How to find NEW Children’s Books!

One of my favorite library experiences, as both a librarian and a patron, is admiring and perusing the new books that come in to the library.  

I get excited when books that I’ve ordered arrive at my desk for processing...there’s just something about that new book smell!  

As a children’s librarian in the Children’s Room at the Main Library it made me so happy to watch families search the latest books for the perfect read.  

We’re still selecting and ordering the latest published books -- new books that you’ve suggested, requested, and that we hope that you’ll enjoy. 

Ways to learn about new children's books:

  •  Use this link, opens a new window to access our newly arrived materials. The lists are updated monthly, so check back soon!  
  •  Check here to discover featured new books!

This month, I'm sharing five titles that we've acquired since our doors closed in March 2020 that I’m excited about! You can reserve a copy of each by placing a hold on the title and picking it up at a location that's convenient for you.

Click each link to learn more about each book.

The Girl and the Ghost – by Hanna Alkaf 

The Mosquito - by Elise Gravel 

Ikenga, opens a new window –  by Nnedi Okorafor 

Your Name is a Song, opens a new window –  by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow 

What new books are you excited about? Let us know in the comments below.

We welcome your respectful and on-topic comments and questions in this limited public forum. To find out more, please see Appropriate Use When Posting Content. Community-contributed content represents the views of the user, not those of Oakland Public Library