2019 Best Children’s Books of the Month blog

The Best Children’s and YA Books of May 2019

Faculty’s (virtually) out for summer time, which may only imply one factor: it’s time to replenish on those summer time reading stacks! From image books nice for whiling away street journeys to dynamite middle grade chapter books and YA reads both spellbinding and profound, May’s greatest new e-book releases are a complete treat for readers of all ages.

  • Picture Books

  • Can You See Me?

    by Bob Staake

    Half of the Beginner Books collection launched by Dr. Seuss in 1957 with The Cat within the Hat, Bob Staake’s Can You See Me? follows a delightful — and quite outsized — lizard blending into its more and more silly surroundings. Brilliant paintings elucidates easy, rhyming text on this good launching point for brand spanking new readers.
    (On Sale: 5/7/19)

  • Dr. Seuss’s I Love Pop!

    by Dr. Seuss

    Speaking of the notorious Dr. Seuss, this Seussian celebration of dads, grandpas, and father figures is a candy addition to the home library. With unique illustrations from beloved titles together with Hop on Pop and Horton Hatches the Egg, dads and youngsters may have a new storytime favourite.
    (On Sale: 5/7/19)

  • Easy methods to Be a Grouch

    by Carol Spinney

    As half of the yearlong celebration of Sesame Road’s fiftieth anniversary, spend a while with the amusingly cantankerous Oscar the Grouch, delivered to the web page by the puppeteer behind both Oscar and Massive Fowl. This hilarious how-to guide for grouchy dwelling (set your alarm too early! take heed to broken data!) is full of laughs.
    (On Sale: 5/7/19)

  • My Little Golden Guide Concerning the First Moon Touchdown

    by Charles Lovitt, illustrated by Bryan Sims

    One can by no means have too many Little Golden Books, particularly relating to this stellar addition that recounts one of probably the most thrilling days in history: July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin turned the primary two people to set foot on the Moon. It’s full of details concerning the Apollo 11 mission that may fascinate readers of all ages.
    (On Sale: 5/7/19)

  • The Unhappy Little Reality

    by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Pete Oswald

    Jonah Winter is understood for portraying key historical characters and moments in his image books (see Thurgood, Elvis is King!, and Lillian’s Right to Vote), and The Sad Little Reality follows this tradition, albeit in a extra metaphorical means. When the Authorities begin locking up details, calamity ensues, but a couple of loyal reality finders are determined to set the truth free.
    (On Sale: 5/7/19)

  • Hair Love

    by Matthew A. Cherry, illustrated by Vashti Harrison

    With Hair Love, former NFL participant Matthew A. Cherry delivers a heartfelt ode to the bonds between fathers and daughters, as well as the boundless beauty of natural hair. Zuri loves her wild, curly, unpredictable hair, and Daddy does, too — although he’s not all the time positive tips on how to fashion it. But immediately’s an important day, so the two of them should determine it out collectively.
    (On Sale: 5/14/19)

  • Camp Tiger

    by Susan Choi, illustrated by John Rocco

    The boy at the middle of this guide loves to go tenting together with his family at Mountain Pond. But the boy is rising up — he’ll be going into first grade quickly! — so it’s time to start out embracing the unknown. Nothing is more unknown (or sudden) than the tiger that’s moved to the woods. A coming-of-age story by a Pulitzer Finalist writer and Caldecott Honor illustrator, it’s a very enthralling experience.
    (On Sale: 5/21/19)

  • What Sort of Automotive Does a T. Rex Drive?

    by Mark Lee; illustrated by Brian Biggs

    What type of automotive may a stegosaurus buy? A pterodactyl? A triceratops? Young dinosaur specialists Ava and Mickey help Uncle Otto clear up these mysteries when a gaggle of dinos exhibits up at Otto’s automotive lot — however then a T. Rex arrives, and the people are stumped. Youngsters will love this too-good combo of dinosaurs and automobiles.
    (On Sale: 5/28/19)

  • Center Grade

  • Final Youngsters on Earth Survival Guide

    by Max Brallier

    For tween readers who’ve devoured each guide up to now in the Last Child on Earth collection — or are out there for a completely unique, nail-biting saga a few group of associates taking over the monster apocalypse — present them the Final Youngsters on Earth Survival Guide, an interactive journal full of artistic prompts that invite them into this fictional world.
    (On Sale: 5/7/19)

  • Magic on the Map #1: Let’s Mooove!

    by Courtney Sheinmel and Bianca Turetsky, illustrated by Stevie Lewis

    Within the first ebook of a significantly enjoyable new collection, twins Finn and Molly uncover a talking RV of their driveway that magically transports them to Colorado for an epic adventure. Every guide in this whimsical, formidable collection will take the twins to a unique state within the U.S., so now’s the right time to board the Magical Camper Categorical!
    (On Sale: 5/7/19)

  • Shouting at the Rain

    by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

    On this thoughtful coming-of-age story, Delsie and her pal Ronan trace the complicated edges of household, friendship, and loneliness. Delsie loves dwelling together with her Grammy, however she’s beginning to long for a “normal” family, and she’s grieving the loss of a pal who’s outgrown her. Ronan, too, has skilled his share of loss. Cape Cod serves as a stupendous backdrop for an endearing forged of characters.
    (On Sale: 5/7/19)

  • Theodore Boone: The Accomplice

    by John Grisham

    The newest installment of John Grisham’s legal collection for tween readers finds Theodore Boone distressed about his pal Woody Lambert, who’s arrested after unintentionally being an confederate to armed theft. Theo is decided to get his good friend out of jail and his report cleared in a sensible thriller that’s absolutely conscious of our unforgiving legal justice system.
    (On Sale: 5/14/19)

  • The Unbelievable Oliver and the 4 Jokers

    by Pseudonymous Bosch, illustrated by Shane Pangburn

    Third-grader Oliver needs to be knowledgeable magician when he grows up, however there’s one small drawback: he’s received critical stage fright. If he’s going to be the large act at a classmate’s birthday celebration, he wants reinforcements — so he goes to The Nice Zoocheeni’s Magic Emporium and winds up with a wise-cracking rabbit named Benny who agrees to help Oliver out.
    (On Sale: 5/14/19)

  • YA

  • Aurora Rising

    by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

    Tyler Jones’s squad of misfit area cadets isn’t exactly who you’d need handling a galaxy-wide conflict that’s one million years in the making, but we don’t all the time get our first picks (as Tyler is aware of too nicely). However the squad received themselves into this mess once they rescued Auri, a woman who’s been stuck in cryo-sleep for 20 years, and they’re not about to give up on her now.
    (On Sale: 5/7/19)

  • Her Royal Highness

    by Rachel Hawkins

    Houston-born Millie Quint has a couple of causes for making use of to a Scottish boarding faculty, not the least of which is that her BFF/kind-of girlfriend kissed one other woman. Nevertheless it’s robust to eschew drama utterly when your new roommate is a completely spoiled and actual Scottish princess — who occurs to be crushing right back on Millie.
    (On Sale: 5/7/19)

  • How It Feels to Float

    by Helena Fox

    With exquisite tenderness, debut novelist Helena Fox provides a shifting story about loss, mental illness, and sexual id via an unforgettable heroine. Biz has a strong help group, including her father, who she speaks to commonly — and who died when she was seven. She looks like she’s barely floating by, unwilling to share her darkest thoughts, however her journey to therapeutic is finally a hopeful one.
    (On Sale: 5/7/19)

  • The Issues She’s Seen

    by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina

    Half ghost story, half thriller, The Issues She’s Seen centers round two Australian Aboriginal women: one lifeless, one witness to an unspeakable crime. After her dying, Beth Teller retains speaking together with her detective father and leads him to a mystery in a distant Australian town. There he meets Isobel Catching, the witness who speaks solely in riddles, and the three unravel a devastating story.
    (On Sale: 5/14/19)

  • Woman Gone Viral

    by Arvin Ahmadi

    Seventeen-year-old Opal Hooper is a coding prodigy, but the one factor she will’t code into existence is her dad, who disappeared seven years ago. When the world’s largest digital reality firm sponsors a contest, Opal is quick to enter. The winner gets to satisfy the founder, who labored intently with Opal’s dad — and who may know one thing about that fateful day. Simply how far is Opal prepared to go?
    (On Sale: 5/21/19)

  • These Witches Don’t Burn

    by Isabel Sterling

    Full of excessive stakes both magical and romantic, Isabel Sterling’s debut novel is certain to be successful with YA readers. In Salem, Massachusetts, Hannah is careful to maintain her powers a secret. She’s an Elemental witch — as is her ex-girlfriend, Veronica. However when a Blood Witch exhibits up on the town, Hannah and Veronica should be a part of forces to guard their coven and group.
    (On Sale: 5/28/19)