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Our staff is nothing if not opinionated. Browse some of our recent staff picks in fiction for ages 0-7 here. Check out our nonfiction and graphic novel staff picks for more recommendations or ask an expert on our BookKids Hotline! If you're not sure what your reader likes, you can also let us do the shopping for you with a personalized, staff-curated book box or subscription.

 

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I Hear a Pickle: and Smell, See, Touch, & Taste It, Too! Cover Image
By Rachel Isadora, Rachel Isadora (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524739584
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 5th, 2017

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One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller Cover Image
By Kate Read, Kate Read (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781682631317
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - October 1st, 2019

Wolf in the Snow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250076366
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Feiwel & Friends - January 3rd, 2017

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Petra Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780735267985
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tundra Books - June 2nd, 2020

Press Here (Baby Board Book, Learning to Read Book, Toddler Board Book, Interactive Book for Kids) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781452178592
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - February 19th, 2019

Grandma's Purse Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524714314
Availability: Not available to order
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 9th, 2018

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

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The Girl and the Wolf Cover Image
By Katherena Vermette, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781926886541
Availability: Unavailable. Orders will be auto-cancelled.
Published: Theytus Books - February 5th, 2019

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We Are Water Protectors Cover Image
By Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250203557
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 17th, 2020

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How to Be a Pirate Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781681197784
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - March 3rd, 2020

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Glory on Ice: A Vampire Hockey Story Cover Image
By Maureen Fergus, Mark Fearing (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524714512
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

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The Day the Crayons Quit Cover Image
By Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399255373
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Philomel Books - June 27th, 2013

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The Tea Party in the Woods Cover Image
By Akiko Miyakoshi, Akiko Miyakoshi (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781771381079
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kids Can Press - August 1st, 2015

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The Lost House Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781101999219
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2016

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I Am Every Good Thing Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525518778
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020

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Birdsong Cover Image
By Julie Flett, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781771644730
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greystone Kids - October 8th, 2019

Chirri & Chirra Cover Image
By Kaya Doi, Yuki Kaneko (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781592701995
Availability: Backordered. Place an order and we will let you know when to expect your book.
Published: Enchanted Lion Books - September 6th, 2016

The Lion and the Bird Cover Image
By Marianne Dubuc (Created by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781592701513
Availability: Not available to order
Published: Enchanted Lion Books - May 6th, 2014

Escargot Cover Image
By Dashka Slater, Sydney Hanson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374302818
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 11th, 2017

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¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat (World of ¡Vamos!) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328557049
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Versify - March 24th, 2020

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Swashby and the Sea Cover Image
By Beth Ferry, Juana Martinez-Neal (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544707375
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2020

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Becoming a Good Creature Cover Image
By Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358252108
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

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Dusk Explorers Cover Image
By Lindsay Leslie, Ellen Rooney (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781624148712
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Page Street Kids - June 2nd, 2020

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Layla's Happiness Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781592702886
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Enchanted Lion Books - November 19th, 2019

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Pokko and the Drum Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481480390
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 1st, 2019

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Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run a Marathon Cover Image
By Simran Jeet Singh, Baljinder Kaur (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525555094
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kokila - August 25th, 2020

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

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Things That Go Away Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419744822
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 24th, 2020

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Your Place in the Universe Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823446230
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Neal Porter Books - September 1st, 2020

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

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What About Worms!? (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781368045735
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hyperion Books for Children - May 19th, 2020

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Snail Crossing Cover Image
By Corey R. Tabor, Corey R. Tabor (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062878007
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 4th, 2020

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A Thousand Glass Flowers: Marietta Barovier and the Invention of the Rosetta Bead Cover Image
By Evan Turk, Evan Turk (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534410343
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2020

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It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way Cover Image
By Kyo Maclear, Julie Morstad (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062447623
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - October 8th, 2019

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The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Sarah Jacoby (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062393449
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - May 21st, 2019

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Who Wet My Pants? Cover Image
By Bob Shea, Zachariah OHora (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316525213
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 17th, 2019

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We Are Growing! (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! #2) Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Laurie Keller, Mo Willems (Illustrator), Laurie Keller (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781484726358
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hyperion Books for Children - September 20th, 2016

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The Bad Seed Cover Image
By Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062467768
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - August 29th, 2017

Library Lion Cover Image
By Michelle Knudsen, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763637842
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - June 25th, 2009

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Bear and Wolf Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781592702381
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Enchanted Lion Books - February 27th, 2018

Not Quite Narwhal Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481469098
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2017

Creepy Pair of Underwear! Cover Image
By Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442402980
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 15th, 2017

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A Big Mooncake for Little Star Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316404488
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 28th, 2018

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Dreamers Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823440559
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Neal Porter Books - September 4th, 2018

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Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763688424
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Candlewick - September 11th, 2018

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The Stuff of Stars Cover Image
By Marion Dane Bauer, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763678838
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - September 4th, 2018

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The Night Gardener Cover Image
By Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481439787
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 16th, 2016

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The Antlered Ship Cover Image
By Dashka Slater, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481451604
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beach Lane Books - September 12th, 2017

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The Sound of Silence Cover Image
By Katrina Goldsaito, Julia Kuo (By (artist))
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316203371
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 2nd, 2016

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Lion Lessons Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803739086
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - July 5th, 2016

A Horse Named Steve Cover Image
By Kelly Collier, Kelly Collier (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781771387361
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kids Can Press - April 4th, 2017

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The Great Antonio: Toon Level 2 Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781943145089
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Toon Books - October 11th, 2016

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They Say Blue Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419728518
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 13th, 2018

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On Account of the Gum Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452181547
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - October 6th, 2020

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The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story Cover Image
By Tina Cho, Jess X. Snow (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984814869
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kokila - August 4th, 2020

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Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524766719
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2020

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Wee Hee Hee: A Collection of Pretty Funny Jokes and Pictures (Wee Society) Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781524759964
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarkson Potter - September 18th, 2018

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Jim Curious: A Voyage to the Heart of the Sea in 3-D Vision Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419710438
Availability: Unavailable. Orders will be auto-cancelled.
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - April 15th, 2014

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My Pictures After the Storm Cover Image
By Eric Veillé, Eric Veillé (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781776571048
Availability: Backordered. Place an order and we will let you know when to expect your book.
Published: Gecko Press - March 1st, 2017

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Rory Branagan: Detective #1 Cover Image
By Andrew Clover, Ralph Lazar (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781524793647
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Workshop - January 28th, 2020

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Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon (Mouse Adventures) Cover Image
By Torben Kuhlmann, Torben Kuhlmann (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780735842625
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: NorthSouth Books - September 1st, 2016

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All the Dear Little Animals Cover Image
By Ulf Nilsson, Eva Eriksson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781776572892
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gecko Press - March 3rd, 2020