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blushes on the playground. When one student
takes the teasing too far, the girl must make a critical decision.
Roger Is Reading a Book. By Koen Van Biesen.
Illus. by the author. Tr. by Laura Watkinson.
Eerdmans, $16 (9780802854421).
Cinematic art and text illuminate exuberant
Emily, whose loud hobbies interrupt Roger as he
tries to peacefully read his book.
Sidewalk Flowers. By JonArno Lawson.
Illus. by Sydney Smith. Groundwood, $16.95
A little girl collects wildflowers while her distracted
father pays little attention. In a wordless homage to
the importance of small things, each flower becomes
a gift, transforming the giver and the recipient.
The Skunk. By Mac Barnett. Illus. by
Patrick McDonnell. Roaring Brook, $17.99
What is a man to do when a skunk appears on
his doorstep? Readers follow the man and skunk
on a quirky, humorous adventure.
Special Delivery. By Philip C. Stead. Illus.
by Matthew Cordell. Roaring Brook, $17.99
Meeting some odd characters along the way, Sadie travels by plane, train, and alligator to deliver
an elephant to lonely Great-Aunt Josephine.
Supertruck. By Stephen Savage. Illus. by the
author. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter, $12.99
When a blizzard comes to town, an unassum-
ing garbage truck secretly trades his glasses for a
powerful snowplow and becomes the heroic “Su-
pertruck.” A 2016 Geisel Honor Book.
Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova. By
Laurel Snyder. Illus. by Julie Morstad. Chronicle,
Elegant illustrations and poetic text tell the
story of Anna Pavlova, an accomplished ballerina
who shared the beauty and joy of dance with the
Tiptoe Tapirs. By Hanmin Kim. Illus. by
the author. Tr. by Sera Lee. Holiday, $16.95
Other than Tapir and her little one, the jungle
animals are all so noisy! When a hunter comes
to the jungle, the other animals learn the value
of quiet. Stylized illustrations convey the jungle
Trombone Shorty. By Troy Andrews.
Illus. by Bryan Collier. Abrams, $17.95
In this autobiography, Trombone Shorty reminisces about his early life in the jazz-music scene
of his beloved hometown of New Orleans. A 2016
Caldecott Honor Book and the 2016 Coretta
Scott King Illustrator Award winner.
Two Mice. By Sergio Ruzzier. Illus. by the
author. Clarion, $12.99 (9780544302099).
Two mice embark on adventures on the water
and in the air, by both day and night. Beginning
readers will enjoy the simple text, the counting experience, and the colorful illustrations.
Wait. By Antoinette Portis. Illus. by the
author. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter, $16.99
On their way to catch a bus, a mother wants to
hurry; her child wants to wait. A surprise stops
them both, just short of the bus.
Waiting. By Kevin Henkes. Illus. by the author.
Greenwillow, $17.99 (9780062368430).
In this gentle story of five animal figurines waiting together by the window, readers and characters
meet new friends, observe the unhurried passage
of the seasons, and anticipate what may come
next. A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book and a 2016
Geisel Honor Book.
Water Is Water: A Book about the Water Cycle.
By Miranda Paul. Illus. by Jason Chin. Roaring
Brook/Neal Porter, $17.99 (9781596439849).
Through simple, poetic phrases and engaging
watercolor illustrations, a sister and brother experience the water cycle throughout the seasons.
Who Done It? By Olivier Tallec. Illus. by the
author. Chronicle, $15.99 (9781452141985).
Flip the pages to view the suspect lineups and
use the visual clues to determine the “who done it”
on each page. A mystery designed for preschoolers.
Wolfie the Bunny. By Ame Dyckman. Illus.
by Zachariah OHora. Little, Brown, $17
When her parents decide to raise a baby wolf
as their own, Dot the rabbit fears that he will eat
them all up until a surprising encounter with a
bear brings them closer together.
The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy. By
Beatrice Alemagna. Illus. by the author. Tr. by
Claudia Zoe Bedrick. Enchanted Lion, $18.95
Five-year-old Eddie, after a spirited quest
William C. Morris Award Finalist
★ “Both hopeful and devastatingly real.”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
★ “[A] moving debut.”
—Booklist (starred review)
★ “A poignant look at the messiness of love, faith, and humanity.”
—School Library Journal (starred review)
978- 1-4231 -9738- 6•$17. 99
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