Shooting at the stars : the Christmas truce of 1914 / John Hendrix. Summary Shooting at the Stars is the moving story of a young British soldier on theShooting at the stars : the Christmas truce of 1914 / John Hendrix. Summary Shooting at the Stars is the moving story of a young British soldier on the front lines during World War I who experiences an unforgettable Christmas Eve. In a letter home to his mother, he describes how, despite fierce fighting earlier from both sides, Allied and German soldiers ceased firing and came together on the battlefield to celebrate the holiday. They sang carols, exchanged gifts, and even lit Christmas trees. But as the holiday came to a close, they returned to their separate trenches to await orders for the war to begin again. John Hendrix wonderfully brings this story to life, interweaving fact and fiction along with his detailed illustrations and hand-lettered text. His story celebrates the humanity and kindness that can persist even during the darkest periods of our history. Back matter includes a glossary, additional information about World War I and the Christmas Truce and its aftermath, and an archival photograph taken during the Truce. Praise for Shooting at the Stars STARRED REVIEWS "Few titles at this level convey the futility of World War I as well as this one does. A first choice." -- School Library Journal , starred review "Timed with the centenary of World War I but a lesson for always, Hendrix's tale pulls young readers close and shows the human side of war." -- Kirkus Reviews , starred review.
Author Notes John Hendrix's books include John Brown: His Fight for Freedom , a Publishers Weekly Best Book and New York Public Library Top 100 Book, and Nurse, Soldier, Spy , by Marissa Moss, which received a Eureka! Children's Book Award and Booklist Editor's Choice Award. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri....more
Summary Ever feel like you need a hug, a really big hug from someone? That's how Felipe the young cactus feels, but his family just isn't the touchy-feely kind. Cactuses can be quite prickly sometimes you know . . . and so can Felipe. But he'll be darned if this one pointy issue will hold him back, so one day Felipe sets off on his own to find a friend and just maybe, that long awaited hug.In her debut picture book, Simona Ciraola creates an endearing tale of friendship, beautifully illustrated with buoyant wit and the perfect story to share. Simona Ciraolo is a Sardinian born author and illustrator whose buoyantly witty and endearing tales recently won her the Sebastian Walker Award. Ciraolo studied animation at the National Film School in Turin, Italy, before moving to the United Kingdom where she undertook an MA in children's book illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. She has also worked as a freelance 2D animator for children's TV shows and illustrated five picture books for an independent Italian publisher. ...more
Subject: Portrait photography -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature. Vernacular photography -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature. Portrait painting, ASubject: Portrait photography -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature. Vernacular photography -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature. Portrait painting, American -- 21st century -- Juvenile literature. Girls in art -- Juvenile literature. Lawns -- Juvenile literature.
Girls Standing on Lawns is a unique collaboration between renowned artist and bestselling children's book author Maira Kalman and New York Times bestselling writer Daniel Handler, better known as Lemony Snicket.
Handler provides free verse that is both spare and sparse throughout the collection, contextualizing the thematic groupings and offering imaginative insight into what might have motivated the preservation of such frozen moments. The project is interesting and the images thought provoking." -- The Bulletin of The Center for Children's Books ...more
Summary WINNER OF A CORETTA SCOTT KING HONOR! Each kindneSubject: Kindness -- Juvenile fiction. Friendship -- Juvenile fiction Schools -- Juvenile fiction
Summary WINNER OF A CORETTA SCOTT KING HONOR! Each kindness makes the world a little better This unforgettable book is written and illustrated by the award-winning team that created The Other Side and the Caldecott Honor winner Coming On Home Soon . With its powerful anti-bullying message and striking art, it will resonate with readers long after they've put it down. Chloe and her friends won't play with the new girl, Maya. Every time Maya tries to join Chloe and her friends, they reject her. Eventually Maya stops coming to school. When Chloe's teacher gives a lesson about how even small acts of kindness can change the world, Chloe is stung by the lost opportunity for friendship, and thinks about how much better it could have been if she'd shown a little kindness toward Maya.
Author Notes Jacqueline Woodson was born in Columbus, Ohio on February 12, 1963 and grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and Brooklyn, New York. She received a B.A. in English from Adelphi University in 1985. She is a full-time writer and her books include Miracle's Boys, which won the Coretta Scott King Award in 2001 and After Tupac and D Foster, Feathers and Show Way, which won Newbery Honors. Her other awards include the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. (Bowker Author Biography)...more
If you were a boy named Henri Matisse who lived in a dreary town in northern France, what would your life be like? Would it be full of color and art? If you were a boy named Henri Matisse who lived in a dreary town in northern France, what would your life be like? Would it be full of color and art? Full of lines and dancing figures? Find out in this beautiful, unusual picture book about one of the world's most famous and influential artists by acclaimed author and Newbery Medal-winning Patricia MacLachlan and innovative illustrator Hadley Hooper. Subject: Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954-Juvenile literature. Subject: Painters -- France -- Biography -- Juvenile literature Artists -- Juvenile literature Painting, French -- Juvenile literature....more
For shy young Peter Mark Roget, books were the best companions -- and it wasn't long before Peter began writing his own book. But he didn't write storFor shy young Peter Mark Roget, books were the best companions -- and it wasn't long before Peter began writing his own book. But he didn't write stories; he wrote lists. Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. His lists grew and grew, eventually turning into one of the most important reference books of all time.Readers of all ages will marvel at Roget's life, depicted through lyrical text and brilliantly detailed illustrations. This elegant book celebrates the joy of learning and the power of words."
Subject: Roget, Peter Mark, 1779-1869-Juvenile literature. Roget, Peter Mark, 1779-1869. Thesaurus of English words and phrases-Juvenile literature. Subject: Lexicographers -- Great Britain -- Biography -- Juvenile literature. Philologists -- Great Britain -- Biography -- Juvenile literature....more
Title Subject: Bible. Ecclesiastes III, 2-8 -- Paraphrases, English
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Title Subject: Bible. Ecclesiastes III, 2-8 -- Paraphrases, English
Picture book format.
Summary To everything there is a season A time to cry, a time to laugh A time to mourn, a time to dance The words of this timeless song, drawn from the wisdom of Ecclesiastes and made famous in the '60s by the Byrds, are beautifully illustrated here by award-winning artist Bob Barner. Barner's joyful torn-paper collages much praised in his previous book, Dem Bones offer a thoughtful interpretation of the song's simple yet powerful message.
Author Notes Bob Barner was born in Arkansas, grew up in the mid-west and now lives in Northern California. He graduated from The Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree....more
When Julia and her walking house come to town, she likes everything about her new neighborhood except how quiet it is! So Julia puts a sign up: Julia'When Julia and her walking house come to town, she likes everything about her new neighborhood except how quiet it is! So Julia puts a sign up: Julia's House for Lost Creatures." Soon she's hosting goblins, mermaids, fairies, and even a dragon. Quiet isn't a problem anymore for Julia... but getting her housemates to behave themselves is! The simple, sweet text of this picture book by New York Times Best-Sellingnbsp; Zita the Spacegirl author/illustrator Ben Hatke is perfectly balanced by his lush, detailed, immersive watercolor illustrations."
Author Notes Ben Hatke is the author of the belovednbsp; Zita the Spacegirl its sequel , the New York Times Best-Sellingnbsp; Legends of Zita the Spacegirl, and thenbsp;#1nbsp; New York Timesnbsp; Best-Sellernbsp; Return of Zita the Spacegirl . He has published comics stories in the Flight series as well as Flight Explorer . In addition to writing and drawing comics, he also paints in the naturalist tradition and, occasionally, performs one-man fire shows.nbsp; Hatke lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and their boisterous pack of daughters.nbsp; Julia's House for Lost Creatures is his first picture book.nbsp;
The author tried to combine a picture book and non-fiction into one book. Children's author, Steve Jenkins, does this very well, but I think that thisThe author tried to combine a picture book and non-fiction into one book. Children's author, Steve Jenkins, does this very well, but I think that this book missed that goal slightly. For me, it comes down to the size of the font that was used for non-fiction; it distracts from the story. That said, kids will love this book and it could be used for storytime.
Imagine a town where dinosaurs never went extinct. What would you do? Would you frantically run away and hide under your bed? Or, would you have a hamburger-eating contest with a Tyrannosaurus rex ; go fishing with a Rhamphorhynchus ; or travel through space with a Coelophysis ? The possibilities are endless! Can you guess which dinosaur would be a crossing guard, a babysitter, or a circus star? Presenting enjoyable, quirky scenarios led by lovable but gigantic creatures, readers of all ages will surely be whisked away to a world where a Stegosaurus , Velociraptor , and Leaellynasaura are merely your friendly neighbors. Marianne Plumridge includes insightful facts about your favorite dinos, which complement Bob Eggleton's vivid and imaginative illustrations to create a thrilling experience for kids and parents to enjoy. Prepare to enter a world ruled by dinosaurs and humans alike!
This magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but whenThis magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match and-at long last-is given his special name: Beekle. New York Time s bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Dan Santat combines classic storytelling with breathtaking art, creating an unforgettable tale about friendship, imagination, and the courage to find one's place in the world.
In this wordless, lift-the-flap picture book, Flora and her new friend, the penguin, dance on the ice together and learn to treat each other with respIn this wordless, lift-the-flap picture book, Flora and her new friend, the penguin, dance on the ice together and learn to treat each other with respect and kindness. Subject: Penguins -- Juvenile fiction Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile fiction Dance -- Juvenile fiction Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction Stories without words Lift-the-flap books -- Specimens...more
In this story without words, a boy explores the woods after dark with a flashlight. Subject: Boys -- Juvenile fiction. Flashlights -- Juvenile fiction. NiIn this story without words, a boy explores the woods after dark with a flashlight. Subject: Boys -- Juvenile fiction. Flashlights -- Juvenile fiction. Night -- Juvenile fiction Stories without words
Why didn't I write this book???? Simple and brilliant. Great for the visual learner. ...more