School is almost out of session so that means it’s a great time to stop by your local branch of Enoch Pratt Free Library. Visit for a family film night, storytime fun, and of course to pick up books to read for the 2019 Summer Challenge.
Check out what children’s books are new to our shelves!
Hello! Are you ready for a brilliant day? A brother and sister enjoy a day full of spills, thrills, and silly adventures in this playful story comprised only of words that contain a double L (such as spills, thrills, and silly)!
A blue crayon mistakenly labeled as “red” suffers an identity crisis in this picture book by the New York Times–bestselling creator of My Heart Is Like a Zoo. This funny, heartwarming, colorful picture book about finding the courage to be true to your inner self.
Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni’s life has been about making tough decisions to take care of her daughter and abuela. Even though she dreams of working as a chef after she graduates, she knows that it’s not worth her time to pursue the impossible. Despite this, once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free.
Sparks fly between a K-pop starlet and a tabloid reporter in this heartwarming rom-com. With her trademark humor and voice, Maurene Goo delivers a sparkling story of taking a chance on love—and finding yourself along the way.
The critically acclaimed author of Monday’s Not Coming, tells the story of Brooklyn teens Quadir, Jarrell, and Jasmine who plot to turn their murdered friend, Steph into a major rap star by pretending he’s still alive. As the pressure of keeping their secret grows, they are forced to confront the truth about what happened to Steph.
The New York Times bestselling author of The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir offers an in-depth analysis of inner-city hurdles and honors the stories therein. Honest and eye-opening, We Speak for Ourselves makes us listen, feel, and create a course toward change that starts right where we are.
The long-awaited novel from the best-selling author of The Invisible Bridge takes us back to occupied Europe in this gripping historical novel based on the true story of Varian Fry’s extraordinary attempt to save the work, and the lives, of Jewish artists fleeing the Holocaust.