Featured books by Eloise Greenfield

Brothers and Sisters: Family Poems

Brothers and Sisters: Family Poems

By: Eloise Greenfield
Illustrated by: Jan Spivey Gilchrest
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Poetry

Recognizable sibling relationships and associated emotions come alive in dynamic poems and realistic watercolor illustrations. As irritating as brothers and sisters can be, "…I'd rather have them, than not."

Grandpa's Face

Grandpa's Face

By: Eloise Greenfield
Illustrated by: Floyd Cooper
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction

Tamika loves everything about her grandpa, especially his expressive face. But one day, when Tamika watches Grandpa rehearsing for a play, she sees a different face, one she has never seen before.

Honey I Love and Other Poems

Honey I Love and Other Poems

By: Eloise Greenfield, Diane Dillon
Illustrated by: Diane Dillon, Eloise Greenfield
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Poetry, Fiction

A collection of poetry conveys the joys of a young girl.

In the Land of Words

In the Land of Words

By: Eloise Greenfield
Illustrated by: Jan Spivey Gilchrest
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Poetry

Where do words come from? For this poet, they come from dreams or a memory. This book of poems and textured illustrations of fabric and yarn complete this exploration of feelings and language.

My Daddy and I

My Daddy and I

By: Eloise Greenfield
Illustrated by: Jan Spivey Gilchrest
Age Level: 0-3
Reading Level: Pre-Reader
Genre: Fiction

A boy and his father, shown as African Americans in warmly hued illustrations, enjoy doing everyday activities together, from laundry to sharing a book and more. The simple pleasures of family life are conveyed affectionately through easy but flowing language and realistic paintings in a sturdy format.

The Great Migration: Journey to the North

The Great Migration: Journey to the North

By: Eloise Greenfield
Illustrated by: Jan Spivey Gilchrest
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Nonfiction, Biography

"Between 1915 and 1930, more than a million African Americans…moved to the North" including the poet's family. Join the travelers as they seek a better life in a different part of the United States. Rhythmic but not rhyming verse is complemented by evocative illustrations.

Under the Sunday Tree

Under the Sunday Tree

By: Eloise Greenfield
Illustrated by: Amos Ferguson
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Poetry

Poetry and vibrant paintings in the primitive style by a recognized Bahamian artist create memorable portrayals in this unique collaboration of words and images.

Books illustrated by Eloise Greenfield

Honey I Love and Other Poems

Honey I Love and Other Poems

By: Eloise Greenfield, Diane Dillon
Illustrated by: Diane Dillon, Eloise Greenfield
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Poetry, Fiction

A collection of poetry conveys the joys of a young girl.

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