Browse Books by Year

Seven to Ten

This view shows all of the books in this age group that have been selected in years past and nominated for the current year (but not yet selected). The nominations are marked by a "Nomination(not yet selected):" label.

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.

LOST IN NYC: A SUBWAY ADVENTURE

New York City with cutaway view including subway
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Spiegelman
Author's First Name: 
Nadia
Illustrator's First Name: 
Sergio
Illustrator's Last Name: 
García Sánchez
Publisher: 
TOON Books
Publication Date: 
2015

 In graphic novel format, the author and illustrator cleverly weave facts about the New York subway with a story about making new friends. Detailed illustrations packed with people and buildings convey the frenetic pace and scale of the city.

TRICKY VIC: THE IMPOSSIBLY TRUE STORY OF THE MAN WHO SOLD THE EIFFEL TOWER

Tricky Vic cover
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Pizzoli
Author's First Name: 
Greg
Publisher: 
Penguin (Viking)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Count Victor Lustig swindled aristocrats with plots including a fake auction of the Eiffel Tower's metal. Clever mixed-media artwork evokes the gangster 1920s and ‘30s, and side panels highlight facts and topics for further reading.

THE DEATH OF THE HAT: A BRIEF HISTORY OF POETRY IN 50 OBJECTS

The Death of the Hat
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Janeczko
Author's First Name: 
Paul B.
Illustrator's First Name: 
Chris
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Raschka
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2015

 Watercolor illustrations accompany fifty poems from across history and around the world that describe and celebrate familiar, tangible things and the intangible but lasting effect of poetry.

WANGARI MAATHAI: THE WOMAN WHO PLANTED MILLIONS OF TREES

Wangari Maathai
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Prévot
Author's First Name: 
Franck
Illustrator's First Name: 
Aurélia
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Fronty
Publisher: 
Charlesbridge
Publication Date: 
2015

 Dramatic, stylized artwork depicts the ecological and political contributions of Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, whose tree-planting initiatives were rooted in the sociopolitical atmosphere of colonial and newly independent Kenya.

MY PEN

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Myers
Author's First Name: 
Christopher
Publisher: 
Disney (Hyperion)
Publication Date: 
2015

 A sketchbook of dramatic pen and ink illustrations comes alive as a young boy whose boundless imagination invites readers to let their own imaginations run wild.

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