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LITTLE NIGHT

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Morales
Author's First Name: 
Yuyi
Publisher: 
Neal Porter
Publication Date: 
2007

Lush, highly stylized, dreamy illustrations and a palette that modulates from sunset reds and pinks to deepest blue evoke the timelessness of this story about a little girl who doesn't want to go to bed. Also published in Spanish as NOCHECITA.

FABIAN ESCAPES

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
McCarty
Author's First Name: 
Peter
Publisher: 
Henry Holt
Publication Date: 
2007

McCarty's signature soft pencil drawings follow two old friends on a new adventure. This time it’s Fabian’s turn to explore the world beyond the front door. Subtle humor and evocative art create an adventure that is both beautiful and funny.

A SECOND IS A HICCUP: A CHILD'S BOOK OF TIME

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hutchins
Author's First Name: 
Hazel
Illustrator's First Name: 
Kady MacDonald
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Denton
Publisher: 
Arthur A. Levine
Publication Date: 
2007

A gracefully rhymed text and delicate watercolor sketches reveal the fullness of time in child-sized terms. "How long is a day? / Twenty-four hours by the clock. / Starting when the sun comes up / A day needs filling, like a cup."

A GOOD DAY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Henkes
Author's First Name: 
Kevin
Publisher: 
Greenwillow
Publication Date: 
2007

Watercolor pictures and a spare, almost poetic text reveal four small animals and four minor mishaps followed by four minor triumphs. Candy-bright colors, sensuously fat lines, expressive faces, and revealing postures turn breathtakingly simple into practically perfect.

THE CHICKEN-CHASING QUEEN OF LAMAR COUNTY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Harrington
Author's First Name: 
Janice N.
Illustrator's First Name: 
Shelley
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Jackson
Publisher: 
Melanie Kroupa
Publication Date: 
2007

“If you make those girls crazy, they won’t lay eggs,” warns Big Mama as a young girl practices to be the best chicken chaser in the county. Rollicking storytelling and exuberant collage illustrations showcase this sly and sassy heroine.

ORANGE PEAR APPLE BEAR

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Gravett
Author's First Name: 
Emily
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 
2007

Using the four title elements and just five words, Gravett plays with language in a book suited to beginning readers or storytime sharing. The watercolor and pencil illustrations have a loose, scrawly line perfectly suited to this simple, funny story.

HALF A WORLD AWAY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Gleeson
Author's First Name: 
Libby
Illustrator's First Name: 
Freya
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Blackwood
Publisher: 
Arthur A. Levine
Publication Date: 
2007

"Coo-ee!" calls Louie when his best friend, Amy, moves half a world away. Does his call really re-shape the clouds? Does Amy really hear him in her sleep? Delicate watercolor illustrations make deft use of color to connect the parted chums.

LIGHTSHIP

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Floca
Author's First Name: 
Brian
Publisher: 
Richard Jackson
Publication Date: 
2007

This on-board view of a lightship gives readers a peek at one of the now-vanished floating beacons that have guarded treacherous waterways since the mid-eighteenth century. Young eyes will spy the ship's orange cat in almost all the pictures.

HERE'S A LITTLE POEM: A VERY FIRST BOOK OF POETRY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Yolen
Author's First Name: 
Jane
Second Author's First Name: 
Andrew Fusek
Second Author's Last Name: 
Peters
Illustrator's First Name: 
Polly
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Dunbar
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2007

Old favorites and new discoveries abound in this cheerful collection that speaks to a young child's world. Exuberantly colored illustrations set against patterned pages invite sharing on a lap or in a group.

MOTHER GOOSE: NUMBERS ON THE LOOSE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Dillon
Author's First Name: 
Leo and Diane
Publisher: 
Harcourt
Publication Date: 
2007

Characters that literally parade across the pages, vibrant gouache and pencil illustrations, and Mother Goose verses featuring numbers combine in this perfect nursery book.

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