4 New Books for Kids to Read in the New Year

Looking for a book to share with your family? Here are four new picks that we think you will really enjoy.

Yoga Bunny BY BRIAN RUSSO

Yoga Bunny

BY BRIAN RUSSO

PreSchool through Grade 2

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It’s a perfect day for yoga, and Bunny is practicing his poses and wishes his friends would do yoga with him! But Lizard is too tired, Fox is in a rush, and Bird has the hiccups. Will Bunny ever be able to get his friends to slow down and realize that yoga just might be the solution to their problems?

Akin to I Am Yoga by Susan Verde, Yoga Bunny helps readers relax and unwind as they learn beginning yoga poses, from downward dog to tree pose. Debut author-illustrator Brian Russo shows readers just how relaxing yoga can be.

Fox and the Jumping Contest BY COREY R. TABOR

Fox and the Jumping Contest

BY COREY R. TABOR

PreSchool through Grade 1

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Fox really, really wants to win the jumping contest. He knows just where he’ll put that first-place trophy. The only problem? Fox is not a very good jumper. But he is a very good schemer…

Fox and the Jumping Contest is a funny, surprising picture book starring Fox—a lovable modern-day trickster character—and his animal friends, from debut author-illustrator Corey R. Tabor.

Fox and the Jumping Contest is a perfect pick for readers who enjoy humorous picture books like The Day the Crayons Quit and Dragons Love Tacos.

The Grizzly Bear Who Lost His GRRRRR! BY ROB BIDDULPH

The Grizzly Bear Who Lost His GRRRRR!

BY ROB BIDDULPH

PreSchool through Grade 2

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But being the best takes time and training, especially when it comes to having the loudest growl. Then, one morning, disaster strikes – Fred’s GRRRRR is gone! Oh, no! Will Fred find his GRRRRR and realize that there’s more to life than being a winner?

From the award-winning author and illustrator of Blown Away, Rob Biddulph, comes a delightfully hilarious story about a grizzly bear named Fred who loses his GRRRRR.

Each year, for as long as the forest has stood, a contest is held for the bears of the wood… Fred is the champion. He’s the best.

Archie Greene and the Alchemists' Curse BY D. D. EVEREST

Archie Greene and the Alchemists’ Curse

BY D. D. EVEREST

Grades 3 through Grade 7

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A Golden Circle—a symbol that hasn’t been seen in three hundred years—has appeared on Archie’s palm. It’s the mark of the Alchemists’ Club, a group of young magicians who experimented with magic…until the spells got out of control.

In Archie Greene and the Magician’s Secret, Archie became one of the Flame Keepers, a secret group devoted to finding and preserving magical books that are literally portals into other places and times. In the action-packed sequel, the Golden Circle—a symbol that hasn’t been seen in three hundred years—appears on Archie’s palm. It’s the mark of the Alchemists’ Club, a group of young magicians from centuries past who experimented with magic…until the spells got out of control, the results turned disastrous, and the club disbanded.

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