New and Noteworthy Books for February 2021

February 10, 2021 | 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!

Can Bears Ski
Can Bears Ski? by Raymond Antrobus, illustrated by Polly Dunbar. Ages 3-7.

Little Bear is having difficulty understanding his friends and family. He isn't sure why everyone is asking him, "Can Bears Ski?" Dad Bear takes him to an audiologist and finds out he has been experiencing deafness. Little Bear begins to wear hearing aids and realizes everyone was asking, "Can you hear me?"


Rocket Says Clean Up!
Rocket Says Clean Up! by Nathan Byron, illustrated by Dapo Adeola. Ages 3-7.

While visiting her grandparents in Jamaica, Rocket surfs, builds a sandcastle, and rescues a baby turtle caught in plastic waste on the shoreline. Rocket learns about the importance of being an environmental activist while also providing tips on what we can do to reduce pollution.


My Dad is a Grizzly Bear
My Dad is a Grizzly Bear by Swapna Haddow, illustrated by Dapo Adeola. Ages 3-7.

Dad is always hungry, has enormous paws and loves the outdoors. He must be a grizzly bear, right?


My Rainbow
My Rainbow by Trinity and DeShanna Neal, illustrated by Art Twink. Ages 4-8.

Trinity wants long hair like her dolls so she can be her authentic and true self. Her family listens and accepts Trinity just as she is and surprises her by making a beautiful rainbow wig for her to feel whole.


Welcome to the Party
Welcome to the Party by Gabrielle Union, illustrated by Ashley Evans. Ages 4-8.

A party has started to celebrate the new baby's arrival. Baby will meet family members for the first time; there will be eating, dancing and of course, snuggling!


Red Shoes
Red Shoes by Karen English, illustrated by Ebony Glenn. Ages 3-5.

Follow Malika's new red shoes – she wears them everywhere; to school, outside, and to a wedding until one day they pinch her feet and are too small. Nana takes them to the resale shop so someone else can enjoy them, and they travel all the way to Africa to meet their new owner, Amina.


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