NANA SAYS I WILL BE FAMOUS ONE DAY, By Ann Stott, Illustrated by Andrew Joyner, Candlewick Press

School event? Ball game? Nana is there. But who will cheer on Nana after she takes a tumble? A sweet and spirited intergenerational story.Nana cheers the loudest at her grandson’s basketball game. She dances in the aisles at the spring concert. She yells at the umpire that he needs to get his eyes checked when … Continue reading NANA SAYS I WILL BE FAMOUS ONE DAY, By Ann Stott, Illustrated by Andrew Joyner, Candlewick Press

IF YOU TAKE AWAY THE OTTER, by Susannah Buhrman-Deever, Illustrated by Matthew Trueman, Candlewick Press

On the Pacific Coast of North America, sea otters play, dive, and hunt for sea urchins, crabs, abalone, and fish in the lush kelp forests beneath the waves. But there was a time when people hunted the otters almost to extinction. Without sea otters to eat them, an army of hungry sea urchins grew and … Continue reading IF YOU TAKE AWAY THE OTTER, by Susannah Buhrman-Deever, Illustrated by Matthew Trueman, Candlewick Press

KAIA AND THE BEES, by Maribeth Boelts, Illustrated by Angela Dominguez, Candlewick Press

The author of Those Shoes and an award-winning illustrator team up for the story of a girl who tries to overcome her fear of bees to see how amazing they are. Kaia is the brave type. Like hottest-hot-pepper brave. But there is one thing that scares her: BEES! And right now, thousands of bees live on her … Continue reading KAIA AND THE BEES, by Maribeth Boelts, Illustrated by Angela Dominguez, Candlewick Press

MY GREEN DAY, by Melanie Walsh, Candlewick Press

Turn the innovative shaped pages to reveal ten ways in which every child can make their day greener. With a helpful explanation to back up every activity, this is the perfect picture book for teaching young children the importance of conserving the world around them. Out 2020 40 Pages MY THOUGHTS: I received this book … Continue reading MY GREEN DAY, by Melanie Walsh, Candlewick Press

INCREDIBLE JOBS YOU’VE (PROBABLY) NEVER HEARD OF, by Natalie Labarre, Nosy Crow/Candlewick Press

Do you know what you want to do when you grow up? Why not work as a babysitter . . . for sloths? Or become a farmer . . . of corpses? You might even grow up to be someone who gets paid to actually sleep on the job! From taste testers to dinosaur dusters, … Continue reading INCREDIBLE JOBS YOU’VE (PROBABLY) NEVER HEARD OF, by Natalie Labarre, Nosy Crow/Candlewick Press

ALBA AND THE OCEAN CLEANUP, by Lara Hawthorne, Big Picture Press/Candlewick Press

Alba the fish has spent her entire life collecting precious objects that drift down to the ocean floor. From delicate shells to brightly colored coral, each year on her birthday she gathers one more precious item. But over the years, Alba notices her collection is losing its sparkle and that the world is changing. There … Continue reading ALBA AND THE OCEAN CLEANUP, by Lara Hawthorne, Big Picture Press/Candlewick Press

A CASTAWAY IN CORNWALL, by Julie Klassen, Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group

Laura Callaway daily walks the windswept Cornwall coast, known for many shipwrecks but few survivors. She feels like a castaway, set adrift on the tides of fate by the deaths of her parents and left wanting answers. Now living with her parson uncle and his parsimonious wife in North Cornwall, Laura is viewed as an … Continue reading A CASTAWAY IN CORNWALL, by Julie Klassen, Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group

DARING DARLEEN: QUEEN OF THE SCREEN, by Anne Nesbet, Candlewick Press

When a publicity stunt goes terribly wrong, twelve-year-old Darleen Darling, star of the silent film era, must defeat villains both on screen and off in this edge-of-your-seat adventure. Lights! Camera! Kidnapping?It's 1914, and Darleen Darling's film adventures collide with reality when a fake kidnapping set up by her studio becomes all too real. Suddenly Darleen finds … Continue reading DARING DARLEEN: QUEEN OF THE SCREEN, by Anne Nesbet, Candlewick Press

RISE OF ZOMBERT, by Kara LaReau, Illustrated by Ryan Andrews, Candlewick Press

Could Bert really be a zombie cat? Two friends put their brains together to find out in a wry new mystery series.While helping her best friend, Danny, film his latest horror flick, Mellie discovers a scraggly cat behind a dumpster outside the YummCo Foods factory. Mellie names the stray Bert and hides him in her … Continue reading RISE OF ZOMBERT, by Kara LaReau, Illustrated by Ryan Andrews, Candlewick Press

THINGS WE DIDN’T SAY: A NOVEL, by Amy Lynn Green, Bethany Books

Headstrong Johanna Berglund, a linguistics student at the University of Minnesota, has very definite plans for her future . . . plans that do not include returning to her hometown and the secrets and heartaches she left behind there. But the US Army wants her to work as a translator at a nearby camp for … Continue reading THINGS WE DIDN’T SAY: A NOVEL, by Amy Lynn Green, Bethany Books