Thursday, May 28, 2009

We all shine a light

This illustrated songbook would make a great baby shower gift. It's way more original than Goodnight Moon.

Bryan, Ashley. Let It Shine: Three Favorite Spirituals. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2007. Winner of the Coretta Scott King Book Award.

Bartone, Elisa, and Ted Lewin. Peppe the Lamplighter. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1993.
A Caldecott Honor Book.

A young boy helps support his family by lighting the streetlamps of Little Italy. (Little-known fact: Illustrator Ted Lewin used to be a professional wrestler.)

Selden, George. The Cricket in Times Square. New York: Ariel Books, 1960. A Newbery Honor Book.

A displaced country cricket from Connecticut brings beautiful music to a New York City subway station.