Five questions for Erin E. Stead
A Sick Day for Amos McGee written by Philip Stead, illus. by Erin E. Stead, Roaring Brook/Porter, 4–8 years.
And Then It’s Spring written by Julie Fogliano, illus. by Erin E. Stead, Roaring Brook/Porter, 5–8 years.
Picture books about the great outdoors
Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff, Simon/Beach Lane, 2–5 years.
10 Hungry Rabbits: Counting & Color Concepts by Anita Lobel, Knopf, 3–6 years.
Blue Sky by Audrey Wood, Scholastic/Blue Sky, 4–8 years.
A Stick Is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play written by Marilyn Singer, illus. by LeUyen Pham, Clarion, 5–8 years.
Mr. and Mrs. Bunny—Detectives Extraordinaire! written by Polly Horvath, illus. by Sophie Blackall, Random/Schwartz & Wade, 9–12 years.
Cold Cereal by Adam Rex, HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, 9–12 years.
I Don’t Believe It, Archie! written by Andrew Norriss, illus. by Hannah Shaw, Random/Fickling, 8–11 years.
Turn of the (last) century
Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917 by Sally M. Walker, Holt, 12 years and up.
Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson, Scholastic, 12 years and up.
The Fairy Ring: Or, Elsie and Frances Fool the World by Mary Losure, Candlewick, 10 years and up.
Story time for big kids
A Monster Calls written by Patrick Ness, read by Jason Isaacs, Candlewick/Brilliance Audio, 12 years and up.
Okay for Now written by Gary D. Schmidt, read by Lincoln Hoppe, Listening Library, 12 years and up.
Bluefish written by Pat Schmatz, read by Luke Daniels, Candlewick/Brilliance Audio, 12 years and up.
The Scorpio Races written by Maggie Stiefvater, read by Steve West and Fiona Hardingham, Scholastic Audio, 13–16 years.