Triangle shaped "Peek-a-Who?" and chunky "A Hoopoe Says Oop!" fit perfectly in toddler hands. Want to get active with your pre-schooler? Check out "Yoga Whale." Small perfectionists will find a relatable character in "The Good Egg."
Find these and other great reads on the new book shelf in the picture book room!
The gorgeous illustrations of "Listen! Israel's All Around" and "Bilal Cooks Daal" will pull kids into the traditions of two unique cultures.
In the mood for something silly? Then you'll definitely want to check out "Llama Destroys the World"!
"Sparky & Spike" brings the childhood of Charles Schultz (Peanuts creator) to vivid life and "We Chose You" is a loving tribute to adoption.
Did you know . . .
that Margaret Wise Brown's book "Little Fur Family" was wrapped in real rabbit's fur when it was first published ("The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown")?
that Venetia Burney was only 11-years-old when she named a planet ("The Girl Who Named Pluto")?
that some kids have to take a boat to get to school each day ("To Live on an Island")?
that Blue Whales are bigger than train carriages ("A Book About Whales")?
If you didn't know these things, then you will definitely want to stop by the Children's Department to check out our new books!
"Papa Put a Man on the Moon" pays tribute to the employees of the textile mill in Slater, SC where Beta cloth was produced for the Apollo spacesuits.
"Stubby the Fearless Squid" learns the hard way the pitfalls of exaggerating to a pen pal!
"Just Jaime" is being iced out of her middle-school friends group.
Annabelle shines in the swimming pool and is accepted into a group of older swimmers, but struggles to keep up with it all ("Up for Air").
The boys of "Camp Average" plot against their new camp director, who is determined to make them into a winning baseball team against their will.
Young readers will be inspired and fascinated by the lives of poets, ballerinas, actors, and engineers.
Wilma Mankiller, with her "abiding faith in the ability of Cherokee people to solve their own problems," transforms first the tiny community of Bell and then the Cherokee Nation ("Wilma's Way Home").
Janet Collins refuses to bow to segregation and becomes a principal dancer at the Metropolitan Opera House ("Brave Ballerina").
Edwin Binney believed all children should have access to art supplies - and put together the team that eventually created one of the world's most popular toys ("Crayon Man").
Bonus: "Beyond Words: What Elephants and Whales Think and Feel" will be a hit with animal lovers. True stories (like the group of elephants that builds a protective cage for an elderly woman lost at night) provide insight into the empathy, fear, pleasure, and anxiety that animals experience.
Kids who love to be read to or who are just learning how to read themselves will find lots of great choices among our new non-fiction, graphic novels, intermediate readers, and picture books!
Siblings "Putuguq & Kublu" constantly out-prank each other while exploring the tundra. Julian and Clancy must battle aliens when calling "Dibs!" gets out of hand. "Sisters: Venus & Serena Williams" read, practice, and eventually, compete together.
The new board book series "Good Night . . ." will delight toddlers with a penchant for dinos and dozers, beaches and lakes, Michigan and Chicago.
Ask a librarian if you need help finding a specific title!
This month's newbies bring you . . .
The dark humor (it was written by a 7-year-old) of "Lenny the Lobster Can't Stay for Dinner" will delight adults (probably even more than their kids!).
Mira discovers the beauty of natural hair after getting caught in the rain with her Mama ("Mira's Curly Hair").
"Play this Book" and "Hello Hello" are finalists in the 2019 Firefly Awards (0 - 5 years olds, stop by the Children's Desk to cast your vote!).
Enjoy these and many other bright and colorful reads from our new books shelf - and don't forget to check out our new DVDs, too!
Katherine Switzer's races into the history books as the first woman to compete in the Boston Marathon ("Her Fearless Run"). "When God Made You" celebrates the uniqueness and individuality possessed by every child. "Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast" face a crisis of epic proportions when they learn that there is ONLY. ONE. DROP. of maple syrup left in the jar. Who will get there first!?
Check out our new book shelves for reads that will inspire your mind, uplift your heart, and tickle your funny bone!
Making 2,000 prints over ten years, Anna Atkins created the first book of photographs using cyanotypes ("the Bluest of Blues"). Walter Wick, photographer for the I Spy series, turns his lens to the wonder and magic of light ("A Ray of Light"). "Bloom Boom!" will have you looking twice at the flowers and buds popping up and out everywhere this spring.
The 2019 Caldecott Medal winner "Hello Lighthouse" and the 2019 Newberry Medal winner "Merci Suarez Changes Gears" have arrived! Nature lovers will want to dive into "Aquicorn Cove." Fans of Karen Kingsbury will be delighted with the first book in a new Baxter Family series for children, "Best Family Ever."
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