This Month in Kids' Books: April 2021

Reading recommendations for kids.
April 13, 2021
Coming just at a time when it’s starting to feel possible to consider the future in a way we haven’t been able to for the past year, a new picture book celebrates the far-reaching imagination of a little girl deciding what her future could look like. 

WhatWillYouBe.jpgWhat Will You Be? by Yamile Saied Mendez, illustrated by Kate Alizadeh
A young girl dreams about all the endless possibilities, sparking a sense of wonder, curiosity, and growth. With her abuela’s loving guidance, she learns her potential is limitless. Available in both English and Spanish in the library catalog!

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Has your family seen Disney’s newest feature film, Raya and the Last Dragon? If the kids in your life are demanding repeat viewings, point them to the library, where we already have a variety of physical and digital Raya books for both younger and older readers.
What’s New This Month
Some wonderful picture books by Jon Klassen and Deborah Freedman are on the way, along with some highly anticipated graphic novels, the next book in the popular Rick Riordan Presents line of middle-grade fantasy books, and some diverse selections that focus on joyful representation.
What We’re Reading
It’s always a good time to pick up a beautiful classic like The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. Also included in this month’s library staff picks is the latest comic in the Hilo series that features a brand-new hero, a National Book Award finalist by Jason Reynolds, kids wondering what the grownups get up to when they’re not looking, and more.

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