New & Noteworthy Picture Books March 2022
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. Additionally, all are available as eBooks.
El Cucuy is Scared, Too! by Donna Barba Higuera, illustrated by Juliana Perdomo (ages 3-5)
In this re-imagining of the classic monster tale, Ramon moves to a new town and has to convince El Cucuy, the monster that lives in his room, that he is brave enough to meet new people and start at a new school.
My Friend! by Taye Diggs, illustrated by Shane W. Evans (ages 3-5)
Two best friends always have each other's backs, but when one of them purposefully hurts a classmate, his friend is quick to show him the error of his ways.
The Longer the Wait, the Bigger the Hug by Eoin McLaughlin, illustrated by Polly Dunbar (ages 0-5)
Hedgehog has been waiting all winter to hug his friend Tortoise, but when spring arrives, he cannot find him anywhere. After searching high and low for him, Hedgehog learns that the longer the wait, the bigger the hug.
Millions of Maxes by Meg Wolitzer, illustrated by Micah Player (ages 3-5)
When Max goes to the park one day, he learns that other kids share his name and he is not "the one and only Max" like he always believed. At first, he is upset, but then he meets some other Maxes and begins to realize that sharing a name can be really fun.
The Paper Bird by Lisa Anchin (ages 4-6)
Annie loves art, but one day, when her classmates laugh at her drawings, everything turns gray. Annie loses her spark until a tiny lopsided paper bird helps reignite her passion by showing her that art does not always have to be perfect.
Posted on behalf of Teresa, Children's Selection Team.