I re-read A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant & illustrated by Melissa Sweet. I first read it in April of 2013 and I loved it, mostly because I'm a big fan of Sweet's artwork and I'm a sucker for picture book biographies. It was so much better the second time around because I took the time to really look at the details on each page.
I finally got my hands on Journey, written and illustrated by Aaron Becker. It's a selection for the Seven to Ten age group on the 2014 Capitol Choices list, but I wasn't able to get it from the library until now.
Reading these books back-to-back worked for me because color is so important to both books. Red is particularly important and the emphasis on the color was glaringly obvious when I read both books in the same sitting.