Countless are the ways we shape our children as they grow up but equally endless are the ways they in turn shape us as mothers. We see just how that works in Miguel Tanco’s MOM AND ME, ME AND MOM. Its sweet, endearing and clever words and illustrations show us all the unexpected ways motherhood changes us — for the better.
Joe lives in a dreary, gray city where he spends his days imagining and daydreaming. One day his vision and desire for beauty turn something tiny and ordinary into something extraordinary, spreading joy everywhere. His work reminds readers of how our efforts, though seemingly small, have the power to make a positive and wide impact.
A bakery cat named Muffin—who doubles as a night watchman—sees all and knows all that goes on in the dark of night. He knows the sounds of all the creatures that roam the streets and dark corners around his home, The Little Bear Bakery. One night he hears a mysterious “grrrrr” coming from inside the bakery that he knows FOR CERTAIN is not a bear. 😉 He goes to investigate and closes out the caJulia Sarcone-Roachse with many a surprise. This story reads like a fun, playful and suspense-filled noir film.
A chance meeting and a tinkerer’s ingenuity bring Lotta and Maurice together for an unexpected friendship and something so sensational neither of them could have ever dreamt up on their own. We can’t wait for this delightful gem of a story to be out in the world on April 2. Readers, you will absolutely not want to miss this one!
The heft of A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader makes it feel grand and immense; momentous on its first page turn yet deeply personal. It’s a collection of letters and art for readers young and old from a community of writers, artists and other notable figures who speak about the deep magic of falling headlong into a story, the transformative power of words — stories settling into us, burrowing into our souls, running through our veins and becoming a part of who we are.
Reading through compelling letter after letter is overwhelming in the best way possible. What are we without words, stories and books? Seek out a copy today, for you and the readers in your life. Profits from the book go to the New York Public Library.