Ty's Travels: Winter Wonderland (I Can Read! My First: Shared Reading)

by Kelly Starling Lyons (Author) Niña Mata (Illustrator)

Ty's Travels: Winter Wonderland (I Can Read! My First: Shared Reading)

A Geisel Honor-winning series! Author Kelly Starling Lyons selected as the 2021 Piedmont Laureate!

Join Ty on his imaginative adventures in Ty's Travels: Winter Wonderland, a My First I Can Read book by acclaimed author and illustrator team Kelly Starling Lyons and Nina Mata. Imagination and play are highlighted in this festive Winter story.

Ty's big imagination takes him and Momma on a trip to the North Pole. Everything is wonderful! A Christmas tree sparkles, a snowman waves, and a polar bear sings. Will Ty's wish to see Santa come true? He wishes and wishes.

Ty's Travels: Winter Wonderland fills an important need for inclusive Christmas stories with diverse characters.

With simple, rhythmic text and joyful, bright art, this My First series and Guided Reading Level I is perfect for shared reading with a child. Books at this level feature basic language, word repetition, and whimsical illustrations, ideal for sharing with emergent readers. The active, engaging stories have appealing plots and lovable characters, encouraging children to continue their reading journey.

"A cozy, snowy Christmastime read." -Kirkus

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School Library Journal

K-Gr 2--The snow has come, and young Ty is terribly excited at the prospect of fun. In this installment of the "Ty's Travels" series, Ty dreams up the North Pole. His mom and dog are equally excited to visit, and as they take a winter walk, the trio has a delightful time sledding and meeting holiday denizens. Whenever Ty's imagination overlaps with reality, the background images convert into a child's crayon drawings. The dark-skinned boy and mother look happy to be together, and adorably plumped up in their winter gear. As a "My First I Can Read," the narration and dialogue is primarily limited to one-clause lines. The words give the right level of challenge for many beginners, with the illustrations providing some hints. VERDICT As Ty likes to say, "Everything is wonderful" in this cozy easy reader. A great addition to put out for winter book displays.--Rachel Forbes

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A cozy, snowy Christmastime read. — Kirkus Reviews

Kelly Starling Lyons
A Pittsburgh native, Kelly Starling Lyons attended Syracuse University and worked as a journalist before beginning her career as a children's book author. She has written numerous books for young readers including the Caldecott Honor Book Going Down Home with Daddy and the Geisel Honor Book Ty's Travels: Zip, Zoom! Lyons lives in North Carolina.

Daniel Minter is a painter and illustrator, whose work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. He is the illustrator of several books for children, including Ellen's Broom, for which he received a Coretta Scott King Illustration Honor Award, and Going Down Home with Daddy, for which he received a Caldecott Honor. He lives in Maine.
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Guided Reading Level
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date
September 13, 2022
I Can Read! My First: Shared Reading
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV051000 - Juvenile Fiction | Imagination & Play
JUV011010 - Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | United States - African-American
JUV009100 - Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Seasons
JUV043000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Beginner
JUV017010 - Juvenile Fiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Christmas & Advent
JUV074000 - Juvenile Fiction | Diversity & Multicultural
Library of Congress categories

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