I thought I would do something a little different for the next few months and share some picture books that are soon to be released that we are looking forward to reading.
The books on these lists I’ve chosen for a couple of different reasons; they may be written by an author we like, or the descriptions sound interesting, or, let’s face it, it might just be the cover that caught my eye, I really do partially judge a book by the cover.
So far we’ve read a few books from our January and February lists and 2017 has started out really great in regards to picture books!
What books are you looking forward to reading this month?
BOOKS BEING PUBLISHED IN MARCH 2017
THAT WE WANT TO READ
We’ve enjoyed each of Mac Barnett’s books so far and he’s got two books (!) coming out this month that I look forward to reading with the kids.
It's a noisy night in this city building! The residents of each floor can hear their neighbors above them, and are wondering what's going on above their heads. Climb floor by floor and page by page to find out whose singing, dancing, cheering, and cooing are keeping a grumpy old man awake. More info →
Meet Triangle. He is going to play a sneaky trick on his friend, Square. Or so Triangle thinks. . . . With this first tale in a new trilogy, partners in crime Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen will have readers wondering just who they can trust in a richly imagined world of shapes. Visually stunning and full of wry humor, here is a perfectly paced treat that could come only from the minds of two of today’s most irreverent — and talented — picture book creators. More info →
Peter H. Reynolds is another author who has proven himself over the years, I’m excited about his newest one:
While the world tells us to sit still, to follow the rules, and to color inside the lines, Happy Dreamer celebrates all those moments in between when the mind and spirit soar and we are free to become our own true dreamer maximus! In Peter's signature voice and style, this empowering picture book reminds children of how much their dreams matter, and while life will have ups and downs, he enlists readers to stay true to who they are, to tap into their most creative inner selves, and to never ever forget to dream big! More info →
Is there anything the Pioneer Woman can’t do? This is her first book in a new series.
Little Ree trades in her city days for a country way of life when she moves with her family to her grandparents’ ranch. She’s excited to ride horses, swim in the pond, and help Grandma cook for everyone. But on her first day, she finds that living on a ranch can be tough. She has to get up at the crack of dawn, learn to herd cows, and make sure her horse, Pepper, doesn’t eat everything in sight. And that’s all before breakfast! Will she ever get used to this new place? Luckily, the end of the day brings a big family barbecue...and the happy discovery that being a country girl isn’t about the right pair of boots, it’s all about the right attitude. More info →
We haven’t read any Sophie Mouse books yet but now I want to, the illustrations look so cute based off of the cover.
Sophie Mouse has been preparing for the first-ever Silverlake Forest Spring Fling for weeks. She has come up with activities, like a Lily Pad Dance, she’s thought of games to play, and she’s created all sorts of fun hats, masks, and other costumes for her friends to wear. But the day of the Spring Fling is approaching, and Sophie’s twitching whiskers are telling her that the rain is too! Sure enough, it rains and it pours. Will Sophie figure out a way to save the day or will all her hard work go to down the drain? More info →
I love stories of women doing things that people only expected men to be able to do, can’t wait to read this one!
Behold the story of Sophie Blanchard, an extraordinary woman who is largely forgotten despite her claim to being the very first female pilot in history. In eighteenth-century France, "balloonomania" has fiercely gripped the nation . . . but all of the pioneering aeronauts are men. The job of shattering that myth falls to a most unlikely figure: a shy girl from a seaside village, entirely devoted to her dream of flight. Sophie is not the first woman to ascend in a balloon, nor the first woman to accompany an aeronaut on a trip, but she will become the first woman to climb to the clouds and steer her own course. More info →
These books by Kate Messener are suberb, I love how she introduces the life that we often observe but also that which is usually hidden, so great for nature study.
In this book, readers will discover the plants and animals that make up the rich, interconnected ecosystem of a mountain pond. Over the pond, the water is a mirror, reflecting the sky. But under the pond is a hidden world of minnows darting, beavers diving, tadpoles growing. These and many other secrets are waiting to be discovered...over and under the pond. More info →
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