The Kids Are All Right

Children’s New Releases for February 9, 2021

Hey readers! I’m back with this week’s children’s new releases!

We Wait for the Sun by Dovey Johnson Roundtree and Katie Mccabe; illustrated by Raissa Figueroa

Dovey Mae and her grandmother traverse the woods in the early hours of the morning to find the sweetest blackberries. This picture book takes a beautiful snapshot of a Roundtree’s life with her grandmother and how they managed to find moments of happiness even in the Jim Crow south.

Anonymouse by Vikki Vansickle, illustrated by Anna Pirolli

This fun picture book takes an animal spin on artist Banksy. A mysterious mouse dots a city with art, inspiring the other animals to create art of their own.

Dreyer’s English (Adapted for Young Readers) by Benjamin Dreyer

Adapted for kids from the original, this is a smart, witty guide to writing and all that goes along with it: grammar, punctuation, spelling, all presented in a way as entertaining as it is instructive.

Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids by Cynthia Leitich Smith

For kids looking for more anthologies is this one of stories and poems celebrating the voices of Indigenous writers from the U.S and Canada. The stories balance personal struggles with joy and humor and feature stories from varied nations.

Simon and Chester: Super Detectives by Cale Atkinson

In this fun graphic novel, ghost Simon and human child Chester decide to become detectives. Though they have trouble finding clients, they do discover a dog in their house and get to work unraveling the mystery of where it came from.

Until next week! – Chelsea