The National Baseball Hall of Fame Collection - by James Buckley (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 192Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: BaseballFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Epic Ink BooksAuthor: James BuckleyAge Range: AdultBook theme: HistoryLanguage: English Book Synopsis Officially licensed, The National Baseball Hall of Fame Collection gathers biographies, statistics, and photos of over 175 members of the most exclusive club in the sport, all in one beautiful book every baseball fan should own. Separated into chapters by position, The National Baseball Hall of Fame Collection highlights the best and the most memorable players, events, championships, moments, and more. Meet the greats of the game from before you were born and relive the memories that you shared with your diamond heroes of recent years. The text is updated through the 2020 Hall of Fame elections, with Derek Jeter and Larry Walker joining their fellow inductees in a book that features: Profiles of more than 175 legendary Hall of FamersPhoto explorations into rare memorabilia, including replica tickets, scouting reports, scorecards, and contractsNotable awards, records, stats, and a complete list of over 300 Hall of Fame membersFull-color photos and informative sidebars throughout Become an expert on your favorite teams and players as you take a glorious trip into the storied history of America's pastime. Maybe you won't become a member of the Hall of Fame, but after you read The National Baseball Hall of Fame Collection, you'll feel like part of the club! About the Author James Buckley Jr. has been writing sports books for adults and young readers for more than 25 years after working for Sports Illustrated and NFL Publishing. Among his best-known titles are Perfect: The Story of Baseball's Perfect Games; Unhittable; Eyewitness Baseball; The Visual Dictionary of Baseball; and Obsessed with Baseball. He is the author of more than 20 sports biographies for young readers, including the recently published graphic nonfiction title Babe Ruth: Baseball's All-Time Best. His company, Shoreline Publishing Group, produces dozens of books each year for major publishers including Penguin, Scholastic, DK, National Geographic Kids, Simon & Schuster/Aladdin, and many others.
Star Wars: Book of Lists - by Cole Horton (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 224Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: FilmFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Becker & MayerAuthor: Cole HortonAge Range: AdultBook theme: ReferenceLanguage: English Book Synopsis Star Wars: Book of Lists takes a fascinating look at the galaxy far, far away through trivia culled from both on-screen and off over the history of the franchise. More than a simple accounting of fan-favorite characters or biggest opening weekends, this book is a compendium of the most compelling facts about the saga and fandom summarized in 100 lists. Find out these fun facts and more with comprehensive lists covering everything you'd want to know about the characters, creatures, ships, planets, and more: Which character has been to the most planets?What are the deadliest creatures in the galaxy?Who shared the most memorable kisses?Which actors have voiced the most characters?What are some of the most surprising cameos?Compiling a galaxy's worth of trivia and information about the Star Wars Universe, Star Wars: Book of Lists is an entertainingly accessible trivia format for both hardcore fans and casual viewers. Review Quotes "You will never lose another round of Star Wars trivia after reading this incredibly comprehensive compilation of fun facts from that galaxy far, far away." --Yahoo! The It List"It's well-suited to Star Wars fans of all ages, and from varying levels of fandom. Most veteran fans will find this an entertaining refresher for the films, or useful in crafting their own lists and prepping for trivia challenges, while newer fans will acquire knowledge and discover how the Star Wars galaxy ties together."--Coffee With Kenobi About the Author Cole Horton is an author, historian, and games industry professional. He is the author of multiple Star Wars books, including Star Wars Absolutely Everything You Need to Know and LEGO Star Wars: Chronicles of the Force.
The Art of NASA - by Piers Bizony (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 192Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: Aeronautics & AstronauticsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Motorbooks InternationalAuthor: Piers BizonyAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Formed in 1958, NASA has long maintained a department of visual artists to depict the concepts and technologies created in humankind's quest to explore the final frontier. Culled from a carefully chosen reserve of approximately 3,000 files deep in the NASA archives, the 200 artworks presented in this large-format edition provide a glimpse of NASA history like no other. From space suits to capsules, from landing modules to the Space Shuttle, the International Space Station, and more recent concepts for space planes, The Art of NASA presents 60 years of American space exploration in an unprecedented fashion. All the landmark early missions are represented in detail--Gemini, Mercury, Apollo--as are post-Space Race accomplishments, like the mission to Mars and other deep-space explorations. The insightful text relates the wonderful stories associated with the art. For instance, the incredibly rare early Apollo illustrations show how Apollo might have looked if the landing module had never been developed. Black-and-white Gemini drawings illustrate how the massive NASA art department did its stuff with ink pen and rubdown Letraset textures. Cross-sections of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project docking adapter reveal Russian sensitivity about US "male" probes "penetrating" their spacecraft, thus the androgynous "adapter" now used universally in space. International Space Station cutaways show how huge the original plan was, but also what was retained. Every picture in The Art of NASA tells a special story. This collection of the rarest of the rare is not only a unique view of NASA history--it's a fascinating look at the art of illustration, the development of now-familiar technologies, and a glimpse of what the space program might have looked like. About the Author Piers Bizony is the author of The Space Shuttle: Celebrating Thirty Years of NASA's First Space Plane and One Giant Leap: Apollo 11 Remembered, both from Zenith Press. He has written about science, aerospace, and cosmology for a wide variety of magazines in the United Kingdom and the United States. His previous books include 2001: Filming the Future, The Rivers of Mars, Starman (a biography of Yuri Gagarin), and Space: 50, marking the fiftieth anniversary of Sputnik.
Beautiful Boards - by Maegan Brown (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 168Genre: Cooking + Food + WineSub-Genre: Garnishing & Food PresentationFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Rock PointAuthor: Maegan BrownAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Make mealtimes, special occasions, and holidays extra memorable with these 50 delicious, inspiring, family-friendly, and easy-to-recreate snack boards. Visually exciting and deliciously enticing, these snack boards by Maegan Brown (aka The BakerMama) move beyond (and include) classic cheese and charcuterie and are comprised of easy-to-find fresh and prepared foods, arranged in beautiful, artful, and whimsical ways (think red, white, and blue snacks shaped into an American flag for celebrating Fourth of July and a fruit-and-veggie rainbow with cracker clouds to brighten any day). The variety of foods on each board will delight everyone, and the stunning presentation will encourage kids to try foods they might normally refuse. Plus, you can make the boards ahead of time, so you can actually sit down and spend time with your loved ones. In this book, you will find boards for anytime family meals and snacks, seasons and holidays, breakfast and brunch, desserts, and entertaining and special occasions. Impress your family and friends with artful masterpieces, including: Build-Your-Own Parfait BoardMimosa BoardSummer Fun BoardTake Me Out to the Ball Game BoardMediterranean Mezze BoardBarbecue BoardS'mores BoardBuild-Your-Own Sundae Board Along with The BakerMama's tips to get you into the board mind-set, every board is accompanied by a gorgeous, large photo and step-by-step instructions to make each one easy to recreate. Beautiful Boards is an entertaining game changer that will have you spending less time in the kitchen and more time having fun. Discover even more inspiring food presentation ideas from The BakerMama in her Beautiful Boards follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. About the Author Maegan Brown is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on her The BakerMama blog. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. She has partnered with a number of brands, including Sur La Table, Gold Medal Flour, Tillamook, Sub-Zero, Hershey's, and Kroger, and her recipes have been featured by Cooking Light, Taste of Home, feedfeed, Williams Sonoma, and Better Homes & Gardens. Maegan is a mother of four children, Baker, Bryce, Barrett, and Brookie, and is married to her best friend and fellow foodie, Brandon. The kitchen is the heart of their home and they love welcoming others into it. You can follow her at her blog, thebakermama.com, or on Instagram, @thebakermama.
Greta and the Giants - by Zoe Tucker (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 32Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Science & NatureFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Frances Lincoln LtdAuthor: Zoe TuckerAge Range: Baby - 3 YearsBook theme: EnvironmentLanguage: English About the Book "Greta is a little girl who lives in a beautiful forest threatened by Giants. When the Giants first came to the forest, they chopped down trees to make houses. Then they chopped down more trees and made even bigger homes. The houses grew into towns and the towns grew into cities, until now there is hardly any forest left. Greta knows she has to help the animals who live in the forest, but how? Luckily, Greta has an idea"--Back cover. Book Synopsis * 2021 Atlanta Public School Social and Emotional Learning Book of the Month * 2020 Green Earth Book Awards Recommended Reading This inspiring picture book retells the story of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greta Thunberg--the Swedish teenager who has led a global movement to raise awareness about the world's climate crisis--using allegory to make this important topic accessible to young children. Greta is a little girl who lives in a beautiful forest threatened by Giants. When the Giants first came to the forest, they chopped down trees to make houses. Then they chopped down more trees and made even bigger homes. The houses grew into towns and the towns grew into cities, until now there is hardly any forest left. Greta knows she has to help the animals who live in the forest, but how? Luckily, Greta has an idea... A section at the back explains that, in reality, the fight against the "giants" isn't over and explains how you can help Greta in her fight. This book has been printed sustainably in the US on 100% recycled paper. By buying a copy of this book, you are making a donation of 3% of the cover price to 350.org. Review Quotes "Children and adults alike will be inspired to make changes in their own lives to combat climate change after reading this poignant tale." - School Library Journal "Introducing those important lessons to young minds can be tricky, but a new picture book, Greta and the Giants is a great place to start." - Red Tricycle 'Something very special. Crisp writing and sumptuously-lit forests of colour lift the story beyond preachiness to create a gripping parable for our age.' - Guy Parker-Rees, illustrator of 'Giraffes Can't Dance' About The Author Zoë Tucker is passionate about picture books. In her day job as a picture-book art director and designer, she has worked with bestselling artists including Waterstones-prize winner Lizzy Stewart, Axel Scheffler, Nick Sharratt, and Helen Stephens. She is the author of Greta and the Giants, and books in the Friends Change the World series.Zoe Persico is an author and illustrator with a love for the wild, the wondrous, and the whimsical. Along with bringing her own bags while shopping, using reusable items, and thrifting, she joined working on this book to help spread the important message of fighting climate change. Born and bred in the Midwest, she currently resides in Florida with her partner and dog.
On the Plane Activity Book - by Heather Alexander (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 10.9 Inches (H) x 8.4 Inch (W) x .3 Inch (D)Weight: .75 PoundsNumber of Pages: 64Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Activity BooksFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Ivy KidsAuthor: Heather AlexanderAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English Book Synopsis Taking a flight is always exciting, and On the Plane Activity Book is the perfect companion for your journey. Play 'I Spy While I Fly', take a multiple-choice quiz and spot the identical pilots on their way through the airport. Packed with plenty to keep kids occupied at the airport or during the flight, this book also includes planes to decorate, matching games, fill-in-the-face drawing tasks, true-or-false airplane and flying facts, and behind-the-scenes diagrams to explore. All children need to do is grab some pens and pencils, get ready to draw, write and play, and let their creativity soar! About The Author Heather Alexander is the author of over 40 books for children, both fiction and non-fiction. Recent titles include Life On Earth: Human Body and Life on Earth: Farm (Wide-Eyed Editions), A Child's Introduction to Art (Hachette) and Across the USA (Kane Miller/Ivy Kids).Putri Febriana is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Jakarta. Her work is bright, detailed, and whimsical. She previously illustrated Math in 30 Seconds for Ivy Kids.
Star Wars Galaxy's Edge: Traveler's Guide to Batuu - by Cole Horton (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.1 Inch (W) x .7 Inch (D)Weight: 1.05 PoundsNumber of Pages: 144Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: FilmFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Becker & MayerAuthor: Cole HortonAge Range: AdultBook theme: ReferenceLanguage: English Book Synopsis Set your course for the edge of the galaxy to the planet Batuu, where you'll be immersed in the alluring offerings of a mysterious outpost and thriving port that is a haven for scoundrels, rogues, and smugglers. Upon arrival, you will have access to an authentic, in-world environment unlike anything you have ever experienced before! This official guide to Batuu is written completely in-world, as if you are a visitor from another part of the galaxy looking for recommendations on where to eat, shop, and sightsee while on your trip to this exciting location. Highlighted features: Full-color photos, illustrations, and mapsOriginal content from Lucasfilm and Walt Disney ImagineeringBackstories to characters and locations found in Black Spire Outpost Whether living your adventure in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge or simply being an armchair traveler, this in-depth literary companion will delight any fan of Star Wars. Review Quotes "...destined to become a treasured reminder of time spent in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, and a terrific way to get ready for one's next visit." - Laughing Place "If you plan to visit or are just curious about the planet of Batuu, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: Traveler's Guide to Batuu is the book for you. Even previous visitors will find something to learn and appreciate." - GeekMom.com "The genius of Galaxy's Edge is that it allows visitors to imagine themselves part of a story -- even if they don't see it unfolding before their eyes." - Jay Gabler, The Tangential "Whether you are a veteran of Galaxy's Edge or a first-time visitor, Horton's new book is a welcome guide that will enhance your experience and will also bolster your knowledge of the Star Wars universe." - Coffee With Kenobi About The Author Cole Horton is an author, historian, and games industry professional. He is the author of multiple Star Wars books, including Star Wars Absolutely Everything You Need to Know and LEGO Star Wars: Chronicles of the Force.
This Book Is Anti-Racist - by Tiffany Jewell (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 160Genre: Juvenile NonfictionSub-Genre: Social TopicsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Frances Lincoln LtdAuthor: Tiffany JewellAge Range: TeenBook theme: Prejudice & RacismLanguage: English About the Book This book is written for the young person who doesn't know how to speak up to the racist adults in their life. For the 14 year old who sees injustice at school and isn't able to understand the role racism plays in separating them from their friends. For the kid who spends years trying to fit into the dominant culture and loses themselves for a little while. It's for all of the Black and Brown children who have been harmed (physically and emotionally) because no one stood up for them or they couldn't stand up for themselves; because the colour of their skin, the texture of their hair, their names made white folx feel scared and threatened. It is written so children and young adults will feel empowered to stand up to the adults who continue to close doors in their faces. This book will give them the language and ability to understand racism and a drive to undo it. In short, it is for everyone. Book Synopsis #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Recommended by Oprah's Book Club, ESSENCE, We Need Diverse Books, ellentube, Brit + Co, PureWow, Teen Vogue, Time, New York, USA TODAY, and TODAY.com Also available: This Book Is Anti-Racist Journal, a guided journal with more than 50 activities to support your anti-racism journey Who are you? What is racism? Where does it come from? Why does it exist? What can you do to disrupt it? Learn about social identities, the history of racism and resistance against it, and how you can use your anti-racist lens and voice to move the world toward equity and liberation. "In a racist society, it's not enough to be non-racist--we must be ANTI-RACIST." --Angela Davis Gain a deeper understanding of your anti-racist self as you progress through 20 chapters that spark introspection, reveal the origins of racism that we are still experiencing, and give you the courage and power to undo it. Each lesson builds on the previous one as you learn more about yourself and racial oppression. An activity at the end of every chapter gets you thinking and helps you grow with the knowledge. All you need is a pen and paper. Author Tiffany Jewell, an anti-bias, anti-racist educator and activist, builds solidarity beginning with the language she chooses--using gender neutral words to honor everyone who reads the book. Illustrator Aurélia Durand brings the stories and characters to life with kaleidoscopic vibrancy. After examining the concepts of social identity, race, ethnicity, and racism, learn about some of the ways people of different races have been oppressed, from indigenous Americans and Australians being sent to boarding school to be "civilized" to a generation of Caribbean immigrants once welcomed to the UK being threatened with deportation by strict immigration laws. Find hope in stories of strength, love, joy, and revolution that are part of our history, too, with such figures as the former slave Toussaint Louverture, who led a rebellion against white planters that eventually led to Haiti's independence, and Yuri Kochiyama, who, after spending time in an internment camp for Japanese Americans during WWII, dedicated her life to supporting political prisoners and advocating reparations for those wrongfully interned. Learn language and phrases to interrupt and disrupt racism. So, when you hear a microaggression or racial slur, you'll know how to act next time. This book is written for EVERYONE who lives in this racialized society--including the young person who doesn't know how to speak up to the racist adults in their life, the kid who has lost themself at times trying to fit into the dominant culture, the children who have been harmed (physically and emotionally) because no one stood up for them or they couldn't stand up for themselves, and also for their families, teachers, and administrators. With this book, be empowered to actively defy racism and xenophobia to create a community (large and small) that truly honors everyone. Review Quotes "STARRED REVIEW: A guidebook for taking action against racism. The clear title and bold, colorful illustrations will immediately draw attention to this book, designed to guide each reader on a personal journey to work to dismantle racism. In the author's note, Jewell begins with explanations about word choice, including the use of the terms "folx," because it is gender-neutral, and "global majority," noting that marginalized communities of color are actually the majority in the world. She also chooses to capitalize Black, Brown, and Indigenous as a way of centering these communities' voices. Organized in four sections--identity, history, taking action, and working in solidarity--each chapter builds on the lessons of the previous section. Underlined words are defined in the glossary, but Jewell unpacks concepts around race in an accessible way, bringing attention to common misunderstandings. Activities are included at the end of each chapter; they are effective, prompting both self-reflection and action steps from readers. The activities are designed to not be written inside the actual book; instead, Jewell invites readers to find a special notebook and favorite pen and use that throughout. Combining the disruption of common fallacies, spotlights on change-makers, the author's personal reflections, and a call to action, this powerful book has something for all young people no matter what stage they are at in terms of awareness or activism. Essential. (author's note, further reading, glossary, select bibliography) - Kirkus Reviews "STARRED REVIEW: Using clear, compelling language, Jewell employs four sections to deftly explain progressive understandings of identity, history, action, and solidarity as tools to encourage antiracist reflection, thought, and action. From the author's note introducing the idea that "racism is a problem, a very serious problem," to the volume's explorations of "spending that privilege" and "calling out and calling in," Jewell offers readers at various points in their activist journeys a necessary primer on antiracist thinking (a glossary helpfully defines underlined terms used throughout, including cisgender, neurodiverse, and femme). Thoughtful, energizing calls to action and journal prompts encourage readers to check in with themselves and to "grow from our discomfort." Durand's stylish illustrations punctuate the text-heavy pages; robust supplemental materials, including notes on the text and suggested reading, point toward ongoing learning." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "WOW. Have you ever wanted to better understand who you are? What's happening to us in this racially-divided world, and what we can do about it? This Book Is Anti-Racist is bold in its honesty, and brilliant in its illustrative breakdown of an essential vocabulary on race and identity. This racial and intersectional literacy tool models what creative anti-racist work can look like. It has renewed us to keep up the fight." - Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi, student activists, authors of Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture, and Identity, and co-founders of Choose.org "...a clear guidebook for how to stop racism in our own hearts and minds." - TODAY.com "...empower[s] teens and young adults to undo racial oppression." - ESSENCE "...equip[s] young people with the tools they need to be actively antiracist." - TIME Magazine "...help[s] young people learn in a gentle, thoughtful way." - USA Today "A book that brings together kids, families, teachers, and administrators in conversation. Tough, vulnerable, important conversation." - Matthew Winner, The Children's Book Podcast "I was so fortunate to have my kids learn about social justice in Tiffany's classroom, so I know firsthand the profound impact her teachings have. Now young people everywhere can benefit from Tiffany's wisdom with her debut title, This Book is Anti-Racist. This book is a gift to our future." - Jarrett J. Krosoczka, National Book Award Finalist and author of Hey Kiddo "Writer and educator Jewell successfully combines personal experience and social and historical issues in this colorful and informative guidebook. Each chapter contains exercises to help readers conceive of their own identities, recognize how society allocates power to certain people, and learn how individuals can stand up to injustice while keeping themselves safe from harm. Durand's vivid, dynamic illustrations are as crucial to the book as the text itself. Though the formatting, which involves pull quotes, font changes, shifting columns, and other graphic elements, may be confusing to some young readers, the information is written clearly and thoughtfully. Concepts like institutional racism and internalized inferiority are relayed in concise language without talking down to the audience. Several terms are underlined and defined in the glossary. Footnotes and a bibliography also appear in the back matter. A further reading list includes a mix of adult, teen, and children's materials. The work will particularly resonate with fans of Anastasia Higginbotham's Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness. VERDICT A visually exciting and well-crafted antiracist guide for all children. A work that fills a much-needed gap between the feel-good but vague messages of empathy and acceptance in some picture books, and the advanced terminology and theory in young adult nonfiction on racial justice. Recommended for any juvenile nonfiction collection." - School Library Journal, Starred Review About The Author Tiffany Jewell, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller This Book Is Anti-Racist, is a Black biracial writer and Anti-Racist Montessori educator and consultant. She spends her time baking bread and macarons, building LEGOS, watching British detective shows, and dreaming up how she can dismantle white supremacy. Tiffany currently lives in Western Massachusetts (on the occupied land of the Wabanaki and the Nipmuck) with her two young activists, her partner, and a turtle she's had since she was nine. Find her on instagram: @tiffanymjewell. Aurélia Durand is a French graphic artist. Her work, which includes the illustrations for the #1 New York Times bestseller This Book Is Anti-Racist, is a vivid celebration of diversity; she dedicates her artistic voice to matters involving representation. Aurélia represents Afro-descendants as joyful, proud, and empowered -- a united community whose destinies are intertwined. These colorful personalities present the unified voice of a global community whose hopes, dreams, and desires envision an inclusive future for all. Her work has been featured in advertising campaigns, galleries, and editorial magazines; her clients include Nike, The New Yorker, Facebook, and more. Find her on Instagram: @4ur3lia.
Baby Bird - by Andrew Gibbs (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.4 Inches (H) x 11 Inch (W) x .5 Inch (D)Weight: .95 PoundsNumber of Pages: 40Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: AnimalsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Frances Lincoln LtdAuthor: Andrew GibbsAge Range: 4-8 YearsBook theme: BirdsLanguage: English About the Book A moving debut about the power of friendship and the importance of accepting yourself just the way you are, this lovely watercolor picture book shows how friends can help overcome difficulty. Full color. Book Synopsis "All birds are born to fly," thinks Baby Bird, watching the other hatchlings leave the nest. "I suppose it's now or never..." But one of Baby's wings is twisted and shrunken and not at all like the other one. Instead of flying, Baby plummets to the ground. There, Baby makes a new friend, and learns that sometimes you have to find unexpected ways to achieve your dreams. A moving story about the power of friendship and the importance of accepting yourself just the way you are, this lovely watercolor picture book shows how friends can help you overcome difficulty. About The Author Zosienka is an illustrator and print designer from London who specializes in intricate drawings and watercolours. She has collaborated with confectioners, high-street fashion brands, recording artists and independent filmmakers. Baby Bird is her debut picture book.Andrew Gibbs was a writer and filmmaker. He lived between London and Cape Town, because he likes the city and the sea. Baby Bird was his debut picture book. He passed away in 2017.