Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena
What If . . . by Samantha Berger
A Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of 2018
An Atlanta Parent Magazine Best Book of 2018
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2018
2019 International Literacy Association/Children’s Book Council Children’s Choices List
Creativity, the power of imagination, and the importance of self-expression are celebrated in this inspiring picture book written and illustrated by real-life best friends.
This girl is determined to express herself! If she can’t draw her dreams, she’ll sculpt or build, carve or collage. If she can’t do that, she’ll turn her world into a canvas. And if everything around her is taken away, she’ll sing, dance, and dream…
Stunning mixed media illustrations, lyrical text, and a breathtaking gatefold conjure powerful magic in this heartfelt affirmation of art, imagination, and the resilience of the human spirit.
Those Shoes by Meredith Boelts
All Jeremy wants is a pair of those shoes like the ones everyone at school seems to be wearing. Though Jeremy’s grandma says they don’t have room for “want,” just “need,” when his old shoes fall apart at school, he is more determined than ever to have those shoes, even a thrift-shop pair that’s the wrong size. But sore feet aren’t much fun, and Jeremy soon sees that the things he has — warm boots, a loving grandma, and the chance to help a friend — are worth more than the things he wants.
Not Norman: A Goldfish Story by Kelly Bennett
When a little boy receives a goldfish named Norman, it’s not the kind of pet he had in mind. When he tries to trade Norman for a “good pet,” things don’t go as planned, but he soon learns that Norman is a better pet than he thought.
This is the Rope: A Story of the Great Migration by Jacqueline Woodson
Jacqueline Woodson—New York Times Bestselling, National Book Award and Newbery Honor winning author–writes a rich story of a family adapting to change as they hold on to the past and embrace the future. With Coretta Scott King Award–winning illustrator James Ransome.
During the time of the Great Migration, millions of African American families relocated from the South, seeking better opportunities. The story of one family’s journey north during the Great Migration starts with a little girl in South Carolina who finds a rope under a tree one summer. She has no idea the rope will become part of her family’s history. But for three generations, that rope is passed down, used for everything from jump rope games to tying suitcases onto a car for the big move north to New York City, and even for a family reunion where that first little girl is now a grandmother.