As 2020 comes to a close, we have the joy of looking ahead at new picture books that will make a debut in 2021. Below is a sneak peek at a handful of titles that I think are sure to become fan favorites.
“Oona” written by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrated by Raissa Figueroa
This comical and heartfelt picture book is a winning celebration of invention, creativity and friendship. With gorgeous underwater scenes and a crowd-pleasing tale, this is one little mermaid who is here to make a splash! Publishes January 12, 2021
“Eyes that Kiss in the Corners” written by Joanna Ho, illustrated by Dung Ho
This lyrical and stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes. This powerful, poetic picture book will resonate with readers of all ages and is a celebration of diversity. Publishes January 5, 2021
“Sloth & Smell the Roses” by Eunice Moyle and Sabrina Moyle
This is a playful board book about the pillars of mindfulness. This pun-derful guide to mindfulness offers many fun teaching moments for kids and their caregivers, covering topics from taking deep breaths to acknowledging strong feelings and working to let them go. Publishes January 12, 2021
“Jump at the Sun: The True Life Tale of Unstoppable Storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston” written by Alicia D. Williams, Illustrated by Jacqueline Alcántara
“Jump at the Sun” is a shimmering picture book that shines the light on Zora Neale Hurston, the extraordinary writer and storycatcher extraordinaire who changed the face of American literature. Publishes January 12, 2021
“Milo Imagines the World” written by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson
While Milo and his sister travel to a detention center to visit their incarcerated mother, he observes strangers on the subway and draws what he imagines their lives to be. Publishes February 2, 2021.
Did a new book above catch your interest? Be sure and place a hold on it!