Every now and then we encounter a new children's book or series that we’re so excited about we want to broadcast it from the rooftop. We've created the Tattered Cover Picture Book of the Month (formerly called Kids' V.I.B.) to highlight real stand-outs among the many delightful and meaningful new editions for young readers.
Our latest selection is:
You Are Home: An Ode to the National Parks by Evan Turk
You are home in our glorious National Parks, sings the message of this gorgeous book. The lush illustrations work together with the poetic text to depict the animals that live in the parks, the humans that visit them, and the history of the land and people who predate the “National Park” designation. The National Parks are for everyone, the book insists—for city kids, mountain kids, kids who have never even imagined visiting them before. Don’t worry, the book seems to say, the parks will be there when you’re ready. (Honestly, I have trouble reading this book without tearing up a little.) You Are Home specifically highlights Colorado’s own Rocky Mountain, Mesa Verde, and Great Sand Dunes National Parks as well as numerous others (the Grand Canyon, Arches, Yellowstone, etc.). Put this book on your coffee table to celebrate the parks all year long. —Bethany Strout, Director of Buying
Purchase this book and previous selections below: