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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.

CHLOE AND THE LION

chloe and the lion cover
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Barnett
Author's First Name: 
Mac
Illustrator's First Name: 
Adam
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Rex
Publisher: 
Disney Hyperion
Publication Date: 
2012

Author and illustrator learn they must work together despite artistic differences, or the book they each imagine will never exist. The story about Chloe differentiates from the story of the story through cartoon art including balsa backdrops, Sculpey clay figures, and computer graphics.

A TIME TO ACT: JOHN F. KENNEDY'S BIG SPEECH

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Corey
Author's First Name: 
Shana
Illustrator's First Name: 
R. Gregory
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Christie
Publisher: 
NorthSouth
Publication Month: 
April
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
Although it begins with a brief biographical look at John F. Kennedy, the author turns to a look at the Civil Rights Movement and Kennedy’s initial avoidance of the issue. The text shows how Kennedy came around to action and focuses on his challenging speech in 1963. It ends with a challenge to the reader to continue the movement. Nominated by Bridget Harvey (7-10)

CAPTAIN PUG

Captain Pug
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
James
Author's First Name: 
Laura
Illustrator's First Name: 
Eglantine
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Ceulemans
Publisher: 
Bloomsbury
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
When Pug's owner, Lady Miranda, gives him a sea captain's hat to wear to a birthday party, the water-fearing dog takes his new title seriously and finds himself in the midst of many adventures in the sea. This quirky and humorous beginner chapter book features ink drawings with bursts of orange and blue. Meaghan McKeron. Seven to Ten.

A SONG ABOUT MYSELF

A Song About Myself
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Keats
Author's First Name: 
John
Illustrator's First Name: 
Chris
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Raschka
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
Famous poet John Keats' whimsical letter to his sister is re-imagined in this illustrated version of "A Song About Myself." Raschka's imaginative watercolor paintings work well with the text to tell the story of a young boy who's itch for creativity and exploration made him "a naughty boy." Meaghan McKeron. Seven to Ten.

MOTO AND ME: MY YEAR AS A WILDCAT'S FOSTER MOM

serval kitten
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Eszterhas
Author's First Name: 
Suzi
Illustrator's First Name: 
Suzi
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Eszterhas
Publisher: 
Owlkids
Publication Month: 
April
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
A wildlife photographer’s irresistible story of fostering a serval kitten in the Masai Mara in Kenya. Charming photographs illustrate the text and chronicle Moto’s growth. Well-written and engagingly illustrated narrative nonfiction that includes maps, a table of contents, and some general facts about these less well-known cats. (7-10. K. Isaacs)

SHARK LADY: THE TRUE STORY OF HOW EUGENIE CLARK BECAME THE OCEAN'S MOST FEARLESS SCIENTIST

SHARK LADY (COVER)
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Keating
Author's First Name: 
Jess
Illustrator's First Name: 
Marta Alvarez
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Miguens
Publisher: 
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publication Month: 
June
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
Long before others shared her interest--or even believed that women could work in such fields--Eugenie Clark dove into zoology and dedicated herself to the study of sharks. In a career that spanned almost seven decades, Dr. Clark established herself as an expert in the field, earning the nickname "Shark Lady" for her explorations and discoveries. Fellow zoologist Jess Keating offers an optimistic biography of Clark, modeling for young scientists how a passion for learning and a commitment to one's path can lead to an extraordinary life. Includes facts ("Shark Bites"), a timeline, author's note, and bibliography. (Seven to Ten) ~ Kit Ballenger

THE SEARCH FOR OLINGUITO: DISCOVERING A NEW SPECIES

Olinguito
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Markle
Author's First Name: 
Sandra
Publisher: 
Millbrook
Publication Month: 
Jan
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
A new species of mammal, discovered through museum research is found in the wild in Ecuador in this stellar description of an unusual process of scientific discovery. Pair with ¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z!/Olinguito, from A to Z!. (K. Isaacs. 7-10)

RIVERS OF SUNLIGHT: HOW THE SUN MOVES WATER AROUND THE EARTH

Child sailing along an ocean current
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bang
Author's First Name: 
Molly
Second Author's First Name: 
Penny
Second Author's Last Name: 
Chisholm
Illustrator's First Name: 
Molly
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Bang
Publisher: 
Scholastic (Blue Sky)
Publication Month: 
Jan
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
This latest title in their stellar Sunlight Series clearly describes the effect of the sun's light on water molecules, the water cycle, ocean currents, and water vapor in the air that serve as a greenhouse gas, and points to human controls and the need to protect it. (K. Isaacs. 7-10)

A BOY CALLED BAT

A BOY CALLED BAT (COVER)
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Arnold
Author's First Name: 
Elana K.
Illustrator's First Name: 
Charles
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Santoso
Publisher: 
HarperCollins (Walden)
Publication Month: 
March
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
Bixby Alexander Tam ("Bat") doesn't always remember the polite things he is supposed to say to his classmates. Bat likes his routines, tolerates the afternoons when his big sister babysits, and navigates their every-other-weekend trips to stay with their dad. When Bat's mom, a veterinarian, brings home a skunk kit from her practice, animal-obsessed Bat sets out to convince her to let Bat care for the baby until it is ready for release to the wild. A third-grader negotiating typical childhood experiences like making a friend and wanting a pet, Bat's vulnerabilities make for a sympathetic, relatable character sure to appeal to early elementary readers. Bat exhibits neuroatypical behaviors often associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder, but no labels are applied here. Simple illustrations interspersed throughout the story capture the warmth of the family. ~ Kit Ballenger

JOHN RONALD'S DRAGONS: A J. R. R. TOLKIEN STORY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
McAlister
Author's First Name: 
Caroline
Illustrator's First Name: 
Eliza
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Wheeler
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Flash Point/Roaring Brook)
Publication Month: 
March
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
An introduction to the world and imagination of the young John Ronald Tolkien, focusing especially on his fixation on dragons. Readers will be surprised at some of the details of his life, touched on briefly and enchanted with the illustrations which tend to paint a world of swirls and colors and brimming with life (even the WWI illustration). A brief snapshot into a life of interest and talent. Edie Ching (7-10)
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