When editor Katherine Tegen visited with us last month she was very enthusiastic about Laura Elliott's new book, Da Vinci's Tiger, based on the painting: Leonardo's Ginevra de'Benci. Laura will be speaking about her book at the National Gallery of Art,the home of the painting, the only da Vinci permanently housed in the Americas. Join her Sunday Nov 8 at 2 p.m. and learn about this young, beautiful, witty subject an what inspired Laura to write the book.
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.
Nancy adores the color fuchsia, thinks lace socks improve her soccer, and wishes her family understood how to be fancy. But she discovers that plain can be just right, too, in this exuberantly illustrated story about individual differences and familial love.
Twenty six turbo-charged do-gooders display their super powers in alphabetical order (“D is for DANGER MAN. HE DOESN'T HAVE A DOG but he DOES DARING DEEDS EVERY DAY”) on over-sized pages that barely contain the explosive comic book illustrations.
As a little girl and her brother wander home from school past Parisian landmarks in the early twentieth-century, the boy absent-mindedly discards his belongings one by one. Readers search the lively, detailed drawings to uncover his castoffs.
When Dad loses his car keys, little Mary says, "I lose a lot, but I find a few—down the back of the chair." Dad's search uncovers an increasingly extravagant series of objects ending with the one that saves the day: Uncle Bill's will.
“RAAAHHHHHHRR!” Lion loves the library, but roaring—even for a good reason—is still against the rules. The seamless unity of this well-told tale plus alluring illustrations form a read-aloud that Lion would love to hear.