger carrying a bag of seeds comes to town and, with help from fairies, grows a tree that bears such "fruit" as toys and musical instruments for the townspeople." -- Provided by publisher.
Look / Fiona Woodcock. cover
A brother and sister spend an exciting day at the zoo where they find balloons, baboons, kangaroos, and more. Told entirely through illustrations and single words containing a double "O".
Picnic with Oliver / by Mika Song. cover
While Oliver prepares their picnic, Philbert sets sail on a pond, only to get caught in a sudden storm.
Best frints at skrool / Antoinette Portis. cover
Yelfred and Omek are back and this time they're going to skrool in Best Frints at Skrool, the hilarious sequel to Best Frints in the Whole Universe by award-winning writer/artist Antoinette Portis.
Go fish! / story by Tammi Sauer ; pictures by Zoe Waring. cover
A group of friends become less enthusiastic about their fishing trip the longer they go without catching a fish.
The dinosaur expert / by Margaret McNamara ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas. cover
Future scientist Kimmy eagerly shares information about dinosaurs during a school field trip until classmate Jake tells her "girls aren't scientists," but Mr. Tiffin sets her straight.
How do you feel? / Anthony Browne. cover
How do you feel? Sometimes you feel happy, sometimes sad. Sometimes you even feel surprised. Supreme artist and Children's Laureate Anthony Browne brings all his understanding and skill to bear in this exploration of emotion for very young children.
All are welcome / by Alexandra Penfold, Suzanne Kaufman. cover
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text introduce a school where diversity is celebrated and songs, stories, and talents are shared.
The Princess and the pit stop / by Tom Angleberger ; illustrated by Dan Santat. cover
When a Princess learns from her Fairy Godmother that she is in last place in a car race against such fairy tale notables as Humpty Dumpty, the Three Bears, and Rumpelstiltskin, she boldly rebuffs defeat and steps on the gas.
Super Manny cleans up! / written by Kelly DiPucchio ; illustrated by Stephanie Graegin. cover
"Manny and his friend Gertie join forces to clean up their local park--because every superhero needs a planet worth saving"-- Provided by publisher.
The first Thanksgiving / Kimberly & James Dean. cover
Pete the cat learns about the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving when he takes part in a school play on the topic.
Ramadan / written by Hannah Eliot ; illustrated by Rashin. cover
Introduces the Muslim holiday, discussing the ways in which it is celebrated and why it is important.
Marvelous motorcycles / Tony Mitton, Ant Parker. cover
Introduces young readers to motorcycles, discussing their parts, how they operate, and different types of motorcycles and their uses, including touring motorcycles, sport bikes, and dirt bikes.
Llamaphones / Janik Coat. cover
Provides an introduction to pairs of homophones using illustrations featuring llamas.
In the rain / Elizabeth Spurr ; illustrated by Manelle Oliphant. cover
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text follow a young girl as she makes a boat, splashes in puddles, and otherwise enjoys a rainy day.
Here, George! / story by Sandra Boynton ; pictures by George Booth. cover
George is a big, old dog who just likes to sit around, but when his family leaves the home, there is one secret way to make him move.
A Halloween boo fest / written by Alessandra Preziosi ; art adaptation by Artful Doodlers. cover
Curious George and his friends discover that shouting "Boo!" is one of the best parts of a spooky and fun-filled Halloween.
Good night little monsters / by Kara LaReau ; illustrated by Brian Won. cover
Little monsters prepare for bed by reading one last bed-tomb story, wrapping up tight, and howling a lullaby.
Everyday town / Cynthia Rylant. cover
Rhyming text celebrates the people, places, and things that make up a town, from schools and shops to bicycles and community helpers.
Everyday house / Cynthia Rylant. cover
Rhyming text celebrates the special touches that make a house a home.