April 2018, Little, Brown/Hachette, TBD pp
Sophie Blackall’s second Caldecott Medal-winning picture book will transport readers to the seaside in timeless, nautical splendor! Watch the days and seasons pass as the wind blows, the fog rolls in, and icebergs drift by. Outside, there is water all around. Inside, the daily life of a lighthouse keeper and his family unfolds as the keeper boils water for tea, lights the lamp’s wick, and writes every detail in his logbook. Celebrate the extraordinary life of one lighthouse and it’s cozy dollhouse-like interior as it beams its message out to sea through shifting seasons, changeable weather, and generations of keepers.