cover image BUD, NOT BUDDY


Christopher Paul Curtis, . . Dell/Yearling, $5.99 (256pp) ISBN 978-0-440-41328-8

A 10-year-old boy in Depression-era Michigan sets out to find the man he believes to be his father. "While the harshness of Bud's circumstances are authentically depicted, Curtis imbues them with an aura of hope, and he makes readers laugh even when he sets up the most daunting scenarios," said PW in our Best Books citation. Ages 9-12. (Jan.)