May 2019 Kids’ Picks

May 2019 Kid's Picks 

May 7

i have an idea

I have an Idea by Herve Tullet

The best-selling creator of Press Here presents a meditation on the near-magical experience of new ideas, depicting in simple, metaphorical artwork the creative process of exploring initial inklings, identifying wrong notions, and finally capturing and nurturing just the right idea.


5 Worlds 3: The Red Maze by Mark Siegel

Oona Lee navigates the predatory challenges of a pipe maze where she searches for the Moon Yatta’s beacon and uncovers a surprising new power, while a transformed Jax Amboy confronts the ruthless owner of his former starball team.

May 14

 hair loveHair Love by Matthew A. Cherry

An ode to self-confidence and the love between fathers and daughters by the former NFL wide receiver depicts an exuberant little girl whose dad helps her arrange her curly, coiling, wild hair into styles that allow her to be her natural, beautiful self. Illustrated by the award-wining artist of Little Leaders.


Jada Sly, Artist and Spy by Sherri Winston

A 1-year-old artist and spy-in-training chronicles her return to New York City after five years in France to use her elite skills to search for her missing spy mother, who everyone thinks died in a plane crash. By the award-winning author of President of the Whole Fifth Grade.

May 21

camp tiger

Camp Tiger by Susan Choi

Illustrated by the Caldecott Honor-winning artist of Blackout, a debut children’s book by the award-winning author of A Person of Interest finds a boy spending the summer before first grade on a family camping trip where he shares imaginative adventures with a tiger companion.


Grandpa Cacao by Elizabeth Zunon

Baking her favorite chocolate cake with her father for her seventh birthday, a little girl learns the story of her grandfather, a hardworking cacao farmer from Africa’s Ivory Coast, who returns home with the child’s mother for a surprise visit.

May 28

what kind of car

What Kind of Car Does a T. Rex Drive? by Mark Lee and Brian Biggs

When a stegosaurus, a pterodactyl and a triceratops arrive at a car lot, dino experts Ava and Mickey use their knowledge to pair each customer with just the right vehicle, until a surprisingly hard-to-please T. rex shows up, needing a car of his own. Illustrated by the best-selling artist of the Frank Einstein series.


Alphabreaths by Christopher Willard & Daneil Rechtschaffen

In Alphabreaths, children will learn their ABCs and the basics of mindfulness through playful breathing exercises. Breaths like Mountain Breath and Redwood Breath will connect them with nature, while breaths like Heart Breath and Wish Breath will help them remember to fill their heart with gratitude and send good wishes to others.

Simple, playful, and with delightful illustrations, Alphabreaths is the perfect introduction to mindfulness and breath awareness.


Batting Order by Mike Lupica

A talented baseball player struggling with unreliability and his all-rounder teammate, who has been marginalized because of a speech disorder, become unlikely practice partners as their team navigates the rapidly approaching end of their season.