These are the stories Johanna Banana shares at storytime each week! Storytime is currently on Tuesdays at 10:30am, live on Instagram @mcintyresbooks
From award-winning author Jennifer Ward and celebrated artist Lisa Congdon in her debut picture book comes a lyrical, rhyming exploration of the many round things that can be found in nature.
Nature all around is round...
Take a spin through the seasons in this thoughtful and meditative picture book that explores roundness in the natural world.
“This amusing picture book encourages imagination and individuality.” —Booklist
From the acclaimed author and illustrator of The Big Umbrella comes a delightful celebration of creativity and gumption about a girl and her panda that’s Calvin and Hobbes meets If You Give a Mouse a Cookie!
Sometimes when they say to d
Zoom meets Beautiful Oops! in this memorable picture book debut about the creative process, and the way in which "mistakes" can blossom into inspiration
One eye was bigger than the other. That was a mistake.
The weird frog-cat-cow thing? It made an excellent bush.
Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption—a bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by Michaela Goade.
Water is the first medicine.
It affects and connects us all . . .
A beautifully illustrated celebration of bounty and gratitude, family and friendship, perfect for the holidays and every day.
This is the table that Grandad built.
These are the sunflowers picked by my cousins,
set on the table that Grandad built.
Milk doesn’t just appear in the refrigerator, nor do apples grow in the bowl on the kitchen counter. Before we eat, many people work very hard—planting grain, catching fish, tending animals, filling crates, and stocking shelves.
In this remarkable author-illustrator debut that's perfect for fans of Last Stop on Market Street and Extra Yarn, a generous woman is rewarded by her community.
It's evening in the forest and Little Owl wakes up from his day-long sleep to watch his friends enjoying the night. Hedgehog sniffs for mushrooms, Skunk nibbles at berries, Frog croaks, and Cricket sings. A full moon rises and Little Owl can't understand why anyone would want to miss it. Could the daytime be nearly as wonderful?
Perfect for fans of The Wonderful Things You Will Be and That's Me Loving You, this picture book by a renowned astrophysicist is a lyrical meditation on the preciousness of one child and the vastness of the universe.
Just like the sun gives shine to the moon,
you light up the world beyond this room . . .
Small World is a beautifully illustrated story about growing up! As Nanda grows, so does her world, showing how our families, friends, and environments support us through childhood and beyond. Nanda's dreams take her to space, where she can look out on the Small World in awe - a lovely cyclical return to the prose of the 1st page. -- Johanna
From two-time Caldecott Winner author-illustrator Sophie Blackall!
If You Come to Earth is a glorious guide to our home planet, and a call for us to take care of both Earth and each other.
This stunning book is inspired by the thousands of children Sophie Blackall has met during her travels around the world in support of UNICEF and Save the Children.
An exquisitely illustrated nonfiction picture book about a desert flower that blooms for just one night a year
For anyone going through a difficult passage, this uplifting, beautifully illustrated picture book is about finding optimism in the darkest of places.
Rain before rainbows, clouds before sun,
night before daybreak—a new day’s begun.
An upbeat, empowering, important picture book from the team that created the award-winning Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
a nonstop ball of energy.
Powerful and full of light.
I am a go-getter. A difference maker. A leader.
This is my favorite children's book about mindfulness. As you share this book you're encouraged to think about where your body is, who you're with, and what you're doing, as well as everything in the world happening around you. An excellent book for grounding yourself - for adults or kids! Julia Denos and E.B. Goodale are a fantastic team - I love the illustration style and how it fits perfectly with the pacing of the text. -- Johanna
When devastating news rattles a young girl's community, her normally attentive parents and neighbors are suddenly exhausted and distracted. At school, her teacher tells the class to look for the helpers—the good people working to make things better in big and small ways. She wants more than anything to help in a BIG way, but maybe she can start with one small act of kindness instead . .
A soothing confidence boost in a picture book! An excellent exploration of different aspects of identity and emotion - my favorite book for right now. -- Johanna