Kicks

A fun, lyrical picture book, Kicks is an essential read for sneaker fans of all ages, from award-winning poet Van G. Garrett and illustrator Reggie Brown.

“​A brilliantly written and illustrated ode to sneakers and sneakerheads, young and old. A gift to us all.”
—Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times best-selling author

This is a love letter to sneakers. But not just any sneakers. Only the flyest, floatiest, you-est kicks you can get—the ones that let you soar!

This colorful, rhythmic adventure has something to offer anyone who prizes a great pair of shoes and any reader who loves to play with words.

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  • Format: Hardcover

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780358118107

  • ISBN-10: 0358118107

  • Pages: 32

  • Price: $17.99

  • Publication Date: 04/12/2022

  • Carton Quantity: 24

  • Age(s): 4,5,6,7

  • Grade(s): Pre-K-3

Van G. Garrett
Author

Van G. Garrett

Van G. Garrett is the winner of The Poetry Question National Chapbook Contest for his book Scrap. He is also the winner of the Best Book of African American Poetry for his book 49: Wings and Prayers, as announced by the Texas Association of Authors. He writes poetry, picture books, and fiction, and (in his spare time) he is also a musician and a visual artist. Twitter: @vanggarrett1 Instagram: @vanggarrett vanggarrettpoet.com
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Reggie Brown
Illustrator

Reggie Brown

Reggie Brown is an artist and children's book illustrator. He has a background in corporate graphic design and is now focusing on illustrating for children. His multicultural upbringing as an African American and Filipino man is what drives his true passion of illustrating children's stories and bringing underrepresented voices alive through his art. Reggie is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and lives in San Diego, California, where he enjoys eating burritos, watching Star Wars, and spending time with his wife. Twitter/Instagram: @reggiebrownart trendingcreativedesign.com
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  • reviews
    "A brilliantly written and illustrated ode to sneakers and sneakerheads, young and old. A gift to us all." 

    —Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times best-selling author 

     

    "Garrett and Brown have crafted a fresh and delightful anthem not just to shoes but also the magical way they make us feel." 

    —Oge Mora, Caldecott Honor winning author of Thank You, Omu! and Saturday 

     

    "Fresh and fly with art that shines, Kicks is an ode to the perfect shoe for you." 

    —Kwame Mbalia, New York Times best-selling author

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Hardcover

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780358118107

  • ISBN-10: 0358118107

  • Pages: 32

  • Price: $17.99

  • Publication Date: 04/12/2022

  • Carton Quantity: 24

  • Age(s): 4,5,6,7

  • Grade(s): Pre-K-3

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