New & Notable Children's

Every home needs an elephant

Heinrichs, Jane, 1982- author, illustrator.
2021

One hot summer's day nine-year-old Sarah goes to the grocery store ... and comes home with an elephant. Sarah's new elephant is not without its challenges, he has trouble fitting through doorways, knocks over everything in sight, is allergic to the neighbor's cat and cowers at the sight of a mouse. But he also has a knack for arranging flowers and keeping Sarah company. And it's because of the elephant that Sarah meets her new next-door neighbor and makes her first real friend. It's because of the elephant that Sarah's mother starts spending more time with her. In fact, despite the destruction, just about everything good that happens is because of the elephant. It turns out that every home, and every nine-year-old girl, DOES need an elephant.

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A bad king is a sad thing

A bad king is a sad thing

Gough, Julian, 1966- author.
2021

"Rabbit and Bear must do everything they can to keep Icebear from becoming king in this story about friends, enemies, and how to avoid being pooped on by an icebear. Icebear has arrived in Rabbit and Bear's valley, and he wants to be king. He's big and scary, and the more kind and understanding the animals are, the meaner he becomes. Will Rabbit, Bear, and the other animals find the solution within themselves, or will they need to ask someone else for help? Find out in this hysterical addition to the beloved Rabbit & Bear series."--Provided by publisher.

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Between the lines

Between the lines

Ward, Lindsay.
2021

A young boy notices that his neighbors have stopped interacting, and the colors around them are slowly fading. A thunderstorm sweeps away the last hints of color. He dreams of the way life was and sets about to change things.

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Cuba in my pocket

Cuba in my pocket

Cuevas, Adrianna.
2021

In 1961 Cuba, with the threat of military service for children looming, twelve-year-old Cumba's parents send him to Miami, where he lives with a new family and misses his homeland.

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Désolé : l'art de s'excuser

Désolé : l'art de s'excuser

LaRochelle, David, auteur
2021

Tout le monde fait des erreurs. Voici un guide simple (et amusant) pour apprendre à s'éxcuser.

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Dix profs delicieux

Dix profs delicieux

Montgomery, Ross (Fiction writer), author
2021

Que se passe-t-il lorsque dix enseignants, sortant de l’école épuisés, manquent le dernier autobus pour rentrer chez eux? Ils prennent un raccourci à travers les bois, ravis, sans se douter qu’un groupe de monstres les attend! Si seulement on avait pu les prévenir, peut-être qu’ils seraient toujours dix… Cet album hilarant, écrit en rimes, tiendra les jeunes lecteurs en haleine avec un compte à rebours de 10 à 1 palpitant, où ils découvriront ce que font leurs enseignants à la fin d’une journée d’école habituelle.

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Dolls and trucks are for boys and girls

Dolls and trucks are for boys and girls

Pearlman, Robb, author
2021

Dolls and trucks are for everyone, as are fabric and wood, flutes and drums, hockey and figure skating, and many more in this follow up to Running Press Kids's successful picture book Pink Is for Boys. Continuing to defy gender stereotypes while speaking to a new generation of "woke" parents and children, this is a fun, playful, and important book for young kids and their families to read together.

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Dragonboy

Dragonboy

Napoleoni, Fabio, author, illustrator
2021

Dragonboy and his stuffed animal comrades embark on an adventure of discovery and find a new friend.

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An Earth-bot's solution to plastic pollution

An Earth-bot's solution to plastic pollution

Ayto, Russell.
2021

Neo lives next to the ocean, where there's a big plastic pollution problem. But Neo doesn't notice. He's too busy playing video games. One day, though, Neo's sea creature neighbours keep interrupting, pleading with him to help clean up the plastic that's ruining their home. Finally, to get them to go away, Neo agrees to check it out. He suddenly realises the scope of the problem outside his door - one that's too big for him to handle on his own! With a refreshing approach to the timely topic of pollution, here's a picture book that manages to be offbeat and loads of fun without making light of the issue.

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Egg marks the spot

Egg marks the spot

Timberlake, Amy, author.
2021

Roommates Skunk and Badger head out on a rock-finding expedition that becomes much more dangerous than they ever expected.

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One kid's trash

One kid's trash

Sumner, Jamie, author.
2021

When his father moves them halfway across Colorado, eleven-year-old Hugo O'Donnell is surprised that his remarkable talent for garbology makes him popular for the first time in his life.

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Paradise on fire

Paradise on fire

Rhodes, Jewell Parker, author.
2021

Bronx middle-grader Addy, who struggles with a family tragedy by drawing maps and studying mazes, joins other city youngsters on a wilderness adventure in California that turns deadly when wildfires erupt.

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What about Will

What about Will

Hopkins, Ellen, author.
2021

"Trace's relationship with his older brother Will becomes increasingly complicated after Will suffers a traumatic brain injury and becomes addicted to pain pills."-- Provided by publisher.

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Who loves Little Lemur?

Who loves Little Lemur?

Paul, Ann Whitford.
2021

A little lemur goes through the day surrounded by family who love and help him.

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