New Children’s Books for 2022
Is story time popular in your home? Do you have children who love to read? Then you probably have a huge collection of books – and you’re always on the hunt for more! In 2022 a ton of new children’s books have hit the shelves – and here are a few that might interest your kids.
- Ollie is feeling down, and his friends try to cheer him up with different acts of kindness. But what does the little gosling really need to feel better?
- This sweet board book, with short text and endearing illustrations of goslings, is a perfect preschool tale of love and empathy. Ready for story time sharing and great for little ones navigating big feelings.
- Jim Panzee is faced with something everyone hates… waiting…and waiting…and more waiting. Jim tries to be patient but he’s even impatient waiting for patience. It doesn’t happen right away, but eventually, Jim realizes that some things are worth waiting for.
- A simple text and humorous artwork offer parents the perfect funny book to help their toddler with waiting, even when they really don’t want to.
- Wild creatures come in all shapes and sizes. They can be playful or loud or smelly or curious or cute—just like kids!
- People Are Wild turns the tables and asks what animals think of us. We may not always see eye to eye, but the more we understand each other, the better we’re able to live in harmony.
- If Stella had her way, she would stop sleeping on her sixth birthday. Because sleep is boring. And there are so many better things you could be doing. And Stella is tired of being tired. So she comes up with a plan. People only have to go to bed when it gets dark, and it only gets dark because the sun goes down. If she can keep the sun in the sky, she and her best friend, Roger, can stay up for a hundred years!
- They enact their magnificent, wonderful, genius plan, offering the sun a cup of coffee, shining a light at it so it will shine back, and jumping on a trampoline to reach the sun and push it higher. But before long, Stella begins to wonder…are there downsides to keeping the sun up forever?
- Anne loves having pretend tea parties by herself. She even decorates her room with branches and colorful leaves for the occasion. Marilla Cuthbert, who adopted Anne in the last year, wishes Anne would act a little more sensibly. One day, Marilla comes up with a plan to keep Anne out of mischief — Anne can host her very own tea party and invite her kindred spirit, Diana Barry! Anne is thrilled, and sets out to host the most lovely and grown-uppish tea party she can muster. But when she makes Diana sick by accidentally giving her the wrong drink, Diana’s mother is furious. Can Anne be forgiven? Will she ever be allowed to play with Diana again?
- Five and a half feet might seem pretty tall for a 12-year-old, but it’s not when your parents are giants. Lena has kept the fact that she’s a tiny giant secret, using magic to grow when out in the giant village. But hiding who she is has always felt wrong, even though she knows the other giants might not accept her. Fortunately, Lena has friends down in the Cursed City who understand that looking different doesn’t make her less of a giant.
- Someone who knows not to judge by appearances is Jin, a young genie currently serving 1,038 years of genie training that requires him to fulfill the wish of whoever holds his magical ring. In Jin’s case, it’s the power-hungry Golden King. At least the king only has two wishes left, one of which is for Jin to go to the Cursed City and capture its protector, the Last Knight—one of Lena’s closest friends.
- What Lena and Jin don’t know is how close the Golden King’s plans are to coming together, between his dark magic and his horrible Faceless knights. If Jin does find the Last Knight and bring him to the Golden King, why, that could doom the entire fairy-tale world.
- This sounds like it’ll end badly, doesn’t it?
- The year 1682. The king sends out an invitation to all the maidens in France: Their presence is requested at a number of balls and events that will be held in honor of the dashing Prince Louis, who must choose a bride.
- Cendrillon de Louvois has more grace, beauty, and charm than anyone else in France. While she was once the darling child of the king’s favorite adviser, her father’s death has turned her into the servant of her stepmother and cruel stepsisters – and at her own chateau, too!
- Cendrillon – now called Cinder – manages to evade her stepmother and attend the ball, where she catches the eye of the handsome Prince Louis and his younger brother, Auguste.
- Even though Cendrillon has an immediate aversion to Louis and a connection with Auguste, the only way to escape her stepmother is to compete with the other women at court for the prince’s hand.
- Soon, as Cendrillon grows closer to Auguste and dislikes the prince more and more, she will have to decide if she can bear losing the boy she loves in order to leave a life she hates.
No matter what age your children – from infants to pre-teens – there’s a book for them on this list! So pick up a new book and let them spend some time reading this summer!
***All book descriptions courtesy of Amazon