Book List in Order:22 titles

  • The times demand a response. Some people prefer prayer and contemplation. Others prefer action. Both are acts of civil disobedience in their own right, just at opposite ends of the spectrum. Over the years I've come to believe that both are indispens...


  • Fleeing a mean stepfather in Texas, Billy-Boy arrives in South Florida with his mother and two sisters at the beginning of summer. Billy-Boy quickly befriends a local boy, Tim, and all is well until it becomes clear they both like the same girl, Mae ...


  • Set in 1918, Dear Frank offers the reader a glimpse of life in Boston during the waning days of World War I. Young Andrew, writing to his older brother Frank, a serviceman fighting overseas, is intent on keeping his brother abreast of all that is goi...



  • In a series of simple, evocative images, W. Nikola-Lisa takes readers on a journey toward the Nativity, with a black baby Jesus as its centerpiece. Synthia Saint James's vibrant colorblock paintings capture the mystery and anticipation of this journe...


  • Rhyming couplets banner the top of each page while a paragraph for each month elaborates on daily chores, in a book based on a medieval Book of Hours, which described the monthly activities of rural peasants in England during the Middle Ages....


  • Simon was an orphan, the son of peasants. He was keen-minded and quick and soon learned the ways of the scriptorium, of the illuminated manuscripts. In fact, he was such a fast learner, he felt ready to draw pictures of his own in his teacher’s boo...



  • A young boy uses his hands, paint, sequins, and everything imaginable to make beautiful turkeys in his picture. Soon his imagination takes over, and the turkeys take on a life of their own. But Foxy the fox is on the prowl. How can the boy hold tight...






  • Enhanced with full-color illustrations, a holiday tale offers readers a charming poem as all the animals come from far and away to celebrate the joyous arrival of Baby Jesus in the manger in Bethlehem....



  • It's Halloween night. The city is quiet. The city is still. But as the lights go down, the music comes up - and the guests start to arrive at the hip-hop Halloween ball! And oh, what a party it is. Told in hip-hop rhyming text, L'il Red Riding Hood, ...


  • Fourteen important children's book illustrators--including Enrique O. Sanchez, Anna Rich, Yoriko Ito, and others--representing diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds offer a stunning visual celebration of America's beauty, wonders, contrasts, and di...


  • In a zany tale filled with wordplay, rhymes, and riddles, a man lives in a topsy-turvy world where the city is May, the month is Boston, babies fly, his socks simmer in a pot, and his chair dashes up the chimney....


  • A single hole in the road causes considerable commotion in this clever counting book.... The energy of Yaccarino's retro images matches the rhythm of the text, as flagmen wave, stoplights flash, and storefronts flood, oh my! —Booklist...



  • In a rap-style prose poem, expressively illustrated in colored pencil, a racially mixed group of children enjoying a sunny day at the playground discovers the virtues of racial diversity and, at the same time, the basic identity of all human beings....





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    Author and storyteller W. Nikola-Lisa presents three original folk stories in this handsome volume. While the first two stories ("The Girl and the Troll" and "Two Bags of Gold") offer traditional elements of a folk story--magic, daring, wonder, and a...


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    Bullying exists on the schoolyard, in the workplace, and even at home. Finding just the right book to talk about bullying is an all-important quest for many teachers, co-workers, and parents today. Although there is no shortage of resources...