Randy Cecil’s ‘Lucy’ is charming

“Lucy,” by Randy Cecil bridges the gap between picture book and early reader. I am not a dog person, but I found “Lucy” charming nonetheless.

Randy Cecil’s ‘Lucy’ is charming

“Lucy,” by Randy Cecil bridges the gap between picture book and early reader. I am not a dog person, but I found “Lucy” charming nonetheless.

Mary Hooper’s ‘Poppy’ is engrossing

Mary Hooper’s “Poppy” is my kind of book — historical fiction set during wartime, featuring a strong protagonist. It’s a mix of “Downton Abbey” and PBS’s “Crimson Field.”

Mary Hooper’s ‘Poppy’ is engrossing

Mary Hooper’s “Poppy” is my kind of book — historical fiction set during wartime, featuring a strong protagonist. It’s a mix of “Downton Abbey” and PBS’s “Crimson Field.”