The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess
Tom Gauld (Holiday House/Porter)
Graphic novelist Gauld makes his picture book debut with a bedtime-oriented fairy tale inspired by a story he made up for his children.
My Two Border Towns
David Bowles, illus. by Erika Meza (Kokila)
Living on the U.S.-Mexico border, a boy and his father traverse from one side to the other on weekends in Bowles’s heartwarming picture book debut.
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Sophie Blackall (Penguin/Paulsen)
Caldecott Medalist Blackall follows a recalcitrant feline named Max and his loving owner in this sweet tale.
The Rescuer of Tiny Creatures
Curtis Manley, illus. by Lucy Ruth Cummins (Roaring Brook)
A child named Roberta shows compassion for the smallest invertebrates—including insects, earthworms, and spiders—in this gentle, wonder-filled narrative.