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  • The Man Who Walked Between the Towersby Mordicai Gerstein; Mordicai Gerstein

    Square Fish 2007; US$ 7.39

    The Man Who Walked Between the Towers is the winner of the 2004 Caldecott Medal, the 2004 winner of the Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Picture Books, and the winner of the 2006 Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video. more...

  • Papa's Mechanical Fishby Candace Fleming; Boris Kulikov

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2013; US$ 13.49

    Clink! Clankety-bang! Thump-whirr! That's the sound of Papa at work. Although he is an inventor, he has never made anything that works perfectly, and that's because he hasn't yet found a truly fantastic idea. But when he takes his family fishing on Lake Michigan, his daughter Virena asks, "Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a fish?"?and... more...

  • Edward Hopper Paints His Worldby Robert Burleigh; Wendell Minor

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2014; US$ 13.49

    As a boy, Edward Hopper knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up: on the cover of his pencil box, he wrote the words EDWARD HOPPER, WOULD-BE ARTIST. He traveled to New York and to Paris to hone his craft. And even though no one wanted to buy his paintings for a long time, he never stopped believing in his dream to be an artist. He was fascinated... more...

  • Florence Nightingaleby Demi; Demi

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2014; US$ 13.49

    Florence Nightingale revolutionized the world of medicine and nursing by emphasizing cleanliness, food that was hot and nutritious, and organization in hospitals. What began as an attempt to make army hospitals safer and more effective became a lifelong mission, and remains relevant today. This new picture book biography of Florence Nightingale,... more...

  • The Iridescence of Birdsby Patricia MacLachlan; Hadley Hooper

    Roaring Brook Press 2014; US$ 13.49

    If you were a boy named Henri Matisse who lived in a dreary town in northern France, what would your life be like? Would it be full of color and art? Full of lines and dancing figures? Find out in this beautiful, unusual picture book about one of the world's most famous and influential artists by acclaimed author and Newbery Medal-winning Patricia... more...

  • The Pilot and the Little Princeby Peter Sís; Peter Sís

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2014; US$ 14.24

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born in France in 1900, when airplanes were just being invented. Antoine dreamed of flying and grew up to be a pilot?and that was when his adventures began. He found a job delivering mail by plane, which had never been done before. He and his fellow pilots traveled to faraway places and discovered new ways of getting from... more...

  • Viva Fridaby Yuyi Morales; Tim O'Meara

    Roaring Brook Press 2014; US$ 13.49

    A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book A 2015 Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Award Frida Kahlo, one of the world's most famous and unusual artists is revered around the world. Her life was filled with laughter, love, and tragedy, all of which influenced what she painted on her canvases. Distinguished author/illustrator Yuyi Morales illuminates Frida's life and... more...

  • Elena Vanishingby Elena Dunkle; Clare B. Dunkle

    Chronicle Books LLC 2015; US$ 1.99

    Seventeen-year-old Elena is vanishing. Every day means renewed determination, so every day means fewer calories. This is the story of a girl whose armor against anxiety becomes artillery against herself as she battles on both sides of a lose-lose war in a struggle with anorexia. Told entirely from Elena's perspective over a five-year period and cowritten... more...

  • Speak a Word for Freedomby Janet Willen; Marjorie Gann

    Tundra 2015; US$ 21.99

    From the early days of the antislavery movement, when political action by women was frowned upon, British and American women were tireless and uncompromising campaigners. Without their efforts, emancipation would have taken much longer. And the commitment of today's women, who fight against human trafficking and child slavery, descends directly from... more...

  • UnSlutby Emily Lindin

    Zest 2015; US$ 13.86

    When Emily Lindin was eleven years old, she was branded a ?slut? by the rest of her classmates. For the next few years of her life, she was bullied incessantly at school, after school, and online. At the time, Emily didn't feel comfortable confiding in her parents or in the other adults her my life. But she did keep a diary. Slut/UnSlut is adapted... more...