Harry Potter fans, rejoice! A new picture book biography about J. K. Rowling was published this week. It’s geared towards middle grade readers, is illustrated with cut-paper art, filled with details about every stage of Rowling’s life, and includes famous quotes, key lessons from her life and additional resources. Not only informative, but completely inspiring and perfect for International Women’s Day.
A young girl shows us around her island, all of its whimsical intricacies built by the workings of her imagination. It’s a place without a name where the flowers are always blooming and where thousands of birds roam. It’s magical. You’re welcome, too, but only if you’re the hopeful, wish-making, dreaming kind. A charming ode to children and their endless creativity and inventiveness.
What will tomorrow bring? Most likely it’ll entail a sky with a certain degree of blue, breakfast in the kitchen and an open door to the outside world. Whatever tomorrow will bring — pondered and wondered about by kids everywhere right before bedtime — just might turn out to be more wonderful and strange than they think. A poignant book for nightly reading and tomorrow-dreaming with a clever reassurance to all readers to expect something good. Expect something funny. Expect something lovely. Expect the unexpected.
It’s true that many marshmallows live ordinary lives, but look out for the ones who dare to imagine that there is more to life than learning to be squishy and stand in rows, for they are capable of extraordinary things. Whether you dream a little — or a lot — this sweet, funny and whimsical book is an inspiring reminder to do so!
Frankfurt is a unique urban daschund with decidedly eccentric tastes but something he just can’t get behind is his name. Oh how he despises the name Frankfurt! How can anyone take a dog that resembles a sausage seriously with a name like that? He puts a plan in motion to communicate this aversion to his owner Pierre and hopefully he can get the message through, loud and clear! An entertaining and humorous story that will makes us wonder if we’ll ever truly understand the depths of canine thought.