Valerie Kohler, owner of the Blue Willow Bookshop, hand picks books to foster the love of reading in children of all ages. For more of her faves, visit www.BlueWillowBookshop.com.
by Kathryn Galbraith
Peachtree Petite, September 2018
It’s time to go to the park. The babies are having fun in the cool autumn air. With very few words, it’s easy to share.
In The Middle Of The Fall
by Kevin Henkes
Greenwillow Books, September 2018
Now out in board book form, which we all agree is the best format for this beautifully illustrated book, Henkes is continuing his seasons book for the little ones. Houstonians will recognize the squirrels and other familiar animals.
Five Little Pumpkins Came Back
by Dan Yaccarino
Harper, September 2018
Not all Halloween books are scary. This sweet one is a play on the classic “Five Little Ducks Went Out To Play”. The pumpkins come rolling in the book that begs to be sung as well as read.
No Truth Without Ruth
by Kathleen Krull
Harper, March 2018
Learning the incredible story of Ruth Bader Ginsberg is a must for aspiring historians. In a picture book format, we learn the long road to the Supreme Court for Ms. Ginsberg, graduating at the top of her law school class and the prejudice she encountered.
by Sonia Sotomayor
Penguin Books for Young Readers, September 2018
Another inspirational story of courage and determination, we read about Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor. She shares her story about growing up poor, loving the library and reading, and fighting for social justice.
by Mike Lupica
Puffin Books, August 2018
Many Texans love football and some of us even love the Cowboys. Sports fans will love reading about Clay, a quarterback’s dream of a receiver and his quest to help honor his coach.
The Heart And Mind Of Frances Pauley
by April Stevens
A gentle book with a love of the outdoors, Frances loves visiting her special rock and studying the crows. It’s a look at loss, change, and friendship.