Books by Christopher Myers

Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"An exciting bragging-rights adventure on the basketball court, around and beyond planet Earth and back again. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Two teens on a city basketball court start a game of matching each other's shots. Miss five tries and you are out! Read full book review >
POETRY
Released: May 1, 2011

The Myers team shares their heartfelt and stirring vision of an America flawed but filled with promises and dreams. Read full book review >
LOOKING LIKE ME by Walter Dean Myers
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

The Myerses—father and son—reunite for a poetic celebration of self that blends a sort of Whitman-esque hip-hop with '70s-vibe visuals. Read full book review >

JABBERWOCKY by Lewis Carroll
POETRY
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

Myers imagines an urban playground, small children playing happily until the Jabberwock arrives for an epic one-on-one basketball game with our unnamed hero. Read full book review >

JAZZ by Walter Dean Myers
FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2006

A cycle of 15 poems and vivid, expressive paintings celebrate that most American genre of music: jazz. Read full book review >

LOVE by E.E. Cummings
POETRY
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

This perfectly gorgeous offering pairs a selection of cummings's love poetry with startling photo collages. Read full book review >

LIES by Zora Neale Hurston
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Once I seen / a man so ugly, / they threw him / in Dog River / and they could skim ugly / for six months. / You think he was ugly? / I seen a man/ so ugly, / he can go behind / a jimson weed / and hatch / monkeys." Read full book review >

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MY DEAD BROTHER by Walter Dean Myers
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

Jesse and his friend C.J. are trying to come to terms with "the violence that blows through our community like the winds of winter." Read full book review >

BLUES JOURNEY by Walter Dean Myers
POETRY
Released: March 15, 2003

A powerful union of text and image transmutes itself into a work of art—and it explains what the blues is, besides. Read full book review >

FLY! by Christopher Myers
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

A lonely boy discovers a world of friendship on his apartment building's roof. Read full book review >

WINGS by Christopher Myers
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

Myers (Black Cat, 1999, etc.) comes into his own as a children's-book writer, as well as illustrator, with his second solo picture book. Read full book review >

BLACK CAT by Christopher Myers
Released: April 1, 1999

Myers (Walter Dean Myers's Harlem, 1997) makes use of an idea with promise—following the trail of a black cat on its urban beat—but the result is less a hip city tour than a tortured grab at cool. Read full book review >

HARLEM by Walter Dean Myers
NONFICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

A hot new artist and his distinguished father fashion a picture book with a stirring sound at its center. Read full book review >

SHADOW OF THE RED MOON by Walter Dean Myers
FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

In a lackluster fantasy set generations after a meteorite's fall, Jon, Lin, and Kyra escape a besieged city and hope for a fresh start in their Ancient Land. Read full book review >