Seven to Ten, 2010 List
Our strapping and charismatic 26th president began life as "Teedie", an under-sized and severely asthmatic child who strengthened his body to match his mental prowess through a steady diet of weight-lifting, rowing, horse-back riding, and boxing.
A boy becomes magically immersed into the life, history and majesty of the California Redwood rainforest after finding a book titled “Redwoods” on a bench in the city subway. Realistic watercolor illustrations are paired with an imaginative blend of nonfiction and fantasy.
It’s against rules, but a Marine befriends an Iraqi wild dog that steadfastly follows his unit in the desert. Inviting photos include the machines and landscape of a soldier’s daily life and warmly depict a true story that ends happily.
Fiendish Miss Breakbone-a deliciously evil teacher who delights in tormenting her students- is no match for genius hero Einstein, who rallies his classmates in a battle of wits that ends, using deadpan humor and quirky illustrations, in perfect retaliation.
Spare text and stunning watercolors in an oversized format convey the extraordinary effort it took to send men to the moon. The familiar moon in Earth's sky frames a story that contrasts the cramped interior of the rockets with the vastness of space.
Exquisitely detailed and stunningly realistic illustrations combine with a lyrical text to capture the complexity of life within this unique, yet diminishing, ecosystem, whose resources are threatened by ever encroaching human development.
Mixing literal and metaphoric illustrations, moving from golden light to utter darkness, Lewis illuminates the historical and spiritual connections between African-American history and the rivers of the world in an eloquent interpretation of the poem.
Readers plunge the ocean’s surface to reach the darkness of nearly 36,000 feet and meet 50 sea creatures along the way. Cut-paper collages and surprising information offer a fascinating glimpse of this little-known part of the natural world.
Torn and cut paper collages and playful alliterative warnings introduce animals that use claws, teeth, spines and venom to protect themselves. Extra information will lure older readers.