- Have You Seen My Dragon?
A dragon is loose in Manhattan, and while most city dwellers pay it no mind, one little boy can’t seem to locate his wayward pet.
- Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop!
Graphic designer Tad Carpenter illustrates a miniature mercenary's exploits in this new picture book.
- Extraordinary Jane
Jane the dog tries to find her place in the circus.
- Paul Meets Bernadette
Oil does not mix with water; however, the two blend nicely in these oil paintings by first-time children’s book creator Rosy Lamb, an American painter and sculptor living in Paris.
- So Many Stars
From pop art icon Andy Warhol comes a collection of hand-drawn illustrations that have been rediscovered and combined in this board book for children.
- Alone in the Forest
Make this work of storytelling through Indian folk art the first of its kind in your collection.
- The Bear's Song
In this richly illustrated book by French author and artist Benjamin Chaud, characters pull young readers into colorful scenes of the bears' wild-goose chase through the Paris opera house.
Your kids are well-acquainted with Nemo and Dory, but they haven’t met Swimmy, the tiny solid black and heroic fish who glides through the pages of this children’s picture book by painter, sculptor and graphic designer Leo Lionni.
- Junket Is Nice
This 1933 classic recounts a one-man dessert-eating contest that stunned the world.
- Rosie Revere, Engineer
In this charming book inspired by Rosie the Riveter, we get lessons in ingenuity, ambition and resolve through Rosie, who forges wacky inventions.
- Fashion Books
September is a big month for fashion. These 6 books for little fashionistas pay homage to high fashion designers and will inspire your kids to create and develop their own sense of style.
- A Splash of Red – The Life and Art of Horace Pippin
Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet collaborate to pay tribute to artist Horace Pippin and his favorite color.
In this tender story by Bob Staake, cover illustrator for The New Yorker and the talent behind more than 60 children’s books, a curious bluebird becomes an only friend to a bullied schoolboy.
- Cold Snap
In Cold Snap, or what Texans would call a cold spell, the kids spend their days skiing, sledding and building snowmen with nostalgic-level perfection.
- The Day the Crayons Quit
Major drama is unfolding, and it’s happening inside Duncan’s crayon box. Read our review of this comical picture book by Oliver Jeffers, New York Times best-selling illustrator of Stuck and This Moose Belongs to Me.
- The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit
This new story about the young and mischievous rabbit who can’t resist an adventure or a crispy radish marks the 110th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s first book.
- I Am Blop!
Simple questions and declarative statements lead young readers along Blop’s 110-page journey from the chalkboard to 3-D sculpture and beyond.
- Let's Make Some Great Fingerprint Art
Discover a new meaning for finger painting by following the easy instructions for making fingerprint illustrations in this 128-page art book.
- Made By Dad – 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff
Clear off the workbench or (with permission) the dining room table to tackle the elaborate and zany craft projects designed for kids to complete with their dads.
- Romeo & Juliet
If you’re a mother and a lover of classical literature, this G-rated version of Romeo & Juliet is calling at your balcony window.
- 13 Books to Read in April
Celebrate National Poetry Month with these children’s poetry books, from bilingual poetry to the classic verses of Shel Silverstein, recommended by the Denton Public Library.
- 7 Books to Read in March
Celebrate National Women’s History Month with these children’s books about famous women in history chosen by Doreen Miller, children’s librarian at Rockwall County Library.
- 10 Books to Read in February
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with these chocolate-themed books for children and tweens selected by Renee Kirchner from Plano’s Parr Library. Because we all know that chocolate is really the most important part of February.
- 9 Books for the Holidays
Celebrate the holidays with these children's books chosen by the Arlington Public Library about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and wintry weather. [Byline] Carrie Steingruber & Melissa Jeffrey.
- 8 Books to Read in November
It’s a good time of year to curl up by the fire with a good book. So grab one of these books recommended by Rockwall County librarian Doreen Miller about the things we’re celebrating this month: autumn, Thanksgiving and our veterans.
- 9 Books to Read in October
If your kiddos like monsters (Monsters, Inc., anyone?) or maybe need convincing that monsters don’t have to be scary, then you need to check out these nine “monsterly” titles chosen by Flower Mound librarian Jennie Evans.
- 12 Books to Read in September
Get your family into the spirit of fall with these colorful titles chosen by Marcia Zorn, children’s librarian at Grapevine Public Library.
- 6 Books to Read in August
Whether your child is hankering to get back into the classroom or is fearful about starting school for the first time, you can help her get into the swing of things with one of these titles recommended by local librarian Lisa Smant.
- 10 Books to Read in July
Celebrate the USA with these patriotic titles chosen by Frisco librarian Rachel Hoyt.
- 6 Books to Read in May
By May, spring is in full swing and the weather is warm enough to get outside and get dirty. So this month we bring you six5 children’s books about gardening recommended by Lisa Smant, senior librarian at the Fort Worth Library Youth Center.
- 12 Books to Read in April
The Big Read is taking over Dallas this month, celebrating Ray Bradbury’s classic Fahrenheit 451. Get in on the action with these similar books for younger kids recommended by a Dallas librarian.
- 10 Books to Read in March
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the coming of spring with green-themed books. We asked Ramarie Beaver, the Youth Services Librarian Supervisor at the Haggard Library in Plano, to provide us with her top picks for March reading.
- 8 Children's Books about Living with Special Needs
Whether you’re hoping to show your child with special needs that it’s OK to be different or promote empathy in others, children’s books featuring characters with special needs can be useful educational tools. Here are 8 of our favorites.