The first is Archie Snufflekins Cat, written and illustrated by Katie Harnett, published by Flying Eye Books. The chicks and I both enjoyed this book. The illustrations are charming and vividly colored, with plenty of detail to engage little readers. This book is, of course, about a cat who visits many people in his neighborhood, and has a different name from each of them. One day he disappears, and in their search for Archie, the neighborhood comes together. The little chicks liked the ending (no spoilers ;) ) as well as seeing all the different people in the neighborhood. This is a good book for reading with your chicks, and it would be a good way to start a conversation about your community. It will be available in September.
The second book is ADH-Me, written by Dr. John S. Hutton and illustrated by Lisa M. Griffin, and published by Blue Manatee Press. This book is written for children with ADHD, to help them understand their diagnosis and treatment plan. It is written as a rhyming narrative of a child who has ADHD, and describes what ADHD is, how he felt, and how his parents and doctor decided on his treatment. This book will also be available in September. Both chicks enjoyed this book-the littler chick because it was written from the viewpoint of someone like her, and the older chick because the explanation helped her understand her younger sister a bit more. I enjoyed it because it does not frame ADHD as a horrible, terrible thing-it is something that can be treated and managed with care and attention.