New and Noteworthy Picture Books May 2022

April 29, 2022 | 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. Additionally, all are available in an electronic format.


The Year We Learned to Fly

The Year We Learned to Fly by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael López (ages 5-8)

Stuck inside with nothing to do, Grandma encourages imaginative play, learning to fly and to be resilient just like their ancestors before them.


I Love You Like Yellow

I Love You Like Yellow by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by Vashti Harrison (ages 4-8)

This rhyming picture book is a love note to any child, celebrating the simple pleasures of everyday life. From being caught in the rain, to sipping lemonade on a hot day - cherish every moment.


Daddy Speaks Love

Daddy Speaks Love by Leah Henderson, illustrated by Earl B. Lewis (ages 4-8)

A powerful celebration of all things fatherhood! Daddy speaks love, learning, heroes, future, and pride. Daddy is strong, loving, fun, resilient and always a role model.


Moving Words about a Flower

Moving Words about a Flower by K.C. Hayes, illustrated by Barbara Chotiner (ages 3-7)

Written as a concrete poem, a small dandelion survives in the middle of a busy city sidewalk. The dandelion is plucked from the ground and saved, watch as the words come to life on each page of the book.


Smitten with Kittens

Smitten with Kittens by Florence Friedmann Minor, illustrated by Wendell Minor (ages 3-7)

Are you smitten with kittens? A simple, rhyming story all about the fun mischief kittens can get into.


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


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