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A marvelous example of bringing the old and the new together to create something that contains the best of both worlds. A beautiful potential future for folktales worldwide.
This is for the kid who likes their humor to be complicated, their writing to be scintillating, and to never, ever, know what an author is going to do next.
With care and invention, Erika Meza tells a migrant story that is both literal and figurative, realistic and metaphorical, and does so with honesty and more than a bit of cleverness.
Children will come to this book for the sparkles. Grown-ups? Come to this book to find out how to make the best nonfiction for kids possible. Let this book be your guide.
Though you may not be the biggest fan of books populated by furry woodland creatures, read The Eyes and the Impossible and you will find a thoroughly well-written, occasionally touching, funny, strange little book that sticks both its landing and in your memory. It might even turn you around on the whole animal fiction thing.
Today I ask you to consider Bear and Bird and all their myriad adventures from the small to the slightly less small but always cozy. Raw charm on the page.
Quietly engrossing, this is an appreciation for both subject and form, all wrapped up together. Hug a tree, or write a poem, or just do both.
Torrey taps into a kind of writing we've been in dire need of for a very long time. And with his authentic voice and whole heaping helpfuls of heart, his latest book Hands is one that your kids are NOT going to want to miss.
Sometimes, it’s nice to sink into the past and get away from your troubles. Particularly when the characters’ troubles are so so so much worse than your own.
The idea of taking an autobiography and turning it into a series of found-verse poems not only breaks with convention, it opens up an entire world of possibility when dealing with firsthand accounts from history. A triumphant tale of enslavement, education, and ultimate freedom, all true, all as you’ve never seen it before.