Seven to Ten, 2007 List
Decorative block prints showcase insects that flit and fly in this collection of buggy poems that also includes brief factual information about each entry.
An elderly couple unearths a pot that magically doubles whatever falls into it. All goes well until the old woman herself tumbles into the pot.
Mercy Watson, the porcine wonder, takes the family Cadillac for a spin, and after a wild police chase, only a heap of hot-buttered toast can soothe her jangled nerves.
As a china rabbit with a proud, cold heart travels throughout the world, the many people he meets teach him how to love.
A scientist at heart, Phineas rejects his partner’s plan to create a typical volcano for the science fair, but his partner, a new boy in class, has other ideas.
Photographs reveal an orphaned baby hippopotamus and a cantankerous 130-year-old tortoise forming an unlikely friendship after the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean.
Kindness and courage help a youngest royal brother gain power in this five-thousand-year-old survival adventure from ancient Iraq. Intricate, luminous illustrations and insightful historical notes underscore the Sumerian roots of this oldest extant tale.
Houndsley attempts to cook while Catina fancies herself a writer. Gay’s soft watercolors emphasize their lack of talent while revealing their success at being a best friend.
George Washington greeted his election to the presidency "like a criminal who was 'going to . . . his execution.'" Pithy phrases pair with light-hearted illustrations in this anecdotal biography that shows the human side of a hero.