This August, I’m sharing virtually 20 image books that I do know you’ll LOVE and wish to share with the youngsters in your life.
19 New Image Books, August 2022
My Pet Feet by Josh Funk, illustrated by Billy Yong
FUNNY / WORDPLAY
Darling and inventive, this playful wordplay journey hits all the correct letters, and also you’ll snicker your means by it. Somewhat woman wakes as much as a world with out the letter R — and sees that her FERRET Doodles has become FEET! How can she save him? As she races round city, she discovers all the issues with out the letter R — bread turns into bead, good friend turns into fiend, crows turn into cows. Doodles leads the woman in direction of a pirate ship the place they uncover the stolen Rs. She returns the Rs to Doodles and repairs the city. However simply as she’s about to sleep, she realizes one thing else is lacking… A pleasant learn– and certain to be a brand new favourite learn aloud.
Becoming Blue by Ellen Tarlow, illustrated by Julien Chung
A superb story about jealousy and studying to see your personal worth! Blue feels jealous of all of the cool issues Crimson can do! When Crimson tells Blue to STOP copying her, Blue ponders being Blue — and learns that he loves being Blue along with his birds and lakes and unhappy songs. They usually even pair up collectively on the finish and make purple!
Five Hiding Ostriches by Barbara Barbieri McGrath, illustrated by Riley Samels
A playful counting and rhyming story about 5 ostriches who run and conceal from a lion. And what is going to occur when the lion catches them? It’s not what you suppose! It’s a enjoyable friendship story that toddlers and preschoolers will love.
Abueltia and I Make Flan by Adriana Hernandez Bergstrom
GRANDPARENT/GRANDCHILD, MAKING MISTAKES
Anita breaks Abeula’s particular flan dish–and he or she feels responsible however doesn’t say something whereas she’s serving to her grandparents combine and cook dinner and share the tales of their previous. Anita lastly confesses what occurred and her abuela is pleased to know the reality and isn’t mad. “A plate is a plate however YOU are irreplaceable.” You’ll love the story’s relatable subject, the combo of each languages, the Cuban culture, and the love that bursts by the relationships.
Ways to Make Friends by Jairo Buitrago, illustrated by Mariana Ruiz Johnson
Candy and humorous with each useful and quirky recommendation, the e book’s light message is kindness towards others with some enjoyable twists in addition to studying how you can be your personal finest good friend, too. “Say hello to the shy child who by no means says hello to anybody. After you’ve mentioned hello at the very least forty occasions, he would possibly even say hello again, precisely like an outdated good friend.” I like this e book–each the story and the beautiful illustrations.
Old Friends by Margaret Aitken, illustrated by Lenny Wen
Marjorie misses her Granny and their shared pursuits. The children in her neighborhood have been nice however didn’t love vegetation and knitting like Marjorie…and Granny did. So Marjorie sneaks into the Senior Middle in disguise and finds numerous new associates! However when her disguise falls off, what is going to occur? I beloved Marjorie’s problem-solving and the relatable subject of discovering associates with shared pursuits (of all ages.) That is nice read-aloud alternative for colleges and houses.
Jo Bright and the Seven Bots by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Meg Hunt
FAIRY TALE / SCIENCE FICTION
On this up to date science fiction Sleeping Magnificence, intelligent Jo loves constructing Bots from scratch. However the jealous queen needs to be one of the best bot builder — higher than Jo. Rhyming, jaunty textual content depicts Jo befriending a dragon and fixing an enchanted dragon. They seize the queen and the mirror-bot makes Jo the brand new queen. It’s an enticing, girl-power STEM story that readers will love.
Told and Retold: Around the World with Aesop’s Fables by Holly Berry
I really like the block-print paintings which units this retelling aside with inviting and exquisite scenes.
Nana, Nenek & Nina by Liza Ferneyhough
Nina shares about her two grandmothers in a parallel story exhibiting the similarities and variations in cultures and components of the world. Nana lives in England, and Nenek lives in Malaysia. In every place, Nina wears completely different closes and eats completely different meals, however in each locations, there’s love and hugs and bedtime. Atmospheric, pretty illustrations.
Brown Is Warm, Black Is Bright by Sarah L. Thomson, illustrated by Keith Mallett
Lyrical, stunning, and sensory, this can be a celebration of black and brown children. “Black is flight…inky wings on moist watercolor clouds. Brown is beckoning…a devoted path to observe all the best way dwelling.”
The Big Worry Day by Okay.A. Reynolds, illustrated by Chloe Dominique
The little woman’s canine has loads of worries. To assist the troubles, the woman and canine attempt three methods: breathe, use their creativeness, and do yoga. Then, they will play exterior with out the troubles.
How Can We Be Kind? by Janet Halfmann, illustrated by Darla Okada
Inspiring! Sensible behaviors present kindness in motion as seen within the animal kingdom. “We will watch for others, like African elephants do. // We will put others first, like prairie canines do.”
Black Boy, Black Boy: Celebrate the Power of You by Ali Kamanda and Jorge Redmond, illustrated by Ken Daley
BLACK BOY JOY
Written to encourage black boys, the rhyming textual content reveals the various prospects unfolding sooner or later — to dream huge, to comprehend their skills, and to be courageous. Beautiful, colourful paintings.
A Synagogue Just Like Home by Alice Blumenthal McGinty, illustrated by Laurel Molk
A optimistic, energetic rabbi races across the synagogue making an attempt to repair every little thing for Shabbat providers. However throughout the providers, the opposite neighborhood notices his repairs want repairs and assist him repair every little thing. Their neighborhood works collectively– serving to, sharing, and caring — to care for his or her dwelling, the synagogue.
My Town Mi Pueblo by Nicholas Solis, illustrated by Luisa Uribe
COMMUNITY AND CULTURE / COMPARE AND CONTRAST
Written in English and in Spanish, the identical story on every web page in English or Spanish shares two cousins’ experiences and love for his or her hometowns and visiting one another both in Mexico or the U.S. Beautiful and significant, we see the youngsters’ love for his or her neighborhood and household.
More Than Peach by Bellen Woodard, illustrated by Fanny Liem
Bellen is concerned when her classmates use the time period “skin-colored” when referring to a peach coloration of crayon. So she talks to her mother and helps her classmates and trainer perceive the significance of adjusting their language and being inclusive and particular so nobody is unnoticed.
Just Like Jesse Owens by Ambassador Andrew Younger and Paula Younger Shelton, illustrated by Gordon C. James
PERSONAL NARRATIVE / HISTORICAL
Virtually a private narrative, Andrew grows up within the segregated south throughout the World Struggle II period. He’s impressed by Jessie Owens to be one of the best he will be.
All That Is You by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illustrated by Devon Holzwarth
This lyrical love poem exhibiting love in households and associates, young and old, with emotion-filled illustrations, would make a beautiful reward to somebody you like. “You’re the solar when rain showers, the hush as snow falls, the fort in my sand, the leap when waves name.”