HIKE, by Peter Oswald, Candlewick Press

Take to the trails for a celebration of nature -- and a day spent with dad. In the cool and quiet early light of morning, a father and child wake up. Today they're going on a hike. Follow the duo into the mountains as they witness the magic of the wilderness, overcome challenges, and play … Continue reading HIKE, by Peter Oswald, Candlewick Press

LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE, by Jessica Courtney-Tickle, Big Picture Press/Candlewick Press

  One white and snowy night, a little Christmas tree stands alone in the forest. Everything is white and lifeless. As the night goes on, there are signs of life: an orange fox, a red-breasted robin, a cloud of fireflies. By the end of the book, the little Christmas tree is transformed by nature. Another … Continue reading LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE, by Jessica Courtney-Tickle, Big Picture Press/Candlewick Press

HALLOWDENE, THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT, by George Mann, Titan Books

  Book Two: Former London journalist Elspeth Reeves is trying to carve a new life for herself in the sleepy Oxfordshire countryside until she's sent to cover the excavation of a notorious local witch's grave. Three hundred years ago, her name mixed up with murder and black magic, Agnes Levett was hanged and then buried … Continue reading HALLOWDENE, THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT, by George Mann, Titan Books

WHAT SHOULD BE WILD, by Julia Fine, Harper Collins

“Delightful and darkly magical. Julia Fine has written a beautiful modern myth, a coming-of-age story for a girl with a worrisome power over life and death. I loved it.”  —Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful SymmetryIn this darkly funny, striking debut, a highly unusual young woman must venture into the … Continue reading WHAT SHOULD BE WILD, by Julia Fine, Harper Collins