Harlem Renaissance Party - written and illustrated by Faith Ringgold // Title under consideration for the January 2016 Mock Caldecott event hosted by Kent State University's School of Library and Information Science
Lizard from the Park : Leonard is an independent child, but a lonely one. When the egg he finds in the park hatches into what he thinks is a lizard, he’s happy to care for his new friend (who he names Buster) and take him all over New York City—from the donut shop to the Natural History Museum. But Buster grows and grows and grows, until he’s not a lizard any more… he’s a dinosaur and he isn’t happy living in the crowded city. This is an adorable tale of friendship and...
Trombone Shorty - written by Troy Andrews, illustrated by Bryan Collier // Title under consideration for the January 2016 Mock Caldecott event hosted by Kent State University's School of Library and Information Science
Books are powerful. They help kids translate and process the world around them. So, it's important for children to not only to feel included in picture books but also for books to make visible a range of stories. Here are some of our favorites.