The books I so painstakingly selected and ordered this past winter have been making their appearance in recent weeks, and they are still coming! Even though so many duties await my attention, I am unable to resist open the boxes to take a peek at the treasures within. (It’s a thinly veiled reason that all arrivals must be inspected for defects and damage. We know better.)
The books I have feasted my eyes upon thus far have not disappointed. Here are a few I would like to share with you:
Callie introduces us to her twin brother Charlie, who has autism. She describes not only the difficulties he encounters, but all the areas where he excels. Just in time for Autism Awareness Month, this book is sure to open the eyes of young readers and listeners to this disorder.
Katherine Paterson, teaming up with her husband John, has done it again. Rewriting a story originally penned in 1910 by Eden Phillpott, the duo has created a fantasy masterpiece.
I am not normally a big fan of wordless books, but I am making an exception here: not only because this particular one is this year’s winner of the Caldecott Medal, but because it is a beauty. Words are not necessary to share Daisy the dog’s every emotion. Check out this book and see for yourself.
Back to the books!