Read This Now: The Index
What if there were an army of indie booksellers enthusiastically reading and reviewing practically every new book coming out in the next year, and what if the books they were the most excited about, the books they couldn't wait to push into their customers' hands with a breathless "You've GOT to read this!" (virtually or otherwise), the ones with all the nine- and ten-star ratings were carefully curated and collected in a handy list? Well, all we can say is...KEEP READING!
Rusty is a squeaky robot who does not like his squeakiness. He begins a quest to find other robots on Planet Robotone that might be able to remedy his squeaks. Along the way, he finds four robots that make different sounds. Rusty and his new friends combine all their special sounds to create one jamming tune. Together, Rusty's new friends show him that being different is what makes him special.
Rusty The Squeaky Robot by Neill Clark ($17.95*, Words & Pictures), recommended by Octavia Books, New Orleans, LA.