New and Noteworthy Books: July 2020

July 7, 2020 | Pat

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We are dedicated to bringing the best and brightest books to our library collections. As our branches are only gradually opening for holds pickups, all of these books we are recommending this month are available as ebooks.


Posted on Behalf of Margaret Godden, Children's Selection Team

Parker Looks Up an Extraordianary Moment
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment by Parker Curry and Jessica Curry. Illustrated by Brittany Jackson.

Based on a viral photograph, two-year-old Parker Curry is visiting the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC and is awestruck looking up at Amy Sherald’s portrait of Michelle Obama. This picture book is a joyous and colourful journey through the gallery, full of inspiring and empowering moments.


Kamala and Maya' Big Idea
Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea by Meena Harris. Illustrated by Ana Ramrez Gonzaelz.

Kamala and Maya have a big idea. They want to turn their apartment building’s empty courtyard into a playground. But how can two kids make a difference and help their community? Based on a true story about US senator Kamala Harris and her sister Maya.


We Are Water Protectors
We are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom. Illustrated by Michaela Goade.

"Water is the first medicine," a young girl is told as she rallies people together to protect the water from destruction by the "black snake". A powerful story conveys the struggles to safeguard our environment through action and protest.


In a Garden
In a Garden by Tim McCanna. Illustrated by Aimee Sicuro.

The garden is a busy place, where plants, animals and insects all work together to grow and thrive. Vibrant illustrations and lively rhyming text explore one full season in a garden.


Tiny T Rex and the Very Dark Dark
Tiny T. Rex and the Very Dark Dark by Jonathan Stutzman. Illustrated by Jay Fleck.

Rex, Pointy and Bob the squish are all set for their first outdoor camp out. But outside there is no "Nighty-light" and the dark is very dark. Will they be brave enough to stay outside in their tent?


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