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Joe Cepeda
Cepeda talks about creating SWING SISTERS.
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The illustrator discusses his process for creating the exuberant artwork in SWING SISTERS, a new picture book by Karen Deans.
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ABE LINCOLN: His Wit and Wisdom from A–Z
by Alan Schroeder
illustrated by John O’Brien


This nontraditional tribute to the president who brought the homespun humor of his humble beginnings to the White House uses the alphabet to organize a wealth of information about his life and accomplishments.

★ "The book quotes Lincoln as saying, 'Whatever you are, be a good one.' This team goes beyond good; they excel at making history real, enjoyable and memorable."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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E-book available

NONFICTION PICTURE BOOK

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New Shoes
by Susan Lynn Meyer
Eric Velasquez, Illustrator

A lushly illustrated picture book takes a heartfelt look at segregation as two African American girls find an inventive way to foil Jim Crow laws.

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PICTURE BOOK

Swing Sisters
The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm
by Karen Deans
Joe Cepeda, Illustrator

The story of how the talented members of an integrated, barrier-breaking, all-female big band overcome racism and sexism through music is told in this nonfiction picture book that comes alive with a text and art that swings.

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PICTURE BOOK

Families
by Shelley Rotner and Sheila M. Kelly

Celebrate diversity with this picture book for very young children about the many faces of contemporary families in this companion to Shades of People.

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NONFICTION PICTURE BOOK

Mr. Happy and Miss Grimm
by Antonie Schneider
Susanne Strasser, Illustrator

Mr. Happy has just moved in next door, and Miss Grimm is not pleased. An eternally joyful optimist worms his way into his embittered neighbor's affections in this colorful and heartwarming story of blossoming friendship.

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PICTURE BOOK

Classroom Picks . . . New in the I Like to Read® Series!
3, 2, 1, Go!
An I Like to Read® Book Level G
by Emily Arnold McCully
Emily Arnold McCully, Illustrator

Underdog Min, clever and resourceful, manages to overcome a problem in this easy-to-read book that celebrates ingenuity and perseverance.

CCSS:
RL.1.1-4, 6, 7, 9
L.1.1, 1b, 1c, 1I, 1j, 4, 4a, 5, 5c, 6
RF.1.1,1a ,2, 2b, 3, 3f, 3g, 4, 4a, 4c
SL.1.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 2-6
W.1.1-3, 5, 6, 8
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