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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Kadir Nelson
Publisher: Balzer + Bray (2014, Jan 7th).
From Kadir Nelson, winner of the Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King Author and Illustrator Awards, comes a transcendent picture book in the tradition of Margaret Wise Brown about a lost little bear searching for home.Baby Bear is lost. He wanders through the forest, meeting other animals who offer wise advice: Trust yourself. Listen to your heart. Sing a song. Retrace your steps.As each encounter moves Baby Bear farther along on his journey, he gains courage and the comforting feeling that he is loved and never alone.With poetic text and stunning illustrations, Baby Bear is a powerful addition to the canon of timeless picture-book classics. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Daniel Beaty
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2013, Dec 17th).
Every morning, I play a game with my father.He goes knock knock on my doorand I pretend to be asleeptill he gets right next to the bed.And my papa, he tells me, "I love you."But what happens when, one day, that "knock knock" doesn't come? This powerful and inspiring book shows the love that an absent parent can leave behind, and the strength that children find in themselves as they grow up and follow their dreams. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability