Pocket Full of Colors
Amy Guglielmo, Jacqueline Tourville, and Brigette Barrager team up to tell the joyful and unique story of the trailblazing Disney artist Mary Blair.
Mary Blair lived her life in color: vivid, wild color.
From her imaginative childhood to her career as an illustrator, designer, and animator for Walt Disney Studios, Mary wouldn’t play by the rules. At a time when studios wanted to hire men and think in black and white, Mary painted twinkling emerald skies, peach giraffes with tangerine spots, and magenta horses that could fly.
She painted her world.
How to Build a Hug
Amy Guglielmo, Jacqueline Tourville, and Giselle Potter come together to tell the inspiring story of autism advocate Dr. Temple Grandin and her brilliant invention: the hug machine.
As a young girl, Temple Grandin loved folding paper kites, making obstacle courses, and building lean-tos. But she really didn’t like hugs. Temple wanted to be held—but to her, hugs felt like being stuffed inside the scratchiest sock in the world; like a tidal wave of dentist drills, sandpaper, and awful cologne, coming at her all at once. Would she ever get to enjoy the comfort of a hug?
Then one day, Temple had an idea. If she couldn’t receive a hug, she would make one…she would build a hug machine!
Mississippi Magnolia Book Award Nominee, 2020
2018 EUREKA! HONOR AWARDS, CRA
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2019
Jefferson Cup Honor, Virginia 2019
Maryland Blue Crab Honor, 2019
Smithsonian 10 Best Children's Books 2018
Touch the Art
FIND KING HENRY'S TREASURE
Once upon a time, there was a king who discovered that there was a dragon on the loose in his kingdom.
A knight, a dragon, and stolen treasure: what a thrilling tale this Touch the Art has to tell! As the brave knight pursues a dragon who has taken the king’s jewels, he races past famous paintings of kings, queens, and other royalty. During the exciting chase, children can touch the glittery chain on Hans Holbein’s Henry VIII, tap the crown in Nicholas Hilliard’s Queen Elizabeth I, and see Raphael’s St. George Struggling with the Dragon.
Reviews + awards + praise for Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire:
"Budding artists will enjoy learning about Blair and her persistence in obeying her instincts and creating art that pleased her."
(School Library Journal July 2017)
Booklist, July 2017, starred review
Christopher Award 2018
Grand Canyon 2020 Read Award Nominee Non-Fiction, Arizona
Arkansas Diamond Book List 2019-2020
Utah Beehive Book Award Nominee 2019
Comstock Read Aloud Book Award Honor 2018
2018 Maine Literary Award for Children’s: “Pocket Full of Colors,” Jacqueline Tourville
New Hampshire Lady Bug Nominee 2018
Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year List 2018
*2017 Eureka! Gold Award*California Reading Association
CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2018
Horn Book Featured books: Architects and Designers
A Mighty Girl / Round-up / Telling Her Story: 75 Picture Books About Mighty Girls & Women
Chicago Public Library’s best of 2017 list
AMY POEHLER’S SMART GIRLS
Animation Magazine / Media Guide / "Stuff We Love"
FamilyCircle “The Best Books—and Book(ish) Gifts—of 2017” roundup!