Up to Seven, 2007 List
A duck named Luck, a chicken that goes “cluck.” a burro called Buck, and two dogs Nip and Tuck, pile into Chuck’s truck for a boisterous ride to town. Action-filled illustrations and predictable rhymes will attract new readers.
Detailed watercolor illustrations of eggs of all kinds—from birds to bugs—and sizes—from eight-pound ostrich to jelly-bean-sized hummingbird—will spark the interest of young naturalists.
In this beginning reader, two cows decide to help their poor farmer by getting a bank loan, but their hilariously ill-advised choices of clothing and a violin case for carrying the money misidentifies them and causes considerable chaos.
Neighbors, friends, and animals in a young Kenyan boy’s village distract him on his way to watch grandfather's cattle. The color-saturated illustrations and a sprinkling of Swahili words vividly create his world.
In five short chapters, Mama Jumbo (an elephant with a big heart) builds a house for herself out of scraps and invites Little Chico (a chicken) to live with her. The South African setting adds color to a warmly told family story.
Spanish and English blend as Mama takes Bebé to the supermercado. Vibrant cartoon illustrations and an easy-going rhyme scheme add up to a high-energy book for bebés and their mamas.
An imaginative dog named Polo leads readers on a wordless journey around the world. The format varies panels and full-page illustrations to create a lively and engaging “graphic novel” for younger readers.
When Lilly’s favorite teacher announces that he’s getting married, Lilly assumes that she will be the flower girl. Even though Mr. Slinger selects his niece Ginger, Lilly’s indomitable personality humorously saves the wedding in this satisfying saga.