PICK A PUMPKIN, by Patricia Toht, Illustrated by Jarvis, Candlewick Press

Pick a pumpkin from the patch. Tall and lean or short and fat. Vivid orange, ghostly white, or speckled green, might be just right. Pairing a wonderfully rhythmic read-aloud text with expressive retro illustrations, author Patricia Toht and illustrator Jarvis capture all the excitement and familial feeling of a favorite holiday tradition. Readers will be … Continue reading PICK A PUMPKIN, by Patricia Toht, Illustrated by Jarvis, Candlewick Press

THE RIGHT ONE FOR RODERIC, by Violeta Noy, Candlewick Press

All ghosts wear white sheets. That’s just what ghosts do. White sheets are good for haunting people, and they make the ghosts feel like part of one big family. But one little ghost named Roderic wants to wear something different. He tries all sorts of things: a bag, a rug, a boot. Can he find … Continue reading THE RIGHT ONE FOR RODERIC, by Violeta Noy, Candlewick Press

THE SNOW LEOPARD: GHOST OF THE MOUNTAINS, by Justin Anderson, Illustrated by Patrick Benson, Candlewick Press

Look! A line of paw prints in the snow. Follow the tracks to see the rare and utterly majestic snow leopard and visit her secret world. The people who live among the high peaks of the Himalayas tell stories of a mysterious animal called the gray ghost. To see one, you'd have to be very … Continue reading THE SNOW LEOPARD: GHOST OF THE MOUNTAINS, by Justin Anderson, Illustrated by Patrick Benson, Candlewick Press

THE BOY AND THE BEAR, by Tracey Corderoy, Illustrated by Sarah Massini, Nosy Crow, Candlewick Press

Friends come in all shapes and sizes and sometimes the best friends are the most unlikely of all... When a lonely little boy receives an invitation to play written on a paper boat, it seems that he has found the best friend he's been longing for - at last! But Bear isn't quite the playmate … Continue reading THE BOY AND THE BEAR, by Tracey Corderoy, Illustrated by Sarah Massini, Nosy Crow, Candlewick Press

AROUND THE TABLE THAT GRANDAD BUILT, by Melanie Heuiser Hill, Illustrated by Jaime Kim, Candlewick Press

A beautifully illustrated celebration of bounty and gratitude, family and friendship, perfect for the holidays and every day. This is the table that Grandad built. These are the sunflowers picked by my cousins, set on the table that Grandad built. In a unique take on the cumulative classic "This Is the House That Jack Built," … Continue reading AROUND THE TABLE THAT GRANDAD BUILT, by Melanie Heuiser Hill, Illustrated by Jaime Kim, Candlewick Press

WHAT DOES AN ANTEATER EAT? by Ross Collins, Nosy Crow, Candlewick Press

Anteater is hungry, but he has completely forgotten what anteaters eat. Baffled and with his tummy rumbling, he consults the other animals. But Sloth is too busy, Toucan is clueless, and Crocodile has his own mouth full. Maybe the ants will know - and maybe the answer isn't quite as obvious as you may think! … Continue reading WHAT DOES AN ANTEATER EAT? by Ross Collins, Nosy Crow, Candlewick Press

FIREFLY HOME, by Jane Clarke, Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup, Nosy Crow, Candlewick Press

There’s no place like home, but poor Florence Firefly is lost, and there are so many bright lights shining in the night sky she doesn’t know which way to go. She’ll need some help to find her way back home. In this brilliant interactive picture book, children can help Florence on her journey by encouraging … Continue reading FIREFLY HOME, by Jane Clarke, Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup, Nosy Crow, Candlewick Press

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR DINOSAUR, by Jason Cockcroft, Nosy Crow

What would you do if, instead of a cat or a goldfish, you had a dinosaur for a pet? Well, that's exactly what happens to the little boy in this story when an enormous egg appears at his house one day. Day by day, he learns exactly how to look after his dinosaur: what to … Continue reading HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR DINOSAUR, by Jason Cockcroft, Nosy Crow

NOAH BUILDS AN ARK, by Kate Banks, Illustrated by John Rocco, Candlewick Press MUST OWN

A storm is coming -- a big one. How does a young urban boy prepare? A lovely allegorical story about ecology and caring inspired by the ancient tale of stewardship. While his family readies his townhouse for an approaching storm, boarding up windows and laying in groceries, Noah heads to the back garden, where beetles … Continue reading NOAH BUILDS AN ARK, by Kate Banks, Illustrated by John Rocco, Candlewick Press MUST OWN