A Home for Bird
Philip C. Stead (Roaring Brook/Porter)
Never mind that one of the buddies in Stead’s sweet-natured buddy road trip story is a bit, well, wooden—the journey is all the more rewarding for it. When a toad named Vernon discovers a blue bird, he is determined to find its home, even if the bird is the silent (and nonmoving) type. Vernon’s compassion and heart drive this adventure toward its just-right conclusion.