New and Noteworthy Books: April 2021

April 23, 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 have just hit our shelves. Additionally, all are available as ebooks.

Books Big Adventure

Book’s Big Adventure By Adam Lehrhaupt Illustrated by Rahele Jomepour Bell. 2021. Ages 4-8.

Have you ever wondered what happens to a library book when it is no longer new? Follow Book as they go on the adventure of a lifetime, from a prominent library display to a lower book shelf and finally to a brand new home.


A friend is

A Friend Is… By Lisa Thiesing. 2020. Ages 3-6.

Now more than ever we need our friends, and this picture book is the perfect ode to friendship. Throughout every season, various animals show us what being a good friend really means.


I Love You Baby Burrito

 I Love You, Baby Burrito By Angela Dominguez. 2021. Ages 0-5.

This irresistible bilingual Spanish-English book follows two parents as they welcome home their new bundle of joy. After having a long day, it is time for a siesta. Great care is taken as the parents outline the steps it takes to swaddle their little one.


Malaika's Surprise

Malaika’s Surprise By Nadia L. Hohn Illustrated by Irene Luxbacher. 2021. Ages 3-7.

In Malaika’s third adventure, Mummy and Papa Frederic share some big news: they are having a baby. Malaika starts to feel some anxiety and is not too sure how she feels about this news, but when her birthday arrives she gets the best surprise ever, the gift of a baby brother.


Sherlock Chick & the Night Noises

Sherlock Chick and the Case of the Night Noises By Robert Quackenbush. 2021. Ages 4-8.

Originally published in 1990, this reprinted edition will introduce a whole new generation of young readers to the finest detective on the farm, Sherlock Chick. This time around he has to solve the case of the mysterious noises that are waking up the farm animals in the middle of the night. Will he be able to crack the case?


There is a rainbow

There is a Rainbow By Theresa Trinder Illustrated by Grant Snider. 2021. Ages 3-5.

If your little ones are struggling with the pandemic, then this is the perfect book for you. Inspired by the rainbows children hung in their windows during the COVID-19 pandemic, this picture book shows readers that there is hope even during the darkest of days.


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Posted on behalf of Teresa, Children's Selection Team.