Peggy by Anna Walker

Peggy by Anna Walker
When a serendipitous wind sweeps up Miss Peggy, an unassuming hen, and relocates her to a big city, a wild adventure is sure to ensue! Kids and adults will love the quirky fun that Peggy experiences as she tries to find her way home. The soft paintings depicting city life and Peggy’s excursion showcase smile-provoking experiences such as shoe shopping, popcorn eating and nesting in a furniture store! This book encourages the readers to chat about travel and tourism, chance, safety and resourcefulness. Appropriate for children in preschool.

A Piece of Cake by LeUyen Pham

A Piece of Cake by LeUyen Pham
cakeSimilar to the classic Golden Books, kids and adults alike will appreciate this new spin on a classic “mouse tale” with its bright colors and warm expressions personified in these charming animals.  Pham’s easily identifiable story elements and  illustrations not only support Common Core State Standards but also serve as  a resource to demonstrate character qualities such as bigheartedness, creativity, and innovation. Appropriate for children ages 4+

Watch the Sky by Kirsten Hubbard

Watch the Sky by Kirsten Hubbard
watchJory is fairly well adjusted for the company he keeps. His stepfather, Caleb has strict rules to which he adheres and prophesizes that because the end is coming, you must be prepared and therefore NEED to constantly look for the signs. Jory’s escape route from this reality is via school and his friends. Unfortunately, Caleb announces to Jory’s family that the time has arrived and final measures need to be made. Find out what the family is preparing for, what the danger is, what Caleb’s plans are, and what choices Jory makes in this page-turner! Appropriate for kids ages 8+

My Life in Dioramas by Tara Altebrando

My Life in Dioramas by Tara Altebrando

diaramas

In Kate Marino’s candid twelve year old point of view, Tara Altebrando’s story is laced with compassion and humor. Kids will relate to Kate’s initial aversion to change, moving, and subsequent personal growth. Having lived in New York’s Hudson Valley for a long time, the Marino family’s home is lovingly named Big Red and is full of memories. However, Kate’s parents are financially strapped and their solution is to sell their home. Kids and tweens can relate to Kate’s honest feelings, observations, and creative attempts to disrupt the unwelcome move. Kate is torn between holding on to the past or growing into the future. When she realizes that “change is hard, until it’s not” she finds a creative way to honor her old home by crafting dioramas of Big Red to honor and remember the rooms in which she and her family grew up. Appropriate for children ages 9+

1 2