Children & Teens Books of the Week

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Snow Scene Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626726802
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - November 7th, 2017

Striking a dreamier tone, Richard Jackson’s thoughtful language creates a lyrical call-and-response in Snow Scene (Roaring Brook, $17.99). Acrylics from Laura Vaccaro Seeger capture the sleepy sensation of a snowy day, then burst into thrilling spring color in this visual and auditory feast. Ages 0-5. Amy Dickinson.

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If Picasso Painted a Snowman Cover Image
By Amy Newbold, Greg Newbold (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780884485933
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - October 3rd, 2017

Amy and Greg Newbold have opened a whimsical window into art history for the young reader: snowmen! Illustrator Greg envisions what it would look like If Picasso Painted a Snowman (Tilbury House, $17.95) (a cubist snowman, of course), as well as imagining snowy creations by Marc Chagall (bright, cavorting circus snowmen), Gustav Klimt (a cozy snowman family wrapped up in a highly geometric quilt), Grant Wood (Snowman Gothic), and eleven other masters. This goofy, immersive introduction to style, a boon to emerging artists and art appreciators, is topped off with an invitation to readers to develop a unique style of their own. Ages 7-10. Emily Ellerbe.

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Spinning Cover Image
By Tillie Walden, Tillie Walden (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626727724
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Published: First Second - September 12th, 2017

A figure skater for twelve years, Tillie Walden has been Spinning (First Second, $17.99) through life as she desperately tries to navigate the intensity of her training schedule while also living the life of a normal suburban teen. In a world where it’s so important to appear flawless, how can a person feel so uncomfortable in her own skin? In a sport where independence matters and it’s every girl for herself, how is a competitor supposed to build lasting relationships? A graphic memoir of friends, family, figure skating, and coming out, Walden’s tale of self-doubt becoming personal triumph is raw, gripping, and sure to spark emotion. Ages 14-18. Allison Witten.