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THE POWER OF HENRY'S IMAGINATION

Cover of: The Power of Henry's Imagination
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Byrne
Author's First Name: 
Skye
Illustrator's First Name: 
Nic
Illustrator's Last Name: 
George
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2015

 After Henry’s stuffed rabbit disappears, his grandfather suggests pretending it’s still there. Clothespin crocodiles, saltshaker snow, and sparkling gem collages contrast with outlined characters on butcher paper as Henry’s imagination learns to see.

THE NIGHT WORLD

boy and cat looking out at Milky Way
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Gerstein
Author's First Name: 
Mordecai
Illustrator's First Name: 
Mordecai
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Gerstein
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Date: 
2015

 A child and a cat slip out of the house in the shadows before dawn and hear the chorus of animals who gather to witness the splendid rising of the sun.

POOL

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Lee
Author's First Name: 
JiHyeon
Publisher: 
Chronicle
Publication Date: 
2015

 In this wordless book, a child dives beneath a raucous crowd overfilling a pool to explore a silent underwater world filled with mesmerizing creatures that range from warmly whimsical to coolly creepy. Delightfully illustrated in graphite and pastels.

MIRACLE ON 133RD STREET

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Manzano
Author's First Name: 
Sonia
Illustrator's First Name: 
Marjorie
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Priceman
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2015

 The scent of a holiday roast converts disgruntled neighbors into a celebratory group. Readers of all ages will enjoy the transformation.

P. ZONKA LAYS AN EGG

P. Zonka
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Paschkis
Author's First Name: 
Julie
Illustrator's First Name: 
Julie
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Paschkis
Publisher: 
Peachtree
Publication Date: 
2015

 What good is a hen that doesn’t lay eggs? P. Zonka is as original as her name and follows her own muse. A brightly illustrated book that celebrates individuality and the artistic spirit.

THE SKUNK

The Skunk
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Barnett
Author's First Name: 
Mac
Illustrator's First Name: 
Patrick
Illustrator's Last Name: 
McDonnell
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Roaring Brook)
Publication Date: 
2015

 What is a man to do when a skunk appears on his doorstep? Follow the man’s journey as he escapes the skunk’s clutches only to search for him once again.

SUPERTRUCK

Smiling truck with plow
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Savage
Author's First Name: 
Stephen
Illustrator's First Name: 
Stephen
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Savage
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Neal Porter/Roaring Brook)
Publication Date: 
2015

 A humble garbage truck takes becomes a superhero to clear the streets in a city brought to a halt in a blizzard. Simple text and precise illustrations make this perfect for beginning readers.

DRUM DREAM GIRL: HOW ONE GIRL'S COURAGE CHANGED MUSIC

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Engle
Author's First Name: 
Margarita
Illustrator's First Name: 
Rafael
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Lopez
Publisher: 
Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 
2015

 A young girl in Cuba dreams of drumming, something “only boys do,” and makes her musical dreams real. Inspired by the life of Millo Zaldarriaga. Colorful, whimsical illustrations bring Cuba and its culture to life.

RAINDROPS ROLL

Raindrops on leaves
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Sayre
Author's First Name: 
April Pulley
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster (Beach Lane/Atheneum)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Poetic text and expert photography simply and eloquently illuminate the science of rain.

SIDEWALK FLOWERS

Sidewalk Flowers
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Lawson
Author's First Name: 
JonArno
Illustrator's First Name: 
Sydney
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Smith
Publisher: 
Groundwood
Publication Date: 
2015

 A purpose-driven dad walks city sidewalks with his daughter in this wordless graphic novel. She meanders about picking wildflowers, but readers will see she’s just as intentional as her dad. Brilliant use of black and white—and color.

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