5 Finds Kids: April 2017

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors

Drew Daywalt (The Day the Crayons Quit) and Adam Rex team up to tell the legend of three warriors named Rock, Paper and Scissors, revealing the downright hilarious story behind the game played on playgrounds everywhere.

Olivia the Spy

Everyone's favorite pig returns in Falconer's latest book. Olivia's birthday is coming up, and she decides to become a spy in order to discover what presents her mother bought - but Olivia overhears more than she bargained for. A perfect title to teach young children about eavesdropping.

Ashes to Asheville

The daughter of same-sex parents, 12-year-old Fella is sent to live with her grandmother after her biological mother passes away. The story takes place prior to the marriage act, and Fella feels its effects as she is taken from her other mother and sister, and left to grieve in an unfamiliar place. But when her sister, Zany, shows up, determined to spread their mother's ashes at the last place their family was truly happy, they embark on a journey to Asheville, and attempt to heal along the way.

Be Quiet!

Ryan T. Higgins (Mother Bruce) returns with a hilarious new picture book. Rupert the mouse wants to be the star of a wordless picture book, but his friends, Thistle and Nibbs, can't quite manage to stay quiet.

The End of the Wild

Life has not been easy for eleven-year-old Fern. Her stepfather, a war veteran, is unable to find work in their small Northern Michigan town, and their family has yet to recover from the loss of Fern's mother and little brother two years prior. Fielding calls from bill collectors and Child Protective Services, Fern tries her best to keep her family together, often foraging for food in the woods behind their house. When a fracking company proposes to turn her beloved woods into a wastewater pond, Fern creates a STEM fair project to bring attention to all that would be lost.

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