This Month in Kids Books: February 2022

Reading recommendations for kids
February 14, 2022
Last year’s beautiful picture book Eyes That Kiss in the Corners, written by Joanna Ho and illustrated by Dung Ho, has a new companion book coming to library shelves:
Featured TitleEyes That Speak to the Stars by Joanna Ho, illustrated by Dung Ho
A young Asian boy notices that his eyes look different from his peers' after seeing his friend’s drawing of them. After talking to his father, the boy realizes that his eyes rise to the skies and speak to the stars, shine like sunlit rays, and glimpse trails of light from those who came before—in fact, his eyes are like his father’s, his agong’s, and his little brother’s, and they are visionary. Inspired by the men in his family, he recognizes his own power and strength from within.

What’s New This Month
New books in the Hilo and Max & the Midknights series are on the way, along with new picture books by Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey, JaNay Brown-Wood, Mac Barnett, and Matthew Forsythe. Also, make sure to check out fantastic new middle-grade books by Kelly Yang, Erin Entrada Kelly, Sara Zarr, and more.  
What We’re Reading
This month, library staff are recommending picture books about tea time, forest fires, sheep dogs, and a big bath house, along with Shing Yin Khor's The Legend of Auntie Po and Meg Medina's Merci Suáez Can't Dance, among other great picks.  
For more lists of recommended reads from the book world and beyond, check these out: