Book Lists: April Book Releases Suitable For Your Children

By Myka Bomediano, Parent Herald March 29, 09:05 pm

Harry Truman once said, "Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers." With that in mind, it is never too early to raise those future leaders by supplying them books appropriate for their ages.

With so many new books being released every year, it's a bit overwhelming to figure out where to start. Why not start with new releases? Here are a few books set to launch this April:

"Twenty Yawns" by Jane Smiley

Release Date: April 1, 2016

This 32-page hardcover book features lyrical text and charming illustrations perfect for bedtime reading. Penned by Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley and Caldecott Honor recipient Lauren Castillo, "Twenty Yawns" helps teach kids count while discovering secrets of moonlit nights. You can now order the book online from Barnes & Noble.

"Once Was a Time" by Leila Sales

Release Date: April 5, 2016  

Set in war-ravaged England in the 1940s, this story about friendship will teach kids how important split decisions can be, especially when it comes to choices of danger and safety. This heartfelt story has elements of time-travel children will definitely love. Pre-order your copy from the author's official website.

"Booked" by Kwame Alexander

Release Date: April 5, 2016

Help your child learn about the power of words alongside Nick, who discovers how words could fill him in times he needed them most. Whether he's wrestling with family problems or trying to impress a girl, this book by Alexander is a beautiful novel written in verse -- electric, exhilirating, and enjoyable to read. Add it to your Amazon cart.

These are only few of the book releases set for April. Goodreads actually has an entire slew of lists for different genres that you can check out. Do you have other children's books recommendation to share with other readers? Add their titles in the comments section below.

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