Are you planning on going to NYC soon? Are you there already? Bryan Collier‘s Uptown takes you there like a local tour guide. I can’t wait to sample chicken and waffles or Harlem’s jazz. Iconic brownstones become a chocolate collage. The Apollo Theater stretches up into the sky and the Metro-North train is a caterpillar. Strong, vivid illustrations and text like a song make this a must-read.

Try making a story like Uptown about the place your students live. Each student can do one page in the style of Bryan Collier, illustrating it with collage and watercolour and writing a sentence or two about their neighbourhoods. Bind the pages and display the book.


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sharing my favourite must-read children's books for kids, teachers, librarians, parents, and anyone who knows a good story is a good story, regardless of the characters' ages
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