New & Notable Children's

I feel brave : why do i feel brave today.

2021

Cute, illustrated characters introduce young readers to being brave, and with the help of this little board book, give them ways to push past their fears.

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The accidental apprentice

The accidental apprentice

Foody, Amanda, author
2021

Eleven-year-old Barclay Thorne yearns for the quiet life of a mushroom farmer, but after unwittingly bonding with a beast in the forbidden Woods, he must seek Lore Keepers to break the bond and return home.

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Allergic

Allergic

Lloyd, Megan Wagner, author.
2021

At home, Maggie is the odd one out. Her parents are preoccupied with the new baby they're expecting, and her younger brothers are twins and always in their own world. Maggie thinks a new puppy is the answer, but when she goes to select one on her birthday, she breaks out in hives and rashes. She's severely allergic to anything with fur! Can Maggie outsmart her allergies and find the perfect pet?

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Balloons for papa : a story of hope and empathy

Balloons for papa : a story of hope and empathy

Bedia, Elizabeth Gilbert.
2021

Arthur's gloomy father rushes him through the park every morning, through gray and rainy weather. Arthur just wants a bright balloon from the park's vendor, but Papa always says no. One morning, the balloons magically appear at their doorstep, and Arthur figures out the perfect way to bring the sunshine out--and Papa's smile back--even if only for a few moments.

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Big Dog and Little Dog

Big Dog and Little Dog

Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author.
2021

Big Dog and Little Dog eat and get sleepy.

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Dozens of dachshunds : a counting, woofing, wagging book

Dozens of dachshunds : a counting, woofing, wagging book

Calmenson, Stephanie.
2021

A galore of Dachshunds dressed in clever costumes gather in the park to celebrate Dachshund Day.

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Garbage

Garbage

Ganeri, Anita, 1961-
2021

Explains waste management problems humans have encountered throughout history and how we deal with it now, highlighting key global concerns related to garbage disposal, such as space waste, the problem of plastic, and growing landfills.

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Goodnight everyone

Goodnight everyone

Haughton, Chris.
2021

The animals in the forest are ready to snuggle up with their families for the night, but Little Bear thinks he can stay awake a while longer.

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The hatmakers

The hatmakers

Merchant, Tamzin, author
2021

When Cordelia Hatmaker's beloved father fails to return from a sea voyage, she is determined not only to find him, but to discover who is using magic to start a war--and why.

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Here and now

Here and now

Denos, Julia.
2021

Here and now . . . You may be reading a book. But somewhere, a phone is ringing, a baby is growing, and the earth is spinning in space. Even you are changing and growing in remarkable ways. Explore the joy of mindfulness, the wonder of our existence, and the marvel of our ever-connected world with this stunning padded board book.

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I feel lonely : why do i feel lonely today.

I feel lonely : why do i feel lonely today.

2021

Help young readers relate to their feelings and loneliness with this lovingly illustrated boardbook, filled with characters to help kids understand their emotions.

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I is for immigrants

I is for immigrants

Alko, Selina.
2021

What do African dance, samosas, and Japanese gardens have in common? They are all gifts the United States received from immigrants: the vibrant, multifaceted people who share their heritage and traditions to enrich the fabric of our daily lives. From Jewish delis to bagpipes, bodegas and Zen Buddhism, this joyful ABC journey is a celebration of immigrants: our neighbors, our friends.

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The islanders

The islanders

Monroe, Mary Alice, author, narrator.
2021

From New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe comes a beautiful story of friendship, loss, and the healing power of nature in her first book for middle grade listeners.

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Last gate of the Emperor

Last gate of the Emperor

Mbalia, Kwame.
2021

Enduring an isolated existence in hardscrabble Addis Prime, a star underground augmented reality gamer finds his small family targeted by city-razing monsters waging a galaxy-spanning war.

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Luna howls at the moon

Luna howls at the moon

Tubb, Kristin O'Donnell, author.
2021

Luna has always wanted to be a therapy dog at Therapy Dogs Worldwide. Now she's a whisker away from reaching her fifty-visit pin that will make it official. But when her "clients", the children who visit her, are put into a therapy group, Luna's routine is upended.

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Magical history tour. 3, Hidden oil

Magical history tour. 3, Hidden oil

Erre, Fabrice, author.
2021

"Join modern-day kids Annie and Nico as they travel through time and discover the history and importance of "black gold," the non-renewable natural resource known as oil. Witness the rise of oil throughout history from its unique uses in ancient times to the race to dig up more oil as it was discovered in the ground in 1857. Virtually ignored for thousands of years, oil transformed the world in the 19th and 20th centuries, contributing to amazing inventions, creating vast fortunes, and provoking terrible conflicts."--Back cover.

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Meet Therese Casgrain

Meet Therese Casgrain

MacLeod, Elizabeth.
2021

From 1916 to 1925, women across Canada were starting to win right to vote, province by province . . . but not in Quebec.

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Once upon a time...there was a greedy king

Once upon a time...there was a greedy king

Andersen, Maja.
2021

Introduce your little one to fables and fairy tales from around the world with this spellbinding series of board books for children. Meet greedy King Midas who foolishly wishes for everything he touches to turn to gold in this charming retelling of the Greek myth. This story is the perfect length for bedtime reading, and Maja Andersen's colorful illustrations bring the magic and wonder of the tale to life. It is sure to be a storybook that little ones will treasure forever.

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Once upon a time...there was a little bird

Once upon a time...there was a little bird

Andersen, Maja.
2021

The power of kindness is a tale told all over the world! Every culture has its story and lesson to learn! Introduce kids to the charming telling of a North American folktale about a little bird that can't fly south for the winter. This emotions book for kids explores the concepts of kindness and sharing in an engaging story format. Once Upon a Time...there was a Little Bird is filled with colorful illustrations and a lively story that teaches children emotional intelligence. Inside you'll find: * Beautiful, vibrant illustrations by Maja Andersen that bring the story to life. * Simple text, ideal for reading aloud, and for bedtime. * A reference section at the end of the book that explains the cultural history behind the story. Once upon a time... Little Bird has broken her wing and can't join her friends in flying south for the winter. Cold and unsure where to find shelter, Little Bird hears kind voices calling to her -- they offer shelter, food, and even a place for her to sing to her heart's content! Illustrator Maja Andersen has beautifully crafted the images in this book to draw young children into the story and capture their imaginations. The tale of Little Bird introduces children to a lesser-known folktale and teaches them how to care for others.

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The princess who saved herself

The princess who saved herself

Pak, Greg.
2021

Welcome to The Princess Who Saved Herself, a children's book written by comics writer Greg Pak, based on the beloved song by internet superstar musician Jonathan Coulton, and illustrated by artist Takeshi Miyazawa. The Princess Who Saved Herself reinvents the princess myth for a new generation, telling the story of an awesome kid who lives with her pet snake and plays rock 'n' roll all day to the huge annoyance of the classical guitarist witch who lives down the road. Hijinks, conflicts, and a fun reconciliation ensues! Based on the beloved song by internet superstar musician Jonathan Coulton, the team of writer Greg Pak and artist Takeshi Miyazawa reunite for an unforgettable adventure full of determination, bravery, and compassion for everyone!

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Swimming with sharks

Swimming with sharks

M arquez, Melissa Cristina, author.
2021

In this installment of the gripping series about saving Earth's most endangered creatures, the Villalobos family rescues an injured tiger shark off the coast of Sri Lanka.

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Thank you, Dr. Salk!

Thank you, Dr. Salk!

Robbins, Dean, 1957-
2021

"A nonfiction picture book about Jonas Salk and the invention of the polio vaccine"-- Provided by publisher.

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The Three Little Pigs and the big bad book

The Three Little Pigs and the big bad book

Rowland, Lucy (Children's author), author.
2021

When Ben's mum gets distracted halfway through his bedtime story, he decides to finish the tale himself. There's only one problem, he can't quite read yet. To Ben's surprise, the three little pigs come knocking on the door, and the big bad wolf isn't far behind. But this time, will the story have a different ending? A playful rhyming story by Lucy Rowland, with hilarious illustrations from Ben Mantle.

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What the world could make : a story of hope

What the world could make : a story of hope

McGhee, Holly M.
2021

Best friends Bunny and Rabbit celebrate the changing seasons and their friendship by making memories playing in the snow, watching lilacs bloom, and romping in the autumn leaves.

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