Hardcover Picture Books

Browse this selection of fabulous new picture books! Just click the cover with a direct link to our website for more information and easy online ordering. Please note that books that are not yet published are marked with release dates.

I Am Every Good Thing Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525518778
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020

Winner of the NCTE Charlotte Huck Award!

An upbeat, empowering, important picture book from the team that created the award-winning Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut


I am
a nonstop ball of energy.
Powerful and full of light.
I am a go-getter. A difference maker. A leader.


Pete the Cat: Crayons Rock! Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062868558
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Published: HarperCollins - September 1st, 2020

From rockin' red to cool cat blue, with a box of crayons there's nothing Pete can't do!

Pete uses his groovy crayons to draw lots of things, and for the first time ever, he’s drawing his pals. But when Pete shows his artwork to his friends, they don’t react the way he expected them to.


Jabari Tries Cover Image
By Gaia Cornwall, Gaia Cornwall (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536207163
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Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2020

Jabari is inventing a machine that will fly all the way across the yard! But making it go from CRASH to WHOOSH will take grit, patience, and maybe even a little help from his sister.


Grumpy Monkey Up All Night Cover Image
By Suzanne Lang, Max Lang (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593119754
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

Everyone's favorite New York Times bestselling Grumpy Monkey is back in this hilarious bedtime story about dealing with frustration when you don't get to do what you want!


We Will Rock Our Classmates (Penelope #2) Cover Image
By Ryan Higgins, Ryan Higgins (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368059596
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - July 21st, 2020


Readers will twist and shout for this headbanging companion to the #1 New York Times best-selling We Don't Eat Our Classmates.


I Promise Cover Image
By LeBron James, Nina Mata (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062971067
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Published: HarperCollins - August 11th, 2020

An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! An Instant Indie Bestseller! 

*An Amazon Best Book of the Year * A B&N Best Book of the Year*

A great gift for tiny go-getters and big dreamers!


Speak Up, Molly Lou Melon Cover Image
By Patty Lovell, David Catrow (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399260025
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 8th, 2020

The beloved modern classic character, Molly Lou Melon, is tackling the timely topic of speaking up for yourself and others.

Molly Lou Melon's mother taught her to use her big voice for good--to speak up for what's right, for those who can't, and even when it's hard. So she does.


The Couch Potato Cover Image
By Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062954534
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Published: HarperCollins - November 3rd, 2020

An Instant New York Times Bestseller * An Instant Indie Bestseller * An Indie Next List Selection


Randy, the Badly Drawn Horse Cover Image
By T. L. McBeth, T. L. McBeth (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250185907
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - August 4th, 2020

T. L. McBeth's Randy, the Badly Drawn Horse is the hilarious picture book tale of a child's illustrated creation who (never having seen himself) thinks he's extraordinarily beautiful.

Randy knows he’s a beautiful horse—everyone says so. From his silky coat to his perfect smile to his very name, reserved only for the most special of creatures, Randy is beyond compare.


Probably a Narwhal Cover Image
By Shelley Moore Thomas, Jenn Harney (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781629795812
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Published: Boyds Mills Press - September 29th, 2020

Friendship is the winner in this hilarious contest between a girl who blames a narwhal for her mess and the narwhal who shows up to defend himself!


Red Shoes Cover Image
By Karen English, Ebony Glenn (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338114607
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 15th, 2020

Red shoes glowing--Perched on a pedestal in the shop windowas if on a throne."I want those, Nana," Malika says, as they pass the shop."We'll see," Nana says with a wink. "Looks like you could use a new pair."

Malika is delighted when Nana surprises her with a beautiful new pair of red shoes!


Nothing in Common Cover Image
By Kate Hoefler, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544774780
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Published: Clarion Books - September 15th, 2020

“Heartwarming, imaginative and beautifully illustrated, Nothing in Common is the story of how a shared experience can bring two people together through thoughtfulness, observation and compassion.” –Shelf Awareness, starred review

A tender and timely story of compassion and finding common ground with others, perfect for fans of I Walk W


Love Is Powerful Cover Image
By Heather Dean Brewer, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536201994
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Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2020

A little girl carries a big message—and finds it thrillingly amplified by the rallying crowd around her—in an empowering story for the youngest of activists.

Mari raised her sign for everyone to see.
Even though she was small and the crowd was very big,
and she didn’t think anyone would hear,
she yelled out.


What We'll Build: Plans For Our Together Future Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593206751
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Published: Philomel Books - October 6th, 2020

An instant New York Times bestseller!

From Oliver Jeffers, world-renowned picture book creator and illustrator of The Crayons' Christmas, comes a gorgeously told father-daughter story and companion to the #1 New York Times bestseller Here We Are!


All Because You Matter Cover Image
By Tami Charles, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338574852
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Published: Orchard Books - October 6th, 2020

Instant New York Times bestseller!

A lyrical, heart-lifting love letter to Black and brown children everywhere: reminding them how much they matter, that they have always mattered, and they always will, from powerhouse rising star author Tami Charles and esteemed, award-winning illustrator Bryan Collier.

The #1 Amazon Best Children's Book of


Unicorns Are the Worst! Cover Image
By Alex Willan, Alex Willan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534453838
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

Perfect for fans of Dragons Love Tacos and Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great, this wildly funny and imaginative picture book celebrates the value of differences as a grumpy goblin gets to know his new unicorn neighbors.

It’s an undeniable fact that unicorns are the worst!

Magic is serious business, but all unicorns do is frolic around, have tea partie


Nana Akua Goes to School Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525581130
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Published: Anne Schwartz Books - June 16th, 2020

Winner of the 2021 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award!
 
In this moving story that celebrates cultural diversity, a shy girl brings her West African grandmother--whose face bears traditional tribal markings--to meet her classmates. This is a perfect read for back to school!


A Book for Escargot Cover Image
By Dashka Slater, Sydney Hanson (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374312862
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 7th, 2020

*An Amazon Best Book of the Year and Indie Bestseller!*

In A Book for Escargot, the standalone sequel to Escargot--written by award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author Dashka Slater and illustrated by Sydney Hanson--we follow a funny and charming French snail through a library to find the book of his dreams.


Bonjour!


What Is Light? Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534476516
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Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f - May 5th, 2020

This lyrical and luminously illustrated picture book explores the beauty of the everyday moments in a child’s world.

Light can be so many things!


Attack of the Underwear Dragon Cover Image
By Scott Rothman, Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593119891
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

Brave knights, fire-breathing dragons, and underwear -- every kid's favorite things in one book illustrated by #1 New York Times bestselling artist Pete Oswald!


Julián at the Wedding Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536212389
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Published: Candlewick - October 6th, 2020

The star of Julián Is a Mermaid makes a joyful return—and finds a new friend—at a wedding to be remembered.


In the Half Room Cover Image
By Carson Ellis, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536214567
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Published: Candlewick - October 13th, 2020

From the Caldecott Honor–winning creator of Home and Du Iz Tak? comes a striking tale of a wholly extraordinary room where everything is a half.

The light of the half moon
Shines down on the half room . . .


The Invisible Alphabet Cover Image
By Joshua David Stein, Ron Barrett (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593222775
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Published: Rise x Penguin Workshop - September 22nd, 2020

An ABC of things unseen: from Air to Zero, and Nothing in between.

A is for Air
B is for Bare
C is for Clear


Norman: One Amazing Goldfish! Cover Image
By Kelly Bennett, Noah Z. Jones (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536206715
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Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2020

Can Norman the amazing goldfish overcome his stage fright? A much-awaited new adventure from the creators of Not Norman.


Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away Cover Image
By Meg Medina, Sonia Sanchez (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536207040
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Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2020

The 2020 Jumpstart Read for the Record Selection (2.24 million readers) * An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book * A Publisher’s Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year * A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of the Year * A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
 


We Are Water Protectors Cover Image
By Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250203557
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 17th, 2020

Winner of the 2021 Caldecott Medal
#1 New York Times Bestseller

Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption
a bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by Michaela Goade.


The Good Song: A Story Inspired by
By Alexandria Giardino (Text by), Penelope Dullaghan (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781944903831
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Published: Cameron Kids - October 6th, 2020

A beautiful song comes to life in this story set in Hawaii
 
The day the baby boy was born, on a beautiful Hawaiian island, the world sang him a lullaby. What a good song. But what is the good song? The boy listens for it and finds it in his heart and shares it with the world.


Bunheads Cover Image
By Misty Copeland, Setor Fiadzigbey (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399547645
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

Instant New York Times bestselling series opener inspired by prima ballerina and author Misty Copeland's own early experiences in ballet.


Finding François: A Story about the Healing Power of Friendship Cover Image
By Gus Gordon, Gus Gordon (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525554004
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Published: Dial Books - July 7th, 2020

For fans of A Sick Day for Amos McGee and In a Jar comes a tender and gently adventurous gem about the power of friends to soothe aches big and small.


Who Will You Be? Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984849489
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - April 7th, 2020

For fans of I Am Enough, The Day You Begin, and The Wonderful Things You Will Be, here is a poignant picture book about how family and community help shape the wonderful people our children become.

My child, my little one,
Who will you be when you are grown?


Cozy Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593109793
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 20th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller!

A group of clever animals find an unusual but warm and furry home during Alaska's long winter in Jan Brett's newest snowy adventure.


Click, Clack, Good Night (A Click Clack Book) Cover Image
By Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534451087
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 6th, 2020

From Caldecott Honor–winning and New York Times bestselling duo Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin comes a hilarious tale about Duck who can’t, just can’t, fall asleep.

It’s bedtime on the farm. The cows, sheep, and chickens are all tucked in and snoozing away. Except for…Duck.


The Little Mermaid Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316440318
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 3rd, 2020

In this captivating reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen's classic, Caldecott medalist and bestselling artist Jerry Pinkney conjures a poignant friendship story and an epic tale of redemption -- the definitive new version for our time.


You Know How to Love Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593114575
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Published: Philomel Books - November 3rd, 2020

A celebration of the power we all have inside of us to be loving and kind, perfect for fans of The Wonderful Things You Will Be and Oh, the Places You'll Go!

It starts at the start
when you can't even talk.
Before you stand up
and learn how to walk.

Deep in your heart


Sometimes People March Cover Image
By Tessa Allen, Tessa Allen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062991188
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 1st, 2020

With a spare, inspiring text and gorgeous watercolor illustrations, this is a timeless and important book for activists of all ages. This hardcover picture book is perfect for sharing and for gifting.

Sometimes people march
to resist injustice,
to stand in solidarity,
to inspire hope.


Turtle Walk Cover Image
By Matt Phelan, Matt Phelan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062934130
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 6th, 2020

Turtle walk. Nice and slow. Here we go!


Rain Before Rainbows Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536212839
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Published: Candlewick - October 6th, 2020

For anyone going through a difficult passage, this uplifting, beautifully illustrated picture book is about finding optimism in the darkest of places.

Rain before rainbows, clouds before sun,
night before daybreak—a new day’s begun.


In the City Cover Image
By Chris Raschka, Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481486279
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Published: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books - September 29th, 2020

From Caldecott Award–winning and New York Times bestselling author Chris Raschka, this tender and fun-filled picture book celebrates unexpected friendship and city life from the perspective of pigeons!

How do two friends find each other?
Why choose this one, not another?
Are two friends just meant to be—
I for you and you for me?


The Trouble with Penguins Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250208484
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - November 3rd, 2020

For fans of Oliver Jeffers, Jon Klassen, and Jory John comes Rebecca Jordan-Glum's The Trouble with Penguins, a clever, irreverent debut picture book about an unlikely friendship between a penguin and a human that emphasizes the importance of sharing, patience, and, above all, friendship.

On the day the penguin discovered the person, everything changed.


Addy's Cup of Sugar (A Stillwater Book): (Based on a Buddhist story of healing) Cover Image
By Jon J. Muth, Jon J. Muth (Illustrator), Jon J. Muth (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780439634281
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 20th, 2020

Stillwater, the beloved Zen panda, now in his own Apple TV+ original series!

Jon J Muth's enlightening new picture book is based on an ancient Buddhist legend, and features Stillwater the Panda from Jon's Caldecott Honor Book and New York Times Bestselling book, Zen Shorts.

* "A master class of picture-book storytelling." -- Kirkus Reviews


Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062937407
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 2nd, 2020

INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY FROM THE CHILDHOOD OF VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS!

A beautiful, empowering picture book about two sisters who work with their community to effect change, inspired by a true story from the childhood of the author’s aunt, Kamala Harris, and mother, lawyer and policy expert Maya Harris.


The Poisoned Apple: A Fractured Fairy Tale Cover Image
By Anne Lambelet, Anne Lambelet (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781645670605
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Published: Page Street Kids - October 6th, 2020

Sometimes bad decisions come back to bite you…