WELCOME TO YOUR WORLD, by Smriti Prasadam-Halls, Illustrated by Jaime Kim, Candlewick Press

Stunning artwork accompanies a beautiful verse about belonging...

OUR FAVORITE DAY, by Joowon Oh, Candlewick Press

Charmingly detailed illustrations help tell a touching tale of the bond between grandparent and grandchild in a quiet yet powerful debut. "Thursdays are my favorite days." "Mine, too." Every morning Papa follows his normal routine. He drinks his tea, waters his plants, tidies up, and takes the bus into town. Papa enjoys his daily tasks, … Continue reading OUR FAVORITE DAY, by Joowon Oh, Candlewick Press

MINOR PROPHETS, by Jimmy Cajoleas, Amulet Books, Abrams, Hachette Book Group, Penguin Random House

After their mother’s death, two siblings must navigate the strange world of the occult in this thrilling YA mystery Lee has always seen visions: cats that his mother promises aren’t really there, a homeless man who he’s convinced is out to get him, and three men who give him ominous warnings in the woods. His … Continue reading MINOR PROPHETS, by Jimmy Cajoleas, Amulet Books, Abrams, Hachette Book Group, Penguin Random House

KOALA IS NOT A BEAR, by Kristin L. Gray, Illustrated by Rachel McAlister, Sterling Books

Where does Koala belong? Find out, in this sweet story of friendship and family—with fun facts about marsupials thrown in. It's Koala's first day at camp, and she thinks she's found her place in the Bear Cabin—until know-it-all Kangaroo comes along and tells Koala in no uncertain terms that she is not a bear. Koala … Continue reading KOALA IS NOT A BEAR, by Kristin L. Gray, Illustrated by Rachel McAlister, Sterling Books

A NEW HOME, by Tania de Regil, Candlewick Press

As a girl in Mexico City and a boy in New York City ponder moving to each other's locale, it becomes clear that the two cities -- and the two children -- are more alike than they might think. But I'm not sure I want to leave my home. I'm going to miss so much. … Continue reading A NEW HOME, by Tania de Regil, Candlewick Press

WHERE THE HEART IS, by Jo Knowles, Candlewick Press

If home is where the heart is, what would happen if you lost it? Compassion and humor infuse the story of a family caught in financial crisis and a girl struggling to form her own identity. It’s the first day of summer and Rachel’s thirteenth birthday. She can’t wait to head to the lake with … Continue reading WHERE THE HEART IS, by Jo Knowles, Candlewick Press

STALKED, A GRIPPING TRUE STORY, by Alison Hewitt, Panmacmillan, PGC

Alison Hewitt was in the midst of training to be a family doctor when she met Al Amin Dhalla through an exclusive dating agency. He was a seemingly respectable businessman from Canada, so attentive and caring it was easy to ignore the warning signs - until he started, step by step, to take over her … Continue reading STALKED, A GRIPPING TRUE STORY, by Alison Hewitt, Panmacmillan, PGC

THE ENCHANTED LIFE, UNLOCKING THE MAGIC OF THE EVERYDAY, by Sharon Blackie, Ambrosia Publishing

  Enchantment. By Dr. Sharon Blackie’s definition, a vivid sense of belongingness to a rich and many-layered world, a profound and whole-hearted participation in the adventure of life. Enchantment is a natural, spontaneous human tendency — one we possess as children, but lose, through social and cultural pressures, as we grow older. It is an … Continue reading THE ENCHANTED LIFE, UNLOCKING THE MAGIC OF THE EVERYDAY, by Sharon Blackie, Ambrosia Publishing