The Man Who Saved Books

One town’s trash becomes the dump man’s treasure in this inspiring tale by award-winning author Lynn Plourde. Mr. Pottle, who oversees the town landfill, just cannot bear to see books thrown out and destroyed, so he rescues and recycles them for the community to enjoy. When Mr. Pottle takes a fall one day and is injured, that community-especially the children-comes to his rescue. The townspeople bring books to speed his recovery-and are amazed to discover that the book-loving man cannot read. That’s when a town full of eager readers helps Mr. Pottle to fully enjoy his treasures. Illustrations by Mary Beth Owens are packed with details that capture the chaos and beauty of a dump and show Mr. Pottle’s determination to let nothing of value to go to waste. Little ones will love the way favorite items keep showing up in different places around the dump. An enjoyable picture book in its own right, The Man Who Saved Books also delivers a heartwarming message about the treasures to be found in books, in reading together, and in friendship.

If You Were My Valentine

This Valentine-themed follow-up to If I Could Give You Christmas is an adorable celebration of love and the special relationship between parents and children. If you were my valentine,I would jump, jump with joy!Valentine’s Day is for cuddles, sweet treats, silly games, and spending time with the ones we hold dear. Join all kinds of animals and their valentines-from rabbits and puffins to cougars and otters to a bigger-than-big whale-in this cozy picture book celebration of love.

Best Buddies

Best Buddies introduces a boy-and-dog duo who are BEST FRIENDS and who do EVERYTHING together! So how will they manage being apart when the boy heads to school for the first time? Find out how a clever boy with Down’s syndrome and his loyal pet find the perfect way to feel close even when they can’t be together. A sweet, inspiring story that will ease concerns about the first day of school and other big changes for kids.