Illustrator Wendell is happy to see the late Jean Craighead George's last effort receiving so much attention, citing in particular the recent article about GALÁPAGOS GEORGE (HarperCollins), in the "Randomly Reading" blog. See http://balkinbuddies.blogspot.com/2014/05/wendell-minor-is-happy-to-see-jean.html
Michael Bird takes 40,000 years of art and works by 68 artists, telling the story of each in an engaging, meaningful way that children and adults will enjoy. An important book, perfectly geared for a young audience, for an education in art, culture and the human experience.
Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama by Hester Bass, illustrated by E. B. Lewis Explore a little-known story of the Civil Rights movement, in which black and white citizens in one Alabama city worked together nonviolently to end segregation.
Looks at all kinds of frogs, from exotic species to the common greenish-brown specimens found in backyards, discussing their characteristics, life cycles, and habitats. (Grades: Prek-1) Call number: QL668.E2 J46 2016
In Mary’s Garden by Tina Kügler and Carson Kügler; illus. by the authors Primary Houghton 32 pp. 3/15 978-0-544-27220-0 $16.99 As a girl, Mary “was happiest when her hands were busy making, building, creating things.” As she grew up and traveled around the world, those early interests developed into a love for art. She returns …
Jean Craighead George's "Galapagos George" arrives in bookstores on April 8th. All of the original art from the book will be added to the permanent collection of the Mazza Museum at the University of Findlay in Ohio.
"The River provided flowers and and fruit, a lullaby and a livelihood. Louise's family restored tapestries - art woven from wool - and the wool loved the tannin-rich waters, which cleansed and strenghtened it, and allowed it to soak up color." — from "Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois," written by Amy Novesky and illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
Feb. 23 is Pub Day! From SLJ: "A solid option for a read-aloud or for children to present as readers’ theater. Minor’s detailed watercolor spreads strongly support the writing by emphasizing Earth’s natural beauty, the effects of industrialization on the environment, and the bright outcomes of treating the natural world with respect. An authors’ note and an illustrator’s note highlight the simple steps kids can take to go green. VERDICT A fine selection for reading and sharing."
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