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July 21, 2014

Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems, selected by Paul B. Janeczko, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, is a stunningly beautiful book of poems for all seasons -- and all are short and easy to memorize.

Happy reading!



The Arts
An Eye for Art
An Eye for Art
presented by the National Gallery of Art

Go
Go
A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design

by Chip Kidd

Artist to Artist


What's Your Favorite Animal?
by Eric Carle and Friends

I Dreamed of Flying Like a Bird
by Robert B. Haas

A Is For Art
by Stephen T. Johnson

Colorful Dreamer
by Marjorie Blain Parker
illustrated by Holly Berry



Biography
Dare the Wind
Dare the Wind
by Tracey Fern
pictures by Emily Arnold McCully

Randolph Caldecott
Randolph Caldecott
The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing

by Leonard Marcus

Gregor Mendel
The Friar Who Grew Peas

by Cheryl Bardoe
illustrated by Jos. A. Smith

The Day-Glo Brothers
by Chris Barton
illustrated by Tony Persiani

The Goat Lady
by Jane Bregoli

A River of Words
by Jen Bryant
illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Barnum's Bones
by Tracey Fern
illustrated by Boris Kulikov

The Trouble Begins at 8
by Sid Fleischman

The Lincolns
by Candace Fleming

Amelia Lost
by Candace Fleming

Rosa
by Nikki Giovanni, illustrated by Bryan Collier

Spirit Seeker
by Gary Golio
paintings by Rudy Gutierrez

The Boy Who Loved Math
by Deborah Heiligman
pictures by LeUyen Pham

Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek
by Deborah Hopkinson
illustrated by John Hendrix

March, Book One
by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Pop!
by Meghan McCarthy

Me . . . Jane
by Patrick McDonnell

Temple Grandin
by Sy Montgomery

Stay
The True Story of Ten Dogs

by Michaela Muntean
photographs by K. C. Bailey and Stephen Kazmierski

Me, Frida
by Amy Novesky
illustrated by David Diaz

Miss Moore Thought Otherwise
by Jan Pinborough
illustrated by Debby Atwell

Helen's Big World
by Doreen Rappaport
illustrated by Matt Tavares

To Dare Mighty Things
by Doreen Rappaport
illustrated by C. F. Payne

Drawing from Memory
by Allen Say

Martin de Porres
The Rose in the Desert

by Gary D. Schmidt
illustrated by David Diaz

Knucklehead
by Jon Scieszka

Sandy's Circus
by Tanya Lee Stone
illustrated by Boris Kulikov

Balloons Over Broadway
by Melissa Sweet

Becoming Babe Ruth
by Matt Tavares

Smile
by Raina Telgemeier

Wise Guy
by M. D. Usher
pictures by William Bramhall

Queen of the Falls
by Chris Van Allsburg

All the Way to America
by Dan Yaccarino

The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau
by Dan Yaccarino

Erika's Story
by Ruth Vander Zee
illustrated by Roberto Innocenti



Folklore & Literature
Shahnameh
Shahnameh
The Persian Book of Kings

retold by Elizabeth Laird
illustrated by Shirin Adl
Whiskers, Tails & Wings
Whiskers, Tails & Wings
by Judy Goldman
illustrated by Fabricio VandenBroeck
Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal
by Paul Fleischman
illustrated by Jane Paschkis


History
The Great American Dust Bowl
The Great American Dust Bowl
by Don Brown

The Nazi Hunters
The Nazi Hunters
by Neal Bascomb

Sugar Changed the World
by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos

Bootleg
by Karen Blumenthal

Revolutionary Friends
by Selene Castrovilla
illustrated by Drazen Kozjan

Hoop Genius
by John Coy
illustrations by Joe Morse

14 Cows for America
by Carmen Agra Deedy
in collaboration with Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah
photographs by Andy Comins

Energy Island
by Allan Drummond

Locomotive
by Brian Floca

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
by Philip Hoose

Titanic
Voices from the Disaster

by Deborah Hopkinson

I Have a Dream
by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
paintings by Kadir Nelson

We've Got a Job
by Cynthia Levinson

Truce
by Jim Murphy

We Are the Ship
by Kadir Nelson

Heart and Soul
by Kadir Nelson

Pale Male
by Janet Schulman
illustrated by Meilo So

Bomb
by Steve Sheinkin

The Wall
by Peter Sis

Almost Astronauts
by Tanya Lee Stone

When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky
by Lauren Stringer

The Secret of Priest's Grotto
by Peter Lane Taylor with Christos Nicola



Mathematics
Bedtime Math
Bedtime Math
by Laura Overdeck
illustrated by Jim Paillot

That's a Possibility
That's a Possibility
by Bruce Goldstone

Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar
by Masaichiro and Mitsumasa Anno

The Cat in Numberland
by Ivar Ekeland
illustrated by John O'Brien
Just a Second
by Steve Jenkins

Greater Estimations
by Bruce Goldstone

How Many Jelly Beans?
by Andrea Menotti
illustrated by Yancey Labat

You Can Count on Monsters
by Richard Evan Schwartz

If America Were a Village
by David J. Smith
illustrated by Shelagh Armstrong



Poetry
Firefly July
Firefly July
selected by Paul B. Janeczko
illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Poems to Learn by Heart
Poems to Learn by Heart
selected by Caroline Kennedy
paintings by Jon J Muth

My People
by Langston Hughes
photographs by Charles R. Smith Jr.

Edgar Allan Poe's Pie
by J. Patrick Lewis
illustrated by Michael Slack

Giving Thanks
edited by Katherine Paterson
illustrations by Pamela Dalton

Guyku
by Bob Raczka
illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

What the Heart Knows
by Joyce Sidman
illustrations by Pamela Zagarenski

Follow Follow
by Marilyn Singer
illustrated by Josée Masse

I Heard God Talking to Me
by Elizabeth Spires

Why War Is Never a Good Idea
by Alice Walker
illustrations by Stefano Vitale

Won Ton
A Cat Tale Told in Haiku

by Lee Wardlaw
illustrated by Eugene Yelchin



Science
Eye to Eye
Eye to Eye
by Steve Jenkins

A Little Book of Sloth
A Little Book of Sloth
by Lucy Cooke

The Periodic Table
Elements With Style!

created by Basher
written by Adrian Dingle

ZooBorns: The Next Generation
by Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland

Look Up!
by Annette LeBlanc Cate

Just the Right Size
by Nicola Davies
illustrated by Neal Layton

Wild Horse Scientists
by Kay Frydenborg

Frog Song
by Brenda Z. Guiberson
illustrated by Gennady Spirin

Moonbird
by Phillip Hoose

Never Smile at a Monkey
by Steve Jenkins

Dogs and Cats
by Steve Jenkins

My First Day
by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page

The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees
by Sandra Markle

The Tapir Scientist
by Sy Montgomery
photographs by Nic Bishop

Hatch!
by Roxie Munro

Albert Einstein and Relativity for Kids
by Jerome Pohlen

The Mighty Mars Rovers
by Elizabeth Rusch

Swirl By Swirl
by Joyce Sidman
pictures by Beth Krommes

Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled
by Catherine Thimmesh

The Frog Scientist
by Pamela S. Turner, photographs by Andy Comins