Picture Books

As summertime comes into full swing we’re looking forward to some amazing new reads! Check out our Summer Reading Guide for 2021 to discover our picks for each age group and genre below – and be sure to look for the Treehouse stamp of approval noting our favorite books in each section! 


The Rock from the Sky Cover Image
By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536215625
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Published: Candlewick - April 13th, 2021

Caldecott medalist Jon Klassen is back with five interconnected stories of friendship, wit, and, this time, giant rocks! Join Turtle, Armadillo, and Snake as they explore changing landscapes and the ever-present sense that something somewhere may be not quite right. With his signature watercolors and wry humor, Klassen brings us yet another treasure!

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The Capybaras Cover Image
ISBN: 9781771647823
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Published: Greystone Kids - April 13th, 2021

 The hens and chicks are safe in their coops - until the Capybaras come! The Capybaras are too wet, too hairy, and they don’t follow the hens’ rules. Will they be allowed to stay? Soderguilt’s sparse text works beautifully with his Edward Gorey-esque illustrations to create a charming tale of community - with a twist ending that’s sure to delight!

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Pablo Cover Image
By Rascal, Rascal (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781776573240
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Published: Gecko Press - May 4th, 2021

Pablo is a little bit scared and a little bit curious - after all, it is his last night in his shell! With stark black and white images, Belgian illustrator Rascal immerses readers in a world of shapes, noises, and smells! Pablo is sweet, charming, and perfect for younger readers!

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Carol and the Pickle-Toad Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735263987
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Published: Tundra Books - May 11th, 2021

Esmé Shapiro returns with a clever tale of a girl and the loud mouthed toad that lives on her head. Carol is an inspiration as she overcomes her bossy toad hat, much like we all must overcome opinionated family and friends to find our own voice. Filled with Shapiro's signature gouache and watercolor illustrations, Carol and the Pickle Toad is a whimsical parable and an absolute delight.

Oddbird Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250765314
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - May 25th, 2021

Oddbird is a little different. He’s not colorful or fancy like the other birds at the pool. His feathers are dull and gray. But is being different really so bad? Desierto brings us a tale of self-confidence and celebration with a riot of colors and textures! This is a tale for anyone who’s ever stood out in a crowd. Published May 25

Are You a Cheeseburger? Cover Image
By Monica Arnaldo, Monica Arnaldo (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780063003941
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 1st, 2021

Grub is a lonely raccoon just looking through trash. Seed is… a seed. Together they will answer the world’s most important question: can a seed grow into a cheeseburger? Arnaldo’s story is giggle-inducing and heartwarming, all about the importance of being ourselves and supporting our friends. Published June 1

What If, Pig? Cover Image
By Linzie Hunter, Linzie Hunter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062986092
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Published: HarperCollins - June 8th, 2021

What if you had a friend like Pig? He’s just about the nicest, kindest pig around. But what if Pig had a secret? What if he was a tremendous worrier? But what if not all what if’s are bad? Join Mouse and Pig in this hilarious and sweet story all about the worries we face and the friends we make along the way. Published June 8