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Macmillan Childrens Group Complete List (MCPG) Spring 2018

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Pie Is for Sharing
By (author): Stephanie Parsley Ledyard Illustrated by: Jason Chin
9781626725621 Hardcover, Dust jacket English Juvenile: Age (years) from 2 - 6 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Values & Virtues May 15, 2018 Print Run: 25000
$23.50 CAD
Active 8.07 x 9.94 x 0.46 in 32 pages Full-color illustrations throughout Roaring Brook Press
 
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year 2018, Long-listed

A picnic, a beach, a pie cut into pieces and shared with good friends.
Pie is for sharing.
It starts off round, and you can slice it into as many pieces as you want. What else can be shared? A ball, of course. A tree? What about time?
Through the course of one memorable Fourth of July picnic, Stephanie Ledyard and Jason Chin take young readers through the ups and downs of sharing in this lovely picture book.

Stephanie Ledyardis an author, poet, and teacher.Pie Is for Sharing is her debut picture book. She grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas, but now lives in Dallas.

Jason Chinis the award-winning author ofRedwoods, Coral Reefs, Gravity,and Island: A Story of the Galápagos, which was named a 2012 Best Book of the Year bySchool Library JournalandKirkus Reviews. He is also the illustrator of the acclaimedWater is Water by Miranda Paul. His most recent bookGrand Canyon received five starred reviews. Jason lives with his wife, Deirdre Gill, and their two children in Burlington, Vermont. jasonchin.net

*"This isn't a flag-waving Fourth of July story, but it can be read as a gentle yet firm call for American readers to reflect on and embrace the ideal of pluralism. An aspirational vision in which inclusivity is as American as (apple) pie."—Kirkus Reviews,starred review

*"There’s an echo of Ruth Krauss in the sweetly quotidian take on sharing possibilities and of Liz Gar- ton Scanlon’sAll the World(BCCB 10/09) in the jubilant and lyrical togetherness, with an added hat-tip to classic ways of celebrating America’s birthday with her twenty-first century residents."—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books,starred review

*"This idyllic, joyously inclusive picture book takes an ordinary concept—sharing— and makes it extraordinary."—The Horn Book,starred review

*"The best part, though, is the positive, inclusive representation of a loving community sharing a celebration, fun, and, of course, pie."—Booklist,starred review

"Young readers will enjoy being a part of this halcyon summer day of family, friendship, and fun. Perfect for a holiday storytime or for everyday sharing."—School, Library Journal

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