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Seven to Ten, 2016 List

Lesa
Clline-Ransome
G. Brian Karas
Macmillan (Henry Holt)
9780805096422
$17.99
2015

 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.

George
Alex
Gino
Scholastic Press
9780545812542
$16.99
2015

 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.

Cover of: The Only Child
Guojing
Penguin (Schwartz & Wade/Random House)
9780553497045
$19.99
2015

 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.

The Death of the Hat
Paul B.
Janeczko
Chris Raschka
Candlewick
9780763669638
$17.99
2015

 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.

Jory
John
Barnett
Mac Kevin Cornell
Abrams (Amulet)
9781419714917
$13.95
2015

 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.

Cover image of the book
Kelly
Jones
Katie Kath
Penguin (Knopf/ Random House)
9780385755528
$16.99
2015

 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.

Christopher
Myers
Disney (Hyperion)
9781423103714
$16.99
2015

 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.

Maria
Parr
translated from the Norwegian by Guy
Puzey Kate Forrester
Candlewick
9780763672812
$15.99
2015

 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.

Flutter and Hum / Aleteo y Zumbido: Animal Poems / Poemas de Animales
Julie
Paschkis
Macmillan (Henry Holt)
9781627791038
$14.20
2015

 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.