New Children's Books Too Good to Miss - June 2020

Recommendations for new children's books by Barbara Stein and Victoria Walton of the Prairie Lights Children's Department.

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BOARD BOOKS:

Brisson, Pat. BEFORE WE EAT

Hobbie, Holly. ELMORE

Pippins, Andrea. HEY, BABY!

Applegate, Katherine, illus. by Jennifer Black Reinhardt. SOMETIMES YOU FLY

Stein, David Ezra. HONEY

Willems, Mo. TIME TO PEE!

 

POETRY AND TRADITIONAL:

Browne, Mahogany. WOKE: A YOUNG POET'S CALL TO JUSTICE

Elliot, David. IN THE WOODS

Hopkins, Lee Bennett. CONSTRUCTION PEOPLE

Nye, Naomi Shihab. CAST AWAY: POEMS FOR OUR TIME

 

PICTURE BOOKS:

Brown, Margaret Wise. TWO LITTLE TRAINS

Coppo, Marianna. RAY

Goodale, E.B. UNDER THE LILACS

Henkes, Kevin. SUMMER SONG

Hobbie, Holly. ELMORE AND PINKY

Joy, Angela. BLACK IS A RAINBOW COLOR

Kurpiel, Sarah. LONE WOLF

Lê, Minh. LIFT

Lindstrom, Carole. WE ARE WATER PROTECTORS

Lopez, Silvia. PACHO NACHO

Mann, Jennifer. THE CAMPING TRIP

Marcelo, Deborah. IN A JAR

Miller, Pat. MY BROTHER THE DUCK

Oswald, Pete. HIKE

Pumphrey, Jarrett. THE OLD TRUCK

Raul the Third. ¡VAMOS! LET'S GO EAT

Rex, Michael. FACTS VS. OPINIONS VS. ROBOTS

Twohy, Mike. SPACEBOT

Wells, Rosemary. YOU CAN DO IT, NOISY NORA!

Zimmerman, Andrea. SMASHY TOWN

 

TRANSITIONAL CHAPTER BOOKS AND READERS:

Beaty, Andrea. IGGY PECK AND THE MYSTERIOUS MANSION

Birney, Betty G. WILDLIFE ACCORDING TO OG THE FROG

Broach, Elise. A TRIP TO THE COUNTRY FOR MARVIN & JAMES

Castillo, Lauren. OUR FRIEND HEDGEHOG: THE STORY OF US

DiCamillo, Kate. STELLA ENDICOTT AND THE ANYTHING-IS-POSSIBLE POEM

Dominguez, Angela. STELLA DÍAZ NEVER GIVES UP

Ferry, Beth. FOX & RABBIT

Knetzger, Laura. BUG BOYS

MacLachlan, Patricia. WONDROUS REX

Mills, Claudia. VERA VANCE: COMICS STAR

Rossoff, Meg. MCTAVISH GOES WILD

 

NONFICTION

America's Test Kitchen. MY FIRST COOKBOOK

Eggers, Dave. MOST OF THE BETTER NATURAL THINGS IN THE WORLD

Fleming, Candace. HONEYBEE: THE BUSY LIFE OF APIS MELLIFERA

Jenkins, Steve and Robin Page. WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU WORK AT THE ZOO?

Johnson, George M. ALL BOYS AREN'T BLUE

LaBarge, Melanie. WOMEN ARTISTS A TO Z

Macy, Sue. BREAKING THROUGH: HOW FEMALE ATHLETES SHATTERED STEREOTYPES

Portis, Antoinette. A NEW GREEN DAY

Reynolds, Jason and Iram X. Kendi. STAMPED: RACISM, ANTIRACISM, AND YOU

Sayre, April. BEING FROG

 

BIOGRAPHY:

Alexander, Lori. A SPORTING CHANCE: HOW LUDWIG GUTTMANN CREATED THE PARALYMPIC GAMES

Barretta, Gene. THE SECRET GARDEN OF GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER

Cordell, Matthew. HELLO, NEIGHBOR! THE KIND AND CARING WORLD OF MISTER ROGERS

Fleming, Candace. THE RISE AND FALL OF CHARLES LINDBERGH

Greenberg, Jan. WORLD OF GLASS: THE ART OF DALE CHIHULY

Hegedus, Bethany. RISE! FROM CAGED BIRD TO POET OF THE PEOPLE, MAYA ANGELOU

Hubbard, Rita Lorraine. THE OLDEST STUDENT: HOW MARY WALKER LEARNED TO READ

Reid, Megan. ALTHEA GIBSON: THE STORY OF TENNIS' FLEET-OF-FOOT GIRL

 

FICTION

Anderson, John. ONE LAST SHOT

Applegate, Katherine. THE ONE AND ONLY BOB

Brallier, Max. JUNE'S WILD FLIGHT: THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH

Calabrese, Keith. CONNECT THE DOTS

Chockshi, Roshani. ARU SHAH AND THE TREE OF WISHES

Cisneros, Ernesto. EFRÉN DIVIDED

Colbert, Brandy. THE ONLY BLACK GIRLS IN TOWN

Gino, Alex. RICK

Heidicker, Christian McKay. THIEVES OF WEIRDWOOD

Jamieson, Victoria. WHEN STARS ARE SCATTERED

Kelly, Erin. WE DREAM OF SPACE

Milford, Kate. THE THIEF KNOT: A GREENGLASS HOUSE STORY

Park, Linda Sue. PRAIRIE LOTUS

Rhodes, Jewell Parker. BLACK BROTHER, BLACK BROTHER

Stead, Rebecca. THE LIST OF THINGS THAT WILL NOT CHANGE

Stone, Nic. CLEAN GETAWAY

Tankard, Jeremy. YORICK AND BONES

Watson, Renee. WAYS TO MAKE SUNSHINE

 

TEENS:

Acevedo, Elizabeth. CLAP WHEN YOU LAND

Arnold, Elana. RED HOOD

Callender, Kacen. FELIX EVER AFTER

Cameron, Sharon. THE LIGHT IN HIDDEN PLACES

Collins, Suzanne. THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS & SNAKES

Cotugno, Katie. YOU SAY IT FIRST

Deuker, Carl. GOLDEN ARM

Elliott, Joseph. THE GOOD HAWK

Gulledge, Laura Lee. THE DARK MATTER OF MONA STARR

Hesse, Monica. THEY WENT LEFT

Mabry, Samantha. TIGERS, NOT DAUGHTERS

Oppel, Kenneth. BLOOM

Sanchez, Jenny. WE ARE NOT FROM HERE

Taylor, Mildred. ALL THE DAYS PAST, ALL THE DAYS TO COME

Yee, F. C. THE IRON WILL OF GENIE LO