SEE YOU SOMEDAY SOON
What do you do when you love someone who's far away? You write letters, call on the phone and talk on the computer. And, maybe, you consider all the ways you could get from here to there. Suzy Lee illustrates with die cuts, innovative pages and inventive art. This book earned starred reviews from Kirkus and Horn Book. Published by Roaring Brook Press.
LUPE LOPEZ: ROCK STAR RULES
Lupe Lopez is a sunglasses-wearing, drumstick-wielding kindergartener whose personal rules differ from school rules -- but who finds her way (and her fellow rock stars) with some hard work and creativity. Co-written with e.E. Charlton-Trujillo. Illustrated by Joe Cepeda. Published by Candlewick.
NOT SO SMALL
MY BROTHER THE DUCK
Is Stella's new baby brother a duck? All the evidence seems to point in that direction, but Stella knows that scientists can't just wing it. Further research is definitely required. This sweet and silly book is just ducky for new siblings, fledgling scientists and anyone who loves a good laugh. It's illustrated by Daniel Wiseman and published by Chronicle Books.
Loretta and her parents are so excited. Aunt Esme and Uncle Jax are having a baby! When Gabe arrives, Loretta thinks he's the best baby on the block. Everyone showers him with gifts, but Loretta doesn't know what to give. Can she find the perfect gift for her baby cousin? Illustrated by Alea Marley. Published by little bee.
THE QUICKEST KID IN CLARKSVILLE
The story of a little girl in 1960s Clarksville, Tennessee, who dreams of being the fastest girl in the world – just like her hero, sprinter Wilma Rudolph, who made history as the first woman from the United States to win three gold medals at one Olympics. Illustrated by Frank Morrison. Available from Chronicle Books.
WHEREVER YOU GO
Join an adventurous rabbit and his animal friends as they journey over steep mountain peaks, through bustling cityscapes, and down long, winding roads to discover the magical worlds that await them just outside their doors. This book celebrates the possibilities that lie beyond the next bend in the road – the same road that will always lead you home again. Illustrated by Eliza Wheeler. A great graduation gift. Published by Little, Brown
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A story that celebrates the special love between a child and her favorite toy – only in this case that toy is a butternut squash. On a trip to the farmers' market with her parents, Sophie chooses a squash, but instead of letting her mom cook it, she names it Bernice. From then on, Sophie brings Bernice everywhere, despite her parents' gentle warnings that Bernice will begin to rot. As winter nears, Sophie does start to notice changes. What's a girl to do when the squash she loves is in trouble? Anne Wilsdorf illustrates. Published by Schwartz & Wade.
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This book tells the true story of how Congressman John Lewis ' quest for books and his belief that libraries should be for everyone launched his lifetime work as an advocate for civil rights and solidified his lifelong love affair with reading. Art by Jerry Jordan. Coming from Viking in 2024.
LUPE LOPEZ: READING ROCK STAR
Lupe has always been a rock star, and now she wants to be a reading rock star. But, Lupe finds that reading words is harder than reading music. Will she be able to find the beat and read her way to success? Co-written with e.E. Charlton-Trujillo. Illustrated by Joe Cepeda. Coming from Candlewick in 2023.