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Up to Seven

This view shows all of the books in this age group that have been selected in years past and nominated for the current year (but not yet selected). The nominations are marked by a "Nomination(not yet selected):" label.

IN PLAIN SIGHT

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Jackson
Author's First Name: 
Richard
Illustrator's First Name: 
Jerry
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Pinkney
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Neal Porter/Roaring Brook)
Publication Month: 
September
Publication Date: 
2016

 A lost and found game between Grandpa and Sophie highlights a loving relationship between the little girl and the disabled veteran. Readers are offered a challenging game of hidden pictures through the detailed pencil and watercolor illustrations.

THE WATER PRINCESS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Verde
Author's First Name: 
Susan
Illustrator's First Name: 
Peter
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Reynolds
Publisher: 
Penguin (Putnam)
Publication Month: 
September
Publication Date: 
2016

 Everyday, a young girl from a small African village makes a long trek to the well for water. Poetic text and watercolor and gauache illustratiions capture the girl's dreamy yet spirited emotions and the dry African landscape.

THEY ALL SAW A CAT

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Wenzel
Author's First Name: 
Brendan
Publisher: 
Chronicle
Publication Month: 
September
Publication Date: 
2016

 Bold multimedia illustrations and rhythmic repetitive text capture the separate, unique world view of each of the cat observers: a child, assorted creatures and the cat itself in a mirrored lake.  Sure to produce giggles and discussion.        

MAYBE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL: HOW ART TRANSFORMED A NEIGHBORHOOD

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Campoy
Author's First Name: 
F. Isabel
Second Author's First Name: 
Theresa
Second Author's Last Name: 
Howell
Illustrator's First Name: 
Rafael
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Lopez
Publisher: 
HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Publication Date: 
2016

A young girl inspires an artist with her joyful, colorful drawings—and together with their neighbors transform the gray sidewalks and gray buildings of their community with bright murals.

 

THE NIGHT GARDENER

Cover of: The Night Gardener
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Fan
Author's First Name: 
Eric
Illustrator's First Name: 
Terry
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Fan
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Publication Month: 
February
Publication Date: 
2016

 Colorless, downtrodden Grimloch Lane is transformed by the wonder and whimsy of magnificent animal topiaries created by a mysterious stranger. 

OOPS, POUNCE, QUICK, RUN!: AN ALPHABET CAPER

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Twohy
Author's First Name: 
Mike
Publisher: 
HarperCollins (Balzer + Bray)
Publication Date: 
2016

 A clever and original alphabet book offers a playful storyline and unexpected twists and word choices.

THERE IS A TRIBE OF KIDS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Smith
Author's First Name: 
Lane
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Roaring Brook)
Publication Month: 
May
Publication Date: 
2016

 A boy clothed in leaves journeys from one “tribe of kids” (goats) to another (children) in a series of funny and poignant interactions with groups of animals and things, portrayed in finely textured paintings. In a joyful, Pan-like conclusion the child finds a home at last.

ABC DREAM

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Krans
Author's First Name: 
Kim
Publisher: 
Penguin (Random House)
Publication Date: 
2016

 This beautifully illustrated, remarkably clever, wordless ABC book offers a challenge to observant readers of all ages. 

TELL ME A TATTOO STORY

Tell Me a Tattoo Story
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
McGhee
Author's First Name: 
Alison
Illustrator's First Name: 
Eliza
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Wheeler
Publisher: 
Chronicle
Publication Month: 
April
Publication Date: 
2016

 A father tells his son the meanings behind his various tattoos. India ink and soft cool watercolors depict a father, mother, and son while vivid warm colors enliven the memories represented by the tattoos.

CROCOPOTAMUS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Murphy
Author's First Name: 
Mary
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Month: 
March
Publication Date: 
2016

 This interactive board book invites readers to mix and match bold and colorful animal heads and tails to create a variety of silly creatures while exploring the way that words are made.

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