by Deanna Scelzo, illustrated by Dan Smith
A girl grows up in a rural setting in Michigan where she is surrounded by trees. They block her view from the world she longs to see and feels she is missing out on all that is going on beyond them. She retreats to her little world that is close and unforbidden. Escaping to a place near, but still amidst those trees she resents and unbeknownst to her, finds a different kind of elusiveness. It lends itself to her adolescence in a way that is so silent and unpretentious that it almost goes unnoticed season after season. One day, long after her childhood is gone, she realizes what those trees gave her.
by C.Q. Wilder M.ED, illustrated by Mikayla A.
After preparing for her space expedition, Karla the Dog and fellow astronauts blast off into space on their next adventure. While there, Karla learns about different space concepts from astronauts, lands on the space station and even visits the Moon! On the Moon, she stumbles across unique findings and decides to leave something special for others to see. For more information about the Karla the Dog series, please visit www.karlathedog.com or www.cqwilder.com.
Searching for a Famous Chihuahua by Tara Jansen-Meyer, illustrated by Swapan Debnath
Bean is back, but can you find him? This fun story is packed with rhymes and silly hiding places for a darling Chihuahua from Chi-Chi Land. Kids big and little will love reading this adventure, a follow-up to What Kind of Bean Is This Chihuahua? Colorful illustrations help bring to life the story of Green Bean, Jelly Bean, Chilly Bean and more!
by Anne Thomas, illustrated by gotel
Victoria is a preschooler who does not like the color of her hair and tries to change it with a crayon. As the years pass, she grumbles to her mother about other things she doesn’t like about herself. Eventually, unconditional love changes her attitude and she comes to understand we are wonderfully made by our Creator.