OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

Prince & Knight / Daniel Haack

The king, queen, and prince are visiting other kingdoms to find a bride, but something is missing from every princess the prince meets. While they are away, a dragon attacks their kingdom, and the prince rushes back to save the day. When he arrives, a knight is already in battle with the dragon, and they work together to capture it….

 

Everything Else in the Universe / Tracy Holczer

It is 1971, and Lucy Rossi is trying to adjust to her father’s return from Vietnam.  She is ecstatic that he is back, but she is having very little luck helping him adjust to his recent arm amputation, and to living life after coming home.  With the help of her eccentric family, a new friend, and a mystery to solve,…

 

Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess / Shari Green

Macy is a girl who’s having a tough time.  The “For Sale” sign on her front lawn is constantly reminding her about her impending move—which will mean leaving her beloved home and garden behind, and joining a whole new family because her mom is remarrying.  Plus, Macy’s best friend is mad at her, and there’s a huge school project due. …

 

Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings / Margarita Engle

Margarita Engle provides us with an intimate portrait of her childhood struggle to find her place in the world. Torn between her homeland of Cuba and American home in Los Angeles, Margarita’s loneliness is used as a catalyst for her drawings and writings. This enchanting story tells of a love for her family and beloved island of Cuba, and the fear and anguish she feels at being cut off from them during the Cuban Missile Crisis….

 

The Tree that Time Built: A Celebration of Nature, Science and Imagination / Mary Ann Hoberman and Linda Winston

This Poet Laureate winner is a collection of poems is a celebration of the earth, nature, and science, taking the reader on a poetic journey from the beginning of time in our world to present day. With a focus on the family tree of all life on earth, this book appropriately begins with a quote and diagram of the Tree of Life by Charles Darwin;…