10 Highly-Anticipated New Children’s Books to Add to Your Kids’ Shelves

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I’ve loved reading for as long as I can remember, and instilling that same love of books into my kids is something high on my priority list as a parent. My kids have their favorites and go-to books for bedtime stories, but it’s always good to add new titles to their shelves to keep things interesting.

That’s why we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite brand new or soon-to-be-released kids’ books coming this summer and fall. Teaching kindness and inclusion, being true to yourself, and understanding the power of asking questions are some reasons why we can’t wait to give our kids the joy of diving into a good story with these reads. Read on for 10 highly anticipated new children’s books—including a new favorite from Little People, Big Dreams—to add to your bookshelves ASAP.

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1. Little People, Big Dreams: Michelle Obama

Regular readers of The Everymom will know we love the Little People, Big Dreams books for our kids. This empowering book series shares inspiring messages for kids of all ages and in a range of formats, from board books for younger kids to hardcover versions for older kids to boxed sets that are perfect as gifts. They just keep releasing new books in the series that we can't wait to put on our little one's shelves. This book featuring former First Lady Michelle Obama is no exception, and we've already got our pre-orders in to add this one to our collection immediately.

Russell Ayto

2. Will You Be My Friend?

It's never too early to start teaching kids the importance of friendship and acceptance, especially with those who seem different from us. We love the sweet message in this book about not judging a book by its cover.

Brayden Harrington

3. Brayden Speaks Up

Teaching kids to feel comfortable speaking up and using their voice is something we hope to do. This inspiring nonfiction picture book tells the story of a 13-year-old boy who manages through his stutter to deliver a speech that moves the nation.

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Britney Winn Lee, Jacob Souva

4. The Girl with Big, Big Questions

From the same author and illustrator as The Boy with Big, Big Feelings, this picture book features a curious girl who demonstrates the power of curiosity and asking questions—and that’s a lesson we can get behind.

Joanne Ruelos Diaz

5. The Little Book of Joy: 365 Ways to Celebrate Every Day

We’re firm believers in finding joy in the little things. What better way to help kids—no matter what age—learn to do that than with this pocket-sized book that celebrates finding happiness everywhere?

Jon Lasser, PhD

6. What Boys Do

As moms of boys, we love the affirming message in this book that defies the stereotypes about boys and their behavior and encourages them to be themselves, whether that means going on adventures or tapping into their emotions.

Jonathan Simcoe

7. A Little Book About Curiosity

This board book for ages 0-4 explores the power of curiosity and sets the stage for a lifelong love of asking questions and learning.

Heather Avis

8. Different—A Great Thing To Be!

We all want to teach our kids about kindness, inclusion and acceptance. This fun rhyming book helps do just that while also teaching self-acceptance for our own differences.

Alice Schertle

9. Time for School, Little Blue Truck

Little Blue Truck is a fan favorite in many of our homes, and we’re excited to add the latest in the series to our kids’ bookshelves. Just in time for back-to-school season, this fun story will help get little ones excited to return to school this fall.

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Gracey Zhang

10. Lala's Words

In a sweet storybook about the power of kindness, Lala’s kind words help her plants grow. This book is author-illustrator Gracey Zhang’s debut, and we look forward to seeing what she comes out with next.


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This post was in partnership with Little People Big Dreams but all of the opinions within are those of The Everymom editorial board. We only recommend products we genuinely love.