Other books byRoni Schotter
Nothing Ever Happens On 90th Street
Mama, I'll Give You the World
Exquisite artwork and an exceptionally tender text showcase the special bond between a mother and her daughter. Every day after school, Luisa goes to Walter's World of Beauty to watch her mama work—cutting, coloring, and curling customers' hair. Before they go home, Mama puts her tip money in a special envelope for Luisa—for college. She wants to give Luisa the world! But Luisa has a plan of her own. For Mama's birthday, Luisa wants to give Mama the world. . . . This touching story of a loving child and a single, hard-working mother is sure to be a favorite of families everywhere.
Warm at Home
Bunny is stuck at home with the sniffles. "But there's nothing to do inside!" Then Bunny finds activities that keep him busy for hours! Any child who has been sick at home will find comfort (and amusement) in this to this reassuring story, as Bunny discovers that some imagination, and a little mischief, will go a long way. "Not just warm, but completely cozy . . . from jacket illustration to final scene, a total charmer." (Starred review, Publisher's Weekly) Roni Schotter also wrote Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street, Passover Magic, a 1996 NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, F Is for Freedom, and A Fruit and Vegetable Man, a Hungry Mind Review Book of Distinction. After working for a number of years as an editor, she now writes full time. She lives near New York City with her husband and son. Dara Goldman has illustrated a number of books for children, including There's No Such Thing, Hello Gnu, How Do You Do?: A Beginning Guide to Positively Polite Behavior, and Merry Christmas: A Pop-Up Book.
Elijah Earl is used to keeping to himself. But he's not the only quiet one—Alishah hides behind her head scarf, Jacob twitches out of sight, Luis hides behind a book, and Pam Pam is the shyest of them all. It is not until the school janitor they call Doo-Wop Pop steps in that things begin to change for these shy students. Doo-Wop Pop, who was once an a cappella star, helps them form an unlikely doo-wop group, teaching them to be-boppa bold, be-boppa brave, and come-a, come-a, come-a outta the cave. By making music together, Elijah and the others form lasting friendships and discover talents they didn't even know they had! This uplifting tale with vibrant artwork from Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator Bryan Collier can't be-boppa beat!