March 2021 New Book Releases
You and your little one(s) can grab a seat in your favorite reading spot, tuck yourselves under your most comfortable blanket and ride out the rest of this winter with a few new books for your bookshelf. From biographies to mysteries, March is swinging through with so many exciting reads.
With Love: Mommy, You’re Amazing by Roger Priddy (Release date: 3/30): This book shows all the reasons why babies think their mommies are amazing. It’s the perfect gift for Mother’s Day or baby showers. (Ages 0-3)
Michelle’s Garden: How the First Lady Planted Seeds of Change by Sharee Miller (Release Date: 3/2): From the author of Don’t Touch My Hair, Sharee Miller tells the story of former First Lady Michelle Obama’s idea to grow the largest kitchen garden ever at the White House. (Ages 4-8)
Laxmi’s Mooch by Shelly Anand, Nabi H. Ali (Release date: 3/2): Laxmi never paid much attention to the tiny hairs above her lip. But one day, while playing farm animals at recess, her friends point out that her whiskers would make her the perfect cat. She starts to notice body hair all over–on her arms, legs, and even between her eyebrows.
With her parents’ help, Laxmi learns that hair isn’t just for heads, but that it grows everywhere, regardless of gender. (Ages 4-8)
Girls Can Dream by Jasmine. Owens, Morenike Olusanya (Release date: 3/2): This ABC book inspires girls to dream to aspire to be anything they want, from an aviator to zookeeper (Ages 2-8)
Big Feelings by Alexandra Penfold, Suzanne Kaufmann (Release Date: 3/2): The creators of All Are Welcome bring readers a book that helps them navigate difficult feelings. Big Feelings offers strategies for what to do when emotions feel overwhelming. (Ages 4-8)
Little People Big Dreams: Malala Yousafzai by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Manal Mirza (Release Date: 3/16): Little People, Big Dreams explores the life of Malala Yousafzai. When Malala was born, her father vowed to give her every opportunity a boy would have. When the Taliban took over her village, they prohibited girls from getting an education. Malala spoke out and was shot by those who wanted to silence her. She recovered and continues to speak out about the importance of educating girls.. (Ages 4-8)
The Tree in Me by Corinna Luyken (Release Date: 3/16): This picture book explores the various ways we as human beings are strong, creative, and connected to others. Each of us is like a tree, with roots and fruit and an enduring link to everything else in nature. (Ages 4-8)
Watercress by Andrea Chang (Release Date: 3/30): Driving through Ohio in an old Pontiac, a young girl’s parents stop suddenly when they spot watercress growing wild in a ditch by the side of the road. The whole family wades into the muck to collect as much of the muddy, snail-covered watercress as they can.
At first, she’s embarrassed. Why can’t her family get food from the grocery store? But when her mother shares a story of her family’s time in China, the girl learns to appreciate the fresh food they foraged. Together, they make a new memory of watercress. (Ages 4-8)
I Am Frida Khalo by Brad Meltzer (Release Date: 3/9): This book features Frida Kahlo, the renowned Mexican painter, and activist. After surviving a bus crash, she made her mark in art history for her unique way of looking at the world and integrating her own image and life into her paintings.. (Ages 5-8)
The Case of the Missing Cheetah (Secret Spy Society) by Veronica Mang (Release Date: 3/23): It’s a dark and stormy night when three sleuthing little girls get pulled into a web of mystery. They have mistakenly uncovered a secret society of some of the most famous female spies in history. A glamorous spy named Josephine Baker enlists the girls to find out who has kidnapped Chiquita, her precious pet cheetah. Do the girls have what it takes to become spies themselves?. (Ages 5-9)
Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol: The Vampire Ate My Homework) by Andres Miedoso (Release Date: 3/23): Desmond Cole is back on the hunt for this thirteenth edition. Kersville Elementary School has a problem: there’s a very hungry vampire on the loose! But this creature doesn’t thirst for blood. Instead, he’s been eating the students’ homework! Can Desmond Cole stop the monster from turning everyone’s work into food for thought? (Ages 5-9)
The Adventures of Us: Getting to Know Guion Bluford Jr by Tierra Haynes (Release date 3/1): This book chronicles the adventures of three brothers who use their vivid imaginations to meet the first African American to go to space. Although their journey takes them on a moonwalk through a monumental time in history, these three brothers end up gaining so much more, learning the importance of brotherhood, perseverance, and imagination. (Ages 5-10)
Simon B. Rhymin’ by Dwayne Reed (Release date 3/2): Eleven-year-old Simon Barnes dreams of becoming a world-famous rapper that everyone calls Notorious D.O.G. But for now, he’s just a Chicago fifth-grader who’s small for his age and afraid to use his voice.
Simon prefers to lay low at school and at home, even though he’s constantly spitting rhymes in his head. But when his new teacher assigns the class an oral presentation on something that affects their community, Simon must face his fears.
With some help from an unexpected ally and his neighborhood crew, will Simon gain the confidence to rap his way to an A and prove that one kid can make a difference in his ‘hood?. (Ages 8-12)
Amina’s Song by Hena Khan (Release date 3/9): In the last few days of her vacation in Pakistan, Amina is sad to leave but can’t wait to tell her friends about the wonders of the country she loves. She makes a promise to her uncle that she’ll share the beauty of Pakistan when she gets back to America. Once she comes back, her friends don’t seem too interested in hearing about her trip. When she decides to do a presentation on Malala Yousafzai, some misunderstand the story’s true essence. She feels like she’s letter her uncle down. But, what can she do? How will she show the real Pakistan? (Ages 8-12)
Epic Athletes: Zion Williamson by Dan Wetzel, David Sangeloy (Release date 3/16): The authors of The Confidence Code for Girls come back to inspire girls to continue living their most confident lives. This biography collection features today’s brightest, most determined girls worldwide, who have used their confidence to make their dreams come true. (Ages 8-12)
Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? by Kirsten Anderson (Release date 3/16): This story details the defining moments of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to serve on Congress. Her win shocked the political world, and she became a celebrity overnight. Soon, everyone knew her by her initials: AOC. As soon as she was sworn into office, AOC became a vocal champion for healthcare for all and the fight against climate change. (Ages 8-12)
We Belong by Cookie Hiponia Everman (Release date 3/30): Stella and Luna know that their mama, Elsie, came from the Philippines when she was a child, but they don’t know much else. So one night, they ask her to tell them her story. As they get ready for bed, their mama spins two tales: that of her youth as a strong-willed middle child and immigrant; and that of the young life of Mayari, the mythical daughter of a god. Both are tales of sisterhood and motherhood and of the difficult experience of trying to fit into a new culture and having to fight for a home and acceptance. (Ages 8-12)
Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers by Michelle Obama (Release date 3/2): Throughout her time as First Lady, Michelle Obama used her platform to engage young people. Well, now, she’s adapted her best-selling memoir for young readers. They’ll learn about her life growing up on the South Side of Chicago through becoming the First Lady of the United States. (Ages 10+)
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