Seven to Ten, 2012 List
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Free verse captures the anxiety, exhaustion, and exhilaration of Amelia Earhart’s first transatlantic flight in 1932 while dramatic watercolor and gouache illustrations from ever-shifting perspectives portray the lone pilot pitted against the sea and sky.
Carl Hunter and Clare Heney
Two Mongolian brothers appoint Julie as their "Good Guide," to help them negotiate the new culture they find in England. Stories and mysterious black and white photographs of their former life enchant her, but are they really what they seem?
Balzer + Bray
Moosh and her two chicks, Dirt and Sugar, enlist J. J. Tully, a retired search-and-rescue dog, to solve the mystery of the missing members of their brood: Poppy and Sweetie. This punny and suspenseful whodunit will have readers guessing to the witty end.
Joe Louis, a quiet boy growing up in Jim Crow America, becomes a national hero when he takes on Max Schmeling, the symbol of Hitler’s master race, in a historic boxing match. Kadir Nelson’s artwork is as stunning and powerful as the story itself.
A veritable who's who of contemporary comic book artists put their own spin on traditional rhymes. Varying styles and surprising interpretations serve as an introduction to cartooning and a springboard to further adventures.
Jan Spivey Gilchrist
Haunting images and poetry combine to create a composite portrait of more than a million African Americans who left their homes in the South and moved to the North from 1915 through the 1930’s.
On a seemingly normal Earth day, Zita rushes through a space portal to save a friend who is abducted by an alien doomsday cult, and finds herself in a bizarre adventure on another planet, collecting unusual companions on her way to becoming an intergalactic hero.
Alice has always loved celebrating her birthday with family and friends on Sanibel Island, but this year she is turning ten, and things are different. In this quiet, introspective story, change is as difficult and exciting as finding a rare junonia shell.