June 2021 - 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.
Andy Warhol (Little People, BIG DREAMS #60)
Written by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara and Timothy Hunt.
Release Date: June 1, 2021
In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Andy Warhol, the ground-breaking pop artist.
Little Andy was the tiniest and palest child of the Warholas, a humble couple from Slovakia who lived in Pittsburgh. Sketchbook glued to his hand, he loved every minute of drawing, but he was too shy to show his work to others, even to his family! As an adult he got a chance to publish his first illustration for a glamorous magazine. He turned his attention to the ordinary, like soup cans he ate from for lunch every day. He showed the world that the ordinary objects could POP, and founded a cultural movement. This moving 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 inspiring artist's life.
RuPaul (Little People, BIG DREAMS #61)
Written by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara and Wednesday Holmes.
Release Date: June 1, 2021
In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of RuPaul, the shape-shifter, performer, supermodel, and host of RuPaul's Drag Race.
Even before little Ru was born, a fortune teller told his mom that he would one day be famous... It was only a matter of time before he figured out how. Playing dress-up was his favorite game, and that's where he felt most comfortable. Ru went on to study performing arts and then moved to New York to mix things up in a punk band. Later, drag was a way to express himself as an artist. He found success for himself, then wanted to help others find theirs. He inspires us to do what feels right and love ourselves. This witty and wise 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 inspiring performer's life.
Bodies Are Cool
Created by Tyler Feder
Release date: June 1, 2021
This body positivity picture book for preschoolers is a joyful read-aloud with bright and friendly illustrations to pore over.
From the way a body jiggles to the scars a body bears, this picture book is a pure celebration of all the different human bodies that exist in the world. Highlighting the various skin tones, body shapes, and hair types is just the beginning in this truly inclusive book. With its cheerful illustrations and exuberant refrain, this book will instill body positivity and confidence in the youngest of readers.
A Boy Named Isamu
Written by James Yang
Release date: June 15, 2021
With stunning artwork and heart-singing text, the 2020 winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award brings to life the imagination of Isamu Noguchi.
If you are Isamu, stones are the most special of all.
How can they be so heavy?
Would they float if they had no weight?
Winner of the Theordor Seuss Geisel Award in 2020 for Stop! Bot!, James Yang imagines a day in the boyhood of Japanese American artist, Isamu Noguchi. Wandering through an outdoor market, through the forest, and then by the ocean, Isamu sees things through the eyes of a young artist…but also in a way that many children will relate. Stones look like birds. And birds look like stones.
Through colorful artwork and exquisite text, Yang translates the essence of Noguchi so that we can all begin to see as an artist sees.
Time For School, Little Blue Truck
Written by Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry
Release date: June 22, 2021
Ride along to school with the #1 New York Times best-selling Little Blue Truck and meet Blue's new friend: a bright yellow school bus. Beep-beep!
Little Blue Truck and his good friend Toad are excited to meet a bright yellow school bus on the road. They see all the little animals lined up in the school bus’s many windows, and Blue wishes he could be a school bus too. What a fun job—but much too big for a little pickup like Blue. Or is it? When somebody misses the bus, it’s up to Blue to get his friend to school on time. Beep! Beep! Vroom!
Also enjoy Blue’s bedtime ride in Good Night, Little Blue Truck and his trip to the city in Little Blue Truck Leads the Way.