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Winter Book List – New Releases to Watch for

Amber Brandt  |  November 15, 2021

Reading is one of our favorite winter activities!

Even though winter is historically a quiet time for new releases, Winter 2021 is slated to deliver some new kids’ classics ready to hit the shelves. From picture and board books to graphic novels, this holiday season looks like it’ll be a great time to stock your library, no matter your kids’ ages. So, curl up in your cozy reading chair or nook and enjoy some of these books we’re most excited about (and when you can expect them).

List of 2021 Winter + Holiday Books

Pirate Stew

Long John McRon is the most unusual babysitter you’ve ever seen. Written by master storyteller Neil Gaiman, this rhyming adventure is a fun tale of pirates, flying ships, doughnut feasts, and much more. Sure to delight.

Cat Kid Comic Club: A Graphic Novel

A fun new graphic novel series from the creator of Dog Man and Captain Underpants. This series features 21 funny and rambunctious baby frogs who find themselves through mishaps and hilarity, but experience progress, practice, and persistence.

My Little Golden Book about Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Introduce your little one with a classic Golden Book about RBG, the first Jewish woman to become a US Supreme Court Justice.

The Snow Dancer Kindle Edition

As young dancer Sofia makes her way to a neighborhood park one snowy morning, the quiet is quickly scattered by other kids enjoying the day. But with the help of a new young friend, she’ll show everyone the beauty of dance.

The Cousins Kindle Edition

You’ll never feel the same way about family again. From the NY Times best-selling author of One of Us Is Lying. For ninth grade and up.

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners Hardcover

After a young Asian girl notices her eyes are different from her friends’, she discovers a path to self-love and empowerment.

Spring Stinks

Love Mother Bruce board books? You’ll get a kick out of this pint-sized Little Bruce Book as he discovers the stinky smells of springtime.

The Lion of Mars Kindle Edition

Blast off with NY Times Best-selling and Newbery Honor-winning Jennifer L Holm’s newest novel. Discover a kid raised on Mars who won’t be held back by the fears of the grown-ups around him. Perfect for ages 9-11.

Oona Kindle Edition

A comical and sweet picture book celebrating invention, creativity, and friendship from Oona, the sea’s littlest mischief-maker.

Clues to the Universe Hardcover

This is a story of unlikely friendship, finding family, and answering some of life’s biggest questions. Follow Benji and Ro as they try to piece together clues, face bullying, grief, and their own differences.

Ducks on the Road: A Counting Adventure Kindle Edition

Follow a family of ducks out for a walk and the surprises they meet along the way, from Caldecott Honor and artist Anita Lobel.

What’s the Matter, Marlo? Kindle Edition

A picture book about best friends that explore emotions including empathy, sadness, anger, and helping one another through.

Blankie A Narwhal and Jelly Board Book

Do you love Narwhal and Jelly? Experience this popular underwater duo as they explore all the amazing things they can do with a beloved blankie.

Jingle Dancer

Jenna’s dress sings when she dances her family’s traditional jingle dance. A story of a contemporary Native American girl and her cultural heritage.

Mars! Earthlings Welcome (Our Universe, 5)

A lighthearted story of the red planet, told by Mars himself! Rich with facts and beautiful illustrations.

The Tale of the Mandarin Duck: A Modern Fable Kindle Edition

Inspired by a real-life duck who appeared in Central Park in 2018, this story comes from Bette Midler and celebrates the unique connections people make with each other and our great big world.