Nigerian-born author Atinuke first caught our attention with the Anna Hibiscus chapter books. Now she and illustrator Lauren Tobia welcome younger readers to the same enchanting world in Anna Hibiscus’ Song (Kane/Miller, $15.99). Surrounded by her family in their home, Anna Hibiscus is so happy that she doesn’t know how to express her joy. She asks all of her relatives – parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins – what she can do. Each of them has a different way of being glad, and Anna tries them all. Finally, she discovers what she can do when she is happy: sing! Ages 3-6. JLM
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By Atinuke, Lauren Tobia (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781610670401
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Kane/Miller Book Publishers - June 15th, 2011

Black polar bears, pink rabbits, and orange elephants: one might assume that these fanciful representations of animals are the product of a child’s imagination, but in fact they are all part of famed children’s author and illustrator Eric Carle’s newest book, The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse (Philomel, $17.99). This simple story, told through illustrations in Carle’s trademark style, is inspired by the art of early twentieth-century painter Franz Marc, the Expressionist artist who painted blue horses. Ages 4-8. JLM
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By Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399257131
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: World of Eric Carle - October 4th, 2011