But alas. There will always be more.
In the pages, the words, the art, we found many things. A story of adjusting to a new culture, of sibling rivalry, of unfairness and learned character. Of sisterhood, love and sacrifice. And illustrations that made me (the good kind) of jealous.
Next time you're out, grab Big Red Lollipop by Ruksana Khan, with noteworthy art by Sophie Blackall.
Whenever I find a new book to love, it's a double blessing. With a new book love comes a new author and illustrator to love. And more books to hunt down. I'm definitely going to track down all of artist Sophie Blackall's work during this week's library trip.
What about you guys -- have you found any great new-to-you book loves lately?