Book Reviews

Pokko and the Drum A young frog's adventures with driving her parents nuts and musically rousing an entire forest full of animals. Enthusiasm
I Knew You Could Do It! A celebration of gumption, grit, and accomplishment. You
Hummingbird A ruby-throated hummingbird's amazing flight north, described with lyric beauty and fascinating zoological detail. Wonder
When Sadness Is at Your Door Encouragement and sound advice for young children experiencing sorrow. You
How Emily Saved the Bridge A fascinating history about a highly capable woman. Vision
A Plan for Pops A story of restored hope in a family where individual preferences matter. Hope
The World's Poorest President Speaks Out Much needed words of wisdom from José Mujica, the 40th President of Uruguay. Transformation
Love You Head to Toe Rhymes and bright collages that match babies' everyday activities with animals' movements. Love
Alphabreaths Simple breath practices invented by kids and endearingly illustrated. Being Present
When You're Scared A story of a boy and a bear that shows there's often something to be done to lessen danger and increase kindness. You
Sadie and the Silver Shoes A window into what it's like to not fit in and then discover a true friend. Grace
Hangry A funny, perceptive guide to calming a monstrous feeling. You
A Big Bed for Little Snow A funny, joyous, and tender tale about not heeding a parent's advice. Joy
Selkie A tale told entirely in pictures of a fisherman who saves a special seal and gets rescued by her in return. Compassion
Paws and Edward A gentle tale of a dog, loved by a boy and now slowing down in old age. Love
Luca's Bridge (El puente de Luca) A story about the power of imagination and music to drive away sadness —even for those forced to emigrate. Imagination
The Tallest Tree House A charming tale of conflict resolution between two forest fairies. Kindness
The Undefeated An ode to the resilience and accomplishments of African Americans. You
The Thank-You Game How a simple game transforms feelings of lack into assurance that all is well. Gratitude
It Feels Good to Be Yourself An engaging, helpful introduction to varied gender expressions. You