Picture Book New Arrivals Recommendations

Nina: A Story of Nina Simone Cover Image
By Traci N. Todd, Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781524737283
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

This illuminating and defining picture book biography illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Christian Robinson, tells the story of little Eunice who grew up to become the acclaimed singer Nina Simone and her bold, defiant, and exultant legacy.


Mr. Watson's Chickens Cover Image
By Jarrett Dapier, Andrea Tsurumi (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452177144
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 5th, 2021

Interrupting Chicken meets Click, Clack, Moo in this zany classic-in-the-making!

With rollicking rhythms, nonsensical refrains, and too many chickens to count, this modern classic will inspire unstoppable giggles and endless rereads. Bawka-bawka!


Everybody in the Red Brick Building Cover Image
By Anne Wynter, Oge Mora (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062865762
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 19th, 2021

A fresh, urban take on bedtime stories in the spirit of The House That Jack Built and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, from debut author Anne Wynter and Caldecott Honoree Oge Mora.

Everybody in the red brick building was asleep. Until . . .

WaaaAAH!

Rraak! Wake up!

Pitter patter STOMP!

Pssheew!


Sarah and the Big Wave: The True Story of the First Woman to Surf Mavericks Cover Image
By Bonnie Tsui, Sophie Diao (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250239488
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 11th, 2021

This stunning nonfiction picture book tells the inspiring story of Sarah Gerhardt, one of the first female big-wave surfers.

Have you ever seen a big wave? One that’s twenty, thirty, forty, even fifty feet tall? Here’s a better question: Would you ever surf a big wave? Sarah Gerhardt did—and this is her story.


Change Sings: A Children's Anthem Cover Image
By Amanda Gorman, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593203224
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 21st, 2021

A lyrical picture book debut from #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long
 
"I can hear change humming
In its loudest, proudest song.
I don't fear change coming,
And so I sing along."
 


Einstein: The Fantastic Journey of a Mouse Through Space and Time  (Mouse Adventures) Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780735844445
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Published: NorthSouth Books - September 7th, 2021

Time is relative! Award-winning, illustrator Torben Kuhlmann’s brilliant new book bends time and imagination

When an inventive mouse misses the biggest cheese festival the world has ever seen, he’s determined to turn back the clock. But what is time, and can it be influenced?


When We Say Black Lives Matter Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536222388
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Published: Candlewick - September 7th, 2021

In a powerful, poetic missive, award-winning author-illustrator Maxine Beneba Clarke celebrates the meaning behind the words Black Lives Matter.

Little one, when we say Black Lives Matter,
we’re saying Black people are wonderful-strong.
That we deserve to be treated with basic respect,


New in Town Cover Image
By Kevin Cornell, Kevin Cornell (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374306090
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 7th, 2021

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Bright Star Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443284
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Published: Neal Porter Books - September 7th, 2021

From the creator of the New York Times bestseller Dreamers comes a beautiful story about growth, empowerment, and finding one's own voice.

Child, you are awake!
You are alive!
You are a bright star,
Inside our hearts.


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The New Friend Cover Image
By Charlotte Zolotow, Benjamin Chaud (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781990252013
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Published: Milky Way Picture Books - November 2nd, 2021

A poignant evocation of childhood pain and jealousy at the desertion of a best friend, with a message of optimism and empowerment

A child reminisces about the many moments of joy and playfulness he used to share with his dear old companion, who has, sadly, made a new friend.


It Fell from the Sky Cover Image
By Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534457621
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

From the creators of the critically acclaimed The Night Gardener and Ocean Meets Sky comes a whimsical and elegantly illustrated picture book about community, art, the importance of giving back—and the wonder that fell from the sky.

It fell from the sky on a Thursday.

None of the insects know where it came from, or what it is. Some say it’s an egg.