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Books with author Diane Dillon

  • Rap A Tap Tap, Here's Bojangles - Think of That!

    Leo and Diane Dillon

    Paperback (Scholastic, Inc., Sept. 1, 2003)
    With bold paintings and a simple, rhyming text, Caldecott Medalists Leo & Diane Dillon bring young readers a rap a tap tap celebration of dance that will have readers clapping and tapping along. "There once was a man who danced in the street / He brought pleasure and joy to the people he'd greet / He didn't just dance, he made art with his feet / Rap a tap tap--think of that!" This simple book for young children has the added bonus of describing the life of a ground-breaking African-American tap dancer. Bill "Bojangles" Robinson was one of the most popular entertainers of the 1920s-30s. People said he "talked with his feet," and in the Dillons' graceful paintings of old New York, he dances from page to page to the tune of a toe-tapping rhyme. Rap a tap tap--think of that!
  • Teddy Bear Tree: Teddy Bear Tree


    Paperback (Aladdin, Nov. 1, 1990)
    From the buried glass eye of an ancient teddy bought at a rummage sale grows a strange tree that bears surprising fruit.
  • Jazz On A Saturday Night

    Leo & Diane Dillon

    Hardcover (The Blue Sky Press, Sept. 1, 2007)
    Celebrated illustrators Leo and Diane Dillon have won the Caldecott Medal twice, and now they present stunning illustrations of an evening of jazz music, complete with a special CD.If you have ever been lucky enough to hear great jazz, then you will understand the pure magic of this book. Leo and Diane Dillon use bright colors and musical patterns that make music skip off the page in this toe-tapping homage to many jazz greats. From Miles Davis and Charlie Parker to Ella Fitzgerald, here is a dream team sure to knock your socks off. Learn about this popular music form and read a biography of each player pictured-and then hear each instrument play on a specially produced CD. What's the featured song? "Jazz on a Saturday Night," written and recorded to accompany this book.
  • The Girl Who Spun Gold by Dillon,Leo & Diane.


    Hardcover (BIueSky, March 15, 2000)
    The Girl Who Spun Gold by Dillon,Leo & Diane. [2000] Hardcover
  • Mother Goose Numbers on the Loose

    Leo & Diane Dillon

    Hardcover (Harcourt Children's Books, Oct. 1, 2007)
    The numbers are on the loose--hiding and dancing, skipping and laughing through the rhymes of Mother Goose! It’s a good thing Caldecott Medal-winning artists Leo and Diane Dillon have helped gather up all these mischievous numbers in a stunning celebration of counting, rhymes, and imagination. The rhymes, both familiar and lesser known, are ordered from simple (1, 2, 3) to more complex numbers, making this a collection to grow with. The illustrations are filled with surprising wit and whimsy. And this vibrant, playful volume is irresistible as an introduction to Mother Goose or as a new delight for her longtime fans. Includes a note from the illustrators. (20071101)
  • To Every Thing There Is A Season by Diane Dillon

    Diane Dillon;Leo Dillon

    Hardcover (Blue Sky Press, Jan. 1, 1710)
  • Teddy Bear Tree


    Paperback (Aladdin, Jan. 4, 1991)
    Publishers Weekly praised Barbara Dillion as "an expert at weaving tales children believe in willingly." When Bertine buries the eye (all that's left) of her beloved old teddy bear, she has no idea she'' end up with a whole treeful of fluffy new teddies!
  • If Kids Ran the World by Leo & Diane Dillon

    Leo & Diane Dillon

    Hardcover (The Blue Sky Press, Aug. 16, 1740)
  • Form Over Fences

    Jane M. Dillon

    Hardcover (D. Van Nostrand, March 15, 1961)
  • Aida

    Leo Dillon, Diane Dillon

    Hardcover (Perfection Learning, Oct. 1, 1997)
  • Sea Wall


    Hardcover (Farrar Straus & Giroux, Jan. 15, 2000)
  • Shadow of Vesuvius: 2


    Hardcover (Dutton Juvenile, Dec. 15, 1977)
    Timon, a Greek youth who is a Roman artist's slave and apprentice, finds his plan to escape to freedom with a pirate complicated by the eruption of Vesuvius and his loyalty to those who have befriended him