Picture Books

As summertime comes into full swing we’re looking forward to some amazing new reads! Check out our Summer Reading Guide for 2022 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! 


 

Clementine and the Lion By Zoey Abbott, Zoey Abbott (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Zoey Abbott, Zoey Abbott (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781525305627
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Published: Kids Can Press - May 3rd, 2022

When plucky Clementine’s horrid parents disappear, she’s free to do whatever she’d like–until an uninvited lion appears and ruins her perfect life. Zoey Abbott’s latest picture book features a courageous heroine who will inspire kids of all ages while her cleverly detailed illustrations will pull readers in for a closer look at this fantastic new book.


Sylvie By Jean Reidy, Lucy Ruth Cummins (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jean Reidy, Lucy Ruth Cummins (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534463486
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2022

Author Jean Reidy and illustrator Lucy Ruth Cummins are back with a tale of community and bravery. Sylvie the spider loves watching over her folks in the apartment building above her dumpster (including a very brave tortoise!), but when she notices something is amiss, she sets out to make everything just right. Charming illustrations and a warm story remind us about the importance of community and connection.


Trucks on Trucks By Sorche Fairbank, Nik Henderson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sorche Fairbank, Nik Henderson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062842091
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - May 17th, 2022

What’s better than a truck? A truck on top of a truck, of course! Fairbank’s lively, rhyming text makes for an excellent read aloud, especially when paired with Nik Henderson’s bright, bold illustrations! Trucks on Trucks is also a wonderful introduction for young readers to concepts like size, color, and numbers! Which truck is your favorite?


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The Queen in the Cave By Júlia Sardà, Júlia Sardà (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Júlia Sardà, Júlia Sardà (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781536220544
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Studio - May 24th, 2022

Perfect for fans of Esmé Shapiro or Katie Harnett, Júlia Sardà’s colorful and detailed illustrations bring this wildly imaginative tale to life! Franca, Carmela, and Tomasina are about to journey beyond their garden to search for the marvelous queen in Franca’s dreams. They’ll encounter brambles and beasts, all while learning to be brave. This is a wondrous ode to imagination, fairy tales, and childhood!


Swim, Jim! By Kaz Windness, Kaz Windness (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kaz Windness, Kaz Windness (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534483439
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - May 31st, 2022

 Jim the crocodile isn’t scared of swimming, he’s scared of sinking. Maybe he wouldn’t be if the swamp were a bit smaller. Perhaps he just needs to wiggle and waggle to the right place? Readers will cheer as Jim–with the help of his floaties and his sisters–learns to face his fears, and will perhaps learn that they too can overcome their own fears!


Punky Aloha By Shar Tuiasoa, Shar Tuiasoa (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shar Tuiasoa, Shar Tuiasoa (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063079236
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Published: HarperCollins - June 7th, 2022

Punky Aloha loves doing new things–except meeting new people without her brave grandmother at her side. But with the help of grandmother’s glasses and the spirit of aloha in her heart, Punky may just be brave enough to go on her own adventure. Filled with bright, happy colors, this debut picture book is sure to have everyone cheering!


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Chickadee: Criminal Mastermind  By Monica Silvie, Elina Ellis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Monica Silvie, Elina Ellis (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781525303388
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kids Can Press - June 7th, 2022

  Meet Chickadee: Criminal, Rapscallion, All-Around Bad Seed. This hilariously clever story will delight readers of all ages as we watch Chickadee's underhanded antics! Ellis' illustration of Chickadee, like the book itself, is simultaneously adorable and funny. Overall a winning combination!