The Governor General's Children's Illustration Winners includes Rainy Day Magic (1989), Amos's Sweater, The Magic Paintbrush, The Orphan Boy and other 22 books.
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International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Honour Book Award for Illustration
American Library Association Notable Book Award, 1991
The Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award
Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Picture Book Award for Illustration
One night the old man looked at the stars but one was missing! Suddenly he heard footsteps. He turned his head to see an orphan boy. The man and the boy lived together. The boy had a special secret that he said he couldn't share. The man's curiosity got the better of him and his life was changed forever.
This award-winning picture book is based on a Maasai legend about the planet Venus and tells of a loyal affection despite broken trust.
Accompanied by magnificent paintings of Africa.
The much-anticipated third and final book in the Jeremiah and Mrs. Ming series is just as captivating and humorous as its predecessors.
Mrs. Ming is having a hard time getting to sleep. Each time she begins to relax she hears a cry from Jeremiah's room. "Something took my bear," says Jeremiah. In her calm, assured way Mrs. Ming addresses the problem: "If something is bothering Jeremiah, please stop at once!" At the end, Jeremiah comforts Mrs. Ming, who is afraid of thunderstorms, and they finally do manage to sleep tight.
This is a perfect bedtime story. The warm and subtly humorous illustrations by award winning artist, Mireille Levert, along with the repetitive and resonant nature of the story, will entertain and amuse young children night after night.
The time is 1900, in the midst of the great waves of European immigration to North America. Standing in the dust and wind of the prairie, a young boy prepares to say good-bye to Josepha, his older classmate, who is leaving the alienating world of the classroom where no one speaks his language.
But what a wonderful friend he has been! And without a common language between them, how will his younger friend ever say good-bye? What gift can he give Josepha to show how special their friendship has been?
Josepha depicts a facet of pioneer life seldom considered - the immigrant child's struggle to begin again in a strange land.
1996 Children's Books (NY Public Library)1996 Choices: The Year's Best Books (Publishers Weekly)Notable Children's Books of 1997 (Booklist)
This delightfully illustrated paperback and CD set contains more than seventy-five of the best-loved rhymes and songs of childhood, from soothing lullabies to schoolyard chants. Popular classics such as "Pat a Cake," "Humpty Dumpty," and "Jack and Jill" are joined by lesser-known rhymes and ditties from many different cultures. Kady MacDonald Denton's illustrations add liveliness and humor. Together, parents and children will enjoy sharing A Child's Treasury of Nursery Rhymes.
Finalist for the CBA Illustrator of the Year Award
Austin Grouper had a brown dog named Fresco, a best friend named Sternberg, and a red bicycle. His life was full. And then a girl named Amy moves in next door. Austin decides that she, like all girls, is yucky. But when the invitation to her birthday party arrives, it seems the only suitable present for Amy is the moon itself, and Austin is prepared to go to the ends of the earth to get it.
Yuck, a Love Story will strike a familiar chord with anyone who has survived that earth-shattering first crush, and is written with the wit and wisdom of one who has been to the moon and back. Marie-Louise Gay's charming illustrations express a youthful innocence that matches the text perfectly.
The Boy from the Sun starts on an ordinary day. As three children sit on the sidewalk after school, wondering what to do to make the day special, a little boy with a yellow shining head floats down beside them. The children soon make friends with the strange new boy, and thus begins a magical journey that helps all the children see the world through new eyes. Duncan Weller combines evocative illustrations and poetic text — “For here, with everyone, / You are splinters of the sun” — in this enchanting story about taking the time to appreciate the natural world.