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For our second installment of Little Reads, we decided to select books that are tales of adventure! From being stuck on the moon, to befriending the Dark — we love these books + the adventures they take us on!

Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood

Summary:

"Once upon a planetoid, amid her tools and sprockets, a girl named Cinderella dreamed of fixing fancy rockets..." Cinderella is heading to a fancy ball but things go amiss when the hosting prince's rocket ship has engine troubles. It's up to Cinderella to save the night! You + your little one will love this refreshing take on the childhood fairytale.

The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers

Summary:

One day, a little boy discovers an airplane in his cupboard. Ignited by his natural curiosity, the boy takes the plane + flies into outer space. While exploring space, the boy's plane starts to sputter + the boy is forced to make an emergency landing — on the moon! There, the little boy befriends a martian who is also having engine trouble. Together, they come up with a plan to get themselves back home. The Way Back Home is a heart-warming tale about an unlikely friendship + the spirit of adventure.

The Water + The Wild by Katie Elise Ornsbee

Summary:

Lottie Fiske has spent her entire life living on an island. The only people who seem to care about her are her best friend, Eliot + a mysterious person who sends Lottie gifts every year on her birthday. When odd things start happening on the island + Eliot gets sick, Lottie is fraught with worry + feels useless. Suddenly, she discovers a door in the apple tree located at the center of the island. She makes her way inside + finds herself navigating another world! She searches for answers for everything that seems to be against her — a cure for Eliot's illness, a way out of feeling useless and in the end, she discovers what is truly important in life. Filled with beautiful imagery and endless adventure, this book is one for the whole family!

Orion + The Dark by Emma Yarlett

Summary:

Orion is a little boy who is afraid of most things, but he is very afraid of the dark. One night, the Dark decides to help Orion face his fear head-on by taking him on an adventure! Follow along + watch how Orion's perception of the Dark changes. A great read for those who struggle with being in the dark!

Flashlight by Lizi Boyd

Summary:

There's a whole new world out there when it's dark outside. If you have a flashlight though, it can be fun to explore! This story uses only pictures to reveal all of the beauty that can be found once night falls.

So, grab one of these books + prepare to be taken on an imaginary adventure with your little one!

All books featured are available in-store and online.

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