The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read

27 February 2020 | By Rita Lorraine Hubbard | Filed in: picture books.

Imagine learning to read at the age of 116 Discover the true story of Mary Walker, the nation s oldest student who did just that, in this picture book from a Caldecott Honor winning illustrator and a rising star author In 1848, Mary Walker was born into slavery At age 15, she was freed, and by

Fred's Big Feelings: The Life and Legacy of Mister Rogers

27 February 2020 | By Laura Renauld | Filed in: picture books.

An inspiring picture book biography about the inimitable Fred Rogers, beloved creator and star of Mister Rogers Neighborhood.Fred Rogers was a quiet boy with big feelings Sometimes, he felt scared or lonely at other times, he was playful and joyous But when Fred s feelings felt too big, his

The Old Truck

27 February 2020 | By Jarrett Pumphrey | Filed in: picture books.

When is an old truck something On a small, bustling farm, a resilient and steadfast pickup works tirelessly alongside the family that lives there, and becomes a part of the dreams and ambitions of the family s young daughter After long days and years of hard work leave the old truck rusting

Bedtime for Sweet Creatures

27 February 2020 | By Nikki Grimes | Filed in: picture books.

Nikki Grimes, Coretta Scott King Award winning author, and acclaimed illustrator Elizabeth Zunon s latest children s masterpiece creates an imagination fueled and animal filled journey to bedtime A rhythmic, playful romp through a restless child s bedtime routine a loving, effective lullaby.

Just Like a Mama

27 February 2020 | By Alice Faye Duncan | Filed in: picture books.

From Alice Faye Duncan, award winning author of Honey Baby Sugar Child, comes Just Like a Mama Carol Olivia Clementine lives with Mama Rose Mama Rose is tender and sweet everything a child could wish for in a parent But she is also as stern and demanding as any good parent should be In the midst

Tomorrow I'll Be Kind

27 February 2020 | By Jessica Hische | Filed in: picture books.

In a follow up to Tomorrow I ll Be Brave, award winning illustrator Jessica Hische brings to life another series of inspirational words and scenes with her lovely hand lettering and adorable illustrations This uplifting and positive book encourages kids to promise that tomorrow, they will be


27 February 2020 | By Kim Smith | Filed in: picture books.

A STEAM centered, adorably illustrated picture book about Meg, a brilliant and creative boxitect who creates extraordinary things out of ordinary cardboard boxes.

The Heart of a Whale

27 February 2020 | By Anna Pignataro | Filed in: picture books.

In this beautiful story of kindness and empathy, loneliness and love, one creature finds that the help he needs is just a song and a sigh away Whale s beautiful song winds its way through the ocean, reaching the farthest of faraways His song is one of happiness and hope, magic and wonder and

Swim Swim Sink

27 February 2020 | By Jenn Harney | Filed in: picture books.

Three tiny ducks One straight line New happy flock All feeling fine Until, that is, the last ducking sinks when she should swim Let s try that again and again and again All this sinking is ruining the rhyme Little ones will love following the antics of these adorable ducklings, and

Where's Baby?

27 February 2020 | By Anne Hunter | Filed in: picture books.

Papa Fox is looking for Baby Fox, who is just out of his sight but not ours An adorable, interactive read aloud for fans of Are You My Mother In this clever introduction to prepositions, a near sighted Papa is looking for his baby Is Baby up in the tree Is Baby under the log Is Baby

Ready to Fly: How Sylvia Townsend Became the Bookmobile Ballerina

27 February 2020 | By Lea Lyon | Filed in: picture books.

An inspiring picture book for little ballerinas everywhere Ready to Fly is the true story of Sylvia Townsend, an African American girl who falls in love with ballet after seeing Swan Lake on TV Although there aren t many ballet schools that will accept a girl like Sylvia in the 1950s, her local

A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story

27 February 2020 | By Sharon Langley | Filed in: picture books.

The true story of how a ride on a carousel made a powerful Civil Rights statement A Ride to Remember tells how a community came together both black and white to make a change When Sharon Langley was born in the early 1960s, many amusement parks were segregated, and African American families were

A Voice Named Aretha

27 February 2020 | By Katheryn Russell-Brown | Filed in: picture books.

From acclaimed author and illustrator pairing comes a beautiful picture book biography about the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and how she fought for respect throughout her life Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Soul, a legend But before she became a star, she was a shy little girl with a voice so

Lizzie Demands a Seat!: Elizabeth Jennings Fights for Streetcar Rights

27 February 2020 | By Beth Anderson | Filed in: picture books.

In 1854, Elizabeth Lizzie Jennings, an African American schoolteacher, fought back when she was unjustly denied entry to a New York City streetcar, sparking the beginnings of the long struggle to gain equal rights on public transportation One hundred years before Rosa Parks took her stand,