The details of a bustling city are secondary to the natural loveliness a young girl finds while walking with her distracted father. Silently, she chooses and picks Sidewalk Flowers (Groundwood, $16.95), in this wordless story conceived by JonArno Lawson. Selective coloring by illustrator Sydney Smith draws attention to the beauty of the situation, increasing throughout the story as happiness spreads. A tribute to small things, small people, and small gestures, Sidewalk Flowers is a reminder of the little joys in an ever-moving world. Ages 4-7. Allison Witten

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By Jonarno Lawson, Sydney Smith (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781554984312
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Published: Groundwood Books - March 17th, 2015

Lily, Daisy, and Violet are triplets, but they’d be the first ones to tell you that they’re not identical. Lily likes to read, Daisy is into baseball, and Violet is notorious for losing things—even her homework. When an opportunity for extra credit in science class comes along, Violet accepts the challenge and reports on the similarities and differences among her family members, including the new family dog, Trouble. Author Michelle Poploff and illustrator Victoria Jamieson prove Where Triplets Go, Trouble Follows (Holiday House, $16.95) in this silly, though heartwarming, tale about family, friends, and fun. Ages 7-9. Allison Witten

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ISBN: 9780823432899
Availability: Out of Print in This Format
Published: Holiday House - February 1st, 2015

Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth (Candlewick, $12.99 paperback, $21.99 hardcover) is brought to life by author and illustrator Gareth Hinds. Hinds uses the Bard’s original text and renders the gruesome story of the Scottish king in extraordinarily vivid detail. From the appropriately dark color palate to the elaborate character design, Hinds—well-versed in graphically interpreting classics, such as Beowulf and The Odyssey—opens doors into the play, providing readers a chance to experience this work like never before. Ages 13 and up. Allison Witten

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By Gareth Hinds, Gareth Hinds (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763678029
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Published: Candlewick - February 10th, 2015