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Seven to Ten

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I AM PAN!

Pan, with pipes, and vignettes of other gods
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Gerstein
Author's First Name: 
Mordicai
Illustrator's First Name: 
Mordicai
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Gertstein
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Roaring Brook)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Vibrant  paintings in a graphic picture book format accompany fun-filled, laugh-out-loud stories about Pan, the god of the wild, and his wild and crazy ways.  

A POEM FOR PETER

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Pinkney
Author's First Name: 
Andrea
Illustrator's First Name: 
Lou
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Fancher
Publisher: 
Penguin (Viking)
Publication Date: 
2016

 This ode to Ezra Jack Keats, the creator of A Snowy Day and its main character, Peter, is both an homage and an inspiration. Pinkney’s "collage verse" echoes the joy and creativity of Keats’s lighthearted illustrations.

RADIANT CHILD: THE STORY OF YOUNG ARTIST JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Steptoe
Author's First Name: 
Javaka
Illustrator's First Name: 
Javaka
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Steptoe
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Date: 
2016

 Steptoe channels Basquiat’s chaotic energy and creative genius in a picture book biography honoring the artist’s spectacular rise and premature death. Vibrant colors hum on materials salvaged from Basquiat’s former haunts, and detailed end notes complement the simple, heartfelt narrative.

 

FREEDOM OVER ME: ELEVEN SLAVES, THEIR LIVES AND DREAMS BROUGHT TO LIFE

Freedom over me - tiny images of the characters in links of a chain
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bryan
Author's First Name: 
Ashley
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster (Atheneum)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Imagining the characteristics, work roles, and dreams of eleven slaves known only through their names and prices on bill of sale from 1828, Bryan creates portraits in words and images and reveals secrets of the heart.

SMART ABOUT SHARKS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Davey
Author's First Name: 
Owen
Illustrator's First Name: 
Owen
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Davey
Publisher: 
Other
Publication Month: 
August
Publication Date: 
2016

 Digital illustrations in a retro color palette and tongue-in-cheek headings accompany excellent infographics and a wealth of detail about eight orders of the toothy fish.

WEEKENDS WITH MAX AND HIS DAD

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Urban
Author's First Name: 
Linda
Illustrator's First Name: 
Katie
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Kath
Publisher: 
HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Max shares his third-grade take on his life with his dad, as he and his father adjust to a recent divorce and gradually carve out a life with new friends and traditions. 

I DISSENT: RUTH BADER GINSBURG MAKES HER MARK

I Dissent
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Levy
Author's First Name: 
Debbie
Illustrator's First Name: 
Elizabeth
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Baddeley
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 
2016

 An inspirational and lively picture book biography with a bright, appealing design will have readers cheering for the “notorious RGB” and her daring legal battles to break the barriers to women’s rights.

BOOK UNCLE AND ME

Yasmin walking and reading
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Krishnaswami
Author's First Name: 
Uma
Illustrator's First Name: 
Julianna
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Swaney
Publisher: 
House of Anansi
Publication Month: 
September
Publication Date: 
2016

 Nine year-old Yasmin, an avid reader, finds the courage to create a community campaign in an effort to save Book Uncle’s free lending library.

HIPPOPOTAMISTER

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Green
Author's First Name: 
John Patrick
Publisher: 
Macmillan (First Second)
Publication Date: 
2016

 With their zoo in shambles Hippo and Red Panda set out for the city, where they try (and fail at) a host of human jobs in this graphic novel affirmation of personal reinvention for early elementary readers. 

THE STORYTELLER

The Storyteller
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Turk
Author's First Name: 
Evan
Illustrator's First Name: 
Evan
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Turk
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster (Atheneum)
Publication Month: 
June
Publication Date: 
2016

 In an original tale set in Morocco about the power of storytelling a parched boy slakes his thirst for water and knowledge. Intricate borders frame elaborate illustrations and the story flows with a rich sense of culture and place.

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