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

PLAYING WITH COLLAGE, LEARN THE ART OF COLLAGE FROM A MASTER, by Jeannie Baker, Candlewick Studios

With this gem of a book, readers are invited to trust their instincts -- and play -- as they follow the advice of an award-winning collage artist. Whether using dried flowers or tiny shells, spaghetti or postage stamps, Jeannie Baker draws from the world around her to make work that is singularly beautiful and imaginative. … Continue reading PLAYING WITH COLLAGE, LEARN THE ART OF COLLAGE FROM A MASTER, by Jeannie Baker, Candlewick Studios

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

IN THE HOUSE IN THE DARK OF WOODS, by Laird Hunt, Little, Brown & Company/Hachette Book Group

In this horror story set in colonial New England, a law-abiding Puritan woman goes missing. Or perhaps she has fled or abandoned her family. Or perhaps she's been kidnapped, and set loose to wander in the dense woods of the north. Alone and possibly lost, she meets another woman in the forest. Then everything changes. … Continue reading IN THE HOUSE IN THE DARK OF WOODS, by Laird Hunt, Little, Brown & Company/Hachette Book Group

ANIMAL CAMOUFLAGE, SEARCH AND FIND, by Sarah Dennis & Sam Hutchinson, Princeton Architectural Press

In a world where majestic creatures soar, scatter, prance, and pounce through beautiful natural habitats, astounding discoveries and fascinating facts are waiting to be discovered in this beautifully designed book, which combines intricate paper-cut art with hidden-picture fun. Sarah Dennis's incredible paper-cut illustrations bring to life seven wondrous regions of the world (Africa, Asia, Europe, … Continue reading ANIMAL CAMOUFLAGE, SEARCH AND FIND, by Sarah Dennis & Sam Hutchinson, Princeton Architectural Press

WYCHWOOD, by George Mann, Titan Books

After losing her job and her partner in one fell swoop, journalist Elspeth Reeves is back in her mother’s house in the sleepy village of Wilsby-under-Wychwood, wondering where it all went wrong. Then a body is found in the neighbouring Wychwoods: a woman ritually slaughtered, with cryptic symbols scattered around her corpse. Elspeth recognizes these … Continue reading WYCHWOOD, by George Mann, Titan Books