Five questions for Leo Landry
• Grin and Bear It by Leo Landry, Charlesbridge, 5–7 years.
• Space Boy and Eat Your Peas, Ivy Louise! both by Leo Landry, Houghton, 4–8 years.
• Fat Bat and Swoop and Sea Surprise both by Leo Landry, Holt, 5–7 years.
• The Green Queen by Nick Sharratt, Candlewick, 4–8 years.
• Jokes for Children by Marguerite Kohl and Frederica Young, illus. by Bob Patterson, Hill & Wang, 7–10 years.
Back to school
• Hornbooks and Inkwells by Verla Kay, illus. by S. D. Schindler, Putnam, 5–8 years.
• The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray, illus. by Mike Lowery, Putnam, 5–8 years.
• Clementine and the Family Meeting by Sara Pennypacker, illus. by Marla Frazee, Disney-Hyperion, 6–9 years.
• 7 x 9 = Trouble! by Claudia Mills, illus. by G. Brian Karas, Farrar, 6–9 years.
• Fractions = Trouble! by Claudia Mills, illus. by G. Brian Karas, Farrar, 6–9 years.
Size matters in picture books
• 999 Tadpoles by Ken Kimura, illus. by Yasunari Murakami, North-South, 3–6 years.
• The Little Little Girl with the Big Big Voice by Kristen Balouch, Little Simon/Simon, 2–5 years.
• Ten Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin Jr, illus. by Lois Ehlert, Beach Lane/Simon, 2–5 years.
• A Little Bitty Man and Other Poems for the Very Young by Halfdan Rasmussen; trans. by Marilyn Nelson and Pamela Espeland, illus. by Kevin Hawkes, Candlewick, 3–6 years.
Illustrated middle-grade fiction
• Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin, Holt, 8–12 years.
• The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck, both by Brian Selznick, 9–12 years.
• Big Nate on a Roll by Lincoln Peirce, Harper/HarperCollins, 9–12 years.
YA historical fiction (and one biography)
• The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow, HarperTeen/HarperCollins, 14 years and up.
• The Ausländer by Paul Dowswell, Bloomsbury, 12 years and up.
• Cleopatra’s Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter, Levine/Scholastic, 14 years and up.
• City of Orphans by Avi, illus. by Greg Ruth, Jackson/Atheneum, 10–14 years.
• Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London by Andrea Warren, Houghton, 10–14 years.