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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.

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.

NUTS TO YOU

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Perkins
Author's First Name: 
Lynne Rae
Illustrator's First Name: 
Lynne Rae
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Perkins
Publisher: 
Greenwillow
Publication Date: 
2014

A squirrel scooped up by a hawk manages to trick the hawk into dropping him and thus begins his eventful journey home. Accompanied by charming line drawings that bring the characters to life, this clever and amusing adventure is told from the squirrel’s perspective.

MIKIS AND HIS DONKEY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Tak
Author's First Name: 
Bibi Dumon
Second Author's First Name: 
Laura
Second Author's Last Name: 
Watkinson (trans)
Illustrator's First Name: 
Philip
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Hopman
Publisher: 
Eerdmans
Publication Date: 
2014

When Mikis's grandfather gets a donkey to help carry firewood down from their olive groves, boy and donkey become fast friends. Pencil drawings add to the strong sense of place in this lovely depiction of Greek island life.

THE RIGHT WORD: ROGET AND HIS THESAURUS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bryant
Author's First Name: 
Jen
Illustrator's First Name: 
Melissa
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Sweet
Publisher: 
Eerdmans
Publication Date: 
2014

This extraordinary collaboration between author and artist presents Roget’s fascination with word classifications. Vibrant illustrations filled with color, images, word bubbles, and lists underscore both the value of his thesaurus and his surprisingly interesting life.

THE FARMER AND THE CLOWN

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Frazee
Author's First Name: 
Marla
Publisher: 
Beach Lane
Publication Date: 
2014

Multiple interpretations are possible for this wordless encounter between a dour farmer and a small clown who tumbles from a train. Black pencil and gouache illustrations in muted colors convey their emotions and growing bond.

ALL DIFFERENT NOW: JUNETEENTH, THE FIRST DAY OF FREEDOM

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Johnson
Author's First Name: 
Angela
Illustrator's First Name: 
E.B.
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Lewis
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 
2014

Lewis’ watercolor illustrations add a layer of expression and emotion to Johnson’s simple, engaging and powerful story of the first Juneteenth as one African American girl discovers slavery has ended.

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