Picture Books

Wild Peace

ISBN: 978-1250310422

Roaring Brook Press
Illustrations by Il Sung Na
October 18, 2021

Wild Peace by Irene Latham and Il Sung Na is a lush, soothing mindfulness picture book about finding solace in the natural world.

With lyrical text and whimsical art, Wild Peace follows a girl whose imagination helps her escape her frenzied home and discover the joys of nature. After enjoying the serenity of the forest, she is finally ready to return to her family, where peace welcomes all that is wild, and kisses the forehead of every child.

▶ Learn about Il Sung Na's illustration process.


ISBN: 978-0-399-54668-6

Illustrations by John Holyfield
G.P. Putnam's Sons/Penguin

Miss Fancy in the News!
Birmingham Now 3-21-21
Birmingham Now 3-26-21
CBS 42 News

"Meet Miss Fancy should be savored for its joyous, vibrant renderings of Avondale's African American community and families, so full of movement and light that they often resemble stills from an animated film. This is a gem of a story."

Finalist for the 2022-2022 Nebraska Golden Sower Award

ILA Teachers' Choice Reading List

Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year

Alabama Library Association 2020 Juvenile Award

Amazon Best Children's Book of 2019 so far: ages 6-8

Visit Avondale, where Miss Fancy lived!

Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction for Youth 2019

SIBA Fresh Okra Pick

2019 Books All Young Georgians Should Read

2020 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People List

"Holyfield's cheerful, robust illustrations use effective painterly textures to bring the period to life"
- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Author and artist together take a small but memorable anecdote from Birmingham history... and create a window into the Jim Crow South while also telling a compelling tale about a boy and an elephant." - Horn Book

"Quality storytelling and beautiful art allow a likable protagonist to shine." - Kirkus

Postcards from an Octopus

ISBN: 978-1-5124-3993-9

Millbrook Press/Lerner
Illustrations by Thea Baker

"Certainly the most engaging of the recent wave of octopus stories, for reading aloud or reading alone."
- Kirkus Reviews

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