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30 Most Anticipated Picture Books for Fall

  • CHILDREN'S

    HOW DO YOU DANCE?

    AUG. 6, 2019

CHILDREN'S

HOW DO YOU DANCE?

by Thyra Heder ; illustrated by Thyra Heder

A gleeful, tender celebration of self-expression through movement, destined to become a favorite read-aloud. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    RISE!

    AUG. 6, 2019

CHILDREN'S

RISE!

by Bethany Hegedus ; illustrated by Tonya Engel

This deeply important story will foster further discussion around racism, sexual abuse, and courage. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    A LIKKLE MISS LOU

    AUG. 13, 2019

CHILDREN'S

A LIKKLE MISS LOU

by Nadia L. Hohn ; illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes

This joyful book celebrates the importance of language and taking it as your own, from early. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    GLACIER ON THE MOVE

    AUG. 27, 2019

CHILDREN'S

GLACIER ON THE MOVE

by Elizabeth Rusch ; illustrated by Alice Brereton

Thoroughly engaging and filled with intriguing facts. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    A PLACE TO LAND

    AUG. 27, 2019

CHILDREN'S

A PLACE TO LAND

by Barry Wittenstein ; illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

Gives readers a fresh and thrilling sense of what it took to make history. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    MY FOOTPRINTS

    SEPT. 1, 2019

CHILDREN'S

MY FOOTPRINTS

by Bao Phi ; illustrated by Basia Tran

Both a meaningful effort toward inclusion and a solid conversation starter about bullying Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    WAIT, REST, PAUSE

    SEPT. 3, 2019

CHILDREN'S

WAIT, REST, PAUSE

by Marcie Flinchum Atkins

A refreshingly original exploration of a physical process both common and important in the natural world. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE PENCIL

    SEPT. 3, 2019

  • CHILDREN'S

    A LIFE MADE BY HAND

    SEPT. 3, 2019

CHILDREN'S

A LIFE MADE BY HAND

by Andrea D'Aquino ; illustrated by Andrea D'Aquino

This distinctive biography brims with artistic vision as it informs about a signature sculptor. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE MANY COLORS OF HARPREET SINGH

    SEPT. 3, 2019

CHILDREN'S

THE MANY COLORS OF HARPREET SINGH

by Supriya Kelkar ; illustrated by Alea Marley

This simple yet sensitive story about a child coming to terms with things beyond his control will resonate across cultures.... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    OSCAR SEEKS A FRIEND

    SEPT. 3, 2019

CHILDREN'S

OSCAR SEEKS A FRIEND

by Pawel Pawlak ; illustrated by Pawel Pawlak ; translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones

Color and composition combine to beautifully express friendship and the wonders of the world. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    STRANGE BIRDS

    SEPT. 3, 2019

CHILDREN'S

STRANGE BIRDS

by Celia C. Pérez

A beautiful tale of the value of friendship against unconquerable odds. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    JUST ASK!

    SEPT. 3, 2019

CHILDREN'S

JUST ASK!

by Sonia Sotomayor ; illustrated by Rafael López

An affirmative, delightfully diverse overview of disabilities. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    JUST BECAUSE

    SEPT. 10, 2019

CHILDREN'S

JUST BECAUSE

by Mac Barnett ; illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault

Charming, playful, and extraordinary imaginings will galvanize young minds to find inspired answers to their own questions. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    SAM!

    SEPT. 10, 2019

CHILDREN'S

SAM!

by Dani Gabriel ; illustrated by Robert Liu-Trujillo

A coming-out story radiating warmth and joy. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    WHAT'S COOKING AT 10 GARDEN STREET?

    SEPT. 10, 2019

  • CHILDREN'S

    STORMY

    SEPT. 17, 2019

CHILDREN'S

STORMY

by Guojing ; illustrated by Guojing

A touching tale about the strong emotional connection between dog and human. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE PHONE BOOTH IN MR. HIROTA'S GARDEN

    SEPT. 17, 2019

CHILDREN'S

THE PHONE BOOTH IN MR. HIROTA'S GARDEN

by Heather Smith ; illustrated by Rachel Wada

A beautifully rendered tale of loss, love, grief, and gentle healing. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE RETURN

    OCT. 1, 2019

  • CHILDREN'S

    RIVER

    OCT. 1, 2019

CHILDREN'S

RIVER

by Elisha Cooper ; illustrated by Elisha Cooper

Expansive content impressively and beautifully presented. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    ROAR LIKE A DANDELION

    OCT. 1, 2019

  • CHILDREN'S

    ONE FOX

    OCT. 1, 2019

CHILDREN'S

ONE FOX

by Kate Read ; illustrated by Kate Read

A classic scenario flips the script in this engrossing adventure. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    ONE IS A LOT (EXCEPT WHEN IT'S NOT)

    OCT. 1, 2019

  • CHILDREN'S

    AMY WU AND THE PERFECT BAO

    OCT. 1, 2019

  • CHILDREN'S

    CHARCOAL BOYS

    OCT. 8, 2019

CHILDREN'S

CHARCOAL BOYS

by Roger Mello ; illustrated by Roger Mello ; translated by Daniel Hahn

An ambiguous ending makes this book truly haunting—and vital. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    MY SINGING NANA

    OCT. 15, 2019

CHILDREN'S

MY SINGING NANA

by Pat Mora ; illustrated by Alyssa Bermudez

A tender tribute to families who have loved ones suffering from dementia. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    SULWE

    OCT. 15, 2019

CHILDREN'S

SULWE

by Lupita Nyong'o ; illustrated by Vashti Harrison

A thoughtfully layered text and powerful illustrations address this sensitive topic in a uniquely nurturing way. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    SATURDAY

    OCT. 22, 2019

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE PERFECT SEAT

    NOV. 12, 2019

CHILDREN'S

THE PERFECT SEAT

by Minh Lê ; illustrated by Gus Gordon

There’s more to storytime between a parent and child than book selection. Closeness and comfort certainly count. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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