Lynne Hayes-Freeland Show: Children’s Book List
For more information on the books featured on the Lynne Hayes-Freeland Show, check out the list below:
1. Black Authors and Illustrators of Books for Children and Young Adults (3rd Edition) by Barbara Thrash Murphy
Contains 274 bio-bibliographies, their personal statements and a listing of Coretta Scott King awards
2. Black Authors and Illustrators of Books for Children and Young Adults (4th Edition) by Barbara Thrash Murphy
Expanded to include additional profiles and e-mail and web site contact information.
3. Flower Girl Butterflies by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard — Ages 4 and Up.
As Sarah prepares to be a flower girl, she experiences nervousness as well as excitement.
4. No Crystal Stair by Vaunda Micheau Nelson — Ages Young Adult
A detailed biography of the life of Harlem book seller Lewis Micheau who collected over 255,000 literary works.
5. Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves by Vaunda Nelson Age 8 and Up
6. You Don’t Even Know Me by Sharon Flake — Ages 12 and Up
Nine stories and 15 poems about African American boys. A searing collection of urban male voices.
7. The Lion & The Mouse by Jerry Pinkney — Ages 1 and Up
Beautifully illustrated wordless picture book of the classic beloved Aesop’s fable.
8. Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee — Ages 2 and Up
The child could easily be a boy or a girl going through the antics of a toddler in daily routines
9. Before John Was A Jazz Giant: A Story of John Coltrane by Carole Boston Weatherford — Ages 5 and Up
Beautifully illustrated to depict the sounds and vivid noises that shaped John’s own sounds as a musician.
10. One Hot Summer Day by Nina Crews — Ages 3 and Up
A city child dances through a hot summer’s day until a thunder storm brings relief.
11. Freedom Song: The Story of Henry “Box” Brown by Sally M. Walker Ages 4 and Up
An ingenious escape from slavery is celebrated for its daring and originality.
12. Summer Jackson: Grown Up by Teresa Harris — Ages 4 and Up
This little girl is fairly certain she’s ready to be a grown up, then discovers “Well, maybe not!”
13. Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass by Lisa Cline-Ransome — Ages 5 and Up
A picture book biography that chronicles the youth of this prominent African American in our history.
14. EllRay Jakes Is Not A Chicken by Sally Warner — Ages 6 and Up
EllRay is tired of being bullied, but when he tries to defend himself, he winds up in trouble.
15. Below by Nina Crews — Ages 6 and Up
Jack and his action toy “Guy” have many adventures in this multi-racial family adventure.
16. Bird In A Box by Andrea Davis Pinkney — Ages 8 and Up
Three children have alot in common, all lost loved ones. It echos the quest of Joe Louis’s championship quest.
17. Finding Family by Tonya Bolden – Ages 8 and Up
Raised by an eccentric aunt, Delana embarks on a quest to unravel her aunt’s tales of fiction.