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* Bring Me Some Apples and I'll Make You a Pie: A Story About Edna Lewis
Robbin Gourley. Clarion, $16 (48p) ISBN 978-0-618-15836-2
In her children's book debut, cookbook author/illustrator Gourley (Cakewalk) celebrates food, as cultivated on a farm and as used to cultivate family bonds. Recounting African-American chef Edna Lewis's childhood in a Virginia farming community, the cheery watercolor spreads follow Edna and various relatives ("Sister," "Daddy," "Auntie") from spring to first snow as they harvest strawberries, dandelion greens, peaches, pecans and more. Edna appreciates each crop, as well as …