English Picture Books
Animals brag about their bottoms
Incredible jobs you've (probably ) never heard of
From taste testers to dinosaur dusters, there are all kinds of incredible jobs that you've probably never heard of -- and one of them might be just right for you!
What Miss Mitchell saw
Discover the amazing true story of Maria Mitchell, America’s first professional female astronomer. Every evening, from the time she was a child, Maria Mitchell stood on her rooftop with her telescope and swept the sky. And then one night she saw something unusual—a comet no one had ever seen before!
Matthew A. Cherry
It's up to Daddy to give his daughter an extra-special hair style in this story of self-confidence and the love between fathers and daughters. Zuri knows her hair is beautiful, but it has a mind of its own!It kinks, coils, and curls every which way.
Nobody hugs a cactus
Hank is the prickliest cactus in the entire world. So, when all sorts of creatures—from tumbleweed to lizard to owl—come to disturb his peace, Hank is annoyed. He doesn’t like noise, he doesn’t like rowdiness, and definitely does not like hugs.
But the thing is, no one is offering one. Hank is beginning to discover that being alone can be lonely. So he comes up with a plan to get the one thing he thought he would never need: a hug from a friend.
Before he became an artist named Tyrus Wong, he was a boy named Wong Geng Yeo. He traveled across the ocean from China to America with only a suitcase and a few papers. Not papers for drawing--which he loved to do--but immigration papers to start a new life. Once in America, Tyrus took every opportunity to make art, eventually enrolling at an art institute. Eventually, he was given the opportunity of a lifetime--and using sparse brushstrokes and soft watercolors, Tyrus created the iconic backgrounds of Bambi.
Eyes that kiss in the corners
A young girl notices that her eyes look different from her friends. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother’s, her grandmother's, and her little sister's. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons, and are filled with stories of the past and hope for the future.
The phone booth in Mr. Hirota's garden
One day Makio's neighbour, Mr. Hirota, begins a mysterious project—building a phone booth in his garden. At first Makio is puzzled; the phone isn't connected to anything. It just sits there, unable to ring. But as more and more people are drawn to the phone booth, its purpose becomes clear to Makio: the disconnected phone is connecting people to their lost loved ones.
Honeybee The busy life of Apis Mellifera
Take to the sky with Apis, one honeybee, as she embarks on her journey through life!
This book is gray
Gray just wants to be included. But the other colours are always leaving him out. So he decides to create his own project: an all-gray book.
Mio the beautiful
Kinota Braithwaite and Setsuko Miura
This is a story about a biracial Japanese girl who with the help of her kind and caring teacher confronts racism and bullying at her elementary school in Japan.
The magical yet
This Yet finds a way, even when you don't. And, Yet knows you will, when you think you won't. Each of us, from the day we're born, is accompanied by a special companion--the Yet. Yet is there to help you out.
There must be more than that!
What does the future hold? This question can be frightening—or delightfully promising!
This is a smart and spirited exploration of the good that might be right around the corner.
Beware of the crocodile
This fascinating look at one of Earth's most infamous creatures is full of information. There's more to crocodiles than just their appetites. They love to nap on warm sandbanks and cool off in calm waters, and crocodile mothers are very gentle with their babies.
The space walk
Astronaut Randolph Witherspoon wants to take a walk--a space walk, that is! But Ground Control has other ideas. Randolph must eat some lunch, get some exercise, and then he can go outside, provided he dresses warmly and doesn't talk to strangers. But Randolph's mission doesn't exactly go to plan, leading to an unexpected new friend.
Pokko and the drum
Pokko and the Drum is a story about art, persistence, and a family of frogs living in a mushroom.
The singer and the scientist
Cat lovers and dog lovers alike will laugh at the little girl's wilful insistence that her cat is a dog. The hilarious ways in which cats and dogs are different are brilliantly illustrated.
Big papa and the time machine
When a little boy is feeling afraid to go to school one day, his grandfather, Big Papa, takes him away in his time machine--a 1952 Ford--back to all of the times when he was scared of something life was handing him. That's called being brave, Big Papa says over and over.
The remember balloons