Picture Books

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Kuma-Kuma Chan, the Little Bear Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781940842011
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Museyon - December 2014

We recently discovered this weird, wonderful little book, and we're so glad we did!  Kuma-Kuma Chan is a little bear.  You may wonder what he does all day, and this book will tell you.  It ranges from the mundane (drinking coffee) to the strange (clipping his toenails and then lining them up in a neat little row), but you'll be charmed the entire time.

Ages 5 & up.


A Tale of Two Beasts Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781610673617
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kane Miller, a Division of EDC Publishing - March 1st, 2015

A girl gets a pet from the woods, and she pets it and plays with it.  A happy, harmless story, right?
Wrong!  Look at it from the pet's perspective: here he was, minding his own business, and this little girl comes along and grabs him and forces him to attend tea parties!  This hilarious book tells two sides of the same story.

Ages 5 & up.


Otter in Space Cover Image
By Sam Garton, Sam Garton (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062247766
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - May 5th, 2015

Otter wants to build a spaceship and go to the moon!  This laugh-out-loud book understands how kids work, and the lovely, crazy illustrations complement the text perfectly.

Ages 5 & up.


Boats for Papa Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626720398
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 30th, 2015

This gentle book about missing someone caused a few misty eyes at our staff meeting.  A boy sends boats into the ocean with notes for his papa.  His mother helps.

Ages 5 & up.


Henry's Stars Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399171161
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Philomel Books - May 5th, 2015

This charming sequel to Henry's Map takes Henry in a new direction: up into the stars!  Henry keeps seeing a pig in the sky, but the other animals only see themselves.  Curiouser and curiouser....

Ages 5 & up.


Go! Go! Go! Stop! Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780375869242
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 25th, 2014

The little green GO button loves to go.  He goes, he tells everyone to go, and...well, things get a little hectic.  So along comes STOP.  Needless to say, stop and go have some trouble with each other.  They need to learn to work things out, and in charming illustrations, this is just what they do.

But wait--SLOW DOWN is just around the corner.

Ages 5 & up.


Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems Cover Image
By Paul B. Janeczko, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763648428
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 11th, 2014

This lovely set of short poems has beautiful illustrations by Hicklebee's favorite Melissa Sweet. 

Ages 6 & up.


Once Upon a Memory Cover Image
By Nina Laden, Renata Liwksa (Illustrator), Renata Liwska (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780316208161
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 3rd, 2013

This deceptively simple book examines where things come from.  Does a feather remember it was a bird?  Does an ocean remember it was rain?  Spare text and lovely illustrations drive this simple story which reminds us to be grateful for the smaller things in life, and how to watch and appreciate how little things evolve into something much bigger.

Ages 5 & up.


Tea Party Rules Cover Image
By Ame Dyckman, K. G. Campbell (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780670785018
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Children's Books - October 3rd, 2013

Our staff loves this book about a bossy little girl and a bear who hates being fancy.  Why are there so many rules for tea parties? Bear wonders.  He just wants a cookie.  But the girl insists, and what follows is a riot. Great, funny illustrations and an understanding of kids' rules make this a must-read.

Ages 5 & up.


Nasreddine Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802854162
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers - March 4th, 2013

Nasreddine is a common figure in Middle Eastern folklore.  He's a wiseman and a wit, but also sometimes the butt of a joke (so we can all relate).  This lovely picture book recounts some of his adventures in beautiful illustrations and delightful text.  It would make an unusual and thought-provoking gift.

Ages 5 & up.


The Silver Button Cover Image
By Bob Graham, Bob Graham (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763664374
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 8th, 2013

This lovely and simple book chronicles a few hours in a city.  To say any more would spoil the delight, but let's just say that when Valerie read it aloud at our staff meeting, there were grins, laughs, and a few misty eyes (or is it just allergy season?).

Keep an eye out for it--it reads like a poem, but the illustrations add the perfect amount of detail. It's a book that's an argument for what a picture book can be.

Ages 5 & up.


Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great Cover Image
By Bob Shea, Bob Shea (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781423159520
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney Press - June 25th, 2013

Author Bob Shea just gets kids.  He gets it.  When Unicorn gallops into town, Goat is bummed.  Goat used to be the star--people lined up for his magic tricks and breakdancing, and now all people care about is dopey Unicorn.

Goat pouts, but never fear--there's a twist ending that no one (except some adults) will see coming.

This hilarious, delightfully-illustrated book is for the grouchy, envious goat inside all of us.

Ages 5 & up.


Sophie's Squash Cover Image
By Pat Zietlow Miller, Anne Wilsdorf (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780307978967
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - August 6th, 2013

Sophie's new best friend is a squash, and they're blissfully happy together.  Until one day the squash starts looking a litttle spotty...

This lovely autumn book teaches us about friendship, letting go, and the joy of the seasons.

Ages 4 & up.


Henry's Map Cover Image
By David Elliot, David Elliot (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399160721
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Philomel Books - June 27th, 2013

Henry the pig likes to make things exact.  So he makes a map of the farm, with a place for every animal.  But what happens when they move?

This charming story shows kids how to draw maps and may inspire future cartographers like Henry.

Ages 4 & up.


Fall Walk Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781423632610
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Gibbs Smith Publishers - August 2013

This lovely book serves as a keepsake, a story, and an activity book--it shows you how to identify leaves and press them.  A must for any science-curious children and the adults who love them.

Ages 5 & up.


All the World's a Stage Cover Image
By Lee Bennett Hopkins, Guy Billout (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781568462189
Availability: Special Order
Published: Creative Editions - August 13th, 2013

This collection of poems comes from Shakespeare's "Seven Ages of Man" speech in the play As You Like It. Our staff likes it very much. The poems are grouped in different ages (from baby all the way to golden years) and it's a great classroom anthology. This one's for slightly older kids, though. Ages 8 & up.


The Day the Crayons Quit Cover Image
By Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399255373
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Philomel Books - June 27th, 2013

Don't mess with these crayons--they've had it up to here with you!  And the beige crayon...well, let's just say he has his own particular grievance.

Our staff has been howling over this book since we first heard about it, and we can't wait for you to see it.  It's illustrated by the wonderful Oliver Jeffers, and we guarantee this is a strike you'll want to be a part of.

Picture book --Ages 4 & up.


The Pig on the Hill Cover Image
By John Kelly (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781937359393
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Cameron & Company - June 18th, 2013

Pig likes living alone.  In fact, he was just fine until Duck showed up next door and started making a racket.  Wasn't he?

With wonderfully funny illustrations, this sweet tale of friendship and embracing others shows us all that life can surprise even the crankiest pig.

Ages 5 & up.


Flora and the Flamingo Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452110066
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - February 5th, 2013

This is a spare, beautifully-illustrated, wordless book about a little girl named Flora and her flamingo friends.  Flora likes to imitate the flamingo, and the flamingo likes to imitate her.  Up to a point. 

Lift-the-flap pages and detailed pictures make this a great interactive book for young readers about friendship and learning how to say sorry. Ages 4 & up.


The Black Rabbit Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780763657147
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - January 22nd, 2013

Someone is following Rabbit.  A tall, black, rabbity someone.  Rabbit tries to hide, but Black Rabbit always stays with him.  And when Rabbit reaches the woods, he realizes Black Rabbit is more than he seems.

A great conceptual book about fear and how it can be turned into something positive. Ages 5 & up.


Rain! Cover Image
By Linda Ashman, Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780547733951
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 5th, 2013

What do you think of when you think of a rainy day? Are you grumpy and wet, or do you decide to make the most of it? In Rain, a nearly-wordless picture book about two different opinions on the weather, we see a child's enthusiasm transform an adult's grumbling. It's simple and lovely, with messages about perception, community, and the beauty of precipitation. Ages 4 & up.


Tea Rex Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780670014309
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Viking Children's Books - April 9th, 2013

A delightfully-illustrated story about a T-rex trying to fit in at a fancy tea party--a simple, fun read-aloud. Ages 3 & up.


The Monsters' Monster Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780316045476
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2012

A book about kindness. Ages 3 & up.


The Chandeliers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374398989
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - August 7th, 2012

Everyone, no matter how small, can make a difference. Ages 4 & up.


When Dinosaurs Came with Everything Cover Image
By Elise Broach, David Small (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780689869228
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books - September 25th, 2007

Blackout Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781423121909
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Hyperion Books - May 24th, 2011

The Queen of France Cover Image
By Tim Wadham, Kady MacDonald Denton (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763641023
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 8th, 2011

Clever Jack Takes the Cake Cover Image
By Candace Fleming, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780375849794
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - August 24th, 2010

Memoirs of a Goldfish Cover Image
By Devin Scillian, Tim Bowers (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781585365074
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - April 2010

City Dog, Country Frog Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781423103004
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 8th, 2010

Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I Don't) Cover Image
By Barbara Bottner, Michael Emberley (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780375846823
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 9th, 2010

We Are in a Book! Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423133087
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hyperion Books - September 14th, 2010

Ten Birds Cover Image
By Cybele Young, Cybele Young (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781554535682
Availability: Special Order
Published: Kids Can Press - March 2011