Picture Book Favorites

All the Ways to Be Smart Cover Image
By Davina Bell, Allison Colpoys (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781947534964
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Scribble Us - September 3rd, 2019

Picture book - ages 3-8
There are so many different ways to be smart and it’s so important to teach kids that intelligence is harder to define than just doing well on standardized tests. It’s also about science experiments and making friends and playing the ukulele and knowing directions! How freeing to know you’re worthy regardless of how you use your brain. -Sara


Girl on a Motorcycle Cover Image
By Amy Novesky, Julie Morstad (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593116296
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 8th, 2020

Picture book -- ages 5 and up -- This picture book is based on the true story of Anne-France Dautheville who was the first woman to travel alone on a motorcycle around the world. Not only is this beautifully illustrated, but the story itself was super inspirational and I learned a lot about places around the world (some of which don't even exist anymore!). If you're feeling the 2020 blues because you can't travel, this might be the perfect cure. --Sara


Just In Case You Want to Fly Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443444
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Published: Neal Porter Books - October 8th, 2019

Picture book -- ages 2 to 7 -- Here is a poem that's full of little things, small comforts, and moments that are warm or sweet or funny or charming or make your heart feel full. Read it to ground you as you aim for your dreams and spread your wings. Don't forget to slow down for the pictures! -- Casey


Pokko and the Drum Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481480390
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 1st, 2019

Picture book -- ages 4 to 8 -- Subtle and gorgeous, this book features Pokko's quiet frog family, who worry they've made a mistake by gifting her a drum, but soon see that her talent is a poweful means of expression. An all-time staff favorite and a beautiful gift! -- Casey


Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist Cover Image
By Julie Leung, Chris Sasaki (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524771874
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - September 24th, 2019

Beautiful and so important! --Sara


Gustavo, the Shy Ghost Cover Image
By Flavia Z. Drago, Flavia Z. Drago (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536211146
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Published: Candlewick - July 14th, 2020

Picture book - ages 3-8 -- Ghost stories are year round, right?? Gustavo will melt your heart and teach you all about being yourself and making friends. So much love for this one!! --Sara


My Rainbow Cover Image
By DeShanna Neal, Trinity Neal, Art Twink (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984814609
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Published: Kokila - October 20th, 2020

Picture book - ages 5-9 - I love Trinity! She wants long hair to help express her identity better and her mom helps her make a rainbow wig so Trinity can feel more like herself. --Sara