Grown-ups Never Do That
by Davide Cali
Illustrated by Benjamin Chaud
Forgetting to do chores? Running late? Burping? No adult would ever behave so poorly! At least, that's what you might think. But by the end of this outrageous, laugh-out-loud picture book from celebrated author-illustrator team Davide Cali and Benjamin Chaud, you'll know better. Unbelievable as it may seem, sometimes even grown-ups misbehave! The duo behind Junior Library Guild selection I Didn't Do My Homework Because . . . and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School . . . are back with another relatable, rollicking tale, this time showcasing the humor—and the humanity—of the most important people in kids' lives.
World: Chronicle Books, September 2019
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A Life Made by Hand
The Story of Ruth Asawa
by Andrea D’Aquino
An artist is an ordinary person who can take ordinary things and make them special.
In Ruth Asawa’s hands, simple wire turned into graceful sculptures as light as air. Inspired by the world around her, Asawa saw beauty in the ordinary: the webs of spiders, wings of insects, and drops of water found in the garden on the farm where she spent her childhood. She studied at the historic Black Mountain College, an unusual school filled with brilliant thinkers like herself. Andrea D’Aquino’s lush collages and engaging text celebrate Asawa’s remarkable career, from her first steps as an artist to the acquisition of her work by major museums around the world.
Introducing children to the fascinating world of the pioneering Japanese American artist, the back matter includes a biography of Asawa, additional reading resources, and a paper-folding activity.