Runaway Alphabet (Simply Read Books, illustrated by Ben Frey) is an alphabet book unlike any other. It focuses on the sounds of the letters while simultaneously telling a story.
When Chickens Fly (Gumboot Books, illustrated by Izabela Bzymek) is a humorous picturebook about a chicken who wants to be a free range aerialist. But chickens, as Esper finds out, are expected to lay eggs. Will she get to compete? This story is inspired by the Olympic female aerial skiers who will not be allowed to compete in the 2010 Winter Olympics.