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new occupants fear him. He soon meets Jane and
discovers the wonder and joy of a true friend. Cut-paper collages capture Leo’s emotional journey.
Lillian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration of the
Voting Rights Act of 1965. By Jonah Winter.
Illus. by Shane W. Evans. Random/Schwartz &
Wade, $16.99 (9780385390286).
Recalling the fight for the Voting Rights Act of
1965, a 100-year-old woman on the way to cast
her ballot recounts the journey her family faced in
gaining the right to vote.
Mango, Abuela, and Me. By Meg Medina. Illus.
by Angela Dominguez. Candlewick, $15.99
When Mia discovers that her abuela can’t
speak English, she finds the perfect gift that
helps them both with their language barrier.
Vibrant illustrations and Spanish words blend
together to create a warm family story. A 2016
Belpré Illustrator Honor Book and a Belpré Author Honor Book.
The Moon Is Going to Addy’s House. By
Ida Pearle. Illus. by the author. Dial, $17.99
Addy and her family watch the moon follow
them through the sky on a car ride home. Colorful cut-paper collage illustrations in luminescent
tones illuminate the journey.
The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea. By
Brenda Z. Guiberson. Illus. by Gennady Spirin.
Holt, $17.99 (9780805099614).
A dozen intriguing sea animals in the ocean
explain their unique characteristics. Readers are
invited to choose which is the most amazing.
Moving Blocks. By Yusuke Yonezu. Illus. by the
author. Michael Neugebauer/Minedition, $11.99
In this small-format board book, three squares
transform into a variety of vehicles, and with each
page turn, shapes turn into objects in a fun visual
Mr. Squirrel and the Moon. By Sebastian
Meschenmoser. Illus. by the author. Tr. by
David Henry Wilson. NorthSouth, $18.95
Mr. Squirrel’s imagination runs wild when
he mistakes a wheel of cheese for the moon.
Gorgeous illustrations detail his efforts to get
rid of the moon before anyone comes looking
My Tata’s Remedies / Los remedios de mi
tata. By Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford. Illus.
by Antonio Castro L. Cinco Puntos, $17.95
Aaron learns firsthand from his grandfather
(Tata), who cares for family, friends, and neighbors, the significance of healing with a tender
touch of wisdom and medicinal herbs. A 2016
Belpré Illustrator Honor Book.
A Pig, a Fox, and a Box. By Jonathan
Fenske. Illus. by the author. Penguin, $3.99
In three humorous stories, not-so-clever Fox
comes out the worse for wear when he uses a box
to play tricks on his friend Pig. A 2016 Geisel
Piper Green and the Fairy Tree. By Ellen
Potter. Illus. by Qin Leng. Knopf, $14.99
Piper Green’s life is rich with family, friends, kittens, and magic. She meets her challenges head-on
and shows her spirit in everything she does.
The Popcorn Astronauts and Other Biteable
Rhymes. By Deborah Ruddell. Illus. by Joan
Rankin. Simon & Schuster/Margaret K.
McElderry, $17.99 (9781442465558).
Sink your teeth into a delicious collection of poetry
for all seasons, complete with imaginative watercolor
illustrations that bring the whimsy to life.
The Princess and the Pony. By Kate Beaton.
Illus. by the author. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine,
Princess Pinecone wants a proper warrior’s horse
for her birthday. The round, short, flatulent one
she gets instead is not what she had in mind, but
she learns it can be a secret weapon.
Raindrops Roll. By April Pulley Sayre. Illus.
by the author. Simon & Schuster/Beach Lane,
Beautifully detailed, up-close photos of the natural world demonstrate the wonder of raindrops
as they splatter, drip, roll, and more.
Red. By Jan De Kinder. Illus. by the author.
Tr. by Laura Watkinson. Eerdmans, $16
A girl and her friends laugh when a classmate