One of us lives on the east coast. One of us lives on the west.

One of us lives in a rural community. One of us lives in a city.

Both of us wander. Both of us witness. Both of us write.

This is a record of what we find.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

List of Landscape Books

I am going to piggyback on Sharry's post from last week and offer my own list.  A list of books that feature landscape or, in my opinion, simply have vibrant, evocative settings.  Perhaps one of these books will catch your eye and you can find a way to buy one as a holiday gift. (Note: Many of these overlap with Susan Bloom's Best Picture Books Picks over at the Eric Carle Museum's Blog!)

Migrant by Maxine Trottier, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenaut (Groundwood)
Grandpa Green by Lane Smith (Roaring Brook)
Stars by Mary Lyn Ray, illustrated by Marla Frazee (Beach Lane Press)
Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Beth Krommes (Houghton)
Along a Long Road by Frank Viva (Little, Brown)
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson (HarperCollins)
Blackout by John Rocco (Disney-Hyperion)

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, inspired by Siobhan Dowd, illustrated by Jim Kay (Candlewick)
The Mostly True Story of Jack by Kelly Barnhill (Little, Brown)
Tall Story by Candy Gourlay (David Fickling Books)
The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce, photos by Carl Hunter and Clare Heney (Candlewick)

Please, please support your local independent bookstore this holiday season. It needs you. And we need it!



  1. I clicked on the intriguing cover for "Jack" and that led me to the delightful blog by Kelly Barnhill. I read 7 blogposts and laughed until I was nearly late for my morning conference call. Thank you for highlighting her book. I added it to my shopping list for Saturday, and look forward to reading more of her blog.

  2. What a beautiful list! Thanks for sharing.