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March 12, 2018

The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon, by Greg Pizzoli, tells the story of a man who was a celebrity in his day, but who is now more famous for his failure than for his many successes.

Happy reading!

The Arts
Seeing Things
Seeing Things
by Joel Meyerowitz

Edward Hopper Paints His World
Edward Hopper Paints His World
by Robert Burleigh
paintings by Wendell Minor

Artist to Artist

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

Oops Paint
by Kathryn Horn Coneway

The Scraps Book
by Lois Ehlert

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

A Is For Art
by Stephen T. Johnson

A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design

by Chip Kidd

An Eye for Art
presented by the National Gallery of Art

Colorful Dreamer
by Marjorie Blain Parker
illustrated by Holly Berry

The Noisy Paint Box
by Barb Rosenstock
illustrated by Mary Grandpré

The Quest for Z
by Greg Pizzoli

Silent Days, Silent Dreams
by Allen Say

by Glenda Armand
illustrations by Floyd Cooper

The Griffin and the Dinosaur
by Marc Aronson with Adrienne Mayor
illustrated by Chris Muller

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

by Chris Barton
illustrated by Don Tate

by Cece Bell

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

Dare the Wind
by Tracey Fern
pictures by Emily Arnold McCully

by Tracey Fern
pictures by Boris Kulikov

The Trouble Begins at 8
by Sid Fleischman

The Lincolns
by Candace Fleming

Amelia Lost
by Candace Fleming

by Joel Christian Gill

by Nikki Giovanni, illustrated by Bryan Collier

Spirit Seeker
by Gary Golio
paintings by Rudy Gutierrez

by Shannon Hale
illustrated by LeUyen Pham

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

Ada's Violin
by Susan Hood
illustrated by Sally Wern Comport

Tiny Stitches
by Gwendolyn Hooks
illustrated by Colin Bootman

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

by Bimba Landmann

I Dissent
by Debbie Levy
illustrations by Elizabeth Baddeley

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

by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Randolph Caldecott
The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing

by Leonard Marcus

by Meghan McCarthy

Me . . . Jane
by Patrick McDonnell

Temple Grandin
by Sy Montgomery

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

by Katherine Paterson

by Miranda Paul
illustrations by Elizabeth Zunon

Miss Moore Thought Otherwise
by Jan Pinborough
illustrated by Debby Atwell

A Poem for Peter
by Andrea Davis Pinkney
pictures by Lou Fancher & Steve Johnson

A Boy and a Jaguar
by Alan Rabinowitz
illustrated by Cátia Chen

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

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

Frederick's Journey
by Doreen Rappaport
illustrated by London Ladd

by Dean Robbins
illustrated by Sean Qualls & Selina Alko

Drawing from Memory
by Allen Say

Martin de Porres
The Rose in the Desert

by Gary D. Schmidt
illustrated by David Diaz

by Jon Scieszka

by Laurel Snyder
illustrated by Julie Morstad

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

Balloons Over Broadway
by Melissa Sweet

Some Writer
by Melissa Sweet

Becoming Babe Ruth
by Matt Tavares

by Raina Telgemeier

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

Queen of the Falls
by Chris Van Allsburg

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

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine
by Laurie Wallmark
illustrated by April Chu

by Carole Weatherford Boston
illustrated by Raul Colón

by Jeanette Winter

All the Way to America
by Dan Yaccarino

The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau
by Dan Yaccarino

Folklore & Literature
The Singing Bones
by Shaun Tan

Hansel & Gretel
by Neil Gaiman
art by Lorenzo Mattotti

Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal
by Paul Fleischman
illustrated by Jane Paschkis
by Judy Goldman
illustrated by Fabricio VandenBroeck
The Persian Book of Kings

retold by Elizabeth Laird
illustrated by Shirin Adl

The Skydiving Beavers
by Susan Wood
illustrated by Gÿsbert van Frankenhuyzen

Her Right Foot
by Dave Eggers
art by Shawn Harris

Sugar Changed the World
by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos

by Chris Barton
illustrated by Victo Ngai

The Nazi Hunters
by Neal Bascomb

by Karen Blumenthal

The Great American Dust Bowl
by Don Brown

Revolutionary Friends
by Selene Castrovilla
illustrated by Drazen Kozjan

Hoop Genius
by John Coy
illustrations by Joe Morse

written by Kathryn Gibbs Davis
illustrated by Gilbert Ford

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

Energy Island
by Allan Drummond

story by Dave Eggers
art by Tucker Nichols

by Brian Floca

by Russell Freedman

written by Jonathan Hennessey
art by Aaron McConnell

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
by Philip Hoose

by Phillip Hoose

Voices from the Disaster

by Deborah Hopkinson

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

by Heather Lang
illustrated by Raúl Colón

by Mary Beth Leatherdale
illustrated and designed by Eleanor Shakespeare

We've Got a Job
by Cynthia Levinson

by Cynthia Levinson

by Lindsay Mattick
illustrated by Sophie Blackall

by Claire Rudolf Murphy
illustrated by Bryan Collier

by Jim Murphy

We Are the Ship
by Kadir Nelson

Heart and Soul
by Kadir Nelson

by Daniel O'Brien
illustrations by Winston Rowntree

by Linda Barrett Osborne

Pale Male
by Janet Schulman
illustrated by Meilo So

by Steve Sheinkin

The Wall
by Peter Sis

by Suzanne Slade
illustrated by Jennifer Black Reinhardt

by Caren Stilson

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

by Peggy Thomas
illustrations by Stacy Innerst

by Sally M. Walker
illustrated by Jonathan D. Voss

How Much Does a Ladybug Weigh?
by Alison Limentani

What in the World?
by Nancy Raines Day
illustrated by Kurt Cyrus

Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar
by Masaichiro and Mitsumasa Anno

by Sarah C. Campbell
photographs by Sarah C. Campbell and Richard P. Campbell

The Cat in Numberland
by Ivar Ekeland
illustrated by John O'Brien
by Laura Overdeck
illustrated by Jim Paillot

Just a Second
by Steve Jenkins

Greater Estimations
by Bruce Goldstone

That's a Possibility
by Bruce Goldstone

by Bruce Goldstone

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

You Can Count on Monsters
by Richard Evan Schwartz

by Richard Evan Schwartz

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

by David J. Smith
illustrated by Steve Adams

Out of Wonder
by Kwame Alexander
with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth
illustrated by Ekua Holmes

One Last Word
One Last Word
by Nikki Grimes

When Green Becomes Tomatoes
by Julie Fogliano
pictures by Julie Morstad

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

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

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

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

How I Discovered Poetry
by Marilyn Nelson
illustrated by Hadley Hooper

Giving Thanks
edited by Katherine Paterson
illustrations by Pamela Dalton

by Bob Raczka
illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

My Country

Poems by Haitian Schoolchildren
illustrated by Rogé

What the Heart Knows
by Joyce Sidman
illustrations by Pamela Zagarenski

Winter Bees
by Joyce Sidman
illustrated by Rick Allen

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

Brown Girl Dreaming
by Jacqueline Woodson

The Elephant Keeper
by Margriet Ruurs
illustrated by Pedro Covo

Grand Canyon
by Jason Chin

Secrets of the Sky Caves
by Sandra K. Athans

The Periodic Table
Elements With Style!

created by Basher
written by Adrian Dingle

ZooBorns: The Next Generation
by Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland

by Martin Brown

Handle with Care
by Loree Griffin Burns
photographs by Ellen Harasimowicz

Look Up!
by Annette LeBlanc Cate

A Little Book of Sloth
by Lucy Cooke

by Elisha Cooper

Just the Right Size
by Nicola Davies
illustrated by Neal Layton

by Suzi Eszterhas

Wild Horse Scientists
by Kay Frydenborg

Frog Song
by Brenda Z. Guiberson
illustrated by Gennady Spirin

by Bridget Heos
illustrated by Jennifer Plecas

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

Eye to Eye
by Steve Jenkins

Creature Features
by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page

by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page

by Jess Keating
with illustrations by David DeGrand

The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees
by Sandra Markle

by Sandra Markle

The Tapir Scientist
by Sy Montgomery
photographs by Nic Bishop

by Sy Montgomery
photographs by Keith Ellenbogen

by Roxie Munro

by Jerry Pallotta
and Shennen Bersani

Albert Einstein and Relativity for Kids
by Jerome Pohlen

The Mighty Mars Rovers
by Elizabeth Rusch

by Susumu Shingu

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