User menu

Shopping cart

Winter Newsletter 2022 Picture Books

Catch That Chicken Written by Atinuke

Lami’s love for her chickens will liven up everyone’s storytime. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the familiar mayhem and antics in this delightful board book, with full-page spreads of colorful illustrations that are rich with family and community. Loving lessons about leaning into your own giftedness and being unapologetically “you” are themes we all need to learn, no matter how old we are.  —JENNY

Staff Pick Badge
Catch That Chicken! By Atinuke, Angela Brooksbank (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Atinuke, Angela Brooksbank (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536228045
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - October 11th, 2022

The Three Billy Goats Gruff written by Mac Barnett

Friends, we have hit my personal jackpot: the genius collaboration of Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen (think Sam & Dave Dig a Hole), the perfected hilarity of Barnett’s storytelling, the understated comedy of Klassen’s art, and goats! I am rich with love for this book, and I know I’m not alone, as the kids (my kid, my friend’s kid, all the kids!) are clamoring for it. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a classic crowd pleaser, and this is definitely the version to have. 

—Melinda

Staff Pick Badge
The Three Billy Goats Gruff By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338673845
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orchard Books - October 18th, 2022

Chirri & Chirra: In the Night by Kaya Doi, Translated by David Boyd

This is my absolute favorite picture book series, in which sisters Chirri and Chirra go on a unique little adventure in every installment. Every page is softly illustrated with vibrant and textured color pencils, creating a wonderful and inviting magical world where black cats offer you sparkling full-moon sodas. A cozy nightcap to read to a little one before bed. Check out the other books in the series; I adore them all! 

—Isaac

Staff Pick Badge
Chirri & Chirra, In the Night By Kaya Doi (Created by), David Boyd (Translated by) Cover Image
By Kaya Doi (Created by), David Boyd (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781592703845
Availability: Backordered
Published: Enchanted Lion - December 27th, 2022

Walter Had a Best Friend Written by Deborah Underwood

Yes, I’m sure you noticed the title’s past tense. And honestly, you and I know that some friends come into our lives for a short—but nonetheless important—time and then they leave. But if you’re a kid, you might think you’re the first one ever in the whole world to lose a friend. That’s why I love this quiet book. It whispers that it’ll be okay. One morning soon, a beautiful day will bring the whiff of adventure. Heartfelt and hopeful, for kids and their parents.

—MICHELLE

Staff Pick Badge
Walter Had a Best Friend By Deborah Underwood, Sergio Ruzzier (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Deborah Underwood, Sergio Ruzzier (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534477001
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beach Lane Books - October 18th, 2022

Still This Love Goes On by Buffy Sainte-Marie

Regardless of your familiarity with Cree singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie, you will fall in love with this gorgeous rendering of her song “Still This Love Goes On.” With simple phrasing and a powerful lyricism, she honors home and place, family and community. Combined with the vibrant and sweeping art of award-winning Cree-Metís illustrator Julie Flett, this book is a treasure, one for your bookshelf and those of your loved ones, young and old. 

—Melinda

Staff Pick Badge
Still This Love Goes on By Buffy Sainte-Marie, Julie Flett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Buffy Sainte-Marie, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781771648073
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greystone Kids - September 27th, 2022

If You Were a City Written by Kyo Maclear

If you were a city, how would you be? Asking readers this question opens the door to a celebration of the diversity of cities as well as a hopeful vision for future urban centers. This colorful poem is perfect for engaging kids in a conversation about what their city is like and how their idea of home might change in other cities. It's a brilliant companion to Patricia MacLachlan's My Friend Earth, another book illustrated by Sanna. 
—MOLLY

Staff Pick Badge
If You Were a City By Kyo Maclear, Sanna Francesca (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kyo Maclear, Sanna Francesca (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452155197
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - October 18th, 2022

The Real Dada Mother Goose: A Treasury of Complete Nonsense written by Jon Scieszka

Kids and parents may be skeptical of an exploration of the avant-garde Dadaist art movement riffing on classic nursery rhymes, but readers will quickly discover that all this premise entails is playful word games and artistic expressions of nonsense. In a way, this book reminds me of how internet culture twists and reshapes familiar ideas in funny ways. Read this book with any kid who loves delightfully strange poetry with amusing illustrations.

—Isaac

Staff Pick Badge
The Real Dada Mother Goose: A Treasury of Complete Nonsense By Jon Scieszka, Julia Rothman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jon Scieszka, Julia Rothman (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780763694340
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - October 5th, 2022

Subscribe to RSS - Winter Newsletter 2022 Picture Books