Kids 4/22

It Starts With a Bee

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It Starts with a Bee: Watch a tiny bee bring the world to bloom By Jennie Webber (Illustrator), QED Cover Image
By Jennie Webber (Illustrator), QED
$22.99
ISBN: 9780711270350
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Published: QEB Publishing - April 5th, 2022

Spring has sprung, (in the usual New England fashion where the sun shines but there is still that lovely, looming chill in the air)! This is the perfect spring children’s book highlighting the beautiful importance of bees with rhymes galore! Don’t forget to check out the informational section in the back that gives you all sorts of great facts about our buzzing friends.

Jane


Messy Roots

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Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American By Laura Gao, Laura Gao (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laura Gao, Laura Gao (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780063067769
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 8th, 2022

This graphic memoir about Laura Gao's experience as a queer immigrant from Wuhan to Texas is great — funny, infuriating, and heart wrenching in turns, with a really smart and compelling approach to rendering bilingual conversation. Throw in Laura Gao and Weiwei Xu's expressive lines, gorgeous palettes, and energetic composition, and you've got a really lovely comic!

Piera


If This Gets Out

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If This Gets Out: A Novel By Sophie Gonzales, Cale Dietrich Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250805805
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Published: Wednesday Books - December 7th, 2021

Ruben and Zach are members of superstar boy band Saturday on a worldwide tour when they start developing feelings for each other. Will their romance keep them together as they navigate the layers of coming out? This book is for anyone who swooned over One Direction or who wants a queer YA romance that is rewarding and sweet while not ignoring the complexities of teen queerness.

April


Miss Rumphius

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Miss Rumphius By Barbara Cooney Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780670479580
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - November 8th, 1982

Miss Rumphius is an illustrated classic from the '80s and a perfect Spring read. The story follows the Lupine Lady, who planted flowers far and wide out of a life-long desire to leave the world a little bit better than she found it. This book stuck with me as an example of how any of us are capable of making positive, long-lasting change: You don't have to change everything to change the world.

Murphy


The Ogress and the Orphans

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The Ogress and the Orphans By Kelly Barnhill Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781643750743
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - March 8th, 2022

The town, Stone In Glen, has fallen on hard times when an eccentric, reclusive ogress moves in next door and quietly saves the day. Beautifully written by Newbery Medal winner, Kelly Barnhill, The Ogress… is a gentle but incisive allegory about what happens to a community when neighborliness disappears. 

Fantastic, fantastical read-aloud for the whole family!

Wendy


Cat's First Baby

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Cat's First Baby: A Board Book By Natalie Nelson Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781683692935
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Published: Quirk Books - March 1st, 2022

 

Cat is skeptical about the new little creature in the house, but it turns out they have a lot in common. Babies will love the bold, graphic illustrations and adults will appreciate the modern color palette and cute details. 

Katie


Have You Ever Seen a Flower?

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Have You Ever Seen a Flower? By Shawn Harris (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shawn Harris (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452182704
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 4th, 2021

Sean Harris makes a stunning authorial debut with Have You Ever Seen a Flower? This picture book explores what it means to be connected to the earth and is illustrated in a soft, homey, worn colored pencil style that is juxtaposed brilliantly with its neon coloring. A perfect reminder of the opportunity that spring brings to lay down in the grass and relish in the beauty of our world, this book is a great read for anyone looking to shed the cold and bring on the season of sunshine and flowers!

Cindy


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