8 Books Published by Orchard Books on Our Site — Book Cover Mosaic

Click for more detail about All Because You Matter by Tami Charles All Because You Matter

by Tami Charles
Orchard Books (Oct 06, 2020)
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A lyrical, heart-lifting love letter to black and brown children everywhere: reminding them how much they matter, that they have always mattered, and they always will, from powerhouse rising star author Tami Charles and esteemed, award-winning illustrator Bryan Collier.

Discover this poignant, timely, and emotionally stirring picture book, an ode to black and brown children everywhere that is full of hope, assurance, and love.

Tami Charles pens a poetic, lyrical text that is part love letter, part anthem, assuring readers that they always have, and always will, matter. This powerful, rhythmic lullaby reassures readers that their matter and their worth is never diminished, no matter the circumstance: through the joy and wonder of their first steps and first laughter, through the hardship of adolescent struggles and the pain and heartbreak of current events, they always have, and always will, matter. Accompanied by illustrations by renowned artist Bryan Collier, a four-time Caldecott Honor recipient and a nine-time Coretta Scott King Award winner or honoree, All Because You Matter empowers readers with pride, joy, and comfort, reminding them of their roots and strengthening them for the days to come.

Lyrical, personal, and full of love, All Because You Matter is for the picture book audience what The Hate U Give was for YA and Ghost Boys was for middle grade: a conversation starter, a community touchstone, and a deep affirmation of worth for the young readers who need it most.


Click for more detail about The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds The Word Collector

by Peter H. Reynolds
Orchard Books (Jan 30, 2018)
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In this extraordinary new tale from the creator of "Dot" and "Happy Dreamer" comes a celebration of finding one’s own words and the impact they have when they are shared with the world. Full color.


Click for more detail about Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, Inspired by Historical Facts by Nikki Grimes Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, Inspired by Historical Facts

by Nikki Grimes
Orchard Books (Jan 06, 2015)
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Nikki Grimes offers a glimpse into the inspiring lives of Susan B. Anthony and Harriet Tubman, with breathtaking illustrations by Michele Wood! What if Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony sat down over tea to reminisce about their extraordinary lives? What would they recall of their triumphs and struggles as they fought to achieve civil rights for African Americans and equal rights for women? And what other historical figures played parts in their stories? These questions led Coretta Scott King Award winner Nikki Grimes to create Chasing Freedom, an engaging work of historical fiction about two of the nineteenth century’s most powerful, and inspiring, American women. With breathtaking illustrations by Coretta Scott King Award winner Michele Wood, Chasing Freedom richly imagines the experiences of Tubman and Anthony, set against the backdrop of the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, and the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Additional back matter invites curious young readers to further explore this period in history--and the larger-than-life figures who lived it.


Click for more detail about Eight Days: A Story Of Haiti by Edwidge Danticat Eight Days: A Story Of Haiti

by Edwidge Danticat
Orchard Books (Sep 01, 2010)
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From National Book Award nominee Edwidge Danticat comes a timely, brilliantly crafted story of hope and imagination—a powerful tribute to Haiti and children around the world!

Hope comes alive in this heartfelt and deeply resonating story.
While Junior is trapped for 8 days beneath his collapsed house after an earthquake, he uses his imagination for comfort. Drawing on beautiful, everyday-life memories, Junior paints a sparkling picture of Haiti for each of those days—flying kites with his best friend or racing his sister around St. Marc’s Square—helping him through the tragedy until he is finally rescued.
Love and hope dance across each page—granting us a way to talk about resilience as a family, a classroom, or a friend.


Click for more detail about Lily Brown’s Paintings by Angela Johnson Lily Brown’s Paintings

by Angela Johnson
Orchard Books (Jan 01, 2007)
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Author Angela Johnson and illustrator E. B. Lewis combine their award-winning talents to create a dazzling celebration of family and creativity.
When Lily Brown paints, her world starts to change . . .
trees wear hats and drink tea, people walk upside down, and apples sing all the way home from the store.
It’s Lily Brown’s world, and it’s wondrous.
A little paint and a lot of love bring imagination to life in this captivating picture book. Angela Johnson’s lyrical writing compliments E. B. Lewis’ delightful watercolors. This book marks a different approach for E. B. Lewis’ artwork as his images imitate the great artists, such as Van Gogh and Matisse.


Click for more detail about Joshua by the Sea by Angela Johnson Joshua by the Sea

by Angela Johnson
Orchard Books (Sep 01, 1994)
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Joshua goes to the shore with his family.


Click for more detail about Rain Feet by Angela Johnson Rain Feet

by Angela Johnson
Orchard Books (Sep 01, 1994)
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A very young boy in a yellow slicker enjoys playing in the rain.


Click for more detail about Do Like Kyla by Angela Johnson Do Like Kyla

by Angela Johnson
Orchard Books (Mar 01, 1990)
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A little girl imitates her big sister Kyla all day, until in the evening Kyla imitates her.