9 New May Picture Books to Wake Your Brain Cells

Here are nine of the upcoming May picture books getting the most buzz in review journals. Enjoy!

Camping Trip by Jennifer K. Mann

Cityscape: where science and art meet by April Pulley Sayre

Grandparents by Chema Heras

Hello Neighbor! the Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers by Matthew Cordell

Lift by Minh Le, illustrated by Dan Santat

Spacebot by Mike Twohy

Together We Grow by Susan Vaught, illustrated by Kelly Murphy

What Sound Is Morning? by Grant Snider

You Matter by Christian Robinson

Anna Dewdney Read Together Awards

The winner of the Fourth Annual Anna Dewdney Read Together Award has been announced as well as the honor books for 2020. The award is giving to a “picture book that is both a superb read-aloud and also sparks compassion, empathy, and connection.” The award is given by Penguin Young Readers, the Children’s Book Council, and Every Child a Reader. Here are the winners:


Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora



Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal

Everybody Says Meow by Constance Lombardo

Love Is Kind by Laura Sassi, illustrated by Lison Chaperon

Made for Me by Zack Bush, illustrated by Gregorio De Lauretis

Welcome Little One by Sandra Magsamen