New and Noteworthy Picture Books August 2022
Happy summer! 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! Read them with your child and log them using a free app called Beanstack. Earn badges, try fun challenges for all ages, and explore our Summer Wonder and TD Summer Reading Club programs.
The Boy Who Loved Maps by Kari Allen, illustrated by G. Brian Karas
A boy who is passionate about maps ,including those of faraway and imaginary places, is the local go-to person in his neighbourhood for making custom maps. One day he is approached by a girl who describes a place that for a time seems to elude his abilities.
Let’s Do Everything and Nothing by Julia Kuo
A mother's offer of lifelong companionship to her daughter, describing all the adventures they shall have to explore the world around them. Importantly, she makes a point to include all the lazing around and goofing off they can look forward to as well.
Lizzy and the Cloud by the Fan Brothers
In this latest surreal tale from the Fan brothers, Lizzie visits the cloud seller and instead of buying a spectacular cloud in the form of a bird or an octopus, she goes for an ordinary cloud whom she names Milo. She takes him everywhere and soon he gets bigger.
A Spoonful of Frogs by Casey Lyall, illustrated by Vera Brosgol
An influential witch has a syndicated cooking show and will show us how to make frog soup, but the unobliging frogs steal the show.
Time Capsule by Lauren Redniss
A great conversation starter! A girl decides to create a time capsule and fills it with various things from her life, both tangible and intangible. Simply told in a matter-of-fact narrative, it is deceptively engaging and prompts an appreciation for the fantastic.