THE MOON KEEPER is Emile, who takes his job very seriously—he shoos away the clouds and bats and keeps the moon company. But what is he to do when the moon starts getting smaller? This gentle lunar tale works well as a quiet bedtime story and as an introduction to the phases of the moon. Patience, readers will find, can be very rewarding. — Hannah DeCamp
I feel like the #1 rule of parenting is probably "Never give your kid a drum," but that's exactly what Pokko's parents do, and the results are... Not what you would expect! Beautifully-illustrated and chock-full of deadpan humor and musical community, Pokko is a magical ode to marching to the beat of your own drum. — Hannah DeCamp
For all kids who march to their own beat, this beautifully illustrated and quietly hilarious book will keep you stomping along on your own unique path. — Julie Jarema
Bedtime for Sweet Creatures is a pitch-perfect bedtime story for little ones who would rather play than snooze. As a very patient mother conjures a forest full of imagined beasts to mirror her child's bedtime antics, she lulls her "sweet creature" to sleep... Or does she? Delightful fun for big and little readers alike! — Hannah DeCamp
Bear and Wolf is a quiet, meditative walk through a snowy forest with two friends who have a love of cold and silence in common. Salmieri's expressive illustrations lend an air of mystery and warmth to this spellbinding wintry stroll. —Hannah DeCamp
Reading this book is like receiving a lovingly-gathered bunch of flowers from a dear friend. It is brimming with kindness, heart, and comfort. It should be read over and over and over. For those children who understand what it is to be lonely, to yearn for friendship, this book will be exactly what they need--a gentle, touching reminder that friends can be found where you least expect them. —Hannah DeCamp
Crown is a confident, rhythmic ode to the transformational magic of a new haircut--the prose is irresistable to read aloud, and the art is stunningly dynamic. This book's power is in its exultation of the inner lives of Black boys and in the people that make up a community. Hand this one to any kid who is feeling their fresh cut, or anyone who needs a self-esteem boost!