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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.

Flutter and Hum / Aleteo y Zumbido: Animal Poems / Poemas de Animales

Flutter & Hum / Aleteo y Zumbido cover art
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Paschkis
Author's First Name: 
Julie
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Henry Holt)
Publication Month: 
August
Publication Date: 
2015
The splendor of the animal kingdom and human language (English and Spanish) come together in this collection of poetry that will please children and adults alike. The simple yet descriptive language conveys an understanding of each animal while being accessible to young children. The illustrations across each layout unify the English and Spanish versions of the poems. The gouache medium and choice of colors and hues give the book a vibrant, Latin feel.

WAITING

toys looking out the window
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Henkes
Author's First Name: 
Kevin
Publisher: 
HarperCollins (Greenwillow)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Five toys wait on the windowsill, but what are they waiting for? Finely crafted watercolor and colored pencil illustrations depict a charming exploration of a part of childhood that is often difficult.

LEO: A GHOST STORY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Barnett
Author's First Name: 
Mac
Illustrator's First Name: 
Christian
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Robinson
Publisher: 
Chronicle
Publication Date: 
2015

 When Leo the ghost has to leave the house of his long-ago childhood behind he makes a new friend in the city.

I USED TO BE AFRAID

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Seeger
Author's First Name: 
Laura Vaccaro
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Neal Porter/Roaring Brook)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Bright, bold illustrations and subtle cut-outs show a young girl overcoming her fears. A surprise ending lets the reader know that it is okay to be afraid sometimes.

THE POWER OF HENRY'S IMAGINATION

Cover of: The Power of Henry's Imagination
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Byrne
Author's First Name: 
Skye
Illustrator's First Name: 
Nic
Illustrator's Last Name: 
George
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2015

 After Henry’s stuffed rabbit disappears, his grandfather suggests pretending it’s still there. Clothespin crocodiles, saltshaker snow, and sparkling gem collages contrast with outlined characters on butcher paper as Henry’s imagination learns to see.

THE NIGHT WORLD

boy and cat looking out at Milky Way
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Gerstein
Author's First Name: 
Mordecai
Illustrator's First Name: 
Mordecai
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Gerstein
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Date: 
2015

 A child and a cat slip out of the house in the shadows before dawn and hear the chorus of animals who gather to witness the splendid rising of the sun.

POOL

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Lee
Author's First Name: 
JiHyeon
Publisher: 
Chronicle
Publication Date: 
2015

 In this wordless book, a child dives beneath a raucous crowd overfilling a pool to explore a silent underwater world filled with mesmerizing creatures that range from warmly whimsical to coolly creepy. Delightfully illustrated in graphite and pastels.

MIRACLE ON 133RD STREET

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Manzano
Author's First Name: 
Sonia
Illustrator's First Name: 
Marjorie
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Priceman
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2015

 The scent of a holiday roast converts disgruntled neighbors into a celebratory group. Readers of all ages will enjoy the transformation.

P. ZONKA LAYS AN EGG

P. Zonka
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Paschkis
Author's First Name: 
Julie
Illustrator's First Name: 
Julie
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Paschkis
Publisher: 
Peachtree
Publication Date: 
2015

 What good is a hen that doesn’t lay eggs? P. Zonka is as original as her name and follows her own muse. A brightly illustrated book that celebrates individuality and the artistic spirit.

THE SKUNK

The Skunk
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Barnett
Author's First Name: 
Mac
Illustrator's First Name: 
Patrick
Illustrator's Last Name: 
McDonnell
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Roaring Brook)
Publication Date: 
2015

 What is a man to do when a skunk appears on his doorstep? Follow the man’s journey as he escapes the skunk’s clutches only to search for him once again.

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