New Year Book Ideas
If A Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks by Faith Ringgold
Perfect to read in celebration of Rosa Parks’ birthday in February, this is the story of a girl named Rosa who experienced racial segregation as a young Black girl in Alabama — and stood up to it as an adult! Ages 5–9 years.
Llama Llama I Love You by Anna Dewdney
Babies and toddlers will enjoy the simple rhyming text of this sweet story of how little Llama shows his love on Valentine’s Day with cards — and a lot of hugs! Ages 3 months–3 years.
Grumpy Groundhog by Maureen Wright, Illustrated by Amanda Haley
Grumpy Groundhog doesn’t want to come out of his cozy bed to appear for Groundhog Day and let people know if winter is nearly over or not. Will he do his job? Read this delightful rhyming story to find out! Ages 4–5 years.