Seven to Ten, 2017 List
John Lewis wanted to be a minister when he was young, and he realized that his family’s flock of sixty Rhode Island Red and Dominique bantam chickens was an attentive congregation. E. B. Lewis’s gentle watercolors sweetly recall John’s early life on his family’s busy farm.
This charming version of an ancient, simple poem in which an Irish monk compares his ninth century life of study to the pursuits of his cat has memorable watercolor and ink illustrations, including a view of the manuscript he studies.
Roz emerges as the only robot to survive a shipwreck, and evolves from what the wild animals first see as terrifying monster to mother and leader in the wild. This clever allegory for community and environmental responsiblity is warm and humorous.
Imagining the characteristics, work roles, and dreams of eleven slaves known only through their names and prices on bill of sale from 1828, Bryan creates portraits in words and images and reveals secrets of the heart.
Digital illustrations in a retro color palette and tongue-in-cheek headings accompany excellent infographics and a wealth of detail about eight orders of the toothy fish.
A zoologist searches for the little new mammal species, the olinguito, in the Ecuadorian Andes. Lovely mixed media illustrations encourage the reader to look closely and add a hidden element to this poetic bilingual alphabet.
Raymie has decided that the only way to get her father to return home is to win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition. What starts off as a desire to best the other girls becomes a poignant story of learning to see other people's truths.
Simple joys of the natural world are captured in delicate illustrations and childlike poems that find inspiration in clouds, sunshine and sweater weather from spring through the seasons and back to spring again.