January 2021 - New Children's Book Releases

January 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

Eyes that Kiss in the Corners

Written by Joanna Ho. Illustrated by Dung Ho.

Release date: January 5, 2021

This lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity.


This tale of self-acceptance and respect for one's roots is breathtaking." --Kirkus (starred review)


"A young girl finds beauty in her uniqueness." --School Library Journal (starred review)


"A poignant testament to familial love and legacy."-- Publishers Weekly

A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers'. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother's, her grandmother's, and her little sister's. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons, and are filled with stories of the past and hope for the future.

Drawing from the strength of these powerful women in her life, she recognizes her own beauty and discovers a path to self-love and empowerment. This powerful, poetic picture book will resonate with readers of all ages.


Written by Kelly Dipucchio. Illustrated by Raissa Figueroa.

Release date: January 12, 2021

Oona book cover

This comical and heartfelt picture book is a winning celebration of invention, creativity, and friendship. With gorgeous underwater scenes and a crowd-pleasing tale, this is one little mermaid who is here to make a splash!


New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and illustrator Raissa Figueroa would like to introduce Oona--the big wide sea's littlest mischief-maker.

Oona and her best friend Otto love to search for treasure...and often find trouble instead.

Messy trouble.

Tricky trouble.

Even shark-related trouble.

That's never stopped them before, though!

After all, no proper treasure hunt is without some adventure. But when the grandest treasure yet is stuck in a deep, dark rift, Oona's not sure if she can dive right in. What might be waiting for her in those unknown waters?

Little People, BIG DREAMS #54 - Prince

Written by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara. Illustrated by Cachetejack.

Release Date: January 19, 2021

Book cover for Little People, BIG DREAMS - Prince

From a young age, Prince was obsessed with music. Even though he couldn't read it, his talent--whether on piano, drums, guitar, or vocals--turned him into an icon. Combining funk, disco, soul, and almost every other genre out there, his songs are some of the best-loved all around the world. Prince knew that he didn't have to be like anyone else to be a star--and there was no one quite like Prince. 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 music legend's life.

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

Big Cities, Little Foodies - Tastes of Lunar New Year

Written by Cheryl Yau Chepusova & Isabel Foo. Illustrated by Mori Chiang.

Estimated arrival - end of January

The much anticipated new release from the Big Cities, Little Foodies series highlights how lunar new year foods differ around the world including Chinese, Singaporean, Vietnamese, Malaysian, and Korean traditions. Throughout the book, the reader is introduced to twelve unique dishes from different regions, the special meanings behind each dish as well as twelve zodiac animals. 

In addition to this new release, we'll also be carrying other titles from Big Cities, Little Foodies, which can you can check-out here


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