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SCHOOL'S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

School's First Day of School
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Rex
Author's First Name: 
Adam
Illustrator's First Name: 
Christian
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Robinson
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Neal Porter/Roaring Brook)
Publication Date: 
2016

 A newly built school is just as excited and nervous as the many students who walk through its doors for their first day of class.

THE AIRPORT BOOK

The Airport Book
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Brown
Author's First Name: 
Lisa
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Neal Porter/Roaring Brook)
Publication Month: 
May
Publication Date: 
2016

 India ink and bright watercolor illustrations depict a diverse group of passengers and their individual experiences in a friendly and perfect introduction to the details that surround air travel.  

THE SOUND OF SILENCE

The Sound of Silence cover
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Goldsaito
Author's First Name: 
Katrina
Illustrator's First Name: 
Julia
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Kuo
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Date: 
2016

 Yoshio, who laughs at the sound of his own giggles as he splash-dances in Tokyo’s rain, is determined to find the sound the elderly koto players says is her favorite: the elusive sound of “ma,” or silence.

DU IZ TAK?

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Ellis
Author's First Name: 
Carson
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Month: 
October
Publication Date: 
2016

 Delicately drawn, elegantly designed ink-and-gouache scenes depict a community of stylishly dressed insects who observe the life cycle of an exotic plant, while readers get to interpret their behavior and unusual language.  

BEST IN SNOW

Bluejay perched on a snow-covered branch
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Sayre
Author's First Name: 
April Pulley
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster (Beach Lane/Atheneum)
Publication Month: 
October
Publication Date: 
2016

 Sayre uses an unusual combination of poetry, science, and photography to reveal the secrets of snow to young readers in a nonfiction work that sparkles with fascinating detail.

123 Dream

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Krans
Author's First Name: 
Kim
Illustrator's First Name: 
Kim
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Krans
Publisher: 
Penguin (Random House)
Publication Date: 
2016
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
This counting book is just as engaging as the author's companion alphabet book. Numbers are paired with alliterative objects in the natural world and stunningly illustrated.

The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Cuevas
Author's First Name: 
Michelle
Illustrator's First Name: 
Erin
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Stead
Publisher: 
Penguin (Dial/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2016
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
Evocative illustrations enhance the imaginative narrative of the lonely postman who delivers messages in a bottle near and far but never for himself.

LIFE ACCORDING TO DANI

Dani and Ella on a pier
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Lagercrantz
Author's First Name: 
Rose
Illustrator's First Name: 
Eva
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Eriksson
Publisher: 
Gecko
Publication Date: 
2016

 Best friends Dani and Ella’s island summer includes the simple joys of childhood along with Dani’s undercurrent of worry about her injured father until “happiness turns up again” in this Swedish import.

A FAMILY IS A FAMILY IS A FAMILY

schoolchildren creating the title
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
O'Leary
Author's First Name: 
Sara
Illustrator's First Name: 
Qin
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Leng
Publisher: 
House of Anansi
Publication Month: 
September
Publication Date: 
2016

 What makes a family special? A classroom full of children explore the ways that families are different and alike as they describe their homes with new babies, only children, gay parents, blended families and more.

HOME AT LAST

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Williams
Author's First Name: 
Vera B.
Second Author's First Name: 
Raschka
Second Author's Last Name: 
Chris
Publisher: 
HarperCollins (Greenwillow)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Lester has a new house and two new daddies but is afraid to sleep alone until Wincka the dog brilliantly solves the problem. Colorful watercolor illustrations add warmth to the story of a child's finding comfort in an adoptive home.

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