Archives de catégorie : Picture Books

LITTLE HOUSES de Kevin Henkes & Laura Dronzek

From award-winning husband and wife team, an unforgettable masterpiece about nature, family, wonder, and the ocean. The lyrical, informative text and stunning art make this a perfect picture book for seasonal promotions, classroom units, and storytime sharing all year round.

LITTLE HOUSES
by Kevin Henkes
illustrated by Laura Dronzek
HarperCollins Children’s Books, April 2022

When a young girl visits her grandparents at the beach, she stays in a little house and walks along the shore gathering seashell s which were once little houses of their own. As she wanders the beach, she wonders about the creatures who used to live in each shell, about the hidden treasures of the sea, and about what it would be like to know the answers to everything. Kevin Henkes’s text features striking imagery, depth of meaning, and a lovely multigenerational relationship. He deftly captures the feeling of wonder and imagination that is fostered by a trip to the shore.
Paired with Laura Dronzek’s lush, saturated paintings, this book will be a true treasure for parents and children and a must have in the classroom.

Kevin Henkes is the author and illustrator of more than fifty critically acclaimed and award-winning picture books, beginning readers, and novels. He is the winner of the American Library Association’s2020 Children’s Literature Legacy Award; he received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon in 2005; and Waiting won a Caldecott Honor and Geisel Honor in 2016.
Laura Dronzek is a painter whose work has been exhibited nationally. Her picture books include the acclaimed When Spring Comes, by Kevin Henkes; In the Middle of Fall, by Kevin Henkes; Winter Is Here, by Kevin Henkes; Summer Song, by Kevin Henkes; Birds, by Kevin Henkes; Oh!, by Kevin Henkes; White Is for Blueberry, by George Shannon; Tippy-Toe Chick, Go!, by George Shannon; Moonlight, by Helen V. Griffith; and It Is Night, by Phyllis Rowand. She lives with her family in Madison, Wisconsin.

MONSTERS IN THE FOG d’Ali Bahrampour

A donkey’s trip up the mountain turns eerie when he encounters “monsters” along the way in this humorous, suspenseful tale about challenging first impressions.

MONSTERS IN THE FOG
by Ali Bahrampour
Abrams, June 2022

Hakim is traveling up the mountain to visit his friend Daisy, but the fog is so thick that he can’t see the road ahead. Then an old goat appears out of nowhere and delivers a sinister warning: “Beware! Beware! There are monsters up there!” Hakim trots with caution, until he hears an awful groan, growing closer and closer. And out of the mist comes the strangest creature Hakim has ever seen. . . .

Ali Bahrampour grew up in Tehran, Iran, and the United States. He was a 2011 recipient of the Sendak Fellowship for picture book artists and is the author-illustrator of A Pig in the Palace. He lives in New York City with his family.

WILDFLOWER de Melanie Brown, illustré par Sara Gillingham

A stunning picture book that celebrates gardens and inclusion from an award-winning talent.

WILDFLOWER
by Melanie Brown
illustrated by Sara Gillingham
Greystone, May 2022

Daisy is new to the garden and just opening her petals to the sun when Rose tells her that she’s just a weed. What’s a weed? Rose explains that weeds aren’t planted on purpose and only get in the way. As Daisy compares herself to other plants in the garden, she begins to feel even worse: she isn’t tall like Sunflower, nor sweet like Strawberry, nor fragrant like Rose. Just as Daisy worries that Rose might be right—that she is a weed after all—a strange and beautiful plant offers a new perspective. Maybe Daisy does have a purpose! And why do others get to decide who she is? This sweet and empowering story shows the inner strength it can take to define ourselves on our own terms, and how supporting one another can help us grow.

Melanie Brown has worked as both an elementary school teacher and an interior designer, and she lives in Vancouver with her family and a sweet silver Labrador retriever named Rosie. WILDFLOWER is her first book.
Sara Gillingham is an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator, art director, and designer who has helped publish many bestselling books. Sara has written and illustrated more than twenty-five titles for children, including How to Grow a Friend, Snuggle the Baby, the Empowerment series, and the bestselling In My series. She lives in Vancouver with her family.

FORTY WINKS de Kelly DiPucchio, illustré par Lita Judge

A rollicking bedtime read-aloud about a family of mice, from bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and award-winning illustrator Lita Judge.

FORTY WINKS: A Bedtime Adventure
by Kelly DiPucchio
illustrator Lita Judge
Cameron Kids/Abrams, October 2021

It’s time for bed!” the Wink parents said. Their routine was the same every night. Mama and Papa lined up their big brood, all thirty-eight children in sight . . .”
When the sun sets on this mouse family’s house, it’s the start of a bedtime routine for the ages! Come along as all 38 Wink children have snacks and baths, brush their teeth, read stories, and finally, finally settle down to sleep. This rollicking, rhyming story from the award-winning pair Kelly DiPucchio and Lita Judge is the perfect read-aloud for parents and their wiggly little ones to share before bedtime.

Kelly DiPucchio is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 30 books for children, including Gaston, Grace for President, and Super Manny Stands Up. DiPucchio works from home in her snug fuzzy flannels in Michigan, where she lives with her small brood. She likes mice but prefers the illustrated kind.

Lita Judge is the award-winning author and illustrator of many children’s books, including Flight School, Red Sled, Born in the Wild, and her illustrated young adult novel, Mary’s Monster. She lives with her husband, three cats, and a parrot in New Hampshire. She also shares her woodpile with a large family of mice.

WITH GREAT POWER: The Marvelous Stan Lee, d’Annie Hunter Eriksen, illustré par Lee Gatlin

Stan Lee didn’t have hulking strength. Or fantastic flexibility. Or cat-like reflexes. His superpower was creating heroes who did.

WITH GREAT POWER: The Marvelous Stan Lee
by Annie Hunter Eriksen
illustrated by Lee Gatlin
Page Street Kids, September 2021

Every superhero has their origin story: a radioactive spider bite turns ordinary teen Peter Parker into Spider-Man, wealthy Tony Stark escapes captivity by building his Iron Man suit, scientist Bruce Banner survives gamma rays only to transform into the Hulk.
For Stan Lee, it was books of adventure, monsters, and magic that helped him transform from an ordinary boy to a superstar superhero creator. At first, reading these stories was a pathway to a world bigger than his family’s tiny apartment in New York City, but it wasn’t long until Stan was crafting his own stories, creating comics professionally when he was still just a teenager! Still, writing wasn’t exciting when the heroes were always the same: strong, perfect, and
boring. Stan had a revolutionary idea. What if anyone―even an ordinary kid―could be a superhero?
Discover more about the life of the Cameo King, known to many for his appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and how he revolutionized comics with this vibrant introduction bustling with action, humor, and references for fans new and old.
‘Nuff said!

Annie Hunter Eriksen grew up with a love of superheroes, and remains a huge Marvel nerd to this day. Her favorite comic book series is Ms. Marvel. She works as a freelance writer and lives in Ohio with her husband, cat named Cosmo, and hedgehog named Pineapple.

Lee Gatlin learned to draw by looking at cartoons, kids’ books, and comics. He is the illustrator of the Monster School by Kate Coombs (Chronicle). In addition to drawing and making things, he enjoys making a racket on the piano or banjo. An illustrator and cartoonist, he lives with wife and three children in Georgia.