This charming story is about friendship, sharing and how teamwork and compromise can bring big — and delicious — ideas to life. And it’s a lovely reminder of the importance of breaking bread together and coming together as a community.
“With a rain of gold on silver hills, the sun offers its last light before leaving for the night.”
Night is falling and Grandpa tells Miyuki that it’s bedtime but she’s “busy playing and trying to push back time.” She thinks of one more thing — which turns into a long string of “one more things”— that she needs to finish preparing for tomorrow. Illustrator Seng Soun Ratanavanh’s art and palette are some sort of wonderful otherworldly dream. Time for Bed, Miyuki is an enchanting, poetic tale to settle down with at the end of the day. One of our favorites published this year.
Things are abuzz with anticipation and excitement — Aunt Esme and Uncle Jax are expecting a baby and Loretta is out to find the perfect gift for baby Gabe. Loretta struggles to come up with something special, but eventually she learns that sometimes the best gifts are the intangible ones. A sweet and heartfelt story.
In this lovely introduction to weather changes and seasons, we follow a pair of squirrels as they scamper about and scuttle up and down trees, spending time with their owl friend throughout the year. Richard Jones’ illustrations sing with gorgeous color and texture. It’s a great first science book for budding naturalists and little ones learning about seasons, science and the world around them.