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THE NIGHT GARDENER

Cover of: The Night Gardener
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Fan
Author's First Name: 
Eric
Illustrator's First Name: 
Terry
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Fan
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Publication Month: 
February
Publication Date: 
2016

 Colorless, downtrodden Grimloch Lane is transformed by the wonder and whimsy of magnificent animal topiaries created by a mysterious stranger. 

OOPS, POUNCE, QUICK, RUN!: AN ALPHABET CAPER

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Twohy
Author's First Name: 
Mike
Publisher: 
HarperCollins (Balzer + Bray)
Publication Date: 
2016

 A clever and original alphabet book offers a playful storyline and unexpected twists and word choices.

THERE IS A TRIBE OF KIDS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Smith
Author's First Name: 
Lane
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Roaring Brook)
Publication Month: 
May
Publication Date: 
2016

 A boy clothed in leaves journeys from one “tribe of kids” (goats) to another (children) in a series of funny and poignant interactions with groups of animals and things, portrayed in finely textured paintings. In a joyful, Pan-like conclusion the child finds a home at last.

ABC DREAM

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Krans
Author's First Name: 
Kim
Publisher: 
Penguin (Random House)
Publication Date: 
2016

 This beautifully illustrated, remarkably clever, wordless ABC book offers a challenge to observant readers of all ages. 

TELL ME A TATTOO STORY

Tell Me a Tattoo Story
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
McGhee
Author's First Name: 
Alison
Illustrator's First Name: 
Eliza
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Wheeler
Publisher: 
Chronicle
Publication Month: 
April
Publication Date: 
2016

 A father tells his son the meanings behind his various tattoos. India ink and soft cool watercolors depict a father, mother, and son while vivid warm colors enliven the memories represented by the tattoos.

CROCOPOTAMUS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Murphy
Author's First Name: 
Mary
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Month: 
March
Publication Date: 
2016

 This interactive board book invites readers to mix and match bold and colorful animal heads and tails to create a variety of silly creatures while exploring the way that words are made.

HARE AND TORTOISE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Murray
Author's First Name: 
Alison
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Month: 
May
Publication Date: 
2016

 “I may be slow, but watch me go,” says Tortoise in this brisk and funny contemporary retelling of the classic tale complete with sports announcer voice-overs and lively digital art. 

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.

LENNY & LUCY

Lenny & Lucy
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Stead
Author's First Name: 
Philip C.
Illustrator's First Name: 
Erin E.
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Stead
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Neal Porter/Roaring Brook)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Moving to a new home is not easy for Peter and his dog, Harold. This story of friendship, fear and loneliness is told beautifully with striking illustrations and only the words that are necessary to tell the tale.

THE NEW SMALL PERSON

Siblings on a staircase with toys and a jellybean
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Child
Author's First Name: 
Lauren
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2015

 Elmore Green's idyllic life as an only child changes overnight when the new small person arrives. The child's perspective is perfectly captured with expressive, child centered illustrations and large, flowing text.

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