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New picture books for March


The stuff between the stars : how Vera Rubin discovered most of the universe / written by Sandra Nickel ; illustrated by Aimée Sicuro.

An inspired biographical picture book about a female astronomer who makes huge discoveries about the mysteries of the night sky and changed the way we look at the universe

Vera Rubin was one of the astronomers who discovered and named dark matter, the thing that keeps the universe hanging together. Throughout her career she was never taken seriously as a scientist because she was one of the only female astronomers at that time, but she didn't let that stop her. She made groundbreaking and incredibly significant discoveries that scientists have only recently been able to really appreciate--and she changed the way that we look at the universe. A stunning portrait of a little-known trailblazer, The Stuff Between the Stars tells Vera's story and inspires the youngest readers who are just starting to look up at the stars.


Lost / Alexandra Mîrzac.

A charming story about feeling alone, looking for what you think has been lost, and finding your way home again

After venturing outside to find someone to play with, an inquisitive black cat gets lost in the city. He dreams of finding his family again but is convinced he has become invisible. Will anyone come looking for him? Journey through stunning cityscapes and dreamscapes in an uplifting story of lost and found, hope and love.


Big feelings / Alexandra Penfold, Suzanne Kaufman.

The newest picture book from the creators of All Are Welcome to help children navigate BIG FEELINGS!

I have big feelings

You have them too.

How can I help?

What can we do?

In their bestselling picture book All Are Welcome, Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman celebrate kindness, inclusivity, and diversity. Now with Big Feelings, they help children navigate the emotional challenges they face in their daily lives.

What should we do when things don't go to plan? We may feel mad, frustrated, or overwhelmed, but by talking it through, compromising, and seeing another point of view, we can start fresh, begin anew.


Dear teacher : a celebration of people who inspire us / by Paris Rosenthal ; illustrated by Holly Hatam.

Filled with gratitude, Dear Teacher, thanks all the people that empower and inspire little ones to be themselves and overcome all of life's obstacles.

With the same tenderness as Dear Girl, and Dear Boy, Paris's charming text and Holly Hatam's stunning illustrations come together beautifully to express well-deserved appreciation for teachers of all kinds.

Perfect for fans of the teacher appreciation classic Because I Had a Teacher who are looking for a new gift to give.


My day with the panye / Tami Charles ; illustrated by Sarah Palacios.

A young girl in Haiti is eager to learn how to carry a basket to market in an exuberant picture book with universal appeal.

"To carry the panye, we move gracefully, even under the weight of the sun and the moon."

In the hills above Port-au-Prince, a young girl named Fallon wants more than anything to carry a large woven basket to the market, just like her Manman. As she watches her mother wrap her hair in a mouchwa, Fallon tries to twist her own braids into a scarf and balance the empty panye atop her head, but realizes it's much harder than she thought. BOOM! Is she ready after all? Lyrical and inspiring, with vibrant illustrations highlighting the beauty of Haiti, My Day with the Panye is a story of family legacy, cultural tradition, and hope for the future. Readers who are curious about the art of carrying a panye will find more about this ancient and global practice in an author's note at the end.


The tree in me / Corinna Luyken.

A stunning and sensitive portrait of the strength within each of us and the nourishment we receive from the natural world, by the New York Times bestselling creator of the acclaimed My Heart and The Book of Mistakes

Through poetic text and exquisite illustrations of children reveling in nature, 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. The tree in me is strong. It bends in the wind, and has roots that go deep . . . to where other roots reach up toward their own trunk-branch-crown and sky.

As Corinna Luyken did in her award-winning My Heart, she again provides an invigorating conversation-starter that contains a world of truths--about self-esteem, community, and living a meaningful life.

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