NOAH BUILDS AN ARK, by Kate Banks, Illustrated by John Rocco, Candlewick Press MUST OWN

A storm is coming -- a big one. How does a young urban boy prepare? A lovely allegorical story about ecology and caring inspired by the ancient tale of stewardship. While his family readies his townhouse for an approaching storm, boarding up windows and laying in groceries, Noah heads to the back garden, where beetles … Continue reading NOAH BUILDS AN ARK, by Kate Banks, Illustrated by John Rocco, Candlewick Press MUST OWN

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ANGRY COOKIE, by Laura Dockrill, Illustrated by Maria Karipidou, Walker Books, Candlewick Press BAD REVIEW

Famed spoken-word poet Laura Dockrill's hilarious read-aloud about an outraged baked good! Oooohhh . . . not you again! AGGGHH It's so bright! . . . Close this book this very second, you nosy noodle! Cookie has woken up on the wrong side of the bed and is very angry. You want to know why? … Continue reading ANGRY COOKIE, by Laura Dockrill, Illustrated by Maria Karipidou, Walker Books, Candlewick Press BAD REVIEW

A GREEN PLACE TO BE: THE CREATION OF CENTRAL PARK, by Ashley Benham Yazdani, Candlewick Press

How did Central Park become a vibrant gem in the heart of New York City? Follow the visionaries behind the plan as it springs to green life. In 1858, New York City was growing so fast that new roads and tall buildings threatened to swallow up the remaining open space. The people needed a green … Continue reading A GREEN PLACE TO BE: THE CREATION OF CENTRAL PARK, by Ashley Benham Yazdani, Candlewick Press

YOU ARE THE LIGHT, by Aaron Becker, Candlewick Studio, Candlewick Press

With a wondrously simple die-cut book, the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of the Journey trilogy brings his talents further into the light. This is the light that brings the day. Open this beautiful book to find a graphic yellow sun surrounded by a halo of bright die-cut circles. Now hold the page up to the light … Continue reading YOU ARE THE LIGHT, by Aaron Becker, Candlewick Studio, Candlewick Press

100 CUPBOARDS SERIES, by N.D. Wilson, Yearling and Bluefire

100 Cupboards is a 2007 fantasy children's book by N. D. Wilson. The first book in the 100 Cupboards Trilogy, it is followed by Dandelion Fire and The Chestnut King. Readers who love Percy Jackson, the Unwanteds, and Beyonders will discover that 100 cupboards mean 100 opportunities for adventure! The bestselling and highly acclaimed 100 … Continue reading 100 CUPBOARDS SERIES, by N.D. Wilson, Yearling and Bluefire