John’s Secret Dreams

John Lennon’s influence on music and culture is legendary. From a young age he dreamed of fame and fortune. When he achieved it as one of the Beatles, he recognized the need for a deeper meaning in life. His inner search for happiness shaped his life and brought new dimension to the world of rock ‘n’ roll. As a follow-up to their award-winning title, Martin’s Big Words, Doreen Rappaport and Bryan Collier present John Lennon’s life through a combination of narrative and song lyrics, cut-paper collage and watercolor art-capturing the energy and the essence of a man whose vision and creative genius continue to inspire people today.

Martin’s Big Words

This picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young children through his own words.

Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of the most influential and gifted speakers of all time.  Doreen Rappaport uses quotes from some of his most beloved speeches to tell the story of his life and his work in a simple, direct way.  Bryan Collier’s stunning collage art combines remarkable watercolor paintings with vibrant patterns and textures.

A timeline and a list of additional books and web sites help make this a standout biography of Dr. King.