Spring Into New Books!
Mariaan Camp

As we get ready for spring break, our Junior School Teacher-Librarian, Ms Camp shares some fun and thought-provoking new book picks for young readers.  

 

 

 

A middle grade novel about courage, hope, and resilience as an Asian American boy fights to keep his family together and stand up to racism during the initial outbreak of the coronavirus.

 

 

 

 

 

Based on a true story, Maybe Something Beautiful reveals how art can inspire transformation-and how even the smallest artists can accomplish something big.

 

 

 

 

Explore a fantastical forest in this exquisite and lyrical picture book that celebrates all trees, from maple to elm to ginkgo to magnolia to redwood—written by award-winning author Tony Johnston.

 

 

 

 

Our oceans are filled with plastics - who exactly cooked up this stinky soup? And what is the recipe for getting our oceans clean?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arab Fairy Tale Feasts is written by writers of diverse cultures who have created enchanting tales paired with traditional recipes easily accessible to young cooks and their families.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This bilingual (English and Cree) book depicts animals and children mirroring each other in play. This simple, rhythmic text and bold illustrations create a delightful and playful read-aloud for young children.

 

 

 

 

 

From Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger, the #1 New York Times bestselling team behind She Persisted, comes a new book featuring women athletes who overcame and inspired–perfect for fans of the Olympics!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparing to move to a new country, a little girl learns some words in a new language but when she arrives, “all her words fly away like birds”. With time and friends she gains confidence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Efrén Nava’s Amá is his Superwoman - Soperwoman, named after the delicious Mexican sopes his mother often prepares. Both Amá and Apá work hard all day to provide for the family, making sure Efrén and his younger siblings Max and Mía feel safe and loved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Molly is a curious explorer on an adventure following mysterious, mathematical clues. Readers join in the exploration through numerous panels, inserts and paper dials to help Molly solve the questions.

 

 

 

 

 

The haunting and poignant story of a how a young Japanese girl's understanding of the historic and tragic bombing of Hiroshima is transformed by a memorial lantern-floating ceremony.

 

 

 

 

 

Hop to It: Poems to Get You Moving is an anthology of 100 poems by 90 poets—with fun factoids sprinkled throughout, thematic mini-lessons, and extensive back matter featuring useful tips to help maximize student learning.

 

 

 

 

Contributed by Ms. Camp, Junior School Teacher-Librarian