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Hey readers! I’m back with another batch of new releases!
Tale of the Mandarin Duck by Bette Midler, photographed by Michiko Kakutani and illustrated by Joanna Avillez
Do you remember that duck that had New York City in a tizzy back in 2018? Well, if you forgot there’s a book about it now, written by Bette Midler. This is a modern fable about recognizing the remarkable things right in front of them.
Shy Willow by Cat Min
This whimsical picture book follows a shy cat whose favorite place to be is inside a mail box where she’s nice and safe. But when a letter is delivered, addressed to the moon and asking it to shine brightly the next day, Willow ventures out beyond her mail box to deliver it.
I See, You See by Richard Jackson and illustrated by Patrice Burton
This sweet picture book follows sibilings Maisie and Jonah, along with their dog Tinker, on a walk through their neighborhood that intertwines reality and imagination.
My First Day by Phùng Nguyên Quang and Huynh Kim Lien
This beautiful picture book follows An, a young Vietnamese boy on a journey across the Mekong Delta. With a backpack and a single oar, An sets out for his first day of school.
The Deepest Breath by Meg Grehan
This novel-in-verse follows Stevie, an 11-year-old who has found that knowing as many facts as possible helps her anxiety feel more in control. But for all the things Stevie understands, what she’s struggling to make sense of are new feelings for her friend Chloe.
Until next week! – Chelsea