The Kids Are All Right

New Children’s Book Releases for March 30, 2021

Hey readers! I’m back with another week of new releases!

Watercress by Andrea Wang, illustrated by Jason Chin

This sweet, tearjerker of a picture book follows a Chinese-American family that pulls over on the side of the road to gather watercress. Though the parents are delighted at their discovery, their daughter is embarrassed. But when her parents share a story of their lives in China, she understands the wonder and appreciation for the fresh watercress they’ve discovered.

Hugo and the Impossible Thing by Renee Felice Smith & Chris Gabriel, illustrated by Sydney Hanson

A French bulldog named Hugo decides it’s time someone took on the Impossible Thing that stands at the edge of the forest. No other animal has made the attempt, and a determined Hugo gets some help from his friends to conquer the Impossible Thing.

The House That Wasn’t There by Elana K. Arnold

In this magical, mystical novel neighboring families clash and come together. Though the shy Alder and outgoing Oak don’t get along well at first, they’re drawn together repeatedly by a series of coincidences that hint at magic, including the occasional disappearance of another house on their street.

We Belong by Cookie Hiponia Everman

When Stella and Luna ask their mom, Elsie, to tell them the story of how she came from the Philippines, Elsie tells two stories. One about her childhood with her sisters and another about the daughter of a god.

The Accidental Apprentice by Amanda Foody

In this delightful novel, Barclay is banished from his village when he accidentally bonds with a magical, wolf-like Beast in the wilderness and discovers he is a Lore Keeper, which are despised in his hometown of Dullshire. To make his way back home, Barclay will have to find a way to remove his Beast Mark, but the more time Barclay spends with his own Beast and the other Lore Keepers, the more he begins to feel like he belongs.

All You Knead is Love by Tanya Guerrero

When Alba’s sent to Barcelona to live with the grandma she’s never met, she’s instantly suspicious of her grandma’s kindness. But it’s not long before Alba begins to like her new life in Spain, learning how to bake, and becoming more confident in herself. That is, until the bakery comes under threat.

Until next week! – Chelsea