These are the stories Johanna Banana shares at storytime each week! Storytime is currently on Tuesdays at 10:30am, live on Instagram @mcintyresbooks
A charming and innovative tale about a plucky little bird, from the award-winning author-illustrator of Fox the Tiger.
Readers will delight in turning their book sideways and upside down to follow Mel on her journey from downward fall to triumphant flight in this tale of self-confidence and taking a leap of faith.
A young artist's drawings rebel against her when she tries to put her sketched birds in houses that match how they look, but not how they feel in this hilarious picture book perfect for readers of Julian is a Mermaid and The Big Orange Splot.
Filled with heart, humor, and relevance, this side-splitting picture book, Two Many Birds, by author/illustrator Cindy Derby, opens minds and entertains all at once.
As birds line up to perch on a tree, a monitor shouts rules at them:
No fluffin' feathers!
No pooping on the ground!
Bestselling author Jacky Davis and award-winning illustrator Fiona Woodcock celebrate family, love, and imagination in this vibrant and expressive picture book. Father-daughter time shines in this irresistible story about creativity, solving problems, and looking on the bright side when faced with obstacles. A great read-aloud for rainy days . . .
A Hula-Hooping moose, a badger with a bumblebee umbrella, a rabbit in a cashmere sweater, and a very wet bear star in this unpredictable and laugh-out-loud picture book in which having fun gets the best of a grumpy bear.
Everyone needs love -- even the bestselling Mr. Panda!Mr. Panda is waiting with eager and open arms to give free hugs -- but nobody seems to want any of his cuddles. After his friends Skunk, Croc, Elephant, Mouse, Sloth, and Ostrich hug each other, Mr. Panda is left wanting some love.
Spread the love with Little Blue Trucka perfect Valentine's Day read-aloud in this best-selling series!
"Beep!" said Blue. "Happy Valentine's Day!"
Join Little Blue Truck as he delivers Valentine's Day cards to all his farm animal friends. But as Blue beeps along, he starts to wonder:will he get any cards of his own?
A celebration of the power we all have inside of us to be loving and kind, perfect for fans of The Wonderful Things You Will Be and Oh, the Places You'll Go!
It starts at the start
when you can't even talk.
Before you stand up
and learn how to walk.
Deep in your heart
A celebration of love, respect, peace, and unity by bestselling author and illustrator Todd Parr.
Love your grin. Love your skin.
Love the bees. Love the trees.
Love giving a hand. Love taking a stand.
LOVE YOURSELF. LOVE THE WORLD!
An NPR Best Book of the Year!
New York Times bestselling author Julie Fogliano and Caldecott Honor winner Jillian Tamaki come together to tell a delightful story of first friendship.
she is my best friend i think
i never had a best friend so i’m not sure
but i think she is a really good best friend
because when we were drawing
she drew m
This beautiful commemorative picture book edition of the Caldecott Honor title Frog and Toad Are Friends is the perfect way to celebrate Frog and Toad’s 50th anniversary!
★“Heartwarming, imaginative and beautifully illustrated, Nothing in Common is the story of how a shared experience can bring two people together through thoughtfulness, observation and compassion.” –Shelf Awareness, starred review
A tender and timely story of compassion and finding common ground with others, perfect for fans of I W$18.99ISBN: 9780358153955Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 27th, 2020A resonant story of two friends trying to maintain their relationship from afar with dazzling results, filled with wishes, curiosity, and bravery.$7.99ISBN: 9780525647577Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - October 8th, 2019
Learn from home and explore the world with these fun and easy board books!
Toddlers can learn all about the lives of Arctic animals in the popular Hello, World! board book series, with easy-to-understand facts about how these incredible animals eat, sleep, camouflage, and stay warm in such a cold environment.$17.99ISBN: 9781536203967Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Candlewick - October 13th, 2020
A majestic polar bear heads out on a mysterious walk in a dazzling, playful collaboration from an exciting pair of picture-book creators.$18.99ISBN: 9781250208484Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Roaring Brook Press - November 3rd, 2020
For fans of Oliver Jeffers, Jon Klassen, and Jory John comes Rebecca Jordan-Glum's The Trouble with Penguins, a clever, irreverent debut picture book about an unlikely friendship between a penguin and a human that emphasizes the importance of sharing, patience, and, above all, friendship.
On the day the penguin discovered the person, everything changed.$19.99ISBN: 9780593206751Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Philomel Books - October 6th, 2020
An instant New York Times bestseller!
From Oliver Jeffers, world-renowned picture book creator and illustrator of The Crayons' Christmas, comes a gorgeously told father-daughter story and companion to the #1 New York Times bestseller Here We Are!$18.99ISBN: 9780823441419Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Margaret Ferguson Books - November 26th, 2019
Cozy up with this wintry journey! A girl and her father race their plow through a snowstorm.
Will they make it to the train station in time? And who's waiting for them?$8.99ISBN: 9780062747204Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Greenwillow Books - November 3rd, 2020
This picture book about winter celebrates the sights, sounds, and smells of the season. From Caldecott Medalist and Newbery Honor author Kevin Henkes and acclaimed painter Laura Dronzek, the bestselling and award-winning creators of seasonal favorites When Spring Comes and In the Middle of Fall.Email email@example.com or call for price (919) 542-3030ISBN: 9781680100945Availability: Special OrderPublished: Tiger Tales - September 4th, 2018
We all live under the same sky, and we all experience many of the same hopes and dreams. Stunning artwork and lyrical text celebrate the emotions we all share in this beautiful peek-through picture book.$18.99ISBN: 9780823443444Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Neal Porter Books - October 8th, 2019
A message of love, support, and empowerment, from bestselling author Julie Fogliano and Christian Robinson, Caldecott Honoree and creator of the New York Times Bestseller You Matter.
just in case you want to fly
here's some wind
and here's the sky$17.95ISBN: 9781324005193Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Norton Young Readers - January 7th, 2020
A young girl turns her imagination into action in this beautifully crafted and intricately designed debut picture book.
When is an old truck something more? On a small, bustling farm, a resilient and steadfast pickup works tirelessly alongside the family that lives there, and becomes a part of the dreams and ambitions of the family’s young daughter.$18.99ISBN: 9781534431195Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Beach Lane Books - September 29th, 2020
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.$17.99ISBN: 9781481451482Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - September 22nd, 2020
“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$18.99ISBN: 9780735227927Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Dial Books - April 18th, 2017
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.$17.99ISBN: 9781250203557Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Roaring Brook Press - March 17th, 2020
Winner of the 2021 Caldecott Medal
New York Times Bestseller
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.$16.99ISBN: 9780763697846Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Candlewick - September 10th, 2019
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.$7.99ISBN: 9780884488330Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Tilbury House Publishers - May 5th, 2020
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.$18.99ISBN: 9780316431248Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018
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.$6.99ISBN: 9780670015795Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 29th, 2013
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?$17.99ISBN: 9781524717544Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Make Me a World - March 17th, 2020
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 . . .$17.99ISBN: 9781419734076Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Abrams Books for Young Readers - July 2nd, 2019
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$18.99ISBN: 9781452137797Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Chronicle Books - September 15th, 2020
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.$16.99ISBN: 9781536206166Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Big Picture Press - March 12th, 2019
An exquisitely illustrated nonfiction picture book about a desert flower that blooms for just one night a year$16.99ISBN: 9781536212839Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Candlewick - October 6th, 2020
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.$17.99ISBN: 9780525518778Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020
Winner of the NCTE Charlotte Huck Award!
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.$17.99ISBN: 9781328465641Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019
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$18.99ISBN: 9781250153562Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Roaring Brook Press - April 10th, 2018
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 . .$17.99ISBN: 9780062568281Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Balzer + Bray - April 17th, 2018
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