Title: Hoagie & Katie
Author: Rio Koviak
Hoagie & Katie is a KidLit story of an adventure that plays out between two lost animals, a hamster and a capybara. Hoagie, a domesticated hamster, and a wild and free capybara named Katie journey through the waterways and wildness of the jungle in search of Katie’s family.
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Book Title: Sunny Days
Author: Jesse Byrd
Children’s literature has changed significantly since the days of Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tales or nursery rhyme picture books from Mother Goose. Many authors have found a way to increase children’s awareness of current issues in an appropriate manner, ensuring that the books are not only educational and readable but relevant as well.
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Title: A Boy Like You and Me
Author: Eva Maria Schwarz-Pretner
Illustrated by: Fatima Aldarmaki
Genre: Children’s picture book
A young ordinary boy–“like you and me”–learns that he has the extraordinary ability to wish for things that come true! He wishes for a neck as long as a giraffe so he can see past the tall woman sitting in front of him at the movie theater and asks for wings like a butterfly so he can fly to the park more quickly than the bus will take him there. But with his improved abilities, will he truly be content with who he is?
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There are few sounds more life-enhancing than the uncontrollable chuckle of a small child; the one that emerges from deep in the belly, the one that lacks any self-consciousness, as if their whole being has been consumed by a giggle.
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Written and illustrated by Chloe Bonfield
Running Press Kids
I found this to be a very beautiful, sweet story about a young boy’s quest to find the perfect tree – though a bit sinister, a bit macabre, in the atmospheric-sense, which of course I liked.
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