Browse Books by Year

Seven to Ten

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.

A PIECE OF HOME

A PIECE OF HOME
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Watts
Author's First Name: 
Jeri
Illustrator's First Name: 
Yum
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Hyewon
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2016

 Hee Jun’s family uproots from South Korea to West Virginia where every difference feels daunting to him. Yum’s gentle illustrations brim with emotion as Hee Jun and his family adjust to their new home. This relatable immigration journey, regardless of national origin, will also resonate among young readers simply struggling to fit in. 

THE WHITE CAT AND THE MONK

Cover of: The White Cat and the Monk
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bogart
Author's First Name: 
Jo Ellen
Illustrator's First Name: 
Sydney
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Smith
Publisher: 
Groundwood
Publication Month: 
March
Publication Date: 
2016

 This charming version of an ancient, simple poem in which an Irish monk compares his ninth century life of study to the pursuits of his cat has memorable watercolor and ink illustrations, including a view of the manuscript he studies.

FREEDOM IN CONGO SQUARE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Weatherford
Author's First Name: 
Carole Boston
Illustrator's First Name: 
R. Gregory
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Christie
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 
2016

 Enslaved and free Africans in New Orleans gathered in Congo Square on Sunday afternoons in slavery times to celebrate, share and remember their African heritage. Vibrant illustrations and simple verse convey both a world of brutal work and exuberant musical communion.

WHEN MISCHIEF CAME TO TOWN

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Nannestad
Author's First Name: 
Katrina
Publisher: 
HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Inge Maria, orphaned in Copenhagen in 1911, ferries to an island to live with a grandmother she has never met and encounters dismaying mishaps with mud, scissors, cakes, mice, fish, and a donkey before her grandmother finally laughs.

THE WILD ROBOT

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Brown
Author's First Name: 
Peter
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Month: 
April
Publication Date: 
2016

 Roz emerges as the only robot to survive a shipwreck, and evolves from what the wild animals first see as terrifying monster to mother and leader in the wild. This clever allegory for community and environmental responsiblity is warm and humorous.

PRAIRIE DOG SONG

grassland scene with prairie dogs
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Trumbore
Author's First Name: 
Cindy
Illustrator's First Name: 
Susan L.
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Roth
Publisher: 
Lee & Low
Publication Month: 
May
Publication Date: 
2016

 Song lyrics, informational narrative, and collage tell the story of the interdependence of plants, birds, and animals on the prairie in a celebration of the prairie dogs' role in a native grassland ecosystem.

JAZZ DAY: THE MAKING OF A FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPH

Musician and boy with trumpet
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Orgill
Author's First Name: 
Roxane
Illustrator's First Name: 
Francis
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Vallejo
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Month: 
March
Publication Date: 
2016

 Graphic designer Art Kane told anyone associated with jazz to meet at 126th Street in New York City on August 12, 1958, for a magazine photograph. Fifty-eight musicians, including Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie, appeared. Vallejo’s illustrations and Orgill’s poetry reveal details of this memorable event.

SOME WRITER! THE STORY OF E. B. WHITE

Cover image of Some Writer!
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Sweet
Author's First Name: 
Melissa
Publisher: 
HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Publication Month: 
October
Publication Date: 
2016

 The life of beloved children’s author E.B. White, who penned Charlotte’s Web, is artfully detailed with photographs, writings, and memorabilia in this authorized biography.

OLINGUITO, FROM A to Z!

Olinguito
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Delacre
Author's First Name: 
Lulu
Publisher: 
Children's Book Press
Publication Month: 
February
Publication Date: 
2016

 A zoologist searches for the little new mammal species, the olinguito, in the Ecuadorian Andes. Lovely mixed media illustrations encourage the reader to look closely and add a hidden element to this poetic bilingual alphabet. 

RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE

RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
DiCamillo
Author's First Name: 
Kate
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Month: 
April
Publication Date: 
2016

 Raymie has decided that the only way to get her father to return home is to win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition. What starts off as a desire to best the other girls becomes a poignant story of learning to see other people's truths.

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