Check It Out! New Picture Books

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Harlem Renaissance Party by Faith Ringgold

Caldecott Honor artist Faith Ringgold takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the Harlem Renaissance when Lonnie and his uncle Bates go back to Harlem in the 1920s. Along the way, they meet famous writers, musicians, artists, and athletes, from Langston Hughes and W.E.B. Du Bois to Josephine Baker and Zora Neale Hurston and many more, who created this incredible period. And after an exciting day of walking with giants, Lonnie fully understands why the Harlem Renaissance is so important.

Grasshopper and the Ants by Jerry Pinkney

In this retelling of the classic Aesop fable by Caldecott award winning author Jerry Pinkney, hardworking ants stock up for the winter while a fun-loving grasshopper plays all year long, until the cold weather arrives and he realizes his mistake in not planning ahead.

It’s Only Stanley by Jon Agee

Very strange noises that keep awakening the Wimbledon family one night have an even stranger source.