The year isn't over but ROCKET SAYS LOOK UP! might be my favorite picture book release of 2019. Such a vibrant protagonist whose enthusiasm to share her love for space with her whole community takes hold of you from page 1 and stays with you until the very end. Additionally, I LOVE that Rocket's story doesn't perpetuate a "magical exceptionalism" narrative. Her curiosity and initiative JUMP off each page and speak for itself in a way that makes her story extraordinarily ordinary!