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Wild

by Michelle Anne Schingler

A boy and his grandfather are tasked with caring for a cat. While the boy is excited for their day together, the cat—an impassive smudge of gray who glides from page to page—resists his initial offers of food and play. Cats will be... Read More

Book Review

Benji's Doll

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Available in both Spanish and English versions, this updated take on a story of a boy who desperately wants a doll of his own eschews gendered judgments (Benji’s friends exhibit none) in favor of championing gentle play and making... Read More

Book Review

They're So Flamboyant

by Danielle Ballantyne

When a flamboyance of flamingos moves into the neighborhood, the other neighbors are disturbed by their bright colors, long necks, and food trucks. From a “squadron of pelicans” to a “band of jays,” the birds decide to take a... Read More

Book Review

Little Bear

by Danielle Ballantyne

Rooted in an Inuit folktale from Greenland, this picture book celebrates the reciprocal relationship between humans and nature. When a lonely old woman finds a bear cub freezing on the ice, she adopts him as her own. He grows up in the... Read More

Book Review

Whose Home Is It?

by Michelle Anne Schingler

This cute, informative board book with pop-up panels reveals the wilderness homes of varied creatures. In it: a little snail wishes he had a covered space to reside in, but every possibility he encounters is already occupied, from a... Read More

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