16 May Picture Books to Wake Your Brain Cells

Here are some of the picture books coming out in May that have gotten starred reviews and positive attention. Enjoy!

Bubbles… Up! by Jacqueline Davis, illustrated by Sonia Sanchez

Dear Treefrog by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Diana Sudyka

Fred Gets Dressed by Peter Brown

House Mouse by Michael Hall

How to Apologize by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka

If Only… by Mies Van Hout

Is Was by Deborah Freedman

Memory Jars by Vera Brosgol

The Museum of Everything by Lynne Rae Perkins

Not Yeti by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrated by Claire Keane

On the Trapline by David A. Robertson, illustrated by Julie Flett

Strollercoaster by Matt Ringler, illustrated by Raul the Third and Elaine Bay

We All Play by Julie Flett

What the Kite Saw by Anne Laurel Carter, illustrated by Akin Duzakin

When Lola Visits by Michelle Sterling, illustrated by Aaron Asis

Wishes by Muon Thi Van, illustrated by Victo Ngai

2021 Locus Awards Top Ten

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top ten finalists in each of their categories for the 2021 awards. The winners will be announced on June 26, 2021. There is a young adult category and here is the Top Ten:

Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

Over the Woodward Wall by A. Deborah Baker

A Peculiar Peril by Jeff VanderMeer

Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

The Scapegracers by Hannah Abigail Clarke

Shadowshaper Legacy by Daniel Jose Older

The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi

A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher