11 Best New Children’s Books This Year

We’re off to a beautiful start to the year, at least in children’s books. We’re getting diversity, representation, inspiration, intelligence and creativity all packed into these new releases. If these are the themes that are carrying us through 2020, we welcome them. Snuggle up with your kids with any and all of these stunning new books.

Picture Books

In a Jar

A gorgeous picture book about the lovely, ordinary things we have in our lives, and how that connects us (and especially, little bunny friends, Evelyn and Llewellyn).

Tomorrow I'll Be Kind

The follow up book to Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave is a self-reflective mantra for aspiring to be better every day.

Black is a Rainbow Color

A powerful and celebratory book about Black people, culture and history and all that continues to thrive.

Brown Baby Lullaby

The loving story of a family’s nighttime routine will soothe your young one to sleep.

Just Like Me

For all the girls who have bodies, and feelings, and live in this big world. There’s a poem for us all.

Between Us and Abuela : A Family Story from the Border

Christmas is for your loved ones, and Maria is going with her family to exchange a few words and a gift through the border fence that separates them from their Mexican grandmother.

Graphic Novels

Bug Boys

A graphic novel for younger kids with short tales from the Bug Boys that are living their best beetle lives. For ages 7-10.



Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble by Zanib Mian

The next in the series of Omar’s wild imagination. He’s just moved, made a new friend and is dealing with a school bully in the best way he knows how. For ages 8 and older.

A Girl, a Raccoon, and the Midnight Moon

Pearl, the librarian’s daughter, and her rag tag bunch, are out to solve a mystery that will save her library. For ages 10-14.

The Gravity of Us

Young teen boys’ lives are disrupted when their parents are chosen for a NASA mission to Mars. Some secrets are revealed, and Cal experiences his first love. For ages 13 and older.

Yes No Maybe So

Young love meets young activists in a charming story of what happened last summer. For ages 13 and older.

I read with my kids, and I love when they share their new literary discoveries with me. Rakuten helps find you great discounts and grow your library. 

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