February 2019 Kids’ Picks

February Kids Picks

Take a look at 10 exciting books coming out in February!

narwhalNarwhal and Jelly: Narwhal’s Otter Friend by Ben Clanton (out 2/5)
An exuberant Narwhal and a skeptical Jelly test the waters of adding a new friend to their pod when they meet Otty, a super-adventurous otter who triggers relatable feelings of jealousy in Jelly in spite of their shared love of waffles.

sprinkle of spiritsLove Sugar Magic: A Sprinkle of Spirits by Anna Meriano (out 2/5)
A follow-up to A Dash of Trouble finds Leonora pursuing her magic training while wondering why her family of magical Mexican-American bakers enforce strict spell limits and act suspiciously towards her best friend and trainer, Caroline.

gittel's journeyGittel’s Journey: An Ellis Island Story by Lesléa Newman & Amy June Bates (out 2/5)
Forced to continue her journey to America alone when her mother is stopped by the health inspector, young Gittel arrives at Ellis Island to discover that the ink on the paper containing her relative’s contact information has become illegible

sheep dog and sheep sheepSheep Dog and Sheep Sheep by Eric Barclay (out 2/12)
A riotous story about the importance of looking out for one’s friends finds a sheep expert on her own species busily assisting a sheep dog that she doesn’t believe is up to the job of protecting her flock.

good eggThe Good Egg by John Jory & Pete Oswald (out 2/12)
A follow-up to The Bad Seed finds a good egg striving to do everything right while the other eggs in his carton prove themselves rather rotten, a distinction that leads him to crack under the pressure of always being Grade-A perfect.

smart girl's guideA Smart Girl’s Guide – Travel: Everything You Need to Know About Adventuring Near and Far (out 2/19)
This book shows you how to be a confident and happy traveler, whether you are going to your grandma’s house just a few hours away or you’re making a trek across the world. Filled with fun quizzes, smart safety tips, and cool trivia, this book will help you get ready for a lifetime of adventure!

good enoughGood Enough by Jen Petro-Roy (out 2/19)
The diary entries of a 12-year-old inpatient with an eating disorder record her journey toward recovery, from her pre-illness ambitions to the friends she makes at the hospital who support her efforts, until a rule-breaking roommate blackmails her into silence and triggers former behaviors

lety out loudLety Out Loud by Angela Cervantes (out 2/26)
A latest novel set in the fan-favorite animal shelter setting from Gaby, Lost and Found finds a young Spanish-speaking volunteer reluctantly partnering with a grumpy classmate who competes against her to become the shelter’s official pet profile writer.

game of starsThe Game of Stars by Sayantani DasGupta (out 2/26)
A sequel to The Serpent’s Secret finds Kiranmala returning to her homeland to discover a fraying society under the tyrannical rule of an awful game show that puts both friends and enemies in danger.

stolen girlStolen Girl by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (out 2/26)
A Ukrainian girl, haunted by traumatic flashes of memory from World War II, struggles to feel safe in her adopted home as she pieces together her early childhood with a Nazi family, in a companion to Making Bombs for Hitler and The War Below.