It’s another New Release Tuesday! Tuesday is the day of the week when most books are typically published and available for purchase online or wherever books are sold.
Below are a few of the books released today that you should add to your TBR or holiday wish list. These books include traditionally published books in different genres by authors and illustrators from around the world. Support some of your favorite authors, independent bookstores, and quality literature by purchasing any of these books that catch your eye. Spy any of your favorites in this list? Which ones are you most excited about?
Please note: The book descriptions listed are the publishers, unless otherwise noted. Happy Reading!
The 1619 Project: Born on the Water
A young student receives a family tree assignment in school, but she can only trace back three generations. Grandma gathers the whole family, and the student learns that 400 years ago, in 1619, their ancestors were stolen and brought to America by white slave traders. But before that, they had a home, a land, a language. She learns how the people said to be born on the water survived.
Wishypoofs and Hiccups: Zoey and Sassafras #9
Oh dear . . . when Pip shows up with a new look that's just as much of a surprise to him as to Zoey and Sassafras, the trio knows something strange is happening in the forest. They retrace Pip's steps only to see another magical friend change right before their eyes! It's up to the team to figure out what is happening and how to change the magical animals back before things get any more serious.
Soul Food Sunday
At Granny’s, Sunday isn’t Sunday without a big family gathering over a lovingly prepared meal. Old enough now, our narrator is finally invited to help cook the dishes for the first time: He joins Granny in grating the cheese, cleaning the greens, and priming the meat for Roscoe Ray’s grill. But just when Granny says they’re finished, her grandson makes his own contribution, sweetening this Sunday gathering—and the many more to come.
Welcome to Dream Street--the best street in the world! On Dream Street, love between generations rules, everyone is special, and the warmth of the neighborhood shines. Meet kids like Azaria, who loves to jump double-Dutch one leg at a time; Zion, whose dream is to become a librarian; and cousins Ede and Tari, who dream of creating a picture book together one day. Meet grown-ups like Mr. Sidney, a retired mail carrier who greets everyone with the words, "Don't wait to have a great day. Create one!" and Ms. Sarah, whose voice is only a whisper but who has stories between the lines of her face that she'll share when you come close.
Baby, Sleepy Baby
It’s bedtime for a drowsy little one, and the whole family takes turns to cuddle and sing this sleepy baby to bed. One by one the baby’s sister, grandmother, father, and mother call on the winds, the clouds, the stars, and the moon to sail and rock and delight their little one until dreams take over.
Africa, Amazing Africa: Country by Country
A Nigerian storyteller explores the continent of Africa country by country: its geography, peoples, animals, history, resources, and cultural diversity. The book is divided into five distinct sections—South, East, West, Central, and North—and each country is showcased on its own bright, energetic page brimming with friendly facts on science, industry, food, sports, music, wildlife, landscape features, even snippets of local languages. The richest king, the tallest sand dunes, and the planet’s largest waterfall all make appearances along with drummers, cocoa growers, inventors, balancing stones, salt lakes, high-tech cities, and nomads who use GPS!