• Many Shapes of Clay: A Story of Healing
  • 그림작가 Kenesha Sneed
  • 글작가
  • 페이지 44
  • 출판사 Prestel Junior
  • 발행일 2021-05-04
  • In this modern-day fable about grief, diversity, and family connections, a young girl discovers the joys--and pain--of the creative process. Winner of the Bookstagang Best of 2021: Best Conversation Starter Picture Books of 2021. Longlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize. Ezra Jack Keats Award Honoree. Eisha lives with her mother, a ceramic artist, who helps her make a special shape out of a piece of clay. The shape reminds Eisha of her father, of the ocean, of a lemon. As Eisha goes through her neighborhood doing errands with her mother, the piece of clay hardens and then shatters into pieces when Eisha taps it. In poignant and powerful words and pictures, Kenesha Sneed shows how Eisha learns to live with the sense of loss and of the joyful power of making something new out of what is left behind. Illustrated with Sneed's bold colors, graphic lines, and gestural textures, the book celebrates diversity and shares a gentle message that we all have the ability to heal and create.
  • 2022-08-16
  • Every Little Kindness
  • 그림작가 마르타 바르톨 (Marta Bartolj )
  • 글작가 마르타 바르톨 (Marta Bartolj )
  • 페이지 72
  • 출판사 Chronicle Books
  • 발행일 2021-10-12
  • Follow the trail of good deeds in this beautiful wordless picture book to learn how small acts of kindness can make all the difference! When one act of kindness sparks another, anything is possible! As a girl searches for her lost dog, a simple act of generosity ripples into a wave of good deeds. In the course of a single day, each considerate action weaves lives together and transforms a neighborhood for the better. This wordless story, told in beautiful illustrations reminiscent of a graphic novel, demonstrates how every little kindness, shared from person to person, can turn a collection of strangers into a community, and—even though we might not always see it—make the world a more vibrant and compassionate place to be. SHOWS CHILDREN WHY KINDNESS MATTERS: By demonstrating how each kind act leads to another, this heartfelt book shares an important message with children that even small actions can have a big effect. EASY TO FOLLOW: Told entirely in wordless illustrations with pops of color for every good deed, anyone can enjoy following this simple yet powerful story and appreciate the wisdom it shares. INCLUSIVE CAST OF CHARACTERS: This book features characters of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds, showing how a diverse community comes together to care for one another. INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE: Created by award-winning Slovenian artist Marta Bartolj, this story offers a perspective on kindness that resonates in any country.
  • 2022-08-16
  • Playing at the Border: A Story of Yo-Yo Ma
  • 그림작가 Teresa Martinez
  • 글작가 Joanna Ho
  • 페이지 40
  • 출판사 Harpercollins
  • 발행일 2021-09-28
  • The New York Times bestsellingauthor of Eyes That Kiss in the Corners, Joanna Ho, delivers a poignant picture book biography about the musician Yo-Yo Ma, immigration, and using music to build bridges. Winner of the Ezra Jack Keats Award Honor * Featured in Book Riot’s Must Read September 2021 List “By examining the life of Ma, whose story resonates with courage, persistence, and unity, Ho inspires readers to break barriers of their own.” —Horn Book (starred review) “Everyone can benefit from Ho’s message of music bringing calm and peace to the world.” —Booklist “Hopeful and lovely.” —Kirkus “An ambitious portrait of a storied humanitarian with a clear message of advocacy.” —Publishers Weekly Joanna Ho’s lyrical writing and Teresa Martinez’s vibrant art weave together to tell an inspiring story of Yo-Yo Ma, who challenges conventions, expectations, and beliefs in order to build bridges to unite communities, people, and cultures. A beautiful picture book biography to enjoy and share in the home and the classroom. Before Yo-Yo Ma became one of the most renowned and celebrated cellists, he wanted to play the double bass. But it was too big for his four-year-old hands. Over time, Ma honed his amazing talent, and his music became a reflection of his own life between borders, cultures, disciplines, and generations. Since then, he has recorded over a hundred albums, won nineteen Grammy Awards, performed for eight American presidents, and received the National Medal of the Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, just to name a few accomplishments. Staying true to himself, Yo-Yo Ma performed at the US-Mexico border at the Rio Grande on April 13, 2019, as part of his multi-continent “Bach Project” tour to prove a point—through music, we can build bridges rather than walls between different cultures. Read less
  • 2022-08-12
  • Everybody in the Red Brick Building
  • 그림작가 오게 모라 (Oge Mora)
  • 글작가 Anne Wynter
  • 페이지 32
  • 출판사 Balzer + Bray
  • 발행일 2021-10-21
  • A fresh, urban take on bedtime stories in the spirit of The House That Jack Built and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, from debut author Anne Wynter and Caldecott Honoree Oge Mora. Everybody in the red brick building was asleep. Until . . . WaaaAAH! Rraak! Wake up! Pitter patter STOMP! Pssheew! A chain reaction of noises wakes up several children (and a cat) living in an apartment building. But it’s late in the night, so despite the disturbances, one by one, the building’s inhabitants return to their beds—this time with a new set of sounds to lull them to sleep.
  • 2022-08-12
  • Kitten and the Night Watchman
  • 그림작가 유태은(Taeeun Yoo)
  • 글작가 John Sullivan
  • 페이지 40
  • 출판사 Simon and Schuster
  • 발행일 2018-09-25
  • Winner of the Ezra Jack Keats Award and the Margaret Wise Brown Prize A stray kitten changes the way the watchman sees nighttime in this tender book based on a true story, illustrated by Strictly No Elephants artist Taeeun Yoo. The night watchman hugs his wife and kids and drives to work. All night he is alone. Every hour he makes his rounds. He sees the stars twinkling. He hears the sounds of the night: ki-DEE ki-DEE ki-DEE shhhhheeeeeEEEERRRROOOOooooommmmmm Woof! Woof! Woof! Meeeoooow. When he is joined by a stray kitten, the night suddenly seems different. Has the kitten found a new home? Kitten and the Night Watchman is inspired by the true story of author John Sullivan meeting a stray cat while working as a night watchman. The cat, Beebe, was John’s companion for seventeen years.
  • 2022-08-11
  • Layla's Happiness
  • 그림작가 Ashleigh Corrin
  • 글작가 Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie
  • 페이지 48
  • 출판사 Enchanted Lion Books
  • 발행일 2019-11-19
  • ★ 2020 Ezra Jack Keats Award Winner for Illustration ★ 2020 Ezra Jack Keats Honor for Writing ★ A Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of 2020 "Affirmations of black childhood abound, and whimsical wishes float like dandelion fluff. Equally as imaginative as the lyrical text, Corrin’s boldly colored, textured illustrations beautifully capture the buoyant spirit of Layla, a brown girl exuding confidence, comfortable in her own skin—indoors and out. Well-illustrated poetry of the best kind that will leave sunshine in its wake." —STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Seven-year-old Layla loves life! So she keeps a happiness book. What is happiness for her? For you? Spirited and observant, Layla is a child who’s been given room to grow, making happiness both thoughtful and intimate. It’s her dad talking about growing-up in South Carolina; her mom reading poetry; her best friend Juan, the community garden, and so much more. Written by poet Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie and illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin, this is a story of flourishing within family and community.
  • 2022-08-11
  • Brick by Brick
  • 그림작가 하이디 우드워드 셰필드( Heidi Woodward Sheffield )
  • 글작가 Heidi Woodward Sheffield
  • 페이지 32
  • 출판사 Nancy Paulsen Books
  • 발행일 2020-05-06
  • Winner of the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award! A striking debut celebrating the warm bond between a little boy and his dad as they work hard to achieve their dreams Papi is a bricklayer, and he works hard every day to help build the city, brick by brick. His son, Luis, works hard too--in school, book by book. Papi climbs scaffolds, makes mortar, and shovels sand. Luis climbs on the playground and molds clay into tiny bricks to make buildings, just like Papi. Together, they dream big about their future as they work to make those dreams come true. And then one Saturday, Papi surprises Luis with something special he's built for their family, brick by brick.
  • 2022-08-10
  • Nana Akua Goes to School
  • 그림작가 April Harrison
  • 글작가 Tricia Elam Walker
  • 페이지 40
  • 출판사 Anne Schwartz Books
  • 발행일 2020-06-16
  • Winner of the 2021 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award! In this moving story that celebrates cultural diversity, a shy girl brings her West African grandmother--whose face bears traditional tribal markings--to meet her classmates. This is a perfect read for back to school! It is Grandparents Day at Zura's elementary school, and the students are excited to introduce their grandparents and share what makes them special. Aleja's grandfather is a fisherman. Bisou's grandmother is a dentist. But Zura's Nana, who is her favorite person in the world, looks a little different from other grandmas. Nana Akua was raised in Ghana, and, following an old West African tradition, has tribal markings on her face. Worried that her classmates will be scared of Nana--or worse, make fun of her--Zura is hesitant to bring her to school. Nana Akua knows what to do, though. With a quilt of traditional African symbols and a bit of face paint, Nana Akua is able to explain what makes her special, and to make all of Zura's classmates feel special, too.
  • 2022-08-10
  • Lala's Words: A Story of Planting Kindness
  • 그림작가 Gracey Zhang
  • 글작가
  • 페이지 48
  • 출판사 Scholastic Inc
  • 발행일 2021-07-06
  • Winner of the 2022 Ezra Jack Keats Illustrator Award! From debut author-illustrator Gracey Zhang comes a timeless and timely picture book that celebrates the unassuming power of kind words. Oh, there goes Lala! She carries a pot of water around the corner, down the block, and over the fence, to a patch of dirt and concrete where tiny weeds sprout. "Hello, hello, friends!" she whispers. Lala waters the plants every day, but it is her kind words that make them sway and nod. Lala's wild nature and quiet compassion enchant in this evergreen story about the power of kind words and the magic of being loved for who you are.
  • 2022-08-09
  • Out into the Big Wide Lake
  • 그림작가 조시 비사일롱(Josée Bisaillon)
  • 글작가 폴 하브리지 (Paul Harbridge)
  • 페이지 48
  • 출판사 Tundra Books
  • 발행일 2021-05-18
  • An empowering and necessary picture book about a young girl with Down syndrome who gains confidence and independence through a visit to her grandparents. It's Kate's first time visiting her grandparents on her own at their lakeside home. She's nervous but excited at the adventure ahead. She helps her grandfather with his grocery deliveries by boat, where she meets all the neighbors, including a very grumpy old man named Walter. And she makes best friends with her grandparents' dog, Parbuckle. Her grandmother even teaches her to pilot the boat all by herself! When her grandfather takes ill suddenly, it's up to Kate -- but can she really make all those deliveries, even to grumpy old Walter? She has to try! Based on the author's sister, Kate is a lovable, brave, smart and feisty character who will capture your heart in this gorgeous and moving story about facing fears and gaining independence.
  • 2022-08-09