Seven to Ten, 2015 List
Starting a new school is difficult enough, but it’s even harder if you’re the only one wearing hearing aids. Creating a superhero persona helps, but CeCe soon realizes she can’t always hide behind a cape, even an imaginary one.
This extraordinary collaboration between author and artist presents Roget’s fascination with word classifications. Vibrant illustrations filled with color, images, word bubbles, and lists underscore both the value of his thesaurus and his surprisingly interesting life.
Hopper painted pictures filled with quiet emotion that eventually attracted thoughtful viewers. Minor’s beautiful paintings of Edward Hopper’s subjects in his own style complement Burleigh’s narrative about Hopper’s quest.
Straightforward text and eye-catching photographs of the natural world work together to introduce a complex mathematical idea, showing examples of what fractals (patterns with repeating similar parts that diminish in size) are and what they are not.
Chin’s spare text and stunning, out-of-this-world paintings juxtapose humor, science and adventure to illustrate the basic scientific principles behind this fundamental force.
Learning about the colorful mixed up artwork of Pablo Picasso helps young Emily deal with her newly mixed up family. A lovely tale of coping and growing.
A grandmother recounts her childhood in Paris, forced to wear the Star of David and dependent on the kindness of strangers during World War II in this moving and powerful graphic novel.
Ehlert takes the reader on a visual journey of the process of her art from early creative attempts to the end products we know and love. It is a celebration of her inspiration and her encouragement to future "book makers."
Multiple interpretations are possible for this wordless encounter between a dour farmer and a small clown who tumbles from a train. Black pencil and gouache illustrations in muted colors convey their emotions and growing bond.