We are so pleased to be partnering with the Glenview Community Church's Speaker's Forum to present a special storytime with Book Stall favorites Jacob Grant and Barb Rosenstock. at 10 AM on Saturday, Nov. 2nd at the Glenview Community Church, 1000 Elm Street in Glenview. Jacob (Bear's Scare, Bear Out There) will read and draw for our audience, and Barb will present her new picture book biography on Frank Lloyd Wright, Prairie Boy! Jacob's reading at 10 is aimed at kids ages 3- 5, and Barb's talk at 10:30 is recommended for kids ages 5 - 8. Thius event is free and open to the public!
Jacob Grant is the author and illustrator of Scaredy Kate, Little Bird's Bad Word, Cat Knit, Bear's Scare, and Bear Out There. He is a winner of the annual Don Freeman Work In-Progress Grant by the SCBWI. Jacob lives in Chicago with his family. Discover more at www.jacobgrantbooks.com.
Praise for Bear's Scare:
"This tale about friendship and overcoming prejudices . . . will be enjoyed at storytime and as a subtle introduction to accepting others." --School Library Journal
"Ideal for beginning readers. A sweet, feel-good story with plenty of interesting visual detail." --Kirkus Reviews
Barb Rosenstock is the author of many picture book biographies, including Blue Grass Boy: The Story of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass Music; Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library; Dorothea's Eyes; Ben Franklin's Big Splash; and The Streak: How Joe DiMaggio Became America's Hero. Her picture book on Vasily Kandinsky, The Noisy Paint Box, won the 2015 Caldecott Honor Medal.
Praise for Prairie Boy:
"An obsession with shapes serves as a leitmotif as Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) grows to be a master architect... Neal's stylized illustrations are geometrically anchored, with crisp lines and shapes that occasionally echo Wright's signature patterning, and the earnest, informative narrative centers the subject's relatable interests. Substantial supplemental materials include an author's note, sources, and multiple photos of his work." -- Publishers Weekly
'This picture-book biography captures how Frank Lloyd Wright revolutionized the American home. Lyrical text recalls Wright's early passion for architecture and his desire to break away from the old European-style houses he felt didn't match the American landscape. Digitally enhanced mixed-media artwork not only reflects colors that match Wright's moods and physical locales, but also uses geometric shapes to embody his concepts. This look at Wright's creative process will inspire children to take notice of their surroundings." -- Booklist
"In this picture book biography of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Rosenstock emphasizes the development of Wright's unique architectural vision... instead of focusing on specific buildings Wright created, this book highlights the roots of his thinking... an excellent introduction to the ideas behind Wright's architecture." -- School Library Journal
Bear and Spider are back in another charming odd-couple friendship story, perfect for fans of Peter Brown and Greg Pizzoli.
Bear's favorite place is inside. He loves sharing his tidy home with his friend Spider. Spider loves the outdoors!
When Spider's kite flies away, Bear must venture out and into the messy forest to help his friend.
A Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People * A NSTA/CBC Best STEM Book
A Caldecott Honor Book
Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little boy: he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. And when his family sent him to art classes, they expected him to paint pretty houses and flowers—like a proper artist.