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Little Books, Big Feelings

Looking for Smile
Tarlow, Ellen
In this sweet and gentle picture book, Bear wakes one day to find his Smile gone and enlists his friends to help him find it.

Bear and Smile are always together. They wake up together, swim by the waterfall together, and eat honey together. But one day, Bear wakes up and Smile is nowhere...

Item No. 9781534466197
Lost and Found
Tan, Shaun
A collection of three jaw-dropping stories: The Red Tree, The Lost Thing, and The Rabbits, by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Shaun Tan

A girl finds a bright spot in a dark world. A boy leads a strange, lost creature home. And a group of peaceful...
Item No. 9780545229241
Lots of Feelings
Kelly, Sheila M

You can read a book, but did you know that you can also read a face? A face can tell you what someone is feeling. In this expressive photo-essay, simple text and photographs introduce basic emotions - happy, grumpy, thoughtful, and more - and how people show them.

Item No. 9780761323778
Map into the World
Yang, Kao Kalia

A heartfelt story of a young girl seeking beauty and connection in a busy world.
As the seasons change, so too does a young Hmong girl's world. She moves into a new home with her family and encounters both birth and death. As this curious girl explores life inside...

Item No. 9781541538368
Me and My Fear
Sanna, Francesca
With its warm palette and gentle scenes of the worried child being comforted, this book could function as a sequel to Sanna's astounding debut picture book, The Journey, which recounted a family's dangerous flight from their home in a war zone. Sanna provides an...
Item No. 9781911171539
My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood
Brown, Tameka Fryer
What color is your mood?

On a really good day, Jamie feels purple like the first bite of a juicy cold plum.

And with a crayon in his hand, Jamie eases into a green feeling--like a dragon dancing through a jungle made of green jello.

But when his brothers push him around and...

Item No. 9780670012855
My Heart
Luyken, Corinna
From the author-illustrator of The Book of Mistakes comes a gorgeous picture book about caring for your own heart and living with kindness and empathy.

My heart is a window. My heart is a slide. My heart can be closed...or opened up wide.

Some days your heart is a...

Item No. 9780735227934
My Heart Fills with Happiness
Gray Smith, Monique

★ A quiet loveliness, sense of gratitude, and--yes--happiness emanate from this tender celebration of simple pleasures.--Publishers Weekly, starred review

The sun on your face. The smell of warm bannock baking in the oven. Holding the hand of someone you love....

Item No. 9781459809574
Outside Inside (with Autographed Bookplate)
Pham, Leuyen

Free bookplate autographed by LeUyen Pham with purchase.  Pre-order now for shipping Feb 21st.

From Caldecott honoree LeUyen Pham, Outside, Inside is a moving picture book celebrating essential workers and the community coming together to face the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Something strange happened on an unremarkable day just before the season changed...

Item No. 9781250798350
Pecan Pie Baby
Jacqueline Woodson & Sophie Blackall

Gia is tired of hearing about the new baby. It hasn't even been born yet, but everyone, even her friends, seem fixated on it. Gia thinks things are fine just the way they are! And she's worried: if the baby's such a big deal now, what's going to happen to Gia's nice, cozy life with Mama once it'...

Item No. 9780399239878
Pecan Pie Baby PB
Woodson, Jacqueline
A sweet addition to the family is coming! Written by National Book Award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson. Illustrated by Caldecott Award-winning illustrator Sophie Blackall.

All anyone wants to talk about with Mama is the new "ding-dang baby" that's on the way, and Gia is...

Item No. 9780147511287
Ashman, Linda

One rainy day in the city, an eager little boy exclaims, "Rain!" Across town a grumpy man grumbles, "Rain." In this endearing picture book, a rainy-day cityscape comes to life in vibrant, cut-paper-style artwork. The boy in his green frog hat splashes in puddles--"Hoppy, hoppy, hoppy!"--while...

Item No. 9780547733951
Rain (Board Book Edition)
Ashman, Linda
2014 Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award Winner *"Altogether delightful." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review One rainy day in the city, an eager little boy exclaims, "Rain!" Across town a grumpy man grumbles, "Rain." In this endearing book, now in board book format, a rainy-day cityscape...
Item No. 9780544880375
Sidewalk Flowers
Lawson, Jonarno
In this wordless picture book, a little girl collects wildflowers while her distracted father pays her little attention. Each flower becomes a gift, and whether the gift is noticed or ignored, both giver and recipient are transformed by their encounter. Written by award-winning poet JonArno Lawson...
Item No. 9781554984312
Small Things
Tregonning, Mel

A stunning graphic picture book about childhood anxiety from an extraordinarily talented illustrator. On the cusp of having everything slip from his grasp, a young boy has to find a way to rebuild his sense of self.

In this wordless graphic picture book, a young boy feels alone...

Item No. 9781772780420
Boy and the Gorilla
Kramer, Jackie Azúa
This profoundly moving tale about a grieving boy and an imaginary gorilla makes real the power of talking about loss.

On the day of his mother's funeral, a young boy conjures the very visitor he needs to see: a gorilla. Wise and gentle, the gorilla stays on to answer the heart-heavy...

Item No. 9780763698324
Full House and the Empty House
LK James

The Full House & the Empty House are very good friends—when they dance they admire in each other the qualities they lack within themselves.

Item No. 978099902493
Happy Book
Rash, Andy

From the creator of ARCHIE THE DAREDEVIL PENGUIN comes the unique story of two friends who can't escape all the feels.

Camper is happy as a clam and Clam is a happy camper. When you live in The Happy Book, the world is full of daisies and sunshine and friendship cakes...

Item No. 9780451471253
The Heart and the Bottle
Jeffers, Oliver
From #1 New York Times bestseller Oliver Jeffers, comes a poignant and beautiful story about finding joy after loss.

There is a wonder and magic to childhood. We don't realize it at the time, of course . . . yet the adults in our lives do. They encourage us to see things...
Item No. 9780399254529
Invisible Boy
Ludwig, Trudy

A gentle story that teaches how small acts of kindness can help children feel included and allow them to flourish, from esteemed author and speaker Trudy Ludwig and acclaimed illustrator Patrice Barton.

A simple act of kindness can transform an invisible boy into a friend...


Item No. 9781582464503
Many Colors of Harpreet Singh
Kelkar, Supriya

"Alea Marley's cover illustration screams JOY and LOVE. I love everything about this important and necessary picture book, especially Harpreet Singh and his big heart." --Mr. Schu, Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic

"This simple yet sensitive story about...

Item No. 9781454931843
The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota's Garden
Smith, Heather
★ "Smith spins a quietly moving narrative...Wada's large-scale woodblock style illustrations are a perfect complement to the story's restrained text...The graceful way in which this book handles a sensitive and serious subject makes it a first purchase.--School Library Journal


Item No. 9781459821033
The Pigeon Has Feelings, Too! - Board Book
Willems, Mo
How does it feel to be a Pigeon? Well, the bus driver is trying to get him to act happy, but as we all know, this is one bird that is not going to be told what to do! Throughout this hilarious board book, Pigeon runs through his signature gamut of emotions while attempting to thwart his old nemesis.
Item No. 9780786836505
The Rough Patch
Lies, Brian

A Caldecott Honor Book

An ALA Notable Book

A breathtakingly beautiful and luminescent book that is pitch-perfect for anyone of any age who has experienced any type of loss or disappointment, from New York Times-...

Item No. 9780062671271
The Sound of Silence
Goldsaito, Katrina
Do you have a favorite sound? little Yoshio asks. The musician answers, The most beautiful sound is the sound of ma, of silence.
But Yoshio lives in Tokyo, Japan: a giant, noisy, busy city. He hears shoes squishing through puddles, trains whooshing, cars beeping, and families laughing....
Item No. 9780316203371