I was hanging out with my friend Tae a few weeks back and stumbled upon two killer books that everyone must see. First, there’s ALL THE WORLD illustrated by Marla Frazee and Liz Garton Scanlon. I haven’t seen a more perfect book since Jonathan Bean’s AT NIGHT or Zetta Elliott’s BIRD (shameless, I know). See a detailed synopsis, and behind the scenes look here.

From the publisher:

All the world is here.

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It is there.

It is everywhere.

All the world is right where you are.


Following a circle of family and friends through the course of a day from morning till night, this book affirms the importance of all things great and small in our world, from the tiniest shell on the beach, to warm family connections, to the widest sunset sky

Beach Lane Books, September 2009
Hardcover, 40 pages
ISBN-10: 1416985808
ISBN-13: 9781416985808
Ages: 3 – 7

. . . and while you’re at the bookstore check out the gorgeous linoleum prints in ONLY A WITCH CAN FLY by Tae-Eun Yoo and Allison McGhee.

From the publisher:

If you were a young witch, who had not yet flown,
And the dark night sky held a round yellow moon
and the moon shone her light on the silent broom
and the dark cat beside you crooned, Soar,
would you too begin to cry,
because of your longing to fly?
Only a witch can fly.

Only a witch can fly.

But one little girl wants to fly—more than anything. So on a special night, with the moon shining bright and her cat by her side, she gathers herself up, she grips her broom tight, and she tries. And she fails. And she’s brave. And she tries again. Until . . .
Feiwel & Friends, August 2009
Grade Range: p to 3, Age Range: 4 to 8
ISBN: 978-0-312-37503-4, ISBN10: 0-312-37503-4Picture Book,
9 x 10 inches, 32 pages, full-color illustrations

Look for these two amazing books in your bookstores
on sale now and let me know what you think!