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NYPL Recommends: New Picture Books


Hot off the presses! We are loving these new picture books and we think you and your little readers will too. Happy reading, and learning, and laughing, and sharing.  

New Picture Books

Pen Pals
Wolf in Snow
Count Your Chickens



Egg by Kevin Henkes

A quiet, feel-good, story about an unlikely family.

Pen Pals by Alexandra Pichard

An anthropomorphic tale about two pen pals told in letters.

Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell

A beautifully detailed wordless picture book about a wolf cub and a girl in a snowstorm.

Delivery by Aaron Meshon

A colorful, cartoony, picture book about a very special delivery.

Count Your Chickens by Jo Ellen Bogart and Lori Joy Smith

A sweet, rhyming, counting book.

Picture Book Biographies

 The Lion Who Wrote History
 The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing
Fancy Party Gowns


Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History by Walter Dean Myers

A moving biography about the esteemed leader of the abolitionist movement.

Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing by Kay Haring

A colorful rendering of the artist's life from childhood to fame and beyond written by his sister.

Fancy Party Gowns: The Story of Fashion Designer Ann Cole Lowe by Deborah Blumenthal; illustrated by Laura Freeman

An inspiring biography about an African American trailblazer.

Have trouble reading standard print? Many of these titles are available in formats for patrons with print disabilities.

Staff picks are chosen by NYPL staff members and are not intended to be comprehensive lists. We'd love to hear your ideas too, so leave a comment and tell us what you’d recommend. And check out our Staff Picks browse tool for more recommendations!




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