2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Children's Picture Books,Early Readers, & More

Here are our recommendations for the youngest readers in your life.

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Bertolt Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781592702299
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - March 14th, 2017

For the love of a tree.


James Herriot's Treasury for Children: Warm and Joyful Tales by the Author of All Creatures Great and Small Cover Image
By James Herriot, Ruth Brown (Illustrator), Peter Barrett (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250058133
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 28th, 2014

Create happy memories reading this beautiful and captivating book about true animal stories from the beloved English country veterinarian.


Philomena's New Glasses Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780425288146
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 15th, 2017

Three guinea pigs get along fine until one of them gets a pair of snazzy glasses...


Princess Cora and the Crocodile Cover Image
By Laura Amy Schlitz, Brian Floca (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763648220
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Published: Candlewick - March 28th, 2017

Cora is sick of routine and wants a dog, but her fairy godmother sends her a crocodile with his own schemes!


Lines Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452156651
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Chronicle Books - September 5th, 2017

In Lines, we watch a skater dance across the pages. Of course, there's something larger going on, but you'll have to read through the pictures to find out what!


Colette's Lost Pet Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553536591
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 23rd, 2017

When Colette moves to a new neighborhood she's worried about being accepted. But a quest for her "lost pet" brings her more than she could've dreamed.


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Pete with No Pants Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452144016
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Chronicle Books - May 2nd, 2017

A sweet, humorous story of perception and the confusing, ongoing search for identity.


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Her Right Foot Cover Image
By Dave Eggers, Shawn Harris (Artist)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781452162812
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 19th, 2017

The Statue of Liberty is the beacon greeting those who arrive in New York. But what does she truly stand for? Zooming in for a look at her (enormous) right foot reveals a message of acceptance in this moving and inspiring look at the history and meaning of the Statue of Liberty.


Hello Goodbye Dog Cover Image
By Maria Gianferrari, Patrice Barton (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781626721777
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - July 25th, 2017

Moose wants to stay by his person's side always, but he's not allowed at school! Or is he?


A Different Pond Cover Image
By Bao Phi, Thi Bui (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781623708030
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Published: Capstone Young Readers - August 1st, 2017

Early in the morning, Bao and his father leave their house to go fishing. This quiet book is beautifully illustrated.


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On a Magical Do-Nothing Day Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062657602
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Published: HarperCollins - September 12th, 2017

When a child is thrown out of the house by their mother, they have no choice but to explore. What starts off as a do-nothing day turns into everyday magic as they explore. The illustrations are full of depth, detail, and flashes of surprising color.


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

When an Antlered ship arrives in the harbor, Marco wonders if a journey would bring him the answers he yearns for. Beautifully, wistfully illustrated, with plenty of adventure, this book is sure to satisfy. Even the slipcover feels weather-worn and salty!


On Our Way to Oyster Bay: Mother Jones and Her March for Children's Rights (CitizenKid) Cover Image
By Monica Kulling, Felicita Sala (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781771383257
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Kids Can Press - September 6th, 2016

Labor activist Mother Jones leads a children's march to Teddy Roosevelt's home.


Bradford Street Buddies: Block Party Surprise (Green Light Readers Level 3) Cover Image
By Jerdine Nolen, Michelle Henninger (Illustrator)
$3.99
ISBN: 9780544358638
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2015

The Bradford Street Buddies are having a block party, and their parents have planned a surprise. What is it?! Hint: It involves dinosaurs!


Dot & Jabber and the Big Bug Mystery (Green Light Readers Level 2 #3) Cover Image
$3.99
ISBN: 9780544925496
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 14th, 2017

Dot and Jabber, mouse detectives, must solve the mystery of the disappearing bugs! A clever introduction to camouflage in nature.


Houndsley and Catina Plink and Plunk: Candlewick Sparks Cover Image
By James Howe, Marie-Louise Gay (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780763666408
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Published: Candlewick - April 9th, 2013

When Houndsley invites Catina to canoe, she talks the whole time! When Catina invites Houndsley to go biking, he refuses! What’s wrong with these friends?


Arthur and the Golden Rope: Brownstone's Mythical Collection Book One Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781911171034
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Flying Eye Books - August 16th, 2016

To save his village, young Arthur travels to the land of the Vikings, his quest bringing him face to face with Norse gods and mythical creatures in this lushly illustrated adventure.


Good Night, Planet: Toon Level 2 Cover Image
By Liniers
$12.95
ISBN: 9781943145201
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Toon Books - September 12th, 2017

The sweet nighttime adventures of a fawn plush, a dog, and a mouse will charm young readers.


Space Battle Lunchtime Vol. 1: Lights, Camera, Snacktion Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781620103135
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Oni Press - October 25th, 2016

The Great British Bakeoff meets Dr. Who in this quirky graphic novel of a televised intergalactic bake-off!