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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.

MYSTERIOUS PATTERNS: FINDING FRACTALS IN NATURE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Campbell
Author's First Name: 
Sarah C.
Illustrator's First Name: 
Richard C.
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Campbell
Publisher: 
Boyds Mills
Publication Month: 
April
Publication Date: 
2014

Straightforward text and eye-catching photographs of the natural world work together to introduce a complex mathematical idea, showing examples of what fractals (patterns with repeating similar parts that diminish in size) are and what they are not.

THE SCRAPS BOOK: NOTES FROM A COLORFUL LIFE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Ehlert
Author's First Name: 
Lois
Publisher: 
Beach Lane
Publication Date: 
2014

Ehlert takes the reader on a visual journey of the process of her art from early creative attempts to the end products we know and love. It is a celebration of her inspiration and her encouragement to future "book makers."

GRAVITY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Chin
Author's First Name: 
Jason
Publisher: 
Roaring Brook
Publication Date: 
2014

Chin’s spare text and stunning, out-of-this-world paintings juxtapose humor, science and adventure to illustrate the basic scientific principles behind this fundamental force.

EDWARD HOPPER PAINTS HIS WORLD

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Burleigh
Author's First Name: 
Robert
Illustrator's First Name: 
Wendell
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Minor
Publisher: 
Henry Holt
Publication Date: 
2014

Hopper painted pictures filled with quiet emotion that eventually attracted thoughtful viewers. Minor’s beautiful paintings of Edward Hopper’s subjects in his own style complement Burleigh’s narrative about Hopper’s quest.

MUMBET'S DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Woelfle
Author's First Name: 
Gretchen
Illustrator's First Name: 
Alix
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Delinois
Publisher: 
Carolrhoda
Publication Date: 
2014

The inspiring story of one woman’s struggle for freedom against the backdrop of the American Revolution beautifully personalizes an important aspect of American history. Big bold illustrations help set the tone and depth of the book.

SEPARATE IS NEVER EQUAL: SYLVIA MENDEZ & HER FAMILY'S FIGHT FOR DESEGREGATION

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Tonatiuh
Author's First Name: 
Duncan
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2014

Tonatiuh highlights the Latino-American struggle for equality and integration through this incredibly accessible retelling of Sylvia Menez’s school experiences.  His unique illustrations add rich and compelling texture to the story.

NO MONKEYS, NO CHOCOLATE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Stewart
Author's First Name: 
Melissa
Second Author's First Name: 
Allen
Second Author's Last Name: 
Young
Illustrator's First Name: 
Nicole
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Wong
Publisher: 
Charlesbridge
Publication Date: 
2013

What do midges, maggots, lizards, fungi, and monkeys have to do with a favorite chocolate bar? Ink and warm watercolor images featuring bookworms watching and commenting on the action reveal that without them, chocolate could not exist.

 

WHEN THE BEAT WAS BORN: DJ KOOL HERC AND THE CREATION OF HIP HOP

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hill
Author's First Name: 
Laban Carrick
Illustrator's First Name: 
Theodore
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Taylor III
Publisher: 
Roaring Brook
Publication Date: 
2013

Bright, stylized illustrations show young Jamaican Clive’s passion for music. He moved to New York’s Bronx and transformed into DJ Kool Herc by using two turntables to play hip-hop breaks for adoring street dancers, thereby creating a new American music form.

WORDS WITH WINGS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Grimes
Author's First Name: 
Nikki
Publisher: 
Wordsong
Publication Date: 
2013

Short free-verse chapters capture Gabby’s anguish with her parents’ separation, her new school, and wanting an understanding friend. Her daydreaming damages study, but a thoughtful teacher’s guidance reveals to her the beauty of words and wonders in writing. 

DEEP IN THE SAHARA

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Cunnane
Author's First Name: 
Kelly
Illustrator's First Name: 
Hoda
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Hadadi
Publisher: 
Schwartz & Wade
Publication Date: 
2013

Vividly-colored collages show graceful Mauritanian women wearing the lovely malafas that Laila desperately wants.

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