March Kids’ Picks

March Kids' PicksThere are some fantastic books coming out this month for children of all ages. Don’t miss out!

i am enoughI Am Enough by Grace Beyers and Keturah A. Bobo (out March 6th)
This is a gorgeous, lyrical ode to loving who you are, respecting others, and being kind to one another—from Empire actor and activist Grace Byers and talented newcomer artist Keturah A. Bobo.

harrietHarriet Gets Carried Away by Jessie Sima (out March 6th)
While shopping for birthday party supplies in her penguin costume, Harriet gets kidnapped by a real flock of penguins. How will she get home from the south pole?

drawnDrawn from Nature by Helen Ahpornsiri (out March 13th)
Helen Ahpornsiri’s intricate artwork transforms leaves, petals, and seeds into bounding hares, swooping swallows, and blossoming trees. Using nothing but pressed plants, this journey through the seasons captures the wonder and magic of the natural world between the pages of a book.

islandbornIslandborn by Junot Diaz & Leo Espinosa (out March 13th)
Every kid in Lola’s school was from somewhere else. Hers was a school of faraway places. So when Lola’s teacher asks the students to draw a picture of where their families immigrated from, all the kids are excited. Except Lola. She can’t remember The Island—she left when she was just a baby.

scifuSci-Fu by Yahudi Mercado (out March 13th)
Wax, a young mix-master in th r1980s, scratches the perfect beat and accidentally summons a UFO that transports his family, best friend, and current crush to the robot-dominated planet of Discopia. Now Wax and his crew must master the intergalactic musical martial art of Sci-Fu to fight the power and save Earth.

they say blueThey Say Blue by Jillian Tamaki (out March 13th)
A young girl contemplates colours in the known and the unknown, in the immediate world and the world beyond what she can see. The sea looks blue, yet water cupped in her hands is as clear as glass. Is a blue whale blue? She doesn’t know — she hasn’t seen one.

unicornUnicorn of Many Hats: Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure by Dana Simpson (out March 20th)
In this installment, Phoebe decides to start the school year off right by offering a peace treaty to frenemy Dakota, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils becomes the unlikeliest of babysitters, and Phoebe is totally surprised to find out that her Secret Santa isn’t Dakota or Max!

aru shahAru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi (out March 27th)
While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she’ll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from her latest archeological trip. One day, three schoolmates show up at Aru’s doorstep to catch her in a lie. They don’t believe her claim that the museum’s Lamp of Bharata is cursed, and they dare Aru to prove it. But lighting the lamp has dire consequences. She unwittingly frees the Sleeper, an ancient demon whose duty it is to awaken the God of Destruction. Her classmates and beloved mother are frozen in time, and it’s up to Aru to save them

craftilyCraftily Ever After: The Un-Friendship Bracelet by Martha Maker (out March 27th)
Best friends Emily and Maddie are so close that they spend most of their free time together, and wear matching friendship bracelets, too! One day, a new student named Bella Diaz shows up at Mason Creek Elementary. Maddie immediately befriends her, discovering that she too is really crafty. As Maddie and Bella spend more time together, Emily finds herself spending more time alone…until she realizes that the boy who’s been sitting next to her in class this whole time loves to draw and create just like she does. When Emily’s friendship bracelet falls off and Maddie doesn’t even notice, Emily begins to think that maybe it was an un-friendship bracelet after all.

smart girl's guideA Smart Girl’s Guide: Knowing What to Say: Finding the Words to Fit Any Situation by Patti Kelley Criswell (out March 28th)
A friend talks about you behind your back. What do you say? You need a bigger allowance. How do you ask your parents? You ruin your friend’s favorite book. How do you apologize? Here are the exact words you’ll need in these situations — plus more than 200 others. Look inside for the tools, tips, techniques (and actual words!) to help you untangle your tongue and speak out with confidence and grace.