“The Blue House” by Phoebe Wahl

Audrey recommends: The Blue House by Phoebe Wahl

Genre: Picture book

Reading level: Age 4-8

Summary: Leo and his dad are forced to move out of their beloved neighborhood when the cranes come to knock it down.

Audrey says: There’s nothing more difficult than going through a huge unexpected life transition. I love the way Leo’s single-parent household channels their big emotions into music and art. Not to mention, Wahl’s illustrations are beautiful. Her intricate paintings are littered with little Easter eggs to favorite albums and musicians, plus a cat hiding on every spread. You can easily find yourself lingering on a single image for several minutes.

This title is available at Tyler Free Library.