I’ve got some more brand new books for you! It’s amazing how many new books are released each week. It can be hard to keep up with them all! I gathered up some of my favorite April new books that have been released recently.
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April New Books
Can Sophie Change the World? by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Can Sophie Change the World? is an inspiring and delightful picture book celebrating small acts of kindness. Sophie realizes she doesn’t have a birthday gift for her Grandpop. All he wants is one thing – for Sophie to change the world. He wants her to do a mitzvah, which is something kind for others.
Sophie realizes that all her small acts of kindness ARE the change-the-world types of things we should all strive for and celebrate.
All from a Walnut by Ammi-Joan Paquette
All from a Walnut is a moving, multigenerational story about love, family roots and the cycle of life. When Emilia finds a walnut, Grandpa tells her the story behind it. He shares his journey across the ocean to a new home, with only one small bag and a nut in his pocket.
Grandpa teaches Emilia how to cultivate her own seed. As her nut grows, Grandpa begins to slow down and Emilia has to say goodbye. All from a Walnut is a gentle look at grief and death.
My Own Way: Celebrating Gender Freedom for Kids by Joana Estrela
My Own Way smashes gender stereotypes and encourages readers to follow their own way. This powerful book teaches young children that there are no limits in what you can do and who you can be.
My Own Way is a picture book about the fluidity and possibility of gender identity. It gives a great way to show young kids that “pink” and “blue” aren’t the only options, just because people are telling you it is. The art is beautiful and the simplicity is wonderful.
Abdul’s Story by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
Abdul loves to tell stories, but writing them down is hard. His letters refuse to stay straight and face the right way. Abdul believes that his stories are not meant for books. But when an author, Mr. Muhammad, visits his class, Abdul is inspired.
Mr. Muhammad encourages readers to get his thoughts out, to not worry about the initial mess of writing, and to create new superheroes in your stories. Abdul’s Story is an empowering book that will inspire the young writers in your class!
Why Not You? by Ciara & Russell Wilson
Why Not You? is an inspiring read aloud to encourage children to believe in themselves and pursue their dreams. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine our big dreams coming true, but what if someone asked us “why not you?” It is a lyrical book of self-esteem, perseverance, and daring to shoot for the stars.
One Wish: Fatima Al-Fihri and the World’s Oldest University by M.O. Yuksel
One Wish tells the story of how the world’s oldest university was founded by a Muslim woman in Africa. Fatima al-Fihri loved to learn and she wanted to know everything. But more than anything, she wanted a school for all, where anyone could study and become whatever they wanted, like teachers, scientists, and doctors.
Fatima’s determination and hard work made her one wish come true. Her school served students from around the world for over a thousand years, and it continues to do so today!
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