Books by Kelly Starling Lyons

JADA JONES, ROCK STAR by Kelly Starling Lyons
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Fast-paced, with supersimple vocabulary and a smattering of earth science to spark interest in young rock collectors everywhere. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Easy to read and sprinkled with science, a contemporary tale of friendship, loss, acceptance, and learning how to be who you are and rock what you've got. Read full book review >
ONE MORE DINO ON THE FLOOR by Kelly Starling Lyons
Released: March 1, 2016

"It's a bit hard to dance, or count, to this beat. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Dinos that love to move and groove get children counting from one to 10—and perhaps moving to the beat. Read full book review >
HOPE'S GIFT by Kelly Starling Lyons
Released: Dec. 27, 2012

"A warm story about the love of a family and the jubilation of freedom; it commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
During the Civil War, an enslaved girl awaits her father's homecoming and emancipation. Read full book review >
TEA CAKES FOR TOSH by Kelly Starling Lyons
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"A charmer; all that's missing are the hugs. (recipe) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Detailed watercolor art pairs precisely with earnest, delicate prose to create a gentle yet substantive picture book. Read full book review >
ELLEN'S BROOM by Daniel Minter
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"A spirited story filled with the warmth of a close family celebrating a marriage before God and the law. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ellen cheerfully watches as her parents, former slaves, legally register their wedding at a Freedman's Bureau during Reconstruction. Read full book review >