Picture Book Bonanza!
Words Mingle with Illustration, and Wonderful Picture Books Abound!
What's better for nightly story time than a picture book that truly blends the artistry of words and illustration?
From a remarkable adaptation of an Alice Walker poem for children, to the flight of bees, the power of love, the beauty of one child's bindi, and the resilience of community in the wake of a hurricane, each story is a creative reflection of what it means to be a child discovering the depth of their surroundings, and themselves.
We are so excited to be in conversation with these six authors and illustrators, featuring:
There is a Flower at the Tip of My Nose Smelling Me, illustrated by QUEENBE MONYEI! An ocean watches out for your moving hair as you swim. The light of the sunshine feels like praise. Find yourself enchanted by QUEENBE MONYEI's illustration of Alice Walker's language, as an ode to every child's attunement with their environment.
My Bindi by GITA VARADARAJAN! A marvelous journey of heritage and self-expression delights readers one and all, as one young girl named Divya loves the way wearing her bindi makes her sparkle with confidence!
The Wind & the Clover by AUDREY H. WEBER! More things than you can imagine live in a field of clover, but this is a story about the bees... and their wondrous dreams of someplace different than their everyday world of green.
- The Coquíes Still Sing by KARINA NICOLE GONZÁLEZ and illustrated by KRYSTAL QUILES. In this powerful story about home, community, and hope — inspired by the rebuilding of Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria in 2017 — Elena awaits the call of the island's beloved coquí frogs, as the creatures gradually come out to sing again in the storm's aftermath. Order Signed and Personalized Copies!
I Love You Like Yellow, illustrated by VASHTI HARRISON! Love comes in many forms. It can feel tart as lemonade, or sweet as sugar cookies. Slow as a lazy morning, or fast as a relay race — as this charming, lyric-driven book proves love's everlasting presence in every reader's life.
- Pip and Zip by ELANA K. ARNOLD! Watch how a family finds two abandoned duck eggs — they're in for a big (and very cute) surprise! They read and learn and laugh and wait together until one day... Pip and Zip are born!
Sunday, August 28th at 1:00PM EST via Crowdcast!
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