Eloise Greenfield

Books by This Author

Grandpa's Face

Illustrated by: Floyd Cooper
Age Level: 6-9
Tamika sees her beloved grandfather making a mean face while he rehearses for one of his plays and becomes afraid that someday he will make that face at her.

In the Land of Words

Illustrated by: Jan Spivey Gilchrest
Age Level: 3-6
Where do words come from? For this poet, they come from dreams or a memory. This book of poems and textured illustrations of fabric and yarn complete this exploration of feelings and language.

My Daddy and I

Illustrated by: Jan Spivey Gilchrest
Age Level: 0-3

A boy and his father, shown as African Americans in warmly hued illustrations, enjoy doing everyday activities together, from laundry to sharing a book and more. The simple pleasures of family life are conveyed affectionately through easy but flowing language and realistic paintings in a sturdy format.

The Great Migration: Journey to the North

Illustrated by: Jan Spivey Gilchrest
Age Level: 6-9
"Between 1915 and 1930, more than a million African Americans…moved to the North" including the poet's family. Join the travelers as they seek a better life in a different part of the United States. Rhythmic but not rhyming verse is complemented by evocative illustrations.