Boats on the Bay

Boats on the Bay

By Jeanne Walker Harvey
Illustrator Grady McFerrin


Price: $8.99

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  • Publication Date: April 4, 2023
  • Imprint: Cameron Kids
  • ISBN: 9798887070612
  • Page Count: 24
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
  • Rights: World/All

A KidLitTV recommended book!

A large-format picture book about a bunch of boats found on a busy bay, buoyed by simple, spare, and lyrical text. Inspired by the San Francisco Bay but with universal appeal, the book features a spectacular double-spread gatefold finale showing a boat parade and fireworks glowing against a city backdrop.


"A well-designed book with a simple, approachable text."
Kirkus Reviews
"Simple, serene text coupled with stunning, sweeping illustrations."
Avery & Augustine
"This is McFerrin’s debut picture book. . . .He manages to capture textures you want to reach out and touch."

"Harvey’s short, simple sentences, many with internal rhymes . . . make this a good fit for emerging readers."
Things That Go Zoom, Julie Danielson, Kirkus Reviews
"A celebration of place and a catalogue of the kinds of vessels dear to the hearts of boat enthusiasts young and old."
Publishers Weekly
"This mini intro to our safe harbor is perfect run-up or follow-up for a leisurely stroll along the Embarcadero, bracing bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge, or ferry tour around Alcatraz. Take-home message: Take notice."
San Fransisco Chronicle

About the author

Jeanne Walker Harvey is the award-winning author of several picture books, including Ablaze with Color: A Story of Painter Alma ThomasMaya Lin, Artist-Architect of Light and Lines; My Hands Sing the Blues, and Romare Bearden’s Childhood JourneyGrady McFerrin is an illustrator, designer, and hand-letterer who lives in Los Angeles with his family. His work has been featured in magazines, children’s books, gift/novelty titles, advertisements and music posters, and recognized by the AIGA, Communication Arts, the Society of Illustrators, Print Magazine, and American Illustration.