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Seven to Ten, 2016 List

Kids and cat at pond
Miranda
Paul
Jason Chin
Abrams
9781596439849
$17.99
2015

 Luminous paintings show a biracial family and kids of all sorts enjoying the forms water takes throughout the year, while a well-crafted rhyming text highlights facts about states of water and the water cycle.

Tricky Vic cover
Greg
Pizzoli
Penguin (Viking)
9780670016525
$17.99
2015

 Count Victor Lustig swindled aristocrats with plots including a fake auction of the Eiffel Tower's metal. Clever mixed-media artwork evokes the gangster 1920s and ‘30s, and side panels highlight facts and topics for further reading.

Wangari Maathai
Franck
Prévot
Aurélia Fronty
Charlesbridge
9781580896269
$17.95
2015

 Dramatic, stylized artwork depicts the ecological and political contributions of Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, whose tree-planting initiatives were rooted in the sociopolitical atmosphere of colonial and newly independent Kenya.

New York City with cutaway view including subway
Nadia
Spiegelman
Sergio García Sánchez
TOON Books
9781935179818
$16.95
2015

 In graphic novel format, the author and illustrator cleverly weave facts about the New York subway with a story about making new friends. Detailed illustrations packed with people and buildings convey the frenetic pace and scale of the city.

Cover Image of the House that Jane Built
Tanya Lee
Stone
Kathryn Brown
Macmillan (Christy Ottaviano/Holt)
9780805090499
$17.99
2015

 Jane Addams wanted to " to fix the world" and she grew up to win a Nobel Peace Prize trying to do exactly that. Pen and ink illustratons accompany the story of Jane’s innovative efforts to help the poor with food, clothes and education.

George Nises Horton Poet
Don
Tate
Peachtree
9781561458257
$16.95
2015

 Mixed media artwork with simple lines and soft colors perfectly illustrates the extraordinary story of George Moses Horton, a slave in North Carolina, who taught himself to read and became a successful poet.

Laurie Ann
Thompson
Sean Qualls
Penguin (Schwartz & Wade/Random House)
9780449817445
$17.99
2015
Duncan
Tonatiuh
Duncan Tonatiuh
Abrams
9781419716478
$18.95
2015

Over a hundred years ago, Mexican printmaker José Posada popularized the calaveras—skull images—now popular around the world. The illustrations mix Tonatiuh’s signature style inspired by ancient Mexican art with original Posada prints.

Sally M.
Walker
Jonathan D. Voss
Macmillan (Henry Holt)
9780805097153
$17.99
2015

 Nostalgic watercolor illustrations and photographs accompany this straightforward biography of the orphaned bear cub, Winnie, purchased in Ontario by a World War I soldier from Winnipeg and left at the London Zoo.