New Books for January!

Oona in the Arctic By Kelly DiPucchio, Raissa Figueroa (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kelly DiPucchio, Raissa Figueroa (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063222328
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 24th, 2023

New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner Raissa Figueroa are back with another gorgeous and grand tale from the big sea’s littlest mischief-maker, Oona!

Oona is on a mission! A baby beluga whale has lost her way from her family and needs help getting back to her icy arctic home!


Welcome to the World By Julia Donaldson, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julia Donaldson, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781665929875
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - January 31st, 2023

From renowned creators Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury, this magical picture book celebration of babies’ first experiences makes “the perfect gift for new and expectant parents” (Booklist, starred review).

From the comfort of home to the adventures of the great outdoors, from spending time with family to first encounters with nature, this ly


This Little Kitty By Karen Obuhanych Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593435144
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 31st, 2023

With a bold, graphic style and a bouncy, rhyming text, this picture book catches rascally kittens being their adorable (and mischievous!) selves from morning to nap to night.

This little kitty starts the day and meows, “Wake up! It’s time to play! All the little kitties get out of bed. Their bellies grumble—it’s time to be fed."


Stanley's Secret By John Sullivan, Zach Manbeck (Illustrator) Cover Image
By John Sullivan, Zach Manbeck (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534487833
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - January 24th, 2023

The award-winning author of Kitten and the Night Watchman is back with an inspiring and poignant picture book about a boy learning the self-confidence to fulfill his dream of dancing in front of his peers.

The only audience shy, quiet Stanley dances in front of is his pet mice, Squeaker and Nibbles.


Border Crossings By Sneed B. Collard, III, Howard Gray (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781623542382
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Published: Charlesbridge - January 24th, 2023

Follow two endangered ocelots as they attempt to cross the border in this powerful picture book about the environmental impact of the Wall.


The Honeybee (Classic Board Books) By Kirsten Hall, Isabelle Arsenault (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kirsten Hall, Isabelle Arsenault (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781665904841
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Published: Little Simon - January 24th, 2023

Buzz from flower to flower with a sweet honeybee in this gorgeous Classic Board Book from critically acclaimed author Kirsten Hall and award-winning illustrator Isabelle Arsenault!

Bzzz…
What’s that?
Do you hear it?
You’re near it.
It’s closer,
it’s coming,
it’s buzzing,
it’s humming…


A is for Aretha By Leslie Kwan, Rachelle Baker (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Leslie Kwan, Rachelle Baker (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593406533
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Published: Kokila - January 24th, 2023

An exciting ABC board book featuring Black women musicians whose artistry and activism globally changed the way we hear and interact with music, one song at a time.


Ice Cream Man: How Augustus Jackson Made a Sweet Treat Better By Glenda Armand, Kim Freeman, Keith Mallett (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593563229
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 17th, 2023

Discover the inspiring story of Augustus Jackson, an African American entrepreneur who is known as "the father of ice cream," in this beautifully illustrated picture-book biography.


The Green Piano: How Little Me Found Music By Roberta Flack, Tonya Bolden, Hayden Goodman (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593479872
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Published: Anne Schwartz Books - January 10th, 2023

This autobiographical picture book by the multiple Grammy Award-winning singer Roberta Flack recounts her childhood in a home surrounded by music and love: it all started with a beat-up piano that her father found in a junkyard, repaired, and painted green.


Yoshi, Sea Turtle Genius: A True Story about an Amazing Swimmer By Lynne Cox, Richard Jones (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lynne Cox, Richard Jones (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593425688
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Published: Anne Schwartz Books - January 10th, 2023

In this picture book that is both heartwarming and exciting, join Yoshi, a sea turtle, on her remarkable journey as she swims farther than any animal in recorded history--23,000 miles!--to return to the beach where she first hatched, to lay her own eggs.


The Kindest Red: A Story of Hijab and Friendship (The Proudest Blue #2) By Ibtihaj Muhammad, S. K. Ali, Hatem Aly (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ibtihaj Muhammad, S. K. Ali, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780759555709
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 10th, 2023

The sequel to the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Proudest Blue shows the power of friendship and kindness, from Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad.

It’s picture day and Faizah can’t wait to wear her special red dress with matching hair ribbons, passed down from her mother and sister.


Dim Sum, Here We Come! By Maple Lam, Maple Lam (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maple Lam, Maple Lam (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062396983
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Published: HarperCollins - January 3rd, 2023

From author-illustrator Maple Lam comes a new picture book about a Chinese American girl and her younger sister as they attend their weekly dim sum family gathering. A celebration of the traditional Chinese customs passed on from generation to generation: togetherness, love, family—and FOOD! 


My Selma: True Stories of a Southern Childhood at the Height of the Civil Rights Movement By Willie Mae Brown Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374390235
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - January 3rd, 2023

Combining family stories of the everyday and the extraordinary as seen through the eyes of her twelve-year-old self, Willie Mae Brown gives readers an unforgettable portrayal of her coming of age in a town at the crossroads of history.


The Unforgettable Logan Foster and the Shadow of Doubt By Shawn Peters Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063047723
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Published: HarperCollins - January 3rd, 2023

Sometimes, it’s not so easy to tell the differences between good guys and the bad ones. Filled with superheroes, supervillains, and epic showdowns, The Unforgettable Logan Foster and the Shadow of Doubt is the thrilling second book in the acclaimed Logan Foster series from super-author Shawn Peters.


Now That You're Here: A Valentine's Day Book For Kids (A Love Poem Your Baby Can See) By Loryn Brantz, Loryn Brantz (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Loryn Brantz, Loryn Brantz (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780063086357
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Published: HarperFestival - January 3rd, 2023

From bestselling Feminist Baby and It Had to Be You creator Loryn Brantz comes a fun-filled high-contrast black-and-white board book that celebrates the experiences kids of all abilities may have with their loved ones

Now that you’re here, there’s so much we can do. We’ve been waiting so long for the chance to show you!


The Librarian of Auschwitz: The Graphic Novel By Antonio Iturbe, Lilit Thwaites (Translated by), Salva Rubio (Adapted by), Loreto Aroca (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Antonio Iturbe, Lilit Thwaites (Translated by), Salva Rubio (Adapted by), Loreto Aroca (Illustrator)
$22.99
ISBN: 9781250842992
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Published: Godwin Books - January 3rd, 2023

Based on the experience of real-life Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus, this graphic novel tells the incredible story of a girl who risked her life to keep the magic of books alive during the Holocaust.


Holding Her Own: The Exceptional Life of Jackie Ormes By Traci N. Todd, Shannon Wright (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Traci N. Todd, Shannon Wright (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781338305906
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Published: Orchard Books - January 3rd, 2023

An evocative picture book biography about the prolific life of Jackie Ormes, whose groundbreaking cartoons became some of the first empowering depictions of Black women in America!

Jackie Ormes made history. She was the first Black woman cartoonist to be nationally syndicated in the United States.


Nick and Charlie By Alice Oseman Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338885101
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 3rd, 2023

From the mega-bestselling creator of Heartstopper, a must-have novella in which Heartstopper's lead characters, Nick and Charlie, face one of their biggest challenges yet.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder... right?

Everyone knows that Nick and Charlie love their nearly inseparable life together.


How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Be Kind? By Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338827200
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 3rd, 2023

Laugh out loud as our bestselling dinosaurs learn to be kind despite their sometimes mischievous antics.

How does a dinosaur learn to be kind? Does he roar about everything that is on his mind?

Does he wake up at midnight and make lots of noise? Does he take his big sister’s new shoes and her toys?


Peekaboo Rex! (Boynton on Board) By Sandra Boynton, Sandra Boynton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sandra Boynton, Sandra Boynton (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781665928403
Availability: Backordered - Subject to Publisher Availability
Published: Boynton Bookworks - January 3rd, 2023

Join a T. rex who loves playing peekaboo in this surprising board book from bestselling and beloved Sandra Boynton!

Follow a lovable T. rex throughout its day as it plays peekaboo with a tiny dinosaur friend.


This Is How I Roll: A Wish Novel By Debbi Michiko Florence Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338785562
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - January 3rd, 2023

Let the good times roll with this rom-com about sushi rolls, secret crushes, and chasing your dreams!

Susannah Mikami dreams of becoming a famous sushi chef like her dad. And this summer, she plans to learn everything about his traditional kitchen. Only he refuses to teach her, and won’t tell her why.


A Young People's History of the United States: Revised and Updated (For Young People Series) By Howard Zinn, Rebecca Stefoff (Adapted by), Ed Morales (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Howard Zinn, Rebecca Stefoff (Adapted by), Ed Morales (Contributions by)
$23.95
ISBN: 9781644212516
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Published: Triangle Square - January 3rd, 2023

A Young People's History of the United States brings to US history the viewpoints of workers, enslaved people, immigrants, women, Black people, Latino Americans, Asian Americans, American Indians, and others whose stories, and their impact, are rarely included in books for young people.


Fast Pitch By Nic Stone Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781984893048
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Published: Yearling - January 3rd, 2023

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone comes a challenging and heartwarming coming-of-age story about a softball player looking to prove herself on and off the field.