You Matter by Christian Robinson
Recommended by Novel Bay bookseller Karlie Martens, a children’s and young-adult book specialist
All children deserve to know that they are important and loved. You Matter is a beautiful book that does just that. Fun, child-friendly illustrations partner with simple, clear words to affirm that no matter how little you are – or how little you feel – you matter.
Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran (adapter and illustrator)
Recommended by Grace Johnson, Peninsula Pulse staff member and reading enthusiast
Both creepy and beautiful, this is one for those who love good short stories, graphic novels and dark fairy-tale retellings. This retelling of the Snow White fairy tale in graphic-novel form was adapted from a short story Gaiman included in Smoke and Mirrors, his first collection of short stories.