10 best books like Redwoods (Jason Chin): An Egg Is Quiet: (Nature Books for Kids, Children's Books Ages 3-5, Award Winning Children's Books), The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever, Trombone Shorty, Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, A Seed Is Sleepy, A Rock Is Lively, Pie Is for Sharing, Wolf in the Snow, Waiting, Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

AuthorDianna Hutts Aston
Award-winning artist Sylvia Long has teamed with up-and-coming author Dianna Aston to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to eggs. From tiny hummingbird eggs to giant ostrich eggs, oval ladybug eggs to tubular dogfish eggs, gooey frog eggs to fossilized dinosaur eggs, it magnificently...
AuthorH. Joseph Hopkins
Unearth the true story of green-thumbed pioneer and activist Kate Sessions, who helped San Diego grow from a dry desert town into a lush, leafy city known for its gorgeous parks and gardens.

Katherine Olivia Sessions never thought she’d live in a place without trees. After all, Kate grew...
Trombone Shorty
AuthorTroy Andrews
Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy-nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest.
AuthorBrian Floca
Simply told, grandly shown, here is the flight of Apollo 11. Here for a new generation of readers and explorers are the steady astronauts, clicking themselves into gloves and helmets, strapping themselves into sideways seats. Here are their great machines in all their detail and monumentality, the...
AuthorDianna Hutts Aston
The illustrations are glorious. They’re also accurate and very educational. This is an outstanding science book about seeds and the plants that come from them. The text is convincing about just how amazing seeds are. At first I didn’t like the adjective headings, but I quickly changed my mind because...
A Rock Is Lively
AuthorDianna Hutts Aston
From the award-winning creators of An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, and A Butterfly Is Patient comes a gorgeous and informative introduction to the fascinating world of rocks. From dazzling blue lapis lazuli to volcanic snowflake obsidian, an incredible variety of rocks are showcased in all their...
AuthorStephanie Parlsey Ledyard
Pie is for sharing, the narrator of this engaging new summertime picture-book informs us, going on to list the many things - all activities or treats associated with a Fourth of July picnic - that can be shared as well. From sharing a tree to sharing a story, sharing the beach and a sun-warmed blanket, almost...
AuthorMatthew Cordell
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A little girl is leaving school for the day and has to endure a really bad snowstorm on the way home. As she begins her journey, she stumbles upon a wolf pack and a little wolf cub that appears...
AuthorKevin Henkes
Caldecott Honor and Geisel Honor Book

What are you waiting for? An owl, a puppy, a bear, a rabbit, and a pig—all toys arranged on a child’s windowsill—wait for marvelous things to happen in this irresistible picture book by the New York Times–bestselling and Caldecott Medalist Kevin...
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
AuthorDerrick Barnes
The barbershop is where the magic happens. Boys go in as lumps of clay and, with princely robes draped around their shoulders, a dab of cool shaving cream on their foreheads, and a slow, steady cut, they become royalty. That crisp yet subtle line makes boys sharper, more visible, more aware of every great...
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia
AuthorMiranda Paul
Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use. But what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed? In Njau, Gambia, people simply dropped the bags and went on their way. One plastic bag became two. Then ten. Then a hundred.

The bags accumulated in ugly heaps alongside roads. Water pooled in them,...
AuthorJess Keating
Pinkalicious meets National Geographic in this nonfiction picture book introducing the weirdest, wildest, pinkest critters in the animal kingdom!
Some people think pink is a pretty color. A fluffy, sparkly, princess-y color. But it's so much more.
Sure, pink is the color of princesses...
The Very Impatient Caterpillar
AuthorRoss Burach
HEY! What are you guys doing?

We're going to metamorphosize.


Transform into butterflies.

Right. Right. I knew that...

WAIT?! You're telling me I can become a BUTTERFLY?


With wings?


Say Something
AuthorPeter H. Reynolds
The world needs your voice.
If you have a brilliant idea...say something!
If you see an injustice...say something!

In this empowering new picture book, beloved author Peter H. Reynolds explores the many ways that a single voice can make a difference. Each of us, each and every day,...
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn
AuthorKenard Pak
A young girl greets the world around her - the morning, the trees, the animals, the wind, and so on - in this lovely picture-book examination of the turning of the seasons. Each entity returns the girl's greeting, describing how they are changing or what they are doing in preparation for the coming of autumn....
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