The Pioneer Valley is home to an incredible array of kids’ book authors and illustrators. We’ve rounded up four timeless favorites by beloved local talent.
Depending on stock availability, this bundle may include the following books (as necessary, we’ll swap in a substitution by another local picture book author):
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
A girl and her father go owling on a moonlit winter night near the farm where they live. Bundled tight in wool clothes, they trudge through snow “whiter than the milk in a cereal bowl”; here and there, hidden in ink-blue shadows, a fox, raccoon, fieldmouse and deer watch them pass. An air of expectancy builds as Pa imitates the Great Horned Owl’s call once without answer, then again. From out of the darkness “an echo/ came threading its way/ through the trees.” In harmony with the art, the melodious text brings to life an unusual countryside adventure.
Little Elliot, Big Fun by Mike Curato
Elliot the little elephant is terrified when his friend Mouse introduces him to the carnival, but Mouse helps him to have a great time together.
Punk Farm by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
With adorable farm animals – and a surprise tribute to Old MacDonald – this rollicking tale is sure to have kids cheering–and singing–along.
A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin
In this gorgeous picture book that shines as bright as the stars in the sky, Newbery Honoree and bestselling author-illustrator Lin shares a whimsical origin story of the phases of the moon.
All books are signed by the authors.
Your purchase supports High Five Books, a fiercely independent children’s bookstore in Florence, MA.