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Most Anticipated: Our Fall 2020 Books for Young Readers Preview

by 49th Shelf Staff

New books for young readers...and readers of all ages!

Kid Sterling: Books on Jazz and Justice

by Christine Welldon

Christine Welldon introduces her debut novel, Kid Sterling, and she marks its release with a list of inspiring books that addresses the problems of racism …

10 books

2020 Sheila Barry Award Shortlist

list by Kerry Clare

Picture Book Sneak Peek: Summer Feet, by Sheree Fitch and Carolyn Fisher

by Kerry Clare

Summer starts HERE with this glorious celebration of childhood...and filthy feet.

Launchpad: Grandmother School, by Rina Singh and Ellen Rooney

by Kerry Clare

"How great a treat it will be to read this book in a grandmother’s lap."

Launchpad: Weekend Dad, by Naseem Hrab and Frank Viva

by Kerry Clare

A picture book about what happens when parents separate, and the new reality of having two homes.

Launchpad: Born, by John Sobol and Cindy Derby

by Kerry Clare

A beautiful story celebrating the ordinary miracle of life.

Children's Books That Will Make You Laugh and/or Cry

by Naseem Hrab

"I wanted to write a story that was sad and messy and hopeful and loving all at the same time."

Notes From a Children's Librarian: Books That Make the List

by Julie Booker

Great mentor texts for the writing and reading curriculum.

Launchpad: West Coast Wild Babies, by Deborah Hodge

by Kerry Clare

"There are a growing number of books for young children that celebrate and encourage an appreciation for the natural world. I am happy to add to this …

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