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.

NUTS TO YOU

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Perkins
Author's First Name: 
Lynne Rae
Illustrator's First Name: 
Lynne Rae
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Perkins
Publisher: 
Greenwillow
Publication Date: 
2014

A squirrel scooped up by a hawk manages to trick the hawk into dropping him and thus begins his eventful journey home. Accompanied by charming line drawings that bring the characters to life, this clever and amusing adventure is told from the squirrel’s perspective.

MIKIS AND HIS DONKEY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Tak
Author's First Name: 
Bibi Dumon
Second Author's First Name: 
Laura
Second Author's Last Name: 
Watkinson (trans)
Illustrator's First Name: 
Philip
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Hopman
Publisher: 
Eerdmans
Publication Date: 
2014

When Mikis's grandfather gets a donkey to help carry firewood down from their olive groves, boy and donkey become fast friends. Pencil drawings add to the strong sense of place in this lovely depiction of Greek island life.

THE RIGHT WORD: ROGET AND HIS THESAURUS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bryant
Author's First Name: 
Jen
Illustrator's First Name: 
Melissa
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Sweet
Publisher: 
Eerdmans
Publication Date: 
2014

This extraordinary collaboration between author and artist presents Roget’s fascination with word classifications. Vibrant illustrations filled with color, images, word bubbles, and lists underscore both the value of his thesaurus and his surprisingly interesting life.

THE FARMER AND THE CLOWN

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Frazee
Author's First Name: 
Marla
Publisher: 
Beach Lane
Publication Date: 
2014

Multiple interpretations are possible for this wordless encounter between a dour farmer and a small clown who tumbles from a train. Black pencil and gouache illustrations in muted colors convey their emotions and growing bond.

ALL DIFFERENT NOW: JUNETEENTH, THE FIRST DAY OF FREEDOM

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Johnson
Author's First Name: 
Angela
Illustrator's First Name: 
E.B.
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Lewis
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 
2014

Lewis’ watercolor illustrations add a layer of expression and emotion to Johnson’s simple, engaging and powerful story of the first Juneteenth as one African American girl discovers slavery has ended.

EMILY'S BLUE PERIOD

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Daly
Author's First Name: 
Cathleen
Illustrator's First Name: 
Lisa
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Brown
Publisher: 
Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: 
2014

Learning about the colorful mixed up artwork of Pablo Picasso helps young Emily deal with her newly mixed up family. A lovely tale of coping and growing.

HIDDEN: A CHILD'S STORY OF THE HOLOCAUST

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Dauvillier
Author's First Name: 
Loic
Second Author's First Name: 
Marc
Second Author's Last Name: 
Lizano
Illustrator's First Name: 
Greg
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Salsedo
Publisher: 
First Second
Publication Date: 
2014

A grandmother recounts her childhood in Paris, forced to wear the Star of David and dependent on the kindness of strangers during World War II in this moving and powerful graphic novel.

HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Lewis,
Author's First Name: 
J. Patrick
Illustrator's First Name: 
Gary
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Kelley
Publisher: 
Createspace
Publication Date: 
2015

Free verse and haunting pastel illustrations tell how “Big Jim” Reese Europe and the Harlem Hellfighters fought racism at home and the enemy abroad in WWI. Jazz played an integral part in this little-known aspect of African-American history.

GRANDFATHER GANDHI

Grandfather Gandhi walks with his grandson under a setting sun
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Gandhi
Author's First Name: 
Arun
Second Author's First Name: 
Bethany
Second Author's Last Name: 
Hegedus
Illustrator's First Name: 
Evan
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Turk
Publisher: 
Atheneum
Publication Date: 
2014

Mahatma Gandhi's grandson reminisces about the times they spent together, conversations shared, and lessons learned.  Unique fabric and paper collage recreate village life in 1947 India.

A WALK IN PARIS

A Walk in Paris
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Rubbino
Author's First Name: 
Salvatore
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2014

The main character and her grandfather tour the City of Lights in a charming picture book full of informative trivia. Endpapers provide an index of sights and a general map so you can follow along.

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