Children’s Books of the Year | TURNING A SHACK INTO A HOME: Brightening colors help tell a story of hope amid tragedy
by Susan Olasky
Posted 2/13/20, 02:39 pm
WORLD’s Picture Book of the Year is Home in the Woods by Eliza Wheeler (Nancy Paulsen Books, ages 5-8), a hope-filled, true story of a family that survives and prospers despite tragedy. Adults will appreciate the enormity of the challenges the mother faces. Children will appreciate the simple story and luminous illustrations that show a family facing difficult circumstances with resourcefulness, tenacity, love—and fun.