Children & Teens Books of the Week

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The Imaginaries: Little Scraps of Larger Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553511031
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - February 4th, 2020

The Imaginaries: Little Scraps of Larger Stories (Random House, $18.99), is an ethereal collection of images and spare words that beg readers for a narrative to bring them to life. From deep sea creatures to enchanted forest dwellers these illustrations will spark memories for some and new stories for others. Emily Winfield Martin truly has the gift of capturing the whimsical and fantastical aspects of storytelling through lush illustrations of people, creatures and places. Ages 8-12. Heidi Ashton Yoon.

Blast from the Past
Tar Beach Cover Image
ISBN: 9780517885444
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Published: Dragonfly Books - December 3rd, 1996

In Faith Ringgold’s first picture book, Tar Beach (Dragonfly, $7.99), readers are thrust into a vibrant depiction of Depression Era America through her famed “Quilt Painting” illustrations and imaginative storytelling. In the tale, we are introduced to Cassie Louise Lightfoot, a young girl who can soar above the rooftops! Every night, as the stars begin to fall around her, Cassie flies over a brightly lit city claiming all the things she wishes to have so that her family can have a better life. This bold story serves as an important reminder of dreaming big. Ages 4-8. Cherakye Lopez

YA Pick
Boys Don't Knit (In Public) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250073549
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Published: Square Fish - March 22nd, 2016

Ben Fletcher is making things a little bit better, one stitch at a time. After one of his friends’ madcap schemes lands him in a tangle with the law, he’s told to do community service and take up a hobby—and winds up in a knitting class. Initially skeptical, Ben ends up absolutely loving it. It’s great for his anxiety, and creating something concrete and beautiful from piles of yarn is nothing short of magical. As Ben’s confidence grows along with his store of socks, sweaters, and scarves, he realizes that the world around him is a lot warmer than he thought. With T.S. Easton’s insightful and uproarious prose, Boys Don’t Knit (In Public) (Feiwel & Friends, $11.99) is a relatable and laugh-out-loud ode to friendship, community, and individuality. Ages 12+. Elli Bloomberg