Highway Robbery - Kate Thompson and Robert Dress

Hold onto your horse and put on your thinking cap, because the tale of Highway Robbery (Greenwillow, $15.99) will keep you guessing from beginning to end. Set in the 18th century, the story is narrated by a cheeky street urchin who has been left holding Black Bess for a mysterious highwayman. This tiny gem by award-winning author Kate Thompson is perfect to share as a read-aloud. Ages 6-12.
Highway Robbery By Kate Thompson, Robert Dress (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate Thompson, Robert Dress (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061730344
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Greenwillow Books - May 26th, 2009

Tan to Tamarind - Malathi Michelle Iyengar and Jamel Akib

The vibrant browns are almost audible. You can hear children running for gingerbread cookies. You can feel the water splash against your skin as Grandma soaks yucca leaves. Malathi Michelle Iyengar will get your child excited about family and culture in her collection of poems, Tan To Tamarind: Poems About The Color Brown (Children’s Book Press, $16.95). These poems offer a wonderful way to strengthen your child’s identity or introduce them to a colorful array of difference. Brown is so lively. Ages 6-12.

City I Love - Lee Bennett Hopkins and Marcellus Hall

Each of Lee Bennett Hopkins’s deliciously simple poems praises the hustle and bustle of life in a City I Love (Abrams $16.95). The rhymes and rhythms capture the pulse of urban existence and Marcellus Hall’s illustrations of cities around the world provide a refreshing melange of perspectives. Whether it’s a dog looking up at skyscrapers, or a bird looking down from a ledge, the pictures and poems inspire admiration for cityscapes and city dwellers. Ages 4-10.