Here we round up new and forthcoming children’s titles, including a book about seasons changing, the story behind Chinese New Year, a multi-generational love story, and a bear’s ode to his beloved hat.
I Wish It Would Snow! by Sarah Dillard. Aladdin, $17.99; ISBN 978-1-5344-0676-6. In this picture book, a bunny in a woolly red sweater revels in the beauty and leafiness of autumn. But when the leaves finally carpet the forest floor in gold and orange, the rabbit is filled with fall ennui.
Lunar New Year by Hannah Eliot, illus. by Alina Chau. Little Simon, $8.99; ISBN 978-1-5344-3303-8. In the fourth title of the Celebrate the World board book series, Eliot describes the folkloric and cultural history of Chinese New Year. The picture book earned a starred review from PW.
The Poesy Ring: A Love Story by Bob Graham. Candlewick, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-7636-9884-3. This picture book follows a ring as it moves through space and time, shared between loved ones for generations.
Harold Loves His Woolly Hat by Vern Kousky. Random/Schwartz Wade, $17.99; ISBN 978-1-5247-6467-8. Harold, a stumpy bear with light amber fur and quizzical eyebrows, wears his red-and-yellow hat everywhere, until it’s taken from him.
Isle of You by David LaRochelle, illus. by Jaime Kim. Candlewick, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-7636-9116-5. LaRochelle (Moo!) and Kim (La La La) have created the picture book equivalent of a guided visualization.
Pea Pod Lullaby by Glenda Millard, illus. by Stephen Michael King. Candlewick, $16.99; ISBN 978-1-5362-0197-0. An Australian duo created this story—portraying a refugee family’s journey—during a real-time gallery collaboration, a note explains.
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