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Today (August 26) I received four brand new picture books in the mail that I had preordered months ago. They were released TODAY! I love getting books on the day they're released. The books are:
- Quest by Aaron Becker
- Day Dreamers by Emily Winfield Martin
- Little Elliot, Big City by Mike Curato
- What There is Before There is Anything There: A Scary Story by Liniers
They are all fantastic books. Quest is the second book in the Journey series and Dream Animals is related to Martin's first book Dream Animals. Love love love both of these "series."
Little Elliot, Big City is Curato's first book and when I read it, it instantly became one of my favorite picture books. Here is Amazon's description of the book: "Amid the hustle and bustle of the big city, the big crowds and bigger buildings, Little Elliot leads a quiet life. In spite of the challenges he faces, Elliot finds many wonderful things to enjoy—like cupcakes! And when his problems seem insurmountable, Elliot discovers something even sweeter—a friend."
What There is Before There is Anything There is about bedtime/nighttime fears that a little boy has. It has interesting characters and illustrations. I love creepy kidlit so I enjoy this book a lot.
Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Brigette Barrager was also released today. Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance to purchase it yet.
These books make me sooooo excited for contemporary kidlit! Everything I've checked out lately has been exceptional.
Also, excellent idea for a thread! Thanks!
Here are some books that were released in August that everyone should know about:
- Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Bridgette Barrager
- On Sudden Hill by Linda Sarah, illustrated by Benji Davies
- Hug Machine by Scott Campbell
I wan finally able to purchase Uni the Unicorn and it is beautiful! Not a style that I typically like, but I definitely do like it! On Sudden Hill was signed and shipped to me for free from Benji, and it's a magnificent story about friendship. Hug Machine is laugh-out-loud funny, and I didn't expect to adore it as much as I do.
This month (September) should be a good month for new picture book releases, so be on the lookout!
The incredible book The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee was released yesterday (September 23)! It is amazing!! I love wordless picture books and this is an exceptional one about a lost clown and a surprise friendship.
The Storm Whale (https://www.librarything.com/work/14564373) written and illustrated by the magnificent Benji Davies was released in the US on September 30. It is a tale about a beached whale saving the relationship between a young boy and his father. The text is short and simple; the incredible illustrations are what really make the story.