This biography introduces readers to Jerry Pinkney, illustrator of more than 100 children's books, including the award-winning The Lion and the Mouse. Readers will learn about Pinkney's childhood in Pennsylvania and his current family life in New York State, his early interest in drawing, and the inspiration behind his traditional African-American stories such as John Henry and The Talking Eggs. Easy-to-read text and full-color photos highlight Pinkney's family, his life as an illustrator, and his beloved works, including The Patchwork Quilt.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|BISACS||JNF029010, JNF063000, JNF007030|
|Subject||Arts, Crafts & Makerspace, Biographies|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|Guided Reading Level||P|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.6|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||150199|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Children's Illustrators Set 2 – School Library Journal
Clearly written and well-organized introductions to notable authors and illustrators. Children will enjoy learning about the childhoods of these creators, and the books have enough information to be enlightening, but not so much as to be overwhelming. “Elements of Art” boxes add interest and visual appeal. These titles will be of use for reports and author/illustrator studies, and their size, length, content, and design will appeal to children who are interested in the people behind the books they enjoy.