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CHARLIE & MOUSE & GRUMPY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Snyder
Author's First Name: 
Laurel
Illustrator's First Name: 
Emily
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Hughes
Publisher: 
Chronicle
Publication Month: 
October
Publication Date: 
20117
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
Understatement is the word for this series, full of warmth that comes through in the simplicity of the activities (building a fort, singing a good night song). When their grandfather comes to visit he notices that Charlie has grown bigger but Mouse is just "medium". The antics are true to the characters and universally child like and explanations aren't needed, either among the characters or to the readers. Three cheers for all three. Edie Ching (up to 7)

CHARLIE & MOUSE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Snyder
Author's First Name: 
Laurel
Illustrator's First Name: 
Emily
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Hughes
Publisher: 
Chronicle
Publication Month: 
April
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
With a tone similar to Little Bear, Charlie and his brother have adventures large and small that involve their parents and their many friends, of all ethnicities. I particularly enjoyed the snack at Sakamoto's Shave Ice. Their conversations are very natural and child like as are their actions. Look for our own children to ask for a bed-time popsicle. The illustrations enhance the story perfectly. A lovely package. Edie Ching (up to 7)

AS BRAVE AS YOU

Jason, Ernie and birds exploding from the yellow house
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Reynolds
Author's First Name: 
Jason
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster (Caitlin Dlouhy/Atheneum)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Genie and his older brother discover a world of differences from their life in Brooklyn while spending summer in rural Virginia with their grandparents. This modern classic is filled with humor, a tangible sense of place and rich characterization.

THE CROSSOVER

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Alexander
Author's First Name: 
Kwame
Publisher: 
HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Publication Date: 
2014

Twins Josh and and JB inherited their basketball skills from their dad, who played professionally before his health forced him off the court. Poems ranging from free verse to hip-hop rhymes by turns propel the plot and moderate the cadence of the storytelling in this tale of love, basketball, music, and family.

WHERE THINGS COME BACK

Where Things Come Back
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Whaley
Author's First Name: 
John Corey
Publisher: 
Atheneum
Publication Month: 
May
Publication Date: 
2011

THE THINGS A BROTHER KNOWS

Things a Brother Knows
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Reinhardt
Author's First Name: 
Dana
Publisher: 
Wendy Lamb
Publication Date: 
2010

Levi's older brother Boaz returns after service overseas as a Marine.  Since Boaz has become withdrawn and secretive, Levi attempts to reconnect with him as they begin a puzzling journey together.

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