Seven to Ten, 2016 List
A young girl of color, the first mate on her family’s sightseeing boat, explains the exciting and diverse history of human pursuit of whales—hunting in the past and watching in the present. Includes plenty of facts and detailed drawings.
Fourth-grader Melissa is a girl, but her family, friends, and school community know her as George, a boy. The third-person narrator’s use of feminine pronouns throughout lends a tone of authenticity and compassion to Melissa’s coming out experience.
A young Chinese child is guided by a deer, transported through clouds to the Arctic and into the belly of a whale before returning home in this wordless adventure in soft pencil drawings and graphic panels.
Watercolor illustrations accompany fifty poems from across history and around the world that describe and celebrate familiar, tangible things and the intangible but lasting effect of poetry.
Miles Murphy moves to the “cow capital” of the country and hates that his lifelong efforts to be the best prankster in school may be threatened by Niles Sparks who already owns the title. Lively cartoons enhance the telling.
When Sophie’s non-farmer parents move to a farm, Sophie triumphs in dealing with chickens, racial issues, economic stress, and her own self awareness with humor and panache.
A sketchbook of dramatic pen and ink illustrations comes alive as a young boy whose boundless imagination invites readers to let their own imaginations run wild.
Lena is so bold, daring and exciting that Trille will follow her anywhere even if it’s onto a boat with a cow or sledding down an icy hill with a chicken.
14 playful poems about animals appear side by side in English and Spanish. These are not always direct translations, but have similar senses and are connected and surrounded by boldly colored gouache illustrations.