SEA GLASS SUMMER, by Michelle Houts, Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline, Candlewick Press

Author Michelle Houts and illustrator Bagram Ibatoulline explore the magic of one of the seaside's greatest wonders and the bonds that link us through time. One summer, a boy named Thomas visits his grandmother at her seaside cottage. She gives him a magnifying glass that once belonged to his grandfather, and with it Thomas explores … Continue reading SEA GLASS SUMMER, by Michelle Houts, Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline, Candlewick Press

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

MR. POSEY’S NEW GLASSES, by Ted Kooser, Illustrated by Daniel Duncan, Candlewick Press

In a charming tale of an elderly man and his obliging young friend, former poet laureate Ted Kooser and newcomer Daniel Duncan invite us to look at the world with fresh eyes. Mr. Posey is feeling gloomy. Everything seems dull. Maybe he needs new glasses? Perhaps a trip to the Cheer Up Thrift Shop with … Continue reading MR. POSEY’S NEW GLASSES, by Ted Kooser, Illustrated by Daniel Duncan, Candlewick Press

BABYMOON, by Hayley Barrett, Illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal, Candlewick Press

A newborn family spends a quiet day together. It's their babymoon—a time set apart for them to bond, to rest, and to fall in love. Illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal. Out March 14, 2019 32 Pages approx. MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion. This is a book about family, love … Continue reading BABYMOON, by Hayley Barrett, Illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal, Candlewick Press

HOLY SQUAWKAMOLE! LITTLE RED HEN MAKES GUACAMOLE, Retold by Susan Wood, Illustrated by Laura Gonzalez, Sterling Children’s Books

This tasty take on the classic Little Red Hen story has a deliciously spicy twist! Yum, guacamole! That’s what Little Red Hen craves, and she could use some help gathering and mashing the ingredients. So she asks her friends, including an armadillo, snake, and an iguana, to lend a hand. Everyone just says “no.” But … Continue reading HOLY SQUAWKAMOLE! LITTLE RED HEN MAKES GUACAMOLE, Retold by Susan Wood, Illustrated by Laura Gonzalez, Sterling Children’s Books

SOME DAYS, by Kren Kaufman Orloff, Illustrated by Ziyue Chen, Sterling Children Books

“Some days are chocolate pudding pie days. Kites up in the sky days. Jumping super high days.” This rhyming picture book—from the author of the bestselling I Wanna Iguana series and Miles of Smiles—is a moving, powerful, delightful exploration of a child’s shifting feelings.   Come along and follow a year in the life of … Continue reading SOME DAYS, by Kren Kaufman Orloff, Illustrated by Ziyue Chen, Sterling Children Books

MY LIFE IN SMILEY, IT’S ALL GOOD, by Anne Kalicky, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Follow the middle school misadventures of Max, as recorded in his hilarious Diary of a Wimpy Kid–style journal that is unconventionally illustrated with the internationally recognized emoticons of the SmileyWorld brand. Age Level: 8-12 Grade Level: 3rd and up Warning: Do not read before 2126! My Life in Smiley: It's All Good is meant strictly … Continue reading MY LIFE IN SMILEY, IT’S ALL GOOD, by Anne Kalicky, Andrews McMeel Publishing

NIGHTFALL, COLORING BOOK, Illustrated by Maria Trolle, Gibbs Smith

A collection from Sweden’s newest coloring book sensation, available in North America for the first time. Maria Trolle’s Twilight Garden coloring book collection sets itself apart from the competition with its romantic sophistication. Striking black endpapers and white-on-black printed imagery dispersed throughout lend this hardbound edition a luxurious feel. Artists will fall head over heels … Continue reading NIGHTFALL, COLORING BOOK, Illustrated by Maria Trolle, Gibbs Smith

PEOPLE AND STORIES OF CANADA TO 1867, by Michel Visser-Wikkerink and E. Leigh Syms, Portage & Main Press

Take a look at life in Canada from very early times until 1867. The history of Canada is presented in exciting stories about different people and intriguing events, including wars, betrayals, and acts of heroism. To help make history come alive, People and Stories of Canada to 1867 includes: hundreds of vibrant illustrations, pictures, and … Continue reading PEOPLE AND STORIES OF CANADA TO 1867, by Michel Visser-Wikkerink and E. Leigh Syms, Portage & Main Press

THE CASTLE IN THE MIST, by Amy Ephron, Philomel Publishing

DESCRIPTION: Kindle Edition, 192 pages Published February 7th 2017 by Philomel Books ISBN13 9780399546990 Edition Language English Tess and Max travel behind the walls of a magical castle where wishes really do come true—if the hawthorne trees don’t get you first. Tess and Max are sent to the English countryside for the summer and long … Continue reading THE CASTLE IN THE MIST, by Amy Ephron, Philomel Publishing