Picture Books to Look Forward to in 2019

It is shaping up to be a great year for books and movies. Let us not forget the little ones in all the excitement. Some of our favorite picture book writers are back with all new and fun material.

Here are some great picture books coming to a King County Library near you in 2019.


Being good is hard. Especially for The Good Egg, brought to you from acclaimed author of the The Bad Seed, Jory John. Will he crack under the pressure? 


It is finally here! The shapes trilogy will wrap up with Circle having to save Triangle when he breaks a rule. Mac Barnett always makes me laugh. Mac Barnett and acclaimed illustrator Jon Klassen's picture books are always creative and interesting. Check out Triangle and Square to complete the series. 


I was honored to meet Kate Dicamillo soon after the release of Flora and Ulysses (Newbery Medal, 2014). Since the publication of Tale of Despereaux (Newbery, 2004), I have been an avid fan of her work. Her books are always engaging and sensitive, often bringing me to tears. While most of her novels are for the upper elementary school grades, her Mercy Watson series is extremely popular with early chapter book readers. Recently, she has been spreading her love to even younger readers and those who read to them. Can't wait to see what Mercy was like as a baby in this prequel picture book that will have you wanting the whole Mercy Watson series. 


From award-winning French author, Beatrice Alemagna, comes the story of Harold and his seventh birthday party. His grumpy parents have never allowed a party before, but this year they decide to enlist a friend to plan the party. The friend ensures it will be extraordinary. In the end, a parade of wild animals wreck the Snipperpots' posh home, but Harold gets the party he has always wanted. 


From a spot behind a potted plant, Dust Bunny is lonely and sad. He encounters one after another creature who reject his pleas for friendship. After a treacherous journey across the house, he is eventually swept under the bed where he discovers his long-lost dust bunny family. 

See the whole list of great 2019 picture books and get those holds placed today!

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