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The Blue House by Phoebe Wahl
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Aug 11, 2020 | ISBN 9781984893369

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Winner of The Horn Book‘s 2021 Robin Smith Picture Book Prize
One of Publishers Weekly‘s Best Picture Books of 2020

An NPR Best Book of the Year

PRAISE FOR The Blue House:

“Wahl makes both characters distinctive and sympathetic, and devotes loving attention to every spread.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review 
An absolute treasure for anyone who has ever moved.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
An affecting story about loss and starting over.” —The Horn Book, starred review

“An emotionally resonant picture book.” —Booklist, starred review

“This powerfully relevant, moving portrayal of a loving single-parent family during a period of unexpected change and transition is a must-have.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“The Blue House is an immensely satisfying picture book about a family acclimating to a big change.” —BookPage

“This is a picture book that rewards repeat readings and will doubtlessly stay in readers’ memories.” –The Horn Book

Refreshing. . . . This is a pragmatic alternative to Virginia Lee Burton’s The Little House, and kids will be glad to see that Leo and his dad negotiate their changing neighborhood. Make sure audiences get a look at opening and closing endpapers to see where Leo’s move took him.” —The Bulletin


Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award NOMINEE 2021

Washington State Book Award NOMINEE 2022

Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices SELECTION 2021

Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books SELECTION 2020

New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing SELECTION 2020

Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year SELECTION 2020

Pacific Northwest Book Award SHORTLIST 2021

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