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Up to Seven, 2015 List

Jim
Aylesworth
Barbara McClintock
Scholastic
9780439925457
$17.99
2014

A new version of the Yiddish folk tale in exhilarating repetitive rhyme joyfully portrays the events in a life of a new immigrant to America. Lively, sharp illustrations enhance and extend the text for the careful reader.

 

 

 

Mac
Barnett
Jon Klassen
Candlewick
9780763662295
$16.99
2014

Two boys and their dog dig with determination to find something amazing and, unexpectedly, something pretty spectacular happens. Digital and colored pencil illustrations provide subtle clues about the outcome of their project.

 

The Baby Tree
Sophie
Blackall
Nancy Paulsen
9780399257186
$17.99
2014
A young boy has good reason to ask, “Where do babies come from?” but is confused by the variety of answers he receives. Chinese ink and watercolor illustrations humorously depict this story for new big brothers and sisters, with age appropriate answers provided in the end.
Elizabeth
Bluemle
G. Brian Karas
Candlewick
9780763656966
$16.99
2014
A thunderstorm threatens overhead and the words from the title pulse through the story, as a multi-cultural crowd takes shelter in the subway. Winsome gouache and pencil caricatures and collage elements show a cozy community forming around pizza, music, dogs, and a dazzling surprise.
Mike
Curato
Henry Holt
9780805098259
$16.99
2014

A small, polka dotted, cupcake-loving elephant finds an unexpected friend as he tries to navigate a big city. Stunning 1940’s style illustrations beautifully convey the perspective of a small child in this deceptively simple tale.

 

Two Little Birds
Mary Newell
DePalma
Eerdmans
9780802854216
$16.00
2014

Very young readers will follow the simple, lively story about two little birds who hatch, feed, frolic, and eventually migrate south. Colorful, textured, collage illustrations make this book soar.

 

 

 

Gaston
Kelly
Dipucchio
Christian Robinson
Simon & Schuster BFYR
9781442451025
$16.99
2014

French Poodle and Bulldog pups learn what it means to be yourself even when there doesn’t seem to be anywhere you fit in just right.

 

Angela
DiTerlizzi
Brendan Wenzel
Beach Lane
9781442458802
$17.99
2014

Young bug enthusiasts will delight in poring over Wenzel’s detailed illustrations and finding the ladybug in every illustration. True devotees will delight in identifying all the bugs on the last two-page spread.

 

Oliver
Jeffers
Penguin
978039916791
$26.99
2014

The letters of the alphabet are presented here in twenty-six very brief stories. Odd, silly and occasionally poignant, these letter tales are short in length, but long on creative absurdity: a memorable alphabet experience.