Delight

It is entirely possible, over the course of a single evening, to meet an urban mountain goat, watch stones hatch into baby birds, join a little girl on her first trip to the ocean, and be driven madly around a tropical island by a group of kids, all in just four books. And because we are talking about children’s books, we’ll have company on our adventures. That company may be bouncing on our chest, yelling “Again, again!” But we know how to put an end to that: surrender.

So we open the book again to the first page, snuggling closer to that child who won’t always be a child. We pull up the covers, assume our very best storytelling voice, and feel grateful for all that is magic.

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A Boy Asked the Wind

By Barbara Nickel
Illustrated by Gillian Newland
Categories: Children's Nonfiction
Series: Delight

A spectacular picture book, with text in subtly linked beautifully composed four-line stanzas, evoking winds around the world, including those in the Canadian west, off the coast of Central America, Capetown, ...

Being Me

By Rosemary McCarney
Illustrated by Yvonne Cathcart
Categories: Children's Fiction
Series: Delight

Rosie is wearing her red cape, sitting up in her thinking tree wondering what she’ll be when she grows up. People are always asking her that question, but she doesn’t have an answer. She’s not old ...

Buddy and Earl

By Maureen Fergus
Illustrated by Carey Sookocheff
Categories: Children's Fiction
Series: Delight

Buddy does not know what is in the box that Meredith carries into the living room. But when the small, prickly creature says he is a pirate — and that Buddy is a pirate too — the two mismatched friends ...

Frostbite Hotel

By Karin Adams
Categories: Children's Fiction
Series: Delight

Kirby Katz has big dreams of making his fortune as an entrepreneur, just like his role model, hotel magnate William T. Williamson. But Kirby discovers that operating a "snow hotel" in the schoolyard comes ...

Goat, The

By Anne Fleming
Categories: Children's Fiction
Series: Delight

When Kid accompanies her parents to New York City for a six-month stint of dog-sitting and home-schooling, she sees what looks like a tiny white cloud on the top of their apartment building.

Rumor says ...

Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts

By Esta Spalding
Illustrated by Sydney Smith
Categories: Children's Fiction
Series: Delight

Kim Fitzgerald-Trout took to driving with ease--as most children would if their parents would ever let them try. She had to. After all, she and her siblings live in a car.

Meet the Fitzgerald-Trouts, a ...