cover image CROSSING


Philip E. Booth, , illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline. . Candlewick, $6.99 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-7636-2434-7

"This pairing of Booth's nearly 50-year-old poem with the exceedingly lifelike gouache paintings of a first-time illustrator is right on track," PW wrote in a starred review. "This slice of Americana is sure to chug full steam ahead into the hearts of train enthusiasts young and old." Ages 5-9. (Sept.)