The Baby That Roared

Mr. and Mrs. Deer have alwats wanted a baby, so they are delighted when a little antlered bundle appears on their doorstep one day.  But the babywon’t stop roaring!  Family and friends come to help, sending Mr. and Mrs. Deer in search of what the baby needs.  But it’s very particular:  everytime Mr. and Mrs. Deer return, someone is missing–and the baby is still roaring! Where did everybody go–and just what kind of baby is this?

The Crossing

This young, lyrical picture book reveals the adventure and natural wonders that Lewis & Clark encountered on their Western expedition in the early 1800s. Told from the point of view of Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, the baby on Sacagawea’s back, this story offers a fresh perspective of a young country and gives voice to a character readers will already be familiar with–at least visually (the baby is shown on the golden Sacagawea dollar).

Nini

Long before Nini was born, she was in a safe place where a familiar voice promised her a loving home. But once she was born, that soft voice was replaced by the words of care givers in an orphanage. Though they were kind, Nini missed the soft voice and the promises it made. Then, one day, a man and a woman on the other side of the world learned that their dreams were about to come true. They would finally have a baby to love. When they all met, Nini once again heard a soft voice, as reassuring and as loving as the first, and trusted that the promises had come true. But her first memory was never lost – it remained an echo for her to share with her parents in her new home.