New Spring 2018 Picture Books!

Don't Blink!

Don't Blink! By Amy Krouse Rosenthal; illustrated by David Roberts

This interactive book may seem to be on your side, reluctant sleeper — but it’s truly a bedtime book in disguise! New from New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Amy Krouse Rosenthal and David Roberts!

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag By Rob Sanders; illustrated by Steven Salerno

In this deeply moving and inspiring true story, young readers will trace the life of the Gay Pride Flag: from its beginnings in 1978 with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its role in today’s world. A story of love, hope, equality, and pride.

Wordy Birdy

Wordy Birdy By Tammi Sauer; illustrated by Dave Mottram

Meet Wordy Birdy, a very chatty bird who talks WAY more than she listens! A hilarious story with a subtle lesson from beloved author Tammi Sauer.

Grandma's Purse

Grandma's Purse By Written & illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Spend the day with Mimi and her granddaughter in this charming picture book about the magic found in Mimi’s favorite accessory, perfect for readers who love How to Babysit a Grandma!

The Forever Tree

The Forever Tree By Donna Lukas & Tereasa Surratt

A fresh twist on Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree based on a real tree in Wisconsin that became something more, this is a timeless story about loss and renewal at home and in nature.

I Walk with Vanessa

I Walk with Vanessa By Kerascoët

This simple yet powerful picture book tells the story of one girl who inspires a community to stand up to bullying. Inspired by real events,  I Walk with Vanessa explores the feelings of helplessness and anger that arise in the wake of seeing a classmate treated badly, and shows how a single act of kindness can lead to an entire community joining in to help.

Can I Be Your Dog?

Can I Be Your Dog? By Troy Cummings

A  heart-tugging dog adoption story told through letters–deeply sincere and almost desperate pleas for a forever home–from the dog, himself!


Elmore By Holly Hobbie

The creator of the Toot & Puddle series brings us Elmore–the warmhearted porcupine sure to steal the hearts of a new generation of Holly Hobbie fans!

Kate, Who Tamed The Wind

Kate, Who Tamed The Wind By Liz Garton Scanlon; illustrated by Lee White

Award-winning author Liz Garton Scanlon presents a young, rhythmic read-aloud about a girl who solves a windy problem with an environmentally sound solution: planting trees.

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