Rendevous: Lee Alexander McQueen and Ann Ray
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What Riley Wore by Elana K. Arnold (author) and Linda Davick (illustrator)

Riley wears whatever clothes feel right each day. On Monday, Riley wears a bunny costume to school. On Tuesday, a scary trip to the dentist calls for a superhero cape. This charming picture book is a gentle exploration of self-expression and a source of encouragement to be true to oneself despite the expectations of others. 

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Where Did My Clothes Come From? by Chris Butterworth (author) and Lucia Gaggiotti (illustrator)

Did you know that cotton for your jeans was picked from a bush? How did the colorful wool in your sweater get from a sheep’s back to a ball of yarn? Visit farms, forests, and factories all over the world to find out how everything you wear has a story behind it.

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Seeing Things: A Kid’s Guide to Looking at Photographs by Joel Meyerowitz (author and photographer)

Aimed at children ages 8–12, Seeing Things is a wonderful introduction to photography that asks how photographers transform ordinary things into meaningful moments. Beloved photographer Joel Meyerowitz takes readers on a journey through the power and magic of photography—its ability to freeze time, tell a story, and record life’s fleeting and beautiful moments. Each picture is accompanied by a short commentary, encouraging readers to look closely and use their imagination to understand key ideas in photography such as light, gesture, composition, and, ultimately, how there is wonder all around us when viewed through the lens. 

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Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique by Jane O’Connor (author) and Robert Preiss Glasser (illustrator)

Welcome to Fancy Nancy’s Fabulous Fashion Boutique! Here you can find the fanciest almost-new outfits, accessories, jewelry, and lots more. It’s Nancy’s little sister’s birthday, and when it starts to rain, her birthday party might be ruined. Nancy knows she has to come up with an idea—and fast. In this tres chic story, Nancy shows once again that sometimes all you need is a little improvising to turn a fiasco into something fancy.

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Extraordinary Women with Cameras: 35 Photographers Who Changed How We See the World by Darcy Reed (author) and Vanessa Perez (illustrator)

Ever since photography was invented, women have broken barriers and influenced the artform.  Now, this first-ever children’s book about women photographers tells the stories of thirty five of the most talented historical and contemporary shutterbugs.

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Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won (author and illustrator)

Elephant wakes up grumpy until—ding, dong! What’s in the surprise box at the front door? A hat! HOORAY FOR HAT! Elephant marches off to show Zebra, but Zebra is having a grumpy day, too—until Elephant shares his new hat and cheers up his friend. The parade continues as every animal brightens the day of a grumpy friend. Hooray for Hat! is an irresistible celebration of friendship, sharing, and fabulous hats.

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Be a Friend by Salina Yoon (author and illustrator)

Dennis is an ordinary boy who expresses himself in extraordinary ways. Some children do show-and-tell. Dennis mimes his. Some children climb trees. Dennis is happy to BE a tree. But being a mime can be lonely. It isn’t until Dennis meets a girl named Joy that his discovers the power of friendship—and how special he truly is! From award-winning author and illustrator Salina Yoon comes a heartwarming story of unbreakable friendship and celebrating what makes a person unique.

Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous
is on view at the Frist from May 30–August 25, 2024.

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