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 Budding visual artists, will treasure the lesson Corinna Luyken shares in The Book of Mistakes (Dial, $18.99), in which unintended blobs and smudges form the basis for a wondrous imaginary world. All ages.


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By Corinna Luyken, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780735227927
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Published: Dial Books - April 18th, 2017

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Many creative forms, from hand claps to proverbs and fables, are celebrated in Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing and Shout; Dance, Spin and Turn it Out!: Games, Songs and Stories from an African American Childhood (Schwartz & Wade, $24.99). Patricia C. McKissack gifts readers with an ample compendium of songs, stories, and games that enriched her childhood and that of so many others. These are brought to life by Brian Pinkney’s swirling illustrations. Each of these titles will bring joy and wonder to your family. All ages.


Let's Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn It Out!: Games, Songs, and Stories from an African American Childhood Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375870880
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - January 10th, 2017

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When the first piloted, untethered hot-air balloon flight in history took place over Paris in 1783, Sophie Blanchard was only five years old. Once the news of this revolutionary voyage reached her small hometown, however, the young girl’s heart was seized with a desire to fly that would change her life forever. Despite her fear of carriage rides and large crowds that limited her movements on land, Blanchard would grow up to become the first female professional aeronaut. Matthew Clark Smith’s poetic biography and Matt Tavares’s illustrations featuring evocative, sweeping skies bring emotion and intimacy to the story of a woman who achieved her dream of becoming Lighter than Air (Candlewick, $16.99). Ages 6-9.

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By Matthew Clark Smith, Matt Tavares (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763677329
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Candlewick - March 14th, 2017