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 Boats on the Bay 

Overview

A large-format picture book about a bunch of boats found on a busy bay, buoyed by simple, spare, and lyrical text. Inspired by the San Francisco Bay but with universal appeal, the book features a spectacular double-spread gatefold finale showing a boat parade and fireworks glowing against a city backdrop.

The author donates her proceeds to CALL OF THE SEA, an educational nonprofit based in Sausalito, California, that gives Bay Area youth an opportunity to sail traditional tallships, investigate the local marine environment, connect to the Bay’s rich maritime history, and inspire them to be stewards of the sea and earth.

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  • The Northern California Independent Booksellers Association's (NCIBA) Golden Poppy Award in the Picture Book Category

  • A KidLitTV recommended book

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text copyright (c) 2018 Jeanne Walker Harvey

illustrations copyright (c) 2018  Grady McFerrin.

PRAISE FOR

Boats on the Bay

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“A celebration of place and a catalogue of the kinds of vessels dear to the hearts of boat enthusiasts young and old”

— Publishers Weekly

“Simple, serene text coupled with stunning, sweeping illustrations”

— Avery & Augustine

“Harvey's short, simple sentences, many with internal rhymes . . . make this a good fit for emerging readers”

— Julie Danielson, Kirkus Reviews

“A well-designed book with a simple, approachable text”

— Kirkus Reviews

Boats on the Bay

Boats on the Bay

Illustrator

Publisher

Age

ISBN

Grady McFerrin

Cameron Kids

3–8 years

9781944903336

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