The Wishing Flower

Birdie finds comfort in nature and books, but more than anything she longs for connection, to be understood. At school, Birdie feels like an outsider. Quiet and shy, she prefers to read by herself, rather than jump rope or swing with the other kids. That all changes when Sunny, the new girl, comes along. Like Birdie, Sunny has a nature name. She also likes to read, and loves to rescue bugs. And when Sunny smiles at her, Birdie’s heart balloons like a parachute.


"A strong ­purchase for all collections, especially as a social-­emotional text."

School Library Journal, STARRED Review!

"An expertly drawn and composed introduction to self-discovery."

Kirkus Reviews, STARRED Review!

"[Shows] exactly how it feels to be seen and understood as never before."

Publishers Weekly