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Most Anticipated: Our Fall 2020 Books for Young Readers Preview

by 49th Shelf Staff

New books for young readers...and readers of all ages!

Kid Sterling: Books on Jazz and Justice

by Christine Welldon

Christine Welldon introduces her debut novel, Kid Sterling, and she marks its release with a list of inspiring books that addresses the problems of racism …

Ann Eriksson Launches BIRD'S EYE VIEW

by Kerry Care

"Anyone, young or old, who wants to learn more about the birds that live in their neighbourhood or on the other side of the planet will love this book." …

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Bird Books

by Julie Booker

A flock of tales to get young readers into birding.

Launchpad: Grandmother School, by Rina Singh and Ellen Rooney

by Kerry Clare

"How great a treat it will be to read this book in a grandmother’s lap."

Notes from a Children's Librarian: What I Miss About the Library

by Julie Booker

"When I think of the job of librarian, I think of time, layers of time."

Launchpad: War at the Snow White Motel, by Tim Wynne-Jones

by Kerry Clare

Tim Wynne-Jones brilliantly captures pivotal moments small and large as characters fight for understanding, courage and a better future.

Launchpad: Weekend Dad, by Naseem Hrab and Frank Viva

by Kerry Clare

A picture book about what happens when parents separate, and the new reality of having two homes.

Launchpad: Sea Otters, by Isabelle Groc

by Kerry Clare

"An important story, one that gives us hope...Young people will be encouraged to see that positive change can happen, and that we can all do something …

Launchpad: Born, by John Sobol and Cindy Derby

by Kerry Clare

A beautiful story celebrating the ordinary miracle of life.

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