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Bolstered by the love and wisdom of his large, warm family, young Malcolm Little was a natural born leader. But when confronted with intolerance and a series of tragedies, Malcolm’s optimism and faith were threatened. He had to learn how to be strong and how to hold on to his individuality. He had to learn self-reliance.
Together with acclaimed illustrator AG Ford, Ilyasah Shabazz gives us a unique glimpse into the childhood of her father, Malcolm X, with a lyrical story that carries a message that resonates still today—that we must all strive to live to our highest potential.
Based on a true story from Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s childhood in South Africa, Desmond and the Very Mean Word reveals the power of words and the secret of forgiveness.
When Desmond takes his new bicycle out for a ride through his neighborhood, his pride and joy turn to hurt and anger when a group of boys shout a very mean word at him. He first responds by shouting an insult, but soon discovers that fighting back with mean words doesn’t make him feel any better. With the help of kindly Father Trevor, Desmond comes to understand his conflicted feelings and see that all people deserve compassion, whether or not they say they are sorry. Brought to vivid life in A. G. Ford’s energetic illustrations, this heartfelt, relatable story conveys timeless wisdom about how to handle bullying and angry feelings, while seeing the good in everyone.
Ava loves airplanes. And the president’s airplane, Air Force One, is the most famous of all! She and her brother Dean need to sneak onto that plane, which means they have to hide in the president’s daughter’s backpack. It’s actually pretty easy (even though they get stuck with Secret Service mouse Gregory as a babysitter). But where is this plane going? They’ll find out . . . up, up, and away!
Imagine The Borrowers let loose in the White House in this chapter book series that’s sure to thrill readers who love tiny details and big fun. Bonus cool facts about presidents, the White House, and U.S. history!
A must-have for every baby's bookshelf.
From sunset to bedtime, two parents lovingly care for their beautiful brown baby: first, they play outside, then it is time for dinner and a bath, and finally a warm snuggle before bed. This Parents Latina Magazine Best Latino Children's Book of the Year features warm and cozy art by New York Times-bestselling and NAACP-Award-winning illustrator AG Ford.
Tameka Fryer Brown's Brown Baby Lullaby is the perfect new baby or baby shower gift.
Mount Rushmore shows the faces of four great U.S. presidents. More important, it houses the biggest mouse treasure room of all! But the room is in trouble. Treasures keep disappearing like cheese off a mousetrap! It’s up to the Squeakerton family to travel to the monument and solve the mystery. When they get to Mount Rushmore, they’ll meet new friends, find clues, and even hold a stakeout! Can these little mice catch a big thief? Or will they go back to the White House with their tails tucked between their legs?
Imagine The Borrowers scurrying around the White House in this chapter book series that’s sure to thrill kids who love tiny details and big fun. Bonus cool facts about presidents, the White House, and U.S. history are included in the back.
Praise for Cookiesaurus Rex:
"Ford's bright and funny illustrations perfectly complement Dominy and Evans' tongue-in-cheek text. The cheeky dino is full of personality and spunk, and his facial expressions are priceless . . . Have cookie dough and frosting ready, as kids are sure to want to try their own hands at decorating after a few laugh-filled rereads." -- Kirkus Reviews
Martin could march.
Martin marched so
Barack could run.Barack ran so
Our children can soar.
This is the seed of a unique and inspirational picture book text, that is part historical, part poetry, and entirely inspirational. It symbolically takes the reader through the cumulative story of the US Civil Rights Movement, showing how select pioneers' achievements led up to this landmark moment, when we have elected our first black President.
Each historical figure is rendered by a different award-winning African-American children's book illustrator, representing the singular and vibrant contribution that each figure made.
Lending historical substance, the back matter includes brief biographies of: George Washington Carver, Jesse Owens, Hattie McDaniel, Ella Fitzgerald, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges, Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King Jr., Barack Obama.
“Uplifting and inspiring, this beautifully written and illustrated book reminds us of the joys and saving grace of friendship and sport.” — Archbishop Desmond Tutu
In a dusty township in South Africa, Ajani and his friends have earned a brand-new, federation-size soccer ball. They kick. They dribble. They run. They score. These clever boys are football champions! But when a crew of bullies tries to steal their ball, will Ajani and his friends be able to beat them at their own game?
If you are a mouse, then you might know about Ava and Dean Squeakerton. They are kind of famous, for mice. That’s because Ava and Dean and the rest of their family live in the White House.
A new president is moving into the White House, and best of all she has kids! That means cool kid treasures for Ava and Dean Squeakerton. Maybe they’ll even find a Lego! There’s only one problem. . . . Sneaking around means Ava and Dean will each have to be as quiet as a . . . mouse. And the Squeakerton siblings aren’t so good at that. But moving day is so busy, nobody would notice two mice searching for toys . . . right?
This new series is sure to thrill readers who love tiny details and big fun. Bonus back matter is filled with tons of cool facts about presidents, the White House, and U.S. history. Kids learning about the election will gobble up these adventures!
From the Trade Paperback edition.
At work, at play, at home, in the White House.
The White House is a museum, the office of the chief executive, a gathering place for leaders and visitors from around the globe, and it is also a home for one special family—the First Family.
This book follows a day in the life of the Obama family: President Barack, First Lady Michelle, First Daughters Malia and Sasha, and even First Pup Bo. From moving in on inauguration day to making important decisions, hosting state dinners, planting a garden, exploring the historic house, and leading around the Secret Service, the First Family is very busy.
Deborah Hopkinson and AG Ford take young readers through an extraordinary ordinary day in the life of America's much-beloved First Family.
Irene loves her family, especially when her father is home. But Papa is gone a lot, and so Irene makes a wish for him to be with the family more. Her wish comes true in an unexpected way when Papa, who was drinking lemonade in the garden at the exact moment Irene made her wish, swallows a watermelon seed and begins a surprising transformation.
Slowly and beautifully, day after day, Irene’s father turns into a tall, stately, and loving tree. Papa is a beautiful tree, but Irene wants her real Papa back. How could Irene have made such a wish, and how can she make things right?
In this unforgettable, squeal-filled, tear-inducing love song to babies and how quickly they grow up, author Kelly DiPucchio’s heart-tugging rhyme meets the gorgeous, dimple-cheeked, multicultural babies of illustrator AG Ford. With adorable scenes from the busy life of a "little"—peekaboo, feedings, tantrums, giggles—and a final scene that reminds us how they become big kids all too soon, this is the ideal gift for any new parent and their child.
★ "a warmhearted celebration of early childhood"—Publishers Weekly, starred review
A Bank Street College of Education 2018 Best Children's Book of the Year
A Carnegie Library Best Book for Babies, 2018
"There's plenty of room on the shelf for this celebration of the similarities and connections among all our adorable littles."—Kirkus
"will likely become the go-to baby shower gift."—School Library Journal
"this tender picture book will surely resonate with the parents and families of newborns."—Booklist
"Expectant families, especially those with soon-to-be older siblings, may enjoy using this sunny preview of life with the new baby to build and revel in the anticipation and excitement."—Horn Book
"Have the tissues on hand for this incredibly sweet read that's equally enjoyable for parents and kids."—ReadBrightly.com