Angus All Aglow
By Author: Heather Smith
Illustrated by: Alice Carter
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication date: September 11, 2018
Angus loves sparkly things, so much so that he can hear them. To Angus, shiny objects not only look beautiful; they also crackle, buzz and go whiz-bang-POP! His unique ability is lost, however, when Angus wears his grandma's beaded necklace to school, and his classmates tease him for his atypical choice. Saddened by their laughter, Angus stops hearing the sparkle.A gentle story of acceptance, generosity and friendship, Angus All Aglow reminds us that it only takes one kind gesture to restore your sparkle, and returning the kindness can make you glow from the inside out.
Our New Kittens
By Author: Theo Heras
Illustrated: by Alice Carter
Publisher: Pajama Press
Publication date: November 2, 2018
A sweet, empowering story for young children about two brothers welcoming and caring for their new kittens
These two young brothers have waited weeks to welcome their new kittens, and they are determined to do a good job taking care of them. They help their new pets explore their food and water dishes, their litter boxes, and a comfy bed, trying to keep quiet and gentle so the kittens will feel safe. But one important question remains: What will they name these newest members of their family?
Narrated by the elder brother, Our New Kittens is a warm, accessible story for young children learning about the responsibility of pet ownership. Theo Heras‘ text is informative without being didactic, while Alice Carter‘s sweet illustrations model age-appropriate pet care.