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Read colorful books on Amazon with your child. Or order a paperback book. (2)


Read colorful books on Amazon with your child. Or order a paperback book. (2)

Read colorful books on Amazon with your child. Or order a paperback book.


The year 2024 promises a delightful array of new children's picture books. Here are 5 of them that we hope will win the hearts of young readers and their families.

1. Little Critter: Tricky Chickies (I Can Read Comics Level 1) Kindle & comiXology by Mercer Mayer (Author, Illustrator) 

Beloved I Can Read character Little Critter is making his first-ever appearance in I Can Read Comics! This lively, funny reader is filled with sound effects, panels, and speech balloons—the perfect introduction to young graphic novel storytelling.

There’s a surprise at Grandma and Grandpa’s farm—six lively chicks! When the chicks get loose, Little Critter comes up with a plan to get them back!

Full of Mercer Mayer’s signature humor and beloved familiar characters, Little Critter: Tricky Chickies is a Level One I Can Read Comic, which means it’s perfect for shared reading with young readers new to visual storytelling.

2. The Three from Cheeseburg: A Story of the Life and Adventures of Three Little Rats, June 19, 2024

Colorful pictures and a simple, captivating plot will delight children.
This wonderful story is about the friendship and adventures of three little rats named Ace, Sandy, Whitey, and their friends Peter and Lucy.

The carefree life of these clever and cheerful rats changed completely during the Cheeseburg School celebration, where Peter and Lucy studied. On this day, the students, their parents, the school principal, and teachers were gathered to plant saplings in the school park and hold a pet exhibition.

3. When Wendy Flies Paperback – March 5, 2024 by Kevin Speth (Author)

After learning “when pigs fly” means something is impossible, Wendy decides to prove the phrase wrong. With the help of her farm friends, can she succeed in her attempt to soar?

This celebration nearly turned into a terrible nightmare for the animals and Lucy, who volunteered to look after them while others planted trees in the school park.
But luckily, three brave and resourceful little rats were nearby.

4.  Tiny Tales: Firefly Night (I Can Read Comics Level 3) Kindle & comiXology by Steph Waldo (Author, Illustrator)  

Spinning off HarperCollins’s beloved I Can Read series, I Can Read Comics is an early reader line that familiarizes children with the world of graphic novel storytelling and encourages visual literacy in emerging readers.

It’s hard to see in the dark…unless you’re Firefly! Will Firefly be able to show their friends the beautiful moonflower, or will sleep win the night?

Firefly Night also has a "Cartooning Basics" page at the front of the book and a "Nature Guide" page at the back, making it the whole package for emerging readers—and a great example of what I Can Read Comics is all about!

Tiny Tales: Firefly Night is a Level Three I Can Read Comic, meaning it’s a more complex story for independent readers.

5. BirdCatDog (Three-Story Books) Kindle Edition by Lee Nordling (Author), Meritxell Bosch (Illustrator) 

Look out! A bird escapes from its cage and flies out the window. A napping cat wakes up hungry and tries to catch a snack. A dog stands guard in his backyard, ready to bark at anything that comes near. Follow the tales of three animals on one wild afternoon.

In this clever wordless comic, each animal is a hero in its own story and all three stories are connected. Lee Nordling's simple storytelling engages young readers and provides a gateway into understanding multiple perspectives and points of view.