Layla Queen of Hearts by Glenda Millard
Phoenix Yard Books ISBN 9781907912252
Griffin Silk's best friend Layla is like a gift to the Silk family after Griffin's little sister Tishkin went out of their lives - and Layla delights in the time she spends with them all. For Seniors' Day at school, Griffin says Layla can share his grandmother Nell but, much as she adores Nell, Layla longs for someone special of her own to invite. This is when Miss Amelie comes into their lives and brings something unique to the children. This is a wonderful tale about the power of friendship and a small but life changing miracle. The warm-hearted story is accompanied by lovely thought-provoking illustrations.