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PRAIRIE DOG SONG

grassland scene with prairie dogs
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Trumbore
Author's First Name: 
Cindy
Illustrator's First Name: 
Susan L.
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Roth
Publisher: 
Lee & Low
Publication Month: 
May
Publication Date: 
2016

 Song lyrics, informational narrative, and collage tell the story of the interdependence of plants, birds, and animals on the prairie in a celebration of the prairie dogs' role in a native grassland ecosystem.

JAZZ DAY: THE MAKING OF A FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPH

Musician and boy with trumpet
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Orgill
Author's First Name: 
Roxane
Illustrator's First Name: 
Francis
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Vallejo
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Month: 
March
Publication Date: 
2016

 Graphic designer Art Kane told anyone associated with jazz to meet at 126th Street in New York City on August 12, 1958, for a magazine photograph. Fifty-eight musicians, including Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie, appeared. Vallejo’s illustrations and Orgill’s poetry reveal details of this memorable event.

SOME WRITER! THE STORY OF E. B. WHITE

Cover image of Some Writer!
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Sweet
Author's First Name: 
Melissa
Publisher: 
HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Publication Month: 
October
Publication Date: 
2016

 The life of beloved children’s author E.B. White, who penned Charlotte’s Web, is artfully detailed with photographs, writings, and memorabilia in this authorized biography.

OLINGUITO, FROM A to Z!

Olinguito
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Delacre
Author's First Name: 
Lulu
Publisher: 
Children's Book Press
Publication Month: 
February
Publication Date: 
2016

 A zoologist searches for the little new mammal species, the olinguito, in the Ecuadorian Andes. Lovely mixed media illustrations encourage the reader to look closely and add a hidden element to this poetic bilingual alphabet. 

RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE

RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
DiCamillo
Author's First Name: 
Kate
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Month: 
April
Publication Date: 
2016

 Raymie has decided that the only way to get her father to return home is to win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition. What starts off as a desire to best the other girls becomes a poignant story of learning to see other people's truths.

THE FIRST STEP: HOW ONE GIRL PUT SEGREGATION ON TRIAL

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Goodman
Author's First Name: 
Susan E.
Illustrator's First Name: 
E.B.
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Lewis
Publisher: 
Bloomsbury
Publication Month: 
January
Publication Date: 
2016

 Sarah Roberts’ father sued the city of Boston for her right to go to school and paved the way toward school integration in America in this true story.  

WHEN GREEN BECOMES TOMATOES: POEMS FOR ALL SEASONS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Fogliano
Author's First Name: 
Julie
Illustrator's First Name: 
Julie
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Morstad
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Neal Porter/Roaring Brook)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Simple joys of the natural world are captured in delicate illustrations and childlike poems that find inspiration in clouds, sunshine and sweater weather from spring through the seasons and back to spring again. 

GEORGE

George
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Gino
Author's First Name: 
Alex
Publisher: 
Scholastic Press
Publication Date: 
2015

 Fourth-grader Melissa is a girl, but her family, friends, and school community know her as George, a boy. The third-person narrator’s use of feminine pronouns throughout lends a tone of authenticity and compassion to Melissa’s coming out experience.

THE WHISPER

Fox and girl reading the book
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Zagarenski
Author's First Name: 
Pamela
Publisher: 
Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 
2015

 A young reader overcomes the disappointment she feels upon discovering a special book from her teacher is wordless when a “whisper” tells her to imagine the words. Beautiful mixed media artwork sparks the imagination and magic of story.

THE HOUSE THAT JANE BUILT: A STORY ABOUT JANE ADDAMS

Cover Image of the House that Jane Built
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Stone
Author's First Name: 
Tanya Lee
Illustrator's First Name: 
Kathryn
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Brown
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Christy Ottaviano/Holt)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Jane Addams wanted to " to fix the world" and she grew up to win a Nobel Peace Prize trying to do exactly that. Pen and ink illustratons accompany the story of Jane’s innovative efforts to help the poor with food, clothes and education.

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