December is here, and the last set of books for the year are ready to be released. From holiday books to books about notable figures, you are sure to find something for you and your child to snuggle up with this month. Take a look at some of our picks.
An age-appropriate biography depicting the life and work of one of the most iconic leaders in the Civil Rights movement.
All week, Claude and Manman walk Papa to the tap tap. On their way, they encounter all kinds of interesting people waiting for the tap. All Claude wants to do is join Papa, but he can’t. Until Sunday, when Manman and Papa have a surprise for him. What will this adventure bring?
I Am Smart, I Am Blessed, I Can Do Anything! by Alissa Holder, Zulekha Holder-Young, Nneka Myers (Ages 3-7) Release Date: December 29
We all remember the viral video from 3-year old Ayaan walking down the street proudly reciting his daily affirmation. In this book, Ayaan has woken up on the wrong side of the bed, and nothing seems to be going right. What will he do? How will this day turn out?
The Square Root of Possible: A Jingle Jangle Story by David E. Talbert, Lyn Sisson-Talbert (Ages 4-8) Release Date: December 1st
Based on the song, The Square Root of Possible from the Netflix film, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey. When the inventor Jeronicus Jangle is betrayed by a former protegé, he loses all confidence. Until his granddaughter, Journey, and a little bit of magic restore his hope.
Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon by Kat Zhang, Charlene Chua (Ages 4-8) Release Date: December 15th
Amy loves craft time at school. But when her teacher asks everyone to make their own dragon, Amy feels stuck. Her first dragon has a long, wingless body, stag-like horns, and eagle claws, but her friends don’t think it’s a real dragon. Then she makes dragons like theirs, but none of them feels quite right…None of them feels like hers. After school, Grandma’s story sparks new inspiration, and Amy rounds up her family to help her. Together, can they make Amy’s perfect dragon?
Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles by Michelle Meadows, Ebony Glenn (Ages 4-8) Release date: December 29th
When Simone Biles was six years old, her grandparents adopter her and her sister, Adria. Ron and Nellie Biles became her parents and introduced and energetic Simone to gymnastics, unwittingly sparking her passion and steering her path to an Olympic championship.
In book 6 of the Major Eights series, when Scarlet finds a sweet message in her locker, she is flattered. But who is it from? Is it a fan or a secret admirer? The band jumps into action to find out. Who could it be?