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Up to Seven

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A GREYHOUND, A GROUNDHOG

A GREYHOUND, A GROUNDHOG by Emily Jenkins and Chris Appelhans
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Jenkins
Author's First Name: 
Emily
Illustrator's First Name: 
Chris
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Appelhans
Publisher: 
Penguin (Schwartz & Wade/Random House)
Publication Month: 
January
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
A playful romp between unlikely companions, the whirling text and escalating rhymes will delight young listeners. Watercolor illustrations in muted tones capture the animals' exuberance and exhausted delight. With skillful wordplay and a spiraling pace, the book begs to be read aloud (but may leave the reader as tired as the two friends). Up to Seven. -Kit Ballenger

JANE FOSTE'S FIRST WORDS

jane foster's first words
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Foster
Author's First Name: 
Jane
Publisher: 
Other
Publication Date: 
2016

 Tree, apple; flower, bird; cat, dog:  simple, familiar words are introduced with eye-catching illustrations in this sturdy, beautifully designed board book. The last two pages repeat all the images for review and practice.

A HUNGRY LION, OR, A DWINDLING ASSORTMENT OF ANIMALS

A HUNGRY LION, OR, A DWINDLING ASSORTMENT OF ANIMALS
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Cummins
Author's First Name: 
Lucy Ruth
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster (Atheneum)
Publication Month: 
March
Publication Date: 
3/15/2016

 Twists and turns abound in this hilarious story of a collection of creatures who seem to be gradually disappearing. One particular predator seems to be at the center of things.

OWL SEES OWL

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Godwin
Author's First Name: 
Laura
Illustrator's First Name: 
Rob
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Dunlavey
Publisher: 
Penguin (Schwartz & Wade/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Spare, simple language depicts Baby Owl ‘s  tentative exploration into the autumn night and return to his family’s comforting nest under a dark sky gorgeously illuminated by a stars and a full moon. 

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.
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