Book List in Order:25 titles

  • Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, Ashley Bryan offers a moving and powerful picture book that contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never t...


  • Beloved storyteller and creator Ashley Bryan reveals the vibrant spirit of found objects in this magnificent treasury of poetry and puppets. Little Cranberry Island. It’s a small island, with fewer than a hundred inhabitants, but it’s got more...


  • Winner of:2015 Parents' Choice Award, Picture BookThis picture book takes children of all ages on a trolley-ride dream adventureFeaturing the extraordinary illustrations of Caldecott Honoree, Marvin Bileck, this book is a dream caught on paper with t...


  • This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine. Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine. With a kaleidoscope of color and cut paper, Hans Christian Anderson Award nominee and two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner Ashley Bryan celebr...


  • From celebrated legend Ashley Bryan, a lavishly depicted cautionary tale of fearlessness and many-headed monsters. There was a little boy who knew no fear... Nope, no fear at all. Not even when his grandma warns him of the giants -- the two-hea...


  • Who built the stable where Jesus lay? Multiple Coretta Scott King Award"winner Ashley Bryan has a very good idea in this beautiful and moving new layer to the nativity story. Riding in an open Jeep across the plains of Africa, beloved and nation...



  • Award-winning author and illustrator Ashley Bryan has selected twenty best-known and best-loved African-American spirituals, including the title song, "All Night, All Day," and such others as "This Little Light of Mine," "O When the Saints Go Marchin...


  • Includes a variety of folktales along with "Beautiful Blackbird," a story of the Ila people, in which the colorful birds of Africa ask Blackbird, whom they think is the most beautiful of birds, to decorate them with some of his "blackening brew."...






  • Black is beautiful, uh-huh! Long ago, Blackbird was voted the most beautiful bird in the forest. The other birds, who were colored red, yellow, blue, and green, were so envious that they begged Blackbird to paint their feathers with a touch of black...



  • Ashley Bryan says, "My mother had a proverb for any situation, attitude, or event." Many of us have had the same experience. But have you ever heard, "As a crab walks, so walk its children" or "A log may lie in the water for ten years, but it will ne...


  • Come gather round, young and old, and hear these stories from Africa, retold and illustrated by the incomparable Ashley Bryan. The fourteen stories in this collection are some of his favorites, previously published in The Ox of the Wonderful Horns; B...



  • "Sing to the sunIt will listenAnd warm your wordsIn this beautiful collection of art and poetry, Ashley bryan celebrates all aspects of life--from a rainshower at the seashore to a beloved grandmother gathering fruit.Perfect for reading aloud, these ...










  • Spider Ananse gets Granny started dancing so he can raid her garden--but his own trick "does him in."Spider Ananse takes advantage of Granny Anika's love of dancing and sets her to dancing again and again while he steals food from her luxuriant garde...