New and Noteworthy Picture Books April 2023

March 30, 2023 | 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.

Bravo Avacado

Bravo, Avocado! by Chana Stiefel and Anna Süßbauer (ages 4-8)
Avocado wishes she were the daily special at the Farmer's Market, but nothing about her quite seems special enough. With the help of her friends, she might just discover what makes her shine! A brightly illustrated pun-filled story of self-discovery and friendship. 

Like the Moon Loves the Sky

Like the Moon Loves the Sky by Hena Khan and Saffa Khan (ages 2-4)

A dreamy bedtime book filled with a parent's gentle wishes for her child. With the repetition of the Arabic phrase "Inshallah" (God willing), a family goes through their day, sharing simple joys like reading together and biking with friends. Universal experiences and vibrant images make this a great intro to families of diverse backgrounds.

Masato's Garden

Masato’s Garden by Jerry Ruff and Maya Onodera (ages 6-12)
When Johnny shares his worries about his sick grandfather, his friend Masato shares his rock garden. Little by little, Johnny finds some calm. Beautiful illustrations accompany this gentle story about connecting with nature, finding peace, and how worries about family impact young children. This is an advanced picture book.


Sonny Says Sorry

Sonny Says Sorry by Caryl Hart and Zachariah OHora (ages 3-6)

Uh oh! Curious Sonny opens a gift not meant for him. Will he be able to make things right at the end? A simple look at apologizing with action, paired with charming artwork.

Storyteller Skye

Storyteller Skye by Lindsay Christina King and Carolyn Frank (ages 5-9)

Skye shares five funny Indigenous stories, passed down from her Ojibway grandfather. Lovely watercolours illustrating Skye's animal tales remind us of the power of stories and storytellers.


Posted on Behalf of Soheli, Children's Selection Team

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