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What Avery's Reading

#whataverysreading as of late — cats in space, a baseball player turned princess, a trio of orphans suffering a series of unfortunate events, middle school super heroes, an exceptionally terrible pranking duo, a kid genius-scientist and of course, her absolute favorite, Lunch Lady.  Direct quote from Avery — “Lunch Lady can’t be beat.”


the blue songbird


A gentle, graceful story of a young songbird's journey to find her voice, set in exquisite watercolors.  The Blue Songbird was originally inspired by a Japanese woodblock print.  Written and illustrated by Vern Kousky and published by Running Press.


goldfish ghost

"It can be hard to find the company you are looking for."  Yesterday we got a chance to meet one of our favorite illustrators, Lisa Brown.  She and Lemony Snicket read from their new book, Goldfish Ghost.  It’s a quiet, beautiful and contemplative story about friendship, loneliness and belonging.  We love Lisa’s thoughtful approach as an artist and picture book maker, and we very much look forward to her future work.

Goldfish Ghost was written by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Lisa Brown and published by Roaring Brook Press.


an elephant and piggie biggie

Waiting was NOT easy for this one.  It’s here!  Nate couldn’t be more excited for the arrival of An Elephant and Piggie BiggieMo Willems’ celebrated series has played one of the most significant roles in turning Nate into an independent reader this year, and I imagine that it’s done the same for so many others.  We love E&P for their friendship, authentic emotions and fun.  Long live these two friends!  Published by Disney Hyperion Books.


little lit book series: diversity

#littlelitbookseries is all about #diversity and #diversebooks this month.

The Dinner That Cooked Itself is an old Chinese folk tale brought to life by Kenard Pak’s atmospheric art, beautifully textured and layered.  It tells the story of Tuan, a simple but hard-working man, who one night, shows kindness to the smallest of creatures—a snail.  Tuan’s compassion is rewarded in a magical way.  Readers who are willing to take part in the wonder of this enchanting tale will be rewarded with a story they won’t forget.

The Dinner That Cooked Itself was written by J.C. Hsyu, illustrated by Kenard Pak and published by Flying Eye Books.

Drop by Little Lit Book Series for more diverse books throughout the month, but don’t miss what everyone is sharing today with the hashtag #littlelitbookseries on Instagram.