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A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
An illustrated biography of African American painter, Horace Pippin.
Knopf
Pres-Gr. 6
Picture Book/Biography

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  • Booklist
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Publishers Weekly
  • School Library Journal

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Who was Horace Pippin?
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Little Red Writing

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Little Red Writing by Joan Holub
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Once upon a time, in pencil school, a brave little red pencil sets out to write an exciting story with nouns and adverbs and everything–but first she has to face the ravenous pencil sharpener, the Wolf 3000.
Chronicle Books
K- Gr. 3
Picture Book

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  • Publishers Weekly
  • School Library Journal             

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Far Far Away.BOW
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Far Far Away by Tom McNeal
When Jeremy Johnson Johnson’s strange ability to speak to the ghost of Jacob Grimm draws the interest of his classmate Ginger Boltinghouse, the two find themselves at the center of a series of disappearances in their hometown.
Knopf
Gr. 7-10
Fiction
Starred Reviews

  • Booklist
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
  • Horn Book
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Publishers Weekly
  • School Library Journal
  • Nominated for National Book Award for Young People’s Literature

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