inspiring story of how a poor Brazilian boy--who kicked rocks
down roads and dribbled balls made from rags--went on to become
the greatest soccer player of all time.
Review Starred Review, Booklist, September 1, 2007: "With handsome oil paintings and a stirring story,
this picture-book biography will first grab children with its
by Deborah Hopkinson
75th anniversary of the opening of the Empire State Building
Look--on the corner of Thirty-fourth
Street and Fifth Avenue, something amazing is happening! A
building, straight and simple as a pencil, is being built in
Travel back to Depression-era Manhattan
and join a boy just your age as he watches the world's most famous
building take miraculous shape before his eyes.
What Lincoln Said by Sarah L. Thomson (Author), James E. Ransome (Illustrator)
Award-winning author Sarah L. Thomson deftly integrates Abraham Lincoln's famous words into the narrative, revealing the inspiration and determination that led to his greatest achievements. Renowned illustrator James E. Ransome has created striking paintings that illuminate Lincoln's enthusiasms and passions from childhood through his adult life.
For Helen Keller, w-a-t-e-r was a cool, slippery splash. S-u-n was the warm afternoon glow coating her skin. L-i-l-y was a sweet-smelling petal, soft and delicate to her touch. This evocative portrait reminds us that there are many ways to experience the world through the senses--but the most important things in life are savored within the heart.
Publisher: Harper Collins
"...Cline-Ransome is able to match the spirit of Keller's autobiographical writings. James Ransome cites John Singer Sargent as his inspiration for his bright, handsome paintings. An excellent, accessible introduction to a fascinating woman." Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MD
is the Dream
by Diane Z. Shore & Jessica Alexander
Through striking, powerful verse
and gorgeous, detailed illustrations, "This is the Dream"
catalogs the American experience, before, during, and after the
civil rights movement. Come along on this incredible journey,
and see how far we've come in attaining freedom and justice for
is the Wind
by Ferida Wolff
the noise I hear,
that wakens me,
that shakens me,
the noise, I hear,
in the dark....
Lyrical prose and richly textured paintings invite young readers
to come along and explore the magical world that opens up between
dusk and dawn.
How little Marshall Taylor, through dedication,
talent and speed transformed himself into the extraordinary Major
Taylor and won the world championship of bicycle racing in 1899.
An Anne Schwartz Book, published by Atheneum/Simon &Schuster
Pride of African Tales
by Donna L. Washington
treasure trove of lavishly illustrated stories from different regions
in Africa includes (among others) stories about why there
are monkeys, the dangers of judging by appearances, and the wisdom
of keeping your mouth shut. Each tale reflects the rhythms
and cadences of the storyteller's muse.
Bruh Rabbit and the Tar Baby Girl
by Virginia Hamilton
Medalist Virginia Hamilton adds her own distinctive splash of fun
to Bruh Rabbit's schemes.
book to Quilt Alphabet by the same author. Step inside and
join the fun--count 1 to 10, and 10 to 1!
by Jacqueline Woodson
on Visiting Day do I get to tell Daddy everything that has happened
over the month, while I sit in his lap and he pulls on my braids,
smiling his big me-and-Grandma-have-been-gone-forever smile...."