May 12, 2023
In this hilarious reminder that you don’t need "happily ever after" when you have the joy of now, Cinderella is surprised when her wish brings a fairy DOGmother, who has her own agenda for getting Cinderella's mind off her troubles!
A farmhouse provides the setting for a dozen children to live and grow, and when they leave, another family arrives to fill the house with love again.
To help a baby beluga whale get back to her icy arctic home, brave little mermaid Oona and some newfound friends dive headfirst into uncharted waters.
Readers will see nurses, cleaners, delivery workers, doctors, police officers, journalists and many other workers who help keep the city running all through the night and make it ready for the new day.
This funny "how-to" field guide to speaking fluent bear gives readers such pointers as distinguishing between "ROOOAARR" and "ROAAARRRR," which is the difference between wanting a sandwich and wanting to get into beekeeping.
Joy Harjo and Michaela Goade
The picture book adaptation of the U.S. Poet Laureate's iconic poem urges readers to pay close attention to who they are, the world they were born into and how everyone on Earth is connected.
It's market day for Samira and her grandma! The bazaar is crowded, but this sweet pair knows how to stick together in this silly picture book set in Iran.
Forming a traveling band to sing and play for the other animals in the woods, a crocodile, a big brown bear and a weasel attract an eager crowd until winter comes and it's time for sleep, in this lively celebration of friendship and music.
Having always used he/him pronouns, one day Payden realizes those words might not fit. Payden's parents promise to throw a big party to introduce whatever pronouns Payden chooses, but which are the best match? On a colorful quest, Payden talks to friends about a rainbow of possibilities.
Little Daymond and his friends, drawing on their unique strengths, start a t-shirt business in this fun-filled introduction to money.
Bethanie Deeney Murguia
This visual narrative shows how names connect us to others and help create who we are and what makes us uniquely special.
These frisky felines pounce and play, claw and climb and snack and sleep-- until daylight fades and they are ready to receive some love and affection.
Highlighting all the nuance and potential of a growing person's identity, this picture book reflects on what makes us special and connects us to others.
Tired of the city's sizzling sidewalks, wailing sirens and people's feet in his face, a hot dog finds inner peace and calm when his owner takes him to the beach, where he happily cools off.
JB FLACK ROBERTA
The multiple Grammy Award-winning singer recounts her childhood in a home surrounded by love and music that all started with an old, beat-up piano her father found in a junkyard that helped her become a legend in the music industry.
J 582.16 KEL
Exploring the underground communication system between trees and the mysterious fungi that help them, this picture book shows readers that the natural world's survival also depends on staying connected and helping others.
Tony Piedra and Mackenzie Joy
J 597.878 PIE
Deep in the tropical forest of Costa Rica, 10 sticky frog eggs cling to a leaf. Only nine eggs hatch. Only eight tadpoles wind up in the water below. What will it take to survive the countdown to adulthood and begin the cycle again?
JB RANKIN JEANNETTE
This biography of America's first congresswoman shows how, from a very early age, she was a take-charge girl, becoming an activist who campaigned for women's voting rights to change the laws that failed to protect children.
I am a youth services librarian and it is a hazardous profession. Too many books, too little time! Don't make me, but if I HAD to choose my favorite book recipe, it would be a romance novel with a healthy dash of horror, topped with the latest picture book. Add some outside time, epic soundtracks and I'm feeling groovy.