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Juneteenth for Mazie

Juneteenth for Mazie

Floyd Cooper, Author and Illustrator

Capstone for Young Readers, Fiction, Jan.1, 2015

Suitable for Ages: 4-9

Themes: Juneteenth, Celebrating freedom from slavery, Passing down family history… 462 more words

Perfect Picture Books

PiBoIdMo Day 15: Floyd Cooper Walks Outside at Midnight

by Floyd Cooper

I find inspiration in the oddest of places, at the oddest of times. Looking back after having illustrated about 100 picture books, of which only five I have also written, I find that I have been most inspired by things visual. 775 more words

Picture Books

Review of the Week: "A Dance Like Starlight"

Dempsey, Kristy. A Dance Like Starlight:  One Ballerina’s Dream. Floyd Cooper, Illus. Picture Book. Philomel, 2014. p. $16.99. 978-0-399-25284-6. OUTSTANDING.  GRADES PRE-3.

An African American girl wishes on invisible stars in the Harlem night sky to become a ballerina. 83 more words

Review Of The Week

The Art of Subtraction

Don’t worry, there’s no math involved here!  In a previous post, I mentioned that I had the opportunity to take a class with famed author/illustrator… 347 more words


Smudge by Smudge Writing Comparison


Writer illustrator Floyd Cooper awed the crowd of writers and visual artists at the SCBWI New Jersey conference on Saturday, when he stood before us all with an eraser in one hand. 513 more words

Authors And Illustrators

Meet Danitra Brown

By Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Mulberry Books, 1994
Picture book/ Poetry Ages 4-8
Honors: ALA Notable Book *Coretta Scott King Award Honor Book * ABA-CBC Backlist title * 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing *Sequoyah Children’s Book Award Master List* Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award Nominee * Pennsylvania Young Readers’ Choice Master List… 125 more words

Picture Books

Back of the Bus by Aaron Reynolds, Ill. by Floyd Cooper

Publishing: Philomel, New York, 2010.

Description: The story of Rosa Parks, told from a child’s point of view. The narrative is very relatable and understandable for children. 93 more words