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Street photographer and storyteller extraordinaire Brandon Stanton is the creator of the wildly popular blog "Humans of New York." He is also the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Humans of New York. To create Little Humans, a 40-page photographic picture book for young children, he's combined an original narrative with some of his favorite children’s photos from the blog, in addition to all-new exclusive portraits. The result is a hip, heartwarming ode to little humans...

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Overview

Street photographer and storyteller extraordinaire Brandon Stanton is the creator of the wildly popular blog "Humans of New York." He is also the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Humans of New York. To create Little Humans, a 40-page photographic picture book for young children, he's combined an original narrative with some of his favorite children’s photos from the blog, in addition to all-new exclusive portraits. The result is a hip, heartwarming ode to little humans everywhere.

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Brandon Stanton's Humans of New York became first a cult blog and then a bestselling book with its winning combination of street portraits and accompanying quotes. Little Humans turns the camera and the invisible microphone on some of Brandon's favorite subjects: the young people who make the Big Apple so extraordinary.

Publishers Weekly
★ 09/08/2014
Stanton, author of the bestselling Humans of New York and the popular website of the same name, turns his lens on children in this compilation of new photographs and those from his site. Shot in urban settings throughout the year, the portraits represent a rich range of ethnic backgrounds, eclectic outfits, and spontaneous poses. Stanton laces the images together with simple free verse alluding to children’s attributes, accomplishments, and pastimes: “Little humans can do BIG things, if they stand up tall and hold on tight.” In one scene, a stylish mother and daughter wearing pink straw hats smile at the camera; elsewhere, a stony-faced toddler and his dog sport superhero costumes (“Little humans can be tough... super HERO tough”). The airy verse replaces Stanton’s off-the-cuff comments and quotes from his subjects that typically accompany his work, but that doesn’t diminish the images’ impact or their insight into the personalities of his young subjects. This vivid collection underscores both the diversity and commonality among children, and may well inspire readers to imagine the lives of and stories behind each child. Ages 4–8. Agent: Brian DeFiore, DeFiore and Company. (Oct.)
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"The creator of the popular Humans of New York blog focuses his camera lens on the diverse children of New York City . . . These humans may be little, but their photos bring large delight." - Kirkus Reviews

 

"This vivid collection underscores both the diversity and commonality among children, and may well inspire readers to imagine the lives of and stories behind each child." - Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW

Kirkus Reviews
2014-08-20
The creator of the popular Humans of New York blog focuses his camera lens on the diverse children of New York City. Street photographer Stanton has captured the lives of many New Yorkers, but none ever this small, all in one place. "Little humans can do big things, // if they stand up tall / and hold on tight. // Sure, sometimes they fall. / But they get back up. // They'll be alright!" Rhyming text highlights the resilience and varied experiences of childhood, accompanied by one large photo per phrase. Most are sidewalk portraits with concrete backdrops, but readers find a bit of grass every few pages—just like New York. Tiny hipsters in elbow-patched blazers share space with barefooted friends playing in a fire hydrant's spray. Some readers might be inclined to say the more eclectic fashionistas are only found in New York City, but kids' ensembles are often distinct and creative, no matter where they live. While the text is largely platitudinous, the photographs are so striking as to make it easy to ignore. A wide range of ethnic groups and smiles broadens the scope even further. These humans may be little, but their photos bring large delight. (Picture book. 3-7)
School Library Journal
09/01/2014
PreS-Gr 2—Stanton is a street photographer and creator of the New York Times best seller Humans of New York (St. Martin's, 2013). That book consists of an array of photos of a spectrum of people Stanton encountered on the street, accompanied by impromptu interviews. Here, his photographic eye is once again masterly, but in this book his subjects are children, and the interviews have been replaced by a simple free-verse poem that celebrates childhood. These kids are definitely free spirits, dressed in the quirkiest of outfits. They all seem to shout personality and individuality, and again, the quality of the photography will draw in readers. While not an essential purchase, it will be a browser's delight.—Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780374374563
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 10/7/2014
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 1,441
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Brandon Stanton

Brandon Stanton studied at the University of Georgia and worked as a bond trader in Chicago before founding the "Humans of New York" blog in the summer of 2010. His first book, Humans of New York, is a #1 New York Times bestseller. His photographs have appeared in Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic.  David Karp, the founder of Tumblr, called Humans of New York his favorite Tumblr blog. Brandon Stanton lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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