Picture Books

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780803734081
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Dial, 2/2012
An Ann Marie Pick

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780547124933
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Clarion Books, 2/2012
Kids will love this poetry book! -An Ann Marie Pick

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780375867217
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers, 12/2011
An Ann Marie Pick

Otto the Book Bear (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9781423145622
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Hyperion, 1/2012

All staff pick!

We all love this adorable story about a storybook bear who has a secret life. When no one is looking, Otto comes out of his book and explores the house. But when something happens and he's inadvertently left behind, he has to go out into the big scary world. This simple yet heartfelt story of how Otto finds a new home will make you smile.


$16.99
ISBN-13: 9781596436244
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Roaring Brook Press, 2/2012
A Cindy Pick

One Cool Friend (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780803734135
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Dial, 1/2012

With tongue firmly in cheek, Buzzeo introduces Elliot, a polite young man who obtains a penguin for a pet, naming him Magellan. His absent-minded scientist father seems clueless as Elliot creates a skating rink in his bedroom and gives Magellan a bed in the freezer. But all is not what it seems in this hilarious tale!

David Small's illustrations are perfect.

A Joanne pick


$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780316056960
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 10/2011
A Cindy Pick

A Big Boy Now (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780060086732
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: HarperCollins, 1/2012
An adorable book by Eileen Spinelli-Ann Ann Marie Pick

Blowin' in the Wind (Hardcover)

$17.95
ISBN-13: 9781402780028
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Sterling Children's Books, 11/2011

Gorgeous watercolor paintings by Jon Muth (Zen Shorts) bring a reimagined version of Bob Dylan's classic song to life.  Includes a CD of the original 1963 version.

A Joanne pick


$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780312649630
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Feiwel & Friends, 10/2011
An Ann Marie Pick

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780547315836
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 10/2011
An Ann Marie Pick

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780803736986
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Dial, 8/2011

A lovely homage to the power of the imagination!  Jack and his friends build a fort from sticks and a cardboard box and "a ragged old quilt."  And then they spend all day playing at being imaginary knights, fighting imaginary dragons.  But one by one, they all have to go home, until only Jack is left to fight the scariest dragon of all. 

The illustrations by the acclaimed Helen Oxenbury are gorgeous and the rhyming text is perfect for reading aloud.

A Cindy and Joanne Pick


$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780803734180
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Dial, 10/2011
An Ann Marie Pick

Sammy in the Sky (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780763649272
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Candlewick, 8/2011

Sammy, the best hound dog in the whole wide world, loves his girl and she loves him. When illness cuts Sammy’s life short, the girl’s family keeps his spirit alive by celebrating his love of chasing wind-blown bubbles, keeping loyal guard at night, and offering his velvety fur for endless pats and tummy scratches. Painter Jamie Wyeth’s illustrations— infused with his realist style and lifelong fondness for dogs— radiate the joy and sadness of every tongue-licking, tail-wagging moment in this heartening and lovingly rendered story written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barbara Walsh. 

An All Staff pick!! This is sad, of course, but also quite hopeful. Sammy's family learns that he will always be with them. Buy it for the gorgeous illustrations by Pennsylvania artist Jamie Wyeth!

 

 


Scrawny Cat (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780763641641
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Candlewick, 10/2011

Simply lovely, and not just because it's set in Maine (my favorite place in the whole world)! This lonely little abandoned cat will steal your heart as he searches for food and tries to avoid people who call him, "Get out of here!"  

He knows his name is not "Get out of here."  But will anyone ever call him anything else? 

A Joanne pick


Grandpa Green (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9781596436077
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Roaring Brook Press, 8/2011
A Kathy Pick

Maudie and Bear (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780399257094
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Putnam Juvenile, 1/2012
A Cindy Pick

Ava's Poppy (Hardcover)

$16.95
ISBN-13: 9780735840577
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: NorthSouth, 2/2012
An Ann Marie pick