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Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2013 for Children Five to Nine
The children of a Polish Jewish family who survived World War II tell the story of how they were saved— and who saved them. Historical photos and warm illustrations. This is a special order item only. To purchase, call Bank Street Bookstore, (212) 678-1654 (7-9).
The spunk and talent of Florence Mills, an early 20th century black entertainer, is expressed in vibrant text and watercolors. Author’s note included (6–9).
Discovering the history behind a family broom inspires Ellen to celebrate the past and create a new tradition. Linoleum block print illustrations (6-10).
In Canada in 1948 when the Fraser River floods his community, Tom acts with ingenuity to rescue his family’s cows. Expressive pencil and watercolor illustrations (7-9).
A girl refuses to get revenge after being hurt by an enemy villager and wants to make a forgiveness garden instead. Soft mixed-media illustrations (5-8).
Sailing on the Pliny in 1882, two young boys make friends and experience a dramatic sea rescue. Based on a true story. Textured illustrations that capture details of the era (7-10).
An immigrant shoeshine boy seeks the owner of a brilliant red cloth. Digital pencil, watercolor, and pastel illustrations (6-9).
In the early 1800s, Molly Williams joins a crew of firefighters in this remarkable adventure. Watercolor illustrations. Rich back matter (6-10).
When Daniel’s family takes on the five “hens” his third grade class raised, they all learn a lot about the trouble involved in caring for chickens. Amusing black-and-white illustrations (7-10).
An eight-year-old African American girl accompanies her grandmother on a singing tour in the segregated South. Realistic watercolors capture the feeling of the era (5-8).