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CAPTAIN PUG

Captain Pug
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
James
Author's First Name: 
Laura
Illustrator's First Name: 
Eglantine
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Ceulemans
Publisher: 
Bloomsbury
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
When Pug's owner, Lady Miranda, gives him a sea captain's hat to wear to a birthday party, the water-fearing dog takes his new title seriously and finds himself in the midst of many adventures in the sea. This quirky and humorous beginner chapter book features ink drawings with bursts of orange and blue. Meaghan McKeron. Seven to Ten.

WOLF IN THE SNOW

Red-caped girl and wolf pup
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Cordell
Author's First Name: 
Matthew
Illustrator's First Name: 
Matthew
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Cordell
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Feiwel & Friends)
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
Lost in a snowstorm on her way home from school, a girl in a red hooded jacket finds and saves a wolf pup, and the pack, in turn saves her. A near wordless adventure movingly told through watercolored pen and ink scenes and occasional sounds. (up to 7. K. Isaacs)

THE INQUISITOR'S TALE: OR, THE THREE MAGICAL CHILDREN AND THEIR HOLY DOG

Three children and a dog with a halo
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Gidwitz
Author's First Name: 
Adam
Illustrator's First Name: 
Hatem
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Aly
Publisher: 
Penguin (Dutton)
Publication Month: 
September
Publication Date: 
2016

 Three unusual children and a saintly dog experience prejudice against Muslims, Jews and peasants in this funny and serious set of tales of spiritual and earthly adventure, all wrapped up in the guise of an illuminated manuscript. A great introduction to the Canterbury Tales.

SKUNK ON A STRING

Skunk on a String
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Lam
Author's First Name: 
Thao
Publisher: 
Owlkids
Publication Date: 
2016

 Colorful, textured paper collage brings this wordless picture book to life as an ill-fated skunk tangled in balloon string floats past cityscapes and less familiar sights.

TWO MICE

two mice
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Ruzzier
Author's First Name: 
Sergio
Publisher: 
HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Count up from one to three and then back down in this delightful adventure for beginning readers.

LOST IN NYC: A SUBWAY ADVENTURE

New York City with cutaway view including subway
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Spiegelman
Author's First Name: 
Nadia
Illustrator's First Name: 
Sergio
Illustrator's Last Name: 
García Sánchez
Publisher: 
TOON Books
Publication Date: 
2015

 In graphic novel format, the author and illustrator cleverly weave facts about the New York subway with a story about making new friends. Detailed illustrations packed with people and buildings convey the frenetic pace and scale of the city.

VANGO: BETWEEN SKY AND EARTH

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
de Fombelle
Author's First Name: 
Timothee
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2014

A man-hunt for a young would-be priest falsely accused of murder, an invisible monastery, dare-devil exploits, the Graf Zeppelin, and the rise of Nazi Germany feature in a rip-roaring adventure spanning continents and time. First in a trilogy.

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.

JOURNEY

Girl in a red boat approaching a castle
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Becker
Author's First Name: 
Aaron
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2013

Looking for excitement, a young girl selects a red marker and draws her way into a magical adventure. This wordless book of lovely pen and ink drawings combined with luminous watercolors creates a rich and exotic fantasy.

NAVIGATING EARLY [AUDIOBOOK]

Navigating Early
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Vanderpool
Author's First Name: 
Clare
Narrator's First Name: 
Robbie
Narrator's Last Name: 
Daymond
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2013

Mourning for his mother, Jack Baker enters boarding school and meets math savant Early Auden, obsessed with the number Pi and his brother, supposedly missing in action. Jack joins Early’s search. Daymond’s quiet narration creates the wilderness while Bramhall adds depth to philosophical Pi’s parallel quest.

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