Kenzie and I just discovered two new "Ology" books from Candlewick Press scheduled for release: Pirateology and Obscure Spells And Charms of Dragon Origin: A Dragonology Kit. For those whose children are "Ology" addicts, these books can't come soon enough!
And, for those who love Candlewick Press's beautifully illustrated book Fairy Tales, you'll be happy to discover the picture book From a Distance, also illustrated by Jane Ray. The book pairs the lyrics of Julie Gold's award-winning song with Ray's gorgeous paintings. The result is a lovely and haunting picture book about war, humanity and beauty. Kenzie and I have been poring over the paintings' details all week. Also included is an appreciation by Nanci Griffith, whose version of the song is sweetly heart-wrenching.