My book pick for January is Bloom, written by Kelly Campbell and Illustrated by Taylor Barron.
When Bloom embarks on a grand adventure, she calls upon her father’s wisdom to help her find her way. A story of adventure, confidence, and courage.
The story begins with a little dandelion seed, Bloom, who’s terrified of being released from her father and sisters into the wide world outside. Despite her fears, her father encourages her that she was made for this and that she need only “lean into the unknown.” She expresses her anxiety about losing what she loves – “I don’t want to leave.” Her father listens empathetically but tells her that she can do this.