August Picks - Picture Books

A Different Pond Cover Image
By Bao Phi, Thi Bui (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781623708030
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Capstone Young Readers - August 1st, 2017

Acclaimed poet Bao Phi delivers a powerful, honest glimpse into a relationship between father and son—and between cultures, old and new. A Different Pond is an unforgettable story about a simple event—a long-ago fishing trip. As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. A successful catch meant a fed family. Between hope-filled casts, Bao’s father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam. The New York Times has said that Bao Phi’s poetry “rhymes with the truth.” Together with graphic novelist Thi Bui’s striking, evocative art, Phi’s expertly crafted prose reflects an immigrant family making its way in a new home while honoring its bonds to the past.


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$17.99
ISBN: 9781626721371
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - July 11th, 2017

This is my favorite cloud. . .because it's the one I am watching.
This is my favorite tree. . .because it's the one where I'm swinging.
This is my favorite tooth. . .because it's the one that is missing.


Follow a little girl as she takes you on a tour through all of her favorite things, from the holes she digs to the hugs she gives in this clever and poignant picture book by award-winning artist Antoinette Portis.