Jump into spring with these incredible new picture books - Read! - AmNews Curtain Raiser


Thursday, February 4, 2021

Jump into spring with these incredible new picture books - Read!

 Jump into spring with these incredible new picture books!



Drop by Emily Kate Moon

On sale February 16th!


A water ride like you've never experienced before, featuring the cutest drop of water in all of precipitation! With delightful panache and a steady stream of funny one-liners, Drop takes readers on an adventure through the water cycle and beyond. Filled with irresistible artwork, funny asides, and a steady sprinkle of kid-enticing facts, Drop is the story about water you never knew you were thirsting for.




Laxmi’s Mooch by Shelly Anand, illustrated by Nabi H. Ali

On sale March 2nd!


A joyful, body-positive picture book about a young Indian American girl's journey to accept her body hair and celebrate her heritage after being teased about her mustache.


* “Debut author Anand skillfully balances humor with sincerity, crafting a narrator who is both vulnerable and powerful, while Abi contributes sunny-humored illustrations ... Laxmi’s journey is both accessible and authentic, and it is a true pleasure to watch her not only embrace her own body, but also teach her classmates how to embrace theirs as well.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "A joyfully affirmative picture book with a winning first-person point of view." 
Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Readers of all ages will appreciate the message of self-love presented within Laxmi’s story, which takes on body positivity for a relatively young audience in an uplifting way." 
School Library Journal





Coquí in the City by Nomar Perez

On sale March 16th!


A heartfelt picture book based on the author-illustrator's own experiences, about a boy who moves to the U.S. mainland from Puerto Rico and realizes that New York City might have more in common with San Juan than he initially thought.

“Perez [captures] the emotional experience of moving, adjusting, and remembering one’s culture and origins.” –Booklist




Sing with Me: The Story of Selena Quintanilla by Diana López, illustrated by Teresa Martinez

On sale April 6th!


An exuberant picture book celebrating the life and legacy of Selena Quintanilla, beloved Queen of Tejano music. Sing with Me follows Selena's rise to stardom, from front-lining her family's band at rodeos and quinceañeras to performing in front of tens of thousands at the Houston Astrodome!


“A worthy, sparkling addition” –Kirkus, starred review





No Pants! by Jacob Grant

On sale April 27th!


Laugh-out-loud father-son drama in which the dad learns an important and timely lesson--pants are NOT for everyone! Here's a hilarious and warm-hearted look at a father-son relationship that shows there is more than one way of wearing--and thinking about--pants!


“A delightful duo in a picture book that will bring laughter to all.” –Kirkus, starred review


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