Friday, May 4, 2018

Spotlight Friday - May releases - picture books 5.04.18

Time to get ready for the weekend!
Kick up your feet and find a good place to read.
Sharing #booklove for your classroom or library.
Spotlighting a book or two because these books deserve the spotlight!

May is one of those months that builds me up for my summer reading.  Always lots of book birthdays, always lots of books to read.  Open up your library holds... so many books to find!

Picture Books

Albie Newton
written by Josh Funk
illustrated by Ester Garay
published by Sterling Books
May 1st

A House That Once Was
written by Julia Fogliano
illustrated by Lane Smith
published by Roaring Brook Press
May 1st

New Shoes
by Chris Raschka
published by Greenwillow Books
May 1st

Penguin and Tiny Shrimp Don't Do Bedtime
written by Cate Berry
illustrated by Charles Santoso
published by Balzer + Bray
May 8th

A Stone for Sascha
by Aaron Becker
published by Candlewick
May 8th

Night Out
by Daniel Miyares
published by Schwartz & Wade
May 8th

The Itchy Book
by Mo Willems and LeUyen Pham
published by Disney-Hyperion
May 15th

Rock 'n' Roll Soul
written by Susan Verde
illustrated by Matthew Cordell
published by Abrams Books
May 15th

Ocean Meets Sky
by The Fan Brothers
published by Simon Schuster Books
May 15th

Julián is a Mermaid
by Jessica Love
published by Candlewick
May 22nd

Crunch, the Shy Dinosaur
written by Cirocco Dunlap
illustrated by Greg Pizzoli
published by Random House
May 29th

Nonfiction Picture Books

Adventures to School: Real Life Journeys of Students from Around the World
written by Miranda Paul and Baptiste Paul
illustrated by Isabel Muñoz
published by little bee books
May 1st

Fur, Feather, Fin - All of Us Are Kin
written by Diane Lang
illustrated by Stephanie Laberis
published by Beach Lane Books
May 1st

How Sweet the Sound: The Story of Amazing Grace
written by Carole Boston Weatherford
illustrated by Frank Morrison
published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
May 1st

Fatal Throne
written by Candace Fleming, M.T. Anderson, Jennifer Donnelly, Stephanie Hemphill, Deborah Hopkinson, Linda Sue Park, and Lisa Ann Sandell
published by Schwartz & Wade
May 1st

The Truth About Dolphins
by Maxwell Eaton III
published by Roaring Brook Press
May 8th

The Brilliant Deep
written by Kate Messner
illustrated by Matthew Forsythe
published by Chronicle
May 8th

Speediest! 19 Very Fast Animals
Stinkiest! 20 Smelly Animals
by Steve Jenkins
published by HMH
May 22nd

Water Land: Land and Water Forms Around the World
written by Christy Hale
published by Roaring Brook Press
May 22nd

Sisters and Champions: The True Story of Venus and Serena Williams
written by Howard Bryant
illustrated by Floyd Cooper
published by Philomel Books
May 29th

So many titles and these are just the picture books!  Come back tomorrow to see what chapter books and graphic novels are coming our way!
Publishing dates have been checked against what is listed on their corresponding Goodreads page.  Be sure to check publisher websites for all up to date information!

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