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3 Books I Want to Read Right Now...

by Erin | Mar 17, 2017
...But I'm going to have to wait because they're not published yet.

I'll admit it, us librarians can be a little greedy when it comes to books. When we read a good book review, we want to have that book right now! However, unless we get our hands on an advanced reader's copy, we're stuck waiting until the book is published.

Here are just a few picture books that will be coming out in May that I want to read RIGHT NOW!

Stack the CatsStack the Cats by Susie Ghahremani.

Okay, it's kind of a silly concept -- anyone who has ever owned a cat knows that you can't stack them -- but that's part of the beauty of this book. Readers will be instructed to count the cats as they are arranged in various formations. So while the bright illustrations and silly concept will appeal to young kids, young readers will also be developing their counting and grouping skills! This book's release date is May 2nd, so if you have a little one at home who's a cat enthusiast or who loves to count, keep your eyes peeled for this one!

A Cage Went in Search of a BirdA Cage Went in Search of a Bird by Cary Fagan & Banafsheh Erfanian.

While I can't speak for my fellow librarians, I do admit to sometimes judging a book by its cover. I know, I know, shame on me! However, every now and then a picture book comes out with such beautiful cover art that I can't help but be captivated without even reading it! This is one of those picture books. The bright colors just lure me in. Apparently the book is about a lonely cage that leaves its home in search of the perfect bird. Okay, that concept is a little weirder than the stacking cats idea, but if the inside illustrations are as beautiful as the cover, then I am totally on board with this book! A Cage Went in Search of a Bird will hit shelves on May 16th!

I Got a New FriendI Got a New Friend by Karl Newsom Edwards.

I don't always go for the saccharine sweet when it comes to picture books, but the illustration of that little girl and her puppy is just too adorable to pass up! The story itself doesn't sound like anything new. Books about getting a new pet and learning about the responsibility of taking care of pets is a recurring theme in the picture book world. However, the sweetness of the illustrations means that this one will probably become a favorite of mine! This book won't be published until May 23rd; however, the library already has it on order!
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