Books of Beauty

Be a Tree! Cover Image
By Maria Gianferrari, Felicita Sala (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419744228
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 30th, 2021

A lyrical, gorgeously illustrated look at the majesty of trees—and what humans can learn from them

Stand tall.
Stretch your branches to the sun.
Be a tree!
We are all like trees: our spines, trunks; our skin, bark; our hearts giving us strength and support, like heartwood.

Home Is in Between Cover Image
By Mitali Perkins, Lavanya Naidu (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374303679
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 23rd, 2021

In the timely yet timeless picture book Home Is in Between, critically acclaimed author Mitali Perkins and illustrator Lavanya Naidu describe the experience of navigating multiple cultures and embracing the complex but beautiful home in between.

Shanti misses the warm monsoon rains in India. Now in America, she watches fall leaves fly past her feet.

Time is a Flower Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735267541
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Published: Tundra Books - September 21st, 2021

A playful and poignant exploration of the nature of time through the eyes of a child from acclaimed author/illustrator Julie Morstad.

The Tree in Me Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593112595
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Published: Dial Books - March 16th, 2021

A stunning and sensitive portrait of the strength within each of us and the nourishment we receive from the natural world, by the New York Times bestselling creator of the acclaimed My Heart and The Book of Mistakes

Kaleidoscope Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338777246
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 21st, 2021

An astounding new feat of storytelling from Brian Selznick, the award-winning creator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck.

A ship. A garden. A library. A key. In Kaleidoscope, the incomparable Brian Selznick presents the story of two people bound to each other through time and space, memory and dreams.

The Big Bath House Cover Image
By Kyo Maclear, Gracey Zhang (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593181959
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Published: Random House Studio - November 16th, 2021

A joyful celebration of Japanese cultural traditions and body positivity as a young girl visits a bath house with her grandmother and aunties

You'll walk down the street / Your aunties sounding like clip-clopping horses / geta-geta-geta / in their wooden sandals / Until you arrive... / At the bath house / The big bath house.

Every Color of Light: A Book about the Sky Cover Image
By Hiroshi Osada, Ryoji Arai (Illustrator), David Boyd (Translator)
ISBN: 9781592702916
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - October 13th, 2020

By employing landscapes in lieu of human or animal characters, Osada and Arai ask readers to look--really look--at the rain, the way the changing weather transforms the visible spectrum, and the magnificence of the night sky, phenomena all too often unseen in a hurry-up world. The result is a story that sharpens the senses and quiets the soul. -STARRED REVIEW, Publishers Weekly

Ten Beautiful Things Cover Image
By Molly Griffin, Maribel Lechuga (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781580899369
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Published: Charlesbridge - January 12th, 2021

A heartfelt story of changing perspectives, set in the Midwest. Ten Beautiful Things gently explores loss, a new home, and finding beauty wherever you are.

Bright Star Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823443284
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Published: Neal Porter Books - September 7th, 2021

Inspiring, reassuring, and beautifully illustrated, this new story from the creator of the New York Times bestseller Dreamers is the perfect gift for every child.

His Dark Materials: Lyra's Oxford, Gift Edition Cover Image
By Philip Pullman, Chris Wormell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593486573
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - November 16th, 2021

A stunning new edition of this tantalizing tale of Lyra and Pan set in the world of His Dark Materials. Now with full-color illustrations from Chris Wormell. A perfect gift for Pullman fans.

This exciting companion to His Dark Materials tells a not-to-be-missed story about Lyra in the years after the events of The Amber Spyglass.

This Is a Gift for You Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524714161
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - November 30th, 2021

A stunning companion to the best-selling and beloved The Wonderful Things You Will Be, this picture book celebrates how we say "I love you" with gifts as heartfelt as a daisy, as magical as a dream, and as comforting as a place to belong. It is a poetic tribute to the simple joys of life and nature, and a reminder that the greatest gift we have is time spent together.

Dream Street Cover Image
By Tricia Elam Walker, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780525581109
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Published: Anne Schwartz Books - November 16th, 2021

Discover the true meaning of community in this gorgeous picture book about a very special street bursting with joy, hope, and dreams. An award-winning illustrator and critically acclaimed author pay tribute to the neighborhood where they grew up as cousins— “a place where love abounds" (The Horn Book, starred review).

Once Upon a Time There Was and Will Be So Much More Cover Image
ISBN: 9781536222135
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Published: Candlewick Studio - September 7th, 2021

Take a journey from the distant past into a future to be imagined with this gorgeous debut picture book whose gradated pages reflect the passage of time.

Imagine Cover Image
ISBN: 9781536217407
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Published: Candlewick - September 7th, 2021

A buoyant, breathtaking poem from Juan Felipe Herrera — brilliantly illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Lauren Castillo — speaks to every dreaming heart.

In the Forest Cover Image
By Anouck Boisrobert (Illustrator), Louis Rigaud (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781849760713
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Published: Tate Publishing - October 26th, 2021

A wonderful pop-up book which cleverly looks at deforestation and rebirth, from the bestselling author/illustrators of Under the Ocean, Anouck Boisrobert and Louis Rigaud

In a lush green forest, a sloth sleeps. Can you see him? CLANG! Machines come to tear down the trees, but the sloth still sleeps... will he wake up?

Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History Cover Image
By Schele Williams, Tonya Engel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419748752
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

A proud, empowering introduction to African American history that celebrates and honors enslaved ancestors

Your story begins in Africa. 
Your African ancestors defied the odds and survived 400 years of slavery in America and passed down an extraordinary legacy to you.

Saving American Beach: The Biography of African American Environmentalist MaVynee Betsch Cover Image
By Heidi Tyline King, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781101996294
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 13th, 2021

This heartfelt picture book biography illustrated by the Caldecott Honoree Ekua Holmes, tells the story of MaVynee Betsch, an African American opera singer turned environmentalist and the legacy she preserved.