February 2021 - New Children's Book Releases

February 2021 - New Children's Book Releases

We're going to try to something new this year and share with you all a bit about what new things you can expect to see in the store each month, beginning with new book releases! We are bringing in a number of new-to-us books this month, but this post will take you through our expected new-to-the-world releases. If you'd like to hop on over to our books to see what's in stock and make a purchase, you can do that here

Mel Fell

Written and illustrated by Corey R. Tabor.

Release date: February 2, 2021

Book Cover for Mel Fell

From Geisel Award–winning author-illustrator Corey Tabor comes a tale about self-confidence and taking a leap of faith, starring an adorable, brave kingfisher.

Sometimes, you might fall




before you learn to fly




A charming and innovative tale about a plucky little bird, from the award-winning author of Fox the Tiger.

1, 2, 3 Salish Sea

Written and illustrated by Nikki McClure.

Release date: February 9, 2021

1, 2, 3 Salish Sea book cover

This beautiful natural history counting book features artist Nikki McClure’s stunning papercut artwork of flora and fauna found in and alongside the Salish Sea.

A celebration of the unique Salish Sea ecosystem, this counting book will inspire kids to learn more about the creatures who are found here, like stubby squids, lumpsuckers, banana slugs, orcas, nudibranchs, and sculpin. Each image is lovingly created by artist Nikki McClure in her intricate papercut style and captures her passion for this special place in the Pacific Northwest.

Little People, BIG DREAMS #55 - Megan Rapinoe

Written by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara. Illustrated by Paulina Morgan.

Release Date: February 16, 2021

Little People, BIG DREAMS Megan Rapinoe Cover

In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Megan Rapinoe, the world record–breaking soccer player and activist.

Growing up in Redding, California, Megan discovered her calling chasing a ball on the school playground. Even if she didn’t always fit in at school, she was a star on the field—and her teammates thought so too. Her passion, skill and leadership took Team USA to Olympic Gold and a World Cup victory, while she continues to champion women’s and LGBTQ+ rights and representation in sports, in the US and across the world. This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the US co-captain’s life.

Check-out other Little People, BIG DREAMS titles in store, here.  

Does Earth Feel?

Written and illustrated by Marc Majewski.

Release Date: February 16, 2021

Does Earth Feel book cover

What does Earth feel? In a stunning and ever-timely picture book offering that marries the themes of environmentalism and emotional intelligence, debut author-illustrator Marc Majewski ask fourteen probing questions to encourage active thinking about our one and only planet.

Does Earth feel calm?
Does Earth feel curious?
Does Earth feel hurt?
Does Earth feel heard?

In spare prose paired with evocative paintings, author-illustrator Marc Majewski poses fourteen engaging questions and implores readers to think more deeply about what our only planet is telling us, ultimately asking—what do you want Earth to feel?

The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastic

Written by Susan Hood and illustrated by Christiane Engel.

Release Date: February 16, 2021

The Last Straw book cover

Perfect for Earth Day and Poetry Month promotions, The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics is a nonfiction STEM picture book of activist poems about the threat of plastic and how kids are combating environmental challenges from award-winning author Susan Hood.


There’s no doubt about it—plastic is in almost everything! From our phones and computers to our toys and utensils, plastic is everywhere. But the amount of plastic we throw away is hurting the health of our planet.

In The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics, readers will be fascinated by the growing plastic problem and meet just a few of the young activists who are standing up and speaking out for change. They’ll hear about:

  • the Be Straw Free campaign, started by nine-year-old Milo Cress, who also wrote an introduction to this book;
  • how scientists are using jellyfish snot and munching, crunching caterpillars to break down plastic pollution faster;
  • Xóchitl Guadalupe Cruz López, the eight-year-old girl turning old plastic bottles into solar heaters;
  • and many more incredible kids, not much older than our readers

Acclaimed author Susan Hood’s clever and accessible poems are perfectly paired with Christiane Engel’s vibrant and dynamic art, making this a book that will inspire us all to change the way we think about plastic and our part in caring for our planet.

Robust, well-researched back matter is included.

Little People, BIG DREAMS #56 - Stevie Wonder 

Written by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara. Illustrated by Melissa Lee Johnson.

Release Date: February 23, 2021

Little People, BIG DREAMS Stevie Wonder book cover

Check-out other Little People, BIG DREAMS titles in store, here 

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