Recommendations from Claire
"The phrase “creature comforts” describes material comforts that contribute to ease and wellbeing. In this time, I find myself, more than ever, turning to creature comforts in the form of books. Additionally, I have taken great comfort from the actual creatures in my life (such as Percy, pictured here). I am missing all of the Wild Rumpus creatures, and the multitude of books on our shelves that feature animals. Here are some of my favorite books containing creatures and particularly comforting balms for the soul."
"Dream a little, Kulu, this world now sings a most beautiful song of you."
This beautiful bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuit throat singer Celina Kalluk, describes the gifts given to a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic.
Available in paperback for the first time, the modern classic that introduced the beloved baby-sitting rottweiler to the world.
A moving and universal picture book about empathy and kindness, sure to soothe heartaches big and small—now a New York Times bestseller
New from the creator of Wallpaper and Skunk on a String comes a witty and uplifting picture book that will speak to families of all varieties about how family really is what you make it.
A #1 New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the Caldecott Medal about the remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.
In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in World War I, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war.
Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read.
A brave mouse, a covetous rat, a wishful serving girl, and a princess named Pea come together in Kate DiCamillo's Newbery Medal–winning tale.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER · WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER · USA TODAY BESTSELLER
A New York Times bestseller!
National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery reflects on the personalities and quirks of 13 animals—her friends—who have profoundly affected her in this stunning, poetic, and life-affirming memoir featuring illustrations by Rebecca Green.
Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be transform