Recently, I needed to recharge and spent Sunday morning reading picture books. Nothing helps to change my mood or perspective more than curling up with a stack of picture books. The four books listed below are all upcoming releases and shouldn’t be missed.
You Are My Friend: The Story of Mister Rogers and His Neighborhood by Aimee Reid, Illustrated by Matt Phelan (Abrams Books for Young Readers, August 6, 2019) - I will be doing a full review of this book next week. However, I will say that Reid does a nice job introducing children (and adults) to the Mister Rogers behind the TV show.
Little Libraries, Big Heroes by Miranda Paul, Illustrated by John Parra (Clarion Books, September 3, 2019) - Paul introduces readers to the founder of Little Free Libraries, Todd Bol. It was fascinating to learn more about how the Little Free Library movement was started.
Soldier for Equality: José de la Luz Saénz and the Great War by Duncan Tonatiuh (Abrams Books for Young Readers, September 3, 2019 - I tend to be a fan of Tonatiuh’s work and I really enjoyed this newest book. I knew nothing about José de la Luz Saénz and his role in the “creation of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), which is the oldest Latino civil rights organization”.
Survivors of the Holocaust: True Stories of Six Extraordinary Children by Kath Shackleton, Illustrated by Zane Whittingham (Sourcebooks Explore, October 1, 2019) - Six short stories of children who survived the Holocaust as told in a graphic novel format. Given what is currently happening at our own borders, I may have gotten a little choked up as I read this one.
Mark your calendars for when these books will be out!
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