Browse Books by Year

Up to Seven, 2017 List

Thunder Boy Jr. sitting on dad's shoulders
Sherman
Alexie
Yuyi Morales
Little, Brown
9780316013727
$17.99
2016

Though his adored dad is called Thunder Boy, his son would like a name of his own in this universal story of celebrating one's own individuality and personality. Delightful, energetic illustrations bring to life the boy's wonderful imagination and warmly embracing family.

The Airport Book
Lisa
Brown
Macmillan (Neal Porter/Roaring Brook)
978-1626720916
$17.99
2016

 India ink and bright watercolor illustrations depict a diverse group of passengers and their individual experiences in a friendly and perfect introduction to the details that surround air travel.  

F. Isabel
Campoy
Theresa
Howell Rafael Lopez
HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
9780544357693
$16.99
2016

A young girl inspires an artist with her joyful, colorful drawings—and together with their neighbors transform the gray sidewalks and gray buildings of their community with bright murals.

 

A HUNGRY LION, OR, A DWINDLING ASSORTMENT OF ANIMALS
Lucy Ruth
Cummins
Simon & Schuster (Atheneum)
978-1481448895
$16.99
3/15/2016

 Twists and turns abound in this hilarious story of a collection of creatures who seem to be gradually disappearing. One particular predator seems to be at the center of things.

Eugenie
Doyle
Becca Stadlander
Chronicle
9781452129013
$16.99
2016

 Winter time is rest-time for farms when instead of donning pajamas, vegetables are harvested, wood is stacked and equipment is put away for a long winter’s nap. Beautiful folk-art inspired illustrations pair perfectly with this quiet, soothing book.

Carson
Ellis
Candlewick
9780763665302
$16.99
2016

 Delicately drawn, elegantly designed ink-and-gouache scenes depict a community of stylishly dressed insects who observe the life cycle of an exotic plant, while readers get to interpret their behavior and unusual language.  

Cover of: The Night Gardener
Eric
Fan
Terry Fan
Simon & Schuster
1481439782
$17.99
2016

 Colorless, downtrodden Grimloch Lane is transformed by the wonder and whimsy of magnificent animal topiaries created by a mysterious stranger. 

jane foster's first words
Jane
Foster
Other
9781499802849
$7.99
2016

 Tree, apple; flower, bird; cat, dog:  simple, familiar words are introduced with eye-catching illustrations in this sturdy, beautifully designed board book. The last two pages repeat all the images for review and practice.

Laura
Godwin
Rob Dunlavey
Penguin (Schwartz & Wade/Random House)
9780553497823
$17.99
2016

 Spare, simple language depicts Baby Owl ‘s  tentative exploration into the autumn night and return to his family’s comforting nest under a dark sky gorgeously illuminated by a stars and a full moon.