ASTRO GIRL, by Ken Wilson-Max, Candlewick Press

The stars are the limit for a little girl who acts out her wish to be an astronaut -- inspired by a very special person. Astrid has loved the stars and space for as long as she can remember. "I want to be an astronaut!" she says to everyone who will listen. While her mama … Continue reading ASTRO GIRL, by Ken Wilson-Max, Candlewick Press

DAD’S CAMERA, by Ross Watkins, Illustrated By Liz Anelli, Candlewick Press

A moving portrayal of love and loss captures who -- and what -- we leave behind once we're gone. One day Dad comes home with one of those old cameras, the kind that uses film. But he doesn't take photos of the regular things people photograph. He takes pictures of his keys, his coffee cup, … Continue reading DAD’S CAMERA, by Ross Watkins, Illustrated By Liz Anelli, Candlewick Press

THE BETTER TREE FORT, by Jessica Scott Kerri, Pictures by Qin Leng, Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press

  “Let’s build a tree fort,” Russell says to his dad when they move into a house with a big maple tree in the backyard. His dad doesn’t know much about building, but he gamely follows Russell’s plan. Several trips to the lumber store later, the tree fort is done. There is no slide, balcony … Continue reading THE BETTER TREE FORT, by Jessica Scott Kerri, Pictures by Qin Leng, Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press