Book Reviews

Noah Builds an Ark An urban child's take-off on the traditional Bible story, with an emphasis on ecological stewardship. Kindness
Margaret's First Holy Week The latest adventures in prayer, penance, and liturgy of the Pope's adopted cat. Faith
You Are Light A poetic die-cut book that draws out the radiance in nature and each of us. You
The Boy Who Touched the Stars The true story of how José M. Hernández became an astronaut. Vision
The Song of Spring A cheerful and funny book about a little bird who forgets his song for attracting friends and winds up with a surprising collection of them. Hope
A Friend Like Iggy A true tale about an accredited facilitator dog providing support to kids who disclose abuse. Being Present
Maybe Tomorrow? A book about the power of patient friendship to lessen our sorrows. Being Present
Ojiichan's Gift How a girl's love of her grandfather's Zen garden becomes the touchstone of her creative response to grief. Kindness
The Silence Slips In An appealing depiction of the Silence as a gentle and protective creature who can be called when needed. Silence
Wish A charming tale about a rabbit who uses his three wishes to support his friends. Questing
The Boy Who Grew a Forest A boy saddened by deforestation in India's Brahmaputra River region enriches the soil and starts planting saplings. Transformation
If I Was the Sunshine Poetic reflections on nature, connections, and love. Connections
The Biggest Puddle in the World A three-day downpour leads two young children to explore where water comes from and where it goes. Connections
When I Found Grandma A multigenerational story about overcoming differences and discovering love. Love
Rosie and Rasmus A heartening tale about a girl and a dragon whose friendship helps them break through loneliness. Imagination
Stonewall A crucial moment in the history of LGBTQ+ rights told from the perspective of the Stonewall Inn. Hospitality
Look and Be Grateful A board book primer on gratefulness practice by a beloved award-winning author and illustrator. Gratitude
Good Night, Wind A Yiddish folktale about the wind needing to rest after a long winter. Gratitude
A World of Cities A fascinating celebration of the history, architecture, and character of 30 cities. Questing
Where's Buddha? A young child's primer on omnipresence. Being Present