February Kids’ Picks

Feb Kids Picks

Whether it’s picture books, chapter books, or nonfiction, February is a great month for children’s book releases. Here are 10 that I’m looking forward to reading!

1Checked by Cynthia Kadohata
To help his dog through cancer treatment, Conor gives up hockey and finds himself considering who he is without the sport that has defined him, and connecting more with his family and best friend.

2Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon by Annette Bay Pimentel & Micha Archer
Bobbi Gibb bravely sets out to prove the naysayers wrong and show the world just what a girl can do when she runs the 1966 Boston Marathon, which did not allow women to participate.

3Stanley Will Probably be Fine by Sally J. Pla
After fainting during a school assembly, Stanley uses his time in a safe room to begin drawing a comic book superhero and then enters a treasure hunt so that he can win passes to Comic Fest.

4Neither by Airlie Anderson
Because Neither is unlike both the rabbits and birds of the Land of This and That, it sets out to find a new place where all kinds of creatures are welcome.

5A Smart Girl’s Guide to Liking Herself Even on the Bad Days by Laurie Zelinger and Jennifer Kalis  (out February 19th)
A guide to overcoming low self-esteem outlines recommendations for building self-respect and acceptance, sharing tips for ways to feel at one’s best in a variety of situations. From the trusted American Girl Smart Girl’s Guide series.

6The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld (out February 20th)
When something terrible happens, Taylor doesn’t know where to turn. All the animals are sure they have the answer.

7Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports by Gregory Zuckerman, Elijah Zuckerman, and Gabriel Zuckerman (out February 20th)
These are the inspirational real-life stories of female superstar athletes Serena and Venus Williams, Simone Biles, Carli Lloyd, and more — role models all

8The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani DasGupta (out February 27th)
Up until her twelfth birthday, Kiranmala considered herself an ordinary sixth-grader in Parsippany, New Jersey, but then her parents disappear and a drooling rakkhosh demon shows up in her kitchen, and soon she is swept into another dimension, full of magic, winged horses, talking birds (very annoying), and cute princes–and somehow Kiranmala needs to sort it all out, find her parents, and basically save the world.

9One True Way by Shannon Hitchcock (out February 27th)
From the moment she met Samantha, star of the school basketball team, on her first day at Daniel Boone Middle School, Allison Drake felt she had found a friend, something she needs badly since her brother died and her father left–but as their friendship grows it begins to evolve into a deeper emotion, and in North Carolina in 1977, it is not easy to discover that you might be gay.

10Teddy’s Favorite Toy by Christian Trimmer & Madeline Valentine (out February 27th)
Teddy’s favorite toy has the best manners, and the sickest fighting skills, and the ability to pull off a number of fierce looks. But when his toy goes missing, it turns out there’s another woman around who’s pretty fierce–it’s Teddy’s mom, and she will stop at nothing to reunite Teddy with his favorite toy.