New Children's Book Releases of 2019
Every year hundreds of new books come out. This year is no exception. There are so many books coming out his year, it took me a couple of hours to go through them all.
This being said, you might be surprised at how short the following list is in comparison.
The reason this list is so much shorter than most out there, is because I picked the very best books out of the lot. There will be quite a few less than wholesome books coming this year.
When selecting the books I wanted to share, I made sure that they looked good, clean and wholesome.
I hope you enjoy browsing the following list.
New Releases of April 2019
A Piglet Named Mercy by Kate DiCamillo
Mr. Watson and Mrs. Watson live regular, ordinary lives. Sometimes they wish something different would happen. And one day it does, when someone unpredictable finds her way to their front door. In a delightful origin story for the star of the Mercy Watson series, a tiny piglet brings love to Deckawoo Drive — and the Watsons’ lives will never be the same.
New Releases of May 2019
Mr. Lemoncello’s All-Star Breakout Game by Chris Grabenstein
After months of anticipation, Mr. Lemoncello is taking his games out of the library and going LIVE across the nation on the world-famous Kidzapalooza Television Network! Everyone’s invited to audition, but only a lucky few will be chosen to compete in front of millions of viewers in a brand-new, completely immersive live-action breakout game–with real kids as the playing pieces! Kyle Keeley is determined to be one of them.
Each of the winning teams must make it through five different rooms in Mr. Lemoncello’s fantastic new Fictionasium by solving a puzzle to unlock each room and, in the end, break out of the library! But nothing is ever as it seems with Mr. Lemoncello, and the surprises in store just might stump even the game master himself. Can Kyle break out of his own expectations–and win Mr. Lemoncello’s ultimate game show?
Coming May 7
Anne’s Alphabet by Kelly Hill
In this cute board book each letter of the alphabet is brought to life through a memorable Anne scene, with simple text and tactile, gorgeous works of art created from cut fabric and embroidery.
Coming May 7
Anne’s Feelings by Kelly Hill
In this cute board book feeling is brought to life through a memorable Anne scene, with simple text and tactile, gorgeous works of art created from cut fabric and embroidery.
Coming May 7
Anne’s Kindred Spirits by Kallie George
This is the second book in the early-reader version of the iconic Anne of Green Gables series by L. M. Montgomery
Anne is nervous and excited to meet Diana, a neighbor girl who she just knows will be a kindred spirit. She’s even more excited when she learns that she’s invited to her very first picnic! Until Marilla’s precious brooch goes missing and it looks like it’s Anne’s fault. That is, Marilla is upset and Anne’s picnic adventure is now in jeopardy. Ultimately, the misunderstanding with the brooch is resolved and Anne is able to go to the picnic. Anne and Diana’s friendship blossoms and Anne’s bond with Matthew and Marilla grows stronger.
Coming May 7
Endling the First by Katherine Applegate
The Penderwicks at Last by Jeanne Birdsall
Nine years, five older siblings, a few beloved dogs, and an endless array of adventures–these are the things that have shaped Lydia’s journey since readers first met her in The Penderwicks in Spring.
Now it’s summertime, and eleven-year-old Lydia is dancing at the bus stop, waiting for big sister Batty to get home from college.
This is a very important dance and a very important wait because the two youngest sisters are about to arrive home to find out that the Penderwicks will all be returning to Arundel this summer, the place where it all began. And better still is the occasion: a good old-fashioned, homemade-by-Penderwicks wedding.
Coming May 14
Captain Rosalie by Timothee De Fombelle
While her father is at war, five-year-old Rosalie is a captain on her own secret mission. She wears the disguise of a little girl and tracks her progress in a secret notebook. Some evenings, Rosalie’s mother reads aloud Father’s letters from the front lines, so that Rosalie knows he is thinking of her and looking forward to the end of the war and to finally coming home.
But one day a letter comes that her mother doesn’t read to her, and Rosalie knows her mission must soon come to an end.
Author Timothée de Fombelle reveals the true consequence of war through the experiences of small, determined Rosalie, while acclaimed artist Isabelle Arsenault illustrates Rosalie’s story in muted grays marked with soft spots of color — the orange flame of Rosalie’s hair, the pale pink of a scarf, the deep blue ink of her father’s letters. All the more captivating for the simplicity with which it is drawn and told, this quiet tale will stay with the reader long after its last page is turned.
Coming May 14
Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Delsie loves tracking the weather–lately, though, it seems the squalls are in her own life. She’s always lived with her kindhearted Grammy, but now she’s looking at their life with new eyes and wishing she could have a “regular family.” Delsie observes other changes in the air, too–the most painful being a friend who’s outgrown her. Luckily, she has neighbors with strong shoulders to support her, and Ronan, a new friend who is caring and courageous but also troubled by the losses he’s endured. As Ronan and Delsie traipse around Cape Cod on their adventures, they both learn what it means to be angry versus sad, broken versus whole, and abandoned versus loved. And that, together, they can weather any storm.
New Releases of June 2019
Where is Peter Rabbit?
Where has Peter Rabbit gone? Play a fun game of hide and seek with much-loved characters from the world of Beatrix Potter as you look for naughty Peter!
Lift the flap and see! With easy-to-lift flaps, gentle rhyming text and charming illustrations, this Peter Rabbit story is fun to share with little ones at bedtime or anytime.
Coming June 25
Peter Rabbit: Five Minute Stories
Beatrix Potter’s cherished Peter Rabbit tales come alive in the 5-Minute Stories format–pairing perfectly with bedtime, naptime, and anytime in between with stories for reading solo, or sharing aloud in just five minutes.
Coming June 25
New Releases of August 2019
Just Like Beverly: A Biography of Beverly Cleary by Vicki Conrad
As a young girl, Beverly Cleary struggled to learn to read and found most children’s books dull and uninteresting. She often wondered if there were any books about kids just like her. With hard work, and the encouragement of her parents and a special teacher, she learned to read and at a young age discovered she had a knack for writing.
Beverly Cleary’s story comes to life in this narrative nonfiction picture book as she grows to follow her dreams of writing the books she longed for as a child, becoming an award-winning writer and one of the most famous children’s authors of all time.
Coming August 13
New Releases of September 2019
The Wonders of Nature by Ben Hoare
This collection of amazing animals, plants, rocks and minerals, and microorganisms will wow children and adults alike. With 100 remarkable items from the natural world, from orchids to opals and lichens to lizards, everyone will find something to be captivated by. Each plant, animal, and rock is shown both photographically and illustrated, and children will love poring over the detailed close-up images.
Discover how the dragon blood tree got its name, why a sundew means big trouble for insects, and what on Earth a radiolarian is. The storybook descriptions let you discover the myths and legends surrounding both organisms and gemstones, as well as key facts about their natural history. From orchids to opals and lichens to lizards, this beautiful treasury lets you find the things that interest you and uncover new favorites along the way. Explore some of the myths and stories surrounding both organisms and gemstones, as well as key facts about their natural history. With reference pages packed with information you’ll go away knowing something you didn’t before, even if you return time and again.
Coming September 3
My Jasper June by Laurel Snyder
The school year is over, and it is summer in Atlanta. The sky is blue, the sun is blazing, and the days brim with possibility. But Leah feels. . . lost. She has been this way since one terrible afternoon a year ago, when everything changed. Since that day, her parents have become distant, her friends have fallen away, and Leah’s been adrift and alone.
Then she meets Jasper, a girl unlike anyone she has ever known. There’s something mysterious about Jasper, almost magical. And Jasper, Leah discovers, is also lost.
Together, the two girls carve out a place for themselves, a hideaway in the overgrown spaces of Atlanta, away from their parents and their hardships, somewhere only they can find.
But as the days of this magical June start to draw to a close, and the darker realities of their lives intrude once more, Leah and Jasper have to decide how real their friendship is, and whether it can be enough to save them both.
Coming September 3
The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson
They call me Yanka the Bear. Not because of where I was found – only a few people know about that. They call me Yanka the Bear because I am so big and strong. Found abandoned in a bear cave as a baby, Yanka has always wondered about where she is from. She tries to ignore the strange whispers and looks from the villagers, wishing she was as strong on the inside as she is on the outside. But, when she has to flee her house, looking for answers about who she really is, a journey far beyond one that she ever imagined begins: from icy rivers to smouldering mountains meeting an ever-growing herd of extraordinary friends along the way. Interwoven with traditional stories of bears, princesses and dragons, Yanka’s journey is a gorgeously lyrical adventure.
Coming September 5
My First Ballet Book: The Sleeping Beauty by Jennifer Adams
The Sleeping Beauty: My First Ballet Book retells the classic story and introduces little ones to the beautiful art of ballet.
Jennifer Adams’ engaging text alongside adorable illustrations by Corey Egbert introduces little ones to The Sleeping Beauty story of kings, queens, fairies, and dancing.
Coming September 9
The Vanderbeekers to the the Rescue by Karina Yan Glaser
For the Vanderbeeker kids of Harlem’s 141st Street, spring break couldn’t be off to a better start. Isa’s back from band camp, Oliver’s building his first-ever treehouse in the backyard of the brownstone, and Laney, Jess, and Hyacinth are excited to help their mother when she gets the once-in-a-lifetime chance to star in a cooking magazine.
But the Vanderbeekers’ plans go off the rails when an unexpected visit from city officials puts their mother’s bakery in jeopardy. Now they’ll have to band together to save the day before they’re out of business.
Coming September 17
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle of Ages by Trenton Lee Stewart
Red Riding Hood retold by Beatrix Potter Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
“Once upon a time there was a village child who was so pretty – so pretty as never was seen . . .”
So begins Beatrix Potter’s retelling of Red Riding Hood. Filled with the delicious darkness of the original classic fairy tale – and some trademark Potter wit and flourishes – this book is brilliantly brought to life with artwork by one of the world’s greatest illustrators, Helen Oxenbury.
New Releases of October 2019
Words on Fire by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Danger is never far from Audra’s family farm in Lithuania. She always avoids the occupying Russian Cossack soldiers, who insist that everyone must become Russian — they have banned Lithuanian books, religion, culture, and even the language. But Audra knows her parents are involved in something secret and perilous.
When Cossacks arrive abruptly at their door, Audra’s parents insist that she flee, taking with her an important package and instructions for where to deliver it. But escape means abandoning her parents to a terrible fate.
As Audra embarks on a journey to deliver the mysterious package, she faces unimaginable risks, and soon she becomes caught up in a growing resistance movement. Can joining the underground network of book smugglers give Audra a chance to rescue her parents?
Coming October 1
A Race Around the World: The True Story of Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland
In 1889, New York reporter Nellie Bly—inspired by Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days—began a circumnavigation she hoped to complete in less time. Her trip was sponsored by her employer, The World. Just hours after her ship set out across the Atlantic, another New York publication put writer Elisabeth Bisland on a westbound train. Bisland was headed around the world in the opposite direction, thinking she could beat Bly’s time. Only one woman could win the race, but both completed their journeys in record time.
Coming October 1
White Bird by R. J. Palacio
Here, Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with Grandmère’s heartrending story: how she, a young Jewish girl, was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village during World War II; how the boy she and her classmates once shunned became her savior and best friend.
Sara’s harrowing experience movingly demonstrates the power of kindness to change hearts, build bridges, and even save lives. As Grandmère tells Julian, “It always takes courage to be kind, but in those days, such kindness could cost you everything.”
A Pumpkin for Peter
It’s a wild, autumnal afternoon and the Rabbit family are on their way to collect a pumpkin.
As the Rabbit family walk through the woods, Cotton-tail, Flopsy and Mopsy might be scared of the stormy trees, and the sound of owls, and the snap of a twig, but Peter is definitely not scared. Not even a litle bit.
Coming October 29
What Can You See Peter?
What can you see Peter? Join Peter Rabbit as he finds his friends hiding in the garden, searches for who is making the different noises at the pond and spots his sisters in the burrow.
With lots of easy to lift flaps, charming illustrations and simple text, this Peter Rabbit story is the perfect way to introduce colours, numbers and opposites to very young readers.
Coming October 29