February Reading in the Trove
Are you looking for some February-themed reading suggestions for you and your child? Stop by the Trove this month for our various themed shelves: Black History Month, Valentine's Day, President's Day, and Chinese/Lunar New Year. Below are just a few titles you'll find there.
Otto Runs for President by Rosemary Wells (2008)
While the popular Tiffany and athletic Charles make increasingly outrageous promises in their campaigns for President of Canine Country Day School, Otto quietly enters the race, vowing only to try to do what students really want.
A Giant Crush by Gennifer Choldenko; illus. by Melissa Sweet (2011)
"Both Choldenko’s spot-on playground dialogue and Sweet’s characteristically loose and lighthearted mixed-media artwork show an abundance of empathy (and a dash of humor) when it comes to matters of the heart." –Publishers Weekly
Ruby's Wish by Shirin Yim Bridges; illus. by Sophie Blackall (2002)
"In her debut effort, Bridges tells the story of her grandmother’s unique place in Chinese history...Softly colored, Asian-inspired gouache illustrations accompany this tale of one little girl’s dream to become more than was traditionally possible." –Kirkus Reviews
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone by Katheryn Russell-Brown; illus. by Frank Morrison (2014)
"A musician plucked from jazz history is the subject of Russell-Brown's debut picture book. In the music-filled Kansas City of the 1920s, young Melba Doretta Liston wants to play an instrument, eventually swooning over a shiny trombone and learning to play...A final image showing long-limbed Liston in profile as she plays under the glow of stage lights is exquisite." –Publishers Weekly