MABEL & SAM AT HOME by Linda Urban illus: Hadley Hooper Chronicle Books - 6/5/18
At the new house, there were movers and shouting and boxes and blankets. There were many places a girl like Mabel and a boy like Sam could be tripped over or smooshed or trod upon. There was one safe place where they would not. And that is how Mabel became a Sea Captain. In this three-part picture book of moving house and imaginative play, Mabel and Sam sail the high seas of their new home; tour the intriguing museum of their living room; journey through outer space to the safety of their own beds; and discover how far afield--and how close to home--imagination can take them.
FRUIT BOWL Written and Illustrated by Mark Hoffmann PRH/Knopf - 6/12/18
Who belongs in the fruit bowl? Apples, check. Blueberries, check. Tomato, che-- Wait, what? Tomato wants to join the other fruits, but does he belong? Using sly science (and some wisdom from a wise old raisin), Tomato proves all the fruit wrong and shows that he belongs in the bowl just as much as the next blueberry And he's bringing some unexpected friends too. The perfect mix of botany and a bunch of bananas.
UP AND DOWN: The Adventures of John Jeffries, by Don Brown Charlesbridge - 6-12-18
The incomparable Don Brown chronicles the ballooning misadventures of John Jeffries, scientist and aviation pioneer. Swept up by the European ballooning craze of the 1780s, Dr. John Jeffries longed to become the first person to fly across the English Channel. But first he had to outwit a rascally copilot, keep the balloon from bursting, and avoid crashing into the sea. The good doctor's quick-thinking solutions will surprise young readers--and keep them giggling. Orbis Pictus and Sibert Honor winner Don Brown tells this quirky true story with his usual accuracy and heart.