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CHARLIE & MOUSE & GRUMPY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Snyder
Author's First Name: 
Laurel
Illustrator's First Name: 
Emily
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Hughes
Publisher: 
Chronicle
Publication Month: 
October
Publication Date: 
20117
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
Understatement is the word for this series, full of warmth that comes through in the simplicity of the activities (building a fort, singing a good night song). When their grandfather comes to visit he notices that Charlie has grown bigger but Mouse is just "medium". The antics are true to the characters and universally child like and explanations aren't needed, either among the characters or to the readers. Three cheers for all three. Edie Ching (up to 7)

LILY AND DUNKIN

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Gephart
Author's First Name: 
Donna
Publisher: 
Penguin (Delacorte /Random House)
Publication Date: 
2016

A chance encounter, coffee, and a beloved tree bring together Lily (born Timothy) and Dunkin (Lily’s nickname for new-in-town Norman), both grappling with inner struggles their exteriors belie. A tender introduction to mental health struggles and transgender identity, this dual narrative tackles weighty issues with humor and heart. The strong audio rendition holds much appeal as an alternate format for this sensitive story.

IN PLAIN SIGHT

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Jackson
Author's First Name: 
Richard
Illustrator's First Name: 
Jerry
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Pinkney
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Neal Porter/Roaring Brook)
Publication Month: 
September
Publication Date: 
2016

 A lost and found game between Grandpa and Sophie highlights a loving relationship between the little girl and the disabled veteran. Readers are offered a challenging game of hidden pictures through the detailed pencil and watercolor illustrations.

SUNNY SIDE UP

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Holm
Author's First Name: 
Jennifer
Second Author's First Name: 
Holm
Second Author's Last Name: 
Matthew
Illustrator's First Name: 
Matthew
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Holm
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2015

 A summer in Florida should mean Disney World; instead Sunny gets boring errands with her grandfather far from her troubled family. Hopeful and humorous graphic historical fiction with a 1970s setting.

LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
De La Peña
Author's First Name: 
Matt
Illustrator's First Name: 
Christian
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Robinson
Publisher: 
Penguin (Putnam)
Publication Date: 
2015

 CJ’s Sunday afternoon—accompanying his grandmother through the city to serve at a soup kitchen—turns to happiness when he sees beauty through his Nana’s eyes.

THE TRUE BLUE SCOUTS OF SUGARLAND SWAMP [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Appelt
Author's First Name: 
Kathy
Narrator's First Name: 
Lyle
Narrator's Last Name: 
Lovett
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 
2013

Binjo, J’miah, and Chap Brayburn, two raccoons and a sugar-pie-loving twelve-year-old, must keep Jaeger Stitch from overtaking the swamp and turning it into an Alligator World Wrestling Arena and Theme Park. Lyle Lovett’s Texas drawl perfectly fits these characters in this bayou tale.

 

THE THING ABOUT LUCK

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Kadohata
Author's First Name: 
Cynthia
Illustrator's First Name: 
Julia
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Kuo
Publisher: 
Atheneum
Publication Date: 
2013

After a year of bad luck, Summer hopes her fortune will change, but a family emergency requires her parents’ presence in Japan. Summer learns to make her own luck by helping her strict grandparents work a grueling Midwestern wheat harvest.

Season of Secrets

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
NIchols
Author's First Name: 
Sally
Publisher: 
Arthur A. Levine
Publication Date: 
2011
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
Molly and her sister Hannah are reluctantly living with their Grandparents after the sudden death of their mother because their father is unable to care for them. Molly encounters the Green man, the god of spring, who becomes her object of care and concern and as she deals with her loneliness, her sister’s anger and her father’s “inability to cope”.

THERE'S GOING TO BE A BABY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Burningham
Author's First Name: 
John
Illustrator's First Name: 
Helen
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Oxenbury
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2010

A little boy's questions become more pointed as Mommy's tummy becomes rounder. Retro cartoon illustrations mix with delicate contemporary scenes to highlight what big brother imagines about the new arrival. 

A COUPLE OF BOYS HAVE THE BEST WEEK EVER

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Frazee
Author's First Name: 
Marla
Publisher: 
Harcourt
Publication Date: 
2008

Eamon’s stay at his grandparents’ home is improved enormously by having his best friend James along. Boisterous illustrations convey the humor of two boys doing exactly what they want to do in this celebration of friendship.

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