Featured books by Anika Denise

Baking Day at Grandma's

Baking Day at Grandma's

By: Anika Denise
Illustrated by: Christopher Denise
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Fiction

What better way for three cubs to spend an afternoon than baking with Grandma. Together they bake and wrap chocolate cake before walking home through the snowy woods, all told in warm illustrations and cozy rhyming text. A recipe for Grandma Rosie's chocolate cake is included.

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré book cover

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré

By: Anika Denise
Illustrated by: Paola Escobar
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Biography, Nonfiction

What happens when you plant a seed? With a bit of care, something grows. The first children’s librarian from Puerto Rico, Pura Belpré (for whom an American Library Association literary award is named) planted seeds of stories throughout New York City where she worked, introducing children to tales from her homeland in Spanish and English. Illustrations bring the time and period to life.

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"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark." — Victor Hugo, Les Miserables