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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 IRIDESCENCE OF BIRDS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
MacLachlan
Author's First Name: 
Patricia
Illustrator's First Name: 
Hadley
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Hooper
Publisher: 
Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: 
2014

A relief printing technique creates images reminiscent of Henri Matisse’s paintings, while a simple poetic text introduces everyday events in his childhood. Was it any surprise that Matisse became an acclaimed artist? Certainly not!

THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Daywalt
Author's First Name: 
Drew
Illustrator's First Name: 
Oliver
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Jeffers
Publisher: 
Philomel
Publication Date: 
2013
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 

d color and creativity (see the pink dinosaur and the black rainbow) will make everyone happy. A wonderful match of author and illustrator. Up to Seven. Edie Ching

The colors have voices in Duncan’s box of crayons, and each pens a grievance letter—red is “overworked,” purple is “very neat,” and gray is “tired.” A hilarious hierarchy in a box of crayons demonstrates that each should be equally valued.

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