October Picks - Picture Books

Choo Choo (with Full-Color Art) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544749849
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 26th, 2017

The adventures of a beautiful little locomotive who decided to run away from her humdrum duties.


Bruce's Big Move Cover Image
By Ryan T. Higgins, Ryan T. Higgins (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368003544
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 26th, 2017

After the events of Hotel Bruce, our favorite curmudgeonly bear shares his home with not only his four geese, but three rowdy mice besides! Fed up with their shenanigans, Bruce sets off to find a rodent-free household. But as usual, nothing goes quite according to plan. . .

A hilarious sequel for fans of the previous Bruce books, as well as a standalone discovery for new readers, Bruce's next reluctant adventure is sure to keep kids giggling.


Imagine Cover Image
By John Lennon, Jean Jullien (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781328808653
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Published: Clarion Books - September 21st, 2017

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope some day you'll join us, and the world will be as one.


Join one little pigeon as she sets out on a journey to spread a message of tolerance around the world. Featuring the lyrics of John Lennon’s iconic song and illustrations by the award-winning artist Jean Jullien, this poignant and timely picture book dares to imagine a world at peace. Imagine will be published in partnership with human rights organization Amnesty International.


Jingle Bells Cover Image
By Susan Jeffers, Susan Jeffers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062360205
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Published: HarperCollins - September 26th, 2017

Susan Jeffers, the New York Times bestselling author and artist of The Nutcracker and The Twelve Days of Christmas, takes readers on an enchanted journey set to lyrics from a well-known holiday song.

Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh

O’er the fields we go, laughing all the way…

Ride along with a girl, a boy, their pony, and a mischievous dog as they travel to Grandmother’s house. With snow on the ground and playful animals in their path, their journey gets a bit sidetracked. But soon enough they arrive at Grandma’s—where an unexpected visitor fills them with holiday cheer!


The Poky Little Puppy and Friends: The Nine Classic Little Golden Books Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781524766832
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Published: Golden Books - September 12th, 2017

The best-loved Little Golden Books come together in a deluxe volume that’s perfect for gift giving.

The year 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the launch of the famous Little Golden Books! And this collection of nine classic Little Golden Books stars the line’s most popular characters, adored by generations, in The Poky Little Puppy, The Shy Little Kitten, Tawny Scrawny Lion, The Saggy Baggy Elephant, Tootle, The Little Red Hen, The Color Kittens, The Little Red Caboose, and Scuffy the Tugboat. Breathtaking illustrations on glossy paper, and a gleaming gold foil spine, make this lush volume a gift to cherish.


Big Machines: The Story of Virginia Lee Burton Cover Image
By Sherri Duskey Rinker, John Rocco (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544715578
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 5th, 2017

In this loving tribute to Virginia Lee Burton, the New York Times bestselling creators Sherri Duskey Rinker and John Rocco pay homage to the storied life of one of the most beloved creators in children’s literature. Everyone in Folly Cove knows Virginia Lee as “Jinnee.” With her magical wands she can draw whatever she imagines, but for her sons Aris and Michael, she draws the most wonderful characters of all: BIG MACHINES with friendly names like Mary Anne, Maybelle, and Katy. Her marvelous magical wands can make anything move—even a cheerful Little House.


Otis Gives Thanks Cover Image
By Loren Long, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781524741150
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Published: Philomel Books - September 5th, 2017

Time to honor Thanksgiving and make it a year-round holiday, thanks to this perfect ode to gratitude featuring Otis, everyone’s favorite tractor.

Giving thanks makes Otis happy. He gives thanks for the land and country he loves and for his farm and the farmer who grows healthy food for all to eat. Otis is thankful for time to play games like hide-and-seek and ring-around-the-rosy. He cherishes his farm friends who make life on the ranch as happy as can be. And most of all, everyone’s favorite tractor is thankful for the greatest thing in life: love.

Told with a sense of warmth, heart, and above all else, gratefulness, this is an uplifting tale that speaks to the soul of Otis’ character and reminds readers that taking the time to appreciate our lives is a virtue in itself. From the creator of the Otis series, and the illustrator of The Little Engine That Could and Of Thee I Sing by President Barack Obama.


In the Middle of Fall Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Laura Dronzek (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062573117
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 5th, 2017

Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek, the award-winning team behind When Spring Comes, which School Library Journal praised in a starred review as “A must-have, joyful seasonal title for the youngest listeners,” explore the sounds, sights, smells, and textures of a new season—fall—in this gorgeously illustrated picture book. 

In the middle of fall, the sky is nearly gray, the leaves have already turned, and all it takes is one gust of wind to turn the world yellow and red and orange. Kevin Henkes’s layered text features striking imagery, repetition, and alliteration to introduce basic concepts of language and the fall season. Laura Dronzek’s expressive paintings illuminate pumpkins, apples, falling leaves, nut-collecting squirrels, and the transformation from colorful autumn to frosty winter. This engaging and vibrant companion to When Spring Comes is ideal for story time, seasonal units, and bedtime reading.


Amelia Bedelia Cover Image
By Peggy Parish, Fritz Siebel (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062572790
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 5th, 2017

Learn to read with Amelia Bedelia! 

This paper-over-board special edition commemorates the 60th anniversary of I Can Read books for beginning readers. Eight bonus pages recount I Can Read’s history, including a time line, never-before-seen sketches, and origin stories of beloved I Can Read characters. This beautiful edition is perfect for gift-giving. 

From dressing the chicken to drawing the drapes, Amelia Bedelia does exactly what Mr. and Mrs. Rogers tell her to do. If things get a bit mixed up, well, that's okay. When Amelia Bedelia is involved, everything always turns out perfectly in the end! This Level 2 I Can Read is perfect for reading aloud or alone.

“No child can resist Amelia [Bedelia] and her literal trips through the minefield of the English language-and no adult can fail to notice that she’s usually right when she’s wrong.”—The New York Times Book Review


Little I Cover Image
By Michael Hall, Michael Hall (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062383006
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 5th, 2017

A charming, suspenseful, and wholly original picture book about the adventure of growing up from the acclaimed and bestselling creator of Red: A Crayon’s Story and Wonderfall

When Little i’s dot rolls off a cliff and into the sea, the other letters in the alphabet think Little i looks like a small, odd number. And you can’t spell a word with a number! So Little i sets out to find the missing dot. Will they ever be reunited? Well, yes. And no. Because in the end, the dot remains at its new spot on Punctuation Island, and Little i returns home without it, a wiser and bigger letter—Big I. With a playful focus on the alphabet, spelling, and simple punctuation, this charming and suspenseful quest story about letters, self-confidence, belonging, and growing up is a great choice for the classroom, library story hours, and bedtime.


When's My Birthday? Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626722934
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 5th, 2017

A boisterous celebration of everything that is wonderful about birthdays by acclaimed author Julie Fogliano and illustrated by the Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honoree Christian Robinson.

when’s my birthday?
where’s my birthday?
how many days until my birthday?

i’d like a pony for my birthday
and a necklace for my birthday.
i’d like a chicken for my birthday.
i’d like a ball to bounce and bounce.

i’d like a big cake on my birthday
with lots of chocolate on my birthday
and lots of candles on my birthday
1,2,3,4,5, and 6!

In this enthusiastic celebration of all things BIRTHDAY, acclaimed author Julie Fogliano and award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson come together to bring you the perfect birthday book! Join our excited narrator as she lists all the things that will make her birthday the BEST birthday.


The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish Cover Image
By Deborah Diesen, Dan Hanna (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780374304591
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - September 5th, 2017

The star of the New York Times–bestselling Pout-Pout Fish books is back in this board book edition of The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish.

Turn little pouts into big smiles!

In this unabridged board book edition, it's Christmas under the sea, and finding the perfect presents for your friends can be hard. Swim along with the Pout-Pout Fish as he discovers that the best gifts come straight from the heart.


Leaves: An Autumn Pop-Up Book Cover Image
By Janet Lawler, Lindsay Dale-Scott (Illustrator), Yoojin Kim (Pop-Ups by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781623484583
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Published: Jumping Jack Press - September 1st, 2017

Readers of all ages will enjoy the timeless wonder of autumn leaves in this amazing new pop-up book from paper engineer Yoojin Kim—her first—teamed with award-winning author Janet Lawler and artist Lindsay Dale-Scott. This book, which can be considered a seasonal companion with Jumping Jack Press’ all-time best seller and award winning, Snowflakes, includes amazing pop-ups, educational information, and delightful interactive elements that offer change and surprise on every page in this lyrical look at Autumn.


Colors of New England Cover Image
By Amy Mullen (Artist)
$8.95
ISBN: 9781938093999
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Published: Duopress - September 5th, 2017

The New England region is full of colors, and this charming board book explores the vibrant area in a unique and creative way. Included are the brown moose, a gray quahog clam, the eastern bluebird, and the green mallard duck, among many others. There is an amazing world of colors, wildlife, and vegetation to be discovered, and this book is perfect for the little citizens of New England and beyond!