Please welcome Anita Crawford Clark with her picture book list celebrating intergenerational relationships. We are giving away 5 copies of Anita Crawford Clark’s book, Old to Joy. To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter at the bottom.
8 Picture Books Celebrating Intergenerational Relationships
Old to Joy by Anita Crawford Clark
Old to Joy is a beautiful story about a grandmother teaching her granddaughter to appreciate old things. Things that have substance and history and evoke deep appreciation and memories. Anita writes with beautiful imagery and draws the reader into the story, helping them to feel as though they are at Grandma’s house. The illustrations are warm, cozy, and simply delightful. This book is an incredible tribute to the sweet relationship between grandparents and grandchildren. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
The Walk by Winsome Bingham, illustrated by E.B. Lewis
AND WE WALK ON… the refrain that rings throughout this masterfully written story about community and speaking up through the VOTE! Winsome Bingham’s use of words in this story will transport readers as if they are right there experiencing the WALK with characters. Each step they take, each stop they make, and each new character that joins them is not only delightful but also full of insight. Every illustration is a masterpiece in its own right. E.B. Lewis captures the beauty and emotion of each moment. A meaningful and powerful read for people of all ages! [picture book, ages 4 and up]
Bring Back the Babka! by Marilyn Wolpin, illustrated by Madison Safer
Bring Back the Babka is a delightful story that weaves in wonderful food and some Jewish traditions. The words awaken the senses and taste buds. The reader follows Sammy and Sol as they go around to neighbors’ homes on their journey to find the Babka. The illustrations are full of facial expressions and color expressions that bring the story to life! [picture book, ages 3 and up]
Our World China by Songju Ma Daemicke, illustrated by Jam Dong
Nǐ hǎo! Come spend a day in China. This engaging board book is filled with cultural details that are sure to delight. Readers can soar kites in the square, indulge in sweet lychee at the market, and embark on a paddle-boating adventure at the lake. The simple text and vibrant illustrations bring it all to life in this perfect board book for the youngest readers, as part of the delightful “Our World Series.” [board book, ages baby and up]
Tango Red Riding Hood by Rachel S. Hobbs, illustrated by Carolina Vázquez
Tango Red Riding Hood is a fun twist on a classic tale that twirls right into the action from the very first page. Rachel Hobbs weaves in Spanish, making it an excellent book for children by offering them a chance to figure out the meaning of the Spanish words from both their context and the English words and phrases that precede or follow them. The gorgeous, vivid illustrations by Carolina Vázquez also help the reader understand the Spanish words. A fabulous for classrooms, libraries, and the home. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
Bing, Bop, Bam: Time to Jam! by Valerie Bolling, illustrated by Sabrena Khadija
BING, BOP, BAM: Time to Jam sets in motion a magical, musical journey of all the glorious sounds of different instruments and the joy they bring to listeners. The lyrical text is brought to life by vibrant illustrations that make you want to groove and move. A community comes together to celebrate music and one another through the joyous sound of music. A fabulous story to enjoy with young ones and the young at heart! [picture book, ages 3 and up]
A Gift for Nai Nai by Kim-Hoa Ung
In this delightful story, Lyn Lyn eagerly anticipates her beloved grandma’s birthday. Determined to craft a lucky hat for Nai Nai, Lyn Lyn, though not a master at crochet like her grandmother, devises a plan. She enlists the help of the best crocheter she knows to create the ideal lucky hat for Nai Nai. As they work together, Lyn Lyn discovers that the true essence of the perfect gift lies within the perseverance and special bond they share, realizing that the most meaningful presents come from the heart. Gloriously illustrated by Kim-Hoa Ung, this is a must-read for people of all ages. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
Diwali in My New Home by Shachi Kaushik, illustrated by Aishwarya Tandon
Priya loves being with family and friends to watch fireworks and celebrate Diwali – the festival of lights. It is a time for families to express gratitude and feast together. Diwali is what it would look like if Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the 4th of July all took place at the same time. Priya misses the traditions she enjoyed in India. Now that her family lives in the United States, she must find a way to celebrate and share the Hindu festival of lights with new neighbors. A heartwarming story for people of all ages. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
Old To Joy 5 Picture Book GIVEAWAY to 5 Winners!
We are giving away 5 copies of Anita Crawford Clark’s book, Old to Joy. To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter below. We can only mail to U.S. and A.F.O. addresses.
Anita Crawford Clark is a writer and illustrator of fiction and nonfiction books for children. Anita grew up chasing butterflies and fishing crawdads from a nearby creek during scorching Sacramento summers. Her stories and illustrations often reflect those memorable childhood years. Anita is an inaugural recipient of the SCBWI OMA (Out from the Margins) Award for her debut picture book, OLD TO JOY which was released on September 5, 2023. A veteran K-12 teacher, Anita especially enjoys directing musical theatre productions. The athlete in Anita enjoys shooting hoops. The musician in her enjoys playing the drums, piano, and banjo. Anita draws inspiration from her faith, nature, music, history, and everyday life. To learn more, visit her website and follow her on Twitter/X @anitalclark, Instagram @anitasfavpics, and Facebook.
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