Weekly Storytime

These are the stories Johanna Banana shares at storytime each week! Storytime is currently on Tuesdays at 10:30am, live on Instagram @mcintyresbooks

For more stories all about dancing, check out this custom list: Dance!

Boys Dance! (American Ballet Theatre) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593181140
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020

A lively and encouraging picture book celebrating boys who love to dance, from the renowned American Ballet Theatre.


This Is It Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062657763
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Greenwillow Books - February 6th, 2018

Daria Peoples-Riley’s debut picture book is a celebration of individuality, self-expression, and dance. Fans of Misty Copeland’s Firebird and Matt de la Peña’s Last Stop on Market Street will want to read it over and over again.


How Do You Dance? Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419734182
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 6th, 2019

The Tree in Me Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593112595
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Dial Books - March 16th, 2021

A stunning and sensitive portrait of the strength within each of us and the nourishment we receive from the natural world, by the New York Times bestselling creator of the acclaimed My Heart and The Book of Mistakes


The Ramble Shamble Children Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399176326
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - March 9th, 2021

New picture book by a two-time Newbery Honor-winning author!
 
The delightful story of an unconventional family of kids who learn the ups and downs of working together.


Egg Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062408723
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Greenwillow Books - January 3rd, 2017

Egg is a graphic novel for preschoolers about four eggs, one big surprise, and an unlikely friendship, by Caldecott Medalist and New York Times-bestselling author Kevin Henkes. Egg is not only a perfect Easter gift, but also a classic read-alone and read-aloud that will appeal all year long.


When Spring Comes Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Laura Dronzek (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062741677
Availability: Usually Ships Within a Week
Published: Greenwillow Books - February 12th, 2019

Watch the world transform when spring comes! In a starred review, School Library Journal called this delightful picture book “A must-have, joyful seasonal title for the youngest listeners.”


And Then It's Spring Cover Image
By Julie Fogliano, Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596436244
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 14th, 2012

Following a snow-filled winter, a young boy and his dog decide that they've had enough of all that brown and resolve to plant a garden. They dig, they plant, they play, they wait . . . and wait . . . until at last, the brown becomes a more hopeful shade of brown, a sign that spring may finally be on its way.


Becoming a Good Creature Cover Image
By Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358252108
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller

School is not the only place to find a teacher. In this beautiful picture booklearn the many surprising lessons animals have to teach us about friendship, compassion, and how to be a better creature in the world.


Sy Montgomery has had many teachers in her life: some with two legs, others with four, or e


Only the Cat Saw Cover Image
By Ashley Wolff, Ashley Wolff (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481466929
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Beach Lane Books - June 16th, 2020

What does a curious farm cat see when the sun goes down, the stars come out, and everyone else is fast asleep? Find out in this brand new, fully refreshed and repainted edition of Ashley Wolff’s classic Only the Cat Saw.

When night falls, a family eases into supper, bath, and bedtime. But while their day is ending, their farm cat’s adventures have just begun!


If I Had a Sleepy Sloth Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780500651940
Availability: Usually Ships Within a Week
Published: Thames & Hudson - March 17th, 2020

A humorous and entertaining tale about a little girl and her pet sloth that imagines life at a much slower pace.

From the duo behind If I Had a Dinosaur, Gabby Dawnay and Alex Barrow’s If I Had a Sleepy Sloth is a charming and imaginative tale about taking the time to slow down.


The Old Boat Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324005179
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Norton Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

The creators of The Old Truck set sail with an old boat and an evocative, intricately crafted exploration of home and family.

Off a small island,

an old boat sets sail

and a young boy

finds home.


If You Want to See a Whale Cover Image
By Julie Fogliano, Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596437319
Availability: Usually Ships Within a Week
Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 7th, 2013

If you want to see a whale, you will need to know what not to look at.

Pink roses, pelicans, possible pirates . . .

If you want to see a whale, you have to keep your eyes on the sea, and wait . . .

and wait . . . and wait . . .


The Secret Of Black Rock Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781911171256
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Flying Eye Books - June 13th, 2017

Erin loves to lie on the jetty, looking for the weirdest fish in the sea—the weirder, the better! And she knows the best ones must be further out, where her mum won't let her go...

Out there in the deepest sea lies the Black Rock: a huge, dark and spiky mass that is said to destroy any boats that come near it! Can Erin uncover the truth behind this mysterious legend?


Three Bears in a Boat Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803739932
Availability: Backordered
Published: Dial Books - May 20th, 2014

From the co-creator of the New York Times bestselling Ladybug Girl series comes a high seas adventure inspired by the classic picture books Little Bear and Where the Wild Things Are.
 


Mel Fell Cover Image
By Corey R. Tabor, Corey R. Tabor (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062878014
Availability: Usually Ships Within a Week
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 2nd, 2021

A charming and innovative tale about a plucky little bird, from the award-winning author-illustrator of Fox the Tiger.

Readers will delight in turning their book sideways and upside down to follow Mel on her journey from downward fall to triumphant flight in this tale of self-confidence and taking a leap of faith.


A House for Every Bird Cover Image
By Megan Maynor, Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984896483
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 16th, 2021

A young artist's drawings rebel against her when she tries to put her sketched birds in houses that match how they look, but not how they feel in this hilarious picture book perfect for readers of Julian is a Mermaid and The Big Orange Splot.


Two Many Birds Cover Image
By Cindy Derby, Cindy Derby (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250232540
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Roaring Brook Press - November 10th, 2020

Filled with heart, humor, and relevance, this side-splitting picture book, Two Many Birds, by author/illustrator Cindy Derby, opens minds and entertains all at once.

As birds line up to perch on a tree, a monitor shouts rules at them:

No fluffin' feathers!
No pooping on the ground!
No nudity!


Sunny-Side Up Cover Image
By Jacky Davis, Fiona Woodcock (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062573070
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Greenwillow Books - February 9th, 2021

Bestselling author Jacky Davis and award-winning illustrator Fiona Woodcock celebrate family, love, and imagination in this vibrant and expressive picture book. Father-daughter time shines in this irresistible story about creativity, solving problems, and looking on the bright side when faced with obstacles. A great read-aloud for rainy days . . .


Soaked! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984836625
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - July 14th, 2020

A Hula-Hooping moose, a badger with a bumblebee umbrella, a rabbit in a cashmere sweater, and a very wet bear star in this unpredictable and laugh-out-loud picture book in which having fun gets the best of a grumpy bear.


You Know How to Love Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593114575
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Philomel Books - November 3rd, 2020

A celebration of the power we all have inside of us to be loving and kind, perfect for fans of The Wonderful Things You Will Be and Oh, the Places You'll Go!

It starts at the start
when you can't even talk.
Before you stand up
and learn how to walk.

Deep in your heart


Love the World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316506588
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2017

A celebration of love, respect, peace, and unity by bestselling author and illustrator Todd Parr.

Love your grin. Love your skin.
Love the bees. Love the trees.
Love giving a hand. Love taking a stand.
LOVE YOURSELF. LOVE THE WORLD!


Frog and Toad Are Friends 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition Cover Image
By Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062983435
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: HarperCollins - September 1st, 2020

This beautiful commemorative picture book edition of the Caldecott Honor title Frog and Toad Are Friends is the perfect way to celebrate Frog and Toad’s 50th anniversary!


Nothing in Common Cover Image
By Kate Hoefler, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544774780
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

“Heartwarming, imaginative and beautifully illustrated, Nothing in Common is the story of how a shared experience can bring two people together through thoughtfulness, observation and compassion.” –Shelf Awareness, starred review

A tender and timely story of compassion and finding common ground with others, perfect for fans of I Walk W


Starcrossed Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780358153955
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 27th, 2020

A resonant story of two friends trying to maintain their relationship from afar with dazzling results, filled with wishes, curiosity, and bravery.


Under the Same Sky Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781680100945
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Tiger Tales - September 4th, 2018

We all live under the same sky, and we all experience many of the same hopes and dreams. Stunning artwork and lyrical text celebrate the emotions we all share in this beautiful peek-through picture book.


Just In Case You Want to Fly Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443444
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Neal Porter Books - October 8th, 2019

A message of love, support, and empowerment, from bestselling author Julie Fogliano and Christian Robinson, Caldecott Honoree and creator of the New York Times Bestseller You Matter.

just in case you want to fly
here's some wind
and here's the sky


The Old Truck Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324005193
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Norton Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

A young girl turns her imagination into action in this beautifully crafted and intricately designed debut picture book.

When is an old truck something more? On a small, bustling farm, a resilient and steadfast pickup works tirelessly alongside the family that lives there, and becomes a part of the dreams and ambitions of the family’s young daughter.


When I Draw a Panda Cover Image
By Amy June Bates, Amy June Bates (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481451482
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - September 22nd, 2020

“This amusing picture book encourages imagination and individuality.” —Booklist

From the acclaimed author and illustrator of The Big Umbrella comes a delightful celebration of creativity and gumption about a girl and her panda that’s Calvin and Hobbes meets If You Give a Mouse a Cookie!

Sometimes when they say to d


The Book of Mistakes Cover Image
By Corinna Luyken, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780735227927
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
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.


We Are Water Protectors Cover Image
By Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250203557
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 17th, 2020

Winner of the 2021 Caldecott Medal
New York Times Bestseller

Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption
a bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by Michaela Goade.


Thank You, Omu! Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316431248
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018

In this remarkable author-illustrator debut that's perfect for fans of Last Stop on Market Street and Extra Yarn, a generous woman is rewarded by her community.


Staff Pick Badge
Small World Cover Image
By Ishta Mercurio, Jen Corace (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419734076
Availability: Backordered
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - July 2nd, 2019

Small World is a beautifully illustrated story about growing up! As Nanda grows, so does her world, showing how our families, friends, and environments support us through childhood and beyond. Nanda's dreams take her to space, where she can look out on the Small World in awe - a lovely cyclical return to the prose of the 1st page. -- Johanna


Rain Before Rainbows Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536212839
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Candlewick - October 6th, 2020

For anyone going through a difficult passage, this uplifting, beautifully illustrated picture book is about finding optimism in the darkest of places.

Rain before rainbows, clouds before sun,
night before daybreak—a new day’s begun.


Staff Pick Badge
I Am Every Good Thing Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525518778
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020

Winner of the NCTE Charlotte Huck Award!

An upbeat, empowering, important picture book from the team that created the award-winning Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut


I am
a nonstop ball of energy.
Powerful and full of light.
I am a go-getter. A difference maker. A leader.


Here and Now Cover Image
By Julia Denos, E. B. Goodale (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328465641
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019

This is my favorite children's book about mindfulness. As you share this book you're encouraged to think about where your body is, who you're with, and what you're doing, as well as everything in the world happening around you. An excellent book for grounding yourself - for adults or kids! Julia Denos and E.B. Goodale are a fantastic team - I love the illustration style and how it fits perfectly with the pacing of the text. -- Johanna


The Breaking News Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250153562
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 10th, 2018

When devastating news rattles a young girl's community, her normally attentive parents and neighbors are suddenly exhausted and distracted. At school, her teacher tells the class to look for the helpers—the good people working to make things better in big and small ways. She wants more than anything to help in a BIG way, but maybe she can start with one small act of kindness instead . .


Right Now Cover Image
By Jessica Olien, Jessica Olien (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062568281
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. We will contact you when your order is ready. Closed Mon & Tues.
Published: Balzer + Bray - April 17th, 2018

A soothing confidence boost in a picture book! An excellent exploration of different aspects of identity and emotion - my favorite book for right now. -- Johanna