Some of Our Favorite New Picture Books

Here at Little Shop of Stories, we truly believe that picture books can save the world! Through a laugh, a lesson, or a laptime snuggle, picture books bring joy to readers big and small.

Bravo, Bucket Head! By Helen Lester, Lynn Munsinger (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Helen Lester, Lynn Munsinger (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534493490
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2022

A shy young mouse ventures outside her comfort zone in this sweet picture book classic in the making from the beloved author and illustrator of Tacky the Penguin.

Mousetta has never felt comfortable in her own fur. She likes to stay quiet and hidden, never brave enough to play with the other field mouse children who always seem to be having fun.


Dragonboy and the Wonderful Night By Fabio Napoleoni Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316462181
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2022

The second book in the Dragonboy series is a nighttime adventure full of wonder and surprises.

Dragonboy and his stuffed animal friends love exploring, and what better place to explore than their own backyard...at night. Everything looks different, everything feels different, and everything is just a little more special.


Little Red and the Big Bad Editor By Rebecca Kraft Rector, Shanda McCloskey (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534469297
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Aladdin - September 6th, 2022

In this clever and playful fractured fairy tale picture book, the Big Bad Wolf is so distracted by Little Red’s poorly written thank you note to her grandmother that he keeps missing the chance to eat her!

Once upon a time, Little Red received a bold new cape from her Granny.


NO! Said Custard the Squirrel By Sergio Ruzzier Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781419755248
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 6th, 2022

From award-winning creator Sergio Ruzzier, an oddball “squirrel” forges his own path in this comical tale about being yourself

Custard the Squirrel, aren’t you a duck?
Will you please quack?
Will you do anything you don’t want to do?
“NO!” said Custard the Squirrel.

From the brilliant mind of author-illustrator


Gold! By David Shannon, David Shannon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Shannon, David Shannon (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593352274
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2022

A riotous retelling of the Midas myth by the Caldecott Honor-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author of No, David!

Maximilian Midas was a peculiar little boy.
He didn’t much like chocolate and he didn’t play with toys.
The first word that he uttered when he was one year old


Friends By Daniela Sosa, Daniela Sosa (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Daniela Sosa, Daniela Sosa (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781665911474
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - September 6th, 2022

Celebrate the wonder of new friends, old friends, and everything-in-between friends in this joyful, resonant picture book.

There are many kinds of friends—old friends, new friends, friends that last a lifetime—and the day to make new friends is always near, if you look. This story celebrates all of them: who they are, where we find them, and what we count on them for.


Penguin and Penelope By Salina Yoon Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781681193441
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - September 6th, 2022

Meet Penguin, the delightful character from Geisel Honor-winning author/illustrator Salina Yoon who is always ready for a new adventure--and new friends!

When Penguin finds a new friend, Penelope, he does everything he can to help. "Let's get you home," says Penguin.


Creepy Crayon! (Creepy Tales!) By Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534465886
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 23rd, 2022

A #1 New York Times bestseller!

From the team behind the New York Times bestselling Creepy Carrots! and Creepy Pair of Underwear! comes the third in this hilariously spooky series about a young rabbit and his peculiar encounters—featuring a sinister crayon!

Jasper Rabbit has a problem: he is NOT doing well in school.