New & Notable Picture Books

Last updated on April 9, 2021.

Watercress Cover Image
By Andrea Wang, Jason Chin (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823446247
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Published: Neal Porter Books - March 30th, 2021

Jason Chin's illustrations combine with Andrea Wang's spare yet evocative language to create picture book magic. An impromptu roadside stop in an Ohio farm town to forage for watercress leads a young girl to greater understanding of her family's past and how it informs the present. Truly special. --Elese


The Duck Who Didn't Like Water Cover Image
By Steve Small, Steve Small (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534489172
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - March 30th, 2021

A sweet and funny book with an adorable little frog -- Elese


Fatima's Great Outdoors Cover Image
By Ambreen Tariq, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984816955
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Published: Kokila - March 30th, 2021

Your Mama Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328631886
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Published: Versify - April 6th, 2021

Backpack Explorer: Bug Hunt: What Will You Find? Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781635863130
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - April 13th, 2021

See the rest of the Backpack Explorer series here.


Fungarium: Welcome to the Museum Cover Image
By Ester Gaya, Ronda Pattison (Illustrator)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781536217094
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Published: Big Picture Press - April 6th, 2021

Saving American Beach: The Biography of African American Environmentalist MaVynee Betsch Cover Image
By Heidi Tyline King, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781101996294
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 13th, 2021

My Nana's Garden Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536217117
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Published: Templar - March 23rd, 2021

Bindu's Bindis Cover Image
By Supriya Kelkar, Parvati Pillai (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454940203
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - March 16th, 2021

Trillions of Trees: A Counting and Planting Book Cover Image
By Kurt Cyrus, Kurt Cyrus (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250229076
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 30th, 2021

America, My Love, America, My Heart Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062993298
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Published: Greenwillow Books - April 6th, 2021

If Bees Disappeared (If Animals Disappeared #1) Cover Image
By Lily Williams, Lily Williams (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250232458
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 16th, 2021

Delicious!: Poems Celebrating Street Food around the World Cover Image
By Julie Larios, Julie Paschkis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534453777
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Published: Beach Lane Books - April 13th, 2021

I Have the Right to Save My Planet Cover Image
By Alain Serres, Aurélia Fronty (Illustrator), Shelley Tanaka (Translator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781773064871
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Published: Groundwood Books - April 6th, 2021

Someone Builds the Dream Cover Image
By Lisa Wheeler, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781984814333
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Published: Dial Books - March 23rd, 2021

I Sang You Down from the Stars Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316493161
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 6th, 2021

In My Mosque Cover Image
By M. O. Yuksel, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062978707
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Published: HarperCollins - March 23rd, 2021

Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419750915
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 23rd, 2021

The Tree in Me Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593112595
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Published: Dial Books - March 16th, 2021

This book is simply stunning. Luyken (author/illustrator of The Book of Mistakes) is back with another sweet picture book with GORGEOUS illustrations! --Jen


Something's Wrong!: A Bear, a Hare, and Some Underwear Cover Image
By Jory John, Erin Kraan (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374313883
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - March 23rd, 2021

Orange Is an Apricot, Green Is a Tree Frog Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781648960147
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - March 30th, 2021

What the Road Said Cover Image
By Cleo Wade, Lucie de Moyencourt (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250269492
Availability: Backordered
Published: Feiwel & Friends - March 23rd, 2021

My Day with the Panye Cover Image
By Tami Charles, Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763697495
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Published: Candlewick - March 16th, 2021

Coquí in the City Cover Image
By Nomar Perez, Nomar Perez (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593109038
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Published: Dial Books - March 16th, 2021

Sunday Funday in Koreatown (Yoomi, Friends, and Family) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823444472
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Published: Holiday House - March 16th, 2021

Milo Imagines the World Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399549083
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - February 2nd, 2021

An absolutely gorgeous and powerful picture book.


Kafka and the Doll Cover Image
By Larissa Theule, Rebecca Green (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593116326
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 9th, 2021

I was so happy to find out that this anecdote about Franz Kafka was actually true! The illustrations in this book are beautiful and warm, and it's such a charmingly sweet and kind story about storytelling and learning to make peace with letting things go. --Jen


The Incredible Painting of Felix Clousseau Cover Image
By Jon Agee, Jon Agee (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593112656
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Published: Dial Books - February 9th, 2021

An amusing tale of an artist whose paintings come to life, Agee doesn't disappoint with his new picture book. With witty jokes and a surprise ending, this is a fun read-aloud for both kids and adults. --Jen


I'll Meet You in Your Dreams Cover Image
By Jessica Young, Rafael Lopez (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316453288
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 9th, 2021

A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu, and You Cover Image
By Mike Barfield, Jess Bradley (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534467217
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Published: Aladdin - March 16th, 2021

Big Feelings Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525579748
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

The Old Boat Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324005179
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Published: Norton Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

Honey for You, Honey for Me: A First Book of Nursery Rhymes Cover Image
By Michael Rosen, Chris Riddell (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781536212730
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Published: Candlewick - March 2nd, 2021

When Cloud Became a Cloud Cover Image
By Rob Hodgson, Rob Hodgson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593224915
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Published: Rise x Penguin Workshop - February 9th, 2021

The Leaf Detective: How Margaret Lowman Uncovered Secrets in the Rainforest Cover Image
By Heather Lang, Jana Christy (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781684371778
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Published: Calkins Creek - February 9th, 2021

Michelle's Garden: How the First Lady Planted Seeds of Change Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316458573
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541581203
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Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - February 2nd, 2021

Chase the Moon, Tiny Turtle: A Hatchling's Daring Race to the Sea Cover Image
By Kelly Jordan, Sally Walker (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781645671527
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Published: Page Street Kids - March 2nd, 2021

Don't Hug Doug: (He Doesn't Like It) Cover Image
By Carrie Finison, Daniel Wiseman (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984813022
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 26th, 2021

Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast: And Other Tasty Poems Cover Image
By Jack Prelutsky, Ruth Chan (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063019133
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Published: Greenwillow Books - January 19th, 2021

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners Cover Image
By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062915627
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Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2021

Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781324015741
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Published: Norton Young Readers - January 26th, 2021

Jump at the Sun: The True Life Tale of Unstoppable Storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534419131
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - January 12th, 2021

A magnificent picture book biography of Zora Neale Hurston.


The ABCs of Black History Cover Image
By Rio Cortez, Lauren Semmer (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781523507498
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - December 8th, 2020