Picture Books Archive

30 Sep 2016

Songs That Evoke Snow like Before Morning

  Just this once, schedules are swept aside as a too busy world suddenly revels in the freedom and peace of the snow. The joy and wonder of a snowy day is brought to new life in this destined-to-be-a-classic picture book from Newbery Honor author, Joyce Sidman, and Caldecott
6 Jul 2016

Great New Bedtime Reads!

This fall, we have an all-star line up of great bedtime reads from award-winning authors and illustrators. Here are three that we are particularly excited about: Before Morning Just this once, schedules are swept aside as a too busy world suddenly revels in the freedom and peace of the
24 May 2016

Hooray for Today! Book Trailer Reveal

Three cheers for an adorable new picture book from illustrator Brian Won! Hooray for Today! is a companion to Hooray for Hat! and just about as cute as can be. Just watch the new book trailer and see… When the moon is up, Owl is wide awake and ready for
29 Apr 2016

Squeeze the Day with Gator Dad by Brian Lies!

From the New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of Bats at the Beach, comes a new picture book that celebrates the special bond between father and child. Inspired by his own years as a stay-at-home dad, Brian Lies wrote Gator Dad as an ode to dads and their kids making
23 Mar 2016

Beware the Grumpasaurus!

Have you ever met a Grumpasaurus? I bet you have. In fact, you may even have one in your own home. Want to know what makes them tick? This handy guide, meticulously researched and lovingly illustrated, tells you everything you need to know. Above all they should be handled
16 Mar 2016

Sneak Peek: Maybe Something Beautiful

In this exuberant picture book about transformation through art, Mira lives in a gray urban community until a muralist arrives and, along with his paints and brushes, brings color, joy, and hope to the neighborhood. Based on the true story of the Urban Art Trail in San Diego, California, Maybe
12 Jan 2016

Congratulations to Our 2016 ALA Award Winners and Honors

Yesterday the American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books, video, and audio books for children and young adults in it’s annual Midwinter Meeting. We’d like to congratulate all of the 2016 Youth Media Award Winners, including the following HMH Books for Young Readers and Clarion Titles and authors:
8 Jan 2016

Sneak Peek: The Bear and the Piano

One day, a bear cub finds something strange and wonderful in the forest. When he touches the keys, they make a horrible noise. Yet he is drawn back again and again. Eventually, he learns to play beautiful sounds, delighting his woodland friends. Then the bear is invited to share his
17 Dec 2015

A Picture Book from Caldecott Honor artist Pamela Zagarenski

Earlier this year, two-time Caldecott Honor artist Pamela Zagarenski made her debut as an author with The Whisper, a tender picture book about the magic of reading. We are delighted that The Whisper has received three starred reviews, and is an NPR Best Book of 2015, as well as a Kirkus
13 Nov 2015

Enter for a Chance to Win a Ride on THE POLAR EXPRESS™

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the beloved holiday classic, The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. Enter for a chance to win an incredible trip for four that includes an outing on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride and a ski package in beautiful Durango, Colorado next holiday season. Click