Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Meet Our New Kid's VIB

From the Newbery Award-winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall comes a story about one brave girl who saves her family from losing everything.

Everyone in Lucy's family sings. Opera. Rap. Lullabies. Everyone, except Lucy. Lucy can't sing; her voice just won't come out.

Just like singing, helping Aunt Frankie prepare for flooding season is a family tradition--even if Frankie doesn't want the help. And this year, when the flood arrives, danger finds its way into the heart of Lucy's family, and Lucy will need to find her voice to save her brother.

Jocelyn says:
"Lucy is the narrator of this gem of a story. She, 2 younger siblings, their parents and 3 chickens are off to North Dakota for their annual visit to their aunt at the old homestead, even though it's the rainy season and the river floods during the rainy season.

The river keeps rising- how high will it go? Will everyone be alright?

Fly Away effortlessly caught me up and I never wanted it to end.  What a joy to read a book full of family members who treat each other with respect, humor and true affection.

Fly Away is a gentle and emotionally powerful book full-to-overflowing with love.I cannot recommend it highly enough.  It's perfect for the mid-grade reader, though don't be surprised if older kids and adults fall in love with it, too."
Every now and then we encounter a new children's book or series that we’re so excited about we want to broadcast it from the rooftop. We've created the Kids' TC VIB (very impressive book) to highlight real stand-outs among the many delightful and meaningful new editions for young readers.

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