E.B. Lewis

Children's Illustrator & Artist

E.B. Lewis is visiting Central School on March 4, 2019!!!

March 4th will be an exciting day at Central School as we welcome our guest illustrator and artist, E.B. Lewis! We are busy planning and preparing for this exciting learning opportunity for our students. E.B. Lewis is a successful artist who specializes in watercolor paintings and illustrations. He has illustrated 65 children's books and has received the Caldecott Honor Medal for his illustrations in the children's book, Coming On Home Soon. His most recent book, Preaching to the Chickens was awarded the 2016 Best Illustrated Book Award by The New York Times.

Throughout the next few weeks, our Central School students will study E.B. Lewis's works, read stories, examine watercolor illustrations, create watercolors using his illustrations as inspirational pieces, and research about his life!!

We are very busy in the library preparing for his visit and are very excited about his visit to our school. Our students and entire staff would like to thank the PTA for sponsoring such a special day for us!

If you are interested in purchasing one of his illustrated books, order forms are being sent home today with all students. In addition, you can also complete the form attached and hand it in by Wednesday, February 20th! Don't delay as Presidents' Weekend is a busy time and you don't want to forget!

Thank you, as always, for your support for Central School and all our wonderful learning opportunities!


Jessica Miller

Central School Media Specialist

E.B. Lewis Illustrator Visit

Monday, March 4th, 8:30am

Central Elementary School, Haddonfield, NJ, United States

Haddonfield, NJ

E.B. Lewis Order Form

ALL books illustrated by E.B. Lewis

Each Kindness:

Each Kindness makes the world a little better Chloe and her friends won’t play with the new girl, Maya. Maya is different–she wears hand-me-downs and plays with old-fashioned toys. Every time Maya tries to join Chloe and her gang, they reject her. Eventually, Maya plays alone, and then stops coming to school altogether. When Chloe’s teacher gives a lesson about how even small acts of kindness can change the world, Chloe is stung by the lost opportunity for friendship, and thinks about how much better it could have been if she’d shown a little kindness toward Maya.

$18.00 (hardback)

The Other Side:

E.B. Lewis’s evocative watercolors lay bare the personalities and emotions of the two young heroines, one African – American and one white. As the girls, both instructed by their mothers not to climb over the fence, watch each other from a distance, their body language and facial expressions provide clues to their ambivalence about their mother’s directives.

$18.00 (hardback)

Preaching to the Chickens, The Story of Young John Lewis

Critically acclaimed author Jabari Asim and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator E. B. Lewis give readers a fascinating glimpse into the boyhood of Civil Rights leader John Lewis.

$18.00 (hardback)

My Best Friend:

Told in Lily’s honest voice and paired with dazzling watercolor illustrations by award-winning illustrator E. B. Lewis, My Best Friend will help children to understand that friendship is not always as simple as we wish.

$7.00 (paperback)

The Bat Boy and his Violin:

Reginald loves his violin. His constant practice pays off in floods of beautiful music; however, Papa could care less about Reginald’s “fiddling.” He’s more concerned about the Dukes’ losing streak, and he needs his son for something other than playing music. When Papa makes Reginald the Dukes’ batboy, Reginald worries that his practice time will suffer, and that he won’t be ready for his recital. Award-winning artist E.B. Lewis brings the warmth of this powerful story to life with his lush watercolor paintings.

$9.00 (paperback)

Coming On Home Soon:

It’s wartime, and women have to go to work while the men are off fighting. Ada Ruth’s mama has a job in Chicago, and she must leave Ada Ruth and Grandma behind. Now Ada Ruth and Grandma are missing Mama and trying to keep each other strong; however, some days, it feels like nothing can fill the emptiness in their hearts. Then a surprise comes to their door and gives them something to fuss over while they wait for the letter that will say Mama’s coming on home soon. In this timeless story, Woodson’s evocative text and Lewis’s captivating artwork capture all that comes with missing and waiting-the sadness, the everyday living, the small surprises, and most of all, the hope.

$18.00 (hardback)

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