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Publishing this Month: May 2021

last updated 01 May 2021

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May is in full bloom and with a new month comes Bright reads we have been anxiously awaiting! Read along to see the titles hitting shelves this month, and the lovely art going along with them!

Artwork by Tilia Rand-Bell

Groom, Poop, Game

Two Grooms on a Cake, illustrated by Robbie Cathro, written by Rob Sanders | May 4 with Little Bee Books

Peek-A-Poop, illustrated by Sofie Kenens, written by Anne Lamb | May 4 with HarperCollins

We Got Game, illustrated by Sarah Green, written by Aileen Weintraub | May 4 with Running Press Kids

Oliver, Spark, Move

Oliver’s Lollipop, illustrated by Andrés Landazabal, written by Allison Wortche | May 4 with Penguin Random House

Sparkella, illustrated by Kim Barnes, written by Channing Tatum | May 4 with Feiwel and Friends

We Move The World, illustrated by Nabi H. Ali, written by Kari Lavelle | May 4 with HarperCollins


Fearless World Traveler: Adventures of Marianne North, illustrated by Becca Stadtlander, written by Laurie Lawlor | May 11 with Holiday House

Ruby’s Reunion Day Dinner, illustrated by Jestenia Southerland, written by Angela Dalton | May 18 with HarperCollins

Last Chance Books, illustrated by Sarah Long | May 18 with HarperTeen


Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating, illustrated by Nabi H. Ali, written by Adiba Jaigirdar | May 25 with Page Street Kids

This Is Ruby, illustrated by Alea Marley, written by Sara O’Leary | May 25 with Tundra Books

Piglette’s Perfect Surprise, illustrated by Eva Byrne | May 25 with Viking


The Gravity Tree, illustrated by Yas Imamura, written by Anna Crowley Redding | May 25 with HarperCollins

What Are Your Words, illustrated by Andy Passchier, written by Katherine Locke | May 25 with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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