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Selections by Children's Librarians Eileen Corbett & Sarah Rodriguez.

Updated November 7, 2018

Picture Books to Read Together

Ada Twist, Scientist

Andrea Beaty · Abrams Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller

The creators of the New York Times bestselling picture books Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect are back with a story about the power...
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Mae Among the Stars

RODA AHMED · HarperCollins
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

A beautiful picture book for sharing, inspired by the life of the first African American woman to travel in space, Mae Jemison.

A great classroom and bedtime read-aloud, Mae Among the Stars is the perfect book for young readers who have big dreams and even bigger hearts!

When...

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A Lion in Paris

Beatrice Alemagna · Tate Publishing
Format: Hardcover

A Lion in Paris is widely regarded as the most accomplished book by multi-award-winning children's author/illustrator Beatrice Alemagna. It tells the story of a lion who, bored by his rural life in the savanna, seeks excitement and opportunity in the City of Light. Upon arriving...
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Square

MAC BARNETT · Candlewick
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

The beguiling second entry in the innovative shape trilogy by multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling duo Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen.

This book is about Square. Square spends every day taking blocks from a pile below the ground to a pile above the ground. This book...
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King Baby

Kate Beaton · Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

All hail King Baby! He greets his adoring public with giggles and wiggles and coos, posing for photos and allowing hugs and kisses. But this royal ruler also has many demands, and when his subjects can't quite keep up, King Baby takes matters into his own tiny hands.

Created by Kate...
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King Alice

Matthew Cordell · Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Matthew Cordell, Caldecott award-winning author and illustrator of Wolf in the Snow, delivers yet another warm and delightful picture book in King Alice.

Alice and her family are stuck indoors on a snowy day. Alice loves to read, and when her dad suggests that she make...

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Carmela Full of Wishes

Matt de la Peña · G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

In their first collaboration since the Newbery Medal- and Caldecott Honor-winning Last Stop on Market Street, Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson deliver a poignant and timely new picture book that's sure to be an instant classic.

When Carmela wakes up on her birthday,...
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Red: A Crayon's Story

Michael Hall · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

A blue crayon mistakenly labeled as "red" suffers an identity crisis in this picture book by the New York Times-bestselling creator of My Heart Is Like a Zoo and It's an Orange Aardvark! Funny, insightful, and colorful, Red: A Crayon's Story, by Michael Hall, is about being...

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Pearl

Molly Schaar Idle · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

Caldecott Honor author-illustrator Molly Idle dazzles with an original mermaid tale about how small, persistent actions can achieve great things.

Sometimes the tiniest light can shine the brightest! Like the other mermaids of the deep, Pearl longs to care for the endless beaches,...
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After the Fall

DAN SANTAT · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times-bestselling creator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend comes the inspiring epilogue to the beloved classic nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty.

Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what...

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Naughty Kitty!

Adam Stower · Scholastic, Incorporated
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

NAUGHTY KITTY is the cute, cuddly, and funny follow-up title to Adam Stower's SILLY DOGGY!

When Lily is finally allowed to have her very own kitten, strange things are afoot. Lily's brand new, teeny-tiny Kitty shouldn't be any trouble at all, but as soon as Lily leaves Kitty alone,...
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Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile Storybook Treasury

Bernard Waber · HMH Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

Every home should have a crocodile! Splish, splash. Fifty years ago the Primms moved into the house on East 88th street and found a crocodile soaking in the bathtub. Since then, Lyle has won the hearts of all he meets. This anniversary collection features an introduction by Bernard...
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Big Brown Bear's Cave

YUVAL ZOMMER · Templar
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

What will Bear do when he fills his cave so full of stuff that there's no room at all - even for his friends?Big Brown Bear finds a lovely new home, a dark and empty cave just right for a bear. Then one day he wanders into the city and discovers that humans also have caves, which...
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Books for Beginning Readers

The Peaches on the Beaches: A Book About Inflectional Endings

Brian P. Cleary · Millbrook Press
Pages: 30
Format: Library Binding

Uses rhyme, repetition, illustration, and phonics to introduce inflectional ending.
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Flip-A-Word: Crab Cab

Harriet Ziefert · Blue Apple Books; Reprint edition
Format: Hardcover

Is that crab driving a cab? Will the pot stay hot? Flip a page and watch a crab turn into a dab! Crab Cab features these word families -ab, -ot, -it Nouns or verbs from a word family are shown. Single words progress into short phrases hot spot and then simple sentences. A die-cut at the bottom...
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Fly Guy and the Alienzz

Tedd Arnold · Cartwheel Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Buzz is making a movie about aliens from outer space. When the action begins, superheroes Fly Guy and Buzz Boy are protecting a secret fort in the sky when an alien ship captures them! The duo must outsmart the aliens and the space pirates with the help of Dragon Dude and Fly Girl. The fun-zee...
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Biscuit Meets the Class Pet

Alyssa Satin Capucilli · HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover

Hop, hop!There's someone new at Biscuit's house - Nibbles, the class pet, has come for a visit. Nibbles likes exploring Biscuit's home and wants to play with all of Biscuit's toys. Biscuit isn't sure if he is ready to share with Nibbles, but soon Biscuit realizes that...
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Ling & Ting: Together in All Weather

Grace Lin · Little
Pages: 43
Format: Print book

Ling and Ting have fun, rain or shine, in the fourth book of this irresistible early reader series.
The adorable twins Ling and Ting from the Geisel Honor early reader series are back to have fun in Winter, Spring, Fall, and Summer, giving parents and educators the perfect opportunity...
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Mr. Monkey Bakes a Cake

Jeff Mack · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 64
Format: Hardcover

Curious George meets Mr. Bean in this adorable new picture book series from author-illustrator Jeff Mack that follows the loveable Mr. Monkey on his wacky adventures. Mr. Monkey bakes a cake. He can't wait to win a ribbon But first he has to carry it to the contest. What could possibly...
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Henry and Mudge and the Forever Sea

Cynthia Rylant · Simon Spotlight
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

One hot summer day, Henry, his father, and his 180-pound dog, Mudge, head for the beach. They enjoy awesome waves, hot dogs, cherry sno-cones, a rubber lobster, and side-stepping crabs. It seems their wonderful day could happily go on forever. Full color.
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