When the 2018 Sibert Medal title was announced, one voice, mine, was a bit louder than the others. Twice Twelve Days In May: Freedom Ride 1961 (Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights, October 24, 2017) written by Larry Dane Brimner was renewed from our public library. I had it on the top of the stack next to my computer. For some reason, I knew this book was special. I was not ready to return it to the library. Now I know why. I read it cover to cover in a single sitting the next day.
No one can extol the virtues of our home more than Earth. Earth!: My First 4.54 Billion Years (Henry Holt and Company, October 24, 2017) by Earth (with Stacy McAnulty) and illustrated by Earth (and David Litchfield) is a humorous, lighthearted and informative look at the third planet from the sun. Let's join Earth now for fun and facts.
This year on February 16, 2018 the Chinese New Year celebrating the Year of the Dog begins. For all my canine companions, past and present, this is an occasion for rejoicing. There is no better way to do so, than by reading the captivating Dogs: From Predator to Protector (Science Comics series) (First Second, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press, October 31, 2017) written and illustrated by Andy Hirsch.
Martin Rising: Requiem For A King (Scholastic Press, January 2, 2018) written by Andrea Davis Pinkney with illustrations by Brian Pinkney is as extraordinary as the man being honored within these pages. Time stands still from the moment you begin reading.
New YorkTimesBest Illustrated Children'sBooks of 2017 Award Winner! To become the first female Jewish Supreme Court Justice, the unsinkable Ruth Bader Ginsburg had to overcome countless injustices. Growing up in Brooklyn in the and Ginsburg
Each dog in your life grows the capacity in your heart for love. Made for Each Other: Why Dogs and People Are Perfect Partners (Crown Books For Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, January 23, 2018) written by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent with photographs by William Munoz chronicles the beginning and evolution of this exceptional bond.
Trickiest!: 19 Sneaky Animals (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, October 10, 2017) presents those critters who survive by their wits. It can be a deliberate cry, camouflage, physical traits or unique actions. They do whatever is necessary to live another day.
In the autumn of 2017 renowned author illustrator Steve Jenkins released the first two books in a new series, Extreme Animals, for early readers. Deadliest!: 20 Dangerous Animals (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, October 10, 2017) focuses on those animals who prey and protect using the most dangerous means. Usually the recipients of their actions are other animals but humans are not entirely safe.
This painting was first shown to the world in 1930 at the Art Institute of Chicago. American Gothic: The Life Of Grant Wood (Abrams Books For Young Readers, September 5, 2017) words by Susan Wood with pictures by Ross MacDonald chronicles the creative journey of this American painter.