This Month in Kids Books: May 2021

Reading recommendations for kids.
May 19, 2021
Anybody in proximity to a young reader who’s moving into chapter books has likely heard of the Magic Tree House series. Appearing on library shelves soon is something likely to make those readers jump for joy: the first volume of the brand-new graphic novel version of the series.
Magic Tree House: The Graphic Novel – Dinosaurs Before Dark - adapted by Jenny Laird, illustrated by Kelly & Nichole Matthews

Where did the tree house come from? Before Jack and Annie can find out, the mysterious tree house whisks them to the prehistoric past. Now they have to figure out how to get home. Can they do it before dark... or will they become a dinosaur's dinner?

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Library staff from across the system compiled a wonderful array of book lists that feature AAPI characters by AAPI authors and illustrators. Browse this list of middle-grade recommendations. For younger readers, check out the Picture Books list, as well.
What’s New This Month
There are some other great comics arriving in the coming weeks, along with new picture books both hilarious and heartwarming, new entries in the Bravelands and Miles Morales series, a nonfiction book that celebrates all the different types of bodies in the world, and much more.
What We’re Reading
Library staff are enjoying kids books for all ages, as well. Board books that commemorate the awesomeness of grandma and grandpa, picture books about bees and friendly birds, chapter books about African American folk magic and mysterious houses, nonfiction about anti-racist activism and celebrating differences - all of that and more await on this month's Staff Picks for Kids list.
For more lists of recommended reads from the book world and beyond, check these out: