For as long as he can remember, Leo has lived in the blue house with his dad, but lately the neighborhood is changing. People are leaving, houses are being knocked down, and shiny new buildings are going up in their place. When Leo and his dad are forced to leave, they aren’t happy about it. They howl and rage and dance out their feelings. When the time comes, they leave the blue house behind—there was never any choice, not really—but little by little, they find a way to keep its memory alive in their new home.
Listed as one of the Best Books of 2020 by Publisher’s Weekly,
Kirkus Reviews, New York Public Library, and NPR.
Publisher: Knopf / Tundra
Release date: August 11, 2020
The Blue House
“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
“An emotionally resonant picture book.” —Booklist, 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
“Wahl makes both characters distinctive and sympathetic, and devotes loving attention to every spread." — Publishers Weekly,