- Catwings (A Catwings Tale) by Ursula K. Le Guin. I love this book and all its sequels. They are short, sweet stories about cat siblings who were born with wings (probably because their father was a “fly-by-night”).
- Mercy Watson Boxed Set: Adventures of a Porcine Wonder by Kate DiCamillo. Kate DiCamillo is a master storyteller, and none of her books are quite as fun as the Mercy Watson series. They make us laugh every time, and the illustrations by Chris Van Dusen are part of the package for sure.
- Angus MacMouse Brings Down the House by Linda Phillips Teitel. Although the story about a small mouse who wishes to be a conductor is relatively simple, the background information about opera and orchestral music makes this little book feel surprisingly rich.
- Adèle & Simon by Barbara McClintock. This picture book delivers a lovely route of Paris, a find and seek game for all the items Simon loses along the way, and a charming sibling story (especially for big sisters).
- The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White. I love all the children’s novels from E.B. White, but ‘Trumpet’ is my favorite. I don’t recommend the movie- it forgets everything lovely from the book- but the audio book reading by the author is a treasure.