Polio prevented her from walking easily. She was teased about her “limpy” leg, so she pretended to be invisible. Although she suffered physically and from poverty, however, there was nothing wrong with her vision. In fact, Dorothea’s Eyes (Calkins Creek, $16.95) allowed her to see people with both her eyes and her heart. Barb Rosenstock’s brief biography evokes the era and the obstacles facing Dorothea Lange, whose photography documented the devastating impact of the Great Depression. The muted palette of Gérard DuBois’s illustrations augments the feel of the time period in which Lange lived and worked. Additional information, resources, and a timeline conclude this fascinating picture-book biography. Ages 6-9.

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By Barb Rosenstock, Gerard Dubois (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781629792088
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Published: Calkins Creek - March 1st, 2016

“There were five of them. And they were waiting…” Each of the toys sitting on a windowsill waits for something: the moon, the wind, rain, snow—or, in the rabbit’s case, nothing in particular. One day, the group gets a surprise when a cat joins them—but what is she Waiting (Greenwillow, $17.99) for? The diminutive creatures quietly observe and thrill in clouds, butterflies, changing seasons, and much more from their limited though intriguing vantage point, showing readers the quiet joys of patience. Kevin Henkes’s gentle illustrations and calm but spare text prove once again his mastery of the picture-book format. Ages 3-6

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By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062368430
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 1st, 2015

In an opening burst of sunlight, Kathryn Otoshi and Bret Baumgarten ask their readers what their Beautiful Hands (Blue Dot, $17.99) will do today. Handprints in a rainbow of colors create playful illustrations on each double-page spread. The paintings expressively depict the real and the imagined, ranging from birds to dragons, and are accompanied by suggestions to answer the initial question: Will your hands plant ideas, touch hearts, lift spirits? The combination of fresh artwork, created by the handprints of the authors and their families and friends, and lyrical language is sure to inspire conversation and art-making alike. Ages 3-6

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780990799306
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Published: Blue Dot Press - September 29th, 2015

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