BABY CLOWN, by Kara LaReau(Geisel Honor Winner), Illustrated by Matthew Cordell(Caldecott Medal Winner), Candlewick Press

Applause and crying babies... how do they go together? If you're a clown in a circus, you know the answer.

BEGONE THE RAGGEDY WITCHES, by Celine Kiernan, Candlewick Press

When witches kidnap her dad, Mup is swept up in a wild tide of magic that carries her to another world. Can she reunite her family and find her way back? On the night that Aunty dies, the raggedy witches come for Mup's family. Pale, cold, and relentless, the witches will do anything for the … Continue reading BEGONE THE RAGGEDY WITCHES, by Celine Kiernan, Candlewick Press

LOVE, PENELOPE, by Joanne Rocklin, Illustrated by Lucy Knisley, Amulet Books/Abrams Books, Hachette Book Group

Penny is excited to welcome her new sibling, so throughout her mom’s pregnancy she writes letters to it (not it, YOU!). She introduces herself (Penelope, but she prefers “Penny”) and their moms (Sammy and Becky). She brags about their home city, Oakland, California (the weather, the Bay, and the Golden State Warriors) and shares the … Continue reading LOVE, PENELOPE, by Joanne Rocklin, Illustrated by Lucy Knisley, Amulet Books/Abrams Books, Hachette Book Group

AN UNSUITABLE MATCH, Joanna Trollope, Publishers Group Canada, Pan Macmillan

Rose Woodrowe is getting married to Tyler Masson—a wonderful, sensitive man who is head-over-heels in love with her. The only problem? This isn’t the first time for either of them. And when you marry later in life there are a lot more people to consider. Like Rose’s daughter, Laura, who remembers her mom’s first marriage … Continue reading AN UNSUITABLE MATCH, Joanna Trollope, Publishers Group Canada, Pan Macmillan