The animals in the forest want the gold leaf "more than anything in the world" and soon the leaf has been torn apart. Lush artwork and an understated text make this picture book a favorite of 2017!
A frightening and satisfying ghost story set in 1918/1919 as WWI comes to a close and the Spanish Influenza epedemic causes thousands of deaths in the U.S. Annie Browne, a new student at the Pearce Academy for Girls, meets obnoxious, petulant Elsie Schneider on her first day of school. Elsie herself soon becomes a victim of the flu, and continues to plague sweet Annie from the grave, vowing to be her best friend forever. With help from a hospital caregiver, Annie finds a way to help Elsie rest in peace.
Eleven-year-old Annabelle watches the power of a lie unfold before her with unintended consequences in this beautifully written novel set in rural Pennsylvania in 1943. Themes of injustice, bullying, and resilience will resonate strongly with readers ten and up.
Shipwrecked on a remote island, Roz the Robot quickly learns to survive by becoming a unique member of the wildlife community, finding balance between technology and the wildness of nature. She soon finds herself caring for an orphaned gosling and learns the value of friends, family, and community. An excellent adventure story told in short chapters, chock-full of Brown's illustrations.
A wasp queen soothes worrywart Steve in his dreams, offering to "fix" his baby brother's congenital condition by replacing him with a changeling growing in its nest under the eaves in this intense and original horror story by the author of Airborn and Silverwing and eerily illustrated by Caldecott winner Jon Klassen.