Tag Archives: “children’s books”

New books in Vietnamese

Xướng xe đạp by Thanh Nam

Mẹ kẻ̂ con nghe compiled by Thùy Linh
Vietnamese Fairy Tales

88 Câu chuyện vè̂ các con vật đáng yêu by Ping Deng
88 stories about adorable animals

New books in Gugarati

Cālo jhāḍa ropīe by Vinodalāla Hīrā Ishwara
Let’s plant trees

booBūḍabima by Alankrita Jain
Boodabim floats in the sky, he swims in the ocean and he simply glows in stripes! Boodabim can be anything he wants to be.

Basa ūḍiyā karūṃ lekhana, Saumyā Rājendrana; citrāṅkana, Arūṇa Kauśika, anuvāda, Rekhā Bhīmāṇī
Little Malathi wants to run after hens and chicks, and catch the ripe yellow mangoes as they fall – but how can she, on a wheelchair? She grows up to show that she can do much, much more! Moments and experiences from the remarkable life of disabled athlete Malathi Holla.

Bakor Patel: Harkhane badale! by Hariprasad Vyas
Adventures of Bakor Patel

New in Arabic

al-Ḥaqībah al-ʻajībah taʼlīf, Amīmah ʻIzz al-Dīn; rusūm, Tīnā Makhlūf
A story about wanting a new backpack for the first day of school

Yawm fī ḥayāt ummī, muʻallimat al-lughah al-ʻArabīyah naṣṣ Nabīhah Muḥaydlī; rusūm Rīmā Kūsā
A day in the life of my mother: A teacher of Arabic

If you liked A Fiery Friendship…

A Dark Descent by Lisa Fiedler
The Ages of Oz series continues following the adventures of young Glinda in this prequel to The Wizard of Oz.

No comics? Hmph!

Did some adult say “No comics” (I’m not going to say that, I love comics!)? Luckily, some of your favorite comics characters are now available in chapter books:

Babymouse: Tales from the Locker is a new series by Jennifer and Matthew Holm that is now on its second book. There are cartoon illustrations here and there, similar to Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Lumberjanes (the chapter book series by Mariko Tamaki) is based on Lumberjanes the comic book series (created by several people and shelved in our Young Adult collection). The illustrations here are more like those in a traditional chapter book. The action follows a group of girls at Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types, which is the sort of place where you run into supernatural creatures in the woods.

Can we go back to summer vacation now?

Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea by Lynne Rae Perkins.
The sea is salty and stretches for miles. The waves keep waving. The sand is hot. The gulls are diving. The dolphins are jumping. And the sisters–little sister, big sister, true sisters, secret sisters–are ready for summer.

Enjoy a bit of summer anytime with a relaxing beach vacation story full of quirky, descriptive language.

Quick Pick

Roxie and the Hooligans at Buzzard’s Roost by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
A bunch of bullies from her school sneak along when Roxie Warbler goes on a beach vacation with her beloved Uncle Dangerfoot, and soon they uncover the secret invention he has been hiding from his nemesis, Alfred Applejack. Not everything is as it seems, someone gets kidnapped, and there’s a daring rescue.

There was a previous Roxie and the Hooligans book, but you don’t need to read it first to enjoy this one.