This epic tale of Lion versus Nature shows how a little love can soften the toughest of hearts. In a quiet and peaceful neighborhood, an interloper has put down roots. Lion knows what he must do. He must remove the dandelion that has disrupted his perfect lawn. But before he can make his move, his daughter claims the dandelion as her friend and the task becomes nearly insurmountable. While I sympathized with the lion's struggle to make this impossible decision, I also laughed out loud at his increasingly extreme antics. The text is simple and understated allowing the vibrant and evocative illustrations to speak volumes. -Sarah C.
This book is beautiful. It's a call for children to get to know their feelings, to not be afraid of their sadness, but rather to ask questions like why it's there and what it needs. A primer for dealing with an emotion that can be difficult, sometimes unexpected, and sometimes scary, especially for those just getting to know their varied emotions. -Amy
With such lively illustrations, you will wish this young girl's neighbors were yours as well! Dive into this playful read and decide with neighbor you would prefer having (my favorite was the pirate and his mermaid wife). -Ryan
This prickly cactus just needs the right friend. I love Carter Goodrich's illustrations and his ability to weave humor into a touching story. I've never wanted to hug a cactus before, but now I want to hug them all! (Maybe with some heavy duty gloves and a thick coat on first.) -Brandi
A quirky read with reflection on a mother's important role in a child's life. Recommended for children learning new words. Vivid color and a variety of animal species make this book enjoyable. -Rosie
Just like Georgia's experiment, this book is Colorific! The illustrations are vibrant and stunning, and the story reminds us that art and science are not exclusive, but can often go together to create beautiful things. -Amy
Such a sweet story with gorgeous illustrations. I'm in love with the dragon and the little boy's quest to save each other from the "night"/"knight". This book is perfect for anyone who needs to conquer their fears or at least look at them from another point of view. You'll want to read it at bedtime so you can snuggle it close as you fall asleep.
Newly-weds have honeymoons, new parents have babymoons! The quietly bursting tenderness nestled between these pages perfectly illustrates this precious phase in life. A beautiful gift for expectant and new parents. -Claudia
Can you imagine living in a world where girls aren't allowed to wear pants?! Well, no matter how silly it sounds, not very long ago they weren't allowed to wear pants! Mary Edwards Walker didn't very much like this idea, so she decided that she was going to wear them anyway, and she changed the world by doing it. This is a tale of standing up for yourself, of breaking taboos, and paving the way to making the world a fairer place. -Amy