Kelsey Garrity-Riley’s 3 New Books!

May 9, 2019

We are always so excited when our RCC artists release special projects like picture books! Today, we wanted to shine the spotlight on Kelsey Garrity-Riley, a multi-talented artist and Red Cap collaborator. Kelsey has not one, but THREE new books, and one is her author/illustrator debut! Take a look below for the goodies, we can’t wait…

Frankie’s Favorite Food 
by Kelsey Garrity-Riley
Tundra Books, 2019

This one is a delicious treat! When his school play calls for all of the kids to dress as their favorite foods, Frankie has a problem–he has too many favorite foods, and can’t decide which costume to wear! In this sweet picture book (also Kelsey’s author/illustrator debut), “readers will delight in the variety of foods represented and the clever performances full of silly word play and sweet camaraderie. In Kelsey Garrity-Riley’s author-illustrator debut, she shows the joy of food and revels in celebrating the way food can bring people together and inspire creativity.” We can’t wait to get our hands on a copy–preorder for its release date of August 20, 2019.

Borne to Ride: A Story About Bicycle Face 
by Larissa Theule, with pictures by Kelsey Garrity-Riley
Harry N Abrams Books, 2019

Another special picture book from Kelsey Garrity-Riley! This one was written by Larissa Theule, and follows the story of Louise Belinda Bellflower from Rochester, New York, in 1896. Set during the Women’s Suffrage Movement, the story follows one little girl who sets out to do everything that a little boy can do…including riding a bike. A brave, poignant story with gorgeous spreads that champion children’s accomplishments while teaching them about courage and history.

The Whirlpool: Stories
by Laurel Croza, with illustration by Kelsey Garrity-Riley
Groundwood Books, 2018

Not a picture book, but just as lovely! The Whirlpool is a middle grade collection that tells us the stories of five teenagers, a doll, and a squirrel, all who break out of the expectations placed upon them. Kelsey’s beautiful black-and-white illustrations adorn the pages and give life to these amazing middle grade stories.