Staff Picks for Little Kids

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Luigi, the Spider Who Wanted to Be a Kitten By Michelle Knudsen, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michelle Knudsen, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536219111
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Published: Candlewick - March 5th, 2024

Such a sweet book with the ultimate message of loving oneself and ones friends just the way they are! If you didn’t think spiders were cute before prepare to meet the charming & cuddly Luigi!  Recommended by Sienna


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A Creature Was Stirring By Heather S. Pierczynski, Skylar Hogan (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063230743
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 12th, 2023

"It was the night before Chritmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring..."  Except for a mouse!  Delightful, funny holiday story for those too excited to sleep. Recommended by Julie


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Viking in Love By Doug Cenko Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593202289
Availability: On our shelves now!
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - December 14th, 2021

The epic saga of Stig & Ingrid is a romance for all ages!

(And is also very funny, plus there are adorable kittens- How could anything go wrong?) 

-Recommended by Lauren


Endlessly Ever After: Pick YOUR Path to Countless Fairy Tale Endings! By Laurel Snyder, Dan Santat (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laurel Snyder, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781452144825
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 19th, 2022

A hilarious, rhyming, fairy tale, choose-your-own-adventure!  The kind of book kids and adults alike can pour over finding all the endings and choices.  So fun!  -Recommended by Julie


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The Rhino Suit By Colter Jackson, Colter Jackson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Colter Jackson, Colter Jackson (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781683648147
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Published: Sounds True - March 29th, 2022

"For everyone who feels a lot or knows someone who does."  -Recommended by Alena


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Knight Owl (Caldecott Honor Book) (The Knight Owl Series #1) By Christopher Denise, Christopher Denise (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316310628
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Published: Christy Ottaviano Books - March 15th, 2022

Owl's determination and bravery to become a knight is wonderfully told.  Perfect for the Night Watch, Owl proves brains over brawn can win the day and new friends.  Whimsical and Charming  -Recommended by Julie


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Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn: A Picture Book By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419750915
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 23rd, 2021

"Such an adorable picture book!  I loved the messages of staying true to yourself and that true friends will see your true self."  -Julie


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The Cat Wants Cuddles By P. Crumble, Lucinda Gifford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By P. Crumble, Lucinda Gifford (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338741223
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Published: Orchard Books - July 20th, 2021

"To cuddle or not to cuddle?  And how do you make your human servants understand your boundaries?  In one word, this book is Relatable!"  -The Great Catsby


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Clovis Keeps His Cool By Katelyn Aronson, Eve Farb (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Katelyn Aronson, Eve Farb (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781645672135
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Published: Page Street Kids - August 17th, 2021

"A sweet funny story about not losing your temper and practicing kindness, just like Clovis' granny."  Recommended by Julie


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Even the Smallest Will Grow By Lita Judge, Lita Judge (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lita Judge, Lita Judge (Illustrator)
$17.99
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ISBN: 9781534457256
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 20th, 2021

I love this picture book! Beautiful art and a beautiful message for kids that everyone starts small and the possibilites for their future are endless! Recommended by Julie


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Duck on a Bike By David Shannon, David Shannon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Shannon, David Shannon (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780439050234
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Published: The Blue Sky Press - April 1st, 2002

Go ahead! Take this book for a spin. I guarantee you a fun ride for all. Recommended by Jeanette


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The Snail with the Right Heart: A True Story By Maria Popova, Ping Zhu (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maria Popova, Ping Zhu (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781592703494
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Published: Enchanted Lion - February 2nd, 2021

Wow! You won't find a more enchanting story to introduce natural evolution and genetic diversity. Recommended by Jeanette


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Pockets Full of Rocks: Daddy Talks about Depression By Yair Engelberg, MacKenzie Haley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Yair Engelberg, MacKenzie Haley (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433831096
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Published: Magination Press - January 5th, 2021

A wonderfully uplifting story to help children understand depression in a beloved parent. Recommended by Jeanette


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Sometimes People March By Tessa Allen, Tessa Allen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tessa Allen, Tessa Allen (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062991188
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 1st, 2020

Sweet and informative perspective of why humans have been marching since 1899!  Ants march, bands march, we march. Wonderful book for all ages! Recommended by Mary


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I Am the Storm By Jane Yolen, Heidi E. Y. Stemple, Kristen Howdeshell (Illustrator), Kevin Howdeshell (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593222751
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Published: Rise x Penguin Workshop - October 27th, 2020

I loved storms as a kid -- I still do. This book offers the strength to love them -- and the calm that comes afterward. Recommended by Mary


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When You Need Wings By Lita Judge, Lita Judge (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lita Judge, Lita Judge (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534437555
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

This book is exactly what my younger shy self needed. Playful, poignant, and beautifully illustrated -- this book is perfect for when a child might be feeling anxious or nervous in a new situation. Recommended by Julie


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Over the Moon: (Read-Aloud Bedtime Book for Toddlers, Animal Book for Kids) By James Proimos, Zoey Abbott (Illustrator) Cover Image
By James Proimos, Zoey Abbott (Illustrator)
$17.99
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ISBN: 9781452177151
Published: Chronicle Books - March 10th, 2020

Made me laugh.

Made me cry.

Made me wise.

What a delightful surprise. Parents and kids will love this one! Recommended by Alena


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The President Sang Amazing Grace By Zoe Mulford, Jeff Scher (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Zoe Mulford, Jeff Scher (Illustrator)
$18.95
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ISBN: 9781944903848
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 2019

Sigh ...

Recommended by Mary


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Skulls! By Blair Thornburgh, Scott Campbell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Blair Thornburgh, Scott Campbell (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534414006
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 23rd, 2019

Hilarious, educational, not even spooky at all! It's laugh-out-loud fun! Recommended by Molly


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Can Princesses Become Astronauts? By Carmela Lavigna Coyle, Mike Gordon (Illustrator) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781630763473
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Published: Muddy Boots - June 5th, 2019

From the author who brought us Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots, another gem!

Recommended by Alena


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Little Doctor and the Fearless Beast By Sophie Gilmore Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781771473446
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Published: Owlkids - March 15th, 2019

This charming story about empathy and kindness warms my heart every time. Recommended by Molly


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I Need a New Butt! By Dawn McMillan, Ross Kinnaird Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780486787992
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Published: Dover Publications - September 17th, 2014

My husband said the reason I was a popular teacher of kids who had trouble reading was beause I never outgrew booger or fart jokes. No wonder I love this book (and so will most children.) Recommended by Jeanette


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My Heart By Corinna Luyken Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780735227934
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Published: Rocky Pond Books - January 8th, 2019

Another wonderous picture book by a new favorite author, with a beautiful ode to the human heart. Recommended by Jeanette


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P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever By Raj Haldar, Maria Beddia (Illustrator), Chris Carpenter Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781492674313
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Published: Sourcebooks Explore - November 13th, 2018

A hilarious alphabet book that highlights silent letters for children. Funny and enjoyable for all ages! Recommended by Julie


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Du Iz Tak? By Carson Ellis, Carson Ellis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Carson Ellis, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780763665302
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Published: Candlewick - October 18th, 2016

Every time I read this, I feel so happy. Read a few pages aloud, and I think you will too.  :-)

Recommended by Molly.


Camilla, Cartographer By Julie Dillemuth, Laura Wood (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julie Dillemuth, Laura Wood (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433830334
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Published: Magination Press - October 8th, 2019

What a fabulously imaginative story about finding your way in the world.  Recommended by Jeanette


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Love By Matt de la Peña, Loren Long (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Matt de la Peña, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781524740917
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 9th, 2018

De La Pena has done it again: written a picture book which recognizes the emotional depth of children. A beautifully illustrated, lyrical homage to the breadth of love. Recommended by Jeanette


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Stack the Cats By Susie Ghahremani Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781419723490
Availability: Backordered - we'll try to let you know how long!
Published: Abrams Appleseed - May 2nd, 2017

This is the purrrfect counting book, in my humble opinion. For all future cat lovers. Recommended by Catsby