October has three more amazing debuts coming your way by New in Nineteen authors. Don’t forget to check them out, leave a review, and add them to your Goodreads lists!
Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao by Kat Zhang and Charlene Chua This story is near and dear to my heart because like Amy, I, too, have to muster a lot of perseverance when it’s time for cooking. Amy Wu just wants to make the perfect bao, but every time she tries it’s either too small, too big, or too full…never perfect. A story of true GRIT- Amy keeps trying and discovers the one thing her recipe was missing.
Pippa’s Night Parade by Lisa Robinson and Lucy Fleming
Pippa and her wild imagination cook up quite a conundrum in this adorable read aloud that is packed with action and characters all kids love in picture books, like pirates and dragons. Lucy Fleming’s art and color palette create the perfect atmosphere for Pippa as she learns to overcome her fears.
Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard and Juana Martinez-Neal
This beautiful picture book of a Native American tradition is told in verse and weaves a tale of love, family, and history . The extensive backmatter fascinates further with historical context and culture. Juana Martinez-Neal’s art is a perfect match for Maillard’s text. Her line and artistic choices throughout create a strong emotional connection for the reader. Stunning all around!