I love finding brand new picture books and thinking about how they can be used in the classroom! Check out these new picture books from August 2022.
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New Picture Books (August 2022)
Ways to Make Friends by Jairo Buitrago
Ways to Make Friends is a quirky and uplifting guide for kids. Toad has the most magnificent ways to make friends, but they don’t always go according to plan. He soon learns that being on your own can be okay too.
A hilarious and heartfelt read for kids who are starting school or experiencing other unfamiliar social situations, Ways to Make Friends will give them the courage to stand on their own—and maybe try one of Toad’s unconventional methods to make a friend for themselves.
Old Friends by Margaret Aitken
Marjorie wants a friend who loves the same things she does: baking shows, knitting, and gardening. Someone like Granny. So with a sprinkle of flour in her hair and a spritz of lavender perfume, Marjorie goes undercover to the local Senior Citizens Group. It all goes well until the Cha-Cha-Cha starts and her cardigan camouflage goes sideways. By being true to herself, Marjorie learns that friends can be of any age if you look in the right places.
Old Friends is an inventive and heartfelt debut picture book that celebrates found family, caregiving, and the value of intergenerational friendships.
My Town/Mi Pueblo by Nicholas Solis
Two cousins live in two towns, separated by a river. But there is also a bigger divide–the US-Mexico border–which means they live in different countries. On the girl’s side, English is the main language, and on the boy’s it is Spanish. The cousins love their towns, and they love visiting each other, where they notice some things are the same and some are wonderfully different, adding up to a vibrant world full of even more possibilities.
My Town/Mi Pueblo shows how border towns are special places, beautiful and dynamic, because two cultures can be better than one–and both cultures should be equally treasured and respected.
Becoming Blue by Ellen Tarlow
Blue wants to be Red. Red is exciting and funny and fascinating. She gets to fight fires and swing from trees and tell cars to STOP. But it turns out trying to be Red isn’t as fun, or as easy, as Blue thought it would be. What might happen if instead of trying to be like Red, Blue tried to just be Blue? Follow along with Blue on his journey to self-discovery, self-acceptance, and self-love.
Becoming Blue is a clever and moving picture book about finding out what it means to be yourself—in this case, what it means to be Blue!
Just Like Jesse Owens by Andrew Young
Civil rights icon, Ambassador Andrew Young and his daughter, Paula Young Shelton, deliver a powerful oral history about a special day in Andrew’s childhood that changed him forever. Almost a personal narrative, Andrew grows up in the segregated south during the World War II era. Just Like Jesse Owens shows how the famous runner inspired him to be the best he can be.
Which of these new picture books from August 2022 are you going to pick up first?
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