cover image WESLANDIA


Paul Fleischman, , illus. by Kevin Hawkes. . Candlewick, $5.99 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-7636-1052-4

A young nonconformist invents a self-sufficient civilization in his suburban backyard. "Words and images fluidly play off one another as Wesley creates a language for his new produce and the crop erupts into a lush tropical landscape," wrote PW in our Best Books citation. Ages 4-9. (Aug.)