Before we look ahead to new books coming in 2024, we wanted to remind you of all the beautiful new paperback books that we published this year. If you’ve been waiting for the paperback version, we’re thrilled that you can finally add them to your shelves!
Written and illustrated by Demi
A beautifully illustrated biography of a man whose philosophy shaped the course of Chinese history: the great teacher Confucius.
By Curtis Manley
Illustrated by Lin Wang
⭐ “The polished, full-color illustrations, strongly reminiscent of art by the fairy-tale illustrator Adrienne Segur, complement the lyrical text. Interspersed, color-coded haiku reveal the characters’ unspoken thoughts, adding an excellent dimension with potential for drama-group presentations. . . More from this team would be a welcome addition to folk-tale collections.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
By Francisco X. Alarcón
Illustrated by Maya Gonzalez
⭐ “Reflects on traditions, special gatherings, and time spent with family. . . Gonzalez’s radiant illustrations (inspired by Mexican indigenous crafts, she notes) bring a sense of cosmic oneness to the pages, connecting the boy to his family, community, and the ever-spinning planet.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
By Joan Schoettler
Illustrated by Jessica Lanan
“Beautifully written, informative, and poetic. Ji-su’s hopes and dreams come alive on each page. A gorgeous book for readers of any age.” — Margarita Engle, Newbery Honor-winning author of The Surrender Tree
Written and photographed by Richard Sobol
This stunning photo-essay for children is a story of coexistence, focusing on Jewish, Muslim, and Christian families in a Ugandan village who created a Fair Trade Coffee Cooperative and learned to live and work together peacefully.
By Marsha Diane Arnold
Illustrated by Angela Dominguez
This charming bilingual English & Spanish picture book introduces the fascinating creatures of the Galápagos Islands through the life of one very lucky girl.
By Axie Oh
“Warning! Don’t start this book unless you have time to finish it in one sitting because you will not want to put it down! I read this book as fast as I could just so I could read it all over again! This is a heart pounding, wild action packed adventure with characters that you will fall in love with and that stay with you long after you’ve finished the book. It is one of the most vivid books I’ve read in a long time—it literally played like a movie in my head. Stunning.” — Ellen Oh, author of Spirit Hunters, founder and president of We Need Diverse Books