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New Picture Books in the Kids Zone!



Blanket : journey to extreme coziness / Loryn Brantz.

Learn how to become one with your blanket in this quirky and hilarious picture book from Loryn Brantz, bestselling author of Feminist Baby.


Behold, the powers of your blanket are REAL.


From the best-selling author of Feminist Baby, Feminist Baby Finds Her Voice, and Feminist Baby! He's a Feminist Too! comes a witty and charming picture book about discovering the power of your blanket. Readers will learn how to make their own snuggly, cuddly cocoon and all the things you can do when you feel safe and warm. Your blanket might take you to space, under the deep blue sea, or anywhere you can imagine. But what happens when you leave your blanket? Not knowing is scary, but also exciting!

This adorable and exuberant story is filled with open-ended questions that encourage readers to be true to themselves, both inside and outside of their blankets.


Together / Charles Fuge.

For bedtime or cuddle time, here's a sweet and reassuring picture book about the love, friendship, and togetherness of a parent and child--from the illustrator of Sometimes I Like to Curl Up In a Ball and I Love It When You Smile,


A parent and baby polar bear have a fun-filled, loving day together in their cheerful Arctic home, as the big bear reassures the little bear that they will be best friends forever. You'll love snuggling up with your little one and this adorable and soothing picture book celebrating togetherness, friendship, and the unbreakable bonds of family.


Eyes that kiss in the corners / by Joanna Ho ; illustrated by Dung Ho.

A New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller

This lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity.

A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers'. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother's, her grandmother's, and her little sister's. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons, and are filled with stories of the past and hope for the future.

Drawing from the strength of these powerful women in her life, she recognizes her own beauty and discovers a path to self-love and empowerment. This powerful, poetic picture book will resonate with readers of all ages.

This tale of self-acceptance and respect for one's roots is breathtaking." --Kirkus (starred review)

"A young girl finds beauty in her uniqueness." --School Library Journal (starred review)

"A poignant testament to familial love and legacy." -- Publishers Weekly


Goodnight, astronaut / by astronaut Scott Kelly ; with Emily Easton ; illustrated by Izzy Burton.

The second picture book from astronaut Scott Kelly follows his adventure-seeking travels through some of the wild places he's slept! Young readers will be delighted by the playful text and encouraging message to dream of the stars.


Scott Kelly was born for adventure. But exploring takes a lot of enery--and sleep is the super fuel to turbocharge dreams. Luckily, sleeping can be exciting if you're drifting off in the right place.


Scott has fallen asleep at the bottom of the ocean, in the cockpit of an F-14 fighter jet, in a yurt on Mount Everest, and of course in space! Join Scott on his many adventures, and maybe they'll inspire dreams of your own!


This sweet and adventurous story is the perfect bedtime tale for future astronauts and adventurers!


Peaceful like a panda : 30 mindful moments for playtime, mealtime, bedtime-or anytime! / Kira Willey ; illustrated by Anni Betts.

From the author of BREATHE LIKE A BEAR comes a new collection of Mindful Moments!


These easy-to-follow exercises help kids calmly and mindfully navigate their day, from sunrise to sunset. With sections dedicated to key activities in a child's routine--waking up, traveling, learning, playing, eating, and bedtime--kids can learn techniques for managing their bodies, breath, and emotions anywhere, anytime.

- Wake up bright and sunny, no matter the weather!

- Explore the world around you during travel.

- Boost your brain before learning.

- Make the most of your imagination at playtime.


Dr. Seuss's thank you for being green : and speaking for the trees / Dr. Seuss Enterprises.

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Lorax and thank someone who cares for the Earth with this small hardcover gift book featuring art by Dr. Seuss! An ideal choice instead of a greeting card, it includes unrhymed lines of appreciation for helping the Lorax to speak for the trees!


This tiny book packs a BIG message of thanks, spoken directly by the Lorax! Featuring unrhymed messages of gratitude, it's the perfect gift for people of all ages--children, parents, teachers, friends-- anyone who makes it a point to reduce, recycle, and reuse! Illustrated with classic illustration s from The Lorax and other Dr. Seuss books, and printed on recycled paper, it's the perfect small gift to say thanks for helping the Lorax to speak for the trees--and all the other living things--with whom we share the planet!

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