Coming October 17!

THANKSGIVING IN THE WOODS

Every year a family and their friends gather in the woods to celebrate Thanksgiving among the trees. Everyone brings something to share and the day becomes a long celebration of family, faith, and friendship. Told in a gentle, lyrical style, this picture book includes warm illustrations of people gathered around bonfires and long tables adorned with candles and food, singing songs and sharing laughter.
 
Thanksgiving in the Woods is based on the true story of a family in Upstate New York that has hosted an outdoor Thanksgiving feast in the woods on their farm for over twenty years. Beautifully illustrated by Norwegian artist Jenny Lovlie, the book celebrates the simple gifts that family, neighbors, friends and strangers bring for a Thanksgiving celebration where all are welcome.


IT'S MILKING TIME

Written by Phyllis Alsdurf and illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fachner. Published by Random House Children’s Books, © April 2012

A lyrical and visual treasure—perfect for reading aloud to any child who’s ever asked: Where does milk come from?

As the sun sets over the fields, a little girl and her father begin the evening milking. They work side by side, fanning out beds of straw, bringing in the cows, and hooking up the milkers.

Soon they’ve filled milk can after milk can for the creamery truck that will arrive in the morning. The fresh dairy product isn’t just for them—other families will buy their milk, butter, and cheese at stores and farmers’ markets near and far, connecting the little girl’s farm to the world beyond.

Phyllis Alsdurf has created a poetic story that lovingly depicts the special bond between a child and her father, as well as the relationship between a young farmer and her animals. With Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher’s exquisite illustrations, It’s Milking Time is a must-have for any picture book collection.