Spuds by Karen Hesse

32 pages; Scholastic Press/Scholastic
In this nostalgic tale, three siblings head out into the night to glean potatoes left behind in their neighbor's field. They return to a potato fry-up, a reminder that "our ma, she loved us big." A heartwarming affirmation of hard work, honesty and family love, handcrafted in folksy language and beautifully rendered pencil, ink and watercolor illustrations in muted earth tones.