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FUNNY BONES: POSADA AND HIS DAY OF THE DEAD CALAVERAS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Tonatiuh
Author's First Name: 
Duncan
Illustrator's First Name: 
Duncan
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Tonatiuh
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2015

Over a hundred years ago, Mexican printmaker José Posada popularized the calaveras—skull images—now popular around the world. The illustrations mix Tonatiuh’s signature style inspired by ancient Mexican art with original Posada prints.

FLUTTER AND HUM / ALETEO Y ZUMBIDO

Flutter and Hum / Aleteo y Zumbido: Animal Poems / Poemas de Animales
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Paschkis
Author's First Name: 
Julie
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Henry Holt)
Publication Date: 
2015

 14 playful poems about animals appear side by side in English and Spanish. These are not always direct translations, but have similar senses and are connected and surrounded by boldly colored gouache illustrations.

UNUSUAL CHICKENS FOR THE EXCEPTIONAL POULTY FARMER

Cover image of the book
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Jones
Author's First Name: 
Kelly
Illustrator's First Name: 
Katie
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Kath
Publisher: 
Penguin (Knopf/ Random House)
Publication Date: 
2015

 When Sophie’s non-farmer parents move to a farm, Sophie triumphs in dealing with chickens, racial issues, economic stress, and her own self awareness with humor and panache.

POET: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF GEORGE MOSES HORTON

George Nises Horton Poet
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Tate
Author's First Name: 
Don
Publisher: 
Peachtree
Publication Date: 
2015

 Mixed media artwork with simple lines and soft colors perfectly illustrates the extraordinary story of George Moses Horton, a slave in North Carolina, who taught himself to read and became a successful poet.

THE ONLY CHILD

Cover of: The Only Child
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Guojing
Publisher: 
Penguin (Schwartz & Wade/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2015

 A young Chinese child is guided by a deer, transported through clouds to the Arctic and into the belly of a whale before returning home in this wordless adventure in soft pencil drawings and graphic panels.

WATER IS WATER: A BOOK ABOUT THE WATER CYCLE

Kids and cat at pond
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Paul
Author's First Name: 
Miranda
Illustrator's First Name: 
Jason
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Chin
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2015

 Luminous paintings show a biracial family and kids of all sorts enjoying the forms water takes throughout the year, while a well-crafted rhyming text highlights facts about states of water and the water cycle.

LILLIAN'S RIGHT TO VOTE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Winter
Author's First Name: 
Jonah
Illustrator's First Name: 
Shane W.
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Evans
Publisher: 
Penguin (Schwartz & Wade/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Vivid mixed media illustrations in bold colors portray Lillian, a very old but very determined lady, and her metaphorical walk through the history of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as she slowly climbs the steep hill to the courthouse to vote.

ADVENTURES WITH WAFFLES

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Parr
Author's First Name: 
Maria
Second Author's First Name: 
translated from the Norwegian by Guy
Second Author's Last Name: 
Puzey
Illustrator's First Name: 
Kate
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Forrester
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2015

 Lena is so bold, daring and exciting that Trille will follow her anywhere even if it’s onto a boat with a cow or sledding down an icy hill with a chicken.

THE TERRIBLE TWO

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
John
Author's First Name: 
Jory
Second Author's First Name: 
Barnett
Second Author's Last Name: 
Mac
Illustrator's First Name: 
Kevin
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Cornell
Publisher: 
Abrams (Amulet)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Miles Murphy moves to the “cow capital” of the country and hates that his lifelong efforts to be the best prankster in school may be threatened by Niles Sparks who already owns the title. Lively cartoons enhance the telling.

THE STORY OF DIVA AND FLEA

The Story of Diva and Flea
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Willems
Author's First Name: 
Mo
Illustrator's First Name: 
Tony
Illustrator's Last Name: 
DiTerlizzi
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2015

 A charming story of an unlikely friendship between Diva, a small and settled dog, and Flea, a wandering alley cat. Each learns to venture from their comfort zone to experience and share their worlds. DiTerlizzi’s elegant illustrations beautifully capture the look and feel of Paris.

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