Books, libraries, and Patience and Fortitude, the stone lions in front of the NYC Public Library’s main branch: this stunning picture book has them all. A young boy is disappointed to receive a book for his birthday; he prefers toys and games. That night he’s awakened by deep purring beneath his window. It’s Fortitude, who whisks him away to the library. The books there remind him of stories his late grandfather read to him, and they magically form an image of the old man. The boy’s love of books returns before Patience carries him home. The last spread, which I won’t spoil, will elicit a shiver, tears, or both.
Max is back! With minimal illustration and vibrant color, Vere teaches children about persistence, dreams, manners and learning, but most of all, about friendship. Max chases Bird but also wants to befriend him. Bird wants to learn to fly, and after spending weeks studying books from the library, they both give it a try. In the world of picture books, Max is here to stay. A delightful read that will put a smile on everyone’s face!
This is a picture book, but don’t let that keep you from discovering its abundant gifts. The true story of New York City’s first (failed) attempt at a subway system is a fascinating slice of history that contains vision, ingenuity, perseverance, suspense, and political intrigue. And oh, those illustrations! Breathtaking, detailed dioramas, photographed with stunning lighting. The inside of the dust jacket explains and illustrates the process. This book is not to be missed – by anyone, of any age!
Laszlo is afraid of the dark.
The dark lives in the same house as Laszlo. Mostly, though, the dark stays in the basement and doesn't come into Lazslo's room. But one night, it does.
This is the story of how Laszlo stops being afraid of the dark.
With emotional insight and poetic economy, two award-winning talents team up to conquer a universal childhood fear.
A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2011!
A picture-book delight by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist.
The 2013 Caldecott Medal winner!
From the creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling and award-winning I Want My Hat Back comes a second wry tale.
When a wonderful new book arrives at the library, at first it is loved by all, checked out constantly, and rarely spends a night on the library shelf. But over time it grows old and worn, and the children lose interest in its story. The book is sent to the library's basement where the other faded books live.
Bold, hilarious artwork captures the innocent charm of affable George, a dog who is trying to be good — with disastrous results.
A baby—finally—falls asleep with the rest of the world in this soothing picture book from Kate and Jules Feiffer.
And the sun said,
“I’ve gone for the day.
When you wake up,
I’ll be back to play.”
Even though the stars are out and the moon is bright, the baby says, “No, go, sleep!” But as the