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THE LEGEND OF ROCK PAPER SCISSORS

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Daywalt
Author's First Name: 
Drew
Illustrator's First Name: 
Adam
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Rex
Publisher: 
HarperCollins (Balzer + Bray)
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
This humorous take on the classic game features an angsty rock, ferocious office supplies, and non-stop battles as Rock, Paper, and Scissors try to meet their warrior match. The text of the legend and the comic-style speech bubbles combine with Adam Rex's high-energy illustrations to create an exciting adventure for young readers. Meaghan McKeron. Seven to Ten.

WELL, THAT WAS AWKWARD [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Vail
Author's First Name: 
Rachel
Narrator's First Name: 
Simone
Narrator's Last Name: 
Policano
Publisher: 
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
Publication Date: 
February 28, 2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
This modern, middle-school retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac introduces readers to a group of friends who are making their first forays into the mysterious world of romance. One day Gracie notices her friend A.J. in a new light and is immediately in the midst of her first real crush. However, A.J. is interested in Grace's best friend Sienna. Sienna and A.J. can't seem to communicate without the help of their best friends. On top of all these new complications, Gracie feels constant pressure to be a ray of sunshine for her parents who lost their first child seven years before Gracie was born. Gracie draws readers in with her funny, offbeat inner monologue. The reader brings to life the characters, humor and heart throughout this story. (M. Crews)

MY PICTURES AFTER THE STORM

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Veille
Author's First Name: 
Eric
Publisher: 
Gecko
Publication Month: 
March
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
This book is a series of double-paged spreads, basically "before" and "after." Sometimes very literal, sometimes with a humorous spin, each spread will ask readers to figure out the series of events. Likely, children will be inspired to create their own spreads. Up to 7. Jamie Watson

THE BEST MAN

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
PECK
Author's First Name: 
RICHARD
Publisher: 
Penguin (Dial/Random House)
Publication Month: 
September
Publication Date: 
2016
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
Growing up is hard but Archer has three great men to look up to, his grandfather, his father and his uncle. Archer navigates elementary school and middle school with humor while getting gentle guidance from the men in his life. When he discovers his uncle and student teacher Mr. McLeod are a couple things get interesting. Matter-a-fact and moving this is a timely book about the limitless definition of love.

WHEN MISCHIEF CAME TO TOWN

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Nannestad
Author's First Name: 
Katrina
Publisher: 
HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Inge Maria, orphaned in Copenhagen in 1911, ferries to an island to live with a grandmother she has never met and encounters dismaying mishaps with mud, scissors, cakes, mice, fish, and a donkey before her grandmother finally laughs.

MR. POSTMOUSE'S ROUNDS

Mr. Postmouse's Rounds
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Dubuc
Author's First Name: 
Marianne
Publisher: 
Kids Can Press
Publication Date: 
2015

Readers follow a "post-mouse" through his daily deliveries to a variety of animals (real and imaginary), each with its own unique home and habitat shown in highly detailed illustrations.

THE PORCUPINE OF TRUTH

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Konigsberg
Author's First Name: 
Bill
Publisher: 
Scholastic (Arthur A. Levine)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Carson’s summer away from New York in rural Montana, where his estranged father is dying, and on the road to discover family secrets with his new friend Aisha, offers laughs, tears and suspense.

ADVENTURES WITH WAFFLES

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Parr
Author's First Name: 
Maria
Second Author's First Name: 
translated from the Norwegian by Guy
Second Author's Last Name: 
Puzey
Illustrator's First Name: 
Kate
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Forrester
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2015

 Lena is so bold, daring and exciting that Trille will follow her anywhere even if it’s onto a boat with a cow or sledding down an icy hill with a chicken.

CONSTABLE & TOOP

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Jones
Author's First Name: 
Gareth P.
Publisher: 
Amulet
Publication Date: 
2013

Ghosts know Sam Toop as a “Talker,” and since he hears them, they ask his help with Unfinished Business. Toop discovers terrible wrongs in some of London’s haunted houses, and the ghosts themselves have to help him help them.

BATTLE BUNNY

Battle Bunny
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Scieszka
Author's First Name: 
Jon
Second Author's First Name: 
Mac
Second Author's Last Name: 
Barnett
Illustrator's First Name: 
Matthew
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Myers
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster BFYR
Publication Date: 
2013

When Alex receives a bunny book on his birthday, he alters the text and transforms the illustrations in oil paint with his pencil. In his newly chaotic world, he becomes a hero by stopping Battle Bunny‘s evil plan to destroy the forest.

 

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