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FINDING THINGS de Kevin Henkes, illustré par Laura Dronzek

From bestselling husband and wife team Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek.

by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek
Greenwillow Books, April 2024

If you were on a walk and found a ball, you could take it home and play with it. You are likely to find many other wonderful things as you explore the world—maybe even a new friend—and that makes you very lucky.

Award-winning creators Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek’s collaborations are always exceptional; full of vivid and deceptively simple observations of the world around us. FINDING THINGS features a succinct text and exquisite, emotionally rich illustrations, and it encourages readers to be creative and to find purpose and connections in what surrounds them. A terrific read-aloud to treasure and share, as well as a great title for visual literacy and emerging readers, Finding Things is also a wonderful choice for social and emotional learning.

Kevin Henkes has been praised both as a writer and as an illustrator and is the recipient of the Children’s Literature Legacy Award for his lasting contribution to literature for children. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Sun Flower Lion, A Parade of Elephants, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in a house in Madison, Wisconsin.

Laura Dronzek is a painter whose work has been exhibited nationally. Her picture books include Moonlight, by Helen V. Griffith; It Is Night, by Phyllis Rowand; White Is for Blueberry, by George Shannon; Little Houses, by Kevin Henkes; and a quartet of seasonal picture books also by Kevin Henkes. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.


From two-time Geisel Honor–winning author-illustrator Sergio Ruzzier comes a timeless picture book about a young polar bear who befriends a butterfly and encounters new experiences.

by Sergio Ruzzier
HarperCollins Children’s Books, March 2025

Sergio is one of Maurice Sendak’s artistic heirs, having won the prestigious Sendak Fellowship in 2011. His work has been met with much acclaim, including two Geisel Honor Medals, as well as awards by American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, and the Society of Publication Designers.

Sergio Ruzzier is a two-time Geisel Honor–winning picture book author and illustrator. Sergio has written and illustrated many picture books, including Fox and Chick: The Party, a 2019 Geisel Honor Book; Fish and Wave, a 2023 Geisel Honor Book; Two Mice; and more. He was a recipient of the 2011 Sendak Fellowship and winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Medal for The Room of Wonders and This Is Not a Picture Book!

THE PEDDLER OF PUDDLES de Beth Ferry, illustré par Tim Lichtenheld

From the bestselling creators of Stick and Stone.

by Beth Ferry, illustrated by Tim Lichtenheld
Clarion Books, April 2025

This is a story about an on-the-go inventor who makes homes for others before realizing the rewards of putting down his own roots. This friendship-forward tale is perfect for fans of Bear Came Along and Strictly No Elephants.

Beth Ferry is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous picture books.

Tom Lichtenheld’s New York Times bestsellers include I Wish You More and Duck! Rabbit!; Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site; and Stick and Stone.

A DAY AT THE BEACH de Gary D. Schmidt et Ron Koertge

Short, easily digestible chapters that entertain and pack an emotional punch.

by Gary D. Schmidt and Ron Koertge
Clarion Books, April 2025

From two-time Newbery Honoree Gary D. Schmidt and two-time PEN Award Winner Ron Koertge comes a moving and often laugh-out-loud funny middle grade novel about family, friendship, and belonging, told by a group of kids whose lives intersect one day at the beach.These thoughtful and funny vignettes brilliantly weave together an irresistible tale of tween relationships and connections.

Gary D. Schmidtis the bestselling author of The Labors of Hercules Beal; Just Like That; National Book Award finalist Okay for Now; and more.

Ron Koertgeis a two-time winner of the PEN Award and author of many acclaimed novels for young people.

IT’S NOT ME, IT’S YOU d’Alex Light

Wattpad superstar Alex Light’s third novel is the perfect rom-com for fans of Jenny Han and Emma Lord, starring a self-proclaimed relationship expert on a mission to help her nemesis get his girlfriend back… if she doesn’t fall for him first.

by Alex Light
HarperTeen, October 2024

Jackie Myers is a fraud. Or she might be a genius—the jury’s still out.

The thing is, she secretly runs pleasebreakmyheart, a gone-viral account aimed at breaking hearts and ending relationships…. And she just used it to break up her insufferable eternal nemesis’s picture-perfect relationship.

Wilson is the buttoned-up, type A assistant manager of her nightmares—but it turns out he’s also, apparently, a really great boyfriend.

So with her conscience (and paycheck) on the line, Jackie decides there’s only one thing to do: She’s going to help Wilson win his ex-girlfriend back. Which should be easy, considering Jackie hates him…right?

Alex Light grew up reading too many books and listening to too many Taylor Swift songs. Now she writes books that make people laugh (and sometimes cry). Alex began writing as a teen. She shared dozens of love stories online, which have now been read over 150 million times. Shockingly, she graduated with a BA in English literature.