Sydney the Skunk is conent to stay in holed up in their burrow, but his best friend, Taylor the Hedgehog, has other, more adventurous plans. This is an absolutely charming tale of how best friends can inspire us to do big, exciting things and are there to comfort us when our big plans don't turn out as expected. Hocking's spirited illustrations add to the delight of this story, and have me seriously considering a jaunty scarf trend in the Fall.
This charming story is written in the perfect dog voice! Poor George wants to be good, he hopes he'll be good... but as we all know sometimes wanting to be good isn't enough to really be good. In high contrast color design, Oh no, George is a story of temptation and redemption... isn't it? George? ... George!
Bright pastel illustrations accentuate this engaging and heart-warming story of friendship and acceptance. If you loved Barbara Cooney's Miss Rumphius, I'm betting you'll love this darling story too.
Celebrate the unabashed joy and chaos of a day at the neighborhood pool is effortlessly organized by Davies' unexpected rhyme scheme and rich vocabulary. Full of onomonopias and adventure, Bubbles...UP! is a refreshing dip in the pool of hot summer releases.
The perfect book for 4-6 year olds! Just a touch of a scare to make it really funny. Also, as an added bonus; [spoiler alert!] Pete does a spectacular job using his words and standing up for himself in the face of a monster who's just eaten him.
What a wonderful story of friendship, courage, and counting! This has been a smash hit at Carmichael's Kids storytimes and will be featured on our back to school book display. My favorite new release of the summer!
As a life-long lover of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, I wasn't sure what to think about a modern twist on my beloved March girls. But Khan (author of Amina's Voice) has done a beautiful job of incorporating this classic into the 21st century. More to the Story follows young wanna-be journalist Jameela and her sisters through a rough year of unexpected loss, school challenges, and new friendships. I loved More to the Story, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that there will be more to the Mirza sisters' story in the future.
This is one of my all-time favorite reads. By bestselling author of the Matched series, Ally Condie, Summerlost is a coming-of-age mystery that has secrets adventures, summer freedom, and a Shakespeare festival, but it also speaks honestly about love, loss and how the right friendships at the right time can help you move forward.
If you grew up in the 90s wanting to be Meg Ryan like I did, you are going to love Waiting for Tom Hanks. The RomCom references flow deep and there are tropes a plenty, but there were definitely a few surprises in store. If you're looking for a low-stress, high-fun, rainy weekend on the couch read, Waiting for Tom Hanks will not disappoint. Can't wait for the film release! Drew Danforth strikes me as a Chris Evans-type. ;)
The latest mystery from the author of Gone, Baby, Gone, Shutter Island, and Mystic River. And in typical Dennis Lehane fashion, the moment you think you know what's happening everything shifts and everything you thought you knew is quickly unraveling. Since We Fell is the emotional rollercoaster that you immediately get back in line to ride again!