Storytime with WBRL – Exciting Reads of 2020
This list of books will take you through exciting journeys for everyone in the family to enjoy!
Julián is a Mermaid
By Jessica Love
Julián is a Mermaid is a jubilant picture of self-love and a radiant celebration of individuality. After Julián spots women dressed in fabulous mermaid costumes on the subway, it sparks his passion to create his own costume. It’s an empowering story about not fitting in prescribed boxes.
By Adam Rubin
Little readers who loved Dragon Love Taco will enjoy High Five. Discover the lost art of the high five and prepare for the annual high five contest with this interactive rhyming read that will make you laugh out loud.
By Sonia Sotomayor
Inspired by the author’s own experiences as a child, Just Ask! features kids with everything from nut allergies to ADHD to autism and does an excellent job teaching readers to ask questions and embrace which makes us unique.
By Matthew A. Cherry
When Mommy is away, it’s up to Daddy to do his daughter’s hair in this ode to self-love. Hair Love demonstrates the powerful bond between dads and daughters as well as the capacity that parents have to tackle new challenges for their kids.
Help Wanted, Must Love Books
By Janet Sumner Johnson
Shailey loves bedtime, especially reading with her dad! When her dad starts a new job that gets in the way of their bedtime routine, Shailey takes matters into her own hands. She soon discovers her favourite characters from fairytales aren’t right for the job. Will bedtime be ruined forever?
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