By Oge Mora
When all of their special Saturday plans go awry, Ava and her mother still find a way to appreciate one another and their time together. Little, Brown and Company
By Aiko Ikegami
In this wordless picture book, an alien visits Earth, makes friends with a little girl, and returns to his home planet to share his experiences. Creston Books
By Susan Edwards Richmond;
illustrated by Stephanie Fizer Coleman
An excited young girl and her mother carefully participate in an annual bird count as part of a team of citizen scientists, tallying birds found in different habitats near their home. Peachtree Publishing Company Inc.