Written by Jacqueline Veissid
Illustrated by Paola Zakimi
Released on April 9, 2019
Ruby is always racing after her big brothers. But no matter how hard she tries, she can never catch up. Then one day, she discovers some sticks in the grass. Not just any sticks—swords! And suddenly the world is her kingdom.
"A charmer." —Kirkus Reviews
"An engaging tribute to creative play, perfect for sharing with a group." - School Library Journal
"...with its resolute young heroine and gorgeous, summery illustrations, this is a perfect example of a book young readers will want to curl up with and read again and again." - BookPage
"Ruby’s Sword is a wish I have for children of today—an imagination that allows the mundane to become magnificent..." - Little Light Stories
Buttonwood Books and Toys
Barnes & Noble
Illustrated by Merrilees Brown
Released on October 15, 2019
A imaginative picture book about how the power to change our world lies within ourselves.Caspian lives in a lighthouse surrounded by a cold gray-blue sea. Every day, he watches, wishing for a friend. But no one comes. So, Caspian decides that wishing is not enough. Stunningly illustrated and lyrical, this picture book is a reminder of how reaching out to others can change everything.
“Bedtime or naptime perfection.” - Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Polymer clay, acrylic paint, twine, fishing wire
peacekeeper, friend, everyday hero, clever, observant, resourceful, inquisitive, playful, kind, upholder of good
special power: wins every staring contest
old soul, wise, quiet, prefers solitude, enjoys simple pleasures, bear of few words
sweet, contagious laugh that’s hard to stop once he gets going
special powers: deeply in tune with the natural world, can read the sky, visionary
proud, perfectionist, high standards, fine taste, a bit snobbish, heart of gold
special power: hypnotizes with her chattiness
blushes easily, shy, big imagination, compassionate
special power: can hear anything/everything by tuning ears like a receiver
touched by magic, tied to spirit world, doesn’t speak
special power: healer
what a sky gazer sees appears on its cloak
favorite spot: on a window sill looking out
who protects the sleeping moon with great feathered wings? the ever watchful owl, that’s whooo!
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