Out of School and into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story
Suzanne Slade, Illustrated by Jessica Lanan | Sleeping Bear Press, March 2017 | 9781585369867 | Hardcover | $16.99
The story of Anna Comstock is undoubtedly one you haven't seen illustrated before, and this picture book biography certainly remedies that, capturing both the joys of nature and the perseverance of Ms. Comstock, known (as the book points out) as the "Mother of Nature Education." Read More
The Lotterys Plus One
By Emma Donoghue | Arthur A. Levine, March 2017 | 9780545925815 | Hardcover | $17.99 | 9781338119657 | eBook | $24.99 | Audio | 9781338119664 | $34.99
The Lotterys are a very large, diverse family consisting of four parents, seven children all from different parts of the world, along with various pets.
When they won the lottery, they gave up their jobs and found a 32-room Toronto mansion they name Camelottery. They are a modern day hippie style household that eats locally, has no car, homeschools the kids, but most importantly, are always supportive of each other. But everything changes for the Lotterys when one of the grandfathers (the one they didn't even know existed) has dementia and comes to live with them. The Lotterys Plus One is told from the view of the fifth child named Sumac, a rational and very logical nine-year-old girl.