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BuddyBUDDY: THE STORY OF BUDDY HOLLY
by Anne Bustard
Illustrated by Curt Cyrus
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

A lively picture book biography of rock 'n' roll pioneer Buddy Holly. Ages 5-9.

 

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A time or two ago, out West Texas way, a boy named Charles Hardin Holley was born. He was named after his granddaddy Charles and his granddaddy Hardin. But his mama called him Buddy.

That Buddy could shoot marbles with the best, hit homers in the red dirt, and pelt cans with his slingshot. But come sixth grade, when Buddy met up with a guitar, he never let it go. And later, when Buddy heard a new sound--part country, part gospel, and part blues, he got fired up.

It was the birth of rock 'n' roll.

BUDDY: THE STORY OF BUDDY HOLLY won the 2005 June Franklin Naylor Award. It was also an IRA Children's Book Award Notable for 2006, a Bank Street Best Books of the Year selection, a Triple Crown National Award (Children's Gallery) Nominee for 2006-2007, and a finalist for the 2005 Teddy Children's Book Award. In connection with the book, Anne was a featured author at the Texas Book Festival.

T is for TexasT IS FOR TEXAS
by Anne Bustard
Voyageur Press

A celebration of Texas from A to Z. Ages 2 and up.

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“This beautifully photographed book uses alphabetic symbols to share with youngsters words and pictures that present the state of Texas.” —Review of Texas Books