Henderson Public Libraries have received a shipment of quality new children's books for kids of all ages. As always, there is pretty much something for everyone in their selection.
- "Maisy Learns to Swim" by Lucy Cousins. Going swimming for the first time together, Maisy, Eddie, and Tallulah venture into the pool and adjust to the cold water while learning how to kick, float, and blow bubbles. It can be a little scary for first-timers in the water, but it's also a lot of fun. An excellent series for preschoolers.
- "The Loopy Coop Hens: Letting Go" by Janet Morgan Stoeke. Pip, Midge, and Dot are enjoying the shade under an apple tree when fruit starts falling around them, causing the hens to suspect a fox is in the tree trying to hit them. Is it "chicken little" or "chicken lots?" A fun read for children aged 3-7.
- "Make Way for Dumb Bunnies" by Dav Pilkey. The Dumb Bunnies celebrate a day on the beach in the middle of a thunderstorm, blowing up their raft with explosives and literally combing the sand. No one can say their visit to the beach isn't exciting! For children over the age of 4.
- "Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad" by Henry Cole. In this wordless picture book, a young Southern farm girl discovers a runaway slave hiding behind the corn crib in the barn and decides to help him. This book is certain to bring up a lot of questions and discussion about the role of the Underground Railroad in securing the freedom and safety of slaves.
- "Each Kindness" by Jacqueline Woodson. When Ms. Albert teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong in making fun of new student Maya's shabby clothes and refusing to play with her. A good, gentle lesson about bullying and teasing for children in grades 2-5.