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 and understanding to readers big and small.

The Yellow Bus By Loren Long, Loren Long (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Loren Long, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250903136
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 25th, 2024

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


The Perfect Place By Matt de la Peña, Paola Escobar (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Matt de la Peña, Paola Escobar (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593325636
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2024

From the Newbery Medal-winning author of Last Stop on Market Street comes this moving picture book about the perils of perfectionism.

Lucas goes to the perfect school in the perfect neighborhood. And when he gets perfect grades, he feels like he fits right in.


Danté Plays His Blues By Allen R. Wells, Shamar Knight-Justice (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063216259
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - July 9th, 2024

"A resonant tale of a boy dealing with change in his own way." —Kirkus Reviews

From debut author Allen R. Wells and New York Times bestselling illustrator Shamar Knight-Justice comes a tender and heartwarming picture book about a boy affected by housing insecurity who learns the power of expressing his feelings through music.


Sheepwrecked By Ashley Belote Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593569665
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 9th, 2024

Set sail on a hilarious romp on the high seas with a group of pirate sheep and their big emotions! Join them as they bumble their way to a lost island and find the best treasure of all -- friendsheep!


The Big Squeeze By Molly Harris, Alison Hawkins (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Molly Harris, Alison Hawkins (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063255586
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - July 9th, 2024

A hardworking sponge makes its debut in this delightful and relatable picture book perfect for fans of Lou by Breanna Carzoo and The Creature of Habit by Jennifer E. Smith!

The little sponge has a BIG job. She washes and mops and scrubs away all the messes in the kitchen.

But what happens when the mess gets TOO BIG and she just CAN’T clean anymore?


Sour Apple By Linda Liu, Linda Liu (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Linda Liu, Linda Liu (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250835086
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - July 9th, 2024

PICK THIS BOOK!
(We promise it's sweet.)

From the creator of Hidden Gem comes a funny and delightful new picture book about an apple who learns the importance of self-acceptance and patience after being left behind during picking season.


That Always Happens Sometimes By Kiley Frank, K-Fai Steele (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kiley Frank, K-Fai Steele (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984852434
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 2nd, 2024

Max is not exactly a perfect kid.  From sunup through his school day and right until bedtime, he’s goofy, disorganized, and generally uncontainable—much to the frustration of those around him. But when a little enthusiasm and creativity are in order, you can count on Max to save the day!