January 2022 - New Children's Book Releases

January 2022 - New Children's Book Releases

Below is a current look at the new release books we anticipate having in store this month. If you'd like to hop on over to our books to see what's in stock and make a purchase, you can do that here, or if you would like a title that is out of stock or not in our store, send us an email and we would be happy to help you out. 

The Year We Learned to Fly

Written by Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael López

Release Date: January 4, 2022

Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael López’s highly anticipated companion to their #1 New York Times bestseller The Day You Begin illuminates the power in each of us to face challenges with confidence.

On a dreary, stuck-inside kind of day, a brother and sister heed their grandmother’s advice: “Use those beautiful and brilliant minds of yours. Lift your arms, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and believe in a thing. Somebody somewhere at some point was just as bored you are now.” And before they know it, their imaginations lift them up and out of their boredom. Then, on a day full of quarrels, it’s time for a trip outside their minds again, and they are able to leave their anger behind. This precious skill, their grandmother tells them, harkens back to the days long before they were born, when their ancestors showed the world the strength and resilience of their beautiful and brilliant minds. Jacqueline Woodson’s lyrical text and Rafael Lopez’s dazzling art celebrate the extraordinary ability to lift ourselves up and imagine a better world.

Friends are Forever, Forever

Written by Dane Liu and Lynn Scurfield

Release Date: January 4, 2022

On a snowy Lunar New Year's Eve in Northeastern China, it's Dandan's last night with Yueyue. Tomorrow, she moves to America. The two best friends have a favorite wintertime tradition: crafting paper-cut snowflakes, freezing them outside, and hanging them as ornaments.

As they say goodbye, Yueyue presses red paper and a spool of thread into Dandan's hands so that she can carry on their tradition. But in her new home, Dandan has no one to enjoy the gift with--until a friend comes along.

Love Grows Everywhere

Written by Barry Timms and Tisha Lee

Release Date: January 4, 2022

In Love Grows Everywhere, through gentle, rhyming text and vibrant illustrations, feel the love in a close-knit family who grows plants and sells them in their local market, and discover the types of love that exist in the many homes of their diverse community.

Wonderful Babies

Written by Emily Winfield Martin

Release Date: January 4, 2022

Celebrate all kinds of babies with this original board book by Emily Winfield Martin—perfect for baby showers and fans of the New York Times Bestseller, The Wonderful Things You Will Be!

From sweet baby to wild baby, from snuggly baby to grumpy baby, this book captures the adorableness of a diverse cast of babies in all their moods. With simple text and irresistible art, this book will capture the hearts of parents and the youngest readers alike.

Nelson Mandela (Little People, Big Dreams #73)

Written by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara

Release Date: January 4, 2022

Little Nelson's given name was Rolihlahla, which means 'troublemaker' in Xhosa, his native language. But his rebellious nature would lead him to become one of the world's most inspirational civil right's leaders and anti-apartheid revolutionaries. Despite the many years of imprisonment and adversity he faced, Nelson remained victorious and was voted to become South Africa's first Black president. 

Pablo Picasso (Little People, Big Dreams #74)

Written by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara

Release Date: January 4, 2022

Little Pablo grew up in an artistic household and after drawing his first painting at nine years old. His dad was an art teacher and helped grow his son's talent, teaching him to use oil paints.

He moved first to Barcelona and then to France, where he achieved significant success, and went on to becoming one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. His artistic style inspired many movements in art, music and literature, which we still see today. This powerful book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the Pablo Picasso's life.

Tree: A Peek-through Board Book

Written by Britta Teckentrup

Release Date: January 11, 2022

For fans of Tree: A Peek-through Picture book comes one of Britta Teckentrup's favorite titles, in a Board Book edition. 

Through a hole in the book's cover, an owl invites you inside to meet a majestic tree and all its forest inhabitants during the changing seasons. With clever peekaboo holes throughout, each page reveals a new set of animals playing and living in the tree--baby bears frolicking in the spring, bees buzzing around apples in the summer, squirrels storing nuts in the fall, and finally the lone owl keeping warm during the winter chill--until another year begins...

Love in the Library

Written by Maggie Tokuda-Hall and illustrated by Yas Imamura

Release Date: January 25, 2022

Set in an incarceration camp where the United States cruelly detained Japanese Americans during WWII and based on true events, this moving love story finds hope in heartbreak.

To fall in love is already a gift. But to fall in love in a place like Minidoka, a place built to make people feel like they weren’t human—that was miraculous.

Eyes that Speak to the Stars

Written by Joanna Ho and illustrated by Dung Ho

Release Date Postponed - now Feb 15, 2022 - Preorder Now!

A young Asian boy notices that his eyes look different from his peers' after seeing his friend’s drawing of them. After talking to his father, the boy realizes that his eyes rise to the skies and speak to the stars, shine like sunlit rays, and glimpse trails of light from those who came before—in fact, his eyes are like his father’s, his agong’s, and his little brother’s, and they are visionary.

Inspired by the men in his family, he recognizes his own power and strength from within. This extraordinary picture book redefines what it means to be truly you.

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners received three starred reviews and was embraced as "breathtaking," "lyrical," and "poignant." This companion volume is sure to be welcomed with equal joy.