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Committed to providing a broad selection of outstanding books that mixes popular appeal with literary excellence, the Books for Youth editorial staff has chosen the titles below as best-of-the-year nonfiction and fiction books and picture books.
Attucks! Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened a City. By Phillip Hoose. Farrar, $19.99 (9780374306120). Gr. 9–12.
Hoose details the rise of the legendary basketball program at Crispus Attucks, a black high school in Indianapolis, where the 1954–55 team won the state championship and gained the respect of the largely segregated city. This absorbing chronicle records a pivotal time at the intersection of sports and civil rights.
Bonnie and Clyde: The Making of a Legend. By Karen Blumenthal. Viking, $19.99 (9780451471222). Gr. 7–10.
This exquisitely researched biography examines the image of glamour, recklessness, and all-consuming romance that made outlaws and lovers Bonnie and Clyde folk heroes despite their violent, two-year rampage across the American Southwest.
Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam. By Elizabeth Partridge. Viking, $22.99 (9780670785063). Gr. 7–10.
This fascinating, comprehensive plunge into the Vietnam War finds its heart and soul in eight rich, diverse interviews. Partridge arranges them into a sweeping chronological narrative of the war while letting readers draw connections between the political and the personal in this fractious, painful historical period.
Buried Lives: The Enslaved People of George Washington’s Mount Vernon. By Carla Killough McClafferty. Holiday, $24.99 (9780823436972). Gr. 6–10.
McClafferty profiles some of the enslaved people who worked at Mount Vernon, including some who served the Washingtons during the Revolutionary War and the presidency. Spotlighting six individuals, including Hercules and Oney Judge, who both escaped, this well-documented account brings their lives sharply into focus.
The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler. By John Hendrix. Illus. by the author. Abrams/Amulet, $24.99 (9781419728389). Gr. 6–10.
On dynamically designed pages incorporating evocative illustrations, comics panels, and pithy paragraphs packed with informative historical context about WWII, Hendrix relates the story of German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who attempted to assassinate Hitler. An especially moving, visually thrilling biography.
Hey Kiddo. By Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Illus. by the author. Scholastic/Graphix, $24.99 (9780545902472). Gr. 8–12.
Krosoczka grew up with his grandparents, owing to his mother’s heroin addiction and later imprisonment, and this deeply vulnerable graphic memoir traces the artist’s youth, his ever-growing love of art, and his unconventional family. Snippets of Krosoczka’s childhood drawings and letters add depth to the already poignant artwork. (Top of the List winner—Youth Nonfiction)
Just Mercy (Adapted for Young People): A True Story of the Fight for Justice. By Bryan Stevenson. Delacorte, $18.99 (9780525580034). Gr. 9–12.
Lawyer and social-justice advocate Stevenson brings the topic of mass incarceration to a teen audience in this adaption of the Carnegie Award–winning book for adults, which urges the compassionate treatment of prisoners.
Unpunished Murder: Massacre at Colfax and the Quest for Justice. By Lawrence Goldstone. Scholastic Focus, $17.99 (9781338239454). Gr. 9–12.
Discussing the 1873 Massacre at Colfax, a hate crime in Louisiana, this information-packed book discusses the event’s origins and its consequences, which included the dismantling of Reconstruction. A gripping story and a relevant historical context for current issues surrounding race and justice.
Crash: The Fall and Rise of America in the 1930s. By Marc Favreau. Little, Brown, $18.99 (9780316545860). Gr. 5–8.
In addition to discussing the causes and political ramifications of the Great Depression, this very readable book shows its effects on ordinary people and points out the hardships faced by African Americans, the deportation of Mexican people, and the rise of anti-Semitism during the period.
The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science. By Joyce Sidman. HMH, $17.99 (9780544717138). Gr. 4–7.
Considered by many to be the world’s first ecologist, Maria Merian broke ground through her meticulous observations and beautiful renderings of insects. Sidman’s vibrant, rounded biography is complemented by ample historical context and reproductions of the art that made Merian so notable.
The Hyena Scientist. By Sy Montgomery. Illus. by Nic Bishop. HMH, $18.99 (9780544635111). Gr. 5–7.
While covering hyena behavior, fieldwork processes, and daily life in the African bush, Montgomery profiles a zoologist whose boundary-breaking work is changing public opinion about these much-maligned and frequently misunderstood creatures.
Memphis, Martin and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968. By Alice Faye Duncan. Illus. by R. Gregory Christie. Boyds Mills/Calkins Creek, $17.95 (9781629797182). Gr. 3–6.
Nine-year-old Lorraine tells of the 1968 Memphis sanitation strike from her point of view as the daughter of a striking worker. Her father’s determination, her family’s struggle, her community’s solidarity, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s last days are woven into a moving narrative, illustrated with striking artwork.
Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote. By Susan Zimet and Todd Hasak-Lowy. Viking, $19.99 (9780451477545). Gr. 5–8.
This eye-opening book introduces the women who pushed, marched, insisted, and persisted until voting rights became a reality. It’s a comprehensive overview while still being appealing and accessible to a middle-grade audience.
Spooked: How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America. By Gail Jarrow. Boyds Mills/Calkins Creek, $18.95 (9781629797762). Gr. 5–8.
Orson Welles’ notorious radio performance of The War of the Worlds is the focus of this well-researched book, which not only describes the production process but offers a detailed account of listener’s reactions, neatly linking the broadcast to contemporary issues of media literacy.
They Lost Their Heads! What Happened to Washington’s Teeth, Einstein’s Brain, and Other Famous Body Parts. By Carlyn Beccia. Illus. by the author. Bloomsbury, $18.99 (9780802737458). Gr. 5–8.
In this wacky, gross, and remarkably informative volume, Beccia cleverly incorporates science tidbits into the gnarly stories of famous body parts that have been preserved throughout history, combining high-interest STEM with the social sciences.
Trees: Kings of the Forest. By Andy Hirsch. Illus. by the author. First Second, $12.99 (9781250143105). Gr. 4–8.
Rollicking comics starring a cast of affable forest creatures, including a lively acorn, introduce some surprisingly robust tree science in this installment in the Science Comics series. Explanations of growth, biodiversity, even communication among trees emerge brilliantly crystal clear in the engaging artwork and informative diagrams.
The Triumphant Tale of the House Sparrow. By Jan Thornhill. Illus. by the author. Groundwood, $18.95 (9781773060064). Gr. 2–5.
The history of the house sparrow is closely tied to that of human civilization, and Thornhill uses this unassuming bird as an entry point to discuss adaptation, invasive species, and humanity’s role in shaping the environment. Inviting, painterly illustrations reveal various cultures on which house sparrows left their mark.
What Do You Do with a Voice like That? By Chris Barton and Ekua Holmes. Simon & Schuster/Beach Lane, $17.99 (9781481465625). Gr. 2–4.
With bright, bold images and lyrical language, this picture-book biography explores the life and voice of charismatic Texas congresswoman Barbara Jordan, paying special attention to the role she played as a member of the 1974 U.S. House Judiciary Committee and the stirring televised speech she made to a national audience regarding the committee’s recommendation to impeach President Nixon.
The Elephant. By Jenni Desmond. Illus. by the author. Enchanted Lion, $18.95 (9781592702640). K–Gr. 3.
A smiling young boy shares his enthusiasm for elephants in this stunningly illustrated pachyderm primer. Desmond’s writing is precise and inviting, calling attention to the elephant’s role as a keystone species and humans’ roles in elephants’ diminishing numbers.
In the Past: From Trilobites to Dinosaurs to Mammoths in More than 500 Million Years. By David Elliott. Illus. by Matthew Trueman. Candlewick, $17.99 (9780763660734). K–Gr. 3.
In vivacious, often humorous verse, Elliott walks readers through prehistoric times, introducing dinosaurs and other ancient creatures. The text walks a fine line between scientific and poetic, and with the vibrant portraits, this is a visual and linguistic joy.
Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein. By Linda Bailey. Illus. by Júlia Sardà. Tundra, $17.99 (9781770495593). K–Gr. 3.
This stunning portrait of Mary Shelley artfully draws the talented young writer from history’s shadows, along with her famous monster. Detailed illustrations and story-like writing highlight Shelley’s creativity and imagination. (Top of the List winner—Picture Book)
Pies from Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott. By Dee Romito. Illus. by Laura Freeman. little bee, $17.99 (9781499807202). Gr. 1–3.
Georgia Gilmore, a little-known hero of the civil rights movement, made sandwiches, dinners, and pies to raise money for the Montgomery bus boycott. Fired from her job after testifying in court about mistreatment by bus drivers, she continued to work for civil rights. Strong digital illustrations heighten the story’s quiet power.
Water Land: Land and Water Forms around the World. By Christy Hale. Illus. by the author. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter, $17.99 (9781250152442). PreS–Gr. 1.
This unusual and inventive look at aquatic-related geographic concepts (capes, archipelagos, etc.) is cogent but deep enough to pore over, and its simple design and clear expression make it basic enough for younger readers to grasp.
The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza. By Shaun David Hutchinson. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse, $17.99 (9781481498548). Gr. 9–12.
A chorus of inanimate objects encourages Elena to heal people, but every time she does, several others disappear into a shaft of light. Is it aliens? Nope; just the end times. Sharp, brainy, and often uproarious, this madcap novel is nicely grounded with a cast of refreshingly well-rounded, compassionate characters.
The Astonishing Color of After. By Emily X. R. Pan. Little, Brown, $18.99 (9780316463997). Gr. 9–12.
Following an otherworldly red bird to Taipei leads Leigh straight to the grandparents she never met, along with heartbreaking secrets about her family’s past, especially her mother, who left nothing but questions in the wake of her suicide. Narrated in Leigh’s strong, painterly voice, this compassionate debut simply glows.
The Belles. By Dhonielle Clayton. Disney/Freeform, $17.99 (9781484728499). Gr. 9–12.
In a world where people are born ugly, headstrong Camellia is one of the few blessed with the ability to gift others with temporary beauty. As she fights to become the favorite of the royal family, she learns the true price of beauty in a society that reveres it.
Blood, Water, Paint. By Joy McCullough. Dutton, $17.99 (9780735232112). Gr. 10–12.
With artful descriptions of her paintings and harrowing accounts of her mistreatment, this stunning novel in verse based on the life of gifted painter Artemisia Gentileschi vividly captures the story of a singularly brave, resilient feminist who became an icon during a time when women had almost no agency. (Top of the List winner—Youth Fiction)
Buried beneath the Baobab Tree. By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen, $17.99 (9780062696724). Gr. 8–12.
Based on interviews with girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, this story follows one such girl in a fictionalized account of real-life events. Its short chapters elicit great sympathy and horror, making this both a difficult and necessary read.
Damsel. By Elana K. Arnold. HarperCollins/Balzer+Bray, $17.99 (9780062742322). Gr. 10–12.
A prince ventures into the wilderness to slay a dragon and save a damsel. When he returns home with his rescued bride, he becomes king. But in this pitch-black fairy tale, that damsel’s story is far from over.
I, Claudia. By Mary McCoy. Carolrhoda, $18.99 (9781512448467). Gr. 9–12.
Set in an elite prep school and loosely based on I, Claudius, this suspenseful tale tackles power, high-school politics, and history. Smart, witty, and pretty hard to put down.
Love and Other Carnivorous Plants. By Florence Gonsalves. Little, Brown, $17.99 (9780316436724). Gr. 9–12.
Danny reexamines her identity after an eating disorder and fractured friendship derail her life in this genuinely funny novel. Though Gonsalves’ debut tackles some harrowing topics, it manages to balance humor and pathos perfectly.
Muse of Nightmares. By Laini Taylor. Little, Brown, $19.99 (9780316341714). Gr. 9–12.
This sequel to Printz Honor book Strange the Dreamer (2017) is epic in scope and follows the children of gods and men as they desperately try to end a war that their parents began.
Speak: The Graphic Novel. By Laurie Halse Anderson. Illus. by Emily Carroll. Farrar, $19.99 (9780374300289). Gr. 8–12.
Anderson’s acclaimed novel comes vividly to life in the hands of horror-comics maven Carroll, whose juddering lines, shadowy faces, and cantilevered points of view amplify the terror invading Melinda’s everyday life in the wake of her rape by an upperclassman. Quiet, subtle moments of hope and growth provide the perfect counterweight.
Tess of the Road. By Rachel Hartman. Random, $18.99 (9781101931288). Gr. 9–12.
After a shattering fall from grace, Tess seeks oblivion on the road and joins a search for a legendary serpent. A perceptive examination of rape culture rare in high fantasy and a return to the dragon-inhabited world of Seraphina (2012).
A Very Large Expanse of Sea. By Tahereh Mafi. HarperTeen, $18.99 (9780062866561). Gr. 9–12.
Hijab-wearing Shirin is used to encountering prejudice, especially in the wake of 9/11, so she confronts high school with a cool, detached attitude. But when popular, white Ocean catches her attention, she can’t help but let her walls down. Shirin’s sharp, strong voice narrates this incisive, moving story.
We’ll Fly Away. By Bryan Bliss. Greenwillow, $17.99 (9780062494276). Gr. 9–12.
Interspersed with letters written from death row, Bliss’ deeply empathetic novel reveals the circumstances that landed Luke in prison and his bone-deep friendship with Toby. In spare language with stunning feeling, Bliss keeps the story tight on the characters, but his ultimate message—the death-row inmates deserve compassion—is unmistakable.
What I Leave Behind. By Alison McGhee. Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy, $17.99 (9781481476560). Gr. 9–12.
Will, 16, walks, trying to deal with his father’s death and the rape of his childhood friend. This understated novel, conveying emotions that are pure and sincere, is an artful exercise in melancholy.
The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge. By M. T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin. Illus. by Eugene Yelchin. Candlewick, $24.99 (9780763698225). Gr. 5–8.
Elfin historian Brangwain Spurge’s diplomatic mission to the goblins takes a disastrous turn, forcing him and his goblin host to run for their lives and shed misconceptions about each other’s cultures. Yelchin’s pen-and-ink illustrations, in a medieval style, capture the humor and fantastical details of the text.
Astrid the Unstoppable. By Maria Parr. Candlewick, $16.99 (9781536200171). Gr. 3–5.
When nine-year-old Astrid, the only child in tiny Glimmerdal, discovers that her godfather has created a terrible problem, she takes action to set things right, though she’s trembling inside. Drama and humor are interwoven in this Norwegian chapter book with a strong sense of place and international appeal.
Bob. By Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead. Illus. by Nicholas Gannon. Feiwel and Friends, $16.99 (9781250166623). Gr. 3–5.
Visiting her grandmother in rural, drought-stricken Australia, Livy discovers Bob, a short, skinny, green creature in a bedraggled chicken suit. Endearing characters and surprising twists make this a down-to-earth yet magical story, told with simplicity, immediacy, and wit.
The Book of Boy. By Catherine Gilbert Murdock. Greenwillow, $16.99 (9780062686206). Gr. 5–8.
Set in 1350 in a plague-ridden Europe, this is the not-to-be-missed pilgrimage of Boy, an ostracized child who can speak to animals, and the mysterious, relic-carrying Secundus. Besides being an epic adventure, this is a beautiful piece of bookmaking.
The Boy, the Bird, and the Coffin Maker. By Matilda Woods. Illus. by Anuska Allepuz. Philomel, $16.99 (9780525515210). Gr. 3–5.
Woods confidently unspools the story of how young Tito Bonito becomes the apprentice to a quaint town’s coffin maker in her folkloric debut. Serious themes are outshone by those of friendship and love, making this an uplifting, charming read.
Checked. By Cynthia Kadohata. Illus. by Maurizio Zorat. Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy, $16.99 (9781481446617). Gr. 5–8.
A stable, reliable kid and a serious hockey player, 11-year-old Conor is shaken when he learns that his dog needs expensive cancer treatments. Immediately engaging, this perceptive novel creates a vivid, memorable portrayal of a boy within his single-parent family, his sport, and his gradually broadening world.
Finding Langston. By Lesa Cline-Ransome. Holiday, $16.99 (9780823439607). Gr. 4–7.
In this spare novel threaded with keen insights into the human condition, 11-year-old Langston is awed and comforted by the integrated library in his new Chicago neighborhood in 1946.
Front Desk. By Kelly Yang. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine, $16.99 (9781338157796). Gr. 4–7.
Mia’s family members struggle to keep their jobs at an Anaheim motel in Yang’s debut based on her childhood experiences. Incorporating many details about the immigrant experience, this book will educate some and be a mirror to others.
The Island at the End of Everything. By Kiran Millwood Hargrave. Knopf, $16.99 (9780553535327). Gr. 4–8.
Hargrave transports readers to a leper colony on the Philippines’ Culion Island, 1906, in her poetic and affecting historical novel. When healthy, 12-year-old Ami is forcibly separated from her sick mother, Ami plots a way to return to Culion.
The Language of Spells. By Garret Weyr. Illus. by Katie Harnett. Chronicle, $16.99 (9781452159584). Gr. 4–7.
The friendship between a centuries-old dragon and an 11-year-old girl unravels an ancient mystery in this graceful, fairy-tale-like story. Together, they seek out Austria’s missing dragons and learn important lessons about love and magic.
Rosetown. By Cynthia Rylant. Simon & Schuster/Beach Lane, $16.99 (9781534412774). Gr. 3–5.
Set in Rosetown, Indiana, 1972, this leisurely paced little gem about small-town life introduces nine-year-old Flora, who has some family problems but also two good friends to see her through them.
The Serpent’s Secret. By Sayantani DasGupta. Scholastic, $17.99 (9781338185706). Gr. 4–7.
In this breathtaking adventure steeped in Bengali folklore, Kiranmala is not pleased to learn that she isn’t a normal New Jersey tween but an Indian princess from another dimension. She can’t dwell on it though—time to save her parents from a rakkhosh demon.
Sunny. By Jason Reynolds. Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy, $16.99 (9781481450218). Gr. 5–8.
Reynolds’ third track-team-based drama follows Sunny, who’d rather dance than run—if only that wouldn’t be betraying his legacy. This series continues to provide opportunities for discussion about viewpoint, privilege, loss, diversity of experience, and exactly how much we don’t know about those around us.
Wild Blues. By Beth Kephart. Illus. by William Sulit. Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy, $17.99 (9781481491532). Gr. 5–8.
By turns a mystery, a thriller, and an adventure, this richly woven story follows 13-year-old Lizzie during her summer in the Adirondacks. A nearby prison break and possible kidnapping lead Lizzie into danger as she tries to find her missing friend.
Alma and How She Got Her Name. By Juana Martinez-Neal. Illus. by the author. Candlewick, $15.99 (9780763693558). PreS–Gr. 2.
Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela’s annoyance with her long name turns to love after her father explains its history. Martinez-Neal brings her gentle story to life through beautiful graphite- and colored-pencil artwork set against cream-colored backgrounds.
Baby Monkey, Private Eye. By Brian Selznick and David Serlin. Illus. by Brian Selznick. Scholastic, $16.99 (9781338180619). PreS–Gr. 1.
Baby Monkey’s episodic vignettes don’t actually have that much investigation, but he’s so cute—seriously; check out the nine-page spread of him struggling to put on pants—that it’s impossible to not be charmed. Subtle details in his office at the start of each case will delight adults, too.
A Busy Creature’s Day Eating. By Mo Willems. Illus. by the author. Hyperion, $17.99 (9781368013529). PreS–K.
A purple creature munches his way through Willems’ hilarious and wildly energetic abecedary until an (unsurprising) upset stomach demands parental doctoring. Creative and hilarious, this unusual alphabet book has all the right ingredients to become a hit.
The Dinosaur Expert. By Margaret McNamara. Illus. by G. Brian Karas. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99 (9780553511437). K–Gr. 3.
A field trip to the natural history museum? That’s perfect for Kimmy, a fossil collector and dinosaur expert. Though a classmate’s statement, “Girls aren’t scientists,” leaves her deflated, their teacher restores her confidence with photos of women paleontologists. Clear writing and sensitive illustrations work together beautifully in this well-crafted picture book.
Drawn Together. By Minh Lê. Illus. by Dan Santat. Disney/Hyperion, $17.99 (9781484767603). K–Gr. 2.
In exuberantly illustrated, nearly wordless pages, a boy and his Thai-speaking grandfather leap over their language barrier and bond through their common love of art. Their distinctive art styles are rich with action, motion, and imagination, and the combination is thrillingly dynamic.
Dreamers. By Yuyi Morales. Illus. by the author. Holiday/Neal Porter, $18.99 (9780823440559).
Soñadores. By Yuyi Morales. Illus. by the author. Tr. by Teresa Mlawer. Holiday/Neal Porter, $18.99 (9780823442584). PreS–Gr. 2.
Based on her own immigration tale, Morales’ newest picture book (available in English and Spanish editions) recounts the challenges and wonders of living in a new country. In it, a mother and son find hope and opportunity in the books of their local library, joyfully depicted in breathtaking mixed-media illustrations.
Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise. By David Ezra Stein. Illus. by the author. Candlewick, $16.99 (9780763688424). PreS–Gr. 3.
Chicken is excited about her teacher’s statement that “every story has an elephant of surprise.” But no one is more surprised than her papa when a golden-haired blue elephant pops up in every fairy tale he reads aloud. Contrasting art styles add to the fun of this playful picture book.
Night Job. By Karen Hesse. Illus. by G. Brian Karas. Candlewick, $16.99 (9780763662387). PreS–Gr. 1.
A boy and his father, a night custodian at a school, turn the evening’s job into an adventure. Hesse’s eloquent, lyrical lines and Karas’ sweet illustrations of the boy and his dad evoke the mystery of a school at night and the simple joy of spending time together.
The Other Ducks. By Ellen Yeomans. Illus. by Chris Sheban. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter, $17.99 (9781626725027). PreS–Gr. 2.
This Duck and That Duck swim in the lake-like Big Puddle every day until fall, when they join other “birdy-birds” flying south. The distinctive narration draws viewers into the characters’ world through precisely chosen, unpretentious words, while luminous artwork portrays the characters with warmth and quirky individuality. A quiet, amusing story.
The Patchwork Bike. By Maxine Beneba Clarke. Illus. by Van Thanh Rudd. Candlewick, $15.99 (9781536200317). Gr. 1–3.
Onomatopoeia-rich text and lush, expressive paintings with a marvelous sense of motion make up this joyous picture book about a girl and her brothers, who cobble together a bike from found parts and race it all over their village.
Petra. By Marianna Coppo. Illus. by the author. Tr. by Thames & Hudson and Debbie Bibo. Tundra, $17.99 (9780735262676). PreS–Gr. 1.
Petra, an adorable rock, shows unflagging optimism as she is thrown, carried, and dropped into new circumstances. Coppo uses tempera, pastels, and digital collage to create endearing illustrations, which make this a keeper, especially when combined with Petra’s unmitigated confidence in an unpredictable world.
Potato Pants! By Laurie Keller. Illus. by the author. Holt/Christy Ottaviano, $17.99 (9781250107237). K–Gr. 2.
In this manic tale, an eager potato almost misses out on the slacks of his dreams during the Lance Vance’s Fancy Pants Store sale. The alliteration-rich narrative is matched by varied cartoon tubers filling the pages. This induces “peels” of laughter.
The Wall in the Middle of the Book. By Jon Agee. Illus. by the author. Dial, $17.99 (9780525555452). PreS–Gr. 2.
A small knight gets a hilarious but meaningful lesson in friendship, assumptions, and the dangers of a divided world. Agee’s signature cartoon artwork employs simple shapes, white backgrounds, and muted colors, appropriate to the deadpan delivery of the story.
You’re Snug with Me. By Chitra Soundar. Illus. by Poonam Mistry. Lantana, $17.99 (9781911373476). PreS–Gr. 2.
As two young polar bears grow, they ask their mother questions about their world in this breathtakingly illustrated tribute to the Arctic world, which offers a gentle environmental lesson in addition to mesmerizingly detailed artwork.
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