Lupin Leaps In by Georgia Dunn

Lupin Leaps In by Georgia Dunn

First published online as a webcomic, Lupin Leaps In follows house cats Lupin, Elvis and Puck who report the “news” from their perspective. As they detail their lives at home with “the people” (referred to as Woman, Man, Toddler and Baby), readers are informed of all the breaking news – from the ceiling cats, the […]


Out of This World: The Surreal Art of Leonora Carrington

Out of This World: The Surreal Art of Leonora Carrington

This is a gorgeous picture book detailing the life of the surrealist artist Leonora Carrington. It begins, as many biographies do, with her childhood and how she loved to draw the animals she saw. From there, we learn about what inspired her, how she rejected becoming a “proper lady” in order to become an artist, […]


Guts by Raina Telgemeier

Guts by Raina Telgemeier

In yet another graphic memoir, young Raina struggles with anxiety about mean girls, feeling left out, food sensitivity, and a fear of getting sick and puking – all of which Telegemeier writes about with compassion and humor. She reminds us that we all experience worry and stress – it’s part of growing up – but […]


Guest: A Changeling Tale by Mary Downing Hahn

Guest: A Changeling Tale by Mary Downing Hahn

What would you do if your baby brother was snatched away and replaced with a nasty changeling? And what if it was your fault? That’s the trouble young Mollie Coverall is facing. She may never see her adorable baby brother again, her family is falling apart and the worst part is that her mother is […]


Grobblechops A Tale by Rumi

Grobblechops A Tale by Rumi

Wow! A young boy named Amir is afraid to go to bed. Not an auspicious start to a picture book — it is an overdone trope. But then this book takes off! Amir’s dad goes with Amir’s fears and begins to assure him that Amir is more frightening than the monster. Then as Amir escalates […]


One Fox; A Counting Book Thriller

One Fox; A Counting Book Thriller

This is truly a counting book thriller in that as we count we are telling an age old story about “one famished fox” with “two sly eyes” through “9 flying feathers” to a terrific ending I didn’t see coming! The art is gorgeous, the UK author an artist who trained as a theater designer. Is […]


A Map Into the World by Kao Kalia Yang

A Map Into the World by Kao Kalia Yang

A gorgeous retelling of a true event in the author’s life from the point of view of her eldest child, this picture book is a beautiful window into Hmong life in Minnesota.  A young girl moves into a new house with her parents, and grandmother. In the course of that year, her twin brothers are […]


Prince of Fire The Story of Diwali

Prince of Fire The Story of Diwali

The Ramayana retold with vibrant pictures and short but action-packed chapters! Perfect for sharing with elementary school kids the origin story of Diwali, this book is also a great resource for teens, parents,and teachers. It is after all one of the greatest adventure stories ever told, alongside the Odyssey, Arabian Nights, Beowulf, Gilgamesh, and Gawain […]


More to the Story

More to the Story

A terrific update of Little Women by a Pakistani American, More to the Story is about Jameela Mirza or just Jam (Jo March) who lives in Atlanta and writes for her middle school newspaper and her relationships with her mom, dad, 3 sisters, and one handsome family friend. Be part of a warm loving Muslim […]


Captain Rosalie

Captain Rosalie

Captain Rosalie is the heartbreaking story of one girl’s experience of World War I. It is told from a 5 year old’s point of view and it was originally a short story, now expanded to a very short novel by brilliant illustrator Isabelle Arsenault. But don’t be fooled. Although the text is short & simple […]