THE CRAYON MAN: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons
illustrated by Steve Salerno
In 1903, a man’s innovative invention appeared in homes in a bright green box for only a nickel – the Crayola crayons. In a world where children are given crayons almost as soon as they are born, where the smell of crayons is more recognizable than coffee and peanut butter, what must it have been like to live at a time when crayons were a novelty? This is a story of the inspirational inventor Edwin Binney, the man who loved color and nature, who listened and created one of the world’s most enduring, best-loved childhood toys—empowering children around the world to imagine and draw ANYTHING!
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A Junior Library Guild Selection
“A colorful addition to the shelves of picture books about inventors and inventions and all things STEAM” SLJ
“Readers are likely to be fascinated . . . Back matter is attention-grabbing… with photographs of crayon production today” — Publishers Weekly
“Biebow’s first nonfiction picture book flows with conversational smoothness ... The attractive full-page — and, accordingly, brightly colorful — illustrations mix realism and whimsy" — Booklist
Where to buy: You can buy THE CRAYON MAN at any of the following locations (links open in a new page) or at a bookstore near you:
IS THIS MY NOSE?
illustrated by Georgie Birkett
Winner of the Booktrust
Best Book for Babies
Can you touch your nose,
Yes, you can!
With fun, interactive language, flaps and a mirror at the back, this book is perfect for preschoolers discovering their bodies.
(ELEPHANTS NEVER FORGET), illustrated by Britta Teckentrup
Every day, the rangers admired the funny elephants who played at the water hole. But one day, when Eleonora is shot by a poacher, something surprising happens. All the other elephants in the herd come to say goodbye. A moving story about death and remembrance.
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