Picture Books

Subscribe to this list via email.

If you see anything you like, be sure to follow the catalog links to place titles of interest on hold. To view and subscribe to other newsletters, visit our BookNews page online.

The Children’s Department invites children of all ages through those entering sixth grade to experience "Fizz, Boom, READ!" by joining the Summer Reading Program and exploring the fascinating world of science! Visit our Summer Reading Club pages for more information.

 

hspace=2

The Earth Book 
by Todd Parr ISBN: 9780316042659

Find this book in our catalog.

"I take care of the earth because I know I can do little things every day to make a BIG difference..."

With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitiviy, Todd Parr explores the important, timely subject of environmental protection and conservation in this eco-friendly picture book. Featuing a circular die-cut Earth on the cover, and printed entirely with recycled materials and nontoxic soy inks, this book includes lots of easy, smart ideas on how we can all work together to make the Earth feel good - from planting a tree and using both sides of the paper, to saving energy and reusing old things in new ways.

 

hspace=2

The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate the School
by Judy Sierra ISBN: 9781416911753

Find this book in our catalog.

A boy sends away for "Professor Swami's Super Slime" to use as his science fair project and then has to cope with the funny disaster that follows.

 

hspace=2

Maisy's World of Animals: A Maisy First Science Book
by Lucy Cousins ISBN: 9780763669898

Find this book in our catalog.

Take an interactive journey from the North Pole to the South Pole with Maisy -- and visit animals who live in various habitats along the way.

From the Arctic to the desert to the jungle and beyond, Maisy is curious to learn about animals in their own environments. Pull a tab to see meerkats popping up in the sand, a monkey playing in a tree, two goats butting heads in the mountains, penguins and their babies, and plenty more.

Learning about nature is always more fun with Maisy!

 

hspace=2

Sky Tree: Seeing Science Through Art
by Thomas Locker   ISBN: 9780064437509

Find this book in our catalog.

In spring, a snapping turtle lays her eggs on the hillside beneath the tree. In autumn, leaves fall as squirrels scamper up the trunk carrying nuts. And on a winter night, a backdrop of twinkling stars shines through the branches. Each day, the tree changes with the purple and pink of a sunset or a nip of cold air. But the tree is more than a thing of beauty--its changes represent the passage of time in nature.

In this stunning book by Thomas Locker, who was seven years old when he won his first award for a painting of a tree that still stands in the National Zoo, exquisite paintings and wondrous text are paired with questions about nature, and science comes alive through art.