Grades K-1st

    • The Bad Seed
      Jory John

      This charming tale of a very bad seed has bold illustrations and a funny yet touching tale that reminds us of the remarkably transformative power of just being you. Perfect for readers young and old.

    • Be Quiet!
      Ryan Higgens

      All Rupert the mouse wants is to star in a beautiful, wordless picturebook. He has plenty of ideas about what makes a great book. Children and adults alike will chuckle at this comedic take on bookmaking.

    • Billions of Bricks
      Kurt Cyrus

      A brick may seem like just a simple block, but in groupings of ten, twenty, and more, it can create many impressive structures, from hotels to schools to skyscrapers. This is a terrific introduction to counting in quantities for children.

    • Bob, Not Bob!
      Audrey Vernick

      Little Louie is stuck in bed with a bad cold and whenever he calls out for his mom, his stuffed-up nose summons slobbery dog Bob instead! Read this funny picturebook while pinching your nose for the full effect.

    • This Book Will Not Be Fun
      Cirocco Dunlap

      A mouse who acts as a careful custodian of his book tries to guarantee his reader some peace and order in spite of escalating chaos. This picturebook is hilarious with whimsical illustrations.

    • Drawn Together
      Minh Lê

      When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. As they sit down to draw together, however, the two form a bond that goes beyond words.

    • Five Flying Penguins
      Barbara Barbieri McGrath

      With a rhyming narrative that counts to five, adorable penguins are soaring--or flying--through the sea, trying to elude a lurking creature. But as young readers of this charming tale will discover, a friendly seal is only looking to play a game of tag.


    • The Great Dictionary Caper
      Judy Sierra

      Words have secret lives. On a quiet afternoon the words escape the dictionary (much to the consternation of Mr. Noah Webster) and flock to Hollywood for a huge annual event--Lexi-Con.


    • I just Ate my Friend
      Heidi McKinnon

      A creature has eaten his friend. Now he's on a journey to find a new one with hilarious consequences in this bright, subversive debut picture book. Heidi McKinnon delivers a hilariously macabre story with colorful illustrations and a satisfying, dry wit

    • The Itchy Book
      Mo Willems

      Triceratops has an itch and so does T-Rex! But dinosaurs absolutely never scratch. What is an itchy dinosaur to do?

    • Meet Miffy
      Natalie Hall

      Get to know Miffy the bunny and all her family and friends in this sweet board book and come meet her in statue form at the Central Library .


    • The Mitten
      Jan Brett

      When Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow, he goes on without realizing that it is missing. One by one, woodland animals find it and crawl in


    • Poe Won't Go
      Kelly DiPucchio

      When an elephant plants himself in the road and refuses to move, the people of Prickly Valley try all sorts of methods to get him to go. One thoughtful little girl works up the courage to do what no one else has done: ask him.


    • You Don't Want a Unicorn!
      Ame Dyckman

      This rollicking story shares all of the ways a pet unicorn can ruin your life, and is sure to have readers in stitches with its vibrant and funky illustrations.

    • We Don't Eat Our Classmates
      Ryan T. Higgins

      Despite all the chomping, the bright colors and deceptively adorable dinosaurs make this a fun read rather than a scary one, with a hidden lesson about boundaries. Too much fun for a single read!