Harold Loves His Woolly Hat

Harold Loves His Woolly Hat | Avery and Augustine

There’s nothing more that Harold loves than his woolly hat.  It makes him feel very special and not a day goes by when he doesn’t wear it.  When a crow suddenly swoops down and takes his prized possession, he is resolute to recover it.  Until he sees something that changes his mind...and heart.  A heartwarming story about what we gain by giving up our possessions.

Harold Loves His Woolly Hat was written and illustrated by Vern Kousky and published by Schwartz & Wade Books.

Sometimes Rain

Sometimes Rain | Avery and Augustine
Sometimes Rain | Avery and Augustine
Sometimes Rain | Avery and Augustine

Sometimes Rain’s playful, lyrical text takes readers on a jaunt through the seasons.  It assures them that though there are changes throughout the year, there will always be constants — like friendship.  Diana Sudyka’s illustrations are lighthearted and lovely and though Meg Fleming’s text is simple and succinct, it is so satisfying.  This celebration of the seasons could easily become a new bedtime favorite for little ones.

Sometimes Rain was written by Meg Fleming, illustrated by Diana Sudyka and published by Beach Lane Books.

Found

Found | Avery and Augustine
Found | Avery and Augustine
Found | Avery and Augustine

Jenn is no stranger to lost dogs, having lost her Prudence a while back.  One day she comes across a little brown furry stray and despite a few mischievous missteps on the pup’s part during his first day at Jenn’s house, she embraces him wholeheartedly.  But one day she finds out that he does indeed have an owner — someone who misses him and is looking for him.  She has a tearful decision to make.  A poignant and hopeful wordless story about love and being brave enough to open up your heart again to the possibility of loss.

Found was written by Jeff Newman, illustrated by Larry Day and published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

Mom and Me, Me and Mom

Mom and Me, Me and Mom | Avery and Augustine
Mom and Me, Me and Mom | Avery and Augustine
Mom and Me, Me and Mom | Avery and Augustine
Mom and Me, Me and Mom | Avery and Augustine

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.

Mom and Me, Me and Mom was written and illustrated by Miguel Tanco and published by Chronicle Books.  It’ll be out on March 26.