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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.

A PIECE OF HOME

A PIECE OF HOME
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Watts
Author's First Name: 
Jeri
Illustrator's First Name: 
Yum
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Hyewon
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2016

 Hee Jun’s family uproots from South Korea to West Virginia where every difference feels daunting to him. Yum’s gentle illustrations brim with emotion as Hee Jun and his family adjust to their new home. This relatable immigration journey, regardless of national origin, will also resonate among young readers simply struggling to fit in. 

THE WHITE CAT AND THE MONK

Cover of: The White Cat and the Monk
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bogart
Author's First Name: 
Jo Ellen
Illustrator's First Name: 
Sydney
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Smith
Publisher: 
Groundwood
Publication Month: 
March
Publication Date: 
2016

 This charming version of an ancient, simple poem in which an Irish monk compares his ninth century life of study to the pursuits of his cat has memorable watercolor and ink illustrations, including a view of the manuscript he studies.

FREEDOM IN CONGO SQUARE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Weatherford
Author's First Name: 
Carole Boston
Illustrator's First Name: 
R. Gregory
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Christie
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 
2016

 Enslaved and free Africans in New Orleans gathered in Congo Square on Sunday afternoons in slavery times to celebrate, share and remember their African heritage. Vibrant illustrations and simple verse convey both a world of brutal work and exuberant musical communion.

WHEN MISCHIEF CAME TO TOWN

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Nannestad
Author's First Name: 
Katrina
Publisher: 
HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Inge Maria, orphaned in Copenhagen in 1911, ferries to an island to live with a grandmother she has never met and encounters dismaying mishaps with mud, scissors, cakes, mice, fish, and a donkey before her grandmother finally laughs.

THE WILD ROBOT

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Brown
Author's First Name: 
Peter
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Month: 
April
Publication Date: 
2016

 Roz emerges as the only robot to survive a shipwreck, and evolves from what the wild animals first see as terrifying monster to mother and leader in the wild. This clever allegory for community and environmental responsiblity is warm and humorous.

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