Leo & Diane Dillon

A Swiftly Tilting Planet
L'Engle, Madeleine
In this companion volume to "A Wrinkle In Time" (Newbery Award winner) and "A Wind In The Door" fifteen-year-old Charles Wallace and the unicorn Gaudior undertake a perilous journey through time in a desperate attempt to stop the destruction of the world by the mad dictator Madog Branzillo. They are not alone in their quest. Charles Wallace's sister, Meg--grown and expecting her first child, but still able to enter her brother's thoughts and emotions by "kything"--goes with him in spirit.

But in overcoming the challenges, Charles Wallace must face the ultimate test of his faith and will, as he is sent within four people from another time, there to search for a way to avert the tragedy threatening them all.

"L'Engle's gifts are at their most impressive here." -- "Publisher's Weekly"

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A Wrinkle in Time (Hardcover)
L'Engle, Madeleine
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.

"Wild nights are my glory, " the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of way, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract."

A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book.

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Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions (Hardcover)
Musgrove, Margaret
Artists Leo and Diane Dillon won their second consecutive Caldecott Medal for this stunning ABC of African culture. "Another virtuoso performance. . . . Such an astute blend of aesthetics and information is admirable, the child's eye will be rewarded many times over."--Booklist. ALA Notable Book; Caldecott Medal.
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Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions (Softcover)
Musgrove, Margaret
Artists Leo and Diane Dillon won their second consecutive Caldecott Medal for this stunning ABC of African culture. "Another virtuoso performance. . . . Such an astute blend of aesthetics and information is admirable, the child's eye will be rewarded many times over."--Booklist. ALA Notable Book; Caldecott Medal.
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Diane Dillon Print - I Can Be Anything

16" x 20" archival Giclee print featuring artwork from Diane Dillon's I Can Be Anything! Don't Tell Me I Can't.

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Honey, I Love (Softcover)
Greenfield, Eloise

An ALA Notable Children's Book, Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems includes sixteen poems that tell of love and the simple joys of everyday life, seen through the eyes of a child: playing with a friend, skipping rope, riding on a train--or keeping Mama company till Daddy gets back.

Each of these sixteen "love poems" is spoken straight from the perspective of a child. Riding on a train, listening to music, playing with a friend...each poem elicits a new appreciation of the rich content of everyday life. The poems are accompanied by both portrait and panorama drawings that deepen the insights contained in the words.

This beloved book of poetry is a Reading Rainbow Selection and the winner of George C. Stone Center for Children's Books' Recognition of Merit Award.

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I Can Be Anything, Don't Tell Me I Can't
Dillon, Diane
Perfect for graduation!

Zoe embraces all the wonders of our world and its infinite possibilities. "I can be anything I want to be!" she tells us, presenting herself in a range of careers. "But what if you fail?" asks a voice of doubt that attempts to undermine her confidence.

Bold and sassy, Zoe swats the voice away at every turn, declaring her certainty with a charisma that will encourage us all to silence our fears. Why can't a girl grow up to be President? Zoe can! When the voice of doubt continues, Zoe knows exactly what to say:

"Go away, voice... I can be anything... but first, I have to learn to read. And don't tell me I can't!"

Caldecott Award-winner Diane Dillon has created a winning character who defies anything to hold her back from achieving her goals. And the key to Zoe's future success begins when Zoe defiantly opens her book, making it clear that both confidence and reading are tools we all need to make our dreams come true.

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If Kids Ran the World
Dillon, Leo Dillon
Two-time Caldecott Medalists Leo and Diane Dillon show children playfully creating a more generous, peaceful world where everyone shares with others.
All roads lead to kindness in this powerful final collaboration between Leo and Diane Dillon. In a colorful tree house, a rainbow of children determine the most important needs in our complex world, and following spreads present boys and girls happily helping others. Kids bring abundant food to the hungry; medicine and cheer to the sick; safe housing, education, and religious tolerance to all; and our planet is treated with care. Forgiveness and generosity are seen as essential, because kids know how to share, and they understand the power of love.
The book closes with examples of fun ways to help others--along with FDR's "Four Freedoms" and "The Second Bill of Rights," which illuminate these concepts.
A tribute to peace and a celebration of diverse cultures, this last collaboration by the Dillons captures the wondrous joy of all people, and the unique beauty within each one of us shines forth. If kids ran the world, it would be a better place--for grown-ups, too.
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Leo & Diane Dillon Print - Earth Mother

16" x 20" archival Giclee print featuring artwork from Leo & Diane Dillon's illustrations for Earth Mother by Ellen Jackson.

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Leo & Diane Dillon Print - The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese

16" x 20" archival Giclee print featuring artwork from Leo & Diane Dillon's The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese by Howard Norman.

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Leo & Diane Dillon Print - The People Could Fly

16" x 20" archival Giclee print featuring artwork from Leo & Diane Dillon's The People Could Fly.

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Leo and Diane Dillon Postcard - A Wrinkle in Time

4" x 6" postcard featuring cover artwork by Leo and Diane Dillon from A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle.

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Leo and Diane Dillon Postcard - Ashanti to Zulu

4" x 6" postcard featuring artwork by Leo and Diane Dillon from Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions by Margaret Musgrove.

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Leo and Diane Dillon Postcard - If Kids Ran the World

4" x 6" postcard featuring artwork by Leo and Diane Dillon from If Kids Ran the World.

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Leo and Diane Dillon Postcard - Jazz on a Saturday Night

4" x 6" postcard featuring artwork by Leo and Diane Dillon from Jazz on a Saturday Night.

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Leo and Diane Dillon Postcard - The Secret River

4" x 6" postcard featuring artwork by Leo and Diane Dillon from The Secret River by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

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Many Thousands Gone: African-Americans from Slavery to Freedom
Hamilton, Virginia

Illus. in black-and-white. In this companion volume to the award-winning
"The People Could Fly, " Virginia Hamilton traces the history of slavery
and the Underground Railroad in America. Thirty-five inspiring stories describe
ingenious escapes, desperate measures, and daring protests of former slaves.
"Hamilton is neither sensational nor sentimental, even as she celebrates the
many acts of shining courage. This makes us all want to know more, much more,
about those many thousand gone."--(starred) "Booklist." "A compelling
book, outstanding in every way."--(pointer) "Kirkus."

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Never Forgotten
McKissack, Patricia C
A 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book

This gorgeous picture book by Newbery Honor winner Patricia C. McKissack and two-time Caldecott Medal-winning husband-and-wife team Leo and Diane Dillon is sure to become a treasured keepsake for African American families. Set in West Africa, this a lyrical story-in-verse is about a young black boy who is kidnapped and sold into slavery, and his father who is left behind to mourn the loss of his son. Here's a beautiful, powerful, truly unforgettable story about family, memory, and freedom.

"Forceful and iconic," raves Publishers Weekly in a starred review.

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Rap A Tap Tap
Dillon, Leo Dillon
"There once was a man who danced in the street / He brought pleasure and joy to the people he'd greet / He didn't just dance, he made art with his feet / Rap a tap tap--think of that!"
This simple book for young children has the added bonus of describing the life of a ground-breaking African-American tap dancer. Bill "Bojangles" Robinson was one of the most popular entertainers of the 1920s-30s. People said he "talked with his feet," and in the Dillons' graceful paintings of old New York, he dances from page to page to the tune of a toe-tapping rhyme. Rap a tap tap--think of that!
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Switch on the Night (Softcover)
Bradbury, Ray D
A LONELY LITTLE boy who is scared of the dark sits in his room alone, with only light for company, until a little girl named Dark appears and shows him that light switches don't just switch off the light--they switch on the night. And to switch on the night is to switch on the stars, the moon, the crickets, and the frogs. With the Dillons' dreamlike illustrations, Switch on the Night is sure to reassure any child who has felt afraid of the unkown; the story will also impress adult readers with its imaginative approach to understanding that which is different.

"Bradbury's story of a boy who conquers his fear of the night with the help of a child named Dark has been newly illustrated with appropriately mysterious, dramatic artwork, clearly influenced by M. C. Escher's work."--The Horn Book

"The Dillons' interpretation works well intellectually and aesthetically."--Booklist

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The Goblin and the Empty Chair
Fox, Mem
In a time long past, in a land far away, a family has suffered an unspeakable loss.

But a lonely goblin has been watching. And he knows what to do to help them heal.

From internationally acclaimed picture book masters Mem Fox and Leo and Diane Dillon, here is a rich and moving original fairy tale about family, friendship, and the power compassion has to unite us all.

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The Hundred Penny Box
Mathis, Sharon Bell
Michael's great-great-aunt Dew was a hundred years old, and she kept an old box filled with pennies, one for each birthday. Michael loved to sit at her feet and count out the pennies while Aunt Dew told the story behind each one. Michael's mother wanted to throw out the old box and buy a new one. But Aunt Dew said, "Anybody takes my hundred penny box, take me." And for his love for Aunt Dew, Michael knew he had to try to save the hundred penny box that contaiend all the stories of her life.
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The People Could Fly (Hardcover with CD)
Hamilton, Virginia
This collection of 24 stories that kept the African culture alive during slavery includes a 78-minute audio CD with 12 folktales narrated by the author and James Earl Jones. Illustrations.
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The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales (Softcover)
Hamilton, Virginia
"The well-known author retells 24 black American folk tales in sure
storytelling voice: animal tales, supernatural tales, fanciful and cautionary
tales, and slave tales of freedom. All are beautifully readable. With the added
attraction of 40 wonderfully expressive paintings by the Dillons, this
collection should be snapped up."--(starred) "School Library Journal."
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The People Could Fly: The Picture Book (Hardcover)
Hamilton, Virginia
"THE PEOPLE COULD FLY," the title story in Virginia Hamilton's prize-winning American Black folktale collection, is a fantasy tale of the slaves who possessed the ancient magic words that enabled them to literally fly away to freedom. And it is a moving tale of those who did not have the opportunity to "fly" away, who remained slaves with only their imaginations to set them free as they told and retold this tale.

Leo and Diane Dillon have created powerful new illustrations in full color for every page of this picture book presentation of Virginia Hamilton's most beloved tale. The author's original historical note as well as her previously unpublished notes are included.

Awards for The People Could Fly collection:

A Coretta Scott King Award

A Booklist Children's Editors' Choice

A School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

A Horn Book Fanfare

An ALA Notable Book

An NCTE Teachers' Choice

A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of the Year

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