Watch author Zetta Elliott read Caldecott Honor Book A Place Inside of Me and check out our Poetry Roundup!

We’ve put together a roundup of titles to get you excited about National Poetry Month, including titles like What the Road Said, Woke: A Young Poet’s Guide to Justice, and Caldecott Honor Book A Place Inside of Me.

Celebrate Earth Day with these Environmental books!

Celebrate Earth Day (April 22) with these books! Keep reading to discover an entire collection of books that will inspire your young readers to become environmentally conscious.


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Activity Kit: This Earth Day, Take the Pledge to become a Water Protector!

Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors is a bold and lyrical picture book by Carole Lindstrom and illustrated by Michaela Goade. It issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption.

In the spirit of this stunning book, we want YOU to take the Protector’s Pledge this Earth Day!

Download the Kit Here →

Storytime: Jason Tharp Reads IT’S OKAY TO BE A UNICORN

In honor of this week’s #BookBirthday of Jason Tharp’s new picture book, It’s Okay to Smell Good!, listen to Jason read from It’s Okay to be a Unicorn!

An inspiring picture book, Jason Tharp’s It’s Okay To Be A Unicorn! features a unicorn pretending to be a horse—until he learns to embrace his true self.

“Tharp’s good-natured fable is bright and rainbow-y… will resonate with any who have felt ‘other.’” —Kirkus Reviews


It’s Okay to Smell Good, the follow-up to his hit picture book It’s Okay to Be a Unicorn, introduces the new, hilarious character: Panda Cat, who lives in a world where smelling bad is a good thing!


Watch more virtual author storytime videos here!

Activity Kit: Santa Baby

Santa Baby by Jonathan Stutzman; illustrated by Heather Fox

Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox, the duo behind Llama Destroys the World, take their trademark hijinks up to the North Pole in this laugh-out-loud, heartfelt Christmas-themed picture book.

Santa is feeling old, and being in the business of Christmas for centuries is . . . well, it isn’t all milk and cookies. In hopes of regaining some of his pep, Santa asks the spirit of Christmas to give him something for a change: skim off a couple of years and make him younger.

But Christmas magic is powerful, and Santa gets more than he wished for. Instead of a fresh new outlook and boundless energy, he needs diapers and a nap—stat. With Christmas only a few days away, the elves rush to teach Santa Baby the basics. But will there be enough time to prepare their new bundle of holiday joy for the job?

“Plenty of laughs…playfully complemented by Fox’s child-friendly illustrations.” —Horn Book

Activity Kit: The Runaway Belly Button

The Runaway Belly Button by John Flannery; illustrated by Mika Song

In the charming and lighthearted picture book, The Runaway Belly Button, John Flannery and Mika Song bring to life the sweetly goofy Belly Button as she reminds you how nice it is to be sparkling clean.

Grace loved to get dirty. But she was also pretty good at getting clean—she took proper care of Hands, paid extra attention to Feet, and even remembered to scrub behind Ears. There was just one body part she tended to forget: Belly Button.

Day after day, Belly Button got dirtier… and stinkier… and filthier. Until after one particularly neglectful bath, Belly Button decides she’ll have to get outie there to look and smell great again.

“Both solid entertainment and useful hygiene instruction.” – Publishers Weekly