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A Walk in the Woods

Caldecott decision-makers face the unwritten guideline to evaluate the accomplishments of each picture book throughout the year with an open mind. Each committee member needs to figure out how to engage with each book on its terms rather than on the reader’s preference for a style or visual aesthetic. They...

Review of A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods by Nikki Grimes; illus. by Jerry Pinkney and Brian PinkneyPrimary  Porter/Holiday    40 pp.9/23    9780823449651    $18.99Shortly after his father’s death, a boy opens an envelope his father left him to find a map of the woods with a bright red X marking a destination. Still coping...

Nikki Grimes and Brian Pinkney Talk with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by Holiday House/Peachtree/Pixel+Ink   A Walk in the Woods was to be Nikki Grimes and Jerry Pinkney’s first collaboration, but Jerry sadly died before the book could be completed. Below, Jerry’s...

Review of Hey Otter! Hey Beaver!

Hey Otter! Hey Beaver! by Brian Pinkney; illus. by the authorPreschool    Greenwillow    40 pp.1/23    9780063159822    $18.99Each element of this playful battle of wills between two best friends exudes joie de vivre. Otter spots sticks and branches and sees them as toys. Beaver, however, sees them as tools to build a...

Review of Time for Kenny

Time for Kenny by Brian Pinkney; illus. by the author Preschool, Primary    Greenwillow    40 pp.    g 1/21    978-0-06-073528-9    $17.99 Four brief stories take us through young Kenny’s day as he gets dressed, has an encounter with a monster-like vacuum cleaner, learns “no hands!” soccer skills, and resists bedtime. Pinkney’s text...

Review of Loretta Little Looks Back: Three Voices Go Tell It

Loretta Little Looks Back: Three Voices Go Tell It by Andrea Davis Pinkney; illus. by Brian Pinkney Intermediate, Middle School    Little, Brown    224 pp.    g 9/20    978-0-316-53677-6    $17.99 e-book ed.  978-0-316-53676-9    $9.99 Spanning roughly three generations, covering the years 1927 to 1968, this lyrical oral history of the fictional Little...

Martin Rising

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. While we normally see, on an annual basis, a new crop of picture books about the legendary civil rights leader, there seem to be even more this year in an effort to mark this somber...

On Rising

Fifty years ago today — April 4, 1968 — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Andrea Davis Pinkney’s transcendent Martin Rising: Requiem for a King (Scholastic, 2018), brilliantly illustrated by her husband, Brian Pinkney, honors the civil rights icon's life and work by shining light on...

Review of Martin Rising: Requiem for a King

Martin Rising: Requiem for a Kingby Andrea Davis Pinkney; 
illus. by Brian PinkneyIntermediate, Middle School    Scholastic    128 pp.1/18    978-0-545-70253-9    $19.99A creative poetic celebration of the contributions of Martin Luther King Jr. that also, as a song for the dead, includes a meticulous explanation of how and why he died. Henny...

On Rudine Sims Bishop's "The Pinkney Family: In the Tradition" (from 1996)

"With their art and their writing, the Pinkneys have enriched American children’s literature by illuminating the experiences of African Americans and of others as well. They are committed to telling the untold stories of African Americans, to making connections across cultures, to demonstrating, as Jerry says, that 'we as a...

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