Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories

Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories by Annette Bay Pimentel illustrator Magaly Morales from Abrams Books for Young Readers A lyrical, vibrant tribute to the amazing life and legacy of Pura Belpré, a lauded storyteller, librarian, and pioneer of bilingual storytimes. Pura’s abuela always has a cuento to share. She crows ¡Qui-qui-ri-quí! for Señor … Continue reading Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories

It’s Raining Tacos!

It’s Raining Tacos! by Parry Gripp illustrator Peter Emmerich from HarperCollins Wildly fun and full of laugh-out-loud antics, this interactive sing-along is a zany romp sure to capture fans of Giraffes Can’t Dance and Dragons Love Tacos. Shell we dance? Taco-bout irresistible! Jam out to the catchy, toe-tapping tune “Raining Tacos” from YouTube sensation Parry Gripp, featuring … Continue reading It’s Raining Tacos!

Families Can

Families Can by Dan Saks illustrator Brooke Smart from Rise x Penguin Workshop A rhyming, light-hearted celebration of the wonderful differences that make each family unique. A family can be Any kind of number Maybe there’s one parent Strong like thunder This charmingly heartfelt board book is for families: families who cook together and families who sing … Continue reading Families Can

Samantha Spinner and the Perplexing Pants

Samantha Spinner and the Perplexing Pants by Russell Ginns illustrator Barbara Fisinger from Delacorte Books for Young Readers Take another super-big globe-trotting, plaid pants-spotting adventure with Samantha Spinner and her brother, Nipper, in the fourth book in this hilarious, puzzle-packed series! Perfect for fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and the Secret series, and classics like Holes … Continue reading Samantha Spinner and the Perplexing Pants

Boys Dance! (American Ballet Theatre)

Boys Dance! by John Robert Allman illustrator Luciano Lozano from Random House A lively and encouraging picture book celebrating boys who love to dance, from the renowned American Ballet Theatre. Boys who love to dance are center stage in this encouraging, positive, rhyming picture book about guys who love to pirouette, jeté, and plié. Created in partnership … Continue reading Boys Dance! (American Ballet Theatre)

Families Belong

Families Belong by Dan Saks illustrator Brooke Smart from Rise x Penguin Workshop A rhyming, light-hearted celebration of families being – and belonging – together. Families belong Together like a puzzle Different sized people One big snuggle This deliciously warm board book is an appreciation of the unconditional love and comfort shared within a family. Through a handful … Continue reading Families Belong

Samantha Spinner and the Boy in the Ball

Samantha Spinner and the Boy in the Ball by Russell Ginns from Delacorte / Random House Get ready for more round-the-world adventure with Samantha Spinner and her brother, Nipper, in the third book in this hilarious, puzzle-packed series filled with super-secret messages! Perfect for fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and classics like Holes. At last! Samantha Spinner tracked down … Continue reading Samantha Spinner and the Boy in the Ball

Samantha Spinner and the Spectacular Specs

Samantha Spinner and the Spectacular Specs by Russell Ginns illustrator Barbara Fisinger from Delacorte / Random House The second book in the Samantha Spinner series, following Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans and preceding Samantha Spinner and the Boy in the Ball. Get ready for more round-the-world adventure with Samantha Spinner and her brother Nipper in the second book in this … Continue reading Samantha Spinner and the Spectacular Specs

Honeysmoke

Honeysmoke: A Story of Finding Your Color by Monique Fields illustrator Yesenia Moises from Imprint / Macmillan A young multiracial girl looks around her world for her color. She finally chooses her own, and creates a new word for herself―honeysmoke. Simone wants a color. She asks Mama, “Am I black or white?” “Boo,” Mama says, just like mamas … Continue reading Honeysmoke

Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans

Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans by Russell Ginns from Delacorte / Random House Get ready for round-the-world adventure with Sam Spinner and her brother Nipper in the first book in a new hilarious, puzzle-packed series filled with super-secret messages! Perfect for fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and classics like Holes. This is the first title in … Continue reading Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans

Armstrong & Charlie

Armstrong & Charlie by Steven B. Frank from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Charlie isn’t looking forward to sixth grade. If he starts sixth grade, chances are he’ll finish it. And when he does, he’ll grow older than the brother he recently lost. Armstrong isn’t looking forward to sixth grade, either. When his parents sign him up for Opportunity Busing to a … Continue reading Armstrong & Charlie