Expected publication: February 20th 2018 by Clarion Books Source: Raincoast Books
This was a fave. As the title suggests, this title follows a little girl who creates art anywhere she can using materials that other people may dismiss as ordinary. The book pays an homage to creativity that is limited only by a person’s imagination. This would be wonderful for use in an elementary classroom in art class to teach children the value of observing the world around us. I can see this book resulting in truly wonderful art created by inspired children.
The art in the picturebook is beautiful. I wholly recommend this title.
How To Say I Love You in Five Languages – Illustrated by Kenard Pak
Board Book, 10 pages Expected publication: February 14th 2018 by Wide Eyed Editions Source: Publisher
This is a super cute board book perfect for toddlers learning how books work. Well, my niece who is five loves it as well. The buttons on the side allow the reader to hear the words spoken which makes this book especially lovely.
Lines by Suzy Lee
Hardcover, 40 pages Published September 5th 2017 by Chronicle Books Source: Raincoast Books
Suzy Lee’s picturebooks are always so artistic and abstract. Lines has a character skating in simple lines across the pages until these lines grow and become something that I won’t give away. The lack of words and the sparse style are somehow serene and profound. I loved Mirror and this one comes a close second.
Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas by Pamela Ehrenberg, Anjan Sarkar (Illustrations)
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published October 10th 2017 by Farrar Straus Giroux
Source: Raincoast Books
Queen of the Hannukkah Dosas is a cute glimpse of a family with an Indian Mom and a Jewish dad and how they bridge their different cultures with the help of food. Well, okay, more specifically, the book is about a little boy whose sister is the kind of energetic toddler with a tendency to climb on everything, often causing a mess in the process. It is almost time for Hanukkah festivities, the dosas have been made, but the boy and his family have locked themselves outside. This is where the sister’s climbing tendencies come into use.
I remember having to climb in through open windows to unlock the door when I was a kid so this made me nostalgic. The art wasn’t my fave but I really loved how this family had so many intersectionalities. I also loved the glimpse this book gave of a holiday I am not super familiar with.
Hardcover, 384 pages Published January 2nd 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Source: Publisher I always love Holly Black’s books but this one especially blew my mind. Before I list all the reasons I love it and you will too, let me give you the official summary: Of course I want to be like […]
When Elisapee’s father brings home a baby seagull, Elisapee falls in love with the bird right away. She feeds and cares for her new friend, named Nau, and even helps Nau learn how to fly! Soon, it seems like Nau is ready to leave home for good, and Elisapee has to learn how to say […]
Hardcover, 249 pages Published June 1st 2017 by Bloomsbury Circus Source: Raincoast Books Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race is an unflinching look at race politics everywhere but localized, especially, in England where the author is from. Here’s the official synopsis: In 2014, award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote about her frustration with the […]
Paperback, 112 pages Published November 4th 2017 by Rosetta Press Source: Author It’s lonely being the new kid on the block, especially when your family is “unique.” Q has left California behind to start a new life in New York City with his two moms and baby sister. He can’t wait for his dad to come […]
Hardcover, 36 pages Published 2017 by Inhabit Media Inc. Source: Publisher Nalvana feels like all of her friends have some type of superpower. She has friends with super speed (who always beat her in races), friends with super strength (who can dangle from the monkey bars for hours), and friends who are better than her at […]
Paperback, 114 pages Published 2017 by Rosetta Press Source: Author Zaria has dreamed of England for as long as she can remember—according to the many novels she’s read, everything magical happens there! When her grandfather suffers a stroke, Zaria and her mother head to London to help care for him. Zaria reads fantastic tales to her […]
Hardcover, 32 pages Published June 1, 2011 by Saffron Press Source: Publisher With a quiet compassion for the natural world, a father and his daughter explore the meaning of beauty. Land bound Sundees turn into highflying butterflies, and gentle, but endangered Chiru snuggle into their warm Shahtooshi. As the father lays his Little One to […]
Hardcover, 96 pages Expected publication: December 5th 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Source: Publishers This book arrives at an extremely opportune moment in time. In the past year, books of this nature have become increasingly frequent and with good reason. I am sure I do not need to spell out to you the […]
Hardcover, 256 pages Published August 1st 2017 by Roaring Brook Press Source: Raincoast Books Full of adventure, wit, and charm, No Rules, the fourth in the Friday Barnes Mystery series is a rollicking ride that takes the reader from the recycled air of an airport in Switzerland back to the less than hallowed highways of Highcrest Academy. Upon her return […]