The Forever Garden

The Forever Garden By:  Laurel Snyder and Samantha Cotterill A friendship blossoms as a garden grows.  Young Laurel enjoys watching her elderly neighbor, Honey, tend to her garden throughout the seasons.  She watches her cover her plants in the cold, train the peas to climb a trellis, and sing to her kale plants.  Honey shares […]

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The Someday Suitcase

The Someday Suitcase By:  Corey Ann Haydu Ten-year-olds Danny and Clover have been best friends their whole life.  They complement each other perfectly.  Clover is thoughtful and quiet and loves science while Danny is chatty and funny and loves art.  In fact, they are so close that Clover thinks they are symbiotic.  When Danny starts […]

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We’re All Wonders

  We’re All Wonders Written and Illustrated by R.J. Palacio Many adults and elementary school children alike have read or at least heard of the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio, the book about a little boy with facial abnormalities who enters public school for the first time in 5th grade.  The movie based on the […]

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Lily and Bear Grumpy Feet

Lily and Bear Grumpy Feet By:  Lisa Stubbs Lily’s friend Bear steps out of her drawing to help chase away her bad mood.  Lily’s day was too rainy, the teapot was too dribbly, and the sunshine color was missing.  Even drawing doesn’t make Lily feel better.  Bear declares that she has grumpy feet and he […]

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T. Veg: The Story of a Carrot-Crunching Dinosaur

T. Veg: The Story of a Carrot-Crunching Dinosaur Words by Smriti Prasadam-Halls Pictures by Katherina Maolessou T. Rex are the fiercest of fierce dinosaurs. How do they fuel this awesome fierceness? Meat, meat and more meat. Reginald the T. Rex is different. He loves his crunchy carrot cake. He devours broccoli, beans and greens. He […]

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