Cool Picture Books for Hot Days

Jabari Jumps Cover Image
By Gaia Cornwall, Gaia Cornwall (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781536202908
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Published: Candlewick - April 7th, 2020

“This simple and sincere tale of working up courage to face fears makes quite a splash.” — Kirkus Reviews


Jules vs. the Ocean Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534441682
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 16th, 2020

From the creator of Not Quite Narwhal comes a story about a young girl determined to impress her older sister by building elaborate sandcastles, even if that means standing up to the ocean and its smash-happy waves!

Jules is going to build the biggest, the fanciest, and the most excellent sandcastle.


Summer Song Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Laura Dronzek (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062866134
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Published: Greenwillow Books - April 7th, 2020

“A vibrant and sophisticated ode to nature.” —Kirkus (starred review)


The Old Truck Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324005193
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Published: Norton Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

A young girl turns her imagination into action in this beautifully crafted and intricately designed debut picture book.

When is an old truck something more? On a small, bustling farm, a resilient and steadfast pickup works tirelessly alongside the family that lives there, and becomes a part of the dreams and ambitions of the family’s young daughter.


The Ocean in Your Bathtub Cover Image
By Seth Fishman, Isabel Greenberg (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062953360
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 19th, 2020

Perfect for curious kids!


Harlem Grown: How One Big Idea Transformed a Neighborhood Cover Image
By Tony Hillery, Jessie Hartland (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534402317
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - August 18th, 2020

“Hartland’s joyful folk-art illustrations bop from the gray-toned jazzy vibrancy of a bustling city neighborhood to the colorful harvest of a lush urban farm.” —The New York Times

“An inspiring picture book for youngsters with meaningful ties to the environment, sustainability, and community engagement.” —Booklist


Don't Worry, Little Crab Cover Image
By Chris Haughton, Chris Haughton (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536211191
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Published: Candlewick - April 7th, 2020

From the award-winning creator of Shh! We Have a Plan comes a vibrantly colorful story about mustering the courage to try something new.


You Are Ready!: The World Is Waiting Cover Image
By Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062953520
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Published: HarperCollins - April 7th, 2020

With Eric Carle’s signature bright illustrations featuring an array of charming animals, You Are Ready! encourages us to be open to new possibilities and be brave in the face of the changes and challenges that life lays in front of us.


In a Jar Cover Image
By Deborah Marcero, Deborah Marcero (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525514596
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 21st, 2020

A #1 Indie Bestseller!

Here's a marvelous picture book, charmingly written and beautifully illustrated, about the power of memory and the magic of friendship.


Just In Case You Want to Fly Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443444
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Published: Neal Porter Books - October 8th, 2019

A message of love, support, and empowerment, from bestselling author Julie Fogliano and Christian Robinson, Caldecott Honoree and creator of the New York Times Bestseller You Matter.

just in case you want to fly
here's some wind
and here's the sky


Saffron Ice Cream Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338150520
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - May 29th, 2018

"With her colorful, exuberant folk-art illustrations and upbeat, friendly tone, Rashin makes a daunting cross-cultural leap seem as easy as a summer breeze." -- New York Times Book Review


Daniel's Good Day Cover Image
By Micha Archer, Micha Archer (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399546723
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 14th, 2019

Daniel finds the poetry in the everyday activities of his own neighborhood, in this gorgeous companion to Ezra Jack Keats Award winner Daniel Finds a Poem.


My Papi Has a Motorcycle Cover Image
By Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525553410
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Published: Kokila - May 14th, 2019

A celebration of the love between a father and daughter, and of a vibrant immigrant neighborhood, by an award-winning author and illustrator duo.

When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her.


My Best Friend Cover Image
By Julie Fogliano, Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534427228
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Julie Fogliano and Caldecott Honor winner Jillian Tamaki come together to tell a delightful story of first friendship.

she is my best friend i think
i never had a best friend so i’m not sure
but i think she is a really good best friend
because when we were drawing
she drew me
and i drew her.


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