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Young Reader

Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell

A child, coming home from school in her red-hooded parka, leans into a white prairie blizzard. On her way, she finds a wolf pup lost and frightened and carries it over hills and streams, through fields and woods, delivering it to its family. Exhausted, she starts home but loses her way. The wolves return, surrounding her, and howl and howl until her parents arrive. A last scene is a firelit interior, the child and her family, steaming mugs in hand, sitting by the hearth. Hearty heartfelt applause from me. Grades K–2. - Ga

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ISBN: 9781250076366
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - January 3rd, 2017

Grand Canyon by Jason Chin

A father and daughter break down their creekside campsite, stow gear, and climb out of the Inner Gorge and up through layer after layer of ancient rock formations and ecosystems to the top of the Grand Canyon. Jason Chin’s clear, scenic watercolors and detailed text give us a sense of geological time, which (though illustrated with scientific specificity) seems in fact magical. Grades 1–4. - Ga

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ISBN: 9781596439504
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 21st, 2017

Town Is by the Sea by Joanne Schwartz, illus. by Sydney Smith

“From my house, I can see the sea. It goes like this—house, road, grassy cliff, sea.” In a 1950s coastal mining town, a boy will follow his father’s footsteps. His ambivalence is mirrored in the stunning illustrations of the dark coal mine, which supports his family, and the light, shining sea. Text and pictures (watercolors, a bit of gouache, and delicate, strokey bold ink) harmonize in a rare and lovely way. Grades 1–4. - Ga

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By Joanne Schwartz, Sydney Smith (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781554988716
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Published: Groundwood Books - April 11th, 2017

Muddy by Michael Mahin, illus. by Evan Turk

Two extraordinary picture book biographies about artists who view the world as outsiders—the musician Muddy Waters initially, and the visual artist James Castle perennially. Through the stories of their art, they reveal the wider, richer world outside the bounds. Grades 2–5. - Ga

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By Michael Mahin, Evan Turk (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781481443494
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2017

Silent Days, Silent Dreams by Allen Say

Two extraordinary picture book biographies about artists who view the world as outsiders—the musician Muddy Waters initially, and the visual artist James Castle perennially. Through the stories of their art, they reveal the wider, richer world outside the bounds. Grades 2–5. - Ga

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By Allen Say, Allen Say (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780545927611
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 31st, 2017

The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine by Mark Twain and Phillip E. Stead, illus. by Erin Stead

Those droll, amusing, Caldecott-winning Steads have gone off the deep end again in the loveliest of ways. What happens in this contemporary fairy tale—morphing from fragments of a fairy tale Mark Twain told his daughters—I’m not absolutely certain. But it happens so delightfully, so beguilingly, you will be dazzled. (It’s particularly nice when the author Stead argues with the author Twain about the text.) And dazzling too are Erin Stead’s illustrations (woodblock, ink, and pencil). She has a light, whimsical touch, oddly solid, that you can utterly count on. Grades 2 and up. - Ga

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ISBN: 9780553523225
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2017

The Golden Rule written by Irene Cooper, illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska

Three of the world’s great religions—Islam, Christianity, and Judaism—are motivated by the same single tenet: treat others as you wish to be treated. When I’m asked for a book on manners, an anti-bullying book, or for that first discussion for a child inquiring about different religions, this book caps the stack. Ages 7 & up. - Ga

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By Ilene Cooper, Gabi Swiatowska (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780810909601
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 1st, 2007

Everybody Needs a Rock written by Byrd Baylor, illustrated by Peter Parnall

Deserving of its durability through the decades, this slim picture book lays out ten rules for choosing your rock, and with that, for finding your way. With evocative pen-and-ink illustrations, these words read differently depending on what you bring to the table. Ages 6–100. - Michelle

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By Byrd Baylor, Peter Parnall (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780689710513
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Published: Aladdin - September 1st, 1985

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

Follow Minli as she embarks on a quest to change her family’s fortune and along the way you will fall in love with her adventurous spirit and the dragon that accompanies her. Truly a book that reminds us it is the journey, not the destination, that really matters. Ages 9 & up. - Michelle

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ISBN: 9780316038638
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 2011

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