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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.

GORDON PARKS: HOW THE PHOTOGRAPHER CAPTURED BLACK AND WHITE AMERICA

Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Weatherford
Author's First Name: 
Carole Boston
Illustrator's First Name: 
Jamey
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Christoph
Publisher: 
Albert Whitman
Publication Date: 
2015
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 

Gordon Parks is a biography about his early life and how he came across the field of photography. The pictures are excellent and are paired with simple sentences great for early grade nonfiction. The pictures are very realistic, and in my opinion the pictures could stand alone. Ages 7-10 Nominated by Stephanie Jarvais

WINNIE: THE TRUE STORY OF THE BEAR WHO INSPIRED WINNIE-THE-POOH

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Walker
Author's First Name: 
Sally M.
Illustrator's First Name: 
Jonathan D.
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Voss
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Henry Holt)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Nostalgic watercolor illustrations and photographs accompany this straightforward biography of the orphaned bear cub, Winnie, purchased in Ontario by a World War I soldier from Winnipeg and left at the London Zoo.

WHALE TRAILS: BEFORE AND NOW

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Clline-Ransome
Author's First Name: 
Lesa
Illustrator's First Name: 
G. Brian
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Karas
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Henry Holt)
Publication Date: 
2015

 A young girl of color, the first mate on her family’s sightseeing boat, explains the exciting and diverse history of human pursuit of whales—hunting in the past and watching in the present. Includes plenty of facts and detailed drawings.

EMMANUEL'S DREAM: THE TRUE STORY OF EMMANUEL OFOSU YEBOAH

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Thompson
Author's First Name: 
Laurie Ann
Illustrator's First Name: 
Sean
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Qualls
Publisher: 
Penguin (Schwartz & Wade/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2015
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 

s native Ghana and reflective of his personality, bring Emmanuel's impressive biography full-circle. Seven to Ten. Anne Womack

WATER ROLLS, WATER RISES; EL AQUA RUEDA, EL AQUA SUBE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Mora
Author's First Name: 
Pat
Illustrator's First Name: 
Meilo
Illustrator's Last Name: 
So
Publisher: 
Children's Book Press
Publication Date: 
2014

Here is a global celebration of water as it splashes, ripples and flows in all its forms and glory. The language, in English and Spanish, is as vibrant, poetic and powerful as the illustrations of the rivers, steams and canals progressing through the seasons.

STAR STUFF: CARL SAGAN AND THE MYSTERIES OF THE COSMOS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Sisson
Author's First Name: 
Stephanie Roth
Publisher: 
Roaring Brook
Publication Date: 
2014

Follow a young Carl Sagan as he pursues his curiosity about space and our place in it. A timely picture book biography for fans of the TV documentary, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Thorough back matter for readers who want to learn more.

LITTLE MELBA AND HER BIG TROMBONE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Russell-Brown
Author's First Name: 
Katheryn
Illustrator's First Name: 
Frank
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Morrison
Publisher: 
Lee & Low
Publication Date: 
2014

Seven-year old Melba chose the most beautiful instrument of them all, the trombone. Unable even to lift it, she blew and blew until the music in her bones resounded through her mighty horn. Stylized, oil paints illustrate the joy and struggles of jazz musician Melba Liston.

KID SHERIFF AND THE TERRIBLE TOADS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Shea
Author's First Name: 
Bob
Illustrator's First Name: 
Lane
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Smith
Publisher: 
Roaring Brook
Publication Date: 
2014
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 

 

 

Kid Sheriff outsmarts the Terrible Toad gang of outlaws, then rides ever so slowly into the sunset on his tortoise. The emphatic font and sepia toned, cartoonish drawings offer a perfect cliché of the Wild West.

FIREFLY JULY: A YEAR OF VERY SHORT POEMS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Janeczko
Author's First Name: 
Paul B.
Illustrator's First Name: 
Melissa
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Sweet
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2014
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 

 

Sweet’s stunning, vibrantly-colored illustrations stylistically shift to complement and enliven each of these short poems representing the seasons.

EL DEAFO

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bell
Author's First Name: 
Cece
Illustrator's First Name: 
Lasky
Illustrator's Last Name: 
David
Publisher: 
Amulet
Publication Date: 
2014

Starting a new school is difficult enough, but it’s even harder if you’re the only one wearing hearing aids. Creating a superhero persona helps, but CeCe soon realizes she can’t always hide behind a cape, even an imaginary one.

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