New and Noteworthy Picture Books March 2020

March 23, 2020 | Pat

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We are dedicated to bringing the best and brightest books to our library collections. Here are some picture books we are really excited about that will be hitting shelves soon.

Usha and the stolen Sun

Usha and the Stolen Sun by Brie Galbraith ill. Josée Bisallion 

Usha's grandfather is the only one in their village who can remember the last time the sun shone down on them. The people who make the rules built a brick wall  log time ago to keep its radiance for themselves. Even her grandfather's memories are beginning to fade so Usha takes it upon herself to bring the sunlight back. 



Typewriter by Yevgenia Nayberg

Told from the unique point of view of a Cyrillic alphabet typewriter. The typewriter, along with his writer/owner, makes a voyage to a new land only to be replaced by a computer and abandoned on a rainy curb. But all is not lost, as the typewriter meets a surprising destiny. 



Sunny by Selia Krampien Canadian

Sunny doesn't let a little rain or misfortune dampen her day. When things get bad she reminds herself that they could always get worse. And when they do she reminds herself again, and again, and again. She'll stay cheerful as long as she's still got company.


Mermaid and Me

Mermaid and Me by Soosh

A human girl dreams of meeting a mermaid and one day she does! Meeting at the water's edge, they are able to peer in on each other's worlds and soon find clever ways to overcome natural barriers and explore more deeply.



Superluminous by Ian de Haes

If you could glow in the dark would you consider that a superpower? Nour can, and does. On the first day of school she finds out that the rest of the world isn't necessarily impressed because she can't fly or disappear. 


Freedom Bird

Freedom Bird by Jerdine Nolen ill. James Ransome

An enormous crane is wounded by a cruel slave overseer's whip and rescued by two enslaved siblings. The siblings look after the crane until it regains the ability to fly. When they face the threat of the brother being sold, the siblings receive unexpected help. 


Pitter pattern

Pitter Pattern by Joyce Hesselberth

A cheerfully illustrated celebration of patterns and sequences, some obvious some more subtle. All presented in bright, bold and playful illustrations and accompanied by simple text that takes the reader through the days of a week. 


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