THORNHILL, By Pam Smy, Roaring Book Press/Mackids.com

  Parallel stories set in different times, one told in prose and one in pictures, converge as Ella unravels the mystery of the girl next door. 1982: Mary is a lonely orphan at the Thornhill Institute For Children at the very moment that it's shutting its doors. When her few friends are all adopted or … Continue reading THORNHILL, By Pam Smy, Roaring Book Press/Mackids.com

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ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, A GRAPHIC NOVEL, Adapted by Mariah Marsden, Illustrated by Brenna Thummler, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Schoolyard rivalries. Baking disasters. Puffed sleeves. Explore the violet vales and glorious green of Avonlea in this spirited adaptation. The magic of L.M. Montgomery’s treasured classic is reimagined in a whimsically-illustrated graphic novel adaptation perfect for newcomers and kindred spirits alike. When Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert decide to adopt an orphan who can help manage … Continue reading ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, A GRAPHIC NOVEL, Adapted by Mariah Marsden, Illustrated by Brenna Thummler, Andrews McMeel Publishing

A NEARER MOON, By Melanie Crowder, Simon & Schuster/Kids

In a small river village where the water is cursed, a girl’s bravery—and the existence of magic—could mean the difference between life and death in this elegant, luminous tale from the author of Parched and Audacity. Along a lively river, in a village raised on stilts, lives a girl named Luna. All her life she … Continue reading A NEARER MOON, By Melanie Crowder, Simon & Schuster/Kids

LOST CHILDREN OF THE FAR ISLANDS, By Emily Raabe, Random House Kids

Twins Gus and Leo and their little sister, Ila, live a quiet life in Maine—until their mother falls ill, and it becomes clear her strength is fading because she is protecting them from a terrible evil. Soon the children are swept off to a secret island far in the sea, where they discover a hidden … Continue reading LOST CHILDREN OF THE FAR ISLANDS, By Emily Raabe, Random House Kids

DRAW LIKE AN ARTIST POP ART, by Patricia Geis, Princeton Architectural Press

When Pop Art burst on the art scene in the 1950s as a reaction against abstract expressionism, it found instant favor with its colorful use of images from advertising, signs, soup cans, Coke bottles, and even comic strips. This playfulness is front and center in Draw Like an Artist: Pop Art: a collection of eighteen … Continue reading DRAW LIKE AN ARTIST POP ART, by Patricia Geis, Princeton Architectural Press

DRAW LIKE AN ARTIST, A SELF-PORTRAIT SKETCHBOOK, by Patricia Geis, Princeton Architectural Press

How would you draw yourself if you were Vincent van Gogh? Pablo Picasso? Or Frida Kahlo? Draw Like an Artist offers examples of self-portraits from eighteen masters, accompanied by thought-provoking questions and a matching canvas. The result is a fun-filled artistic journey for young artists of any skill level to create self-portraits in the style … Continue reading DRAW LIKE AN ARTIST, A SELF-PORTRAIT SKETCHBOOK, by Patricia Geis, Princeton Architectural Press

LOVE, MAMA, by Jeanette Bradley, Roaring Book Press/Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group (mackids.com)

With a heartwarming story and tender illustrations, Jeanette Bradley's debut picture book Love, Mama is perfect for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, and any day when a child needs a reminder of the strength of a mother's love. When Mama leaves her young penguin Kipling, he knows she'll return home soon—yet he still can't help but … Continue reading LOVE, MAMA, by Jeanette Bradley, Roaring Book Press/Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group (mackids.com)

ELISABETH’S LISTS, by Lulah Ellender, Granta Books

Many years after the death of her grandmother, Lulah Ellender inherited a curious object - a book of handwritten lists. On the face of it, Elisabeth's lists seemed rather ordinary - shopping lists, items to be packed for a foreign trip, a tally of the eggs laid by her hens. But from these everyday fragments, … Continue reading ELISABETH’S LISTS, by Lulah Ellender, Granta Books

TORN, by Rowenna Miller, Orbit Books/Hachette Book Group

TORN is the first book in an enchanting debut fantasy series featuring a seamstress who stitches magic into clothing, and the mounting political uprising that forces her to choose between her family and her ambitions, for fans of The Queen of the Tearling. Sophie is a dressmaker who has managed to open her own shop … Continue reading TORN, by Rowenna Miller, Orbit Books/Hachette Book Group

ANIMAL CAMOUFLAGE, SEARCH AND FIND, by Sarah Dennis & Sam Hutchinson, Princeton Architectural Press

In a world where majestic creatures soar, scatter, prance, and pounce through beautiful natural habitats, astounding discoveries and fascinating facts are waiting to be discovered in this beautifully designed book, which combines intricate paper-cut art with hidden-picture fun. Sarah Dennis's incredible paper-cut illustrations bring to life seven wondrous regions of the world (Africa, Asia, Europe, … Continue reading ANIMAL CAMOUFLAGE, SEARCH AND FIND, by Sarah Dennis & Sam Hutchinson, Princeton Architectural Press