This First Christmas Night

This First Christmas Night written by Laura Godwin and illustrated by William Low ‘See this small gray donkey, this long, dusty road, this promising star. See this man, Joseph, this woman, Mary. Feel the frost on this clear Bethlehem night.’ PreS-Gr 1 – Elegant, simple text and luminous art make this an almost hymn-like meditation on the meaning […]

Feathered Dinosaurs

Feathered Dinosaurs written by Brenda Z. Guiberson and illustrated by William Low PreS-Gr 4 – Millions of years ago, before there were red-breasted robins and busy blue jays . . . there were feathered dinosaurs. Scientists have found evidence that Anchiornis, Caudipteryx, Confuciusornis, and many more dinosaurs all had feathers. Discover these amazing ancient creatures–and […]

Daytime Nighttime

Daytime Nighttime by William Low PreS-Gr 1—Low brings his brand of hyperrealistic painting—so effective in his Machines Go to Work (2009) and Machines Go to Work in the City (2012, both Holt)—to the natural world. Here, he explores the concepts of day and night via a simple text and gorgeous, full-bleed, double-page paintings that feature […]

Machines Go to Work in the City

Machines go to Work in the City by William Low Vroom goes the garbage truck as it lumbers through town and finishes up at the landfill. The train’s brakes pssssshhhhh as it passes slowly by the track workers. A vacuum truck, a bucket truck, a tower crane, a baggage carrier and a passenger plane all […]

Me and Momma and Big John

Me and Momma and Big John by Mara Rockliff and illustrated by William Low When John’s mother trudges home from her first day as a stonecutter, “She is gray as ashes, from her headscarf to her boots. Even her bouncy beaded earrings have gone dull as dirt.” What’s more, it’s all from cutting just one […]

Machines Go To Work

Machines Go To Work by William Low Toddlers love machines and things that go, and this book gives them everything they want, from a cement mixer to a helicopter to a backhoe. Six interactive gatefolds extend the original pictures to three pages, revealing something new about each situation. The final double gatefold opens into a […]

Ghost Hands

Feathered Dinosaurs written by T. A. Barron and illustrated by William Low Kindergarten – 3 – When T. A. Barron visited the Patagonian Cave of Hands and saw a footprint inside the cave, he knew there was a story there. And so he created the story of Auki, a young boy who knows he’s ready […]

Old Penn Station

Old Penn Station by William Low During the first half of the 20th century, the original Pennsylvania Station was one of New York City’s grandest landmarks, a palace in the middle of Manhattan. William Low’s glorious illustrations pay close attention to detail while still encompassing the large-scale grandeur of Penn Station. Amazon.com | Barnes and […]

Chinatown

Chinatown by William Low From School Library Journal In Chinatown, a young boy goes for a walk with his grandmother and describes the sights and the people on the busy streets. Amazon.com | Barnes and Noble | Indi Bound – Indi Store Finder | Apple iTunes    

The Days the Stones Walked

The Days the Stones Walked by T.A. Barron and illustrated by William Low In this stunning tale of faith and the humbling power of nature, T. A. Barron and William Low envision life as it might have been on the mysterious Easter Island . . . before the stones became the island’s only inhabitants. Amazon.com […]

Willy and Max

Willy and Max by Amy Littlesuger and illustrated by William Low When Max’s dad buys a painting from the window of Willy’s dad’s antique shop, Willy and Max become instant friends.They are just alike, down to their same missing tooth! Even though Max lives in the Jewish quarter, the boys are inseparable—until the Nazis come. […]

The Days of Summer

The Days of Summer by Eve Bunting and illustrated by William Low From Publishers Weekly Eve Bunting tackles an aspect of divorce not usually discussed in children’s books with this tale of two sisters whose grandparents decide to split up. Amazon.com | Barnes and Noble | Indi Bound – Indi Store Finder

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Foreman Lewis and illustrated by William Low When Young Fu arrives with his mother in bustling 1920s Chungking, all he has seen of the world is the rural farming village where he has grown up. But the city fascinates the thirteen-year-old boy, and he sets out to […]

Henry and the Kite Dragon

Henry and the Kite Dragon by Bruce Edward Hall and illustrated by William Low In this touching story based on true events, two rival groups of children come face to face with each other, their cultures and their own integrity. Amazon.com | Barnes and Noble| Indi Bound – Indi Store Finder

Wake Up, Wilson Street

Wake Up, Wilson Street by Abigail Thomas and illustrated by William Low In words and pictures, this book pays tribute to the quiet vitality of small-town life, the reassurance of daily routines and the special relationship between grandparents and grandchildren. Amazon.com | Barnes and Noble| Indi Bound – Indi Store Finder

Good Morning City

Good Morning City by Elaine Moore and illustrated by William Low As the sun rises, a city comes to life. People go to work, subways rumble, children set off for school, a tall ship enters the harbor, and shops open for business. Amazon.com | Barnes and Noble| Indi Bound – Indi Store Finder