Some of Our Favorite New Picture Books

Here at Little Shop of Stories, we truly believe that picture books can save the world! Through a laugh, a lesson, or a laptime snuggle, picture books bring joy to readers big and small.

The Children's Moon Cover Image
By Carmen Agra Deedy, Jim LaMarche (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338216394
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 19th, 2021

Have you ever seen the moon on a clear blue day and wondered why?

“…Emotive watercolors…The well-told tale works on multiple levels….” --School Library Journal

There once was a time when the sun alone ruled the day, the moon graced the night, and little children were sent to bed before sunset.

Bear Is a Bear Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062880512
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 14th, 2021

A gorgeous, classic gift book about the enduring love between a little girl and her childhood friend, Bear, from popular author Jonathan Stutzman and Caldecott Medal–winning and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Dan Santat.

Bear is . . . a new friend, a fellow mischief-maker, a protector, and a dreamer.

The Smart Cookie (The Food Group) Cover Image
By Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780063045408
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Published: HarperCollins - November 2nd, 2021

An Instant New York Times Bestseller!

Be a smart cookie—and don’t miss the fifth picture book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Food Group series from creators Jory John and Pete Oswald! 

Beautifully Me Cover Image
By Nabela Noor, Nabi H. Ali (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534485877
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

From designer, creator, and self-love advocate Nabela Noor (@Nabela) comes a much-needed picture book about loving yourself just as you are.

Meet Zubi: a joyful Bangladeshi girl excited about her first day of school. But when Zubi sees her mother frowning in the mirror and talking about being “too big,” she starts to worry about her own body and how she looks.

Circle Under Berry Cover Image
ISBN: 9781797205083
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 14th, 2021

Part Sandra Boynton, part Each Peach Pear Plum; part Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, part Hippopposites—a treat for the brain and the tongue.

With an elegant and simple approach, this thought-provoking concept book shows young readers that everything in the world can be seen from infinite perspectives.

Archie Celebrates Diwali Cover Image
ISBN: 9781623541194
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Published: Charlesbridge - September 14th, 2021

It's Archie's favorite holiday—Diwali. And this year she gets to share it with her friends and introduce them to the festival of lights!

Change Sings: A Children's Anthem Cover Image
By Amanda Gorman, Loren Long (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593203224
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 21st, 2021

A lyrical picture book debut from #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long
"I can hear change humming
In its loudest, proudest song.
I don't fear change coming,
And so I sing along."

A Walk in the Words Cover Image
By Hudson Talbott, Hudson Talbott (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399548710
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 14th, 2021

“A beautifully rendered and deeply inspiring book for everyone who has ever read slowly—myself included! Hudson shows us the beauty and magic that can come from taking our time. Brilliant.”—Jacqueline Woodson
Hudson Talbott's inspiring story vividly reveals the challenges--and ultimately the rewards--of being a non-mainstream kind of learner.