HIcklebee's Recommends... Early Children's Titles

We're sorry we can't meet with you in person, but we've currated a list of some favorite books below. Find our early reader/middle grade here, teen here and adult here. You can still call the store and speak to a staff member for a more personalized recommendation at 408-292-8880 or you can email Carol Doup Muller at carol@hicklebees.com. Happy reading!

 

 

 

This Is Our Baby, Born Today Cover Image
By Varsha Bajaj, Eliza Wheeler (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781984814135
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 10th, 2019

A new classic for welcoming baby - and celebrating elephants. Dumbo’s got nothing on this. - Carol

(Board Board)


The Piggy in the Puddle (Classic Board Books) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534406605
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Little Simon - April 24th, 2018

An amazing read-aloud that has been a source of family unity since 1974. - Carol

(Board book)


I Love My Dragon (When a Dragon Moves In) Cover Image
By Howard McWilliam (Illustrator), Jodi Moore
$7.99
ISBN: 9781947277304
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flashlight Press - August 31st, 2019

An excellent read aloud that will have you and your little ones giggling. - Lucy

Board book


Once I Was a Pollywog (Animals Play) Cover Image
By Douglas Florian, Barbara Bakos (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781499801415
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: little bee books - May 3rd, 2016

Animal babies and parents in a sweet poem - and it’s boy specific. - Carol

(Board book)


Stone Soup Cover Image
By Jon J. Muth (Illustrator), Jon J. Muth
$18.99
ISBN: 9780439339094
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - March 1st, 2003

A classic folktale across the world, the story illustrates the profound power of little acts of kindness. - Erica

(Picture book, ages 4+)


Drawn Together Cover Image
By Minh Lê, Dan Santat (Illustrator), Dan Santat (Cover design or artwork by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484767603
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 5th, 2018

A boy and his grandfather are having trouble bonding, especially considering they don’t speak the same language. But when they find they have one major thing in common, they discover sometimes images are stronger than words. Gorgeous art by Dan Santat (Dad and the Dinosaur, Godzilla).

(Picture book, ages 4+)


Somewhere Else: A Picture Book Cover Image
By Gus Gordon, Gus Gordon (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626723498
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - December 5th, 2017

George doesn't like to travel but when his friends coax him out, he discovers a whole new world. Beautiful collage art make this a book you can look at multiple times.

- Lucy

(Picture book, ages 4+)


Harriet Gets Carried Away Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481469111
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 6th, 2018

An absolutely adorable book about remembering home and how it will alway be there, no matter where you go or what you're wearing.

- Lucy

(Picture book, ages 4+)


The Word Collector Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545865029
Availability: Backordered
Published: Orchard Books - January 30th, 2018

Peter Reynolds perfectly explains the power of words in this beautiful, must have book. - Lucy

(Picture book, ages 4+)


Life as a Mini Hero Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781592702909
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Enchanted Lion Books - August 27th, 2019

Put on your super hero cape and climb into your favorite lap for a “day in the life” of the world of mini heroes. - Carmen

(Picture book, ages 4+)


The Balcony Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534405882
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - September 24th, 2019

A beautifully illustrated story. Depicting the power of both urban and rural gardens, this book inspire the reader to grow their own garden! - Bianca

(Picture book, ages 5+)


Who What Where? Cover Image
By Olivier Tallec (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781452156934
Availability: Backordered
Published: Chronicle Books - September 6th, 2016

I can’t resist any of these books by Tallec. Children solve before their adults. Clever and fun. - Valerie

(Picture book, ages 4+)


Princess Truly in I Am Truly Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338167207
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Orchard Books - July 25th, 2017

This wonderfully cute book will remind every little kid they can be anything they want to be. DREAM BIG! (or small!) - Lucy

(Picture book, ages 4+)


Small in the City Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823442614
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Neal Porter Books - September 3rd, 2019

Quiet, caring, with an unexpected twist at the end. This never fails to make me smile. A great gift for children and adults alike. - Erica

(Picture book, ages 4+)


A Perfect Day Cover Image
By Lane Smith, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626725362
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 14th, 2017

What was a good day for cat, dog, bird and squirrel turns out to be an even better day for bear. The word “was” takes on a whole new meaning when bear enters. - Nancy

(Picture book, ages 4+)


The Fate of Fausto: A Painted Fable Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780593115015
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Philomel Books - September 17th, 2019

A lovely tale that reads as a wise proverb. For listening ears. - Kassi

(Picture book, ages 4+)