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Bright, happy, fun picture books for kids ages 8 and younger! (And their parents, too.)

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It's summer vacation, and the Berenstain Bears are off to the seashore for sun and fun. There is so much to do—swimming, fishing, building sand castles, browsing through the general store, eating delicious dinners at Gull Island Café, and visiting Gull Island Museum. Each glorious sunrise heralds a new adventure! This is the ultimate beach read for Berenstain Bears fans.v National Book Store, Building Sand, Berenstain Bears, Beach Reading, Summer Aesthetic, Gull, General Store, New Adventures, Fourth Of July

The Berenstain Bears Go on Vacation

It's summer vacation, and the Berenstain Bears are off to the seashore for sun and fun. There is so much to do—swimming, fishing, building sand castles, browsing through the general store, eating delicious dinners at Gull Island Café, and visiting Gull Island Museum. Each glorious sunrise heralds a new adventure! This is the ultimate beach read for Berenstain Bears fans.v

Based on the New York Times bestselling picture book sensation The Bad Seed, Jory John and Pete Oswald present: The Good, the Bad, and the Spooky! Includes two sticker sheets, perfect for decorating your own mini jack-o'-lantern.

The Bad Seed Presents: The Good, the Bad, and the Spooky

Based on the New York Times bestselling picture book sensation The Bad Seed, Jory John and Pete Oswald present: The Good, the Bad, and the Spooky! Halloween is the Bad Seed’s favorite holiday of the year. But what’s a seed to do when he can’t find a show-stopping costume for the big night? Postpone trick-or-treating for everyone, of course! Can he get a costume together in time? Or will this seed return to his baaaaaaaaad ways? Find out in this hilarious, charming, and thought-provoking…

Have you ever wondered what dogs do all day when their people leave for school or their jobs? What if THEY went to work, too? This clever picture book describes all the real jobs that dogs do. From a therapy dog to a mayor dog and even a lobster-diving dog, the possibilities will surprise you! 📸 @thebookscript National Book Store, What Dogs, People Leave, One Job, Therapy Dogs, Early Literacy, Working Dogs, Going To Work, Book Worms

Dogs at Work by Margaret Cardillo

Have you ever wondered what dogs do all day when their people leave for school or their jobs? What if THEY went to work, too? This clever picture book describes all the real jobs that dogs do. From a therapy dog to a mayor dog and even a lobster-diving dog, the possibilities will surprise you! 📸 @thebookscript

This picture book autobiography tells the triumphant story of Sharice Davids, one of the first Native American women elected to Congress, and the first LGBTQ congressperson to represent Kansas. 📸 @bookofsecretsblog National Book Store, Native Symbols, Native Child, Inspirational Speeches, Native American Women, Books For Teens, Digital Illustration, Nonfiction, Kansas

A Native Kid Becomes a Congresswoman

This picture book autobiography tells the triumphant story of Sharice Davids, one of the first Native American women elected to Congress, and the first LGBTQ congressperson to represent Kansas. 📸 @bookofsecretsblog

When Maude moves to a new town, everything feels…okay. Things would feel just right if only she had a friend. So, Maude draws a blue puppy and names him Scribbly. This heartfelt picture book is perfect for fans of Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson, The Adventures of Beekle by Dan Santat, and The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld. 📸 @thebookscript Dan Santat, Purple Crayon, Maurice Sendak, Meeting New Friends, Real Friends, Four Legged, Cool Pictures, Rainbow, Puppies

Scribbly: A Real Imaginary Friend Tale

When Maude moves to a new town, everything feels…okay. Things would feel just right if only she had a friend. So, Maude draws a blue puppy and names him Scribbly. This heartfelt picture book is perfect for fans of Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson, The Adventures of Beekle by Dan Santat, and The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld. 📸 @thebookscript

A picture book for magical yet imperfect children everywhere, written by debut author Ashley Franklin and perfect for fans of such titles as Matthew A. Cherry's Hair Love, Grace Byers's I Am Enough, and Lupita Nyong'o's Sulwe. 📸 @ashleyfranklinwrites Cherry Hair, Lupita Nyongo, Harsh Words, I Am Enough, Curtain Call, Picture Books, Pretty Good, Love Her, Cool Pictures

Not Quite Snow White

A picture book for magical yet imperfect children everywhere, written by debut author Ashley Franklin and perfect for fans of such titles as Matthew A. Cherry's Hair Love, Grace Byers's I Am Enough, and Lupita Nyong'o's Sulwe. 📸 @ashleyfranklinwrites

A beautiful picture book for sharing and marking special occasions such as graduation, 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. 📸 @alohamoraopenabook National Book Store, Cool Pictures, Beautiful Pictures, Bedtime Reading, African American Women, Picture Books, Inspire Others, Read Aloud, World History

Mae Among the Stars

A beautiful picture book for sharing and marking special occasions such as graduation, 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. 📸 @alohamoraopenabook

An imaginative picture book about the joys of pillows and play—from the acclaimed author-illustrator of The Digger and the Flower and Beyond the Pond. Pillow Places is a tender exploration of the power of friendship and imagination, especially on those first sleepover nights away from home. 📸 @thebookscript National Book Store, Alien Worlds, Reading Stories, Digger, Picture Books, Sleepover, Bedtime, Pond, Imagination

Pillow Places

An imaginative picture book about the joys of pillows and play—from the acclaimed author-illustrator of The Digger and the Flower and Beyond the Pond. Pillows are not just for sleeping. They are for dreaming . . . of forts, ships, and alien worlds among the stars. Pillow Places is a tender exploration of the power of friendship and imagination, especially on those first sleepover nights away from home. This is a sweet, playful story to read before bed and prior to nights away from home. The…

Introducing your new favorite children’s book stars: The McClure Twins! This adorable and fun story about embracing differences is perfect for fans of Juno Valentine and Fancy Nancy. Ava and Alexis are twins. So when they find out they were born a whole minute apart and that they don’t agree on what to wear for their fashion show, the girls start to wonder… Can twins be “mismatched"?! 📸 @mccluretwins Mcclure Twins, National Book Store, Celebrity Books, Excellent Movies, Fancy Nancy, Thalia, How To Introduce Yourself, Wedding Styles, What To Wear

The McClure Twins: Make It Fashion

Introducing your new favorite children’s book stars: The McClure Twins! This adorable and fun story about embracing differences is perfect for fans of Juno Valentine and Fancy Nancy. Ava and Alexis are twins. So when they find out they were born a whole minute apart and that they don’t agree on what to wear for their fashion show, the girls start to wonder… Can twins be “mismatched"?! 📸 @mccluretwins

Picture books for summer reading! Read in Full Color spotlights diverse creators and inclusive stories. It’s a space where books reflect the narratives of the young readers picking them up for the first time. Read in Full Color serves as a reminder that these books are important, necessary, and in demand. Althea Gibson, Ntozake Shange, Kadir Nelson, Faith Ringgold, Laurie Hernandez, The Great Migration, Frank Morrison, Shared Reading, Frederick Douglass

Stories that reflect every reader

Picture books for summer reading! Read in Full Color spotlights diverse creators and inclusive stories. It’s a space where books reflect the narratives of the young readers picking them up for the first time. Read in Full Color serves as a reminder that these books are important, necessary, and in demand.

A vibrant picture book celebrating the strength of community and the tastes of summer from Latin Grammy-winning musician Lucky Diaz and celebrated artist Micah Player. Includes Spanish words and phrases throughout, an author’s note from Lucky Diaz, and a link to a live version of the Lucky Band’s popular song that inspired the book. 📸 @ramonarecommends Paletero Man, National Book Store, Spanish Words, Ice Pops, Picture Books, Wedding Men, Summer Days, The Book, The Help

Paletero Man by Lucky Diaz

A vibrant picture book celebrating the strength of community and the tastes of summer from Latin Grammy-winning musician Lucky Diaz and celebrated artist Micah Player. Includes Spanish words and phrases throughout, an author’s note from Lucky Diaz, and a link to a live version of the Lucky Band’s popular song that inspired the book. 📸 @ramonarecommends

An everyday visit to the pool transforms into an unforgettable celebration of the water in this remarkable picture book from Jacqueline Davies, the award-winning author of children's classic The Lemonade War, and Sonia Sánchez, the illustrator of Meg Medina's Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away. 📸 @lauravankirk National Book Store, Save The Day, Underwater World, Always And Forever, Picture Books, Book Recommendations, Lemonade, Cool Pictures, Illustrator

Bubbles . . . Up!

An everyday visit to the pool transforms into an unforgettable celebration of the water in this remarkable picture book from Jacqueline Davies, the award-winning author of children's classic The Lemonade War, and Sonia Sánchez, the illustrator of Meg Medina's Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away. 📸 @lauravankirk

From Eric Carle, New York Times bestselling author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and From Head to Toe, comes the classic story of one very grouchy ladybug. Eric Carle's bright artwork and signature style will charm both ardent fans and new readers alike. 📸 @daily_ketch National Book Store, Grouchy Ladybug, New Readers, Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle, Picture Books, Signature Style, Bestselling Author, Cool Pictures

The Grouchy Ladybug

From Eric Carle, New York Times bestselling author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and From Head to Toe, comes the classic story of one very grouchy ladybug. Eric Carle's bright artwork and signature style will charm both ardent fans and new readers alike. 📸 @daily_ketch

Vivi loves science! In this STEM-themed picture book, part of a series about girls who love science, Vivi and her classmates go on a field trip to the ocean to investigate tide pools. A must-have for fans of Rosie Revere, Engineer and What Do You Do with an Idea? and anyone who loves to ask questions and learn about the world. Features a glossary and fun tide pool activity to do a home. National Book Store, Pool Activities, Science Illustration, Tide Pools, Science Books, Science And Technology, Books To Read, Reading Books, Book Format

Vivi Loves Science

Vivi loves science! In this STEM-themed picture book, part of a series about girls who love science, Vivi and her classmates go on a field trip to the ocean to investigate tide pools. A must-have for fans of Rosie Revere, Engineer and What Do You Do with an Idea? and anyone who loves to ask questions and learn about the world. Features a glossary and fun tide pool activity to do a home. In the companion to Cece Loves Science and Libby Loves Science, Vivi and her classmates take a field trip…

Meet Tiny Barbarian! Tiny may be tiny, but he’s MIGHTY! (His imagination is, too!) When Tiny and his family walk by a retro movie theater poster, Tiny realizes he wants to be: “A BARBARIAN!” With his Battle Kitty by his side, Tiny Barbarian defends his realm, protects his family, and defeats “A DRAGON!” “A TROLL!” And even, “GIANT BROCCOLI!” But at bedtime, our brave Tiny Barbarian meets his most challenging foe of all: “THE DARK!” Got Books, Book Club Books, The Most Magnificent Thing, National Book Store, Kids Activity Books, Kindergarten Books, Barbarian, Movie Characters, Fictional Characters

Tiny Barbarian

Meet Tiny Barbarian! Tiny may be tiny, but he’s MIGHTY! (His imagination is, too!) When Tiny and his family walk by a retro movie theater poster, Tiny realizes he wants to be: “A BARBARIAN!” Just like ’80s fantasy movie character BOB THE BARBARIAN! Tiny doesn’t have Bob’s shining helmet, sturdy club, fuzzy cape, etc. But Tiny does have: A colander. A paper towel tube. That little rug that goes around the toilet. And a MIGHTY imagination! Tiny puts them all together, looks in the mirror, and……

A perfect back-to-school book...with a twist! For little kids everywhere who feel anxious leaving home to go back to school. In Never, Not Ever! award-winning picture book creator Beatrice Alemagna reminds us that small children need their parents to be close by . . . but not too close. National Book Store, Christian Robinson, Book Creator, The Creator, 10 Picture, Picture Books, Good Night Moon, Kids Stickers, Kids Boxing

Never, Not Ever!

A perfect back-to-school book...with a twist! For little kids everywhere who feel anxious leaving home to go back to school. A Kids' Indie Next Pick! Never, Not Ever! is the instant classic from Beatrice Alemagna—a laugh-out-loud tribute to little kids everywhere who would prefer not to leave home on the first day of school. The other animals are marching dutifully to school, but Pascaline could care less. “Never, not ever!” she declares. She’s NOT going. And nothing—not even her parents…