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.

Luigi, the Spider Who Wanted to Be a Kitten By Michelle Knudsen, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michelle Knudsen, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536219111
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - March 5th, 2024

From the New York Times best-selling creators of Library Lion comes a warm (and delightfully fuzzy) storybook about learning to be—and be loved for—exactly who you are.


Nana in the Country By Lauren Castillo, Lauren Castillo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lauren Castillo, Lauren Castillo (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780544102170
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - February 20th, 2024

Celebrating the love of grandparents and grandchildren, this gorgeous companion to the Caldecott Honor–winning Nana in the City is an appealing intergenerational exploration of country life.


I Lived Inside a Whale By Xin Li Cover Image
By Xin Li
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316492270
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 20th, 2024

For fans of Oliver Jeffers, this stunningly illustrated, whimsical picture book is about finding your own voice and learning how to connect with others through storytelling.

A quiet child in a boisterous family, Emma Wen dreams of a world that is peaceful and silent.


Escargot and the Search for Spring By Dashka Slater, Sydney Hanson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dashka Slater, Sydney Hanson (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374314279
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 6th, 2024

A cute French snail sets off on a springtime adventure with an adorable bunny in this laugh-out-loud fourth picture book in the bestselling Escargot series—the perfect gift for Easter or all year round.


Little Seasons: Spring Seeds By Mirka Hokkanen, Mirka Hokkanen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mirka Hokkanen, Mirka Hokkanen (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250885609
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Odd Dot - February 6th, 2024

A funny and informative nonfiction picture book introducing the life cycle of seeds and exploring the season of spring, including interactive back matter.


Only: The Bird Who Liked Being Alone By Airlie Anderson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316409612
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 6th, 2024

In the tradition of The Quiet Book, this book tells the story of a bird who likes being alone, but doesn’t want to be lonely. 

Only likes quiet time, and they definitely like being alone. All the other birds are too loud and too rough!


Go Forth and Tell: The Life of Augusta Baker, Librarian and Master Storyteller By Breanna J. McDaniel, April Harrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593324202
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - February 6th, 2024

From an award-winning author and illustrator comes this picture book biography about beloved librarian and storyteller Augusta Braxton Baker, the first Black coordinator of children’s services at all branches of the New York Public Library.


Lucky Duck By Greg Pizzoli Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593649770
Availability: Backordered - Not In Stock
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 6th, 2024

From Geisel Award-winning author Greg Pizzoli comes a hilarious picture book about a duck who learns just how lucky she is.

Susan the duck has the worst luck. Her rollerskates are two sizes too big. She's lost her favorite marble. And she's run out of pickles. 


Lola and the Troll By Connie Schultz, Sandy Rodriguez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Connie Schultz, Sandy Rodriguez (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593527634
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Razorbill - February 6th, 2024

A debut picture book by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Connie Schultz, about a young girl named Lola who decides to be brave and stand up to a bully.