By Javaka Steptoe
Somewhere in Brooklyn, a little boy dreams of being a famous artist, not knowing that one day he would make himself a king.Jean-Michel Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocketed to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art world had ever seen. However, before that, he was a little boy who saw art everywhere: in poetry books and museums, in games, in the words that we speak and in the pulsing energy of New York City. Now, award-winning illustrator Javaka Steptoe's vivid text and bold artwork echoing Basquiat's own style introduces young readers to the powerful message that art doesn't always have to be neat or clean - and definitely not inside the lines - to be beautiful.
Reading Makes You Feel Good
By Todd Parr
Reading makes you feel good because...You can imagine you are a scary dinosaur,You can make someone feel better when they are sick,And you can do it anywhere!Reading Makes You Feel Good will inspire and encourage young children to delight in the joyful, rewarding experience of reading. With Todd Parr's trademark bright, bold pictures and silly scenes, kids will learn that reading isn't something that just happens at school or at home-it can happen anywhere! Todd shows us all the fun ways we can read- from in the library and in bed to in the bathtub and on the road. Targeted to those first beginning to read, this book invites children to read the main text as well as all the funny signs, labels, and messages hidden in the pictures. Along with the four other bestselling Todd Parr picture books debuting in paperback this season, Reading Makes You Feel Good is designed to encourage early literacy, enhance emotional development, celebrate multiculturalism, and promote character growth.
Red Knit Cap Girl and the Reading Tree
By Naoko Stoop
This new adventure with Red Knit Cap Girl and her friends uses simple prose and radiant illustrations to shine a light on the joy of reading and the importance of working together. One day Red Knit Cap Girl and her friends discover a hollow tree in the middle of the forest. What can be done with one ordinary tree? 'I will keep my book in this nook so everyone can read it,' Red Knit Cap Girl says. But the tree isn't only for books. Little by little, one by one, the animals share their unique gifts and turn the ordinary tree into a special spot for everyone to enjoy!
Revenge of the Dinotrux
By Chris Gall
THE DINOTRUX ARE BACK... AND LOOKING FOR A SNACK!Millions of years ago, DINOTRUX ruled the earth. But in the present day, people rule them! Their rusty fossils have spent decades stuck in a drafty museum surrounded by screaming kids, and now they're ready to break out and let off some really old steam.HONNNK!!! DINOTRUX ARE ON THE LOOSE!Garbageadon eats cars, Craneosaurus peeks in windows, and Tyrannosaurus Trux climbs a skyscraper... Who will win the mighty standoff between man and prehistoric beast? Find out in this rip-roaring sequel to Chris Gall's highly praised Dinotrux, featuring all your favorite trux and some never-before-seen ones!
Roar and Sparkles Go to School
By Sarah Beth Durst, Ben Whitehouse
Roar is worried about his first day at school. He's worried that he'll have to do really hard things, like molt his scales and fly over a volcano. And what if his teacher doesn't like dragons?Big sister Sparkles reassures Roar That school is fun. And when the first day of school arrives, Roar finds his worries melt away.He meets new friends, plays dragon games, listens to fun stories, and finds a way to thank his sister for support.Sarah Beth Durst's imaginative story and Ben Whitehouse's freshillustrations come together to squelch first-day-of-school anxieties.
Rock What Ya Got
By Kerascoët, Samantha Berger
When a drawing of a little girl comes to life, she doesn't want to be erased, or put into a picture that doesn't feel like her. Instead, she decides to speak up in a powerful way. And she has some words of advice: embrace what you have, love yourself, and "rock what ya got." In this joyful expression of self-love by author Samantha Berger (What If..., Crankenstein), a young girl's resounding declaration offers a timeless lesson, reminding readers of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities that it's okay to be yourself. Bold illustrations from Kerascoët (Malala's Magic Pencil) bring the engaging story to life.
Rory the Dinosaur: Me and My Dad
By Liz Climo
Meet Rory, the dinosaur. He loves spending time with his dad, but today he want to go on his own adventure and explore his island home. He can't wait to tell his dad all about the things he can do all by himself, from crossing rivers to finding shelter from the rain. Little does Rory know, his ftehr is never far behind. There's nothing Rory's dad won't do for his interpid son - he'll even let him think eh's made the journey all by himself.Comic artist Liz Climo celebrates the bond between father and child with her adorable, deceptively simple illustrations and her timeless story of a child's quest for independence.
Rory the Dinosaur Wants a Pet
By Liz Climo
In Rory's second picture book, he learns sometimes the things you look for are looking for you!