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Newton and Curie: The Science Squirrels

by Daniel Kirk Abrams Books for Young Readers (August 11, 2020)

Daniel Kirk introduced kids to writing in his bestselling Library Mouse series--now he tackles STEAM!







When an apple falls on his head, Newton the squirrel begins to wonder...

Lion Needs a Haircut

by Hyewon Yum Abrams Books for Young Readers (May 04, 2020)

This relatable story from award-winning author-illustrator Hyewon Yum explores the universal fear of first haircuts with honesty, tenderness, and humor


Little lion needs a haircut. But he doesn't want one!...

This Way, Charlie

by Caron Levis & Charles Santoso Abrams Books for Young Readers (April 20, 2020)

From the award-winning team behind Ida, Always comes a story about a friendship that grows between a blind horse and a gruff goat


All the animals at the Open Bud Ranch can see that Jack likes keeping his...


by Anne Bustard & Daniel Wiseman Abrams Books for Young Readers (May 04, 2020)

In this family-oriented picture book, one brave cat discovers how rad trying new things can be!


Esther, Chester, Hester, and Sylvester are stoked to shred at the skate park! But unlike his daring brothers...

The Welcome Wagon

by Cori Doerrfeld Abrams Books for Young Readers (March 02, 2020)

In Cubby Hill, someone new is someone to celebrate!In a charming story from the award-winning creator of The Rabbit Listened Cori Doerrfeld, a young bear and his friends learn that even though meeting new people...

The Hundred and One Dalmatians

by Dodie Smith, Peter Bently & Steven Lenton Abrams Books for Young Readers (September 02, 2019)

Dodie Smith’s classic tale adapted into a playful and stylish new picture book


Dalmatians Pongo and Missis live in London with their beloved owners. When Missis finds out she’s going to have puppies,...


by Galia Bernstein Abrams Books for Young Readers (May 20, 2019)

Leyla is sick of her big, loud, overbearing family. They are always chatting, snuggling, and grooming each other (ew!), and--for Leyla--there's no escape from their attention. So, she decides to run away until...

Chicks Rule!

by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen & Renée Kurilla Abrams Books for Young Readers (February 11, 2019)

All in step with wing in wing . . . Chicks can conquer anything! Nerdy Chick has been waiting all day for the Rocket Club meeting. But when she gets there, she finds a disturbing sign tacked to the door: "NO...

Be Our Guest!

by Gray Malin Abrams Books for Young Readers (April 30, 2018)

Welcome to the Parker Palm Springs, where you'll experience a delightful time away, filled with everything you'd expect from a sunny, California vacation. There's tennis courts and a lemonade stand, a gorgeous...

Captain Starfish

by Davina Bell & Allison Colpoys Abrams Books for Young Readers (March 19, 2018)

Alfie wants to participate in the best parts of being a kid, from his friend Antoinette's birthday party to the relay races at school. But his shyness keeps him from engaging. When Alfie wakes up with That Feeling...

I Am a Cat

by Galia Bernstein Abrams Books for Young Readers (February 05, 2018)

A simple housecat named Simon encounters some bigger cats: Lion, Puma, Panther, Tiger, and Cheetah. Each of the big cats has something to say about Simon not being "cat" enough. According to them, he just doesn't...


by Thyra Heder Abrams Books for Young Readers (October 02, 2017)

Nia loves Alfie, her pet turtle. But he’s not very soft, he doesn’t do tricks, and he’s pretty quiet. Sometimes she forgets he’s even there! That is until the night before Nia’s seventh birthday, when...


by Gideon Sterer & Poly Bernatene Abrams Books for Young Readers (April 10, 2017)

When Grandpa—a fishing connoisseur—moves to the city to live with his family, it doesn’t take him long to notice that there is nowhere to fish. Unfazed, his granddaughter proposes they pretend to fish...

The Road Home

by Katie Cotton & Sarah Jacoby Abrams Books for Young Readers (March 06, 2017)

Fierce and tender, this beautifully illustrated picture book depicts the journeys of woodland animals as they seek the safety of home in a wild, unpredictable world. Birds risk the elements to fly south for...

Ferocious Fluffity

by Erica S. Perl & Henry Cole Abrams Books for Young Readers (July 18, 2016)

Mr. Drake’s second grade class has a new class pet. Fluffity appears to be a cute and docile hamster—but the kids soon discover that she is not the cuddly pet they expected. From the moment her cage door...

The Grumpy Pets

by Kristine A. Lombardi Abrams Books for Young Readers (April 04, 2016)

Billy’s not like the other kids. He’s a bit moody, a bit cranky, a bit . . . grumpy. In hopes of cheering him up, his mom takes him and his sister to the animal rescue one Saturday morning. All the animals...

Lucky Ducky

by Doreen Mulryan Abrams Books for Young Readers (February 08, 2016)

Ducky is unlucky--somehow things just always seem to go wrong. So he decides to look for a four-leaf clover; that will do the trick! But when he goes to the park, there is none to be found. However, what Ducky...

Hannah and Sugar

by Kate Berube Abrams Books for Young Readers (March 07, 2016)

Every day after school, Hannah’s school bus is greeted by her classmate’s dog, Sugar. All of the other kids love Sugar, but Hannah just can’t conquer her fear of dogs. Then, one day, Sugar goes missing,...

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

by Clement C. Moore & Daniel Kirk Abrams Books for Young Readers (October 26, 2015)

When Father Mouse is awakened on Christmas Eve by a clatter outside his window, he catches a glimpse of the one and only Santa Claus! Father Mouse can hardly believe his eyes as he watches St. Nick come down...

McToad Mows Tiny Island

by Tom Angleberger & John Hendrix Abrams Books for Young Readers (August 31, 2015)

McToad likes Thursdays. Why? Because on every other day of the week, McToad mows Big Island, but on Thursdays, McToad mows Tiny Island. To do so, he puts his mower on the back of a truck, which drives to a train,...

Wild Child

by Steven Salerno Abrams Books for Young Readers (August 03, 2015)

The jungle can be a scary place, but there is one creature who is the fiercest of all: it grabs, it pulls, it cries, it poops—it’s the WILD CHILD! All the animals live in fear of this nasty baby who cannot...

One Bear Extraordinaire

by Jayme McGowan Abrams Books for Young Readers (September 07, 2015)

Bear is a rambling musician. An entertainer. A legend. One Bear Extraordinaire.

Bear wakes up one morning with a song in his head, but something is missing. What’s a one-bear band to do? He travels the forest...

Under a Pig Tree

by Margie Palatini & Chuck Groenink Abrams Books for Young Readers (April 13, 2015)

The publisher and author of Under a Pig Tree seem to be having communication issues. The author has written a clear, no-nonsense history of figs. But the publisher is sure she meant pigs. After all, what’s...

The Monkey and the Bee

by C. P. Bloom & Peter Raymundo Abrams Books for Young Readers (April 13, 2015)

After the success of The Monkey Goes Bananas, the silly monkey is back for another adventure. This time, he finally has his banana, but he doesn’t want to share when a playful bumblebee wants a bite! The monkey...

The Thing About Spring

by Daniel Kirk Abrams Books for Young Readers (February 16, 2015)

Spring is in the air! Bear, Bird, and Mouse are all excited that winter snows are melting away, but their friend Rabbit is not. There are too many things about winter that Rabbit adores, and spring just seems...

Lovey Bunny

by Kristine A. Lombardi Abrams Books for Young Readers (March 02, 2015)

Lovey Bunny is the happiest little girl around. She loves just about everything--her family, art, watching her mama make things, and especially playing dress-up. But when she borrows Mama Rabbit's new dress...

I'm Going to Catch My Tail!

by Jimbo Matison Abrams Books for Young Readers (October 06, 2014)

A rambunctious kitty wakes up with a mission: he is going to finally catch his tail! Through mountains of toilet paper, under the covers, into the laundry basket (with a quick stop at the litter box), and beyond,...

You Are Not My Friend, But I Miss You

by Daniel Kirk Abrams Books for Young Readers (September 22, 2014)

When two friends—a sock monkey and a plush toy dog—get into an argument during playtime, Monkey gets his feelings hurt and proclaims, “You are not my friend!” But when he takes his ball to find someone...

You and Me

by Susan Verde & Peter H. Reynolds Abrams Books for Young Readers (January 05, 2015)

You and Me is a loving tribute to how fate brought together two best friends forever. An adorable cat muses about the what-ifs in life: What if he had slept late that one special morning? What if he’d missed...

Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!

by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen & Zachariah Ohora Abrams Books for Young Readers (March 31, 2014)

In this read-along picture book, a classroom full of young dinosaurs plays with toys, does art projects, and reads books. But each activity is another opportunity for the over-enthusiastic Tyrannosaurus Rex...

The Monkey Goes Bananas

by C. P. Bloom & Peter Raymundo Abrams Books for Young Readers (May 05, 2014)

It’s time to go bananas!

A determined monkey spies a banana tree across the water. What happens next is an inventive romp, as the resourceful monkey attempts to grab a snack, with some hilarious consequences....


by Thyra Heder Abrams Books for Young Readers (November 04, 2013)

It's a great day to go to the zoo! As her family hustles to get out the door, Little T lags behind. She's afraid to go back to the zoo; the only trouble is, she can't remember why. As an ingenious solution to...

Whale Shines

by Fiona Robinson Abrams Books for Young Readers (November 04, 2013)

  All day, Whale swims through the ocean, wearing a poster advertising the big upcoming art exhibition. He visits the eel who wriggles abstract patterns in the sand, the squid who paints with ink, and the...

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote

by Duncan Tonatiuh Abrams Books for Young Readers (May 06, 2013)

 In this allegorical picture book, a young rabbit named Pancho eagerly awaits his papa’s return. Papa Rabbit traveled north two years ago to find work in the great carrot and lettuce fields to earn money...

Library Mouse

by Daniel Kirk Abrams Books for Young Readers (September 02, 2013)

When Sam the library mouse and his friend Sarah wake to find the library being packed up to prepare for a major renovation, they realize they won't have a home during the construction. So off they go in search...

Library Mouse

by Daniel Kirk Abrams Books for Young Readers (September 02, 2013)

A small creature offers his big voice for aspiring authors everywhere

Every child can be a writer—and Library Mouse shows them how!

Beloved children’s books author and illustrator Daniel Kirk wonderfully...

Library Mouse

by Daniel Kirk Abrams Books for Young Readers (September 02, 2013)

One night in the library, Sam meets fellow mouse Sarah. Sam learns that Sarah is quite the explorer. She loves to scurry to the tops of shelves and explore the darkest corners of the building. Sam never climbs...

Bad Boy, Good Boy

by Kay Chorao Abrams Books for Young Readers (May 06, 2013)

Sam is a good boy, but he always seems to be getting into trouble! His grandma thinks he is being careless, running through her garden, but he is just saving his best friend’s hat from the wind. He helps his...

The Crows of Pearblossom

by Aldous Huxley & Sophie Blackall Abrams Books for Young Readers (October 06, 2013)

Sophie Blackall, illustrator of the Caldecott-Medal-winning book Finding Winnie, created standout illustrations for this timeless picture book. Written in 1944 by Aldous Huxley as a Christmas gift for his niece,...

Look What I Can Do!

by Nancy Viau & Anna Vojtech Abrams Books for Young Readers (March 14, 2013)

Things get easier every day. Just watch what I can do today! This affirming story celebrates how baby animals in the forest accomplish goals, whether it’s a baby bear finding food, a young spider spinning...

Willow the Armadillo

by Marilou Reeder & Dave Mottram Abrams Books for Young Readers (April 27, 2020)

A heartfelt story that celebrates picture books and reminds us real heroes come in all shapes and sizes


Willow the Armadillo loves picture books. More than anything, she wants to be the hero in a picture...

Paolo, Emperor of Rome

by Mac Barnett & Claire Keane Abrams Books for Young Readers (March 30, 2020)

A daring dog takes a whirlwind tour of Rome in search of freedom in new picture book from beloved storyteller Mac Barnett and masterful illustrator Claire Keane


Paolo the dachshund is trapped. Though he lives...

Cat Ladies

by Susi Schaefer Abrams Books for Young Readers (April 06, 2020)

This witty picture book explores the loving bond between cats and their humans


Princess has four ladies. Some cats say that's too many, but there's no such thing! Taking care of all these ladies can be a...