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THE FALL FAIRY GATHERING written by Liza Gardner Walsh, from Down East Books - Fall 2020
I Love You Oceanly - in the same series as I Love youAnimally. Beachly, oceanly, shorely, this is the book to share with your loved ones, in, on, beside, or even while just thinking about the ocean. With rounded corners and heavy-stock glossy paper, it has the look and feel of an oversize board book. Age - 3-7 years Written by Lynn Parrish Sutton, illustrated by Hazel Mitchell, published by Kane Miller Books, Usborne Books. To read more about Oceanly - click here.
Newbery Honor author Cynthia Lord likes fostering rabbits—or, as she fondly calls it, “borrowing bunnies.” This is the heartwarming true story of the author’s own journey with two very special rabbits. Young readers will delight in watching these bunnies thrive while also learning a few fun animal facts. With Cindy’s pitch-perfect blend of warmth and real-life experience, Borrowing Bunnies is a new classic in narrative nonfiction. Photographs by John Bald, Illustrations by Hazel Mitchell, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Macmillan. To read more about Borrowing Bunnies - click here.
When a young boy and his father move from one house to another, they decide to adopt a dog from the local rescue shelter. But their chosen dog, Toby, is having a tough time adjusting to his new life outside the shelter—howling all night, hiding fearfully from his new humans, forgetting where to go to the bathroom, and chasing a ball through the flower bed. The boy has promised to train his new companion, and he’s trying his best, but Dad is starting to get exasperated. Will Toby ever feel comfortable with his new family and settle into his forever home, or will Dad decide he’s not the right dog for them after all?A heartwarming story about the growing bond between a child and a new pet—inspired by the author’s experience with a rescue dog of the same name. Written/illustrated by Hazel Mitchell, published by Candlewick Press. To read more about Toby - click here.
Little Imani is the smallest one in her village. The other children make fun of her and tell her she's too tiny, that she's an ant, that a meerkat might stomp her, and that she'll never amount to anything. Imani begins to believe them. At bedtime, Imani's mama tells her stories of the Maasai mythologies: about Olapa, the moon goddess and about Anansi the spider. They accomplished what would seem impossible. Imani's mama tells her that she is the one who needs to believe if she wants to achieve great things. So, Imani sets out to touch the moon. This beautiful story of a little girl who believed will inspire young readers to reach for their own moons.Hazel Mitchell's warm and vibrant illustrations take young readers to the plains of Africa and a Maasai village where the animals always have something to say and little girls can touch the moon. Written by JaNay Brown Wood, illustrated by Hazel Mitchell, published by Charlesbridge Publishing. To read more about Imani’s Moon - click here.
Whether you love them “hugely like a whale,” or “shyly like a quail,” this adverb adventure through the animal kingdom is perfect to share with all the birdily, bugily, animally loved people in your life. ‘Vignette-style illustrations on a white background with pencil drawings and watercolors repeat with one full-page vignette always accompanied by two smaller ones. With rounded corners and heavy-stock glossy paper, it has the look and feel of an oversize board book. VERDICT: A warm read-aloud with potential for teaching an English class.’ -- School Library Journal Written by Lynn Parrish Sutton, illustrated by Hazel Mitchell, published by Kane Miller Books, Usborne Books. To read more about I Love You Animally - click here.
Pearl loves words. All kinds of words. Words make up songs, stories, poems . . . and what does a lover of words do? She collects them, of course! But one day, most of Pearl’s words are blown away, leaving her only a few which she keeps safely in her treasure chest. After that day, she uses each word carefully—one at a time, until she has no words left. When her teacher asks her questions at school, she doesn’t answer. When her friend wants to know what she has for lunch, she can’t respond. What will Pearl do without her precious words? Will she ever find them? One Word Pearl explores the power of words to transform, inspire, and cultivate imagination. Written by Nicole Groeneweg, illustrated by Hazel Mitchell, published by Charlesbridge Publishing. To read more about One Word Pearl - click here.
Will a day at the sea be filled with numerous things to eat, play, watch and do? Will there by rhymes and wordplay and lots of fun things to say aloud? Will there be delicate, detailed, light filled illustrations? You can count on it! Sunny illustrations and a lilting, rhyming text invite the youngest beach lovers to count their way through a delightful day of seaside adventures. Enjoy a delightful day at the beach and practice counting along the way! Author Dianne Moritz has created a seaside adventure kids two to six will want to experience over and over, with sea life and seaside surroundings portrayed in Hazel Mitchell’s sunny illustrations. Written by Dianne Moritz, illustrated by Hazel Mitchell, published by Kane Miller Books, Usborne Books. To read more about 1,2,3 by the Sea - click here.
Join best friends Addy and Alice as they hop, shop and count their way to an unexpected, delightful – and delicious – celebration! From four loaves of bread to ten cupcakes, this has all the ingredients for a perfect party! The two best friends visit different vendors at their local farmers market and purchase items 1-10. In the end all the farmers market items come together for a ‘surprise’. This fun counting book also features hidden objects throughout the book to find as you read. A celebration of organic and artisan produce and shopping locally. Meridian Magazine says ‘the illustrations are bright and make you smile!’ Written and illustrated by Hazel Mitchell, published by Kane Miller Books, Usborne Books. To read more about Farmers Market Surprise - click here.
This seasonal series featuring fairies is written by Liza Gardner Walsh and illustrated by Hazel Mitchell, published by Down East Books (Rowman and Littlefield). Liza Gardner Walsh, acclaimed author of the Fairy House Handbook and Fairy Garden Handbook, explores the matter in children’s picture books of rhyming questions. With delightful illustrations by Hazel Mitchell these whimsical books will help children discover the world of fairies and learn to enjoy and appreciate the outdoors. To find out more about Fairies - click here.
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