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Picture Books from our 2019 Summer Newsletter

These titles were featured in the Young Readers section of our 2019 Summer Newsletter. These books are just a sampling of this year's many wonderful new books. Visit our children's and youn adults' sections in our store, and we will help you choose just the right book.

 

The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown written by Mac Barnett illus. by Sarah Jacoby

Barnett has fashioned a secret door that transports us to a world where Margaret Wise Brown chases dogs, drinks tea, and writes. This book shows us that truth in storytelling is important, especially with children. Awash in pastels, Jacoby’s long-striding Margaret keeps her chin up and her eyes open, and you’ll want to do the same while reading this book. - Michelle

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By Mac Barnett, Sarah Jacoby (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062393449
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - May 21st, 2019

The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown written by Mac Barnett illus. by Sarah Jacoby

Margaret is unique and free-spirited, indulging her curious nature and remaining determined when faced with adversity. This book playfully explores the beautiful and the ugly in the world, encouraging readers to be ourselves and do what make us happy even if that makes us different. - Sheila

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By Mac Barnett, Sarah Jacoby (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062393449
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - May 21st, 2019

¡Pio Peep! written by Alma Flor Ada, F. Isabel Campoy & Alice Schertle, illus. by Viví Escrivá

These 29 sweet Spanish nursery rhymes are about things kids and their grown-ups like best: frogs and elephants, piñatas and cinnamon bread, wide-open fields and your own cozy bed. The English adaptations, with their own rhythm and charm, are equally delightful to read aloud. Each poem is accompanied by beautiful paintings that gave my grandson and me even more to talk about—once he stopped dancing to the poems. - Cat

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Pio Peep! Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes: Bilingual Spanish-English Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780688160197
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins Espanol - March 18th, 2003

Where Are You From? written by Yamile Saied Méndez illus. by Jaime Kim

A girl and her abuelo explore what it means to carry a sense of belonging with you through the world, especially when that world seems convinced you’re firmly in the “other” category. Méndez’s moving language and Kim’s epic illustrations take the reader on a sweeping journey from mountaintop to stormy sea, all wrapped in the warmth of a hug from a beloved grandparent. - Ilana

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By Yamile Saied Méndez, Jaime Kim (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062839930
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - June 4th, 2019

Where Are You From? written by Yamile Saied Méndez illus. by Jaime Kim

I must admit I cried (in a coffee shop) when I reached the spread about the protagonist coming from her abuelo’s heart and the hearts of their ancestors. As an Afro-Latinx person, I especially appreciated Méndez acknowledging the African ancestry many Latinx people share. I wish I’d had this lyrical, beautiful, and moving book as a child. - Stephanie

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By Yamile Saied Méndez, Jaime Kim (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062839930
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - June 4th, 2019

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Alexander and Nelson have created a perfect book that invites readers to truly feel. Every word is necessary, every illustration is just what it needs to be (even when it’s nothing at all). It’s a testament to the black experience in the United States that comes together in a central message: Black. Lives. Matter. Beautiful, heartrending, hopeful, true, and easily the best book of the year. - Stephanie

Here’s what other Bookshop staff* are saying about The Undefeated: “Pure poetry… Impactful and beautiful… Finally… Goosebumps… Astonishing… Required reading… Heartbreaking and heartwarming… Awesome… Stunning… Heart in your throat… Moving and gut- punching… Soul lifting.”

*And Casey says: “A new classic. Undeniably powerful. Black Lives Matter in poetry.”

 

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By Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328780966
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

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