Dragonfly Books - Is, like a dickinson sonnet, it is in fact deeply lustrous, a quiet gem: unassuming upon first glance, with new facets becoming apparent the longer one looks. Publishers weekly“In this imaginative and unusual picture book. This fictionalized encounter. From michael bedard and two-time caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Barbara Cooney comes a story about American poet Emily Dickinson and the young girl who befriends her.

What if your neighbor were the reclusive poet emily dickinson? And what if one day she sent a letter inviting your mother to pay her a visit? A little girl who lives across the street from the mysterious Emily gets a chance to meet the poet when her mother goes to play the piano for her. This is a picture book to read aloud and share…Readers will find that Bedard's charming story demystifies the person and offers some understanding of her odd behavior.

Emily - School library journal"two time caldecott award winning illustrator Barbara Cooney's richly detailed oil paintings enhance the moving story of Dickinson's extraordinary private life. Children’s Literature. The language of the text is lyrical.

Eleanor Picture Puffin Books

Puffin Books - Years passed before eleanor began to discover in herself the qualities of intelligence, compassion, and strength that made her a remarkable woman. Though she came from a wealthy and privileged family, Eleanor Roosevelt grew up in a cheerless household that left her lonely and shy. In eleanor, two-time caldecott medal winner barbara cooney paints a meticulously researched, lushly detailed picture of Eleanor's childhood world--but most importantly, she captures the essence of the little girl whose indomitable spirit would make her one of the greatest and most beloved first ladies of all time.

There are many biographies of Eleanor Roosevelt, but this one is special?Cooney is at her artistic best. Booklist.

Island Boy Picture Puffins

Puffin Books - Teachers will love it; buy extra copies. School library journal"as encompassing as the portrait of a life depicted in the award-winning Miss Rumphius, Cooney's latest work is an ode to simple acts of daily living. Publishers Weekly . And though in later years he sailed to faraway places, he always returned to the island he loved.

Island boy is certain to be a favorite for family sharing, as well as a must for school and public libraries. The acclaimed author of miss rumphius recounts the lives of four generations living on a New England coastal island and the importance of family ties. The youngest and quietest of 12 children, Matthias grew closest to Tibbets Island, learning its secrets through the years.


HarperCollins - From two-time caldecott medal-winning illustrator Barbara Cooney and celebrated children’s book author Alice McLerran comes Roxaboxen, a treasured story about the magic of a child’s imagination. Marian called it Roxboxen. An original. Ala booklist HarperCollins. And all children needed to go there was a long stick and a soaring imagination.

A celebration of the transforming magic of the imagination. But it was a special place. There across the road, it looked like any rocky hill—nothing but sand and rocks, and some old wooden boxes.

Miss Rumphius

Puffin Books - Alice made a promise to make the world a more beautiful place, then a seed of an idea is planted and blossoms into a beautiful plan. Miss rumphius: Story and Pictures. This beloved classic and celebration of nature—written by a beloved caldecott winner—is lovelier than ever! Barbara Cooney's story of Alice Rumphius, who longed to travel the world, and do something to make the world more beautiful, live in a house by the sea, has a timeless quality that resonates with each new generation.

The countless lupines that bloom along the coast of Maine are the legacy of the real Miss Rumphius, the Lupine Lady, who scattered lupine seeds everywhere she went. Miss rumphius received the American Book Award in the year of publication. The illustrations have been reoriginated, going back to the original art to ensure state-of-the-art reproduction of Cooney's exquisite artwork.

Miss Rumphius - . The art for miss rumphius has a permanent home in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. HarperCollins.

Ox-Cart Man

Puffin Books - Puffin. The oxcart man packs his goods - the wool from his sheep, the mittens his daughter knitted, the shawl his wife made, and the linen they wove. Like a pastoral symphony translated into picture book format, the stunning combination of text and illustrations recreates the mood of 19-century rural New England.

The horn book  HarperCollins. Then, buying provisions for his family, with his pockets full of coins, he wanders through the market, and returns to his home. Miss rumphius: Story and Pictures. And the cycle begins again. He packs the birch brooms his son carved, and even a bag of goose feathers from the barnyard geese.

Ox-Cart Man - He travels over hills, by streams, through valleys, past farms and villages. At portsmouth market he sells his goods, one by one - even his beloved ox. Winner of the caldecott medalthus begins a lyrical journey through the days and weeks, the months, and the changing seasons in the life of one New Englander and his family.

Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson

MoonDance Press - Miss rumphius: Story and Pictures. HarperCollins. The gentle introduction, definitions of important words, includes commentary, which is divided into sections by season of the year, and a foreword. Let your children discover the works of poet Emily Dickinson in Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson. As the premier title in the Poetry for Kids series, Emily Dickinson introduces children to the works of poet Emily Dickinson.

Poet, professor, and scholar Susan Snively has carefully chosen 35 poems of interest to children and their families. Puffin. Each poem is beautifully illustrated by Christine Davenier and thoroughly explained by an expert. Moondance Press.

Chanticleer and the Fox

HarperCollins - Winner, 1959 caldecott medalnotable children's books of 1940–1970 ALAWinner, 1992 Kerlan Award HarperCollins. Puffin. King of the barnyard, Chanticleer struts about all day. Moondance Press. When a fox bursts into his domain, and then grabs him in a viselike grip, dupes him into crowing, Chanticleer must do some quick thinking to save himself and his barnyard kingdom.

Miss rumphius: Story and Pictures.

When the Sky is Like Lace: Barbara Cooney Reissue

Islandport Press - Two-time caldecott medal award winner barbara cooney illustrated this magical night-time story when it was first published in 1975, the year it was a New York Times Outstanding Book Selection. Puffin. Librarians, parents, and teachers will love this beautiful reissue that does justice to her incredible art.

2016-04-21 harperCollins. Miss rumphius: Story and Pictures. Moondance Press. It's been a regular read-aloud in libraries ever since. Wonderful nighttime story with dancing otters and trees, pineapple spaghetti, and other dreamy subjects, all with creative and fun language.

Letting Swift River Go

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - Little brown Books for Young Readers. Miss rumphius: Story and Pictures. Relates sally jane's experience of changing times in rural America, as she lives through the drowning of the Swift River towns in western Massachusetts to form the Quabbin Reservoir. HarperCollins. Moondance Press. Puffin.


HarperCollins Publishers - Moondance Press. Puffin. Little brown Books for Young Readers. HarperCollins. Miss rumphius: Story and Pictures. Motivated by a birthday gift, a 72-year-old woman begins to paint.