OK, I don't normally talk about picture books, but over the last couple months, I have spotted a handful that I totally love. First up is Balloons over Broadway- The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet.
"Every Thanksgiving morning for more than eighty years, mammoth-size balloons have risen to the skies to wobble and sway, sally and shimmy, up and down the canyons of New York City. Just how did this beloved tradition come to Broadway? Who first invented there wondrous' upside down marionettes'?" -flap
Absolutely Amazing! This book tells the story of Tony Sarg and his amazing creations. The illustrations, mixed-media collages, and original 1930's advertisements bring this book to life. Children and adults will love it. It has the honor of winning several awards, including the 2012 Robert F. Sibert Medal and the 2012 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award.