New and Noteworthy Books: September 2020

September 18, 2020 | Pat

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We are dedicated to bringing the best and brightest books to our library collections. Most of these books we are recommending this month are available as ebooks.

Super Manny Stands Up

Super Manny Stands Up! by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrated by Stephanie Graegin

Manny always wears superhero capes at home that give him amazing powers to fight sea monsters and zombie bears. At school, Manny wears an invisible cape so his secret identity isn’t given away. When Manny sees a classmate bullying another one, he summons all of his superpowers and speaks up. Ages 4-8


Tool School

Tool School by Joan Holub, illustrated by James Dean

On the first day of school, Hammer, Screw Driver, Pliers, Saw and Tape Measure soon realize that when they work together they can achieve great things. Ages 3-5


Sophie's Squash go to School

Sophie's Squash Go to School by Pat Zietlow Miller, illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf

On Sophie’s first day of school, she is reluctant to make friends. She would rather play with her squash that she grew in her garden than any of her classmates. Sophie soon realizes that having a true friend takes time and patience, much like growing her squash from seedlings. Ages 3-7


Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade

The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade by Justin Roberts, illustrated by Christian Robinson

Sally McCabe is the smallest girl in the smallest grade. She soon realizes that her voice can make a difference when standing up to bullies. Ages 3-5


Cover image for Nana Akua goes to School

Nana Akua Goes to School  by Tricia Elam Walker, illustrated by April Harrison

When Zura brings her grandmother to school for Grandparents day, she is worried what the other children will think. Nana Akua brings in a quilt and teaches the children about Adinkra customs and symbols. Includes back matter with examples and meanings of fifty symbols. Ages 4-8


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