SEEDS, by Carme Lemniscates, Candlewick Studio

Striking illustrations and a simple narrative celebrate the potential of seeds, literal and metaphorical. Some seeds are whisked away by the wind, while others are carried by creatures to their destinations. Once seeds find their spot, they go through breathtaking transformations, multiplying in number and size and thriving in even the most unseemly places. We … Continue reading SEEDS, by Carme Lemniscates, Candlewick Studio

KINDNESS MAKES US STRONG, by Sophie Beer, Dial Books for Young Readers, Penguin Random House

Whether we share a toy or include someone in a game, all acts of kindness – no matter how big or small – make the world a better place. Kindness is doing what you can, where you are, with what you have, and in Kindness Makes Us Strong, Sophie Beer introduces us to a bunch of … Continue reading KINDNESS MAKES US STRONG, by Sophie Beer, Dial Books for Young Readers, Penguin Random House

RISE UP: ORDINARY KIDS WITH EXTRAORDINARY STORIES, by Amanda Li, Illustrated by Amy Blackwell, Andrews McMeel Publishing

WINNER OF THE BLUE PETER BOOK AWARDS 2020___________ "An inspirational book telling the tales of 29 amazing children. Children who have triumphed, overcome and persevered. Children who would put most grown ups to shame!" - Konnie Huq___________This book tells the stories of girls and boys from around the world and the challenges they have faced … Continue reading RISE UP: ORDINARY KIDS WITH EXTRAORDINARY STORIES, by Amanda Li, Illustrated by Amy Blackwell, Andrews McMeel Publishing

HAZEL AND TWIG: THE LOST EGG, by Brenna Burns Yu, Candlewick Press

Adorable mouse sisters Hazel and Twig find an egg and want to hatch it themselves -- but is it really theirs for the taking? Hazel and Twig are playing in the meadow one day when they discover an egg. "Let's hatch it together!" suggests Hazel, and they sit on it to keep it warm. But … Continue reading HAZEL AND TWIG: THE LOST EGG, by Brenna Burns Yu, Candlewick Press

MAMA BABY, by Chris Raschka, Candlewick Press

From Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka comes a sweet, simple picture book dialogue between a mother and baby, for the youngest of children. Mama and Baby clap and play hide-and-seek and pat-a-cake. Mama and Baby . . . Mama? Where did Mama go? In a series of spreads, simple, bold illustrations show a mother on one … Continue reading MAMA BABY, by Chris Raschka, Candlewick Press

BATHTIME WITH DUCKY DUCKLING, by Lucy Cousins, Candlewick Press

It's just ducky! In a waterproof format, this irresistible Lucy Cousins character makes a splash at bath time, high-chair time, or anytime. Join Ducky Duckling for an adventure in the pond! Her brilliantly colored friends are all there -- ducks, fish, and leaping frogs. Soft, squishy, and sturdy, this waterproof, wipe-clean book is perfect for … Continue reading BATHTIME WITH DUCKY DUCKLING, by Lucy Cousins, Candlewick Press

MAMA NEEDS A MINUTE, by Nicole Sloan, Andrews McMeel Publishing

From Nicole Sloan, founder of the Weird Mom Club—an inclusive Internet space for nonconforming moms—Mama Needs a Minute is an affirming, entertaining book for moms and toddlers to share. All about balancing a mama's needs with those of her kiddos, this sweet story teaches that love can look a lot of different ways. For kids, … Continue reading MAMA NEEDS A MINUTE, by Nicole Sloan, Andrews McMeel Publishing

HOPPY FLOPPY’S CARROT HUNT, by Educational Insights, Candlewick Entertainment

Help a determined bunny find a carrot of every color in this egg-shaped lift-the-flap board book based on the best-selling game. Everyone can find an orange carrot, but what if you're looking for a carrot of a different color? Hoppy Floppy the rabbit is combing the forest floor for carrots in all the colors of … Continue reading HOPPY FLOPPY’S CARROT HUNT, by Educational Insights, Candlewick Entertainment

Hello World, I’m Back!

It's been a real whirlwind of stress lately for all; that goes without saying, but for me, it's been even more stressful getting ready to open a new business. Renovations are going well: gutting, tearing down, plumbing, electrical, structural-foundation repairs, planning, planning, and more planning. Promotional work begins in January 2021. Applications will go out … Continue reading Hello World, I’m Back!

EIGHT WILL FALL, by Sarah Harian, Henry Holt & Company Books For Young Readers, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

In a land where magic is outlawed, eight criminals led by seventeen-year-old Larkin are sent on a mission to kill an ancient evil that plagues their kingdom. Descending into an underground realm full of unspeakable horrors, Larkin and her party must use their forbidden magic to survive what lies in wait, teeth sharp and jaws … Continue reading EIGHT WILL FALL, by Sarah Harian, Henry Holt & Company Books For Young Readers, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group