Polar Bear Island
illustrated by Cinta Villalobos
“Welcome to Polar Bear Island. NO OTHERS ALLOWED!” Parker is the mayor of this peaceful, predictable island, and he wants to keep it just the way it is. But Kirby, a fun-loving penguin, thinks the place is paradise, and she wants to stay. Parker says no, but the other polar bears love Kirby —and soon they’re begging Parker to let Kirby (and her family) move in. Will Parker agree . . . and make the island fun for EVERYONE? With its gentle message of inclusivity, this playful and lighthearted story will delight children.
“The text is accessible and good fun to read aloud. . . . The cartoonlike, scratchboard-ish graphics are lighthearted and full of anthropomorphic touches. Good bedtime reading.” —Kirkus
I Love You With All of My Hearts
illustrated by Eleonora Pace
Animals come in many shapes and sizes—some have large ears, others have distinctive noses, and still others have far too many eyes! They express emotions in different ways, too, but one thing remains the same: love.
illustrated by Noar Lee Naggan
Nancy Paulsen Books – Penguin
Griffin’s grandmother showers him with love, encouragement, and a world of stories, all of which stand him in good stead when it’s time for her to depart and he is left to tell his own stories—and hers.