Faith Ringgold – Tar Beach
This is a Caldecott Honor Book, Winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, Winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book.
“A young boy provides a particularly inviting, personally guided tour of his uptown home, New York City’s Harlem…Looking from his window high above the sights and sound of the city, the young narrator concludes, ‘Uptown is Harlem…Uptown is home”.
-- School Library Journal
BOING is a near wordless picture book that details the struggles of a “very young kangaroo who is desperately trying to learn how to jump like her mama, but can’t quite make the leap”.
Ms. Crews (daughter of children's book author Donald Crews, winner of two Caldecott Honors) uses rich, lush photography to accompany the Mother Goose rhymes. My favorite is Humpty Dumpty.
If you get the opportunity stop by a library or book store and check them out.