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RULES OF THE HOUSE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Barnett
Author's First Name: 
Mac
Illustrator's First Name: 
Matt
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Myers
Publisher: 
Disney (Hyperion)
Publication Month: 
May
Publication Date: 
2016
2015 Nomination (not yet selected): 

Two siblings, completely opposite from each other and not very tolerant of each other encounter "monsters" at the vacation cabin, all because sister Jenny breaks the rules. Barnett leaves lots of room for his illustrator to also tell the story and Myers doesn't miss opportunities for little details that tell us more about these characters. The dialogue between the siblings rings true as does the anger on both faces when they don't get their way. The "monsters" are unique and Ian's transformation will delight all. The lesson to be learned....look on the back cover. Up to Seven. Edie Ching

WONDER

Wonder
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Palacio
Author's First Name: 
R.J.
Publisher: 
Knopf
Publication Date: 
2012

Auggie, his sister, and classmates offer multiple points of view about the year Auggie, 10, switches from home schooling to a regular classroom. After twenty-seven surgeries to correct his facial deformities, Auggie still looks strange, and both he and his classmates have to learn how to accept, even welcome, differences.

THE MIGHTY MISS MALONE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Curtis
Author's First Name: 
Christopher Paul
Publisher: 
Wendy Lamb
Publication Date: 
2012

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CHIME [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Billingsley
Author's First Name: 
Franny
Narrator's First Name: 
Susan
Narrator's Last Name: 
Duerden
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2011

THERE'S GOING TO BE A BABY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Burningham
Author's First Name: 
John
Illustrator's First Name: 
Helen
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Oxenbury
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2010

A little boy's questions become more pointed as Mommy's tummy becomes rounder. Retro cartoon illustrations mix with delicate contemporary scenes to highlight what big brother imagines about the new arrival. 

FLORA'S VERY WINDY DAY

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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Birdsall
Author's First Name: 
Jeanne
Illustrator's First Name: 
Matt
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Phelan
Publisher: 
Clarion
Publication Date: 
2010

Flora longs to rid herself of pesky little brother Crispin, but when she gets the perfect opportunity, will she really want to say goodbye? The swirling, tumbling ink, watercolor, and pastel illustrations skillfully embody the whirlwind of sibling emotions.

ONE CRAZY SUMMER

ONE CRAZY SUMMER
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Williams-Garcia
Author's First Name: 
Rita
Publisher: 
Amistad
Publication Date: 
2010

Shipped off to spend time with their estranged poet-activist mother in Oakland, California, three young girls encounter the Black Panthers in this funny, wise, and ultimately life-affirming narrative about being young, Black, and proud in the 1960s.

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