Picture Books

King Kong's Cousin By Mark Teague, Mark Teague (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mark Teague, Mark Teague (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781665912303
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Published: Beach Lane Books - August 30th, 2022

King Kong’s cousin Junior just can’t measure up to Kong. “Kong did heroic things. Junior did chores.” But when Junior’s cat Bernice gets stuck in a tree, things may be about to change. Funny and clever, with humorous greyscale illustrations, Mark Teague’s newest picture book is a gentle, laugh-aloud delight with a message about how we don’t have to be famous to do something awesome. And the ending has a realism that parents will appreciate.

- Joy


Magnolia Flower By Zora Neale Hurston, Loveis Wise (Illustrator), Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063098312
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Published: Amistad Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2022

Magnolia Flower centers around a promising young Afro Indigenous girl as she embarks on a journey to fight for freedom. Filled to the brim with important messages, culture, and history, not to mention the incredible illustrations.

- Laila


Farmhouse By Sophie Blackall Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316528948
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2022

This gorgeous book tells the story of a large family and the farmhouse where they lived. The pictures are constructed of remnants from an old farmhouse found on the artist's property. Simple and beautiful. Perfect for anyone who enjoys family history and sharing the past with others.

- Amy


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Beatrice Likes the Dark By April Genevieve Tucholke, Khoa Le (Illustrator) Cover Image
By April Genevieve Tucholke, Khoa Le (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781643751573
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 13th, 2022

Khoa Le's stunning illustrations add depth and mood to this wonderful tale of sisterhood. Beatrice and Roo couldn't be more different...like night and day! But that doesn't mean they can't still be friends. This is a celebration of what makes us different and what holds us together.

- Laura


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Fiona the Fruit Bat By Dan Riskin, Rachel Qiuqi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dan Riskin, Rachel Qiuqi (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781771647854
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Published: Greystone Kids - September 13th, 2022

It's time for Fiona the fruit bat to fly...but how will she see in the dark? Learn about echolocation, bats, and self-confidence in this gorgeously illustrated book (written by a real life chiropterologist!).

- Laura


Blue Bison Needs a Haircut By Scott Rothman, Pete Oswald (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Scott Rothman, Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593428160
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Published: Random House Studio - October 18th, 2022

A hilarious and adorable story about patience as Blue Bison anxiously waits for barber shops to open back up again and has to learn how to navigate his stress and scraggly hair. Cute and lesson-filled for impatient little ones.

- Laila


The Three Billy Goats Gruff By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338673845
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Published: Orchard Books - October 18th, 2022

That Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen magic rides again with this rib-tickling take on the classic fairy tale about three goats, a bridge, and one hungry troll. Simple, endearing illustrations and tongue-in-cheek storytelling make this a perfect parent/kid reading time selection.

- Keaton


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Room On Top By Bruno Hächler, Laura D'Arcangelo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bruno Hächler, Laura D'Arcangelo (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780735844865
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Published: NorthSouth Books - October 18th, 2022

In this precious storybook, a baby anteater loves to ride on his mama's back and invites a whole host of other animals to come along for the ride. As the pile grows larger and larger, the mother must stay strong to keep them all upright as they embark on their fun-filled journey.

- Laila