When I Was Your Age
Publisher: WorthyKids (Hachette Book Group)
Peer into the future and reminisce about the present with this sci-fi picture book that speculates about a hopeful someday for today’s children.
Are you ready for a futuristic trip down memory lane? In this imaginative picture book, a grandmother reminisces to her grandchild Indigo about her childhood, back when humans lived on Earth and children biked to school instead of teleporting. On the new planet, robots do chores, telepathy has replaced texting, and cakes are 3D-printed. Each clever parallel between the past and present reveals both sweet similarities and stark differences. And though things are vastly different in this marvel-filled future, there is one thing that remains the same: the future is still bright.
Rock & Roll Woods
Author: Sherry Howard
Illustrator: Anika A Wolf (Danette's pen name)
Publisher: Spork (Clear Fork Publishing)
Kuda is a bit of a grump who doesn’t like change. So when he wakes up to new neighbors and loud, strange noises in his woods, he is not happy. Will his desire to be with his friends overcome his objections to loud sounds? And might Kuda’s courage help him discover that new things and rock and roll music can be pretty great? Featuring helpful backmatter about Sensory Integration and insider jokes for parents with autistic kids.
Danette Byatt lives in Kitchener, Ontario where she creates all sorts of fun projects when she’s not reading, hiking and meditating — or burning up the dance floor (aka her living room) and singing along to her favourite Disney tunes.
Danette’s stories contain uplifting messages of love and magic. She also adds delightful small details, humour and whimsy to everything she does.