A Child's First Book Club - Selections

Our dedicated staff works with authors and publishers to acquire signed books with enduring quality. In the past, two of our picks have been honored with Caldecott Medals, the American Library Association's annual award for the most distinguished picture books for children. Our books have also appeared consistently on the New York Times Bestsellers Lists and received praise from Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Shelf Awareness, and Entertainment Weekly. This is a list of our past selections from A Child's First Book Club.

High Five Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780525428893
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Published: Dial Books - April 16th, 2019

A #1 New York Times bestseller from the creators of the beloved Dragons Love Tacos comes a rollicking, rhyme-tastic, interactive high five competition--starring YOU!


Music for Mister Moon Cover Image
By Philip C. Stead, Erin Stead (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823441600
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Published: Neal Porter Books - March 26th, 2019

What if you threw your teacup out your window...and what if it accidentally knocked the moon out of the sky?


The Good Egg Cover Image
By Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062866004
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Published: HarperCollins - February 12th, 2019

A #1 New York Times bestseller!

An Amazon Best Books of the Year So Far 2019 Selection!

From the bestselling creators of The Bad Seed, a timely story about not having to be Grade A perfect!

Meet the good egg. He’s a verrrrrry good egg indeed.


Love, Z Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481496773
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - December 18th, 2018

From the creator of Not Quite Narwhal comes the story of a young robot trying to find the meaning of “love.”

When a small robot named Z discovers a message in a bottle signed “Love, Beatrice,” they decide to find out what “love” means.


The Dreamer: (Inspirational Story, Picture Book for Children, Books About Perseverance) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452156088
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 11th, 2018

Even pigs can learn to fly: Once, there was a pig who admired birds. But he could never join them. Or could he? Thus begins the journey of a pig with big dreams, and the perseverance to make them come true.


The Lying King Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781626345287
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Published: Greenleaf Book Group Press - September 4th, 2018

Can warthogs fly? Do tigers eat broccoli?

For answers, follow along as Warthog lies his way to the throne in this timeless, yet most timely, Tale from the Watering Hole.

Will the Truth catch up with the king?


King Alice Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250047496
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 25th, 2018

Matthew Cordell, Caldecott Medal-winning author and illustrator of Wolf in the Snow, delivers yet another warm and delightful picture book in King Alice.


The Wall in the Middle of the Book Cover Image
By Jon Agee, Jon Agee (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525555452
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Published: Dial Books - October 2nd, 2018

A foolish knight is certain that his side of the wall is the safe side in this clever, amusingly meta picture book by the acclaimed creator of It's Only Stanley


Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse Cover Image
By Marcy Campbell, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735230378
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Published: Dial Books - August 14th, 2018

A classic in the making, this heartwarming story about empathy and imagination is one that families will treasure for years to come.

Adrian Simcox tells anyone who will listen that he has a horse--the best and most beautiful horse anywhere.


Brave Enough for Two: A Hoot & Olive Story Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250127488
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - June 12th, 2018

A heartwarming picture book about friendship that is sure to become a classic from debut author-illustrator Jonathan D. Voss.


Niblet & Ralph Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735227910
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Published: Dial Books - June 5th, 2018

Two pet cats switch places in this comically sweet story of mistaken identity, from beloved author-illustrator Zachariah OHora.


Ocean Meets Sky Cover Image
By Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481470377
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 15th, 2018

“Young readers will be captivated.” —The Washington Post

From the creators of the gorgeous bestseller The Night Gardener comes a stunning new picture book about a young boy who sets sail to find a place his grandfather told him about…the spot where the ocean meets the sky.

It’s a good day for sailing.

Finn liv


Can Somebody Please Scratch My Back? Cover Image
By Jory John, Liz Climo (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780735228542
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Published: Dial Books - March 20th, 2018

A hilarious take on helping others and self awareness from New York Times bestselling author Jory John and comic artist sensation Liz Climo


My Pillow Keeps Moving Cover Image
By Laura Gehl, Christopher Weyant (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780425288245
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - January 16th, 2018

A lonely man tries to buy a pillow . . . and ends up with a new best friend in this silly and sweet doggy tale, perfect for fans of Officer Buckle and Gloria.

Dogs make good pillows, don't they?


Love Cover Image
By Matt de la Peña, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524740917
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 9th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"[A] poetic reckoning of the importance of love in a child's life . . . eloquent and moving."People


Betty's Burgled Bakery: An Alliteration Adventure Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781452131832
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 7th, 2017

When the Gumshoe Zoo's alarm alerts them, they learn Betty's Bakery has been burgled! But how? Something isn't quite right—and it's up to these determined detectives to figure out what! Alliteration abounds in this comic book caper featuring the Gumshoe Zoo, a detective agency facing the craziest crime ever committed: pilfered pastries.


Nothing Rhymes with Orange Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452154435
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 2017

A Huffington Post Best Book of the Year

A perfect laugh-out-loud, read-aloud from New York Times bestselling author Adam Rex!

We all know nothing rhymes with orange, but how does that make Orange feel? Well, left out, obviously!


The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763677541
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Published: Candlewick - October 10th, 2017

This is a story about a duck and mouse who get swallowed by a wolf, and then decide to live in his belly.

Early one morning a mouse met a wolf
and was quickly gobbled up.


Windows Cover Image
By Julia Denos, E.B. Goodale (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763690359
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Published: Candlewick - October 17th, 2017

Walking his dog at dusk, one boy catches glimpses of the lives around him in this lovely ode to autumn evenings, exploring your neighborhood, and coming home.


The Bad Seed Cover Image
By Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062467768
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Published: HarperCollins - August 29th, 2017

A New York Times bestseller!

An Amazon Best Children's Book of the Month from the New York Times bestselling author of the Goodnight Already! series


The Only Fish in the Sea Cover Image
By Philip C. Stead, Matthew Cordell (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626722828
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 15th, 2017

Did you hear about little Amy Scott? She got a goldfish for her birthday and then just threw it in the ocean! That doesn’t seem right.

I guess Sherman and Sadie will have to go save little Ellsworth (every fish deserves a proper name) on their own. They’ll need:


The Book of Mistakes Cover Image
By Corinna Luyken, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780735227927
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Published: 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.


Dad and the Dinosaur Cover Image
By Gennifer Choldenko, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399243530
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - March 28th, 2017

A heartwarming father-son story about bravery and facing fears.

Nicholas was afraid of the dark outside his door, the bushes where the giant bugs live, and the underside of manhole covers.

 
His dad was not afraid of anything.
 


Noisy Night Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Brian Biggs (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781596439672
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 7th, 2017

It's a noisy night in this city building! The residents of each floor can hear their neighbors above them, and are wondering what's going on above their heads. Climb floor by floor and page by page to find out whose singing, dancing, cheering, and cooing are keeping a grumpy old man awake.


Life on Mars Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399538520
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Published: Dial Books - February 28th, 2017

In this sneaky, silly picture book for fans of Oliver Jeffers and Jon Klassen, an intrepid—but not so clever—space explorer is certain he’s found the only living thing on Mars
 


A Perfect Day Cover Image
By Lane Smith, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626725362
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 14th, 2017

Today is a perfect day for Cat, Dog, Chickadee, and Squirrel.

Cat is lounging among the daffodils. Dog is sitting in the wading pool, deep in the cool water. Chickadee is eating fresh seed from the birdfeeder. Squirrel is munching on his very own corncob. Today is a perfect day in Bert's backyard.


All Kinds of Kisses Cover Image
By Heather Swain, Steven Henry (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250066503
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Feiwel & Friends - December 26th, 2016

We humans smooch with our lips. But how do giraffes, whales, hummingbirds, tree frogs, and other creatures kiss? It's fun to wonder about and to see in the pages of this charming book, which includes facts about each animal at the end. Perfect for Valentine's Day and all year round.


Otis and The Kittens Cover Image
By Loren Long, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399163982
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Published: Philomel Books - September 20th, 2016

The #1 bestselling illustrator of Matt de la Pena's Love and the creator of Otis presents an homage to firefighters everywhere—and to the many boys and girls who dream big of being heroes!


I Am a Story Cover Image
By Dan Yaccarino, Dan Yaccarino (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062411068
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Published: HarperCollins - September 6th, 2016

Internationally acclaimed author-illustrator Dan Yaccarino presents a powerful picture book that celebrates storytelling—from the past to the present and beyond.


We Found a Hat Cover Image
By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763656003
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Published: Candlewick - October 11th, 2016

Hold on to your hats for the conclusion of the celebrated hat trilogy by Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen, who gives his deadpan finale a surprising twist.


Squish Rabbit Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780670012671
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2011

Squish is just a little rabbit. But being little can lead to big problems. Sometimes Squish is hard to hear . . . or see. (Which is how he got his name.) And no one notices him. But Squish notices things- especially when someone is about to get into trouble and needs help. Here is little Squish's BIG chance.


The Worst Breakfast Cover Image
By China Mieville, Zak Smith (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781617754869
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Black Sheep - October 4th, 2016

Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2016

A Mississippi Clarion-Ledger best seller


They All Saw A Cat (Cat Books for Kids, Beginning Reading Books, Preschool Prep Books) Cover Image
By Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452150130
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 30th, 2016

They All Saw A Cat by Brendan Wenzel - New York Times bestseller and 2017 Caldecott Medal and Honor Book



"An ingenious idea, gorgeously realized." -Shelf Awareness, starred review
"Both simple and ingenious in concept, Wenzel's book feels like a game changer." -The Huffington Post


The Snurtch Cover Image
By Sean Ferrell, Charles Santoso (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481456562
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 30th, 2016

Some days are Snurtch days. Ruthie is having one of those.

Ruthie has a problem at school.

It is not the students. It is not the classroom. It is not the reading or the writing or the math. It is something scribbly, scrunchy, grabby, burpy, and rude.


Woodpecker Wants a Waffle Cover Image
By Steve Breen, Steve Breen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062342577
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Published: HarperCollins - June 14th, 2016

One day Benny the woodpecker awakens to the best tummy-rumbling smell ever and discovers it’s something called waffles. He must taste them!

He pecks on the door of the waffle house, but he gets the boot.

He tries to sneak in, but he gets swept away.


There Is a Tribe of Kids Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781626720565
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 3rd, 2016

Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal

When a young boy embarks on a journey alone . . .
he trails a colony of penguins,
undulates in a smack of jellyfish,
clasps hands with a constellation of stars,
naps for a night in a bed of clams,
and follows a trail of shells,
home to his tribe of friends.


While You Were Napping Cover Image
By Jenny Offill, Barry Blitt (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780375865725
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Schwartz & Wade - September 23rd, 2014

In this hilarious read-aloud featuring robots, fire trucks, and pirates, meet an older sister who’s more than happy to fill her little brother in on all he missed while he was napping. Since none of the other neighborhood kids had to nap, they came over. Then came the robots, and of course the astronauts. It was tons of fun . . . and luckily for the boy (right?!), he slept through it all!


The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399257438
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2014

Hardly anyone noticed young Sally McCabe.
She was the smallest girl in the smallest grade.
 


Horrible Bear! Cover Image
By Ame Dyckman, Zachariah OHora (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316282833
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2016

The New York Times-bestselling duo behind Wolfie the Bunny presents a hilarious read-aloud about accidents, outbursts, manners...and the power of saying "I'm sorry."


The Night Gardener Cover Image
By Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481439787
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 16th, 2016

In the spirit of Goodnight Moon and The Curious Garden comes a stunning debut picture book filled with whimsy and creativity from brothers Terry and Eric Fan.

One day, William discovers that the tree outside his window has been sculpted into a wise owl. In the following days, more topiaries appear, and each one is more beautiful than the last.


Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book) Cover Image
By Julie Falatko, Tim J. Miller (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780451469458
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - February 2nd, 2016

Snappsy the alligator is having a normal day when a pesky narrator steps in to spice up the story. Is Snappsy reading a book ... or is he making CRAFTY plans? Is Snappsy on his way to the grocery store ... or is he PROWLING the forest for defenseless birds and fuzzy bunnies? Is Snappsy innocently shopping for a party ... or is he OBSESSED with snack foods that start with the letter P?


Please, Open This Book! Cover Image
By Adam Lehrhaupt, Matthew Forsythe (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442450714
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 6th, 2015

Recipient of the Wanda Gag Read Aloud Book Award

They told you, but you just couldn’t listen—so the creators of Warning: Do Not Open This Book!


Beyond the Pond Cover Image
By Joseph Kuefler, Joseph Kuefler (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062364272
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 6th, 2015

A stunning picture book about the power of imagination, perfect for fans of Extra Yarn and Journey, from debut author-illustrator Joseph Kuefler.

Just behind an ordinary house
filled with too little fun,
Ernest D. decides that today will be the day he explores the depths of his pond.


Lenny & Lucy Cover Image
By Philip C. Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781596439320
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 6th, 2015

Peter and his father are moving to a new house beyond the dark unfriendly woods. When they arrive at their new home, Peter wants to turn back. Fortunately, he has Harold for company, but Harold is just a dog and can't help Peter. Scared of the things hidden in the woods, Peter makes a tall pile of pillows. He stiches and sews. He pushes and pulls.


Lizard from the Park Cover Image
By Mark Pett, Mark Pett (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442483217
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 8th, 2015

A lonely boy’s new pet grows into a rather large dilemma—and a Thanksgiving parade offers an uplifting solution—in this charming tale from the author of The Boy and the Airplane and The Girl and the Bicycle.

When Leonard takes a shortcut through the park, he finds an egg and takes it home, where it hatches into a lizard (or so Leonard thinks).


My Cousin Momo Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803740112
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Published: Dial Books - June 2nd, 2015

Zachariah OHora's distinctive retro art and kid-friendly humor take the stage in this story about accepting and celebrating differences.