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Books published by publisher Jump At The Sun

  • Homemade Love

    Bell Hooks, Shane W. Evans

    Board book (Jump At The Sun, Nov. 14, 2017)
    Her Mama calls her Girlpie-a sweet treat, homemade with love. And when Girlpie makes a mistake, the love of her mother and father lets her pick up the pieces and make everything right again. Shane W. Evan's resplendent artwork teems with "homemade love," one of the tender nicknames award-winning author bell hooks gives her young heroine.The simple, dynamic text paired with bold, energetic illustrations make this beautiful board book perfect for little hands.
  • Cheetah Girls, The: Wishing on a Star - Book #1

    Deborah Gregory

    Paperback (Jump At The Sun, Sept. 15, 1999)
    The five teens who make up the Cheetah Girlz meet at Fashion Industries High School for the first time and become instant friends, and in order to earn extra money, they form a singing group of their own. Original. 50,000 first printing.
  • SILENT THUNDER A Civil War Story

    Andrea Davis Pinkney

    Hardcover (Jump At The Sun, Sept. 25, 1999)
    An eleven-year-old slave, Summer, and her older brother each have their own "silent thunder" that rumbles deep within, but they are forced to make wrenching decisions about their destiny in a book about the triumph of the human spirit in the most inhumane circumstances.
  • Santa's Kwanzaa

    Garen Eileen Thomas, Guy Francis

    Hardcover (Jump At The Sun, Sept. 1, 2004)
    Santa lays the last present beneath the last Christmas tree and returns weary-eyed to the North Pole-to the surprise of a lifetime. From the twenty-sixth day of December to January first, Santa and his family delight in the Kwanzaa tradition, and have a jolly-good time. But as the last day approaches, Santa is still filled with the holiday spirit and wants to do something extra special to show his love for humanity. What more can Santa give? Painfully funny merry-making wraps up sweetly in this risible and enchanting celebration of two holidays under one cover!
  • Willimena Rules!: How to Lose Your Class Pet - Book #1

    Valerie Wilson Wesley, Maryn Roos

    Paperback (Jump At The Sun, Nov. 6, 2003)
    What new set of rules does Willimena live by in this adventure? Well, summer's over, and Willie is finally about to enter the third grade. Things are looking pretty rosy until she learns that Mrs. Sweetly-who's anything but sweet-is going to be her teacher for the whole year. Not to be daunted, Willie wonders how she can make a good impression on the "sinister" Mrs. Sweetly. And, as Willie soon finds out, the first rule to losing your class pet (and impressing your teacher) is to "volunteer to bring your class pet home." Rule #2? "Make sure you look away while cleaning his cage in your backyard". And so, when Lester, the third grade's beloved floppy-eared guinea pig makes a break for it, Willimena's rules are about to change.
  • Jump at the Sun: Rapunzel - Fairy-Tale Classics

    John Kurtz

    Paperback (Jump At The Sun, Dec. 19, 2006)
    JATS Fairytale Classics: Rapunzel
  • Our Gracie Aunt

    Jacqueline Woodson, Jon J Muth

    Hardcover (Jump At The Sun, April 2, 2002)
    Johsnon and his sister, Beebee, seem to be all alone in the world. Their mama has gone away many times before, but something tells them that this time she won't be coming back. Then a social worker comes and takes them to meet their Aunt Gracie. Beebee barely remembers her, and Mama never even told Johnson about her. They wonder where she's been all this time--and why she would want to take care of them. Warily, though, the children begin to trust Aunt Gracie. And in the process, they come to a better understanding of what it means to be a family.
  • Ain't Nobody a Stranger to Me

    Ann Grifalconi, Jerry Pinkney

    Hardcover (Jump At The Sun, March 27, 2007)
    Two Caldecott Honor recipients join to bring you the incredible journey of one man, as he recounts the story of his passage on the Underground Railroad to his granddaughter. His message is one of cheer, for although he and his family found troubles during their escape, he found that folks, black and white, "helped lift us up when we was down." How, then, could he ever turn his back on another human being?
  • Jump at the Sun: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - Holiday Classics

    Rex Perry

    Paperback (Jump At The Sun, Aug. 9, 2004)
    From Thanksgiving to Kwanzaa with a little Christmas in between, these fun-to-read books are just in time for the holiday season! Illustrated with bright, vivid colors that capture the spirit of the season, they are sure to spread joy and cheer to family storytimes at any time of year! Jump at the Sun Holiday Classics include: - Over the River and Through the Woods - The Night Before Christmas - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Kwanzaa! - All Things Bright and Beautiful
  • The Greatest Potatoes

    Penelope Stowell, Sharon Watts

    Hardcover (Jump At The Sun, June 20, 2005)
    Feast your eyes on the world's most delectable disaster! George Crum is the very best fry cook at Cary Moon's Lake Lodge Restaurant. When Cornelius Vanderbilt, the richest and most rancorous man in America, returns from France, everyone panics. Vanderbilt has been known to shut down restaurants that aren't up to his culinary standards. But George Crum isn't moved, until . . . Vanderbilt repeatedly sends his potatoes back to the kitchen. And George decides that if Vanderbilt wants a bad potato, well, that's exactly what he's going to get! The result is the tastiest, most scrumptious, potato haute cuisine ever invented and an especially riotous picture book for tout le monde.
  • Homemade Love: Picture Book

    bell hooks, Shane W. Evans

    Hardcover (Jump At The Sun, Dec. 23, 2002)
    Her Mama calls her Girlpie-a sweet treat, homemade with love. And when Girlpie makes a mistake, the lover of her mother and father lets her pick up the pieces and make everything right again. Shane W. Evan's resplendent artwork teems with "homemade love," one of the tender nicknames award-winning author bell hooks gives her young heroine.
  • Christmas Soul: African American Holiday Stories

    Allison Samuels, Michele Wood

    Hardcover (Jump At The Sun, Aug. 20, 2001)
    With original stories by Debbie Allen, Halle Berry, Jamie Foxx, Whitney Houston, D.L. Hughley, Monica, and more. In this collection of poignant and witty original stories, African American celebrities recount their favorite childhood Christmas memories. Accompanied by evocative oil pintings, these stories will illuminate the holidays for years to come. A portion of the proceeds for Christmas Soul will be donated to The United Negro College Fund.