May 10, 2022
Polar opposites, yet the best of friends, Poppy and Cornbread find their search for food for the winter leading them up Holler Mountain, where the mice encounter friends new and old.
While playing dress-up, Parker and her siblings imagine endless possibilities for future careers.
Eight-year-old J.D. turns a tragic home haircut into a thriving barber business.
As a young girl leads a cast of characters on a musical journey, they learn they have the power to make changes-- big or small-- in the world, in their communities and, most importantly, in themselves.
Maryann Jacob Macias
Celebrating gender creativity, the joy of dance and being yourself, this story follows Téo as he picks out a sparkly outfit to wear in the big dance recital, but then wonders if it will put him too much in the spotlight.
It's time for Yadina to start first grade, but she's really nervous. Alexander Hamilton helps her realize that new adventures can be exciting.
Nikki Shannon Smith
When things keep going wrong during her older sister's school musical rehearsals, Azaleah suspects sabotage. She is determined to use her detective skills to uncover the culprit, and set things right so the play will be a complete success for her stressed-out sister.
Cory R. Tabor
Fox is up late in the night. There are shadows and noises everywhere. Fox is sure the night is full of monsters! Then he meets the real creatures of the night and realizes they are not so scary after all.
When a friend's prized soccer ball gets stuck in a tall tree in Picasso Park, neurosensitive kid Molly and her best friends, Simon and Rosie, use what they understand about physics to get the ball in time for a big game.
An exuberant Narwhal and a skeptical Jelly test the waters of adding a new friend to their pod when they meet Otty, a super adventurous otter who triggers relatable feelings of jealousy in Jelly in spite of their shared love of waffles.
With their friendship on the line after a huge fight, Pea and Bee search for new friends, while Jay takes matters into his own wings to bring them all back together.
When Norma, Belly and their friend little B go into uncharted territory-- the apple orchard-- to find spy-master Pops, who has been squirrel-napped, they wonder if their adventure will end in tragedy-- or apple pie!
An unlikely friendship forms between a great white shark and a robot when they bond over a favorite book series, then stand-- and dance-- together against playground bullies.
JB VAN GOGH VINCENT
Young children can meet Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh and learn what led him to paint his striking self-portraits and what landscapes inspired his iconic "Wheat Fields."
JB MORGAN GARRETT
During a time filled with racism and discrimination, Garrett Morgan, an African American inventor, produced the traffic signal, a gas mask and other objects still used today.
J 153 REX
This laugh-out-loud conversation about the differences between facts and opinions explains how to tell both apart, the importance of listening and the role that seeking further information plays in establishing truth.
J 595.7 ROC
The girl in this story loves insects, but her friend does not. On whichever side young readers fall, they will learn many interesting facts, as well as why insects are essential to human survival.
I am a youth services librarian who enjoys reading picture books, graphic novels and realistic fiction. Besides indulging in the art of hibernation, you can find me near food, watching YouTube videos and listening to my favorite podcasts.