May Picture Books

Cheryl B. KleinTomie de PaolaMay Picture BooksMay Picture Books


Debut picture book author Cheryl B. Klein and Caldecott Honor winner Tomie dePaola sweetly capture a baby bird’s journey to first flight.

With a cleverly simple rhyme and playful, vibrant artwork, Cheryl B. Klein and Tomie dePaola lovingly paint the picture of a baby bird’s first flight—overcoming stings and dings along the way to soar triumphantly.

Kadir NelsonMay Picture BooksMay Picture Books

If You Plant a Seed

Kadir Nelson, acclaimed author of Baby Bear and winner of the Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King Author and Illustrator Awards, presents a resonant, gently humorous story about the power of even the smallest acts and the rewards of compassion and generosity.With spare text and breathtaking o...

Mem FoxEpisode 162May Picture BooksMay Picture Books

Hello Baby!

After meeting a bevy of baby animals— including a clever monkey, a sleepy leopard, and a dusty lion cub—the baby in this story discovers the most precious creature of all . . . itself, of course! With an exuberant rhyming text by bestselling author Mem Fox and adorable cut-paper illustrations by...

Karma WilsonMay Picture BooksMay Picture Books

Bear Wants More

**Description from Amazon: When springtime comes, in his warm winter den a bear wakes up very hungry and thin! Bear comes out of hibernation and he's VERY hungry. He eats everything in sight--but he still wants more! Bear's friends finally help him satisfy his HUGE hunger by throwing him a surprise birthday party. Bear's adve...

Sibylle von OlfersMay Picture BooksMay Picture Books

The Story of the Root Children

**Description from Amazon: This is a classic story of the changing seasons. The root children spend the winter asleep. When spring comes, they wake, sew themselves new gowns, and clean and paint the beetles and bugs. All summer they play in fields, ponds and meadows before returning in the autumn to Mother Earth, who welcomes...

Pat HutchinsMay Picture BooksMay Picture Books

The Wind Blew (Rise and Shine)

**Description from Amazon: The wind blew, and blew, and blew! It blew so hard, it took everything with it: Mr. White’s umbrella, Priscilla’s balloon, the twins’ scarves, even the wig on the judge’s head. But just when the wind was about to carry everything out to sea, it changed its mind! With rhyming verse and colorf...

Jan BrettMay Picture BooksMay Picture Books


Choose any book by Jan Brett, and you'll have a great reading experience... but here's a great place to start! Mossy is an amazing turtle with a gorgeous garden growing on her shell and a story that will keep your readers turning pages.

Jan BrettMay Picture BooksMay Picture Books

Hedgie’s Surprise

**Description from Amazon: Jan Brett's beloved character Hedgie stars in this charming story about a little Tomten who gets tired of porridge for breakfast and starts stealing Henny's eggs. But Henny wants a brood of chicks and she needs her eggs. With the help of clever Hedgie, she substitutes an acorn, a strawberry, a mushr...

Elsa BeskowMay Picture BooksMay Picture Books

Pelle’s New Suit

**Description from Amazon: Pelle has a lamb whose coat grows longer and longer, while Pelle’s Sunday suit grows shorter! Pelle shears the lamb, and the wool is carded, spun, dyed, and woven. Finally, the tailor makes a new suit for Pelle. A mini gift edition of Elsa Beskow's classic story. (Ages 4–7)

Jill BarklemMay Picture BooksMay Picture Books

Spring Story (Brambly Hedge)

**Description from Amazon: Step into the exquisite, miniature world of the mice of Brambly Hedge in this beautiful new edition of the classic picture book.Wilfred woke early. It was his birthday. He had lots of lovely presents, but the best one was a surprise… Mr Apple had organised a secret celebration picnic and all the m...

Cicely Mary BarkerMay Picture BooksMay Picture Books

Flower Fairies of the Spring

**Description from Amazon: First published in the 1920s, Cicely Mary Barker’s original Flower Fairies books have been loved for generations. Like the pre-Raphaelite painters whom she so admired, Barker believed in re-creating the beauty of nature in art and drawing from life. Her Flower Fairies watercolors have a unique com...

Dianna Hutts AstonMay Picture BooksMay Picture Books

A Nest Is Noisy

**Description from Amazon: "Fans will rejoice at the first sight of A Nest Is Noisy," promises School Library Journal, and they're right. From the award-winning creators of An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, A Butterfly Is Patient, A Rock Is Lively, and A Beetle Is Shy comes this gorgeous and informative look at the fascinati...