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What James Likes Best

Illustrated by Amy Schwartz

James is a lucky boy.
He has Mommy
and Daddy
and Grandma
and Auntie who all love him.

He has a best friend, Angela.

James lives in the city,
near enough to a fairground
to ride there in a yellow car.

He's near a bus line, too.
An express!

And what's more,
he already has four stories
written about him
in one book,
pictured in charming detail,
and just right for participation
by other boys and girls
of James's lucky age.

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Amy Schwartz has written and illustrated many classic books for children, including Bea and Mr. Jones, a Reading Rainbow featured title; What James Likes Best, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award; A Teeny Tiny Baby; Tiny & Hercules; Starring Miss DarleneA Beautiful Girl; and I Can’t Wait. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, children’s book historian Leonard S. Marcus, and their son, Jacob.

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Amy Schwartz has written and illustrated many classic books for children, including Bea and Mr. Jones, a Reading Rainbow featured title; What James Likes Best, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award; A Teeny Tiny Baby; Tiny & Hercules; Starring Miss DarleneA Beautiful Girl; and I Can’t Wait. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, children’s book historian Leonard S. Marcus, and their son, Jacob.

  • Horn Book Fanfare
  • Booklist Editors' Choice
  • Nick Jr. Family Magazine Best Books of the Year
  • Riverbank Review Books of Distinction Finalist
  • ABC Children's Bookseller's Choices
  • Charlotte Award (NY)
  • Charlotte Zolotow Award (CCBC/Wisconsin): Winner, Honor Book, Highly Commended (three categories, three winners)

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